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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: 51

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: 114

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: 572

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: 572

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: 362

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: 572

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: 572

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: 362

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?
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: The Reverend Doctor Christian Dominic Boyd No.0452
Replies: 2
Views: 324

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...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: International Registration
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: International Registration

Difficult to make out parts of the blazon - Google translator has, shall we say, some limitations ...but as best I can tell, sounds like an attractive design.

I'm sure there are some here who could read the original German blazon, and translate it into English blazon, if you could post it here.
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Scottish Feudal Baronies
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Scottish Feudal Baronies

Is a legal challenge likely?
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449

Or perhaps with helm and crest aligned more or less halfway between? (Though facing dexter would perhaps be best - wouldn't require redrawing the crest)
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449

Very nice! - though the crest and helmet in this version are facing in different directions.
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Leon Boone No. 0447
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Joseph Leon Boone No. 0447

Beautiful design, both shield and crest.
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Luca Porcelli No.0448
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Luca Porcelli No.0448

Nice! - clean, attractive, and relatively simple - though it would be interesting to know a bit more re: why these particular charges were chosen.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0446
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0446

Martin's version is great!!
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0446
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0466

Very nice design!
I do think that the emblazonment would be even better if the lion on the shield was the same white version of Argent as the lower part of the shield - stronger visual contrast with the blue on which it lies.
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Cheong Ming Lam No.0444
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Re: Cheong Ming Lam No.0444

Based on discussions elsewhere (various FB heraldry forums) it seems that this fellow had previously registered the same design but with the field Argent and the stars Azure - to my mind, better heraldically because better color contrast, though he said he found the white field too plain. It occurs ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Corporate Heraldry
Topic: The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago

A reasonable compromise. To be fair, my preference is based on the artwork, not the heraldic design; I suspect that if the two artists were switched, my preference would also switch.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Corporate Heraldry
Topic: The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago

The old arms are quite nice, but the new ones are to my mind strikingly beautiful!
De gustibus... ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440

;)
Scandinavian equivalents to three camels - ships of the desert?
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Edward Thiravej Ploysongsang No.0422
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Edward Thiravej Ploysongsang No.0422

Interesting to compare this latest design to the two earlier ones.
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civic Heraldry
Topic: Crests and the Arms of European Republics
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: Crests and the Arms of European Republics

Lack of crests is not an error, it is a conscious decision based on local historical traditions. The only necessary item is the shield; everything else is just (hopefully attractive and meaningful) options. Most places, crests are commonly included in personal and family arms, but even there only th...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440

Depends on his citizenship and residence. If he has become a British citizen, then the Scottish version. If he is a Mexican citizen and resides there, it really doesn't matter, either legally or symbolically, since neither foreign grant has any legal weight outside of the granting/certifying jurisdi...