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by Chris Green
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 10299

Re: The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

Anyone fancy their hand at the blazon?!
by Chris Green
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 35663

Re: Blazon this

Can't find any PM from you on IAAH Forum or here.
by Chris Green
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 35663

Re: Blazon this

Thank you Kurt. As for membership of IAAH, our Secretary is at present in hospital and unlikely to be back in action for a couple of months. His in-box is therefore full and we are unable to access it. You should however be able to register for the Forum, where your participation will be very welcom...
by Chris Green
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: looking for replica helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 9456

Re: looking for replica helmet

There are lots of great helms on the market but precious few frog-mouthed ones. I eventually found this:

Image

https://www.outfit4events.com/eur/produ ... nt-helmet/
by Chris Green
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Motto
Replies: 3
Views: 8652

Re: Motto

a fructibus eorum cognoscetis eos
means: "By their fruits shall ye know them". As a motto it sounds pretty good to me (if the subject isn't a mass murderer, embezzler, builder of houses that tend to fall down ......)
by Chris Green
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Bruno Bernhard Glodny No.0421
Replies: 2
Views: 6299

Re: Bruno Bernhard Glodny No.0421

I like the arms, which are both traditional and have meaning to the armiger.

My only slight cavil is with the motto. As the armiger wishes to convey the message: "Goodbye Europe, Hello USA", it would be more logical to have the motto the other way round: Vale Atque Salve (Farewell and Hail).
by Chris Green
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420
Replies: 5
Views: 10297

Re: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420

Sorry Martin, not meant to be a criticism of you (who possess many other talents!), but your version still looks like the arms of some Mediterranean commune. Unfortunately, whoever tries to turn this blazon into a work of art has his/her work cut out. There seems to be some sort of foundation with t...
by Chris Green
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420
Replies: 5
Views: 10297

Re: Alejandro G. J. Lordi de Sobremonte No.0420

An impressive pedigree, shame about the emblazonment. A decent heraldic artist might make these arms look a lot better. At the moment they remind me of any number of communal arms of Spain or Italy
by Chris Green
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Bo Corvenius Kreiss No.0419
Replies: 2
Views: 3862

Re: Bo Corvenius Kreiss No.0419

Unusually shaped shield. I don't think I have come across one quite like that before. Not a shape that seems to have any particular purpose - apart from decorative.
by Chris Green
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. George M. Burden, Baron of Seabegs No.0417
Replies: 11
Views: 21426

Re: Dr. George M. Burden, Baron of Seabegs No.0417

I readily admit that I last studied Latin 50 years ago, but I fear that the Latin for The Health of the Family is not Salus Familias . Salus certainly means health. The Romans had a goddess named Salus who was prayed to for health and prosperity. But it is more usually associated with safety and wel...
by Chris Green
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 35663

Re: Blazon this

Michael F. McCartney wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:04 am
So, what is a Leisten?
A bar, presumably narrower than "Balken", which also literally means "bar" as well as the heraldic fess. "Leisten" apparently has several meanings, one of which is: a batten, board, piece of wood used to hold something in place.
by Chris Green
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 35663

Re: Blazon this

https://heraldica.hypotheses.org/1770

Just copy and paste the web address (including https or http), highlight it and click on the tenth button immediately above (after B I U ...).
by Chris Green
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 35663

Re: Blazon this

Thank you Mr James. I hadn't come across Scheibler at all until you created this thread.
by Chris Green
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 35663

Re: Blazon this

JOSEPH M JAMES wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:38 pm
Mr. Green, where did you find that. I'm always looking for more German resources.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scheibler_Armorial
by Chris Green
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Here's another to try
Replies: 5
Views: 14638

Re: Here's another to try

JOSEPH M JAMES wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:21 pm
I think the instrument is a vielle, a medieval type of violin.
Could well be. Not clear (to me) whether the vihuela and the vielle are not simply regional versions of the same basic instrument.
by Chris Green
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Here's another to try
Replies: 5
Views: 14638

Re: Here's another to try

I should say: Sable billetty Or a Vihuela bendwise Or stringed Gules . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vihuela I realise that billetty (semy of billets) is usually taken to mean that each billet should br upright and that the design should seem to extend beyond the edges of the shield. However the art...
by Chris Green
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 35663

Re: Blazon this

The arms are those of Von Steusslingen. The German blazon is : In Silber ein roter Balken zwischen zwei roten Leisten.
by Chris Green
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Here's another to try
Replies: 5
Views: 14638

Re: Here's another to try

Image

A better view.
by Chris Green
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 35663

Re: Blazon this

Of course we really need to know what the original German blazon says. Any English language blazon has to be an Anglo-Saxon gloss on a Teutonic original.
by Chris Green
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 35663

Re: Blazon this

Argent a Fess between two Bars Gules. Not Argent a Fess cotised Gules.
by Chris Green
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert A. Cromartie, Baron of Urquhart No.0416
Replies: 5
Views: 10638

Re: Robert A. Cromartie, Baron of Urquhart No.0416

I must say that I hadn't noticed the "English" neck on the boars, when I rashly said that I immediately recognised the arms as Scottish. Perhaps it is just that there seem to be more boars in Scottish heraldry.
by Chris Green
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: Crest colours
Replies: 7
Views: 14397

Re: Crest colours

When it comes to tinctures, each heraldic artist is free to interpret the blazon as (s)he likes (subject only to the will/whim of the armiger). There are no correct Pantone shades for heraldic tinctures, merely conventions. For example heraldic convention says that gules should not be too dark or it...
by Chris Green
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: Crest colours
Replies: 7
Views: 14397

Re: Crest colours

I can see that I may have misread them. The two blazons are :- - Gules; a pale argent between two bear's head couped in chief of the second muzzled azure adn charged with one in base of the field muzzled silver. - Gules; three bears' heads erased Argent muzzled Azure, a cresent in chief per pale of...
by Chris Green
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: Crest colours
Replies: 7
Views: 14397

Re: Crest colours

Thanks John. Indeed Galbraith arms. I am reviewing the crest that the clan uses as some of our crest designs are incorrect using a red muzzle instead of an azure muzzle. I wanted to make sure the other elements were correct so that we can remove the images of our crests with the incorrect colours. ...
by Chris Green
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robert A. Cromartie, Baron of Urquhart No.0416
Replies: 5
Views: 10638

Re: Robert A. Cromartie, Baron of Urquhart No.0416

Immediately recognisable as Scottish arms.

PS: I wonder why the horse's head has its tongue hanging out?