Worldwide Seashells...

... by Dr. Felix Lorenz
Dear friends,
sorry, for the moment I am only taking orders from Europe. Also, I apologize for a lack of updates because I am busy with another project. There now is a watch list function (the green eye-symbol). You are weclome to play with it and let me know your thoughts. I hope that in a few weeks time I will be able to upload fresh offers. There is some really cool stuff to be photographed and listed.

Happy shelling and be safe... life is good

Cowries: A - D ..... 
E - M ..... N - Z ..... Gallery  Other families: A - Z ..... Gallery

The galleries only show a selection from my offers. Only the lists show all entries, especially in the cowries-department.
The watchlist gets deleted when you close your browser. Use the copy function to transfer your selection into an eMail, where you can edit the entries further.

* behind the size: the offer refers to the specimen in the picture, else the picture shows a sample from the respective lot.
"x" in the item number:
the picture shows a sample from the respective lot. In these offers, there is no asterisk behind the size.
"z" after the item number: a larger series of shells from the same lot as the one marked "x", selected to better display variability.
POR = price on request. These are not necessarily very high prices - I just don't want everybody to see them.
If the thumbnails in the galleries show the wrong shell: please refresh your browser. As I recycle the numbers, an obsolete pic might still be in your cache.

Please also read the terms of sale below if you are new to this site.

Terms of Sale

Contact: eMail: felix@cowries.info for all orders and communication. Mailing address: Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 12, 35418 Buseck, Germany.

Languages spoken: English, Deutsch, Francais


Prices are in Euro, payment should be made within two weeks after receipt, but we can work out a payment plan for larger puchases.

No payment in advance is necessary, unless you are a new customer, then I ask for a 50% deposit after I sent you a quote for your order.

Paypal is ok for any amount (no fees will be charged but, if possible, please make your payment "to friends and family"): felix.lorenz@t-online.de

Bank transfers are welcome for any amount, my banking information will be given by eMail: Volksbank (EU), Wells Fargo (USA), NAB (Australia).

Bank cheques are accepted only for amounts exceeding Eur 500.

NOT accepted: Western Union, Moneygram, and no more credit cards, because managing your data in compliance with the DSGVO laws makes it too hard, sorry.


Orders should be sent by eMail (not via Facebook, please), listing: Lot-Number, species name, price, total ordering amount. Simply use the copy function of the watchlist.
I will then send you a quote for the order, depending on what is available. Established customers await their shipment and pay conveniently after receipt and approval.

New customers please dont't forget your full name and mailing address with your first order. Minimum ordering amount is 200 Euro.

Postage: usually 14 Euros within Europe and 20 Euros overseas, postage is free for orders exceeding 600 Euros. All shipments are sent priority and trackable, by DHL Germany.

Returning shells

Returns are no problem within seven days after receipt and for whatever reason. The shipment should be declared as "empty seashells (no protected species), returned after study, customs code 97050000901, no commercial value". Please send return shipments by registered Mail, Air Mail from overseas. Please do not use any private mail-services, but the public mail services.
gem: a flawless specimen without chips, scars or healed marks. f+/gem: this term is used for specimens with barely noticable natural irregularities - still "gem" to most collectors and dealers. fine (f): a specimen with natural irregularities, or slight defects. However, I do not consider a shell as "fine" if the flaw seriously affects the beauty or the morphological characteristics of the shell. good (gd): a shell with apparent defects. dead (fresh dead): a specimen that was not livecollected, it may appear "gem", others may show the apparent signs of a dead taken shell (drill holes, wear of the nacre). Please refer to the accompaining explanations and the photo for more details.

Sorry, but there will be no discounts, because I respect those clients who agree to my prices, and I do my best to give everybody a great deal. Those that have done business with me in the past will confirm that I am a more than generous person in that regard.
"Worldwide Seashells" offers shells that have been carefully checked for their quality, identification, and data. Integrity is my motto, happy customers worldwide are my reward. But please keep in mind that every specimen and label will be selected and issued by me personally. This requires a great deal of efficiency. Therefore, I might be unable to attend to every question and request at times.

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