Zoila ketyana bataviensis var. Lorenz & Morrison 2001. 52.5 mm., F++. W. Australia. Pale pattern coloration in this interesting specimen intermediate to Z. marginata. Great quality overall, very minor damage to anterior end that animal had already started to repair. Rare shell!
Leporicypraea mappa mappa (Linnaeus 1758). 70.8 mm., Gem-. Philippines. Rich color and nice pattern, but the most interesting feature of this specimen is the malleated surface! Please have a look at the image highlighting this unique character. Great quality and good size also!
Umbilia petilirostris Darragh 2002. 81.4 mm., Gem-. Queensland. Good sized specimen with gorgeous color and pattern. Typical sand grain inclusions, otherwise outstanding quality. This is the type that shows intermediate characteristics to U. capricornica capricornica. These shells are
Austrasiatica hirasei f. philippina Raybaudi 1981. 46.4 mm., Gem. Philippines. Superb pattern in this mature callused specimen! With good size, color, and pattern, this shell shows well the unique characters of the Philippine population- depressed with somewhat rostrate extremities and darker spotted
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Cypraeovula castanea malani Lorenz & deBruin 2009. 32.1 mm., F++. S. Africa. Rare! Gorgeous and live taken, this specimen is already showing pattern, but still young as can be seen in the image. Very slight dorsal growth lines keep it from being flawless. This is one of those shells that is missing i
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Barycypraea fultoni amorimi f. massieri Lorenz 1990. 67.7 mm., Gem. Mozambique. The classic former rarity! This specimen is absolutely mesmerizing- fantastic super Gem quality, perfect pattern, and rich dark color. This is a one of a kind opportunity to get one of the best specimens of this variety!
Mauritia histrio f. elongata Raybaudi 1985. 60.3 mm., Gem-. Tanzania. Outstanding! Exceptional specimen of great quality and nice pattern. Basal callus tinted with light blue-gray. Characteristically elongated with wider aperture.
Talparia talpa talpa (Linnaeus 1758). 49.8 mm., F++/Gem. Panama. Location, location, location! This is by far the rarest offering in this auction. Specimens of T. talpa have been found in various Tropical Eastern Pacific islands, but they are not viablely reproducing populations and ther