pecten site


Pecten shells or scallops have often been used in ornaments, postcards, stamps and so much more. Below you find some examples of this. I would like to thank dr. Cécile Hoskens for providing the pictures and information.

old postcard from the Belgian coast city Blankenberge from 1907
recent postcard from Etretat, France
parking ticket from Knokke-Heist, Belgium
serie of 4 telephone cards
magnet with the symbol of contrade el Nicchio from Sienna, Italy
pin from Shell Company
playing cards
Casino coin from Nevada, US
ornament in porcelain
And to finish the countless stamps with shells as a subject
towel from the Philippines