Antique and Vintage DEXTERITY Puzzles
For Sale (or Exchange).

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Dexterity Puzzles made in USA mostly
1920s-1940 Glass Top, Tin edge, Card base, Various makers

  £
Dx004 £15
Dx014 £15
Dx015 £15
Dx016 £15
Dx017 £30
Celluloid top
Dx019 £15
  English dexterities 1940s & 1950s. Tin base Glass top Various makers    
Dx022 £7
Dx023 £7
Dx024 £7
  Various dexterities    
Japanese rolled card edge cellulios top

Dx025

£3
Centrifugal Wood Hoffmann bearings
Dx026 £10
Centrifugal Wood Hoffmann bearings
Dx027 £10
Mercury filled. On card
Dx029 £35
Lithographed tin glass Top 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Dx030 £45
Rare Spears Glass Top (corner of glass has a crack)
Dx032 £90
Rare Spears Glass Top
Dx034 £90
Rare Spears Glass Top
Dx036 £90
"THE SPANISH TROCHA". Extremely rare Historical puzzle presumably dating from BEFORE the Spanish-American War of 1898. The "General" referred to became known as Weyler the Butcher" and it was he who reinforced the Trocha with 14,000 troops and electric light.
Dx040 £170
  Puzzles by R.Farmer & Son. from prior to World War I up to 1918, the year they stopped making puzzles.    
Farmer's "Silver Bullet"
Dx042 £40
Farmer's "Query"
Dx050 £60
Farmer's "Bulletelle"
Dx052 £50
Farmer's "Bulletellet"
Dx054 £50

Farmer's rare "Get Rid of the Huns"
Sorry about reflections on glass.
Edges have been retaped a long time ago, there is still a little mercury inside so I have left it "as is"

Dx056 £110
       
Rough and ready example. Mercury nearly all gone
Dx058 £7
Tin zig-zag.
Dx062 £40
Plastic dexterity built into a hallmark Card
Dx065 £5
Delightful puzzle from 1897
Dx071 £65
One of the "Glevum" series
Dx072 £70
One of the "Glevum" series
Dx074 £70
  English card in metal case glass tops most 1946-1950s    
Dx076 £15
Dx077 £15
Dx078 £15
Dx079 £15
  Card case English puzzles 1930-1950s    
E&S series
Dx080 £10
The British version of "Kilroy was here", Mr Chad "Wot no puzzles!"
Dx081 £18
  Larger round German Dexterities    
Get the weighted fish into the trap. Under blue glass "sea".
Dx083 £90
One of the most charming dexterities. Get the tin frogs with wriggling legs inder the tin water-lily leaves
Dx084 £95
Catch Rats in cages
Dx085 £65
A very smart kitchen but it still has a rat to catch
Dx086 £65
The central puzzle approached up a ramp is lithographed tin image of Studdy's Bonzo dog. 1920s
Dx087 £100
Chad Valley's lithographed tin, celluloid top "Pigs in Clover"
Dx088 £45
  Amongst the earliest Glass Top Dexterities from around 1890s. Solid brass unless stated otherwise.
British manufacture.
   
Pigs in Clover. Similar to Hoffmann 1/15 "The Maze" but crimp edge over glass
Dx089 £20
Hoffmann 1/1 "The Pick-Me-Up". Very rare example of the puzzle mentioned by Hoffmann in a footnote to the first puzzle in his book. 12mm thick x 44mm wide
Dx091 £140
Hoffmann 1/1 "The Pick-Me-Up". Very rare example of the puzzle mentioned by Hoffmann in a footnote to the first puzzle in his book. 12mm thick x 44mm wide
Dx092 £120
Hoffmann 1/14 "The Five Horseshoes"
Dx093 £60
Hoffmann 1/16 "The Pitfall" with pimples not dimples
Dx094 £55
Hoffmann 1/16 "The Pitfall" with pimples not dimples (brassed steel)
Dx095 £40
Hoffmann 1/17 "The Fifteen Pellets"
Dx096 £60
Not in Hoffmann. rare "Nine Arcs" puzzle
Dx097 £85
Hoffmann 1/21 "The Four Colours Puzzle". Presumably the coloured balls were sugar and the have now evaporated hence low price.
Dx098 £40
Not in Hoffmann. "Card Suits & Square"
Dx099 £95
Hoffmann 1/15 "The Maze". glass has a single crack.
Dx100 £55
Georgian gambling button or decision maker.
Dx101 £75
Not Hoffmann. "The Juggler" Brass and nickle plated brass
Dx104 £130
Hoffmann 1/25. "The Fish"
Dx106 £120
 
   
       
  English manufacture probably 1920s - 1950s.    
Made in England about 70mm diameter
Dx110

£17

Made in England about 70mm diameter
Dx111 £17
Made in England about 70mm diameter
Dx112 £20
Pip from Pip, Squeak & Wilfred cartoon. Made in England about 70mm diameter
Dx113 £30
Made in England about 70mm diameter
Dx114 £10
Herald from Alice in Wonderland. Made in England about 70mm diameter
Dx115 £10
  Standard size German Dexterities    
Lithographed tin DRGM137321 and mirror back in good condition, tin edge complete but corroded
Dx109 £65
1907 Coronation. Lithographed Tin, back mirror single crack
Dx116 £60
1907 Coronation. Lithographed Tin, back mirror single crack
Dx117 £60
Lithograph tin, mirror back
Dx118 £70
Embossed Card, Mirror Back
Dx119 £30
Lithographed tin. back mirror cracked.
Dx120 £80
Lithographed tin.
Dx121 £85
Harold Lloyd. Edge corroded. lenses have come loos from specs, so a double puzzle here: Put the lenses in place then put his spectacles on!
Dx122 £20
Put jockey on horse
Dx123 £35
Double sided so can be played as a two player dexterity puzzle - Red v. Blue team. Edge corroded and glass lightly foxed.
Dx124 £30
English. celluloid top tin cannister construction.
Dx126 £40
Double sided so can be played as a two player dexterity puzzle - Red v.Green.
Dx127 £40
  Small German dexterities many c1900-1914    
Dx129 £25
Dx130 £15
Dx131 £15
Dx132 £15
Dx133 £15
Dx134 £15
Dx135 £15
Dx136 £15
Dx137 £15
Gibson "International Series" England 1930c.
Single crack in glass - clean and hardly noticeable.
Dx138 £70
Gibson "International Series" England 1930c Dx140 £60
       
 

 

ALL SORTS OF DEXTERITY PUZZLE

   
MAGIC 360. A rip off of the Rubik 360.
Dx143 £4
Box for all those "Made in Occupied Japan" dexterity puzzles. Box Only.
Dx145 £5
This is a reproduction of the French 19th Century glass-top puzzle, made by Holler in Germany in 1988. It is probably better made that the original. Lid has one taped corner Dx147 £48
       


The Drowned" or "Fly in the Soup". Original classic puzzle with 8cm diameter turned wooden bown from which you must remove the Fly (ball) using an infuriatingly inadequate "spoon". Been a great after-dinner amusement for over 100 years.

 

Dx149 £90

Lots of R.Journet puzzles in preparation but not yet ready.

Dx150 n/a
Little Red riding Hood. Put the hood on Dx151 £45
Lucky Three Dx153 n/a
 

n/a

 

Dx154  

INTERNATIONAL SERIES "The Pyramid Puzzle". Rare dexterity, some gold edging missing or faded. The piece of corner wood has come loose but both challenges still perfectly feasible.

DEX-156 £60
C.W.S. (Co-operative Wholesale society) double sided glass-top promotional puzzle.
Simple to do but very clever and charming: Manoever the 1d (penny) coin into the money box. Turn puzzle over and "by magic" the coin has changed to a shilling!
DEX-157 £50

Folkart type puzzle. Draw a Hairstyle with a magnet.

DEX-215 £2

ASSORTED BLISTERS PUZZLES too many to photograph please email. In mixed random lots of 5,10,15, or 20 all different!

These puzzles are no longer made see
more info on Blisters Puzzles

email how many you want (we corrently have around 60 available).

DEX-217 £2 each

 

ZIMA Sturdy plastic promotional advertising puzzle

DEX-218 50p

SLY-FOX by Smethport 1980s

DEX-220 £7

SLIK-SILVER. THE CANYON in wrong box but complete with instructions and water-dropper. Delightfule dexterity maze has a water-phobic coating so you put a drop of water in it and it behaves like quick-silver.

DEX-221 £15

Very english seaside scene in a dexterity on the end of a candy tube (Sorry eaten all the candies!).

DEX-222 £2
Ladybird and gnome dexterities DEX-223 £1
Ladybird and gnome dexterities DEX-224 £1
Ring O Peg puzzle by BabyWorld 1951. DEX-225 £1
Silly puzzle. Get Balls on Boobs. DEX-229

£5

THE HOOKER. Great Water filled glass puzzle. Hang the glass bubble on the hook. As the box says "you'll think you've experienced it all untill you've me The Hooker" DEX-257 £18
         
Starcades by (Tomy) Coleco 1988. RESCUE HELICOPTER. Wind up, Switch On, Use button to hang a chain of balls on the heli as it flies back and forth, DEX-259 £4
Starcades by Tomy. MINI MOUTH  Wind up, Switch On, Use button to try and get balls into snapping mouth as head goes around. DEX-260b £4
Starcades by Tomy. MINI MOUTH  Wind up, Switch On, Use button to try and get balls into snapping mouth as head goes around. DEX-260 £4
Starcades by Tomy. SHOOTING GALLERY. Wind up, Set up targets, press start, flick the balls while the gun moves from side to side. DEX-261 £4
Starcades by Tomy. GOING APE.Wind up, press start, use switch to try and  flick the balls into the moving monkeys arms. He will then drop them into the trough. DEX-262 £4
  Get ball in each of 6 compartments. Needs water topping up. DEX-263 £1
  4 Balls in holes. 2 layer Girl & Dog DEX-264 £1
   MOTO-CROSS on card.  POCKETEER by Tomy/Milton Bradley 1990 DEX-265 £15
  Tomy Pocket Arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LEONARDO'S PIZZA VAULT. 1982 Thailand DEX-266 £7
  Tomy Pocket Games Catch A Caterpillar DEX-267 £4
1 POCKETEERS - CUP FINAL DEX-268 £12
2 POCKETEERS - COSMO KONG FEVER DEX-269 £19
3 POCKETEERS - HOMERUN 1978 DEX-270 £4
4 POCKETEERS - FISHING 1976 DEX-271 £4
5 POCKETEERS - BASEBALL 1975 DEX-272 £4
6 POCKETEERS - DRAGON TRAP DEX-273 £4
7 POCKETEERS - BIG HIT DEX-274 £14
8 POCKETEERS - FOOTBALL DEX-275 £4
9 POCKETEERS -
SENTENCE NONSENSE
DEX-276 £7
0 POCKETEERS - BI-PLANE BATTLE DEX-277 £4
2 POCKETEERS - CATCH A CATERPILLAR DEX-279 £3
3 POCKETEERS - ELECTION DEX-280 £4
4 POCKETEERS - MOTO CROSS DEX-281 £4
5 POCKETEERS - TIME'S UP DEX-282 £4
6 POCKETEERS - TARGET RANGE DEX-283 £4
7 POCKETEERS - FROG FIGHT DEX-284 £4
8 POCKETEERS - PASS THE PUCK DEX-285 £4
9 POCKETEERS - ROBOT FACTORY DEX-286 £4
0 POCKETEERS - SECRET PASSAGE DEX-287 £4
21 POCKETEERS - CATCH A CATERPILLAR DEX-288 £3
22 POCKETEERS - DROP 'N' CATCH DEX-289 £4
23 POCKETEERS - PACMAN DEX-290 £4
24 POCKETEERS - SHOOTIN GALLERY DEX-291 £4
25 POCKETEERS - SPACE INVASION DEX-292 £4
26 POCKETEERS - PITFALL DEX-293 £10
27 BLUE BOX - LUCKY BALL DEX-294 £4
28 POCKETEERS - BIG MATCH 
(box only)
DEX-295 £1
29 POCKETEERS - CATCH A CATERPILLAR DEX-296 £3
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
 

Puzzles below have been sold.

   
Dx001 sold
Dx002 sold
Dx003 sold
Dx005 sold
Dx006 sold
Dx007

 

sold

 

Dx008 sold
Dx009 sold
Dx010 sold
Dx011 sold
Card edge scruffy and cracked glass. WW2 in need of TLC
Dx013 sold
Dx020 sold
Dx021 sold


Extremely rare Finnish Saving Bank game/puzzle.
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We were told that a Mr Korpela was interested in Space and flying and was chairman of the Finnish Space Club. He also owned a plastics factory. He invented this puzzle Avaruuskerho in 1967.

The first production run was 365 copies.
Mr Korpela sadly died, in an aeroplane accident, before the games came to market. Eventually the puzzles were found and they were all sold in a flea-market in Helsinki.
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1) Push the knob down. Turn TELLUS so that 10 is on the red mark. Free the knob.
2) Put coin in.
3) Now you can choose the force 1-20.
4) Push the knob etc, etc.
The skill lies in judging the setting to match the weight of the coin.

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Very fine Space Graphics.

Dx152 sold
Farmer's "Trench Football"

Dx049

sold
Impossibly rare World War I anti-submarine dexterity. This example is fairly much a wreck in need of a lot of delicate restoration, hence low price.
Dx063 sold
One of the earliest followers of the 1889 Pigs-in-Clover craze.
Dx069 sold
Hoffmann 1/24 "The Balance Puzzle"
Dx090 sold

Great Electrostatic Toy.
Waxed card with celluloid or similar top. Has a small tape repair to top but works very well.

Dx038 sold
Hoffmann 1/19. "The Hand of Cards"
Dx105 sold

HOLE-IN-THE HEAD. This is a "Must-Have" if only for the wonderful graphics on the box.

Dx141 sold

NOKKITT. Delightful uncased dexterity game.
Dx144 sold
       
Hoffmann 1/26. "The Marksman"
Dx107 sold
Farmer's "Silver Bullet"

Dx045

sold
Gibson "International Series" England 1930c Dx139 sold
Dx012 sold
Charming puzzle and fortune teller
Dx060 sold
HORSES-IN-OATS. One of the iconic early puzzles that followed on from the Crandall's Pigs in Clover craze of 1889. This example needs lots of TLC Dx142 sold
       

 

Reproduction of 19th Century French puzzle. Put the golden egg into its nest. Has celluloid or similar top.

Dx148 sold
A rare puzzle with spectacular graphics from the Russian Japanese War of 1907.
Dx067 sold

The original and iconic Crandall's "Pigs in Clover" which started the world-wide craze of 1889. Complete with wooden top to the "pen".

DEX-155 sold
       

 

A MAZE 'N' TOP.
Unusual dexterity with top

DEX-219

sold

Roll the Barrel up the Elephants' backs to the end of their trunks. One of the great Spanish Los Impossibles Designs of the 1970s.

DEX-226 sold

Get the Cup and teaspoon onto the saucer. Not easy as the magnet in the cup interferes with the teaspoon. One of the great Spanish Los Impossibles Designs of the 1970s.

DEX-227 sold

Roll the balls to top of ramp then press button underneath to send to to its correct destination. One of the great Spanish Los Impossibles Designs of the 1970s.

DEX-228 sold
1 POCKETEERS - COMBAT TANK GAME DEX-278 sold