James Dempster, over at the HSS, spotted this hatchment on sale at ebay by timw3007.
The Arms seem to be those of Vessey:
Arms: Ermine on a cross Sable five martlets Or
Crest: An arm embowed and couped at the shoulder erect from the elbow habited Gules cuffed ermine holding in the hand proper four leaves Vert.
The hatchment was made by Winsor & Newton of London and is just 14 inches by 14 inches which is somewhat smaller that the usual. I could not find it listed in the Hatchments of Britain. These last two factors might indicate it was a “sample”.
It appears that the TV astrologer, Russell Grant, is a Grantee of Arms from the College of Arms, London. Russell has his own web page on the topic here.
I plan to add his Arms to my Grant Armorial in due course. From his website I have had a go at emblazoning his Arms as below:
To be absolutely sure I will need to have the actual blazon from the Letters Patent. I’ve dropped Russell’s “team” a line and await a reply. Failing that, I will have to try other avenues.
My initial stab at the blazon is:
Azure two seaxes in saltire pommelled and hilted Or between four estoiles two in fess of the last and two in pale Argent.
I am sure some of my fellow heraldry enthusiasts can correct me.
I have now completed a “re-vamp” of my main heraldry site. I have tried to improve the way the pages are linked together including this blog.
Whilst I tried to check each of the 250+ pages there is always a chance that I have missed something. If anyone should find a broken link or missing images, please do let me know.