DR. GARY SCHMELZ – JANUARY PROGRAM

GarySchmelzphotoDr. Gary Schmelz will be the guest speaker at the January 2016 meeting, Professor Schmelz received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Delaware. He is the former Director of the Big Cypress Nature Center and Director of Education for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. While working at the Big Cypress Nature Center and Conservancy, he developed, among other things, environmental science classes for Collier County 3d , 4th, and 7th grade children, a national environmental education training program for teachers, established a wild animal rehabilitation center, and supervised the Conservancy’s sea turtle nesting program. For his accomplishments in the field of environmental education, he received the Elsie M. B. Naumburg Award as the leading environmental educator in the United States in 1985. In 2007 Dr. Schmelz received the Howard Converse Award for his outstanding contributions to Florida Paleontology.

Dr. Schmelz has written dozens of natural history articles for Gulfshore Life Magazine. Currently, Dr. Schmelz is a Field Research Associate with the University of Florida where his main investigative interests are in the area of paleomalocology. To date, he has described 31 new species of fossil marine mollusks. His most recent scientific writings have appeared in The Nautilus. Other accomplishments include the publication of The Gift, a young adult novel, assistance with the establishment of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Nature Center on Key Biscayne, the publication of a book on Native Wildflowers of Southwest Florida. More recently he has co-authored a booklet on Mollusca of the Florida Shoal River Formation, an acclaimed biography entitled Journey to the Edge of Eden. His most recent publication is a book on Fabulous Florida Fossil Shells

Dr. Schmelz is the past President of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, Florida and was a former professor at Edison State College where he taught marine biology, oceanography, ecology, and biology.

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ORIGINAL 1835 KIENER ILLUSTRATION DONATED TO COA AUCTION

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This rare and valuable original 1835 plate of two volutes from our hemisphere will be offered at the 2015 COA Convetion Auction. It is the work of Louis Charles Kiener (31 July 1799 – 24 July 1881) who was a French malacologist born in Paris.

The plate comes from his 12-volume, “Spécies général et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du prince Masséna (appartenant maintenant a M.B. Delessert) et les découvertes récentes des voyageurs.”

In English the title would be “General species and iconography of recent shells: comprising the Massena Museum, the collection of Lamarck, the collection of the Museum of Natural History, and the recent discoveries of travelers.”

This book was and is one of the most important contributions in the field of conchology as it cataloged all the species know at that time. The 12 volumes have full descriptions of every shell in the museum’s collection along with hand drawn illustrations of each specie.

For those doing research, “Spécies général et iconographie” has been digitized and can be found on the internet.

In his memory, the following are a few species named after him:

Lophotriorchis kienerii (G. de Sparre, 1835)
Murexsul kieneri (Reeve, 1845)
Thais kieneri (Deshayes, 1844)
Cypraea kieneri (Kiener’s cowry) (Hidalgo, 1906).

The plate was donated by Richard Kent on behalf of the Broward Shell Club.  This could be a once in a life time opportunity to acquire an original plate.  As it illustrates two favorites of American collectors, Voluta ebraea and Voluta musica, it is of special interest.

Please Participate in 50th Anniversary Shell Show Program

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE BROWARD SHELL CLUB WILL BE CELEBRATING OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BROWARD SHELL SHOW JANUARY 17 & 18, 2015 AT THE EMMA LOU OLSON CIVIC CENTER IN POMPANO BEACH.

THE BROWARD SHELL CLUB HAS BEEN A PART OF THE SHELL COLLECTING COMMUNITY SINCE 1962.   WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR MEMBERS, DEALERS, SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS WHO HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED OUR CLUB.

IN ORDER TO PUBLISH A FANTASTIC BROCHURE FOR THIS EVENT WITH FULL COLOR COVERS, WE ARE ASKING YOU TO CONSIDER PARTICIPATING WITH US BY ENTERING YOUR CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE BROCHURE.

FOR A $20 DONATION, WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC AND CLUB MEMBERS ON A 1/3 PAGE SPACE. A HALF PAGE MESSAGE IS $30 AND A FULL PAGE IS JUST $60.

BE A PART OF OUR CELEBRATION AND BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THIS IMPORTANT DATE.

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED APPLICATION.

SINCERELY,

PATTI JENKINS

(954)785-5605

Jenkins9777@bellsouth.net

click on the link below to download the submission form.

APPLICATION

FIRST OFFICIAL COA MEETING MAY 15

Many of you already know that the Broward Shell Club will be hosting the 2015 Conchologist’s Of America Convention at the Bonaventure Golf Resort & Spa from July 14-19, 2015. Our club has scheduled our first official COA planning meeting to begin organizing for the convention. The meeting will be held at the Civic Center from 6-9PM on Thursday night, May 15th (the night after our regular club meeting). We invite the entire club membership to attend and find out what activities have already been planned. We invite you to become involved (no matter how small the task)!

The board will be supplying pizza for dinner so you can come straight from work and have a bite to eat with us. For those of you who would like to know more about what a COA Convention is all about, please check out the following link; http://www.conchologistsofamerica. org/conventions/ We hope to see you there!!!

Please contact Nancy Galdo or Linda Sunderland to confirm your attendance so we can make sure we have enough pizza for everyone.

 

2014 AUCTION LISTING

BROWARD SHELL CLUB AUCTION

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

At the Pompano Beach Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

 Auction Preview 6:15 p.m.  Bidding Begins 6:45 p.m.

NOTE:  Items marked with an asterisk (*) can be viewed on the club’s website

1.   3 Bahamian Tellins, Tellina listeri, Tellina magna and Tellina w/data

2.   5 Fossilized Brachiopods, no data

*3.   Chlamys sentoria nobilis w/data, bright orange, Japan

4.   Poirieria nuttingi w/data, Florida

5.   2 Conus regius w/data, Bahamas

6.   4 Janthina pallida w/data, Dania Beach, FL

7.   2 Drupa morum w/data, Huge!  One cleaned and one not! New Caledonia

8.   Conus virgo w/data, Philippines

9.   Siratus alabaster w/data, Taiwan

10. Conus vexillum w/data, Philippines

11. Conus magus w/data, NE Queensland, Australia

12. 2 Turbo intercostalis w/data, Hawaii

13. Turbo cornutus w/data Neat Specimen! Japan

14. 4 Turbo castanea w/data, all different forms and locales, FL, Bahamas & Venezuela

15. Chlamys sentoria nobilis w/data purple, Japan

16. 3 Caribachlamys sentis w/data, Bahamas

17. Aequipecten glyptus w/data, Gulf of Mexico

18. 3 Oliva reticularis w/data, 3 different locales, Bonaire, Bimini & Grand Bahama

19. 1 Chicoreus elliscrossi & 1 Chicoreus superbus, both w/data, Philippines

*20. Amaea magnifica w/ basic data 100mm Nice specimen!

21. Busycon perversum sinistrum 2/data, Florida, Our Club’s shell!

22. Cypraea talpa w/ great old data, Papua-New Guinea

23. Onustus caribaeus w/data Gulf of Mexico

24. Old Style Broward Shell Club T-Shirt, Vintage Collector’s Item!!  Size Medium

25. Old Style Broward Shell Club T-Shirt, Vintage Collector’s Item!!  Size Large

26.  Ladies Aqua & Pink Florida Shells T-shirt, Size Large

27. 1 issue of Acta Conchyliorum from March, 1992 on Cones

28. Books: Florida Marine Shells, by Vilas & Vilas, lovely old collector’s item, 1952

and Shell Collector’s Handbook by A.H. Verrill , 1950, loose binding

29. Book: Pacific Coast Nudibranchs by D.W. Behrens

30. 1 issue of Gulfshore Life, and A Preliminary list of South African Marine Shells

31. Stationery set w/ocean design

32. Books: Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Shells and Audubon Society Guide to North     

American Seashells

33. Books: Seashells by R.T. Abbott and Seashells of the World Golden Guide

34. Books: Field Guide to Shells, Atlantic & Gulf Coast by P.A. Morris and Seashells                                                                                            

by R.T. Abbott

35. Books: Shelling & Beachcombing in Southern & Caribbean Waters by Gary

Magnotte and Seashells of North America Golden Guide

36. Books: A Catalogue of Recent Mollusca by Walter F. Webb and A Field Guide to

the Shells by Percy Morris

37. An assortment of new plastic boxes and cases

38. Goody bags from Captiva C.O.A. 1997 and Suncoast C.O.A. 2009

39. Haliotis kamtschatkana w/data Washington state, USA.

40. 10 Chlamys rubidus w/full data from research project, San Juan Island, Washington

41. Antigona multicostata w/data Baja California, Mexico

42. 4 Chlamys hastata w/data Puget Sound, Washington

43. 3 Acmaea mitra and 4 Acmaea persona both w/data, Washington State, USA

44. 3 species of threatened fresh water mussels: Lampsilis cardium, Lampsilis radiata

siliquoidea & c.f. Elliptio complanata w/basic data, U.S. river systems

45. 2 Conus murabilis w/data India

46. 2 Conus tessulatus w/data India

47. Conus nielsenae reductaspiralis w/data Western Australia

48. Conus amadis castaneofasciatus w/data Thailand

49. Euspira lewisii w/data, Puget Sound, Washington

50. Conus janus w/data East Africa

51. Hemifusus tuba w/data Japan

52. Charonia variegata 4 specimen growth series, all w/data, Bahamas & Bonaire

53. Scaphella dohrni w/data, off Marco Island, Florida

54. 2 Scaphella junonia 1 baby and 1 adult, both w/data, Florida

55. 2 Canarium urceus incisus w/data, Phillipines

56. Strombus decoris decorus w/data, Thailand

57. Polystira tellea w/data, Key West, Florida

58. Polymita picta roseolimbata w/data, Cuba

59. 2 Conus purpurascens w/data, Costa Rica

60. 2 Architectonica nobilis w/basic data, Florida

61. Framed print of a Sand Dollar on Fabric

62. 3-Dimensional Framed Fabric Print of Scallop Shell

63. Framed Fabric Print of Nautilus shell

64. Signed & numbered print of Lighthouses of Georgia, N. Carolina and S. Carolina,

still in protective wrap w/ original price of $30.00

*65. Orange spondylus on Black Hammer Oyster, no data, oyster has chip on backside,

stunning decorator item

66. Bamboo Coral no data, opening bid $5.00

67. Lavender Stylaster Coral no data, opening bid $10.00

68. Brown Hydrocoral w/data, opening bid $5.00

69. Lavender Stylaster Coral no data, opening bid $10.00

70. 2 Murex pinnatus w/data, Taiwan

71. 6 Cypraea cinerea w/data, Florida

72. 3 Morum watanabei growth series w/data, Philippines opening bid $10.00

73.  Manupecten pesfelis w/data, Canary Islands

74. 2 Conus granarius w/data, Columbia

*75. Ficus gracilis w/data, Philippines, gorgeous!

76.  Syrinx aruanus no data

77.  Dolomena variabilis variabilis w/data Philippines

78. Voluta lapponica w/data, Sri Lanka

79. Conus mus w/data Bimini, Bahamas

80. 9 different specimen quality shells from Indonesia, donated by dealer Stephen MT,

unfortunately no I.D.’s or data

81. Cryptochiton stelleri w/data Washington, state, U.S.A.

*82. Cypraea teuleri w/data, ex: Don Bosch collection, Gulf of Oman

83. 3 Cypraea hungerfordi w/data, China

84. Cancellaria mercadoi w/data, Philippines

85. Ceratostoma foliatum w/data, Washington state, U.S.A.

86. Cypraea camelopardalis w/data, Red Sea

87. Haliotis kamtschatkana w/data, Washington state, U.S.A.

88. 2 Cancellaria cancellata w/data, Spain

89. 5 Diodora aspera w/data, Washingon state, U.S.A.

90.  Cypraea pulchella w/data, Burma, 37 mm.

91. 8 Tivela mactroides w/data, growth series, Brazil

92. Conus marmoreus w/data Philippines

93.  9 Nucella lamellosa w/data, varied colors, Washington state, U.S.A.

94. 3 Calliostoma annulatum w/data Washington state, U.S.A.

95. 2 Canarium mutabilis w/data Madagascar

96. Bag of fossilized shark’s teeth

97. Onustus caribaeus w/data,  Florida Keys

98. 3 Tellinella listeri w/data, Bahamas

99. Conus biliosus w/data, India

100. 3 Agaronia murrha, w/data, Costa Rica

101. Book: The Living Cowries by C.M. Burgess, beautifully inscribed to the South

Florida Shell Club in memory of Eunice G. Williams in 1970

102. Book: Living Shells by Charles Rawlings, brand new copy!

103. Book: Handbook for Shells Collectors by Walter F. Webb

104. Book: Shells and Shell Collecting by S. Peter Dance

105. Book: Australian Shells by Wilson & Gillet

106. Book: All Color Book of Seashells by J.M. Clayton

107. Book: The Living Cowries by C.M. Burgess

108. Book: Panamic Marine Shells by Maxwell Smith, 1944

109. Book: Marine Mollusca of the Eastern Coast of North America: Their Names &

Meanings by Henry Poirier

110. Book: An Illustrated Catalog of the Recent Species of the Rock Shells by Maxwell

Smith

111. Book: Florida Marine Shells by Vilas and Vilas

112. Book: East Coast Marine Shells by Maxwell Smith, 1945

113. Book: Sea Shells of the World with Values by Gordon Melvin

114. Book: Shells by Roderick Cameron

115. T-Shirt, size large from C.O.A., Jacksonville, FL, 1992

116. Astralium stellare w/data Australia

117. Callista maculata w/data, Panama City, Florida

118. Bolma girgylla w/basic data, Philippines

119. Brown Paper Nautilus, no data

120. 2 Murex beaui w/data, Cape San Blas

121. “Angaria Trio” Angaria delphinus melanacantha  Philippines,

Angaria nodosa Japan & Angaria aculeata Philippines, all w/basic data

122. Fusitriton oregonensis w/data San Juan Islands, Washington

123. Strombus iredalei w/data Western Australia

124. Phenacovolva pseudogracilis w/data, Japan

*125. Conus gloriamaris w/data, Philippines, 100mm,  Opening bid $20.00

126. Mitra cardinalis w/data Philippines

127. Aquipecten superbus w/data Philippines

128. Chicoreus cichoreum w/Spondylus attached, no data

129. Japelion pericochlion w/basic data, Japan

130. Lopha cristagalli cluster w/basic data, Indo-Pacific

131. Homolocantha tortua w/data, Ecuador

132. 2 Conus purperascens w/data Costa Rica

133. Conus leopardus w/data, a big boy fromVanuatu!

134. Chicoreus erythrostomus w/data Costa Rica

135.  Sand Dollar Necklace

136. 2 Doxander vittatus vittatus w/basic data, South China Sea

137. Fusinus dowianus w/data, Gulf of Mexico

138. 3 Tridacna squamosa, growth series w/data, Philippines

139. 2 Fenimorea halidorema w/data Bahamas

140. Euprotomus aratrum w/basic data, juvenile, South China Sea

141. Conus striatus w/data, Zanzibar, East Africa

*142. Murex tribulus w/basic data, Philippines

143. Phalium flammiferum w/data, Japan

144. Doxander campbelli w/data, Western Australia

145. File Shell Duo!  Ctenoides mitis w/data, Miami & Ctenoides scabra w/data, Miami

*146. Calliotectum smithi w/basic data, Philippines

147. Pleuroploca trapezium w/data, Philippines

148. Busycon coarctatum w/data Campeche, Mexico

149. Penion waitei w/data, Tasmania

150. 4 Cardita affinis w/data, Costa Rica

151. Conus mustelinus w/data, Singapore

152. Hexaplex chicoreum w/basic data, Philippines

153. Hexaplex radix w/data, Costa Rica

154. Hexaplex rosarium w/data Cape Verde Islands

155. 3 species of Florida Whelks!  Busycon perversum sinistrum, Busycon carica,

Busycon spratum pyruloides, all w/data, all from Florida

156. Cassis tuberosa w/data, Bimini, Bahamas

157. Strombus costatus 3 ways!  1 normal, 1 dwarf and 1 albino, all w/data, all from the

Bahamas

158. Vasum muricatum w/data, with coral encrusted spire, Florida Keys

159. Fasciolarium tulipa w/data, Goodland, Florida

160. 4 Mitra lens w/data, Costa Rica

161. 2 Strombus vittatus w/data, Australia

162. Canarium mutabilis w/data, Philippines

163. Strombus decorus decorus w/data, Thailand

164. Margostrombus marginatus robusta w/data, South China Sea

165. Conus miles w/data, Tanzania, Africa

166. Opeatostoma pseudodon w/data, Costa Rica

167.  3 Olivancillaria gibbosa w/data, Sri Lanka

168. Murexiella macgintyi w/data, Miami

169. 4 Cittarium pica w/data growth series, Bimini, Bahamas

170. Conus mustellinus w/data, Solomon Islands

171. 3 Caribochlamys sentis w/data. 2 orange and 1 purple, Miami

172. 3 Chicoreus florifer dilectus w/data, Marco Island, FL

173. Strombus campbelli w/data Australia

174. Dolomena variabilis variabilis w/data, Philippines

175. Amiantis callosa w/data California

176. Bursa bufo w/data, Philippines

177. Telescopium telescopium w/data, Philippines

178. Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club t-shirt, size large

179. 3 Cassis tuberosa w/data, growth series, Dania Beach, FL

180. 2 Species of Babylonia!  Babylonia japonicus and Babylonia borneensis, basic

data only, Taiwan

181. Carved Bonnet Shell

182. Melo amphora, w/basic data only, Indonesia

183. Homolocantha zamboi w/basic data

184. Really cool Sea Urchin!

185. Florida & Bahamian Cones…a comparison of seven different species!  All w/data

186. 9 Spathochlamys benedicti w/data Tampa, FL

187. An assortment of 9 lovely Indonesian shells donated by a dealer. Unfortunately no

data

188. Lyncina camelopardalis w/basic data, Red Sea

189. 2 Cantharus undosus w/basic data, Philippines

190. Sinovacula constricta w/basic data, Taiwan

191. Haustellum langleitae w/basic data, Sumatra

192. Conus villepinii fosteri w/data Tampa, FL

193. Pteropurpura bequaerti w/data Tampa, FL

194. Pleuroplaca trapezium w/data Philippines

195. Pleuroplaca granosa w/data, Costa Rica

196. Turbinella angulata w/data, Bahamas

197. Conus striatus w/data, Philippines

198. Chicoreus virgineus w/data Oman

199. “2 species of Vasum”:  Vasum muricatum w/data, Florida Keys, & Vasum

capitellum w/data, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

200. Lambis lambis w/data, Philippines

201. Spondylus americanus w/data, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

*202. Perotrochus teramachii w/data and operc!  East China Sea, NICE!

opening bid $20.00

*203. LARGE glazed stoneware planter in the shape of a snail, 27” across, designer

piece!  Retail price $280.00, bring muscles and room in your car if you want this!

opening bid $20.00

204. Set of 5 different shell design Christmas cards

*205. Shell Gift for your Child or Grandchild!  18 different shell related toys, stickers,

puzzles, books etc…all 1st quality, new in packages!  Comes complete with a

lovely shell design gift bag!  Retail value over $100.00, opening bid $20.00

*206. Beautiful glass urn filled with 1st quality polished shells.  Created & donated by

Sue Hobbs & Phil Dietz, retail value over $120.00, opening bid $20.00

*207. Upright Lucite case filled with 12 assorted Spondylus and Jewel Boxes,

opening bid $20.00

Many Thanks to our Generous Donors:

Nancy Galdo

Lauren Cope Estate

Bob and JuYing Janowsky

Randy Allamand

The Broward Shell Club

An anonymous friend of the Broward Shell Club

Bob & Alice Pace
Tom Ball

Sue Hobbs & Phil Dietz

Richard Kent

Don and Kitsmueller /“Keys Shells”

Caledonian Seashells

Nicholas Zantop

Phyllis Diegel

Stephen Tan / MT Shells

Vincente “Vic” B. Dungog

Al, Bev & Neil Deynzer / Showcase Shells

Randy Bridges

Kinsey Maxwell

Gene Everson

Linda Zylman Holzinger & David Holzinger

2014 SHELL SHOW RULES AND ENTRY FORMS

Greetings!  The Broward Shell Club cordially invites you to attend the 49th Annual Broward Shell Show on January 18-19, 2014 at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33061, USA.  The 2014 Show is open to the Public and admission is FREE! Exhibitors may download the entry form and show rules, attached to the email, on our Facebook page,https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrowardShellClub, or on our website, http://browardshellclub.org.

Broward Shell Show Invitation, Rules and Show Information: Click on link to read:   2014 BSS RulesFINAL

Entry Forms: Scientific entry2014    Artistic entry2014    Best of the Best entry 2014

Entry forms must be received no later than Friday, January 3rd, 2014.

Each exhibitor shall submit an entry application to:

Alice Pace, 7405 SW 128 Court, Miami, FL 33183

Or Email your application attachment to: alicepace90@att.net

Major scientific awards presented include the Conchologists of America (COA), Dupont, American Museum of Natural History and Best of the Best. Special club trophies include Len Hill Memorial for Most Beautiful Exhibit, Jim VunKannon Memorial Florida/Caribbean, the Gerrit DeGraaff representing a large and exceptional specimen of a chosen species, Betty Hamann Memorial Fossil Trophy, Neil Hepler Memorial for Education Excellence, Shell of the Show (self-collected and any manner) plus Best Student and Best Beginner trophies, as well.

Club artistic awards include Best in Show trophies for Hobbyist, Professional and Sailor’s Valentine, the Fay Mucha Memorial for Best Collectibles, Best Table Top, and Best in Wall Hung Shell Craft. Also, Best Student and Best Beginning trophies.

Included with the rules is a great hotel package available for those who are visiting from out of town.  Also, included is the form to be complete if you would like to attend our Judge’s Dinner on the evening of Friday, January 17, 2014.  We hope you’ll join our friendly, fun-loving club for our exciting shell show weekend.  We’ll have a great time!!!

If you have any questions, please email Alice Pace at alicepace90@att.net or call 305-301-1296.

Very best regards,
Alice Pace
2014 Chairperson Broward Shell Show