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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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Please note, registration for TCC's annual meeting and tour in England has closed. However, we may be able to accommadate a few additional registrants, so please contact us as soon as you can to ensure you have reserved a place. More Information.

 

Transferware Recorder Volume 2 by Dick Henrywood

New Transferware Recorder vol. 2The Transferware Recorder – Number Two continues to provide an update to Bill Coysh and Dick Henrywood’s standard reference work The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery. This volume features a further selection of thirteen different series of British views. More Information. To Order.

NEW Database Discoveries Article #20

Ways to Fit the Transfer Pattern Onto the Ware

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Author Connie Rogers writes "Imagine the dilemma the transferer faces when the engraving at hand is not large enough to cover the entire center of the platter being decorated. Perhaps the managers of the pottery did not think it was worth the expense of cutting a larger engraving because the platter was larger than ordinarily used in the standard dinner set." Read the article. See DBD archives.

Pattern of the Month

"Malay Beach Scene, Malays of Java"

Malay Beach Scene, Malays of Java

Seen here is a 5.5 inch saucer known as "Malay Beach Scene, Malays of Java." It is copied from a print by Thomas & William Daniell, 1810. 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-Six of an Ongoing Series

"Paul and Virginia" series"Paul and Virginia" series
For this issue I have selected a series which fits into the Literature category and also features children's wares which I have omitted to cover before. Children's wares are a fascinating subject covered in great detail by Noël Riley in
Gifts for Good Children - The History of Children's China (Richard Dennis, Shepton Beauchamp, Part 1, 1991). More information. Visit the Article Archives

Photo of the Month

1905 Longton Stoke On Trent Collecting Coal SpillingsJust a small part of the ceramics gallery at the V&A Museum, London. We'll be touring the galleries and back rooms of the V&A during our October 2015 Meeting and Tour. There are still a few spaces remaining: More Information. Photo courtesy Loren Zeller.

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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 Book and Article

Book: The Cambrian Company: Swansea Pottery in London 1806-1808

the Glasgow Potteryby Jonathan Gray
In 1808, James Christie II was employed to sell the remaining stock of the Cambrian Company, the London Warehouse of the Swansea Pottery located at 64 Fleet Street. The auction sales, between February and April 1808, comprised around 14,000 pieces in over 1,000 lots, similar in scale to the Wedgwood & Bentley disposals in 1781. More information.

Article: Swansea Pottery from 1811 to Its Closure in 1870

Swansee PotteryArleen and Grahame Tanner have made a new article available for posting titled Swansea Pottery from 1811 to Its Closure in 1870. In the article, the Tanners review key events related to the companies that produced ceramic wares during this lengthy period and they illustrate a cross-section of patterns from both the Dillwyn & Co. and the Bevington periods. Images accompany the discussion of these patterns and a selection of marks is also provided. Download article. Download 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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Wedgwood Museum Opens in Barlaston

Refurbished Wedgwood Museum Opens in Barlaston


It has been 10 months since the historic Wedgwood Museum ceramic collection was saved. Now, a new museum housing the vast collection has opened to the public at the £34m World of Wedgwood attraction in Barlaston, Staffordshire. Note: we’ll be visiting the new museum as part of our upcoming October Meeting and Tour. More Information.

New TCC Research Grant

The TCC Research Grant Committee has announced the 2015 recipient, Richard Halliday, whose project is “Transferware Medical and Toilet Wares 1780-1850”. More Information.

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.

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

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

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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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