Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

A journal of the activities of an Amateur Armorist.

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Entries from July 2008

And for my father?

July 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on And for my father?

I had the pleasure of visiting Edinburgh over the weekend in order to attend a Committee meeting of the HSS; it is usual that on the Friday evening a small number of us meet up for a “Chinese” or an “Indian” and immerse ourselves in the stuff of heraldry. Whilst never claiming to know it […]

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The 2008/9 Cheshire Heraldry Society Programme

July 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on The 2008/9 Cheshire Heraldry Society Programme

Details of the 2008/9 Programme can now be found on the Society’s webpage. http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/society/

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Scot’s arms under the hammer.

July 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I bring to your attention two letters patent, one presently for sale and one recently sold on Ebay, both Victorian and both Scottish. Presently for sale and with a required starting bid of £95 the letters patent of Alexander Dunsmure (1867) have, as I write, yet to attract a bidder with less than four days to go until […]

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A post card from home.

July 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on A post card from home.

Issued between 1905 and (possibly) 1914/15 the “Ja Ja” series of heraldic postcards are very collectible and it is thought that over 650 were issued. Mainly illustrating the armorial bearings of Local Government but also including the arms of Scottish clan and family chiefs, there were at least four different designs for the post card front and, […]

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As he giveth, so shall he take away.

July 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It has come to my ears that the so called nobility clause seen in Scottish grants of arms since the days of Lord Lyon Innes of Learney is to be quietly dropped.     “by demonstration of which ensigns armorial he and his successors in the same are, amongst all nobles and in all places […]

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A wee indulgence – II

July 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on A wee indulgence – II

Roddy informs me that my crest badge is now winging its way to the Edinburgh Assay Office and should be with me shortly ..

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