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by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: looking for replica helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

Re: looking for replica helmet

Sounds like a fun project!
Curious re: your future plans for lower-cost display helmets -- which two helmet styles are you considering?
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Motto
Replies: 3
Views: 2656

Re: Motto

A great motto below a shield, or above a crest, featuring a fruit tree, grapevine(s) or berry bush(es)...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420
Replies: 5
Views: 5647

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

Martin's clip art is better (to my eye, but de gustibus...) but the arms are what they are. If you had them emblazoned by, say, Marco Foppoli, they would certainly look better (oops, meant to say "even better" ;) ) but I suspect Chris would still see them as looking like very well emblazoned communa...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Bo Corvenius Kreiss No.0419
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

Re: Bo Corvenius Kreiss No.0419

Nice design; one of the better and IMO more creative modern examples of a design centered on a lion rampant.The artwork is also very nice!
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. George M. Burden, Baron of Seabegs No.0417
Replies: 11
Views: 9634

Re: Dr. George M. Burden, Baron of Seabegs No.0417

Two lessons:
* The value of posting on a site like this one before, rather than after, the fact.
* The advantage of considering a motto in one's own language!
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 12841

Re: Blazon this

So, what is a Leisten?
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 12841

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: 6125

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: 6125

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: 3902

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: 3902

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: 16536

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: 2290

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: 4458

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: 4053

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: 10354

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: 10354

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: 10354

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: 3320

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: 5704

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: 8245

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: 5704

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...