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Back issues of the COA quarterly journal, American Conchologist, are available at $3.00 per issue prior to 1985 and $5.00 from 1985 to the present. Filled with articles on shells, shell trips, personalities in the shell world, events, collecting and exhibiting methods...they are an excellent resource.

December issue 2012 - Editor’s comments; The labral tooth -- variations on a theme by Emily H. Vokes; Still more on blood-sucking mollusks: a bivalve? by Tom Eichhorst ; Report on a dredging expedition off the Louisiana coast, including geographical extensions and new record sizes by Emilio F. García; Neptunea Award by Harry Lee; COA grantees at the AMS/COA meeting by Paul Callomon; Dealer Directory; The 2012 Philadelphia Shell Show by Paul Callomon Creature feature by Dan Dourson ; In Memoriam; Are snails slowing down? by Tom Eichhorst ; A re-description of the du Pont Trophy (Shell Show Award: Outstanding Exhibit) with notes on distribution and morphology by Elizabeth K. Shea & Leslie L. Skibinski; The Texas Conchologist by Lucy Clampit; An analysis of the microsnails from six habitats in the “Kochi Hill” area, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Bullitt County, Kentucky by Harry G. Lee and Lori Schroeder ; AMS/COA Group photo download PDF
 
September issue 2012 - Editor’s comments; The 2012 Guadeloupe Biodiversity Expedition by Martin Avery Snyder; Yes we can, twice! by Linda Brunner; Ratio of species to genus-group in the Muricidae or, are we cutting things too fine? by Emily H. Vokes; Dealer Directory; Freshwater mussels in Brazil: past, present and future, at least, we hope they have one by Igor Christo Miyahira, Sonia Barbosa dos Santos, Maria Christina Dreher Mansur & Jéssica Beck Carneiro; COA Convention 2012 by Tom Eichhorst; Jacksonville Shell Club 2012 Shell Show; Gulf Coast Shell Club 2012 Shell Show; The 2012 Philadelphia Shell Show by Paul Callomon; 2012 SHELL SHOWS & RELATED EVENTS (August – December) by Donald Dan; In Memoriam; Shells from Honduras - photographed in situ by Charles Rawlings; COA Then and Now by Tom Eichhorst; Ya’ll Come to COA 2013 by Peggy Williams download PDF
 
June issue 2012 - Editor’s comments; Sinistral peanut snail and polygyrid update. Sequestered specimens, oversight, irony, and a failed strategy with a happy outcome by Harry G. Lee; Fie to you! [or F 2 U] by Richard Petit; In Memoriam 6; A shell show primer by John Timmerman; A report on Gibberulus gibbosus (Röding, 1798) by Scott & Jeanette Johnson; Dealer Directory; Humboldt squid - cannibalistic killers or just jumbo mollusks? Diving amongst “killer” cephalopods - photographing the Humboldt squid by Charles Rawlings; Alien invaders: Haminoea japonica in North America and Europe by Dieta Hanson; A new land snail discovered in New Mexico (USA) by Tom Eichhorst; Book Review: Antiguan Shallow-water seashells: A collection with 18 years study and research of shoreline shells from Antigua and West Indies by Harry G. Lee; Book Review: An Index for G.T. Poppe’s PHILIPPINE MARINE MOLLUSKS by Tom Eichhorst; Book Review: John Edward Gray (1800-1875): his malacological publications and molluscan taxa by Tom Eichhorst; The 75th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Shell Show by Joyce Matthys; 2012 Sarasota Shell Club Scientific Winners by Ron Bopp; 2012 Marco Island Shell Club Shell Show; St. Petersburg Shell Club awards list: 65th annual shell show; A bit of catching up by Tom Eichhorst; More Piggy-back Shells? by J. M. Inchaustegui
 
March issue 2012 - COA Nominating Committee Report 2012 by Matthew Blaine; In Memoriam; Claud-Mantle, Harvard, and two sinistral sacred chank shells: A THRILLING DISCOVERY by Edward Nieburger and Adam J. Baldinger; Partulid snails, their collectors, and a prodigious dynasty of French naturalists by Harry G. Lee; Shells in the News; Shrimp boats are a-comin’ - there’s shelling tonight: A high seas adventure to Trujillo Bay, Honduras by Karen VanderVen; Dealer Directory; Studying local adaptation in Crepidula spp. by Abigail E. Cahill; SCUM XVI: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; FUM 2012 Florida United Malacologists by José H. Leal; Dr. Donald Taeke Bosch (1917-2012); James Hammond Carmichael III (Pete) (1930-2011); Preliminary report on the possible effect of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the molluscan fauna of the surrounding area by Emilio F. García; Noteworthy offshore mollusks from the north-central Gulf of Mexico, including geographical extensions and a generic reassignment by Emilio F. García; Broward Shell Show 2012 by Nancy Galdo; Allen Walker
 
December issue 2011 - Letters and Comments; China Shell Show; The cost of a rare cowrie by Simon Aiken; COA: celebrating 200 years of shelling in America by Paul Callomon; Report of the 5th Annual Ohio River Valley Unified Malacologist Meeting (OVUM) by Meghann Vincie King & Dr. Timothy Pearce; 2011 Shell Shows & Related Events by Donald Dan; Ocenebra, Pteropurpura, and Ocinebrellus (Gastropoda: Muricidae: Ocenebrinae) in the northwestern Pacific by Roland Houart; Conchologists of America 2012 Neptunea Award by Harry G. Lee; Dealer Directory; Philadelphia COA Award; North Carolina COA Award; Book Review: Philippine Marine Shells: Vols. 1-4 reviewed by Tom Eichhorst Book Review: Living Shells reviewed by Tom Eichhorst; In Memoriam; How the Cone Collector began by António Monteiro & William J. Fenzan; Book Review: Seashell Poems and Reflections to Sooth the Soul reviewed by Tom Eichhorst; COA Academic Grants Program: Director’s Report by Daniel Geiger; Greetings and a happy New Year! by Daniel Geiger; Nudibranch research by Kristen Roberts
 
September issue 2011 - Letters and Comments; Noteworthy mollusks from the Gulf of Mexico, including new record sizes and geographical extensions by Emilio F. García; On Vexillum (Pusia) articulatum (Reeve, 1845) and V. (P.) trophonium (Dall, 1889) by Emilio F. García; Epilogue/prologue to “junkyard bug” report with two early references by Harry G. Lee; Dealer Directory; Romancing the Stones: a shelling expedition to the Dominican Republic by Karen VanderVen; List of species - Dominican Republic by Winston Barney, Bill Kreis, Glenn Duffy, and Karen VanderVen; Cracking a queen conch (Strombus gigas), vanishing uses, and rare abnormalities by Robert Robertson Sanibel Island Shell Show 2011; In memoriam; 2011 COA Convention by Tom Eichhorst; Sacred chank revisited by Ken Rose
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June issue 2011 - Letters and Comments; In the thick of it: the jungles of the Solomon Islands by Simon Aiken; Threetooth ID ruminations open a centuries-old amphi-Atlantic Pandora’s Box by Harry G. Lee; Dealer Directory; Mid-Atlantic Malacologists Meeting by Elizabeth Shea, Leslie Skibinski, & Aydin Örstan; 2011 Sarasota Shell Club Shell Show by Ron Bopp; 2011 Broward Shell Club Shell Show by Nancy Galdo; St. Petersburg Shell Club Shell Show; October 2010 British Shell Collectors’ Club Shell Show; Oregon Society of Conchologists Shell Show; What is a shell worth? by Tom Rice; Historical notes on a sinistral sacred chank: Turbinella pyrum by Harry G. Lee; SCUM XV: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Interesting boring by He Jing; Book Review: “Mattheus Marinus Schepman (1847-1919) and His Contributions to Malacology”; Book Review: Compendium of Florida Fossil Shells, Volume 1, Middle Miocene to Late Pleistocene Marine Gastropods; Book Review: Shells of the Hawaiian Islands, Vol. 1, The Sea Shells; Vol. 2, The Land Shells
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March issue 2011 - Letters and Comments; A moveable feast by George Metz; Another sinistral Notocypraea and some interesting observations by Don Cram; The curious case of Conchology versus Malacology by S. Peter Dance; Conch shells on coins by Jesse Todd; Dealer Directory; In Memoriam; The Solomon Islands: treasure from the sea by Simon Aiken; The 2010 Philadelphia Shell Show by Paul Callomon; 2010 Philadelphia Shell Show supper guest speaker Dr. Henry Augustus Pilsbry by Paul Callomon; COA Annual Convention; John A. Baker; Katherine “Bobbi” Cordy; Emmanuel Guillot de Suduiraut; Trevor D. Roberts
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December issue 2010 - Letters and Comments; Ifremeria nautilei Bouchet & Warén, 1991 by Tom Eichhorst; Gettleman key to probe of major reversals by Harry Lee; In Memoriam; Four Abnormal Landsnails from Israel by Moshe Erlendur Okon; Dealer Directory; COA 2010 Convention: Shellebration Boston; 2011 Shell Shows & Related Events (Jan - Jul) by Donald Dan; Conchologists of America: Neptunea Award by Harry Lee; A rough few months for COA members; we lost four; Thoughts From a Shell Collector to Her Family and Friends: a poem by Betty Jean Piech; Back to the Gulf of Aqaba: the search for rare shells of the Red Sea by Moti Kovalis; First Modern Shell Show in China by Robert Janowsky; Conus recurvus Broderip, 1833: One Mo’ Time by J. M. Inchaustegui; The rise and fall of “Conus recurvus Broderip 1833” by Bruce Neville; An Eleutheran Adventure: My First Live Shell Collecting Trip by Amelia Ann Dick; COA Award Winners; Mystery Bivalve in the Caribbean by D.Y. Zhang;
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September issue 2010 - Letters and Comments; Conus archetypus Crosse, 1865 in northwestern Panama by Emilio F. García; Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, or never say “never” by Harry Lee; A geographic extension for two species of Favartia (Muricidae: Muricopsinae) from the western Atlantic by Emilio F. García; Book Review: “The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating”; Book Review: “Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells”; In Memoriam; COA Award Winners; Dealer Directory; New generic assignments for Strombidae: A summary of recent changes by Winston A. Barney; Andrew Grebneff (1959-2010); Robert C. “Bob” Dayle (1946-2010); Cozumel, Mexico by Jim Lyle; Are those Mexican slippers? by J.M. Inchaustegui; Report on the Epitoniidae of the East China Sea: Part 2 by Lenny Brown; A reclusive Tennessee snail: Anguispira picta (Clapp, 1920) (Discidae) by Tom Eichhorst
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June issue 2010 - Letters and Comments; Bocas del Toro revisited. A follow-up of Olsson & McGinty’s report on the Panamanian Archipelago by Emilio F. García; A New Sherll Display by Bobbi Cordy; In Memoriam; Dealer Directory; Pheasant Snails (Phasianella) by Robert Robertson; June Huie by Ardeth Hardin; What goes around comes around; Jacksonville Shell Club to fund annual COA Academic Grant by Harry G. Lee; 2010 Shell Shows and Related Evenets (Aug - Dec) by Donald Dan; The World’s Smallest (and Probably ugliest) Shell Collector by Tom Eichhorst; Shell Show Winners; Last Call for Shellebration Boston: COA 2010; Living Fossils by Zvi Orlin
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March issue 2010 - Letters and Comments; Costoanachis sertulariarum (d’Orbigny, 1839) in the Gulf of Mexico by Emilio F. García; The Power Of One by Emilio F. García; SCUM XIV: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Pearls in the Nevada Desert? by Joaquin Inchaustegui; Systematic Classification of Recent and Fossil Conoidean Gastropods, by John K. Tucker and Manuel J. Tenorio, ConchBooks, 2009: a review by Bruce Neville; In Memoriam; Dealer Directory; The World of Cones According to Tucker & Tenorio (2009) by Bruce Neville (images by T. Eichhorst); Astronaut Trail Shell Club holds 30th Space Coast Seashell Festival by Bobbi Cordy; North Carolina Shell Show 25-27 September 2009 by Tom Eichhorst; Snails and Coal Mining by Tom Eichhorst; The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio, 2009: a review by Tom Eichhorst; Shellebration Boston: COA 2010; Jean Andrews (1923 - 2010) by Tom Eichhorst; Archie Jones (1910 - 2010) by Tom Eichhorst; Frieda Schilling (1924 - 2010) by Alan Gettleman
 

 

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