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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

Children with Pets

Shown is an 8.5 inch jug know as Children with Pets. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.

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

“Hamburg Ansichten” seriesBlack-Bordered Wall Plaques
There are also plaques from the earlier years of the 19th century with various designs printed in black within rectangular moulded black frames. A touch funereal, I know. But I have always found them attractive. They are never marked but I feel sure they are of Staffordshire origin, and not Sunderland to which they are often attributed. More information. Visit the Article Archives.

Photos of the Month

Napirima

Napirima (sic), Trinidad, with its nearby cocoa bean production, is featured on this uncommon Pratt / polychrome pot lid, which is occasionally offered on eBay in the $200-300 range (middle image). The J.S. Fry & Sons Chocolate Paste lid (left image) is extremely rare; the only auction sale we know of was on eBay for $4043. The value of advertising! The third image is the source print by Michael Jean Cazabon, 1813-1888, in Views of Trinidad, 1851. We'd love to obtain all three items! Well, actually, we have one of the three. 


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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.

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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 Ad

Asia & Islamic Tramsferware

Looking to purchase for my collection: transferware made for export to Asia and the Islamic world, e.g. with writing in Arabic script. Please contact Jaap Otte at jaapotte@yahoo.de.  1.240.472.1625. Check out all our classified ads, and consider placing your own!

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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.

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.

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

Collecting English Pink Appreciating, Understanding and Gathering English Transferware 

by Margie Williams

Takes an in-depth gaze at attributing and dating transferware, moves through collecting tips, explores the ware's enormous range and its usage and ends with a glance at the English pottery industry. Get more information.

Success to America: Creamware for the American Market

by S. Robert Teitelman, Patricia A. Halfpenny, and Ronald W. Fuchs II, with essays by Wendell D. Garrett and Robin Emmerson.

One of the largest collection of such creamware items was amassed by the late S. Robert Teitelman. This publication highlights 50 of the pieces in the S. Robert Teitelman Collection at Winterthur as well as an additional 25 pieces and decorative arts objects from Winterthur collection. Get more information.

Featured Articles

Enoch Wood's No. 106 Series Database Discoveries - Contribution #9 February 2013

by Len Kling

Enoch Wood's No.106 Series of European views was probably produced in the early to mid 1830s. Unlike many series of patterns dating from that time, it was not made in a variety of hues, but always in a very attractive two-color combination, a yellow printed border with contrasting floral sprays and central design in brown or black. Yellow, of course, is the rarest of transferware colors, and it follows that items in this series are also uncommon. Read the article.

Inappropriate Patterns for Children  
Database Discoveries - Contribution #8 December 2012

by Judie Siddall

Children haven't changed in the past two hundred years, but the concept of childhood and what is appropriate for children has changed. Nineteenth century British children's mugs and plates were created as inexpensive gifts or rewards to teach religion and the alphabet as well as to delight with pictures of animals and children's activities. However, some of the patterns found on this pottery are frightening! Read this article.

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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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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.

TCC President:  Loren steps down, Scott steps up.

Thanks to Loren Zeller for 12 years of exemplary service as TCC President! We welcome Scott Hanson as our new president. Watch for a Special eNews with much more information.



The Spode Museum Trust has informed us that work on the new frontage is now complete and that the museum, art gallery, shop, and tearoom are open for business Wednesday - Sunday 10:30 am-4 pm. The excellent improvements can be seen in these before and after photos. The shop, located in Stoke-on-Trent, England, boasts a fine selection of handmade gifts available for sale as well as a fine range of vintage and antique Spode and Copeland ceramics. Every penny spent in the store supports the work of the Spode Museum Trust. Congratulations to the Spode Museum Trust committee members and volunteers. Click on image for enlarged view.

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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EVENTS

Pots With Attitude, British Museum Exhibition,
12 January - 11 March, 2018



Ceramics are rarely confrontational, but the pugnacious mugs, jugs and plates in Pots with Attitude: Satirical and Political Prints on Ceramics, a display at the British Museum, are exceptions. Here, utilitarian creamwares and pearlwares are transformed with images appropriated from contemporary engravings into militant wares, fragile platforms criticising the latest political propaganda or blunder. Additional information and images.
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News of Dick Henrywood's Transferware Recorder News
On to Number Ten of the Recorder News, just in time to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and good luck in your collecting in 2018. We have a few treats here with several new discoveries, an auction watch, and a brand new book on Mason’s marks.
December 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. 2, 2017 -- has been updated as of December 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.

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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