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by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 11546

Re: Blazon this

In modern times, ditto. I do wonder, however, at what historical point these two blazons would have been seen as different - rather than just different ways to blazon a fat fess between two skinnier fesses...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert A. Cromartie, Baron of Urquhart No.0416
Replies: 5
Views: 5612

Re: Robert A. Cromartie, Baron of Urquhart No.0416

Well, the red robe and cap would have been pretty good clues... ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert A. Cromartie, Baron of Urquhart No.0416
Replies: 5
Views: 5612

Re: Robert A. Cromartie, Baron of Urquhart No.0416

There is an artistic difference between the usual Scottish and English versions of a boar's head couped. Neil Bromley's version has the neck couped (cut off) at the bottom of the neck, the usual English style, while the patent from Lyon has the neck couped close (just behind the head). Neither versi...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: What if Edward VIII ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3394

Re: What if Edward VIII ?

Happy that my guesswork motivated someone to dig further! :)
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: What if Edward VIII ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3394

Re: What if Edward VIII ?

My guess would be, the same charged label as her father but with five pendants (dangling thingies) instead of three, and as oldest likely merely repeating the same charges on the extra pendants. Since I don't recall (if I ever knew) what charge(s( were on her father's label, that's ad specific (or s...
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Flying Heraldry
Topic: A new armorial standard from South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 15695

Re: A new armorial standard from South Africa

Curious - why would a German baron or other noble, who presumably would already be armigerous, need to register his arms in South Africa? Unless perhaps that's where he lives... In any case, I agree with Martin that it's an innovative design for the standard. I vaguely recall online discussion of th...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Sebastian Abel de Valcourt No.0409
Replies: 1
Views: 2128

Re: Sebastian Abel de Valcourt No.0409

I remember the design process on the IHS site!
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dieter Bryant Rudolph No.0407
Replies: 5
Views: 4135

Re: Dieter Bryant Rudolph No.0407

A pigasus!
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Heraldic Art
Topic: My emblazonment by Jussi Karna
Replies: 3
Views: 3727

Re: My emblazonment by Jussi Karna

Nice!!
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: Blazon Queery
Replies: 14
Views: 9522

Re: Blazon Queery

Also, before I forget, there was also some discussion of someone else's suggestion that the crest dragon might be better red rather than green. That should make your day! - but last time I was there, it was just "what if"... You might want a "come to Jesus" chat (PM not public) about it, but check t...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: Blazon Queery
Replies: 14
Views: 9522

Re: Blazon Queery

There was some discussion board of this blazon over the last couple of days, resulting in a better blazon which Mr. Lloyd seems to like. I don't have it written down but since you're now a member of that FB group you should be able to find it at or near the rather long thread on these arms. If not, ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: Blazon Queery
Replies: 14
Views: 9522

Re: Blazon Queery

It's a Facebook forum, some of whose members are also IHS members (here on the IHS forum) and/or on the IHS FB forum (e.g. Martin and yours truely).

The certificate above is one of several prepared as an enjoyable, if not always perfect, exercise.
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Christopher Liam O'Connor No.0387
Replies: 5
Views: 3022

Re: Christopher Liam O'Connor No.0387

Nice! Who was the artist?
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: commoner arms
Replies: 9
Views: 5016

Re: commoner arms

Thanks for looking! The spelling variants I mentioned are, as you say, just different ways of spelling the same name. My guess is that the family were essentially poor farmers (a more diplomatic term than peasants;) ) who emigrated to escape the constant religious and territorial warfare in the Rhei...
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 7298

Re: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight

Joseph - are you a citizen of, or resident in, the UK? If so, I'll derfer to Chris or others. If you aren't living in the UK, you may have other options depending on the rules or customs where you are (as with real estate, "Location, Location, Location" :) ) For example, if you are an American, and ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: commoner arms
Replies: 9
Views: 5016

Re: commoner arms

The definition of "commoner" can be more complicated than it looks. IIRC (a doubtful notion!) in the UK a "commoner: is anyone other than a peer - even the peer's siblpngs and children are "commoners" (except maybe the oldest son, who will inherit the title? - not sure about that...) So in any refer...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396
Replies: 8
Views: 4215

Re: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396

Maybe you could require prospective registrants to first conduct a refrigerator test - but on their own refrigerator, not your website ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Christopher Cliff No.0397
Replies: 2
Views: 2433

Re: Christopher Cliff No.0397

Clean, simple design; and the particular combination of green birds and snake should be unique. The linked page says "More information to follow" - hopefully what symbolism he may have in mind! (Hey, curious minds with too much time on their hands want to know! :)
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Matthew Lauren Mansfield No.0395 (Vol.3)
Replies: 4
Views: 2881

Re: Matthew Lauren Mansfield No.0395 (Vol.3)

Yes; as noted, a basically sound design once he decides what version of the stag's head he really wants in chief. (FWIW, unless there is some special personal significance of the "taxidermist's trophy" as drawn, I think I'd prefer cabosshed as in the blazon, but that's not my call!) The artwork is r...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Flying Heraldry
Topic: AR table banners and others
Replies: 3
Views: 3234

Re: AR table banners and others

Very nice!
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Matthew Lauren Mansfield No.0395 (Vol.3)
Replies: 4
Views: 2881

Re: Matthew Lauren Mansfield No.0395 (Vol.3)

Echoing comments in FB -- nice design, but a disconnect between blazon of a stag's head cabosshed (no neck showing) and an image of a stag's head and neck, like a hunting trophy. Either way should be fine but blazon and image should match. Also would likely look better on a narrower shield with less...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Burke's General Armory
Replies: 7
Views: 5786

Re: Burke's General Armory

If you can get (borrow) from the interlibrary loan system, that's great for any particular items on your "to do" list at that point in time. Beyond that, it's piggy bank time... :) Though you might be able to find which (if any) libraries in your area actually have copies; likely in their reference ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Burke's General Armory
Replies: 7
Views: 5786

Re: Burke's General Armory

"Temp" followed by the name of a king means roughly 'in the time of" that king, without specifying a which year of his reign. Note that Burke is a mix of arms actually granted or confirmed by the official heralds in England, Scotland or Ireland, and other arms collected from various (usually unspeci...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Mark Windsor No.0393
Replies: 1
Views: 2648

Re: Mark Windsor No.0393

Very nice!!