arrangement of items colored and blue transferware

Linda and Joseph Arman

LindaArmanWe are saddened to learn that Linda Arman, one of five TCC founding members, passed away in December 2022. Linda was pre-deceased by her husband, David, also a TCC founding member, and our first president. Together, Linda and David operated Collectors Sales & Service (CSS) in Newport, Rhode Island. Those of us of a certain age will remember bidding by phone from a printed/mailed catalogue of transferware pottery and American glass (prior to Internet auctions), and engaging with Linda (the primary “voice” of CSS) and her extensive knowledge base. David and Linda were well-known for their generous volunteering of time and scholarship. Their numerous jointly produced articles and references on American historical transferware bear this out, and they were always available to respond to enquiries, even if there was no profit to be had.  An obituary in the Newport Daily News (and source of the accompanying photograph) is available at

We have also learned of the earlier passing of Linda and David’s son, Joseph, who was long active as a transferware and New England glass dealer.