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by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch
Replies: 5
Views: 6552

Re: Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch

Thank you, Chris and Michael. While I would obviously prefer to be able to tell Major Dryden that the language of heraldry can accurately describe his patch, at least I can relay some advice to him. That advice is going to be that he has a couple of options, to wit: 1) Simplify the design and align...
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch
Replies: 5
Views: 6552

Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch

Hello all: A chum from my old Civil Air Patrol days has asked my help in blazoning a proposed squadron patch. I agreed to look it over and offer what help I could, but when I saw just how complicated the design was, I realized that I was out of my league. I don't suppose anybody would like to take ...
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: Attributed arms: suggestions for best places to research?
Replies: 3
Views: 3767

Re: Attributed arms: suggestions for best places to research?

Thank you, Martin. Your suggestion to work the problem backwards from a known armiger, so to speak, feels right for some of these people. In other cases, I suppose I shall have to simply make the best effort I can, especially where descent goes through one or more feminine generations (many of the ...
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: Attributed arms: suggestions for best places to research?
Replies: 3
Views: 3767

Attributed arms: suggestions for best places to research?

Good day, all. I have become interested recently in the practice of attributing arms to individuals for whom no record of armorial achievement exists--specifically for individuals living before the advent of modern heraldry. It is one thing to consult a conventional roll of arms to learn the blazon...
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Reverend Stephen V. Schneider No.0321
Replies: 4
Views: 2584

Re: Reverend Stephen V. Schneider No.0321

All fun aside, it's a pleasure to see another Oregonian join us, especially one with such a commitment to bettering the lives of others.

Douglas
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Reverend Stephen V. Schneider No.0321
Replies: 4
Views: 2584

Re: Reverend Stephen V. Schneider No.0321

If spelling my home state with an 'I' in the middle would somehow persuade people to stop pronouncing it 'Or-ee-GONE,' then I think I could make peace with that! Though I suspect it would just morph into 'Or-EYE-gone.'

Douglas
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Wed May 28, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: Solberg-Bell arms on a 9# heater shield
Replies: 1
Views: 6364

Solberg-Bell arms on a 9# heater shield

Good day, all. Just thought I'd share this picture of my newly-completed curved heater shield. As with all arms and armor on display in my Great Hall, this item is ready to be taken from the wall and used for its intended purpose. The shield was purchased from Windrose Armoury, of Snowflake, Arizon...
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: Questions about the second Register, and a request
Replies: 1
Views: 2904

Questions about the second Register, and a request

Good day, all. I have some questions concerning the publication of the upcoming second Register. How many new entries are being sought? At current rates of enrollment, what time-frame might we be looking at for its publication? I'm in no particular rush to appear in print, merely curious. Regarding...
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 26539

Re: Display by one's spouse

I appreciate your taking the time to comment upon my question though, Chris. It was kind of you to take an interest, and to wish to assist me!

Regards,
Douglas Solberg-Bell
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: A question of etiquettes
Replies: 15
Views: 13434

Re: A question of etiquettes

As an American armiger of Scottish descent, I would be uncomfortable with coming any closer than the unadorned display of my badge on my bonnet. The feather is reserved for the noblesse of Scotland, which my South African registry does not confer upon me. So if I ever were to take the next logical ...
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 26539

Re: Display by one's spouse

Thank you, gentlemen. That was precisely the information I was looking for. Considering that my wife has enthusiastically supported the advancement of my arms (and indeed agreed to something of a 'Heraldry Budget'), I cannot help but feel that I owe her more than just my gratitude. The lozenge in c...
by Douglas Solberg-Bell
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 26539

Display by one's spouse

Good evening, all. I have a question that I should like to address to those members of this body who are married: What display, if any, do you permit your spouse? I have seen the lozenge employed for widows, but what provision is there for a wife to display her living husband’s arms? What forms cou...