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Registration of Arms
April 15, 2021
Vol. VII, p. 350
Arms of Henry Gifford Birks
Sable three garbs Or, on a chief Argent three torteaux;
The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The shield’s design is based on the English Birkes family coat of arms.
An ear of wheat leaved and a palm branch in saltire proper;
The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The ear of wheat and the palm branch in saltire are an existing Birkes family crest.
Artist of the College of Arms, London / Artiste du Collège d’armes, Londres
The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded at the College of Arms, London, England, 15 March 1960.