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by Mark Helderton
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert Taylor Koehler No. 0412
Replies: 10
Views: 7611

Re: Robert Taylor Koehler No. 0412

Chris, it seems to be you that has missed every single point I have made, but I will respectfully leave it there.
by Mark Helderton
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. Martin Gray No. 0414
Replies: 8
Views: 5782

Re: Dr. Martin Gray No. 0413

I think the unwritten rules of arms design change according to what the 'official' heralds of the time consider harmonious. I know that many would argue that your helm is way to big Duncan, and it also appears as though your shield is bigger than 1/3rd, but it looks good anyway and I can appreciate ...
by Mark Helderton
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. Martin Gray No. 0414
Replies: 8
Views: 5782

Re: Dr. Martin Gray No. 0413

The heading of this entry on the forum says entry #413, but on the website it is listed as #414.
by Mark Helderton
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. Martin Gray No. 0414
Replies: 8
Views: 5782

Re: Dr. Martin Gray No. 0413

Some Australian Magpies can grow to be 45cm long - so certainly not out of proportion to the one on his helm. How do you fit a dragon on a helm without shrinking it, or a ship for that matter? The heralds who issued the ancient grants given in the examples above created those representations based o...
by Mark Helderton
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert Taylor Koehler No. 0412
Replies: 10
Views: 7611

Re: Robert Taylor Koehler No. 0412

I'm sorry Chris but all you need do is a google image search for 'blue lion heraldry' to see plenty of examples of blue lions in heraldry, and many other creatures of 'incorrect' colours of various symbolisms. The current arms of Denmark for example: http://static7.depositphotos.com/1001291/718/v/95...
by Mark Helderton
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert Taylor Koehler No. 0412
Replies: 10
Views: 7611

Re: Robert Taylor Koehler No. 0412

Agreed about the 'hooved' instead of 'armed', but perhaps the colours are not so significant to the armiger? Perhaps it is more the symbolism in the forms and not the symbolism in the colours that he is more concerned with, a blue lion for example won't take away from the fact that it still has the ...
by Mark Helderton
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dieter Bryant Rudolph No.0407
Replies: 5
Views: 6201

Re: Dieter Bryant Rudolph No.0407

There are many examples of shields with smaller than 'usual' charges in the history of heraldry. I think if the charges were any bigger on this particular shield the Or mullets on the trimount would have been squashed against the lion. The smaller plate seems to look better with this design too. The...
by Mark Helderton
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. Martin Gray No. 0414
Replies: 8
Views: 5782

Re: Dr. Martin Gray No. 0413

The shield may be oversized by modern standards but certainly isn't wrong. Many of the older grants had oversized shields and crests, with small helms. I happen to like the fact that the shield is larger as it gives visual variety to the arms in the armorial register. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinim...