The Auckland Shell Club is a private club closely associated with the Auckland Museum. Our interests are in all things molluscan, ie: shell collecting (recent and fossil), conchology and malacology (study of shells and shellfish), and molluscan ecology and conservation.
Based in Auckland New Zealand, the club, which was formed in 1931 as the "Conchology Section, Auckland Museum Institute" now has about 100 members ranging from amateurs to seasoned enthusiasts and scientists.
Meetings are held at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month (except January), and sometimes there is an organised field trip. Please refer to our latest monthly newsletter for more information.
Our magazine "Poirieria" is published once per year, and a wide range of books and periodicals are available from the club library on request.
We welcome anyone interested in shells and their habitat to join the club.
10th Australian Shell Show, 7-9th/February/2014, Balgowlah RSL Memorial Club 30-38 Ethel Street, Seaforth, Sydney, N.S.W. 2092. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This new service is available to everyone, whether or not you are a club member.
We can list any shell related items (shells, books, magazines, collections, etc) either for sale or free give-away.
We can also advertise your want-list or any shell related items you would like to obtain.
Contact Peter Poortman (09 817 1397) if you wish to add to this list.
Shell Collection For Sale Christchurch - Extensive collection made by amateur shell collector Rita Savill of Christchurch over a lifetime of collecting in New Zealand and throughout the world. The collection comprises some 10 – 20 thousand specimens with a very comprehensive collection from New Zealand, including dredged species and those from off-shore islands, including the Chathams and Stewart Islands. The balance of the collection is made up of specimens from throughout the world, collected by Rita Savill, herself – or acquired from a network of other collectors worldwide. Specimens are well documented with scientific nomenclature, locality, habitat and date of collection. Housed in eight cabinets of approximately 260 drawers, included in the asking price of $3,500. Expressions of interest to Anthony Savill, Ph New Zealand (03) 3375241
Register of Largest NZ Shells
Our Register of Largest NZ Shells records the largest shells of any NZ species in the possession of collectors worldwide.
It is also used to record any known sinistral specimens of NZ species.
Information on how to register your shells, as well as measurement rules etc. are contained in the register.
The register is in Excel format, but if you don't have Excel then you can download a free Excel Viewer.
For more information, please contact Peter Poortman (09 817 1397).