Group: Vintage Hoffmann Puzzles

All puzzles are described in chapter 2 of Hoffmann's Puzzles Old and New. All puzzles are antique/vintage (not recent reproductions), unless otherwise noted.

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Lot 4992 - Barrel and Ball (No. I)

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $75

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Barrel and Ball (No. I)
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Size: 4x3x3cm

Notes: Appears to be a modern reproduction. Mechanism in excellent condition. Plunger shows some wear around the edges; some chipping along bottom edge.

 

Lot 4993 - Castle Money-box (No. VI)

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $55

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Castle Money-box (No. VI)
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Size: 5x4x4cm

Notes: Obviously shaped like a barrel instead of a castle, but mechanism is as described in Hoffmann. Very good condition.

 

Lot 4994 - Wedding-ring Box (No. XLVI)

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $93

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Wedding-ring Box (No. XLVI)
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Size: 4x4x3cm

Notes: Excellent condition. Ring not included.

 

Lot 4995 - New Money-box (No. XLVII)

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $100

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New Money-box (No. XLVII)
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Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Very good condition. A portion of the lip of middle compartment (see extra photo) is missing, but not significant.

 

Lot 4996 - New Money-box (No. XLVII)

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $85

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New Money-box (No. XLVII)
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Size: 6x6x3cm

Notes: Mechanism in good condition; some surface wear.

 

Lot 4997 - Zulu Box (No. XLVIII)

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $161

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Zulu Box (No. XLVIII)
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Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Excellent condition; modest surface wear.

 

Lot 4998 - New Castle Money-box (No. VII)

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $177

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New Castle Money-box (No. VII)
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Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Good condition; some surface wear.

 

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