February 2019
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
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.
California TCC Regional Meeting February 24, 2019 

Join us for the fifth California / West Coast TCC regional meeting. More Information.

TCC Bulletin has a New Editor

Michael Weinberg recently stepped down after 13 years as Editor of the TCC Bulletin and Richard Halliday has been appointed to the position by TCC president Scott Hanson. The appointment was made in mid-January and it is anticipated the next issue of the Bulletin, the first under Halliday's editorship, will be released in the spring.

Under Michael's editorship the Bulletin established a reputation for well-researched and well-written articles on a wide range of subjects. The organization owes Michael a deep debt of gratitude for his steady guidance of our principal publication for so many years. Although he is stepping away from the duties of Editor, he has generously offered to continue overseeing the printing and distribution of the Bulletin - greatly simplifying the transition to a new Editor.

Michael Weinberg

Richard Halliday

Dr. Richard Halliday, long-time TCC member and a well-known author and transferware dealer from England, has agreed to take on the duty of Editor. Richard's knowledge of the subject matter is wide and deep. His most recent book, co-written with TCC past-president Loren Zeller, is Chinoiserie: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900, was released in 2018. Richard's previous books include Transfer-Printed Medical & Toilet Wares 1780-1850 published in 2017 and Extraordinary British Transferware: 1780-1840 co-written with his mother, the late Rosemary Halliday, and published in 2012.

Article submissions for the Bulletin are always welcome and editorial help is available for those who are unsure of their writing abilities. Please contact Richard with your article ideas at: blueandwhite@btinternet.com
Tile Display of the Month - Examples from the TCC Database
Tulips and Ferns  
Lee, Tunstall, Staffordsire, 1890-1895, TCC Database Pattern #14518. Visit the website to learn more information about this tile display .  
Pattern of the Month


William Adams IV & Sons (1829-1861), "February" 10 inch soup plate from the "Seasons" series. Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  
Richards Transferware Research Grant Program: 2019  
Applications Now Being Accepted.

The Transferware Collectors Club is pleased to welcome applications for the 2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware. Past transferware research grants have subsidized research expenses, book printing costs, and meeting speaker fees; research subjects have included advertising on transferware, images of Latin America on transferware, digitizing of historically important slides, photographing of important collections, develop on-line exhibitions, and investigate various specialized topics. Application submittal deadline is May 4. More information
Auction Watch  

Jeffrey S. Evans February 15, 2019
Auction Features Children's Transferware

Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates will be holding its Winter Americana & Variety Auction on February 15 & 16. Day One will have some wonderful children's transferware tea and table sets from the Collection of Mary Lou and Laura Esterline of Columbus, Ohio. Patterns include "Humphrey's Clock", "Asiatic Birds", "Girl with Goat", and "Institution/Monastery Hill", among others. The complete catalog will be posted by approximately February 1 on https://www.jeffreysevans.com. Follow this link to view preview photos of this wonderful collection https://jeffreysevans.hibid.com/preview/152957/february-15--2019--winter-americana-and-variety-auction-day-1
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Summary of the 2018 Meeting in Providence, RI  
The 2018 annual meeting in Providence RI featured 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. Read a full report featuring many images from the meeting
Save the Date - 2019 October Annual Meeting
Where will the 2019 TCC Annual Meeting be held? A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to select the location and work out the complicated contracts with hotels, bus companies, museums, etc. We strive to provide an excellent program in a suitable venue at an affordable cost to our members. It is not always an easy task and sometimes a location seems promising but the logistics just don't work out. This year has been challenging but we are closing in on a wonderful prospect and anticipate being able to announce the place and dates in the near future. Watch for an announcement of our exciting 2019 meeting location soon!
Bulletin  TCC 2018 Number 2

Read the issue's featured article Anatomy of Tiles By Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here
Photo of the Month 
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Tunstall, Staffordshire, England

Your Internet Administrator loves maps and aerial views. In 2015, during the TCC Tour and Meeting in England, and accompanied by Randy Boyer, he explored a small part of Tunstall, Stafordshire. Randy was hoping to locate the (former) pottery location of Joseph Heath & Co, 1828 - 1841, maker of the pattern "The Residence of the Late Richard Jordan, New Jersey". We never found the pottery, but we did find a vacant lot covered with various pottery detritus, which was, most recently, the site of a flint mill. Notice the close proximity of the various industries, residences, churches, and yes, of course, cemeteries.


Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org 
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: jrsiddall@gmail.com
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 Richard Halliday is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. Contact Richard, at blueandwhite@btinternet.com.
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:  http://www.transcollectorsclub.org/classifieds.html

Contact:  webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org

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 .
Featured Books
A Potted History, Henry Willett's Ceramic Chronicle of Britain
by Stella Beddoe

Assembled between 1860 and 1900, the Willett Collection of Pottery and Porcelain is unique in being the only collection in public ownership (Brighton & Hove Museums, UK) to illustrate what Henry Willett called 'popular British history', through the medium of ceramics. It is of enormous importance for its innovative approach to collecting, for the outstanding quality of many of its individual pieces and for the fact that it is intact over 100 years after it was formed. Get more information.
Spode Transfer Printed Ware 1784-1833
by Drakard and Holdway

Spode Transfer Printed Ware, first published in 1983, has now been extensively enlarged and revised, listing and illustrating every known transfer print issued by the Spode family at their Works in Stoke-on-Trent. Get more information. 
Featured Articles

Wood's Italian Scenery Database Discoveries - Contribution #3 Transferware Collectors Club
by Len Kling

Very little is known today about the life of early 19th century artist Elizabeth Frances Batty. She was the sister of Captain Robert Batty, a member of the Grenadier Guards whose military career was ended by wounds received at the Battle of Waterloo, and who was also an artist. Although like her brother Elizabeth was a member of the Royal Academy, she was not as prolific, her own career doubtlessly curtailed by marriage (to Philip Martineau) and motherhood. Robert's drawings were the basis for a number of illustrated travel books, French Scenery, German Scenery, Welsh Scenery, and others; published in the 1820s and 1830s; however Elizabeth's principal claim to fame came first, and it could be reasonably assumed that his similarly named works were an effort by his publishers to continue her success. Read this article.

Yellow Transfer Printed Brown Ware What's new in the Database - Contribution #1 Transferware Collectors Club
by Connie Rogers
Yellow Transfer Printed Brown Ware - referred to here as YPB - is a type of transferware that has only recently been added to the TCC Database. Some collectors of transferware may not be aware of this type of transfer decoration as it is not commonly found. Over the years, I have noted a number of patterns that appeared to be Chinoiserie, or pseudo-Chinese scenes with figures, pagodas, junks, and various floral designs printed in yellow on brown jugs, bowls and plates. However, these pieces were not marked, and the patterns seemed to be generic patterns not exactly matching known blue printed transferware patterns. Collectors of willow and other Chinoiserie patterns seem to be the people most drawn to the wares. Read this article. 
Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
Asiatic Pheasants
This site gives the history of the Asiatic Pheasants transfer printed china pattern, which was made by many British potters and by 1880 had achieved universal popularity. Asiatic Pheasants, also known as Asiatic Pheasant, is a quintessential English design inspired by an oriental original. Visit the site.

The Minton Archive
The Minton Archive was generously gifted to the City in March 2015 by the Art Fund. Since then work on this enormous archive has been taking place at Stoke-on-Trent City Archives, where they have collected the entire archive together, arranged it and fitted it on their shelves. 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
15,279 patterns,
1021 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. 
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