Monday, 4 September 2017

Coats of Arms - Not a Bucket Shop

According to Wikipedia: "In heraldry, a "bucket shop" is a company that will sell a coat of arms associated with the customer's surname, regardless of whether the customer can actually claim a relation to the original armiger. Bucket shops may work from a database of surnames and shields sourced from manuscripts, armorials, and various journals."

A website which does not do this and explains itself properly is still being sniffed at on the internet because it seems to resemble a "bucket-shop" too closely but surely there is value in the painstaking redrawing of arms from original blazons and explaining their origins and owners, as well as providing blazons in several languages?

Any way, see what you think!