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"Under that, the miscellany began—a quadrant, a tin canikin, several sticks of tobacco, two brace of very handsome pistols, a piece of bar silver, an old Spanish watch [...], and five or six curious West Indian shells. I have often wondered since why he should have carried about these shells with him in his wandering, guilty, and hunted life." - R. L. Stevenson, Treasure Island, 1883

This gallery displays a selection of shell specimens found by explorer naturalists and other collectors who contributed to the field of conchology.

This gallery displays a selection of fossil specimens from classical geological formations, arranged by faunal stage (following the 2013 International Chronological Chart of the International Commission on Stratigraphy). Most of the displayed specimens were deaccessioned from collections of historical importance. The other ones were found by the owner of The Tricottet Collection.