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Lot 1388 - Six-Color Dinosaur Cube

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/26/2008

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $775

Six-Color Dinosaur Cube

Size: 5cm

Notes: Surprisingly rare Dino Cube with six colors, but no dinosaurs. This is an original from approximately 10 years ago, not a recent copy or transform. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1447 - Confusing Secret Age 4-80

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $85

Confusing Secret Age 4-80 by Ton Delsing

Designer/Maker: Ton Delsing

Size: 6x3x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Includes original information card, dated 1989, and solution/internal diagrams.

 

Lot 1448 - Ton's Ring Puzzel

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $34

Ton's Ring Puzzel by Ton Delsing

Designer/Maker: Ton Delsing

Size: 8x8x4cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the small ring. Includes original plastic case; dated 1983.

 

Lot 1464 - A-B-C (111-C)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $900

A-B-C (111-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: This puzzle was named and numbered to be deceptive: there are three pairs of identical pieces (unlike the other members of the 111 family), and the assembly groups are not what's expected. Inscribed "111-C, STC, 1995". Made of mahogany; some glue joints are a little messy; reportedly one of only four made.

 

Lot 1465 - Lost and Found (111)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $875

Lost and Found (111) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assembly in two halves, each requiring coordinate motion. Inscribed "111, STC, 1995". Made of mahogany; reportedly one of only five made.

 

Lot 1467 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $2,305

Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: This is a very unusual version made in rosewood. No inscription, but original information sheet is dated 1980. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1468 - Jupiter (8)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $11,390

Jupiter (8) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Twelve identical pieces made from six woods: rosewood, breadnut, osage orange, zebrawood, purpleheart, and peroba rosa. Inscribed "S.T.C., 1977"; pieces numbered internally 1-12. Includes original box, and 1971 and 1985 versions of instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1469 - Diagonal Cube (58)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $1,075

Diagonal Cube (58) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 8cm

Notes: This is an early version of the Diagonal Cube (originally named New Cube). Crafted in purpleheart and zebrawood, and made in 1973. Some slight warping (visible in photo) making movement slightly tight (but functional). Includes original information sheet and box.

 

Lot 1470 - Truncated Octahedra Puzzle (28)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $850

Truncated Octahedra Puzzle (28) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 11x11x8cm

Notes: Five pieces made from truncated octahedra pack into the box. The pieces also form a square pyramid that fits into notches in the base of the box. 16 additional shapes are given in a small, 12-page booklet. Crafted in Spanish cedar. Includes original shipping box.

 

Lot 1471 - Setting Hen (61)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $850

Setting Hen (61) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Four pieces made of rhombic-dodecahedral blocks fit into the box. Box inscribed "STC, 1984". Includes original information sheet and shipping box.

 

Lot 1475 - Yogi Burr (98)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $141

Yogi Burr (98) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Slanted burr, but not the same angle for all pairs; tricky to assemble. Unusual (for Coffin) glossy finish that is a bit sticky.

 

Lot 1476 - Slant Six (98-A)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $316

Slant Six (98-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Slanted burr; tricky to assemble. Inscribed "98-A, STC, 1995". Made in choice padauk. Delivered disassembled.

 

Lot 1477 - 35 Piece Minicube

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/24/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $1,750

35 Piece Minicube by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Edge: 7cm

Notes: This 35-piece cube was inspired by Bill Cutler's Cube, and is almost as difficult to take apart. Made from walnut, mahogany, maple, and cocobola. Includes detailed assembly and disassembly instructions.

 

Lot 1478 - 4x4 Puzzle

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/21/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $410

4x4 Puzzle by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 7cm

Notes: 17 pieces make a cube. Inspired by Quadlock 4, but with fewer pieces and with an extra locking mechanism. Includes assembly and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 1479 - Decemburr

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/21/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $155

Decemburr by Goh Pit Khiam / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 12 piece, level 13 burr, with an unusual sequential pattern. Includes step-by-step assembly instructions. Glossy finish.

 

Lot 1480 - Lovely

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $90

Lovely by Bruce Love / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bruce Love
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 18-piece burr. This is not as complicated as other 18-piece burrs when you learn that most of the work involves the core 6-piece burr pieces. Includes information sheets from Love, Cutler, and McFarland.

 

Lot 1481 - Piston Puzzle

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $50

Piston Puzzle by Peter Marineau / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Peter Marineau
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Level 9 burr with unique assembly; this is the highest known level for a unique 6-piece burr. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 1482 - L46AA Notchable

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $72

L46AA Notchable by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level 10 burr; highest level for a notchable 6-piece burr. Markings on pieces make the assembly unique. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 1483 - Love's Dozen

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $47

Love's Dozen by Bruce Love / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bruce Love
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 8cm

Notes: Level 12 six-piece burr; highest known level; markings make assembly unique. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 1484 - 3-Piece Burr

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $32

3-Piece Burr

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Three-piece burr made with fancy woods. No tricks.

 

Lot 1485 - Crooked 6 Piece Burr

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $300

Crooked 6 Piece Burr by Junichi Yananose
Expanded Photo

Designer: Junichi Yananose

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Appears to be a standard burr, but pieces are actually very unexpected.

 

Lot 1486 - T.W. Box (41)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $2,205

T.W. Box (41) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the TW piece and the nine others from the box. This is a combination of box packing, sequential movement, and trick-opening box. Pieces made from bubinga, tulipwood, jatoba, imbuia, and American maple; box made from African padauk. Includes information sheet, solution diagram, and original certificate. One of 16 made.

 

Lot 1487 - Trev's Diabolical Fives (42)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $1,400

Trev's Diabolical Fives (42) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Pack eight pentomino pieces into the box. The box contains five fixed blocking cubes. Pieces made from jatoba; box made from black walnut and Indian rosewood, with ebony blocking cubes. Base stamped with TW logo. Includes information sheet and original certificate. One of 14 made.

 

Lot 1488 - LLogo Cube (45)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $3,675

LLogo Cube (45) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Pack 10 hexominoes (two as shown and eight mirror images) and the logo piece into a cube. The special challenge is to conceal the logo piece inside the cube; this assembly is unique. Logo piece and base of box stamped with TW logo. Pieces made from red chacate and kingwood (logo piece); box made from tulipwood with pao amarillo top. Includes information sheet, solution sheet, and original certificate. One of 7 made.

 

Lot 1489 - Squash(ed) Box (47)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $365

Squash(ed) Box (47) by Bill Cutler / Trevor Wood

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: 12 pieces pack into the box. The box and pieces are "squashed" so that the common height unit is 2/3 of the length and width units (most unsquashed solution no longer work, leaving essentially just one tricky assembly). There is a hole in the base of the box that allows the pieces to pack using the "packing solution" instead of the intended puzzle solution. Pieces made from afrormosia, reconfigurable base made pao amarillo; box made from tulipwood. Base stamped with "T.WOOD" and TW logo. Includes information sheet, packing solution, real solution, and original certificate. One of 10 made.

 

Lot 1490 - kNOB Kube

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/21/2008

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $7,311

kNOB Kube by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Pack six polycube pieces into the box. This is unique piece (normally made as part of a set, such as in lot 1010), and not part of the normal numbering scheme. Base stamped with TW logo. Pieces made from ebony; base made from tulipwood and ebony.

 

Lot 1491 - N-Knob Cube (38)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $4,505

N-Knob Cube (38) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 11x8x8cm

Notes: Pack the 13 N-pentominoes into the box (with one extra space in the base). Pieces made from pear wood; box made from African walnut. Base stamped with TW logo. Includes information sheet and original certificate. One of 6 made.

 

Lot 1492 - Double Dutch Burr (94)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $2,275

Double Dutch Burr (94) by Dic Sonneveld / Trevor Wood

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Level-3 three-piece burr, requires a couple unusual moves to disassemble. Includes information sheet. One of 7 made.

 

Lot 1493 - Psycho Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $890

Psycho Box by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 6x5x3cm

Notes: Trick box using the standard Psycho Matchbox mechanism. This does not appear in Trevor's numbering scheme, and is likely a special order or gift. Stamped on bottom with TW logo.

 

Lot 1494 - Kolor Kraze

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $4,577

Kolor Kraze by Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Maker: Trevor Wood

Cube: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Unique piece made exclusively for John Ergatoudis. The goal is to arrange the 13 pieces to form a cube so that each face has each of the nine woods exactly once. Stand made from freijo and black walnut; cubes made from South American tulipwood, Honduras rosewood, kingwood, brown oak, ebony, pernambuco, and three unidentified species. Stand stamped with TW logo stamped on base.

 

Lot 1495 - IPP16 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $2,000

Winning bid: $1,350

IPP16 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 78

Notes: A near-complete (78 out of 80) set of IPP16 Exchange puzzles (missing are the puzzles from host Marcel Gillen and Georges Philippe). John Ergatoudis was not in the Exchange at IPP16, and instead acquired this set from Kevin Holmes (so some of the personalized items will show Kevin's name instead of John's). The first name is that of the Exchange participant; a second name is that of any noted designer/craftsman: 5 Coffin, 2 Daniel, 2 McDaniel, Irby, Kamei, McFarland. (The actual shipping cost will be significantly larger than the estimate that will appear on winner's invoice.)

  • The 17 Puzzle (Bagley)
  • Grin & Burr-It (96-B) (Barrett/Coffin)
  • Symmetry in Fours Checkerboard Puzzle (Barton)
  • Dead Pigs Won't Fly (Bathke)
  • Naughty Nines (Baxter/Irby)
  • Muroi's New Knot (Boardman)
  • T for Two (Bobroff)
  • Saguaro (damaged) (Bright)
  • Half and Half (Brokenshire)
  • Small Stellated Dodecahedron (Bruce/Daniel)
  • Six-Pack (Cataquet)
  • Falling Link (Chambers)
  • Nailbox (Constantin)
  • 4 Play (Cutler/McFarland)
  • Button Box (52-B) (Dalgety/Coffin)
  • Pin-Hole Cube (Darling)
  • Willies Wonder (De Beer)
  • Duplo (De Ruiter)
  • Ten Billion Barrel with restricted moves (De Smet)
  • Soma Tube 3-6 (de Vreugd)
  • Handshake Ring (Diamond)
  • Cube Wrap (Dickerson)
  • Trillium (107) (Finn/Coffin)
  • Lunatic Lock (Foshee)
  • Burrly Possible (Garcia/Daniel)
  • UFO Special (Gitt)
  • The Beetle Puzzle (Grabarchuk)
  • Sokrates (Graff)
  • I Love Cheese (Griffioen)
  • My Precious (Hajek)
  • East or West-Home is best (Haubrich)
  • 8 Triangles (Hess)
  • Monad (Hitchcock)
  • Major Chaos (Holmes)
  • Cornucopia (Hoppe)
  • Lock Nut (105) (Hordern/Coffin)
  • 5 Rings (van der Poel)
  • F-Pentacubes (Iwase)
  • The Puzzle for six-handed gentleman (Kalinin)
  • 3d Box (K-20) (Kamei/Kamei)
  • Connection (Kotani)
  • Flags Puzzle (Kransnoukhov)
  • Bonanza (Kucera)
  • Polyshapes Part 1 (booklet) (Lammertink)
  • fLUXible Soma (Lee)
  • Dowel N Peg (Lensch)
  • Flat Burr and Wire Puzzle (Leppänen)
  • Cubes and Sticks (Levonen)
  • The Flag (Linden)
  • Luxemburr (Linkola)
  • TVM (Matveeva)
  • 4D-Image 4+5 Image (Moscovich)
  • Black Magic Barrel (Nauta)
  • Gravity Well (Nelson)
  • Packing Box IPP16 (Neumann)
  • Elastrik (Oliveira)
  • 347 Sliding Block Puzzle (Raizer)
  • Polydron Enigma (Rausch)
  • All Washed Up! (Ritchie)
  • Gizmos (Rowett)
  • Cobble Hedge (Saeki)
  • The Spider's Secret Box Puzzle (Sandfield/McDaniel)
  • Sandfield's Dovetail Doughnut (Sandfield/McDaniel)
  • Eggbox for Egghead (Schneider)
  • Takeitapart (Segal)
  • Slocum-Pokum (109) (Slocum/Coffin)
  • Conway Box de Lux (Strijbos)
  • Horseshoe Puzzle (Swift)
  • Puzzle Q (Takashima)
  • Plentiful Cube (Uri)
  • Coca-Canarrow (van den Berg)
  • Knot Cube (van Deventer)
  • Slide-it-out (van Grol)
  • Hemi-Schere (Wiezorke)
  • Slide & Turn & Onetoten (Witteveen)
  • Wisdom Ball II (Wu)
  • Six Boards Burr (Yananose)
  • Neo Puzzles (three) and 2-piece Burr (Yoshigahara)

 

Lot 1496 - IPP17 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $4,345

IPP17 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 47

Notes: 47 out of 80 IPP17 Exchange puzzles. The first name is that of the Exchange participant; a second name is that of any noted designer/craftsman: 2 Daniel, 2 McDaniel, Lensch, McFarland. (The actual shipping cost will be significantly larger than the estimate that will appear on winner's invoice.)

  • Square Check (Barton)
  • Coffin's Fancy This! (Baxter/Daniel)
  • Pizza Puzzl (Becker)
  • Le CUBE d'H (Boardman)
  • Teeth and Nail (Bobroff)
  • Secret Tea Box (Bordewijk)
  • 2nd Stellation (Bruce)
  • The Lambada Cube (Cataquet)
  • JA6PB (Just Another 6-Piece Burr) (Cutler/McFarland)
  • Nutty Knot, Never Knot (de Ruiter)
  • LUC IPP17 (De Smet)
  • Soma Tube 2-2-2 (de Vreugd)
  • Tumbler (van Deventer)
  • Sun God Puzzle (Engel)
  • Peppermint Twist (Ergatoudis)
  • Nine Color Puzzle (Farhi)
  • Gary's Escape (Foshee)
  • Magical Wunder (Foydel)
  • Rhombic Crystal (Garcia/Daniel)
  • TWINFORM (Gillen)
  • Spots-in-Squares (Grabarchuk)
  • Slingshot (Gregory)
  • Dobbeldraaier (Griffioen)
  • Holey Plates (van Grol)
  • Box 2 (Hatalski)
  • Good Luck (Haubrich)
  • Modest Hexominoes (Hess)
  • PyrEyeMid Puzzle (Hitchcock)
  • 10 Ball Pyramid (Holbrook)
  • Brain Chain (Isaacs)
  • Wolf's Z-pentacube (Kato)
  • Yamanaka's Secret Box (C) (Kotani)
  • Inflated Hexomino (Kurchan)
  • Boxed Burr (Lensch/Lensch)
  • Interlocking Packing Puzzle (Linkola)
  • Ausie Puzzler (Mead)
  • The Clive Cube (Nightingale)
  • Puzzlebilities (Rolfs)
  • Topolorigamic Card Case (Saeki)
  • DoveTangle (Sandfield/McDaniel)
  • Bolted Dovetail (Sandfield/McDaniel)
  • Medallion Maze (Snyder)
  • Little Misfit (Summerday)
  • Adam & Eve (Takashima)
  • Trefoil Knot (Thiessen)
  • The Enigma (Vaughn)
  • 6 Board Burr (No.1) (Yananose)

 

Lot 1497 - IPP24 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $532

IPP24 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 7

Notes: Just 7 out of 70 IPP24 Exchange puzzles. The first name is that of the Exchange participant; a second name is that of any noted designer/craftsman.

  • Cube Peels (Baxter)
  • Kokopelli's Conundrum (Bright)
  • The Key Puzzle (Cutler)
  • Myopic Doves (Eason)
  • Box Rebellion (Rausch)
  • O-Hex (Reis/Daniel)
  • The Cube of Cubes (Uyematsu)

 

Lot 1498 - Pair of Yamanaka Boxes

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $752

Pair of Yamanaka Boxes by Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Maker: Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: For each box the goal is to remove the center rod. These are models A and B (model C is Kotani's puzzle in the IPP 17 Exchange lot).

 

Lot 1499 - Luxemburr

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $165

Luxemburr by Juha Levonen

Designer: Juha Levonen

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: This is a "three box burr", with two nested pieces in each of three directions. This puzzle also appears in the IPP16 Exchange collection (lot 1495).

 

Lot 1500 - Sandfield Joint

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/17/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $310

Sandfield Joint by Robert Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 5x5x3cm

Notes: Goal is to open the box. Top and bottom of box are joined with four dovetail joints. Includes velvet bag and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1501 - Sandfield Joint Puzzle 2

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $1,284

Sandfield Joint Puzzle 2 by Robert Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 5x5x4cm

Notes: Goal is to open the box. Top and bottom of box are joined with four dovetail joints. These dovetails are slightly fancier than those in the original design--there is a middle layer not present in the original Sandfield Joint (see lot 1500). The top and bottom layers are mahogany; the thin middle layer is African padauk. Includes velvet bag and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1502 - Biburr

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/25/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $1,151

Biburr by Nob Yoshigahara / Allan Boardman

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Two-piece burr, made from black walnut.

 

Lot 1503 - Micro Soma Cube

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $442

Micro Soma Cube by Piet Hein / Allan Boardman

Designer: Piet Hein
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2cm

Notes: Very small Soma Cube; appears to be made of rosewood.

 

Lot 1504 - Micro Altekruse

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $303

Micro Altekruse by William Altekruse / Allan Boardman

Designer: William Altekruse
Maker: Allan Boardman

Stick length: 1cm

Notes: 12-piece Altekruse burr, crafted in rare red ivory.

 

Lot 1505 - Oxymoronic Pagoda

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

Oxymoronic Pagoda by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1cm

Notes: 19-piece Great Pagoda, crafted in cherry. This puzzle previously appeared in the IPP14 Exchange set (lot 1462).

 

Lot 1506 - 24-Piece Chuck

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $75

24-Piece Chuck by Lee Krasnow

Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 2cm

Notes: 24-piece chuck puzzle, make with laser-cut plywood.

 

Lot 1507 - Play 2 Cube 11

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $140

Play 2 Cube 11 by Takeyuki Endou

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endou

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a paneled cube. Includes information and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1508 - Lox in Box II

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $78

Lox in Box II by Tomas Lindén

Designer/Maker: Tomas Lindén

Size: 11x6x2cm

Notes: Pack the eight cylindrical pieces into the box.

 

Lot 1509 - Banded Cube

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/22/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $303

Banded Cube by Tom Lensch

Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 12 pieces make four interlocking rings outlining a cube. This design was the inspiration for Theo's Twist (lot 1582).

 

Lot 1510 - Matchbox Set

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $145

Matchbox Set by Onno Hein

Maker: Onno Hein

Matchbox: 5x4x2cm

Notes: Two acrylic matchbox puzzles (four and six boxes respectively), inspired by Oscar's Matchboxes. (The four box version is available by itself in lot 1511.)

 

Lot 1511 - Matchbox Puzzle

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/21/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $137

Matchbox Puzzle by Onno Hein

Maker: Onno Hein

Matchbox: 5x4x2cm

Notes: Acrylic matchbox puzzle, inspired by Oscar's Matchboxes. (This is the same design as one of the puzzles in lot 1510.)

 

Lot 1512 - Wedding Ring Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $101

Wedding Ring Box by Frank Chambers

Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 4x4x2cm

Notes: Hoffmann-style puzzle box; the goal is to open the box to remove the ring. Made in Corian. (This was Frank Chambers' IPP14 Exchange puzzle.)

 

Lot 1513 - Captive Coin

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $161

Captive Coin by Frank Chambers

Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 4x3x3cm

Notes: Hoffmann-style puzzle box; the goal is to release the coin. Made in Corian. (This was Edward Hordern's IPP14 Exchange puzzle.)

 

Lot 1514 - Large Dagger Lock

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $101

Large Dagger Lock

Size: 19x5x2cm

Notes: Chinese lock; very good condition. Mechanism styles: 2,3,5.

 

Lot 1515 - Small Dagger Lock

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/21/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $121

Small Dagger Lock

Size: 10x4x2cm

Notes: Chinese lock; very good condition. Mechanism styles: 2,3,5.

 

Lot 1516 - Trick Lock

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $17

Trick Lock

Size: 10x6x3cm

Notes: Lock style #4. Includes canvas bag and solution sheet. Made in India.

 

Lot 1517 - Trick Lock

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $10

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: Lock style #4. Includes original box and solution sheet. Made in India; imported by Bits and Pieces.

 

Lot 1518 - Trick Lock

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $50

Trick Lock

Size: 7x5x2cm

Notes: Lock style #4. Includes original box. Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 1519 - Trick Lock

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $19

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 1520 - Trick Lock

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $76

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock styles #2,3.

 

Lot 1521 - Trick Lock

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $55

Trick Lock

Size: 7x4x2cm

Notes: Includes two keys; mechanism style #6.

 

Lot 1522 - ACE Puzzle Lock

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $77

ACE Puzzle Lock by Lambert Bright

Designer/Maker: Lambert Bright

Size: 6x4x1cm

Notes: This was a normal lock, modified to be a puzzle. Mechanism style #6.

 

Lot 1523 - Combination Lock Case

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/21/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $93

Combination Lock Case

Size: 7x5x2cm

Notes: This appears to be a simple combination lock, but the combination and unlocking mechanism are unknown. Door is locked in the open position.

 

Lot 1524 - Axel

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $330

Axel by Jack Botermans and Kurt Naef / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jack Botermans and Kurt Naef
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 17x12x5cm

Notes: The dog disassembles into seven pieces. The dog's head rotates when assembled. Naef logo stamped on dog's belly. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1525 - Mini-Labyrinth and Multi-Labyrinth

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $217

Mini-Labyrinth and Multi-Labyrinth by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Two Pigs In Clover puzzles: one a single, and one a very difficult double. Naef logo stamped on the back of the double. Includes original boxes.

 

Lot 1526 - hexagon

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $137

hexagon by Peer Clahsen / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Peer Clahsen
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 13x10x2cm

Notes: Seven pieces are the complete set of four regular hexagons joined on edge (excluding rotations and reflections). 32 challenges are given, using from two to seven pieces. Includes original information sheet and box.

 

Lot 1527 - Dimagon

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $75

Dimagon by Jean Carle / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jean Carle
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: 24 pieces fit into the tray. Naef logo on front of tray. Includes information card and original box.

 

Lot 1528 - Cella

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/23/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $270

Cella by Peer Clahsen / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Peer Clahsen
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 10cm

Notes: Eight cubic shells and one small 2x2x2 cube fit together to make a larger cube. The information sheet includes photos with 13 constructions besides the cube shown in this photo. Each shell is missing the 1x1x1 cube at its vertex, enabling stacking and balancing that would otherwise be impossible. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1529 - Modulon

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $165

Modulon by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 10cm

Notes: 16 multi-colored pieces form a cube inside the packing box. All 6 cuts divide the cube using the Golden Ratio. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1530 - Pan Tao

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $55

Pan Tao by Peer Clahsen / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Peer Clahsen
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 13x13x3cm

Notes: 12 balls are connected in a loop. Diagrams suggest nine interesting shapes. One ball is marred, as seen near center of photo. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1531 - Sorto

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $145

Sorto by Peer Clahsen / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Peer Clahsen
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Dexterity challenge to arrange the red balls in one of four given configurations. Goals and Naef logo stamped around outside of tray. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1532 - Kniff

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/21/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $348

Kniff by Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tettau / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

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

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Nine two-layers pieces form a square shape. Includes solution (not shown here) sheet and original box.

 

Lot 1533 - 80x15

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $47

80x15 by Hans Nyfeler / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Hans Nyfeler
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 11x11x4cm

Notes: Arrange the 33 pegs to form five magic squares. Each peg has numbers on both ends (always adding to 10). You can also play Solitaire. Includes instruction sheet and original packaging.

 

Lot 1535 - 5-Move Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/17/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $3,950

5-Move Trick Box by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: Five-move trick box. Fit and finish is perfect. Includes solution sheet and original box.

 

Lot 1536 - 2-Level Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $235

2-Level Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 18x10x7cm

Notes: Top and bottom halves of this box open separately, two moves each. Box is in good condition, with heavy wear, slight warping (see photo), and a crack on one end.

 

Lot 1537 - Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/16/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $39

Trick Box
Reverse Photo

Size: 13x6x4cm

Notes: Two-moves to open, variation of classic Ohkawa style. Vintage box with modest wear, some slight warping, and a crack on one end.

 

Lot 1538 - Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 10x7x3cm

Notes: Two-moves to open in classic Ohkawa style. Vintage box with modest wear and some slight warping.

 

Lot 1539 - Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $62

Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Two-moves to open in classic Ohkawa style. Vintage box with modest wear, a small crack, and a large splinter missing near the kannuki.

 

Lot 1540 - Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/22/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $160

Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Two-moves to open in classic Ohkawa style. Vintage box with heavy wear near opening (see open photo).

 

Lot 1541 - Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $10

Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Two-moves to open. Vintage box with heavy wear, and a corner missing from one end (see photo).

 

Lot 1542 - Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $25

Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Two-moves to open. Vintage box with heavy wear, slight warp, and a gouge near the opening (see photo).

 

Lot 1543 - Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $30

Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Two-moves to open. Vintage box with heavy wear and a slight warp: very difficult to slide second panel open.

 

Lot 1544 - Trick Coin Bank

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $20

Trick Coin Bank

Size: 12x11x9cm

Notes: One move to open bank. Uneven finish.

 

Lot 1545 - Trick Coin Bank

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/23/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $66

Trick Coin Bank

Size: 10x9x6cm

Notes: One move to open bank. Some wear and uneven finish.

 

Lot 1546 - Trick Coin Bank

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $42

Trick Coin Bank

Size: 10x10x6cm

Notes: One move to open bank. Some wear, and uneven finish. Stamped "Foreign" on bottom.

 

Lot 1547 - Trick Coin Bank

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/23/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $58

Trick Coin Bank

Size: 11x10x6cm

Notes: One move to open bank. Some wear, and small buckling of surface. Sticker on base gives solution.

 

Lot 1548 - Trick Coin Bank

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $95

Trick Coin Bank

Size: 15x9x8cm

Notes: Two moves to open. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1549 - Ned Kelly

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/24/2008

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $710

Ned Kelly by Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Maker: Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Size: 29x12x8cm

Notes: The goal is to find Ned Kelly's skull! This is a combination of sequential discovery and interlocking puzzle: you must find three tools and solve a few tricks to get him fully disassembled! Crafted from Queensland blackbean; this is #10 out of limited edition of 24. Includes information card, solution sheet, and canvas storage bag.

 

Lot 1550 - Puzzler's Cage

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $300

Puzzler's Cage by Yunichi Yananose / Brian Young/Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Yunichi Yananose
Maker: Brian Young/Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 20x20x20cm

Notes: 24-piece highly interlocking burr, made in Queensland maple. This is #10 out of limited edition of 24. Includes information card and canvas storage bag. A miniCD hidden in center of burr contains the PuzzleSolver3D v1 assembly instructions--you'll need it!

 

Lot 1551 - 18 Piece II

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $110

18 Piece II by Bill Cutler / Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 18-piece burr, made in black wattle. This is #10 out of limited edition of 24. Includes information card.

 

Lot 1552 - TLN

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

TLN by Junichi Yananose / Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 12-piece burr where the sticks in each direction form the T,L, and N tetromino shapes. Crafted from Cooktown ironwood; this is #20 out of limited edition of 24. Includes information card and canvas storage bag.

 

Lot 1553 - Criss-Cross

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/14/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $137

Criss-Cross by Goh Pit Khiam / Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Stick length: 14cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, each made of three mutually perpendicular sticks (similar to Coffin's Wunder Bar, lot 1328). Crafted from Cooktown ironwood; this is #10 out of limited edition of 24. Includes information card.

 

Lot 1555 - Make Room

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $150

Make Room by Stewart Coffin / Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Pack nine pieces into the box so that the cover closes freely. The original Make Room had multiple assemblies, but this version has an elongated "key" piece to force a single solution. There is also a "storage" solution where the key piece stick through the hole in the cover. Includes information card and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1556 - Crazy Knights

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/24/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $281

Crazy Knights by Ili Kaufmann / Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Designer: Ili Kaufmann
Maker: Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Size: 19x19x9cm

Notes: Swap the positions of the white knights with those of the black knights using only chess knight moves. Made from Queensland spotted gum; this is #3 out of limited edition of 12. Includes information card and canvas storage bag.

 

Lot 1557 - Tricky Dick

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $20

Tricky Dick by James Dalgety/Rick Eason / Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Designer: James Dalgety/Rick Eason
Maker: Mr. Puzzle/Brian Young

Size: 14x7x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the ring. This is the Ball and Chain topology. Includes information card and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1558 - Toyo Small Jar Collection

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $137

Toyo Small Jar Collection by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Jar: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Collection of six puzzles in small jars. Each puzzle includes original box.

  • Hole in One - get the ball on top of the tee.
  • Assembling Puzzle - assemble the 3x3x4 block inside the jar.
  • Tongari Kun and Roppongi - assemble the six-piece burr inside the jar.
  • The Original Mysterious Coin - Arrow Through Coin impossible object displayed inside a jar.
  • Super Cross - assemble the four pieces inside the jar.
  • Cross Cross - Remove the burr from the jar.

 

Lot 1559 - Toyo Large Glass Collection

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $46

Toyo Large Glass Collection by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Glass: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Collection of three puzzles in glasses. Each puzzle includes original box.

  • Solo - Move the two balls inside the glass onto the same loop.
  • Be My Valentine - Join the two heart pieces together onto the same loop.
  • Get the Ring - Remove the ring.

 

Lot 1560 - Toyo Large Glass Pair Collection

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $45

Toyo Large Glass Pair Collection by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Glass: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Pair of puzzles using two glasses each. Each puzzle includes original box.

  • Duet - separate the glasses (box has some mildew).
  • Get the Ball - remove the center ball.

 

Lot 1561 - The Difficult Arrow

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

The Difficult Arrow by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x9x6cm

Notes: Remove the string, not the arrow! Includes original box.

 

Lot 1562 - Tokyo Double-Glass Collection

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Tokyo Double-Glass Collection by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 12x6x6cm

Notes: Collection of three disappearing object puzzles and one dexterity puzzle. Each puzzle includes original box.

  • Beer Magic - rotate the glass to change the number of beers from six to seven to eight.
  • Bin Bin Magic - rotate the glass to change the number of glasses from seven to eight (box has some mildew).
  • Magic Pencils - rotate the glass to change the number of red and blue pencils.
  • Separate Balls - move the colored balls to their matching rooms.

 

Lot 1563 - Trio

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $31

Trio by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 20x9x6cm

Notes: Separate the three glasses. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1564 - Bottle Neck

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $120

Bottle Neck by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 17x9x4cm

Notes: Remove the stick from the bottle (removing nail and bolt), and then restore the original state!

 

Lot 1565 - Maxwell's Demon

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/23/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $87

Maxwell's Demon by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 18x6x6cm

Notes: Separate the red and blue beads to opposite glasses. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1566 - Coaster Puzzle

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

Coaster Puzzle by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Glass: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Find the pattern on the base of the glass in each of the six coasters. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1567 - Do It Yourself Mysterious Coin

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/11/2008

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $5

Do It Yourself Mysterious Coin by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Glass: 5x5x5cm

Notes: This kit includes one good arrow through a coin, plus two extra arrows if you want to try making it yourself. Top of glass is missing. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1568 - Barrel And Ball (No. I)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

Barrel And Ball (No. I)
Open Photo

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Mechanism in good condition; barrel surface shows some wear. Ball inside barrel is stuck in base and does not rattle.

 

Lot 1569 - Barrel and Ball (No. I)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/24/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $292

Barrel and Ball (No. I)
Open Photo

Size: 4x3x3cm

Notes: Appears to be a modern reproduction. Mechanism in excellent condition. Plunger shows some wear around the edges.

 

Lot 1570 - Dice Box (No. II)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/21/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $113

Dice Box (No. II)
Open Photo

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Mechanism is very tight, and cannot be released using the intended technique (as Hoffmann suggests, you can instead push a wire through the end opposite the base). Bung plug and dice are missing.

 

Lot 1571 - Cannon and Ball Puzzle (No. IV)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Cannon and Ball Puzzle (No. IV)
Open Photo

Size: 11x3x3cm

Notes: Appears to be a modern reproduction; overall condition is excellent. There is no hole at the end of the cannon; instead there is a screw-like slot (see photo). And the cannonball is not exactly where it is supposed to be (see extra photo for spoiler).

 

Lot 1572 - Cannon and Ball Puzzle (No. IV)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $186

Cannon and Ball Puzzle (No. IV)
Open Photo

Size: 11x3x3cm

Notes: Good condition, with excessive wear at both ends of cannon.

 

Lot 1573 - Castle Money-box (No. VI)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $422

Castle Money-box (No. VI)
Open Photo

Size: 5x4x4cm

Notes: Obviously shaped like a barrel instead of a castle, but mechanism is as described in Hoffmann. Very good condition.

 

Lot 1574 - New Castle Money-box (No. VII)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $1,617

New Castle Money-box (No. VII)
Open Photo

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Slight wear but otherwise in excellent condition.

 

Lot 1575 - Sceptre (No. XX)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $94

Sceptre (No. XX)
Open Photo

Size: 8x3x3cm

Notes: Key piece is very loose and falls out without effort; ring is not original.

 

Lot 1576 - Jubilee Puzzle Box (No. XXVI)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $1,524

Jubilee Puzzle Box (No. XXVI)
Open Photo

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Top plug is loose, but otherwise puzzle is in excellent condition.

 

Lot 1577 - Arabi Gun (No. XXIX)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/23/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $315

Arabi Gun (No. XXIX)
Open Photo

Size: 13x5x4cm

Notes: Very good condition, with significant wear in places (see photo).

 

Lot 1578 - Wedding-ring Box (No. XLVI)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $1,625

Wedding-ring Box (No. XLVI)
Open Photo

Size: 4x4x3cm

Notes: Excellent condition. Ring not included.

 

Lot 1579 - New Money-box (No. XLVII)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $1,729

New Money-box (No. XLVII)
Open Photo

Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Very good condition. A portion of the lip of middle compartment (see extra photo) is missing, but not significant.

 

Lot 1580 - New Money-box (No. XLVII)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $181

New Money-box (No. XLVII)
Open Photo

Size: 6x6x3cm

Notes: Mechanism in good condition; some surface wear.

 

Lot 1581 - Zulu Box (No. XLVIII)

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $632

Zulu Box (No. XLVIII)
Open Photo

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Excellent condition; modest surface wear.

 

Lot 1582 - Theo's Twist

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/22/2008

Est. Value: $90

Winning bid: $624

Theo's Twist by Theo Geerinck / Puzzlecraft

Designer: Theo Geerinck
Maker: Puzzlecraft

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: 24 pieces make four interlocking rings outlining a rhombic dodecahedron. Crafted in white ash, black walnut, mahogany, and jatoba. Inspired by Banded Cube (lot 1509). Includes original box.

 

Lot 1583 - Gillen Bishop

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $535

Gillen Bishop by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 13x5x5cm

Notes: This is one of the Chess Piece series normally made 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 1585 - Juno's Spinner

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $42

Juno's Spinner by Junichi Yananose

Designer: Junichi Yananose

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Do-it-yourself kit to build a tetrahedron model that expands to a sphere and then contracts again.

 

Lot 1586 - Millennium Bug

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $70

Millennium Bug by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 14x12x2cm

Notes: Remove the coin from the 4-level maze.

 

Lot 1587 - L60

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $28

L60 by Mituhio Odawara

Designer/Maker: Mituhio Odawara

Size: 14x14x3cm

Notes: Arrange the 10 L-shaped pieces so that the 2x2 square is in the center of the tray.

 

Lot 1588 - Pagoda Bank

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/25/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $104

Pagoda Bank

Size: 18x12x12cm

Notes: 3-story pagoda coin bank. Includes assembly diagram and original box.

 

Lot 1589 - L and Ring

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/13/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $32

L and Ring by Markus Götz

Designer: Markus Götz

Size: 14x11x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the ring.

 

Lot 1590 - Pentangle CD Puzzle Set

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $25

Pentangle CD Puzzle Set by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Case: 14x12x1

Notes: Three CD magnet puzzles.

  • Paris by Night - 5-level Tower of Hanoi
  • Back Before Dawn - circular peg jumping challenge
  • Egyptian Take-Away - number difference pyramid

 

Lot 1591 - Trick Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/25/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $268

Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 12x8x7cm

Notes: Trick opening box. Description of mechanism available upon request.

 

Lot 1592 - Silver Box

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/19/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $230

Silver Box
Open Photo

Size: 14x10x4cm

Notes: Trick open box. Appears to be silver or silver-plate of unspecified content. Description of mechanism available upon request.

 

Lot 1593 - Blue Cherry Cake

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/22/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $44

Blue Cherry Cake by Jacques Zeimet

Designer: Jacques Zeimet

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: Arrange the eight pieces so that the arrangement of cherries is symmetrical around the center and no two cherries are touching. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1594 - HHH-puzzel

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/18/2008

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $29

HHH-puzzel by Griffioen Design / PontMeyer

Designer: Griffioen Design
Maker: PontMeyer

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece pegged burr. Includes original instructions and box.

 

Lot 1595 - Cube

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/22/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $386

Cube by Akio Yamamoto
Expanded Photo

Designer: Akio Yamamoto

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Four identical pieces assemble to form a cube using coordinate motion.

 

Lot 1596 - The "20" Puzzle

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/20/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $34

The

Designer/Maker: Kadon

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Puzzle to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kadon Enterprises. Information sheet includes 145 challenges with the 20 colored tetromino pieces. Puzzle is personalized for John Ergatoudis.

 

Lot 1597 - Panelnine

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/22/2008

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $61

Panelnine

Size: 5x5x3cm

Notes: Rotate the nine panels to form the given multi-color drawing.

 

Lot 1598 - Sheet Metal Puzzle

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/23/2008

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $50

Sheet Metal Puzzle

Size: 19x8x3cm

Notes: Disentanglement puzzle made with thick sheet metal. Appears to be a promotion for Janssen Zevenaar Mataalbewerking.

 

Lot 1599 - Triamant

Phase: 12

Last Bid Date: 4/21/2008

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $129

Triamant by Living Colors

Maker: Living Colors

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Chain of 16 right-triangular pyramids can form a variety of shapes. Packaging unfolds into an instruction sheet with 18 sample shapes.

 

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