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Lot 788 - 1-Drawer Russian Trick Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $265

1-Drawer Russian Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 13x10x9cm

Notes: This box has one regular compartment and one secret drawer. Smooth, glossy finish.

 

Lot 1327 - Iso-Prism (101-A)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $918

Iso-Prism (101-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 12 dissimilar pieces fit together similar to Twelve-Piece Separation. This is same as Isosceles (101) but with the gaps filled in. Unlike Triangular Prism, the cross-section is isosceles (50°, 65°, 65°) rather than equilateral. Made in camphor, and still has a nice aroma! Includes original box.

 

Lot 1328 - Wunder Bar

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $800

Wunder Bar by Stewart Coffin
Separated Halves Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 11cm

Notes: This is very rare, produced in 1973 before the formal numbering scheme, mentioned briefly in the two most recent AP-ART Compendiums. There are six pieces, each made of three connected and mutually perpendicular sticks, assembling four different ways. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1329 - Seven-Piece Hexsticks (159)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $218

Seven-Piece Hexsticks (159) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Seven pieces (five are glued pairs) made of hexagonal sticks, with a unique assembly. This is an improved version of Sticky Sticks, which is an improved version of Stucksticks, which is an improved version of Hexsticks. Inscribed "159, STC, 2000, LIMBA". One of ten made from limba. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1330 - Super Sleeper-Stopper (43) w/Leather Cord

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/26/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $2,667

Super Sleeper-Stopper (43) w/Leather Cord by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x5x4cm

Notes: One of few rare entanglement puzzles by Coffin. The goal is to move the bead from one end of the cord to the other. The design is an improvement (complication) of a classic design. The block is made of purpleheart, cherry, and satinwood; the bead is made of rosewood; the cord is made of leather. This is the same design as lot 1331 but with different materials. Block stamped "AP-ART". Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 1331 - Super Sleeper-Stopper (43) w/Nylon Cord

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $185

Super Sleeper-Stopper (43) w/Nylon Cord by Stewart Coffin
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x5x4cm

Notes: One of few rare entanglement puzzles by Coffin. The goal is to move the bead from one end of the cord to the other. The design is an improvement (complication) of a classic design. The block is made of walnut, purpleheart, and satinwood; the cord is made of nylon. This is the same design as lot 1330 but with different materials. Block stamped "AP-ART", with minor scratches on one side (see reverse photo). Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1332 - Peanut (67)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $1,383

Peanut (67) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six different (some shown in pairs in extra photo) pieces form an octahedral cluster, or a variety of other shapes. Piece #2 is a mirror image of what appears in the Compendium. Made from mahogany. These pieces can be combined with those from the Peanut Set (lot 1333) to make larger shapes.

 

Lot 1333 - Peanut Set (67-X)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $3,300

Peanut Set (67-X) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Block diameter: 6cm

Notes: Six Peanut pieces plus two end pieces (each half of a regular piece) make this construction set. One is piece #3 and another is a mirror image of piece #6; otherwise these are different from the standard Peanut pieces. And unlike the Peanut, possible shapes can now include "snakes". This set can be combined with Peanut (lot 1332) to make even larger shapes. Made form mahogany.

 

Lot 1334 - Interrupted Slide (40)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $245

Interrupted Slide (40) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Standard burr made of six dissimilar pieces. Easy to disassemble, harder to put back together (only one of nine candidate assemblies will work). Pieces numbered in pencil. Made from golden bilinga. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1335 - Incongruous Burr (102)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $340

Incongruous Burr (102) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr with rhombic cross-section instead of square, preventing the traditional assembly; one piece has an extra notch. Inscribed "#102, STC, 1994". Made in cherry (later made as an IPP exchange puzzle using different wood). Includes original box and draft of IPP information letter.

 

Lot 1336 - Coffin's Improved Burr (36)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $235

Coffin's Improved Burr (36) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Standard burr made of six dissimilar pieces. Coffin's first standard burr with internal holes; level 2-3. Pieces are numbered in pencil. Include original box and information sheet. Minor water stain on the end of one stick (visible in the front of photo).

 

Lot 1337 - Random Rods

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/28/2008

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $625

Random Rods by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x6x6cm

Notes: Ten rods of various lengths fit into the four holes. This is a unique piece, not found in the normal numbering scheme. Top stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 1338 - Exotic Magic Square

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $12,345

Exotic Magic Square by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 11x11x3cm

Notes: Nine pieces (seven tromino, two domino) made in fancy woods fit together to form a Latin square. This is a unique piece, not found in the normal numbering scheme. Top stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 1339 - Triples (TW29)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $550

Winning bid: $8,767

Triples (TW29) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Six triples and one single piece pack into the box. There is lots of empty space, but is much more difficult that it appears. The box is stamped with TW logo. Pieces made from black palmira; box made from African padauk. Includes original certificate and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1340 - 5 to 3 Never Ending (NY30)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,625

5 to 3 Never Ending (NY30) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: Eight Octomino pieces pack to fill a cube. Pieces made from black walnut; box made from North American tulip wood, with lemonwood and mahogany initial. Box stamped with TW logo. Includes original certificate and information sheet.

 

Lot 1341 - TETRO (33)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,125

TETRO (33) by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x4cm

Notes: Eight checkered tetracubes assemble in a variety of patterns, including 4x4x2 and 8x2x2 blocks. Pieces made from brown oak and European ash; box made from European oak and African walnut. Lid stamped with TW logo. Includes original information sheet, certificate, and solution diagram (8x2x2 block only).

 

Lot 1342 - Plate & Rod Puzzle

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $1,771

Plate & Rod Puzzle by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x4cm

Notes: Six plates and nine rods fit into the box. Plates made from cedar of Lebanon; rods made of European walnut; box made from European beech and oak. Very nicely finished. Top stamped with TW logo. Includes original information sheet and certificate.

 

Lot 1343 - Oskar's Blocks (OD40)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 3/1/2008

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $2,100

Oskar's Blocks (OD40) by Oskar van Deventer / Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Three cubical pieces interlock. Pieces made from santos rosewood and cherry. Includes original information sheet and certificate.

 

Lot 1344 - Double Sake (TW43)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $1,327

Double Sake (TW43) by Trevor Wood and Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Designer: Trevor Wood and Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 14x9x8cm

Notes: Pack the eight pentominoes into one of the two 4x4x3 compartments (each with eight fixed cubes). One compartment was designed by Nob; the other by Trevor. "T Wood" and TW logo stamped on base. Box made of padauk with tarara top and North American tulipwood fixed cubes. Pentominoes made of sycamore, elm, pucte, black walnut, Jaguar's ear, bubinga, wenge, and Australian pear. Both solutions are very tight due to the U pentomino. Includes original information sheet, certificate, and solutions diagrams.

 

Lot 1345 - Wim's Puzzle Mat

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $877

Wim's Puzzle Mat by Vim Zwaan / Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Designer: Vim Zwaan
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 16x16x4cm

Notes: 13 unique pieces (see extra photo) form a checkered pattern. Three additional challenges are given. Pieces are made form pao amarillo and black walnut; tray is made from oak with paldao top. Bottom stamped "T.Wood" and with TW logo. Includes original information certificate, extra puzzle diagrams, and solution sheet (tray assembly only).

 

Lot 1346 - 3-Piece Burr Cross

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $340

3-Piece Burr Cross by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x4x4cm

Notes: Three-piece burr extended to form a cross. Rare design (not in Trevor's numbering scheme).

 

Lot 1347 - Large Push-Up Box (N-9)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $3,280

Large Push-Up Box (N-9) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 12x9x7cm

Notes: Six-move push-up box. Excellent condition. Includes original box and solution photos.

 

Lot 1348 - Kennedy Tobacco Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $3,100

Kennedy Tobacco Box by Karakuri Creation Group / Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer: Karakuri Creation Group
Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 23x12x9cm

Notes: This is a beautiful remake of the Kennedy Tobacco Box puzzles that appeared in Hakone after the 1963 assassination. When the box is opened and a button pressed: a dirge is played, a skeleton appears, and eventually a cigarette is presented vertically (see photo). A wooden cigarette pack and lighter (both inoperable) are also included. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1349 - Rotation Box (CS-8)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $290

Rotation Box (CS-8) by Fumio Tsuburai / Tetsuo Miyamoto
Open Photo

Designer: Fumio Tsuburai
Maker: Tetsuo Miyamoto

Size: 13x9x7cm

Notes: Starts out like a typical box, but then comes a very unusual rotation move. From the collaborative Creative Secret Box project of the Karakuri Group. Crafted from walnut and magnolia. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 1350 - Popping Up (CS-3-1)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Popping Up (CS-3-1) by Atsusi Katagiri and Hideto Satou / Tetsuo Miyamoto
Open Photo

Designer: Atsusi Katagiri and Hideto Satou
Maker: Tetsuo Miyamoto

Size: 14x8x7cm

Notes: The unique 5-move mechanism originally appeared in the Mechanism Box '98 (see lot 1355). This version was made in 2003 as part of the collaborative Creative Secret Box project of the Karakuri Group. Crafted from walnut and magnolia. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 1351 - Karakuri Small Box No. 3 (KK-3)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $51

Karakuri Small Box No. 3 (KK-3) by Karakuri Creation Group
Photo

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 6x5x4cm

Notes: 4-move box with simple yet elegant pop-up mechanism. Third in a series of small, inexpensive boxes created through a collaborative effort of the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1352 - Large Trick Bank Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $60

Large Trick Bank Box
Photo

Size: 29x10x6cm

Notes: 10-move box with a coin slot in top panel. Standard koyosegi patterns.

 

Lot 1353 - Cube in Cage 333 II

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $422

Cube in Cage 333 II by Mineyuki Uyematsu / Taichi Tsuchiya

Designer: Mineyuki Uyematsu
Maker: Taichi Tsuchiya

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Each of the four cubes disassembles and then can be reassembled inside of the 3-piece cage. An extra mini-cage is included (see middle of photo). This won the jury's Grand Prize at the 2003 IPP Design Competition. Includes original box and hints/solution sheet.

 

Lot 1354 - Regular Polyhedron Set

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/28/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $495

Regular Polyhedron Set by Kizuna

Maker: Kizuna

Edge: 6-8cm

Notes: Three puzzles all with the same theme: a long string is used to bind wooden panels to form the faces of a polyhedron. The goal is to do so using a Eulerean path (using all of the grooves just once) and also without crossing at intersections. The Cube and Rhombic Dodecahedron also have a clever mechanism for locking down the loose end of the string (shown). Cube and Icosahedron include original boxes (shown). The pieces from the icosahedron set can also be used to build a tetrahedron and octahedron.

 

Lot 1355 - Mechanism Box '98

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $112

Mechanism Box '98 by Atsusi Katagiri and Hideto Satou
Open Photo

Designer: Atsusi Katagiri and Hideto Satou

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: A 5-move box with a unique mechanism. (Five years later a new version was made by the Karakuri Creation Group; see lot 1350.) Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1356 - 10-Move Trick Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/26/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

10-Move Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: 10-move box with standard koyosegi patterns. Includes original plastic wrap and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1357 - Small 14-Move Trick Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $32

Small 14-Move Trick Box

Size: 4x3x2cm

Notes: Small 14-move trick box. Appears like one made by Okiyama, but there is no provenance.

 

Lot 1358 - Bin Cross

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $425

Bin Cross by Bill Cutler / Toyo Glass

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x11x11cm

Notes: Six-piece burr has multiple assemblies outside of glass, but unique assembly inside of glass. Problems with cutting the holes caused commercial production of this puzzle to be suspended, making this one of the rarer Toyo Glass puzzles.

 

Lot 1359 - Magical Bottle (Double Super)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $55

Magical Bottle (Double Super) by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 26x8x8cm

Notes: The goal is to unscrew the four nuts inside the bottle without touching them, so that you may remove the wooden dowel. Then of course you must also figure out how to completely reassemble the puzzle! Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1360 - Three Animals at Play

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Three Animals at Play by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 10x9x3cm

Notes: Depending on how you stand the glass sculpture, you can see either a duck, rabbit, or dolphin. Includes original presentation box.

 

Lot 1361 - Vagabond

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 3/1/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $148

Vagabond by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: The goal of this dexterity puzzle is to roll one of the two marbles to the top of the cone. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1362 - Mini Solitaire

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/26/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $232

Mini Solitaire by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: 12-marble solitaire puzzle. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1363 - Mini Solitaire (Triangle)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $232

Mini Solitaire (Triangle) by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: 10-marble solitaire puzzle. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1364 - It's a Septet!

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $125

It's a Septet! by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: The goal is to place seven marbles in sequence, each time placing a marble in an empty space then immediately moving it to a connected space. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1365 - Pick'Em Up

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $96

Pick'Em Up by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: The challenge is to pull one of the three metal balls from one of the two holes using just your fingers, making six levels of difficulty. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1366 - Neighbors

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 3/1/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $158

Neighbors by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: Place the marbles into the tray one at a time with the following rule: a marble cannot be placed on or next to a marble or empty space of the same color. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1367 - Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 3/3/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $198

Slow and Steady Wins the Race by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: The goal of this dexterity puzzle is to simultaneously roll the two marbles to the top of the paths. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1368 - The Star of David

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $117

The Star of David by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: 13-marble solitaire puzzle on a hexagonal grid. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1369 - Tricolor Cross

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/26/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $270

Tricolor Cross by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: The goal of this dexterity puzzle is to get the five marbles into the corresponding holes. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1370 - Altekruse Cube

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/29/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $345

Altekruse Cube by Jerry McFarland
Partially Opened Photo

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 16-pieces assemble similar to the Altekruse to form a cube. This is the same internal design as the Altekruse Surprise, except the corners are enlarged to complete the cube. Includes original information sheet and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1371 - Notched Corner Cube

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $120

Winning bid: $267

Notched Corner Cube by Jerry McFarland

Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 20 pieces assemble to form a cube. The internal structure was inspired by the classic barrel interlocking puzzle, but here the corners pieces are also interlocking rather than glued into place. Includes original information sheet and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1372 - 18-Piece II

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $129

18-Piece II by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 18 piece form a burr shape. Made from walnut, mahogany, and maple. One stick had a corner chipped and re-glued. Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1373 - 3-Hole Level 7 Burr

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $47

3-Hole Level 7 Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level-7 burr with unique assembly. Design found by computer search. Made from cherry. Includes original assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1374 - Bill's Ball-Bearing Burr

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $33

Bill's Ball-Bearing Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level-3 six piece burr; two ball bearings are placed inside, making it hard to find even the first move. Made from oak. Includes original assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1375 - U-Nam-It Burr

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $145

U-Nam-It Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland
Expanded Photo

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 6-piece burr. Three pieces have diagonal cuts and assemble with coordinate motion. Made from walnut. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 1376 - Swiss Cow (Vache Rouge)

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/28/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $157

Swiss Cow (Vache Rouge) by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 10x7x4cm

Notes: Wood interlocking puzzle shaped like a cow and colored like the Swiss flag.

 

Lot 1377 - Campanile

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $180

Campanile by Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tetau / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tetau
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 21x5x5cm

Notes: Ten pieces fit in the tower. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1378 - Escalon

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/28/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $198

Escalon by Jost Hänny / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jost Hänny
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 14x3x3cm

Notes: Seven pieces spiral together to make a tower. The fit is just slightly off (see separation at top of tower in photo). Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1379 - Käse Puzzle

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $150

Käse Puzzle by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 14x14x1cm

Notes: 16 pieces make a 4x4 jigsaw. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1380 - Punktum

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $143

Punktum by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Diameter: 24cm

Notes: Place the six triangles so that specific color patterns appears; 26 challenges are given. Includes original box and information booklet.

 

Lot 1381 - Favus

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $180

Favus by Toshiaki Betsumiya / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Toshiaki Betsumiya
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 9x12x8cm

Notes: 12 pieces (each made of three rhombic prisms) can build a 3-level hexagonal tower. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1382 - One Way

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $111

One Way by Henry Adams / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Henry Adams
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 14x6x3cm

Notes: Five pieces form a variety of shapes. Seven challenges are given, each can be made in only "one way"! With an extra set, five additional challenges are given. Includes tray (tight fit), original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1383 - Tower of Hanoi

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $15

Tower of Hanoi by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 12x11x9cm

Notes: 9-level Tower of Hanoi. Not up to normal Naef design standards: made of unfinished wood, and disks have irregular radii. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1384 - Hex-Eck

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $58

Hex-Eck by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Diameter: 18cm

Notes: The goal is to make a specific shape, placing the hexagons so that the edge colors match. Nine challenges are given. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1385 - Ankor

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/17/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

Ankor by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 24x18x1cm

Notes: Nine checkered plywood pieces can be arranged to form a variety of shapes; 46 challenges are given.

 

Lot 1386 - 2-Color Dinosaur Cube

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $320

2-Color Dinosaur Cube

Size: 5cm

Notes: Rare Dino Cube with only two colors (no dinosaurs). This is an original from approximately 10 years ago, not a recent copy or transform. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1389 - Pantheon, Triangle and Global Mazes

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/26/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

Pantheon, Triangle and Global Mazes by Epoch

Maker: Epoch

Box size: 12cm

Notes: For each maze, put a small ball into the entrance then try to get it out the exit. Each include original packaging with Japanese instructions. (Pantheon and Triangle are also available in lot 1390.)

 

Lot 1390 - Pantheon and Triangle Mazes

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/26/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $43

Pantheon and Triangle Mazes

Box sizes: 7-9cm

Notes: For each maze, put a small ball into the entrance then try to get it out the exit. Although the packaging is completely different and with different names (Rectangular Puzzle and Crystal Puzzle), these are the same puzzles as Pantheon and Triangle from lot 1389.

 

Lot 1391 - Maze Paperweight

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/28/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $400

Maze Paperweight by Ron Ashfield / Hurley Style Ltd.
Box Photo

Designer: Ron Ashfield
Maker: Hurley Style Ltd.

Size: 12x7x7cm

Notes: The goal is to move the small ball between the two marked positions on either end of the maze. Made with Lake District green slatestone. Includes original felt box (see extra photo) and information card.

 

Lot 1392 - Amazers

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 3/3/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $198

Amazers by Tilton Toys

Maker: Tilton Toys

Diameter: 24cm

Notes: Goal is to move the ball from start to finish along the red path. To move the ball, you must rotate the clear layer and coordinate the two paths to progress the ball, which may require some amount of planning and backtracking (similar to Oskar van Deventer's Mysterians). Includes original packaging and instructions.

 

Lot 1393 - The Buxton Space Maze

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $436

The Buxton Space Maze by Buxton Enterprises

Maker: Buxton Enterprises

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Insert two rods into the cube, then you can insert the space shuttle so that it slides between the two rods. Then insert the next pair of rods so that they intersect the space shuttle at some desired location. Now the first two rods can be removed and the space shuttle can continue in a new, orthogonal direction. Continue doing this until the space shuttle makes it to the exit. Includes original packaging with instructions.

 

Lot 1394 - Maze-Ten

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $80

Maze-Ten

Size: 11x7x5cm

Notes: Very challenging internal maze. The body of the puzzle is made of 10 rotating tubes, each with some number of holes that will allow the steel ball to pass between them--as long as the corresponding holes are aligned. Without seeing, you must rotate the tubes and move the ball toward the goal. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1395 - Labyrinth

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 3/2/2008

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $144

Labyrinth

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Two balls run simultaneously though the 3D maze. Includes original box and mutli-lingual instructions.

 

Lot 1396 - Pentomino Set

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $66

Pentomino Set by Interlocking Puzzles

Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 13x11x8cm

Notes: Full 12 pentomino set made in contrasting woods. U-pentomino stamped "interlocking puzzles". Includes original box.

 

Lot 1397 - Patio Block Variation

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $144

Patio Block Variation by Stewart Coffin / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Eight pieces, each made of two 2x2x1 tiles, assemble to form a cube. Two of the pieces in this version are different from Coffin's original design. Pieces made from two contrasting woods; one piece stamped "interlocking puzzles".

 

Lot 1398 - Twin Pentominoes Into a Light Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/26/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $210

Twin Pentominoes Into a Light Box by Primitivo Familiar Ramos / Interlocking Puzzles
Photo

Designer: Primitivo Familiar Ramos
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Of the 17 non-planar pentacubes, 12 are mirror-image pairs. These 12 pieces pack together inside the 5x5x4 frame. Made from walnut and guatam. One piece stamped "interlocking puzzles". Includes information sheet and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1399 - Leftover Block Puzzle

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 3/1/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $2,445

Leftover Block Puzzle by Stewart Coffin / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: This design is mentioned in The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections, but is not a numbered design. 14 truncated rhombic dodecahedra are combined to make five puzzle pieces. These pieces can make (roughly) a cube, square pyramid, rectangular pyramid, a tetrahedron (using four of the pieces), and another cube (by omitting the single-unit piece). Made from mahogany; one piece stamped "interlocking puzzles".

 

Lot 1400 - Make a Square

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $215

Make a Square by Wayne Daniel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Wayne Daniel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Square size: 7cm

Notes: Make a square and 10 other shapes or combinations of shapes (some are tricks). Includes information card describing the challenges.

 

Lot 1401 - Cublock

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $215

Cublock by Tom Lensch

Designer/Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Goal is to separate the two halves. Parts of the mechanism can be viewed through the plastic rods. Made from mahogany. This was also an IPP21 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 1402 - Caged Knot

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $567

Caged Knot by Tom Jolly / Josef Pelikan

Designer: Tom Jolly
Maker: Josef Pelikan

Edge: 7cm

Notes: A three-piece burr becomes challenging when assembled include a cubic cage. Cage made from masaranduba; pieces made from ash. Later appeared as an IPP25 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 1403 - Kei Cube Jr. 1-4C

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $151

Kei Cube Jr. 1-4C by Hidekuni Tamura / Pelikan

Designer: Hidekuni Tamura
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Unusual cube construction made with fancy woods. This is the same as one puzzle in a previous set (lot 1075).

 

Lot 1404 - Pentom(I)no

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $445

Pentom(I)no by Mitsuhiro Odawara / Pelikan
Cube Photo

Designer: Mitsuhiro Odawara
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 7cm

Notes: The 11 non-linear pentomino pieces fit inside the cube shell. Nine unit cubes are glued to the edges and fill the remaining space. Finding the orientation and sequencing required to assemble the cube is quite challenging. Pieces are made from all different fancy woods.

 

Lot 1405 - Two by Three Type-L

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $80

Two by Three Type-L by Juno Yananose / Eric Fuller

Designer: Juno Yananose
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Six piece burr, separates into two halves. Made from pau amarillo. Same design as lot 833 (but different craftsman). Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1406 - Double Puzzle

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $185

Double Puzzle by Charles O. Perry
Detail Photo

Designer: Charles O. Perry

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Separate the six (brass and plastic) rods. Charles Perry is a renowned architect and sculptor, with a handful of puzzle designs to his credit. Includes original green felt storage sack and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1407 - Coral and Sweet

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $25

Coral and Sweet by Akio Yamamoto / Hanayama

Designer: Akio Yamamoto
Maker: Hanayama

Box size: 7x5x2cm

Notes: Two keychain puzzles from the CAST series. Sweet is a smaller and simpler version of Amour. Both are challenging and require very precise positioning of the pieces to progress from one step to the next. Includes information sheet with solution diagrams. Used as an IPP20 Exchange gift.

 

Lot 1408 - Kotani Cube

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $162

Kotani Cube by Yoshiyuki Kotani / Naoyuki Iwase
Open Photo

Designer: Yoshiyuki Kotani
Maker: Naoyuki Iwase

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Each face is connected to a polyomino with three to five cubes; the six pieces combine to form a 3x3x3 cube (with no voids). Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 1409 - Big Knot

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $205

Big Knot by Oskar van Deventer / Naoyuki Iwase

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Naoyuki Iwase

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 12 pieces serially interlock to form a cubic burr. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 1410 - Dovetail Burr

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $203

Dovetail Burr by Robert Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 9cm

Notes: Six piece burr with adjacent sticks interlocked by a long dovetail joint. Made from mahogany and beech. One piece stamped with PM logo. Used as an Exchange puzzle at IPP20. Limited edition of 200. Includes original cloth bag, and information and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1411 - For Your Own SAKE

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $68

For Your Own SAKE by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: 12 squashed T pentominoes pack into the 4x4x4 sake box (with four voids). Includes original box and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 1412 - Tree Puzzle

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $39

Tree Puzzle by Wm F. Drueke & Sons

Maker: Wm F. Drueke & Sons

Size: 16x16x2cm

Notes: An eight-level Tower of Hanoi puzzle using sticks instead of disks. Made from contrasting woods. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1413 - Chinese Fang

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Chinese Fang by Lookina

Maker: Lookina

Size: 15x13x10cm

Notes: 34 pieces interlock to form a Chinese fang. Includes original box and booklet describing other puzzles from Lookina.

 

Lot 1414 - Table Teaser

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $43

Table Teaser by Highland Games
Ring Photo

Maker: Highland Games

Edge: 3cm

Notes: Loop of cloth ribbon with wood triangles to fold like a flexagon, and a magnetic closure to keep the ends in place. The goal is to make either a coaster or napkin ring so that it is all one color, then change the color entirely only by folding. Includes original information card.

 

Lot 1415 - Cube Puzzle Set

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $25

Cube Puzzle Set by Wellingtons Ltd.

Maker: Wellingtons Ltd.

Edge: 4cm

Notes: Three cube arrangement puzzles:

  • Double Cross - Arrange the cube is a square so that valid 12x12 crossword diagrams are on top and on the bottom. Additionally, the across words on the top will be the down words on the bottom, and vice versa.
  • Son of Cuss - Arrange the cubes to show at least 24 different four-letter words.
  • Bananas - Arrange the cubes to show four complete bananas, each with a label.
 

Lot 1416 - The Spiral Stair Puzzle

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $38

The Spiral Stair Puzzle by Architest

Maker: Architest

Size: 21x12x9cm

Notes: The goal is to build a spiral staircase using the supporting materials. Due to some problems (central dowel does not fit firmly into the base and its intermediate support step is not at the correct height) the challenge is impossible to accomplish as described. Some woodworking is required to repair these issues. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 1417 - Conquest

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2008

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $22

Conquest by Pacific Game Company

Maker: Pacific Game Company

Size: 20x20x2cm

Notes: This is a physical version of the classic knights tour problem. Includes original box (dated 1967), knight piece, and plastic checkers to track your progress.

 

Lot 1418 - La Couronne

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $40

La Couronne by L'Arbre a Jouer

Maker: L'Arbre a Jouer

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: Also known as The Crown. The goal is to exchange the positions of the rings and the balls. Includes French solutions sheet.

 

Lot 1419 - Japanese Sliding Piece Puzzles

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $87

Japanese Sliding Piece Puzzles
ABC Puzzle Photo

Size: 12x7x3cm

Notes: Vintage Japanese box with a sliding piece puzzle on each side. One side has a numeric version of the Perplexity Puzzle; the other side (see extra photo) has a 27 piece sliding block puzzle. Some veneer on top panel is peeling; bottom panel (Fuji) is in very good condition.

 

Lot 1420 - Rubik's Master Magic

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $11

Rubik's Master Magic by Erno Rubik / Matchbox

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Matchbox

Size: 32x10x1cm

Notes: 12-panel version of Rubik's Magic.

 

Lot 1421 - Two Yoshimoto Cubes

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $83

Two Yoshimoto Cubes by Naoki Yoshimoto

Designer: Naoki Yoshimoto

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Two classic cube dissections by Yoshimoto. The cube on the left is a chain of 12 identical pyramids. The cube on the right is actually 2 identical chains of 8 half-cubes, with one fitting inside the other.

 

Lot 1422 - 1-Drawer Russian Trick Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $120

1-Drawer Russian Trick Box

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: This box has one trick drawer. Smooth, glossy finish; scratch on top (visible in photo).

 

Lot 1423 - 3-Drawer Russian Trick Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $2,837

3-Drawer Russian Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 15x10x11cm

Notes: This box has one regular compartment, one trick drawer, and one hidden drawer (not shown in extra photo). Smooth, glossy finish.

 

Lot 1424 - 2-Drawer Russian Trick Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $325

2-Drawer Russian Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 19x13x10cm

Notes: This box has one regular compartment and two trick drawers. Smooth, glossy finish.

 

Lot 1425 - Large 4-Drawer Russian Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $4,975

Large 4-Drawer Russian Box
Open Photo

Size: 22x17x18cm

Notes: This large box has one regular compartment, three trick drawers, and one hidden drawer. Smooth, glossy finish.

 

Lot 1426 - Two-Level Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $152

Two-Level Sorrento Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 21x13x12cm

Notes: Inlaid trim on lid. Lid includes a collage of photos of Napoli. Other markings are painted. Finish is very good, with only minor wear. Interior is unusual (see extra photo) with swinging trays that reveal a lower level (the same as lot 424).

 

Lot 1427 - Psycho Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $8

Psycho Box

Size: 14x7x3cm

Notes: Smooth finish with some wear. Psycho mechanism does not lock. Cover image inscribed "ELY CATHEDRAL." Rear image (not shown) inscribed "ELY CATHL FROM THE MARKET PLACE."

 

Lot 1428 - Coin Bank

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $10

Coin Bank
Damaged Opening Photo

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: Coin slot in front, and secret opening to remove the box contents. Normal wear except for damage around opening (see extra photo).

 

Lot 1429 - Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $27

Sorrento-Style Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 9x6x7cm

Notes: Appears to be a vintage Japanese box. Significant surface wear, and evidence of small repair on right side panel (not shown).

 

Lot 1430 - Small Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/28/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $64

Small Sorrento Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 7x6x4cm

Notes: Patterns on front and top are painted. Very good condition except for a light scratch on top (visible in upper left of photo). Not the typical Sorrento box mechanism: solution is just two moves.

 

Lot 1431 - Trick Book Japanese Coin Bank

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $22

Trick Book Japanese Coin Bank
Open Photo

Size: 9x6x4cm

Notes: Two moves to open lid. Good condition except that lid is very loose and with little effort can be removed without the first move.

 

Lot 1432 - Trick Book

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $419

Trick Book
Open Photo

Size: 14x9x2cm

Notes: Three moves to open a secret compartment. Glossy finish has light wear, but otherwise is very good.

 

Lot 1433 - Trick Book

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Trick Book
Open Photo

Size: 13x9x3cm

Notes: One move to open secret compartment. Some wear around opening can give away the trick. Otherwise finish is very good.

 

Lot 1434 - Trick Book Bank

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $32

Trick Book Bank
Photo

Size: 15x11x2cm

Notes: Coin slot at top end of box; one move to uncover coin exit. Finish is average and worn. Simulation of book pages is done very well.

 

Lot 1435 - Trick Book

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $495

Trick Book
Open Photo

Size: 10x7x3cm

Notes: Unusual one-move trick to open secret compartment. Glossy finish; hand painted "Jerusalem".

 

Lot 1436 - Trick Book

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $135

Trick Book
Open Photo

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: One move to open secret compartment; not well hidden. Smooth finish with normal wear.

 

Lot 1437 - Small Trick Book

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 3/1/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $175

Small Trick Book
Open Photo

Size: 8x5x1cm

Notes: Two moves to open secret compartment. Smooth finish with above average wear.

 

Lot 1438 - Trick Book

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $135

Trick Book
Open Photo

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Two unusual moves open the hidden compartment (only partially revealed in extra photo). Smooth surface has normal wear.

 

Lot 1439 - Trick Book

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $265

Trick Book
Open Photo

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Two moves open the secret compartment. Carvings are in the Swiss trick box style. Bottom panel shows heavy wear; other surfaces are in excellent condition.

 

Lot 1440 - Trick Book

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/18/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $32

Trick Book
Open Photo

Size: 7x5x2cm

Notes: One move reveals a coin slot. No other mechanism is evident. Carved surface is smooth but shows significant wear.

 

Lot 1441 - Gillen King

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $415

Gillen King by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 17x5x5cm

Notes: This is one of the Chess Piece series made by Marcel Gillen normally in aluminum. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind model made in brass, specifically at the request of John Ergatoudis. The finish currently has a medium-dark patina. Includes original solution sheet.

 

Lot 1443 - Dan Lock

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $170

Dan Lock by Dan Feldman

Designer/Maker: Dan Feldman

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: This is a very unique and clever trick lock. The goal is to release the key from the shackle with the aid of the broken key, and then restore everything to the initial state (the broken key will open the lock, but how to you re-lock it and remove the entire key?!). Made in brass with light patina. Includes original storage pouch and detailed solution sheet.

 

Lot 1444 - MULTIP

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $235

MULTIP by Dan Feldman

Designer/Maker: Dan Feldman

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: This trick lock can be opened using any of the four keys, using three distinct solution techniques. Made in brass with light patina. Includes original storage pouch and detailed solution sheet.

 

Lot 1445 - Trick Lock

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $85

Trick Lock

Size: 5x2x1cm

Notes: Goal is to open the small lock with a key. Solution technique available upon request. Includes solution instructions.

 

Lot 1446 - Trick Bottle

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $47

Trick Bottle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 19x6x6cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the plastic rod from the bottle. A metal tube inserted in the bottle's opening prevents the rod from simply falling out. Includes copy of original solution sheet.

 

Lot 1449 - Mini 2-Piece Die

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $135

Mini 2-Piece Die by Allan Boardman

Designer/Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2x2x2cm

Notes: Small wooden cube separates into two pieces.

 

Lot 1450 - Micro Star Burr

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Micro Star Burr by Allan Boardman

Designer/Maker: Allan Boardman

Box Size: 2x2x2cm

Notes: Very small but functional 6-piece burr, with one key piece. Includes plastic storage box.

 

Lot 1451 - Bolt #1

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $110

Bolt #1 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x4x4cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the early-90s, and is now hard to find. Made with glossy chrome finish. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1452 - Bolt #2

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $71

Bolt #2 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the early-90s, and is now hard to find. Made with chrome finish. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1453 - Bolt #3

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $87

Bolt #3 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the early-90s, and is now hard to find. Made with chrome finish. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1454 - Bolt #4

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $82

Bolt #4 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the early-90s, and is now hard to find. Made with chrome finish. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1455 - Bolt #5

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $71

Bolt #5 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the early-90s, and is now hard to find. Two loose pins are shown sticking out of the nut. Made with chrome finish. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1456 - Bolt #6

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $217

Bolt #6 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 9x6x4cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the early-90s, and is now hard to find. Made with glossy chrome finish. This bolt is slightly larger than the rest, and includes one loose pin. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1457 - Bolt #7

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/28/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $500

Bolt #7 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the early-90s, and is now hard to find. Made with chrome finish. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1458 - Bolt #8

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

Bolt #8 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3x2cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the late-80s, and is now hard to find. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1459 - Bolt #9

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/25/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $81

Bolt #9 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 7x3x2cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the late-80s, and is now hard to find. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1460 - Bolt #10

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/27/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $125

Bolt #10 by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3x2cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Probably made in the late-80s, and is now hard to find. Hand-written solution included (details regarding solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 1461 - IPP15 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,150

IPP15 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 19

Notes: Modest collection of IPP15 Exchange puzzles.

  • Clap and Pack (Baeck)
  • Mistaget (Baxter)
  • Heart to Heart (Boardman)
  • 3-Piece Blockhead (Cutler)
  • Eikosihexadecipuzzle (Dalgety)
  • Ant's Pentacubes (Diamond)
  • Snookered (Garcia/Irby)
  • Five Keys Puzzle (Hess)
  • Pentagonal Trangram (Isaacs)
  • Trick Box (Katagiri)
  • Triple Cross Box-K19 (Kamei original)
  • Di+Tri Square Double Stage Puzzle (Kitajima)
  • Mini Fortune Ring Puzzle (Ledesma)
  • ORI-GAME (Lee)
  • Whiskey Puzzle (Saeki)
  • Dovetail & a Half (Sandfield/McDaniel)
  • Sardine Maze (Segal)
  • Double Dovetail with Penny Back (Slocum)
  • Impossixburr (Yoshigahara)

 

Lot 1462 - IPP14 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2008

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $365

IPP14 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 20

Notes: Modest collection of IPP14 Exchange puzzles. Two puzzles are damaged or missing a piece (noted below).

  • Oxymoronic Pagoda (Boardman)
  • Sleepy Eye Cube (Brokenshire)
  • Button Hole Puzzle (Carpenter)
  • Tennis Ball in Bottle (Eng)
  • Rombix (Garcia)
  • Pentera (broken) (Green)
  • The Ancient Enemy (Gregory)
  • Triple Dutch (Haubrich)
  • 3 Wire Puzzles (Hess)
  • Puzzle for 10 Handed Gentleman (Kalinin)
  • Devil (Kato)
  • IPP+E (missing piece) (Lee)
  • Arrow Squares (Linkola)
  • Jigsaw Block (Morris)
  • Four Corners (Rice)
  • Pudding (Saeki/Toyo Glass)
  • Sandfield Joint (Sandfield/McDaniel)
  • IPP 1994 Puzzle (Schneider)
  • Matchpoint (Wiezorke)
  • Wisdom Ball (Wu)

 

Lot 1463 - IPP13 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 11

Last Bid Date: 2/24/2008

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $2,849

IPP13 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 71

Notes: A near-complete collection of IPP13 Exchange puzzles. Not all puzzles are photographed.

  • Piek's Puzzle (Baeck)
  • Notch Board Puzzle (Barrett)
  • Checker by the Dozen (Barton)
  • Dr. Klein's Bottle (Bathke)
  • Sunbeam Puzzle (Baxter)
  • French Puzzle Brain (Boardman)
  • Move the Mouse (Bobroff)
  • Sao Paulo Puzzle (Bordewijk)
  • 1+2+3+4=5 Pyramid (Braun)
  • Olympic Rings (Brokenshire)
  • 3 Piece Burr (Bruce)
  • Letter Puzzle (Carle)
  • Six-Pointed Star (Chambers)
  • IPP13 Wire Puzzle (Constantin)
  • Explode-a-Burr (Cutler/McFarland)
  • Nonograms/Pants (Dalgety)
  • 6-piece Burr (Daniel)
  • Hagiote (Darling)
  • Find the Rabbit (Delsing)
  • Scissors in Bottle (Eng)
  • Pairs of Prisms (Ergatoudis)
  • Jumping HEX (Essebaggers)
  • 3 Squares (Finn)
  • QuarterMaster (Fisher)
  • Pack the Box (Gantt)
  • CAB 5-5 Bandaged Cube (Gebhardt)
  • Clowns Pyramide (Gillen)
  • Psycube (Gitt)
  • Mystery Key Chain (Green)
  • 4 T's Puzzle (Hajek)
  • Message Blocks (Harvey)
  • IPP Puzzle (Haubrich)
  • Booklet with Wire Puzzles (Hess)
  • 6-Piece Burr (Holbrook)
  • Rectangular Block Packing Puzzle (Hoppe)
  • Hexaspiration (Hordern)
  • Penrose Tiling Puzzle (Isaacs)
  • Old Russian Puzzle (Kalinin)
  • Crazy Cow Game (Koeppel)
  • Dispatch Puzzle (Kotani)
  • Pop Earth (Krause)
  • Sokoban (Lee)
  • Palleco (Leppanen)
  • New Cross Burr (Linkola/Yananose)
  • T-Puzzle (Merritt)
  • Illusionarium (Morris)
  • FUM Puzzles (Moscovich)
  • Tri-Coillusion/Impossible Coin (Muroi)
  • IPP and Dotty (Nauta)
  • Puzzle Jug (Oliveira)
  • Headache (Padova)
  • Swing Time (Ritchie)
  • Minoct Puzzle (Rodgers)
  • 5 Gizmos (Rowett)
  • On the Rocks (Saeki/Toyo Glass)
  • Schraube Bolt (Schneider )
  • Teufelsknoten (Schneider )
  • Dracula Bank (Setteducati/Tenyo)
  • Puzzle Ball (Singmaster/Graham)
  • Puzzle Jigsaw (Slocum/Walker)
  • X-Change Puzzle (Strijbos)
  • Libra Puzzle (Swift)
  • Metal Rod Cube (Uri)
  • NOZ Puzzle (van den Berg)
  • Pussycat Burr (van der Poel)
  • Polariser (van Deventer)
  • Bypass (van Grol)
  • 3 Plates to Cover (Vesala)
  • Pentasphere (Wiezorke)
  • Sliding Block Puzzle (Witteveen)
  • Golden Bike (Yoshigahara)

 

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