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by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: John Alan Francis Buffenbarger No.0465
Replies: 3
Views: 111

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: 91

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: 12
Views: 589

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: 12
Views: 589

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: 12
Views: 589

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: 450

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: 1071

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: 1071

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: 1071

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: 592

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: 899

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: 1781

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: 2171

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1577

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: 1059

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: 1017

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: 4132

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: 1798

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: 4132

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: 810

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: 2771

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: 2771

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: 1579

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...