Clan Lundin/Lundie Badge
History of the Clan Lundy, Lundie, Lundin: One of the Most Ancient Families of the Kingdom of Scotland: A History and Genealogy from the 11th Century to the Present Day The history of many of the great houses and families of Scotland are well documented in literature, and by clan associations and individuals on the Internet. The family of Lundie (Lundy, Lundin, Lundyn) is described, by Sir Robert Douglas in his "Baronage", as one of the most ancient in Scotland; its history however up until now is almost undocumented. This lack of documentation of the Lundie family is quite remarkable given the fact that members of this family have occupied many high offices in Scotland; including those of Lord High Treasurer, Chancellor, Chamberlain, Hereditary Doorward (personal body guard to the King), and Member of the Council of Regents of the Kingdom. They have performed duties as hosts, ambassadors, and representatives of the Sovereign; voted for Wallace as Protector of Scotland, fighting by his side in Scotland's fight for Independence; and played an important role in the reformation of the church in Scotland. Indeed, many of the heads of "Great" families of Scotland, have direct descent from this house through marriage with daughters of the various branches of the Lundie family. By taking what has been written by historians so far, it has really, only been through reading the histories of these other families and noting their intermarriage with Lundies, that one realizes their high social standing and historical importance.
Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. The piece is hand painted and a clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.