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
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: email@example.com for all orders and communication. Mailing address: Friedrich-Ebert-Str.
12, 35418 Buseck, Germany.
spoken: English, Deutsch,
Prices are in Euro, payment should be made within two
weeks after receipt, but we can work out a payment plan for larger
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"): firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Minimum ordering amount is 200 Euro.
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.
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.
: a flawless specimen without chips, scars or
healed marks. f+/gem
term is used for specimens with barely noticable natural irregularities
- still "gem" to most collectors and dealers. fine
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
): 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
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.