INTRODUCTION TO ALGOA BAY SPECIMEN SHELLS
So where is “Algoa Bay”
?? This is a bay (see map outline above) at the tip of
Africa. The biggest city at Algoa Bay is Port Elizabeth, numbering
about a million people.
The Cypraea capensis is our
logo shell, and can be found in Algoa Bay. The business is owned
and run by Brian and Sharon Hayes, who have been in shell-dealing
now for over 25 years. We deal in quality marine specimen shells,
and over the last decade we were the largest shell dealer in
South Africa, until emigrating to the USA in 2009. But we continue to specialize
in S. African shells and
offer many of these great shells.
We pride ourselves on our quality, diversity and integrity. We
obtain shells from many sources : local divers, collectors,
deep-water fishing vessels and dredgers. No order is too
insignificant for us and we go out of our way to help collectors
improve their collections.
Brian travels to many different shell shows every year, including
the Paris, Antwerp and COA (Conchologists of America) show in the
USA. He would be happy to meet you at one of these shows and talk
to you about shells. We also are happy to trade shells : if you
have any uncommon to rare shells to offer, please send us a list.
Or if you have rare shells to
sell, we would be happy to take a look at them.
Why not email us & begin a long-term friendship ?... Looking forward to hearing from you