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California / West Coast Regional Meeting February 24, 2019

Our fifth TCC West Coast Regional Meeting will take place in Moraga (east of Oakland), California on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The meeting is intended for TCC members in the Western States, but all are welcome, including guests and anyone who loves transferware. There will be a charge of $10 per person to cover costs and refreshments. Join us for the fifth California / West Coast TCC regional meeting. More Information

TCC Bulletin has a New Editor

Michael Weinberg recently stepped down after 13 years as Editor of the TCC Bulletin and Richard Halliday has been appointed to the position by TCC president Scott Hanson. The appointment was made in mid-January and it is anticipated the next issue of the Bulletin, the first under Halliday’s editorship, will be released in the spring.

Under Michael’s editorship the Bulletin established a reputation for well-researched and well-written articles on a wide range of subjects. The organization owes Michael a deep debt of gratitude for his steady guidance of our principal publication for so many years. Although he is stepping away from the duties of Editor, he has generously offered to continue overseeing the printing and distribution of the Bulletin – greatly simplifying the transition to a new Editor.

Michael Weinberg   Richard Halliday


Dr. Richard Halliday, long-time TCC member and a well-known author and transferware dealer from England, has agreed to take on the duty of Editor. Richard’s knowledge of the subject matter is wide and deep. His most recent book, co-written with TCC past-president Loren Zeller, is Chinoiserie: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900, was released in 2018. Richard’s previous books include Transfer-Printed Medical & Toilet Wares 1780-1850 published in 2017 and Extraordinary British Transferware: 1780-1840 co-written with his mother, the late Rosemary Halliday, and published in 2012.

Article submissions for the Bulletin are always welcome and editorial help is available for those who are unsure of their writing abilities. Please contact Richard with your article ideas at: blueandwhite@btinternet.com

Summary of the 2018 Annual Meeting, Providence, RI

2018 Annual Meeting2018 Annual Meeting2018 Annual MeetingThe 2018 annual meeting in Providence RI featured a day-trip to the Mystic Seaport Museum, the nation's leading maritime history museum and home to many historic wooden vessels and tall ships, including the Charles W. Morgan. The visit included lectures by the Museum Curator Fred Calabretta and TCC Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil Ewins. The group returned to Providence for two more days of informative lectures, activities, and the Sunday Transferware Sale. Read a full report featuring many images from the meeting. df

Pattern of the Month

"February"

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William Adams IV & Sons (1829-1861), “February” 10 inch soup plate from the “Seasons” series. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.

Tile Display of the Month

Tulips and Ferns

Lee, Tunstall, Staffordsire, 1890-1895, TCC Database Pattern #14518. More images.

Photo of the Month

Tunstall, Staffordshire, England

Your Internet Administrator loves maps and aerial views. In 2015, during the TCC Tour and Meeting in England, and accompanied by Randy Boyer, he explored a small part of Tunstall, Stafordshire. Randy was hoping to locate the (former) pottery location of Joseph Heath & Co, 1828 - 1841, maker of the pattern "The Residence of the Late Richard Jordan, New Jersey". We never found the pottery, but we did find a vacant lot covered with various pottery detritus, which was, most recently, the site of a flint mill. Notice the close proximity of the various industries, residences, churches, and yes, of course, cemeteries.

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BULLETIN! TCC 2018 Number 2

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Read the issue's featured article Anatomy of Tiles By Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here.

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

“Continental Views” series (Machin & Potts)
A series of individually titled views of Europe made by Machin & Potts of Burslem. The series and individual titles appear along with the maker’s initials M&P in a printed cartouche mark, and one of two different marks referring to the firm’s patent process also sometimes appears. More information. Visit the Article Archives.

Seeking Facebook Editor

The TCC Facebook page will be losing one of our editors at the end of the year. We need one new editor, someone who will conscientiously add several new entries to our page each week. It’s fun, educational, and you will contribute to the continued success of our club. Contact Judie Siddall: jrsiddall@gmail.com

Classified Ads on the TCC Web Site

Members Welcome to Post Ads!

Did you know that your TCC membership entitles you to free advertising on our site? 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. Contact Richard Halliday at blueandwhite@btinternet.com.

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.


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.


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 Potted History, Henry Willett's Ceramic Chronicle of Britain 

by Stella Beddoe

Assembled between 1860 and 1900, the Willett Collection of Pottery and Porcelain is unique in being the only collection in public ownership (Brighton & Hove Museums, UK) to illustrate what Henry Willett called 'popular British history', through the medium of ceramics. It is of enormous importance for its innovative approach to collecting, for the outstanding quality of many of its individual pieces and for the fact that it is intact over 100 years after it was formed. Get more information.

Spode Transfer Printed Ware 1784-1833

by Drakard and Holdway

Spode Transfer Printed Ware, first published in 1983, has now been extensively enlarged and revised, listing and illustrating every known transfer print issued by the Spode family at their Works in Stoke-on-Trent. Get more information.

Featured Articles

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

by Len Kling

Very little is known today about the life of early 19th century artist Elizabeth Frances Batty. She was the sister of Captain Robert Batty, a member of the Grenadier Guards whose military career was ended by wounds received at the Battle of Waterloo, and who was also an artist. Although like her brother Elizabeth was a member of the Royal Academy, she was not as prolific, her own career doubtlessly curtailed by marriage (to Philip Martineau) and motherhood. Robert's drawings were the basis for a number of illustrated travel books, French Scenery, German Scenery, Welsh Scenery, and others; published in the 1820s and 1830s; however Elizabeth's principal claim to fame came first, and it could be reasonably assumed that his similarly named works were an effort by his publishers to continue her success. Read this 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. However, these pieces were not marked, and the patterns seemed to be generic patterns not exactly matching known blue printed transferware patterns. Collectors of willow and other Chinoiserie patterns seem to be the people most drawn to the wares. 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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Richards Transferware Research Grant Program: 2019

Applications Now Being Accepted.

The Transferware Collectors Club, a US-based international non-profit organization dedicated to the study of British transfer-printed ceramics, is pleased to welcome applications for the 2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware. Application submittal deadline is May 4. More information.

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Jeffrey S. Evans February 15, 2019 Auction Features Children’s Transferware.


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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
A warm welcome to Issue Seventeen of the Recorder News, the first for 2019. May the New Year be happy and successful for you all. We hope you find these notes of interest and would welcome any feedback.
February 2019

Recorder News 17

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Friends of the Spode Museum
TCC Members and Subscribers may make tax deductible donations to support the outstanding effort by the Spode Museum Trust Heritage Center with their restoration initiatives by sending a check in U.S. Dollars (payable to American Friends of the Spode Museum) to: 47 Roselyn Terrace, San Francisco, CA 94118.
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The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol.XIX No. 2, 2018 -- has been updated as of September 2018. A rich resource! Read it here.

Updated Donor List
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
2017-2018 donors.

Download 2017 Annual Meeting RAFFLE DONORS.

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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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.

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated September 2017 to April 2018 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.

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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