Ably assisted by David Hoexter, Loren Zeller, and Judie Siddall, Kurt O'Hare has prepared a lively account -- filled with wonderful images -- of the 14th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the report.
New Bulletin December 2013
A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Commemorating the B&O Railroad in Baltimore," by Patricia Samford. Members, read the entire issue here.
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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.
Pat Halfpenny has informed us that Winterthur has begun to put some of the library collections on line digitally. The link is not easy to find, so here it is: http://content.winterthur.org:2011/cdm/. More information and links.
"Queensware Direct from the Potteries
U. S. Importers of Staffordshire Ceramics In Antebellum America: 1820 - 1860"
by John A. Walthall
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). Over 100 such importers are listed in this directory, which geographically spans the entire country, from Massachusetts to California and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. More information.
Seen here is a 6.5 child's plate with a molded daisy border in a series depicting each of the months along with the appropriate sign of the Zodiac. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate Digital Collections
You are warmly invited to participate in a groundbreaking partnership project between the Transferware Collectors Club and the Northern Ceramic Society.
Invitation to Participate
You are warmly invited to participate in a groundbreaking partnership project between the Transferware Collectors Club and the Northern Ceramic Society. Read more.
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
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!
"The Glasgow Pottery of John and Matthew Perston Bell, China and Earthenware Manufacturers in Glasgow"
by Henry E. Kelly
Numerous transferware references. More information.
"India on Transferware: A Compendium of Indian Scenes on Transferware Together with Their Source Prints"
by Michael Sack
Every known scene of India on transferware is included in one book, together with photos (where available) of both the patterns and the source prints from which they were derived. More information.
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Announcing the 2014 Paul and Gladys Richards Research Grant Program for Studies in British Transferware
Once again, the Richards Foundation has made funding available to support research projects pertaining to the study of British transferware from 1750-1900 and we are pleased to invite participants to submit proposals for the year 2014. All grant applications must be received by May 4, 2014. Grant funding for selected proposals will be distributed by the end of August. More information and application forms,
2014 Annual Meeting!
Mendenhall, PA: Winterthur
On March 5th and 6th, Mellors & Kirk will sell 74 lots from the Arthur and Shirley Hill Collection of Masons Pottery along with many lots of pottery and porcelain from other British makers. View the catalog.
Piers Wedgwood Obituary
Piers Wedgwood, who devoted his working life to the ceramic and decorative arts of the Wedgwood Brand as its international ambassador and keeper of the legacy of his fifth great-grandfather, Josiah Wedgwood, died January 29, 2014 of cardiac failure. Read more.
New article by Anne Anderson: "The Romance of Old Blue: collecting and displaying Old Blue Staffordshire China in the American Home c. 1870-1928". Access the article. (Note: you can download the text as a linked PDF, but the images will not be included.)
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.
An important collection of many pieces of British transferware from the Hickman estate was sold on December 12 and 13 by David Lay Auctions, The Penzance Auction House, Cornwall. Read Sue Wagstaff's report on the sale.
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.
The Spode Works Visitor Centre reopened its doors recently to showcase hundreds of pieces of pottery and memorabilia collected over the company's 200-year history. Read more.
Our 2013 West Coast Regional Meeting was a wonderful event! Description and pictures.
A new exhibition featuring transferware, at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Exhibitions of Pots by the Northern Ceramics Society
The exhibitions include many spectacular and fascinating transferware pieces. More information.
Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in January 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.
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.
Sold by Richard Marden
The rare "Chancellor Livingston" soup bowl advertised on the TCC website sold recently.
TCC Dealer Members can advertise up to 5 items for a very nominal price. More information.
Members who are not dealers can post classified advertisements at no cost. More information.
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