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TCC welcomes everyone who shares our love for the beauty and technical proficiency of British transferware including Blue and White, Staffordshire Pottery, Pearlware, Romantic and more... Join us and receive access to our benefits!


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14,062 patterns and 958 sources and still growing.


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2017 Phoenix, Arizona

2017 Annual TCC Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona October 19-22

This year’s meeting will present a kaleidoscope of British transferware patterns, sources, shapes, & sherds! See list of activities and the great lecture lineup.

2017 Annual Meeting


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2017 Annual Meeting Scholarships

scholarshipThe TCC announces the 2017 Annual Meeting Scholarships to encourage participation of young professionals at our October meeting in Phoenix, AZ. More information and application form.

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The Transferware Collectors Club Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, October 19-22, 2017

Every TCC Annual Meeting takes place in a casual atmosphere, where attendees are encouraged to visit and connect with friends old and new. This collegial event offers many opportunities to engage in activities; share information, stories and treasures; and to learn from one another. Three special features of the Annual Meeting are designed to foster this casual, active engagement: the Show and Discuss Session, the Transferware Sale, and the Jumble Table. Download information & registration form. See the Meeting page for more information.

TCC Raffle Donations Requested

raffleAre your closets and cupboards brimming with transferware? Please consider sharing your treasures by making a donation to the TCC Raffle which will be held at the October 2017 Annual Meeting. Get more information.

The Database Needs Editors

Database detectiveDo you love a good mystery? Do you fancy yourself to be a Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple?

If your answer is “yes”, then you are the perfect candidate to join the ranks of TCC Database Detectives! Download more information.

BULLETIN! TCC 2017 Number 1

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Read the issue's featured article “Blue Willow”: Apples or Oranges? by Susan Ferguson. Members, read the entire issue here.


Pattern of the Month

The Cup Found In Benjamin’s Sack

The Cup Found In Benjamin’s Sack

Shown is a 6.7 inch plate by an unknown maker from the “History Of Joseph” series. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.

Database Discoveries Article #26

The “Uva” Mystery – Continued

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Author Leslie Bouterie writes "Ace detectives, such as Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, are always attuned to the surfacing
of clues and new information, even when a mystery, supposedly, has been solved. This TCC database editor and detective shares that mindset, and was delighted when new evidence came to light regarding "The Uva Mystery." Read the article. See DBD archives.

Henrywood's Highlights Number Thirty-Two of an Ongoing Series

“Hamburg Ansichten” series“Hamburg Ansichten” series A series of views in and around Hamburg in Germany by an unknown maker, the series title translating to Views of Hamburg. It was probably made in the North-East of England, the potters there having significant trade across the North Sea to markets in Germany, Belgium and Holland. More information. Visit the Article Archives

Photos of the Month

TCC members discuss extraordinary transferware examples at a workshop associated with the 2016 annual meeting. We will view two noted private transferware collections as part of our October 2017 Phoenix meeting. Click on image to enlarge.


Send us your favorite photo and caption for consideration as an upcoming Photo of the Month for inclusion on the TCC web site, Facebook site, and monthly eNews: webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org

Now Available

Transferware Collectors Club Gift Memberships

Gift Memberships

Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! Gift recipients receive a handsome certificate verifying their membership as your gift, enabling them to take advantage of the same benefits that you enjoy. More information.


Classified Ads on the TCC Web Site

Members Welcome to Post Ads! (Dealers pay a nominal fee.)

Did you know that your TCC membership entitles you to free advertising on our site? (Dealers pay a nominal fee.) Check out all our classified ads, and consider placing your own!

Your TCC Bulletin Editor is Soliciting!

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Your TCC Bulletin Editor is soliciting--for articles, that is! The Bulletin needs your fresh contributions about transferware: research articles, rare or previously unrecorded patterns or variations on well-known themes, unusual forms, source prints, personal experiences and interpretations, highlights from your collections. All contributions are welcome and appreciated. More information.

Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by TCC

spode exhibition image Visit three exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On Line, Patriotic America, and Printed British Pottery and Porcelain. Read the Patriotic America press release or Printed British Pottery and Porcelain press release.

Featured Books

Ynysmeaudwy and the Williamses

Ynysmeaudwy and the Williamses by Mike Trew

This is the tale of a small potworks begun and run by a family of Cornishmen in a bleak outpost of the upper Swansea valley. Right from the start, its relative isolation from the other Swansea potteries ensured it an air of mystery which, in the years following its demise, assumed an almost mythical status. Get more information.

Thomas Rothwell 1740-1807, Copper-Plate Engraver: A Survey of His Life and Work with Particular Reference to His Work at Swansea Pottery

by Arleen and Grahame Tanner

A new publication exploring the work of Thomas Rothwel l- available for FREE download - the book is the result of some 40 years of research by TCC members Arleen and Grahame Tanner. The publication details the importance of Thomas Rothwell in the transfer printing process and charts the history of one of the most famous engravers of the period. Get more information.

Featured Articles

Yes - Transfer-Printed Tiles are in the Database
Database Discoveries - Contribution # 13 Transferware Collectors Club, February 2014

by Connie Rogers

tileTiles are among the earliest examples of the use of ceramic material for decorative purposes. We may think of the blue and white Dutch Delft tiles found on fireplace surrounds in the 18 th century. As the popularity of tin-glazed tiles declined, the production of tiles dwindled away until the 1830s when heavy encaustic floor tiles were introduced. Other tiles used for major architectural schemes such as the adornment of walls also became popular. Our main interest is in the decorative art tile that came into its own f rom about 1870 to 1900, many of which were transfer-printed. Link to article.

1820s Pearlware filled-in transfers; patterns and attributions

by Peter Christmas

A distinct type of English filled-in transfer on pearlware appeared for a brief period in the 1820s, during the reign of George IV, made by some 17 small factories. Predominately jugs and mugs, they stand out with their brightly enamelled colouring on deep blue backgrounds, with transfer patterns that reflect the popular taste for Chinoiserie at the time. Of this filled-in transfer type on pearlware, the most common and widely copied pattern is 'Boy in the door', but a dozen or so other patterns have been found in this genre. Read this article.


What is my transferware piece worth?

What's it worth?  The simple answer – whatever you can get for it – has truth but doesn’t explain why. More | Other FAQs

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Christies Images Limited

An important part of Britain's ceramic heritage, a black basalt vase made by Josiah Wedgwood, is in danger of disappearing overseas forever unless the money can be raised to save it for the UK. The First Day’s Vase is one of only four pieces that we know for certain were actually made by the master potter himself. Read more... LInk to Stoke Museum.

Dudson Museum, Stoke on Trent
The Dudson Museum is uniquely housed in an original Grade ll listed bottle kiln (oven) in the heart of the Potteries. The bottle kiln is home to the Dudson ceramic collection and traces the company's production from 1800 to the present day. Visit their facebook page.


Flow Blue International Collectors’ Club Announces England Tour

October 8 - 14th at Winterthur

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News of Dick Henrywood's Transferware Recorder News
This time we have another two new discoveries, two more interesting marks, and a rather fine comport in our auction report. We also have news of progress with Number Four and an appeal, yet again, for help with images.
June 2017

Recorder News 7

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Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 14,000 patterns in the TCC Pattern Database! The membership year is from July 1 through June 30, so now is a good time to renew or join. See membership registration and information here.

The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol.XVII No. 2, 2016 -- has been updated as of December 2016. A rich resource! Read it here.

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in March 2017 is now available (for members only and only for non-commercial use). Download now. Please review your entry on the list, and notify us of any changes in your contact information.

We are now offering new advertising opportunities for TCC member transferware dealers, auctioneers, and show managers. Read more.

Transferware Collectors Club is extremely grateful for the generous contributions this past year which continue to help to make its programs and resources possible. Download the list of 2016-2017 donors.

Help Needed
As the TCC strives to grow its membership and programs, there is a need for more volunteer support. The TCC needs your help! Read more.

Results of Recent Auctions Advertised on the TCC Website and eNews


The Masonic Hall, Philadelphia plate recently offered by TCC member Richard Marden sold for $7000, significantly over the $5000 reserve.

A ca. 1793 President Washington and Eagle medallion plate recently offered by TCC member Peter Scott sold for $9500.


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