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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.

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RARE LARGE Vintage Disneyland Haunted Mansion Japanese Secret Panel Chest
$167.95
Released in 1969 by Disneyland, this box will bring back childhood memories. This box is the RAREST version of Disney's Haunted Mansion Secret Panel Chests offered! Requiring over 20 steps to open, this puzzle box has a hidden compartment AND secret drawer. This particular Puzzle Box does exhibit heavier wear The decal is almost completely intact. The Ichimatsu sides does have some flaking as shown. Please view all of the pictures. Because most of these boxes were given to children for play, most exhibit heavier use as shown here. For the price, we believe this box is a steal and is a nice example of a vintage piece from Disneyland!

Measures*5.875 x 3.9 x 3.125 inches

This rare piece is fully functional. No directions are available. Learn More

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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.



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Vintage Japanese House Secret Puzzle Box Bank
$124.95
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This Vintage Japanese House Puzzle Box Bank measures approximately 5.75 x 4.65 x 3.5 inches.

It is in excellent condition and is in much better shape than others we normally see! The locking mechanism works smoothly and is fully functional with includes the key.

There is no warpage, splits, cracks that we can see.
The slides are a bit tight but work very well..

This piece has a drawer that extends outward from the front of the box as the picture(s) show.
A light pinging can be heard as the drawer is withdrawn.

This Vintage Japanese House Secret Puzzle Box Bank was well cared for as can be seen.

A wonderful piece in general and a nice addition to your collection! Learn More

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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 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 6 Sun 50 Step Sansui Zougan Japanese Puzzle Box
$199.95
Vintage 6 Sun 50 Step Sansui Zougan Japanese Puzzle Box

Sides have a traditional Ichimatsu inlay with flowers on the reverse of the box.

Vintage boxes over 14 steps or so are VERY difficult to find. This piece is quite complex to open and is a very nice addition to collectors familiar with the opening mechanisms of Japanese Puzzle Boxes.

Vibrant color with some scratches and imperfections as this piece is quite old.

No directions are available but opening sequence is similar to 6 Sun 54 step boxes.

Measures * 7.2 x 4.8 x 3.3 inches

"Made in Japan" is marked on the back of this piece



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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 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

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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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