Anyone good with family crests? Where to research?

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  1. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    B95FE341-8A07-42D0-94C8-29D78C5F1806.jpeg I picked up some good silver pieces recently that have family crests on them. Most from the early to mid 1800’s. Not sure how I can go about tracing them to the family? Is there a good website for this? First one is a fish server from London, 1847. Very interesting dragon/griffin like creature with a crown. I would love to be able to place them with a name. Any advice appreciated. Of course I won’t complain if someone just tells me either but I do have a few more I need to figure out so if there is a good tool I would like to know.
     
  2. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    There's a good book, I have it somewhere in my library ..I'll check
     
  3. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

  4. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

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  5. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I knew the answer was gonna be there’s book you should buy :).
     
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  8. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

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  9. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Komokwa! :) Hope to post more stuff soon, once I find them.
     
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  10. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    You can also use CTRL-F to search the document for keywords, like gryphon or crown.
     
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  11. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Oh that’s awesome!!!! I didn’t know that. In pdf format you can do that? Charging the old laptop now to try.
     
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  12. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it worked with me when I downloaded the PDF file :)
     
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  13. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Awesome! CTRL-F didn’t work but I played around and Command-F did. Thanks again! Late now but I’ll be playing around with this tomorrow!
     
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  14. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Glad you found and can read the online version.
     
  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Are you still unpacking, Barn?
     
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  16. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I have Fairbairn's also and could check it later if searching the online version is unsuccessful or if blooey hasn't checked already. I rarely use it so it might be a challenge for me too:)
     
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  17. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    Been months since I've returned, unfortunately. :( Just no luck here. I miss going to flea markets so much. All I find where I live now is junk, and all the decent finds I've posted have been from Ebay.
     
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  18. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Thanks I’ll be looking later. Any search terms anyone sees other than dragon, griffin, and crown? I’m not familiar with how a lot of this stuff is described.
     
  19. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    That's a pelican in her piety (vuined) on a coronet...

    ~Cheryl
     
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  20. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

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    You’re awesome!

    Wow, I kept thinking it was a bird and then the neck kept me thinking it wasn’t. I probably should have dug the piece out rather than just referencing my low quality image! Even cooler than discovering its the Stackpole crest is discovering the pelican in her piety. What a cool story however untrue it is! I never would have found it without knowing it was a “pelican in her piety”!!!

    http://www.thewestologist.com/symbols/the-symbol-of-self-sacrifice

    https://www.myfamilysilver.com/pages/crestfinder-crest.aspx?id=175926&name=Stackpole

    https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wik...the_Stackpole_family_(1920)_(14764054355).jpg
     
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