RARE 1895 DEXTERITY PUZZLE: THE EGG OF THE COLUMBUS: D.R.G.M AND D.R.P
Measuring 7cm diameter by 2.5 cm deep this rare and beautiful, THE EGG OF COLUMBUS DEXTERITY PUZZLE was made in Germany around 1895.
It is mentioned in Professor Hoffmann's catalogue of 18th century puzzles in his collection and one of the rarer examples to find.
The silver egg is irregularly weighted and it is difficult to manoeuvre the egg into the correct position not only to get it in ...
VINTAGE GWR PICCADILLY CIRCUS WOODEN JIGSAW BY CHAD VALLEY 1920s/1930s
Published by the Great Western Railway Company between 1924 and 1939, this is a particularly beautiful example of Chad Valley's manufacturing of the many images produced of British towns, cathedrals, and activities.
This beautiful image of the night time bustle of the night-time activity in London's Piccadilly Circus has lots of detail and is fascinating if a little tricky to fit together. L...
WW1 TRENCH FOOTBALL DEXTERITY PUZZLE GAME CIRCA 1918 by R F & S
From the FIRST WORLD WAR, and made around 1918. This large TRENCH FOOTBALL Dexterity Puzzle was made by R F & S of Britian
N.B. The images here are of a previous example. Example in stock is in as good condition with additional metal corner reinforcements.
Has the original glass, ball-bearing and rules of play to the back (Often rubbed off). The objective is to get get the ball past the ...
FOUR EARLY HOFFMANN TIN DEXTERITY PUZZLES C 1900
FOUR EARLY HOFFMANN TIN DEXTERITY PUZZLES C 1900.
Four good examples of these early palm dexterity puzzles. The fish is a particularly rare example.
Measurement and individual prices will be listed soon.
PALITOY CHINESE PUZZLE TANGRAM C 1950s - Vintage Game
1950s Tangram Puzzle by Palitoy made to look like the antique, bone or ivory tangrams made in the 18th and 19th centuries, but made from an off-white celuloid (plastic).
In excellent condition with the slide-top lid, the box contains the requisit seven pieces, five on the top layer and two on the bottom - clearly visible in the pictures.
This example has the original rule book as photographe...
ALICE IN PUZZLELAND - JOURNET DEXTERITY PUZZLE CIRCA 1950
A 1950s example of one of the well-known Journet dexterity puzzles.
This one is Alice in Puzzleland and was produced in the early 1950s. It has a glass top. Plastic tops were introduced in the mid to late 1950s. Cost was mostly to blame, but the plastic ones are of course safer. 'Elf and Safety'! However, if you are discerning collector then this glass-topped version will probably be of mo...
INDU - VINTAGE OPTICAL ILLUSION TINPLATE PUZZLE C 1933
The Indu Puzzle is an optical illusion puzzle popular in the early 1900s. There were other subjects, but this one of the poor Faquir having his head seemingly cut through is probably the most well-known. When the side lever is pressed the sword appears to swing through the neck, resting below the head. But, mon dieu, the head remains in tact!?
The painted metal head is on the end of a pin wh...
ANTIQUE DEXTERITY PUZZLE CIRCA 1920 WITH MIRRORED BACK - AFRICAN AMERICAN GENTLEMAN SMOKING
A fine example of a post World War One hand-held dexterity puzzle. Probably made in Germany around 1920, the puzzle has no maker's name or country of origin. This was not unusual. Following the Second World War, German goods were often marked as 'foreign'.
The subject matter of this particular puzzle is of great interest. There are many collectors of items associated with the depiction of b...
THE SILVER BULLET GOLF DEXTERITY PUZZLE BY R JOURNET - HAND HELD GAME CIRCA 1930
An excellent example of one of the few larger-format hand-held dexterity puzzles produced by Robert Journet Ltd of England.
Originally in an outer cardboard box for protection (sadly missing, as so often is the case with these), which carried the title, 'THE SILVER BULLET GOLF GAME', it has survived without damage apart from some very minor wear to the coloured paper edges.
It is one in a ...
JOURNET DEXTERITY PUZZLES
Various Journet Dexterity, hand-held puzzles on a variety of subject from the Beehive to the Dovecote etc.
Please note I have a varity of these puzzles in stock. Some dating back to 1900 with the original glass. These were made with glass tops until around the 1950s when they were then manufactured with plastic.
Please enquire if you have a special theme. I have a couple of Pigs in Clov...
TAKE-APART WOODEN PUZZLE C.1990s
Modern (not new) circa 1990s, good quality take-apart wooden puzzle in the shape of a barrel, in two colours of wood. Measures 3" x 3" (7.6 x 7.6 cms) ...