COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS

THE ARMIGER’S NEWS OMNIBUS 2011-2020
David Robert Wooten, Editor
Foreword by Stephen MS Friar, MPhil, FHS, FSHA, DFACH, author of A Dictionary of Heraldry and Basic Heraldry
600 pages, including dozens of articles and details on Armorial Registrations, with extensive full-colour illustrations (Table of Contents)

Available in:

  • 8.5″ x 11″ Large Format Paperback on standard white paper in bold full colour. ISBN: 979-8-8315-5675-9
  • Also in eBook for Kindle and other standard readers. ASIN: B0B93LQ3DW

Today The Armiger’s News stands as an internationally respected quarterly, reflecting not only the state of heraldry in America, but around the globe. Originally a simple “status update” communique, The Armiger’s News has grown from its scissors-and-glue preparation to a true quality publication. In its present-day format, The Armiger’s News is a full-colour quarterly, distributed electronically to all active members. Not merely a platform for the announcement of all Registrations entered in the College’s rolls, along with their accompanying emblazonments, each issue has become predominately a wealth of articles contributed by both College members as well as noted heraldic scholars and academicians. In fact, in addition to authors well-known throughout the world of heraldic art and authorship – Stephen Friar, Anthony Wood, Zdenko Alexy, and Cmdr. Valery Yegorov of the Collegium Heraldicum Russiae, to name but a few – articles by current and former Kings of Arms from the Court of The Lord Lyon to the College of Arms have also graced the pages of the publication.

Topics include not only contemporary and historical articles/subjects and illustrations on heraldry, but also vexillology, numismatics, philately – indeed, there is little in the world that is not somehow touched by the art of heraldry. And this is not hyperbole – the modern corporate logo itself owes its origins to heraldry. Civic, state, national, ecclesiastical, professional, and military heraldry are centuries old, and both extensive and extensively covered in the pages of The Armiger’s News.

From the Foreword contributed by noted author and heraldic expert Stephen Friar, MPhil, FHS, FSHA, DFACH, author ofA Dictionary of Heraldryand Basic Heraldry, who says, in part:

  • “The quite extraordinary success of the College, its history and development, are set out in the pages of the previous volume (The Golden Anniversary Heraldic Register of America)…
  • “…(within) the pages of this volume will be found copies of The Armiger’s News from 2011 to 2020, collectively a hugely impressive volume of work…
  • “…a splendid publication.”

The College is pleased to release this new work in both large-format paperback, as well as eBook, available exclusively through Amazon.com.

The pages of The Armiger’s News collected in this Omnibus show tremendous strides made over the years. Ever hoping to improve on content and quality, it is hoped that this book will serve as both a wealth of information and a very real invitation to the reader to become a member of the College, able to follow ever-continuing improvements. And, perhaps, this will also give the reader a chance to consider Registering their own Armorial Bearings, thus establishing their own armorial tradition for themselves and their descendants.

Any of these titles may be found through the Author’s Page on Amazon: amazon.com/author/davidrobertwooten

AMERICAN HERALDRY IN COLOR REDUX – TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE
Dr. David Pittman Johnson and David Robert Wooten, Editors
298 pages, extensive full-colour illustrations

Available in:

  • Premium Hardcover, on sumptuous, quality paper with superb colour. ISBN: 979-8-8398-7336-0
  • Paperback, on standard white paper in bold full colour. ISBN: 979-8-8396-0376-9
  • eBook (colour) for Kindle and other standard readers. ASIN: B0B5S9VZKX

From the 2002 Foreword by Dr David Pittman Johnson, Co-Founder and Late President of The American College of Heraldry

“THE 265 FULL-COLOR ARMORIAL BEARINGS IN THIS TEXT serve to provide an historical record of our armorial cultural heritage for heraldic, genealogical, and other researchers in future generations.

“The armorial and biographical information contained in this volume was collected over the period of some thirty years from among the Arms registered by The American College of Heraldry during its first three decades.”

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HERALDRY has grown and evolved over its 50 years in existence. Originally founded in 1972, it was an ambitious effort by a small group of individuals to take up the often-dropped mantle of heraldry societies/organizations in the United States since the nation’s founding.

What arose from those first steps was an heraldically well-educated (by the members of the founding group) team devoted to designing and actually Registering Armorial Bearings for citizens of the United States (seeing as the United States government had no mechanism for such a process). And it was determined there was a very real yearning for such a process to be developed, as most persons of European descent who were interested in acknowledging their ancestry through heraldry hadn’t a clue as to who to contact and what process to follow.

The College began Registering wholly-new Armorial Bearings for individuals to pass down to their descendants based on historical example, but the College also began publishing these in The Heraldic Register of America (HRA).

So, why this “redux” of a one-off CD from 20 years ago? The fact that heraldry remains of greater interest now than any time in the history of this country reflects the impact the electronic age has had on a very “archaic” practice. This is especially true as genealogical resources become more readily available online, and those who, to date, hadn’t a clue of their ancestry beyond their own grandfather are now discovering links decades or centuries further back. And with that furrowing into ancestry comes the inevitable curiosity about heraldry.

The College is pleased to release this new work in both paperback and colour eBook format, available exclusively through Amazon.com.

AMERICAN HERALDRY IN COLOR REDUX reflects the very roots of The American College of Heraldry, providing a “snapshot” of the organization’s goals and successes. A true piece of heraldic art and history in the United States for all audiences.

Any of these titles may be found through the Author’s Page on Amazon: amazon.com/author/davidrobertwooten

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE HERALDIC REGISTER OF AMERICA
SERIES II – VOLUME 1
David Robert Wooten, Editor
Foreword by The Right Honourable The Lord Lyon King of Arms
372 pages, extensive full-colour photos and illustrations (Table of Contents)

Available in:

  • Premium Hardcover, on sumptuous, quality paper with superb colour. ISBN: 979-8-8377-3205-8
  • Paperback, on standard white paper in bold full colour. ISBN: 979-8-8315-5675-9
  • Also in eBook for Kindle and other standard readers. ASIN: B0B4X1PYDB

For over 40 years the College has published “cumulative” volumes of Armorial Bearings Registered with our organization. These were originally produced in black-and-white only, with about 60 Registrations per paperbound book.

2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of The American College of Heraldry, and to commemorate this we have released the Golden Anniversary Edition of The Heraldic Register of America, containing over 325 Registered Arms in full color. In addition to details on these Registrations – which “catch us up” since the last paperbound edition was released in 2009 – this new Series presents said Registrations in a wholly new format, with the Armigers’ Achievements displayed in full-color.

Also included are essays on the History of Heraldry in America, as well as the “evolution” of the emblazonments of the College’s own Armorial Bearings by numerous international heraldists through the decades. Also included are additional articles – including essays from internationally-renowned heraldic artist and expert Anthony Wood, NDD, FHS, FSSI, FSHA; as well as Sir Conrad Swan, KCVO, PhD, FSA, Quondam Garter Principal King of Arms – along with plentiful full-colour illustrations.

The Foreword of this new tome was graciously contributed by Dr Joseph J Morrow, CBE, QC, FRSE, The Right Honourable The Lord Lyon King of Arms, who says, in part:

“The contents of the Golden Anniversary Heraldic Register of America will significantly increase the knowledge of heraldry. The publication also reflects not only the founding of the College in New Orleans, but more importantly its spread through these 50 years to the United States of America and beyond. The work of the American College of Heraldry is valued worldwide and is held as an example by organisations such as the Court of the Lord Lyon.

“The work of the American College of Heraldry is welcomed and valued, as it continues to promote in our time the living art and science of heraldry. This publication is to be saluted in its achievement and for what it adds to the knowledge and promotion of heraldry.

“The heraldic heritage of the United States greatly contributes to heraldic heritage worldwide, for this publication concerns not only your heritage, but the future of heraldry from without your own nation.”

At the very least, who should have a copy of this book?

  • Those who Registered Armorial Bearings with the College from September 2009 through June 2022;
  • Those individuals interested in both the history and present state of heraldry in the United States;
  • Those considering designing their own Armorial Bearings; and
  • Those interested in the broad variety of design options available within the field of heraldry

The College is pleased to release this new work in both hardcover and paperback, as well as in eBook format, available exclusively through Amazon.com.
Any of these titles may be found through the Author’s Page on Amazon: amazon.com/author/davidrobertwooten

It is the College’s hope that this Golden Anniversary Edition of The Heraldic Register of America will serve not only as an informational publication, but also as an inspiration to potential American Armigers – by way of hundreds of examples of what is possible in the 21st century world of heraldry and beyond.

Any of these titles may be found through the Author’s Page on Amazon: amazon.com/author/davidrobertwooten

THE ARMIGER’S NEWS
The Armiger’s News is a 36-44 page quarterly publication of The American College of Heraldry, released in January, April, July, and October.

Contents include the latest details of arms registrations, along with detailed color emblazonments of each registration. Further, the latest news and updates on previously registered Armigers is included, as well as articles on topics of heraldic and chivalric interest.

Readers/members are encouraged to contribute articles of general heraldic interest. The Armiger’s News is distributed electronically to active members in Adobe Acrobat format.

Annual membership in the College includes a subscription to this publication. Interested in becoming a member of the College? CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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