Flemish grant of arms

The Heraldry of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg
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Michael F. McCartney
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Re: Flemish grant of arms

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 04 Oct 2015, 08:15

Brevity is desirable, but clarity is more so.

Also in this case, as well (or poorly) as I can make out the text of the certificate, the ermine spots are not at the end of the blazon, so if Sable is omitted the ermine spots would presumably match the next color mentioned - so clarity IMO is better served by specifying Sable for the ermine spots.
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Re: Flemish grant of arms

Postby Mike_Oettle » 04 Oct 2015, 16:57

Mike McCartney wrote: “Brevity is desirable, but clarity is more so.”

Most definitely. There is sometimes a fine balance that needs to be struck.
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