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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: 114

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: 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." 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: 572

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: 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"? ;) 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: 411

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: 465

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: 1077

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: 1298

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: 1077

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: 1077

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: 1025

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: 733

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: 704

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: 14
Views: 3156

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.
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440

Interesting design! Comparing this version from Lyon) with the earlier South African version linked in this current entry, Lyon replaced the three coronets (which symbolised a Swedish connection) with three ships whose sails are charged with a Scandinavian cross. Lyon could have felt the three coro...
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Cadency and Marshalling
Topic: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge
Replies: 14
Views: 3156

Re: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge

A competent artist could make this better. If the chevron was more acute it would give more room for larger boars but here the crescent can't be mistaken for a mark of cadency.

Please note that no check has been made to see if this design clashes with any existing one.

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by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jason King No.0433
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Jason King No.0433

It has come to our attention, thankfully at this early stage, that the crest has only one difference to that of an existing armiger. In order to remedy this, we have spoken to Mr. King who has agreed that a further difference should be added thus differencing the crest from the existing in two separ...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: Illus. to Rietstaps
Replies: 8
Views: 2408

Re: Illus. to Rietstaps

Using the code given above:
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by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: Illus. to Rietstaps
Replies: 8
Views: 2408

Re: Illus. to Rietstaps

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Bear in mind however, that some sites won't allow "hot-linking" to images. if they don't, simply save the image to your computer and use the "attachments" option.
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert Garrett Jackson, Baron of Paistoun No.0427
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Re: Robert Garrett Jackson, Baron of Paistoun No.0427

This particular emblazonment is perhaps worthy of your comment however, I would like to think that there are artists out there who could produce a version remaining within the confines of the blazon whilst at the same time satisfying the requirement to be translated into a real crest. Your comment r...
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426

As of this morning, the armiger has sent an amended image (watch this space).
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426

I am personally not and never have been fond of the cop out use of proper however, each to their own, and it is possible, with a good artist or a good artistic eye to make a good image out of the most difficult of subjects. I suppose that in the end, if one doesn't have the artistic ability or techn...
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue May 30, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: pale engrailed
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: pale engrailed

" A lion rampant and any other beast of prey is usually represented in heraldry with the tongue and claws of a different colour from the animal. If it is not itself gules, its tongue and claws are usually represented of that colour, unless the lion be on a field of gules. They are then represented A...
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. George Carruthers No.0424
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Dr. George Carruthers No.0424

I'm happy to leave it to you to provide that opinion to the Lord Lyon ;-)
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: The Heraldic Register 1849 - 1850
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Re: The Heraldic Register 1849 - 1850

You can probably get a better idea by visiting http://armorial-register.com/burkes-register.html
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