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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Chicoreus rossiteri - Crosse, 1872
Philippines. Aliguay island. In tangle nets at 60-120m. August 2012.
Muricidae
F++  /  47mm
#35530
3.00 EUR
1 Aug 2021
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Chicoreus rossiteri - Crosse, 1872
Philippines. Aliguay island. In tangle nets at 60-120m. August 2012.
Muricidae
F++  /  40mm
#26379
spire covered with tube worm.
3.00 EUR
1 Aug 2021
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Pilosobia trigona - (Gmelin, 1791)
China. East China Sea. Zheijang province.off Dong Tou. Trawled at 40-80m. August 2013.
Hipponicidae
F/F+  /  23mm
#35529
Some erosion.
3.50 EUR
1 Aug 2021
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Pilosobia trigona - (Gmelin, 1791)
China. East China Sea. Zheijang province.off Dong Tou. Trawled at 40-80m. August 2013.
Hipponicidae
F+  /  23mm
#35528
Covered with chalky overgrowth.
3.50 EUR
1 Aug 2021
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Pilosobia trigona - (Gmelin, 1791)
China. East China Sea. Zheijang province.off Dong Tou. Trawled at 40-80m. August 2013.
Hipponicidae
F/F+  /  24mm
#35527
rough
3.50 EUR
1 Aug 2021

Top shells

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Exilioidea rectirostris - (Carpenter, 1864)
USA. Washington state. off Cape Alava. Trawled at 170m. June 1995.
Ptychatractidae
F+  /  47mm
#35383
w/perio. some erosion on upper spire. Hardly ever available.
200.00 EUR
28 Jul 2021
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Turbinella pyrum fma napus - Lamarck, 1822
Sri Lanka. WSL. Puttalam area. From fishermen. Summer 2020.
Turbinellidae
F+  /  225mm
#35248
w/o. w/perio. Lower columella imperfect, some sponge attacks in upper spire. Special colour inside the aperture: reddish orange dots.
120.00 EUR
13 Jul 2021
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Lobatus gallus - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Haiti. Chouchou Bay. Dived at ca 10m. October 2004.
Strombidae
F+  /  121mm
#34897
Freak w/ double finger! w/some perio. Waterstain on lower lip.
25.00 EUR
2 Jun 2021
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Macrocypraea cervinetta cervinetta - (Kiener, 1843)
Panama. WP. Panama Bay. Las Perlas. Pedro Gonzales. September 1982.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  99.5mm
#34880
Large. Small irregularity near anterior sipho.
45.00 EUR
1 Jun 2021
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Palmulacypraea boucheti - Lorenz, 2002
Taiwan. Peng-Hui island. Trawled at ca 200m. May 2018.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  18mm
#23989
live-taken. Very nice high dark blotch on left margin.
280.00 EUR
14 May 2021