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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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New issue 4 times a year, plus archive available online.

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It’s Time to Renew Your Membership

TCC memberships expire June 30. Please renew now in order to continue member access to the Pattern and Source Print Database and free downloads of past bulletins. Note: If you joined or renewed any time after April 1 your membership has already been extended to June 30, 2016. Renew Online Using Paypal or Download a Renewal Form. Questions? Contact the Membership Chair.

Registering for Our 2015 Annual Meeting & Special Tour in England, October 15-21, is now on a First-Come, First-Served Basis!

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If you are planning to register for TCC's Annual Meeting and Tour to England, October 15-21, you are encouraged to act fast. Space for rooms and transportation is now nearly booked to capacity and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis only. Once filled, remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list. So, don't hesitate any longer, Register today! More Information.

This year, the Annual Business Meeting and Sale is combined with a Transferware Tour to London and Staffordshire with visits to museums, a working pottery, informative lectures about transferware, and will also include special access to important private collections of porcelain and earthenware that would not be possible to see on your own. View the New Full Program Itinerary!


NEW Database Discoveries Article #19

Dark Blue Davenport by Frank Davenport

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Author Frank Davenport writes "The Davenport pottery was first documented in a 1974 book by Terry Lockett then later by Terry Lockett and Geoffrey Godden (1989). The author tells much about the ninety-three years of operation and the wide range of ceramics and glass produced." Read the article. See DBD archives.

Pattern of the Month

Pashkov House, Moscow

Pashkov House, Moscow

The pattern on this 8.5 inch plate was copied from "View of a Street in Moscow, with the Magnificent Mansion of Pascof" by Edward Daniel Clarke, 1809. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.

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BULLETIN! TCC 2015 Number 1

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A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Why More Adams Ceramics Isn’t by Dick and Judy Wagner. Members, read the entire issue here.


Henrywood's Highlights Number Twenty-Five of an Ongoing Series

Franklin's Moral's series“Franklin’s Morals” series
An uncommon series of designs illustrating Benjamin Franklin’s maxims, produced by Davenport of Longport in Staffordshire, probably mainly for the American market. The central scenes are printed within a border of flowers, fruit and shells. More information. Visit the Article Archives

Photo of the Month

1905 Longton Stoke On Trent Collecting Coal SpillingsOne of the classic views of Stoke on Trent. Rest assured the air will be cleaner when we visit the area as part of our October 2015 Annual Meeting and Special Tour to England (there are just a handful of open places, so if you want to attend, don't wait much longer). Image courtesy of the Potteries of Stoke on Trent Facebook page and Gladstone Pottery Museum.

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.

 

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.

Great News, Searching the TCC Pattern and Source Print Database Just Got Easier

That’s right, now you can choose to view search results with larger images and select up to 100 pattern records per page!  Once you have defined your search criteria on the Pattern Search page, check the option to “show larger images” and choose the number of results per page you wish to view as shown below:

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Featured Books

Dishy Animals ABC: An Alphabet Book for Children and Adults

Dishy Animals ABC: An Alphabet book for Children and Adults by Judie Siddall
Inexpensive children's china was made in Britain throughout the 19th century as gifts for good behavior, christening presents, souvenirs, and rewards for excellence in school. More information.

The Dictionary of Blue & White Printed Pottery 1780-1880
(Volume 1)

Queensware cover by A. W. Coysh and R.K. Henrywood
This dictionary brings together as many facts as possible about blue and white printed pottery at the height of its popularity and production. More information.

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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Films Pertaining to Transferware and the Potteries

Thanks to Phil Rowley of the Facebook site Potteries of Stoke on Trent for compiling this series of short films, available on YouTube and initially presented at the Gladstone. Download the list and links here. Note: the list comprises two pages.

An important proposal has been introduced to transfer the
Stoke on Trent Museum Services
(particularly the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum) to a charitable trust. Background information and link to signing an online petition.


Preliminary Eastfield Village “Dish Camp” Announcement.
This year’s Dish Camp will celebrate the life of Donald “Don” Carpentier, founder of Eastfield Village More Information.

Spode frontgate

The Spode Museum Trust and Friends of the Spode Museum Seek TCC Member Support
More Information.

Wedgwood Visitor Center now scheduled to open in mid-July. More information.
Can’t visit in person? View the Collections Online.

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Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.

Tony Challinor Spode Works Visitor Centre

The Spode Works Visitor Centre to Open Again in 2015
More Information.

Art Fund for Wedgwood

Wedgwood Collection Saved
A generous outpouring of donations totaling L15.75m has saved the Wedgwood Collection, which will be transferred to the V&A Museum but will remain at its current location in Barleston, Staffordshire. Find out more here.

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Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 12,000 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. XVI No.1, January 2015 -- has been updated as of May 2015. A rich resource! Read it here.

EVENTS

Blue and White:
British Printed Ceramics

Victoria and Albert Museum
London, England
Exhibition January 2015

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more information.

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in March 2015 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 2014-2015 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

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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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