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 Post subject: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:28 pm 
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So I was thinking, What would be considered the rarest puzzle?
Now im sure there is no defined puzzle, this is just your opinion.

My opinion is that I do not know very much about puzzles, collecting wise.

So tell me what you think!

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:52 pm 
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I think 'rare' would have to be limited to mass-produced puzzles as there are a number of one-of-a-kind puzzles. With that said, I have absolutely no idea.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:56 pm 
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Probably the the Astrolabacus or the Dino Star.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:58 pm 
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All one off puzzles are equally rare so there are a huge number tying for first place.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Well yes, there are many one of a kinds.
Let's go with Mass- Produced.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:04 pm 
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I'd also exclude promotional cubes. I'm sure that plenty of promo 3x3s for companies were produced in batches of less than 100.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:47 pm 
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I think a MP Trajber's Octahedron from the 80's. Georges is the only person I know of that owns one.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:23 am 
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It can't be the Astrolabacus or Dino Star. We already know several TP members who have the Astrolabacus (some more than one), and I've seen the Dino Star for sale on an almost regular basis over the past two years.

The Betcha Can't (in the original box) is a lot rarer. But I think the prize should go to... (drumroll)

Olidjus puzzle.

This is the only one I've ever seen for sale. In fact, if it wasn't for Jerry Slocum's "The Cube" book, I wouldn't have known this puzzle existed at all. This one is rarer than hen's teeth.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:16 am 
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I am not sure how we're going to figure out which puzzle is the most rare. I know several people (beside Aleh and myself) who own Olidjus. On the other hand I don't have "Betcha Can't". Yet I do have an Astrolabacus (and maybe several of them). Yet I don't think many have a puzzle like Japanese Magnetic 2x2x2 Zodiac Ball, or a Japanese Cornerless Cube of which I have a sample. But our friends in Japan might have these too, and these puzzles are just lest known in other parts of the world...

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:14 am 
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Anyone know how rare this is (or isn't), I've had it for a while.
Peter's Black Hole.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:29 am 
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EMarx wrote:
I think a MP Trajber's Octahedron from the 80's. Georges is the only person I know of that owns one.

Hendrik Haak owns one too. He took the opportunity when Christoph Bandelow sold his collection.


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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:17 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
EMarx wrote:
I think a MP Trajber's Octahedron from the 80's. Georges is the only person I know of that owns one.

Hendrik Haak owns one too. He took the opportunity when Christoph Bandelow sold his collection.

David Singmaster has two different boxed ones :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:18 pm 
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I'm no collector by any means, but how rare is a Rubiks cube signed by Erno?

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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
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I think the Jugo Flower is one of the rarest. I have seen two different variations of these puzzles and do´nt know how many exist.


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 Post subject: Re: The Rarest Puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:04 am 
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Metroid wrote:
I'm no collector by any means, but how rare is a Rubiks cube signed by Erno?
Well. Lets say that 18 months ago the number of these cubes grew significantly.


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