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


Meetings/Seminars Next Annual Meeting,
October 16-19, 2014,
Mendenhall, PA / Winterthur

2014 Meeting -- October 16--19
Mendenhall, Pennsylvania / Winterthur

The Annual TCC Meeting invitation and registration form will be arriving in your mailbox shortly. The event managers, DeeDee Dodd and Karen Beare, along with the speaker committee, Judie Siddall and Sue Wagstaff, have put together an exciting meeting to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this annual event. More information and registration form.

bulletin thumbnailTCC 2013 Number 3

A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Commemorating the B&O Railroad in Baltimore," by Patricia Samford. Members, read the entire issue here.


tileDatabase Discoveries Article #13

"Yes – Transfer-Printed Tiles are in the Database"

Author Connie Rogers writes "Tiles are among the earliest examples of the use of ceramic material for decorative purposes. We may think of the blue and white Dutch Delft tiles found on fireplace surrounds in the 18th century." Read the article.

See DBD archives.

Bulletin sample article pageYour TCC Bulletin Editor is Soliciting!

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.

A Really Great Resource

Don Carpentier (the founder of Eastfield Village in New York state) hosts a Facebook group page "Pots, Tools and Techniques of Early Potters." https://www.facebook.com/groups/DonCarpentier/. You can spend hours exploring past entries and the many links to more great sites.

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G Jackson Antiques

G Jackson Antiques is offering for sale five exceptional pieces of transferware. More information and images.


Queensware coverNew Book

"Queensware Direct from the Potteries
U. S. Importers of Staffordshire Ceramics In Antebellum America: 1820 - 1860"

by John A. Walthall
This book, written by an archaeologist, concerns the use of underglaze U. S. importers marks on Staffordshire pottery made during the American Antebellum Period (1820-1860). Over 100 such importers are listed in this directory, which geographically spans the entire country, from Massachusetts to California and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. More information.

Byron series plateFebruary 2014: Henrywood's Highlights

"Byron Gallery" Series

Let us take a look at two different series based on literature, both on the works of Lord Byron and both titled “Byron Gallery.” Entire Article | Article Archives

Long Eliza platePattern of the Month

"Lange Lijsen, Jumping Boy, or Long Eliza pattern"

Shown here is a Spode plate in the Lange Lijsen pattern, ca. 1810-1833. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.

Invitation to ParticipatePrinted British Pottery & Porcelain Exhibition graphic

"Printed British Pottery & Porcelain 1750-1900" Exhibition

You are warmly invited to participate in a groundbreaking partnership project between the Transferware Collectors Club and the Northern Ceramic Society. Read more.

Now Available

Transferware Collectors Club 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!

spode exhibition imageTransferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by TCC

Visit two exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On Line and Patriotic America, an online exhibition. Read the Patriotic America press release.

Febook coveratured Books

"The Glasgow Pottery of John and Matthew Perston Bell, China and Earthenware Manufacturers in Glasgow"

by Henry E. Kelly
Numerous transferware references. More information.

book cover"India on Transferware: A Compendium of Indian Scenes on Transferware Together with Their Source Prints"

by Michael Sack
Every known scene of India on transferware is included in one book, together with photos (where available) of both the patterns and the source prints from which they were derived. More information.


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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Announcing the 2014 Paul and Gladys Richards Research Grant Program for Studies in British Transferware
Once again, the Richards Foundation has made funding available to support research projects pertaining to the study of British transferware from 1750-1900 and we are pleased to invite participants to submit proposals for the year 2014. All grant applications must be received by May 4, 2014. Grant funding for selected proposals will be distributed by the end of August. More information and application forms,

2014 Annual Meeting!
October 16--19
Mendenhall, PA: Winterthur

Preliminary announcement.

2014 Annual Meeting Survey

In January of this year, the TCC conducted a members-only survey via email to better understand member preferences with regards to our annual meeting. Read more. Members, review the full survey results.

Auction of 92 piece Chief Brigand dinner service April 16. Tullochs Auctions, Tasmania, Australia. Click on Lot 805 to see the collection.

The TCC Bulletin Index has been updated as of March 19, 2014. Read it here.

New article by Anne Anderson: "The Romance of Old Blue: collecting and displaying Old Blue Staffordshire China in the American Home c. 1870-1928". Access the article. (Note: you can download the text as a linked PDF, but the images will not be included.)

Goldberg-Brown Collection Historical Transferware Auction
Pook & Pook auctioned 594 lots of spectacular Historical Transferware. Read Lita Solis-Cohen's Maine Antique Digest summary of the auction.

An important collection of many pieces of British transferware from the Hickman estate was sold on December 12 and 13 by David Lay Auctions, The Penzance Auction House, Cornwall. Read Sue Wagstaff's report on the sale.

What a facelift! The front Church Street Entrance of the Spode Works has been painstaking restored by Stoke Council to a very high standard. More.

The Spode Works Visitor Centre reopened its doors recently to showcase hundreds of pieces of pottery and memorabilia collected over the company's 200-year history. Read more.

Our 2013 West Coast Regional Meeting was a wonderful event! Description and pictures.


Sharpe's Pottery Museum

Our sister transferware club, the Friends of Blue, will hold its AGM and Conference June 22, 2014 at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, Swadlincote in Derbyshire. The meeting will feature talks by Dick Henrywood and Trevor Kentish. Members can bring pots to display on the "Blue Table" for discussion and hopefully identification. There will also be a sales table. For information, contact Sue Wagstaff at sue.wagstaff2@btinternet.com.

chipstone pitcher
A new exhibition featuring transferware, at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Exhibitions of Pots by the Northern Ceramics Society
Northern Ceramic Society jug
The exhibitions include many spectacular and fascinating transferware pieces. More information.

Transferware videos
Willow china and children's plates videos, featuring Martha Stewart with TCC member Rita Cohen (watch video) and with dealer Mo Wajselfish (watch video.)

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in January 2014 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 2013 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.

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Chancellor Livingston

The rare "Chancellor Livingston" soup bowl advertised on the TCC website sold recently.
TCC Dealer Members can advertise up to 5 items for a very nominal price. More information.
Members who are not dealers can post classified advertisements at no cost. More information.

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