January 16, 2019
Dear Transferware Enthusiasts: 
We're pleased to send you this special edition of our e-newsletter to give you the latest club news 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; email the TCC Web Content Administrator webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org.  
New Books for the New Year 
We'd like to remind our members and transferware friends of recent publications. Enrich your transferware library, and support authors and researchers, who in most cases never fully recover their out of pocket costs to research and publish. This listing is in reverse order of the initial date of announcement in the TCC eNews, most recent release first. View listing of more than 75 publications.

Rathbone, China and Earthenware Manufacturers, Tunstall, Staffordshire 1808 to 1843

by Ian Harvey

This second edition is A4 in size, hard back with dust jacket, 237 pages and some 900 high quality images. It commences with the history of the Rathbone brothers and their potteries in Staffordshire and Portobello in Scotland and records all the Staffordshire partnerships with descriptions of the pottery that they built and extended. More information.

CHINOISERIE: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900

by Richard Halliday and Loren Zeller

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. As an expression of gratitude, the authors offer the book at a discount to all current TCC members. More information.

Historical Guide to Advertising Pot Lids

by R.J. Houghton, J. Layden, P. Taylor

Advertising pot lids can be found from many countries particularly English-speaking nations and are collected by a dedicated group of enthusiasts across the world. These fascinating transfer-printed ceramic containers often feature inventive designs as well as details of the individuals and companies that sold them. They were used to retail commodities such as tooth paste, cold cream, food pastes, hair preparations, ointments & salves, and a range of other products. The vast majority were originally thrown away after a single use and have been re-discovered over the past 50 years or so from the excavation of former rubbish tips. More information.

Printing supported by a TCC Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Program grant.

H & R Daniel Earthenwares First Supplement (May 2018)

by John and Jeannette Simpson, Brian Smith and Bryan Beardmore

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 .

Bottle Ovens and the Story of the Final Firing

by Terry Woolliscroft and Pam Woolliscroft

Note about the book: In 1978 Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent had the audacious idea of firing a potters' bottle oven, with coal, for the very last time. This traditional way of firing pottery had ended in the early 1960s with the introduction of the Clean Air Act. Before all the knowledge and skills of firing a bottle oven were consigned to history the museum embarked on a project which proved to be an enormous undertaking, massively complex and tremendously daunting. This book, published in the 40th anniversary year, tells the story of The Last Bottle Oven Firing. More information .  

The Transferware Recorder Volume Four
by Dick Henrywood

Transferware Recorder Volume Four, authored by TCC member and transferware scholar Dick Henrywood, is available for purchase. The printing was subsidized by a TCC Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant, and thus the author is offering a discount of 20% off the price of the book to all TCC members ($36 includes shipping). Learn more and order the book.

Swansea Commemorative Pottery

by Helen Hallesy

Helen's new book, supported by a TCC Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant, focuses on a relatively small group of wares produced at the Swansea potteries in South Wales, generally classed as 'commemoratives', sometimes documentary, certainly historical. More information.

Transfer-printed Medical & Toilet Wares 1780-1850
by Richard Halliday

This book deals specifically and comprehensively with medical and toilet wares. The book allows for comparison of factories and how the development of the wares changed over time; is divided into shape-specific sections that include, when available, shape book images, source images, and non-transferware pieces for comparison; and include the extent to which the wares were exported.TCC Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant recipient. Get more information.

Ynysmeaudwy and the Williamses 
by Mike Trew

This is the tale of a small potworks begun and run by a family of Cornishmen in a bleak outpost of the upper Swansea valley. Right from the start, its relative isolation from the other Swansea potteries ensured it an air of mystery which, in the years following its demise, assumed an almost mythical status. Get more information.

Database of Pattern and Sources
15,213 patterns,
1,020 sources
now available in the Database of Patterns and Sources.
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 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.

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