APOLOGIES! to everyone wanting to buy my shells. With these new COVID years nothing is normal hence my website and my collection have been neglected.

I have had my Cone collection for sale but have now reluctantly decided to sell the remainder of the collection including my Cowries, Murex, Strombs, Harps, Angaria, Latiaxis and Tibia. If you are interested please contact me.

Would also like to sell the website and stock? The website has been on the net for 15+ years so is ideally placed on Google.



My world Cone collection - 1,115 quality specimens, 300 plus species to be sold as a whole including cervus, excelsus, stupa, stupella, gloriamaris, milneedwardsi, ranonganus etc. (view) Please contact if interested.

Also have an amazing Australian all species collection with a fantastic selection of Southern Aust. Cowries. Furthermore anyone wanting to establish a museum as part of the collection have 3 turtle shells and a number of wall hangings of crabs and lobsters. If you are interested I can give you full particulars.


I love the tropics!!!

The Indo/Pacific region covers a vast area from the East coasts of Africa and Asia to the West coasts of North and South America. This area encompasses thousands of islands and continental habitats where over 80,000 marine mollusc species live.

I am a worldwide supplier of quality specimen seashells and land shells from this region and I have been collecting, exchanging and selling specimens for 48 years so this site is another facet of the hobby I love.

I collect the main families and a few minor ones also - Cowries, Cones, Murex, Strombs, Angaria, Latiaxis and Spondylus.

Because this website is a one man show, I would ask you to please be patient, this is not a business and therefore I do not have staff to answer emails, research data, fill orders, pack and post, so at times there will be delays when I am trying to juggle my life as well. I do attempt to answer all emails and try to fill all orders but I do apologise for any emails or orders missed, it is not intentional.

If I miss you for any reason please dont take it personally and get annoyed, it is not deliberate and I dont mean to offend, life just gets too busy for me.





Pleurotomaria rumphi (Slit Shells) - 140mm, $850

Conus textile scriptus - 46.5mm, F+++, $20 sold


Please compare my prices, as I try and price my specimens below the normal catalogue price. I have a money back guarantee on all my shells and can provide digital photos on my uncommon/rare specimens.

I hope you enjoy the website and find something of interest to enhance your collection.

Rob West

Cyp. granulata - 21mm, Gem, Hawaii. $20


Jenneria pustulata - 20mm, Gem, Panama. $10


Bassina disjecta (Wedding Cake Clam) - 55mm, F+++, $30 sold


See Venus Clams Page


Papuina pulcherrima

See Land Snail page below

Amphidromus phamanhi (sinistral) - 44mm, F+++, Vietnam, $15

See Land Snail page below



My new Gemstone website


Beautiful investment quality gemstones.




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