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Japanese Vintage Trick Secret Puzzle Boxes

We will from time to time have a few Japanese Vintage Secret Puzzle Boxes and Puzzles for sale on our FAMILY website.

Always a wonderful addition to any collection and for those wishing to own a bit of Japanese history.

*It should be noted that these pieces are older puzzle boxes and will all show some amount of wear. Please purchase with the understanding that these may have some nicks, scratches or imperfections unless otherwise noted, however the opening mechanisms will be intact and operational.

Please direct any inquiries to

Sales@PuzzleBoxWorld.com

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Vintage Japanese House Puzzle Box Bank (Missing Key)
$96.95
This Japanese House Puzzle Box Bank is in good condition but does exhibit some amount of wear.

The hidden key drawer will "ping" when opened which is fairly rare for House Puzzles of this age.

This House Puzzle Box Bank is stamped "Japan" on the bottom. There is evidence of small glue on the house door handles and there is a small crack in the key drawer.

Measures approximately 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 inches.

**This House Puzzle operates very well however, please note that the key is missing. Learn More

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Vintage Japanese Cigarette Dispenser
$67.95
This vintage piece, when activated, has a dog dispense a cigarette while playing "Smoke gets in your eyes"!

Mechanically, this fantastic box works very well.

Dating back to the 1950's, it measures approximately 4.75 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches.

Has a few light scratches and markings that can be seen in the picture, which is common for mostt vintage pieces this age.

A similar vintage box sold out quickly and was mentioned on our blog at PuzzleBoxWorld.Com/blog
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Vintage Rare 2 Step Japanese Puzzle Box
$42.95
This is an very RARE piece that we do not see often.This 2 Step Japanese Puzzle box is extremely old and showcases a Sansui Zougan (Mountain/Lake) design on the lid with a ship on the reverse.

This Puzzle measures approximately 3.88 x 2.34 x 1.25 inches.

As seen in the pictures, one piece has become detached and does need repair.
Because of it's age, there are some imperfections. Please view the pictures carefully.

A great addition for any puzzle box collection!

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INCOMPLETE Vintage Haunted Mansion Japanese Secret Panel Chest
$97.95
Released in 1969 by Disneyland, this box will bring back childhood memories.

The decal on the lid is very well preserved with vibrant color. A small tear can be seen however on the bottom left corner.
While it opens very well, it IS MISSING the secret drawer assembly.

The Ichimatsu inlay is in fairly good condition with some scratches on the reverse.

Attractively priced, this box makes a fantastic conversion piece!

Measures* 5.4 x 3.5 x 2.25 inches Learn More

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Vintage Radio Japanese Cigarette Dispenser
$67.95
This Vintage Radio Japanese Cigarette Dispenser functions smoothly and is quite rare!

Shaped like an old radio, a ship inlay can be seen on the outside of the lid, sides and back.

Measuring approximately 4.3 x 3.8 x 3.8 inches, this box when opened, has a traditional style bird that presents a cigarette to its owner.

For the money, this very nice collectible is a fantastic value!

This piece is quite old but is in fairly nice condition for its age. Some light scratches, as seen on the photographs, are evident..
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Vintage Japanese House Bank
$28.95
This House Bank is stamped "Japan" on the base. It is NOT a puzzle as the base turns to expose the bottom opening. In very nice condition at an attractive price! A nice piece of Japanese History.

Measures* 4.25 x 4 x 2.25 inches Learn More

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Vintage Japanese Nesting Houses (Set of FIVE Houses)
$47.95
Very RARE set of FIVE vintage Japanese Nesting Houses.

We acquired this unique set of FIVE Japanese Nesting houses a short time ago. The set is quite small with the largest house measuring approximately 3.1 x 3.1 x 2.25 inches leading down to the smallest house of an approximate 1.25 x 1.25 x .55 inches. Each house fits neatly into each other, similar to Russian Nesting dolls and the four house set is in very nice condition for their age. We believe this unusual set is a good value. Learn More

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Vintage Japanese BIRD Cigarette Dispenser
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This vintage Japanese Cigarette Dispenser measures approximately 7 x 3.5 x 3 inches.

Press the bird down to present a cigarette to its owner!

Quite old with some wear, this piece is in nice shape and functions extremely well for it's age!

Cigarettes can be refilled when the top cover is slid to the rear position.

Beautiful Kagome and Yosegi inlays throughout. Learn More

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Vintage Japanese Puzzles (Two Puzzles in One)!
No longer available
This vintage Puzzle measures approximately 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches and has normal wear for it's age. (Please view the pictures carefully.

A very unusual piece, this box has two puzzzles in one! One side slides off to unveil a maze style puzzle while the other opens to show a tile puzzle. Please note that this piece is very old and tiles are not grooved like newer style puzzles.


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Vintage 6 Sun 10 Step Sansui Zougan Japanese Puzzle Box -RARE!
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Vintage 6 Sun 10 Step Japanese Puzzle Box.

Beautiful Sansui Zougan inlay (Mountain Lake Scene on lid), Koyosegi sides and flower inlay decorates the reverse.

Musical pinging can be heard as the drawer is withdrawn.

This piece is RARE as most vintage hidden drawer boxes are only 4 Sun or 5 Sun in size.
Measurements of this Puzzle Box are approximately 7.2 x 4.3 x 3.1 inches in size.

Operationally it functions very well. Two small imperfections can be seen on the reverse on the bottom edge. Otherwise normal wear can be seen as this Puzzle has vibrant color! Learn More

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