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Crown of Rus-Ukraina[edit]

Can you draw crown Ukraine [[1]] as heraldic crowns of Ukraine? Let me know. Mitr4 (talk) 13:37, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

RE:Hawaiian Royal Monograms[edit]

I don't know. Sorry. I didn't know such things actually existed for Hawaii?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 08:47, 17 January 2011 (UTC)


Hi, from now on, when you upload monograms, can you please give each one a source from where you got it? You can just put the URL of the site or photo it's on in the discription, and that should be good enough. I just have a person on wikipedia who keeps saying they're unsourced. Fry1989 (talk) 03:51, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Will do. Thanks.


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DrKiernan (talk) 19:22, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

File:Royal Monogram of King George I of Greece.svg[edit]

I believe the lettering should be in gold on a field of red as shown at Please correct. DrKiernan (talk) 21:33, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

These monograms are intended to be representations of images from various sources such as letterhead (often in different colored inks from different sources,) medals, paintings, jewelry, dinnerware, cigarette cases, jewelry boxes, buttons, belt buckles, helmets, etc. I'm also finding that for the most part, "generic" crowns are used more so than any that are "official" crowns of a particular royal house. My primary focus is on the scripting itself, not the background. I notice on the Royal Order of George I which you reference, that the last medal appears to have the monogram in silver while the others are in gold. I would assume that his monogram, if used on an order whose colors were green and white, whould have been on a green background in that instance. I am using blue for the Greek royal family's images that I'm vectorizing because of the blue in the Greek flag and arms, but sometimes gold or other colors depending upon preference. The particular image I found for this monogram came from a medal that was brass on brass, so no background at all would have worked in this case. I am also finding that there are variations of cyphers for the same individuals, whether they're "official" or not, and I am vectorizing what I find to the best of my abilities, whether they appear absolutely correct or not.

You seem to have a rich source of images for royal cyphers and I'm very pleased to see that. I think it would great if you were to post some of those images to these sites yourself so that we can see different sources and renditions of the monograms. --Glasshouse 23:01, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

Hi, I see you are rather talented with the monogram side of the Wikiworld =) I was wondering, do you make them yourself? LittleFrog (talk) 13:47, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. Yes, all of the monograms are historic images actually used by the bearers. I create vector copies of them and post them online.--Glasshouse 00:40, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

You are most welcome, they are all very impressive. Another question .. do you do requests? =P LittleFrog (talk) 23:48, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm not creative at all. None of the artwork is original to me. I just trace the images and convert them into an svg.--Glasshouse 01:26, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Oh I see. Would you be able to do the monogram of the Duchess of Savoy? Sorry to be a pain, I was just wondering =] LittleFrog (talk) 10:43, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I can do that.--Glasshouse 11:08, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Oh thank you! Just in case you need it, there is a better copy on this site Palazzo Madama, residence of the duchess in question LittleFrog (talk) 14:28, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for the tip.--Glasshouse 00:12, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Amazing! Thank you LittleFrog (talk) 19:03, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

RE: Hawaiian Crown(s)[edit]


Aloha. There isn't any color picture of the crowns because they are copyrighted. This is the only color picture of the Crown of Hawaii (Kapiolani's, I presume from the from the white jews on the bottom rim and the wider size???) that I know of Here is a painting of Kalakaua with his crown but you can barely see it. Here are some books that described the crown in detail Page 7 of Coronation of the king and queen of the Hawaiian Islands, at Honolulu, Monday, Feb 12th 1883, Page 238-239 of Under Hawaiian Skies by Albert Pierce Taylor, and Page 238-239 of The Arts of Kingship by Stacy L. Kamehiro. Plus there is probably more out there, and if you need more help you might try contacting the Bishop Museum or Iolani Palace for further information.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:43, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately File:Hawaii crown.jpg used in many of the royal monograms you created has been copied from and is being considered for deletion as a copyright violation. I recommend you create versions with alternate artwork, or perhaps without the crown. If you do that, only revisions with the offending artwork would have to be deleted.--Svgalbertian 03:50, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

I've created a new crown. Royal Crown of Hawaii--Glasshouse 02:49, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Awesome. Sorry for the inconvenience.--Svgalbertian (talk) 09:51, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

I noticed you replace a lot of the crowns of Hawaii on the Royal monograms of Hawaii with the new crown. Most of them look really ackward and this crown can't be used for the Kamehamehas since it never existed during their lifetime while the imaginary one that the Kings of Hawaii never had which was on the coat of arms was in existent during their lifetimes. Can you use the crown in the old coat of arm instead of the new crown? There is a better sourced one on File:Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii.gif that looks like the original one. Also if you can, please improve the coat of arms too. Thanks a bunch!--KAVEBEAR (talk) 11:15, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

If you look at the comment before yours, you'll see that I was notified that I would have to cease using the crown you referred to which spurred me to creating the vector copy of the Hawaiian crown. That was my first try at vectorizing something that complex, since I've only been using Inkscape since January.--Glasshouse (talk) 11:43, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
I think you misunderstood. The problem was that the original image, that was source, was under copyright. Notice Commons:Deletion requests/File:Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii.svg. But the one I mentioned above isn't. See Commons:Deletion requests/File:Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii.gif. And they both look the same. :) --KAVEBEAR (talk) 18:37, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

File:Royal Monogram of King Peter V of Portugal.svg[edit]

I have answered you in Village pump. Another question regarding another image:

@ File:Royal Monogram of King Peter V of Portugal.svg: which images were your source images now? File names please - then I can correct your description page. It seems that you had only specified one image at derivative fx. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 03:19, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much. My source for the Royal Monogram of King Peter V of Portugal is still File:Personal Standard Peter V of Portugal.png. I was just trying to upload the image again with the Crown of Portugal, but that wasn't working, either. What have I done wrong with this crown image?--Glasshouse 03:46, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Hallo Glasshouse, please also reply at Commons:Village_pump#File:Royal_Crown_of_Portugal.svg_isn.27t_showing_up.
Okay, so you made File:Royal Monogram of King Peter V of Portugal.svg only from File:Personal Standard Peter V of Portugal.png? Didn't you use File:Heraldic_Royal_Crown_of_Italy.svg? The file description page is totally confusing since there are mentioned two source images on top (onlye one shows up since you have misused the templates syntax) but only one on the bottom. :-) Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 23:28, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Originally, I used the Royal Crown of Italy, and tried to reference both it and the source for the monogram itself, but now that I have the Crown of Portugal, I wanted to swap them out. I'm sorry for the confusion. I have more monograms for which I'll be wanting to swap the crowns, but I want to make sure I do things correctly. Please advise, and thanks for your help. --Glasshouse 01:58, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Hallo Glasshouse, please see Commons:Village_pump#File:Royal_Crown_of_Portugal.svg_isn.27t_showing_up. Viele Grüße --Saibo (Δ) 00:59, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

File size[edit]

I don't know the names of the menu in English, I use inkscape in Dutch. First I clean the definitions. (File->Clean definitions). Then I open the XMl screen (shift ctrl x) and I check all the files, and remove the ones that aren't used. I recommend to practice this first, because you could ruin your files. Then I clean the definitions again.

There aren't really size guidelines I think, but smaller sizes load quicker in in inkscape and in your browser. It's more efficient. Individual elements, except for some orders I guess, should probably be smaller than one megabyte. Adelbrecht (talk) 14:48, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

The large file size is caused by an inefficient use of gradients. You should try to avoid tem in really small parts, and for parts that are similar you should use the same gradient definition. I could make it a lot smaller, but I would significantly alter the look of the look in that way. Even now the look has changed, as I just noticed.
I think that you can create the categories yourself. Just categorize the files with the category you want, as if it were an existing category. Then you can click on the red link of the category you want, and create the page for the category. Adelbrecht (talk) 14:19, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Royal Orders of Hawaii[edit]

Hello. Just wondering since you are so talented at making these kind of images. Can you make ones of the Royal Order of the Crown of Hawaii and the Royal Order of the Star of Oceania? There is some images here; I can't upload them because most are probably under copyright.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 05:59, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

I'll give it a shot. Where are you uploading these? I'd like to see if there are others already and match the style as best I can.--Glasshouse 10:43, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Another question ;)[edit]

Hey, me again .. could I be reaaaaaaally annoying and ask you to do a monogram for Marguerite of Lorraine, Duchess of Orléans? A monogram can be found on this image of the duchess. Do not feel obliged to do it, I would do it myself but do not know how =[ LittleFrog (talk) 17:16, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Done. I appreciate the tip, and it's not a problem as long as I can easily do it!--Glasshouse 09:47, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Oh thank you! I feel so rude but I am going to be extra cheeky and ask you to do it again =P would you be able to do one for her Marguerites step-daughter La Grande Mademoiselle, a monogram is here thank you! I want to learn how to do this =[ LittleFrog (talk) 22:47, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Done. I've only been using Inkscape for a couple of months myself and learned everything by Youtube videos and trial and error. By the way, Inkscape can be downloaded for free off of the internet.--Glasshouse 23:51, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks! Ive downloaded it but have no idea what I am doing lol. Would you be able to do one for Maria Francisca of Savoy? [2] here is a link to her monogram! You are amazing lol LittleFrog (talk) 22:08, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

File:Royal Crown of Bavaria.svg[edit]

Unfortunately, when you removed the gradients, you also removed the supports connecting the circlet to the leaves(?) which hold the emeralds, so the top half of the crown was disconnected and hovering in space above the circlet. I saved half a megabyte over the last working version ("14:15, 7 May 2011") mainly by using a text filter to remove all id=" attributes on <path and <g elements, which is a simple but rather cosmetic and meaningless optimization. Don't know what would really compact the file, unless it's removing the twelve almost transparent gems between the arches (are they supposed to be there?). AnonMoos (talk) 08:28, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Portuguese monograms[edit]

Hey, I was wondering if you knew any Portuguese monograms at all? I have tried to find some but can't =\ LittleFrog (talk) 05:31, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

They're right here, 00:12, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Bulgarian crown[edit]

You've doing great job with all these crowns, monograms, coat of arms etc! Would you have the time to create a better version of the Bulgarian royal coat of arms [3], since this one is quite bad, even if vector, and of the emblem of the Bulgarian armed forces [4]? That would be greatly appreciated! --Kreuzkümmel (talk) 14:30, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the complement, but that's way beyond my abilities.--Glasshouse 23:28, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Ok, thanks though. --Kreuzkümmel (talk) 12:06, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

File:Texas flag map.svg[edit]

Uploaded... AnonMoos (talk) 17:14, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Nice! Thank you very much.--Glasshouse 23:27, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Seal of Dallas Texas[edit]

I noticed you were talking to Fry1989 about the Seal of Dallas, Texas. Is there something wrong with File:Seal of Dallas.svg? If so let me know. I created that file and can make improvements if warranted.--Svgalbertian (talk) 17:49, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

No, not at all. The version I found was a png. As a matter of fact, I didn't find the svg version until last night, and it looks fine.

Again, nice work with the Texas seals in general. Let me know if there's anything you're looking for that I might be able to help you locate.--Glasshouse 01:48, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Tahiti - Crest, Arms, and Crown[edit]

If you could, can you created images for the Pomare Dynasty Coat of Arms and Crest? The images are from the Royal Tombs of the Pomare in Tahiti and the wiki is really in need of such an image. Please and thanks. Mahalo Nui!!!--KAVEBEAR (talk) 11:33, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Also can you create a crown for Tahtit similar to the one on the Crown of Hawaii. See these three image of the crown La couronne du roi Pomare III and Objets de vie, vies d'objet and POMARE. It's all French so you'll have to use google translate.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:05, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

See: and --Glasshouse (talk) 22:28, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks a bunch!--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:42, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

File:Royal Crown of Bavaria.svg[edit]

Well, removing the diamonds doesn't seem like a good idea, because they should be there, I guess. I've used a lot of cloning (because of this, the looks are a bit different), and I've managed to crunch it down to 1.56 MB. I could make it smaller, but it would take a lot of time and work. Wikimedia is kinda slow nowadays, so the old version will be still be shown for a couple of hours or days. Adelbrecht (talk) 09:51, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

By the way, you're using the wrong imperial crown for the Austrian emperors. You're using a present day Spanish version of the crown of the Holy Roman Empire. This should be the correct one. Adelbrecht (talk) 09:54, 6 July 2011 (UTC)


I don't know if you are still interested, but I remember you asked me a while back about any other Hawaiian monograms...well weeks ago I stumble on this site which showed Kamehameha V's and Queen Emma's monograms. But the quality is extremely poor and small, so I don't think you'll garner any thing out of those.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:46, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I've contacted them to see if I can obtain better samples.--Glasshouse (talk) 00:10, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

If you're interested. Check this site out.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 05:39, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Nice site, thanks. I recently completed a lot of historic flags of Texas.

Oh nice that good since the person I asked to make some flags for me says he isn't that good of a drawer.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 05:08, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
I might create the one of Hawaii but I probably won't be able to find any information on Tahiti's or Tonga's.
BTW do you have time to makes some of the Hawaiian flags I showed you because it looks like Fred the Oyster bail out on me after the creating two flags back in August 1 since I badgered him too much on accuracy of the flags.
Also can you replace the royal crowns on the Hawaiian royal monograms with the heraldic crown, instead, here File:Crown of Hawaii.svg which looks like the one that was deleted.

Sorry, I'm still working on flags and insignia for the Texas Navy, and it's expanding!--Glasshouse (talk) 22:33, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Oh that's too bad. Well tell me whenever you have time again.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 01:47, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Also all those whirly signatures you did for the Hawaiian royals, I found one for Bernice Pauauhi Bishop. If you make it you shouldn't add a crown on top since she wasn't actually royal in the legal sense more of noble or high chief, so she never used the crown.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 23:07, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Coronets in British royal monograms[edit]

Hi Glasshouse. The Duke of Cambridge cypher you created caught my eye – it uses the "coronet of a grandchild of the sovereign", but William is a "child of the heir apparent". I then looked at several of the others, and many of those seem incorrect also:

Cypher Current coronet Correct coronet
Diana, Princess of Wales Child of Sovereign
Coronet (3 crosses, 2 fleurs)
Heir apparent
Single-arched crown (3 crosses, 2 fleurs)  
Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
Victoria, Princess Royal
Louise (Princess Royal or Queen of Denmark?)  
Double-arched crown (3 crosses, 2 fleurs)  
Child of Sovereign
Coronet (3 crosses, 2 fleurs)
Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha British Sovereign
Double-arched crown (3 crosses, 2 fleurs)
Child of Sovereign
3 crosses, 2 fleurs
or his own Sovereign (Saxon) coronet?
Duke & Duchess of Windsor
Duke & Duchess of York
Grandchild of Sovereign
3 crosses, 2 leaves
Child of Sovereign
3 crosses, 2 fleurs
Duke of Cambridge
Duchess of Cambridge
Prince Harry
Child of Sovereign
3 crosses, 2 fleurs
Child of heir apparent
1 cross, 2 fleurs, 2 leaves
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge Grandchild of Sovereign
3 crosses, 2 leaves
Child of heir apparent
1 cross, 2 fleurs, 2 leaves
Edward, Duke of Kent
Princess Alexandra
Prince Michael
Child of Sovereign
3 crosses, 2 fleurs
Grandchild of Sovereign
3 crosses, 2 leaves

Do please chat me back at en.wikipedia. Cheers DBD 23:39, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes, but none of them use those crowns in their monograms. If you look at the originals, I used the same crowns that they do/did with these particular monograms.--Glasshouse (talk) 11:52, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Starting with William & Kate: source. The 1917 coronet warrant is here. I'll get back to you on the rest DBD 15:02, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Harry source; Alfred Edinburgh (British coronet) source shows no arches at least DBD 16:32, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
I can't find your source on that site for Vicky (Kaiserin Friedrich); Your source for Louise clearly mentions her coronet (not her crown); where are your sources for the Windsors and Yorks?; where precisely on the royalforums are your sources for the Kents? even better where did they come from before the forum? DBD 16:57, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Louis de Aury Flag[edit]

I'll like to make note of some issues with this version, firstly, the sword's styling doesn't match the styling of the other elements, secondly, the the wreath above the rest of the elements don't match the dispiction of the flag the Texas A&M's page regarding the flag has it depicted as similar to the wreath as found on the coat of arms of Peru or Grand Columbia --Thegunkid (talk) 17:27, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

I know. I already have that on my re-do list. Maybe this week I can get to it.--Glasshouse (talk) 21:33, 25 September 2011 (UTC)


Hey there, saw you did monograms and I thought I'd ask if you could do one for Marie Thérèse who is one of the few queens of france who doesnt have a monogram. I cant/dont know how to do them myself and would appreciate it alot if you would do one?! Songsblame (talk) 20:21, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. I'll try to get to it soon.--Glasshouse (talk) 12:09, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Hey! Once again, me again. Just thought I'd say you've outdone yourself again with the monogram of Queen Marie Thérèse! :) Also, do you know any users (or yourself even?) who are able to make coats of arms? Songsblame (talk) 11:57, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

There are several heraldic artist, but they usually specialize in certain eras/countries/families, etc. What did you have in mind?--Glasshouse (talk) 13:05, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

I seeeeeeeee. Well I was thinking for dauphines of France. I did one earlier here but it looks awful and females usually have oval arms? I think the one I did was awful. And they should really include the coronet like here and here. So I'm stuck :( Songsblame (talk) 23:07, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
P.S. Could you do a monogram for Marie Adélaïde of Savoy? Songsblame (talk) 23:55, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Done, File:Royal Monogram of Princess Marie Adélaïde of Savoy as Duchess of Burgundy.svg --Glasshouse (talk) 03:59, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi i see you doned some of nicest monograms of Kings of Yugoslavia however royal crown isnt good this is royal crown. If you could change it it would be great thank you for such good work. Snake bgd (talk) 13:19, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Also i may help you to make monogram of king Aleksandar I of Yugoslavia here its his monogram on military rank Field Marshal. 13:38, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for telling me my work isn't good. Perhaps you should tackle the monogram yourself.--Glasshouse (talk) 13:00, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Ignore that, they are good! Are you able to carry out my maaaaaany requests? Lol Songsblame (talk) 20:19, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Woah. You never cease to amaze. Thanks :) Songsblame (talk) 17:49, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Coat of arms of Russian Alaska[edit]

User:Дмитрий-5-Аверин isn't very communicative, but probably the emblem on File:Flag of the Russian-American Company 1835.jpg was the closest thing... AnonMoos (talk) 22:27, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Queen Emma of Hawaii[edit]

Scroll down to page xxv of this book. Can you create that royal monogram of Queen Emma of Hawaii? It is the same one from this site.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 22:12, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Actually it is also on the title page.

Yep. Be happy to. Done--Glasshouse (talk) 23:22, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

I like your crown and all, but could you make the crown from what is on the monogram? Sticking Kalakaua's crown on his rival Queen Emma's monogram would be really weird.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 10:10, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

The one on the monogram is a generic crown and I'm not going spend many hours of my life to create something new just for this one monogram. What I think I'll do is use the new crown that Sodacan made for the Royal Hawaiian Coat of Arms. I'll change the other, pre-Kalakaua monograms to that crown as well.--Glasshouse (talk) 12:21, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

About Category:Imperial monograms of Russia[edit]

All of it are very beautiful. But all of Russian Tsars, beginning from Peter I "The Great" has title Emperor, didn't use in their monograms the Monomach's hat. Better, use File:Crown emp7.gif instead of it. And, would You make Peter II monogram (like --Arachn0 (talk) 14:01, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate the resources and will welcome any other monograms. Also, can you tell me something about the monograms on the coins below those of Peter II on the link you gave me?--Glasshouse (talk) 22:43, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

For me, it's trivial: double latin P (from "Peter"), his number II, Imperial crown (looks like that I recommended, isn't it?) --Arachn0 (talk) 06:56, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

No, I mean the other two coins with monograms that appear below that one of Peter II on the link above. Their pages are here and here. One looks to be Catherine II, but with another letter as well, kind of like a Latin "T" or "I."

1757 - it's Elizabeth of Russia - You did it File:Imperial Monogram of Empress Elizabeth I of Russia.svg - attaention to the crown! 1787 - Catherine II, yes. I think, it's big old-russian "i", from "Imperatrix" in italic, it may be not equal to Latin --Arachn0 (talk) 14:22, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Me again ... :)[edit]

Hii, same old lol. Would you amaze me once more by doing a monogram for Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain? A copy of it is on this drawing but it is faint so if it is not possible don't worry. Thanks anyway :) Songsblame (talk) 22:09, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm afraid it's not clear enough for me to accurately render.--Glasshouse (talk) 23:08, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Ducal Hat of Styria.svg[edit]

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Royal Monogram of Prince William, Prince Harry and Catherine[edit]

Hello Glasshouse! I'm here to tell to you that, when I saw the official website of The Prince of Wales, I understood that the coronet of royal monogram of Prince William, Prince Harry and Catherine should be coronet of a child of the heir apparent. Can you remake their royal monogram? Keivan.fTalk 12:55, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

My sources are [Diana's stationery,] and the monograms of [William and Harry]. What images are you finding that are contradictory? I am in the process of updating these monograms and will have them completed by the end of the weekend; however, none of the contemporary British royal princes and princesses seem to use anything but a coronet without a cap or arches, and the appropriate coronets will be changed where appropriate. I'd like to see what images you're using as a reference, though.--Glasshouse (talk) 03:00, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Coronet of a Child of the Heir Apparent.svg

About Diana's monogram you were right. But about the monograms of William, Catherine and Harry. Can you look at the shape of the coronet of their monograms? If you see carefully you'll understand that the correct coronet for their monograms IS the coronet of a child of the heir apparent. So, please look at carefully this time and then correct their monograms please. Thank You. Keivan.fTalk 18:18, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Keivan is right, Glass – if you look carefully, those are very definitely strawberry leaves and not crosses patte on the outsides! DBD 22:35, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Royal Monogram of Prince William, Prince Harry and Catherine[edit]

Hello Glasshouse! I'm here to tell to you that, when I saw the official website of The Prince of Wales, I understood that the coronet of royal monogram of Prince William, Prince Harry and Catherine should be coronet of a child of the heir apparent. Can you remake their royal monogram? Keivan.fTalk 12:55, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you dear Glasshouse for correcting those monograms. Thank you very much. You did a great work. Keivan.fTalk 18:13, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Seal of Texas (reverse)[edit]

Why exactly is the shade of blue on it lighter than the actual US and Texan flags? --Thegunkid (talk) 17:36, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

I took the colors directly from the image of the reverse of the state seal that I was recreating. However, upon closer examination of the picture on the Secretary of State's website, (which does not allow me to copy that image!) I see that the colors are darker. I'll make the changes and verify the red as well.

I noticed your postings earlier today of the Texas Coasting Trade Flag, the Republic of Texas Pilot Flag, and the Flag of the Republic of Texas Revenue Service. As you're probably aware, I've posted quite a few Texas flags, and other symbols relevant to Texas, and I’m glad to see your contributions as well. Do you plan to create svg renderings of these? I’m also curious as to what other items you plan on posting.--Glasshouse (talk) 23:55, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

No sir, I do not, I don't know how to work Inkscape for the life of me, I only made and added those flags due to the fact I couldn't find the pilot flag on the commons so I just decided to make all 3 of the flags.

Also I have no other items I plan to post since I only post stuff as I come across it, and right now I'm too busy trying to figure out why exactly the Burnet flag is a different shade of blue then the rest of the flags in the article, and why exactly a vertical Texan flag with a upright star is apparently incompletely impermissible for the Flag of Texas Article. --Thegunkid (talk) 00:17, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

If you have no objections, then, I think I'll render these flags in svg format. I assume your source is here and in the online articles referencing the governor's flag legislation?

As for the Burnet flag, that has bugged me for quite a while as well. I'm not one to go in and alter anyone else's Wiki contributions, but I think I'll make an exception here. The thing that has bothered me the most, though, is that the flag being used to represent the Texas Navy on the pages for each ship of the navy, for example, is incorrect. Image Texas 2nd Naval Ensign.svg is tagged as the second naval ensign of the Republic of Texas used from 1838 to 1846. However, the last two sentences of this article from the official website of the Texas Navy Association states that that version was only created in the past several years and ONLY for ceremonial purposes. I think a re-naming of that image is necessary. The Wikipedia website correctly identifies the two flags used during the tenure of the Texas Navy, so there are lots of corrections that need to be done.--Glasshouse (talk) 12:47, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

The source for those flags is this, which intern uses a scan of a document in the state archives. --Thegunkid (talk) 22:07, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

And to add, I don't see how I have any place to object to the vectorization of any of the 20 flags I have added to the article to begin, considering they are all public domain anyway. --Thegunkid (talk) 02:17, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Flag-map of Texas.svg[edit]

Unfortunately, your request wasn't correctly formatted, and the reason given wasn't really sufficient. There are probably one or two templates on en.wikipedia which are responsible for the vast majority of displays of "File:Flag-map of Texas.svg" on Wikipedia article talk pages, and it would probably be better for you to just edit those templates to use the preferred image... AnonMoos (talk) 03:05, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Please don't overwrite a valid image with a completely different image. As for templates, just go to one of the pages where the page is listed as being in use (the first happens to be en:Talk:Barbara_Olson, edit the page, and you'll probably find {{Name of some template}} code in the page source which is causing the image to be invoked. So then go to page "Template:Name of some template" and edit it to make the template refer to your preferred image. It's really up to you to do the work (without the undesirable shortcuts which you've previously proposed)... AnonMoos (talk) 14:24, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, that helps a lot. However, when I go to this site,, I see the old flag map on the left side above "WikiProject Texas To-do:" and on the right side, the new image with the Texas Portal banner. How do I find the source using the old banner with the "WikiProject Texas To-do:" image?--Glasshouse (talk) 01:10, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

You can ask on en:Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical) or similar forums as to how to trace through the page transclusion relationships (always assuming that the portal people are fine with switching images)... AnonMoos (talk) 13:35, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Me again, don't hate me! (no seriously)[edit]

Tiz me again, may I put in a request? Monogram of Dauphine Marie Anne Victoire of Bavaria? The following links show the monogram. Is it enough?

  1. cover on a book she owned as well as ..
  2. her funeral oration Songsblame (talk) 20:02, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

I'll put it on my to do list.--Glasshouse (talk) 14:20, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Done.--Glasshouse (talk) 13:24, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Source's problem[edit]

Hello, first I find your work on Monogram remarkable, but I noticed that links to your sources were red. I have the solution for you : first started with only one type of "[", second started don't forget to put "http://" before the website adress, after you can put a space and the name of website, and to finish put a last "]". If you don't understand my bad explaination you can see the result on this page. Cordially Mathieu C. (talk) 13:13, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm trying to do a lot of clean up with these. Sometimes, though, the source isn't a website, but just text, such as here. What's the proper formatting for that?--Glasshouse (talk) 10:52, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

If your source isn't a web site, just put it without "[" "]" but the more completly ha been possible. Good luck to do change on your numerous files. Mathieu C. (talk) 14:59, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Greek monograms[edit]

Hello Glasshouse. In order for your Greek monograms to be used on English Wikipedia, someone would like the crowns to be blue. Is it alright if I change the crowns back to blue while keeping your recent changes to the monograms themselves so we can use them on English Wikipedia? Fry1989 eh? 23:28, 8 July 2012 (UTC) Someone? Someone as in someone who has some sort of editorial rights in Wikicommons, or someone who just won't be able to sleep unless the crowns on the Greek monograms are blue? I guess there's no room for artistic license. Will this be only for the Greek monograms, or can I expect it to spill over into others as well?

I'll re-post one with a blue crown, then you can use the same one for any of the other Greek monograms that have to be changed in order for the sun to come up tomorrow.--Glasshouse (talk) 01:26, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Someone with a control problem, I think you know who. Hopefully this will just be the Greek ones, I really don't like it, but I'd rather they be used on the articles if possible. But I didn't wanna do it without asking you first cause I respect you for your work. Fry1989 eh? 01:30, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

How about using the crown that's on the Dual Cypher of Pavlos and Marie-Chantal of Greece? --Glasshouse (talk) 01:34, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

OK, maybe if I just keep my mouth shut and lay low, no other changes will be "required."--Glasshouse (talk) 01:38, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

That looks fine to me, though honestly I find this entire mess a bunch of bs. The extremist literal interpretation he insists on is insane, like that time he insisted our digital recreation of Mary Queen of Scots' monogram has to be coloured gold just because of the gold coin it was minted on *rolls eyes*. I've lost my patience, but I'm willing to compromise with him one last time. If he tries to bully us around with other ones though like Romania or the UK or Russia, I wont take it any more, and I'll start a report on him on English Wikipedia. You'll be invited, if it comes to that. Fry1989 eh? 03:00, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
I never said Mary Queen of Scots' monogram has to be coloured gold. Stop lying about me. Stop attacking me. DrKiernan (talk) 07:15, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

File:Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Württemberg, 1817.svg[edit]

Hello, your file you drew the legs gules, which is the mark of the branch of Urach. See Great coat of Arms of Wurtemberg-Urach.svg and this file Wappen Deutsches Reich - Königreich Württemberg.jpg. You can see on the second file the dexter legs are black, no gules. You can see it here too [5]. And it's not "TREU" but "TREW". Cordially Mathieu C. (talk) 15:38, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

You're right. I'll fix it this weekend. Thanks.--Glasshouse (talk) 11:06, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
No problems! Mathieu C. (talk) 13:48, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Mass deletion request[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Graphic Designer Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Good job with royal monograms! Edoardo Cavaleri (talk) 13:46, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Royal Monogram of Princess Anne[edit]

Royal Monogram of Princess Anne of Great Britain.svg

Hi dear Glasshouse! Is that the monogram of Anne, Princess Royal? I added that monogram to her article in Wikipedia but one of the users removed it because the shape of the monogram is unsourced. So, can you add a better source for that file to its information, please? Then we can use it on that article. Thanks. Keivan.fTalk 07:04, 31 December 2012

Here's a link to a photo of the banner and the Wiki article it goes with is here.--Glasshouse (talk) 01:49, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

File:Unidentified WW I or WW II Ribbon.svg[edit]

How can this be an unidentified WWI or WWII ribbon? As the uploader and creator of the file, certainly you must know. If not, how ever to did you come up with this design? If you provide the source you used to create the SVG, I will update the description and rename. Thank you, Senator2029 01:34, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

I am hoping that it can be identified. Please refer to this talk page. And if it can be identified, I'll have it renamed accordingly. --Glasshouse (talk) 01:53, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

You might try contacting the Sons of the American Revolution. I was awarded a medal with a very similar design last year. It could be something of theirs. --Herr Rockefeller (talk) 02:51, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the suggestion. I will contact them.--Glasshouse (talk) 10:03, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Request for Texas flag image[edit]

Hello, I've noticed before that you've done some work on Texas flags and I'd like to request one (or two) from you. It is a standard Flag of Texas with fifteen stars in the blue to represent the fifteen slave states in 1861. One star, representing Texas, is larger. There are two possible reconstructions of it depicted here: (The caption gets it wrong, the top flag is based on the second national flag of the Republic of Texas.) The article describing the history of the flag beginning here: "A Fifteen-Star Texas Flag: A Banner Used at the Time of Secession—February 1861 and March 1861".

I thank you in advance if you can whip it up for me! Tuckerresearch (talk) 04:38, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Done and done. --Glasshouse (talk) 13:04, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Is it necessary to copy the irregular star placement? Since the only evidence available is textual (newspaper reports and such), presumably a symmetrical arrangement would be less distracting, and no less faithful to the historical sources... AnonMoos (talk) 14:23, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

When I step back a little, I can see what you mean. I'll fix them tonight.--Glasshouse (talk) 17:34, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! AnonMoos (talk) 11:10, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

¡Muchas gracias! Tuckerresearch (talk) 21:23, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

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Your Inkscape SVGs[edit]

Hi Glasshouse, you are producing a lot of fine graphics for wikimedia; thank you. Would you mind to look sometimes with the validator that you upload rather syntactically valid files? Your last monogram Sophie is nice, but it contains a lot of garbage, as RDF data and more, which is easily removable by tools.

I also see that you create even graphics of the simplest structures with Inkscape instead of editing them by hand. Inkscape produces a lot of garbage, and without final cleaning also often many invalid constructs. May be you like to use this editor; but when you just change some colors as in TxHDM.svg please do this not with Inkscape, increasing there the file size more than 250 times (in this case, from 358 bytes to 89963 bytes; and with 11 errors). The color change will be done much faster manually. sarang사랑 03:54, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Besides vacuuming def's before saving the document, what are you suggesting I do?--Glasshouse (talk) 13:09, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

File:Royal Monogram of King Peter II of Yugoslavia, Variant.svg[edit]

Mysterious black rectangles are almost always due to Inkscape "flowtext" nonsense, which can be diagnosed at Commons:SVG Check. There was also an embedded PNG... AnonMoos (talk) 13:04, 13 April 2013 (UTC) OK, thanks!--Glasshouse (talk) 23:20, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Swedish Collar[edit]

hello excuse me disturb you, I saw you make beautiful coat of arms, could you make two collar for the arms of Sweden please.

The order of the sword :Keten en ster van de Orde van het Zwaard, Zweden 1522.jpg, colors :

Order of Vasa :Keten van de Vasa Orde.jpg, colors :

Thank you in advance for your help good day cordially --Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 10:48, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Those are great images. Do you happen to have any of these Bavarian orders:

1. Order of St. George 2. Military order of Max Joseph 3. Order of merit of the Bavarian Crown--Glasshouse (talk) 02:47, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I hope you are well.

I asked my friend this morning, to see if there were three orders Bavarians, I will inform you immediately following his answer.

If you agree to make two orders Swedes could please use these crowns and the vase, for consistency in the armorial Swedish. Armoiries Suède moderne.svg Armoiries famille Vasa.svg

Thanking you in advance, good day to you--Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 10:14, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill's monogram[edit]

Newly released monogram, due to the royal wedding of this princess of Sweden. [[6]] Thank you very much. --Glasshouse (talk) 01:50, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Order of St. George Military order of Max Joseph Order of merit of the Bavarian Crown[edit]

Hello, my friend sent me this on orders of Bavaria good reception if you have some time you could think of Swedish orders please thank you

good weekend cordially--Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 15:51, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the images. Would you also have color photos of them as you do for the Swedish orders?

I'm certain you're aware that there are many people on Wikimedia whose abilities are much better than mine. I won't even venture to refer to myself as an "artist." I have been considering your request, though, and I will offer to help you out, with the understanding that I don't expect to be able to produce anything on par with others who could do a much better job. It's one thing to create something on my own for my own purposes, but quite another to create something to meet the expectations of someone else. Perhaps whatever it is that I can produce for you, could be cleaned up and improved upon by one of the Wiki artists. As for the timeframe, this is not really a good time for me, but I will attempt to work on things as I can. In the mean time, if you're able to get someone else to do it more quickly, and most assuredly, much better, then please feel free to engage them, and let me know if that's the case. I'll sit down and attempt to start on it this week and see how things go.--Glasshouse (talk) 15:20, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Yemen Crown[edit]

hello Glasshouse - noticed your crowns and monograms-vectors and hope you can do me a favour by creating a vector of the Yemen crown as in the kingdom COA I would only need the crown but a vector of the COA may be interesting for more people. Thank you and regards JanJC JanJC (talk) 12:50, 31 August 2013 (UTC)(UTC)

Hawaii crown[edit]

Can you change the crowns, as you have already done, on File:Royal Monogram of Kalakaua I of Hawaii.svg, File:Royal Monogram of Kalakaua I of Hawaii-2.svg, File:Royal Monogram of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii.svg, and File:Royal Monogram of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Variant.svg? Thank you.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 05:11, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Crown King and Queen of Norway before 1906[edit]

Hello, I hope you're well could you do me a favor please could you make the crowns of the King and Queen of Norway before 1906 please.

I give you a source and a base current crown Norway

Heraldic crown of the King of Norway.svg

Thank you in advance for your help cordially --Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 18:58, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Are you asking for SVG versions of the Norwegian king and queen's crowns or a different version of the Norwegian heraldic crown which you attached above?--Glasshouse (talk) 03:46, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes please cordialy--Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 06:58, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Crown of the King of Norway.svg The royal crown of the king of Norway has been done.--Glasshouse (talk) 00:49, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Crown of the Queen of Norway.svg The royal crown of the queen of Norway has been done as well.--Glasshouse (talk) 14:30, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Hello and thank you so much this is perfect, thank you again for this great work

good Sunday

Regards--Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 07:04, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

File:Royal Monogram of Prince William of Wales.svg[edit]

I have a question about your claim to be copyright holder in this image, is it not a copy of the official logo taken from and therefore is in fact at best a derivative work or at worst a out and out copy of the original owned by the Duke/Clarence House (per the copyright claim on the website) ? LGA talkedits 10:33, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

bump. LGA talkedits 01:16, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Since you seem to be ignoring the question I will nominate for Deletion. LGA talkedits 02:00, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

I suppose it could be viewed as a derivative, I'm not sure. I have used the same or similar copyright information as other images containing monograms, such as Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II, Personal Flag of the Duke of Cambridge for use in Canada, EVIIIR and Royal Monogram of Prince Albert II of Monaco and I use crowns separate from any that were part of the original image.--Glasshouse (talk) 02:09, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

The Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II and EVIIIR are copyright expired, the other two are not from the UK and the Prince's logo would not be copyright in Canada due to TOO issues. I am still seeing this as a copyvio in the UK and as such needs to be hosted on a project that allows for fair use or on enwp as {{PD-ineligible-USonly|UK}}. LGA talkedits 02:19, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you're suggesting by having something "hosted on a project that allows for fair use or on enwp."--Glasshouse (talk) 02:29, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

A claim of Fair use can be made for this logo on pages about the prince and some wiki projects allow for that (commons does not) and as the image would probably not be covered by copyright in the US it could be uploaded to the english WP as {{PD-ineligible-USonly|UK}}. LGA talkedits 02:48, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

OK, what modifications do I need to make?--Glasshouse (talk) 02:51, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

None, uploaded it to enwp and use the licence {{PD-ineligible-USonly|UK}} and then request it be deleted from here, you might also consider doing others for UK royals that are not that old, such as Anne. LGA talkedits 03:33, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

I set up an account on Wikipedia, but it's still not allowing me to upload any files. It says I have to make 10 edits and wait four days in order to have it confirmed, or have an administrator confirm it. Is that something you can do? And once I'm confirmed, will there be categories in which to save the image when it's uploaded, as there are in Commons? By the way, I had to use GlasshouseWP as the user name.--Glasshouse (talk) 06:54, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Nothing I can do, you need to wait it out. LGA talkedits 08:14, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

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Could you make[edit]

Could you make few monograms i will send you picture as source. Kobra011 (talk) 00:04, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

I haven't had much time to work in Wikicommons in a while. If they're royal monograms, I'll look at your sources and see if I can work them in. If this is a personal monogram, I just don't do those.--Glasshouse (talk) 02:16, 23 January 2014 (UTC)


Good afternoon, saw you did monograms and I thought I'd ask if you could do one for Kings Kamehameha II, Kamehameha IV, Kamehameha V and Lunalilo of Hawaii. Thank you. --Enredados (talk) 21:15, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

I'd love to add those monograms to the project, I've just never seen sources with those monograms, before. If you can paste images or links to them, I'll get to them when I have a chance.--Glasshouse (talk) 02:20, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Can you change the crowns, as you have already done, on File:Royal Monogram of Kalakaua I of Hawaii.svg, File:Royal Monogram of Kalakaua I of Hawaii-2.svg, File:Royal Monogram of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii.svg, and File:Royal Monogram of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Variant.svg? Thank you.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 21:35, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Texas Defense/State Guard DUIs[edit]


I just stumbled across your work and I am very impressed! If I provided you the source material, would you have the time to generate SVGs of the DUIs of the Texas Defense Guard and the Texas State Guard?


CW4 Thomas W. Dodd

I'm not sure what you're referring to as DUI's, but if you can provide me source materials, I'll see what I can do.--Glasshouse (talk) 01:56, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

I've added the images for the current Texas State Guard distinctive unit insignias (DUIs) to the Wikicommons area, under the username of ssgdodd01. Let me know if you have any questions.--Ssgdodd01 (talk) 10:56, 01 May 2014 (UTC)

I have actually wanted to do these; however, I've not been able to locate a blazon, or written description as to what the components are supposed to be, how they are colored and placed, etc. I especially question the crests--the star and leaves at the top of each coat of arms. Why are they depicted as small as they are, which really has no precedence in heraldry? And do these crests rest within a background of some sort? I would say that 99.9% of all crests I've ever seen do not have a background of any kind, but it looks as if the space between the leaves and stars is also colored, rather than the traditional depiction of the elements being there with no color or other elements behind them at all. Is there any way you could point me to a source record for these arms?--Glasshouse (talk) 01:37, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Personal Monogram of Philip VI of Spain[edit]

Please dear Glasshouse, to draw the personal monogram of Philip VI of Spain.-- 10:48, 21 June 2014 (UTC) I'd be glad to. Do you know where I can find images of the new king and queen's monograms?--Glasshouse (talk) 13:13, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Royal Yugoslavian Monograms[edit]

Thanks for quick answer i wasn't see it and now i send you few royal monograms you could make.

Kobra011 (talk) 21:13, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

This is great information, thank you very much. I have questions for you:

  • 1. Can you provide me with the source details for this? I'd like to properly reference it for anything I upload from it.
  • 2. On page 5, are numbers 18 and 20 both Queen Maria of Yugoslavia?
  • 3. Also on page 5, whose monogram is number 19?
  • 4. On page 4, can you identify the monogram of number 15?
  • 5. I believe number 16 on page 4 is King Carol II of Romania, correct? --Glasshouse (talk) 00:54, 27 June 2014 (UTC)


7. Crowns for Obrenović dynasty are form old coat of arms of Serbia.

And i have one question i could you please make military ranks of Kingdom of Yugoslavia i would be most grateful and you could contact me any time for anything. Kobra011 (talk) 10:16, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Nice job but you add crown form today's coat of arms and that's not good, crown for Serbian monarchs are from this coat of arms. Fix it. Kobra011 (talk) 20:10, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
You are the best, and here is one more monogram of Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia. Kobra011 (talk) 15:26, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Could you make me something i would send you one coat of arms please. Kobra011 (talk) 15:30, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

I've done the monogram of Queen Alexandra, and thanks for that source. As for the coat of arms request, I'm really not the best source for creating coats of arms--there are many more Wiki artists whose talents in that area are much better than mine. Also, I don't think I'll have much time to devote to a large project for the foreseeable future. Monograms are much easier. Do you know if there are any monograms for Crown Prince Alexander's sons?--Glasshouse (talk) 04:09, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Excellent, sons don't have monograms yet, if they make them i will send you since i am member of there Royal Association. You need to make few corrections. Site i link you monogram are copyright so you change these monograms:

Colorize them like this monogram so that aren't like on that site. Outside edge are dark blue and inside are light. Good job keep with good work. Kobra011 (talk) 21:31, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, but we should be OK. The monograms I've uploaded are not cut and pasted copies from the source's website. They are versions I drew using my own crown and citing the original source. Thanks again for your assistance, and keep me updated if you find some more.--Glasshouse (talk) 12:31, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Philip VI's Monogram[edit]

Dear Glasshouse, Take the image of the monogram from the Dual Cypher of Felipe and Letizia of Spain and then realize that royal monogram, as did with Juan Carlos I. -- 09:12, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, do you have a source for this? I need to make sure that I cite sources for each monogram. Also, are you saying it's just the "F" with no VI Roman numeral? That would be very unusual for a reigning monarch. This is another reason for having a source.

Also, I'm sure other members of the royal family have their own official or personal monograms but I've never been able to find sources for them. Can you help me to locate monograms of: Queen Letizia, Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina, Infanta Pilar, Princess Leonor, Infanta Sofia, or any other family members you might know of?--Glasshouse (talk) 12:22, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Diana vs. Camilla[edit]

Hi. Actually I had a question about royal monograms of Diana and Camilla. Why the coronet of Diana's monogram is the coronet of a child of a sovereign while for Camilla it's the coronet of the Prince of Wales? Can you provide sources for these two monograms, please? Keivan.fTalk 20:14, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Clarence House or Buckingham Palace would be the ultimate source for the explanation. My guess is that it is a further opportunity to separate Camilla from Diana. Rather than hold the same title as Diana, Camilla is styled as Duchess of Cornwall instead of Princess of Wales. Since Diana's monogram used the coronet of a child of a sovereign, Camilla uses a different crown which also represents her husband's rank.--Glasshouse (talk) 01:46, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

But being styled as Duchess of Cornwall doesn't mean that her position is lower than Diana. But using coronet of a child of the sovereign for Diana's monogram is wrong. Both of them have been wives of the heir to the throne. Can you please show me your sources? Also I think Diana used this version of monogram after her divorce as she changed the coronet of her coat of arms from the Prince of Wales' coronet to a child of the sovereign's coronet. As with her coat of arms, I think we should have two monograms for her. One she used as HRH The Princess of Wales and another one she used as Diana, Princess of Wales. Keivan.fTalk 11:29, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Just Google "Duchess of Cornwall letter" and "Princess Diana letter" and you'll find images of the monograms used by both of them. I'm not going to speculate beyond anything I see as actually being used by either of them.--Glasshouse (talk) 18:14, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Well, when I searched in internet I just saw that only in the letters that were written after Diana's divorce this version of the monogram that we have was used. If you search yourself, I think you'll understand that in her previous letters the version that I mentioned above was used. Please try a Google search and then again tell me your decision. Keivan.fTalk 18:35, 30 November 2014 (UTC)


Hi. Unfortunately there's currently no representation on Wikimedia of the arms of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. Would you possibly be able to create one if you have the time? I did originally ask user:sodacan but as he's not deigned to respond I hoped some other competent artist might be more helpful. The blazon, as recorded in the Lyon's Register in 1732, is: Argent a castle triple-towered and embattled sable masoned of the first and topped with three fans gules, windows and portcullis shut of the last, situate on a rock proper. And on a wreath of the colours is set for Crest, An anchor wreathed about with a cable all proper. Motto, in an escrol above. Nisi Dominus Frustra. Supported on the dexter by a maid richly attir'd with her hair hanging down over her shoulders, and on the sinister by a doe proper.

Although the official blazon mentions neither, it's usual to include a mural crown and helm in the arms. It's up to you whether you decide to include them or not. The best illustration I've found so far is this from the fifth plate of Fox-Davies' Complete Guide to Heraldry.

Thanks. Zacwill16 (talk) 21:33, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm aware of the fact that you have asked Sodacan to do this and that he has not yet responded. British heraldry is his focus and his artistry is truly unmatched. My focus is on American, and more specifically Texas projects and much of my work draws from his. He has already produced the Edinburgh shield in the arms of the Duke of Edinburgh and I have no doubt that he will honor your request when he gets time. My advice is to just be patient. And trust me, you would much better prefer his rendition to anything I, or anyone else would produce.--Glasshouse (talk) 12:34, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

How patient? I posted the request in November and as yet have had no confirmation that he's even seen it. Even just an "I'll get back to you when I have the time" would be nice. And personally I think you're overrating Sodacan's artistic skills and style. The work of artists like user:madboy74 is far superior in my opinion, if not so ubiquitous. And he actually bothers to respond when people talk to him. Sodacan's page is littered with perfectly reasonable requests which have been completely ignored. Zacwill16 (talk) 19:40, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Keep in mind that none of us are paid for any of the work we contribute to Wikicommons. Some of us are full time students, some of us have family and careers that require our full attention for extended periods, and our contributions, which can take multiple hours to complete, can only be done on our "free" time. Of course, I can't speak personally for anyone else, but there are times when we just need a break from all of the graphics work. I'm sorry for your frustration.--Glasshouse (talk) 01:59, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

U.S. Presidential coats of arms[edit]

Thanks for putting in the work on these... AnonMoos (talk) 13:33, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

My pleasure, thanks. I'd like to add info boxes to each of these president's Wikipedia page under my Wikipedia login GlasshouseWP, similar to the one Theodore Roosevelt has with his coat of arms, but these pages all have editing protection.--Glasshouse (talk) 14:47, 22 February 2015 (UTC)


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File:Lamar Family Arms.svg[edit]

The shield appears to be identical with that of the traditional coat of arms of the duchy of Normandy. The English heraldic authorities would not normally grant or recognize such arms without a close connection to the royal family... AnonMoos (talk) 14:58, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

I hadn't noticed that myself. However, the blazon came directly from Crozier's, which I cited in the description. Let me know if I read it incorrectly. I had looked into the family's genealogy, though, and found that they have origins in Normandy, but I don't know the circumstances behind the grant itself.--Glasshouse (talk) 15:46, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie[edit]

Hi. I found royal monograms of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie on the official website of the Duke of York. It shows their monograms on the top of their pages. Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie. Well, their coronet is the coronet of a grandchild of a sovereign and I think their shape is clear enough. Can you create them for using in their articles in Wikipedia? Please do it every time you can. Thanks a lot. Keivan.fTalk 06:15, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Also the shape of Prince Andrew and Prince Edward's monogram's can be seen in their flags for Canada. I don't know that you have made their monograms before or not, but if you have created them before please inform me. Here's Prince Andrew's flag and Prince Edward's flag. Keivan.fTalk 15:01, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

All are done.--Glasshouse (talk) 13:19, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Louise of Great Britain[edit]

Hello dear friend

I hope you are well, you made in January 2013, the mongramme of King Frederick V of Denmark ... it is very beautiful Royal Monogram of King Frederik V of Denmark, Variant.svg

Could you please make one of his first wife Louise of Great Britain , you can find the attached image. Frederik V og Louise (monogram).JPG

Thank you in advance for your help, good weekend to you

cordially--Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 08:19, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

It's done, thanks.--Glasshouse (talk) 12:57, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

A big thank you good weekend

cordially--Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 14:11, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Princess Sophia of Sweden[edit]

Hello dear friend

Today in Sweden there have been the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist

Royal Palace on the page there are the new Monogram Princess sophia.

Would you please realize it.

Thank you in advance for your help

cordially--Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 21:32, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

It's done.--Glasshouse (talk) 02:16, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Hello and THANK This is perfect as always ...

Thank you again good evening to you

cordially--Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 15:54, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

American coronet[edit]

Hey there! Just wanted to ask where you sourced the American coronet from? I've been trying to find something on the subject for a while with no success. Could you point me to some source? Thanks! --Avenflight (talk) 07:51, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

A book entitled "Heraldry" by Henry Bedingfeld, Rouge Croix Pursuivant and Peter Gwynn-Jones, Lancaster Herald. Also, it's depicted on the arms of the College of Arms Foundation's web site.--Glasshouse (talk) 01:10, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Royal standard[edit]

Could you fix this flags i upload it with correct eagle but author removed because it wasnt svg format i cant make svg format so i am asking for your help. Kobra011 (talk) 12:19, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

  1. King's flag
  2. Queen's flag
  3. Crown Prince's flag
  4. Prince Regent's flag
  5. Members of Royal House Flag

I don't know how I could help you with this. Try asking User:Fry1989. This is more along the lines of things he can help with.--Glasshouse (talk) 12:41, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Coat of Arms of Dwight Eisenhower.svg[edit]

Hallo - I wonder if there is any trustworthy source for the blazon of this coat of arms. Are you able to help me? -- Maxxl² - talk 10:43, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

There's an article by the American Heraldry Society that gives a very extensive background on these arms.--Glasshouse (talk) 00:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. -- Maxxl² - talk 06:58, 28 July 2015 (UTC)