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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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2017 Phoenix, Arizona

Don’t miss out on the Special Early Bird Discount, which ends May 31!
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.

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Program Close-Up #3
The Transferware Collectors Club Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, October 19-22, 2017

On Thursday evening we will kickoff our meeting with a roundtable that addresses the questions club members continually raise about how to ultimately find a new home for the items they have lovingly collected over the years. On Saturday morning, during interactive workshops, experts will demonstrate how to display, care for, and research transferware treasures. 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

Clyde Scenery

Kennard Birds and Fish Series

Shown is a 13 by 10 inch platter in the “Clyde Scenery” series by John & Job Jackson (1831-1835). Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.

Database Discoveries Article #25

Orphan Transferware Patterns and the TCC Assigned Name

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Author Len Kling writes "Consider the case, then, of the Orphan Transferware Pattern. We have all seen them, languishing around the fringes of transferware society, without name or origin. If they are particularly lovely or interesting in some way they may still be taken into our homes, but most of the time we can find out nothing about them. In some ways these poor little tykes irritate us - why isn't there more information available"? Read the article. See DBD archives.

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

Moses on Mt. Sinai“Scripture Illustrations” series A series of biblical scenes produced by Knight, Elkin & Bridgwood of the Foley Pottery, Fenton, Staffordshire. The scenes are circular, surrounded by stringing, and printed within a flower and scroll border. The printed mark is of oval form with the individual title in the centre, the series title around the top, and the maker’s initials at the base together with the source book of the bible for the individual scene. Some examples also bear the factory’s impressed eagle device. The series has only been recorded on plates, printed in brown, purple and red (or pink). More information. Visit the Article Archives

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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

A Guide to Mason's Patent Ironstone Patterns c1813 to c1849 - A Mason's Collectors' Club Publication

A Guide to Mason's Patent ironstone patterns c 1813-c1849edited by Malcolm Lewin

Edited by the Club Chairman, and compiled from Club research over the past 40 years, this new B5 size publication offers a full colour 175 page guide to Ironstone patterns produced by the Mason's factory from c1813 to c1848. Get more information.

Staffordshire Romantic Transferware Patterns  

Strffordshire romantic Transferware patternsby Petra Williams

Staffordshire- vol. 1- has 536 patterns, Staffordshire- vol. 2- has 394 patterns, and Staffordshire- vol.-3 has 130 patterns (1060 patterns total). Get more information.

Featured Articles

Wood's Italian Scenery Database Discoveries - Contribution # 3
Transferware Collectors Club, June 2012

by Len Kling

Italian Scenery, From Drawings Made in 1817 by Miss Batty, was published in 1820 by Rodwell & Martin of London. The beautifully drawn and well engraved plates displayed what a contemporary critic called her "eminent...topographical taste", and it was not long before the publication came to the attention of Enoch Wood. The result was a seri es of dark blue views on dinnerware of which Sam Laidacker said over 60 years ago, "It would be difficult to say which foliage border series was the most attractive but this one would receive a good many votes...the color is a brilliant dark blue and most pieces found are in new condition". Coysh & Henrywood note that very little of it is found in Britain and must have nearly all been exported, and this disconnect between the pots in one country and its sources in another surely contributed to the two not being reconnected until quite recently. Link to article.

Yellow Transfer Printed Brown Ware What's new in the Database - Contribution #1 Transferware Collectors Club

by Connie Rogers

Yellow Transfer Printed Brown Ware - referred to here as YPB - is a type of transferware that has only recently been added to the TCC Database. Some collectors of transferware may not be aware of this type of transfer decoration as it is not commonly found. Over the years, I have noted a number of patterns that appeared to be Chinoiserie, or pseudo-Chinese scenes with figures, pagodas, junks, and various floral designs printed in yellow on brown jugs, bowls and plates. 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.

Please send us information on relevant transferware-related events.

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Woolley and Wallis Sallsbury Salesrooms
Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms
Tuesday 23rd May at 10.30am
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Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Saturday, June 17
The sale will feature rare forms and patterns in historical transfer-printed Staffordshire ceramics

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 still flies! It seems only yesterday that we sent out Number Five of this Recorder News but here we have Number Six, continuing our two-monthly schedule. This time we have more new discoveries, a further auction report, and a particularly puzzling mark column.
April 2017

Recorder News 6

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Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 13,000 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 2015-2016 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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