Antique Staffordshire Toby Jug Books of interest.The Earle Collection of Early Staffordshire Pottery
Astbury Whieldon & Ralph Wood figures & toby jugs
The Wood Family of Burslem
The Wood Family (Ceramics 3 May/June 1986
Old English Pottery-The Freeth Collection
Mr.& Mrs.Frank Freeth
Good Sir Toby.
Jugs. A collectors Guide.
PD Gordon Pugh & Margery Pugh
John & Griselda Lewis.
British Toby Jugs.
The Bute Collection Catalogue 1996.
Mackintosh Collection Catalogues 1967
The Fun of Toby Jugs. Lord Mackintosh of Halifax
The Conneisseur June 1954
F.Stacey Hooker Collection Catalogue.
The World of Antiques. No.9 Summer 1991 Collecting Toby Jugs
Collectors World, January 1986- The British Toby Jug.
Antique Collector. December 1978- The Popular Toby Jug
and for the 20th century collectors
The Shorter Connection. A family Pottery 1874-1974
Toby and Character Jugs of the 20th century and their makers. David C. Fastenau and Stephen M. Mullins
There is a small selection of early toby jugs from the authors private collection through the first few introduction pages. Tobies are on view at The American Toby Jug Museum Chicago. Illinois USA.
It's a good idea to keep all archive specialist sale catalogues from the major auction houses. These are a great source of information and you never know you may be able to track down one of your precious purchases which could increase its value. The provenance of a pottery item is wonderful to know and is all part of the enjoyment of collecting. Do you ask for history/provenance when you make a pottery purchase? Any information you are given must be backed by genuine evidence.