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


Meetings/Seminars Next Annual Meeting,
October 16-19, 2014,
Mendenhall, PA / Winterthur

2014 Meeting -- October 16--19
Mendenhall, Pennsylvania / Winterthur

We have achieved our meeting attendee goals for the Annual TCC Meeting. However, we still have space for more! Our meeting managers have put together an exciting program to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this annual event. Join us! Summary of speakers, workshops and special events. More information and registration form.

BULLETIN! TCC 2014 Number 2

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A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Transfer-Printed Victorian Tiles" by Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here.

Database Discoveries Article #15

"Mozart, The Magic Flute, The Masons, And America"

Mason plate

Author Judie Siddall writes "While waiting for Mozart's The Magic Flute to begin, I read the notes in the program titled Mozart's Die Zauberflote (Magic Flute) A Masonic Perspective by Tom Ellison, Past Master, Masonic Lodge 712 in California and chorus member of West Bay Opera (Palo Alto, California). I knew that Mozart was a Mason, as were many 18th century luminaries such as Joseph Hayden and Benjamin Franklin, but I didn't know much about the Masons (also referred to as Freemasons). I decided to look for Masonic patterns in the TCC Pattern and Source Print Database in the hopes of learning more about the Masons." Read the article. See DBD archives.

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.

February 2014: Henrywood's Highlights

"Byron Gallery" Series

Byron series plate

Let us take a look at two different series based on literature, both on the works of Lord Byron and both titled “Byron Gallery.” Entire Article | Article Archives

Pattern of the Month

Zeus (Jupiter) in his Chariot

Zeus (Jupiter) in his Chariot

Here is a 10 inch plate made by Spode (1770-1833) in the Greek Pattern. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.


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!

New Classified Ad

Spode Supper Set - early 1830s

Spode Supper Set - early 1830

A fabulous early supper set in excellent condition, Geranium pattern. Measures 18 1/2" round. Four large serving dishes in excellent condition. The center has 2 pieces that can be used as separate dishes. This looks close to the one I personally saw in the private Spode Blue Room with Robert Copeland a few years ago. A wonderful piece of transfer history! Offered by Mary Cheesman mbcantiques@gmail.com.

Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by TCC

spode exhibition image Visit two exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On Line and Patriotic America, an online exhibition. Read the Patriotic America press release.

Featured Books

People & Pots

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by Terence A. Lockett
This book is a compilation of material that reveals much about Terry’s life and also the societies and institutions with which he has been associated in the past 50 years. More information.

Queensware Direct from the Potteries
U. S. Importers of Staffordshire Ceramics In Antebellum America: 1820 - 1860

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by John A. Walthal
This book, written by an archaeologist, concerns the use of underglaze U. S. importers marks on Staffordshire pottery made during the American Antebellum Period (1820-1860). More information.



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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Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 11,000 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. XV No.1, 2014 -- has been updated as of May 6, 2014. A rich resource! Read it here.

Goldberg-Brown Collection Historical Transferware Auction
Pook & Pook auctioned 594 lots of spectacular Historical Transferware. Read Lita Solis-Cohen's Maine Antique Digest summary of the auction.

What a facelift! The front Church Street Entrance of the Spode Works has been painstaking restored by Stoke Council to a very high standard. More.

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Spode Works Visitor Centre Expands
The Spode Museum Trust has announced an expansion of its exhibits and new visitor hours. Read more.

Our 2013 West Coast Regional Meeting was a wonderful event! Description and pictures.


Eastfield Village announces its summer 2014 workshops. More information.

Sharpe's Pottery Museum

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
24 May – 7 September

The Victorian period was the height of the British Empire with trading links throughout the world. The Staffordshire pottery industry exported many of their wares to these countries putting the name of Stoke-on-Trent on the international map. Marking the publication of Tristram Hunt MP’s new book on the cities of Empire, this exhibition explores the supply and representation of Empire in Staffordshire pottery. More info.

Exhibitions of Pots by the Northern Ceramics Society
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The exhibitions include many spectacular and fascinating transferware pieces. More information.

Blue and White:
British Printed Ceramics

Victoria and Albert Museum
London, England
Exhibition January 2015

Victoria & Albert Museum

more information.

Transferware videos
Willow china and children's plates videos, featuring Martha Stewart with TCC member Rita Cohen (watch video) and with dealer Mo Wajselfish (watch video.)

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in April 2014 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 2013 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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