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by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ernesto Juan Anaya No.0483
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Ernesto Juan Anaya No.0483

J Duncan of Sketraw wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 pm
"dimple"
Nice to see that we don't have the monopoly on typos eh John ;-)
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Tom Holmberg No.0477
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Tom Holmberg No.0477

As you will be aware Michael, we have been in discussion with Mr. Holmberg over the opinions of the Finish Heraldry Society and he has decided to replace the helm. None of this of course affects the basic design/blazon. When John finds the time, he will use the new image to update the entry in The R...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: English Feudal Baron - Title or Dignity?
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: English Feudal Baron - Title or Dignity?

Stephen, a very good question which can be answered by precedent using but one of many examples of the Funeral Certificates issued by Officers of Arms and recorded in the records of the College of Arms. Here is a facsimile of the entry for Thomas Venables, Esquire, Baron of Kinderton recorded at his...
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Equilateral cross - symbolism
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: Equilateral cross - symbolism

Michael F. McCartney wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:21 am
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..
It would help if the "herald" used heraldic terms!
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Equilateral cross - symbolism
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: Equilateral cross - symbolism

Not exactly sure what, in heraldic terms an equilateral cross is except that if taken literally it would be a cross of equal dimensions. There is a list of heraldic crosses here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosses_in_heraldry The basic heraldic cross (the default if there are no additional specif...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: John Alan Francis Buffenbarger No.0465
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

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! Thank you, we will attend to it. On...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Evan Charles McConnell Ellis-Uhls No.0466
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Evan Charles McConnell Ellis-Uhls No.0466

There is to be an amendment to this entry quite soon. When the armiger first submitted his application the image appeared to be cut off at the wreath (sans crest) and indeed, he had omitted to include any blazon for the crest however, both John and I recalled seeing the arms somewhere before and we ...
by Martin Goldstraw
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 4016

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Kevin Wood wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:54 pm
I am definitely going to complete the application and move forward with that process.

Best regards,

Kevin
Delighted to hear it. I look forward to seeing the result.
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 4016

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Thank you for the frank response, the right or otherwise to an inherited coat is always, in the end, a matter of genealogy and I wish you luck with it however, since you appear to identify so closely with your new surname of Wood (I note with some contentment that you fondly refer to your adoptive f...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 4016

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Hello Kevin, You must never assume that charges in heraldry have specific meanings or symbolism; nor that they can be interpreted. The reason I choose a sword in my coat of arms will be quite different to the reason someone else chooses a sword in theirs and the same applies to all other charges, an...
by Martin Goldstraw
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Major (Ret'd) Paul E. Henry C.D. No.0460
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

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

Ha Ha, I copied and pasted the blazon from the Canadian Public Register of Arms; it never occurred to me that I would have to proof read their blazon!
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by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 2536

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." Hmm. This is being too pernickety in my opinion but I don't think it worth prolonging the debate since we are actually broadly in agreement. I just like simple, unco...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 2536

Re: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455

Hmmm... I'm not ready to go that far! ;) Neither am I, I dislike "proper" when it is used as little more than a mechanism to circumnavigate the (so called) tincture rules. A Gold garb on a Silver shield is a violation of the tincture rules regardless of whether the garb is described as Or or proper...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 2536

Re: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455

A bit busy but still nice! Shouldn't the blazon have the wheat garb "Proper" rather than "Or"? ;) I would have done so however, the blazon was set by another "authority" so I didn't interfere. On a general note, it seems to me that more and more people are choosing to ignore the so called tincture ...
by Martin Goldstraw
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: Cheshire Heraldry Visitations 1613 illustrated
Replies: 0
Views: 1161

Cheshire Heraldry Visitations 1613 illustrated

(Forgive the blatant advertising) I have now published the second in the illustrated companions to the Cheshire Visitations. CHESHIRE HERALDRY THE VISITATIONS OF 1613. This purpose of this book is to act as an illustrated companion to add some colour to the Harleian MS series of Cheshire Visitations...
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Supporters
Topic: Supporters for a Lyon
Replies: 0
Views: 2379

Supporters for a Lyon

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by Martin Goldstraw
Wed May 30, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Scottish Feudal Baronies
Replies: 5
Views: 3140

Re: Scottish Feudal Baronies

I know there is an ongoing discussion amongst a number of Feudal Barons on how to best handle this issue, and how to best protect the long term interest of the Scottish Baronage. Please feel free to send me a private message for further information. I have received some news/gossip which I am not a...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: International Registration
Replies: 9
Views: 4833

Re: International Registration

I notice that you have also posted this on the FB page Heraldic Round Table. Here is my reply which is also on the appropriate FB page awaiting comment: Here is my stab at it to get the ball rolling. it is pity that the black center is not of equal width so that the blazon could start "tierced per p...
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Scottish Feudal Baronies
Replies: 5
Views: 3140

Re: Scottish Feudal Baronies

As far as I am aware, there is as yet much grumbling but no actual stomach for a challenge; probably because such things always come with a (potential) cost.
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Scottish Feudal Baronies
Replies: 5
Views: 3140

Re: Scottish Feudal Baronies

There are always unexpected consequences and one resulting in the recent decision is that baron's will be increasingly aware that a grant of arms from the Lord Lyon has never actually been necessary for a baron if they didn't wish to become armigerous and for those outwith Scotland it will now be ev...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: Tomb symbols
Replies: 2
Views: 3319

Re: Tomb symbols

I would tend to agree with John on this. Neither of us can claim to speak with any particular authority on this and I don't have any reference books specifically on monuments of this nature however, I do have a copy of Macklin's Monumental Brasses by John Page-Phillips. The book goes to great length...
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Re: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449

Or, he might simply be happy with it as it is!
by Martin Goldstraw
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0446
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0466

Here is my version. I felt that the Azure of the original was too washed out and more like Blue Celeste, so made it more Azure and less Blue Celeste; this also helps with the visual contrast between the blue and the white. I also felt that, according to the blazon, the lion need not be constrained b...
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Cadency and Marshalling
Topic: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge
Replies: 10
Views: 7181

Re: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge

Michael F. McCartney wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:48 pm
Suggest he do the refrigerator test first! - before pasting bookplates in his favorite books!!!

One nice advantage of Argent and Sable is that a black and white image is already in full color!
Ha Ha - nice observation.