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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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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 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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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 House Secret Puzzle Box Bank
$124.95
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. A coin slot is crafted in the rear of the house.

There is no warpage, splits, cracks that we can see.
The slides are a bit tight however and there are some light markings on the back.

This piece has a drawer that extends outward from the front of the box as the picture(s) show.

This Vintage Japanese House Secret Puzzle Box Bank was well cared for as can be seen.
A light pinging can be heard as the drawer is withdrawn.

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

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Vintage Ruiji Japanese Puzzle Box
$54.95
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This very old Ruiji puzzle box is in excellent working order. Very lightly constructed, this piece has traditional zougan Scottie dogs on the lid surrounded by Yosegi borders. Marked below the inlay, the words "Catalina Isle" can be seen. This puzzle takes approximately 5 steps to unveil the hidden keyhole. It should be noted that there is NO major damage on this piece and is in MUCH better condition than most vintage pieces we have seen.

Measures *3.75 x2.65 x 2.65 inches Learn More

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Vintage Japanese House Bank
$37.95
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* 4.2 x 4.1 x 3 inches Learn More

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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

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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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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 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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"One of our favorite puzzles distributed by the Karakuri Group in 2014 was the “Sheep” box created by Shiro Tajima.  First removing the puzzle from the gift box, I could not see any discernible joints or seam. On further examination, I detected a small amount of play on the lower panel. By pressing inward, the top panel easily shifted upward. Placed into an open positi..." Read more
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