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by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Gorsuch - 2nd Opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 10495

Re: Gorsuch - 2nd Opinion

I'll have to visit the AHS site more often!
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Claes Zangenberg, Baron of Pittenweem No.0431
Replies: 7
Views: 3164

Re: Claes Zangenberg, Baron of Pittenweem No.0431

Nice arms, very nicely emblazoned! Interesting blazon - per pile reversed - don't think I've seen this terminology before. I likely would have said Per Chevron throughout, but per pile reversed does emphasize the acute angle better than the more variable per chevron throughout. Good choice of terms!
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE

Don't recall seeing this before.

Useful to know if you should run across the term in an old text, or the image in an old roll. But I'd really cringe if someone were to use it in a new design!
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 6982

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

Thanks for the link! - though in my case, it only confirms that the few German maternal lines in my family shrubbery weren't armigers! :(
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 6982

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

While the sketch may be flawed, that could as easily have been merely the fault of the priest who made the copy - did he copy it with the original in from t of him, or perhaps from memory some days / weeks later? You won't really know unless / until your research turns up something more solid than y...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 6982

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

I don't know why this thread from last fall popped up as "new" in my browser; bug I am curious: assuming you've thought about it over the past months, what have you decided? And what are the English and. Bavarian arms in question? Inquiring minds would like to know! ( With apologies if already answe...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426
Replies: 10
Views: 3830

Re: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426

Generally agreed; but a lighter shade of either brown or blue wouldn't require the services of Marci Foppoli or any oh his ilk! ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426
Replies: 10
Views: 3830

Re: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426

Surely either the plows, or the field, could be rendered in a lighter tone.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat May 27, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: pale engrailed
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Re: pale engrailed

Ditto John's question. Also, do you have a sketch and/or blazon you would be willing to share? My mind's eye is craving it's MDR of eye candy (or mind's-eye-candy... ;) )
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat May 27, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: pale engrailed
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Re: pale engrailed

Art vs. science! So long as the pale is roughly 1/3 as wide as the shield, give or take, it should be heraldically "correct" - that is, recognizable as an heraldic pale, as opposed to (significantly narrower) pallet or a (significantly wider) Canadian pale. But to create attractive and visually comp...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed May 24, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Bradley Wayman Hudson Ratcliff No.0425
Replies: 1
Views: 1713

Re: Bradley Wayman Hudson Ratcliff No.0425

The shield is nice & simple.
Not a fan of crest birdies balancing (teetering) on nothing more than their tail feathers...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. George Carruthers No.0424
Replies: 3
Views: 2346

Re: Dr. George Carruthers No.0424

Nice "indeterminate cadency" design, very well rendered!
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: The Heraldic Register 1849 - 1850
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: The Heraldic Register 1849 - 1850

Besides the intro & obit, what's the content?
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Gorsuch - 2nd Opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 10495

Re: Gorsuch - 2nd Opinion

At best, different families with same surname but no other connection.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: looking for replica helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 2606

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: 2227

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: 4989

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: 1868

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: 8314

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: 11100

Re: Blazon this

So, what is a Leisten?