Category Archives: heraldry

This is not art. No. 29…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old U.S. expletive is – I’ll be John Browned! A rather pissy watered down euphemism for – I’ll be Goddamned! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Doh! I’ll never get up to date with posting my photos from a year … Continue reading

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Some more of those Crush characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Lord Lyon King of Arms – the chief herald in Scotland. (L L K of A) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh good! Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now … Continue reading

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Just two people at a cafe table…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Fusil – an elongated lozenge. (Fusil) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, one day in the middle of last week, I was sitting at my favourite cafe table, teapot, cup, and small chocolate enticement to the … Continue reading

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Bird talk…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Label – a difference mark across the chief of the shield applied to the arms of a son, usually the heir. (Label) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Let me ask you something…’ ‘Eh?’ ‘As a dove … Continue reading

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I was just passing the barber’s shop…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is impalement: the placing of two coats of arms side by side on a single shield. (Impalement) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s one I took earlier this month – is there enough verticality in it for … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Purpure – the heraldic name for the colour purple. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘A dog-piece?…’ ‘The arses are chocky?’ ‘They were crying apples – right on!’ ‘No, Bo, be fair!…’ ‘How are you getting on … Continue reading

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Letting the windpipe hang over the side of the pot…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Plate – a silver roundel. I had some plates on my shield, but I had them scraped off – people said they looked like hubcaps… Plate. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s a bit battered and … Continue reading

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