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Lot 606 - Hara's Halves Cube

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Hara's Halves Cube by Yoshikatsu Hara / Pelikan

Designer: Yoshikatsu Hara
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Eight pieces, each a unique combination of two special half cubes, form a larger cube. Featured in CFF 63. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1659 - Triple Locked Box

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $176

Triple Locked Box by Eric Fuller
End view Photo

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 12x7x6cm

Notes: Very difficult puzzle with three hidden locking mechanisms. Made from zebrawood. Panels are slightly loose, which is typical for this particular design. Top panel has minor warping at one end (see extra photo). Only about 35 produced.

 

Lot 1779 - Broken Sticks (32)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,451

Broken Sticks (32) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, made from mahogany. Inscribed "S.T.C. 1980"; one end of each "stick" inscribed 1-3 to guide assembly. Excellent condition. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1781 - Diagonal Cube (58)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $2,501

Diagonal Cube (58) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form a cube. Stewart made variations of this design with different depths of "edge beveling". This puzzle has the most pronounced of such beveling. Made from mahogany and rosewood. Inscribed "STC, 1983". Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1783 - Saturn (24)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $2,601

Saturn (24) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: This is an early version of the popular Jupiter variation, with two each of six dissimilar pieces. Made from Honduran mahogany. Inscribed "STC, 1973". Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1784 - Convolution (30)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,285

Convolution (30) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a cube. Made from cherry and mahogany in 1" stock (larger than the more common 3/4" stock model). Inscribed "STC 1981". Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1895 - Hara Cube (2)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2008

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $2,401

Hara Cube (2) by Yoshikatsu Hara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Yoshikatsu Hara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x9x9cm

Notes: Eleven pieces assemble to form a cube (10 pieces are made of 3 dicubes, and one piece can be transformed into any of the four shapes made of two dicubes). The pieces are made of ash; the stand is made of red meranti. Box stamped "T.Wood" and with the TW logo; includes information sheet and original certificate.

 

Lot 1896 - Kitajima's LOTZ Puzzle

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2008

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $3,851

Kitajima's LOTZ Puzzle by Kitajima / Trevor Wood

Designer: Kitajima
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: 12 tetracubes (4 L's, 1 O, 4 T's, and 3 S's) form a 4x4x3. Box stamped "T.Wood" and with TW logo.

 

Lot 1897 - Square Construction

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $130

Square Construction by Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: This is a unique non-production piece. Ten pieces form a square. Some pieces are discolored from UV exposure (see extra photo). Base stamped "T.Wood"; front of stand stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 1898 - Exotic Soma Cube

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2008

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $4,406

Exotic Soma Cube by Piet Hein / Trevor Wood

Designer: Piet Hein
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Soma Cube made with 27 different exotic woods:
  • Brazilian mahogany
  • cedar of Lebanon
  • amerello
  • teak
  • American black walnut
  • beech
  • yew
  • cherry
  • sycamore
  • ovankol
  • tulipwood
  • African walnut
  • satinwood
  • zebrano
  • panga panga
  • Mexican rosewood
  • Amazon rosewood
  • sapele
  • pao rosa
  • goncalo alves
  • kingwood
  • Spanish chestnut
  • Brazilwood
  • olivewood
  • lacewood
  • Indian rosewood
  • purpleheart
Base made from European walnut. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 1899 - Black & White

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $648

Black & White by K. Wells / Trevor Wood

Designer: K. Wells
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x8x3cm

Notes: Exchange the positions of the BLACK and WHITE pieces; note the three fixed barriers in the middle row. Top of box stamped with the TW logo; bottom stamped "T.Wood".

 

Lot 1900 - Spinach Can (P-35)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $1,161

Spinach Can (P-35) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 90x90x136cm

Notes: Includes original box, solution, and can opener.

 

Lot 1901 - Cake (P-13)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2008

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $185

Cake  (P-13) by Akio Kamei
Scratch Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 18x18x9cm

Notes: Remove walnut cake from the plate to find a secret compartment. There is a small scratch on top of the cake near the walnut (see extra photo). Includes original box.

 

Lot 1902 - Missing Piece Puzzle (103)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $90

Missing Piece Puzzle (103) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Similar to Cuckoo Nest, but with one less bar. Three dowels are fixed to bars. 80 made as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle, but never actually exchanged. Includes original instructions.

 

Lot 1903 - Tectonic (132)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $135

Tectonic (132) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Very crooked six-piece burr, with three pairs each with a different slant; made from maple. Used as an IPP18 Exchange puzzle. Delivered disassembled upon request.

 

Lot 1904 - Housing Project (181-C)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $100

Housing Project (181-C) by Stewart Coffin
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 14x13x2cm

Notes: Five pentomino pieces fit into either side of the tray. The tray spaces are similar shapes but require dramatically different solutions. Used as an IPP23 exchange puzzle. Includes information card with solutions.

 

Lot 1905 - Out-Back (222)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $131

Out-Back (222) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 15x10x1cm

Notes: Start by placing the four light pieces into the tray. Then place all five pieces into the tray. Includes information card. Base inscribed "222, STC, 2007". Used as an IPP 27 exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 1906 - Puzzle Craft

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $42

Puzzle Craft by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Pages: 100

Notes: 1985 edition of Coffin's notes of puzzle design and craftsmanship. Most of the content appears in subsequent publications, but this is still a good historical record of Coffin's evolution as a designer.

 

Lot 1908 - Naef Gemini

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $120

Winning bid: $187

Naef Gemini by Toshiaki Betsumiya / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Toshiaki Betsumiya
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: 10 pieces (a complete set of the ways to combine two tiles into one piece) form a 4x4x5 block. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1910 - Naef Rota

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $130

Naef Rota by Eugen Gehrer / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Eugen Gehrer
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Naef's version of the 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube. This is an unusual version with metallic gold tone and cream plastic pieces. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 1913 - Bundle of Wood

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $65

Bundle of Wood by Tom Lensch / Walt Hoppe

Designer: Tom Lensch
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Fit the nine pieces into the square frame. This is a 2-D analog of the Hoffman Packing Puzzle. Includes box, instructions and solution. Used as an IPP 22 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 1914 - Painted 30-Move Box #1

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $352

Painted 30-Move Box #1 by Makishi / Makishi and Keeney

Designer: Makishi
Maker: Makishi and Keeney

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Unusual 30-move box, unlike the typical Japanese sliding panel box. Top panel painted by C. Keeney. One of five identical boxes donated by Makishi.

 

Lot 1915 - Painted 30-Move Box #2

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Painted 30-Move Box #2 by Makishi / Makishi and Keeney

Designer: Makishi
Maker: Makishi and Keeney

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Unusual 30-move box, unlike the typical Japanese sliding panel box. Top panel painted by C. Keeney. One of five identical boxes donated by Makishi.

 

Lot 1916 - Painted 30-Move Box #3

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $140

Painted 30-Move Box #3 by Makishi / Makishi and Keeney

Designer: Makishi
Maker: Makishi and Keeney

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Unusual 30-move box, unlike the typical Japanese sliding panel box. Top panel painted by C. Keeney. One of five identical boxes donated by Makishi.

 

Lot 1917 - Painted 30-Move Box #4

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $293

Painted 30-Move Box #4 by Makishi / Makishi and Keeney

Designer: Makishi
Maker: Makishi and Keeney

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Unusual 30-move box, unlike the typical Japanese sliding panel box. Top panel painted by C. Keeney. One of five identical boxes donated by Makishi.

 

Lot 1918 - Painted 30-Move Box #5

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $1,284

Painted 30-Move Box #5 by Makishi / Makishi and Keeney

Designer: Makishi
Maker: Makishi and Keeney

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Unusual 30-move box, unlike the typical Japanese sliding panel box. Top panel painted by C. Keeney. One of five identical boxes donated by Makishi.

 

Lot 1919 - Sequential Star

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $903

Sequential Star by Lee Krasnow
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Six-piece diagonal star, but with pins and little mazes holding the puzzle together (see extra photo). Lee used pins and strong magnets instead of glue to "attach" the three pieces of wood for each puzzle piece. Honorable Mention award in the 2006 Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1922 - Framed Burr (6 pieces #2)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/19/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $436

Framed Burr (6 pieces #2) by Juno Yananose

Designer: Juno Yananose

Size: 10x10x4cm

Notes: Six-piece framed burr. Level 16 to remove the first piece; 26 moves for full disassembly. Includes original box, information card, and full solution sheet.

 

Lot 1924 - Venus and Mars

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $12

Venus and Mars

Size: 15x6x1cm

Notes: Separate the two pieces. As you would expect, the most obvious technique doesn't work!

 

Lot 1938 - Twisted Burr

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $2,867

Twisted Burr by Kagen Schaefer
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Size: 7cm

Notes: Six piece burr with unusual diagonal movement; two assemblies are possible. Limited edition, #37 of 48. Includes original information card.

 

Lot 1939 - Sick Man Puzzle

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $57

Sick Man Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 15x6x3cm

Notes: Ball goes in the mouth and comes out the right ear. Belly button is a storage space when not solving. Instructions printed on back of puzzle.

 

Lot 1940 - Mouse Puzzle

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $55

Mouse Puzzle by Naoyuki Iwase

Designer: Naoyuki Iwase

Size: 14x12x2cm

Notes: Five letter-shaped pieces fit into the mouse-shaped tray. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 1941 - Tulip Puzzle

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $77

Tulip Puzzle by Naoyuki Iwase

Designer: Naoyuki Iwase

Size: 14x12x2cm

Notes: Five letter-shaped pieces fit into the tulip-shaped tray. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 1942 - Maple Puzzle

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $37

Maple Puzzle by Naoyuki Iwase

Designer: Naoyuki Iwase

Size: 14x12x2cm

Notes: Five letter-shaped pentominoes fit into the maple leaf-shaped tray. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 1943 - Sandwich Jigsaw

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $221

Sandwich Jigsaw by Pacific Puzzle Co.

Maker: Pacific Puzzle Co.

Size: 14x14x5cm

Notes: Five-layers of sandwich fixings, each one being a separate jigsaw.

 

Lot 1945 - Barbar

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Barbar by Václav Obšivač
Inside Photo

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 14x14x14cm

Notes: Outer shell is six-piece coordinate motion. Inside is another six-piece shell with coordinate motion. Finally you will find a four-piece cube (Viper). Includes information card with assembly instructions.

 

Lot 1946 - 18 Dutch Mills

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $111

18 Dutch Mills by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: 18 windmill-shaped pieces assemble with coordination motion to make a ball. Includes information card with assembly instructions.

 

Lot 1947 - 5 Puzzles

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $145

5 Puzzles by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Diameter: 23cm

Notes: Five separate puzzle cages are interlocked into a single large solid. Sorry, no instructions!

 

Lot 1948 - Star of David

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

Star of David by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 16x16x5cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble in two halves. Includes information card with assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 1949 - Rambo

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2008

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $48

Rambo by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Movement is somewhat tight, making progress incremental and slow. Includes information card with assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 1950 - X-Mas Star

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $61

X-Mas Star by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 16x15x6cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble around a core piece using coordinate motion. Includes information card with assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 1951 - Ribs

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $171

Ribs by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble in two halves. Includes information card with assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 1952 - Two Tripods

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $125

Two Tripods by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 14x14x6cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble in two halves. Includes information card with assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 1953 - Viper (Zmije)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $62

Viper (Zmije) by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Four identical pieces assemble in two halves. Includes information card with assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 1954 - Twelve Arrows

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $72

Twelve Arrows by Václav Obšivač
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Six pairs of pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Includes information card with assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 1955 - Tritresor

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2008

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $24

Tritresor by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Three pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Includes information sheet with assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1957 - Trickbox

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $72

Trickbox by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Includes information sheet with assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 1968 - Trillium

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $420

Trillium by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: The Pelikan model does not have the slant that Coffin's original Trillium has. The puzzle separates into two halves along three different axes. Made of two sets of three identical pieces. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1969 - Pennydoodle

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $652

Pennydoodle by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Coffin design 67-B. Five pieces fit together to make snake-like shapes. Made of four different fancy woods. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1970 - Egyptian

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $2,445

Egyptian by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces made in fancy woods. Same structure as Scrambled Scorpius but with slightly enlarged pieces.

 

Lot 1971 - Diminished Split Star, Six-Pointed Star

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $806

Diminished Split Star, Six-Pointed Star by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 13x13x8cm

Notes: This is one of five designs in a family of visual variations of Coffin's Split Star, Simplified (165). Split Star is a complicated two-tier variation of Garnet. Excellent fit.

 

Lot 1972 - Pseudo-Notched Sticks

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $155

Pseudo-Notched Sticks by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan
Expanded Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Appears to be a diagonal burr, but trying to pull it apart the usual way accomplished nothing! Made of six identical pieces. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1973 - Three Pairs

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $628

Three Pairs by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical (and mirror image) pieces assemble with unexpected coordinate motion.

 

Lot 1974 - Garnet

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $396

Garnet by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces made in fancy woods form a rhombic dodecahedron.

 

Lot 1975 - Combination Lock

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $440

Combination Lock by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan
Expanded Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coordination motion solution, very similar to Rosebud. But unlike Rosebud, all six pieces are dissimilar. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1976 - Triumph

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $552

Triumph by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble into one of three symmetrical shapes. Pieces made from zebrano and amarand. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1977 - Twelve-Piece Separation

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $442

Twelve-Piece Separation by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 11cm

Notes: Twelve pieces (10 identical, one augmented, and one key) fit together to form a symmetrical shape. Pieces made from four different woods. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1978 - Magic Domino

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Magic Domino by Erno Rubik / Politechnika

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Politechnika

Size: 6x6x64cm

Notes: 3x3x2 Rubik Cube variation.

 

Lot 1979 - Tokyo Disneyland Entanglement Set #1

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $81

Tokyo Disneyland Entanglement Set #1 by Tokyo Disneyland

Maker: Tokyo Disneyland

Length: 8-12cm

Notes: Three puzzles from Tokyo Disneyland:

  • Space - Remove the C
  • Key - Separate the keys
  • Heart - Remove the heart
Includes original packaging.
 

Lot 1980 - Tokyo Disneyland Entanglement Set #2

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $71

Tokyo Disneyland Entanglement Set #2 by Kawada

Maker: Kawada

Length: 9-12cm

Notes: Four Disney puzzles from Japan:

  • Spiral - Remove Mickey
  • Ring - Remove small ring
  • Heart - Remove Mickey/heart
  • Memory - Remove the ring
Includes original packaging.
 

Lot 1981 - Tokyo Disneyland Entanglement Set #3

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2008

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $19

Tokyo Disneyland Entanglement Set #3 by Kawada

Maker: Kawada

Length: 5-6cm

Notes: Four Disney puzzles from Japan:

  • MO-1 - remove the ring
  • MO-2 - remove the ring
  • MO-3 - remove the ring
  • MO-4 - remove the ring (Mickey)
Includes original packaging.
 

Lot 1982 - Dvrdík Entanglement Set

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $45

Winning bid: $51

Dvrdík Entanglement Set by Stanislav Dvrdík

Designer/Maker: Stanislav Dvrdík

Size: various

Notes: Three entanglement puzzles dating from 1981:

  • Váhy (left) - remove the traveler
  • (middle) - remove the ring
  • Hrazda (right) - remove the ring
Each with original packaging.
 

Lot 1983 - Treble Clef

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $47

Treble Clef by Ken Bortalazzo / Ken Bortolazzo

Designer: Ken Bortalazzo
Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 15x9x1cm

Notes: Remove the brass loop.

 

Lot 1984 - Le Grand Entanglement Puzzle Set

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $155

Le Grand Entanglement Puzzle Set by Charles H. Le Grand

Designer/Maker: Charles H. Le Grand

Length: 3-5cm

Notes: Set of 18 miniature entanglement puzzles, made from stainless steel. Original designs are indicated by *.
Tricycle
Cat/Fish*
Square Spiral
Music*
Love*
Money*
Stars*
Cross/Circle/Triangle
Iron Maiden
BBQ Heart
Chinese ladder
Butterfly/Flower
Dirty Dog
Airplane/Parachute*
Slip Ring Maze
Slip Ring Ladder/Heart
Chinese Plum Blossom
Christmas Tree

 

Lot 1985 - Gold Tricycle Puzzle Earrings

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/19/2008

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $281

Gold Tricycle Puzzle Earrings by Rick Irby

Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 5x1x1cm

Notes: Two tricycle entanglement puzzles made as earrings. Appears to be gold or gold-plate, but not confirmed.

 

Lot 1986 - Silver Antique Auto Puzzle Miniature

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2008

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $59

Silver Antique Auto Puzzle Miniature by Rick Irby

Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 3x2x1cm

Notes: Classic car and steering wheel entanglement design, but produced in miniature. Appears to be silver, but not confirmed.

 

Lot 2003 - Worry Cube

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $130

Worry Cube by Sam Cornwell

Designer/Maker: Sam Cornwell

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Release the cube from the two-piece cubic cage. Includes original information card.

 

Lot 2004 - Alle Neune (The Nine)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $30

Alle Neune (The Nine) by Anker Steinbaukasten

Maker: Anker Steinbaukasten

Size: 10x6x1cm

Notes: This is a reproduction of a Richter Anchor Stone puzzle, using the original brick formula. Includes replica packaging and a booklet with 125 challenges.

 

Lot 2005 - Herzrätsel (Heart Puzzle)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $23

Herzrätsel (Heart Puzzle) by Anker Steinbaukasten

Maker: Anker Steinbaukasten

Size: 9x8x1cm

Notes: This is a reproduction of a Richter Anchor Stone puzzle, using the original brick formula. Includes replica packaging and a booklet with 98 challenges.

 

Lot 2006 - Der Zornbrecher (The Wrath-Breaker)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $19

Der Zornbrecher (The Wrath-Breaker) by Anker Steinbaukasten

Maker: Anker Steinbaukasten

Size: 9x9x1cm

Notes: This is a reproduction of a Richter Anchor Stone puzzle, using the original brick formula. Includes replica packaging and a booklet with 97 challenges

 

Lot 2007 - OKCBA Geometric Puzzle Set

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $112

OKCBA Geometric Puzzle Set by OKCBA

Maker: OKCBA

Size: 15x11x1cm

Notes: 10 2-D assembly puzzles, each with a detailed information pamphlet (in Cyrillic).

 

Lot 2008 - IQ Mega-Game Set

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $120

IQ Mega-Game Set by TOP LAS Ltd.

Maker: TOP LAS Ltd.

Size: 14x12x1cm

Notes: Set of 21 different IQ Mega-Game puzzles. Each set of pieces will form the shape shown in the lower-left corner of the CD case.

 

Lot 2009 - Robert Longstaff Puzzle Set

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $171

Robert Longstaff Puzzle Set by Robert Longstaff Workshops

Maker: Robert Longstaff Workshops

Size: 14x12x1cm

Notes: Set of 11 puzzles from the Robert Longstaff Workshops. Puzzles are wooden jigsaw or 2-D assembly.

 

Lot 2010 - Lili Puzzle Set

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $31

Lili Puzzle Set by Dr. Rolf Ottmüller

Maker: Dr. Rolf Ottmüller

Size: 5x4x1cm

Notes: Set 12 Lili Puzzles. Each is a small wooden 2-D assembly puzzle.

 

Lot 2011 - IPP22 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $1,500

Winning bid: $875

IPP22 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 97

Notes: Virtually complete set: 97 out of 98 IPP22 Exchange puzzles (Strijbos puzzle is missing). The puzzle from Kransnoukhov has some minor breakage. (The actual shipping cost will be significantly higher than the estimate that will appear on winner's invoice.)

  • Sunflower (Barrett)
  • The Checkered Cross (Barton)
  • Bronco (Baxter)
  • One in a Trillion (Becker)
  • 9 11 Memorial Cube (Berman)
  • Parcel Post (Boardman)
  • Impossible Burr (Bobroff)
  • Lock-o-Box (Bordewijk)
  • Supernova (Braun)
  • Escape from the Labyrinth (Bright)
  • Carré des Triangles (Carle)
  • Number three Ball and Plunger (Chambers)
  • The Grand Vizier (Curtis)
  • Chocolate Dip Burr (Cutler)
  • Cutrofello's Cubes (Cutrofello)
  • GGG or 1.5 Horses (Dalgety)
  • Tongue & Groove Puzzle (Darling)
  • Shifty Maze (Darah)
  • Cube in a Cage (Dawir)
  • Pathfinder (van Deventer)
  • Dye-lemma (Dye)
  • Keyhole Puzzle (Eason)
  • The 22nd labour of Hercules (Ergatoudis)
  • Nine-piece, Nine-colour puzzle (Farhi)
  • Vodka and Keyhole Maze (Fisher)
  • Holey Bolt (Foshee)
  • Theo's Trickbox (Geerinck)
  • Belgian Chocolate Cubes (Gillen)
  • Twin-Cube (Gitt)
  • Framework (Götz)
  • PuzzleScope (Grabarchuk)
  • Striptease (Grashuis)
  • Rik's Kiddy Wrapping (van Grol)
  • Hoffmann's Mistake (Dice Box 2) (Hajek)
  • Sonic (Harvey)
  • 18xP+1.5 (Haubrich)
  • Escape from Nox (Hawthorne)
  • Half Pack (Hess)
  • The Eclecticube (Holmes)
  • The Restricted Zone (Hoppe)
  • Lucas's Moat (Isaacs)
  • Four on a Match (Jones)
  • Tri Diamonds (von Känel)
  • Sparring Cubes (Kalinin)
  • Kammen's Korners 2 (van Kammen)
  • T-square (Kemp)
  • Make me a Star (Kerley)
  • The Hesperides (Kimura)
  • Heart Trouble (Kirkman)
  • Another Eight Puzzle (Kotani)
  • The Herd Puzzle (Kransnoukhov)
  • The Sleeping Beauty Puzzle (Lee)
  • 1/2 H Puzzle (Lindén)
  • Vesa Burr II (Linkola)
  • Triplets (Major)
  • Vicious Circle (Matveeva)
  • Split Cube Puzzle (Meed)
  • Driving out of Belgium (Miller)
  • Burrlesque (Nauta)
  • A-mazing drawer (Nightingale)
  • Square by Square (Nischke)
  • The Trefoil Knot (Novichkova)
  • Cock Puzzle Jug (Oliveira)
  • Circuit Puzzle (Overy)
  • IPP in a box (Pedersen)
  • Hill's American Geometrical Prize Puzzle (Raizer)
  • Q-Burr (Reis)
  • TWO and TWO (Ringel)
  • Bundle of Wood (Rodgers)
  • Block and Key (Rossetti)
  • Non-transitive Dice, Wire Diamond Trick (Rowett)
  • Hollow Pyramid Puzzle (de Ruiter)
  • Norman Sandfield's Salt Shaker (Sandfield)
  • Robert Sandfield's Pepper Shaker (Sandfield)
  • To be a bottle or not? (van der Schagt)
  • Square Dance (Schneider)
  • Greetings from Germany to Belgium (Schneider)
  • Rik's Kubusmix (Schulte)
  • Stuffing (Schweitzer)
  • Big Wheel (Segal)
  • Uncle Bobby's Jigsquares (Singmaster)
  • Sunrise - Sunset (STC #181) (Slocum/Coffin)
  • Antwerp Diamond (de Smet)
  • Helix Puzzle (Takashima)
  • Mongolian Zad (Tumen-Ulzii)
  • Easter Island (Ullrich)
  • Double Sliding (Uri)
  • Vesala's Spiral (Vesala)
  • Irregular Board Burr (de Vreugd)
  • DiamondTeaser (Waite)
  • Watson's Tribulations (Watson)
  • Finnish Cross No. 1 (Weber)
  • Fragrant Burr (Wu)
  • Snake Dice (Yamada)
  • El Puzzle (Yoshigahara)
  • LT-puzzle (Young)
  • Headstanding Cube (Zeimer)

 

Lot 2012 - IPP23 Exchanges Puzzles

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2008

Est. Value: $1,500

Winning bid: $1,450

IPP23 Exchanges Puzzles

Puzzles: 78

Notes: Virtually complete set: 78 out of 81 IPP23 Exchange puzzles Ergatoudis, Kim and Tumen-Ulzii puzzles are missing). (The actual shipping cost will be significantly higher than the estimate that will appear on winner's invoice.)

  • Magic Tetromino Checkerboard (Barton)
  • Mysterians (Baxter)
  • Chicago Cubes (Becker)
  • Japanese Burr (Boardman)
  • Drop In (Bobroff)
  • Ring Bearer (Bright)
  • Cage with 2 Large Spheres (Chabala)
  • Wheel and Axle (Chambers)
  • Devil's Half Dozen (Curtis)
  • Sears Tower (Cutler)
  • St. Mungo's Fish (Dalgety)
  • Skewered Cubes (Darling)
  • Sticky Stack of Sticks (Darah)
  • Anti-Snapper (Dawir)
  • Four D (van Deventer)
  • Dye-Version (Dye)
  • Nine L-ements (Eason)
  • Octo-Diamond (Finn)
  • Rho's Bush (Fisher)
  • Triplets (Garcia)
  • Cigar Puzzle (Gillen)
  • Chic-Ago Checkerboard (Gitt)
  • Pentomino Exclusion (Golomb)
  • Culax (Götz)
  • 15 Holes of Golf (Grashuis)
  • Quadrangle (Gregory)
  • On-the-Spot Insanity (van Grol)
  • Neat Lock (Hajek)
  • Dock the Boats (Haubrich)
  • Fay Rho's Pyramid (Hawthorne)
  • Foxes and Wolves (Hess)
  • Binimelis Sponge (Violant i Holz)
  • Chicago Loop (Hoppe)
  • Topsy Turvy Triangles (Huang)
  • Chicago "L" (Isaacs)
  • Karin's Rose Burr (von Känel)
  • International Puzzle Pussy (Kalinin)
  • Double Cross (Kerley)
  • Where's the Dog? (Kimura)
  • Quadraplank 12x3D (Knoppers)
  • Chess Ring Puzzle (Kotani)
  • Wooden Loop (Kransnoukhov)
  • M.C. Testcher (Lee)
  • Punch Cards (Lensch)
  • Timonen's Burr 5 (Lindén)
  • VESA's Four (Linkola)
  • Rho Boat (Major)
  • Hermaphroditic Blocks (Miller)
  • CAST Spiral (Nelson)
  • Six-handed Burr (Nightingale)
  • Naughty Pieces (Novichkova)
  • 30-60-90 (Pegg)
  • Elusive Square (Raizer)
  • Owen's Cross (Reis)
  • Housing Project (Rodgers)
  • Diagonal Cube (Rolfs)
  • Loris (Rossetti)
  • Dovetail Cherry Surprise Cake (Sandfield)
  • Sanfield's Dovetail Jewel Box (Sandfield)
  • Stuffing II (Schweitzer)
  • Prison Bock (Segal)
  • Boxed LUV Puzzle (Slocum)
  • The Emperor (Snyder)
  • Spinal Starcase (Strickland)
  • Snake - Bite (Strijbos)
  • Pound Puppy (Strout)
  • Knot Likely (Suchsland)
  • Odawara's Nine Problems (Takashima)
  • Hex-A-Hex-Plexigon (Tanoff)
  • Vesala's Gateway (Vesala)
  • Bent Board Burr #6 (de Vreugd)
  • TriSquare Enigma (Waite)
  • Dutch Cross (p69) (Weber)
  • Dovetail Burr Box (Winegar)
  • D&D Cube (Wu)
  • Seal Puzzle (Yamada)
  • NOB's Diabolical 3x3 (Yoshigahara)
  • SEARious Burr (Young)

 

Lot 2013 - Diagonal on Burr (K-4)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2008

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,159

Diagonal on Burr (K-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 16x16x16cm

Notes: Large three piece burr with four-piece cube in the center. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2014 - Dice Box (P-9-1)

Phase: 15

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2008

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $850

Dice Box (P-9-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 12cm

Notes: Excellent condition, with just slight separation on both sides of panel 6 (one side visible in photo). Includes original box and detailed solution instructions.

 

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