last update 2019-03-28


The puzzles and related items offered in this section represents a unique opportunity to obtain some very rare items. They are being sold to contribute towards the costs of running this website. There are a small number of new puzzles but the majority are antiques. Most are duplicate items found in the museums store or acquired when large collections of puzzles & books have been donated or purchased during the past 30 years.
Nothing from the museum's principal collections are being sold

Three places to find Puzzles for Sale

1) Click and search in the 15 groups below. **

2) Look at puzzles that are for Sale in the Main Museum Catalogue. **


** ORDERING ITEMS : - Please email quoting reference number, puzzle name, and price of the items you want and the Country to where you want them sent. We will then reply within a few days letting you know the total including tracked and signed for shipping costs. (See bottom of page for full details.) PAYMENT may be made by PayPal.


3) We also occasionally sell some Puzzles on Ebay, look at SOLVEMALL and SOLVEMALL. It puzzles us why they show different things.






We also sell some Puzzles and other things on Ebay look at
It is a puzzle why they show different things.

Have you got some nice OLD puzzles that you want to sell, swap, or give us?

We welcome new additions to the museum collections, so please tell us if you think you have a puzzle we might like to buy. If you prefer, the duplicates listed in our shop may be had on very advantageous terms when we are swapping them for other puzzles.

Bargains. Some items in these "For Sale" lists are offered at a low price because they are un-restored. Usually the restoration is very minor, just a clean and polish or re-gluing of the corner of a cardboard box.

Repairs and Restorations. In addition to the puzzles listed here, we have a large quantity of other puzzles Tanglement, French boxed puzzles, Dexterity puzzles, and sets of Cast & Wire puzzles which need restoration. If you are willing and able to do this then we will happily invite you make a very low offer for them. The work is often simple and just requires time, care, and patience. This is a very good way for a new collector to obtain some excellent puzzles at a very low price.

Please note that many items we are selling are not suitable for children as they pre-date most safety regulations and may include materials like glass, mercury and lead.

Orders:There is usually only one of each item available; so we have no automated ordering system.
Please send an email order to ""
with subject "PUZZLE_ORDER_ your name"
listing the Reference Number, Name, & Price of items that you want
together with your name, and snail mail address.

We will then email you with details of the availability and total cost including postage and packing.

Payment may then be made by Paypal, Electronic Transfer, securely dispatched cash, or UK sterling cheque.

Requests will be looked at and sorted regularly but not every day; so please be patient.

Copyright reserved on all Photographs and Descriptions.

Size. Please estimate the size by observing the 10 cm rule included in most photos.

Condition is sometimes given on the very simple scale of 4 :-

  • Excellent. As good as one is likely to find. New or Mint if Modern or, if Antique, about as good as one is going to find.
  • Good. Delighted to have it in our collection. Probably won't want to upgrade it.
  • Fair. Adequate but hope to find an upgrade one day.
  • Poor. Poor condition but better than having no example.
  • Where condition is not stated it should be judged by the photographs.
  • Please ask for any further information that you need.

Returns must be requested within 7 days. Please contact us with any problems .
The buyer will pay the return postage. Upon receipt of the item, the original amount paid will be refunded to the buyer.

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