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by Joseph M James
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: commoner arms
Replies: 9
Views: 7436

Re: commoner arms

Kevin, you caught me on a rare day, I have been so busy for so long that I haven't visited the forum in what seems like an eternity and Lord knows when I'll be back. I looked up Scheytt in Neubecker's and this is the only coa I found. You probably know through Siebmacher's index the coa is from Illi...
by Joseph M James
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: arms of the American Lee family
Replies: 0
Views: 2864

arms of the American Lee family

All controversy aside The arms of the American branch of the lee family are in my opinion are beautiful. These arms were shared by two signers of the Declaration of Independence and a President of the Continental Congress ( being trouble makers seemed to run in the family early on :D ). The Lee arms...
by Joseph M James
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 10622

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

Hi Kurt, If you look in Siebmacher's Grosses und Allgemeines Wappenbuch. bd.2 ( Bluhender Adel deutscher Landschaften ). 1.abt. Der Adel des Konigreichs Bayern, Nurnberg 1856, 41. On the page 41 directly under the name Hutten you will see zu Stolzenberg, under that you will see........das wappen zei...
by Joseph M James
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE

I messed up again. I meant color and metal. I have got to slow down.
by Joseph M James
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE

Let me rephrase that, the tinctureand metal appear to be reversed.
by Joseph M James
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE

I found an exact example. TALE from Braunschweig, argent and gules, no other info, though the colors appear to be reversed from the black and white image compared to the colored one. The crest, of course follows the same colors.
by Joseph M James
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE

I forgot to add the link where I found this. In no. 2 partitions.







http://www.heraldica.org/topics/glossary/atlas.htm
by Joseph M James
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE

Does anyone know of an example of this being used? I was searching for German heraldic terminology and found this.
by Joseph M James
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: Illus. to Rietstaps
Replies: 8
Views: 6208

Re: Illus. to Rietstaps

Yes, Kurt I'm still at it. I just finished vols. 3 and 4, so I'm ready to start P thru Z when I get the books. These books are a pain. The spines are so stiff I'm afraid to lay them flat, so I have to hold them open slightly past 90 degrees with one hand, while I photograph with the other. Because o...
by Joseph M James
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 10622

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

I had always noticed what looked like grape leaves at the ends of the mantle,but never thought about wine. Maybe the Pastor saw that on his own wine collection and thought it was normal. I took an internet tour of wineries in the area and looked at hundreds of them and noticed very few used coas. Mo...
by Joseph M James
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 10622

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

I haven't decided anything as of yet because I haven't finished the genealogy yet. I was about to give up on my mother's side when I recently found a paper in my mother's cedar chest (very faded, but somewhat legible) from about 1700 in which my 6xggf's brother, who appears to have been an officer i...
by Joseph M James
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: miniature armor
Replies: 0
Views: 2549

miniature armor

In my internet travels I discovered NIGEL CARREN who makes full size and miniature armor should any of you decide you want make a small 3D complete coa to hang on your wall or wherever.
J M James
by Joseph M James
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: Illus. to Rietstaps
Replies: 8
Views: 6208

Re: Illus. to Rietstaps

I reduced a page by 66%. This Is one of the things I do in my spare time. I use a light attached to a 6 ft. ladder,a homemade bookstand, and a old digital camera on a tripod. Once I was set up it took about 3 hrs. to photograph appox. 800 pgs,(not done in one sitting). I chose this page because in t...
by Joseph M James
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: Illus. to Rietstaps
Replies: 8
Views: 6208

Illus. to Rietstaps

After months of searching by a dedicated librarian, she was able to locate a university library that was willing to loan the 6 vol. 1903-1923 editions of the illus.to Rietstaps Armorial by V. and H.V. Rolland through the interlibrary loan system. I got the 1st. two, A thru B and C thru F. and digiti...
by Joseph M James
Wed May 31, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: pale engrailed
Replies: 7
Views: 4878

Re: pale engrailed

Thank you Mr Goldstraw, I keep forgetting about resources like Fox-Davies. When I was involved with construction and had a question I would go directly to the engineers because what was acceptable last year on one project might not be the next year on a different project. It's an old habit I need to...
by Joseph M James
Sun May 28, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: pale engrailed
Replies: 7
Views: 4878

Re: pale engrailed

My earlier reply seems to have disappeared so here I go again. No, this is not for me. I'm playing with my computer. Years ago I picked a shield from Siebmacher's (renaissance I believe), taped it to my 55 gal. aquarium and traced it,then with an x-acto knife and glue, replaced the frog mouth helmet...
by Joseph M James
Sat May 27, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: pale engrailed
Replies: 7
Views: 4878

Re: pale engrailed

Thank you Mr McCartney, that makes sense especially since this pale is charged with a lion rampant.
by Joseph M James
Fri May 26, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: pale engrailed
Replies: 7
Views: 4878

pale engrailed

Am I correct that a pale should cover about 1/3 of the area of a shield at it's widest point, ( I prefer the shield shape found in Siebmacher's). If so where would the measurement be on a pale engrailed, to the inside of the pale, ( the inner most rounded side ) or the the outer ( the tip of the poi...
by Joseph M James
Sat May 13, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: DUCALLY GORGED
Replies: 4
Views: 9875

Re: DUCALLY GORGED

Mr. Green, I checked Boutell's Heraldry 1890. It says " This coronet, although blazoned a ducal coronet, has no reference to ducal, or any other rank". I learned something new. I thought having a coronet around the animal's neck in a crest meant something special. Oh well.
by Joseph M James
Sat May 13, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: DUCALLY GORGED
Replies: 4
Views: 9875

Re: DUCALLY GORGED

All I have is the entry from Burke's General Armory 1884. Aber. or, a fesse embattled az. Crest- a demi talbot ramp. ar. ducally gorged gu. I seem to have a knack for finding people in Burke's who don't exist anywhere else. This really makes wonder about Burke's. I know Aber is German, but I found n...
by Joseph M James
Sat May 13, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: DUCALLY GORGED
Replies: 4
Views: 9875

DUCALLY GORGED

Is there any significance to an animal in a crest being ducally gorged? I ask because I recently met someone with the surname "ABER" and just for fun researched the name which I found in Burke's. The crest is a Talbot,Ducally Gorged. I thought with a Duke's Coronet in the crest this person should be...
by Joseph M James
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: looking for replica helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 4115

Re: looking for replica helmet

Thank you Mr. Green. After reading your response I realized I had searched for 'replica medieval helmets' instead of " replica frogmouth medieval helmets'. With the new search I found a few more with the least expensive less than $200.00. If he accepts the final price for everything and I actually g...
by Joseph M James
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: looking for replica helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 4115

looking for replica helmet

A friend of mine wants me to put together a full sized complete coa ( shield,helmet,torse,crest, and mantle) to hang in the game room/bar of his new house that he is in process of building. Before anyone asks he is fully entitled to display the arms of a distant male ancestor. I have found everythin...
by Joseph M James
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 16062

Re: Blazon this

I don't know how to provide links, but this is a site with about 80 examples of armorials in different languages. All you do is click on each image to open the manuscripts:
heraldica.hypotheses.org/1770
by Joseph M James
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 16062

Re: Blazon this

Thank you Mr. Green. I spent hours trying to decipher the hand writing at the top of the pages when all I had to do was type in Scheibler armorial. Unbelievable! Sometimes I am so dense. In my defense I have spent years going through German armorials ,( looking for a particular coa), that don't have...