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Heraldic Business/Calling Cards

Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:02 pm

On Monday I managed to attend my first heraldic society event! :D :shock: :D Namely, the AGM and reception of The White Lion Society at the St Benet's church and then at the College of Arms. One of the gentlemen (probably an Esquire actually :D ) had some business/calling cards sporting his Arms. I hasten to add that I believe these were for use amongst the heraldic community rather than society at large. I was wondering as to the thoughts here on that idea?

I must confess to having a play around with my PC, printer and some old business card templates last night. I settled upon my crest, name, email and website on the front and home address & telephone number upon the reverse.
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Post by bghamilton » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:48 pm

I will ask Sketraw to put up the Armorial Register Business card; if you like it I will tell you who designed it.

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Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:42 am

It certainly stands out. :shock: :lol:
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Post by Charles E. Drake » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:55 pm

Little something in there for everybody!

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Post by Guye Pennington » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:52 pm

I'm just sad my arms didn't make part of that beautiful display! :)
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Post by J Duncan of Sketraw » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:37 pm

You mean Martin's jumble :lol: :lol: sorry display :lol:
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Post by Robert Arnold McColgan » Wed May 07, 2008 11:16 am

Gentlemen,
I believe the oblique should be removed; as we are all aware neither arms nor order,decorations and meadals appear on calling cards
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Post by bghamilton » Thu May 08, 2008 8:44 pm

Robert Arnold McColgan wrote:Gentlemen,
I believe the oblique should be removed; as we are all aware neither arms nor order,decorations and meadals appear on calling cards
Quite right Robert, but this is not a calling card; it is a business card. The purpose of a business card is to introduce the business not the carrier of the card. But (never start a sentence with 'but') did you like the design of the card?
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Post by Robert Arnold McColgan » Tue May 13, 2008 11:48 am

Good point Brian, Thank you for the clarification.

There is no doubt of that; however my comment to remove the oblique from the heading business/calling cards would be of help. I have seen chaps' visiting cards with both arms and enough post nominals to sink a ship.

But I do see, in my oblique comment, room for misinterpretation. Oh my I am getting puny, do forgive.
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Post by Robert Arnold McColgan » Tue May 13, 2008 3:17 pm

Oh and of course remove calling cards from the heading too.
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