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by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ramon Bravo Gonzalez No.0440
Replies: 5
Views: 4360

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: 11022

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: 4360

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: 11022

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: 11022

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: 9679

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: 11022

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: 11022

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: 5184

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: 2263

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: 1818

Re: Nobile Alessio Cassinelli Lavezzo No.0346

An unusual design, but beautifully rendered!!
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Daniel Joseph Lange No.0435
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

Re: Daniel Joseph Lange No.0435

Not technically incorrect, but would look much better with a lighter or brighter shade of blue.
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: New renditions of arms in various armorials
Replies: 3
Views: 2904

Re: New renditions of arms in various armorials

Ah - thanks!
Very little German, just a few words here & there. Fair Spanish, but rusty; some French & Portuguese if the words are similar to Spanish. Other than that, English...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: New renditions of arms in various armorials
Replies: 3
Views: 2904

Re: New renditions of arms in various armorials

I like your Eclipse design, but I'm curious re: the arrangement of the stars - not semee, not an Orle, and one star in sinister base is oddly placed. Do the stars, or at least the ones in base, represent a particular constellation?
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426
Replies: 10
Views: 5184

Re: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426

Still watching... :)
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dennis James Hunt No.0432
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

Re: Dennis James Hunt No.0432

Nice design - clean and simple, nicely canting in two languages - roots and residence. I was initially put off by the wolf's head facing sinister, and the family name on the motto scroll, but the write-up satisfactorily explained both. The notion of attributing particular virtues to the colors is a ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Gorsuch - 2nd Opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 13845

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: 4280

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: 3492

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: 9223

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: 9223

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: 9223

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...