Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

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Entries from July 2013

Armorial Bookplates sold for £1.12 each.

July 28th, 2013 · Comments Off on Armorial Bookplates sold for £1.12 each.

I have been following with interest the sale, on Ebay, of an album of armorial bookplates. With a starting price of just 99p (It was always going to sell for far more than that) the album was described as “Ex Libris Album 135 x Bookplates C19th Early C20th British & American”. The vendor described it as […]

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Bookplate exchanges

July 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on Bookplate exchanges

I have today received a number of bookplates (as part of an exchange) from Pierre Daniel De Losada Y Marth, Madrigal Heraldo de Arms De Castilla Y Leon. Included in the package were a number of Losada bookplates executed by Chirac, 1992, Zdenko Alexy, 1992, Zdenko Alexy, 1992 and Agry 1984. Here is but one […]

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William Henry Bellot F.R.C.S.E. Surgeon Royal Cheshire Militia

July 7th, 2013 · Comments Off on William Henry Bellot F.R.C.S.E. Surgeon Royal Cheshire Militia

This is the bookplate (in my personal collection) of William Henry Bellot F.R.C.S.E. Surgeon Royal Cheshire Militia. William was gazetted 5th October 1852 as receiving a commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County palatine of Chester; William Henry Bellot, gent, to be surgeon. This bookplate is incorrectly described in the Rylands collection as […]

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July 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on Usurpation?

I came across this advertisement this morning in a local government journal and it resurrected my feelings of unease about the lackadaisical way in which the ownership and use of arms is treated in England; I couldn’t help thinking (once again) that this simply would not be tolerated in Scotland. These are the arms of […]

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