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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Turbo laetus - Philippi, 1849
South Africa. Natal. South Coast. On rocks at low tide. September 2002.
Turbinidae
F/F+  /  53mm
#23916
lip with a few chips.
25.00 EUR
21 Feb 2019
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Hemipolygona recurvirostris - (Schubert and Wagner, 1829)
South Africa. Natal. South Coast. Dived at 40 m. April 2000.
Fasciolariidae
F+  /  71mm
#19589
rare in this area.
15.00 EUR
21 Feb 2019
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Fusinus ocellifer fma robustior - (Trask, 1855)
South Africa. Eastern Cape. Coffee Bay. Dived at 25m. August 2014.
Fasciolariidae
F+  /  97mm
#25940
w/o. w/perio.
20.00 EUR
21 Feb 2019
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Fusinus ocellifer fma robustior - (Trask, 1855)
South Africa. Eastern Cape. Coffee Bay. Dived at 25m. August 2014.
Fasciolariidae
F+  /  102mm
#25939
w/o. w/perio.
20.00 EUR
21 Feb 2019
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Fusinus ocellifer fma robustior - (Trask, 1855)
South Africa. Eastern Cape. Coffee Bay. Dived at 25m. August 2014.
Fasciolariidae
F/F+  /  82mm
#20580
w/o. Proto gone.
20.00 EUR
21 Feb 2019

Top shells

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Cymbium coenyei - Nolf, 2017
Democratic Republic of the Congo. Moanda. from fishermen. July 1988.
Volutidae
F+  /  141mm
#25211
w/perio.
100.00 EUR
19 Feb 2019
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Athleta nana - (Rehder and Weaver, 1974)
Mozambique. SM. Off Inhambane. Trawled at ca 350m. October 2017.
Volutidae
F++  /  17mm
#25920
seldom available. A small, but intricate Athleta species.
160.00 EUR
14 Feb 2019
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Turriconus takahashii - Petuch and Berschauer, 2019
China. East China Sea. Zheijang province. off Dong Tou. Trawled at 60-120m. September 2014.
Conidae
F/F+  /  52mm
#25870
small chip in siphonal canal and upper lip. Very good size. Very recently described species: we've had a dozen, mainly broken shells for about 5 years, but never managed to identify them correctly. Now we finally know why! An unexpected discovery!
65.00 EUR
12 Feb 2019
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Euphaedusa ishibei - Nordsieck, 2007
China. Guizhou. Xio Wen Xuan. Da Shi Xiang. Hui Shui Shi Lin. January 2011.
Clausiliidae
F+  /  29mm
#25792
Seldom available. Proto imperfect.
90.00 EUR
6 Feb 2019
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Zoila thersites thersites fma atrata - Sulliiotti, 1924
Australia. SA. Pine Point. Dived at 20-25m. 1980.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  73mm
#25571
Densely spotted with dark reddish brown overcast. Looks a bit 'flattened', hence wider than the average.
280.00 EUR
21 Jan 2019