Group: Akio Kamei

All puzzles are originals by Akio Kamei. They are in excellent condition, unless otherwise noted.

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Lot 5409 - Box with a Ribbon III (P-51)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $167

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Box with a Ribbon III (P-51) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was a 2015 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5410 - String Box IV (M-49)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $80

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String Box IV (M-49) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Open the trick box. This was a 2016 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5497 - Letter Box D (P-1-4)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $405

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Letter Box D (P-1-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x8x6cm

Notes: This mechanism is different from the original family of Letter Boxes. Movement is excellent. Very minor/light scratch on top surface. Includes original box (faded) and solution card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5498 - Box With Ribbon II (P-37)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $390

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Box With Ribbon II (P-37) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. One very small ding; light wear. Include original box (faded) and solution card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5499 - Top Box 3 (M-5-3)

Est. value: $175

Winning bid: $295

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Top Box 3 (M-5-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x6cm

Notes: Smaller version of the original Top Box. Slight sticker residue on top (see photo). Includes original box (faded) and solution card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5501 - Top Box (M-5)

Est. value: $450

Winning bid: $287

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Top Box (M-5)
Bottom Photo

Size: 15x15x10cm

Notes: Open the top of the box. Mechanism is tight, and difficult to reset; but operational. The base has very unusual indentation (see extra photo). Minor scratches and light wear. Includes original box and solution sheet (Japanese).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5502 - Cube and Octahedron (K-5)

Est. value: $425

Winning bid: $290

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Cube and Octahedron (K-5) by Akio Kamei
Solved Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x9x9cm

Notes: You can completely disassemble the figure; key piece shown in extra photo. Excellent movement. Includes stand and original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

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