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2009-07

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Eclogavena coxeni hesperina

coxeni hesperina

16,3 mm

Gem

25,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

Papua New Guinea › New Britain Island › Rabaul

By diver in 6-12 m. 70ies. Coarsely spotted

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coxeni hesperina 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana thalamega

jeaniana thalamega

81,1 mm

F++/F+++

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

12.07.2009

No data
My estimation: Shark Bay (Oceanside)

On sponge, 42m. THIS IS A SELDOM OFFERED, EXTREMELY RARE AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ZOILA SPECIES. JEANIANA THALAMEGA IS VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN AND ONLY A FEW (REALLY A FEW) SPECIMEN ARE FOUND EACH YEAR. MY SHELL IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL REPRESENTATIVE OF THIS JEANIANA FORM. THE EMBRYONIC BLUE OVER IT‘S DORSUM IS EXCEPTIONAL. BUT NOT ONLY THAT! DARK AND CLEAR TIGER SPOTTING OVER ORANGE MARGINS ARE UNBELIEVABLE. THERE IS ALSO A FAINT BLUE HALO ESPECIALLY NEAR THE ENDS. HAS SOME FLAWS AS SEEN IN THE PICTURES CAUSING THIS GRADE. BUT IT WOULD STAND OUT EVEN IF IT WAS PUT BETWEEN GEM SPECIMEN (IF YOU CAN FIND ANY!!).

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jeaniana thalamega 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (balls) iutsui iutsui

iutsui iutsui

28,2 mm

F+

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

South Africa › Eastern Cape (W) › St. Francis Bay › Cape St. Francis

Off 125m. From Lobster Trap. Sphaerical form. Dark mottled, good size. Micro-hole in side

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iutsui iutsui 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

88,13 mm

gem

> 100 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

23.07.2009

Australia › Bass Strait (Victoria)

INCREDIBLE GLOSSY. GREAT PATTERN

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hesitata hesitata 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

98,37 mm

F++

59,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania or Victoria)
No data, location estimatet

anterior canal slightly chipped, inclusion, granulated line cross half upper dorsum, minor growth scars

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hesitata hesitata 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

102 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela-shells

02.07.2009

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania)

120m depth, live taken specimen shell. A much beloved ivory white species which is not easily found in gem quality, mostly because of its ill habit to encrust sand and small patches of mud in its nacre, a fact which is well enough known from other Umbilas sharing the deep sea muddy bottom, but these imperfections look really very ugly on these white shells; and what a kind of white it is! Milky white sounds nice but would not meet the point because this beauty has a ghastly shine of silvery white moonlight! A beautiful and absolutely clean piece, very inflated and pearshaped and very large, this is one of the best! Superb condition, even for the experienced connoisseur this shell might result tempting.

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hesitata hesitata 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Pustularia globulus sphaeridium

globulus sphaeridium

20,48 mm

F+++/Gem

9,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Calituban Island

AWESOME, very dark base, small water spots in base and dorsum. Jan. 2009

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globulus sphaeridium 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Barycypraea fultoni amorimi

fultoni amorimi

75 mm

F/Gem

> 100 Euro

Tiziano e Vincenzo Cossignani › www.malacologia.it

16.07.2009

Mozambique

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* Thank you for your help Riccardo

fultoni fultoni 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Barycypraea fultoni amorimi

fultoni amorimi

69 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Tiziano e Vincenzo Cossignani › www.malacologia.it

16.07.2009

Mozambique

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* Thank you for your help Riccardo

fultoni fultoni 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula esontropia esontropia

esontropia esontropia

16,57 mm

gem

> 100 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

23.07.2009

Mauritius

GREAT VERY DARK PATTERN. EXTREMELY GLOBOSE. VERY RARE SHELL. SPECTACULAR PIECE!!!

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esontropia esontropia 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erronea errones coxi

errones coxi

30 mm

F++

23,35 Euro

Cillan Chan

16.07.2009

Australia (WA) › Broome

Growth scar in dorsum.

* Thank you for your help Riccardo

errones errones 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Pseudozonaria aequinoctialis aequinoctialis

a. aequinoctialis

43 mm

Gem+

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela-shells

02.07.2009

Ecuador › Esmeraldas - Quingue

On reef in 6m depth, live taken specimen shell. One of the most important cowries in my collection and a spectacular beauty which favorably compares to even the finest pieces published in relevant literature. GEM+ quality combined with large size, inflated body, very mature, gorgeous callous with mauve color hues and clear spots, dark amber golden dorsum with choice and absolutely clear pattern free of blurring which in most of the collected pieces harms the beauty of this elusive and very rare species. A glorious shell suitable only for the connoisseur collector.

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aequinoctialis aequinoctialis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula cribraria zadela

cribraria zadela

30,7 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

New Caledonia › Noumea

Shallow water. Rostration and melanism

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cribraria zadela 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana bataviensis

ketyana bataviensis

54,01 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Mike Hart

16.07.2009

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri
south

Diver 40-45 m on geodia sponge. January 2005. Healed scar in lower dorsum, SUPERB

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ketyana bataviensis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (a-h) cernica cernica

cernica cernica

28,66 mm

Gem

49,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Philippines (Mindanao) › Davao Region › Balut Island

RARE now. SUPERB, Sep. 2007

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cernica cernica 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Lyncina (carneola complex) carneola carneola

carneola carneola

68 mm

F++++

7,36 Euro

Egbert A. Pagobo › superseashells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Palawan)
see remarks

290 meters deep.

He always uses this sentence: " Palawan, 290meters Deep." - even for Zoilas. I don´t believe in his data.

carneola carneola 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Monetaria caputserpentis caputserpentis

c. caputserpentis

25 mm

F++++

29,47 Euro

Egbert A. Pagobo › superseashells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Palawan)
see remarks

90 meters deep.

He always uses this sentence: " Palawan, 290meters Deep." - even for Zoilas. I don´t believe in his data.

caputserpentis caputserpentis 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (other) capensis capensis

capensis capensis

29,7 mm

F++/Gem

20,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

South Africa › Eastern Cape (W) › Algoa Bay › Port Elizabeth

By scuba diver at 15m under rocks and sponges

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capensis capensis 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (a-h) bernardi bernardi

bernardi bernardi

14 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

06.07.2009

Society Islands › Tahiti

Dead Taken. Diver

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bernardi bernardi 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Lyncina (other) aurantium aurantium

aurantium aurantium

96 mm

Gem

73,68 Euro

Egbert A. Pagobo › superseashells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Palawan)
see remarks

290 meters deep. Violet base. Super rare!!!

He always uses this sentence: " Palawan, 290meters Deep." - even for Zoilas. I don´t believe in his data.

aurantium aurantium 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

86 mm

F++/Gem

36,97 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

06.07.2009

Australia (SA) › Port Lincoln

Slightly sub adult. Trawled Muddy Bottom 160-200m. Special shell. Ex Coll. Doug Thorn

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armeniaca armeniaca 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

85 mm

F++

17,47 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

06.07.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

Trawled 100m. Unusual colour. Ex Coll. Doug Thorn

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armeniaca armeniaca 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Palmadusta androyensis androyensis

androyensis androyensis

15,76 mm

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2,50 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Madagascar › Lavonono

FD on beach after storm

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androyensis androyensis 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (algoensis alike) algoensis algoensis

algoensis algoensis

21,52 mm

Extragem

40,76 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

23.07.2009

South Africa › Western Cape › Hout Bay

Great dark pattern. FOR EXPERTS. GREAT BALL

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algoensis algoensis 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula cumingii cumingii

cumingii cumingii

12,83 mm

F+++/Gem

89,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Society Islands › Tahiti › Papeete

On reef at 15-20m

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cumingii cumingii 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia petilirostris petilirostris

petilirostris petilirostris

74,3 mm

F++

90,50 Euro

Cillan Chan

16.07.2009

Australia (QLD) › Capricorn and Bunker Group › Lady Musgrave Island

Live taken, growth line in dorsum, posterior canal chipped and smoothed. Trawled 120 fathoms.

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petilirostris petilirostris 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea tigris tigris

tigris tigris

52,5 mm

F+++

7,33 Euro

Antonio S. dela Cruz › tonyshells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Luzon) › Bicol Region › Albay Gulf
near Mayon Volcano

Dwarf. Collected by local divers about 15 to 20 meters in depth near Mayon Volcano, Albay Gulf Philippines, November 2008

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea tigris tigris

tigris tigris

51 mm

Gem

7,33 Euro

Antonio S. dela Cruz › tonyshells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Luzon) › Bicol Region › Albay Gulf
near Mayon Volcano

Dwarf. Collected by local divers about 15 to 20 meters in depth near Mayon Volcano, Albay Gulf Philippines, November 2008

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tigris tigris 23

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea tigris tigris

tigris tigris

102,3 mm

F+++

11,02 Euro

Antonio S. dela Cruz › tonyshells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Luzon) › Luzon Island › Manila Bay

Globose form, thick and heavy. Collected by local fishermen by nets off coast Manila Bay Philippines, May 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea tigris tigris

tigris tigris

62 mm

F+++/Gem

25,80 Euro

Antonio S. dela Cruz › tonyshells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Luzon) › Luzon Island › Manila Bay

Yellowish

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tigris tigris 21

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea tigris pardalis

tigris pardalis

71,5 mm

F+++/Gem

27,97 Euro

Antonio S. dela Cruz › tonyshells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

collected by a local diver about 15 meters depth off coast Zamboanga Island Philippines, May 2009

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tigris pardalis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (i-t) thomasi thomasi

thomasi thomasi

15,5 mm

good

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

Marquesas Islands › Nuku Hiva Island › Matateteiko Point
Motumeno Point?

Among rubble at 18-20 m. Dec. 2008 by Himself. Fresh dead, good colour

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thomasi thomasi 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Barycypraea teulerei teulerei

teulerei teulerei

55 mm

gem

73,94 Euro

Philip R. Crandall › sea-gems

31.07.2009

Oman › Muscat (Muskat, Masqat)

Collected by fishermen at low tide

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teulerei teulerei 10

Cypraeidae Cypraea Nesiocypraea teramachii neocaledonica

t. neocaledonica

54,5 mm

Gem+

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela-shells

02.07.2009

New Caledonia

Trawled in 350m depth, live taken specimen shell. One of the greatest treasures from my drawers, a specimen of GEM+ quality, and by nature of its unique combination of beauty and perfection suitable for a world class collection. The shell is characterized by its rare maturity with peach colored callous which is not easily found even in the most expensive pieces ever sold. Magnificent and far beyond description.

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teramachii neocaledonica 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Trona stercoraria stercoraria

stercoraria stercoraria

75,5 mm

F++/gem

5,07 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

23.07.2009

Senegal › Dakar

PARTICULAR GREEN PATTERN. DARK BORDERS. ROSTRATED

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stercoraria stercoraria 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) rosselli satiata

rosselli satiata

51,3 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Max & Debbie Innes › www.mjshells.com.au

11.07.2009

Australia (WA) › Point Quobba

Collected by diver at 28 to 32m. Limestone bottom with sponges

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rosselli satiata 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Palmadusta johnsonorum johnsonorum

j. johnsonorum

14,6 mm

?

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

Marshall Islands › Kwajalein Atoll › Logoonside East

Reef at 5 m. Very fresh dead. Full pattern, some gloss

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johnsonorum johnsonorum 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Lyncina (other) porteri porteri

porteri porteri

47,4 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

Philippines (Mindanao) › Davao Region › Balut Island

By tangle net off 110m. Lovely inflated with dark sides and blue halo around dorsum

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porteri porteri 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana bataviensis

ketyana bataviensis

49,2 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Max & Debbie Innes › www.mjshells.com.au

11.07.2009

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri

Collected by diver at 45 to 50m. Limestone bottom with sponges. Small canal chip at the anterior end.

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ketyana bataviensis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia oriettae oriettae

oriettae oriettae

63,7 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

Australia (QLD) › Brisbane Bay
Dealer wrote Moreton Bay. I think it is the same

150-180 m. 2005. Very dark. Slight crack in anterior

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oriettae oriettae 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Nucleolaria nucleus nucleus

nucleus nucleus

25,9 mm

Gem

20,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

India (Tamil Nadu) › Chennai (Madras)

On offshore reef by Chank-divers at 10-15 m.Giant

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nucleus nucleus 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula melwardi melwardi

melwardi melwardi

21,63 mm

F++/F+++

45,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Australia (QLD)

slightly dull and scars in dorsum

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melwardi ssp 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Ransoniella martini martini

martini martini

16,52 mm

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29,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Balicasag Island

dark with great spotted pattern. October 2007

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martini martini 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Leporicypraea mappa mappa

mappa mappa

82 mm

F++

23,93 Euro

Max Evans › fincormax

28.07.2009

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula › Sinipay Island

30m. Unusual green dorsal markings are displayed. Pink pigmented base. Globose dorsal structure. Very glossy dorsal texture. With dorsal watermarks and a few scratches

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mappa mappa 14

Cypraeidae Cypraea Leporicypraea mappa mappa

mappa mappa

71 mm

F+++

11,05 Euro

Egbert A. Pagobo › superseashells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Palawan)
see remarks

290 meters deep. Super rare!!!

He always uses this sentence: " Palawan, 290meters Deep." - even for Zoilas. I don´t believe in his data.

mappa mappa 13

Cypraeidae Cypraea Leporicypraea mappa mappa

mappa mappa

72 mm

F++++

29,47 Euro

Egbert A. Pagobo › superseashells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Palawan)
see remarks

90 meters deep.

He always uses this sentence: " Palawan, 290meters Deep." - even for Zoilas. I don´t believe in his data.

mappa mappa 12

Cypraeidae Cypraea Notocypraea pulicaria pulicaria

pulicaria pulicaria

18,81 mm

F++/Gem

29,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Australia (WA) › Yallingup

Granite rocks on hard reef

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pulicaria pulicaria 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Luria lurida pulchroides

lurida pulchroides

32,93 mm

F+++/Gem

16,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Cameroon (Gulf of Guinea)

Nice dark color, minor scar in dorsum. 10m. May 2009

* Thank you for your help Riccardo

lurida lurida 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Lyncina (other) leucodon leucodon

leucodon leucodon

81,3 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Nocnocan Island

45-60 m, by compressor divers. Nice spotting, somewhat deformed side

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leucodon leucodon 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea tigris tigris

tigris tigris

71 mm

F+++/F++++

36,84 Euro

Egbert A. Pagobo › superseashells

07.07.2009

Philippines (Palawan)
see remarks

290 meters deep. Super rare!!!

He always uses this sentence: " Palawan, 290meters Deep." - even for Zoilas. I don´t believe in his data.

tigris tigris 25

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) rosselli latistoma

rosselli latistoma

45,34 mm

F+/gem

> 100 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

23.07.2009

Australia (WA) › Albany › Cave Point

JUST VERY SMALL GROWTH LINE. CALLOUS. VERY DARK. CONVEX BASE

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rosselli latistoma 02

 
 
 
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