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Alphabetical quick list of our vector art image packages

Families of AmericaAmerican Families
1550 images, based on the book “Bolton’s American Armory”, (1st edition 1927), features the American Bald Eagle Head surmounting the shield which in turn is supported by torches, symbolizing the Statu ...
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Bookplates of ScotlandBk.Pl. - Scotland
A Popular Collection Over 1180 Coats of Arms as officially recorded. These fabulous renditions include the special font, so you can change the spelling to suit. Enlarge these to poster size without lo ...
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The British Fleet - Deluxe English Coats of ArmsBritish Fleet
A Monster Collection. Over 3100 Coats of Arms. Complete name list provided as well as special font. Click on thumbnail to view color samples. The British Fleet is presented in the olde heraldic style. ...
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Das Wappen - Deluxe German Coats of ArmsDas Wappen - German
The Premier German Collection. 2000 German Coats of Arms. One of our nicest collections. Throughout the history of Heraldry, Germany controlled much of modern day Europe (at one time or another), and ...
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Dutch Armorial (Ver 2) Deluxe Coats of Arms from HollandDutch Armorial v2
445 very attractive Dutch coats of arms from old Holland. Sourced from Rietstap's Armorial General, this collection comes with surname list and special font. Click on the thumbnail image to view some ...
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English Armorial - Coats of Arms for Families from EnglandEnglish Armorial
Over 2000 English Coats of Arms available in either WMF or CDR/AI formats. The Largest English coat of arms collection in vector format available anywhere. Click on the thumbnail image to view a nice ...
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Families of Britain Pro - The English Garter Series - Coat of Arms BadgesFamilies of Britain
Over 1750 of the most frequently occurring surnames, based on Census records. You will find surnames from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Click on the thumbnail to view. ...
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French Families - Coats of Arms from FranceFrench Families
1280 French Coats of Arms available in either WMF or CDR/AI formats. A Wonderful collection. Special font included so that you can change the spellings to suit. Click on the thumbnail image to view. A ...
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Gaelic Crests - IrelandG. CRESTS - IRELAND
If you design Coats of Arms from Ireland, you need this collection. When you need an Irish name or a Scottish or English name with an Irish branch, this collection provides you with over 1240 register ...
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The Gold Collection V. X9 (19) - Over 16,000 IMAGESGold Collection v.19
Over 16,000 high quality vector images for designing Coats of Arms. Your choice of WMF or Adobe Illustrator compatible CorelDraw formats. Hand drawn for smooth outlines with sharp hatching. Everything ...
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The Heritage Craft CollectionHeritage Craft Col.
10 Collections in 1-Over 1,000 Images A fabulous collection that will sure to stimulate your creative juices. Featuring Book of Kells, Concert Lions, Alphabets, Saints, Birds of Prey, Gods and Goddess ...
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House of Ireland - Coat of Arms BadgesHouse of Ireland
240 Badges representing ancient Irish families, based on Edward MacLysaght's book, IRISH FAMILIES. Edward MacLysaght is the former Chief Herald of Ireland. Choice of file formats, and an alphabetical ...
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The Fighting Irish (Ver 3) - Coats of Arms from IrelandIreland v3
Over 1450 coats of arms of the most noteworthy Irish Families. If you have an Irish surname or an English or Scottish one, with an Irish branch, you'll likely find it here. Click on the thumbnail ima ...
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Italian Nobles - Deluxe Coats of Arms from ItalyItalian Nobles
Over 900 Italian Coats of Arms available in either WMF or CDR/AI formats. A Fine collection featuring the most popular Italian surnames. The largest Italian collection available. Click on the thumbnai ...
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Kingdom of Denmark Plus - Deluxe Coats of Arms from Denmark, Sweden and NorwayKingdom Denmark+
A Unique collection from Denmark with coats of arms from Sweden and from Norway. 630 Authentic arms presented in choice of wmf or cdr vector formats. Originally the home of the Vikings, Norse seafarin ...
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Knighthood OrdersKnighthood Oders
An Exclusive Collection 105 historical symbols including badges, stars, grand crosses, and collars, representing historical Orders of Knighthood, with some dating back to the Crusades. This fabulous h ...
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Polish Armorial  - Deluxe Coats of Arms from PolandPolish Armorial
"An Attractive Collection" Over 800 Polish coats of arms with your choice of WMF or CDR file formats. Click on the thumbnail image to view. The Poles were some of the earliest to adopt the art of her ...
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Portuguese Heraldica - Deluxe Coats of Arms From PortugalPortuguese Heraldica
Over 675 Portuguese Coats of Arms available in either WMF or CDR formats. A very rare collection featuring the most popular Portuguese surnames with recorded arms. A well designed collection. Click on ...
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Republic of Austria - Coats of ArmsRepublic of Austria
865 Authentic Coats of Arms Registered in Austria Settled in ancient times, the Central European land that is now Austria was occupied in pre-Roman times by various Celtic tribes. It is a very interes ...
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Scottish Clan BadgesScottish Clan Badges
Includes free access to the Armorial Gold Tartan site featuring over 500 Scottish Tartans, plus a complete Clan and Sept list. 333 Scottish Clan Badges provided to you in full color. Includes many rar ...
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Scottish Gentry - Coats of Arms from ScotlandScottish Gentry
1190 Scottish Coats of Arms--if you have a Scottish name, or an Irish or English name with a Scottish branch then you'll likely find it here. Your choice of WMF or CDR file formats. Complete name list ...
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Spanish Heraldica - Deluxe Coats of Arms from SpainSpanish Heraldica
The world's largest Spanish collection Over 1580 Spanish Coats of Arms with many rare names and with the spellings as originally recorded. Special Font included so you can change spellings to suit. C ...
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Swiss Family ShieldsSwiss Family Shields
880 Swiss Family Shields available in either WMF or CDR formats. The Swiss Confederation has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815. The Swiss ...
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1350 French Coats of Arms. An impressive collection with special font included so that you can change the spellings as you need to. ...
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Welsh Armorial - Deluxe Coats of Arms from WalesWelsh Armorial
Over 725 Welsh Coats of Arms. If you have a Welsh name or an English name with a Welsh branch, you will likely find it here. Researched using the famous Siddons Welsh resource. Click on the thumbnail ...
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Free Heraldry Educational Resources

Learning Centre Learning Centre
Our index of the educational resources to be found on this site. Much of the Learning center content will eventually also be listed here but many pages are missing from this page at the moment.

Achievements Achievements
The Parts of a Full Achievement of Arms with terms used in 10 European regions.

History Heraldry History
A brief overview of the history of Heraldry's development and the essentials of heraldry.

Shield Points How to Blazon
The Blazon is a written description of heraldic achievements. Understanding the methods of creating and reading a blazon is an essential heraldic skill.

Shield Points The points of the Shield
Learn about the 'points' of the shield, essential when working solely from a blazon (description) and not a drawing.

Excerpt from The Highlanders of Scotland By William Forbes Skene Published 1837 on the history, styles and the antiquity of the tartan of the Scottish highlanders.

The Gauntlet The Gauntlet Archives
Archives of a decade of heraldry education newsletters.

Heraldry Research Resources

Symbolism Heraldry Terms Dictionary
An alphabetical list of heraldic terms with alternate spellings and explanation of their meaning in a heraldic context.

Symbolism Heraldry Symbolism Dictionary
An alphabetical list of symbols used in heraldry and the meanings ascribed to them.

sample Family Motto List
Over 9,000 family mottoes transcribed from our antiquarian sources.
Lookup mottoes associated with your family name or get ideas for creating your own motto.

Motto Search

Citations for the books and other materials that we have used to research the images and other content for this site.

sample Abbreviations Reference
Abbreviations and their meanings to help make sense of abbreviations found on this site, in heraldry reference books and old books in general.

Some of the Bonus Resources Exclusively for Members

The Book of Family Crests
The Book Of Family Crests

A 2 volume set with over 20,000 blazons of family crests from the British Empire. Members have access to the text, page images and illustrations.

Blazon Search
Blazon Search

Members can search our database of heraldic blazons both by name and by the content of the blazon. Currently the database has over 64,000 entries.

(Free academic access available*)

Motto Search
Motto Search

Members can search our database of Family Mottoes, both by name and by the content of the motto. Members and non-members have access to motto lists arranged alphabetically by family name.

Image Browser
Thumbnail Browser

Members can browse thumbnails of their package contents and download included images. Images are arranged as they are found in the bulk package download to make it easy to locate images on computes that don't show file thumbnails in the local file browser.

Image Search
Image Search

Search our entire on-line image library to see if we have a needed image and where to find it. For owned packages, this  allows direct download of individual images in a variety of common file formats.

Image Search
Heraldry Translator

Translation resources for translating French blazons to their equivalent English terms. For members there is an automated translator that will do the bulk of the grunt work of the translation automatically.  


Dictionary Search
New Heraldry Dictionary - Search

Members get access to a search system that makes it quick and easy to find the meaning of heraldic terminology. The search pulls from our updated and expanded heraldry dictionary with more information and examples than our free dictionary.

Dictionary Search
New Heraldry Dictionary - Index

Members get access to a search system that makes it quick and easy to find the meaning of heraldic terminology. The search pulls from our updated and expanded heraldry dictionary with more information and examples than our free dictionary.

Site Information

sample Site Updates Log
Information about the site status, changes and additions. This is where you can check what's new and different, listed by date so that you can see if you have missed anything since your last visit.

sample Site Status
The most important information about the current site status.
Current or ongoing issues will appear on this page.

sample Making Money with Armorial Gold Art
Some ideas and information about how you can earn an income with our images.

sample Spelling
Some background on the spelling and spelling errors found on this site.

sample Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of our most commonly asked questions and some site policy information.

Technical and Graphics Editing Resources

sample Inkscape Editing Tutorial 1
Our first Tutorial on using the free Inkscape editor.
This shows two of the most common types of edits that are needed for heraldic differencing, parting and patterning.

sample Inkscape Editing Tutorial 2
Removing unwanted parts of an image using the free Inkscape vector graphics editor.
This shows basic shaping and path editing techniques.

sample Our Vector File Formats
Information about the vector file formats that we offer for download
What is a WMF or CDR vector file?, find out here.

Why Vector Images About Image Files
Information about graphic files and formats.
Vector file formats, and bitmap formats what they are and why the different formats are used.

sample Free sample requests
How to request a free sample of our vector file formats.
Be confident that you will be able to work with our art, request a free sample.

Copyright Information

* After verification of academic credentials