I have only recently become familiar with the world of armorial bookplates and have embarked upon a small and growing collection of my own however, some desirable plates are, I confess, way beyond my purse. Presently for sale on Ebay is the bookplate of Gerald Lysaght, a major backer of the tragic 1921 – 22 […]
Entries from July 2015
July 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on Gerald Lysaght Bookplate for sale at £100
July 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on An unfortunate new armorial hybrid created by “Shrewsbury university”.
You would think that if anyone is going understand the principles behind a science it would be a university but, regrettably when it comes to business (and nowadays, it does seem that universities are forced to become streamlined businesses) even these institutions leave their academic brains at home and hand the marketing of their brand […]
Tags: Fakes and Fables
July 24th, 2015 · Comments Off on Friends?
Facebook’s ability to decide what one likes and doesn’t like never ceases to amuse me. I noticed today (never really bothered to look before) that there is a section called “Suggested Groups” and apparently FB considers that I may wish to join a group called Friends of The Rothschilds & Rockefellers. It would seem that […]
July 24th, 2015 · Comments Off on Set in Stone
When a prominent political party commissioned an eight foot tall stone tablet (which is by now quite redundant), it prompted me to make enquiries on having my own heraldic carving. It’s now well into production and I thought I’d share a progress report with my reader. Next stage some detail to be included. (Carving commissioned […]
July 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on John Twemlow of Hatherton (and Grangerisation)
My reader will be aware that I have in my collection a Victorian Copper Medal of the Walgherton Female Friendly Society commissioned by the patron John Twemlow of Hatherton. But there is also a wealth of material once belonging to this gentleman in Chetham’s Library. Chetham’s copy of Guillim (a book familiar to most […]
July 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Cheshire Heraldry Society 2015/16 Lecture Season
If you are interested in Cheshire and Heraldry then we hope the Society’s programme will have something to take your attention. Please join us at any of our talks this autumn and spring (details below) if you can. In the summer we go on outings to places of heraldic interest. Our programme for 2015/15 is: […]
July 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Anthony Gosselin Trower Bookplate
I received a very pleasant surprise in the post this morning from Steve Slater who had been sent a number of bookplates from the family of a Mr. A. G. Trower of Stanstead Bury near Ware in Hertfordshire; apparently the family have been there for a couple of centuries. Although far removed from Cheshire, Steve […]