Category Archives: heraldry

Just hold this for a moment would you?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sound is that of a crystal chandelier falling from a great height onto a display of nice Ming vases. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Some things that you might be embarrassed to be seen carrying around in your town … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4652…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is pile – an ordinary consisting of a triangular wedge with one side along the top of the shield. I wanted the pile removed from my shield, but the College of Arms said … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4662…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ermine – one of the heraldic furs – white with black tails. Ermine is alright of course, but I prefer erminites with the red spots on each side of the tails, I … Continue reading

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The Smart Trousered Philanthropist…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘honour point’ – the upper middle part of a shield. Me, I had mine left blank – I don’t really see the point of ‘honour’, in fact I’m not really sure what … Continue reading

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Avenger-Trek on the TV…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘pale’ – a vertical band down the centre of a shield. By the way, the ancient arms of the City of Dulltown are emblazoned thus: Azure three ducal coronets in pale or. … Continue reading

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The arrow and the cones…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘hatchment’ – a diamond-shaped board painted with a coat of arms to indicate the death of the bearer. ‘I see they’ve got a hatchment done for Bobby Swiftsword then.’ ‘Hm…’ ‘How did … Continue reading

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A sort of film review…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘raguly’ – a line of partition on a shield rather like battlements, but set obliquely. (Raguly) I used to have battlements raguly on my shield, but I found them irritating and had … Continue reading

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