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 vercoi – GOLDEN FORM (#3962)

F++/F+++ 77.6mm. GOLDEN (Rufinistic) FORM. One of the Holy Grails of southern west Australian Zoila!!! Rich creamy orange colours, broad heavy based & mature shell. It has a couple of light growth imperfections & a partly healed/glossed shallow chip on inside of one edge of posterior canal, not overly effecting canal profile…Stunning specimen & rarely offered.  *Several beautiful living “In Situ” images also available for this shell.

Cypraea venusta – Shoal Cape Form (#3946)

F+++ 73.2mm. This is a very nice, dark choc spotted specimen that makes a lovely contrast to the gold shell below. It has a couple small faults but shows extremely well. Venusta from this location are notoriously in very poor condition due to typical shallow inshore reef turbulence & currents resulting in murky water conditions…

Cypraea venusta – Shoal Cape Form (#3940)

F+++/Gem 70.6mm. Here we have a very attractive orange gold spotted example of the rare, shallow water inshore reef population from Shoal Cape on the far south coast of Western Australia. Historically it has always been extremely difficult to obtain any examples of quality venustas from this small population! A lovely shell…

Cypraea venusta episema (#3900)

Gem- 70.8mm. Beautiful dark & mature specimen from Geographe Bay population, always incredibly difficult to obtain this quality.

Price: AU$325.00 ( USD | EURO )

Umbilia armeniaca andreyi (#3882)

Gem- 72mm. An exceptional rarity taken at extreme depth by ROV off the south west of WA! Beautiful pale mauve colours & one of the most attractive examples that I have seen…

Price: AU$POR ( USD | EURO )

Cypraea friendii kostini (#3867)

Gem 73.9mm. One of the largest & most impressively beautiful specimens I have yet seen! Very rare above 70mm & this one is faultless perfection…

Cypraea friendii friendii (#3855)

Gem- 72.1mm. Beautiful inkblot pattern, very pretty piece!

Price: AU$165.00 ( USD | EURO )

Cypraea friendii friendii (#3842)

Gem- 76.4mm. Classic mature beauty from Geographe Bay!

Price: AU$165.00 ( USD | EURO )

Cypraea venusta roseopunctata (#3792)

F+++/Gem 72.2mm. Beautiful light pink with dark spots, heavy base & high frosted margins.

Umbilia armeniaca (#3511)

F+++/Gem 101.5mm. Beautiful big inflated shape & lovely apricot colours! They may not be the uber rarity they once were, but the certainly remain one of the most imposing & impressive specimens on today’s market, especially when they pass the 100mm barrier….

Price: AU$165.00 ( USD | EURO )