After the Shell Show in Shanghai, I continued the trip to visit the company of Guido and Philippe (Conchology, Inc.), located in Cebu, Philippines. They have been in the shell business for several decades and have a great structure and organization. I spent a day in his office and they received me perfectly with great attention.
Alfer Ngujo, Philippe Poppe, Carles Dorado, Guido Poppe and Sheila Tagaro.
I really like the task used by them because they give great importance to the scientific aspect with species classification. They have discovered and published many new species and have their own magazine (Visaya) and many manual books. The shell collecting has a great aesthetic part but we must not forget its scientific basis.
Sea Urchins collection.
Guido looking and selecting the shells that I brought for him.
To end the day we were having dinner in a nice restaurant.
I took advantage of my visit to contact some local dealers and fishermen and I bought some shells, I spent two whole days selecting and filled my suitcase with more than 30 kilos… Funny days!