Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 13:56:36 -0600
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From: Paul Drez <drez@NMIA.COM>
Subject: Re: Completed Collector Trade List
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Since it is a slow day, I will come out of my cave for a few moments to
second Phil's call for additional information that would make the
"trading list" most useful. I can see this list getting large, as others
in the past, and rather than issuing it to the Conch_L list periodically
maybe someone should be thinking about a web site for it (if I have not
missed plans to do this already). Then announcements can be made
periodically as to the current size, etc. Anyway, as the list gets
bigger it does become a burden on some of our list members (i.e.,
overseas) that pay for their service by the minute.
Also, since there are so many "new" people on Conch_L, maybe they are not
aware that this is not the first time this has been done, that is, there
are other lists of people interested in shells and trading that existing,
each with it's own flavor and twist:
Vita Marina Site - with 801 (and counting) people providing their
interests and in many cases whether they would like to trade (can access
through "Additional Information Resources" on COA site).
Tom Rice's "The Directory of Conchologists/Malacologists" which has just
published his 4th edition. I am a little behind, but the 2nd addition
had over 1500 entries. He uses a sign up sheet to find out your
interests and then codes the information in the text. This reference has
been the "standard" for many years having been passed through several
individuals who published it as a work of "love" for the conchology
community over the years. The address is on the COA site under
"Additional Information Resources"; then "Selected Sources of Information
on Mollusks" then "Catalog of Shell Prices"
Molluscs.Net has classified ads for people to trade and sell material.
I am sure there are some others that I have missed and will be pointed
out by others. The important point is that there are several lists to
review, each with it's unique approach and each containing people who are
not on other lists!
At 05:01 PM 5/27/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Thanks, Mike for pulling together an initial list. As we can all see
>the immediate response on Conch-L, it should rapidly continue to grow.
>It seems that such a list of traders (Art, would "specimen exchangers"
>harder for you to work with?) would be more useful if it included what
>individual has to offer and what they are seeking in exchange. Since
>will be out of commision during his move, I would be happy to compile
>information in a form that can be distributed to the list.
>Please e-mail your info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and include
>e-mail address, the type of material you have to trade (please don't
>your exchange list) and what you are looking to receive. Perhaps it
>also be usefull to describe yourself as either a beginner, novice,
>experienced or expert trader. This helps, in establishing the starting
>for a good trading relationship.
>(On the other hand, if you are exchanging fossils and/or land snails,
>ahead and send me your exchange list.)
>La Crescenta, California
>"Mike J. Schenk" wrote:
>> I've finished compiling the names and email addresses of all those
>> replied to my idea of a comprehensive list of collectors who are
>> interested in trading. Due to the number of replies, I decided to post
>> list collectively to Conch-L, rather than individually. Thanks to
>> who replied. This list should keep everyone who is interested, busy
>> years to come meeting fellow collectors and setting up trades.
>> My last day on Conch-L before our move to Maui will be June 2nd. I
>> let everyone know when I'm back online in July after a month hiatus
>> camping and diving on the other Hawaiian Islands. Below are the names
>> received, along with a few other very nice collectors I've dealt with
>> the past.
>> Aloha and I look forward to trading with all of you!
>> Mike Schenk
>> Colorado Springs, CO
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