Welcome to the Monsecour Brothers specimen shells website!

NEW:

SEARCH FUNCTION: you find on the top right a search function where you can search on a genus name or on a species name! species name without a genus will do.

SORTING FUNCTION: in every family you can now choose to get the shell list in different orders: standard it is alphabetically on genus, but you can also choose to sort on species names or on value. 

 

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 angulatum - Say, 1830
USA. Texas. Galveston Bay. March 1961.
Epitoniidae
F++  /  24mm
#46872
3.00 EUR
23 Apr 2024
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Epitonium angulatum - Say, 1830
USA. Florida. Sarasota Bay. August 2004.
Epitoniidae
F++  /  8mm
#12513
from Sarasato Bay, Florida
3.00 EUR
23 Apr 2024
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Marginella olearegina - Veldsman, 2020
South Africa. Cape St Francis. Dreged. July 2007.
Marginellidae
F++  /  29mm
#46871
18.00 EUR
23 Apr 2024
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Marginella jeffreysbayensis - Veldsman, 2017
South Africa. Jeffreys Bay. June 2007.
Marginellidae
F+  /  15mm
#46870
dead-taken
17.00 EUR
23 Apr 2024
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Marginella jeffreysbayensis - Veldsman, 2017
South Africa. Jeffreys Bay. June 2007.
Marginellidae
F+  /  13mm
#46869
dead-taken
18.00 EUR
23 Apr 2024

Top shells

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Cypraeovula castanea malani - Lorenz and De Bruin, 2009
South Africa. Agulhas area. Danger Point. Dived at 30-35m. April 2012.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  34mm
#44477
A nice rarity. A few small irregularities. Live-taken.
1500.00 EUR
8 Nov 2023
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Kioconus lecourtorum - (Lorenz, 2011)
Mauritius. St Brandon Shoal. Lunch Island. In coral rubble in shallow water. June 2015.
Conidae
F++  /  11mm
#43204
Very nice quality. Hardly ever available due to its locality.
500.00 EUR
3 Aug 2023
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Cypraeovula volvens - Fazzini and Bergonzoni, 2004
South Africa. Port Alfred area. Fish River Dredged at 90 m. March 2018.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  21mm
#43191
1000.00 EUR
3 Aug 2023
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Cypraeovula volvens - Fazzini and Bergonzoni, 2004
South Africa. Port Alfred. Dredged at 90 m. March 2018.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  23mm
#26675
Two tiny attempts to octopus hole: one on the base and one on the edge of the margin. Very rare species.
1000.00 EUR
3 Aug 2023
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Cassis patamakanthini - Parth, 2000
Australia. NWA. South Passage. By ROV at 90m.
Cassidae
F++  /  28mm
#42905
live-taken. Sipo very slightly rough.
1900.00 EUR
30 Jun 2023