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by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Equilateral cross - symbolism
Replies: 5
Views: 70

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: 70

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: 70

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 6:17 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Richard D.J. Stuart of Yeochrie No.0468
Replies: 2
Views: 80

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: 1
Views: 163

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: 12
Views: 835

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 ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: John Alan Francis Buffenbarger No.0465
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: John Alan Francis Buffenbarger No.0465

Hey, like any lunch counter, we can only serve the customers who drop by!

A fair share of the discussions are educational for those who are self-confessed newbies, or who don't know as much as they think ..
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Evan Charles McConnell Ellis-Uhls No.0466
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Evan Charles McConnell Ellis-Uhls No.0466

A nice design, well drawn.
At least on my cellphone screen, the Argent and Or show as a dark grey - not much visual contrast.
(I'm guessing that the original emblazonment has metallic paints for silver and gold, which should be stunning in person!)
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: John Alan Francis Buffenbarger No.0465
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: John Alan Francis Buffenbarger No.0465

Nice!!!
One error at the bottom of the text - it's the International Society of Commoners Heraldry (Heraldry is omitted). In at least one other entry (Lange IIRC) the full name is shown, so I assume this one is just a typo.
Thanks! - we do appreciate the mention!
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

You also asked about "canting" - as I'm sure you've read, it means some visual reference to one's family surname, or someone's personal name, etc. Some cants are obvious - e.g. a tree for Wood (most if not all Woods in Scotland base their arms on an oak tree) or maybe several trees; or more subtle, ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Sorry about your adoptive grandpa's failings; but don't visit the sins of the (grand)father upon his son.* Your adoptive father didn't get to choose his father, but he did choose you! And depending on the composition of your extended adoptive family, there hopefully were other, better Woods in the f...
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Good choice! Hopefully (from my viewpoint as an adoptive parent) you will include some allusion to your adoptive family - perhaps something canting on your family name? But of course that's your decision.
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Interesting case! Martin's comments are good advice, though IAAH isn't the only place to go. One consideration, or question, is where you live since both the heraldic customs and the national or state / provincial laws concerning adoption vary from place to place. (I'm no expert, but we have several...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: commoner arms
Replies: 9
Views: 3687

Re: commoner arms

Kevin - a couple of questions (apologies if already answered earlier): * You say your family name is Scheytt, but you post and sign as Wood. What am I missing? * Curious where you found the other version of Scheytt arms you just posted in your other thread re: crabs as heraldic charges. Thanks!! Mik...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Honorable Jonathan Keith Del Collo No.0463
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Honorable Jonathan Keith Del Collo No.0463

Clean, fairly simple design, very nicely enblazoned.
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Major (Ret'd) Paul E. Henry C.D. No.0460
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Major (Ret'd) Paul E. Henry C.D. No.0460

Very nice!
In the blazon, "two" rather than "to" pink ladies
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455

We can agree to generally agree! ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455

Agreed; but "Proper" gives the artist a broader license to use, say, a golden-brown which after all is closer to the "natural color."
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philippos Alatzoglou No.0454
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Philippos Alatzoglou No.0454

Good job!!!
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455

Hmmm... I'm not ready to go that far! ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455

A bit busy but still nice!
Shouldn't the blazon have the wheat garb "Proper" rather than "Or"? ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philippos Alatzoglou No.0454
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Philippos Alatzoglou No.0454

Nice! I'd seen and admired this design earlier on one of the Facebook forums, but IIRC the artwork here is even better - who was the artist?