Colchester Oyster Shell
Colchester; Port of Colchester; Cinque Port Liberty of
notes: The 8th and earlier
editions of The Goss Record list the model as the Colchester oyster
shell, and it is also featured in the 8th edition in an advertisement
by Wm. Cheshire's China Stores, the Colchester agent, all of which
indicates that the matching arms should be Colchester. However, the
model is listed in the 9th edition of The Goss Record as being
specific to the Brightlingsea agent, a not unreasonable claim since
the Colchester oyster beds are in fact situated at
Brightlingsea. Both Colchester and Brightlingsea are therefore
generally accepted as matching arms.
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