Cute FTP Pro Seashells, shell collecting and Specimen Shells are the subject matter of this site.  Welcome to the Wild and Wonderful World of Conchology (Shell collecting (seashells, landsnails or both), for the uninitiated)!!   If you are looking for a fascinating new hobby or if  you already collect specimen shells, we hope you will find what you need on our site. Please come on in and enjoy!
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Updated August 14, 2001
"We specialize in the unusual"

But try to find something for....E.v.e.r.y.o.n.e!!

Phone# (902) 876-2241:Ross Mayhew  (Home Page) Fax: (902) 479-1863
Snail Mail: P.O. Box 20005, 349 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, N.S., Canada, B3R 2K9.

Dear Conchological Citizens of the Net;

    Welcome to our "still growing" seashells and Conchology site!!   We have added to and enriched our  Features section recently, and hope you will  find them enjoyable and iteresteing -  and perhaps make  some suggestions on how to improve them!  The Feature Guide below describes what each includes, or you could just skip to the Worldwide Specimen Shells List.(seashells and landsnails) (hint,hint!), or "Quick Links" section.

.......................................................................................Virtually Yours,
.......................................................................................Ross Mayhew 

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1)  SPACE SHELLS ART GALLERY: We are pleased to offer a SPLENDEDLY Bizzare collection of imaginative Shell Art (all seashells, no landlubbers!) just sent our way from Taiwan. The images will charm your socks off, so why not take a peek!! Space Shells Gallery

2) Worldwide specimen shells list (seashells and landsnails): (Updated May, 2001): We try to offer a wide variety of families and species (of both seashells and landsnails)- hopefully a little "something for nearly everyone"!! Both our grading and our pricing policies are conservative, to give you the best value for your "shell-shopping-dollar", and our returns policy is absolute. I try to obtain a good selection of UNUSUAL ITEMS- specimen shells of unusual color, pattern, shape ("FREAKS"), or from uncommon localities. Also, i am fascinated by the Variation of seashells, especially within any given population, and whenever possible, put together the most contrasting Variation Sets or Series possible, given the material at hand- i urge you, the Gentle Customer, to give these a try- you may be QUITE pleasantly surprised!!

3) Conchological Links Page:This is a "Best-of-the-Web" seashells & such affair, where YOU get an opportunity to nominate your favorite shell-related sites in various categories, such as "Best Designed Conchological Site", "Best seashells or landsnails Pictures", Most Useful Specimen shells Links Site" and "Best All-Round Conchological Site". Why not take part in the fun??!

4) Ecological Resources on the Web:(use the "Back" function to return here.)  A "Links-to-Links" page, to point the reader towards the most comprehensive and useful sites related to general Ecological and Marine Conservation topics, issues and organizations. It also has a semi-random (but hopefully interesting!) selection of arcticles on Marine Conservation issues (but no specimen shells or seashells!)

5) Gallery of Shell Images:  A collection of selected images of some of the more beautiful and interesting seashells, pairs and sets we have sold: some good stuff, so why not take a look?

6) An Introduction to  Shell Collecting: We're just starting to develop a range of information and resources for people new to the Hobby of Shell Collecting - this section will grow accordingly, so check back every now and then, to see what we've come up with!

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7)WANT Lists (Yours, ie!): .For your convenience, we have a Wants & Wishes Bulletin Board where you can post your specimen shells (seashells, landsnails, fresh-water: whaterver you like!) want-lists, be they general (eg: "any large, attractive "Showcase" shells"), or very specific (eg: "Freak Cypraea auratium Gmelin wanted!") I promise to check it frequently, and if I have something you request, I'll promptly offer it to you!! If i don't have it, I'll go looking for it. Please note that anyone can supply your posted wants and/or wishes if they like, since the board is offered as an open-ended service to all those who wish to ask, in hopes of someone "answering their call". SO, as long as you are extra-careful about replies from people you do not know, what can you lose??

Local Species: Due to the fact that i curate local museum collections and am doing taxonomic  work with local species, i simply cannot sell them, or any other species from  Canada or adjacent waters, with the exeption of a few abundant commercial species such as Placopecten magellanicus Gmelin. and a few other very common seashells.

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Seashells are the spice of Life!