Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

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Entries from October 2007

Talbot Letters Patent sold on Ebay

October 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I would be surprised if most Internet competent heraldry enthusiasts didn’t keep a weather eye on Ebay, I certainly do and I have on the odd occasion found myself a bargain. Some items offered for sale though are rather difficult to put a value on; one example is the recent sale of the Letters Patent […]

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Papworth’s Ordinary of British Armorials

October 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I am in the market for a reasonable second hand copy of Papworth’s Ordinary of British Armorials: Shown on the left of the image above is a reprint of Papworth’s. If you have one or know of one for sale please drop me a line ( use the contact page on the main Cheshire Heraldry […]

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Coronet of a baron used by a baronet!

October 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Coronet of a baron used by a baronet!

We are all familiar with the fact that from time to time armorial bearings can be the subject of a name and arms clause in a will and thus be inherited by another but I had not thought that the additaments allowed to a member of the Peerage could be part of a testamentary disposition. […]

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Even Heralds can get it wrong!

October 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Even Heralds can get it wrong!

Nothing really to do with Cheshire but of interest to armorists nevertheless. I have been involved in a conversation elsewhere in regard to an exemplification of arms by Deputy Ulster King of Arms – extract below [click on the eimage to enlarge it] :   The blazon for the crest in the exemplification gives the crest as “CREST: an arm erect in […]

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1663 Visitations Brock of Upton takes my fancy!

October 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on 1663 Visitations Brock of Upton takes my fancy!

The 1663 Visitations are taking me rather longer than I anticipated but I am now moving well into the letter B. There are occassions when one particular coat of arms takes my fancy for any number of reasons. I have today emblazoned the arms of Brock of Upton Arms: Gules, on a chief Argent, a […]

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