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by Steven Harris
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Conundrum
Replies: 5
Views: 4521

Re: Conundrum

My best guess: Per bend sinister Gules and Argent, a cross square-pierced counterchanged between three maple leaves ( A.saccharum ) Gules. The field is described first (Per bend sinister Gules and Argent), then the ordinary (a cross square-pierced counterchanged), then the charges (between three map...
by Steven Harris
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Paul F Accornero No. 0273
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

Re: Paul F Accornero No. 0273

I'm not sure about the golden wattle flower (A.pycnantha) being on a white field. I know that "proper" charges don't technically fall under the tincture rule, but commonsense should apply.
by Steven Harris
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: A question of etiquettes
Replies: 15
Views: 10301

Re:

if you are wearing a Forrester tartan then you should either wear a Forrester clansman's crest badge (the chief's crest within a belt and buckle) or your own armigers badge (your crest in a circlet). You would never for example, wear a Forrester tartan alongside a McDonald crest badge!Personally I ...
by Steven Harris
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Help required !
Replies: 1
Views: 2502

Re: Help required !

‘Gu. Two hautboys in saltire, the sinister surmounted of the dexter betw. four crosses crosslet, all or.’ This would be a red shield with two gold-colored oboes (the musical instrument) crossed in an X-shape. In each of the four "sections" created by oboes there is a gold cross like the one below. ...
by Steven Harris
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Non Heraldic Discussions and Chatter
Topic: Scottish Territorial Designations
Replies: 5
Views: 3883

Re: Scottish Territorial Designations

Thank your for the informative link. If I may, I have a couple of questions regarding TD's. 1st) The use of the TD "of Brigadoon" is exactly the same thing as the dignity "Laird of Brigadoon" - correct? These other questions are purely hypothetical, but have popped in to my mind anyway 2nd) Lyon may...
by Steven Harris
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Rev. James David Juliano No.0266
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Re: Rev. James David Juliano No.0266

I like the description of these arms - a great design rationale!

This emblazonment is also a very nice touch :)

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by Steven Harris
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Civic Heraldry
Topic: Arms of various Cities and Counties in Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 10830

Re: Arms of various Cities and Counties in Virginia

Within the Commonwealth of Virginia, any city, e.g. Staunton or Virginia Beach, is completely fiscally and politically independent of any county, while towns and villages, e.g. Bowling Green or Herndon, rely in part on county services, such as law enforcement or public education, while maintaining ...
by Steven Harris
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Count Eugenio Magnarin No.0270
Replies: 3
Views: 2696

Re: Count Eugenio Magnarin No.0270

a red rose on a blue field?
by Steven Harris
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Additaments
Topic: TD's Territirial Designations
Replies: 4
Views: 11786

Re: TD's Territirial Designations

Given the territorial designation's connection to named land, and given the precedent set by the gules and azure chapeaux, each turned up ermine, used by feudal barons - I am of the mind that a vert chapeau turned up ermine would be especially appropriate for a laird (that is, one holding a territor...
by Steven Harris
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: Our 3 New Registration Certificates
Replies: 9
Views: 6400

Re: Our 3 New Registration Certificates

Jeremy Kudlick wrote:With the changes to the livery made by Lord Lyon...
I hadn't noticed the change - was there a rationale behind changing from Azure doubled Argent to doubled Or?
by Steven Harris
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: David S. Baker No.0271
Replies: 2
Views: 2640

Re: David S. Baker No.0271

I love the unique leopard face Or jessant of a feather Argent quilled Or

If confronted with these arms, I might blazon the chevron as Argent changed with five ermine spots Sable, rather than as Ermine. But that's just me.
by Steven Harris
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Civic Heraldry
Topic: Arms of various Cities and Counties in Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 10830

Re: Arms of various Cities and Counties in Virginia

Staunton, in Augusta County

http://www.southerington.com/projects/s ... atarm2.jpg

I don't know if it is actually Sable and Argent, or if this is just a b&w version
by Steven Harris
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Heraldic Design
Topic: Arms Desgn and Balance
Replies: 8
Views: 5766

Re: Arms Desgn and Balance

While I enjoy the historical-looking emblazonment, there is something that can be said in favor of the rather minimalist versions that omit the helm and mantling altogether - leaving just the shield and the crest on its torse, usually in a near-50:50 ratio.
by Steven Harris
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Searching for the meaning of Blazons
Replies: 3
Views: 5135

Re: Searching for the meaning of Blazons

I'm wondering if there is a way to determine what a particular Coat of Arms means? This was very much a concern of mine when I designed and assumed my arms. I had put a respectable amount of thought into the symbolism behind my arms, and I didn't much care for the thought of that being lost. I noti...
by Steven Harris
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Heraldic Events
Topic: US Heraldic Registry
Replies: 6
Views: 4886

Re: US Heraldic Registry

There seems to be some new activity at the USHR. I have resubmitted my arms (originally submitted 17 August 2011), we shall see.