June 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. 
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. You must register by June 30 to qualify for the Early Bird discounted price.  Download brochure and registration form. 

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

Entrance to the Liverpool & Manchester Railway

Shown is a 4 inch planter in a British Themes Commemorative pattern titled "Entrance to the Liverpool & Manchester Railway." The maker is unknown. Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  
New TCC Bulletin Index   

The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol.XIX No. 1, 2018 -- has been updated as of May 2018. A rich resource! Read it here
Thank you, Connie Rogers.
Auction Watch  

Jeffrey S. Evans
June 23, 2018, Americana Auction

Several collections of American view and American Historical blue (and other color) transfer-printed pottery to be included in upcoming June 23, 2018 auction.
Additional photos. Link to auction highlights and additional information.  

BBR Auction
Includes Numerous Advertising Transferware Items. 

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

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

Wonderful N.C. Jug
View Antiques Roadshow video of a rare Liverpool jug "A North View of Govr. Wallace's Shell Castle & Harbour North Carolina". Valued by  the Roadshow appraiser at $8,000-$12,000, with only one other documented example known. Thanks to TCC members Cerelle Bolon and Loren Zeller.   Link to Video.  
New Information Website 

Victorian Ointment Pots

Paul Barker has been collecting Victorian bottles and pots for many years. He started with the relatively common Thomas Holloway pots, the Clarke's pots and the Poor Man's Friend pots from Dr. Roberts. Following his visits to specialist regional bottle fairs, he was able to find a few of the more scarcer pots. He has been hunting high and low for new pots to add to his collection. Link to website.  
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

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.


James Madison's Montpelier Archaeology Expeditions

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


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. 

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. 

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.
New:  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
The Italian Pattern: The story of an iconic 19th century transferware design
by Richard Halliday

Spode's Italian pattern surely has to be one of the most recognizable and indeed most iconic designs in the history of transfer printed pottery. Get more information.
by R. K. Henrywood
Before the days of modern packaging the only vessel available for fetching, storing or serving liquids was the simple jug. Jugs were the staple product of many pottery firms and, since most households would need several, the potential market was vast and there was great competition among the manufacturers. Get more information.  
Featured Articles
Searching the Bibliography for Source Prints and Patterns
Database Discoveries - Contribution #5
Transferware Collectors Club, August 2012
by Michael Sack

One of the powerful features of our Database of transferware patterns is that the various searchable elements in it can be combined in many ways. One of these ways produces a result that will show the user ALL of the source prints and ALL of the patterns derived from those source prints related to a book in our bibliography, to the extent that they have been entered in the database. Read this article.

Source Prints (Not Just Pretty Pictures)
Database Discoveries - Contribution # 14
Transferware Collectors Club, May 2014
by Weston H. Palmer
The Transferware Collectors Club (TCC) database, now with over 11,000 records, also has well over 750 source prints, the supposed inspiration to the potter of the scene or depiction on his ceramic creation. The source print is sometimes a real life scene and sometimes imaginary. Many of the American category prints are found by searching references such as Ellouise Baker Larsen's American Historical Views on Staffordshire China, but sometimes the editor must search for the source print by other methods. Read this article. 

Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
Scottish Pottery Society
The Scottish Pottery Society (SPS) was formed in 1972 to encourage research into the history and products of the Scottish pottery industry. The industry lasted for about two hundred years from 1748. The Society is organized as separate branches with an overall central Council. At present there are two branches which meet in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Each branch has monthly meetings from September to May. These take the form of lectures, discussions and displays of pottery. Visit the site.

Dudson Museum
The Dudson Museum is uniquely housed in an original Grade ll listed bottle kiln (oven) in the heart of the Potteries. The bottle kiln is home to the Dudson ceramic collection and traces the company's production from 1800 to the present day.   Visit their Facebook page.

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
14,683 patterns,
979 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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 Download the list of our generous 2017-2018 donors. 


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