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Note: I have a lot of varied vintage shell bookplate prints in SeaSeaRider. Make great affordable art and lots to coordinate for groupings. I can easily give combo discount shipping on these! Convo or check out and I can refund the savings.
All these prints from this 1960 lot of bookplates are now on sale in SeaSeaRider. I have single, pairs and double prints, as this one is, and some trios. The backgrounds on many of these is a work of art in and of itself. Check them out for a pair or grouping but they are large enough to stand alone as art if you choose!
This is one of my fav rescues from a vintage book from the 60s. This is a double page measuring 21" by 10 5/8". It is nice heavier weight matte finish paper and features the Pacific Triton Shell. The mollusk that lives in these eats the Crown of Thorns starfish, which destroys coral reefs. If trition shells are "over fished" so to speak, the Crown starfish multiply greatly and the reefs suffer. Because of this , the actual shells are getting harder to get and are more expensive. This is a stunning detailed photograph of this shell. Wonderful condition to be 45+ years old.
Background is variations of shading of gray while the shell incorporates shades of white, gray, charcoal black, and black.
This could be framed to hand verically or horizontally. The top edge where the point of the shell is has a rough edge where it was attached to a book. On the middle of one long side the edge has a page number in black. Both could be covered easily with a mat or frame.
The fold is in the center of the shell. Honestly, when it is opened it hardly shows because of the detail on the shell . Not much of the fold that is on the background would show once it is mat or framed. If you left the page number showing, that would not deter either as many cabinet of curiosities type prints often have page numbers and writing on them. There is another shell photograph on the back of the pointed end of the Triton. The last photo shows another single print I am listing in SeaSeaRider.
Check out my shop SeaSeaRider for many vintage shell prints, quite a few black and white and some color. Some of the color ones I have are hand-tipped, meaning they are attached to the page. My photography doesn't do justice to these. The backgrounds on the colored as well as the blk white are often filled with shading , bubbles that look like tiny water droplets, or reflections of the shells. Exquisite photography!

Shipping is for Mainland U.S. Convo with ZIP for Alaska or Hawaii. I also ship to other countries so CONVO me!
Your print will be mailed in a sturdy photographic mailer encased in archival, acid free materials for you to store until you can frame.
Also, I try my best to give you a shipping discount for multiple purchases. Convo me with zip or country for a quote!
Visit SeaSeaRider for much sea-inspired and quite the eclectic mix of home decor plus ephemera and altered art to inspire your creative juices. While you are there, check out my original mixed media and vintage sea-inspired glass bottle and aqua jar creations. (:

Sale HUGE vintage Pacific Triton Shell print, Black & White photographic image, detailed and timeless, More in shop


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: paper, ink
  • Only ships within United States.
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