Family owned and operated since 2004
Search Site
Advanced search
Testimonial
"Watch Joel Bauer open a 5 Sun 10 Step Japanese Puzzle Box" "Joel has appeared on CNN, CNBC and other national networks"

Vintage 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

Items 1 to 10 of 34 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
Vintage Japanese BIRD Cigarette Dispenser-RARE!
This Vintage Japanese Cigarette Dispenser measures approximately 7 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches.

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

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

Please note that an ashtray was originally inserted in the top lid but is missing. Most of these dispensers do not have this feature, making this box more difficult to find. A beautiful floral design can be seen on the top cover. There are two tiny cracks in the top lid caused by a previous owner removing the ashtray as seen in the picture.

Cigarettes can be refilled by moving the top cover forward.

Beautiful Kagome and Yosegi inlays throughout.
"Japan" is stamped on the bottom of the box.

This dispenser has a high quality finish and will make a great addition to your collection! Learn More

Add to Wishlist

Vintage Musical Japanese Cigarette Dispenser
$64.95
This vintage piece, when activated, has a dog dispense a cigarette while playing "Smoke gets in your eyes"!

Mechanically, this fantastic box works perfectly!.

Dating back to the 1950's, it measures approximately 4.6 x 4.5 x 4.4 inches.

Has an excellent finish for a piece of this age.

Please note that the activation spring is visible.
Learn More

Add to Wishlist

INCOMPLETE Vintage Haunted Mansion Japanese Secret Panel Chest

Regular Price: $107.95

Special Price: $92.95

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

Add to Wishlist

Vintage 6 Sun 20 Step Sansui Zougan Japanese Puzzle Box -RARE!
Vintage 6 Sun 20 Step Japanese Puzzle Box.

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

This piece is RARE as most vintage Sansui Zougan boxes are only 4 Sun or 5 Sun in size.
Measurements of this Puzzle Box are approximately 7.1 x 4.5 x 3 inches in size.

Operationally it functions well however the side panels have some gap as there is a little warpage. Small hairline crack in the inside floor of the puzzle. Otherwise normal wear can be seen as this Puzzle has vibrant color! Additionally, the finish is excellent and Japan is stamped on the reverse of the box.

Great for anyone's Vintage Puzzle Box Collection!

Opening directions are not available as this is a vintage puzzle. Learn More

Add to Wishlist

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

The dispenser when opened pings, and a bird then presents a cigarette to its owner. Shaped like an old radio, attractive Yosegi inlays can be seen on the lid, sides and back.

We have worked with a number of these boxes and this cigarette dispenser is in better condition than most we have seen.
This piece is quite old but is in wonderful condition for its age. The finish is smooth an even with some light scratches, as seen on the photographs.

Measures approximately 4.40 x 4.25 x 3.75 inches.

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

**Please note that the flash used when taking the photographs accentuates the slight nicks and the box is in better condition than the pictures suggest.



Learn More

Add to Wishlist

Vintage Rare 2 Step Japanese Puzzle Box
$42.95
This is a 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 Scotty Dogs on the reverse.

This Puzzle measures approximately 3.5 x 2.34 x 1.2 inches

This Puzzle Box can open, however one of the end panel requires re-attaching as it can be removed.
Please view the pictures carefully.

A great addition for any puzzle box collection!



Learn More

Add to Wishlist

Vintage Japanese BIRD Cigarette Dispenser
No longer available
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

Add to Wishlist

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.


Learn More

Add to Wishlist

Vintage 6 Sun 10 Step Sansui Zougan Japanese Puzzle Box -RARE!
No longer available
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

Add to Wishlist

Vintage Spring Drawer Japanese Puzzle Box
No longer available
A very nice example of a traditional Japanese Spring Drawer Vintage Box, this piece displays a Sansui Zougan (Mountain/Lake landscape) on top.

Though it has a satin finish, it is free of gouges, breaks or chips. In good working condition and a fantastic piece to any collector of Vintage Puzzle Boxes.

Measures *3.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 inches Learn More

Add to Wishlist

Items 1 to 10 of 34 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
 
OUR LATEST BLOG POST
Posted: 2015-08-10 21:00:30
The Valentine's Day Puzzle Box by Tatsuo Miyamoto !
"We recently purchased the Valentine’s Day Puzzle Box, crafted for the 7th Karakuri I Puzzle Idea Contest.  In the shape of a heart, the lid is attractive with what appears to be an inlay of a young boy and girl facing each other.  Created in Cherry, Karin and Walnut, the contrasting colors make this box quite attractive.  Crafted by Tatsuo Miyamoto, I had anticipated ..." Read more
Newsletter
Newsletter
 
Newly Arrived
Be the first to order one of our new selections!

Best Sellers
Some of our most popular items can be viewed here!

Sale Items
Check out all the Puzzle Boxes that are on sale!