Vintage Collections
Directory about Vintage Collections Sites


Air Sickness Bags
Art Glass
Christmas Ornaments
Depression Glass
License Plates
Old Books
Old Books Reference
Old Postcards
Out of the Ordinary
Postcards Exchange
Postcards Themed Collections
Science Fiction
Sewing Items
Slot Machines
Software for Collectors
Trading Cards
Writing Instruments



Vintage Collectibles : Shells Collecting


  • The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum - Promotes collection-based research on shells and mollusks with emphasis on southwest Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Located in Sanibel, Florida. 

  • Collection of Bjorn De Boer - Exchanging shells and information about Olividae and other mollusks. 

  • Concholi - Shell collecting information from a South African collector. Site includes computer programs for collection management, landsnail information, microscope photography, and artwork. 

  • Conchologists of America Listserv - A forum for informal discussions of molluscan biology, taxonomy, natural history, evolution, conservation, and collection-related subjects. 

  • Conchology - Guido T. Poppe - Shell collecting information and shells for sale. 

  • Cowries by Felix Lorenz - Extensive site with shell news, cowries for sale, species checklists, and shell collecting links. 

  • Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Mollusks - Bibliographic information geared toward amateur and young collectors. 

  • Famous Malacologists - Bibliographic material on famous conchologists. 

  • George's Seashells and Underwater World - Collector's site with pictures of both live shelled animals and cleaned shells, shell show information, shell auction, and other resources for collectors. 

  • Guide to Beachcombing Seashells and Sealife - A how to guide on cleaning, preserving and identifying seashells, sealife, and sanddollars found while beachcombing. 

  • - Site devoted to shell trading, offers listings for those interested in exchanging shells with other collectors. 

  • Mariah's Site for Conchoscopy and Molluscation - Information about collecting mollusk shells, from a collector in Tennessee. Also contains shell trading information and extensive links. 

  • Nsan's World of Beautiful Shells - Japanese collector's photo gallery and shell collecting and trading information. Site in both English and Japanese. 

  • Of Sea and Shore - Information about mollusks and other marine invertebrates for shell collectors and professionals. 

  • Ring of Shell Lovers - Webring with sites related to shell collecting. 

  • SDNHM: Seashell FAQ - Frequently asked questions about seashell collecting from the San Diego Natural History Museum. 

  • Sea Shell Collector - Information about seashell collecting, with articles, pictures, and living shells in water tanks. Written by collectors, for collectors. Site in both English and French. 

  • Seashell Collect - Description of several families and species with pictures of shells. Site in both French and English. 

  • Seashell Images Gallery - Photo gallery of snail shells. 

  • Shelling Dreams - Personal site of Dr. David Touitou, with articles about shells, shell collecting expeditions. Many photos, including some of living seashells. 

  • Shells: Gems of the Sea - Virtual exhibit from the McClung Museum. 

  • Vicky's Shells - Features photographs of shells from a personal collection. 

  • Worldwide Conchology - Designed for shell collectors with a variety of interests in the hobby and science of conchology, and for anyone who has ever been fascinated with the beauty and diversity of sea and land shells.

  • Astronaut Trail Shell Club - Club in Melbourne Beach, Florida. 

  • The British Shell Collectors' Club - Aims to promote an interest in all aspects of conchology and to stimulate an exchange of information and specimens. Includes articles, club news, membership details, a calendar of events, photos, a list of reference books, and classifieds. Located in Berkshire, UK. 

  • Conchologists of America, Inc. - International shell-collecting enthusiasts' organization. Photos, history, events, facts, kid's activities, and information about conferences, clubs, and publications. 

  • Conchology Section of the Auckland Museum - Private club with about 100 members ranging from amateurs to seasoned enthusiasts. Includes a meeting schedule, a newsletter, upcoming events and membership information. Located in Auckland, New Zealand. 

  • The Cone Shells Club - A Yahoo! group dedicated to the gastropod family Conidae. Forum, chat room, identification help, and photographs. 

  • Englewood Shell Club - Formed in 1996 for members to share their enthusiasm and experiences of mollusks of all kinds. Contains a meeting schedule, directions, a newsletter, a library, and membership details. Located in Englewood, Florida, United States. 

  • Greater St. Louis Shell Club - Formed in the 1950's and dedicated to conservation and the scientific study of mollusks. Includes meeting information, a calendar of events, membership details, directions and a map. Located in Olivette, Missouri, United States. 

  • Guam Shell Club - Organization of hobbyists interested in collecting shells. Contains articles and list of recent finds. 

  • Indianapolis Shell Club - Group of enthusiasts in the Circle City area. Includes membership and meeting information, and a newsletter. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. 

  • Italian Malacological Society - Studies mollusks (shells, seashells), with indexes to publications, links to Italy and Europe, a BBS and a taxonomic database. Site in both English and Italian. 

  • Jacksonville Shell Club - Dedicated and enthusiastic band of shell lovers based in Duval County, Florida. Contains newsletters, meeting information and directions. 

  • North Alabama Shell Club - Purpose is to bring together people interested in collecting and studying mollusk shells; to encourage shell-related interests, such as shellcraft and shell art; and, to encourage others to discover the beauty, uses, mystery and fascination of shells and shellfish. 

  • North Texas Conchological Society - A Dallas-based club for shell enthusiasts and collectors. The Society promotes an interest in shells and malacology, as well as in the preservation of natural habitats. 

  • Shell Club of St. Pete - Club for shell enthusiasts, conchologists, and beachcombers who delight in finding treasures from the sea. Based in Tampa Bay region of Florida.

  • American Conchologist - And other publications of the Conchologists of America. 

  • Australian Shell News - Quarterly publication covers subjects of interest to both scientific and amateur malacologists. Includes conference and show reports, news, book reviews, finds and research. Lists submission guidelines and contacts. 

  • Hawaiian Shell News - Online publication with back issues available. 

  • La Conchiglia - Online version of the Italian conchology journal. Includes index of taxa (some with images) organized systematically, by locality, and by author. 

  • Shell-O-Gram - Official publication of the Jacksonville Shell Club, Inc. 

  • Unitas Malacologica Newsletter - Keeping the world of malacology informed and furthering the study of Mollusca by individuals, societies and institutions world-wide. 

  • Vita Marina and Spirula - Magazine and newsletter for malacology and conchology.

  • African Cowries - Pictures of Matt Grote's Trivia collection from Southern Africa. 

  • Assateague Seashells - Molluscan shells found on the beaches of Assateague Island, Virginia. 

  • Chilean Shells - Snail shells from Chilean coast, Easter Island, and Juan Fernandez Island. Site in both Spanish and English. 

  • DW's Shell Page - Information about Alabama fossil and Recent shells. 

  • Jacksonville Shells - Extensive information about shells and shelling in the Jacksonville, Florida area and beyond. Includes many high-quality images, articles, guide to shelling locations, and information about the Jacksonville Shell Club. 

  • Landshells of the Maltese Islands (Mediterranean) - Contains a taxonomic lists of land marine shells from a Malta together with a comprehensive bibliography of works related to the flora and fauna of the Maltese Islands. 

  • Liguus Conchology Information - Geographical distribution, ecology, taxonomy and dispersal of the tree snails of the Caribbean and South Florida region. 

  • Patagonian Shells - Offers information about and images of shells from primarily Argentina as well as specimen shells for sale. Site includes a statement about ethical collecting and links to other resources. 

  • Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce - Sea shells and shelling information for the vacationing visitor on Sanibel and Captiva Islands 

  • Seashells of Galveston, Texas - Check list and collecting information. 

  • Seashells on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii - Photographs and facts about seashells found on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii 

  • Shells of California and Baja Mexico - Image gallery of shells from the eastern Pacific.



    Collecting Network:
    Vintage Collectibles
    Collectibles Shops
    Dolls Collecting
    Militaria Collectibles
    Toys Collecting
    Coins and Banknotes
    Numismatic Dealers
    Stamps and Philately

    Other Links:
    Evangelism Sites
    Fun Information
    Free Resources
    Education Sites
    Chats - Forums
    Arts - Literature
    Prayer Sites
    Theology Sites
    Missions Sites
    Music Sites
    Bible Sites
    Radio - TV