Category Archives: heraldry

What’s that, on your leg? No. 2…

But first… Dulltown.UK: Today’s joke is the one about the plastic bag of pork sausages going off behind the radiator in the Vice Chancellor’s study. Oh, how we guffawed and chortled back in the cloisters!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you see I … Continue reading

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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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