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From: Tim Powys-Lybbe <>
Subject: Re: COATS OF ARMS
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 14:11:19 GMT
In message of 17 Dec, wrote:
> I think that the present day arguments on the Coats of arms are based
> on the fact that people resent the fact that they are told that they
> cannot have their own coat of Arms unless it has been granted to an
> ancestor in the dim and distant past.
I think that it is in the interests of the mall-arms-vendors to
propagate this so that peoeple continue to spend money with them.
Anyone who has looked into armory themselves will rapidly find out that
you can have new arms made for you and, even, you can make them
Certainly the various heraldic authorities would not say this as they
would rapidly lose a nice little earner.
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