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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. As of September 2014, the gallery is composed of a series of fossils from the Devonian formations of Eifel, Germany - formerly from the Heidelberg University, and a series of amber insect inclusions from the Baltic - formerly from the Staatliche Bernsteinwerke, Königsberg.

We buy old fossil and shell collections. Please contact us for further details.