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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 23, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

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The flash from my camera gives the White bright flash area on both sides of the shell. It is not on the shell itself. This is just caused by the bright flash. The shell is the same beautiful pattern of color all around. It it perfect! A couple of pictures were taken with the sun shining on it for just a moment to show the natural color. This Beautiful Glory-of-the-Seas has been well protected from sunlight.

Glory of the Seas

Conus Gloriamaris

A Very Beautiful LARGE Sea Shell from my collection! This was once considered one of the rarest shells in the world and they are getting rarer all the time. Anyone with the small scientific booklets from the 1960s and '70s on Worldwide Sea Shells remembers this Glory-of-the-Seas with it's own page and named the "Rarest Sea Shell in the World" until other specimens were discovered in deeper regions of the seas.

T has been talk over the last couple of years that these would no longer be able to be exported out of Asian countries and will then become harder to collect and to get into your collection. I've had this and several others in my collection for many years and purchased this from a well known collector from the Western United States.

Absolutely no cracks, no chips, no damage, and no growth spots to this beautiful specimen.

Add this Glory-of-the-Seas to your collection today.

No collection is complete without the Conus Gloriamaris.

I was told this was GEM and I believe it. Even F+++ is not good enough for the perfectly beautiful specimen. It has the perfect color you would want in a Museum Quality Sea Shell specimen for your collection.

30 grams

84 mm long from the perfect tip to the opening at the bottom and about 30 mm at its widest area. Perfect lip and a beautiful color.

From Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines. Found in tangle nets set at 180-200 meters in depth, 1988. This shell includes this hand-written description.


This fantastic shell will come very well wrapped in new, clean, smoke-free bubble wrap and covered very well and securely packaged in a US Postal Service Priority Mail cardboard shipping box to protect it. I have excellent customer satisfaction on my fast shipping!

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