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by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396
Replies: 8
Views: 4586

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: 2631

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: 3135

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: 3514

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: 3135

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: 6407

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: 6407

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: 2789

Re: Mark Windsor No.0393

Very nice!!
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: 7152

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: 7152

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: 7152

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: 3331

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: 1760

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: 2194

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: 1685

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: 6706

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: 3076

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: 5512

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: 2851

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: 9525

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: 5703

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: 5302

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: 5703

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: 5302

Re: New Heraldic Seal for the AR

Can this also be trademarked?