Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 20:14:27 PST
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From: Helmut Nisters <www.helix@IBK.NETWING.AT>
Subject: AW: Re: Shell collecting getting "old"?
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To Bobby Cordy,
we never traded together, bu I can offer you some nice landshells from
Austria and Northern Italy, including a lot of microshells.
Are you interested in exchanging material with me. What do you collect.
Only marin or also other kinds of shells. I can prepare you a nice selction
of continental European shells, but I never made a list with exchanging
material, as I am now interested in all species and other localities.
I can send you from 1 - 10 specimens / lot.
Hope to hear from you as soon as possible for further contacts.
with best regards
Helmut Nisters from Innsbruck
> I do not think finances has anything to do with it. We have NEVER bought a
> We have a private collection of over 7,000 species all self-collected or
> traded with
> people all over the world. Trading shells has been soooo much fun and we
> have met
> so many wonderful people this way. Many of the dealers will even trade.
> Money should never be an issue here.
> We give our jr. club members shells all the time and also continuously give
> our extras to our new members who are just getting into collecting.
> Jasna Peternel wrote:
> > Helo
> > Into my opinion shell collecting does not depend on age
> > but depends on his/her financial ability.As "older"people are
> > financially stronger than younger it is natural that older collectors
> > prevail.
> > When I was a student sometimes I had to decide shall I buy some shell or
> > shall I take my girlfriend to the cinema.Hard decision sometimes...
> > Where I live,the population is only about 2 millions and I don't know
> > any other collector from here.
> > I'm 27 so the average age of collectors here(I'm the only one) is very
> > good I think...
> > Best regards,Milan
> Jim and Bobbi Cordy
> of Merritt Island, Florida.
> Jim Specializes in Self-Collected
> Caribbean & Florida Shells
> Bobbi in Shell Creations