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 COLLECTING SEA SHELLS

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Sea shells have been collected for many years, and have been readily available in their natural form and used to decorate other objects.

Popularity
Sea shells are a very popular item to collect in the UK and they are appreciated by a great many people

Location
Sea shells can be obtained from a variety of sources, obviously from the beach or sea shore, but also at places such as car boot sales, collectors fairs, flea markets and jumble sales, as well as antique dealers and antique fairs.

Age
Collectors can be of all ages and you are never too young or old to start a collection.

Ability
There is no real ability required for collecting sea shells, collectors just need the appreciation of the object. Whether they think of it as a object of beauty or it reminds them of a special place or even a holiday memory

Description
Shell collecting on an idyllic beach is one of life's pleasant experiences which generates interest and often leads to the development of a seashell collecting hobby. Like many natural collecting hobbies, it faces challenges to adopt good practices in terms of conservation. Shell collecting develops an appreciation of nature and many collectors play an active role in the acquisition of scientific knowledge and conservation.

Dedication
To build up a collection of sea shells collectors need to be resourceful in their attempts to obtain items to add to their collection once the local beach has been exhausted. Much of the fun of collecting is the seeking of that elusive next item, whether it be at a car boot sale which could yield some great finds, or at a dealer where you may have to pay top prices.

Cost
Shells can be collected on a beach for free.

Level of Demand
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