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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Euthria cornea - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Algeria. Cherchell. Dredged in deep water.July 2005.
Buccinidae
F+  /  58mm
#9238
w/o. pale form
6.00 EUR
27 Feb 2024
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Mauritia mauritiana - (Linnaeus, 1758)
New Caledonia. PoindimiƩ. In shallow water. July 1993.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  54mm
#18659
From PoindimiƩ.
12.50 EUR
27 Feb 2024
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Bistolida vasta - (Schilder and Schilder, 1938)
South Africa. Pumula. Beached. May 2015.
Cypraeidae
F  /  20mm
#19303
beached, most of gloss gone. From Pumula.
5.00 EUR
27 Feb 2024
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Cribrarula francescoi - Lorenz, 2002
Madagascar. EM. Mahambo. Dived. August 2007.
Cypraeidae
F/F+  /  15mm
#11299
Dead-found. Different patterns.
1.00 EUR
27 Feb 2024
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Oliva hirasei - Kuroda and Habe, 1952
Philippines. Siasi. Sulu Sea. May 1981.
Olividae
F+  /  39mm
#46094
5.00 EUR
27 Feb 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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Barycypraea fultoni amorimi - Raybaudi, 1990
Mozambique. Trawled by Russian vessels at 300-400m. 1990s.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  73.6mm
#43979
Live-taken. Splendid pattern. Tiny attempted octopus attack on base.
1650.00 EUR
24 Sep 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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Austroconus sydneyensis - (Sowerby, 1887)
Australia. New South Wales. Coffs Harbour. Dredged at 120m.
Conidae
F+  /  31mm
#43202
Tiny chips in lip and small ventral line. Great rarity!
1200.00 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