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Entries from October 2012

Bookplate – J S Donaldson Selby

October 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on Bookplate – J S Donaldson Selby

Another one for the collection. This one is from the bookplate collection of the late Arthur W. Dorling and is marked appropriately on the back. John Strangeways Donaldson Selby was a member of the Selby family who were a long established border family occupying land on the mainland opposite Holy Island from the medieval period […]

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Bookplate – 6th Duke of Portland.

October 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I am a recent convert to the delights of the armorial bookplate and have just acquired for my collection the unused Bookplate of the Sixth Duke of Portland 1900 by J A C Harrison*.  Harrison was one of the foremost bookplate designers of the turn of the last century.  Title of Dukes of Portland now […]

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What am I?

October 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on What am I?

There is presently a discussion taking place on the forum of the International Association of Amateur Heralds about what we Amateur Heralds should call ourselves. Are we amateur heralds, armorists, heraldists or even heraldrists? Fellow blogger and well known expert in the field of heraldry, David Appleton, reminded us that the term for non-professional heralds […]

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The Heraldic Glass at Charlecote

October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Heraldic Glass at Charlecote

Tomorrow’s talk at the Cheshire Heraldry Society meeting is to be The Heraldic Glass at Charlecote – speaker Chris Purvis. Detail of Thomas Willement’s 19th-century heraldic stained glass from the Dining Room at Charlecote, depicting the arms of King Malcolm III of Scotland with those of his wife, Margaret. Image thanks to the National Trust. […]

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Heraldry Today – clearance sale.

October 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Heraldry Today – clearance sale.

I have no pecuniary interest to declare in the business Heraldry Today but readers of this weblog might not be aware that the following notice has now appeared on their website: Heraldry Today has for many years been the leading bookseller for Heraldry Books & Genealogy Books, new, second-hand or antiquarian. *****Unfortunately we have been unable to […]

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Goldstraw Bookplate – artist Ljubodrag Grujc

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on Goldstraw Bookplate – artist Ljubodrag Grujc

I am pleased to show off my new bookplate produced to my own design and interpreted by Ljubodrag Grujic (who was a delight to deal with). The inspiration behind the design came from the bookplate of William Henry Weldon, when Norroy King of Arms. I asked Ljubodrag to create two versions, one in colour because […]

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November meeting cancelled.

October 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on November meeting cancelled.

A reminder to those who were at the September meeting of the Cheshire Heraldry Society and notice to those who weren’t: Unfortunately, due to a combination of a notification that the speaker is unable to attend and the regrettable double booking of the room, we have had to cancel the November meeting. Fortunately, Mr. Griffin has agreed […]

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Heraldic Study Day – Salford!

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Heraldic Study Day – Salford!

Heraldic Study Day – Salford I have just found my way home after a rather disappointing and unexpected morning. I set off for Salford this morning in good time to arrive well before the morning coffee and was really looking forward to day of indulgence. It was not to be! I’m sorry to say that […]

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House Flags … a missed opportunity.

October 1st, 2012 · Comments Off on House Flags … a missed opportunity.

On the 26th September the Government  announced a liberalisation to the regime for flying flags, which it says will give a boost to patriotic pride, after a Summer of success that has seen national and community spirit flying at an all-time high. I had hoped that Heraldic Flags would be released from their tether but, […]

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