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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Vasum turbinellum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Philippines. Palawan. Roxas. June 1989.
Turbinellidae
F+  /  55mm
#26201
w/o. Long spines on shoulder. Lip thin. Spire w/some erosion.
3.00 EUR
19 Mar 2019
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Vasum turbinellum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Philippines. Palawan. Roxas. June 1989.
Turbinellidae
F  /  65mm
#26200
spire eroded
2.00 EUR
19 Mar 2019
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Vasum turbinellum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Philippines. Palawan. Roxas. June 1989.
Turbinellidae
F/F+  /  60mm
#26199
w/o. Spire w/some erosion, lip thin
2.50 EUR
19 Mar 2019
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Vasum turbinellum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Papua New Guinea. Milne Bay. November 1986.
Turbinellidae
F  /  60mm
#26198
w/o. Uncleaned, but spire definetely w/erosion.
2.50 EUR
19 Mar 2019
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Vasum turbinellum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Papua New Guinea. Milne Bay. November 1986.
Turbinellidae
F+  /  59mm
#26197
w/perio. Lip still slightly thin.
2.50 EUR
19 Mar 2019

Top shells

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Bistolida stolida crossei - (Marie, 1869)
New Caledonia. SNC. Ile des Pins. Dived on reef. December 2003.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  39mm
#26123
rostrate and niger.
300.00 EUR
6 Mar 2019
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Mauritia arabica arabica - (Linnaeus, 1758)
New Caledonia. SNC. Noumea. Dived on reef. June 1990.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  60mm
#26120
Almost completely black niger, only the very central dorsum has got a dark brown line.
150.00 EUR
6 Mar 2019
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Umbilia capricornica thorni - Daughenbaugh and Beals, 2014
Australia. Queensland. Near Cairns. off Mooralyn Harbour. Trawled at 80-100m. June 2013.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  58mm
#26113
From the northernmost end of Umbilia's range. Virtually absent from all collections. Unique!
680.00 EUR
6 Mar 2019
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Erronea caurica caurica fma longior - Iredale, 1935
New Caledonia. Bay de Prony. Dived at 3m. October 1999.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  42mm
#26109
niger and rostrate
45.00 EUR
6 Mar 2019
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Erronea caurica caurica fma longior - Iredale, 1935
New Caledonia. Banc de Cinq Mille. Dived. April 1997.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  46mm
#26108
rostrate and strongly melanistic
40.00 EUR
6 Mar 2019