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by Chris Green
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: The Reverend Doctor Christian Dominic Boyd No.0452
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: The Reverend Doctor Christian Dominic Boyd No.0452

Clean, simple design. Assuming the emblazonment represents his intentions, shouldn't the blazon note that the three crosses are erect or palewise? Ordinarily charges on a bend would be oriented bendwise unless otherwise specified... Crosses are always blazoned thus unless they are saltires of course.
by Chris Green
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Graeme Justin Jolly No.0438
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: Graeme Justin Jolly No.0438

I should be interested to see an emblazonment with a heater shield instead of this eccentric one. I have my suspicions that it would be difficult to squeeze in all the elements in base.
by Chris Green
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Claes Zangenberg, Baron of Pittenweem No.0431
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Re: Claes Zangenberg, Baron of Pittenweem No.0431

As to the blazoning of the maunches as in chief , my feeling is that that would indicate that they should be shown in the top third of the shield. In both the emblazonments however they reach below half way. The inverted/transposed pile leaves space on either side that clearly needs to be filled and...
by Chris Green
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Claes Zangenberg, Baron of Pittenweem No.0431
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Re: Claes Zangenberg, Baron of Pittenweem No.0431

Friar says: "When a single pile issues from base (i.e. reversed or transposed) it should always be depicted in relief and narrower than the per chevron partition with which it may be confused." Boutell merely says that a pile may issue from the base, which is less helpful. I don't always go along wi...
by Chris Green
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 6302

Re: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight

You seem to have your work cut out! As for your comment: The more I've learned about heraldry the more dubious these arms appear, but who knows? I agree. To me they appear to be the work of a child, or someone whose understanding of heraldry is extremely limited. If it was indeed the pastor at Bulle...
by Chris Green
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert Garrett Jackson, Baron of Paistoun No.0427
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Re: Robert Garrett Jackson, Baron of Paistoun No.0427

When discussing my proposed arms with the then York Herald, Conrad Swan, I was keen that the crest should be something that an armourer could have made without resort to papier-maché or painted board. York agreed with me that my suggestion of a mailed glove grasping a velvet one was an elegant solut...
by Chris Green
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert Garrett Jackson, Baron of Paistoun No.0427
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Re: Robert Garrett Jackson, Baron of Paistoun No.0427

Lord Lyon's Office clearly holds with the principle that anything goes when it comes to crests. How on earth anyone could float a trefoil between the stag's horns is beyond me. Is it supposed to be suspended by fishing line from the tines? If a trefoil was required in the crest, surely it could have...
by Chris Green
Sat May 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: DUCALLY GORGED
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Re: DUCALLY GORGED

The blazon does not enlighten us much. The arms are traditional rather than "Victorian". The talbot breed of dogs seems to have died out at the end of the 18th century, so perhaps the arms are older (though of course one may use an image of an extinct dog just as one may use the image of a mythical ...
by Chris Green
Sat May 13, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: DUCALLY GORGED
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Re: DUCALLY GORGED

Could you provide the text of the Burke's entry for Aber. That may help us with the identity of the Aber family. Boutell has quite a lot to say on ducal/crest coronets (pp 155-156). I doubt that heraldic authorities would today allow a grant that described such a coronet as "ducal". As to a talbot (...
by Chris Green
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. George Carruthers No.0424
Replies: 3
Views: 2094

Re: Dr. George arrthers No.0424

Not "arrthers" I think!

I wonder if one can really blazon St Michael and the beast as "proper". Neither the one nor the other actually exists so there is no means of telling what "proper" might be. One would never blazon an unicorn "proper", but a roedeer could be proper.
by Chris Green
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. George M. Burden, Baron of Seabegs No.0417
Replies: 11
Views: 7436

Re: Dr. George M. Burden, Baron of Seabegs No.0417

I thank Dr Burden for his measured response to my somewhat impertinent dismissal of the accuracy of his motto. This is perhaps a good place to warn that the pitfalls with foreign language mottoes are many: 1) That they will err grammatically; 2) That they will not mean quite what was intended; 3) Th...
by Chris Green
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 2469

Re: The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

Thank you. Crane? Flamingo? http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/128/590x/Two-cranes-in-a-field-591641.jpg http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/16/article-2173937-14121AEE000005DC-147_306x423.jpg We have lots of cranes around here in the warmer months, and I have never seen one whose neck a...
by Chris Green
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 2469

Re: The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

On doing a wee search I just noticed that they also use the arms in "black and white" which although this is often done, I would suggest the way they have done it is incorrect. Incorrect in that the field should be black and the "pots" and thistle white? That would make the black flamingo largely i...
by Chris Green
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 9929

Re: Blazon this

Can't find any PM from you on IAAH Forum or here.
by Chris Green
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 9929

Re: Blazon this

Thank you Kurt. As for membership of IAAH, our Secretary is at present in hospital and unlikely to be back in action for a couple of months. His in-box is therefore full and we are unable to access it. You should however be able to register for the Forum, where your participation will be very welcom...
by Chris Green
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: looking for replica helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: looking for replica helmet

There are lots of great helms on the market but precious few frog-mouthed ones. I eventually found this:

Image

https://www.outfit4events.com/eur/produ ... nt-helmet/
by Chris Green
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Motto
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: Motto

a fructibus eorum cognoscetis eos
means: "By their fruits shall ye know them". As a motto it sounds pretty good to me (if the subject isn't a mass murderer, embezzler, builder of houses that tend to fall down ......)
by Chris Green
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Bruno Bernhard Glodny No.0421
Replies: 2
Views: 2777

Re: Bruno Bernhard Glodny No.0421

I like the arms, which are both traditional and have meaning to the armiger.

My only slight cavil is with the motto. As the armiger wishes to convey the message: "Goodbye Europe, Hello USA", it would be more logical to have the motto the other way round: Vale Atque Salve (Farewell and Hail).
by Chris Green
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420
Replies: 5
Views: 4561

Re: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420

Sorry Martin, not meant to be a criticism of you (who possess many other talents!), but your version still looks like the arms of some Mediterranean commune. Unfortunately, whoever tries to turn this blazon into a work of art has his/her work cut out. There seems to be some sort of foundation with t...
by Chris Green
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420
Replies: 5
Views: 4561

Re: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420

An impressive pedigree, shame about the emblazonment. A decent heraldic artist might make these arms look a lot better. At the moment they remind me of any number of communal arms of Spain or Italy
by Chris Green
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Bo Corvenius Kreiss No.0419
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Re: Bo Corvenius Kreiss No.0419

Unusually shaped shield. I don't think I have come across one quite like that before. Not a shape that seems to have any particular purpose - apart from decorative.
by Chris Green
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. George M. Burden, Baron of Seabegs No.0417
Replies: 11
Views: 7436

Re: Dr. George M. Burden, Baron of Seabegs No.0417

I readily admit that I last studied Latin 50 years ago, but I fear that the Latin for The Health of the Family is not Salus Familias . Salus certainly means health. The Romans had a goddess named Salus who was prayed to for health and prosperity. But it is more usually associated with safety and wel...
by Chris Green
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 9929

Re: Blazon this

Michael F. McCartney wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:04 am
So, what is a Leisten?
A bar, presumably narrower than "Balken", which also literally means "bar" as well as the heraldic fess. "Leisten" apparently has several meanings, one of which is: a batten, board, piece of wood used to hold something in place.
by Chris Green
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 9929

Re: Blazon this

https://heraldica.hypotheses.org/1770

Just copy and paste the web address (including https or http), highlight it and click on the tenth button immediately above (after B I U ...).