Rare Junonia Shell Going Up For Auction At Shell Club Meeting

provided to the Santiva Chronicle

The Junonia is the “holy grail” of Sanibel shells, but this one is described as a Junonia “freak.” At first glance, the shell appears to be normal, but turn it over and it’s apparent the shell is very unusual. It has a curved tip which makes it a collector’s dream. The shell was part of a large collection donated to the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club and no data was included.

The rare Junonia, along with four other items, will go up for auction at the 2 p.m. Feb. 6 shell club meeting at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. A silent auction of more than 40 shells and shell related items will begin at 1:30 pm. The meeting is free of charge and open to the public. Funds raised at the auctions will support the shell club and its grants program.

Comments (2)

  1. Maybe you can help me. Inherited quite a wonderful specimen shell collection from Father in Law. How do dispose of these…donate?

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