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Four Potamididae Terebralia Sulcata shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Three Mytilidae Species Shells

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Terebridae Terebra Affinis shells

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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Ericusa Sericata

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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Cymatiidae Cymatiella Verrucosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Conidae Conus Vitulinus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Thais Biserialis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Mexico
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1967
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Marginellidae Austroginella Muscaria

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A pair of Mytilidae Species Shells from Kurnell

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Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Turridae Lophiotoma Indica

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Bicolor shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Vitellus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Cymbiolacca Wisemani

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from mangroves at Shoal Bay

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cancellariidae Nevia Spirata shells from Cape Leeuwin

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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1977
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ovina

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Lyria Mitraeformis from Port Lincoln

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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Four Trochidae Monodonta Labio shells

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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Volutidae Lyria Mitraeformis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1982
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Reevei

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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1977
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Two Strombidae Strombus Gibberulus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Cymatiidae Cymatiella Gaimardi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1982
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Volutidae Zebramoria Leneatiana

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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Volutidae Melo Amphora from Yeppoon

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Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A pair of Mytilidae Stavelia Horrida shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Haliotidae Haliotis Emmae

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1976
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Two Conidae Conus Flavidus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Vasidae Altivasum Flindersi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Marginellidae Austroginella Muscaria

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Amoria Tuneri

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Eight Strombidae Strombus Ureceus Orrae shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cypraeidae Cyraea Tigris

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Fiji
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Exaratum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Conidae Conus Viola shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Strombidae Strombus Luhuanus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Cassididae Phalium Labiatum

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Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Four Cypraeidae Cypraea Reticulifera shells

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ovina

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Haliotidae Haliotis Asinina from Thomas Bay

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Tonnidae Tonna Hawrakiensis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1961
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Five Conidae Conus Singletoni shells (scarce)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1966
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Two Turbinidae Ninella Torquata shells from Rottnest Island

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1957
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Fasciolariidae Latirus Smaragdulus

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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Terebridae Terebra Dimidiata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Zebramoria Zebra

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Amoria Grayi

Volutidae Amoria Grayi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Haliotidae Haliotis Cyclobates

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Glans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Pyriformis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Conidae Conus Spectrum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Conidae Conus Marmoreus

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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Volutoconus Bednalli (Rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Marginellidae Australis Australia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Vasidae Vasum Turbinellum

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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Muricidae Chicoreus Cornucervi shells

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Two Conidae Conus Lividus shells

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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