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Philly Shell Club

The Philadelphia Shell Show

One of the largest events of its kind in the country, the Philadelphia Shell Show attracts a strong field of exhibitors and dealers from home and abroad. In recent years the artistic division has grown to rival the scientific, with a particular emphasis on sailors' valentines. The 2018 show will be held on October 27 and 28 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

The 2018 Scientific Division rules and entry form can be downloaded here.
The 2018 Artistic Division rules and entry form can be downloaded here.
Pictures of the 2017 show by Mike Gage are on the FaceBook page!

Showcases can be loaned for scientific exhibits by out-of-town exhibitors who do not have their own transport.
Click here for details and contact the Scientific Chair if you would like to borrow one or more. Numbers are limited: currently four type 1, two type 2a and one type 2b are available.

Entering an exhibit
Anyone may enter exhibits for the show - there is no fee, and you don't need to be a club member. Simply download and read the show rules, fill out the application form and submit it before the deadline. If you are not sure what category your work fits into, attach a picture of it to your form or email us for advice:
Scientific division: Paul Callomon
Artistic division: Sue Hobbs

Once again the club has negotiated a special show rate with the nearby Windsor Suites Hotel. Contact the hotel direct on 215-981-5678 or 1-877-784-8379 and ask for the "Shell Show group rate". The rate applies from Thursday to Monday.