Antique and Vintage PATTERN Puzzles
For Sale or Exchange

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The SUMMER & WINTER PUZZLE.

A double sided magic square c.1890. Two pieces sensitively replaced. No easier today than it was 120 years ago!

 

PAT-001 £75
TANTALISER. Four cube puzzle from 1930s or 40s
PAT-003 £12

THE SPOTS puzzle 1890s (see Hoffmann Chap3 Pz 17).

Box which advertises Wolff & sons stationery is all there but could do with a little TLC.

PAT-017 £55
TESTA Puzzle. A Latin square c.1900.
PAT-032 £18
BIRD'S CUSTARD promotional / advertising puzzle made by Chad Valley. Arrange the 9 pieces into a square so no two colours are alike in any column or row.
PAT-037 £35
"A PUZZLE FOR YOU". Form four Double Doubles. A rare set of four double sided heavy card octagons printed with Dominoes. One of the more interesting & unusual edge matching puzzles. Challenging to solve. Made by Pawson & Brailsford of Sheffield probably in the 1920s or 30s.
PAT-038 £12

33 TO 1.

A 9-card beer advertising Heads and Tails puzzle.

PAT-040 £10

FRINGE SLIDES.

An Oskar van Deventer moire pattern puzzle. His 1992 IPP Exchange.

PAT-042 £59

MOIRE PUZZLE TWO.

An original Oskar van Deventer moire pattern puzzle from 1993. Possibly only a handful ever made.

 

PAT-043 £59

"DAILY MAIL WORLD RECORD NET SALE PUZZLE".

 

NINETEEN HEXAGONS. Prize Puzzle made by Chad Valley 1920. Box repaired with tape.

 

PAT-044 £40

"DAILY MAIL WORLD RECORD NET SALE PUZZLE".

NINETEEN HEXAGONS. Daily Mail prize Puzzle made by Chad Valley 1920. Box squashed with edges detached/

 

PAT-045 £35

THE ROYAL NATIONAL LIFE-BOAT INSTITUTION PRIZE PUZZLE.

Advertising Wolsey Cars. this is a NINETEEN HEXAGON edge matching puzzle made by Chad Valley 1920s

PAT-046 £79
TANTALISER. Four cube puzzle from 1930s or 40s
PAT-048 £10

 

EIKOSIHEXADECI PUZZLE.

J.Dalgety's IPP Exchange Tokyo 1995. Build an icosahedron with only 16 pieces. Do the same but with different colours meeting at each point.

 

PAT-050 £14


Special Edition. Only a handful of these were made comprising MOON ROCK and NINE HOLES OF GOLF. Original 1996 Icosohedral design by Oskar van Deventer inspired J.Dalgety to design these two puzzles. Moon Rock was his 2004 IPP Exchange in which the "ball" must be matched to one of the two holes to escape the cage. NINE HOLES of golf requires you to find which hole the ball can NOT fit through. This latter design was particularly good but proved too expensive to use as an exchange puzzle. All made by George Miller - The Ball 3D printed, the golf-course and cage laser cut acrylic.

Cage, Golf Course, and one Ball included


PAT-051
£195
see above

NINE HOLES OF GOLF.

As above but just the Golf Course, and one Ball included

 

PAT-052 £150

THE NEW 26 PUZZLE.


Made by T.Ordish, London c1900. An early MAGIC STAR puzzle. One piece replaced, otherwise very nice example of this rare puzzle.

 

PAT-325 £45

DOMINOE PUZZLE.

The Ten Spot Dominoe puzzle by Valentines of Dundee. Arrange the double cubes into a single cube with 10 spots on each side.

(dup of U296)

PAT-336-  £     45

INFANTS HOSPITAL "HOSPITAL" PUZZLE.


Extremely rare puzzle of 13 double-sided pieces which must be placed in the frame to form in turn each of the letters in the word HOSPITAL.  The pieces are replacement but box original.

(V178 dup of P650)

PAT-337-  £     65

PATIENCE PEACE PUZZLE.

Unusual pattern puzzle made in Bavaria c.1919-1920 with photocopy of original instructions listing 20 problems.  Paper covered wood blocks.

(Dup of H570)

PAT-352-  £     74

MYSTIC EIGHT

by Chad Valley advertising "John Bull Magazine" a 1921 £500 Prize Puzzle.  Arrange into a cube so each side adds up to same total.  Not sure how many solutions there are. Nice computer solving problem for someone!


(dup of J044)

PAT-354-  £     40

THE TANTALISER. 

A nice painted wood version of "Instant Insanity" predating it by many years. C1910-30. see http://puzzlemuseum.com/singma/singma6/SOURCES/singma-sources-edn8-2004-03-19.htm#_Toc69533882

(dup ov V565)

PAT-364-  £     24

THE FOURACE PUZZLE.

Paper covered wood blocks. Also included a copy of amusing reprint from "Stationer & Printer" journal of November 1908.  see http://puzzlemuseum.com/singma/singma6/SOURCES/singma-sources-edn8-2004-03-19.htm#_Toc69533882

(dup of V566)

PAT-365-  £     35
       
       
       
 

PUZZLES BELOW HAVE BEEN SOLD

   
TANTALISER. Four cube puzzle from 1930s or 40s
PAT-004 sold

SPECTRA. A great colour matching puzzle 1970s. A great puzzle to solve with and without a computer.

PAT-039 sold
VESS BILLION BUBBLE BEVERAGE advertising Heads and Tails puzzle.
PAT-041 sold
EIKOSIHEXADECIPUZZLE. J.Dalgety's IPP Exchange Tokyo 1995. Build an icosahedron with only 16 pieces. Do the same but with different colours meeting at each point.
PAT-050 sold
The TEN SPOT DOMINO PUZZLE. A rare puzzle from Valentines. Paper covered wooden blocks. Curiously the box label appears to be celluloid. c.1920?
PAT-047 sold