The Natural World 11th May 2021

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Date of the auction: 11.05.2021

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Cassis Tuberosa, The King Helmet, four various sized shells, 18cm x 13cm and smaller, the largest still containing the Operculum, found off the coast of Florida in the late 1970s (4

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 11 May 2021

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Charonia Tritonis, also known as Triton's Trumpet or Triton snail, from the Charoniidae family, three graduating examples the largest and smallest with Operculum, approx. 33cm and smaller (3

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £60 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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Various Shells, a large collection of small shells, comprising Terebra Turritella, (and cross-section to show formation), another cross-section of a shell, Busycon Contrarium (Lightning Whelk), Murex Trunculus, Murex Brandaris, Protothaca Pectorina and many more, various sizes (parcel

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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Nautilus Pompilius, Chambered Nautilus, also known as Pearly Nautilus, genus of Cephalopods, and part of the Nautilidae family, eight various sized examples, largest 16cm long (8

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 11 May 2021

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Spondylidae Family, a selection of Spiny Oysters, comprising different species, including Spondylus Leucacantha, Spondylus Princeps and Spondylus Regius and others, some still attached to rock and conjoined with another shell, mainly found around the region of Mexico and the Philippines (parcel

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 11 May 2021

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A large assortment of various species of shell, including Elephant Tusks/ Tooth Shells, Turbo Militaris (military turban), Pecten Nobilis, Pecten Albicans, Guildfordia Triumphans, Murex Pinnatus and many more, from many regions of the globe (parcel

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 11 May 2021

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Turbo Jourdani, Jourdan's Turban, a large example (19cm) found off Streaky Bay, Australia, 1988, together with abother example, complete with Operculum (16cm) (2

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 11 May 2021

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A collection of larger species of shell, including Cardium Costatum, Voluta Hunteri, Nautilus Pompilius, Pteria Colymbus (winged oyster), Cardium Peso, Strombus Lambis (Spider Conch) and more, various sizes (parcel

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 11 May 2021

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Pecten Noblis, Noble Scallop, a collection of 37 specimens, obtained by Shingu Habu in 1989, with a spectrum of colour variations, ranging yellow, orange, pink, purple and others (parcel

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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A selection of various shells, including, the Neptunea Polycostata (Buccinidea), Busycon Carica/ knobbed whelk (Busyconidae), Callipara (Festilyria) Festiva/ Festive Volute (Volutoidae) and more, discovered in various regions of the world (8

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 11 May 2021

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Spondylidae Family, a small selection of Spiny Oysters, comprising Spondylus Leucacantha and Spondylus Princeps, of various colours and sizes (parcel

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £30 - £50

Date: 11 May 2021

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A comprehensive collection of various sized shells, hundreds of shells of various species, including Martini's Tibia, Fulgoraria Concinna, Angaria Dalphinus (Dolphin shell), Macrocallista Nimbosa (Sunray Venus) and many more (00s

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 11 May 2021

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Volutidae/Volute Family, a large 31cm long Cymbium Olla/Algarve Volute, found by fisherman off the coast of Portugal, 1978, together with a Melo Aethiopica (Crowned Baler), 24cm long, found Off Dampier N W Australia, a Melo Broderipii, 17cm, found Manila Bay, Phillippines, and a smaller example and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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An assortment of various shells, including Cypraea Contraria Iredale, Amoria Undulata, Spondylus Americanus, Spondylus Ictericus and more, all from different regions of the world (parcel

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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An array of species of sea shell, including Rapana Thomasiana (veined rapa whelk), Siratus Senegalensis (Strombus Goliath, Spondylus Princeps (Spiny Oyster), Mugalobulinus Abbreviatus, Bullata, Anadara Similis (Scapharca) and many more, various sizes (parcel

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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Tridacna Gigantea, Giant clams, three small complete examples, largest 22cm wide, all of slightly different forms, none connected (3

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 11 May 2021

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Pleuroploca Gigantea, Florida Horse conch, complete with Operculum (34cm Long), together with two Cassis Cornuta (Horned Helmet), and two Strombus Lambis (Spider Conch) (5

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 11 May 2021

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Ostreidae Family, a collection of full and half Oysters, various sizes, including Pteria Colybus (winged Oyster) one example with another oyster shell attached, Ostrea Fisheri, and many more, all with internal mother of pearl (parcel

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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Aliger Gigas/Strombus Gigas, also known as Lobatus Gigas, or most commonly Queen/Pink Conch, two large examples from the Strombidae family 25cm in length, unknown discovery location and date (2

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 11 May 2021

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An assortment of various shell species, including Nautilus Pompilius, Chambered Nauticus, Strombus Lambis, Cardium Pseudolima and more (parcel

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 11 May 2021

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A collection of large conches, including Strombus Galeatus (Eastern Pacific Giant Conch), Tutufa Bubo (Giant Frog shell), Lobatus Gigas (Pink/Queen Conch), and others, longest approx.imately 40cm

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 11 May 2021

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Tridacna Gigantea, Giant Clan, member of the Clam Genus Tridacna, the complete shell, one half measuring 33.5cm x 21.5cm x 11cm, the other 33.5 x 21 x 11.5cm (2

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 11 May 2021

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A variety of land and sea snail shells, comprising Cuban snail shells, with vibrant colouring, Caryodidae Pedinogyra Hayii, Solaropsis Brasiliana, Otala Derenica, Thaumastus Largilliertyi, Helicostyla Annulata (2 colours), Cyclophorus Alabatensis, Helicostyla Quadrasi Versicolor and many more

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £60 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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A substantial collection of assorted shells, from numerous species, including Trochus Maculatus, Oliva Mustelina, Serrato Spinosus, Conus Arcuatus, Ceratostoma Fournieri and many more, (00s

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 11 May 2021

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A large collection of various shells, including Conus Striatus (Striated Cone), Conus Aulicus (Princely Cone), Conus Striatellus, Conus Dominicanius Cedonelli (Antilles Cone), Spisula Solida (Surf Clam), Venerupis Pullastra (Pullet Carpet Shell, Amusium Japonicum (Saucer Scallop), and many more from

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 11 May 2021

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Chicoreus Ramosus, more commonly known as the Ramose Murex or Branched Murex, from the family Muricidae, a group of four various sized examples, approx. 26cm long and smaller, three with vibrant pink mouths, the other of faded pink (4

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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An assortment of various species, including Lyropecten Nodosa, Pecten Spectabilis, Pecten Flabella, Pecten Australis, Argopecten Purpuratus, Chlamys Hericia, Recten Nodousus with rare colouring, and many more of different colourations and species (parcel

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 11 May 2021

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A collection of Bi-Valve shells, including Tivela Stultorum (Pismo Clam), Ostrea Iridescens, Ostrea Fisheri, Hinnites Giganteus (Rock Scallop), Pecten Maximus, Sponylus Americanus (Atlantic Thorny Oyster) and many more (parcel

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021

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A range of different species of shell, including Cassis Tuberosa (King Helmet), Megapitaria Squalida (Chocolate Clam), (Spider Conch), Strombus Lambis (Spider Conch) and more (parcel

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 11 May 2021

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Volutidae/Volute Family, a selection of seven shells from the Volute family, including Cymbium Olla (Algarve Volute), Melo Aethiopica (Crowned Baler) and Melo Broderippi (Baler), the largest being 22.5cm in length (7

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £60 - £100

Date: 11 May 2021