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Hungarian Globe
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Sliding-tile puzzle without gaps. Made in Hungary, originally.

  • Inventor: Ferenc Molnár
  • Mechanism: Equator
  • Patents: HU 186541, GB 2088728
  • Producer: Unknown
  • Year: 1986
  • Original Price: $12.50 USD
  • Current Price: $26.12 USD

The Hungarian Globe is a gem of a puzzle. The inner plastic core serves as the functional part of the toy, and the tin coverings show a picture of the earth. The mechanism is simply 12 tiles that rotate around 3 rings that encompass the Globe.
This puzzle is mentioned in Cubic Circular Issue #5&6 from 1982.
These puzzles came in two languages: English and Hungarian. Originally made in 1982.
The original packaging reads "Globus Gömb".
In the japanese version (images 5-8) the puzzle itself had english texts.
There is an alternative version (images 9-11) titled "The earth globe".
Diameter: 74 mm
Weight: 113 grams

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Sale Date Price (USD) Sale Type Condition Package Condition Notes Contributors Edit
May 16 2002 $40.99 Unknown Mint Good None Sandy
Aug 4 2002 $41.06 eBay Auction Good Average Included an instruction sheet. Sandy
Dec 20 2006 $9.50 eBay Auction Excellent Excellent Contemporary box Aleksey
Aug 4 2002 $31.00 eBay Auction Good Poor None Sandy
Jan 15 2003 $29.99 eBay Auction Good Average None Sandy
Jun 9 2002 $41.99 eBay Auction Good Missing None Sandy
Mar 23 2003 $19.59 eBay Auction Good Good None Sandy
Mar 17 2010 $25.00 eBay Auction Excellent Unknown None Puzzlaholic
Jun 2 2002 $18.34 eBay Auction Good Missing None Sandy
Dec 6 2002 $29.99 eBay Auction Mint Good None Sandy
Jan 7 2010 $50.00 eBay Auction Good Missing None Ben
Sep 12 2002 $22.50 eBay Auction Good Poor None Sandy
Nov 3 2002 $17.39 eBay Auction Mint Good Sandy
Feb 8 2007 $31.34 eBay Auction Excellent Excellent Original unmarked brown cardboard box Aleksey
Sep 5 2002 $14.09 eBay Auction Good Missing None Sandy
Nov 2 2002 $5.78 eBay Auction Mint Good None Sandy
Feb 5 2007 $15.63 eBay Auction Mint Good Plastic tube container, Politoys? Aleksey



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