Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rare British Shell Art Video Clips

British Pathé is a media company that produced popular bi-weekly newsreels and other various Cinemagazines from 1902 until 1970. Their site features more than 80,000 video clips of filmed history. Below are some very rare film clips from the British Pathé archives featuring British Shell Artists at work. 

British Pathé  / Flowers From The Sea (1960)

British Pathé / Sea Shell Artist (1958) 

British Pathé  / Flowers From The Sea! (1935)

British Pathé / Shell Flowers - And How They Arrive (1933)

British Pathé / Shells - And shells (1933)

British Pathé / Shell Garden Beware (1962)

You can find more vintage video clips from British Pathé on YouTube.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Estonia Based Design Company Creates Seashell Font

Seashell Font by HandmadeFont
HandmadeFont is an Estonia based design company specializing in developing unique and untraditional fonts that anyone can buy and use freely.

Their collection of fonts are inspired from just about everything.  For more information or to purchase the seashell font shown visit:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Nantucket Sailors' Valentines Expands Its Retail Market

Good news for shell art fans! The popular designer of one-of-a-kind Sailors’ Valentine Kits, Nantucket Sailors’ Valentines has announced the expansion of its retail market. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum Gift Shop and the Nantucket Whaling Museum Gift Shop will now be carrying Nantucket Sailors' Valentines Kits. Products will be on sale this coming 2014 season. 

 Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
49 Union Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 

The Nantucket Whaling Museum Gift Shop
11 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sanibel Shell Show on Facebook

Shamsia Banu of Chennai, India won "Best Flower Exhibit, Professional." 

Be sure to visit the Sanibel Shell Show on Facebook.  The wonderful people who created this page will be posting photos of all the ribbon-winning entries from the 2014 show!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Victorian-Era Shell Art At Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Shows

These rare Victorian-era seashell trinket boxes were spotted at this past Brimfield, Massachusetts Antique & Collectables Shows. Trinket boxes shown here were priced from $125 and up.

Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Shows is considered one of the best antique and collectibles shows in the United States. There are 21 independent shows and thousands of dealers featuring a treasure trove of vintage goods.  Brimfield runs 3 week long shows (May, July & September) a year.

For more information about The 2014 Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Shows, please visit: