COLLECTORS CLUBS

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Aynsley Collectors' Society

Belleek Collectors Group (UK)

Beswick Collectors Club

Daniel Collectors Circle

English Ceramic Circle

Friends of Blue

Morley College Ceramic Circle

Northern Ceramic Society, The

Clarice Cliff Collectors Club

Cornish Collectors' Club, The

Royal Doulton International Collectors Club

Goss Collectors' Club, The

Honiton Pottery Collectors Society

Langley Collectors' Society

Mason's Ironstone Collectors Club

Moorcroft Collectors Club

Moore's Brothers Club, The 

Paragon International Collectors Club

Pinxton Porcelain Society, The

Poole Pottery Collectors Club  

Radford Collectors Club

Shelley Group, The

Spode Society, The

SylvaC Collectors' Circle, The 

Teapot Collectors Club, The 

Torquay Pottery Collectors' Society, The

Transferware Collectors Club

Official International Wade Collectors Club, The

 

Aynsley Collectors' Society

Aims:
To keep members in touch with Aynsley China and its products present and past.
Activities:
Magazine; factory tours; limited editions produced each year exclusive to members.
Run by the factory and largely, though not exclusively, concerned with new products.
Aynsley China Sutherland Road Longton Stoke on Trent ST3 1HS
Tel: 01782 599499
Email: customer.services@aynsley.co.uk


 

 

Belleek Collectors Group (UK)

Aims:
To meet socially, keep in touch with news and events, share experiences, expand knowledge, exchange Belleek ware and have fun.
Activities:
Two newsletters and four gatherings/meetings p.a; buying and selling.
The Group is developing international fellowship links with worldwide enthusiasts.
Contact:
Mr Jan Golaszewski
Chairman
5 Waterhall Avenue Chingford London E4 6NB
Tel: 0208 529 0510 after 8pm weekdays


 

 

Beswick Collectors Club

Aims:
To provide collectors of Beswick with information and to bring collectors together.
Activities:
Regular meetings around country with opportunity to buyand sell (details sent direct to members); opportunity to buy specially commissioned Beswick models, exclusive to members; newsletter published in Collecting Doulton magazine; advice from Beswick experts.

Collecting Doulton, 5 Southbrook Mews, Southbrook Road, London SE12 8LG
Tel: 0208 318 9580
Email: frank.salmon@carltonware.co.uk


 

 

Daniel Collectors Circle

Aims:
Spread of Ceramic Knowledge.
Activities:
Newsletters, publishing books, annual seminar.
Contact:
Charles Dawson 

Mobile 07887 540 469  Website: www.danielcollectorscircle.com   


 

 

English Ceramic Circle

Aims:
Spread of Ceramic Knowledge.
Activities:
Monthly lectures, visits, publishing a Journal, seminars.
Contact:
Charles Dawson 

Mobile 07887 540 469  Website: www.englishceramiccircle.org.uk 


 

 

Friends of Blue

Aims:
To promote interest in blue and white transfer printed earthenware
Activities:
Quarterly bulletins; one main meeting p.a. usually in a well known museum; local meetings.

Contact:
Arthur Roberts
Coscote Manor Coscote Nr Didcot S Oxfordshire OX11 0NP
Tel: Not supplied



 

 

Morley College Ceramic Circle

Aims:
Spread of Ceramic Knowledge.
Activities:
Monthly lectures, visits, annual seminar.
Contact:
Charles Dawson 

Mobile 07887 540 469 Website: www.morleycollegeceramiccircle.com 


 

 

Northern Ceramic Society, The

Aims:
To further knowledge of the history of ceramics and to make this knowledge available through lectures, publications and exhibitions.
Activities:
Four newsletters and one journal p.a; seven double lecture meetings p.a.; summer visit; one week Ceramics Summer School each year in conjunction with Keele University.
The foremost group in this country (but with a sizeable membership in Europe and the US) for the study of ceramics, principally British. Members include collectors, students, researchers, professional museum curators and members of the antiques and auction trade. Registered charity.
Contact:
Ken Bowers, Treasurer and Membership Secretary,
"Vermont", Tirley Lane, Utkinton, Tarporley,
Cheshire, CW6 0JZ
Tel: 01829 732349

email the Chairman: Maurice Hillis


 


Clarice Cliff Collectors Club

Aims:
To educate members about Bizarre ware, inform them of rarity and price trends, and enable them to meet to learn from each other.
Activities:
28-page Review three times p.a; 6 newsletters p.a; Annual 2-day Convention (also used by former CC paintresses, now aged 77 to 87, as their annual reunion); club stalls at Art Deco Fairs; for sale/wanted service; free insurance valuations for members; in 1999 an exclusive preview of the Clarice Cliff Centenary Exhibition.

Contact:
Leonard Griffin
Chairman
Fantasque House Tennis Drive The Park Nottingham NG7 1AE
Tel: Not supplied
Email: Information@claricecliff.com
Web: www.claricecliff.com



 

 

Cornish Collectors' Club, The

Aims:
To support and inform, to broaden awareness and to make the collecting of Cornish and other T G Green wares much more fun. To put collectors in touch with one another.

Activities:
Free to join, the Cornish Blue Collectors Club is now the only officially recognised Club for the collectors of T G Green Cornish Blue. It encompasses both modern and vintage pieces. It produces a quarterly E-Newsletter and is free to join. There are events planned for 2009 centred around the new artisinal factory and shop which will be based in South Derbyshire. swap shop; open days; Exclusive information given to members about release of Special Editions and the chance to buy them FIRST. Although only launched in September 2007, the club is growing rapidly and has members throughout the world.

Contact:
Neil & Mark Haffner-Loach
www.cornishbluecollectors.co.uk
Tel: 01455 889560




 


Royal Doulton International Collectors Club

Aims:
To inform collectors about Royal Doulton products - both current and discontinued.
Activities:
Quarterly magazine; identification service; exclusive offers; membership gift; and free factory tours.

Contact:
No contact details at present.


 


Goss Collectors' Club, The

Aims:
To foster interest in Goss China and increase knowledge of the Goss Factory and its products; to enable collectors to meet regularly; to undertake or assist in the disposal of Goss collections.
Contact:
Any enquiries should be directed to the Registrar at registrar@gosscollectorsclub.org


 

 

Honiton Pottery Collectors Society

Aims:
The Society was established in 1985. It combines lively collecting with serious study of the Crown Dorset and the Honiton potteries which were established by Charles Collard to produce fine hand crafted pottery.
Activities:
Four newsletters p.a; two meetings p.a. including identification service; occasional open days at a member's home; stall at the Honiton Agricultural Show each August.
Internet site: www.hpcs.info


Contact:
Robin Tinkler
Secretary
12 Beehive Lane Chelmsford Essex CM2 9SX
Tel: 01245 353 477
Email: rjohnd@cix.co.uk
Web: www.cix.co.uk/~moshpit/Hpcshome.html

The Chairman Robin Tinkler's Email address is rjohnd@cix.co.uk and our

Joan Allen (Publicity Officer)


 

 

Langley Collectors' Society

Aims:
To provide a social forum for collectors and to pursue knowledge and appreciation of Langley Pottery and its wares.
Activities:
Two substantial newsletters p.a. with colour photos; monthly meetings.

Contact:
Mrs J Giblin
Secretary
64 Hands Road Heanor Derbyshire DE75 7HB
Tel: 01773 716847


 

Mason's Ironstone Collectors' Club 

NOTE: at the moment awaiting contact information


 

 

Moorcroft Collectors Club

Aims:
To provide information and advice to lovers of Moorcroft fine pottery worldwide.
Activities:
Full colour newsletters; special events; discounts on purchases in factory shop; option of ordering pieces designed especially for the Club.

Contact:
Maggie Williams
W Moorcroft PLC
Sandbach Road, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, ST6 2DQ
Tel: 01782 214323


 

 

Moore's Brothers Club, The

Aims:
To promote and catalogue Moore's Brothers porcelain
Activities:
Identification; newsletters.
Research ongoing for book on Moore's.
Contact:
Mrs Dorine Archer
Odin Benbow Way, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middx. UB8 2HD
Tel: 01895 251246


 

 

Oldcourt Pottery Collectors Club (incorporating 'Pixieland')

The Oldcourt Pottery Collectors Club closed when the factory was bought over by LJB Ceramics


 

 

Paragon International Collectors Club

Aims
To bring together collectors to provide a forum for the ready interchange of information and to a foster an enhanced general awareness of Paragon china. (Club approved by Royal Doulton)
Activities
Newsletters, Journal, annual meeting, email news/discussion group
Contact
Secretary Tel 01235 763424
                email  secretary@paragoncollector.org.uk
                website   http://www.paragoncollector.org.uk

 


 

 

Pinxton Porcelain Society, The

Aims:
To further knowledge of and interest in Pinxton porcelain.
Activities:
Four newsletters, four meeting and lectures and two antique fairs each year.

Contact:
Norman Taylor, 
2,Hilltop Road, 
Pinxton, 
Derbyshire. 
tel.01773 780809

 
 

 

Poole Pottery Collectors Club

Aims:
To promote knowledge of Poole Pottery and its history and to provide a forum for collectors to meet and exchange information and learn more about their common interest in Poole, both old and new.

Benefits:
2 magazines per year
Annual free piece of Poole Pottery
Web site with extensive identification galleries, over 8.500 photos
Gala Day and other activities
Opportunity to purchase exclusive limited edition Club pieces 

Contact:
Poole Pottery Collectors Club phone 0845 463 2209 
email infoppcc@btinternet.com 
or go to www.poolepotterycollectorsclub.net 

 


 

 

E.T.B. Radford Collectors Club.

www.radfordcollect.com


 

 

Shelley Group, The

Aims:
To promote and disseminate information on Shelley Potteries and generally to broaden the appreciation of Shelley and Wileman wares.

Activities: Quarterly colour magazine, regularly updated web site, annual Shelley Weekend residential meeting, annual Shelley Fair, frequent regional meetings, research assistance and other services as listed on the web site.

Email Address:    shelley.group@shelley.co.uk

Postal Address:   The Membership Secretary, 38 Bowman Road, Norwich, NR4 6LS

Web Site:            More information can be found on their web site, http://www.shelley.co.uk



 

 

Spode Society, The

Aims:
Founded in 1986, the Society brings together collectors and lovers of Spode, to increase knowledge of the Spode/Copeland families, the factory and its wares.
Activities:
Usually four or five events each year, held in different parts of the UK, including visits to public and private collections. Two illustrated publications: the Review (twice yearly) contains reports to the editor and prices at auctions and fairs; and the Recorder (annually) mainly for new research.

Contact:
Mrs R Pulver
PO Box 1812 London NW4 4NW
Tel: Not supplied


 

SylvaC Collectors' Circle, The

Aims:
A club for those who are interested in, buy or collect SylvaC.
Activities:
Quarterly newsletters; search service; identification/valuation (for Club Members only); popular For Sale items; all books on SylvaC available from the Club.

174 Portsmouth Road Horndean Waterlooville Hants PO8 9HP

Web site: www.sylvacclub.com

 
 

 

Teapot Collectors Club, The

Aims:
To bring together collectors to share and swap information and teapots.
Activities:
Quarterly magazine; help to identify teapots with no marks; latest auction prices; advice on values; swap meets.

Contact:
Ian and Lesley Rogers
Unit 4b, Ephraim Court, Ephraim Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent Staffs ST1 3SH
Tel: 01782 769453
Email: ian@noveltyteapots.freeserve.co.uk
Web: www.noveltyteapots.co.uk


 

 

Torquay Pottery Collectors' Society, The

Aims:
To stimulate interest in the old South Devon Potteries and bring together collectors in a common aim of research.
Activities:
Quarterly magazine; three national and two local meetings p.a.

Contact:
Michael Mapp 
Torquay Pottery Collectors Society, Membership Secretary,
Torquay Museum,
529 Babbacombe Road,
Torquay,
Devon, TQ1 1HG.


 

Transferware Collectors Club

The Transferware Collectors Club Website is where collectors and lovers of antique transferware can research patterns, learn more about collecting and "meet" with people who share their passion.


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Official International Wade Collectors Club, The

Aims:
Founded in 1994 in response to the many requests received from collectors.
Activities:
Membership piece and pin - changed annually; full colour quarterly magazine; 5 pieces p.a. avialable for purchase exclusively by Club members.

Contact:
Kim Rowley
Wade Ceramics Ltd Royal Works Westport Road Burslem Stoke on Trent Staffs ST6 4AG
Tel: 01782 255 255 (club)