[ANSTHRLD] A platypus and two sporks

Andreas von Meißen scamiz at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 16:49:43 PST 2012

I agree with everything Daniel said, especially the "I don't like this"

-- Andreas

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> On Thu, 15 Nov 2012, Frank Schalles <francisschalles at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You guys are going to like this one.
>> Sable, a rampant Platypus gules, overall in saltire 2 "sporks"
>> Or.
> Um, I'm sorry, but I don't happen to like this.
> Sable, a platypus rampant gules, overall in saltire two sporks Or.
>  Yes, the platypus is under Beast, other,
> Prior registration is no evidence of current registerability.
>  which I think are clear. Anything I missed?
> I'm sorry, but there are two certain causes for return, likely
> three.
> Return for color on color: red charge on black.
> Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory
> http://heraldry.sca.org/**laurel/sena.html#A3B<http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#A3B>
> Return for an animal unknown in period Europe.
> http://heraldry.sca.org/**laurel/sena.html#A2B4b<http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#A2B4b>
> "b. Non-European Plants and Animals: Plants and animals from outside
> Europe which were known to Europeans in period are registerable but a
> step from period practice.  This includes plants and animals from the
> New World, Africa, and Asia.  The few such animals used as period
> charges or crests are registerable as period charges, without a step
> from period practice.  However, there are not enough of them to allow
> a general pattern for the use of any non-European animals and plants.
> Plants and animals which cannot be documented to be known to Europeans
> before 1600 (from the interior of Africa, northern Asia, or parts of
> the United States that were not systematically explored by Europeans
> before 1600, for example) will not be registered.  While grey period
> citations will be considered, the great expansion of knowledge
> Europeans gained about the rest of the world between 1600 and 1650
> means that the burden of proof of pre-1600 knowledge here is slightly
> higher."
> Evidence would have to be presented that a spork is a period artifact.
> http://heraldry.sca.org/**laurel/sena.html#A2B2a<http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#A2B2a>
> "a. Tools: There is a pattern of creating new charges from European
> tools and other everyday artifacts.  Thus, an item that can be
> documented as this sort of period artifact is registerable."
> Daniel de Lindicolino
> --
> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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