Cone Shells on Stamps

Tom Walker (tom@tmwalker.co.uk) has provided me with the data for the following web resource detailing countries where particular species of cone shells are illustrated on stamps.

This web resource is organized as an alphabetical list of some 100 Conus species that have appeared on the stamps of 79 countries, and contains 332 linked images.

The data presented is a sub-set selected from a CD, "SHELLS ON STAMPS", that Tom has available containing colour images of every stamp with shells of all species - not just cone shells. Tom's comprehensive CD catalogue is also available on-line Shells on Stamps" (created 19 February 2003) and has illustrations of nearly every stamp with shells, over 6500 different stamps! (updated October, 2008). You can search by Country, Year of stamp issue, Family (eg. CONIDAE), Species (eg. Conus) and combine with a Theme (eg. painting, jewellery). For further details about the CD and availablilty, contact Tom by email (tom@tmwalker.co.uk). Tom is always happy for new collectors to contact him.

This Web resource was created and is maintained by Bruce Livett PhD.

Bruce welcomes feedback and notification of any new stamps to add to the list. Email him at blivett@bigpond.net.au.


Last updated on 01 June 2015.
An article reviewing on-line resources for collectors interested in shells on stamps was published in The Cone Collector Vol 22 April 2013, pp. 17-24, and is available on-line at TCC#22

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    CONE SHELLS ON STAMPS Core data provided by Tom Walker, July 2000    
  CONIDAE       Last updated 01 June 2015    
  Species   Date Face Common Name    
    Country Issued Value Comments    
      29~May~93        
  Conus abbas - Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792          
    Maldives 2010 10L One of a block of 4 stamps    
               
  Conus aemulus - Reeve, 1844          
    Guinea 2006 on edge of sheet (lower left) containing 4500f CONUS PRACLATUS-PHARE "SOR AFRICA"    
               
  Conus amadis - Gmelin, 1791          
    Maldives 2010 RF12 One of a block of 4 stamps    
               
  Conus ammiralis ammiralis - Linnaeus, 1758       Admiral Cone    
    Fiji 26-Feb-87 25c      
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 01-Oct-76 20f      
               
  Conus arenatus - Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792          
    Guinea 2006 on edge of sheet (lower right) together with 4500f C. pennaceus f. praelatus    
               
  Conus araneosus nicobaricus - Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792       Nicobar Cone    
    China (Hong Kong) 09-Nov-97 $3.10      
               
  Conus ateralbus - Kiener, 1845            
    Cape Verde Islands 30-Nov-83 50c      
               
  Conus augur - Lightfoot, 1786          
    Guinea 2006 on border of sheet (bottom right) together with 7500f C. guinaceus    
               
  Conus aulicus - Linnaeus, 1758       Princely Cone    
    Comoro 04-Oct-71 20f      
    Laos 29-May-93 500k      
    Maldive Islands 01-Jun-66 2L image reversed    
    Maldive Islands 01-Jun-66 10L image reversed    
    Maldive Islands 01-Jun-66 30L image reversed    
    Maldive Islands 01-Jun-66 1R image reversed    
    Qatar 31-Oct-65 5np with fish    
    Qatar 31-Oct-65 4r with fish    
    Qatar 01-Oct-66 5dh surcharge on 1965 stamp    
    Qatar 01-Oct-66 4r surcharge on 1965 stamp    
    Tonga 10-Apr-84 29s no date: self-adhesive    
    Tonga 10-Apr-84 29s "Official" overprint    
    Tonga 02-Mar-89 50s ‘1989’ imprint    
    Tonga 12-May-93 60s ‘1993’ imprint; new text design    
    Tonga 25-Sep-95 60s ‘1995’ imprint    
    Tonga 25-Sep-95 60s "Official" overprint    
  Conus aureus - Hwass, in Bruguiere, 1792          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 $1.50    
               
  Conus auratinus - Da Motta, 1982          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 10c    
               
  Conus auratus - Röding, P.F., 1798       Guilded Cone    
    Papua New Guinea 17-Nov-04 70t    
               
    Papua New Guinea 5-Jul-06 80t on 70t Surcharges on 2004 Shells stamps    
               
  Conus austini - Rehder & Abbott, 1951       Austin’s Cone    
    Cayman Islands 18-Jan-84 10c      
               
  Conus balteus - Wood, 1828       Girdled Cone    
    Cape Verde Islands 30-Nov-83 50e ‘Conus cuneolus’. A. Moniero et al 2004 state C. balteus as 'nomen dubiem'    
               
  Conus bandanus nigrescens - Sowerby III, 1859            
    Samoa 20-Nov-78 $1 ‘Conus marmoreus nigrescens’    
               
  Conus bengalensis - Okutani, 1968          
    Maldives 2010 RF16 also known as Darioconus bengalensis One of a block of 4 stamps  
               
  Conus betulinus - Linnaeus, 1758       Beech Cone    
    Djibouti 27-Jun-77 30f overprint on Afars and Issas stamp    
    French Territory of Afars & Issas 16-Mar-77 30f      
    Namibia 16-Aug-95 80c Necklace    
    Namibia 25-Sep-95 $1.20 String of beads    
    Namibia 20-Mar-02 "STANDARD MAIL" base of shell on necklace of Mbukushu woman    
    Namibia 20-Mar-02 "STANDARD MAIL" Necklace of Himba woman    
    Namibia 20-Mar-02 "STANDARD MAIL" bases of shells on necklace of Ngandjera / Kwaluudhi woman    
    Namibia 20-Mar-02 "STANDARD MAIL" Sheet 1    
    Namibia 20-Mar-02 "STANDARD MAIL" Sheet 2    
    Namibia 20-Mar-02 "STANDARD MAIL" Sheet 2 bottom    
    Namibia 20-Mar-02 "STANDARD MAIL" Sheet 2 top    
    Seychelles 04-Dec-67 40c      
               
  Conus bullatus - Linnaeus, 1758       Bubble Cone    
    New Caledonia 27-Feb-85 55f      
    Tonga 10-Apr-84 10s no date imprint: self-adhesive    
    Tonga 10-Apr-84 10s "Official" overprint    
    Tonga 01-Sep-87 10s no date imprint; normal gummed stamp    
    Tonga 04-Oct-88 10s ‘1988’ imprint at base    
    Tonga 01-Apr-90 10s ‘1990’ imprint at base    
    Tonga 06-Jul-90 10s smaller format: ‘1990’ imprint    
    Tonga 04-Sep-90 10s ‘1990’ imprint: from booklets - as above    
    Tonga 12-May-92 10s ‘1992’ imprint    
    Tonga 12-May-93 10s ‘1993’ imprint; new text design    
    Tonga 25-Sep-95 10s ‘1995’ imprint    
    Tonga 25-Sep-95 10s "Official" overprint    
    Vanuatu 01-Jun-95 90t      
               
  Conus canonicus - Hwass, 1792          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 $50    
               
  Conus capitaneus - Linnaeus, 1758       Captain Cone    
    Norfolk Island 21-Apr-11 $1.50 Part of a block of 5 stamps also shown is Conus ebraeus  
    Christmas Island 15-Apr-92 60c      
    Maldives 25-Mar-03 10r "Corn shell"    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 14-Oct-83 17f      
               
  Conus cedonulli - Linnaeus, 1767       Antillean, Incomparable, Matchless Cone    
    St. Vincent Grenadines 24-May-93 $5      
    St. Vincent Grenadines 27-Nov-74 $2.50 ‘Conus dominicanus’ ; no imprint    
    St. Vincent Grenadines 02-Jun-77 $2.50 imprint at base: "BARRETT"    
  Conus circumactus - Iredale, 1929          
    Guinea 2006 on edge of sheet (bottom left) together with 7500f C. guinaicus    
               
               
  Conus clenchi- Martins, 1943       No trivial name    
    Uruguay 16-June-07 $10      
               
  Conus coccineus - Gmelin, 1791       Scarlet Cone    
    New Caledonia 09-Nov-68 70f reversed image    
               
  Conus coffeae - Gmelin, 1791       Leaden Cone    
    Fiji 26-Feb-87 40c ‘Conus scabriusculus’    
               
  Conus consors - Sowerby I, 1833          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 50c    
               
  Conus consors f. poehlianus - Sowerby III, 1887          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 $10 'Conus pohlianus'    
               
  Conus corallinus - Kiener, 1845          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 $2    
               
  Conus cuneolus - Reeve, 1843            
    Cape Verde Islands 30-Nov-83 50e ‘Conus cuneolus’. Common name may be Girdled Cone? Is this the same as Conus balteus, Wood, 1828? A. Moniero et al 2004 state C. balteus as 'nomen dubiem'    
               
  Conus cuvieri - Crosse, 1858       Cuvier’s Cone    
    Djibouti 20-Dec-83 80f      
               
  Conus decoratus - Röckell & Rolan, 1980            
    Cape Verde Islands 30-Nov-83 1e      
               
  Conus delessertii - Récluz, 1843       Sozoni's Cone    
    Montserrat 30-Aug-88 15c "Sozoni's Cone",Name status: Conus delessertii accepted. (Conus sozoni is an accepted synonym of Conus delessertii, but not vice verca)    
    Montserrat 09-May-89 15c "OHMS" overprint    
               
  Conus distans - Hwass, 1792       Distant Cone    
    British Indian Ocean Territory 08-Nov-75 4 stamps Maps: in border of MS    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 24-Apr-86 107f      
               
  Conus ebraeus - Linnaeus, 1758       Hebrew Cone    
    Norfolk Island 21-Apr-11 $1.50 Part of a block of 5 stamps also shown is Conus capitaneus  
    Palau 12-Apr-89 25c      
               
  Conus eburneus - Hwass, 1792       Ivory Cone    
    Palau 11-May-88 25c      
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 26-01-05 55F from block of 4, bottom left, mis-labelled as Conus generalis    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 26-01-05 55F Block of 4, Top Left, Conus vitulinus mis-labelled Conus eburneus; Top Right, Conus textile mis-labelled Conus imperialis; Lower Left, Conus eburneus mis-labelled Conus generalis; Lower Right, Conus imperialis mis-labelled Gastridium textile !!    
  Conus episcopatus - da Motta, 1982            
    Guinea 2006 on edge of sheet (top right) with 4500f C. pennaceus f. praelatus + 7500f C. guinaicus    
    Marshall Islands 01-Sep-87 22c ‘Conus pennaceus’    
    Penrhyn (North Cook Is) 03-Dec-93 $2 ‘Conus episcopus’; live cone, not "TEXTILE"    
    Penrhyn Island 20-Jul-98 $2 "O.H.M.S." overprint - (identification unclear, see under C.pennaceus below)    
  Conus evorai - Fernandes & Rolan, 1995          
    Cape Verde Islands 15-07-05 30e      
  Conus exiguus - Lamarck, 1810            
    New Caledonia 11-Jan-84 20f ‘Conus optimus’    
  Conus exiguus, form cabritii - Bernardi, 1858       Cabrit’s Cone    
    New Caledonia 09-Nov-68 40f reversed image    
  Conus ferrugineus - Hwass, 1792          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 20c    
               
  Conus ferrugineus, form chenui - Crosse, 1857            
    New Caledonia 11-Jan-84 5f ‘Conus chenui’    
  Conus figulinus - Linnaeus, 1758       Fig Cone    
    Guinea 2006 at top of sheet containing 4500f Conus pennaceus f. praelatus    
    Maldive Islands 01-Jan-79 1.80r      
  Conus floccatus - Sowerby, 1839       Clouded Cone    
    New Caledonia 17-Jun-81 2f ‘Connus floccatus’    
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 $3    
               
  Conus floccatus f. magdalenae - Sowerby II, 1841          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 80c 'Conus magdalenae'    
               
  Conus gauguini - Richard & Salvat, 1973       Gaugin’s Cone    
    French Polynesia 14-Mar-77 27f      
  Conus generalis - Linnaeus, 1758       General Cone    
    British Indian Ocean Territory 08-Nov-75 4 stamps maps: in border of MS    
    Micronesia 26-Sep-89 20c      
    Solomon Islands 14-Mar-83 12c 3 different shells    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 26-01-05 55F This is actually Conus vitulinus mis-labelled Conus eburneus    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 26-01-05 55F Block of 4, Top Left, Conus vitulinus mis-labelled Conus eburneus; Top Right, Conus textile mis-labelled Conus imperialis; Lower Left, Conus eburneus mis-labelled Conus generalis; Lower Right, Conus imperialis mis-labelled Gastridium textile !!    
  Conus genuanus - Hwass, 1792       Garter Cone    
    Ghana 23-Feb-90 80c      
    Guinea-Bissau 28-Nov-02 150 f 1500 f      
    Ivory Coast 24-Apr-71 40f      
    St. Thomas and Prince Island 22-May-81 15d reversed image; also in sheet border    
    Togo 01-Jun-85 270f      
  Conus geographus - Linnaeus, 1758       Geography Cone    
    Niue 11-April-12 $1.40 Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,400 kilometres northeast of New Zealand and within the triangle formed by Tonga, the Samoas and the Cook Islands The shells depicted are the map cowrie (Leporicypraea mappa), geography cone (Gastridium geographus), partridge tun (Tonna perdix) and tiger cowrie (Cypraea tigris). The intricate illustrations were created by John Henry Tagaloailuga in Niue in 1990. They are based on shells collected by his father, Herman Tagaloailuga, between 1979 and 1985 from Niue’s Hikutavaki Reef.  
    Fiji 26-Feb-87 $1      
    Guinea 2006 at top of sheet containing 7500f C.guinaceus    
    Maldive Islands 23-Jan-75 5L ‘Conus pennaceus’    
    New Caledonia 09-Nov-68 10f      
    New Caledonia 12-April-06 150f "Recherche Contre La Douleur" ("Pain Research") This cone shell venom component is a powerful analgesic; The peptide sequence imprinted is of omega conotoxin MVIIA, a 3-loop conotoxin from Conus magus, NOT from Conus geographus ! Conotoxin MVIIA (also known as Ziconotide, Prialt), is a powerful analgesic available in the US and Europe for treatment of neuropathic pain (Refs. "A toxin against pain", Gary Stix, Scientific American, April 2005, pp. 70-75 ; and "Toward Better Pain Control", Allan Bausbaum and David Julius, Scientific American, June 2006, pp. 60-67). (The 6-6-0-3-4 loop structure is typical of omega conotoxins (but also found in other classes - King Kong conopeptide and delta-conotoxins for example. See Cone Shell and Conotoxins HomePage)  
    Palau 24-May-91 29c x 20 in border of sheet of 20 stamps    
    Philippines 16-Aug-94 2p      
    Philippines 16-Aug-94 6p      
    Pitcairn Islands 14-Mar-03 40c      
  Conus gloriamaris - Chemnitz, 1777       Glory-of-the-Sea Cone    
    Gilbert and Ellice Islands 15-Sep-72 10c 9 different shells    
    Maldive Islands 01-Jan-79 3R      
    Papua New Guinea 29-Jan-69 $2      
    Philippines 19-Oct-70 40s      
    Philippines 16-Aug-94 2p reversed image    
    Senegal 03-Oct-94 215f      
    Solomon Islands 05-Jun-12 $9.00 Lapita Pottery SLM 12101a-c    
    Solomon Islands 08-Mar-76 10c      
  Conus granulatus - Linnaeus, 1758       Glory-of-the-Atlantic Cone    
    Belize 07-Jan-80 35c      
    Belize 21-Sep-81 35c "Independance" overprint    
    Belize 28-Sep-83 10c on 35c oblong overprint    
    Belize 28-Sep-83 10c on 35c circular overprint triplicate    
    St. Vincent Grenadines 27-Nov-74 15c no imprint at base    
    St. Vincent Grenadines 02-Jun-77 15c imprint at base: "BARRETT"    
  Conus guinaicus - Hwass, 1792          
    Guinea 2006 7500f    
    Guinea 2006 7500f two stamps on sheet - the other is 4500f C. pennaceus f. praelatus    
               
  Conus hieroglypus - Duclos, 1833       Hieroglyphics Cone    
    Dominica 2006 $3.50    
               
  Conus imperialis - Linnaeus, 1758       Imperial Cone    
    British Indian Ocean Territory 08-Nov-90 24p Anniversary of the Territory    
    Fiji 26-Feb-87 50c      
    Maldive Islands 01-Jan-79 2L      
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 26-01-05 55F from block of 4, bottom right, mis-labelled as Gastridium textile    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 26-01-05 55F Block of 4, Top Left, Conus generalis labelled Conus eburneus; Top Right, Conus textile labelled Conus imperialis; Lower Left, Conus eburneus labelled Conus generalis; Lower Right, Conus imperialis labelled Gastridium textile !!    
  Conus inscriptus - Reeve, 1843       Engraved Cone    
    Djibouti 20-Nov-82 30f      
  Conus janus - Hwass 1792       Engraved Cone    
    Guinea 2006 on edge of sheet (middle left) containing 4500f C. pennaceus f. praelatus + 7500f C. guinaicus    
  Conus jickelii - Weinkauff, 1873       Jickeli’s Cone    
    Djibouti 20-Dec-83 30f ‘Conus jickelli’    
  Conus lamberti - Souverbie, 1877            
    New Caledonia 27-Feb-85 72f      
  Conus leopardus - Röding, 1798       Leopard Cone    
    Maldive Islands 01-Jun-66 5l reversed image    
    Maldive Islands 01-Jun-66 10R reversed image    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 14-Oct-83 65f      
  Conus lienardi - Bernardi & Crosse, 1861       Lienardi’s Cone    
    New Caledonia 09-Nov-68 39f reversed image    
  Conus lightbourni - Petuch, 1986       Lightbourne’s Cone    
    Bermuda 22-Apr-82 10c      
  Conus litoglyphus - Hwass, 1792       Lithograph Cone    
    Comoro 04-Oct-71 5f ‘Conus lithoglyphus’    
    Papua New Guinea 29-Jan-69 4c      
    Pitcairn Islands 14-Mar-03 $3      
  Conus litteratus - Linnaeus, 1758       Lettered Cone    
    Comoro 04-Oct-71 10f      
    Gilbert and Ellice Islands 15-Sep-72 10c 9 different shells    
    Palau 12-Apr-89 25c      
    Samoa 20-Nov-78 26s      
    Tanzania 30-Jun-92 30s      
  Conus locumtenens - Blumenbach, 1791       Vice-Admiral Cone    
    Djibouti 15-Jul-85 30f ‘Conus acuminatus’    
  Conus marchionatus - Hinds, 1843       Marquesas Cone    
    French Polynesia 14-Mar-77 35f compare with live shell    
    French Polynesia 3-Nov-58 10f Conus located behind left hand    
    French Polynesia 3-Nov-58 20f      
    French Polynesia 3-Nov-78 20f reprint of 20f "1958 1978" for 20th anniversary of Fr. Polynesia stamps    
    French Polynesia 3-Nov-78 20f colouring different - miniature sheet.    
  Conus marmoreus - Linnaeus, 1758       Marble Cone    
    Maldive Islands Mar-73 50L Bosschaert painting; also freshwater snail    
    Maldive Islands Mar-73 2R Bosschaert painting; also freshwater snail    
    Mozambique 23-Mar-89 250m reversed image    
    Palau 01-Aug-86 22c      
    Papua New Guinea 28-Aug-68 5c gum arabic and dry PVA gum; also booklet    
    Paraguay 26-Nov-70 20Gs Bosschaert painting; also freshwater snail    
    Philippines 16-Aug-94 6p      
    Philippines 16-Aug-94 6p      
    Pitcairn Islands 14-Mar-03 $1.20      
    Singapore 09-Apr-77 10c      
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 5c    
               
    Somalia 2003 2200s 3600s exact date not known      
    Tuvalu 18-Jan-91 50c      
    Vanuatu 31-May-94 70v      
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 14-Oct-83 52f      
  Conus marmoreus suffusus - Sowerby III, 1870            
    New Caledonia 30-Sep-78 41f 'Conus caledonicus'    
               
  Conus mercator - Linnaeus, 1758       Trader Cone    
    Togo 13-Jul-74 30f      
  Conus miles - Linnaeus, 1758       Soldier Cone    
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands 29-Jan-86 10c      
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands 18-Dec-90 (43c) on 10c "Mainland Postage Paid"; value deleted with diagonal lines    
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands 07-Mar-91 (43c) on 10c "Mainland Postage Paid"; value deleted with crosshatch    
    Cook Islands 15-May-74 30c      
    Cook Islands 19-Oct-78 30c "O.H.M.S." overprint    
    Cook Islands 10-Nov-78 15c on 30c      
    Samoa 20-Nov-78 14s      
    Socialist Republic of Vietnam 18-Dec-89 10d      
  Conus milneedwardsi milneedwardsi - Jousseaume, 1894       Glory-of-India Cone    
    Somalia 15-Feb-84 5.50s      
  Conus milneedwardsi lemuriensis - Wils & Delsaerdt, 1989            
    Mauritius 12-Mar-69 75c ‘Conus clytospira’ : WM side, chalk paper; reversed image - (various watermarks and paper varieties exist for this stamp)    
    Mauritius 01-Oct-80 2.50r      
  Conus mindanus - Hwass, 1792       Bermuda Cone    
    Bermuda 10-Sep-02 50c      
  Conus moluccensis moluccensis - Küster, 1838       Molucca Cone    
    New Caledonia 11-Jan-84 15f      
  Conus monile - Hwass, 1792       Necklace Cone    
    Guinea 20-Jun-05 500f      
  Conus mozambicus - Hwass, 1792            
    Namibia 14-May-98 $1.50      
    Namibia 14-May-98 4 stamps      
  Conus mus - Hwass, 1792       Mouse Cone    
    Dominica 10-Dec-76 2c      
    Grenada Grenadines 19-Jul-93 45c      
  Conus mustelinus - Hwass, 1792       Weasel Cone    
    Fiji 26-Feb-87 15c      
  Conus ochroleucus f. tmetus - Gmelin, 1791          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 $1 'Conus tmetus'    
               
  Conus pennaceus - Born, 1778       Feathered Cone    
    Guinea 2006 4500f ‘Conus pennaceus f. praelatus'    
    Guinea 2006 4500f on sheet with 7500f C. guinaicus    
    Penrhyn Island 03-Dec-93 $2 ‘Conus episcopus’; living animal - see Conus episcopatus    
    Penrhyn Island 20-Jul-98 $2 “O.H.M.S.” overprint    
    Qatar 24-Apr-95 75dh      
  Conus pertusus - Hwass, 1792       Pertusus Cone    
    Fiji 26-Feb-87 20c      
    French Polynesia 10-Apr-96 10f Living animal    
  Conus pictus - Reeve 1843            
    South Africa 24-Nov-95 (60c)      
  Conus proximus - Sowerby II, 1859          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 $20    
               
  Conus pulcher pulcher - Lightfoot, 1786       Buttlerfly Cone    
    Angola 25-Oct-74 2.50e ‘Conus prometheus’    
    Angola 15-Jun-81 2.50e overprint on #716    
    Angola 30-Nov-61 2e, 3e, 5e, 7.50e, 15e, 25e Necklaces; also SS    
    Belgian Congo 15-Sep-41 10f Local Scenes and People: forehead ornament is the base of a C.pulcher    
    Burkino Faso 04-Nov-86 35f, 90f, 185f Hairstyles    
    Gabon 06-Jan-93 175f      
    Gabon 06-Jan-93 4 stamps      
    Gabon 18-Jun-05 500f ‘Conus pulcher f. prometheus’    
    Ruanda-Urundi 25-Aug-31 1f Local Scenes and People: chest ornaments are the base of Conus pulcher    
    Ivory Coast 29-Jan-72 25f ‘Conus prometheus’    
    St. Thomas and Prince Island 18-Jun-05 1000Db = C. proximus; or C.prometheus for larger specimens    
    Togo 12-Jun-65 1f ‘Conus papilionaceus’ ; postage due    
    South West Africa 25-May-84 11c Necklace of Kwamba woman    
  Conus regius - Gmelin, 1791       Crown Cone    
    Caribbean 10-Jan-11 $1 Sheet - "Seashells of the Caribbean" - block of 4    
    Bahamas 21-Jan-96 $1 ‘1996’ imprint    
    Bahamas 03-Feb-97 $1 "Hong Kong ‘97" sheet    
    Bahamas 01-Jul-97 $1 ‘1997’ imprint    
    Bahamas 02-Jul-99 $1 '1999' imprint    
    Dominica 19-Jul-90 $2      
    Dominica 2006 $2    
               
    Grenada 19-Jul-93 35c reversed image    
    Jamaica 23-Feb-87 35c      
    Turks and Caicos Islands 26-Jun-80 70c      
  Conus salreiensis - Rolán, 1980            
    Cape Verde Islands 30-Nov-83 3e 'Conus salreiensis, Rolán 1980'.    
               
  Conus sozoni - Bartsch, 1939       Sozoni’s Cone    
    Montserrat 30-Aug-88 15c Name status: Conus sozoni is unaccepted (synonym of Conus delessertii)    
    Montserrat 09-May-89 15c "OHMS" overprint    
  Conus splendidulus - Sowerby, 1833       Clay Cone    
    Somalia 30-Dec-76 2.75s      
    Somalia 30-Dec-76 6 stamps      
    Yemen People's Democratic Rep. 06-Aug-77 110f      
  Conus spurius - Gmelin, 1791       Alphabet Cone    
    Belize 07-Jan-80 10c ‘1980’ imprint at base    
    Belize 1981 10c ‘1981’ imprint at base    
    Belize 21-Sep-81 10c "Independence" overprint on 1981 imprint    
    Grenada Grenadines 01-Aug-86 $4 "Alphabet Coral"    
    Nevis 05-Jul-07 $1.20 Nevis is an island in the Caribbean    
    St. Vincent Grenadines 24-May-93 $4      
  Conus striatus - Linnaeus, 1758       Striate Cone    
    Djibouti 27-Jun-77 70f overprint on Afars & Issas stamp    
    French Territory of Afars & Issas 16-Mar-77 70f      
    Philippines 16-Aug-94 2p reversed image    
    Philippines 16-Aug-94 6p reversed image    
    Pitcairn Islands 14-Mar-03 $1      
  Conus stupella - Kuroda, 1956            
    China (Taiwan) 25-Feb-71 $5 ‘Conus (Embrikera) stupa kuroda’; reversed image    
    China (Taiwan) 09-Aug-82 $18 Philately Day; includes 1971 stamp; reversed image    
  Conus sulcatus f. brettingham - Hwass, 1792          
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 90c    
               
  Conus suratensis - Hwass in Bruguière, J.G., 1792       Suratan Cone    
    Papua New Guinea 17-Nov-04 4.60k      
  Conus taeniatus - Hwass, 1792       Ringed Cone    
    Djibouti 27-Jun-77 60f overprint on Afars & Issas stamp+G340    
    French Territory of Afars & Issas 04-Jun-76 60f      
  Conus terebra - Born, 1778       Terebra Cone    
    Djibouti 15-Jul-85 55f      
  Conus tessulatus - Born, 1778       Tesselate Cone    
    Samoa 20-Nov-78 50s ‘Conus tesselatus’    
  Conus textile - Linnaeus, 1758       Cloth of Gold Cone    
    Australia 11-Jun-86 45c Living animal. Incorrectly depicted as sinistral.    
    Christmas Island 26-Aug-87 50c Living animal: no date imprint    
    Christmas Island 01-Mar-88 50c ‘1988’ imprint at base: only in SS; living animal    
    Comoro 23-Mar-92 125f      
    Comoro 23-Mar-92 125f MS with above stamp    
    Cook Islands 26-Aug-74 50c      
    Cook Islands 17-Mar-75 $4 10 different shells    
    Cook Islands 17-Mar-75 $6 10 different shells    
    Cook Islands 17-Mar-75 $8 10 different shells    
    Cook Islands 17-Mar-75 $10 10 different shells    
    Cook Islands 19-Oct-78 15c on 50c "O.H.M.S." overprint    
    Cook Islands 19-Oct-78 50c "O.H.M.S." overprint    
    Cook Islands 19-Oct-78 $4 "O.H.M.S." overprint    
    Cook Islands 19-Oct-78 $6 "O.H.M.S." overprint    
    Cook Islands 10-Nov-78 15c on 50c      
    Cook Islands 10-Nov-78 17c on 50c      
    Cook Islands 20-Nov-87 $4 "Ruby Wedding" overprint on 1975 stamp    
    French Territory of Afars & Issas 21-Jan-75 5f ‘Darioconus textile’    
    Guinea 2006 on edge of sheet (top left) with 4500f C. pennaceus f. praelatus + 7500f C. guinaicus    
    Kenya 15-Dec-71 10s      
    Malagasay Republic 05-Oct-93 140f Living animal    
    Micronesia 26-Sep-89 50c      
    Philippines 16-Aug-94 2p reversed image    
    Pitcairn Islands 14-Mar-03 80c      
    Ryukyu Islands 10-Aug-59 8c large print words    
    Ryukyu Islands 01-Jul-60 8c small print words    
    Samoa 20-Nov-78 24s      
    Solomon Islands 31-Oct-06 $4 'Conus panniculus'    
               
    Seychelles 04-Dec-67 40c 3 different shells    
    Sri Lanka 22-May-07 5r    
               
    Tonga 10-Apr-84 15s no date: self-adhesive    
    Tonga 10-Apr-84 15s "Official" overprint    
    Tonga 18-Oct-88 15s ‘1988’ imprint at base    
    United Arab Emirates 03-Apr-93 25f      
    Vanuatu 08-Feb-06 35v (2/2)    
               
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 22-Jun-81 40f Living animal    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 24-Jun-87 4f      
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 26-01-05 55F mis-labelled Conus imperialis    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 26-01-05 55F Block of 4, Top Left, Conus generalis labelled Conus eburneus; Top Right, Conus textile labelled Conus imperialis; Lower Left, Conus eburneus labelled Conus generalis; Lower Right, Conus imperialis labelled Gastridium textile !!    
  Conus thailandis - da Motta, 1978       Thailand Cone    
    Thailand 28-Jun-89 2b      
  Conus tulipa - Linnaeus, 1758       Tulip Cone    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 14-Oct-83 10f      
  Conus verdensis - Trovao, 1979            
    Cape Verde Islands 30-Nov-83 10e      
  Conus vexillum sumatrensis - Hwass, 1792       Sumatran Cone    
    Djibouti 20-Nov-82 15f ‘Conus sumatrensis’    
    French Territory of Afars & Issas 21-Jan-75 10f ‘Conus sumatrensis’    
  Conus vexillum vexillum - Gmelin 1791       Flag Cone    
    Samoa 20-Nov-78 13s      
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 11-Feb-85 47f      
  Conus virgo - Linnaeus, 1758       Virgin Cone    
    Seychelles 04-Dec-67 40c 3 different cones    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 14-Oct-83 21f      
  Conus vitulinus - Hwass, 1792       Calf Cone    
    Wallis and Futuna Islands 14-Oct-83 39F There is also a 55F Conus vitulinus on a block of 4 mis-labelled as Conus eburneus    
  Conus sp.            
    Czechoslovakia 09-May-76 3.60k Hero and Leander: Cupid mourning Enlarged image    
    French Polynesia 30-Jun-79 44f Tahiti Museum    
    Guinea 2002 200f exact date not known. Scouts and Lions International    
    Kenya 18-Dec-81 2s Costumes: pendant    
    Liberia 20-Jan-77 75c Mask: African festival    
    Malagasay Republic 28-Apr-94 1500f in sheet of 16 stamps; hermit crab    
    Palau 24-May-91 29c x 20 in left border of Dolphins and Porpoises sheet (? Conus geographus)    
    Papua New Guinea 21-Feb-68 5c Nose ornament    
    Papua New Guinea 29-Mar-78 5t Headpiece    
    Philippines 02-Nov-80 2p on Xenophora pallidula    
    Pitcairn Islands 24-04-2005 $1.50 Oeno Island    
    Trinidad and Tobago 24-04-2005 $1 Coastal Dreamscape - Marine Life. (2/4) Hermit Crab emerging from cone shell ?)    
               
               


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