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Lot 2002 - Rectangle d'Or

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 5/2/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $120

Rectangle d'Or by Patrick Farvacque / DEFIJEU

Designer: Patrick Farvacque
Maker: DEFIJEU

Size: 23x14x5cm

Notes: Two layers of pieces, both inspired by the golden ratio. Box lid and two pieces slightly warped. Includes original cardboard storage box.

 

Lot 2045 - Peanut

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $290

Peanut by Pelikan

Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Six different pieces form a ring, and a variety of other shapes. Piece #3 is different from what appears in Coffin's Compendium. Made from mahogany and ash. Light finish with some minor water stains.

 

Lot 2101 - Penthouse (TW64)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $2,668

Penthouse (TW64) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: Pack the 4x4x5 box with eight T and eight W pentominoes. Unique solution. Pieces made from American black walnut and amboyna; box made from louro preto. Base stamped "T.WOOD" and with the TW logo. Includes original information sheet and certificate.

 

Lot 2103 - Parcel Post Puzzle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,150

Parcel Post Puzzle by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 16x11x5cm

Notes: Pack the 18 flat pieces into the 3x9x14 box. Top of box stamped with TW logo; pieces stamped with sequential numbers. Hand-drawn certificate dated 1986; made specifically for J. Ergatoudis.

 

Lot 2104 - 5x5x5 Conway Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $802

5x5x5 Conway Cube by John Horton Conway / Trevor Wood

Designer: John Horton Conway
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 18 pieces pack into the 5x5x5 box, demonstrating a subtle and elegant mathematical principle. Lid, base and 2x2x2 block stamped with TW logo; base stamped "T.WOOD". Box has various small scratches.

 

Lot 2105 - Seven-Piece Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $1,251

Seven-Piece Cube by Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Seven pieces make a cube. Pieces made from various exotic woods with glossy finish. Base etched "for J.E.", and stamped "T.WOOD" and with the TW logo. Probably one-of-a-kind.

 

Lot 2106 - Cornucopia Set

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $802

Cornucopia Set by Stewart Coffin / Trevor Wood

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 15x15x4cm

Notes: Complete set of the 17 Cornucopia pieces (those asymmetrical hexominoes with no 2x2 sub-region). The two-sided base has an 8x8 tray for the standard Cornucopia problems (with four spacers), and a 10x11 tray for arranging all pieces (with eight spacers). Cover stamped with TW logo. Includes copy of Coffin's Cornucopia information sheet with additional challenges.

 

Lot 2109 - Diminished Split Star, Six-Pointed Star

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $603

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. Same as lot 1971 (phase 15) but in different woods.

 

Lot 2252 - Rhomball

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $425

Rhomball by Philippe Dubois
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Three identical pieces and three mirror-image pieces made a ball; two halves each use coordinate motion. One piece stamped with Gaby Games logo.

 

Lot 2253 - 3 Piece Puzzle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $425

3 Piece Puzzle by Philippe Dubois
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Three irregular pieces fit together using coordination motion. One piece stamped with Gaby Games logo. Some gaps in places (see photo).

 

Lot 2254 - Born Yesterday

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $610

Born Yesterday by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six identical pieces form a cubic shape using coordinate motion.

 

Lot 2255 - Pollux

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $325

Pollux by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Three identical pieces and three mirror-image pieces make a burr structure; two halves each use coordinate motion. One piece stamped with Ph. Dubois logo.

 

Lot 2257 - 6x3

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $152

6x3 by Philippe Dubois
Piece Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces (see extra photo for example) form a burr structure.

 

Lot 2258 - Parparon

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $55

Parparon by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Small 19-piece burr.

 

Lot 2259 - Fifteen Degree Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $167

Fifteen Degree Cube by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a cube and two other shapes. Includes original plastic case and information sheet. Similar to, but different from Nob's Never Ending.

 

Lot 2260 - Kumiki Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $66

Kumiki Cube by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Classic kumiki cube assembly. Enlarged corners don't change the puzzle but make disassembly slightly more work.

 

Lot 2261 - 3 C

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $325

3 C by Philippe Dubois
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Three identical pieces fit together using coordinate motion. An extra cube fills the center. One piece stamped with Gaby Games logo.

 

Lot 2262 - Rhombicuboctahedron

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $536

Rhombicuboctahedron by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 3 distinct pieces fit together using coordinate motion. One piece stamped with Gaby Games logo.

 

Lot 2263 - Explosion 2

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $209

Explosion 2 by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 12 identical pieces separate with coordinate motion (similar to Explosion 1, lot 470).

 

Lot 2264 - Cube d'O

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $220

Cube d'O by Philippe Dubois
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: 3 pairs of identical pieces. Fit together in two identical halves. Made from hornbeam.

 

Lot 2265 - 3 Pairs

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $265

3 Pairs by Philippe Dubois
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Three identical pieces and three mirror-image pieces make a burr structure; two halves each use coordinate motion. Assembly requires a bit of dexterity.

 

Lot 2267 - Shear Cube (YH111)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $725

Shear Cube (YH111) by Yoshikatsu Hara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Yoshikatsu Hara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 14x6x5cm

Notes: When squashed the right way, pieces cannot rotate, thus making 9 distinct trominoes instead of just 2. There are 28 distinct ways to pack box. Base stamped "T.WOOD" and with the TW logo.

 

Lot 2268 - Bookworm (TW21)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,161

Bookworm (TW21) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x10x5cm

Notes: There are ten ways to combine a 2x2 block with a 1x3 block. These 10 pieces pack the book 28 different ways. The book itself is a secret opening box. Inside of spine is stamped "T.WOOD" and with the TW logo.

 

Lot 2269 - LL-Puzzle (NY26)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $415

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

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x7x5cm

Notes: All pieces are distinct combinations of two L trominoes. The eight pieces fit into the 3x4x4 box; unique solution. Base of box noticeably scratched. No identifying marking on the box or pieces.

 

Lot 2270 - Ultimate Hex-Convertible (HC77)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $802

Ultimate Hex-Convertible (HC77) by Harold Cataquet / Trevor Wood

Designer: Harold Cataquet
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 14x14x10cm

Notes: The 10 checkered hexominoes plus the 2x2 square piece form both a 4x4x4 checkered cube and an 8x8 checkerboard. The underside of the box "converts" to an 8x8 tray to hold the latter solution. Using just the hexominoes, you can form a 3x4x5 checkered block. All three challenges have a unique solution. No identifying marking on the box or pieces. Minor scratches on the outside and cover of the box.

 

Lot 2271 - Large Crystal 1

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 5/1/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $163

Large Crystal 1 by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 17x17x17cm

Notes: Made by Ninomiya, but no confirming markings. 19-piece crystal made in contrasting woods.

 

Lot 2272 - Large Crystal 2

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 5/1/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $163

Large Crystal 2 by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x15x15cm

Notes: Made by Ninomiya, but no confirming markings. 9-piece crystal made in contrasting woods. Surfaces slightly worn and faded.

 

Lot 2273 - 6-Piece Burr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $60

6-Piece Burr

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Appears to be made by Ninomiya, but no confirming markings. 6-piece burr. Surfaces slightly worn and faded, with tape residue at the ends of each stick; key piece is loose.

 

Lot 2274 - Large Pennyhedron

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $530

Large Pennyhedron by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson
Open Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Large version of Coffin's design #52. This is beautifully finished inside and out; seams are very hard to spot. Signed, numbered and dated on the inside.

 

Lot 2275 - Half-Hour

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $90

Half-Hour by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Coffin's design #29, made in fancy wood. Signed, numbered and dated on the inside.

 

Lot 2276 - Three-Piece Block

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $38

Three-Piece Block by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Coffin's design #38. Signed, numbered and dated on the inside.

 

Lot 2277 - Dislocated Jupiter

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $5,950

Dislocated Jupiter by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: This is Coffin's design #17; twelve identical pieces made from six fancy woods: zebrawood, bloodwood, canarywood, Indonesian rosewood, and bubinga. Inside stamped with BartArt logo and dated 2003.

 

Lot 2280 - Interlocking Patio Block

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $75

Interlocking Patio Block by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie
Open Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Coffin design #205. Five pieces, each made of four or five 1x2x2 blocks, form a cube. One piece stamped with the BartArt logo.

 

Lot 2281 - Card Case Karakuri (Momotaro) (G-6)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $120

Card Case Karakuri (Momotaro) (G-6) by Yukio Ogura

Designer/Maker: Yukio Ogura

Size: 16x9x4cm

Notes: The two side boxes slide apart to reveal a trapped business card. This was a 2006 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2282 - Card Case Karakuri (Plane) (G-4)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $161

Card Case Karakuri (Plane) (G-4) by Yukio Ogura

Designer/Maker: Yukio Ogura

Size: 24x8x6cm

Notes: As you slide the plane across the wood panel, a business card will come out of the plane as would a wood shaving. There is also a secret compartment inside the plane; cover panel is slightly warped. This was a 2005 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2283 - Card Case Karakuri (Fan) (G-8)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $90

Winning bid: $60

Card Case Karakuri (Fan) (G-8) by Yukio Ogura

Designer/Maker: Yukio Ogura

Size: 18x7x5cm

Notes: A spring-loaded device will deal five business cards are once. The spring between two layers is sticky. This was a 2007 Karakuri Club Christmas present, and is still available for retail sale. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 2285 - Japanese Toolbox (MY-12)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $180

Winning bid: $150

Japanese Toolbox (MY-12) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 24x7x6cm

Notes: The puzzle is to find the secret compartment hiding four tools (saw, plane, hammer and chisel), and then open a second compartment using the tools. The intended solution is quite elaborate, but sometimes the second compartment can be opened without the tools. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 2286 - Frame (S-7)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $131

Frame (S-7) by Hideto Satou / Hideto Sateu

Designer: Hideto Satou
Maker: Hideto Sateu

Size: 18x13x4cm

Notes: The photo in this frame is held by a hidden mechanism. There is also a separate secret compartment that is sometimes overlooked. Photo area is 15x10cm. This was a 2007 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2287 - String Box 2 (M-36)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/25/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $110

String Box 2 (M-36) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x6x5cm

Notes: This was a 2007 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2288 - Exhibition Burr Structure (K-11-x)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $2,000

Winning bid: $6,800

Exhibition Burr Structure (K-11-x) by Akio Kamei
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 27x27x27cm

Notes: This is a one-of-a-kind exhibition model, twice as large as the normal model. 75 pieces make seven layers, including a 3-piece burr at the core. Includes original box (worn and damaged by the burr sticks).

 

Lot 2289 - 52-Piece Burr Set (K-2-2)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $750

52-Piece Burr Set (K-2-2) by Akio Kamei

Maker: Akio Kamei

Box size: 23x14x11cm

Notes: Contains the 25 notchable burr pieces; includes two of each piece and a couple extra, presumably so that you can constructed all 314 possible assemblies. Wooden box appears to hold just 45 pieces, but all 52 can be packed. Includes cardboard storage box.

 

Lot 2290 - 20-Piece Burr Set (K-2-1)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $265

20-Piece Burr Set (K-2-1) by Akio Kamei

Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 26x26x4cm

Notes: Contains 20 notchable burr pieces. Includes wooden box with sliding top (signs of wear and slight damage), information sheet listing 20 different burrs to build, and original storage box (very worn).

 

Lot 2291 - Die Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $75

Die Cube by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Original die box. Surfaces are worn from use; some warp and separate around panel six; mechanism is functional but very tight. Includes original storage box and Japanese solution sheet.

 

Lot 2292 - Circubus

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $155

Circubus by Ulrich Namislow / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Ulrich Namislow
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Edge: 11cm

Notes: Eight blocks with arcs on all faces can be arranged to make a variety of patterns. One goal is to match the markings on the three-panel frame.

 

Lot 2293 - Picto Gross

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $30

Picto Gross by Yozao Wako / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Yozao Wako
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 10x10x3cm

Notes: 16 pieces can form many two-color 2D and 3D figures. Information sheet with intended challenges is missing.

 

Lot 2294 - Double Labyrinth

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $28

Double Labyrinth by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 18x8x1cm

Notes: Solve two Pigs in Clover puzzles simultaneously.

 

Lot 2295 - Circular Tangram

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $414

Circular Tangram by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: 11 pieces fill the circular tray. Other shapes are possible. Pieces made from ebony. This was an IPP13 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 2296 - Aha! Box

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $110

Aha! Box by Allan Boardman

Designer/Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 7x4x3cm

Notes: Goal is to open the box. Includes solution sheet. This was an IPP24 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 2297 - Tut's Tetrahedron

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/23/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $13

Tut's Tetrahedron by Allan Boardman
Pyramid Photo

Designer/Maker: Allan Boardman

Edge: 5cm

Notes: 4-piece tetrahedron dissection, made in fancy wood. This was an IPP26 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 2298 - Hako

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $60

Hako by Makishi

Designer/Maker: Makishi

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: 17 move box, similar is style to other Makishi boxes. Very light scratches on bottom panel. Includes solution sheet.

 

Lot 2299 - MakDaw #1

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 5/1/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $274

MakDaw #1 by Matthew Dawson & Makishi / Makishi
Open Photo

Designer: Matthew Dawson & Makishi
Maker: Makishi

Size: 12x7x7cm

Notes: Sequential movement puzzle to release the door lock; 15 moves. Includes information sheet, and hand-written solving notes. Limited edition of 25; made 2009.

 

Lot 2300 - K Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $806

K Cube by Kim Klobucher / Kcube Designs
Open Photo

Designer: Kim Klobucher
Maker: Kcube Designs

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Very involved sequential movement puzzles. Fancy wood and glossy finish, with logo stamped on one face. The corners of the cube are fixed, but all other cubies may move in groups of three. Solution card gives a 419 move solution, but there is a 68-move shortcut.

 

Lot 2301 - Kumiki Burr Structure

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $65

Kumiki Burr Structure

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: 39 pieces make a four-level nested structure.

 

Lot 2302 - Kumiki Kiyomizu Burr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $48

Kumiki Kiyomizu Burr

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: 54-piece burr structure, inspired by the support beams of the Kiyomizu Temple.

 

Lot 2303 - Kumiki Star

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $37

Kumiki Star

Size: 20x20x20cm

Notes: 57 pieces form a star, similar to a regular crystal burr structure.

 

Lot 2304 - Die Bank

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/23/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $12

Die Bank

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Two moves opens the coin compartment. Surface is appears aged, but is otherwise in good condition.

 

Lot 2305 - Kumiki Matrix

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 5/3/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $145

Kumiki Matrix

Size: 14x14x5cm

Notes: 25 colored short sticks trapped in a 4-piece frame.

 

Lot 2306 - Kumiki Star

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $14

Kumiki Star

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 6-piece burr, with stick extended shaped to make a star. Key piece is loose.

 

Lot 2307 - Kumiki Cubic Burr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 5/5/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $110

Kumiki Cubic Burr

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 20 pieces make a roughly cubic structure. Non-standard key piece.

 

Lot 2308 - Kumiki Cubic Burr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 5/5/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $110

Kumiki Cubic Burr

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: 6-piece burr with six extra wings making a roughly cubic structure. One key piece.

 

Lot 2309 - 30 Boules Escatees (CT 441)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $20

30 Boules Escatees (CT 441) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: 30 balls and 60 sticks form an icosidodecahedron. Includes original cardboard box.

 

Lot 2310 - Dodecacavexe (CT 415)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $17

Dodecacavexe (CT 415) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 21cm

Notes: 20 small balls and 36 sticks form a dodecahedral cage, trapping a larger dark ball. Includes original information sheet

 

Lot 2311 - 30 Boules Tangentes (CT 440)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $15

30 Boules Tangentes (CT 440)

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: 30 balls and 60 sticks form a icosidodecahedron. Includes original plastic case.

 

Lot 2312 - Icoboule (CT 442)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $9

Icoboule (CT 442) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: 12 balls and 30 sticks highlight the vertices of an icosahedron. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2313 - Penta-Sphere (CT 218)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 5/1/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $140

Penta-Sphere (CT 218) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: 20 balls, 12 pentagonal prisms and 60 pegs suggest a pentakis dodecahedron. Includes original plastic case.

 

Lot 2314 - CT 405

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $29

CT 405 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 24cm

Notes: 24 balls and 42 sticks suggest a truncated tetrahedron.

 

Lot 2315 - Super 33 (CT 47)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $21

Super 33 (CT 47) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 18x18x18cm

Notes: 33 pieces form a crystal shape. A larger version of lot 2065 (CT 44). One rotating key piece. Includes original cardboard box and assembly diagram sheet.

 

Lot 2316 - CT 48

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $25

CT 48 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 22cm

Notes: 51-piece crystal. Includes original cardboard box.

 

Lot 2317 - Multiboule (CT 61)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $45

Winning bid: $58

Multiboule (CT 61) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 17x17x17cm

Notes: 36-piece burr structure holding five wooden balls. 12 rotating key pieces, and smaller than lot 2085. Includes original cardboard box and assembly instructions.

 

Lot 2318 - CT 64

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $37

CT 64 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: Same design as the Kumiki Kiyomizu Burr. Nine keys pieces; two are very sticky. Includes original cardboard box.

 

Lot 2319 - Satellite 60 (CT 59)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $603

Satellite 60 (CT 59) by Stewart Coffin / Arjeu

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: Coffin's design #7: Jupiter. 12 identical pieces; separates into two halves along any of six axes. Includes original cardboard box and French assembly drawing.

 

Lot 2320 - Satellite 24 (CT 49)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $111

Satellite 24 (CT 49) by Stewart Coffin / Arjeu

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six identical pieces; same as Coffin's Scorpius. Includes original plastic case and French instructions.

 

Lot 2321 - Dakota (CT 443)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $7

Dakota (CT 443) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: 12 balls and 20 sticks form an icosahedron. Includes original plastic case and French assembly instructions.

 

Lot 2322 - Boules en Boite (CT 42)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $19

Boules en Boite (CT 42) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Five pieces pack into the box. Includes original packing and French instructions.

 

Lot 2323 - Douze-Huit (CT 216)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $45

Douze-Huit (CT 216) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 14cm

Notes: 26 blocks and 48 pegs form a small rhombicuboctahedron. Includes original plastic case.

 

Lot 2324 - Octa-Cube (CT 111)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $16

Octa-Cube (CT 111) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: 14 panels and 24 sticks make a cuboctahedron. Includes original plastic case.

 

Lot 2325 - Fidji (CT 109)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $14

Fidji (CT 109) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Eight triangular prisms and 12 sticks form an octahedron. Includes original plastic case and French information sheet.

 

Lot 2326 - Hokkaido (CT 130)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $37

Hokkaido (CT 130) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 21cm

Notes: 15 cubes and 30 sticks form a large rhombic dodecahedron. Includes original plastic case and French assembly notes.

 

Lot 2327 - CT 221

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $88

CT 221 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 16cm

Notes: 38 identically shaped pieces form a large burr with an Altekruse theme (12, 13 and 13 sticks in each orthogonal direction). Final assembly is somewhat tight; the two halves are not fully engaged, so you can choose to close it up or disassemble it.

 

Lot 2328 - CT 12

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $14

CT 12 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 14x14x14cm

Notes: 24-piece burr. Includes original plastic case and French assembly instructions.

 

Lot 2329 - Triple Croix (CT 456)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $27

Triple Croix (CT 456) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 15-piece burr; one key piece. Includes original plastic case and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 2330 - Croix de Charpentier (CT 50)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $65

Croix de Charpentier (CT 50) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 12-piece burr. Includes original plastic box and French assembly instructions.

 

Lot 2331 - Xylo (CT 28)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $29

Xylo (CT 28) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Appears to be a 27-piece burr, but 6 pieces are actually split in two; one key piece. Includes original plastic box and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 2332 - 3-4-5 (CT 117)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $37

3-4-5 (CT 117) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 12-piece burr, separates into two halves. Includes original plastic case and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 2333 - Indiana (CT 270)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $44

Indiana (CT 270) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 30-piece burr; one key piece. This is a smaller version of CT 269, lot 2072. Includes original plastic case and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 2334 - Brighton (CT 624)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $20

Brighton (CT 624) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 13-piece burr with one key piece. Includes original plastic case assembly diagram.

 

Lot 2335 - Prison 24 à Boule (CT 65)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $13

Prison 24 à Boule (CT 65) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: 24 identically-shaped pieces form a burr structure, with a ball in the center. Same as Pentangle's Squirrel Cage. Includes original plastic box and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 2336 - 18 Pièces Panachées (CT 52)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $17

18 Pièces Panachées (CT 52) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 18-piece burr. includes original plastic box and French assembly instructions and diagram.

 

Lot 2337 - Flocon (CT 36)

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $5

Flocon (CT 36) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: 9-piece burr structure. Includes original plastic box and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 2338 - Rosebud

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $60

Rosebud by Stewart Coffin / Bertrand Portevin

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bertrand Portevin

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin's design #39, the classic coordinate motion puzzle. Multiple assemblies are possible, but it's not possible to assemble the "rosebud" configuration (6-way coordinate motion) due to imperfect fit. Smooth finish, but some minor dings and finish irregularities.

 

Lot 2339 - Blockhead

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $170

Blockhead by Bill Cutler

Designer/Maker: Bill Cutler

Size: 12x12x5cm

Notes: Fit the four identical near-cubes into the tray. This design won the Grand Prize of the 1986 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. This is the unfinished version made by Bill Cutler himself.

 

Lot 2340 - Melting Block

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $110

Melting Block by T. H. O'Beirne / Jerry McFarland
Solution Photo

Designer: T. H. O'Beirne
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 17x12x7cm

Notes: Most often, eight of the nine block pack the box nicely, as shown, leaving one small piece left over. But correct packing can get then all in, thus "melting" the extra block.

 

Lot 2341 - Cutler's Dilemma

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $342

Cutler's Dilemma by Bill Cutler

Designer/Maker: Bill Cutler

Size: 18x18x17cm

Notes: Fit the 23 blocks into the frame. Unlike the Boxed Box, there will be some space left over. Three similar versions of this puzzle exist. The original 23-piece design had an unintended solution, found by Nob Yoshigahara. That was replaced by a corrected version. Later, the design was simplified to 15 pieces, because the original was simply too hard. This is the second model, made by Bill Cutler himself. Includes detailed history and assembly instructions.

 

Lot 2342 - Explode-A-Burr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

Explode-A-Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland
Expanded Photo

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Made from mahogany. This was an IPP13 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 2343 - JA6PB

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

JA6PB by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 6-piece burr, but not 6 sticks; instead there are four 3 x 1/2 stick pieces, and two marbles to get in the way. Made from walnut. This was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 2344 - GigaBurr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

GigaBurr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: This is one of the 80 level-8 3x3x3 3-piece burrs. Made in walnut with glossy finish. This was an IPP19 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 2345 - Burry Joint

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $95

Burry Joint by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 13-piece burr. The three "middle" pieces are the key to the puzzle and move in an unusual way. This mechanism is protected from accidental discover by a common locking mechanism. Appears to be made from cherry, with glossy finish. This was an IPP20 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 2346 - GigaBurr II

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $94

GigaBurr II by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: This is one of the 80 level-8 3x3x3 3-piece burrs. Made in cherry with glossy finish; small dings on three faces.

 

Lot 2347 - Lattice

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/23/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Lattice by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 18-piece burr, 12 of which are identical and make a "frame" around the tricky core of six. Made from walnut, cherry, and maple. Includes detailed information and assembly pamphlet.

 

Lot 2348 - Computer Choice 4-Hole

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $45

Winning bid: $40

Computer Choice 4-Hole by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Selected as the "most interesting" of all 6-piece burrs with four holes. Made from maple. Also available from Bill Cutler.

 

Lot 2349 - Computer Choice 5-Hole

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $45

Winning bid: $40

Computer Choice 5-Hole by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Selected as the "most interesting" of all 6-piece burrs with five holes. Made from walnut; a few minor scratches. Includes assembly diagram. Also available from Bill Cutler.

 

Lot 2350 - Computer Choice Unique 10

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $45

Winning bid: $45

Computer Choice Unique 10 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: The "most interesting" of the 19 6-piece burrs with a unique level-10 solutions (the highest possible). Made from mahogany. Includes assembly diagram. Also available from Bill Cutler.

 

Lot 2351 - L5 Notchable

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $40

L5 Notchable by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 6-piece burr with a unique level-5 solution, which is the highest possible for using notchable sticks. Made from mahogany. Includes assembly diagram. Also available from Bill Cutler.

 

Lot 2352 - Visible Burr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $136

Visible Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: 24-piece burr. Pieces are positions so that you can see all the notches and logically determine the solution rather than by trial-and-error. As if that will help! Made from cherry, maple, and walnut. Includes detailed assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 2353 - The Silver Bullet

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $100

The Silver Bullet by Farmer

Maker: Farmer

Size: 24x16x3cm

Notes: Antique marble maze puzzle. Instruction sheet glued to back of box. A game is described where players all start with 500 men, and each failed attempt loses the corresponding number of men. The player finally reaching Berlin with the most men wins. Significant wear around wooden frame, with numerous scratches and dings. Wooden frame repaired with small nails.

 

Lot 2354 - Jolly Jug

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $265

Jolly Jug by Elsmore & Forster

Maker: Elsmore & Forster

Size: 22x18x15cm

Notes: Antique ceramic jug, likely dating to 1850-75, with the crest of Elsmore & Forster on the base. The jug can be used normally to hold and pour liquid; or by controlling a siphon using a hole in the handle, cause liquid to flow out the bottom. Surface is slightly discolored in small patches, but no chips or cracks and otherwise in excellent condition for its age.

 

Lot 2355 - Ceramic Puzzle Jug

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/30/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $75

Ceramic Puzzle Jug by Royal Creamware

Maker: Royal Creamware

Size: 20x20x16cm

Notes: Trick is to drink from the jug without spilling through the latticework around the middle of the jug's body. Crest of Royal Creamware on base. Verse written on the body:

Gentlemen come try your skill
I'll hould you sixpense if you will
you cannot drink unless you spill
 

Lot 2356 - Earthenware Puzzle Jug

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $44

Earthenware Puzzle Jug

Size: 18x15x11cm

Notes: Trick is to drink from the jug without spilling through the latticework around the middle of the jug's neck. Verse written on the body:

Gentlemen drink
& let your skill be tested
& a forfeit made if
anything be
wasted
 

Lot 2357 - Large Diagonal Star Ball

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $38

Large Diagonal Star Ball

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: Standard 6-piece diagonal burr; large size makes puzzle more suitable for display. Rubber bits inside help keep the puzzle from falling apart unintentionally. Occasional scratches and surface fading due to sun exposure.

 

Lot 2358 - Chunnel Trouble?

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $29

Chunnel Trouble? by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x11x2cm

Notes: Shunting puzzle; goal to get the two trains past each other.

 

Lot 2359 - Display Case of mini Puzzlers

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/30/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $100

Display Case of mini Puzzlers by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 31x21x6cm

Notes: A full display case of 24 mini Puzzlers, two each of 12 different puzzles.

  • Baby-Chuck
  • Mini-Burr
  • Penthouse
  • Eight-C.C.
  • Pyramid
  • Highly Strung
  • Block Buster
  • Twice Dice
  • Cube-It
  • Soma-Check
  • Ace of Diamonds
  • 49-Steps

 

Lot 2360 - Un-Easy Checkered 5x5

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $50

Un-Easy Checkered 5x5 by Mineyuki Uyematsu / Hikimi Woodpecker

Designer: Mineyuki Uyematsu
Maker: Hikimi Woodpecker

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Ten two-sided pieces form a 5x5 checkerboard. Unique solution.

 

Lot 2361 - Aikodesho

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $28

Aikodesho by Fujio Adachi / Hikimi Woodpecker

Designer: Fujio Adachi
Maker: Hikimi Woodpecker

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: 8-piece edge matching. Where two hands meet, then must be the same, and where three hands meet there must be one of each (rock, paper, and scissors).

 

Lot 2362 - Dualock

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $19

Dualock by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x4cm

Notes: Separate the crossing sticks. Very simple but tricky mechanism to open, even if you know how it works!

 

Lot 2363 - Laser Puzzle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $31

Laser Puzzle by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Arrange the nine pieces so that no two stars are aligned (including diagonally).

 

Lot 2364 - Bilemma

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 5/1/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $163

Bilemma by Bill Cutler / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Pack all nine blocks into the tray. Somewhat tricky since tray is not perfectly square. Originally known as Flat 9-Piece Puzzle.

 

Lot 2365 - Whiskey Puzzle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $59

Whiskey Puzzle by Nob Yoshigahara
Reverse Photo

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Arrange the seven pieces to make a variety of shapes. Information card gives 46 challenges. The wood is taken from 13-year-old whiskey barrels.

 

Lot 2366 - Miyabi Gazelle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $66

Miyabi Gazelle

Size: 36x18x2cm

Notes: 12-piece puzzle is designed to be treated as 3D artwork, and may be hung or displayed on tabletop (as shown).

 

Lot 2367 - Tri-Di Knight

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

Tri-Di Knight by Poster & Media Arts

Maker: Poster & Media Arts

Size: 16x10x3cm

Notes: 2-level, 88-piece jigsaw. Crescent cuts produce pieces that do not interlock, adding to the difficulty.

 

Lot 2368 - Large Celtic Cross Jigsaw

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $363

Large Celtic Cross Jigsaw

Size: 36x25x3cm

Notes: Large 65-piece puzzle. Wood pieces are thick, two-sided, and nicely finished. Excessive number of crossing makes this a surprisingly difficult puzzle.

 

Lot 2369 - Large Bird Jigsaw

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $55

Large Bird Jigsaw

Size: 34x24x3cm

Notes: Large 48-piece puzzle. Extra thick, wood pieces are two-sided, adding to complexity.

 

Lot 2370 - Swiss House Bank

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $20

Swiss House Bank

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: One move to release coins; barely a puzzle.

 

Lot 2371 - Swiss House Bank

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $20

Swiss House Bank

Size: 8x7x7cm

Notes: One move to release coins; barely a puzzle.

 

Lot 2372 - Swiss Puzzle Box

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $61

Swiss Puzzle Box

Size: 13x8x6cm

Notes: Larger size, similar to lot 421. Small chip on left side of lid.

 

Lot 2373 - Swiss Matchbox

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $17

Swiss Matchbox
Detail Photo

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Crack on top panel, and significant warping near opening (see detail photo). Mechanism still functional.

 

Lot 2374 - Swiss Psycho Matchbox

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $33

Swiss Psycho Matchbox
Open Photo

Size: 7x3x2cm

Notes: Good condition with minor wear.

 

Lot 2375 - Set of Multi-Layer Lion Jigsaws

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $96

Set of Multi-Layer Lion Jigsaws

Middle size: 11x7x2cm

Notes: Three multi-layer jigsaws from Wales, made of various woods. 12, 18, and 31 pieces.

 

Lot 2376 - Set of Multi-Layer Turtle Jigsaws

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $95

Set of Multi-Layer Turtle Jigsaws

Middle size: 11x6x2cm

Notes: Three multi-layer jigsaws from Wales, made of various woods. 12, 18, and 31 pieces.

 

Lot 2377 - Set of Multi-Layer Hippo Jigsaws

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/30/2009

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $231

Set of Multi-Layer Hippo Jigsaws

Middle size: 12x5x2cm

Notes: Three multi-layer jigsaws from Wales, made of various woods. 12, 18, and 30 pieces.

 

Lot 2378 - New York City Jigsaw

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $4

New York City Jigsaw by Dowdle Folk Art

Maker: Dowdle Folk Art

Pieces: 500

Notes: New York City jigsaw done by Utah artist Eric Dowdle. Once you complete jigsaw you must find 60 hidden images in puzzle some with humorous settings including Garfield, Mickey Mantle, Superman, Houdini, etc.

 

Lot 2379 - LEAP

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $22

LEAP by Kadon

Maker: Kadon

Size: 30x30x3cm

Notes: Game board and 36 playing pieces. Includes original box and booklet describing five two-player strategy games and hundreds of solitaire puzzles. Pieces are wood; board is wood with leather playing area.

 

Lot 2380 - Soma-Cube for Travelers #1

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $9

Soma-Cube for Travelers #1 by Irina Novichkova

Designer/Maker: Irina Novichkova

Edge: 6cm

Notes: The seven Soma pieces are connected by a cord. Assemble the cube so that the holes are aligned, and the cord does not need to pass between adjacent pieces. Includes original box and information card.

 

Lot 2381 - DEN

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $43

DEN by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Vladimir Krasnoukhov

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Assemble the four pieces (see extra photo) to form a cross/cube-like shape.

 

Lot 2382 - Five-Score-Soma-Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $17

Five-Score-Soma-Cube by Irina Novichkova

Designer/Maker: Irina Novichkova

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Assemble the Soma pieces so that there are five pips on each face. Includes original box and information card.

 

Lot 2383 - DEN Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $24

DEN Cube by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Vladimir Krasnoukhov

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Assemble the four pieces (see extra photo) to form a cube.

 

Lot 2384 - Delicate Octahedron

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $42

Delicate Octahedron by Irina Novichkova

Maker: Irina Novichkova

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Six L-shaped wires lock together for form an octahedral frame.

 

Lot 2385 - Zagogulina

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $25

Zagogulina by Irina Novichkova

Designer/Maker: Irina Novichkova

Size: 7x7x3cm

Notes: Four identical pieces fit together.

 

Lot 2386 - Revolving Puzzle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $81

Revolving Puzzle by Vladimir Krasnoukhov

Designer/Maker: Vladimir Krasnoukhov

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Three pieces fit together using coordinate motion.

 

Lot 2387 - Pierced Cube Puzzle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $42

Pierced Cube Puzzle by Hanayama

Maker: Hanayama

Size: 6cm

Notes: Nine pieces, each with holes and/or pegs, form a cube. Includes original box and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 2388 - Log Puzzle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $23

Log Puzzle by Hanayama

Maker: Hanayama

Stick length: 4cm

Notes: 15 small logs stack to form a cubic shape. Includes original box and assembly diagram. Box ripped in one corner.

 

Lot 2389 - ImpossixBurr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $104

ImpossixBurr by Nob Yoshigahara

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: Six identical pieces form a burr, but (intentionally) do not come apart, despite an incredible amount of slop.

 

Lot 2390 - Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $200

Cube by Dale Walton
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Dale Walton

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 6 identically shaped pieces form a cube. Arrange the pieces so that blocks of the same wood type are oriented in the same direction. Inside signed by designer.

 

Lot 2391 - Stacked Sticks

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $141

Stacked Sticks by Bill Darrah / Tom Lensch
Open Photo

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 6x6x3cm

Notes: Four pieces fit together. Each piece made with four sticks of the same fancy wood.

 

Lot 2392 - Snowflake

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $100

Snowflake by Joseph Pelikan

Maker: Joseph Pelikan

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: 24-piece rhombic star. One key piece. Made from purpleheart and cherry. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2393 - 24 Dilny Deskovy Kriz

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $70

24 Dilny Deskovy Kriz

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: 24 slabs; one key piece. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 2394 - Diagonal Star

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $27

Diagonal Star by Pelikan

Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Standard model. Each of the six pieces is made of two out of the three fancy woods. Made from purpleheart and cherry. Includes original box. One piece with minor machining flaws.

 

Lot 2395 - Wim's Tetrahedron

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $270

Wim's Tetrahedron by Wim Zwaan / Pelikan

Designer: Wim Zwaan
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Three pieces form a tetrahedral frame. Assembly requires very unusual coordinate motion. (This is very different from the trick puzzle made by Interlocking Puzzles for Edward Hordern's IPP20 Exchange puzzle.)

 

Lot 2396 - Octo-Lock

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Octo-Lock by Bill Darrah / Pelikan
Separated Photo

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Eight identically shaped pieces separate into two halves. Some moves are tricky.

 

Lot 2397 - Eight Segment Burr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $83

Eight Segment Burr by Hidekuni Tamura / Pelikan

Designer: Hidekuni Tamura
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 12x10x10cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a burr shape.

 

Lot 2398 - Boxy Twins

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $98

Boxy Twins by Juno Yananose / Josef Svancara

Designer: Juno Yananose
Maker: Josef Svancara

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Pack the 12 pieces into the box. Pieces are a complete set of ways to pair two 2x1x1 blocks with at least one common edge segment.

 

Lot 2399 - Knobbly Box

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $536

Knobbly Box by Dic Sonneveld / Pelikan

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Six identically shaped pieces separate with very difficult 6-way coordinate motion.

 

Lot 2400 - Y Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $100

Y Cube by Wim Zwaan

Maker: Wim Zwaan

Edge: 5cm

Notes: 25 Y-pentominoes form a cube. Includes laminated wooden stand.

 

Lot 2401 - Face-Matching Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $110

Face-Matching Cube by Wim Zwaan

Designer/Maker: Wim Zwaan

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Eight pieces fit together to form a cube. Includes laminated wooden stand.

 

Lot 2402 - Crazy Cube

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $104

Crazy Cube by Markus Götz / Pelikan

Designer: Markus Götz
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 7cm

Notes: 8 irregularly-shaped pieces form a cube. Includes stand.

 

Lot 2403 - Edo's Twisting Cube I

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $44

Edo's Twisting Cube I by Edo Timmermans

Designer: Edo Timmermans

Edge: 6cm

Notes: 4 pieces form a cube. Includes stand.

 

Lot 2404 - Sliding Squares

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $42

Sliding Squares
Pieces Photo

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Two pairs of identical pieces, assemble with coordinate motion.

 

Lot 2405 - BurrMan

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $47

BurrMan by Zaandra Tumen-Ulzii

Designer/Maker: Zaandra Tumen-Ulzii

Size: 30x16x8cm

Notes: Large burr figure, possibly inspired by the Burning Man.

 

Lot 2406 - Dice Puzzle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/25/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $23

Dice Puzzle by Shackman
Box Photo

Maker: Shackman

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Arrange the nine blocks so that the pips are arranges as a normal die. Includes original box (see extra photo) and solution sheet, likely dating to the 1950's.

 

Lot 2407 - Bent Board Burr #1

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $40

Bent Board Burr #1 by Frans de Vreugd / Puzzlecraft

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Puzzlecraft

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Six "bent-board" piece form a burr. See lot 2408 for an example of the piece shape. Level-22 to remove the first piece.

 

Lot 2408 - Bent Board Burr #2

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $55

Bent Board Burr #2 by Frans de Vreugd / Puzzlecraft
Assembled Photo

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Puzzlecraft

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Six "bent-board" piece form a burr. Level-16 to remove the first piece.

 

Lot 2409 - 6 Board Burr

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $63

6 Board Burr by Puzzlecraft
Pieces Photo

Maker: Puzzlecraft

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 6-piece board burr. Arrange the pieces so that parallel pieces have opposite coloring. 27-28 moves.

 

Lot 2410 - Japanese Wood Joint

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $65

Japanese Wood Joint
Pieces Photo

Size: 15x3x3cm

Notes: Not a puzzle, but an example wood joint, similar to that which inspired the Japanese Wood Joint Burr (lot 880).

 

Lot 2411 - T-Party

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $45

T-Party by Perry McDaniel

Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 4x4x3cm

Notes: Pack the four pieces into the box--a modification of Jean-Claude Constantin's variation of a Peter Hajek Exchange puzzle! T pieces are anodized aluminum. Includes solution diagram.

 

Lot 2412 - Set of Pussycat Tangram Puzzles

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $21

Set of Pussycat Tangram Puzzles by Pussycat

Maker: Pussycat

Case: 9x7x1cm

Notes: Set of three Tangram-like puzzles, each with 60 shapes to build.

 

Lot 2413 - The Oak of Old England

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $151

The Oak of Old England by Joseph Myers & Co.
Box and diagram Photo

Maker: Joseph Myers & Co.

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Antique 18-pieces burr, with one key piece. Includes original box and instructions (see extra photo). All surfaces are worn and aged; instruction sheet is damaged and backed.

 

Lot 2414 - Two-sided Picture Puzzle

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $32

Two-sided Picture Puzzle
Reverse Photo

Size: 10x10x3cm

Notes: 37 blocks fill a square tray to simultaneously make a picture on both sides. All surfaces worn and aged.

 

Lot 2415 - Cubic Chess

Phase: 17

Last Bid Date: 4/27/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $110

Cubic Chess by Gorman Kembar

Maker: Gorman Kembar

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Walnut and maple chess set; pieces pack together to form a cube. Includes original plastic case and instructions.

 

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