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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!


Database of Patterns and Sources

14,270 patterns and 963 sources and still growing.


TCC Bulletins

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

2017 Phoenix, Arizona

2017 Annual Meeting Important News!

The forthcoming Annual Meeting, “A Kaleidoscope of British Transferware Patterns, Sources, Shapes, & Sherds!” Looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix....Expect Great Weather! Plan to pack for warm, dry days and cool evenings.


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.

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

Chinoiserie High Bridge

Chinoiserie High Bridge

Seen is a 5.5 inch saucer by an unknown maker, ca. 1820. 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

View from Stoke-on-Trent, ca. 1990.

Credit:  I’m Loving Stoke-on-Trent Pottery Facebook site, sharing a post by Alan Gerrard of photos by watercolourist Sid Kirkhan. We had numerous choices from this group of 22 images, but the young couples won out.
Click on images for enlarged view.

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

The Herculaneum Pottery: Liverpool's Forgotten Glory 

by Peter Hyland

The emergence of Herculaneum pottery in early nineteenth-century Liverpool marked a pivotal moment in the clay arts. This book provides a comprehensive history of Herculaneum pottery-highly sought after in North America-and its rapid rise to international prominence. Get more information.

An Historical Atlas of Staffordshire

edited by A.D.M. Phillips and C.B. Phillips

Within its ancient boundaries, Staffordshire is a county of diverse and contrasting historic landscapes. World-renowned industrial complexes sit alongside agricultural systems; castles rub shoulders with urban-industrial housing; the cathedral centre of a vast diocese lies close to the birthplace of primitive Methodism; overtly planned landscapes mingle with the uplands of the Moorlands and the heathlands of Cannock Chase. These varied landscapes are products and reflections of a multiplicity of histories. This book seeks to demonstrate by maps the various histories that contribute to the diversity of Staffordshire. Get more information.

Featured Articles

Copper Plate Engraving: Process Documentation

by Richard Halliday

tileThis talk was given by Richard Halliday to the Transferware Collectors Club during the 2016 meeting in Charlottesville, VA. Read the article.


Dark Blue Davenport, Database Discoveries -
Contribution # 19, Transferware Collectors Club June, 2015

The Davenport pottery was first documented in a 1974 book by Terry Lockett then later by Terry Lockett and Geoffrey Godden (1989). The authors tell much about the ninety-three years of operation and the wide range of ceramics and glass produced. The pottery became a limited company on 23rd April 1881, trading as Davenport's Ltd but ceased manufacturing and declared bankruptcy in March six years later. The land, buildings, equipment, molds and copper plates were all sold and Davenport's pattern books have not been seen since. 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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The First Day’s Vase

The Wedgwood First Day's Vase public appeal raised the required sum of £482,500 to buy the vase and it now returns to Staffordshire, instead of being sent overseas. This is one of only four vases made by Josiah Wedgwood himself on the opening day of his Staffordshire factory.  The vase is now back on display at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

2017 TCC Research Grant Recipients

Helen Hallesy, UK
Study Title:  Swansea Commemorative Pottery:  Politics, Reform, Royalty, Wars

Loren Zeller, USA; Richard Halliday, UK
Study Title:  The Chinoiserie Invasion:  British Transferware in the Chinese Style 1750-1900
read more about studies

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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Minton Conservation Project

The Minton Conservation Project came to a close in August. Read more about this important project.

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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
Time for Number Nine of the Recorder News with a couple of new discoveries, an interesting mark, and a recent auction report. But this time we concentrate on progress with Number Four with a final appeal for help with images. We hope you continue to enjoy these newsletters and would welcome feedback. All contributions are gratefully received.
October 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


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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