|Date: ||Tue, 18 Apr 2000 18:58:45 -0300|
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|From: ||peta bethke <ferreter@GATE.NET>|
|Subject: ||Re: Slit shell|
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Let me rephrase my message from " burned " to be , get the upper hand ...sorry for the over site, mark
From: peta bethke <email@example.com>
To: CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: Slit shell
|Hello Barbera, Guido Poppe has been very kind to produce and maintain a FREE listing of most common and rare sea shells .
|heres the IRL http://www.conchology.uunethost.be/ the site is easy to navigate, pick the family , you'll see a
|pick the first and click , if the images matches what you saw then bingo, not the right one , click back , try next,,, i
|think you have africanus and i have one at 5 3/4 in ,,,tequila sunrise colored , i have the westralis and it's ugly colored
|sort of clear tan and not anything like africanus . check out the site , you decide and offer the lady half of what she
|anyway , this will be one of the rare times that the collector burns the dealer . good luck , mark bethke (ferreter)
|From: Barbara Jouvernaux <barbaraj@HN.PL.NET>
|To: CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
|Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 6:41 PM
|Subject: Re: Slit shell
||I have come across a slit shell for sale which has no ID or location data.
||It may have come from an old collection and has turned up amongst a large
||selection of low grade shells for the ornament and craft market. The seller
||doesn't seem to know much about shells either, as she is not a collector and
||sells mainly to people wanting a few pretty shells for the mantlepiece.
||Although she suspects it may be quite valuable, she does not know what price
||to ask, so is investigating before she will quote me a price.
||This looks like a possible golden opportunity if she comes back to me with a
||really good price. Being a beginner collector, and not very knowledgable yet
||myself, I have no idea what the true value of such a shell would be. I have
||only briefly examined the shell at her shop, and I did not have any
||reference books with me.
||I came home and looked at a few books and it looks like it could be a
||perotrochus africana or perotrochus westralis. It is about 5 inches, pale
||orange and in reasonable condition, I would guestimate F to F+.
||I have read that a slit shell can be faked. I would love to have any advice
||you can offer regarding clues to identify the shell and how one can tell
||whether it is a fake or not. Is there a site on the internet where I could
||see some good pictures? Also an estimation of the value of the shell with no
||data at all.
||Many thanks for your input.