BROWARD SHELL CLUB AUCTION
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
at the Pompano Beach Emma Lou Olson Civic Center
Auction Preview 6:15 p.m.
Bidding Begins Promptly at 6:45 p.m.
NOTE: Items marked with an asterisk (*) can be viewed on the club’s website
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*1. Busycon contrarium w/data, Florida. Our Club Shell! A gorgeous 12” specimen! Opening Bid $35.00
2. Haliotis rufescens w/data, North California
3. Haliotis corrugata w/data, California
4. Polished Abalones! Two different species!
5. Bag of Shells collected at John U. Lloyd Park during BSC picnics, from 2000 – 2018, many different species!
6. Nodipecten fragosus (Lion’s Paw) w/data, Key West
7. 2 “Blue Onion” pattern blue & white scallop shaped dishes. Very Pretty!
8. 3 Spondylus (Spiny Oysters) on coral, Philippines
9. Spondylus tenuis w/barnacle, w/data, Pompano Beach. Neat piece!
10. Spondylus c.f. multimuricatus on hammer oyster, w/data, Philippines. Super cool!
11. Spondylus americanus w/data, Pompano Beach, Orange!
12. 9 Cowries, all different species, all w/data
*13. A Cluster of Worm Shells! Don’t fight over this one!!
14. 4 Specimens of Charonia variegata (Triton’s Trumpets), 4 different locations, 4 different sizes, all w/data!
15. Cymatium lotorium w/data, w/perc, superior specimen! Philippines
16. Cypraea mauritiana w/data, lovely shell! Indonesia
17. Cypraecassis rufa w/data, great color! Philippines
18. Tablecloth, Blue & White Batik Fish Print, Like New! 65” x 100”
*19. Hand carved Mother of Pearl “Pre-Columbian” style Mask, w/ stone eyes and mouth, interesting piece!
20. Freshwater Pearl Necklace by Phil Dietz, Opening Bid $40.00
21. Bag of various polished green turbans, 9 shells total, Opening Bid $10.00
22. Rapa rapa w/basic data only, Philippines
23. Conus litteratus w/data Philippines
24. 2 Conus radiatus w/data Philippines
25. Conus delessertii w/data Florida
26. Conus tribblei w/data Philippines
27. Bag of Assorted Polished Shells
28. Ladies Wrap – Blue Batik w/white shell print
29. Busycon carica w/data North Carolina
30. Xenophora pallidula w/data, Philippines
31. Fabric, 36” x 44” piece, aqua/green sea fans
32. Fabric, 36” x 44” piece, royal blue/aqua sea fans
33. Blue and White Decorative Shell Plate w/scallop design
34. Melo melo w/data, South China Sea, sub-adult
35. Melo georginae w/data, Australia, sub-adult
36. Melo aethiopica w/basic data, Indonesia, sub-adult
37. Vexillum curviliratum w/data, Philippines
38. 2 Calpurnus verrucosus w/data, Philippines
39. 2 Oliva miniacea w/data, Philippines
40. Terebra crenulata form interlineata w/data, India
41. Miniature Collectors! Qty. 20, 1”x1” magnifying boxes, brand new! Opening Bid $10.00
42. Bag of Sea Glass from St. Vincent in the Grenadines
43. 2 Cittarium pica w/data, Bahamas, nice shells!
44. Fabric, approx. 3 yards of shell pattern upholstery fabric, rich colors!
45. 4 Species of Cardita: C. ajar, C. floridana, C. affinis, and C. laticostata, all with data, from dealer’s stock
46. Stamp Collectors! First Day of Issue Southeastern Lighthouses stamps from Tybee Island, GA. Opening Bid $6.00
47. Stamp Collectors! 4 mint condition Jamaican postage stamps from 1964 featuring Jamaican Land Shells., “collector’s corner” with number, Opening bid $2.00
48. 10 different species of worldwide Cardium, all with data, from dealer’s stock
49. 6 Decorative Glass Floats, Varying sizes and colors
50. Strombus diegelae w/data fossil shell, named after our late member Phyllis Diegel
51. Book: “The Shell, Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design” by Stix and Abbott. The classic coffee table shell book!
52. Book: “Shells of the Philippines” by Springsteen & Leobrera
53. Large Framed Tile Picture of underwater scene…Beautiful!
54. Set of Blue and White Shell Pattern Dishes
55. Set of 3 Blue and White Fabric Covered Coral Pattern Storage Boxes
*56. 3 Aequipecten opercularis w/data, Color set! France
*57. Umbilia hesitata w/data, Australia. Excellent quality shell! Opening bid $15.00
*58. Conus amadis f. castaneofasciatus w/data, Thailand. Large shell, great quality!
*59. Mitra papalis w/data, Philippines. A big beauty!
*60. Morum ninomiyai w/data, Thailand. Rare Shell! Opening bid $10.00
*61. 5 Oliva miniacea w/data, Philippines. Contrasting pattern set of 5.
*62. Cypraea Erosaria turdus w/data, Egypt
*63. 6 Vexillum vulpecula w/data, Philippines. Color set.
*64. 2 Cypraea pantherina w/data, Ethiopia, 1 dark orange and 1 light.
*65. Conus generalis w/data, Philippines, Beautiful pattern!
*66. Conus figulina w/data, Philippines
*67. Cypraea spadicea w/data, California. A beautiful Chestnut Cowrie!
*68. 3 Dolabella auriculata w/data, Bohol Island. The internal shell of a sea hare!
*69. Cymbiola aulica w/data, Philippines Opening Bid $10.00
*70. 3 Chicomurex lacianatus w/data, Philippines, color set.
71. Turbo marmoratus w/data, New Caledonia, 3 ½” shell
72. Cypraea tigris w/data, Cebu Island, Adorable DWARF shell!
73. 2 Conus ximenes w/data, West Mexico
74. Conus victoria w/data, Australia
75. Siratus alabaster w/data, Philippines, Beautiful Shell!
76 Nodipecten fragosus w/data, Panama City Beach, Florida, “Lion’s Paw”!
77. Bufonaria cristinae w/data Philippines
78. Conus circumcises form brazier w/data, Solomon Islands
79. 2 Conus striatellus w/data, Japan
80. Wrist Watch with abalone face and band. Pretty!
81. Pearlized Nautilus pompilius Large & Beautiful!
82. Tablecloth, new in package, Blue & white fish pattern, 60” x 120”
83. Silver plated shell motif napkin holder and silver plated shell motif trivet
84. Table Runner, new! Blue & white fish pattern
85. 6 piece set of blue glass fish-shaped serving pieces, new!
86 Large blue glass serving bowl w/shell pattern
87. Blue and white ceramic serving bowl with shell pattern
88. Chef’s apron, new with tags, blue & white fish design
89. 9 blue & white sea-life pattern fabric placemats and 6 matching napkins. New!
90. Set of 4 blue fish shaped candles in glass, new in package.
91. Set of 6 blue glass shell pattern window ornaments
92. Very attractive cast aluminum serving bowl with blue fish design. New!
93. Large cast aluminum shell-shaped serving dish w/2 smaller shell shaped pieces.
94. Cast aluminum shell motif serving dish, small. New in package
95. Decorative glass “sea gems”, new in package
96. Set of 6 professionally framed shell prints, copies of Histoire Naturelle prints, Beautiful! Opening bid $35.00
97. Fredric Weiss shells! A small metal cabinet with plastic drawers full of bivalves. Unsorted, just the way we received them from the estate. Opening bid $10.00
98. Fredric Weiss shells! A small metal cabinet with plastic drawers full of mixed shells. Unsorted, just the way we received them from the estate! Opening bid $10.00
99. Frederic Weiss shells! A small metal cabinet with plastic drawers, half full of bivalves. Unsorted, just the way we received them from the estate! Opening bid $5.00
*100. Pleuroploca gigantea, w/data, Florida Keys, 18” Huge and exceptional specimen!!!! The Florida State Shell! Opening bid $100.00
*101. Cassis madagascariensis forma spinella w/data, Florida Keys, Large! Opening bid $25.00
*102. Lyropecten subnodosus w/data, Mexico, Huge Bright Orange specimen! Opening bid $10.00
103. Ladies Wrap, Blue Batik, Shell and Fish design
104. Ladies Wrap, Aqua Batik, Sun design
105. Fabric Shower Curtain, Blue and White Fish Design, nice quality!
106. 4 different food molds/baking pans, all in scallop design, Opening bid $5.00
107. Bag of 7 different bright orange pectens, no data,
*108. Charonia variegata w/data, Bahamas, rare smooth orange color form of the Caribbean Triton’s Trumpet! Opening Bid $25.00
109. Hexaplex fulvescens w/data, Florida, large specimen w/operculum, Opening bid $10.00
110. Spondylus varius w/data, East Africa
111. Rapa rapa, w/basic data, Philippines
112. Xenophora pallidula w/data, Philippines
113. Decorative mask from New Guinea, from the Marilyn Northrop estate
114. Ladies wrap, Bright tropical print of palm trees and sea life
*115. Charonia variegata w/data, Bahamas, large and fantastic specimen! +/- 14” Opening bid $40.00
116. Voluta magellanica w/data, Argentina
117. Cymatium pyrum w/data Japan
118. Lyria lyraeformis w/data East Africa
*119. Entemnotrochus adansonianus w/data, Roatan, Honduras, Great color! Opening bid $75.00
120. $25.00 gift card for Calypso Restaurant
121. Cryptospira elegans w/data, Indonesia, 45 mm
122. Globivenus effusa w/data, Spain, an uncommon bivalve! Value $35.00, Opening bid $5.00
123. 2 Cypraea turdus w/data, Oman
124. Nodipecten fragosus w/data, Lions Paw from Florida!
125. Lunatis heros w/data, Maine, beautiful specimen!
126. Cymbium glans w/data, Senegal
127. 20 brand new top quality plastic specimen boxes, assorted sizes, $25.00 value, Opening bid $10.00
128. Purpura persica w/data, Madagascar, Nice specimen!
129. Chlamys multisquamata w/data, Florida, Excellent specimen! Opening bid $25.00
130. Pterynotus miyokoae w/data, Philippines, Opening bid $5.00
131. Outdoor dining set for 4…super cute for a picnic or your pool deck! Shell and fish design plastic plates, goblets, glasses, pitchers, plastic tablecloth and napkins. All brand new! What fun!
*132. Original drawing by well-known malacologist S. Peter Dance of Latiaxus mawae, beautifully framed!
Opening bid $25.00
133. Set of 4 original paintings of Cowrie species by Joseph Regan, 10” x 10” each, LOVELY!
Opening bid $35.00
134. Pearlized Chambered Nautilus, fancy fluted cut!
135. Cut slice of Chambered Nautilus
136. Tibia fusus w/basic data, Philippines, 200 mm
137. Mitre Collectors! A box of 26 different species of small miters, all w/data, as we received it from the Fredric Weiss Estate, many originally from Sally Kaicher, opening bid $15.00
138. Pecten yessoensis w/data, Japan, 150 mm
139. 2 Pecten latiauritius w/data, 1 normal color and 1 orange
140. Voluta demarcoi w/data, Roatan, Honduras, from Fredric Weiss collection
141. Pleuroploca filamentosa w/data, Philippines, 102 mm
142. Helicostyla mindoroensis w/data, Philippines, from Fredric Weiss collection
143. Helicostyla marinduquensis w/data, Marinduque, from Fredric Weiss collection
144. 2 Amphidromus chloris roesseleri w/data, Philippines, Fredric Weiss collection
145. 2 throw pillows, beautifully made by Jean Kempfer, natural linen color with starfish and seahorse embroidered in blue and brown.
Opening bid $20.00
146. Large bag of colorful seashells
147. Chlamys imbricata w/data, Broward County, Florida, large specimen!
148. Chlamys mildredae w/data, Broward County, Florida, hard to find pecten!
149. 2 Nemocardium bechei w/data, SW Taiwan, from old collection.
150. Cassia semigranosum w/data, South Australia, opening bid $5.00
151. Galeoastraea (Bolma) modesta w/data, Japan, nice shell from old collection
*152. Pecten swifti, basic data only, Japan, beautiful deep rose pink color!
153. 2 Harpa amouretta w/data, Guam
154. Homalocantha zamboi w/data, Philippines, Large specimen, 54mm!
155. Cypraea annettae basic data only, Mexico
156. Columbarium pagoda w/data, Japan
157. Haustellum brandaris w/data, Spain
158 Neorapana muricata w/data, West Panama
159. 2 Tegula rugosa basic data only, West Mexico
160. Haustellum langleitae, basic data only, Sumatra
161. 2 Trochus maculatus w/data, Philippines
162. 2 Astraea rugosa w/data, Lampedusa, Italy, 1 juvenile and 1 mature specimen
163. 2 Calliostoma meyeri, basic data only, Australia
164. Tectus fenestratus w/data, Philippines
165. Turbinella pyrum basic data only, Sri Lanka, The Sacred Shank!
166. Conus betulinus with data, Taiwan, interesting old data slip! A big beautiful specimen with great color! 111 mm
167. Syrinx aruanus w/data, Australia. Juvenile specimen with protoconch intact!
168. Etching of a Heart Cockle by well-known malacologist, S. Peter Dance.
*169. Malleus albus, w/data, Philippines, from old collection
*170. Shoebox full of Lyman family shells, all Caribbean, collected in the 1940’s! All with data, unsorted. Maybe there’s a treasure in there somewhere
171. Shoebox full of Lyman family shells, all Caribbean, collected in the 1940’s! All with data, unsorted. Maybe there’s a treasure in there somewhere!
172. Shell design tapestry wheeled cart…great for the flea market or short trips, New!
173. Pair of Pottery Barn throw pillows w/embroidered octopus and seahorses, tan and beige, high end item. Just cleaned! Opening bid $15.00
174. Nice piece of Brain Coral, Opening bid $35.00
175. Large and beautiful branch of coral, Opening bid $75.00
Many Thanks to our Generous Donors for this Auction:
The Broward Shell Club
An Anonymous Friend of the Broward Shell Club
Bob & Alice Pace
Sue Hobbs & Phil Dietz
Linda Zylman Holzinger & David Holzinger
Carolyn Vun Kannon
Andre & Kelly Poremski
The Phyllis Diegel Estate
Ike & Elaine Alvo
The South Carolina Shell Club
Dr. Emily Weiss, the Estate of Fredric Weiss