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HEIM, Bruno Bernard (1911-2003)



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Swiss-born prelate; the first Apostolic Nuncio to Britain.  Heim also was one of the most prominent of armorists of 20th century ecclesiastical heraldry.  He published five books on heraldry and was responsible for the design of armorial coats for four popes  Heim also was Grand Prior of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. Close friend of the Queen Mother, Elizabeth.

ANS – Autograph Note Signed, 1951, as papal nuncio to Austria.  Writes to an unnamed bishop concerning the rector of a seminary. Boldly penned example.  The first item we have ever had of Archbishop Heim.

While considered a “maverick” by English heraldry standards, Heim was in time responsible for the designs of the coats of arms of four popes.


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