A Catalog of Dealers' Prices for Shells
Marine, Land & Freshwater
Edited by Tom Rice
No ISBN, published by Of Sea and Shore Publications, Phuket, Thailand in 2007, 23rd edition, spiral bound with paper covers protected by clear plastic covers, about 20 by 29.5cm., 8 by 11.75 inches, 276 pages total, no illustrations
After our supply of this, the final edition of this on-going series, we thought we'd never see them again. We were very lucky to find that a friend of ours, no longer in the shell business, had put away three brand new copies of this catalog. Of course, there have been many ups and downs in shell prices in the years that have passed since this book was issued, but this may be the last chance to buy a new, pristine copy of this shell collector's tool. This edition is one that makes it very easy to use. The first part of the catalog consists of 178 page of double column entries of shells by family. Following this section are 36 pages of entries for the Conidae, 30 pages for the Cypraeidae, 20 pages for the Muricidae, and 12 pages for the Volutidae. These pages have an alphabetical heading that makes locating any shell that you are looking for quick and easy. Even though the book is now 11 years old (as of this writing) it is still the only price guide that we have for many thousands of shell prices.