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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 Musical Japanese Cigarette Dispenser
$64.95
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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.
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Vintage 5 Sun 10 Step Sansui Zougan Musical Hidden Drawer Japanese Puzzle Box
$69.95
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This 5 Sun 10 Step Sansui Zougan Musical Hidden Drawer Japanese Puzzle Box contains the original opening diagram!

Mt Fuji is exhibited on the lid, with a bird and flower inlay on the reverse. The sides are adorned in a Koyosegi pattern.
The Drawer Pings when opened !

Although this box is faded and has normal wear, it opens and closes perfectly The lid and end panels also align very well.
There is a tiny sliver of wood missing on the top left corner of the box as seen in the photo.

Measures* 5.8 x 3.8 x 2.5 inches Learn More

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Vintage Haunted Mansion Japanese Secret Panel Chest
$129.95
Released in 1969 by Disneyland, this box will bring back childhood memories.

The decal on the lid is very well preserved. A small tear can be seen however on the top left corner.
Mechanically, this puzzle box operates extremely well.

The Ichimatsu inlay has normal wear for its age and is in fairly good condition with a scratch on the sliding key.

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 standing BIRD Cigarette Dispenser
$79.95
This vintage Japanese Cigarette Dispenser measures approximately 6.5 x 3.7 x 3.5 inches.

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

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

Cigarettes can be refilled when the top cover is lifted open.

Beautiful Kagome and Yosegi inlays throughout.

Made in Japan is stamped on the bottom of the box. Learn More

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Vintage Japanese House Secret Puzzle Box Bank - No Key
$69.95
This Vintage Japanese House Puzzle Box Bank measures approximately 5.75 x 4.375 x 3.5 inches.

This particular House Bank has a hidden drawer that "pings" when opened. The slides on the base work extremely well and slide smoothly. The lock however is not functioning so the lid will not lock. The lock is complete and may be able to be repaired. "Made in Japan" stamped on the bottom.

The condition of the bank is quite good for it's age as can be seen in the pictures, however the key is missing..

A wonderful piece in general and a nice addition to your collection!
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Vintage Japanese BIRD Cigarette Dispenser-RARE!
$42.95
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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

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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!



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Vintage 6 Sun 50 Step Sansui Zougan Japanese Puzzle Box
$199.95
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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.
Unlike many vintage pieces which are sloppy or loose, this box is somewhat tight.

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 Musical Radio Japanese Cigarette Dispenser
$67.95
Out of stock
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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INCOMPLETE Vintage Haunted Mansion Japanese Secret Panel Chest

Regular Price: $107.95

Special Price: $86.95

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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