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No. Species Data Size (mm) price in Euro €set of 3
Conidae
co111 Conus adami Arafura Sea. Dead, with filed lip. Apex intact. gd
77,5*
75
co147 Conus adamsonii Marquesas. Dark and heavy, rather small. gem
42,3*
650
co8 Conus algoensis simplex Danger Point, S Africa. Nice pattern. f++
31,0*
35
co8b Conus algoensis simplex Danger Point, S Africa. Nice pattern. f++
29,3*
35
co131 Conus archiepiscopus Mozambique. Typical form, lovely blue background and fine pattern. gem
62,5*
50
co131a Conus archiepiscopus Mozambique. Typical form, lovely blue background and fine pattern. gem
65,8*
75
co108a Conus archiepiscopus sirventi Madagascar. Very pale. gem
42,8*
15
co108b Conus archiepiscopus sirventi Madagascar. Exceptionally fine tentmarks. gem
40,5*
20
co108c Conus archiepiscopus sirventi Madagascar. Outlined pattern. gem
41,4*
20
co108x Conus archiepiscopus sirventi Madagascar. Golden form. gem
42-46
12
30
co130 Conus archiepiscopus tenuiornata Madagascar. Very rare. Attractive f+
55,5*
175
co130a Conus archiepiscopus tenuiornata Madagascar. Very rare. Exceptional quality. f++
58,5*
225
co121 Conus ateralbus Cape Verde Is. gem
32,9*
8
co139 Conus auricomus Mozambique. Rare to find in good condition. gem
46,4*
75
co139a Conus auricomus Mozambique. Dark pattern. gem
42,2*
60
co139b Conus auricomus Mozambique. Dark pattern, small chip at anterior, slight growth lines. f+
39,4*
25
co134 Conus bazarutensis Mozambique. Typical form. gem-
39,6*
80
co134a Conus bazarutensis Mozambique. Typical form. gem
40,4*
90
co134b Conus bazarutensis Mozambique. Typical form. gem
43,8*
90
co134c Conus bazarutensis Mozambique. Typical form. f++
43,6*
80
co105b Conus berdulinus S. Africa. Tall spire. Nice gem
85,2*
100
co105c Conus berdulinus S. Africa. Minor irregularities. f++
75,2*
60
co105d Conus berdulinus S. Africa. Dark beauty. f++
73,9*
75
co105e Conus berdulinus S. Africa. Bulbous. f++
74,5*
75
co5 Conus biraghii Oman. Very rare. Fresh dead. f
7,7*
75
co5a Conus biraghii Oman. Fresh dead, good condition. f
8,3*
110
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
co152 Conus brandonensis St Brandon (endemic). Very attractive. gem
35,8*
225
co152a Conus brandonensis St Brandon (endemic). Large, with periostracum. gem
46,0*
400
co13c Conus cernicus St Brandon. Typica greenish local form. Attractive. f++/gem
27-30
35
co13a Conus cernicus var. St Brandon. Known from a single small spot. Very rare. Lemon yellow. gem-
24,5*
150
co13b Conus cernicus var. St Brandon. Known from a single small spot. Very rare. Lemon yellow. gem
25,0*
175
co116 Conus cf episcopus Rodrigues Is. Endemic local form or subspecies. Rarely available. gem
53,7*
120
co115 Conus cf tenuistriatus Mauritius. Rare local form, usually found eroded. f++
32,7*
45
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
co23 Conus circumactus Irian Jaya. Lovely set of three. f++/gem
43-47*
75
co109x Conus concatenatus Madagascar. Unbanded, with fine netting. gem
41-43
15
40
co127a Conus concatenatus Madagascar. Fine tentmarks. gem
45,5*
20
co127b Conus concatenatus Madagascar. Wide tentmarks. gem
42,4*
20
co127c Conus concatenatus Madagascar. Variable tentmarks. gem
45,0*
20
co127d Conus concatenatus Madagascar. Very fine tentmarks. gem
40,5*
20
co127x Conus concatenatus Madagascar. Variable. gem
40-45
12
30
co18 Conus coromandelicus India. Typical average quality with notable defects. f
40-43
15
co21 Conus cuyosensis Cuyos Is., subspecies of form of vidua. PARATYPE No. 9. gem
34,3*
200
co16 Conus edaphus Sea of Cortez. Large and attractive. Very shallow growth line at shoulder. gem-
40,8*
200
co16x Conus edaphus Sea of Cortez. Nice smaller sized beauties. f++/gem
30-34
30
80
co117 Conus episcopus Mauritius. Typical specimen of this endemic population. gem
49,8*
30
co129 Conus euetrios Madagascar. Very large and attractive. Exceptional quality for this large form. f++
86,6*
275
co129a Conus euetrios Madagascar. Large and dark. Very slight roughness on lip, slight growth line on side. f+
76,3*
160
co129b Conus euetrios Madagascar. Large and dark. Very slight roughness on lip. f++
68,6*
75
co129x Conus euetrios Madagascar. Typical smaller shells. f++/gem
42-52
15
40
co12 Conus garywilsoni Exmouth area. Quite distinctive, from original lot. f++/gem
12-17
30
co149 Conus helgae Madagascar. Magnificent live collected. Sllight growth line on side. otherwise perfect
38,8*
POR
co1 Conus jourdani St Helena. Live taken gem
26,6*
550
co1a Conus jourdani St Helena. Fresh dead, very pretty. f+
22,0*
300
co1b Conus jourdani var. St Helena. Broad, colorful form from deeper water. Dead taken, very nice. f
28,6*
500
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
co6a Conus lecourtorum St Brandon Shoal (endemic). Live taken! gem
10,5*
750
co6x Conus lecourtorum St Brandon Shoal (endemic). Representative beached
11-15
30
75
co25 Conus leobottonii Palawan. Nice set of three smaller specimens. f++/gem
30-35
50
co135a Conus lohri Mozambique. Large and solid, reddish form. Very fresh dead. Tiny drills above spire, not really notable. f+
51,0*
50
co135b Conus lohri Mozambique. Large and solid, reddish form. Small wrinkle at spire, very attractive f++
53,6*
90
co135c Conus lohri Mozambique. Large and solid, reddish form. Fresh dead, minimal erosion on base. f
45,8*
40
co135x Conus lohri Mozambique. Nominate brown form, distinctly banded. gem
43-45
60
co133 Conus lohri var. Mozambique. Continental form. Note clear pattern. gem
43,8*
60
co133b Conus lohri var. Mozambique. Continental form. Special pattern. gem-
49,3*
75
co133c Conus lohri var. Mozambique. Continental form. Clear pattern. gem-
48,7*
75
co142 Conus longurionis Mozambique. Pinkish with dark bands. Uncommon. Growth scar inside shell. f+
41,4*
35
co104 Conus lorenzi S. Africa. Very rare. Fresh dead. f
27,7*
90
co151 Conus lorenzi South Africa. Representative. Rather beaten up. gd
34,2*
50
co151a Conus lorenzi South Africa. Representative. Rather beaten up. gd
29,6*
50
co19x Conus marchionatus Marquesas. Smaller gem
31-38
18
40
co150 Conus marileeae Curacao. Taken by submarine. Very poor condition. Never offered before
38,8*
POR
co118b Conus mauritiensis Mauritius. Golden subfossil form. Exceptional condition. f+
40,8*
200
co7x Conus mcbridei Niue Is. Uncommon. f+/gem
8-10
15
co125 Conus moncuri New Ireland, PNG. Superb specimen with operculum and fully intact lip. Lovely pattern. gem
106,6*
450
co125a Conus moncuri New Ireland, PNG. Nice pattern and colors. Small growth scar at aperture, otherwise perfect, with operculum. f++
98,3*
300
co125b Conus moncuri New Ireland, PNG. Perfect smaller beauty. gem
87,9*
250
co14 Conus mozambicus S Africa. Inflated variation. Always a bit rough, yet exceptional quality. f+
56,3*
65
co14a Conus mozambicus Danger Point area, S Africa. Plain reddish brown. f++
53,9*
75
co14b Conus mozambicus Danger Point area, S Africa. Color variation. gem
45,6*
45
co14c Conus mozambicus Danger Point area, S Africa. Colorful and large. f+
57,8*
75
co14d Conus mozambicus Danger Point area, S Africa. Orange form. gem
56,0*
120
co14e Conus mozambicus Danger Point area, S Africa. Orange bullet shaped form. Giant. f++
71,9*
120
co14g Conus mozambicus Danger Point area, S Africa. Pattern variation. f+
46,8*
45
co14k Conus mozambicus Danger Point area, S Africa. Unspotted. f++
51,8*
55
co14m Conus mozambicus Danger Point area, S Africa. Lovely color. Lip a bit rough. f
38,6*
15
co14f Conus mozambicus lautus Danger Point area, S Africa. Fantastic quality. gem
46,8*
175
co128 Conus namocanus Mozambique. Nice freak with scalariform spire. Very fresh dead, lip filed.
72,0*
40
co148 Conus namocanus South Africa. Dwarf local form. Attractive shell with flaring lip and barnacle attachments
44,4*
25
co9 Conus nocturnus Irian Jaya. Live taken beauty. Perfect apart from slight growth irregularity on dorsum. f+
55,3*
175
co9a Conus nocturnus Irian Jaya. Live taken, good size. Lip ok, two short growth lines. f++
74,8*
550
co9e Conus nocturnus Irian Jaya. Live taken monster size. Quite eroded, assumably a very mature specimen. Small chip in lip. f
80,3*
400
co9b Conus nocturnus f. deburghiae Irian Jaya. Nice granulose gem
50,5*
175
co9d Conus nocturnus f. deburghiae Irian Jaya. Typicl size and as usual, some natural growth lines. Lip intact. f+
49,5*
75
co154 Conus nussatella Northern Red Sea. Typical local form. gem-
47,3*
5
co136 Conus pennaceus Mozambique. Broader brown shell with indications of blue. gem
55,3*
25
co136a Conus pennaceus Mozambique. Blue background with fine dotted brown patches. gem
49,1*
25
co136b Conus pennaceus Mozambique. Blue background with fine dotted orange patches. gem
53,4*
25
co136c Conus pennaceus Mozambique. White and blue tentmarks. gem
56,3*
25
co136x Conus pennaceus Mozambique. Typical brown form. Very variable. I recommend a set. gem
44-51
15
40
co138 Conus pennaceus elisae Mozambique. Dark brown to black with very tiny tentmarks. gem
56,9*
35
co138a Conus pennaceus elisae Mozambique. Dark brown to black with sparse tentmarks. gem
52,9*
40
co138b Conus pennaceus elisae Mozambique. Brown almost without tentmarks. gem
47,5*
35
co138c Conus pennaceus elisae Mozambique. Brown with tiny tentmarks. gem
46,7*
35
co138d Conus pennaceus elisae Mozambique. Brown with tiny tentmarks. gem
48,5*
35
co138e Conus pennaceus elisae Mozambique. Brown with fine pattern and tentmarks. gem
48,0*
40
co138f Conus pennaceus elisae Mozambique. Brown with fine pattern and tentmarks. gem
48,1*
40
co138g Conus pennaceus elisae Mozambique. Brown with tiny tentmarks and stripes on base. gem-
50,5*
35
co137 Conus pennaceus praelatus Mozambique. Blue and black form. A lovely form. gem
53,4*
40
co137a Conus pennaceus praelatus Mozambique. Blue and black form. A lovely form. gem
50,9*
40
co137b Conus pennaceus praelatus Mozambique. Blue and black form. A lovely form. gem
55,2*
65
co137c Conus pennaceus praelatus Mozambique. Blue and black form. A lovely form. gem
56,9*
65
co145 Conus ranonganus Thailand. Golden form. gem
85,3*
600
co132 Conus retifer Mozambique. Very rare western form, fantastic pattern, very mediocre condition, as usual. gd
40,7*
45
co15 Conus richardsae Philippines. Large, with nice pattern but filed lip. gd
43,3*
40
co24 Conus rubiginosus Mauritius (subfossil). Rare extinct form. gd
53,5*
50
co153 Conus stahlschmidti Togian Is., Indonesia. From the original lot. Unavailable, extremely rare micro-cone of the Profundiconus group. gem
8,0*
450
co155 Conus sydneyensis New South Wales. Ultra rare 8the real thing). Growth line on base. With periostracum. Was collected 40 years ago. f++
31,0*
POR
co141 Conus tenuistriatus Mozambique. Dark brown. Nice quality. gem-
37,3*
25
co141a Conus tenuistriatus Mozambique. Dark brown. Nice quality. gem-
39,7*
30
co107 Conus tinianus S Africa. Live collected, sold as pair. gem
39-44*
20
co119 Conus torensis N Red Sea. Very rare, not on the market. Fresh dead with slightly filed lip and growth line. Large size and good color. f+
35,0*
190
co119a Conus torensis N Red Sea. Very rare, not on the market. Fresh dead with slightly filed lip. Chipped apex. Good color. f+
29,9*
60
co143 Conus typhon Mozambique. Nice lines. Lip filed. f
40,7*
30
co144 Conus vaulberti St Brandon (endemic). Very large and perfect. gem
61,9*
POR
co144a Conus vaulberti St Brandon (endemic). Typical size, nice pattern. gem
44,6*
180
co144b Conus vaulberti St Brandon (endemic). Wide tentmarks. Very attractive. gem
39,5*
150
co113 Conus verriculum Mauritius. The nominate local form. Attractive dense netting. gem
39,8*
25
co113a Conus verriculum Mauritius. Typical inflated form. gem
36,6*
25
co113b Conus verriculum var. Tanzania. Larger and more slender mainland variation. f++/gem
49-57
12
30
co17b Conus victor Flores. beautiful shoulder pattern. gem
53,0*
55
co140a Conus violaceus Mozambique. Dark beauty. gem
57,5*
25
co8a Conus algoensis simplex Danger Point, S Africa. Nice pattern. gem
24,4*
35
co22 Conus crassus New Guinea. the real thing. Seldom available, related to eburneus. Fresh dead (slight dullness inside aperture). f+
34,1*
25
co133a Conus lohri var. Mozambique. Continental form. Note clear pattern. gem
48,9*
75
co118 Conus mauritiensis Mauritius. Formerly known as rubiginosus. Rare endemic. Fantastic dark specimen. gem
48,8*
250
co118a Conus mauritiensis Mauritius. Rare endemic. More solid, regular netting. gem
44,4*
220
co14h Conus mozambicus Danger Point area, S Africa. Pattern variation. gem
53,7*
75
co110 Conus norpothi Danger Point, S Africa. Smaller specimen with a great dorsal aspect and a growthy base. Ultra rare, few specimens in collections, and there is little chance this species will ever enter the shell market as its range is restricted and hard to access. Was originally described as ssp. of algoensis, but seems closer to pictus and was recognized as valid only recently.
28,2*
550
co10 Conus papuensis Papua New Guinea. Excellent condition. gem
23,4*
1200
co136d Conus pennaceus Mozambique. Blue tentmarks. Very attractive. gem
52,5*
30
co123 Conus royaikeni Natal, S Africa. Dense dark pattern. Thin lip. f++
51,2*
95
co17 Conus victor Flores. Nice pattern. gem
52,1*
55
Allied Cowries
ov1 Archivolva alexbrownii Egypt (endemic). Large and fascinating species. Giant! gem
19,0*
350
ov2a Archivolva kahlbrocki Egypt (endemic). Bizarre species. Small gem
7,9*
75
ov11 Cyphoma eludens St Helena. Magnificent gem
28,2*
POR
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
ov8 Pedicularia splendida Hy¸res Seamount, off 1000 m. Dead, but shell intact. gd
7,2*
150
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
ov2 Archivolva kahlbrocki Egypt (endemic). Bizarre species. Large gem
10,5*
75
tv6 Trivia carptima Danger Point, Indian Ocean, S Africa. gem
16-18
10
25
tv7 Trivia cf neglecta Danger Point, Indian Ocean, S Africa. Probably a distinct un-named species. These always have a delicate purple grey tone. gem
17-19
30
tv10 Trivia cf white Hout Bay area, Atlantic S Africa. Set of 6 somewhat different ones. ge,
15-20
24
tv9x Trivia costata Hout Bay area. Typical white form. gem
15-16
20
tv3 Trivia debruini Danger Point, Indian Ocean, S Africa. Transparent beauty. Rare. (shells with slight growth lines: 30.00) gem
11,4*
75
tv2 Trivia hallucinata S Mozambique. Deep water. The most bizarre species in this family. Nice fresh dead
6,6*
250
tv1x Trivia multicostata S Africa (Cape St Francis area) from deep water. gem
10-14
25
60
tv4 Trivia ovulata Danger Point, Indian Ocean, S Africa. Pink beauty. gem
16,6*
20
tv8 Trivia pilula Mauritius. VERY small jewel. Rare. gem
3,6*
25
Haliotidae
ha3 Haliotis geigeri Sao Tome. Endemic and rare locally. Dead taken but quite nice. f
35,7*
45
ha3a Haliotis geigeri Sao Tome. Endemic and rare locally. Dead taken but acceptable. f
35,9*
45
ha3b Haliotis geigeri Sao Tome. Endemic and rare locally. Dead taken, representative. gd
30,2*
20
ha2 Haliotis pulcherrima Tuamotu. Orange gem
27,4*
30
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
ha1a Haliotis rubiginosa Lord Howe Is. (endemic). Quite nice, very fresh dead. f++
28,0*
30
Topshells and similar
tu4 Calliostoma bellatrix Arafura Sea, off Northern Territory. Exquisite deep water species. gem
32,6*
185
tu3 Perotrochus anseeuwi Philippines. Nice delicate small form. f++/ gem
36-39
25
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
tu1a Turbo lajonkairii Christmas Is. Beautiful specimen with minor natural irregularities. f+
86*
275
tu1b Turbo lajonkairii Christmas Is. Beautiful specimen with longspines and minor natural irregularities. f+
87*
300
tu2 Turbo lorenzi St Brandon (endemic). Very rare live taken, large size and exceptional condition. gem
39,0*
120
tu2a Turbo lorenzi St Brandon (endemic). Very rare live taken, large size and exceptional condition, green color form. gem
39,6*
145
tu2b Turbo lorenzi St Brandon (endemic). Very rare live taken, large size and exceptional condition, dark pattern. gem
41,1*
145
Strombidae
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
st11 Lambis violacea St Brandon. Nice fresh dead shells, can be cleaned up a treat! Intact spines and good color. Bargain. f/f+
90-105
50
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
st3 Strombus haemastoma Mauritius. Super dwarf. gem
10,3*
20
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 reasonable color and intact shell. fine
43,2
650
st2a Strombus kleckhamae New Guinea. Dead collected but good color and intact shell. f++
39,9*
750
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
cs4a Phalium exaratum Seychelles. Quite nice, live taken. Antertir canal smoothed, slight growth line. f+
81,5*
550
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. gd
52-70
25
60
cs4b Phalium exaratum St Brandon. Fresh glossy beached. Whitish local form. Quite nice, no breaks, apex a bit eroded. f+
64,8*
175
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
cs3a Semicassis umbilicatum Hawaii. Crabbed as usual. Nice complete shell. f++
70,6*
25
cs3b Semicassis umbilicatum Hawaii. Dwarf specimen, quite exceptional. Slightly rough canal. f++
52,5*
25
Bursidae, Ranellidae...
ra3 Bursa humilis Western Australia. ead with several holes. gd
38,9*
25
ra1 Bursa lamarckii Egypt. Selected. gem
68-72
25
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
fa10 Colubraria canariensis Sao Tome. Uncommon. gem-
26,3*
25
fa10a Colubraria canariensis Sao Tome. Uncommon. gem
28,6*
45
fa8 Columbarium eastwoodae South Africa. Nice set of four shells of different size. f+/f++
44-84*
20
fa6 Columbarium harrisae Queensland. Slightly twisted. Beautiful shell, growth line dorsally. f+
99,1*
30
fa7 Columbarium spinicinctum Queensland. Small drill, otherwise ok. f+
66,3*
15
fa4 Dolicholatirus maryseae Egypt. Large size. Badly corroded as usual. gd
27,4*
25
fa4a Dolicholatirus maryseae Egypt. Smaller, less corroded. fine
18,4*
25
fa3 Fusinus malhaensis Saya de Malha Bank. Very few in private collections. Exceptional condition. f
146*
POR
fa9 Hemipolygona aldeynzeri Philippines. Very rare. Labrum not fully mature. No flaws. gem-
78,3*
310
fa5 Neptunea contraria Spain. Plain white. Nice condition. f++
92,4*
20
fa1x Peristernia lirata Marquesas, endemic. gem
25-26
15
Muricidae, Coralliophilidae, etc...
mx16 Chicoreus teva Egypt. Very rare. Fresh dead, yet very nice. f++
26,8*
45
mx22 Babelomurex santacruzensis Galapagos. Nice perfect specimen. Small but famous: was illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells No. 13 and then again in No. 15 (1987). gem
28*
POR
mx3x Chicoreus corrugatus Egypt. Nice selected quality. gem
41-49
20
50
mx24 Chicoreus fosterorum South Africa. Nice white specimens with red apex. No operculum. f++
47-50
35
80
mx23 Chicoreus ramosus var. Mindanao. Peculiar dwarf population. gem
63*
75
mx23a Chicoreus ramosus var. Mindanao. Peculiar dwarf population. gem
64*
75
mx23b Chicoreus ramosus var. Mindanao. Peculiar dwarf population. gem-
50*
45
mx13x Chicoreus saulii Kwajalein Atoll. Red and pink beauties. gem
63-66
15
mx21 Chicoreus thomasi Marquesas. Nice heavy gem
37,4*
180
mx21a Chicoreus thomasi Marquesas. Nice heavy gem
36,7*
180
mx19 Chicoreus torrefactus var. Kwa-Zulu Natal, S Africa. Local variation from Sodwana Bay, lovely shell with purple spines. gem
72,8*
30
mx20 Haustellum purdyae S Mozambique. Typical northern form. f++
55,0*
45
mx20a Haustellum purdyae S Mozambique. Variation with larger protoconch. f
52,0*
40
mx15 Homalocantha elatensis Egypt. Very bizarre. Perfect specimen. gem
60,2*
900
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*
250
mx9a Murex somaliensis Somalia. Tantalizing beauty. gem
127*
800
mx1 Naquetia rhondae Egypt. A pitiful representative of a very rare species. gd
39,7*
25
mx7 Nucella squamosa Danger Point, S Africa. Beautiful local variation. Exceptional condition. gem
35,1*
20
mx7a Nucella squamosa Danger Point, S Africa. Beautiful local variation. Exceptional condition. gem
36,8*
20
mx7b Nucella squamosa Danger Point, S Africa. Beautiful local variation. Exceptional condition. f++
35,9*
20
mx7c Nucella squamosa Danger Point, S Africa. Beautiful local variation. Exceptional condition. THE BEST. gem
37,8*
40
mx8 Pterymarchia elatica Egypt. Nice condition, small specimen. gem
38,9*
30
mx5 Pterynotus brianbaileyi Solomons. Deep water. Very rare. f++
71,8*
625
mx4 Vokesimurex danilai Saya de Malha Bank. Apex intact. Long siphonal canal. More information on request.
51,6*
POR
hp5 Harpa costata Mauritius. Good size, nice color. No notable issues. gem-
70,6*
200
Harpidae, Turbinellidae...
hp3x Harpa cabritii Madagascar. Selected large beauties. f++/gem
83-94
10
25
hp5a Harpa costata Mauritius. Very dense ribs. Nice condition. gem-
57,2*
150
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. f++
21,2*
625
hp4x Morum praeclarum S Africa. Selected f++/gem
27-32
25
60
vo1 Amoria kawamurai Arafura Sea. Fresh dead. Lip slightly damaged. Apex ok. f
94*
650
Volutidae
vo4 Callipara africana S Africa. Large live taken gem
76,2*
150
vo8 Canalilyria aphrodite Nazareth Bank. Never before offered, and then never after. Ultra rare, known from very few broken specimens. This is probably the best of them all. dead taken but with full pattern and intact spire. Information on request
124,6*
POR
vo9 Canalilyria bondarevi Nazareth Bank. Beautiful lemon yellow pattern. Dead but rather complete shell with minimal erosion. Few specimens known. A unique opportunity. Information on request
103,4*
POR
vo11 Cymbiola peplicata Diamond Reef, Queensland. Nice mature shell with minor issues. f+
66,6*
215
vo13 Cymbiola provocationis New South Wales. Ultra rare. Nice condition for what it is. f+
49,0*
POR
vo7 Livonia limpusi W Australia. Beautiful pattern. Dead taken as usual, but nice quality. f+
124,2*
650
vo6b Lyria anna St Brandon. Large and impressive. Near perfect, fresh dead with only very slight erosion. f+
53,8*
POR
vo10 Lyria doutei Saya de Malha. From old collection. Perfect beauty. gem
69,2*
POR
vo12 Lyria doutei Saya de Malha. From old collection. Perfect except for growth line in spire. f++/gem
80,8*
POR
vo5 Lyria nucleus Norfolk Island. Fresh dead as usual. f+
27,6*
250
Olividae
od9 Melapium elatum Mozambique. Attractive, hard to get now. Lip broken. f+
41,3*
15
od6x Melapium lineatum S Africa. live taken. f++/gem
25-28
15
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
43,4*
40
od3x Oliva bulbosa albino Tanzania. Plain white form. gem
32-36
15
od10 Oliva maculata Mozambique. Attractive, a poorly understood species. Rare. gem
50,2*
65
od8 Oliva pica Mauritius. Nice pattern variations. Pink background. f++/gem
48-52
20
od5 Oliva tigrina fallax Tanzania. Dark brown, purple and black. f++/gem
56-57
5
od7 Oliva williamsi Mauritius. Lovely parallel flammules. Endemic. gem
15,5*
80
od7a Oliva williamsi Mauritius. Tentmark pattern. Good size. Very slight erosion at apex. gem-
19,8*
80
od7b Oliva williamsi Mauritius. Rare pattern variation. gem
15,8*
150
od7c Oliva williamsi Mauritius. Exceptional pattern variation. gem
13,9*
100
od7d Oliva williamsi Mauritius. Parallel pattern variation. gem
15,6*
150
Marginellidae, Cystiscidae
ma3x Closia majuscula St Brandon. Endemic. Fresh beach
18-21
10
25
ma7 Closia sarda Mauritius. Fresh dead, still shiny. Not easy to find. f+
9-13
5
12
ma1 Cryptospira ventricosa Indonesia. Sinistral form. gem
26,0*
45
ma8 Dentimargo janae Mauritius. Very rare, absent from private collections. Fresh dead
3
20
ma10 Gibberula thomensis Sao Tome. Live taken. Uncommon. gem
5-6
10
ma13 Marginella liparozona Sao Tome. Endemic. Beached, rare. gd
8-9
15
ma12 Marginella melvilli Sao Tome. Endemic. Fresh dead, nice pattern. f
8-9
15
ma4 Marginella nebulosa S Africa. Quite rare now, only from old stock. gem
39,0*
25
ma5 Marginella olivarum Danger Point, S Africa. Very rare live taken gem
27,1*
75
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
ma6 Marginella rosea Danger Point, S Africa. Small local form. gem
18-20
8
15
ma9 Marginella spinacia Sao Tome. Variable beauties. gem
7-8
10
ma11 Volvarina insulana Sao Tome. Endemic. gem
10-11
15
Miscellaneous
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
58,4*
30
ms7a Mitra lamarckii Irian Jaya. Live taken, superb gem
58,9*
250
ms7b Mitra lamarckii Irian Jaya. Fresh dead, very nice pattern and condition. f+
57,0*
90
ms7c Mitra lamarckii Irian Jaya. Fresh dead, very nice pattern and condition. f+
56,5*
90
ms5 Mitra lorenzi Balabac, Philippines. gem
44,3*
450
ms6 Mitra rossiae St Brandon. Very rarely available. Beached. f
42,5*
600
ms11 Nerita polita Thailand. Set of 4 selected patterns. gem
29-32*
3
ms11a Nerita polita Thailand. Orange colored pair. f+/gem
28-29*
3
ms13 Paramelania damonii Lake Tanganjika, Tanzania. Selected live collected
32-38
5
12
ms12 Scabicola potensis Egypt. Rare, adult but quite small. f++
12,6*
40
ms9 Thatcheria mirabilis China. Selected quality f+/gem
61-73
12
30
ms10 Tiphobia horei Lake Tanganjika, Tanzania. With operculum. gem
38,7*
15
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 triangularis Natal, S Africa. Fantastic large shell that commands RESPECT! So much better quality than anything I have seen, which fully justifies the seemlingly high price. gem
85,1*
300
ms8a Vasum truncatum triangularis Natal, S Africa. Smaller spiny shell. gem
67,1*
95
Bivalves
bv2 Bractechlamys adorabilis Thailand. very rare. Nice colorful gem
25,5*
320
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. Fantastic delicate lip. Very few specimens in private collections. gem
146*
600
bv1 Pecten erythraeensis Suez (deep water). Rarely if ever available. Excellent condition. gem-
70,4
145
bv1a Pecten erythraeensis Suez (deep water). Rarely if ever available. Excellent condition. gem-
66,7
125
bv3 Pecten erythraeensis Suez (deep water). Dark form. Rather rough but very large shell with many minor irregularities, but no chips. f
80,5*
90
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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