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Lot 1159 - Never Ending (NY11)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,751

Never Ending (NY11) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 6x6x5cm

Notes: Eight pieces fit into the box to form a cube. Each piece is made of two skewed half-cubes glued side-to-bottom. 12 additional goal shapes are given. Box stamped with TW logo and made with American oak and blackwood splines; pieces made with European oak. Includes original information and solution sheets; dated 1987.

 

Lot 1160 - T Four Two (TW17)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $2,807

T Four Two (TW17) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 10x6x5cm

Notes: Nine pieces fit into the 6x3x3 box. (Pieces are a complete set of combining a square tetromino with a domino.) Additionally, set aside any piece and make a 4x4x3 block. Box stamped with TW logo; pieces made in lacewood. Includes original information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 1161 - Woodworm (TW18)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $12,509

Woodworm (TW18) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Nine heptominoes (combining a square tetromino with an I-tromino) and a small cube (known as Woody) fit into the 4x4x4 box. Woody dislikes being exposed, so try assembling the cube with Woody on the inside. Box stamped with TW logo. Box made of lacewood with padauk splines; pieces made of Brazilian mahogany and have little manmade wormholes; Woody made of oak. Includes original information sheet and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1162 - Diabolical Die (TW19)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $3,500

Diabolical Die (TW19) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Construct a standard die (matching the pattern on the box) using nine of the 12 pieces. This is a nice combinatorial challenge (not easy, but not overwhelming). Very rare—only three made, and this is the only one with this particular arrangement of pips. Box stamped with TW logo. Includes original information sheet and hand-written solution.

 

Lot 1163 - My Unhappy Adolescence (NY23)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2007

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $9,170

My Unhappy Adolescence (NY23) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x4cm

Notes: Place a single cube in one of five designated positions, then pack the remaining seven heptominoes into the box. Box stamped with TW logo. Box made from lauan and Brazilian mahogany; pieces made from padauk and walnut. Includes original information sheet, assembly diagram, solution sheet, and certificate (dated 1989).

 

Lot 1164 - LL-Puzzle (NY26)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $3,401

LL-Puzzle (NY26) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x7x5cm

Notes: Pack the eight hexominoes into a 4x4x3 box; the solution is unique. Each piece is a unique combination of two L-trominoes. Box made from tulipwood with mahogany initial; pieces made from imbuia (Brazilian walnut). Includes original information sheet, solution sheet, and certificate (dated 1990).

 

Lot 1165 - Tri-Pri Packing Puzzle (NY28)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $825

Tri-Pri Packing Puzzle (NY28) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 13x7x6cm

Notes: Pack the nine different right-triangular prisms into the box. Box stamped with TW logo and made from oak and lauan, with padauk splines. Prisms made from cocobolo, wenge, bubinga, ash, cherry, zebrano, yew, Lebanese cedar, and Brazilian mahogany. Includes original information sheet and solution diagram. Also known as Tri-Hard.

 

Lot 1166 - Steps Packing Puzzle (TW31)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $2,247

Steps Packing Puzzle (TW31) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Pack the nine irregular pieces into the 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 unit box. Box stamped with TW logo and made from cedar; pieces made from jatoba. Includes original information sheet, solution, and certificate (dated 1990).

 

Lot 1167 - Penta-L (NY36)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $2,801

Penta-L (NY36) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Pack the eight pieces (each a unique combination of a pentomino and L-tromino) into a 4x4x4 cube; solution is unique. Box stamped with TW logo and made from tulipwood and satine; pieces made from Burmese rosewood. Includes original information sheet, solution, and certificate (dated 1990).

 

Lot 1168 - Matchbox Puzzle (OD37)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $2,809

Matchbox Puzzle (OD37) by Oskar van Deventer / Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 15x9x12cm

Notes: Assemble the five pieces so that all the matchboxes fit together. Made from red lauan. Underside of interior pieces stamped with numbers 1-5. Includes original information sheet, assembly instructions, and certificate (dated 1992).

 

Lot 1169 - Hoffman Packing Puzzle (DH51)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $365

Hoffman Packing Puzzle (DH51) by Dean Hoffman / Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Designer: Dean Hoffman
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Pack the 27 identical 9x10x11 blocks into the 30x30x30 box. There are 21 distinct assemblies. The box is stamped with the TW logo and made from beech. Each piece is made from a different type of wood (see extra photo) and etched with an ID number (matching the included List of Woods). Includes information sheet and sample solution. Also known as the 9x10x11 Packing Puzzle.

 

Lot 1170 - Missionaries and Cannibals

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $2,457

Missionaries and Cannibals by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 15x10x4cm

Notes: This device implements the classic logic puzzle. The goal is to use the 2-person boat to get all six figures across the river, while making sure that the cannibals never outnumber the missionaries. This is one-of-a-kind, made only for John Ergatoudis; there are no markings or paperwork.

 

Lot 1171 - Crate (N-2-2)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $1,000

Winning bid: $4,222

Crate (N-2-2) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x15x15cm

Notes: The large slatted crate hides two secret compartments. Made from magnolia and kihada. Includes original cardboard box and solution photos.

 

Lot 1172 - Star Puzzle Box (M-31)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $120

Winning bid: $634

Star Puzzle Box (M-31) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This is a trick box, not kumiki, despite the physical similarity to Star (K-8, lot 513). Made from walnut. This was the 2003 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 1173 - Cage Burr (RF-12)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $525

Cage Burr (RF-12) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: 12-piece interlocking frame, with 12 colored moving (pinned and channeled) sticks. It is quite challenging to keep track of the simple movements. Made form kayaki, rengas, and magnolia. Includes original box and assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 1174 - Daruma-Otoshi (TA-2)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $257

Daruma-Otoshi (TA-2) by Kazuyuki Tanaka

Designer/Maker: Kazuyuki Tanaka

Size: 21x9x9cm

Notes: This looks like a traditional toy, but actually hides two secret compartments. Made from walnut, oak, cork, and hand painting. One minor light ding on front of puzzle (see photo: lower dark ring, one third from left). Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1175 - M&W (CS-4-1)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $98

M&W (CS-4-1) by Hiroshi Endo / Tatsuo Miyamoto
Open Photo

Designer: Hiroshi Endo
Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x7x7cm

Notes: Five moves reveal two secret compartments. From the collaborative Creative Secret Box project of the Karakuri Group. Crafted from walnut and magnolia. There is very slight warping of one end panel. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 1176 - Patterns (CS-6-1)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $140

Winning bid: $145

Patterns (CS-6-1) by Hiroyuki Oka / Tatsuo Miyamoto
Open Photo

Designer: Hiroyuki Oka
Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Four moves to open box. From the collaborative Creative Secret Box project of the Karakuri Group. Crafted from walnut and magnolia. There is very slight warping of the top-center panel. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 1177 - Karakuri Small Box No. 2 (KK-2)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $46

Karakuri Small Box No. 2 (KK-2) by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Second in a series of small, inexpensive boxes created through a collaborative effort of the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1178 - Bill's Baffling Burr

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $55

Bill's Baffling Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level-5 burr, mentioned by Martin Gardner in Scientific American. There are 24 "potential" assemblies, but only one actually works. Crafted in oak in 1988. Includes original information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 1179 - 139 Burr

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $105

139 Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Bill Cutler's computer analysis of all six-piece burrs found that a puzzle can have as many as 139 states but still not come apart. This design was selected by Bill as the "simplest" of all such burrs. Made from oak. This was an IPP10 Exchange puzzle (Cutler).

 

Lot 1180 - Programmer's Nightmare

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $90

Programmer's Nightmare by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: This burr was designed specifically so that burr-solving programs could not solve it, but still require only legal moves. Made from maple. This was an IPP10 Exchange puzzle (Hordern). Includes information sheet with assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1181 - Computer's Choice Set

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $255

Computer's Choice Set by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7-9cm

Notes: This is a set of Bill's Computer's Choice designs, from left to right:

  • 3-Hole: the best of the 2,562,966,111 3-hole assemblies; unique level-7 solution. Made in cherry in 1988.
  • 4-Hole: The best of the 4,745,611,122 4-hole assemblies; unique level-8 solution. Made in maple in 1989.
  • 5-Hole: The best of the 6,534,920,944 5-hole assemblies; unique level-9 solution. Made in walnut in 1989.
  • Unique-10: Record level for 6-piece burrs with one solution. Made in mahogany in 1992.
Includes information sheets with assembly orientations.
 

Lot 1182 - Altekruse Surprise

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $837

Altekruse Surprise by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 16-pieces assemble similar to an Altekruse. Made form walnut and mahogany. Includes original instructions and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1183 - Quadlock I

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $2,726

Quadlock I by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: 19 pieces form a flattened cube. Made in 1992 from walnut, mahogany, and maple. Includes original instructions and disassembly steps.

 

Lot 1184 - Quadlock III

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,161

Quadlock III by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 25 pieces form a cube. Solution involves a ratcheting mechanism with the four key pieces. Made in 1992 from walnut, mahogany, and maple. Includes original instructions and disassembly steps.

 

Lot 1185 - Quadlock 4

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,161

Quadlock 4 by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 25 pieces form a cube. Solution involves coordination of the eight key pieces. Made in 1992 from walnut, mahogany, and maple. Includes original instructions and disassembly steps.

 

Lot 1186 - Pack the Plums

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $30

Pack the Plums by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Pack the nine plastic pickled plums into the glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1187 - Pack the Rice Crackers

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $32

Pack the Rice Crackers by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Stack the seven plastic rice crackers into the glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1188 - Pineapple Delight

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $115

Pineapple Delight by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Arrange the 12 plastic pineapple slices into the glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1189 - A-Maize-ing

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $90

A-Maize-ing by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Stack the 14 plastic pieces of corn cob into the glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1190 - Pack the Orange

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $580

Pack the Orange by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x9x9cm

Notes: Arrange the nine plastic orange slices into the brandy glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1191 - Java Tea

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $602

Java Tea by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 11x7x7cm

Notes: Stack the 11 plastic coffee, ice and stirring rod into the glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1192 - On the Rocks

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/10/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $81

On the Rocks by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: Place the eight plastic whiskey and ice pieces into the glass. Includes original box and velvet storage pouch.

 

Lot 1193 - Shot You

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $83

Shot You by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Assemble the 20-piece 3D jigsaw puzzle into the glass. Pieces spell out "Shot You" in English and the Japanese equivalent. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1194 - Lager Beer

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $85

Lager Beer by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 12x6x6cm

Notes: Stack the 12 plastic beer pieces into the glass. Includes original box and answer sheet.

 

Lot 1195 - Asparagus

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $144

Asparagus by Dick Hess / Toyo Glass

Designer: Dick Hess
Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 16x9x6cm

Notes: Place the 27 asparagus spears into the glass. The base of each spear is a rhombus, and the spears are connected into groups of three. Thus the puzzle is really to form a regular hexagon out of the complete set of nine tri-rhombic-ominos. Includes original box and answer sheet.

 

Lot 1196 - Peanuts

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $61

Peanuts by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Place the 10 pairs of plastic peanuts into the glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1197 - Pudding

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $135

Pudding by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Assemble the 12 plastic pudding pieces onto the plate. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1198 - Packed in Tokyo

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $110

Packed in Tokyo by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Pack the eight people into the subway car glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1199 - Home-Alone Husband

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/10/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $303

Home-Alone Husband by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 10x8x7cm

Notes: Move the man and nine items (all pieces except the woman) into the house. Then you must determine which piece must move out so that the woman can move in! Includes original box.

 

Lot 1200 - Waterfall Puzzle Box #3

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $3,275

Waterfall Puzzle Box #3 by Kagen Schaefer

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Size: 20x12x7cm

Notes: 19 moves open this sliding panel box. Made from walnut, wenge, and maple. Includes original box, instruction sheet, and certificate; number 34 out of a limited edition of 41.

 

Lot 1201 - Braided Box

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $2,026

Braided Box by Kagen Schaefer

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Size: 20x13x8cm

Notes: A simple but well-hidden move opens this box. Made from walnut, wenge, and maple. Includes original instruction sheet and certificate; number 11 out of a limited edition of 35.

 

Lot 1202 - Apple of My Eye

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Apple of My Eye by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 11x10x4cm

Notes: Updated version of Pandora's Box (lot 1203). Two secret compartments hidden inside the apple. Packaged with an optional gravity latch. Interior stamped with Pentangle name. Includes original packaging and instructions.

 

Lot 1203 - Pandora's Box

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $60

Pandora's Box by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Three interlocking pieces conceal a hidden compartment. Locking mechanism is frustratingly simple. Surface is etched with original sanding marks. Includes original packaging and instructions.

 

Lot 1204 - Heart of Hearts

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

Heart of Hearts by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 11x11x4cm

Notes: Updated version of Pandora's Box (lot 1203). Two secret compartments hidden inside the heart. Packaged with an optional gravity latch. Interior stamped with Pentangle name. Includes original packaging and instructions.

 

Lot 1205 - ICI Christmas Puzzle 1983 (Crossover)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $90

ICI Christmas Puzzle 1983 (Crossover) by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Special version of Crossover commissioned by ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries). This is a sliding block puzzle with three different challenges involving reconstruction of the ICI logo. Includes original packaging and instructions.

 

Lot 1206 - ICI Christmas Puzzle 1986 (Alice's Puzzlement)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $49

ICI Christmas Puzzle 1986 (Alice's Puzzlement) by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 14x11x6cm

Notes: Special version of Alice's Puzzlement commissioned by ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries). This tricky box holds a deck of ICI logoed playing cards and an additional logic puzzle. Interior stamped with Pentangle name; front has ICI logo. Includes original box and Christmas card.

 

Lot 1207 - ICI Christmas Puzzle 1988 (Pandora's Box)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $141

ICI Christmas Puzzle 1988 (Pandora's Box) by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Special version of Pandora's Box commissioned by ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries). Three interlocking pieces conceal three hidden compartments. Mechanism is frustratingly simple. ICI logo on top; Pentangle name stamped on back. Includes original packaging and instructions.

 

Lot 1209 - White Horse Wookey Hole

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $275

White Horse Wookey Hole by Stewart Coffin / Pentangle
Open Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pentangle

Edge: 10cm

Notes: 12 pieces (4 sets of three identical pieces) form a holey cube. This was designed by Stewart Coffin and also known as The Cube (1-A). Includes original cardboard box. This very special version was a promotion for White Horse Whiskey. It is different from the standard model (lot 1215) in the following ways:

  • 25% larger than normal.
  • The center area is enlarged and holds a wooden bottle with the White Horse logo embossed and painted.
  • Each piece is stamped with a number 1-4 to help you assemble the exact original configuration
  • There is an extra trick that prevents the two halves from separating freely (see extra photo for spoiler).
 

Lot 1210 - Mayer's Cube w/Pentangle Logo

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $265

Mayer's Cube w/Pentangle Logo by Derek Mayer / Pentangle

Designer: Derek Mayer
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six complex pieces form a cube. This is a great challenge both for assembly and disassembly. Special version with a red Pentangle logo on the outside; Pentangle and Mayer copyright on the inside. Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging.

 

Lot 1212 - Mayer's Cube - Special Model 10C

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $345

Mayer's Cube - Special Model 10C by Derek Meyer / Pentangle
First Move Photo

Designer: Derek Meyer
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This is one of the two uncommon models of the three commercially produced Mayer's Cubes (see also lot 1213).

Six complex pieces form a cube. This is a great challenge both for assembly and disassembly. Model number stamped on first piece (see extra photo). Pentangle and Mayer copyright on the inside. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1213 - Mayer's Cube - Special Model 7B

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $626

Mayer's Cube - Special Model 7B by Derek Mayer / Pentangle
Second Move Photo

Designer: Derek Mayer
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This is one of the two uncommon models of the three commercially produced Mayer's Cubes (see also lot 1212).

Six complex pieces form a cube. This is a great challenge both for assembly and disassembly. Model number stamped on second piece (see extra photo). Pentangle and Mayer copyright on the inside. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1214 - Twin Dice

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $802

Twin Dice by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This is an elegant combination of two puzzles in one: construct a standard die using the nine L-trominoes so that the pips are either all red or all black! Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging.

 

Lot 1215 - Wookey Hole

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $51

Wookey Hole by Stewart Coffin / Pentangle

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 12 pieces (4 sets of three identical pieces) form a holey cube. This was designed by Stewart Coffin and also known as The Cube (1-A). Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging.

 

Lot 1216 - Vertigo

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $61

Vertigo by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 18 piece burr with checkerboard pattern. Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging.

 

Lot 1217 - King's Court

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $57

King's Court by Richard Tucker / Pentangle

Designer: Richard Tucker
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Inside the cube is a marble which moves about as you try to assemble or disassemble the four irregular pieces, causing some unexpected blockages. Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging.

 

Lot 1218 - Triple Trouble

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $354

Triple Trouble by Trench Puzzles / Pentangle

Designer: Trench Puzzles
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Nine pieces (each made of three small cubes and two slats) form a larger cube. Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging.

 

Lot 1219 - Strung Out

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $23

Strung Out by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Arrange the cube-snake so that the wood color pattern forms concentric rings. Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging.

 

Lot 1220 - Cornered

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $461

Cornered by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Three identical pieces assemble with coordinate motion to form a somewhat cubic shape. Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging.

 

Lot 1221 - Kinsman

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $37

Kinsman by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Looks like a normal "chuck" puzzle, but has an added twist. Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging.

 

Lot 1222 - Pyramid Puzzle

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $130

Pyramid Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Edge: 12cm

Notes: Assembly the five pieces into a pyramid. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1223 - Bermuda Triangle

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/10/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $50

Bermuda Triangle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Edge: 11cm

Notes: Assemble five pieces into a pyramid. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1224 - Fancy This! (115)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $11,315

Fancy This! (115) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Seven dissimilar pieces assemble sequentially and with coordinate motion. Inscribed "115, STC, 1996".

 

Lot 1225 - Second Gear (92-A)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $1,161

Second Gear (92-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; similar to Queer Gear but compressed 22%. Inscribed "92-A, STC, 1996". Made from poplar, cherry, purpleheart, and camphor. Includes box and original information sheet.

 

Lot 1226 - Little Rocket (88)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $735

Little Rocket (88) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x7x7cm

Notes: Six irregular pieces assemble in the stand to form a rhombic dodecahedron. Designed as an afterthought using scraps left over from other projects, this design has become unexpectedly popular. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1227 - Disinclination (99)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $416

Disinclination (99) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Two mirror-image sets of three identical pieces form a slanted burr. Unlike other slanted burrs, this one can be assembled in all four diagonal directions. Inscribed "99, STC, 1994".

 

Lot 1228 - Slider (130)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $322

Slider (130) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Two groups of three identical pieces form a slanted burr. Assembly requires a difficult six-piece coordination motion. Inscribed "130, STC, 1998".

 

Lot 1229 - Rebel

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $668

Rebel by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 12 notched pieces interlock; similar to Coffin's Hexsticks except pieces have square cross-section, and there are no extra notches. Inscribed "Gaby Games, POB 9037, Jerusalem".

 

Lot 1230 - The Big Crystal

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $437

The Big Crystal by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Edge: 13cm

Notes: 129 different pieces for a large crystal. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1231 - Rhomak

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $348

Rhomak by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 11cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical pieces construct a variation of the Diagonal Star. Inscribed "Ph. Dubois, POB 9037, Jerusalem".

 

Lot 1232 - Parparon

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $270

Parparon by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 19-piece burr. Includes original plastic packaging an assembly instructions.

 

Lot 1233 - Fusion-Confusion

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $485

Fusion-Confusion by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Designed by Stewart Coffin, this design is the same as Triumph except that two pairs of pieces are fused together, allowing for four symmetrical assemblies.

 

Lot 1234 - Star of David

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $9,690

Star of David by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 9x8x8cm

Notes: Confusing diagonal assembly; designed by Stewart Coffin. Inscribed "Interlocking Puzzles, 2002". Includes instructions for the "star" and "spiral" assemblies.

 

Lot 1235 - Box with Fuji and Large Ship

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $180

Winning bid: $131

Box with Fuji and Large Ship
Back Photo

Size: 18x12x8cm

Notes: Standard compartment and musical drawer configuration: seven moves to open the top compartment, and three more opens the drawer and lid. Unusual 3-masted ship on bottom panel (see extra photo). Surface in very good condition, with only very slight gaps around top panel.

 

Lot 1236 - Box with Compartment and Drawer

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $36

Box with Compartment and Drawer
Back Photo

Size: 18x12x7cm

Notes: 2 moves open the top compartment; two more moves open the drawer. Drawer is tight and difficult to open. Uncommon bird and butterfly artwork. Top panel is slightly warped; significant wear on edges; one end panel is cracked (partially visible on left in extra photo).

 

Lot 1237 - Box with Drawer

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $185

Box with Drawer

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: Subtle one-move trick to open the spring-loaded drawer. Surface finish is clean and smooth, with a few minor dents and scratches.

 

Lot 1238 - Box with Hunt Scene

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $42

Box with Hunt Scene
Detail Photo

Size: 14x10x5cm

Notes: Common two move mechanism to open spring-loaded drawer. Unusual hunting design on top and around the sides of the box. Noticeable wear at sliding panel (see extra photo) and at opening of the drawer.

 

Lot 1239 - Box with Drawer

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $45

Box with Drawer by Takumi

Maker: Takumi

Size: 15x10x7cm

Notes: 10-move box with one compartment, and a covered drawer; musical notes played when drawer is opened or closed. Slight gaps on sides of top panel. Glossy finish is overdone is some places. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1240 - Box with Fuji/Flower

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $37

Box with Fuji/Flower
Back Photo

Size: 15x9x6cm

Notes: Two moves open the top panel. One more should reveal a drawer, but warping prevents one end panel from moving. Vintage box has significant wear, with small pieces of veneer missing (see extra photo).

 

Lot 1241 - Box with Fuji/Bird

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $73

Box with Fuji/Bird
Back Photo

Size: 15x9x6cm

Notes: Eight moves open the top panel. Bottom panel and one side can also be removed. Very unusual artwork (the two dark areas near bird on top are part of the artwork, not stains). Vintage box has slight warping and heavy wear.

 

Lot 1242 - Box with Drawer

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $46

Box with Drawer

Size: 12x9x5cm

Notes: Inlaid box with spring-loaded drawer. Side of drawer stamped "Fukasesei".

 

Lot 1243 - Box with Four-Way Drawer

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $265

Box with Four-Way Drawer
Second Drawer Photo

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: The center compartment/drawer opens in all four directions. Vintage puzzle (possibly pre-1900) shows extensive wear.

 

Lot 1244 - Coin Box with Handles

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $50

Coin Box with Handles
Coin Slot Photo

Size: 13x9x5cm

Notes: Sliding the handle on one end reveals a coin slot (see extra photo). 3 moves will open the box. Vintage box shows signs of wear, slight warping. What appears to be lose of veneer on top panel is actually part of the box design.

 

Lot 1245 - 20-Move Painted Box

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $93

20-Move Painted Box
Back Photo

Size: 15x10x7cm

Notes: 20 moves open this typical sliding-panel box. Glossy finish, average wear, and very slight warp of top/bottom panel edges.

 

Lot 1246 - Painted Box with Drawer

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $28

Painted Box with Drawer
Back Photo

Size: 14x9x6cm

Notes: Five moves opens the top compartment; two more moves opens the drawer. Average wear with minor warping.

 

Lot 1247 - Box with Drawer/Scotties

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $45

Box with Drawer/Scotties

Size: 12x8x4cm

Notes: Spring-loaded drawer with common 2-move mechanism. Noticeable surface wear; above average wear near kannuki.

 

Lot 1248 - Box with Kimono

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $92

Box with Kimono

Size: 10x10x6cm

Notes: 4-move box with kimono inlay on top. Includes instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1249 - Pentagonal Box

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $77

Pentagonal Box

Size: 12x12x6cm

Notes: 6-move box with unique pentagonal shape. Includes solution diagram.

 

Lot 1250 - Hexagonal Box

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

Hexagonal Box

Size: 13x11x6cm

Notes: 6-move box with unique hexagonal shape. Includes solution diagram.

 

Lot 1251 - Cigarette Dispenser

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $32

Cigarette Dispenser
Open Photo

Size: 11x8x8cm

Notes: Vintage box used to hold cigarettes. You cannot open the box, but can still get out a cigarette (see extra photo). Good finish despite significant wear. Noticeable crack at bottom of front panel (see photo), and continuing along the right panel as well.

 

Lot 1252 - Small Box

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $290

Small Box

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: 2-move, Ohkawa-style box. Movement is stiff but functional. Some wear around the kannuki, but otherwise in very good condition.

 

Lot 1253 - Die Coin Box

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $25

Die Coin Box

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Two moves opens the coin compartment. Surface is worn, some warping, separation and cracking.

 

Lot 1254 - Painted Box with Fuji/Flower

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $25

Painted Box with Fuji/Flower
Back Photo

Size: 12x8x4cm

Notes: Four moves open the compartment. Some wear and top panel is somewhat warped.

 

Lot 1255 - Three Book Bank

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $35

Three Book Bank

Size: 11x9x8cm

Notes: Spine of middle book opens to reveal coin slot. One additional move opens bottom of coin compartment. Surface shows wear and deterioration.

 

Lot 1256 - Box with Drawer and Secret Dial

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $176

Box with Drawer and Secret Dial
Dial Photo

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: This box does not work as intended. The top panel slides to reveal a hidden dial. Turning the dial should help open the secret drawer, but instead nothing happens. Someone familiar with the intended mechanism could restore it. Top panel is warped, not affecting the mechanism.

 

Lot 1257 - Fisher Icosahedron

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $698

Fisher Icosahedron by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: This is an original Tony Fisher Skewb transformation. Excellent condition and movement.

 

Lot 1258 - All Star

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $548

All Star by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 11x9x9cm

Notes: Designed by Stewart Coffin. Six dissimilar pieces forming a variety of shapes. Inside stamped "Interlocking Puzzles, 2001". Includes instruction sheet for the "star" and one other assemble (out of 32 possible assemblies).

 

Lot 1259 - Extended Cube

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $47

Extended Cube

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: This is a standard Rubik's Cube with a cubie glued to each face.

 

Lot 1260 - Bandaged Cube

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $54

Bandaged Cube

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: The finely ridged plastic surfaces indicate this is very likely the production version from Meffert's.

 

Lot 1261 - Skewb Diamond

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $80

Skewb Diamond by Meffert

Maker: Meffert

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Skewb transform in the shape of a regular octahedron.

 

Lot 1262 - Tony Fisher's Cylinder

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $454

Tony Fisher's Cylinder by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Rubik's Cube transformation by Tony Fisher.

 

Lot 1263 - Triamese 5x5x5

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Triamese 5x5x5 by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Size: 22x10x7cm

Notes: Three 5x5x5 Rubik's Cubes combined into one unit. Some labels are starting to peel slightly.

 

Lot 1265 - Stellated Skewb

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $427

Stellated Skewb

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: This unusual Skewb transform has a pyramid added to each square panel, giving the appearance of intersecting cube and octahedron.

 

Lot 1266 - IQ Magic Cube

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/10/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $6

IQ Magic Cube by Erno Rubik

Designer: Erno Rubik

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: An oversized Rubik's Cube. Of note is the compact (9x15cm) two-sided solution sheet!

 

Lot 1267 - Mini Siamese Cubes

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $14

Mini Siamese Cubes

Edge: 2cm

Notes: Keychain-sized Siamese cubes.

 

Lot 1268 - Truncated Octaminx

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $282

Truncated Octaminx by Tony Fisher

Maker: Tony Fisher

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: Pyraminx transform by Tony Fisher. A few label corners are starting to peel slightly.

 

Lot 1269 - Magic Ball Set

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $30

Magic Ball Set

Diameter: 6,7,9cm

Notes: Three different sizes of Magic Ball. All include original packaging.

 

Lot 1270 - Mad Triad

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $25

Mad Triad
Box Photo

Size: 19x19x4cm

Notes: 10 dials manipulate 36 colored and logoed pieces. Six matching and anti-matching challenges are given. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1271 - Ingenious Ball

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $91

Ingenious Ball

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: This is a sliding block puzzle on a sphere with 23 numbered and colored pieces. There are six rotating panels, each with four spaces. Many challenges are possible. Sealed in original packaging.

 

Lot 1272 - Rubik's Shells

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $32

Rubik's Shells

Size: 10x7x7cm

Notes: Japanese version with the name Prof. Rubik's Shell. Sealed in original packaging.

 

Lot 1273 - Labyrint

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $288

Labyrint by Hlavolam

Maker: Hlavolam

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Four rotating octahedrons and eight rotating tetrahedrons have red, white, and reflective faces. The goal is to arrange the pieces so that "you see the same color on both sides". Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 1274 - Rubik's Hello Kitty Cube

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $36

Rubik's Hello Kitty Cube

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Standard 2x2x2 cube with six different colored kitties. Sealed in original packaging.

 

Lot 1275 - Rolling Pin

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,409

Rolling Pin by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 20x6x6cm

Notes: The handle rotates and slides through a hidden maze inside the roller. But there are a couple exceptional tricks to be discovered and solved along the way. This is hand-made in brass and aluminum (not a reproduction).

 

Lot 1276 - Puzzle Box 10A-4

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $2,437

Puzzle Box 10A-4 by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 10x8x3cm

Notes: Corian box with drawer. The goal is to simply open the drawer. Includes hand-written solution.

 

Lot 1277 - Puzzle Box 5A-4

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $2,275

Puzzle Box 5A-4 by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 6x4x3cm

Notes: Two-tone Corian box. Goal is to separate the top and bottom to reveal the secret compartment.

 

Lot 1278 - Bottle with Arrow

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $115

Bottle with Arrow by Gary Foshee

Maker: Gary Foshee

Size: 20x19x6cm

Notes: This is a legitimate impossible object—the arrow goes through the bottle, but wooden arrow was not cut and re-glued. The hole in the bottle is about half the width of the arrowhead and tail.

 

Lot 1279 - Bottle with Cards and Arrow

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,263

Bottle with Cards and Arrow by Gary Foshee

Designer/Maker: Gary Foshee

Size: 19x14x7cm

Notes: This is a legitimate impossible object—the arrow goes through the bottle and a deck of playing cards, but the arrow was not cut and re-glued. The holes in the bottle and cards are about half the width of the arrowhead and tail.

 

Lot 1280 - r2d2

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $197

r2d2 by Roger

Designer/Maker: Roger

Size: 8x4x2cm

Notes: The goal is to move the small ball to the opposite channel.

 

Lot 1281 - alles roger

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $535

alles roger by Roger

Designer/Maker: Roger

Size: 8x4x2cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the small ball.

 

Lot 1282 - Domino Tower

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $220

Domino Tower by Oskar van Deventer
Pieces Photo

Maker: Oskar van Deventer

Size: 5x5xx4cm

Notes: Four identical pieces (each of a different color pattern) fit together with coordinate motion.

 

Lot 1283 - New Knot in a Bottle

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $251

New Knot in a Bottle by Tad Muroi / Allan Boardman

Designer: Tad Muroi
Maker: Allan Boardman

Stick length: 1cm

Notes: The 3-piece burr was designed by Tad Muroi and made of choc de koke. The pieces were individually inserted into the fingernail polish bottle and then reassembled.

 

Lot 1284 - Micro Diagonal Star

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $285

Micro Diagonal Star by Allan Boardman

Designer/Maker: Allan Boardman

Stick length: 5mm

Notes: This super-small 6-piece burr is completely functional. Includes plastic and foam storage case.

 

Lot 1285 - Double Semi-Maze

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $120

Winning bid: $1,789

Double Semi-Maze by R.D. Rose

Designer/Maker: R.D. Rose

Size: 6x6x5cm

Notes: Two pieces slide around the inside of the cylindrical maze. The goal is to rotate the pieces a full 360° and find the place where the pieces fit flush with the cylinder. It's also satisfying to simply enjoy the interesting movement of the pieces. Made from anodized aluminum.

 

Lot 1286 - Double Dovetail Square

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2007

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $721

Double Dovetail Square by R.D. Rose

Maker: R.D. Rose

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Separate the two halves of the cube locked by a dovetail joint. Made from anodized aluminum with one minor surface flaw (see photo).

 

Lot 1287 - X-Y-Z Burr

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $320

X-Y-Z Burr by R.D. Rose
Open Photo

Maker: R.D. Rose

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Three identical pieces form a burr with coordinate motion. Made from anodized aluminum.

 

Lot 1288 - Iso-Crate

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $1,229

Iso-Crate by R.D. Rose

Maker: R.D. Rose

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Eight L-tetrominoes form a cube frame. Each piece has magnets at the ends and at the elbow; the challenge is to arrange the magnets' polarity so that the cube stays solid. Made from anodized aluminum.

 

Lot 1289 - Cube & String

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $62

Cube & String by Tadao Muroi

Designer/Maker: Tadao Muroi

Edge: 4cm

Notes: You must thread the string through the cube in the pattern shown. Includes original letter and instructions.

 

Lot 1290 - Mongolian Turtle

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $282

Mongolian Turtle

Size: 12x11x5cm

Notes: Eight moves to remove the key piece.

 

Lot 1291 - String & Ring Puzzle

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $75

String & Ring Puzzle by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 22x4cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the center ring. Hand-made with chromed steel.

 

Lot 1292 - Large Nail Puzzle Set

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $13

Large Nail Puzzle Set

Size: 15x4cm

Notes: Three nail puzzles; in each case the goal is to separate the pieces and then return them to their initial state.

 

Lot 1293 - Arctic Circle

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $60

Arctic Circle by Lambert Bright

Designer/Maker: Lambert Bright

Size: 8x6cm

Notes: Remove the ring from plastic polar bear and killer whale.

 

Lot 1294 - Woutertje

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $32

Woutertje

Size: 10x10x3cm

Notes: Remove the wooden ring from the entanglement. Includes Dutch solution instructions.

 

Lot 1295 - Puzzle Pouch

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $93

Puzzle Pouch
Unzipped Photo

Size: 13x8x1cm

Notes: This clever pouch is made with just a single zipper.

 

Lot 1296 - Image

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2007

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $244

Image by Hanayama

Maker: Hanayama

Size: 8x7x6cm

Notes: Five holey acrylic hexagons and four cylinders fit together on a stand and post. Includes original box and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 1298 - Pentasticks

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2007

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $457

Pentasticks by Oskar van Deventer / Jean Carle
Open Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Jean Carle

Size: 14x13x3cm

Notes: Five 4-layered pieces fit together to form a regular pentagon. Assembly requires complex coordinate motion (see extra photo). Movement is somewhat sticky.

 

Lot 1299 - Six Part Burr (var 2-8)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

Six Part Burr (var 2-8) by Hidekuni Tamura
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hidekuni Tamura

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six pieces form a burr shape. But this is not a typical burr since the pieces only go half-way through the puzzle. Inscribed "Var 2-8, H. Tamura". Puzzle is packed and shipped disassembled. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 1300 - Eight Segment Burr (var 2-1)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $211

Eight Segment Burr (var 2-1) by Hidekuni Tamura
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hidekuni Tamura

Size: 10x8x8cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a burr shape. But this is not a typical burr since the pieces only go half-way through the puzzle. Inscribed "II Var 2-1, H. Tamura". Puzzle is packed and shipped disassembled. Includes information sheet with assembly notes.

 

Lot 1301 - Twelve Piece Box (comb. 12)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $77

Twelve Piece Box (comb. 12) by Hidekuni Tamura
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hidekuni Tamura

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 12 pieces form a burr shape. But this is not a typical burr since the pieces only go half-way through the puzzle. The hollow center is filled with a special cube. Inscribed "IPP.21, II Comb. 12, H. Tamura". Puzzle is packed and shipped disassembled. This is the same shape as lot 1302, but a different set of pieces. Includes information sheet with assembly notes.

 

Lot 1302 - Twelve Piece Box (comb. 4)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $272

Twelve Piece Box (comb. 4) by Hidekuni Tamura
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hidekuni Tamura

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 12 pieces form a burr shape. But this is not a typical burr since the pieces only go half-way through the puzzle. The hollow center is filled with a special cube. Inscribed "IPP21, II Comb.4, H. Tamura". Puzzle is packed and shipped disassembled. This is the same shape as lot 1301, but a different set of pieces. Includes information sheet with assembly notes.

 

Lot 1303 - Ten Segment Burr (var 2-1)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $138

Ten Segment Burr (var 2-1) by Hidekuni Tamura
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hidekuni Tamura

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: 10 pieces form a burr shape. But this is not a typical burr since the pieces only go half-way through the puzzle. Inscribed "III Var 2-1, H. Tamura". Puzzle is packed and shipped disassembled. Includes information sheet with assembly notes. Note: lot 1306 has the same appearance but uses a different set of pieces and made by a different manufacturer (Pelikan).

 

Lot 1304 - 14 Segment Burr (var 1-1)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $142

14 Segment Burr (var 1-1) by Hidekuni Tamura
Photo

Designer/Maker: Hidekuni Tamura

Size: 12x10x8cm

Notes: 14 pieces form a burr shape. But this is not a typical burr since the pieces only go half-way through the puzzle. Inscribed "IV Var 1-1, H. Tamura". Puzzle is packed and shipped disassembled. Includes information sheet with assembly notes. Note: lot 1305 is the same design but made by a different manufacturer (Pelikan).

 

Lot 1305 - 14 Segment Burr

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $648

14 Segment Burr by Hidekuni Tamura / Pelikan

Designer: Hidekuni Tamura
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 12x10x8cm

Notes: 14 pieces form a burr shape. But this is not a typical burr since the pieces only go half-way through the puzzle. Puzzle is packed and shipped disassembled. Includes information sheet with assembly notes. Note: lot 1304 is the same design (var 1-1) but made by a different manufacturer (Tamura).

 

Lot 1306 - 10 Segment Burr

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $566

10 Segment Burr by Hidekuni Tamura / Pelikan

Designer: Hidekuni Tamura
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: 10 pieces form a burr shape. But this is not a typical burr since the pieces only go half-way through the puzzle. Includes information sheet with assembly notes. Note: lot 1303 has the same appearance but uses a different set of pieces and made by a different manufacturer (Tamura).

 

Lot 1307 - Six Part Box (ver 3bb-1)

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $338

Six Part Box (ver 3bb-1) by Hidekuni Tamura
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hidekuni Tamura

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six pieces form a box shape. The hollow center is filled with a special cube. Inscribed "Ver 3bb-1, H. Tamura". Includes information sheet with assembly notes.

 

Lot 1324 - No Nukes!

Phase: 10

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $562

No Nukes! by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 14x14x14cm

Notes: This is the first of the "out-of-plane" board burr designs. The pieces by themselves are not special; but with the out-of-plane extensions the result is a unique level 16-16-8 assembly. Shown slightly disassembled. Made from maple and jarrah.

 

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