July 2018
Dear TCC eNews Readers: We're pleased to send you the latest edition of our monthly e-newsletter informing you of up-coming club activities and interesting new content on our web site  and our Facebook page. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and input; please send to: TCC Web Content Administrator webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org a minimum of 10 days before the first Saturday of the month. 
There's More Below
There's More Below. We understand that there is a tendency to view the top/beginning of a web site or newsletter, and then to move on, thinking that anything of importance is at the top and the bottom is a waste. It's true we place new or important TCC announcements, transferware news, and events listings at the top, but there is a world of value to the middle and bottom of our eNews. We rotate new entries every month to our regular features, including Featured Books, Featured Articles, and Information Websites and Blogs. So, please, page down and sample our monthly offerings. 
2018 Meeting in Providence, RI  
October 18-21, 2018

This year's Annual Meeting will focus on the marketing and exportation of transferware from Great Britain to North America. Our Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil Ewins, Senior Lecturer in Design History, University of Sunderland, UK, and author of Supplying the Present Wants of Our Yankee Cousins: Staffordshire Ceramics and the American Market 1775-1880, will be joined by an impressive line-up of experts presenting a wide variety of topics from maritime decoration on printed wares to Chinese export porcelain and its influence on British transferware.  Download brochure and registration form. 
 PLEASE DONATE 

Annual Raffle

The Annual Raffle continues to set new records for the funds raised as a result of your outstanding donations and generous ticket purchases.  

Please consider an item for donation, it should have a retail value of $200 or more, and you will receive a receipt for an IRS charitable deduction. 

Send a good picture of the piece, its mark and a brief description to Frank Davenport at frankdhaddonfield@outlook.com.  

Donors will be acknowledged (if agreeable) at the Annual Meeting, and in the Bulletin and eNews.
Pattern of the Month

A Was an Archer, Prepared for Battle


Seen is a pattern, "A Was an Archer, Prepared for Battle," that was intended to teach the letter "A." Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  
TO: TRANSFERWARE COLLECTORS CLUB MEMBERS    

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS VOTED TO ADOPT A CALENDAR YEAR MEMBERSHIP FORMAT RUNNING FROM JANUARY TO DECEMBER

YOUR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2018 AT NO COST TO YOU.

RENEWAL LETTERS WILL BE SENT OUT IN LATE OCTOBER OR EARLY NOVEMBER

Please visit our website at www.transferwarecollectorsclub.org for all other information regarding membership.

News  

New Supplement to H&R Daniels Earthenwares
 
Back in 2015 the TCC kindly gave us* a grant towards the publication of our book, H&R Daniel Earthenwares. As with any publication on a new subject it focussed attention and resulted in new items being brought to light. This year we felt we had enough material to publish a supplement. We issued it as a supplement to the May DCC Journal, so that members would receive it free of charge. We felt that the TCC should also have a copy with our compliments and thanks. - * John & Jeannette Simpson, Brian Smith, Bryan Beardmore. Download here.

Auction Watch  


There are no auction listings at this time.
 
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Recorder News   

On to Issue Thirteen of the Recorder News, keeping up our two-monthly schedule. With publication of Volume Four of The Transferware Recorder completed, we have some initial feedback to report; also an auction report, an unrecorded maker's mark, and some new discoveries. We hope you find it of interest and comments would be welcome. Keep in touch. Download a copy.

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Photo of the Month 
     
 
Historic 1978 Last Bottle Oven Firing to be Commemorated by Gladstone Museum August and September 2018  
More information
Thank you, Terry Woolliscroft, for the photos.

Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org
Henrywood's Highlights #35 of an Ongoing Series   
 

Illiad series

A series of classical figure patterns made by G.L.Ashworth & Bros. of Hanley. Most of the figures are derived from Flaxman's illustrations to Homer's Iliad, hence the title adopted here. More information
B ULLETIN TCC 2018 Number 1

Read the issue's featured article Japan Dreams of Egypt: Cairo by William T Copeland and Sons By Kelly Keating. Members, read the entire issue here
News

Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table Exhibit
April 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Winterthur Museum,Garden & Library

 
Click on image for enlarged view.


News

James Madison's Montpelier Archaeology Expeditions

Montpelier announces its 2018 Excavation Expedition and Other Programs. More information.


News   

Historic Eastfield New York 2018 Workshops

For four decades, the  Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops has offered workshops and symposia in the traditional trades and domestic arts. The goal is to maintain the highest educational standards, with instructors who are leaders in their fields. The in-depth, hands-on workshops appeal to a wide range of students, including tradesmen, craftsmen, and museum personnel seeking to advance their knowledge and skills, as well as homeowners looking to deal with issues concerning historic home maintenance & restoration. Link to 2018 Workshops. 
News   

Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession: Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois: Through August 30, 2018

The exhibition centers on Chinese blue and white porcelain collected and emulated around the world. Potters around the world attempted to mimic the aesthetic qualities of blue and white porcelain, making faience (Delftware) and other ceramics. The exhibition will include American, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Swedish, and Turkish ceramics from the Ming Dynasty to the present day. More information. 
News 

Preliminary Announcement Festival of Bottle Ovens
 
 

Please Help with the Following
The Database Needs Editors
Do you love a good mystery? Do you fancy yourself to be a Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple? If your answer is "yes", then you are the perfect candidate to join the ranks of TCC Database Detectives! Download more information. 

New Database Discoveries Articles Needed
Please contact the web administrator with suggestions or contributions of future Database Discoveries articles. See Database Discoveries archives.

Contributions Needed for Bulletin  
Bulletin editor Michael Weinberg is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. For more information and to contact Michael, link here.
Classified Advertisements  

We are now accepting simple classified (not display) advertisements from TCC member transferware dealers as well as non-dealer members.  There is no charge for this member service. Following are the criteria:  
  • Limited to three quality images of item(s) for sale or example(s) of an item(s) you wish to purchase.
  • Include a very short description paragraph, including a link to your website and/or email address.
  • Dealers must be TCC members, limited to once/year maximum.
  • Requests will be processed in the order received, and there is no guarantee as to when your ad will be posted.
  • The TCC Web Administrator at his/her discretion has the right to reject inappropriate  or inadequate submittals.

To view examples:  http://www.transcollectorsclub.org/classifieds.html

Contact:  webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org

Featured Books
Dishy Animals ABC: An Alphabet Book for Children and Adults
by Judie Siddall

Judie Siddall has combined her love of children and china to create this book. She taught in the Palo Alto, California Parent Education Program, PreSchool Family, for 25 years, and has operated Merlin Antiques, specializing in 19th century British transfer printed pottery, for 21 years. She is a founding member of the Transferware Collectors Club, and has served as its president, vice president, and membership chair. Get more information.
     
 
Spode & Copeland: Over Two Hundred Years of Fine China and Porcelain
by Steven Smith.
 
A Schiffer Book for Collectors. Over 440 vivid color images display the wide range of ceramics produced by the English pottery firm, established by Josiah Spode in the 1760s and continuing today.   Get more information.  
Featured Articles
Surprising Spout Prints
Database Discoveries - Contribution #10
Transferware Collectors Club, April 2013
by DeeDee Dodd

Every once in a while, when working as an editor in the TCC Pattern and Source Print Database, one is completely surprised. It might be when a marked piece in a pattern surfaces, and it suddenly becomes possible to identify the maker of that pattern. It might be when one finds evidence of copper plates being purchased by one potter at another potter's bankruptcy sale, explaining why the patterns of the two potters appear to be identical. It might be when one finds evidence of a pattern being re - issued under a different name decades after it was originally introduced. Or, as in the case at point in this article, it might be when one finds some unexpected pattern anomalies. Read this article.

 
'Sawney's Defence': Anti-Catholicism, Consumption and Performance in 18th-Century Britain 
by Danielle Thom
Assistant Curator, Prints, V&A
 
This article examines an 18th-century English transfer-printed quart mug, printed with an image derived from a popular anti-Catholic satire from about 1779. The article explores the relationship between object, image and audience, locating the mug within a nexus of Protestant masculine sociability that extended across the social hierarchy. Drawing upon existing forms of printed polemic, the mug shaped and was shaped by extra-Parliamentary political action, primarily in the form of toasting. This opened up possibilities for representation beyond those embedded in print culture, bringing a crucial performative element to an otherwise fixed point of polemical reference. Read this article. 

Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
The Spode Society
The Spode Society was founded in 1986 to bring together collectors and lovers of Spode, Copeland & Garrett, Copeland and more recent Spode wares in order for members to share the study and enjoyment of the history and products of the Spode factory, its workforce and the Spode and Copeland families. Visit the site.

Friends of the Spode Museum
The Friends of the Spode Museum is an independent charity and was formed in 2006. Since closure of the Spode factory in 2008 FOSM continues with its aims to advance the education of the public and to preserve items of historic importance for the benefit of the public in particular by the provision of support to the Spode Museum Trust.  Visit the site.

Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
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.
Over 60,000 International Visitors Have Enjoyed These Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by the TCC!   
Site visits grew by more than 72% in the last year! Visit these three exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On LinePatriotic America, and   Printed British Pottery and Porcelain online exhibitions.
Thanks to our Supporters
Thank you to 70 donors for supporting the TCC. Donations help support our research and education programs. Download a list of recent donors.
Database of Patterns & Sources Count
14,774 patterns,
981 sources
now available in the Database of Patterns and Sources.
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Gift Memberships Now Available
Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! More information. 
 Membership Roster
A Membership List updated in April  2018 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.
 Classified Ads
Members (including dealers) can post classified ads for free.  Ads may be posted in a monthly eNews, at the editor's discretion.
   
 Results of Auctions and Classified Advertisements on the TCC Website and eNews
four medallion platter
This four-medallion platter
sold for $8,500. Two previously advertised auctions resulted in sales of $7000 and $9500, both significantly over reserve.  
 
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. 
 
Support Our Programs
Membership dues are not enough to pay for all our wonderful programs.  

 

 Download the list of our generous 2017-2018 donors. 

 

Please consider donating to ensure we can continue to offer high-quality resources and programs. 

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TCC Volunteers
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