November 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 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.
TCC Annual Meeting: Birmingham, AL  - October 17-20, 2019 
Another marvelous meeting has come and gone. Watch for our meeting summary and announcement of the 2020 meeting in a future eNews. 
Volunteers Needed for 2020 Meeting
Planning is underway for the 2020 TCC Annual Meeting and Leslie Bouterie has generously offered to lead the effort again as Chair of the Annual Meeting Committee. Organizing the meeting involves too many tasks for one or two people to handle and additional volunteers are essential for the meeting to take place.   
Volunteers are needed to be responsible for Logistics, Programming, Promotion, Administration, the Transferware Sale, and the Raffle. Several people expressed interest during the recent meeting in Birmingham, but several more are needed. If you have interest in learning more about the available positions, please contact TCC president Scott Hanson at Thank you!
Auction Watch  

November 15 & 16
37th Semi-Annual Americana & Fine Antiquest Auction
Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates

Day One will have some outstanding transferware items featuring many picturesque American and English countryside scenes. Some of the fantastic pieces include a covered soup tureen featuring Enoch Wood's Sporting Series with "Camel" pattern (database #3568) and rabbit ladle, a 21 ¾" x 17 ½" platter with "Picturesque Views New York Hudson River" (database #9167), and numerous plates including one with pattern "Mitchell & Freeman's China and Glass Warehouse, Chatham Street, Boston" (database #5452). The complete catalog will be posted by approximately November 5.

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Get more details for both auctions on our website. 

Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
News of Dick Henrywood's Transferware Recorder News 21
November 2019
We are back on schedule for the beginning of November and this issue of the Recorder News brings some tasty titbits. A thought about politics, an unusual small container, two new Shakespeare patterns, our normal interesting mark, and a particularly notable pattern variation. Download a copy. 
Tile Display of the Month - Examples from the TCC Database
Trellis Aesthetic Floral     

Trellis Aesthetic Floral Pattern #18812 Maker Unknown
The tile is 6 x 6 inches, and printed in brown.
The pattern has a TCC Assigned Name

The pattern features flowers and plants that seem almost alive. The leaves, vines and tentacle-like extensions are winding around to reach outside of the trellis border. This is a tile pattern that begs for more to surround it on all sides in order to connect the extensions and thus complete the pattern. More information.
Pattern of the Month

Shown is a large soup tureen printed with a pattern titled "Amaranth," ca. 1835. The maker is unknown. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.  
For TCC members only, this is pattern #14712. Visit the database to see similar patterns, Pattern and Source Print Database
Photo of the Month 

The Seven Sisters (corrected)

We provided in last month's Photo of the Month an image of J. & G. Meakin, Eastwood Works' "Seven Sisters". Thanks to Terry Woolliscroft for noting that the image is probably of a different pottery, and for providing the image of the actual sisters (although only six are visible in the image). More great views of The Potteries on Terry's blog The Potteries Bottle Oven

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Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: 

Bulletin  TCC 2019 Number 2

Read the issue's featured article A Chinese of Rank and a Marked Example. Members, read the entire issue here.
Henrywood's Highlights an Ongoing Series 
Highlight Number Thirty-Seven  
Everard, Colclough & Townsend  
The little-known and short-lived firm of Everard, Colclough & Townsend worked in Longton, probably from about 1840 through to the end of June 1845. At the time of writing, the TCC database has no records of any wares from the factory - possibly they had little trade with America - but they certainly made some distinctive transferware jugs. More information. Visit the Article Archives.
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 Richard Halliday is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. Contact Richard, at
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:


Featured Books
Swansea's Cambrian Pottery Transferware
by Arleen and Grahame Tanner
The book was published in 2005 and was the first book to deal solely with the transfer printed ware of the Cambrian Pottery, Swansea (known as the Swansea Pottery). Link to the book.
Swansea's Cambrian Pottery Transferware II Patterns and Borders
by Arleen and Grahame Tanner 
This book has 220 pages with over 90 patterns and 420 color illustrations including Chinoiserie, Rural, Commemorative, Transitional, Sheet and previously unattributed. The "Table of Contents" titled PATTERNS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE makes the book easy to use as a reference. Also helpful are the Alphabetical List of patterns and the Alphabetical Index to Patterns with Relevant Marks (with a selection from Book 1). Link to book.
Featured Articles

The Earliest Known Example of Historical Blue Staffordshire
By Hayden Goldberg

This is one of four articles authored by transferware collector and researcher Hayden Goldberg and originally published in The Magazine ANTIQUES. This article appeared on pp. 178-182, July, 1981. Courtesy BMP Media Holdings, L.L.C.
Each of the four articles is available for download at no cost to the reader. Reproduction courtesy of the Transferware Collectors Club. Read this article.
Enoch Wood's No. 106 Series Database Discoveries - Contribution # 9 Transferware Collectors Club February 2013
by Len Kling
Enoch Wood's No.106 Series of European views was probably produced in the early to mid 1830s. Unlike many series of patterns dating from that time, it was not made in a variety of hues, but always in a very attractive two-color combination, a yellow printed border with contrasting floral sprays and central design in brown or black. Yellow, of course, is the rarest of transferware colors, and it follows that items in this series are also uncommon. At best the average collector might hope to encounter a stray plate here and there, often "Oberwessel on the Rhine". But a few years ago Judie Siddall was lucky enough to get pictures of a number of items from a complete dinner service. When the owner had bought the set she had no idea of its rarity or value, only that she liked it. She generously shared pictures of what she had, and those comprise the majority of the patterns represented in the database. Read this article. 
Clubs and Information Websites & Blogs
International Willow Collectors
International Willow Collectors (IWC) is a group of people who collect willow-pattern china and other willow wares. Their primary purpose is to increase members knowledge and enjoyment of willow and to provide a network through which they can communicate with fellow collectors throughout the world.   Visit the site. 
The Pottery Manufacturers of Stoke on Trent 
This Facebook page is for sharing pictures, memories and anything else concerning the local pottery manufactories/potbanks of Stoke on Trent, either historical or current. It is not about the Potteries region in general. Visit their Facebook page
GROUP TYVisit website. 

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 89 annual raffle and cash donors for supporting the TCC. Donations help support our research and education programs. Download a list of recent donors.
Database of Patterns & Sources Count
15,898 patterns,
1,040 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 May 31, 2019 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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