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New Petition of Arms for the Armorial Register

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:49 am
by J Duncan of Sketraw
The Armorial Register Ltd has just received a note from the Lord Lyon that he is content to consider a grant of armorial bearings to the company. The company is therefore in the process of petitioning for the following arms (Petition and Proofs etc posted today):

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The image attached is a draft of our proposed Arms and these may of course be subjected to any change deemed suitable by His Lordship.

Re: New Petition of Arms for the Armorial Register

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:21 am
by J Duncan of Sketraw
A rendition of a possible full achievement of Arms for the AR

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Arms: Azure, an open book pages Argent cover and binding Or within an orle of eight escutcheons Argent interlinked by a chain Or.
Crest: A lion salient guardant Or the forelegs holding down a terrestrial globe Proper.
Motto: Fulfilment by Achievement

Our thoughts behind the arms design are:

Arms: The livery colours represent the home of the Company, Scotland, with each escutcheon representing an entry in the Register all linked together to form the Register itself which is published in book form as each volume is filled.
Crest: The lion is, arguably, the most recognisable of all the heraldic beasts. Here, he is attempting to stretch his grasp around the world.
Motto: Fulfilment by Achievement
The motto is worthy in its own right as a corporate motto but it also alludes to the fact that each volume of the register is added to achievement by achievement until it is ready (fulfilled) for publication as a book.

Re: New Petition of Arms for the Armorial Register

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:14 am
by J Duncan of Sketraw
We are pleased to announce that warrant for our Scottish grant of arms has been signed by The Lord Lyon King of Arms and the exchequer fees paid. :D

His Lordship agreed to our proposed arms above and we are delighted. :D Now time to get a decent rendition of the arms....

Re: New Petition of Arms for the Armorial Register

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 2:10 am
by J Duncan of Sketraw
We have now been notified by Lyon that the livery colours will be "Azure doubled Or." and not "Azure and Argent" as we anticipated, so the image above is now void :(

We will upload a new version with the correct livery when the artists finish their renditions.

Re: New Petition of Arms for the Armorial Register

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 2:15 am
by Kimon Andreou
J Duncan of Sketraw wrote:We have now been notified by Lyon that the livery colours will be "Azure doubled Or." and not "Azure and Argent" as we anticipated
was any reasoning provided? I actually think the Azure doubled Argent is a better scheme

Re: New Petition of Arms for the Armorial Register

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 9:21 am
by J Duncan of Sketraw
Yes Kimon, He said, that as Or is the first metal in the blazon, the mantling has to be Azure doubled Or. Who are we to disagree!

Re: New Petition of Arms for the Armorial Register

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 5:44 pm
by Kimon Andreou
J Duncan of Sketraw wrote:Yes Kimon, He said, that as Or is the first metal in the blazon, the mantling has to be Azure doubled Or. Who are we to disagree!
The blazon posted further up has Argent as the first metal.

I agree that Lyon has the final say but, I'm just wondering.

Re: New Petition of Arms for the Armorial Register

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:14 pm
by J Duncan of Sketraw
Kimon Andreou wrote:The blazon posted further up has Argent as the first metal.

I agree that Lyon has the final say but, I'm just wondering.
Yes Kimon that's what we thought the blazon was going to be but what we got was as below.

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This has also changed with the addition of the Helm

Re: New Petition of Arms for the Armorial Register

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:29 pm
by Kimon Andreou
ah!

To be honest, I prefer the flow of the official blazon. I guess that's why they're the professionals :)