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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Murex africanus - Ponder and Vokes, 1988
South Africa. off Tugela. from fishermen. May 1998.
Muricidae
F+  /  79mm
#23552
w/o.
8.00 EUR
19 Apr 2018
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Murex africanus - Ponder and Vokes, 1988
South Africa. off Tugela. from fishermen. May 1998.
Muricidae
F+  /  88mm
#23551
w/o.
8.00 EUR
19 Apr 2018
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Achatina varicosa - (Pfeiffer, 1861)
South Africa. Xora. In coastal shrubs; June 2002.
Achatinidae
F+  /  90mm
#23550
w/perio.
10.00 EUR
19 Apr 2018
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Conus berdulinus - Veillard, 1872
South Africa. Natal. South coast. Dived at 40-50m. November 2014.
Conidae
F+  /  75mm
#23549
w/o. Nice purple colour.
80.00 EUR
19 Apr 2018
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Lobatus raninus - (Gmelin, 1791)
Haiti. Grande Cayemite Island. dived at 10-25m deep. May 2015.
Strombidae
F+  /  78mm
#23548
Wing slightly chipped.
12.00 EUR
19 Apr 2018

Top shells

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Umbilia armeniacea andreyi - Lorenz and Beals, 2012
Australia. WA. Augusta. By ROV at 230m. 2016.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  73mm
#23547
live-taken! Tiny imperfection on mid-dorsum. Typical colours.
2200.00 EUR
19 Apr 2018
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Zoila eludens eludens - Raybaudi, 1991
Australia. WA. Exmouth. Murion Island. Dived on sponges at 35-40m. 2017.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  64mm
#23546
high dorsum. Very intense pattern.
1200.00 EUR
19 Apr 2018
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Callistocypraea broderipii - (Gray, 1832)
South Africa. Natal. Aliwal Shoals. Dived in rock crevice at ca 30m. 2017.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  74mm
#23545
small growth line, resulting in a small bump on the dorsum.
1600.00 EUR
19 Apr 2018
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Zoila rosselli raywalkeri - Lorenz, 2013
Australia. SWA. Windy Harbour. By ROV at ca 120m. 2017.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  51mm
#23544
fresh-dead.
4500.00 EUR
16 Apr 2018
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Bistolida nanostraca - Lorenz and Chiapponi, 2012
Indian Ocean. Cargados Carajos (St Brandon). in coral rubble at 1m. March 2011.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  15mm
#23541
live-taken, endemic rarity.
800.00 EUR
16 Apr 2018