I’ve added a new title to my library wish list, The Book of Shells. The life-size edition classifies over 600 seashells and for a budding collector like myself (geeky, I know…) it’s a very exciting thing. Did you know the Matchless Cone (second from top) was one of the rarest shells of the 18th century? At an auction in 1796 a Matchless Cone sold at six times the price of a Vermeer painting. Apparently I’m not the only one that loves seashells!
(via The New York Times)
Just adore these shells! I have a little collection myself.
Ivy Lane says
I am a seashell lover too! My wish is to go to Sanibel Island and go shelling for a weekend!!!!
Katie Armour says
Brooke — Soul mates : )
Ivy Lane — Sanibel Island, you and me both!! xx
Diane @ InMyOwnStyle says
Shells are my favorite item to collect – anything from the sea… I just bought my first Japanese fishing float and am sooo excited about it. My mother-in-law used to live on Sanibel Island, Fl and over the years I have collected quite a few shells. I recently posted a no- sew window valance I made with some of them. Shells make me :)
Wow, I wish just one of my shells was worth that amount. :) Of course, I do say mine are priceless.
Katie, I use to work at a seashell shop (and yes, it was also by the seashore) and I had to learn about so many different fancy shells. My favorite is the green turban – look it up! You should definitely get the book! Especially if it has pictures. :)
La Feem says
These shells are gorgeous, would love to check out the book!