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No. Species Data Size (mm) price in Euro €set of 3
Conidae
co68 Conus algoensis agulhasi S Africa. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 7 p. 33 fig. 7
23,1*
50
co69 Conus algoensis scitulus S Africa. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 7 p. 33 fig. 8
26,5*
50
co63 Conus algoensis simplex S Africa. gem, with periostracum. Very rare now. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 9/10 p. 33 fig. 18
53,5*
350
co34 Conus amardillo albino Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 23 p. 8 bottom left, and also in the supplement Conidae No. 1 fig. 187
65,7*
800
co92 Conus arbornatalis Thailand. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 152
41,6*
50
co108x Conus archiepiscopus var. Madagascar. Golden form. gem
42-46
15
40
co81 Conus aulicus Supposedly Tuamotu. gem. Illustrated as auratus in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 3/4 back cover fig. 382
76,1*
150
co89 Conus aurisiacus Indonesia. gem, with periostracum. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 246
54,4*
100
co75 Conus barthelemyi Reunion. f (filed anterior). Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 6 p. 16 fig. 18
60,2*
75
co44 Conus behelokensis Mozambique. gem-. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 17 p. 4 fig. 6
42,7*
100
co65 Conus behelokensis Madagascar. gem. Differs from the specimens found nowadays. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 7 p. 40 fig. 23
47,8*
50
co60 Conus bengalensis Thailand. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 11 p. 11 fig. 7
91,0*
100
co61 Conus bengalensis Thailand. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 11 p. 11 fig. 4
98,0*
100
co61b Conus bengalensis Thailand. Dark gem
89,9*
15
co62 Conus bengalensis Thailand. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 11 p. 11 fig. 6
97,4*
100
co93 Conus bengalensis Thailand. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 306
100,5*
100
co105 Conus berdulinus S. Africa. Nice purplish. gem
79,2*
150
co105a Conus berdulinus S. Africa. With a shade of pink. gem
69,9*
150
co5 Conus biraghii Oman. Very rare. Fresh dead. f
7,7*
75
co5a Conus biraghii Oman. Fresh dead, good condition. f
8,3*
110
co49 Conus borgesi Cape Verde Is. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 20 p. 17 fig. 78
27,5*
50
co3 Conus boschorum Oman. Exceptionally perfect- Very few specimens of this quality exist in collections. gem-
12,1*
235
co3a Conus boschorum Oman. Exceptionally perfect. Fresh dead, small chip in lip. f++
12,2*
140
co3b Conus boschorum Oman. Dark pattern. Fresh dead. f+
11,6*
120
co3c Conus boschorum Oman. Large, fantastic specimen. gem-
14,0*
235
co94 Conus boui Martinique. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 369
33,4*
300
co95 Conus boui Martinique. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 370
33,9*
275
co27 Conus bruuni New Caledonia. dead found, fine. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 21 backcover.
40,6*
200
co98 Conus bruuni New Caledonia. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 387
33,9*
250
co99 Conus bruuni New Caledonia. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 386
28,9*
100
co90 Conus bullatus pongo Reunion. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 399
66,7*
100
co84 Conus catus Hawaii. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 2 p. 23 fig. 65
39,8*
40
co54 Conus cedonulli St Vincent. Nice fresh dead shell. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 20 p. 21 fig. 605
47,2*
150
co13a Conus cernicus var. St Brandon. Known from a single small spot. Very rare. Lemon yellow. gem-
24,5*
50
co13b Conus cernicus var. St Brandon. Known from a single small spot. Very rare. Lemon yellow. gem
25,0*
75
co77 Conus cervus Philippines. Magnificent gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 5 back cover
108,7*
1800
co88 Conus cervus Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 1 p. 20 fig. 119
106,8*
1000
co32 Conus cf. jucundus Bimini. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 23 back cover
26,4*
250
co20 Conus cholmondeleyi Zanzibar. Distinctive endemic form. gem
64,1*
40
co20a Conus cholmondeleyi Zanzibar. Parallel lines. gem-
60,3*
40
co20b Conus cholmondeleyi Zanzibar. Mesh pattern. Rare. gem-
61,4*
125
co20c Conus cholmondeleyi Zanzibar. Bullet shaped form. Large. gem
64,1*
75
co23 Conus circumactus Irian Jaya. Lovely set of three. f++/gem
43-47*
75
co82 Conus circumcisus Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 3/4 back cover fig. 384
84,4*
150
co53 Conus colorvariegatus Philippines. polished. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 20 p. 57 fig. 136
55,1*
100
co109x Conus concatenatus Madagascar. Unbanded, with fine netting. gem
41-43
15
40
co18 Conus coromandelicus India. Better than average. f
43,0*
15
co22 Conus crassus New Guinea. the real thing. Seldom available, related to eburneus. Fresh dead (slight dullness inside aperture). f+
34,1*
25
co55 Conus crocatus Solomons. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 20 p. 21 fig. 149
36,0*
75
co21 Conus cuyosensis Cuyos Is., subspecies of form of vidua. PARATYPE No. 9. gem
34,3*
200
co64 Conus dusaveli Philippines. Polished and area on dorsum re-painted. A very early Philippine fake!! Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 9/10 p. 21 fig. 9
78,6*
150
co16x Conus edaphus Sea of Cortez. Nice smaller sized beauties. f++/gem
30-34
30
80
co83 Conus euetrios Mozambique. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 3/4 back cover fig. 390
66,1*
150
co79 Conus eumitus Mozambique. f++. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 3/4 back cover fig. 388
45,7*
100
co12 Conus garywilsoni Exmouth area. Quite distinctive, from original lot. f++/gem
12-17
30
co71 Conus gauguini Marquesas. Large pinkish, gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 7 p. 27 fig. 2
66,2*
550
co72 Conus gauguini Marquesas. Pale purple, gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 7 p. 27 fig. 4
56,7*
400
co87 Conus gauguini Marquesas. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 1 p. 20 fig. 122 and also in TC No. 7 p. 27 fig. 3
67,1*
750
co70 Conus gradatulus S Africa. gd. Unobtainable these days. From the Helen Boswell collection.Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 7 p. 33 fig. 20
76,6*
350
co80 Conus granulatus Florida. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 3/4 back cover fig. 394
30,7*
250
co28 Conus ichinoseana Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 21 p. 18 fig. 47.
68,6*
150
co58 Conus ichinoseana Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 14 p. 40 fig. 248
56,7*
50
co59 Conus ichinoseana Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 14 p. 40 fig. 247
61,5*
50
co1 Conus jourdani St Helena. Live taken gem
26,6*
550
co2 Conus klemae SW Australia. Fantastic quality. gem
67,6*
65
co2a Conus klemae SW Australia. Select quality, though dead taken. Growth line on side. Slightly trimmed lip. f
58,1*
25
co2b Conus klemae SW Australia. Select quality, though dead taken. Red color. Rare. f
53,3*
25
co2c Conus klemae SW Australia. Inflated. f
51,9*
20
co2d Conus klemae SW Australia. Tall spire. f++
51,6*
25
co2e Conus klemae SW Australia. Whatever. f+
50,7*
15
co2f Conus klemae SW Australia. pecial color pattern. f+
44,2*
20
co4 Conus korni Oman. Large, beautifully checkered specimen. gem
13,8*
220
co4a Conus korni Oman. Pattern variation. gem-
12,8*
180
co4b Conus korni Oman. Interesting banding. f+12,7*
12,8*
120
co4c Conus korni Oman. Stepped spire. World record size by a long way (was 12,4 mm). f++
14,9*
500
co102 Conus kuroharai Philippines. gem. Illustrated in World Shells Supplement 5 (1992) fig. 292
60,3*
75
co30 Conus lani Philippines. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 21 front cover
54,4*
2000
co6 Conus lecourtorum St Brandon Shoal (endemic). Fresh dead. Nice condition. f+
13,0*
150
co6a Conus lecourtorum St Brandon Shoal (endemic). Fresh dead. Nice condition. f+
11,4*
150
co6b Conus lecourtorum St Brandon Shoal (endemic). Fresh dead. Best specimen I have found. f++
15,0*
450
co6x Conus lecourtorum St Brandon Shoal (endemic). Representative beached shells
11-15
30
75
co25 Conus leobottonii Palawan. Nice set of three smaller specimens. f++/gem
30-35
50
co50 Conus lienardi New Caledonia. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 20 p. 17 fig. 263 right
35,9*
75
co51 Conus lienardi New Caledonia. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 20 p. 17 fig. 263 left
38,8*
75
co85 Conus lithoglyphus Unknown (Text is stating Ethiopia Tahiti). gem-. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 2 p. 25 fig. 173
46,1*
40
co26 Conus lohri Mozambique. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1987) No. 14 backcover.
38,3*
350
co104 Conus lorenzi S. Africa. Very rare. Fresh dead. f
27,7*
90
co46 Conus malabaricus Mozambique. gd. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 18 p. 16 fig. 28
56,6*
100
co19x Conus marchionatus Marquesas. Smaller gem
31-38
18
40
co7x Conus mcbridei Niue Is. Uncommon. f+/gem
8-10
15
co36 Conus mercator Senegal. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1987) No. 15/16 p. 43 fig. 311. Set of 4 different colors
26-31*
200
co78 Conus milneedwardsi Mozambique (?). gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 5 p. 19 fig. L
108,0*
100
co14 Conus mozambicus S Africa. Inflated variation. Always a bit rough, yet exceptional quality. f+
56,3*
35
co66 Conus mozambicus S Africa. f++. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 7 p. 34 fig. 28
60,7*
75
co67 Conus mozambicus albino S Africa. f++. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 7 p. 34 fig. 32
33,7*
75
co9 Conus nocturnus Irian Jaya. Live taken beauty. Perfect apart from slight growth irregularity on dorsum. f+
55,3*
450
co9a Conus nocturnus Irian Jaya. Live taken monster size. Lip ok, two short growth lines. f++
74,8*
POR
co10 Conus papuensis Papua New Guinea. Excellent condition. gem
23,4*
1200
co33 Conus patae Turks & Caicos. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 23 back cover fig. 110
17,0*
300
co45 Conus pennaceus Mozambique. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 17 p. 5 fig. 21
44,3*
100
co48 Conus pennaceus Mozambique. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 17 p. 5 fig. 26
53,1*
200
co47 Conus pennaceus marmoricolor Maldives. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 17 p. 5 fig. 24
55,1*
200
co35 Conus pennaceus var. Mozambique. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 22 p. 50 fig. 125 (as gaspardis - unnamed species)
43,4*
1200
co42 Conus pennaceus var. Mozambique. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 17 p. 4 fig. 13
40,7*
200
co57 Conus pertusus Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 20 p. 19 fig. 409
47,8*
75
co73 Conus pertusus Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 6 p. 19 fig. 145
39,7*
40
co31 Conus plinthis New Caledonia. gd, not a nice shell. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 23 back cover
25,7*
100
co96 Conus pseudocedonulli Thailand. Granulose. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 116
33,3*
120
co97 Conus pseudocedonulli Thailand. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 117
39,0*
120
co38 Conus pseudonififer Cape Verde Is. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1987) No. 15/16 p. 47 fig. 449
40,9*
150
co15 Conus richardsae Philippines. Large, with nice pattern but filed lip. gd
43,3*
40
co39 Conus richeri New Caledonia. Nice shell with itact apex and good surface. Lip slightly rough. gem-. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1987) No. 15/16 p. 54 fig. 510
43,3*
1250
co24 Conus rubiginosus Mauritius (subfossil). Rare extinct form. gd
53,5*
50
co40 Conus rubiginosus Mauritius. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 17 p. 4 fig. 14
33,6*
100
co41 Conus rubiginosus Mauritius. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 17 p. 4 fig. 16
27,3*
100
co43 Conus rubropennatus Mozambique. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 17 p. 4 fig. 3
41,7*
150
co91 Conus saecularis Philippines. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells Supplement Conidae vol. 1(1990) fig. 354 (as borgesi, an obvious error)
40,8*
30
co74 Conus suffusus New Caledonia. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 6 p. 19 fig. 177
40,8*
50
co103 Conus thailandis Thailand. The larger shell is a lovely gem, the other has a chipped lip.Illustrated in World Shells Supplement 7 (1992) p. 15
53-62*
300
co100 Conus thomae Philippines. gem. Illustrated in World Shells Supplement 8 (1994) fig. 116
68,1*
200
co86 Conus thomae Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 1 p. 20 fig. 129
83,5*
450
co107 Conus tinianus S Africa. Live collected, sold as pair. gem
39-44*
20
co37 Conus tribblei Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1987) No. 15/16 p. 45 fig. 437
63,6*
150
co17 Conus victor Flores. Nice pattern. gem
52,1*
55
co17b Conus victor Flores. beautiful shoulder pattern. gem
53,0*
55
co52 Conus vicweei Thailand. f++. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 20 p. 57 fig. 576
78,7*
450
co76 Conus barthelemyi Reunion. subadult. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 6 p. 16 fig. 16
30,1*
40
co13 Conus cernicus var. St Brandon. Known from a single small spot. Very rare. Lemon yellow. gem
25,3*
75
co56 Conus crocatus Solomons. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 20 p. 21 fig. 150
41,9*
100
co1a Conus jourdani St Helena. Dead taken, still nice. gd
27,3*
200
co1b Conus jourdani var. St Helena. Broad, colorful form from deeper water. Dead taken, very nice. f
28,6*
500
co101 Conus marmoreus equestris Supposedly Moluccas (more likely Sulawesi). gd. Illustrated as deburghiae (a form of nocturnus) in World Shells Supplement 8 (1994) fig. 121
66,1*
100
co8 Conus sennottorum Mexico. Exceptionally nice for this usually rough species. f+
34,0*
420
co106 Conus torensis N Red Sea. Ultra-rare. f+
30,6*
220
co17a Conus victor Flores. Large, heavy. gem
55,1*
75
Allied Cowries
ov1b Archivolva alexbrownii Egypt (endemic). Smaller (male?) specimen. gem
14,5*
150
ov2 Archivolva kahlbrocki Egypt (endemic). Bizarre species. Large gem
10,5*
75
ov2a Archivolva kahlbrocki Egypt (endemic). Bizarre species. Small gem
7,9*
75
ov2b Archivolva kahlbrocki Egypt (endemic). White form. Only few known. gem
7,0*
120
ov7x Diminovula fainzilberi Egypt (endemic). A popular Red Sea endemic. Variable size. gem
8-11
20
50
ov6 Diminovula sandrae Egypt (endemic). Very rare. Attractive pink. Very large. gem
12,7*
120
ov10 Lunovula superstes New Caledonia. Magnificent gem
11,3*
750
ov10x Lunovula superstes New Caledonia. Nice fresh dead. f
7-9
50
ov5 Naviculavolva debelius Egypt (endemic). Very rare, few specimens in collections. gem
10,2*
90
ov11 Phenacovolva pseudogracilis New Ireland. Male and female. Uncommon. gem
23-33*
25
ov3 Prosimnia hepcae Egypt (endemic). Very hard to find. gem
7,9*
60
ov4 Prosimnia korkosi Egypt (endemic). Red form. Probably a separate species. gem
9-11
20
50
ov4x Prosimnia korkosi Egypt (endemic). The most popular Red Sea endemic species. gem
9-11
20
50
ov12 Sandallia triticea Japan. Dark pink colour. gem
12,6*
25
ov1 Archivolva alexbrownii Egypt (endemic). Large and fascinating species. gem
17,1*
250
ov1a Archivolva alexbrownii Egypt (endemic). Purplish form. Less than half a dozen specimens known. gem
14,6*
250
ov9 Cyphoma eludens St Helena. Fantastic colors. gem
26,5*
1100
ov8 Pedicularia splendida Hy¸res Seamount, off 1000 m. Dead, but shell intact. gd
7,2*
150
tv1x Trivia multicostata S Africa (Cape St Francis area) from deep water. gem
10-12
35
Haliotidae
ha2 Haliotis pulcherrima Tuamotu. Large, magnificent gem
35,0*
65
ha2a Haliotis pulcherrima Tuamotu. Dark red gem
29,5*
35
ha2x Haliotis pulcherrima Tuamotu. Selected fresh dead shells, much better than average. f+/gem
28-31
10
25
ha1 Haliotis rubiginosa Lord Howe Is. (endemic). Set of three fresh dead. f
22-29
30
Topshells and similar
tu3 Perotrochus anseeuwi Philippines. Nice delicate small form. f++/ gem
36-39
18
tu1 Turbo lajonkairii Christmas Is. Rare endemic. Very hard to find in good condition. With original operculum. No traces from adhering limpets. All spines and lip intact. gem
83,9*
325
tu2 Turbo lorenzi St Brandon (endemic). Very rare live taken, large size and exceptional condition. gem
39,0*
150
tu2a Turbo lorenzi St Brandon (endemic). Very rare live taken, large size and exceptional condition, green color form. gem
39,6*
185
tu2b Turbo lorenzi St Brandon (endemic). Very rare live taken, large size and exceptional condition, dark pattern. gem
41,1*
185
Strombidae
st1 Strombus blanci Niau Atoll, Tuamotu. Pleistocene. Very rare in any condition. Excellent fossil
32,2*
120
st6 Lambis chiragra Mindanao. Dwarf form. Fresh dead, very nice. f++
60*
275
st6a Lambis chiragra Mindanao. Super dwarf (body length 42 mm). Exceptional condition. gem
56,5*
650
st9 Lambis crocata var. Tanzania, deep water variation. Incredible long spines, absolutely flawless. Yellow cream color form, with original periostracum, which is very thin. A great rarity. gem
163,5*
875
st8 Strombus athenius New Guinea. Variable in shape and pattern. gem
35-37
10
25
st1a Strombus blanci Niau Atoll, Tuamotu. Pleistocene. Very rare in any condition. Nice fossil
32,2*
120
st3x Strombus haemastoma Mauritius. Uncommon. gem
13-16
25
st4x Strombus helli Hawaii. Uncommon, attractive. w/o gem
14-16
25
st2 Strombus kleckhamae New Guinea. Dead collected but reasonably color and intact shell. fine
43,2
650
st7x Strombus klineorum Sri Lanka. Uncommon. Nice specimens. gem
31-33
15
35
st5 Strombus plicatus plicatus Suez. Nice pair. Some roughness on lips. f/f+
58-61*
30
st10x Strombus rugosus Tonga. Variable pattern. f++/gem
21-25
15
Cassidae and similar
cs1 Cassis patamakanthini W Australia. Livecollected, animal preserved inside. Minimal roughness of siphonal canal, nacre chip on side of shield. gem-
27,8*
1900
cs5 Ficus dandrimonti St Brandon. Beached as usual. Apex and sculpture intact. gd
28-34
30
cs6 Ficus eospila NW Australia. Fresh beach. f++/gem
31-49
8
20
cs4 Phalium exaratum St Brandon. Fresh glossy beached. Whitish local form.
52-70
25
60
cs4a Phalium exaratum Seychelles. Quite nice, live taken. Antertir canal smoothed, slight growth line. f+
81,5*
550
cs2 Semicassis bondarevi Saya de Malha Bank. Flawless gem
58,5*
2200
cs3 Semicassis umbilicatum Hawaii. Crabbed as usual. Minor damage to the shield and canal. f+
75,2*
25
Bursidae, Ranellidae...
ra1 Bursa lamarckii Egypt. Selected. gem
68-72
ra2x Bursa nigrita Mozambique. Less heavily encrusted than usual. f+/f++
55-70
25
Buccinidae
fa2x Babylonia papillaris South Africa. Delicately spotted. gem
39-44
10
25
fa3 Fusinus malhaensis Saya de Malha Bank. Very few in private collections. Exceptional condition. f
146*
POR
fa1x Peristernia lirata Marquesas, endemic. gem
25-26
15
Muricidae, Coralliophilidae, etc...
mx12 Babelomurex lischkeana Saya de Malha Bank. Delicate beauty. Local variation, seldom available. gem
41,6*
125
mx1 Naquetia fosteri Egypt. Fresh color, slight damage in canal, otherwise intact. f+
64,5*
120
mx7 Pterynotus elongatus Egypt. Orange form. Exceptional condition. gem
79,5*
45
mx12a Babelomurex lischkeana Saya de Malha Bank. Delicate beauty. Local variation, seldom available. f++
40,9*
95
mx6 Babelomurex natalabies Philippines. Incredible shell. Nearly twice as large as registered world record size, and in the most perfect condition ever seen in this rare species. gem
33*
1800
mx14 Chicoreus chicoreus Philippines. SINISTRAL. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1987) No. 14 backcover.
48,4*
450
mx3 Chicoreus corrugatus Egypt. Exceptionally nice. gem
58,1*
120
mx3x Chicoreus corrugatus Egypt. Nice selected quality. gem
41-49
20
50
mx22 Chicoreus crocatus Philippines. Nice condition. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 1 p. 19 fig. 90 and also TC No. 6 p. 31 fig. 35
73,2*
150
mx16 Chicoreus litos Mozambique. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1987) No. 15/16 p. 54 fig. 507
83,7*
150
mx13x Chicoreus saulii Kwajalein Atoll. Red and pink beauties. gem
63-66
15
mx10 Drupa hadari Egypt. Uncommon. Sold as set of 3. f++/gem
38-41*
15
mx21 Favartia bojadorensis Senegal. Nice condition. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 2 p. 30 fig. 243
38,2*
50
mx15 Favartia bojadorensis asteriae Gabon. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 22 p. 52 fig. 9
43,7*
150
mx11 Marchia fenestrata Egypt. Uncommon. gem
34,6*
30
mx9 Murex somaliensis Somalia, from deep water, early 80s. Very rare. Apex and spines ok, canal filed. f
97,7*
750
mx17 Naquetia barclayi Philippines. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 14 p. 33 fig. 6
87,3*
100
mx8 Pterymarchia elatica Egypt. Nice condition, small specimen. gem
38,9*
30
mx5 Pterynotus brianbaileyi Solomons. Deep water. Very rare. f++
71,8*
625
mx20 Typhinellus occlusus Philippines. Nice condition f++. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1985) No. 5 p. 27 fig. 195
24,4*
40
mx4 Vokesimurex danilai Saya de Malha Bank. Apex intact. Long siphonal canal. More information on request.
51,6*
POR
mx18 Vokesimurex purdyae Natal, S Africa. f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1987) No. 13 p. 47 fig. 25
50,1*
75
mx2x Xenotrophon euschema Queensland. Delicate beauties. gem
17
30
Harpidae, Turbinellidae...
hp3x Harpa cabritii Madagascar. Selected large beauties. f++/gem
83-94
10
25
hp2 Harpa major Madagascar. Pale color form. Heavy shell. gem
87,8*
15
hp1 Morum lorenzi St Brandon Shoal. No erosion, retaining typical intriticalx! Terminal, shield, shoulder spines and apex flawless. Found crabbed. Exceptional quality, less than a dozen specimens in this condition have been found.
21,2*
625
hp4x Morum praeclarum S Africa. Selected f++/gem
27-32
25
60
Volutidae
vo1 Amoria kawamurai Arafura Sea. Fresh dead. Lip slightly damaged. Apex ok. f
94*
650
vo4 Callipara africana S Africa. Large live taken gem
76,2*
150
vo4a Callipara africana S Africa. Large live taken, nice pattern. gem
81,2*
220
vo7 Livonia limpusi W Australia. Beautiful pattern. Dead taken as usual, but nice quality. f+
124,2*
650
vo6 Lyria anna St Brandon. A bit eroded, ok pattern. gd
53,9*
1100
vo2 Lyria bondarevi Saya de Malha. Not in private collections. Information on request.
103,5*
POR
vo5 Lyria nucleus Norfolk Island. Fresh dead as usual. f+
27,6*
250
Olividae
od4 Oliva atalina St Brandon. The real thing. Fresh dead, full gloss. f+
45-49
15
od4a Oliva atalina St Brandon. The real thing. Live taken gem
39,6*
35
od3x Oliva bulbosa albino Tanzania. Plain white form. gem
32-36
15
od5 Oliva tigrina fallax Tanzanial. Dark brown, purple and black. f++/gem
56-57
5
ma2 Marginella pseudornata Natal, S Africa. one of the prettiest species. Fresh dead, glossy. f+
24,3*
30
Marginellidae, Cystiscidae
ma3x Closia majuscula St Brandon. Endemic. Fresh beach
18-21
10
25
ma1 Cryptospira ventricosa Indonesia. Sinistral form. gem
26,0*
45
ma4 Marginella nebulosa S Africa. Quite rare now, only from old stock. gem
39,0*
25
ma2a Marginella pseudornata Natal, S Africa. one of the prettiest species. Fresh dead, glossy. f+
22,9*
30
ma2b Marginella pseudornata Natal, S Africa. one of the prettiest species. Color variation. Fresh dead, glossy. f+
23,5*
30
Miscellaneous
ms2 Cerithium torulosum Mauritius. Endemic form with strong transverse ridges. Rare. f++
28,8*
25
ms1 Colina lorenzi Oman. Uncommon, recently named endemic. Exceptional quality. gem
15,3*
35
ms1a Colina lorenzi Oman. Uncommon, recently named endemic. Exceptional quality. gem
14,6*
25
ms7 Mitra lamarckii Irian Jaya. Fresh dead with growth line and chipped tip. Nothing special. gd
68,2*
40
ms5 Mitra lorenzi Balabac, Philippines. gem
44,3*
450
ms6 Mitra rossiae St Brandon. Very rarely available. Beached. f
42,5*
600
ms4 Tropidophora articulata Rodrigues. Subfossil form. Sold as set of three. Nice quality, different from the surviving population from that island.
26-29*
25
ms3 Tropidophora carinata Mauritius. Extinct. Sold as set of three. All with slight problems, but good representatives
29-33*
75
ms8 Vasum truncatum Natal, S Africa. Fantastic large shell that commands RESPECT! So much better quality combined with than anything I have seen, which fully justifies the seemlingly high price. gem
85,1*
300
Bivalves
bv5 Empressostrea kostini Palau. WorldÕs largest oyster. Never available. From deep water cave. This is a juvenile shell retaining the sculpture. Older shells are all buggered up with sponges and boring bivalves. gem
165*
700
bv1 Meiocardia sp. Suez, Egypt. Attractive shell, seldom seen, ID uncertain. gem
33,7*
15
bv3 Pecten erythraeensis Suez (deep water). Rarely if ever available. Fantastic dark pattern. A signature species from the Red Sea. gem
83,7*
175
bv2 Bractechlamys adorabilis Thailand. very rare. Nice colorful gem
25,5*
320
bv4 Pecten magnifica Galapagos. Large and dark. Excellent condition. This may be the last chance to obtain this signature shell, which is now impossible to obtain.
185*
1100

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