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Corbould arms

Postby Arthur Radburn » 04 Aug 2015, 10:36

An unusual design in a new grant which has just been put up on the College of Arms website :

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According to York Herald's Twitter page, the "arms and crest allude to his successful stunt career including eleven James Bond films".
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Re: Corbould arms

Postby Iain Boyd » 04 Aug 2015, 12:33

I like the 'concentric Gurges dancetty', but, feel the interlaced rolls of film a bit fussy!

However, I thought the spelling was 'gorges'?

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Re: Corbould arms

Postby Chris Green » 04 Aug 2015, 12:51

To me it just looks like an explosion in a projection room.
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Re: Corbould arms

Postby Arthur Radburn » 04 Aug 2015, 15:12

Chris Green wrote:To me it just looks like an explosion in a projection room.
Yes, I thought the design might have been inspired by a comic-book 'sound effect' graphic - all it needs is POW! or WHAM! in the centre of the starburst. Quite appropriate for a stunt man. I wonder if the two curved strips of film represent his initials CC.
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Re: Corbould arms

Postby Edward Hillenbrand » 04 Aug 2015, 16:54

The times are changing.
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Re: Corbould arms

Postby Martin Goldstraw » 05 Aug 2015, 08:56

Edward Hillenbrand wrote:The times are changing.


Or are the heralds themselves merely frustrated art students stuck in the psychedelic seventies !
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Re: Corbould arms

Postby Chris Green » 05 Aug 2015, 09:29

Perhaps Mr C has no heirs. If he has, they are saddled with arms that might have been created by Roy Lichtenstein.

Here's an interesting point: What would be the College of Arms' view were a future Corbould to seek a new grant of arms purely on the grounds of taste?
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Re: Corbould arms

Postby Martin Goldstraw » 05 Aug 2015, 12:32

Chris Green wrote:Here's an interesting point: What would be the College of Arms' view were a future Corbould to seek a new grant of arms purely on the grounds of taste?


I would imagine that they would be delighted to receive a new commission. No one should be saddled with a coat of arms they don't like (there is always of course the option to deny that one is armigerous).
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Re: Corbould arms

Postby Chris Green » 05 Aug 2015, 18:29

(there is always of course the option to deny that one is armigerous).


I think they might have an inkling that a Corbould was related to an armigerous Corbould. Greens on the other hand would not be so easy to figure out. :mrgreen:
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Re: Corbould arms

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 06 Aug 2015, 09:05

Interesting design! - though IMO it would be better without the loops of film, which IMO detract from the visual impact of the striking green & gold explosion.

Minor point - the wreath of three colors is unusual but nice; but the order of the three colors seems off. I would have expected Or, Vert and Argent, in that order - the principal metal, the principal color, and the next most prominent tincture; not Argent, Or snd Vert - the least prominent metal, the principal metal, and the principal color last. Both visually and in the blazon, the first and principal metal is Or - the entire field - not Argent, which is only the relatively minor strips of film.

Similarly, I would have expected the mantling to be Vert doubled Or rather than doubled Argent.

Not saying they are wrong - they are the KoA's after all - just unexpected.

(Oh horsefeathers - if anyone else had done it, we'd say it was wrong.)
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