Ammonites, Trilobites and Belemnites – Thank you Mr Ward

At Everything Dinosaur we get sent lots of pictures, drawings, articles, all sorts of things to do with the Dinosauria, fossil collecting and other branches of the Earth sciences.  We do our best to respond to all that we receive and to answer questions that are sent into us.

For example, over the weekend, amongst our correspondence we received a letter from Mr Ward, a customer of Everything Dinosaur, a keen model enthusiast and fossil collector.  He is lucky enough to reside not too far away from a National Nature Reserve that has outcrops of Silurian-aged limestone.  The site is perhaps one of the most important locations for Silurian fossils in the United Kingdom.  His close proximity to the fossil bearing strata of the Silurian has influenced his fossil and model collecting and he kindly sent us a couple of photographs of his fine collection of invertebrate fossils and replicas.

A Super Collection (Fossils and Models)

A fine collection.

A fine collection.

Picture Credit: Mr M. Ward

Amongst the replicas of Belemnites, Ammonites and Nautiloids, Mr Ward has displayed some exquisite examples of various invertebrate fossils including Ammonites (polished cross sections and entire specimens) and some marvellous Trilobites.

An Excellent Display

Fossil and model collecting.

Fossil and model collecting.

Picture Credit: Mr M. Ward

There are some lovely Ammonite specimens depicted, the ones at the bottom of the picture might possibly be Asteroceras?  There is a fantastic  Belemnite calcite guard featured too, along with some splendid examples of Trilobites.

Mr Ward also collects models of buses, in a letter to our team members, in which he thanked us for the trouble we take in answering his queries, he enclosed a picture of a section of one of his model scenes.  The picture is amazing and clearly much care and attention has gone into creating this scene – we loved the miniature street lights.

The Bus Model Picture Sent into Everything Dinosaur

A finely detailed model scene.

A finely detailed model scene.

Picture Credit: Mr M. Ward

The street lights in the scene were actually working, they were lit.  At first glance we thought that this was an old colour photograph of a British town from the 1960s, it took a moment or two to realise that this was a model.

Excellent work Mr Ward, we are always keen to receive correspondence from our many thousands of customers and it just goes to show how talented some model collectors are.

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