Willy Van Damme
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11.02.2007
Cypraeidae Cypraea Perisserosa guttata guttata

guttata guttata

60,3 mm

Gem

77,00 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

11.02.2007

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula › Aliguay Island

By local diver at 10m. Beautiful specimen with excellent markings. Nice and fresh.

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17.12.2007
Cypraeidae Cypraea Palmulacypraea boucheti boucheti

boucheti boucheti

20,41 mm

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7,28 Euro

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17.12.2007

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula › Aliguay Island

Found dead (ex musumea lacrimula)

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23.08.2009
Cypraeidae Cypraea Austrasiatica hirasei hirasei

hirasei hirasei

51,5 mm

F+++

62,23 Euro

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23.08.2009

China (East China Sea)

FULLY ADULT BIG SIZE HIRASEI BUT NO PATTERN ! YELLOW/ORANGE ENDINGS, WHITE BASE, ORANGE AND CREAM IN THE DORSAL PATTERN ! STRANGE AND VERY NICE TO HAVE IN ANY COLLECTION ! ! April 2007

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida rubiginosa

stolida rubiginosa

25,29 mm

F+++

11,24 Euro

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23.08.2009

India

By local diver from old collection. Rotting animal stain at columella. F+++ because of a round mark made by the acid of the dead animal before it was cleaned. Might go away with some polish but I did not try

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula exmouthensis rottnestensis

exmouth. rottnestensis

32,8 mm

Gem

53,22 Euro

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23.08.2009

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Rottnest Island

Diver, 8-14 m. Cave, Sponge. FANTASTIC VERY DARK BIG SIZE SHELL ! JUST LOOK AT THE PHOTO‘S AND YOU WILL AGREE THAT THIS SHELL HAS EVERYTHING

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Austrasiatica sakuraii sakuraii

sakuraii sakuraii

40,5 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

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23.08.2009

Philippines (Mindanao) › Davao Region › Balut Island

I see, and so can you, a 1/2 mm drill attempt near spire. has the same color as rest of the base. Rest is GEM. VERY NICE SAKURAI FROM AN OLD COLLECTION CAUGHT IN A NET IN 1990. Tangle net

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Leporicypraea mappa rosea

mappa rosea

71,1 mm

F+++/Gem

16,85 Euro

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23.08.2009

Madagascar › Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)
Ramena?

Coll. W. Van Damme. By scuba diver at 5 to 8 meters under coral slabs. 2008. FANTASTIC VERY DARK SHELL WITH CLEAR PATTERN AND OF VERY HIGH QUALITY

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15.11.2009
Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia capricornica capricornica

capricornica capricornica

55,79 mm

F+++/GEM

33,77 Euro

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15.11.2009

Australia (QLD) › Great Barrier Reef › Swans Reef

Lightweight inflated capricornica from 100 meters of depth near Swans Reef. F+++ because still somewhat juvenile

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

61,93 mm

F+++/GEM

10,20 Euro

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15.11.2009

Thailand (Andaman Sea) › Phuket Island

Super callous margins on this larger gibba !!! I think this is a beauty !!!

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20.12.2009
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) decipiens decipiens

decipiens decipiens

49 mm

n.a.

0,00 Euro

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20.12.2009

Australia (WA) › Broome

By pearl scuba diver between 15 to 20 meters. Sep. 2009

Geschenk

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Talparia talpa talpa

talpa talpa

55,59 mm

F+++/GEM

11,52 Euro

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20.12.2009

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

By local collector near rocks and sea grass in the intertidal areaI see no flaws except for a tiny growth mark just next to the dark line running from end to end. Just look at the photos to see the super quality of this very dark shell with very dark orange and brown banding. The other one in this auction has yellow banding. Not easy to obtain this close to perfection specimens

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

48,41 mm

F+++/GEM

16,19 Euro

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20.12.2009

New Caledonia › Prony Bay

Niger & rostrated. Very nice upcoming niger eglantina already pretty dark and with a nice extended spire. ex Collection Fouache from the 70'es

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) eludens eludens

eludens eludens

58,72 mm

F+++/GEM

> 100 Euro

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20.12.2009

Australia (WA) › North West Cape › Exmouth

On sponges at 30m. I see a 15mm hairline nacre line at the labral side on the edge between base and margin. You will have to look close under strong light to see the flaw. Superb margins with panther skin and blue halo. Dark orange base. Dark brown and orange brown top with white dorsal line. Despite the flaw this is a near GEM shell and outstanding with a superb color range.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Leporicypraea mappa mappa

mappa mappa

53,63 mm

F+++/GEM

22,40 Euro

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20.12.2009

Tonga › Vavau

By local diver at 2 feet below the low water line. 1980. I see a little soft growth mark on dorsum. A beautiful dwarf size mappa from an old collection 1980 from a very remote area.

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11.01.2010
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

67,46 mm

F++

50,28 Euro

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11.01.2010

Australia (WA) › Point Quobba
Fitzroy Reef (?)

Some growth lines. Not a fantastic shell but still nice. 30m. Amongst sponge sand and vack

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Austrocypraea reevei reevei

reevei reevei

28,37 mm

F+++

21,95 Euro

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11.01.2010

Australia (WA) › Esperance

I see the usual soft stress lines. Nice quality globose deep water reevei from Esperance. April 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zonaria petitiana petitiana

petitiana petitiana

24,19 mm

F+++/Gem

3,89 Euro

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11.01.2010

Senegal › Dakar

I see no flaws. Nice striped pattern on this little beauty. 2005

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30.05.2010
Cypraeidae Cypraea Austrasiatica sakuraii sakuraii

sakuraii sakuraii

44,55 mm

F+++/Gem

96,63 Euro

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30.05.2010

Philippines (Mindanao)

I AM SURE NOW. THIS IS NOT A REAL SHELL. I KNOW NOW FOR SURE AFTER MORE TESTING THIS SHELL IS FAKE

HAND MADE

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05.07.2010
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

53,86 mm

F+++/Gem

78,00 Euro

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05.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island
near

By scuba diver at 8 to 14 meters on a sponge in reef cave. I see a near perfect shell. Very beautiful color and pattern on this near perfect consueta. Small but really beautiful

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula cumingii cumingii

cumingii cumingii

17,98 mm

F+++/Gem

88,00 Euro

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05.07.2010

Society Islands › Tahiti

By scuba diver at 14 to 20 meters. I see no flaws. Very beautifull pattern on this cumingii

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula exmouthensis magnifica

exmouthensis magnifica

27,79 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

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05.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Broome

By pearl oyster scuba diver. I see a semi adult shell so the base is not as thick and not as glossy and still has an orange color. Fantastic dark dorsum with bright orange spots. This shell is indeed still juvenile but it is awesome. Strange but it has 3 snowy white spots near spire; all the rest is orange.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Luria tessellata tessellata

tessellata tessellata

29,74 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

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05.07.2010

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island › Honolulu › Airport

By scuba diver during a night dive at 9 to 12 meters on Airport Reef. I see a near perfect shell. Just a tiny less glossy spot on base. Almost 30 mm of pure beauty in this hard to find tessellata with very dark checkers and a range of different colors.

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28.11.2010
Cypraeidae Cypraea Erronea subviridis dorsalis

subviridis dorsalis

26,73 mm

Gem

17,90 Euro

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28.11.2010

Australia (WA) › Broome › Entrance Point

Collected by extreme low tides under rock. September 2010. I see no important flaws. Almost Black. Very dark subvirides is exceptional in the Broome area.

Einige Schneckengehäuse krieg ich nicht hin. Subviridis gehören dazu. Mann ist die schlecht geworden!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Eclogavena quadrimaculata quadrimaculata

q. quadrimaculata

21,1 mm

Gem

7,50 Euro

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28.11.2010

Australia (WA) › One Arm Point

Collected by extreme low tides under rock. September 2010. I see no important flaws. Dark colored perfect specimen from One Arm Point, an area North from Broome infested with sea crocodiles

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (a-h) englerti englerti

englerti englerti

24,51 mm

Gem

16,89 Euro

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28.11.2010

Easter Islands › Easter Island › Hanga Roa

Taken by suba divers at 5-10 meters. I see no important flaws. Very nice specimen

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19.02.2012
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

70,6 mm

F+++

95,18 Euro

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19.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Geographe Bay › Peppermint Grove Beach

Collected by scuba diver. 1995. I see a tiny healed micro chip and some shallow lines on dorsum. Amazing well defined white margin on this friendii. THALAMEGA MARGINS.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

74,99 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

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19.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Albany
40 m

By scuba diver on sponge in reef, 40 m off Albany. I see a half round line that looks like a hairline in the middle of dorsum. Disturbing for me as I am picky. Beautiful sky blue spot on both side of which one is a big one.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

58,19 mm

GEM

> 100 Euro

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19.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Fitzroy River

Collected by scuba diver at 28 to 30 m. April 2010. Perfect canals. Bad harvest and destroyed habitat due to storms and absence of sponges make sherylae very scarce. This very small size dwarf shell is fully adult. Very beautiful pattern and margins makes this shell a little jewel.. Compare size and color with the dark large sherylae also in this auction. Stunning little sherylae.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea tigris tigris

tigris tigris

85,16 mm

n.a.

7,47 Euro

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19.02.2012

Tanzania

HEAVY AS A BRICK Tanzania. I see a flake in the dorsum and some hairlines. Not pretty but good to have.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (i-t) turdus turdus

turdus turdus

41,51 mm

F+++

8,25 Euro

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19.02.2012

India (Gujarat) › Dvaraka

Collected by locals at low tide in Dwarka, Gujarat State, Arabian Sea, India 2009. I see sand between some of the teeth. Not as big as the other one in this auction but very round and super callous.

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15.04.2012
Cypraeidae Cypraea Macrocypraea cervus cervus

cervus cervus

44,3 mm

F+++/Gem

49,00 Euro

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15.04.2012

Cuba › Cayos Levisa Island

Collected by scuba diver at 10 to 12 meter

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula cribraria zadela

cribraria zadela

22,6 mm

Gem

49,00 Euro

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15.04.2012

New Caledonia › Noumea

Collected by scuba diver at 3 to 5 meter. 1985

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erronea caurica quinquefasciata

caurica quinquefasciata

35,5 mm

F+++/Gem

2,55 Euro

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15.04.2012

Djibouti › Djibouti Ville

Collected at low tide on rocks. Djibouti 2010.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula cumingii cumingii

cumingii cumingii

13,16 mm

Gem

56,00 Euro

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15.04.2012

Society Islands › Tahiti › Punaauia

Collected by scuba at 25 to 40 meter on a night dive. 2011

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula esontropia francescoi

esontropia francescoi

21,9 mm

Gem

19,33 Euro

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15.04.2012

Mozambique › Cabaceira
Cabaceira Prequena, North

Collected by scuba diver at 5 to 8 meter on reef. 2011

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

62,6 mm

F+++/Gem

71,00 Euro

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15.04.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Collected by scuba at 8 to 14 meter on sponge in lime stone cave. 2011

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Trona stercoraria stercoraria

stercoraria stercoraria

39,1 mm

Gem

4,70 Euro

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15.04.2012

Senegal › Dakar › Pointe des Almadies

Collected by local fishermen

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17.06.2012
Cypraeidae Cypraea Luria controversa controversa

controversa controversa

33,2 mm

GEM

26,00 Euro

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17.06.2012

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island (North)

Collected by scuba diver Michael Magnum at 10 to 25 feet under slabs. 2011. I see no obvious flaws. Superb quality, no lines, on this dark shell with blue sides and base.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (a-h) citrina dauphinensis

citrina dauphinensis

21,2 mm

GEM

17,00 Euro

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17.06.2012

Madagascar › Taolagnaro › Fort Dauphin

I see no obvious flaws. Needs some cleaning as animal is still there but no smell. Good size, nice color and LIVE TAKEN. Trust me very few are. 2011

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (i-t) lamarckii redimita

lamarckii redimita

30,9 mm

F+++/Gem

10,00 Euro

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17.06.2012

Thailand (Andaman Sea) › Phuket Island

By trwaler at around 90 to 100 meter. I see no obvious flaws. Big size redimita with great markings and colors.

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07.10.2012
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

69,1 mm

F+++/Gem

37,00 Euro

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07.10.2012

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)

Collected by local people. BIG AND SUPER. I see no flaws. Could easily call GEM. Very big size shell with good pattern and very brown teeth.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) rosselli satiata

rosselli satiata

48,6 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

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07.10.2012

Australia (WA) › Point Quobba

Collected by scuba diver in sponge at 30 meter. 2010. ORANGE BASE. I see no important flaws. Very hard to get good ones !!! High quality satiata. Very hight pointy dorsum and nice orange on the base. Very hard to find this outstanding quality.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erronea caurica elongata

caurica elongata

32,2 mm

Gem

27,00 Euro

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07.10.2012

Madagascar › Ifaty

Collected by local people. 2012. TOP SHELL !!! I see no flaws. Limited population of Ifaty, always distorted or overcast. Only a few are of good quality and extremely hard to get a GEM like this one with on top a fantastic color and super shiny. Bozetti described these specimens because the whole population is like this.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea pantherina pantherina

pantherina pantherina

51,9 mm

Gem

36,00 Euro

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07.10.2012

Eritrea › Dahlak Archipelago

Collected by local people. ERITREA DWARF. I see no flaws. Very small and very dark rusty colored specimen.

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