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Lot 5049 - Yamanaka's Secret Box C

Est. value: $40

Winning bid: $75

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Yamanaka's Secret Box C by Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Maker: Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: A dexterity puzzle to remove the horizontal and vertical blocks. A similar puzzle (Box B) was the IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Yoshi Kotani.

 

Lot 5050 - 14-Move Secret Box

Est. value: $45

Winning bid: $52

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14-Move Secret Box by Yoshikazu Goto

Designer/Maker: Yoshikazu Goto

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: 14-move traditional box. Walnut panels with glossy finish; very slight separtion of some seams, with one very slight ding on one end. Top panel laser etched with Japanese characters and "curioshoppe". Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5051 - Outhouse Box

Est. value: $140

Winning bid: $266

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Outhouse Box by Jim Youngblood / Yoshikazu Goto

Designer: Jim Youngblood
Maker: Yoshikazu Goto

Size: 7.5x5x4cm

Notes: 9-move trick box, commissioned as a gift puzzle. Front is laser etched "ACME&SONS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2002, 800-322-2263".

 

Lot 5052 - 10-Move Secret Box

Est. value: $35

Winning bid: $37

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10-Move Secret Box by Izumiya

Maker: Izumiya

Size: 6x4.5x3.5cm

Notes: 10-move traditional box. Walnut panels with glossy finish; slight warp of two long side panels. Top panel laser etched "Acme & Sons"; bottom panel etched "HAKONE, IZUMIYA, made in japan". Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5085 - A?mazing Box

Est. value: $45

Winning bid: $53

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A?mazing Box

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Unusual 4-move trick box. One panel warped (see photo), but puzzle still operational. The was the IPP12 exchange puzzle from Koji Hirotsu. Includes original information card and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5126 - Small 18-move Okiyama Box

Est. value: $120

Winning bid: $202

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Small 18-move Okiyama Box by Yoshio Okiyama

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 5x3x3cm

Notes: Small 18-move traditional trick box, attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings). Excellent condition.

 

Lot 5127 - Small 14-move Okiyama Box

Est. value: $90

Winning bid: $136

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Small 14-move Okiyama Box by Yoshio Okiyama

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 4x3x2.5cm

Notes: Small 14-move traditional trick box, attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings). Excellent condition.

 

Lot 5128 - Small 14-move Okiyama Box

Est. value: $80

Winning bid: $104

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Small 14-move Okiyama Box by Yoshio Okiyama

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 4x3x2.5cm

Notes: Small 14-move traditional trick box, attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings). Excellent condition, with slight wear.

 

Lot 5129 - Small Okiyama Box with Drawer

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $207

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Small Okiyama Box with Drawer by Yoshio Okiyama

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 4x3x2cm

Notes: Small 3-move traditional trick box with separate compartment and drawer, attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings). Excellent condition.

 

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