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Lot 1 - 48-Piece Burr

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $59

48-Piece Burr by Dan Feldman

Designer: Dan Feldman

Stick length: 19cm

Notes: Crafted by Dan Feldman. 48 identical pieces, modeled after the 12-piece Altekruse.

 

Lot 2 - CT 415

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $22

CT 415

Diameter: 22cm

Notes: Manufactured by Arjeu. Unfinished wood. Loose fit.

 

Lot 3 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $62

Swiss Trick Box

Size: 12x7x6cm

Notes: Good condition, with slight separation at rear of base, not affecting the mechanism.

 

Lot 4 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $26

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 11x9x8cm

Notes: Image on top and book spines are painted; smooth finish. Border around top image is inlaid wood. Bottom book slides, but is very loose. Some minor warping and cracking.

 

Lot 6 - Trick Coin Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $21

Trick Coin Box

Size: 10x8x6cm

Notes: Some wear around coin slot and on side panel. There is a cut through the bottom panel that appear to be intentional, but perhaps due to a previous repair.

 

Lot 7 - CT 421

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $15

CT 421

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Manufactured by Arjeu. Not test-solved.

 

Lot 8 - CT 432

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $31

CT 432

Diameter: 28cm

Notes: Manufactured by Arjeu.

 

Lot 10 - Saturn (24)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $531

Saturn (24) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1978".

 

Lot 11 - 3D-Twist

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $105

3D-Twist by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Edge: 10cm

Notes: 24 identical pieces. Includes original plastic box and instructions.

 

Lot 12 - Challenge

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Challenge by William Altekruse / Philippe Dubois

Designer: William Altekruse
Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Crafted by Philippe Dubois. Includes original instructions and plastic box.

 

Lot 13 - Eureka

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $211

Eureka by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 11 identical pieces and one key piece. Gaby Games logo branded on the interior.

 

Lot 15 - Pollux

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $385

Pollux by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Interior branded with Gaby Games logo.

 

Lot 16 - Small Halley

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $371

Small Halley by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: 28 identical pieces; two with extra notch. Includes original box.

 

Lot 17 - Twelve-Piece Separation

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/8/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $325

Twelve-Piece Separation by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 14cm

Notes: 10 identical pieces, one augmented, and one key.

 

Lot 18 - Cornucopia (76)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $87

Cornucopia (76) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 18x18cm

Notes: Inscribed "#37 16477 A-2". Pieces: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13. Original instructions.

 

Lot 19 - Cornucopia (76) in fancy woods

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

Cornucopia (76) in fancy woods by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 18x18cm

Notes: Tray inscribed "SPECIAL 105747 STC 1985". Pieces: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, and 16. Original instructions.

 

Lot 20 - Second Stellation (14-A)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $261

Second Stellation (14-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 4.5in

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1981". Cherry.

 

Lot 21 - Twelve Point (33)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $360

Twelve Point (33) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 6in

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1981".

 

Lot 22 - Corner Block (59)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/7/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $575

Corner Block (59) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 3in

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1985". Mahogany and Rosewood.

 

Lot 23 - Triangular Prism (12)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $323

Triangular Prism (12) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 5in

Notes: Inscribed "S.T.C. 1980". Mahogany.

 

Lot 24 - Three-Piece Block (38)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $67

Three-Piece Block (38) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 1in

Notes: One block re-glued.

 

Lot 25 - Garnet (60)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $310

Garnet (60) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 2.5in

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1984". Fancy woods. Perfect fix; very minor blemishes.

 

Lot 26 - Pennyhedron (52) - Nested Set

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $620

Pennyhedron (52) - Nested Set by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 2in

Notes: Small Pennyhedron inside larger Pennyhedron. Both in fancy woods.

 

Lot 27 - Three-Piece Pennyhedron (52 variation)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $620

Three-Piece Pennyhedron (52 variation) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 1in

Notes: Small and unusual Pennyhedron; three dissimilar pieces.

 

Lot 28 - Multi-colored Egyptian in four colors (157)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/8/2006

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $675

Multi-colored Egyptian in four colors (157) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 5in

Notes: Inscribed "157 STC 2000 POPLAR LOCUST PADAUK WALNUT".

 

Lot 29 - Truncated Octahedra (28)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $84

Truncated Octahedra (28) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 1.5in

Notes: Includes box and original instruction booklet.

 

Lot 30 - Setting Hen (61)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $107

Setting Hen (61) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x9cm

Notes: Box inscribed "STC 1984". Four pieces in different, but similar, woods.

 

Lot 31 - Pieces-of-Eight (77)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $287

Pieces-of-Eight (77) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 1.5in

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1986"; pieces are oak; tray is blue mahoe. Includes original instructions, supplementary instructions, and "The Blue Mahoe Story".

 

Lot 32 - Venus (160)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $160

Winning bid: $645

Venus (160) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 4in

Notes: Inscribed "160 STC 2000". Pieces are numbered, and piece 4 includes the types of woods: mahogany, canary, pau perro, maple, poplar, southern yellow pine, oak, walnut, Luzon acle, and cherry.

 

Lot 33 - 42-Piece Notchable Burr Set

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $150

42-Piece Notchable Burr Set by Stewart Coffin

Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 3.5in

Notes: Crafted by Stewart Coffin. Complete set to build all 314 solid notable burrs.

 

Lot 34 - 24-Piece Burr Set

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/7/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $520

24-Piece Burr Set by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: 24 sticks will make four 6-piece burrs, each of a different exotic wood. Pieces pack into box that appears to only hold 20 pieces. Includes Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 35 - 4-Move Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $885

4-Move Box by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 12x9x5.5cm

Notes: Includes original box, Japanese instructions and solution.

 

Lot 36 - Triumph (15)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/8/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $621

Triumph (15) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 4in

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1983". Three different symmetrical assemblies.

 

Lot 37 - Secret Book (2)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/10/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $881

Secret Book (2) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 2x5x5in

Notes: Secret compartment inside book. Edition of 7. Crafted from Bolivian mahogany (cover), oak (pages), acacia and rubberwood (spine).

 

Lot 38 - Bermuda Triangle

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/8/2006

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $760

Bermuda Triangle by Bernard Wiezorke / Trevor Wood
Cover Photo

Designer: Bernard Wiezorke
Maker: Trevor Wood

Edge: 8in

Notes: Ten piece triangular dissection with four puzzles to solve, the last of which is to assemble without the ship piece. Edition of 10.

 

Lot 39 - Galleon Chest

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $570

Galleon Chest by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 3x3x5in

Notes: In original box. Solution not provided, but available upon request. Edition of 30.

 

Lot 40 - R.I.P.

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/9/2006

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $3,272

R.I.P. by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x3x4in

Notes: Coffin has three secrets to find sequentially. Find the mutilated body, find the weapon, and finally find the motive. In original box. Edition of 25. Crafted from mahogany, oak and butternut.

 

Lot 41 - Belgium Chocolate Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/14/2006

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $5,605

Belgium Chocolate Box by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 4x8x8in

Notes: Designed to commemorate the IPP 22 (Antwerp, 2002). Sequential discovery puzzle to find chocolates and Antwerp treasure. Edition of 4. The "chocolates" are made from cocobolo, wenge, sapele, oak, tambuti, and verbona rosewood; the box is made from Bolivian walnut, European walnut, mahogany, and rengas.

 

Lot 42 - Helix the Burr

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/10/2006

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $343

Helix the Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 4.5in

Notes: Crafted by Jerry McFarland. 13 pieces.

 

Lot 43 - Interrupted Slide (40)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/7/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $142

Interrupted Slide (40) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 3in

Notes:

 

Lot 44 - Bill's Baffling Burr

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $100

Bill's Baffling Burr by Bill Cutler / Stewart Coffin

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 3in

Notes: Crafted by Stewart Coffin. Inscribed "STC 1985". Sticky finish.

 

Lot 45 - Cutler's Dilemma II

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $145

Cutler's Dilemma II by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 5x5x5in

Notes: Crafted by Jerry McFarland. Inscribed "4 JM 95 KINGWOOD".

 

Lot 46 - Chuck Cube

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $90

Chuck Cube by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 6 pieces; 3 identical pieces and their reflections. One piece branded with Ph. Dubois logo. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 47 - Nova

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $151

Nova by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 4in

Notes: Crafted by Lee Krasnow. Inscribed "Lee 5.03 SC.8 No.7". Perfect fit and finish. One small ding on an edge. Woods: Cocobolo, Goncalo Alves, Honduran Rosewood, New Guinea Rosewood, and Zircote.

 

Lot 49 - Diagonal Cube

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $160

Diagonal Cube by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 2x2x2in

Notes: Crafted by Bart Buie using padauk and yellowheart. Coffin design #58.

 

Lot 50 - Square Faces

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $99

Square Faces by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 3in

Notes: Crafted by Bart Buie using yellowheart and canary wood. Coffin design #74-A.

 

Lot 51 - Meteor

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/11/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $310

Meteor by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 3in

Notes: Crafted by Bart Buie using bocote. Coffin design #100A.

 

Lot 52 - Brain Attack

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $105

Brain Attack by Michael Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Michael Toulouzas

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Inscribed "Star Version".

 

Lot 53 - Diamante Cube

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $145

Diamante Cube by Michael Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Michael Toulouzas

Edge: 2.5in

Notes: Variation of Diagonal Cube, in fancy woods; French polish finish (very international!).

 

Lot 54 - Snowflake

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $76

Snowflake by Pelikan

Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 4in

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. 24-piece rhombic star.

 

Lot 55 - 32 Corner Ball

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $62

32 Corner Ball by Josef Pelikan / Pelikan

Designer: Josef Pelikan
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Well-disguised diagonal star.

 

Lot 56 - Rik-Shaw

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

Rik-Shaw by Rik Brower / Pelikan

Designer: Rik Brower
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Crafted by J. Pelikan.

 

Lot 57 - Steel 6PB

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $57

Steel 6PB by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 4in

Notes: Crafted in walnut by Pelikan. Level 6-2 burr.

 

Lot 58 - Grand Giga Burr

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $101

Grand Giga Burr by Lars Christensen / Pelikan

Designer: Lars Christensen
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Crafted in walnut, bubinga, and cherry by Pelikan. 3-piece burr with level-19 solution.

 

Lot 59 - Die in Prison #2

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $65

Die in Prison #2 by Ronald Kint Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Crafted in zebrano and bubinga by Pelikan. Six burr pieces surrounding a solid cube. Level 6.

 

Lot 60 - Ozone

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $57

Ozone by Ronald Kint Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 4in

Notes: Crafted in oak and cherry by Pelikan. Six-piece burr wrapped to increase difficulty.

 

Lot 61 - 25-Piece Burr

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $182

25-Piece Burr by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Milled aluminum, crafted by Marcel Gillen. Four different pieces; one key.

 

Lot 62 - Slide-It-Out

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $35

Slide-It-Out by Rik van Grol

Designer: Rik van Grol

Size: 18x6x1cm

Notes: Central panel holds a coin and must negotiate an internal maze.

 

Lot 63 - Barrel

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $77

Barrel

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Classic Barrel; very good condition.

 

Lot 64 - Boxed Burr

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $150

Boxed Burr by Tom Lensch

Designer/Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: The faces of the cube are attached to the end of pieces of a six-piece burr. Includes original instructions.

 

Lot 65 - Lucite Cube with Tray

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $31

Lucite Cube with Tray by Dirk Laureyssens

Designer: Dirk Laureyssens

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Tray inscription includes "Model New York". Dirk Laureyssens is the inventor of this "Happy Cube" puzzle style.

 

Lot 66 - Horseshoe Variations

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $32

Horseshoe Variations by Jean-Claude Constantin

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 21cm

Notes: Far right is named Double Up.

 

Lot 67 - 2-Piece Horseshoe

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/11/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $193

2-Piece Horseshoe

Size: 15cm

Notes: Unusually difficult 2-piece puzzle (must separate the two pieces). Found in Tomas Linden's shop in Helsinki.

 

Lot 68 - Euro Puzzle

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $11

Euro Puzzle

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the ring.

 

Lot 69 - Diagonal on Burr (K-4)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $520

Diagonal on Burr (K-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 16x16x16cm

Notes: Includes original box.

 

Lot 70 - Twin Box (M-1)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $780

Twin Box (M-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: This is an absolute classic. Sliding panels and central core completely disassembles into 18 pieces. Some very minor separation along seams, but no warping of panels. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 71 - Barrel (P-8)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,651

Barrel (P-8) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x12cm

Notes: Some separation along two vertical seams (which is typical for this design). Mechanism tested and operational. Includes original box and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 72 - Two Drawers (M-25)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $269

Two Drawers (M-25) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x12x16cm

Notes: New condition; original box.

 

Lot 73 - Train Engine (P-30)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $145

Train Engine (P-30) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 19x11x7cm

Notes: Noticeable scratch at base of funnel. Includes original instructions and box.

 

Lot 74 - Hollow Burr (K-6)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $621

Hollow Burr (K-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Perfect fit. Includes original instructions and box.

 

Lot 75 - Parcel (K-10)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $620

Parcel (K-10) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 11cm

Notes: Puzzle is kumiki, not a classic box. Key piece is loose. Includes original box.

 

Lot 76 - Star (K-21)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $630

Star (K-21) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Firm mechanism (which is good). Includes original instructions and box.

 

Lot 77 - Small Frame (P-28-2)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $690

Small Frame (P-28-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x14x5cm

Notes: Includes original box.

 

Lot 78 - Wooden Lock (K-18)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $330

Wooden Lock (K-18) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x8x3cm

Notes: Includes original box.

 

Lot 79 - Egg (P-10)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $1,100

Egg (P-10) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Mechanism tested and functional. Chick hidden inside. Includes stand and original box.

 

Lot 80 - Box With Ribbon II (P-37)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Box With Ribbon II (P-37) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x8x4cm

Notes: Includes original instructions and box.

 

Lot 81 - Book (P-6-1)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $285

Book (P-6-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x14x7cm

Notes: Includes original box.

 

Lot 82 - Vary-Box (M-15-3)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $725

Vary-Box (M-15-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 19x8x6cm

Notes: 2002 remake made in spectacular Rio Grande wood. Includes original instructions and box.

 

Lot 83 - Fan (P-26)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $635

Fan (P-26) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 30x7x5cm

Notes: Mechanism a little sticky (magnets tend to bounce), but functional. Includes original box.

 

Lot 84 - Great Bear (M-29-1)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $330

Great Bear (M-29-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x13x10cm

Notes: Crafted in wenge. Mechanism tested and functional. Includes original instructions and box.

 

Lot 85 - Small Box 1 (M-24)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $155

Small Box 1 (M-24) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Crafted in rosewood. Includes original instructions and box.

 

Lot 86 - Disappearing Coin (M-7)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $205

Disappearing Coin (M-7) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Original Kamei version of classic trick.

 

Lot 87 - Card Case

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $640

Card Case by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x7x3cm

Notes: This unusual design does not have a standard sequence number. Dated 1997.7.20; numbered edition: 43 of 70. Believed to be commissioned by Nob Yoshigahara. Includes original box.

 

Lot 88 - Burr Set (K-1)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/7/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $454

Burr Set (K-1) by Akio Kamei

Maker: Akio Kamei

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 12-piece burr set. Instructions for making 4 three-piece burrs. Includes original box.

 

Lot 89 - Cube in the Cube

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/9/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $231

Cube in the Cube by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Crafted by Marcel Gillen. Milled and polished brass. Goal is to extract the solid cube from the cage.

 

Lot 90 - Square Rod Dodecaplex

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $125

Square Rod Dodecaplex by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Diameter: 10in

Notes: Five types of pieces; one key.

 

Lot 92 - Gold Burr Tie Tack

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $205

Gold Burr Tie Tack by Allan Boardman and Dan Feldman / Allan Boardman

Designer: Allan Boardman and Dan Feldman
Maker: Allan Boardman

Stick length: 1cm

Notes: 14k gold with semi-precious gem in the center. 12-piece burr designed by Dan Feldman.

 

Lot 93 - Trick Lock

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $105

Trick Lock

Size: 12x10x2cm

Notes:

 

Lot 94 - Octahed-RIK

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $82

Octahed-RIK by Rik Brouwer / Pelikan

Designer: Rik Brouwer
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Tricky first move.

 

Lot 95 - Pentomino Set

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $77

Pentomino Set

Size: 11x7x1in

Notes:

 

Lot 96 - Coin Bank

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $63

Coin Bank

Size: 12x8x9cm

Notes: Good condition; some yosegi is missing (to right of door on front, similar on right side).

 

Lot 97 - Trick-Opening Matchbox

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $124

Trick-Opening Matchbox

Size: 13x10x5cm

Notes:

 

Lot 98 - 30-Rod Dodecahedron

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $101

30-Rod Dodecahedron

Diameter: 20cm

Notes: 30 identical notched pieces. Could be crafted by Philippe Dubois, but no identifying marks.

 

Lot 99 - CT 430

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $34

CT 430 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 24cm

Notes: Made by Arjeu. 30 identical notched pieces.

 

Lot 100 - Antique Trick Coin Bank

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $235

Antique Trick Coin Bank

Size: 14x9x9cm

Notes: Good condition; roof uneven; inlaid wood good except for small patch missing near seam. Front door (metal handle) opens to reveal coin slot.

 

Lot 101 - Antique Trick Coin Bank

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/12/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $621

Antique Trick Coin Bank

Size: 19x8x8cm

Notes: Very old and rare coin bank; may be pre-1907; similar to item 3 on page 6 of Karakuri Works in Hakone & Odawara; 2 moves. Panel near top of front hides coin slot. No flaws in wood inlays; many small scratches.

 

Lot 102 - Trick Drawer

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $41

Trick Drawer

Size: 9x7x4cm

Notes: Wood inlay on top; light but smooth finish. Some wear, and scratches on end of drawer.

 

Lot 104 - Money Bank Cabinet

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/7/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $1,051

Money Bank Cabinet by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 3x5x6in

Notes: Top drawer has a space for a coin. When you close the drawer, the coin will disappear (and when you open the drawer, it's still missing!). The goal is to retrieve the saved coins. Designed after another puzzle in John Ergatoudis' collection (also available in this auction). Edition of 3.

 

Lot 105 - Large Trick Cabinet

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $333

Large Trick Cabinet
Solution Photo

Size: 27x23x15cm

Notes: Good condition; some wear. Base covered in green felt; probably repaired.

 

Lot 106 - Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $370

Trick Box
Solution Photo

Size: 24x16x13cm

Notes: Good condition; some wear and minor scratches. Crack in base panel. Unusual mechanism.

 

Lot 107 - Trick Jewelry Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/10/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $321

Trick Jewelry Box

Size: 24x16x10cm

Notes: Metal inlays. Excellent condition. Two interior compartments; lined in red velvet.

 

Lot 108 - Sorrento-style Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $40

Sorrento-style Trick Box

Size: 26x15x10cm

Notes: Fair condition. Inlaid trim; uneven finish. Some tiny spots of white paint (which can be removed with fingernail).

 

Lot 109 - Trick Cabinet Coin Bank

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/7/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $480

Trick Cabinet Coin Bank

Size: 15x12x8cm

Notes: Excellent condition, with some minor marks. Drawers and top include inlaid trim. Inside of top two drawers have coin slots; coins disappear when drawer is pushed in and pulled out again; trick is to recover the coin.

 

Lot 110 - Trick Cabinet

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $125

Trick Cabinet

Size: 16x14x10cm

Notes: Three drawers behind "roll-top" retractable cover. Top design in inlaid wood. Clearance for one sliding panel is poor.

 

Lot 111 - Carved Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/9/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $672

Carved Trick Box

Size: 20x13x9cm

Notes: Very good condition. Inside base lined in velvet. Name carved on inside lid.

 

Lot 112 - Trick Jewelry Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $52

Trick Jewelry Box
Solution Photo

Size: 23x17x9cm

Notes: Wood inlay on lid and four sides. Some wear. Lid previously damaged and repaired near left hinge. Some inlay in this area (partially visible in photo) damaged or missing.

 

Lot 113 - Trick Book

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/12/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $494

Trick Book
Solution Photo

Size: 20x12x6cm

Notes: Good condition. Some wear near opening. One crack filled; minor scratches.

 

Lot 114 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/6/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $32

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 13x13x11cm

Notes: Inlaid trim on lid. Other markings are painted; "Jerusalem" on top. Bottom side panel broken and repaired. Nice wood; finish is uneven.

 

Lot 115 - Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/7/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $320

Trick Box

Size: 17x13x6cm

Notes: Wood inlays; glossy finish. Perfect condition.

 

Lot 116 - Trick Playing Card Case

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $31

Trick Playing Card Case

Size: 13x9x6cm

Notes: Good condition; finish is inconsistent. Inlaid and carved design. Trick mechanism is fairly simple.

 

Lot 117 - Carved Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Carved Trick Box

Size: 15x10x7cm

Notes: Very good condition.

 

Lot 118 - Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $31

Trick Box

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: Good condition--smooth finish, a couple small dings, slight warp of base. Opening mechanism appears frozen shut.

 

Lot 119 - Trick Crate

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $16

Trick Crate

Size: 14x8x5cm

Notes: Classic crate. "Burnt" finish. Original instructions.

 

Lot 120 - Trick Crate

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/7/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $217

Trick Crate

Size: 13x9x6cm

Notes: Carved trim; excellent condition.

 

Lot 121 - Trick Crate

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $29

Trick Crate

Size: 15x10x7cm

Notes: Printed "Monchique-Algarve" (Portugal). Portuguese taunt: "If you are intelligent, try to open without leaving."

 

Lot 122 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $78

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 11x9x9cm

Notes: Excellent condition. Lid trim is wood inlay; spine markings are painted.

 

Lot 124 - Carved Trick Book

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

Carved Trick Book

Size: 20x12x2cm

Notes: Carved wood; simple elephant outline carved on back. Four sliding panels reveal secret compartments.

 

Lot 126 - Psycho Coin Bank

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $40

Psycho Coin Bank

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Inscription below graphic: "IN THE BALGAY PARK DUNDEE". Smooth finish with minor dings.

 

Lot 127 - Psycho Coin Bank

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $55

Psycho Coin Bank

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Inscription below graphic: "BEAUMARIS". Smooth finish.

 

Lot 128 - Psycho Matchbox

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $37

Psycho Matchbox

Size: 8x3x2cm

Notes: Some wear; smooth finish. Inscription below graphic partially obscured: "…APTER HOUSE….ABBEY".

 

Lot 129 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/8/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $325

Swiss Trick Box
Solution Photo

Size: 9x6x4cm

Notes: Inscribed "MONTREUX". Very good condition.

 

Lot 130 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $52

Swiss Trick Box

Size: 9x6x5cm

Notes: Very good condition.

 

Lot 131 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $48

Swiss Trick Box

Size: 11x7x6cm

Notes: Very good condition except for a couple dings on the front.

 

Lot 132 - Metal Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/5/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $101

Metal Box

Size: 18x12x5cm

Notes: Hole in button is missing the finger prick.

 

Lot 133 - Bottle Puzzle

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/9/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $461

Bottle Puzzle by Donald Goddard / John Berkeley/Donay

Designer: Donald Goddard
Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 15x7x7cm

Notes: Perfect condition. Goal is to release miniature bottle hidden inside.

 

Lot 134 - Mine's COG. Burr (MP22a)

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date: 3/7/2006

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $140

Mine's COG. Burr (MP22a) by Mineyuki Uyematsu

Designer: Mineyuki Uyematsu

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Crafted by Taichi Tsuchiya. Variation of 3-piece burr. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 135 - Trick Box

Phase: 1

Last Bid Date:

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $270

Trick Box by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x9x6cm

Notes: 7-moves. Excellent condition; three minor scratches on base. Includes instructions and original box.

 

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