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by Joseph McMillan
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert Giacomel No.0277
Replies: 10
Views: 5515

Re: Robert Giacomel No.0277

J Duncan of Sketraw wrote:They are rarely used.
This is what I meant by their not being part of Spanish heraldic tradition as far as I could tell. Nice to have Carlos confirm my understanding.
by Joseph McMillan
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert Giacomel No.0277
Replies: 10
Views: 5515

Re: Robert Giacomel No.0277

Crests are very rare in the Spanish tradition and Carlos used the ostrich feathers as "filler". He does that with arms that don't have a crest It's not just what Carlos does; the use of the feathers is itself part of the Spanish armorial tradition. Supporters, however, aren't, at least as far as I ...
by Joseph McMillan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Civic Heraldry
Topic: Arms of various Cities and Counties in Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 14897

Re: Arms of various Cities and Counties in Virginia

The seal of Spotsylvania County: http://home.comcast.net/~jkudlick01/heraldry_pics/Spotsylvania_Seal.jpg I have no blazon, but does it really matter? Color on color, and not only metal on metal but argent on argent. The arms are derived by reversal of tinctures from those of Lt. Col. Alexander Spot...
by Joseph McMillan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Civic Heraldry
Topic: Arms of various Cities and Counties in Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 14897

Re: Arms of various Cities and Counties in Virginia

Joe McMillan provided the following information to CRW Flags regarding the flag of Staunton : The arms on the center of the flag are those of Lady Rebecca Staunton, for whom the city was named: Argent two chevrons within a bordure engrailed Sable; for crest, a fox statant proper; the mottoes (above...
by Joseph McMillan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: Historical American Arms
Replies: 3
Views: 4353

Re: Historical American Arms

In the mean time, a plug for the American Heraldry Society's Roll of Early American Arms, at http://www.americanheraldry.org/pages/i ... =Main.Roll. It's fully illustrated through the letter M, partially thereafter, and includes at least the blazons of all the pre-1825 arms in the NEHGS Roll.
by Joseph McMillan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Heraldic Design
Topic: Arms Desgn and Balance
Replies: 8
Views: 8492

Re: Arms Desgn and Balance

I know I should introduce myself to this forum before posting, but... The prescription of any mathematical rule on the correct proportions of crest, helm, and shield is inherently fallacious. Why? Because while helmets were always sized to fit the human head, which doesn't vary all that much (e.g., ...