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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Cypraeovula fuscodentata sphaerica - Lorenz, 2002
South Africa. Cape St Francis. Dredged at ca 65m. March 2015.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  29mm
#23976
30.00 EUR
17 Jun 2018
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Cypraeovula edentula sanfrancisca - Chiapponi, 1999
South Africa. Cape St Francis. Dredged at ca 65m. March 2015.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  18mm
#23974
30.00 EUR
17 Jun 2018
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Cypraeovula fuscodentata sphaerica - Lorenz, 2002
South Africa. Cape St Francis. Dredged at ca 65m. March 2015.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  31mm
#23973
35.00 EUR
17 Jun 2018
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Ocenebra erinaceus fma hanleyi - (Dautzenberg, 1887)
Portugal. Algarve. Faro. In fish traps. May 2018.
Muricidae
F+  /  33mm
#23972
w/o.
6.00 EUR
17 Jun 2018
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Ocenebra erinaceus fma hanleyi - (Dautzenberg, 1887)
Portugal. Algarve. Faro. In fish traps. May 2018.
Muricidae
F+  /  25mm
#23971
w/o. Seems to be in the middle of a growth stage (see the shape of the lip)
1.00 EUR
17 Jun 2018

Top shells

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Tropidauchenis fuchsi - Gredler, 1884
China. GuangXi province. Zhuang. Zizhqu. Guilin. April 2004.
Clausiliidae
F++  /  30mm
#23856
Superb colour: dark band near upper sutures, penultimate whorl with paler band at mid-whorl.
40.00 EUR
7 Jun 2018
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Argonauta argo - Linnaeus, 1758
Madagascar. Fort Dauphin. From local fishermen. September 2013.
Argonautidae
F++  /  184mm
#23699
Uncommon in this area. Very nice size and quality.
100.00 EUR
8 May 2018
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Conus gloriamaris - Chemnitz, 1778
Philippines. Bohol. In tangle nets at ca 180m. 1993.
Conidae
F++  /  136mm
#23669
Very large. So-called 'golden form'.
185.00 EUR
3 May 2018
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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