Group: Stewart Coffin

All puzzles are designed and crafted by Stewart Coffin, unless otherwise noted.

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Lot 5232 - Rosebud (39)

Est. value: $350

Winning bid: $415

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Rosebud (39) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Three pairs of mirror image pieces assembly with 6-way coordinate motion. Assembles four ways, one being the "rosebud" configuration (shown). Movement is very good, with some light wear. The peg that will lock the puzzle in the expanded rosebud configuration is missing. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 5233 - Triangular Prism (12)

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $675

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Triangular Prism (12) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces. Made from mahogany; excellent fit; one piece inscribed "STC, 1981". Includes original box.

 

Lot 5234 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $185

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Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; unique assembly. Made from mahogany. Good fit, but some gaps (see photo). No identifying markings. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5235 - Hexsticks (25-A)

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $80

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Hexsticks (25-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Made from birch; hexagonal sticks with from one to three notches. There are three distinct solutions of increasing difficulty. Typical loose fit. No identifying markings. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5236 - Four Piece Pyramid (26)

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $225

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Four Piece Pyramid (26) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Four dissimilar pieces, each made of five rhombic dodecahedral blocks, join to make a pyramid. No identifying markings; slight wear; firm fit. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5237 - Star of David (37)

Est. value: $350

Winning bid: $240

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Star of David (37) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form a shape with hexagonal cross-section and an unusual diagonal assembly. Made from mahogany; one piece inscribed "STC, 1981"; pieces marked in pencil. Excellent fit and finish. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5238 - Truncated Octahedra (28)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $130

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Truncated Octahedra (28) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x11x8cm

Notes: Five pieces (made from truncated octahedra) pack into the box. The pieces also form a square pyramid that fits into notches in the base of the box. Pieces made from mahogany. No identifying markings. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5239 - Peanut (67)

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $110

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Peanut (67) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form an octahedral cluster; made from mahogany and walnut. Piece #3 is different from what appears in the Compendium.

 

Lot 5240 - Pieces-of-Eight (77)

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $325

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Pieces-of-Eight (77) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x4cm

Notes: Eight dissimilar pieces (and two ends) fit together to form a variety of shapes. Tray inscribed "STC 1990".

 

Lot 5241 - Twelve-Piece Separation (85)

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $110

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Twelve-Piece Separation (85) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Twelve pieces serially interlock; ten pieces are identical, one augmented, and one key. Excellent fit. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5242 - Crooked Notches (97)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $85

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Crooked Notches (97) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8.5cm

Notes: This is a squashed diagonal burr, giving the pieces a rectangular cross-section and crooked notches. This version is made from teak (not the pine version used as an IPP14 exchange puzzle). No inscriptions. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 5243 - Slant Six (98-A)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $235

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Slant Six (98-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Slanted burr; tricky to assemble. Inscribed "98-A, STC, 1995". Made from padauk. Includes original information sheet. Delivered disassembled upon request.

 

Lot 5244 - Cluster's Last Stand (119)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $315

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Cluster's Last Stand (119) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces assemble as two halves, with coordinate motion; very perplexing. This is Stewart's favorite of the Cluster family. Poor fit. No identifying markings. Includes original (mislabeled) box.

 

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