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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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14,359 patterns and 965 sources and still growing.

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New issue 4 times a year, plus archive available online.

2017 Phoenix, Arizona

Thanks to Loren Zeller, and welcome to Scott Hanson

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Thanks to Loren Zeller for 12 years of exemplary service as TCC President! We welcome Scott Hanson as our new president. Watch for a Special eNews with much more information.

2017 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AR

Our 2017 annual meeting, featuring seven lectures, two tours of extraordinary transferware collections, transferware show and sale, and much more, was a roaring success. Photos of the meeting are posted on line, thanks to Larry Bouterie. Read more about the meeting in this final report. Meeting summary pending.

 

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 2

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Read the issue's featured article Nineteenth Century Ceramics at Whitten House, Becoming a Collector of Transferware by Scott Hanson. Members, read the entire issue here.

 

Pattern of the Month

Designs in Diamonds

St. John

Shown here is a 3.5 high by 4 inch cup transfer printed with a blue sheet or all over pattern. 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-Three of an Ongoing Series

“Hamburg Ansichten” seriesThe “British Palaces” series appears on dinner wares printed in blue, black, brown, purple, and shades of pink or red. There are at least a dozen different views, including six of Windsor Castle, two of the Brighton Pavilion, and others identified as Eton, Virginia Water, and the Royal Cottage in Windsor Great Park. More information. Visit the Article Archives.

Photos of the Month


Advertising Pot Lid

Transfer-printed lids for container of bears grease (used as pomade in the 19th century), ca. 1850s. Printed in England, and in the case of the lid on the left, exported and recently excavated in Melbourne, Australia at the site of a 19th century former pub. 

Image credit: Daily Mail, Australia. Lid on right, another example. Image credit: eBay posting, with permission of seller. Note the differences! Various pot lid and other advertising examples can be found in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. 


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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

Swansea's Cambrian Pottery Public & Private Commemorative Printed Wares 

by Arleen and Grahame Tanner

This is the first book to deal solely with the public and private commemorative pieces from the Swansea Cambrian Pottery. It shows also how these pieces relate to other known Swansea patterns and borders. Get more information.

Pickle Dishes & Milseys: A social and historical commentary

by Richard Halliday

In this excellent 204-page publication, Richard Halliday documents the outstanding and one-of-a-kind collection of the late Robin Greeves and provides an interesting social and historical perspective for these two often misunderstood forms of transfer-printed Staffordshire pottery. Get more information.

Featured Articles

Don't Believe Everything You Read on that Plate Database Discoveries - Contribution #11 September 2013

by Len Kling

It's a painful thing to have to admit, because we all love our dishes and want to be able to trust them. However, the plain truth is that for almost two centuries, some of them have been deceiving their owners. We read the pattern marks and naturally take it for granted that what is printed there is accurate, but alas, that's not always the case. Read the article.

The Earliest Known Example of Historical Blue Staffordshire

by Hayden Goldberg

This is one of four articles authored by transferware collector and researcher Hayden Goldberg and originally published in The Magazine ANTIQUES. This article appeared on pp. 178-­-182, July, 1981 . Courtesy BMP Media Holdings, L.L.C. Each of the four articles is available for download at no cost to the reader. Reproduction courtesy of the Transferware Collectors Club. Read this article.

FAQs

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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News

TCC President:  Loren steps down, Scott steps up.

Thanks to Loren Zeller for 12 years of exemplary service as TCC President! We welcome Scott Hanson as our new president. Watch for a Special eNews with much more information.



The Spode Museum Trust has informed us that work on the new frontage is now complete and that the museum, art gallery, shop, and tearoom are open for business Wednesday - Sunday 10:30 am-4 pm. The excellent improvements can be seen in these before and after photos. The shop, located in Stoke-on-Trent, England, boasts a fine selection of handmade gifts available for sale as well as a fine range of vintage and antique Spode and Copeland ceramics. Every penny spent in the store supports the work of the Spode Museum Trust. Congratulations to the Spode Museum Trust committee members and volunteers. Click on image for enlarged view.

Classified Advertisements
We are now accepting simple classified (not display) advertisements from TCC member transferware dealers as well as non-dealer members.  There is no charge for this member service. Following are the criteria:
• Limited to three quality images of item(s) for sale or example(s) of an item(s) you wish to purchase.
• Include a very short description paragraph, including a link to your website and/or email address.
• Dealers must be TCC members, limited to once/year maximum.
• Requests will be processed in the order received, and there is no guarantee as to when your ad will be posted.
• The TCC Web Administrator at his/her discretion has the right to reject inappropriate  or inadequate submittals.

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EVENTS

Pots With Attitude, British Museum Exhibition,
12 January - 11 March, 2018



Ceramics are rarely confrontational, but the pugnacious mugs, jugs and plates in Pots with Attitude: Satirical and Political Prints on Ceramics, a display at the British Museum, are exceptions. Here, utilitarian creamwares and pearlwares are transformed with images appropriated from contemporary engravings into militant wares, fragile platforms criticising the latest political propaganda or blunder. Additional information and images.
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Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.

News of Dick Henrywood's Transferware Recorder News
On to Number Ten of the Recorder News, just in time to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and good luck in your collecting in 2018. We have a few treats here with several new discoveries, an auction watch, and a brand new book on Mason’s marks.
December 2017

Recorder News 9

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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.XVIII No. 1, 2017 -- has been updated as of July 2017. A rich resource! Read it here.

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in September 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.

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.
Download 2017 Annual Meeting RAFFLE 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

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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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