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by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Scottish Feudal Baronies
Replies: 5
Views: 3640

Re: Scottish Feudal Baronies

Is a legal challenge likely?
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Re: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449

Or perhaps with helm and crest aligned more or less halfway between? (Though facing dexter would perhaps be best - wouldn't require redrawing the crest)
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Re: Frederick Gordon Polson Casely No.0449

Very nice! - though the crest and helmet in this version are facing in different directions.
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Leon Boone No. 0447
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

Re: Joseph Leon Boone No. 0447

Beautiful design, both shield and crest.
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Luca Porcelli No.0448
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

Re: Luca Porcelli No.0448

Nice! - clean, attractive, and relatively simple - though it would be interesting to know a bit more re: why these particular charges were chosen.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0446
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

Re: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0446

Martin's version is great!!
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0446
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

Re: Eric Matthew Motley No. 0466

Very nice design!
I do think that the emblazonment would be even better if the lion on the shield was the same white version of Argent as the lower part of the shield - stronger visual contrast with the blue on which it lies.
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Cheong Ming Lam No.0444
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

Re: Cheong Ming Lam No.0444

Based on discussions elsewhere (various FB heraldry forums) it seems that this fellow had previously registered the same design but with the field Argent and the stars Azure - to my mind, better heraldically because better color contrast, though he said he found the white field too plain. It occurs ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Corporate Heraldry
Topic: The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago
Replies: 4
Views: 5106

Re: The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago

A reasonable compromise. To be fair, my preference is based on the artwork, not the heraldic design; I suspect that if the two artists were switched, my preference would also switch.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Corporate Heraldry
Topic: The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago
Replies: 4
Views: 5106

Re: The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago

The old arms are quite nice, but the new ones are to my mind strikingly beautiful!
De gustibus... ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440
Replies: 5
Views: 3543

Re: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440

;)
Scandinavian equivalents to three camels - ships of the desert?
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Edward Thiravej Ploysongsang No.0422
Replies: 1
Views: 1758

Re: Edward Thiravej Ploysongsang No.0422

Interesting to compare this latest design to the two earlier ones.
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civic Heraldry
Topic: Crests and the Arms of European Republics
Replies: 2
Views: 4144

Re: Crests and the Arms of European Republics

Lack of crests is not an error, it is a conscious decision based on local historical traditions. The only necessary item is the shield; everything else is just (hopefully attractive and meaningful) options. Most places, crests are commonly included in personal and family arms, but even there only th...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440
Replies: 5
Views: 3543

Re: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440

Depends on his citizenship and residence. If he has become a British citizen, then the Scottish version. If he is a Mexican citizen and resides there, it really doesn't matter, either legally or symbolically, since neither foreign grant has any legal weight outside of the granting/certifying jurisdi...
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Cadency and Marshalling
Topic: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge
Replies: 10
Views: 8562

Re: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge

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!
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440
Replies: 5
Views: 3543

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 coron...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Cadency and Marshalling
Topic: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge
Replies: 10
Views: 8562

Re: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge

Mark - nice work! Brian - your anonymous friend now has two similar but not identical designs (versions,) to consider - the only heraldically significant difference being Martin's boars rampant vs Mark's boars statant. Before he decides on one or the other, you might suggest a "refrigerator test" fo...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Cadency and Marshalling
Topic: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge
Replies: 10
Views: 8562

Re: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge

Also, could you share a bit of basic info re: your friend? e.g. surname or roots, a bit of his family history, etc.? Not looking to highjack your design process, just maybe make better informed suggestions.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Heraldic Design
Topic: Potential Coat of Arms
Replies: 8
Views: 8884

Re: Potential Coat of Arms

Brian - your recent post re: designing arms for a friend prompted me to look at this thread from 2015. So if you don't mind sharing, what did you finally decide for your own arms?
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Cadency and Marshalling
Topic: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge
Replies: 10
Views: 8562

Re: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge

My guess (only that) is that while you may find something similar, the chevron countetchanged likely will be different - but I could well be wrong!
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Cadency and Marshalling
Topic: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge
Replies: 10
Views: 8562

Re: Possible confusion between cadency and normal charge

A couple of immediate reactions - First, a good start, but you might want to make the boars larger, to better fill the available space. Second, the crescent does come across as likely a cadency mark, given it's location and size. There just isn't sufficient space above the point of the chevron for a...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426
Replies: 10
Views: 4253

Re: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426

Sorry ... it would have been so easy to use a lighter shade of brown for the wood...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee No.0437
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Re: Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee No.0437

A lot of imagery and symbolism in the shield, but well arranged and executed.
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Nobile Alessio Cassinelli Lavezzo No.0436
Replies: 1
Views: 1489

Re: Nobile Alessio Cassinelli Lavezzo No.0346

An unusual design, but beautifully rendered!!