Seashell Prices

Passionate about seashells and a collector for over 20 years, I fish for seashells every time I travel to faraway places.

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.