Search found 195 matches

by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Godfrey Devlin, Baron of Gogar No.0488
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Godfrey Devlin, Baron of Gogar No.0488

Nice design! - you've also recently posted an entry for his son, same artwork with a red cadency label. One correction - the first sentence of the rationale mentions "the Scottish Heraldry Society" - should be "the Heraldry Society of Scotland". The design of these arms is clearly based on those of ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Thurlo Aidan Berry No.0487
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Thurlo Aidan Berry No.0487

"Canton of affection" - quite unusual, if not unique; but if it serves a significant purpose, and given mutual consent, why not?
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrizio Imperato of Montecorvino No.0485
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Re: Patrizio Imperato of Montecorvino No.0485

The black cords & tassels on a blue field are less than ideal; otherwise nice.
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ernesto Juan Anaya No.0483
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Ernesto Juan Anaya No.0483

Touche' !! :)
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: James R.G. Devlin, Lord of Cowal No0484
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: James R.G. Devlin, Lord of Cowal No0484

Nice design - simple and clean. Apparently , in effect "indeterminate cadency" from the Irish Devlin chiefs - Azure a Celtic cross Or between three stars, I don't recall if also Or or Argent.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ernesto Juan Anaya No.0483
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Ernesto Juan Anaya No.0483

Nice, dimple, clean design. Nice!
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Captain Björn Oliver Hellenthal No0482
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Captain Björn Oliver Hellenthal No0482

Interesting fellow - from the name, Scandinavian roots; sailing (so to speak) all over the world; and ending up in Brazil. And an interesting design - I'd forgotten that the Southern Cross isn't uniquely Australian! First I'd heard the term "wind-rose" - something new to learn every day! (FWIW, I'd ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: LU Tsung-Han No.0478
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: LU Tsung-Han No.0478

Nice!
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Tom Holmberg No.0477
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Tom Holmberg No.0477

Very nice!
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Tom Holmberg No.0477
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Tom Holmberg No.0477

Nice design!
(Is this helmet typical for Finnish commoners?)
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Devant Maharaj No.0476
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Devant Maharaj No.0476

Nice arms, interesting explanation.
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Michael F.McCartney No.0471
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: Michael F.McCartney No.0471

Thanks!!!
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 4911

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Very, very nice!
Kevin, would you be willing to share your design rationale / intended symbolism?
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 4911

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Looking forward to seeing the result!
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Equilateral cross - symbolism
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: Equilateral cross - symbolism

Kevin - more seriously, it's rather hit & miss commenting without any context as to how many equilateral crosses, what other charges and how arranged etc. Of course you may not be free, or ready, to fully share your artist's ideas at this stage, which we respect; but to comment in a useful way, it w...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Equilateral cross - symbolism
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: Equilateral cross - symbolism

In the absence of push-button the emojis, :)
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Equilateral cross - symbolism
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: Equilateral cross - symbolism

I suspect that "equilateral cross" is a so-called Greek cross - couped arms of equal length (thus "equilateral") that do not extend to or touch any of the sides of the shield.

Bit that's just my guess..
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jourdan L.L. Devereaux No.0469
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: Jourdan L.L. DevereauxNo.0469

Beautiful!
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jourdan L.L. Devereaux No.0469
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: Jourdan L.L. DevereauxNo.0469

Beautiful!
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Richard D.J. Stuart of Yeochrie No.0468
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

Re: Richard D.J. Stuart of Yeochrie No.0468

Nice arms & crest!
(There is a stray sentence fragment at the end of the entry - apparently from the Devereaux entry - re: the Governor of Nebraska)
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Heraldic Design
Topic: Shield division styles - meanings..?
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Re: Shield division styles - meanings..?

(see my rather wordy response in your other thread)
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 4911

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Per pall reversed is a perfectly legitimate pattern for a field division, so it's a matter of personal preference. Having said which, I personally tend to agree with your anonymous herald. No logical reason, just my personal gut reaction; others may (some certainly will) disagree. Except for having ...