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by Chris Green
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Frank Richard Gregg No.0402
Replies: 2
Views: 3681

Re: Frank Richard Gregg No.0402

"... was appointed to The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, a Royal Order of Chivalry, by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in 2013." I think not. HM The Queen does not make appointments to the Order of St John in the US. That would be the Prior. If his connection was to ...
by Chris Green
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 19560

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

Joe: All that Michael says is, as far as I know, perfectly sound as far as a US citizen is concerned. But I have commented on the assumption that as your 7xggf was English your intention was not merely to assume those arms but to obtain confirmation from the College of Arms of your entitlement to be...
by Chris Green
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 19560

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

Joe: So your mother's family is Bavarian. You omitted to mention that salient fact! Accurate advice is a function of accurate information. 1) It is not impossible to marshal the arms of people of different nationalities, royals have been doing so for centuries. But in their case the arms of the fema...
by Chris Green
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Who granted the arms?
Replies: 3
Views: 9173

Re: Who granted the arms?

by Chris Green
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 19560

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

If you can prove the direct link to your 7xggf, you can take the evidence to the College of Arms and have them confirm your right to arms. They would also help you with establishing your right to quarter those arms with those of your mother's family. I applaud your desire to seek out the arms to whi...
by Chris Green
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Christophe Emberger No.0398
Replies: 2
Views: 3984

Re: Christophe Emberger No.0398

Not "Alsation" but "Alsatian"
by Chris Green
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396
Replies: 8
Views: 7964

Re: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396

Filthy lucre rules OK!
by Chris Green
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396
Replies: 8
Views: 7964

Re: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396

So John and you just have to put your feet down and say, once registered, always registered. The armigers have presumably paid up, so they have no leverage.

PS: I reluctantly waive my gold star :(
by Chris Green
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396
Replies: 8
Views: 7964

Re: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396

Gold star for Green then! :mrgreen:
by Chris Green
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396
Replies: 8
Views: 7964

Re: Abdullah Nizar Alani No.0396

Any idea why Said Alani chose two Catherine wheels, a particularly Christian symbol of martyrdom who pre-dated Islam by several hundred years? If they were intended to be water-wheels I might understand it, as such devices were not uncommon at oases.
by Chris Green
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Heraldry of the Armed Forces
Topic: The Norrbotten detachment
Replies: 3
Views: 31984

Re: The Norrbotten detachment

They do seem to have disappeared. But then the post is 10 years old! Norrbottensgruppen: https://hemvarnet.se/UserFiles/Utbildningsgrupper/Norrbottensgruppen/bilder/G63.png Norrbottensbataljonen: https://hemvarnet.se/UserFiles/Utbildningsgrupper/Norrbottensgruppen/bilder/Norrbottenbataljonen.jpg Nor...
by Chris Green
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392
Replies: 12
Views: 11651

Re: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392

“Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is a habit.”
by Chris Green
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392
Replies: 12
Views: 11651

Re: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392

Lord Lyon Really should know better!
by Chris Green
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392
Replies: 12
Views: 11651

Re: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392

Lord Lyon really should know better.
by Chris Green
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392
Replies: 12
Views: 11651

Re: Philip David Pickering, Baron of Newton No.0392

I am somewhat surprised to see the explanation for the fleur-de-lis in chief being that they "reflect the Norman heritage [of the Pickering family]". The fleur-de-lis is associated primarily with the Ile de France and with French Kings, mythically from the time of Clovis, but heraldically from Louis...
by Chris Green
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Douglas Michael Dehn No.0382
Replies: 2
Views: 3801

Re: Douglas Michael Dehn No.01382

You are quite right Mike, the two "star crosses" are indeed more dissimilar than, say, the cross crosslet and the cross botonny. Were I to have seen the two side by side and asked which was the star cross, I would have said the one with just four rays, crosses not having more than four limbs. Former...
by Chris Green
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch
Replies: 5
Views: 13467

Re: Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch

Michael: "Comic book art" is not a criticism, it is a factual description. Lichtenstein's paintings are comic book art, but, like them or not, they are indeed art. As I read Douglas' post, he doesn't want "a reasonably traditional coat of arms reflecting the design themes or elements of the badge", ...
by Chris Green
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch
Replies: 5
Views: 13467

Re: Challenging blazon for an auxiliary organization's patch

This badge is a reasonably OK example of its genre: comic book style. It lacks only " Zooooom ! ! ! " to round things off nicely. Heraldry it ain't. There really is no point in trying to shoe-horn this badge into the restrictions of late medieval description. Then there is the use of blue on black, ...
by Chris Green
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Mahfouz Marei BinMahfouz, No.0379
Replies: 7
Views: 8450

Re: Mahfouz Marei BinMahfouz, No.0379

Michael F. McCartney wrote:The blazon as quoted above - "...on a helmet ..." - "on" seems wrong where there is no crest on the helmet.
But is it not the torse and mantling that are "on"?
by Chris Green
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Mahfouz Marei BinMahfouz, No.0379
Replies: 7
Views: 8450

Re: Mahfouz Marei BinMahfouz, No.0379

Ah, the quaint "traditions" of our northern brethren (dating back all the way to 2009). The blazon on the letters patent, after the blazon for the shield, states; Above the shield is placed on a helm befitting the holder of the dignity of baron aforesaid Does this imply that the depiction of the ach...
by Chris Green
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Mahfouz Marei BinMahfouz, No.0379
Replies: 7
Views: 8450

Re: Mahfouz Marei BinMahfouz, No.0379

A simple western achievement for someone whose origins are the heartlands of Saracenic culture. It is a pity that the artist could not find a green pigment that more closely matched the green of the Saudi flag. There are a few modern achievements that sport an eastern helmet, which might have been a...
by Chris Green
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Buck Jones N0.0376
Replies: 3
Views: 4803

Re: Buck Jones N0.0376

Like Mike I am surprised that the College of Arms still serves up crests that, while not unpleasant to look at, would be completely hopeless in reality. This crest would not even work in papier maché or cuir bouillé. PS: It's not Norry & Ulster, it's Norroy .... PPS: The sable looks suspiciously blu...
by Chris Green
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Francisco Jose Bermejo Fernandez No.0374
Replies: 2
Views: 3989

Re: Francisco Jose Bermejo Fernandez No.0374

I think that the English translation of RIAG (which I think stands for Registre Internationale des Armes Gentils) is wrong. "Gentils" doesn't mean "gentile" (non-Jewish) it means "aristocratic".
by Chris Green
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Spanish translation?
Replies: 11
Views: 16451

Re: Spanish translation?

Does the Spanish blazon give any direction which we might find useful? It refers to the crescent and star as being en el cantón diestro del jefe (in the dexter canton of the chief) y el sinistro (and the sinister). We of course do not use the word canton to describe a position, rather a subordinary...
by Chris Green
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Spanish translation?
Replies: 11
Views: 16451

Re: Spanish translation?

I do see the point of in chief as against in base in the example you give. The problem with the Spanish CoA is to distinguish between the tower (prominent) and the crescent and star (not so prominent).