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Small Cypraea
08-06-2009, 06:48 PM,
Small Cypraea

I'm looking for small cowries.
I need them small, between 12 and 17mm from tip to tip,
and as white as possible on the "open side".
The ones that we have, was imported more than 50 years ago,
and I haven't been able to find some today.
I have been through Ebay, and all the stores I could find on the
internet. I have bought some, but on arrival, they have allmost
everytime been larger than promised in the adds.
Anyone that can help me, where I can get some ?
I need a lot, between 2 and 3000 pcs.
You can see what my project is here:
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Regards, Kim Bahnsen. Denmark

08-07-2009, 10:23 AM,
Small Cypraea
That is beautiful work Kim! What you are after are called  Gold-ringed Cowries, <i>Cypraea annulus</i>, they should be freely available from most shell and hobbyists stores. If you can't get them from one of the hundreds of shell dealers on the net I would suggest you try some Art and Craft shops. I can see why you would want them that particular size and that is generally the size range of C. annulus. I  would try some of the Philippine dealers as a lot do sell wholesale and that is the kind of numbers you require. Good luck,
08-07-2009, 06:53 PM,
Small Cypraea
I have tried that... But they are all bigger. Often 3/4" or bigger. Haven't found them smaller yet.
Someone recommended, that I went to Germany, to the ANNUAL GERMAN SHELL FAIR in Oehringen, Germany in september, but I don't know if it's worth tha travel. I got about 800km to drive to get there <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />
08-12-2009, 04:14 PM,
Small Cypraea
Dear Kimspur,

I'm Nabiel from Indonesia. on that size I can provide for you, I just found it from a store in Indonesia. but the color is not pure bright white 100%, its just almost white 100%.
please give me your email, I will send the photo to you then you can decide if it is what you want or not.

Best Regards,
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09-03-2009, 03:43 PM,
Small Cypraea
Have just send my mailadress to Nabiel.
Hopefully that will bring something up...

Regards, Kim
09-09-2009, 10:37 AM,
Small Cypraea
hello kimspur I send you a message hope you could click on that link and email me soon if you are interested....hope to have a good business with you.thanks

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09-09-2009, 10:40 AM,
Small Cypraea
hello again sir kimspur,my message to you that I have so many 12mm and 17mm small cowries which has white at the opening side.and you can just click to that link I sent you for you to see the pics.thanks

09-09-2009, 10:53 AM,
Small Cypraea
and by the way sir kimspur I am from Cebu,Philippines
09-11-2009, 04:05 PM,
Small Cypraea
sir David r, do u have an email address of kimspur?thanks
09-11-2009, 04:27 PM,
Small Cypraea
hello sir kimspur!I am Ringo of Cebu, Philippines and I have that small cowries or cyprea that you are looking for.if you are still looking for it then can you send me your email address for me to send my pics or you can drop by at my facebook and click to my shells pictures at Ognir Edajab or simply click this link <a href="" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... =531593291</a><!-- m --></a> and you can contact me also @ 09052525708.

please reply soon. i hope we could do business together.thanks and more power.


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