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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!


Pattern and Source Print Database

11,831 patterns 821 source prints and still growing!


TCC Bulletins

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


Meetings/Seminars Next Annual Meeting,
October 2015
Location and precise dates pending.

New Online Exhibition of Printed British Pottery and Porcelain
Launched October 17, 2014

Online Exhibition of Printed British Pottery and Porcelain

An exciting new online exhibition of Printed British Pottery and Porcelain was launched on October 17, 2014. This online exhibition relates the remarkable story of the production of printed pottery and porcelain in Great Britain from 1750 to 1900. Designed for the enjoyment of a broad audience from the ceramic novice to the advanced collector and researcher of printed British wares, the exhibition introduces visitors to all aspects of Great Britain’s proud and vibrant industry. Link to pdf press release or go to the site.

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

Figure 2 (Lerigi)Transferware from a British Perspective
Following my previous excursion back to British views, I now return to looking at one of the many series of which few details seem to be recorded in existing literature. "Italy" is a series of titled scenes of Italy introduced by Cork, Edge & Malkin of Burslem but continued in production by their successors Edge, Malkin & Co. who registered the design on 29 September 1879. The central views appear within a border of scrolls on a concentric line ground. More information. Visit the Article Archives

Special 20% Discount Offer from Schiffer Books for Sale at TCC Books

Special limited time offer to purchase books from the SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Catalog of ART, ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, LANDSCAPE AND ANTIQUES. More Information.

New Book by Richard Halliday.

The Nuneham Courtenay PatternThe Nuneham Courtenay Pattern. A design success story with many subtle shades of diversity. More Information and Ordering.

NEW! Database Discoveries Article #16

"A Scottish Mystery" by Michael Sack

Mason plate

Author Michael Sack writes "A simple question from a friend, a retired historian, has set off a chain of research and highlighted a mystery. My friend saw on eBay a 2-7/8” plate titled “Indian Chiefs” (Figure 1) and asked me if I knew of a source print for it." Read the article. See DBD archives.


BULLETIN! TCC 2014 Number 2

Bulletin cover

A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Transfer-Printed Victorian Tiles" by Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here.


Your TCC Bulletin Editor is Soliciting!

Bulletin sample article page

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.

Pattern of the Month


Chinese Juvenile Sports

Seen here is a 9.75 inch plate printed in green and red in the Ayam-Jantan pattern made by J & M P Bell & Co. (1842-1928) in Glasgow Scotland. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.


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!

Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by TCC

Featured Books

Staffordshire Romantic Transferware Patterns

Straffordshire Romanticby Petra Williams 
Staffordshire- vol. 1- has 536 patterns, Staffordshire- vol. 2- has 394 patterns, and Staffordshire- vol.-3 has 130 patterns (1060 patterns total). More information.

Dated in Blue: Underglaze Blue Painted Earthenware 1776 - 1800

Dated in Blueby Lois Roberts
140 pages, 450+ illustrations. Dated in Blue is a catalogue of dated underglaze blue painted earthenware, both creamware and pearlware, from 1776 to 1800. 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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Sale of Yellow Transfer Printed Brown Ware

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2014 TCC Research Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce two new research grant recipients, Daniel Schavelzon, Ph.D, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and John Simpson of West Sussex, England.
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aution watch

No current auctions. Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.

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.


Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 11,000 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. XV No.2, 2014 -- has been updated as of November 2014. A rich resource! Read it here.


Potter Paul Scott
Holburne Museum in Bath November 2014 - January 2015

Paul Scott

Potter Paul Scott manipulates the Willow and other transferware patterns into subversive comments on our life and times. His work will be exhibited at the Holburne Museum in Bath November 2014 - January 2015. More information.

Blue and White:
British Printed Ceramics

Victoria and Albert Museum
London, England
Exhibition January 2015

Victoria & Albert Museum

more information.

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in September 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.

Results of Recent Auctions Advertised on the TCC Website and eNews


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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