June 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on A Celebration of Heraldry – The College of Arms Edition
Due to the successful publication of A Celebration of Scottish Heraldry, The Armorial Register Limited, publishers of The International Register of Arms, is inviting the submission of digital photographic material for the publication of a fully illustrated prestigious book A Celebration of Heraldry – The College of Arms Edition, dedicated to the many practical ways in which all Armigers of today with a grant of arms from The College of Arms enjoy and demonstrate their personal armorial bearings.
Whilst this book will be an armorial, it is not just an armorial; its main purpose is to illustrate the practical usage of armory by all who have a grant or devisal from The College. Wherever you are domiciled, if your arms are recorded in the College of Arms you are invited to submit photographs along with details of any armorial item you have made use of be it your Letters Patent, library painting, seal matrix, flag, cutlery, badges, silver and gold, wood carving, stone and other engraved items ……… As a bare minimum we would request that you illustrate your entry with an original grant or devisal of arms (be it honourary or substantive) or exemplification document (we would be happy to blank out addresses etc if you so wish). The book will have a similar layout to A Celebration of Scottish Heraldry and to give you a flavour of what A Celebration of Heraldry – The College of Arms Edition may consist of some examples can be found here.Not only is the publication a great way to show the various usage of Heraldry emanating from the College of Arms it will also benefit your favoured heraldic artists and craftsmen.
Participation in this project is FREE (although obviously there will be a cost associated with the purchase of the actual book if participants wish to acquire one). In you require further information or assistance please contact The Armorial Register Ltd.
June 24th, 2015 · Comments Off on Lancashire Heraldry Group – Study Day
Received a gentle reminder today from the organiser of the Lancashire Heraldry Group Study Day, Derrick Walkden.
You can download an application form here.
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June 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on A new armorial standard from South Africa.
The South African armorial bearings, badge and standard of Mr. Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast have recently been publicised on Facebook and I found it interesting to see how the Bureau have displayed the badge in the standard and also taken charges from the arms. I would be interested to see the blazon for the badge and for the standard to see how what appears to be the oval field of the badge is taken forward to become the first section of the standard. It is also an innovative (and very pleasing) use of the leopards’ heads in the standard. It is good to see such design interpretations from The Bureau of Heraldry of South Africa; this may be breaking new ground.
Mr. Juchter van Bergen Quast had his arms, badge and standard registered with the Bureau of Heraldry in 2003. His arms were issued under certificate number 3370, while his badge and standard were received under certificate numbers 3371 and 3372, respectively.
June 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on International Heraldry Day
Happy International Heraldry Day.
[Image provided by Ton de Witte]
May 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on International Heraldry Day
International Heraldry Day is fast approaching.
The International Heraldry Day information pages can be found here:
May 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Victorian Painted Armorial Funeral Directors Advertising Sign
Currently for sale on Ebay is what is described as a Victorian Painted Armorial Funeral Directors Advertising Sign
“An unusual Victorian funeral directors sign mid – late 19th Century hand painted on a semi-translucent canvas with an armorial and the motto ‘Dum Spiro Spero’ (translates as While I Breathe I Hope)and entitled FUNERALS
The canvas is sandwiched between two pieces of glass and mounted in a stained oak frame, which when held to the light gives the effect of a stained glass window 48.5 x 48.5cm”
With a buy it now price of £295 it is worth keeping an eye on.
May 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on Grants of Arms to persons owning the dignity of baron etc.
Sources close to The Armorial Register Limited tell me that there is an imminent announcement due to be published on the Lyon Court website (probably as early as tomorrow) the content of which may well show a different legal opinion on Feudal Lordships and Earldoms to that which had been published by the previous Lord Lyon. It is noticeable that the link on the Lyon Court website to the “General guidance regarding Baronial Additaments and Territorial Designations” whilst still remaining actually (at the time of writing this note) leads to a blank page so the previous opinions on these matters have been removed; perhaps in anticipation of an amended opinion. The links ” Note relating to baronies 4th December 2009″ and “Note relating to petitions for Grants of Arms by persons owning a dignity of baron” also now lead to blank pages where the content has been removed.
I am informed that there may well be a different approach to the words that will be used on Letters Patent and it may well be that in future a petitioner who has shown that he possesses a feudal barony, lordship or earldom will not be shown as (for example) Joe MacSporan, earl of Edinburgh, but instead there will be some form of general (vague?) recognition that his ownership of the dignity has brought him into the jurisdiction of the Lord Lyon and he is therefore entitled to armorial bearings. We may well see some form of reversal of opinion and an acceptance of feudal earldoms (all be it that the earldom is a dignity in baronium). There is no indication that new barons etc will receive anything other than the present baronial helm and I have every reason to believe that this will remain the same.
I believe that the new announcement will also indicate that the present Lord Lyon is satisfied that an entry in the private Barony Register (presently headed by Alistair Rennie, a lawyer and a former Deputy Keeper in the Registers of Scotland) is appropriate and acceptable proof of the ownership of a dignity.
May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Heraldic Artist Tudor-Radu Tiron Ph.D
Heraldic artist Tudor-Radu Tiron has a weblog worthy of spending more than a few moments browsing.
Here is but one of his recent commissions:
The armorial bookplate of Paul E. L. T. Borrow-Longain Esq.
Latin inscription, in Gothic letters: “† S(IGILLUM) DOMINI PAULI BORROW-LONGAIN”
May 4th, 2015 · Comments Off on Postage Stamps Heraldic Beasts
A new series of stamps with an heraldic theme are due to be issued by The Royal Mail on the 13th May 2015.
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April 30th, 2015 · Comments Off on Polish Armorial: Heraldry of the Polish nobility in English