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Rare, mythical Amoria kawamurai F+/F++, 115.2 mm, Taiwanese boats Aus Voluta

$1,750.00 or Best Offer Sold, $10.00 Shipping, eBay Money Back Guarantee

Seller: Top-Rated Seller sea_gems (308) 100%, Location: Leichhardt, NSW, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 112980020783 On offer is a piece of one of the rarest, most mythical of all seashells: Amoria grayi 'kawamurai' Habe, 1975, collected by Taiwanese trawlers off northern Western Australia and now virtually unobtainable. This is such a rare volute that it barely ever comes up for auction, and if it does often the specimen is in very poor condition. The handful of intact specimens are well and truly anchored in the drawers of very few established collectors worldwide. This piece is a large shell with the iconic pigmentation lines so elegantly and evenly distributed across the shell. There is a slight growth disruption half way across the dorsum, as can be seen in photos (I urge close examination of all pictures), otherwise the pattern is uninterrupted throughout. As with all kawamurai, this shell was not collected live, so of course it bears the marks of some wear - the colour is somewhat worn, most notably on the base and spire, and these are also more dull than the quite glossy dorsum, which is of course the part most displayed. There has been some filing done, at some point, to the anterior and this can also be seen from the photos provided. However, this is most certainly a highly presentable piece that will be an exciting and rare addition to even the most seasoned collection! I will happily provide more photos and information to those interested, so please inquire. The specimen comes with full data. International and combined shipping available. If you won multiple items, please wait for a combined invoice from me before paying. Shipping/postage: Shipping in Australia is fixed at 10 AUD, which includes packaging, handling and tracked postage. International shipping to Europe is fixed at 27.50 AUD which includes packaging and handling, postage, documentation and added PayPal fee incurred on overseas transactions. Shipping to North America and most of Asia is fixed at 22 AUD, which includes same. Bidders from other regions, please contact me for details. Once I have posted, shipping time is out of my control and may vary depending on country/region. However, please do inquire if your parcel is unreasonably late, and I will assist to the best of my abilities. I ship once a week. NB: International tracking is not included unless requested by buyer. This adds 5 AUD to postage costs. Insurance also available upon request. Parcels weighing above 500 grams will add to postage costs, please inquire. Photography: All photos are taken with a Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile camera with settings set to Pro and with a white balance as neutral as possible. Natural daylight only, no other light source is used. Photos are completely unedited/unfiltered with the exception of the feature photo where in-app Ebay editing tool may be used to adjust contrast and brightness – colour saturation or other colour editing is never adjusted in feature photo or any other photo. Item Condition: I always try to describe an item as thoroughly as possible, but I strongly urge to examine photos carefully and please ask questions if you need to know more. Condition: Used

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