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by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: International Registration
Replies: 9
Views: 408

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: 3
Views: 304

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: 3
Views: 304

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: 385

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: 335

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: 335

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: 2011

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: 942

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: 2011

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: 301

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: 1830

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: 1830

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: 874

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: 1409

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: 1409

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: 1137

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: 919

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: 1316

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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by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Flying Heraldry
Topic: A new armorial standard from South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 11148

Re: A new armorial standard from South Africa

Natalie Declare wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:00 am
//snip// South Africa grants some pretty nice Armorial Bearings so why not use them?
It should be pointed out that South Africa does not grant arms, it registers them. There is no provision in the Act that created the Bureau of Heraldry for them to grant arms.
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Motto
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Motto

:-) Thanks Chris.
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Motto
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Motto

Strictly speaking not "blazon" but I invite comments on the suitability of the proposed motto "a fructibus eorum cognoscetis eos" which I believe is taken from Mathew 7:16.
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Bruno Bernhard Glodny No.0421
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

Re: Bruno Bernhard Glodny No.0421

I like the arms, which are both traditional and have meaning to the armiger. My only slight cavil is with the motto. As the armiger wishes to convey the message: "Goodbye Europe, Hello USA", it would be more logical to have the motto the other way round: Vale Atque Salve (Farewell and Hail). Yet an...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Announcements from the International Armorial Register
Topic: Sealand
Replies: 0
Views: 1171

Sealand

We have today received an enquiry about registering the arms of a so called "Count of Sealand" and I thought it might be useful to set down our response. Enquiry: Good afternoon! The Principality of Sealand officially declared that I has been awarded Count Noble Title from the Head of State, Royal F...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420
Replies: 5
Views: 3062

Re: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420

Chris Green wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Sorry Martin, not meant to be a criticism of you (who possess many other talents!), but your version still looks like the arms of some Mediterranean commune. Unfortunately, whoever tries to turn this blazon into a work of art has his/her work cut out.

I tend to agree.
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420
Replies: 5
Views: 3062

Re: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420

Disclaimer: I am NOT a competent artist.
I knocked this up with readily available clip art over a cuppa. A competent artist would indeed work wonders.

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