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heraldic devices : 31 items

TAI #30“Lúthien Tinúviel” plaque with heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 10r, shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation in Artist & Illustrator is correct, and that the diameter (unclear as to inner or pencil guide) is (or should be) 54mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 9r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses stars
Lúthien Tinúviel
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertopdevice only
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop rightdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Decemberversodevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper leftdevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291993-01-01device only
1992Life & Legend 77216enlarged detail of plaque showing device and inscription
1992Life & Legend 85monochrome; device only
1995Art. & Ill. 197195
2018Maker of Middle-earth [237]item 81device and title inscription only
2018Tolkien Treasures 82
2018Tolkien Treasures [83]device only
TAI #31Fingolfin heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to right, “Fingolfin & / his house”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 4r, shows that all reproductions of this device before 2018 are rotated 90º counterclockwise to what was intended; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 3r
heraldic devices
blue ink colored pencil pencil red ink
emblems · insignia stars sun
Fingolfin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertop leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarytop right[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15·adust jacket (back)top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Novemberverso, rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-06rotated 90º counterclockwise, then inverted
1992Life & Legend 67top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise; monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 195192, lowerrotated 90º counterclockwise
2018Maker of Middle-earth 8139 (lower)
TAI #32Finwë heraldic deviceSee also TAI #63

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 2r, confirms orientation; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 1r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertop right
1995Art. & Ill. 194191, upper
TAI #33Fëanor heraldic device

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Fëanor”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 6r, confirms orientation; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 5r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Fëanor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverleft
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarytop left[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)bottom right
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberverso, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-17mirrored vertically
1992Life & Legend [66]middle leftmonochrome
TAI #35Eärendil heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 6r, confirms orientation; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended. Faint compassed circle guide surrounds it, several mm outside of furthest extremities

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 5r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil watercolor
emblems · insignia stars
Eärendil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverright
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)top right
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Februaryverso, righttipped 45º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near bottom right
1992Life & Legend [66]top leftmonochrome
TAI #36“Lúthien Tinúviel” plaque with heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 8r shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation is correct, and that the diameter (unclear as to inner or pencil guide) is 54mm — though this was crossed out and not emended)

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7r
heraldic devices patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil watercolor
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses
Lúthien Tinúviel
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom leftdevice only
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15front coverdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket frontdevice only
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Julyverso, leftdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper rightdevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-24device only
1992Life & Legend 74217, center leftmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 77217, centerenlarged detail of plaque showing device and inscription
1995Art. & Ill. 197194device only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [237]item 80device and title inscription only
2018Tolkien Treasures 80
2018Tolkien Treasures [81]enlarged
TAI #37Idril Celebrindal plaque with heraldic device

Inscribed above in Tengwar in blue pencil, “Menelluin Irildeo Ondolindello”; in Latin characters in pencil to the lower right, “Idril’s Device / The ‘Cornflower‘ pattern / Menelluin. / Origin of (often / debased) Numenorean / circular patterns”; and in Latin characters below, “Inlaid plaque / preserved from Gondolin / & descending from Earendil / to Númenor, whence it was / saved by Elendil & taken to / Gondor”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 12r shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation is correct, and that the diameter (unclear as to inner or pencil guide) is 54mm — though this was crossed out and not emended)

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 11r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom rightdevice only
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop left of centerdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)centerdevice only
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Julyverso, rightdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower middledevice only
1992Life & Legend 77218
1992Life & Legend 91leftdevice only; black & white
1995Art. & Ill. 192189
2018Maker of Middle-earth [237]item 79device and title inscription only
TAI #38Elwë heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 2r, shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation is correct; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 1r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Elwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop left[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)bottom left
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayverso, leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top left
1995Art. & Ill. 194191, lower
TAI #61“Hador” heraldic device

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Hador”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 28r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Hador
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarylower left[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom left
TAI #62“Eärendil” heraldic device

Oriented on page such that the four star tails extend to the SW, with “Earendil” inscribed in pencil to the right, with the same orientation. However, there is an arrow pointing NE, and another “Earendil (2)” inscription with that orientation; if that’s done, then the tails of the stars travel straight down, as if the stars are rising, rather than falling.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 35r
heraldic devices
blue ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Eärendil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarylower right[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Februaryverso (left)rotated 180º
TAI #63“Finwë” heraldic deviceSee also TAI #32

Inscribed in pencil to right of item, “Finwe´ of the High / Kings of the Noldor / Lozenged form”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 26r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop right of center[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayverso (right)rotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1991’92 Diary E·ii·29intro
TAI #64“Finrod” Felagund heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the lower left, “___ emblem / of Finrod” and two more lines I cannot read. The device and its inscribed text are rotated 180º compared to everything else on MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r, but the torch and the inscription confirm this orientation.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia fire tools · instruments
Finrod Felagund
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter leftdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, leftdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower leftdevice only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82rotated 180º
TAI #65“Melian” heraldic device

Inscribed to the lower right in pencil, “Melian”, with the orientation shown in Pictures and A&I.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 32r
heraldic devices
black ink blue ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Melian
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Septemberverso
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-14rotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 196193
TAI #66Gilgalad heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 30r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Gilgalad
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter right[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Aprilverso, right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-24rotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 193190, far right
TAI #67heraldic device of the Silmarils

Inscribed in pencil to the right, “Ancient / Emblem / representing / one derivation of / the Silmarils / from the light of / the trees upon / Ezellohar”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 34r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower left[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-04
TAI #68“Bëor” heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 33r
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia
Bëor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower left of center[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Januaryverso (left)rotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near bottom left
TAI #69“House of Haleth” heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the right, “House of Haleth” and two more words.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 27r
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
Haleth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower right of center[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-08
TAI #70‘Beren Gamlost’ heraldic device and plaquard

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Beren Gamlost / historical / plaque”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia mountains · hills stars sun
Beren
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower rightdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, rightdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper middledevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-03device only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, top
TAI #117Eärendil heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 30
heraldic devices
pencil
emblems · insignia moon stars
Eärendil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Aprilverso (left)
1995Art. & Ill. 193190 (top left)
TAI #118heraldic device (of Man)?
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 33r
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Juneverso
TAI #119Idril Celebrindal heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberverso (right)rotated 45º clockwise
1992Life & Legend [75]centermonochrome; rotated 45º counter-clockwise
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, top right
TAI #305Devices of Idril Celebrindal, sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
diagrams · designs heraldic devices
pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, top left
TAI #306Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, top center
TAI #307Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
heraldic devices
colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, center
TAI #308Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
diagrams · designs heraldic devices
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, lower left
TAI #309Gilgalad heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 30r
heraldic devices
blue pen pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Gilgalad
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 193190, bottom left
TAI #310Finarphin heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the right “Finarphin & / his House / esp. Finrod”. Related folio 4r says “DO NOT USE”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 3r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finarphin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [66]bottom leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 195192, top
2018Maker of Middle-earth 8039 (upper)
TAI #464device
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 57black and white
1992Life & Legend [66]black and white
1992Life & Legend [82]black and white
TAI #548‘Finarphin’ heraldic device

Inscribed in blue colored pencil “Finwe / ____”, but crossed out with pencil; then inscribed “Finarphin” in pencil.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, bottom
TAI #549six-pointed star, study for ‘Finarphin’ heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices patterns
colored pencil
stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, lower left
TAI #550star cluster, study for ‘Finarphin’ heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices patterns
colored pencil
stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, lower right

Note: The omission of greeting cards and jigsaw puzzles from the above list of sources is intentional.

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