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Wilmington, Delaware
October 15 – 18, 2020

TCC Board Announces Postponement of the 2020 Annual Meeting

In light of current estimates provided by the federal government that the Covid-19 pandemic could be with us well into the summer or longer, the TCC Board of Directors has voted to postpone the 2020 annual meeting, originally scheduled for October 15-18, until the following year. This decision was not taken lightly, but the health and safety of our members, many of whom are senior citizens, is of our utmost concern.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of member Leslie Bouterie, most of the extensive planning already completed can still be implemented in 2021. Until we meet again in the next year, we send our sincerest wish for good health and well-being for all members and their families. Please contact  TCC President Scott Hanson if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help with the 2021 meeting.



The TCC is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Meeting will be held on October 15 – 18, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. This area of the scenic Brandywine Valley is rich in history and steeped in the legacy of the du Pont family. A close collaboration with Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library will enable TCC members to enjoy on-site lectures, tours, and interactive programming. This magnificent estate of Henry Francis du Pont, a prolific and astute collector, is a world-renowned museum. The stellar collection of ceramics provides unsurpassed opportunities for in-depth exploration of British transferware in the context of social history.


The theme of this year’s meeting, Patterns of Purpose: Transferware Designed to Influence, Inform, and Impress, will focus on the powerful messages of transferware patterns, which were created not merely for aesthetic appeal, but also with the express purposes of influencing thought and spurring social action; educating children and adults; impressing family, friends and constituents; and commemorating significant events. The Annual Meeting will feature speakers from the United States and Great Britain, and will include tours of the Winterthur museum period rooms and exhibition galleries, and vessel handling sessions with ceramic experts. As always, the conference will include the ever-popular Transferware Raffle, an extraordinary Transferware Sale, and informal sessions in which members will share their transferware treasures and discoveries.

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Wilmington will serve as the conference hotel for attendees. This spacious and newly-renovated conference center is located just a few miles from Winterthur and is conveniently adjacent to the Concord Shopping Mall. It is easily accessible for travelers arriv-ing by air, train or automobile: via the Philadelphia International Airport, the Wilmington Amtrak station, or interstate highways.

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Past Meetings

Meeting Summary

2019 California Regional Meeting
Meeting Summary

2018 Providence, Rhode Island
Meeting Summary

2017 Phoenix, Arizona
Meeting Summary

2016 Charlottesville, Virginia
Meeting Summary

2015 Special Tour to England
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2014 Mendenhall, Pennsylvania / Winterthur
Meeting Summary

2013 West Coast Regional Meeting
Meeting Summary

2013 Boston, Massachusetts
Meeting Summary

2012 Seattle, Washington
Meeting Summary

2011 Baltimore, Maryland
Meeting Summary
2011 Annual Meeting Bulletin

2011 California Regional Gathering
Meeting Summary View images

2010 Durham, New Hampshire
Meeting Summary

2009 Bristol, England
Meeting Summary

2008 Williamsburg, Virginia
Meeting Summary | Center Spread

2007 Hartford, Connecticut
Meeting Summary | Optional day

2006 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Meeting Summary

2005 Phoenix, Arizona
Complete description

2004 Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Meeting Summary

2003 Stoke-on-Trent, England
Meeting Summary

2002 Pennsylvania/Winterthur
Meeting Summary

2001 Monterey, California
Meeting Summary

2000 Durham, New Hampshire
Meeting Summary


Annual Meetings

Our annual meetings are usually 3-½ days and provide members with the opportunities to:

  • attend lectures by transferware researchers;

  • exchange information on new discoveries;

  • meet the authors of recent publications;

  • visit important collections which are often not open to the general public, often with guided tours by docents or others with specific knowledge of the collections;

  • attend a transferware-exclusive show and sale, probably the most transferware available for purchase, anywhere, at any one time;

  • win exceptional transferware pieces during a Transferware Raffle (Raffle proceeds benefit the TCC Scholarship Program);

  • attend the annual business meeting, with opportunities to learn more about TCC activities and plans, and elect officers;

  • and have a great time in a relaxed atmosphere with fellow transferware enthusiasts.

Our meetings commonly include bus trips to transferware-related sites and collections which otherwise would not be accessible to our members. We usually enjoy a special "optional day" with even more exciting visits to interesting sites and collections. Past meetings are summarized below.

Regional Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

California Regional MeetingHost a Regional Meeting. Meeting Guidelines.

Past Meetings

  • California’s Fifth Regional Meeting February 2019 More information.
  • West Coast Regional Meeting Saturday May 11, 2013. More information.
  • California Regional Gathering Saturday May 21, 2011: More information.  Photos and additional information.
  • Northern California informal regional meeting, June 6-7, 2009. Northern California Regional Meeting:  31 TCC members and guests enjoyed a day of fun, food and transferware at the home of Margie and Kent Williams.

Meeting Guidelines

Regional meetings encourage the study and enjoyment of transferware and help establish a network of friends with similar interests. Collectors are encouraged to host private meetings in their area. 

Organizers of these local/regional meetings are advised of the following TCC guidelines:

  • All funding will be at the host's and/or their invitee's own expense. 
  • Meetings are independent of the Transferware Collectors Club, and the TCC is not and will not be responsible in any way for the conduct, expense, or any legal obligations associated with such events that may arise.
  • These events may not be scheduled during the 3 months prior to the annual TCC meeting. 
  • Organizers are encouraged to inform other members of regional meeting activities by sending meeting reports to the editors of the TCC Bulletin and Web site  
  • Upon request by regional meeting organizers, mailings must be approved and coordinated by a TCC Board Member with the assistance of the club's Membership Chair. Send meeting proposals to president@transcollectorsclub.org






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