I sometimes purchase seashells too, visiting various international trade shows and browsing web sites dedicated to my hobby. I have always been surprised at the prices that some seashells go for.
What is the price of a seashell or a work of art ?
Is it the price asked for by the seller ? Or, is it the actual price paid by the buyer in a transaction ?
I am convinced that the second option is the correct one. As such I have collected the prices of all actual transactions from the world’s biggest auction web site.
It is this database that I am now putting in the public domain.