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Q941 Dr. Giraud V. Foster’s Collection: Seashells, Fossils, and Rocks Auction

Quinn’s Auction Galleries is proud to present the Dr. Giraud V. Foster’s Collection: Seashells, Fossils, and Rocks Auction. Dr. Foster was a renowned doctor, archeologist, adventurer, and an avid collector. He contributed to many of these fields assisting for twenty-eight years at archaeological digs at Kourion, Cyprus and was the chief executive of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute from 1987 to 1993. Dr. Foster and his partner Norman J. Barker assembled the “Ancient Microworlds” exhibition of magnified photographs of fossils. These photographs were published in a book of the same title in 2000.
D.C. Area Dr. Giraud V. Foster’s Collection: Seashells, Fossils, and Minerals Auction, auction operated by Quinn's Auction Galleries, VAF 2908000981
Collection Of Loose Gemstones. - A Collection Of Unknown Loose Gemstones. - Lot 1801
Collection Of Loose Gemstones.
Lot 1801 - A Collection Of Unknown Loose Gemstones.
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  • Collection Of Loose Gemstones. - A Collection Of Unknown Loose Gemstones. Packets Indicate Origins Including Kashmir, Peshawar, Kenya. 2 Items With Label Coober Pedy, S.a. - Lot 1802
    Collection Of Loose Gemstones.
    Lot 1802 - A Collection Of Unknown Loose Gemstones. Packets Indicate Origins Including Kashmir, Peshawar, Kenya. 2 Items With Label Coober Pedy, S.a.
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  • Collection Of Loose Gemstones. - A Collection Of Unknown Loose Gemstones. Packet Labels Indicate Some Originate From India, Unverified. - Lot 1866
    Collection Of Loose Gemstones.
    Lot 1866 - A Collection Of Unknown Loose Gemstones. Packet Labels Indicate Some Originate From India, Unverified.
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  • Collection Of Loose Gemstones. - A Collection Of Unknown Loose Gemstones. Labels Indicate Origins As Ratnapura, Hanavadi. 1 Piece Labeled Silesian Chrysoprase. 1 Packet Labeled Yogo Gulch Montana. - Lot 1803
    Collection Of Loose Gemstones.
    Lot 1803 - A Collection Of Unknown Loose Gemstones. Labels Indicate Origins As Ratnapura, Hanavadi. 1 Piece Labeled Silesian Chrysoprase. 1 Packet Labeled Yogo Gulch Montana.
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  • 4 Large Shells. - A Group Of Four Large Shells. Including Charonia Tritonis 'Tritons Trumpet'. Largest 6 1/2" X 8" X 7" And Smallest 3 3/4" X 6" X 5". - Lot 1804
    4 Large Shells.
    Lot 1804 - A Group Of Four Large Shells. Including Charonia Tritonis 'Tritons Trumpet'. Largest 6 1/2" X 8" X 7" And Smallest 3 3/4" X 6" X 5".
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  • 6 Cowrie Shells. - A Group Of Six Cowrie Shells. ++ Three Talparia Talpa Mole Or Chocolate Banded Cowries Shells. Including Talparia Talpa Imperialis Shell. Largest 3.2" X 1.7" X 1.5" And 2.1" X 0.8" X 1". ++ Two Leporicypraea Mappa Or Map Cowry. One Having Violet Base. 2.7" X 1.6" X 1.5" And 2.8" X 1.7" X 1.4". ++ Cypraea Pantherina Or Panther Cowry Shell. 2.3" X 1.4" X 1" - Lot 1807
    6 Cowrie Shells.
    Lot 1807 - A Group Of Six Cowrie Shells. ++ Three Talparia Talpa Mole Or Chocolate Banded Cowries Shells. Including Talparia Talpa Imperialis Shell. Largest 3.2" X 1.7" X 1.5" And 2.1" X 0.8" X 1". ++ Two Leporicypraea Mappa Or Map Cowry. One Having Violet Base. 2.7" X 1.6" X 1.5" And 2.8" X 1.7" X 1.4". ++ Cypraea Pantherina Or Panther Cowry Shell. 2.3" X 1.4" X 1"
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  • 6 Large Cowrie Shells. - A Group Of Six Large Cowrie Shells. Largest 2.1" X 5" X 2.6" And Smallest 1.6" X 2.1" X 3.1". - Lot 1806
    6 Large Cowrie Shells.
    Lot 1806 - A Group Of Six Large Cowrie Shells. Largest 2.1" X 5" X 2.6" And Smallest 1.6" X 2.1" X 3.1".
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  • 7 Large Sea Shells. - A Group Of Seven Large Sea Shells. Largest 2" X 8" X 6 3/4" And Smallest 2" X 2 1/2" X 2 1/2". - Lot 1805
    7 Large Sea Shells.
    Lot 1805 - A Group Of Seven Large Sea Shells. Largest 2" X 8" X 6 3/4" And Smallest 2" X 2 1/2" X 2 1/2".
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  • Rare Cowrie Shell. - A Rare Callistocypraea Broderipii Cowrie Shell, Mauritius. Imperfect Pattern On Top. 1.6" X 3.2" X 2". - Lot 1809
    Rare Cowrie Shell.
    Lot 1809 - A Rare Callistocypraea Broderipii Cowrie Shell, Mauritius. Imperfect Pattern On Top. 1.6" X 3.2" X 2".
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  • Japanese Golden Cowrie Shell. - A Japanese Golden Cowrie Shell, Callistocypraea Aurantium. 2" X 3.8" X 2 1/2". - Lot 1811
    Japanese Golden Cowrie Shell.
    Lot 1811 - A Japanese Golden Cowrie Shell, Callistocypraea Aurantium. 2" X 3.8" X 2 1/2".
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  • 9 Cowrie Shells. - A Group Of Nine Cowrie Shells. Largest 1.3" X 3.4" X 1.7" And .7" X .9" X 1.5". - Lot 1808
    9 Cowrie Shells.
    Lot 1808 - A Group Of Nine Cowrie Shells. Largest 1.3" X 3.4" X 1.7" And .7" X .9" X 1.5".
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  • 2 Rare Cowrie Shells. - A Group Of Two Rare Cowrie Shells. ++ Great Spotted Cowrie Shell, Cypraea Guttata. 1.2" X 2.6" X 1 1/2" ++ Zoila Rosselli Cotton Shell, Rottnest Island West Austrailia. .9" X 1.9" X 1.1". - Lot 1810
    2 Rare Cowrie Shells.
    Lot 1810 - A Group Of Two Rare Cowrie Shells. ++ Great Spotted Cowrie Shell, Cypraea Guttata. 1.2" X 2.6" X 1 1/2" ++ Zoila Rosselli Cotton Shell, Rottnest Island West Austrailia. .9" X 1.9" X 1.1".
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  • 13 Conch Shells. - A Group Of Thirteen Conch Shells And Other Shells. Including Lambis Scorpius And Harpago Chiragra. Largest: 3" X 4" X 7 1/4" And Smallest: 0.8" X 1.3" X 1.7". - Lot 1815
    13 Conch Shells.
    Lot 1815 - A Group Of Thirteen Conch Shells And Other Shells. Including Lambis Scorpius And Harpago Chiragra. Largest: 3" X 4" X 7 1/4" And Smallest: 0.8" X 1.3" X 1.7".
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  • 2 Giant Clam Shells. - A Group Of Two Giant Clam Shells, Tridacna. 4" X 11 1/2" X 9" And 3 1/4" X 11 3/4" X 7 1/2". Condition: Both Have Broken Sections Of Their Edges. - Lot 1813
    2 Giant Clam Shells.
    Lot 1813 - A Group Of Two Giant Clam Shells, Tridacna. 4" X 11 1/2" X 9" And 3 1/4" X 11 3/4" X 7 1/2". Condition: Both Have Broken Sections Of Their Edges.
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  • 2 Giant Clam Shells. - A Group Of Two Giant Clam Shells, Tridacna. 3 1/2" X 12 3/4" X 8" And 3" X 8 3/4" X 6 3/4". Condition: Don't Appear To Be A Match. - Lot 1812
    2 Giant Clam Shells.
    Lot 1812 - A Group Of Two Giant Clam Shells, Tridacna. 3 1/2" X 12 3/4" X 8" And 3" X 8 3/4" X 6 3/4". Condition: Don't Appear To Be A Match.
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  • Large Queen Conch Shell. - Large Queen Conch Shell. 4 3/4" X 9" X 8". Condition: Damage To Spikes. - Lot 1814
    Large Queen Conch Shell.
    Lot 1814 - Large Queen Conch Shell. 4 3/4" X 9" X 8". Condition: Damage To Spikes.
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  • 12 Large Cowrie Shells. - A Group Of Twelve Large Cowrie Shells. Largest 1.3" X 2.6" X 1.6" And Smallest .6" X 1.3" X .7" - Lot 1816
    12 Large Cowrie Shells.
    Lot 1816 - A Group Of Twelve Large Cowrie Shells. Largest 1.3" X 2.6" X 1.6" And Smallest .6" X 1.3" X .7"
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  • 29 Small Cowry Shells. - A Group Of Twenty-Nine Small Cowry Shells. Largest .7" X 1.5" X .8" And Smallest .3" X .6" X .3". - Lot 1817
    29 Small Cowry Shells.
    Lot 1817 - A Group Of Twenty-Nine Small Cowry Shells. Largest .7" X 1.5" X .8" And Smallest .3" X .6" X .3".
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  • 41 Small Cowrie Shells. - A Group Of Forty One Small Cowrie Shells. Including Cypraea Beckii, Cypraea Moneta, Cypraea Poraria Scarabeus, And Cypraea Caputserpentis. Largest .8" X 1.2" X 1.7". Smallest: .2" X .2" X .5". - Lot 1818
    41 Small Cowrie Shells.
    Lot 1818 - A Group Of Forty One Small Cowrie Shells. Including Cypraea Beckii, Cypraea Moneta, Cypraea Poraria Scarabeus, And Cypraea Caputserpentis. Largest .8" X 1.2" X 1.7". Smallest: .2" X .2" X .5".
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  • 18 Seashells. - A Group Of Eighteen Seashells. Largest 3" X 4 3/4" And Smallest 1 1/4" X 2 1/4". - Lot 1819
    18 Seashells.
    Lot 1819 - A Group Of Eighteen Seashells. Largest 3" X 4 3/4" And Smallest 1 1/4" X 2 1/4".
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