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QUARTERLY

 
QUARTERLY: ARMS OF THE SEASON
Winter 2007/2008: Nightingales' BatsWinter 2007/2008: Nightingales' Bats
One may compare the arms, granted to State Counsellor Alexander Krutikov and his family by Alexander III (General Armorial XIV, 52), with the modern ones echoing the Krutikov arms but containing no noble attributes and with bats en lieu of the nightingales... more »
 
QUARTERLY: ARMS OF THE SEASON
Autumn 2007: The Wall Against BolshevismAutumn 2007: The Wall Against Bolshevism
Arms of HE Baron Petr Nikolaevich Wrangel [Peter von Wrangell] (1878-1928), one of the heroic leaders of the "White Movement" (the anti-Bolshevik resistance), commander in chief of the Russian Army (in Crimea) since 1920, founder and head of the Russian All-Military Union in the emigration... more »
 
QUARTERLY: ARMS OF THE SEASON
Summer 2007: Princely LarchSummer 2007: Princely Larch
This handsome coat of the City of Pelym (Province of Sverdlovsk; Ural) evokes both the local nature and the historical Principality of Pelym - a vast State of the Mansi [or Vogul] nation, gradually absorbed by Russia in the course of the 15th and 16th centuries... more »
 
QUARTERLY: ARMS OF THE SEASON
Spring 2007: As If The Skies Did Not Fall...Spring 2007: As If The Skies Did Not Fall...
This bookplate of B. Kolomarov was engraved by Alexander Litvinenko in 1923. This artist created his heraldic masterpieces after 1917. The Bolshevist regime abolished the estates' privileges but the arms as such, being, first and foremost, tokens of family membership, remained unabolished... more »
 
QUARTERLY: ARMS OF THE SEASON
Winter 2006/2007: Good Night, America!Winter 2006/2007: Good Night, America!
Note the uncommon turn of the bear’s head in the arms of the City of Anadyr': he greets sunrise. Anadyr is a capital of Chukotka - the ultimate North-Eastern region of Russia. Supporters are the Siberian Cossack (dexter), and the aboriginal archer (sinister)... more »
 
QUARTERLY: ARMS OF THE SEASON
Autumn 2006: Migrating MerlettesAutumn 2006: Migrating Merlettes
This bookplate of Marquis Ivan de Traversay displays the ancient noble arms of the Prevosts de Sansac (Argent two bars Sable between six merlettes – three, two and one – of the same; the birds are placed directly upon the bars and the champagne is emblazoned by an obvious artist’s error)... more »
 
QUARTERLY: ARMS OF THE SEASON
Summer 2006: Secondhead SnakeSummer 2006: Secondhead Snake
The arms of Dr.Med. Josef Bizhel (Bigel), a prominent specialist of his time, the Founding Father of Russian and Polish gomeopathy, and a physician to HIH Gd Duke Constantine, granted on 8 February 1829 (in a new graphic version by Dmitry Ivanov, GHA[R]; the helmet and crest are omitted)... more »
 

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