THE SHELLS

Enjoy browsing through these pages for a variety of select quality specimen seashells, I hope you find something interesting...

Zoila Exceptional - POR Volutidae Strombidae Turbinidae Cypraeidae Muricidae Various Conidae Bivalves Haliotidae Pectinidae Ranellidae

 

Cypraea friendii insulata “Golden form” (#4088)

F+++ 75.8mm A exceptionally rare & stunning piece collected by diver from shallow water off Alexander Bay, east of Esperance, south coast of WA! Beautiful orange/gold colours, particularly at terminals & margins, it has a light dorsal growth line fault & a couple minor, natural nacre imperfections but no chips or algae blemishing….

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Cypraea jeaniana thalamega (#4079)

F++/F+++ 83.9mm. One of our rarest Zoila! A classic & very beautiful example of this form. Small natural chip on one edge & a soft growth fault low on one side, just above margin! A stunning & rarely offered piece.

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Cypraea friendii vercoi candida (#4073)

F+++ 76.4mm. Here we have a really lovely example of the the elusive candida form! Classic pale blue /grey colouration with darker banding visible, heavy & mature shell with perfect terminals & a shallow growth fault on the lower right side near margin. Collected by diver, south coast WA.

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Cypraea venusta roseopunctata (#4070)

Gem- 71.7mm Superb fat, dark spotted specimen, nicely frosted around margin edges! A classic southern coast venusta & ALWAYS difficult to find this quality.

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Cypraea venusta roseopunctata (#4058)

F+++/Gem 70mm Unusual gray/pink coloured shell with darker grayish terminals & just a few small scattered spots n speckles!

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Cypraea venusta roseopunctata Orange/Gold (#4046)

F+++/Gem 73.3mm. Beautiful orange/gold spotted shell with flesh pink coloured terminals! Collected by diver, just east of Albany, south coast WA.

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Cypraea venusta episema grisea (#4034)

F++/F+++ 68.7mm. A large & very impressive example of this rare form! Grayish pink dorsum with creamy white base and margins…

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Cypraea friendii insulata (#4026)

F+++/Gem 93.6mm. Here we have a lovely big insulata with the more typical darker colouration! Collected by diver from shallow water, east of Esperance – South coast WA. ┬áRarely available today.

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Cypraea thersites contraria (#4020)

F+++/Gem 68.2mm. A very attractive example trawled at western edge of Great Australian Bight!

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Cypraea friendii insulata (#4013)

F+++ 95.6mm. Big inflated beast of a shell, rarely seen like this today! Broad, flat flanging base, lovely colour, collected on shallow inshore reef east of Esperance, sth coast WA.

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