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by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392
Replies: 12
Views: 6595

Re: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392

Don't disagree with Martin. In fairness to recent Lyons, this would have been some time back, when Lyon would more or less routinely accept Spanish "grants" (certifications from the Cronista) for matriculation where the petitioner had no particular Scottish connection; which IIRC was a practice disc...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392
Replies: 12
Views: 6595

Re: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392

My recall may be faulty (not uncommon nowadays!) but IIRC Major Massey's arms were a Spanish certification, later matriculated by Lyon; apologies if I'm mis-remembering.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392
Replies: 12
Views: 6595

Re: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392

Curious as to the two Scottish/English duplications Martin cited; though I understand if he doesn't feel comfortable "outing" Lyon ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Christopher Liam O'Connor No.0387
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

Re: Christopher Liam O'Connor No.0387

The Chevron and the oak leaves are all Argent, which can be either silver or white. In this case, the Chevron is painted white, while the oak leaves are painted a metallic silver. Curious as to whether our readers consider this an acceptable exercise of artistic license?
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Oleg Diaczenko No.0384
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

Re: Oleg Diaczenko No.0384

Attractive design - would be interesting to know the intended symbolism or allusions!
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Douglas Michael Dehn No.0382
Replies: 2
Views: 2011

Re: Douglas Michael Dehn No.01382

Ab attractive design. Curious about the "star cross" -- the emblazonments of the shield and the banner show two different versions, both attractive but visually quite distinct. I'm not familiar with the star cross as an heraldic charge, so maybe this is considered merely artistic license; though see...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Norman George McPherson No.0381
Replies: 1
Views: 1538

Re: Norman George McPherson No.0381

Nice enough design, well executed. I do wonder if there might be some other Scottish name with arms featuring a lymphad on a red field as a main theme; and for someone so closely identified with Clan Chattan - both sides of his family and the CC organizations - the change from blue to red seems surp...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch
Replies: 5
Views: 6369

Re: Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch

"Comic book art" is IMO a bit harsh in this case - he can scarcely go back to his CO with that message! A couple of observations: first, this as an organization tied to the USAF; and it's a badge, not aa traditional (or otherwise) coat of arms. USAF iconology tends to be futuristic (a gentler, kinde...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jonathan Taylor Sneddon No.0378
Replies: 1
Views: 2936

Re: Jonathan Taylor Sneddon No.0378

Nice design!
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Mahfouz Marei BinMahfouz, No.0379
Replies: 7
Views: 5165

Re: Mahfouz Marei BinMahfouz, No.0379

The blazon as quoted above - "...on a helmet ..." - "on" seems wrong where there is no crest on the helmet.
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Buck Jones N0.0376
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

Re: Buck Jones N0.0376

The arms (shield) are really nice! The crest would be impractical actually mounted on a hermet, but standing alone should make a pretty nice badge.
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: Lord Lyon Proclamation at Edinburgh 1888.
Replies: 6
Views: 9082

Re: Lord Lyon Proclamation at Edinburgh 1888.

The sizes in both inches and centimeters cited for both A3 and A4 are the same - I assume a typo?
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Heraldic Art
Topic: My arms by Thomas Falk
Replies: 3
Views: 5415

Re: My arms by Thomas Falk

Yes, the stag is particularly nice!
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: New Heraldic Seal for the AR
Replies: 4
Views: 4909

Re: New Heraldic Seal for the AR

Makes sense; I was more curious about the process and pro's and con's rather than pushing for TM
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Heraldic Art
Topic: My arms by Thomas Falk
Replies: 3
Views: 5415

My arms by Thomas Falk

This is a new emblazonment of my assumed American arms by Thomas Falk, a talented Scandinavian heraldic artist, much appreciated!
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: New Heraldic Seal for the AR
Replies: 4
Views: 4909

Re: New Heraldic Seal for the AR

Can this also be trademarked?
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: The Armorial Register is now Trademarked
Replies: 2
Views: 2917

Re: The Armorial Register is now Trademarked

Can you also trademark the AR shield and crest?
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. Bernard Arthur Juby No.0370
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

Re: Dr. Bernard Arthur Juby No.0370

Interesting history!
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Orders of Chivalry and Merit
Topic: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314
Replies: 8
Views: 15959

Re: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314

Thanks! Makes sense. Hopefully the garb is reasonably authentically period.
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Orders of Chivalry and Merit
Topic: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314
Replies: 8
Views: 15959

Re: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314

Thanks. But was the painting actually contemporary with De Molay, or maybe based on a contemporary description?

(I'm guessing not, which wouldn't be surprising, but still curious.)
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Orders of Chivalry and Merit
Topic: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314
Replies: 8
Views: 15959

Re: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314

Agreed. But I'm curious - is the head based on some contemporary artwork? Or is it the artist's conception?
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Anna Borewicz No.0367
Replies: 1
Views: 1643

Re: Anna Borewicz No.0367

Nice start for volume three. Particularly appropriate for an International Register published in English to start with an example outside the UK, as a demonstration that heraldry is a broader and deeper subject than the British model. (Not a criticism of the British approach, which is quite appropri...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jarrod Ross Tuikka, B.Mus, M.Mus No.0354
Replies: 1
Views: 1486

Re: Jarrod Ross Tuikka, B.Mus, M.Mus No.0354

Beautiful arms! (shield design). There was considerable discussion on FB re: the crest.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: The Reverend Gary Bruce MacDonald N0.0350
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re: The Reverend Gary Bruce MacDonald N0.0350

Nice design, well executed. The grant of the galero to a Methodist minister is interesting. I'd read that Lyon would grant the galero to any clergyman, of whatever denomination, but this is the first example I've seen in a grant or matriculation to other than a RC or Episcopal priest. (But then I do...