Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

A journal of the activities of an Amateur Armorist.

Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog) header image 4

Entries from September 2008

Sold: Grant of Arms to Geoffrey Frank Pearce

September 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sold: Grant of Arms to Geoffrey Frank Pearce

The grant of arms of Geoffrey Frank Pearce fell under the eBay hammer on the 22nd of this month fetching £270. Described as “a grant of Arms, recorded in the college of Arms London, and issued to a Geoffrey Frank Pearce, the parchment scroll is 21 x 15 inches, and hung with two gilt metal seals each embossed […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Heraldry · Heraldry under the hammer (sold)

The Armorial Bearings of Goostrey & Allied Families

September 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on The Armorial Bearings of Goostrey & Allied Families

I will be presenting a talk (I hesitate give it such a grand handle as lecture!) on Saturday at the September meeting of the Cheshire Heraldry Society and would like to invite my reader to attend.  It is to be my very first talk on any heraldic subject and I have chosen to present an illustrated […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Heraldry

Garioch kept in the family.

September 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Garioch kept in the family.

I spent Friday evening and the best part of Saturday in Edinburgh enjoying the very good company of fellow members of The Heraldry Society of Scotland and during conversation over dinner on the Friday evening learned that The Countess of Mar has appointed Hugh de Laurier as the new Garioch pursuivant. Mr. de Laurier is the nephew […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Heraldry

Printing Block – Holcroft.

September 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Printing Block – Holcroft.

I have just purchased a heraldic Printing Block on eBay for £23.00. It was described by the vendor as an original antique printing block with the Holcroft Coat of Arms in original condition, likely to have been made during the late Victorian period. There was no indication as to the exact date of manufacture or […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Heraldry

Motorcycle Racing and Manorial History.

September 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Motorcycle Racing and Manorial History.

I often get requests from the uninitiated to translate blazons and more often than not, where it is a genuine plea for assistance, I am only too pleased to advise as long as it doesn’t divert me too much away from earning a living. I do tend to get rather choosy when I am asked to […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General · Heraldry

Last chance to be a subscriber – Crawford Armorial

September 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Last chance to be a subscriber – Crawford Armorial

Alex Maxwell Findlater’s latest book is about to go to press.  If you are interested, you can be a subscriber, meaning you get a better price and you get your name in the book.    You can order online or print the flyer and send it by post with a cheque.    Alex informs me that if it […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Heraldry