NEWSLETTER - HOUSTON & MORE PART 1 2016-11-22
After the amazing stamp show in Antwerp, we took one day to pack all materials for the mail to the Philippines, and to make our suitcases for the second part of the trip: Antwerp - Amsterdam - Atlanta - Houston.
NEWSLETTER - HOUSTON & MORE PART 2 2016-11-22
Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 29.
Through the lists of Conchbooks and the presence of this company in Germany, you got likely well-informed on new books.
COLLECTING SHELLS - IN TIMES OF INTERNET 2016-11-04
Two years ago, watching the conchological activities on the web, I decided that it may be useful for the many newcomers in our field to write a guide on what shell collecting is all about. I saw many collections and photos passing on Facebook and other sites, without any labels for example. A very alarming affair in the eyes of a classic conchologist. I saw prices jumping up and down in crazy frenzy movements: on one auction, a very classic large Corculum cardissa, worth a mere 8 euro sold for over a hundred euro, while a beautiful Conus gloriamaris in the same auction, worth a hundred euro, went for 25 euro?. Definitely something was "unusual" to say the least at that moment.
A TIME OF OPPORTUNITIES 2016-10-26
The "thinking Bulul" - Mountains of Luzon, early 20th century.
At the end of the month of September, we - Philippe, Sheila and myself - decided to visit the Antwerpfilia, the largest Belgian stamp show of international reputation, which is an event in Antwerp, Belgium. A few days later we moved to Houston, Texas, USA, to visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the ongoing exhibition of the Philippine Shell collection. All went well and after these events we landed on Mactan Island on the 13th of October.
BACK ON MACTAN ISLAND 2016-10-14
For two weeks and a half Philippe, Sheila and myself were traveling in order to keep our business affairs up to date and to serve you and others better in the future. Some of you we met, others heard about our travel, so this email is to avoid confusion.