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 Post subject: My Cube Count has crossed the magical 333 boundaryPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:33 am

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:07 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Yesterday, the counter of my collection has crossed the number 333.
In German we call this a "Schnapszahl". (Schnaps = liquor; Zahl = number; a multidigit number with all digits equal is a Schapszahl)
I think the name comes from the assumption, that a Schapszahl is a lucky number and he/she who has reached this number should invite the others to a Schnaps. A virtual "Prost" to everybody! (Cheers)
Another explanation of the word is that he/she who has drunken too much Schnaps sees everything doubled or more times.
As I have given away six of my cubes to friends and relatives, since I have started counting at the end of 2009 (many more before that date), the actual number of twisty puzzles is lower by six. This is compensated by several wooden puzzles and a Rubik's slide not included in the count.

Here are some of them:

The photo has been made in January 2010 when the cube count had been 176. Only a part of these 176 are displayed here.

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 Post subject: Re: My Cube Count has crossed the magical 333 boundaryPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:06 am

Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:00 am
Location: Jarrow, England
Even more than one year ago you still had some nice puzzles. Do you still display them like that? If you do, that must be an awful lot of dusting

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 Post subject: Re: My Cube Count has crossed the magical 333 boundaryPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:25 am

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:07 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Gus wrote:
... Do you still display them like that? If you do, that must be an awful lot of dusting
I have two more racks like these. They are out of acryl glass and closed. No problem with dust.
And in addition I have a cupboard with some glass doors. Still my wife is complaining that I occupy so much space in the house with puzzles
The newer puzzles are on my webpage under new in 2010 and new in 2011

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 Post subject: Re: My Cube Count has crossed the magical 333 boundaryPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:31 am

Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:03 am
Location: Koblenz, Germany
Right now I am rethinking about displays, shelves and the like.
Displaying a whole collection is more difficult than building.
That means: good job.

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 Post subject: Re: My Cube Count has crossed the magical 333 boundaryPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:34 am

Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:26 am
I love the way your collection looks on these shelves Konrad (nevermind the collection itself!) it's possibly the nicest way to display puzzles i've seen.... i want some!

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 Post subject: Re: My Cube Count has crossed the magical 333 boundaryPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:55 pm

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm
Location: Chichester, England
Congratulations! Seeing as you're my main inspiration for puzzle collecting (along with Sigurd), I was wondering if we could see a photo of your entire collection?

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 Post subject: Re: My Cube Count has crossed the magical 333 boundaryPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:58 pm

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:07 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Right now I am rethinking about displays, shelves and the like.
Displaying a whole collection is more difficult than building.
That means: good job.

I have got those shelves from http://www.sora-shop.de/
The website is German and you can get the racks customized.
They ship within Europe.

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 Post subject: Re: My Cube Count has crossed the magical 333 boundaryPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:54 pm

Joined: Tue May 26, 2009 7:36 pm
Location: Kokomo, Indiana USA
Not to sound overly repetitive, but these are some of the most beautiful puzzle shelves I've ever seen. I absolutely adore them.

Also, the sort of collecting barrier is pretty cool. You have some really nice puzzles. It's nice to see well kept collections like these.

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