General remarks: My private collection of seashells was acquired during more than four decades, and I was lucky to benefit from personal contacts all over the world at an early stage. It all started in 1956 when visiting London where I came across a venerable old Chinaman running a curious restaurant in Soho: nothing much about shells you think? Well, he wanted to introduce me to culinary aspects of giant clams and I was hooked instantly, but not on the dish he served, in fact I did never come to appreciate the meat of bivalves much less snails! Coming to the point I left London six months later with several Tridacna shells of enormous dimensions. In the following years I always carried shells when travelling and especially the 70's, glorious times which were the true heydays of incredible plenty combined with a still poorly developed market for the amateur conchologist.
Clover, just to name two of my regular suppliers in the USA; I also ventured to have shells directly imported from South Africa (the Meyer collection) and thanks to my particular knowledge of South America I was always having very interesting material from Spanish speaking countries, from Caribbean down to Patagonia. Many of these areas are long closed and shells are only available from old collections like in the case of Galapagos I consider myself lucky to know Dr. Gustavo Noboa personally or more recently the Noumea Lagoon of New Caledonia (some of its treasures came to me via the Pierson collection). Registration is optional, and I strongly recommend to register all parcels for your safety, please indicate when ordering and add the optional USD 5.00 charge once for each parcel.
For valuable shells I suggest in some cases value declared and fully insured. All these certificates can be obtained for you on request at actual cost, please contact me for further details.
Please note that this is strictly a private sale, and I do offer this service on a voluntary basis to all collectors. The item "Cypraea donmoorei 63.8mm tristensis 63.5mm GEM SET OF TWO PCS" is in sale since Monday, June 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Shells\Cypraea".
The seller is "gisela9344-shell-museum" and is located in Leinfelden-Echterdingen. This item can be shipped worldwide.