December 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 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. 
Transferware Collectors Club (TCC) Announces Database Milestone

The TCC Database of Patterns and Sources
Now Offers More Than 15,000 Patterns

The TCC Database Editor Team members present at the announcement of 15,000 patterns recorded, during the 2018 Annual Meeting in Providence, RI.
Membership Renewals
The Membership renewals were mailed mid-November. Please ease the work of our member chair by renewing promptly. Note: as previously announced, members received an automatic (and free) six-month extension from July 1 in order to facilitate our switching to a January-December membership year. Please remember to donate to the TCC when you renew. Donations are used for our educational programs. Renew now
Transferware Collectors Club Gift Memberships

Christmas, Chanukah, and the New Year are approaching. 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.
Pattern of the Month

"The Children of Flora"

Domed 5 inch polychrome or Prattware pot lid titled "The Children of Flora," ca. 1860. Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  
Henrywood's Highlights Number Thirty-Six of an Ongoing Series

A series of individually titled views of Europe made by Machin & Potts of Burslem. The series and individual titles appear along with the maker's initials M&P in a printed cartouche mark, and one of two different marks referring to the firm's patent process also sometimes appears. More information . Visit the Article Archives .
2018 Raffle held at the Annual Meeting in Warwick RI
The Raffle raised $1,882 making it the most successful to date. These funds will benefit TCC educational programs. View winners & donors.
2018 Meeting in Providence, RI  
This year's annual meeting in Providence RI has just ended with rave reviews. Members enjoyed a day-trip to the Mystic Seaport Museum, the nation's leading maritime history museum and home to many historic wooden vessels and tall ships, including the Charles W. Morgan. The visit included lectures by the Museum Curator Fred Calabretta and TCC Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil Ewins. The group returned to Providence for two more days of informative lectures, activities, and the Sunday Transferware Sale. Watch for a full report many images from the meeting. 
Classified Advertisement   
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David Hoexter and Judie Siddall established Merlin Antiques in 1990 because of their great love of 19th century British transfer printed ceramics (transferware). Although their specialty is transferware, they also sell Gaudy Welsh, lusterware, pot lids and other miscellaneous British ceramics. Judie and David live in Palo Alto, CA., where you can see ceramics by appointment, or you can look anytime online at
Contact us by email or phone (650-494-7920), or visit our website. If you don't see what you want, ask us what else we have in stock (much more than currently shown online). Additional examples.
Classified Advertisement   
Wanted to Purchase
Wanted to purchase:  Black and white transferware egg or egg tray. Also, any J.W. Harrison (of Liverpool) advertising transferware such as a calendar plate. Contact Barbara at 
Transferware Recorder News 

Issue 16
Issue Sixteen of the Recorder News, the sixth and final issue for 2018. They have a bonus this time with no less than three New Discoveries and three interesting marks. Read Issue 16.


BBC Video on Transferware from the 1856 Wreck of the Josephine Willis

Link to video.
Bulletin  TCC 2018 Number 2

Read the issue's featured article Anatomy of Tiles By Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here
California TCC Regional Meeting February 24, 2019 

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Location will be in the San Francisco Bay Area. Details forthcoming. More information: David Hoexter
Photo of the Month 
Demise of the Garfield Works, Longton, Stoke on Trent, 1975

Images provided by Terry Woolliscroft in the Facebook Potteries of Stoke on Trent site.

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Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: 
Please Help with the Following
Seeking Facebook Editor
The TCC Facebook page will be losing one of our editors at the end of the year. We need one new editor, someone who will conscientiously add several new entries to our page each week. It's fun, educational, and you will contribute to the continued success of our club. Contact Judie Siddall:
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  

Sold Through Website Classified Advertisement
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:


Auction Watch  

There are no auctions at this time.
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
New Book
CHINOISERIE: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900  
by Richard Halliday and Loren Zeller

TCC members Richard Halliday and Loren Zeller have just published a new book titled CHINOISERIE: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900. The book is now available for purchase. It is a hardcover, 416-page book, 270 x 210 mm (10.6 x 8.27 in), with over 1450 colour images. Published by Gomer Publishing, South Wales. Generous support from the TCC Richards Foundation Research Grant Program helped to make this book possible. Get more information
Keynote Presentations from the 2018 Annual Meeting by Dr. Neil Ewins now available.
"Supplying the Present Wants of Our Yankee Cousins...": Staffordshire Ceramics and the American Market 1775-1880, by Neil Ewins  download pdf.

Origins, Backgrounds and Cultural Identities of American Importers and Dealers, by Neil Ewins download pdf.
Featured Books
The Glasgow Pottery of John and Matthew Perston Bell, China and Earthenware Manufacturers in Glasgow
by Henry E. Kelly

This book tells the story of china and earthenware manufacturers in Glasgow. Get more information.    
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. Get more information. 
Featured Articles

Ways to Fit the Transfer Pattern Onto the Ware - Database Discoveries - Contribution # 20, August, 2015
by Connie Rogers

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. There were several ways this could be remedied. Read this article.

What's Happening in British Ceramics
by Loren Zeller
 Destined for almost certain liquidation, the valuable Minton Archive was saved by the Art Fund with other do- nors who jointly raised £1.56m to purchase it from WWRD on 31 March, 2015.* The Archive was immediately gifted to the Stoke City Archives ensuring that it would forever be conserved and available nationally and interna- tionally for the public to enjoy. Read this article. 
Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
The Anique Pot Lid Collector
The Antique Pot Lid Collector was created by two specialist collectors who have a combined expertise spanning over 70 years. They are namely Andrew Alsop specialises in Bears Grease pot lids and all pharmaceutical items including bottles and John Foumakis specializes in multi-coloured printed pots and lids commonly referred to Pratt types. Visit the site.

Historic Eastfield Foundation
This site shows Historic Eastfield Village, the campus for the Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops, a nationally renowned program of lectures and symposia in the traditional trades and domestic arts. Visit the site.

Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
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
15,135 patterns,
1007 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. 

Donate now. 

TCC Volunteers
Volunteers are always needed. Please contact the   President.