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  • #16
    yeah but what the hell is it? a palm, frond, quill, plume?
    does the star mean royalty? and is the hairy thing at the bottom represent an island?

    Coat of arms can be pretty wacky. My brother in law is Scottish and their coat of arms is a pelican ripping its own flesh off to feed its chicks. the motto is something like "from pain comes strength". weird.
    "Is all that we see or seem
    but a dream within a dream?"

    -Edgar Allan Poe


    "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
    quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

    -Frederick G. Abberline

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    • #17
      Hi Abby,

      It's a crest rather than a coat of arms, but how one arrives at 'No reward without effort' from a palm tree, a few rocks and what looks like a starfish is beyond me.

      Good luck if you're thinking of trying to work it out.

      Regards,

      Simon
      Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

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      • #18
        As Horace put it ...... no palm without dust.
        My name is Dave. You cannot reach me through Debs email account

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        • #19
          Abby :

          https://www.durhamworldheritagesite....itchen/pelican

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          • #20
            thanks all. interesting.
            "Is all that we see or seem
            but a dream within a dream?"

            -Edgar Allan Poe


            "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
            quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

            -Frederick G. Abberline

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Simon Wood View Post
              Hi All,

              I finally identified this symbol.

              It was in Fairbairns Book of Family Crests [2 vols].

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              It is the crest of the Archibald family, who were movers and shakers in Canada.

              Palma non sine pulvere is the family motto. No reward without effort.

              Regards,

              Simon
              He was lieutenant governor of Manitoba and a strong advocate in favor of the confederation.

              He was involved in the defense of the country during the Fenian attacks.
              Is it progress when a cannibal uses a fork?
              - Stanislaw Jerzy Lee

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