Welcome to the Monsecour Brothers specimen shells website!

We are David and Kevin Monsecour, both shell collectors. Like most shell dealers the hobby grew and so many shells were acquired that we started selling shells next to our normal professions. We both specialised in different families, and almost don't have a general collection, so many of the species you can find on this site are not even in our own collections. Read more about us in the about us section.

A big part of our stock are shells from older collections we were able to buy in the past; there are some pieces that were once easy to get, but now very hard to obtain. We also have lots of fresh shells from all over the world. We have personal suppliers in Madagascar, the Philippines, Australia and regular input from other places.

All shells are selected and normally quality and size is indicated. The goal is to supply every sample of shells with a picture of one of the specimens available. This will most probably take some months, as the shell sales are next to our professions. When you want to see a not yet photographed shell or you want to know more about a shell with missing data, don't hesitate to contact us! We will supply you with photographs and place them online.

HAPPY SHELLING!
David & Kevin

Newest shells

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Epitonium clathrus - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Belgium. De Panne. On beach after storm. March 2019.
Epitoniidae
F+  /  32mm
#29200
fresh-dead.
3.00 EUR
17 Feb 2020
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Epitonium clathrus - Linnaeus, 1758
France. Loire Atlantique. Pointe du Croisic. dived at 10 m. July 1999.
Epitoniidae
F+  /  24mm
#27163
w/o. Proto imperfect
6.00 EUR
17 Feb 2020
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Spisula elliptica - (Brown, 1827)
Belgium. De Panne. On beach after storm. March 2019.
Mactridae
F/F+  /  34mm
#29199
dead-taken
1.00 EUR
17 Feb 2020
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Mactra stultorum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Belgium. De Panne. Alive on beach after storm. March 2019.
Mactridae
F+  /  50mm
#29198
w/perio
1.00 EUR
17 Feb 2020
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Mactra stultorum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Belgium. De Panne. On beach after storm. March 2019.
Mactridae
F  /  48mm
#29197
edge chipped.
0.75 EUR
17 Feb 2020

Top shells

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Barneystrombus kleckhamae - (Cernohorsky, 1971)
Papua New Guinea. New Britain. Rabaul. On sand rubble at 200m.
Strombidae
F+  /  44mm
#29021
Very rare species. Only a handful live-taken specimens are known. This is a dead-taken shell with very good colouration, some minor waterstaining along the inner lip and columella.
520.00 EUR
31 Jan 2020
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Zoila eludens stricklandi - Lorenz, 2015
Australia. WA. W of Murion islands. On sponge at 70m. 2017.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  40.8mm
#28930
Very nice specimen with dense spotting and high dorsum.
1650.00 EUR
22 Jan 2020
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Zoila perlae - Lopez and Chiang, 1975
Australia. WA. W of Onlow. On sponge at 82m. 2017.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  40mm
#28929
Small latreral spot close to base. Nice greenish grey colour.
1650.00 EUR
22 Jan 2020
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Amoria grayi grayi - (Ludbrook, 1953)
Australia. WA. off South Mole. On sandbar. May 2008.²
Volutidae
F+  /  103mm
#28709
Unusual colour: two orange bands on dorsum. Tiny chip in lower lip.
50.00 EUR
26 Dec 2019
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Tonna morrisoni - Vos, 2005
Mozambique. Sofala Bank. Trawled at 40-50m. November 2004.
Tonnidae
F+  /  86mm
#28256
Unusual orange mouth
65.00 EUR
26 Dec 2019