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Lot 2416 - Special Twin Box (M-1-1B)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $691

Special Twin Box (M-1-1B) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 13cm

Notes: This is a special version of the original Twin Box with a inlaid ribbon of wood on each face, making a hexagonal loop--probably an exhibition model. This design marks Kamei's transition from interlocking puzzles to trick boxes. The sliding panels and central core completely disassemble into 18 pieces. Some minor separation along seams due to slight warping of panels. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 2417 - Nonsense Box (M-9-1)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $658

Nonsense Box (M-9-1) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 13cm

Notes: Original version, made in 1984. Box with six sliding panels. Light surface wear, and very minor warp of some panels not affecting operation. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2418 - Tortuous Box (M-2)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $165

Tortuous Box (M-2) by Akio Kamei
Twisted Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 14cm

Notes: Open the box by removing one of the rotating panels. Three panels are sticky (see extra photo), and can't get to solution or back to start. Minors dings in surface, but not readily noticeable. Includes original box and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 2419 - Cassiopeia (M-26)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/9/2009

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $405

Cassiopeia (M-26) by Akio Kamei
Detail Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x13x10cm

Notes: Constellation gives a clue for opening the box. Crafted from wenge, cherry, and mayumi. Includes original box and instruction sheet. Light scratch down one side (see detail photo).

 

Lot 2420 - Great Bear (M-29-1)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $625

Great Bear (M-29-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x13x10cm

Notes: Constellation gives a clue for opening the box, similar to Cassiopeia but with different panel movement. Crafted from wenge, cherry, and mayumi. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 2421 - Routed Square (M-3)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $425

Routed Square (M-3) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 12cm

Notes: Panels can be removed sequentially; more of a kumiki than a box. Some panels warped.

 

Lot 2422 - Lined Edges (M-6)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/9/2009

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $691

Lined Edges (M-6) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 11cm

Notes: Panels can be removed sequentially, a 6-panel core remains, similar to the Twin Box.

 

Lot 2423 - 2-Move Trick Box

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $532

2-Move Trick Box by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 18x13x7cm

Notes: 2-move trick box, remake of 1894 design as a tribute to master Takajiro Ohkawa. Slight separation between top panel and three sides.

 

Lot 2424 - 3-Drawer Cabinet

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/10/2009

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $2,205

3-Drawer Cabinet by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 18x17x15cm

Notes: Spoiler alert: this is more a piece of small furniture, and less of a puzzle. Two drawers open readily; middle drawer opens after bottom drawer pulled out. Bottom drawer is slightly sticky; otherwise in excellent condition.

 

Lot 2425 - Sphinx (156-X #5)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $2,657

Sphinx (156-X #5) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Twelve dissimilar pieces with unique assembly. Inscribed "156-X, STC, 2000". Made using 30 different fancy woods (so despite the inscription, this should really be designated 156-C). All versions made were unique; this is #5. (Lot 524 was #4.) List of woods not included with puzzle, but found in Coffin's private design notes: bocate, purpleheart, ziricote, kingwood, granadillo, padauk, Honduran rosewood, tulipwood, Honduran mahogany, canary, teak, acle, walnut, imbuya, Brazilian cherry, yellowheart, tarara, locust, satinwood, paela, maple, poplar, ash, limba, southern yellow pine, paldao, oak, cherry, zebrawood, and lacewood.

 

Lot 2427 - Star Dust Variation (111-X)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $848

Star Dust Variation (111-X) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form the third stellation of the rhombic dodecahedron. Experimental variation of the 111 family; possibly only two made. Inscribed "111-X, STC, 1996".

 

Lot 2428 - Egyptian (157-C)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $569

Egyptian (157-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: The Egyptian is a distorted version of Scrambled Scorpius (six dissimilar pieces, unique solution). The Compendium gives the name of 157-C as Multi-Colored Egyptian in Six Colors. This puzzle is inscribed "157-C, STC, 2000, MAPLE", but is clearly not made of six different woods.

 

Lot 2429 - Shouldered Scorpius, Symmetrical Version (166-B)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $739

Shouldered Scorpius, Symmetrical Version (166-B) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12cm

Notes: Six identical and symmetrical pieces fit together using coordinate motion. Made from oak and poplar. Inscribed "166-B, STC, 2000".

 

Lot 2431 - Brickyard (42-A)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $333

Brickyard (42-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: Variation of Seven Woods, but distorted (and made from only one wood!). Residue of old sticker on one piece.

 

Lot 2432 - Ring of Diamonds (13-B)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $934

Ring of Diamonds (13-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Similar to the General but a with a simpler and cleaner construction. Inscribed "13-B, STC, 1995". One of four made; different wood from lot 1611.

 

Lot 2433 - Venus, 5 Woods with Matching Pairs (160-B)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $682

Venus, 5 Woods with Matching Pairs (160-B) by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Ten pieces form a triacontahedron. Two key pieces must be removed in order to separate the remaining into two halves. Inscribed "160-B, STC, 2000". One corner dented; slight surface wear; one panel on key piece with residue from old sticker (see photo).

 

Lot 2434 - Scrambled Scorpius, 6 Woods (164-B)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $756

Scrambled Scorpius, 6 Woods (164-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10cm

Notes: Made in six fancy woods, similar pieces of wood arranged in a symmetrical pattern. Inscribed "164-B, STC,2000"

 

Lot 2435 - Twelve Point (33-A)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $802

Twelve Point (33-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with unique assembly. Inscribed "33,STC,1996"

 

Lot 2436 - Twelve-Piece Separation (85)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $554

Twelve-Piece Separation (85) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: Twelve serially interlocking pieces; ten pieces are identical, and one key piece. Made from peroba rosa. Inscribed "85, STC, 1995".

 

Lot 2437 - Four-Piece Pyramid (26)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $325

Winning bid: $342

Four-Piece Pyramid (26) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Four dissimilar pieces, each made of five rhombic dodecahedral blocks, join to make a pyramid. Same as lot 678, with edge-beveled cubes. Excellent fit. Inscribed "STC,1985".

 

Lot 2438 - Pennyhedron (52)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $46

Pennyhedron (52) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Three fancy woods. Seems are not well hidden. Rubber insert to hold pieces in place.

 

Lot 2439 - Little Rocket

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $550

Little Rocket by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x8cm

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

 

Lot 2440 - NEAL (NC72)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $459

NEAL (NC72) by Harold Cataquet / Trevor Wood

Designer: Harold Cataquet
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Pack the eleven pieces into the 4x4x4 box. Pieces are the L-tetracube plus ten ways to combine an L-tetracube with a dicube. Three solutions. The name of the puzzle is a nod to Nob, and is an acronym for "Nob Examining An L-shape". Pieces made from purpleheart and African padauk; box made from African padauk and Thai rosewood. Base stamped T.WOOD and with TW logo. Includes original certificate, information sheet and solution sheet.

 

Lot 2441 - Trev's Cube No.1

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $227

Trev's Cube No.1 by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a 4x4x4 cube. One small cube, plus seven pieces made by combining a 3x2x1 and 3x1x1 block. Five distinct solutions. Inside of base stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 2442 - Pierced-T

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $232

Pierced-T by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Trevor Wood's woods rendition of the classic arrow through a bottle. Body of arrow stamped T.WOOD and with TW logo.

 

Lot 2443 - Animal SOMA (PH32)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $425

Animal SOMA (PH32) by Piet Hein / Trevor Wood
Photo

Designer: Piet Hein
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 11x7x7cm

Notes: SOMA puzzle with pieces all in the shapes of animals: swan, gopher, squirrel, cat, seal, bird and octopus. Base stamped with TW logo. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 2444 - Hazelgrove Box

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $33

Hazelgrove Box by Jennifer Hazelgrove

Designer: Jennifer Hazelgrove

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Possibly John Ergatoudis' prototype construction of the Hazelgrove Box.

 

Lot 2445 - 33+43+53=63

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $276

3<sup>3</sup>+4<sup>3</sup>+5<sup>3</sup>=6<sup>3</sup> by Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a 6x6x6 cube. This dissection comes from Play Puzzles, Vol 1, pg 71. This dissection appears to be different from either used in lot 1790. Box lid stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 2446 - 15-Piece Packing Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $232

15-Piece Packing Puzzle by Trevor Woos
Pieces Photo

Maker: Trevor Woos

Size: 10x6x3cm

Notes: 15-pieces making 61 units, pack in one or two 9x5x1 trays. Appears to be a custom work for J. Ergatoudis. Specific goal is unknown.

 

Lot 2447 - Quad Cube

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $120

Quad Cube by Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Four pieces interlock to form a cube. First move to disassemble is somewhat tricky.

 

Lot 2448 - Jig Word

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Jig Word by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 19x19x4cm

Notes: 13 pieces fit into the tray (four corners and light block are fixed). Most pieces have letter shapes (C,F,O,S,T,T,U). Base stamped T.WOOD, 1984 and with TW logo; cover and light block stamped with TW logo. Based etched "for JE". Cover is significantly warped.

 

Lot 2450 - Baseball Bat and Ball Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $50

Baseball Bat and Ball Puzzle by Shackman
Box Photo

Maker: Shackman

Bat size: 18x3x3cm

Notes: Includes original box (see photo) and instruction sheet. Key piece of bat appears to be a replacement.

 

Lot 2451 - Capital Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $32

Capital Puzzle by Shackman
Box Photo

Maker: Shackman

Size: 13x8x7cm

Notes: Front half of base panel is warped. Includes original box (see photo) and assembly instructions.

 

Lot 2452 - Log Cabin Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $27

Log Cabin Puzzle by Shackman
Box Photo

Maker: Shackman

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Key piece conceals a coin slot. Includes original box (see photo) and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 2453 - Trolley

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/5/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $20

Trolley by Shackman
Box Photo

Maker: Shackman

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: Small cable car. Includes original box (see photo) and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 2454 - Animal Take Apart Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $17

Animal Take Apart Puzzle by Shackman
Box Photo

Maker: Shackman

Size: 9x7x6cm

Notes: Standard ball puzzle with head, arms, legs and tail added. Includes original box (see photo) and instructions.

 

Lot 2455 - Puzzle Jeep

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $45

Puzzle Jeep by Reiss Brothers
Box Photo

Maker: Reiss Brothers

Size: 14x7x7cm

Notes: Instructions and box indicate made in occupied Japan (1945-1952); puzzle stamped "Made in Japan". Includes original box (see photo) and instructions. "Jeep Takeapart Puzzle" handwritten in red marker on side of box.

 

Lot 2456 - Airplane

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $60

Airplane

Size: 18x18x6cm

Notes: Stamped "Made in occupied Japan" (1945-1952). Slight surface wear; minor dent at left wingtip.

 

Lot 2457 - Motorcycle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/5/2009

Est. Value: $65

Winning bid: $55

Motorcycle

Size: 16x9x5cm

Notes: Key pieces are nicely tight. Average wear. Bottom stamped "Made in occupied Japan" (1945-1952).

 

Lot 2458 - Puzzle Elephant

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $20

Puzzle Elephant

Size: 10x7x7cm

Notes: Belly stamped "Made in occupied Japan" (1945-1952). Includes original instructions.

 

Lot 2459 - Puzzle Butterfly

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $64

Puzzle Butterfly

Size: 6x5x3cm

Notes: Puzzle stamped faintly "Made in occupied Japan" (1945-1952). Includes original instructions.

 

Lot 2460 - Camel and Pyramid

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

Camel and Pyramid

Height: 8cm

Notes: Camel and pyramid both stamped "Foreign".

 

Lot 2461 - Miyako Wooden Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $95

Miyako Wooden Puzzle

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 19-piece crystal. Includes original box in average condition, taped in places to repair damage. Original instructions taped to inside of box lid.

 

Lot 2462 - Small Miyako Wooden Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $31

Small Miyako Wooden Puzzle

Stick length: 5cm

Notes: 9-piece crystal. Includes original box and instructions. Box in poor condition.

 

Lot 2463 - Aeroplane

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $35

Aeroplane

Size: 11x10x4cm

Notes: Delivered disassembled in box. Includes extra key piece and propeller (to be attached with a very small pin, not included). Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 2464 - Aeroplane Block Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $47

Aeroplane Block Puzzle
Extra Cuts Photo

Size: 9x9x3cm

Notes: 10 pieces make a biplane. Unusual extra cuts (see photo) in two pieces allow the easy assembly of otherwise "impossible" joints. Fit is a little loose.

 

Lot 2465 - CO5010

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $36

CO5010 by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 18x18x3cm

Notes: 10 identically shaped pieces fit into the tray.

 

Lot 2466 - Rods and Ls

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $33

Rods and Ls by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 20x12x4cm

Notes: 13 pieces fit into the tray so that each one will align with one of the three rods.

 

Lot 2467 - Apotheker (J-810)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $56

Apotheker (J-810) by Dario Uri/Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Dario Uri/Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 14x10x4cm

Notes: Fit the 16 different "drawers" into the 4x4 cabinet. Includes original solution sheet.

 

Lot 2468 - Violin

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/5/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $80

Violin by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Violin: 18x7x3cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2469 - Small Violin

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $39

Small Violin by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Violin: 12x4x2cm

Notes: Remove the ring; slightly different from the Violin (lot 2348). Includes original box.

 

Lot 2470 - Snail

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/2/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $17

Snail by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 10x6x3cm

Notes: Remove the rope from the wire frame. (This puzzle sometimes includes a ring around both ends of rope; not this version.)

 

Lot 2471 - Snail on Stand

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/2/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $24

Snail on Stand by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 17x10x6cm

Notes: Remove the ring from the frame.

 

Lot 2472 - Rare Bird (S440)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $31

Rare Bird (S440) by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele
Angled View Photo

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 19x13x6cm

Notes: Remove the ring; nice solution but very challenging. Base stamped with JC2 logo.

 

Lot 2473 - S390

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $33

S390 by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 16x13x6cm

Notes: Remove the rope.

 

Lot 2474 - S270

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

S270 by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 28x13x8cm

Notes: Remove everything from stand. Base stamped with JC2 logo.

 

Lot 2475 - Hanging Horseshoe

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $35

Hanging Horseshoe by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 19x10x6cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Base stamped with JC2 logo.

 

Lot 2476 - S-161

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $20

S-161 by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 25x21x6cm

Notes: Remove the orange ring. Base stamped with JC2 logo.

 

Lot 2477 - Santa

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $26

Santa by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 16x6x5cm

Notes: Remove Santa's sack. Sack includes a bonus wire puzzle.

 

Lot 2478 - Gargoyle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $20

Gargoyle by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 12x7x6cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Body is glazed ceramic.

 

Lot 2479 - Owl

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/3/2009

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $43

Owl by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 18x17x5cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Owl and branches are glazed ceramic.

 

Lot 2480 - Coral

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/3/2009

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $43

Coral by Constantin Geduldspiele
Reverse Photo

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 16x8x8cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Body is glazed ceramic.

 

Lot 2481 - Weight (J160)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $32

Weight (J160) by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 15x6x6cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Includes original solution sheet.

 

Lot 2482 - Schloss

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $37

Schloss by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 10x8x4cm

Notes: Remove the ring (not quite as obvious as you might imagine).

 

Lot 2483 - Bougie

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $17

Bougie by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 10x5x3cm

Notes: Remove the sparkplug from the frame.

 

Lot 2484 - Tipi (D2241)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $6

Tipi (D2241) by Constantin Geduldspiele

Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 12x11x10cm

Notes: Remove the ball; trivial puzzle.

 

Lot 2486 - Holmes' Holman Cube (HC98)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $113

Holmes' Holman Cube (HC98)

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Nine distinct pieces form a cube with holes. Each piece is an L-tricube, made with unaligned asymmetrical blocks, giving the outward appearance of a Hoffman Cube. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2487 - Kev's Sphere

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $30

Kev's Sphere by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: 16-piece, spherical jigsaw. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2488 - Small Kev's Sphere

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $22

Small Kev's Sphere by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: 16-piece, spherical jigsaw. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2489 - Chinese Wonder Ball

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $28

Chinese Wonder Ball by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: 9-piece, spherical jigsaw. Includes stand and original plastic box.

 

Lot 2490 - Chinese Wonder Ball

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $12

Chinese Wonder Ball by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: 9-piece, spherical jigsaw. Worn surface. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2491 - Kev's Dissected Cube

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/9/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $232

Kev's Dissected Cube by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 64-piece 3D jigsaw. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2492 - The J C Variation

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/9/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $198

The J C Variation by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: 12-piece 3D jigsaw with spiral cuts. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2493 - Chinese Zig-Zag

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $66

Chinese Zig-Zag by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 9x5x5cm

Notes: 16-pieces 3D jigsaw. Made from mahogany. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2494 - The Trench Cube

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $88

The Trench Cube by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Reassemble the twelve pieces so that each face shows one of the six letter-shaped pieces: T,R,E,N,C,H. Includes original plastic box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 2495 - Kev's Rings

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $17

Kev's Rings by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 7cm

Notes: Arrange the 64-cube snake loop into a 4x4x4 cube. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2496 - Kev's 3-Coloured Kubes

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/6/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $11

Kev's 3-Coloured Kubes by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 6cm

Notes: Arrange the 27-cube snake to form a 3x3x3 cube with solid colored layers. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2497 - Kev's 9-Coloroured Kubes

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $12

Kev's 9-Coloroured Kubes by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 6cm

Notes: Arrange the 27-cube snake into a 3x3x3 cube so that each face has all nine colors. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2498 - The 1 1/2 Chequered Cube

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $15

The 1 1/2 Chequered Cube by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Arrange the nine pieces to form a perfectly checkered cube. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2499 - The 1 1/2 Triple Chequered Cube

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $31

The 1 1/2 Triple Chequered Cube by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Arrange the nine pieces to form a 3x3x3 cube where each row of three cubes has three different colors.

 

Lot 2500 - Kev's Quins

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/5/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $17

Kev's Quins by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 10x10x2cm

Notes: Separate the five colored ring & string arrangements from each other. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2501 - The Nine Eights

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $39

The Nine Eights by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 4cm

Notes: Form a 4x4x4 cube using eight of the nine pieces. This is possible for six of the nine possible cases. The pieces are the nine ways to combine a 2x2x1 and 4x1x1 block (that fit within a 4x4x4 cube). Includes original plastic box, information sheet, and solution sheet.

 

Lot 2502 - Fred's Flags Set

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $17

Fred's Flags Set by Fred Armitage / Trench Puzzles
Package Photo

Designer: Fred Armitage
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Cubes: 1cm

Notes: Four separate flag-themed puzzles. For each set, use the pieces to make a flag (two extra pieces in the French set), plus one or two additional challenges each.

 

Lot 2503 - Hedgehog Jigsaw

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/1/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $3

Hedgehog Jigsaw by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 20x13x2cm

Notes: Disassemble and assemble the four pieces to make the hedgehog.

 

Lot 2504 - Braided Leather 96

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/3/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $37

Braided Leather 96 by Akio Yamamoto

Designer: Akio Yamamoto

Size: 6x6cm

Notes: A braided single piece of leather, configured to wear as a tie. Includes original English and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 2505 - Penelope Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $47

Penelope Puzzle

Size: 7cm

Notes: 64-pieces for a cube. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 2506 - Set of Multi-Layer Whale Jigsaws

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $115

Set of Multi-Layer Whale Jigsaws

Middle size: 11x6x3cm

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

 

Lot 2507 - Set of Multi-Layer Cat Jigsaws

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $121

Set of Multi-Layer Cat Jigsaws

Middle size: 10x7x2cm

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

 

Lot 2508 - Set of Multi-Layer Elephant Jigsaws

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

Set of Multi-Layer Elephant Jigsaws

Size: 9x7x2cm

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

 

Lot 2509 - Panda and Friends Jigsaw

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $33

Panda and Friends Jigsaw

Size: 19x13x3cm

Notes: 19-piece wood jigsaw. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2510 - Burr Cube

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/9/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $45

Burr Cube by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Six pieces form a burr structure.

 

Lot 2511 - Grand Prix

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/10/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $925

Grand Prix by Philippe Dubois
Contrast Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: 30 identical sticks form a dodecahedron. One piece stamped "Gaby Games". There is no key piece, but there is just enough give to expand the puzzle, allowing disassembly.

 

Lot 2512 - Kubion

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $320

Kubion by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 12 identical dowels form a cubic shape. One piece stamped "Gaby Games".

 

Lot 2513 - Two-Piece Pyramid

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $26

Two-Piece Pyramid by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Two identical pieces form a pyramid. One piece stamped "Gaby Games".

 

Lot 2514 - Eureka

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $316

Eureka by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 11 identical pieces and one key piece (different from Coffin's Twelve-Piece Separation). One piece stamped "Ph. Dubois" on the inside. Same design as lot 2515.

 

Lot 2515 - Eureka

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $625

Eureka by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 11 identical pieces and one key piece (different from Coffin's Twelve-Piece Separation). One piece stamped "Gaby Games" on the inside. Same design as lot 2514.

 

Lot 2516 - Lightning

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $575

Lightning by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 14cm

Notes: Six identical pieces. One piece stamped "Gaby Games".

 

Lot 2518 - Logo 1

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $256

Logo 1 by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Six identical pieces form a star using coordinate motion.

 

Lot 2519 - Logo 2

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $425

Logo 2 by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 15x14x2cm

Notes: Six identical piece form a star using coordinate motion.

 

Lot 2520 - Star of David

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $195

Star of David by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 18x15x2cm

Notes: Six pieces form a star. One piece is easily removed; remaining pieces are locked together, but can be separated with modest force (not tested on this puzzle!).

 

Lot 2521 - Big Star

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $163

Big Star by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Three identically shaped pieces fit together to for a triangular shape using coordinate motion. Minor stains (see photo), visible only in strong light.

 

Lot 2522 - Kaleidos

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $227

Kaleidos by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 14x12x2cm

Notes: Three identically shaped pieces fit together to for a triangular shape using coordinate motion. One piece stamped "Ph. Dubois".

 

Lot 2523 - Rebel

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $342

Rebel by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 12 notched pieces interlock; similar to Coffin's Hexsticks except pieces have square cross-section, and there are no extra notches. Strong beeswax finish.

 

Lot 2525 - Shoshana

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $161

Shoshana by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: 6 identical pieces form a rhombic dodecahedron, assembling like a classic diagonal star.

 

Lot 2526 - 33+43+53= 63

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $276

3<sup>3</sup>+4<sup>3</sup>+5<sup>3</sup>= 6<sup>3</sup> by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 4cm

Notes: Nine rectangular blocks form a 6x6x6 cube, or simultaneously make 3x3x3, 4x4x4, and 5x5x5 cubes.

 

Lot 2527 - Urchin

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $200

Urchin by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 6 identical pieces form a cubic star, assembling like a classic diagonal star.

 

Lot 2528 - Makbilon

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $189

Makbilon by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7cm

Notes: 6 identical pieces form a burr, assembling like a classic diagonal star.

 

Lot 2529 - Quasi RD

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $650

Quasi RD by Dan Feldman / Philippe Dubois

Designer: Dan Feldman
Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: 24-piece burr, shaped like a truncated rhombic dodecahedron.

 

Lot 2530 - 7 Up

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $135

7 Up by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Level-6 burr. One pieced stamped "Gaby Games". Likely the same design as lot 468.

 

Lot 2532 - Tribes

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $56

Tribes by Bernhard Schweitzer

Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: A complete set of 17 distinct tribes (or 3-bes) can nearly pack a 3x3x3 box. 20 additional construction challenges are given in an information sheet. Box made of walnut; pieces made of maple.

 

Lot 2533 - Convex

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $44

Convex by Yoshiya Shindo / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Yoshiya Shindo
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Nine heptacubes and a unit cube pack a 4x4x4 box. The nine heptacubes are a complete set of combinations of a 4x1x1 and 3x1x1 block. Made from oak. Includes information card.

 

Lot 2534 - Use U's

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $76

Use U's by Yoshiya Shindo / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Yoshiya Shindo
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 11x9x6cm

Notes: Pack the 10 pieces into the 5x4x3 box. Pieces also make a 6x5x2 block. Pieces are a complete set of ways to add a single cube to a U-pentomino. Box made from beech; pieces made from massaranduba. Includes original information card.

 

Lot 2535 - Mirror Tetra x 2

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $56

Mirror Tetra x 2 by Osanori Yamamoto / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Eight pieces make a 4x4x4 cube. Each piece has mirror symmetry: one of the eight tetracubes made in wenge is glued to its mirror image made in maple. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 2536 - Stripe Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $41

Stripe Puzzle by Koji Kitajima / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Koji Kitajima
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 7x7x5cm

Notes: 12 striped tetrominoes make a variety of striped blocks. Made from maple and padauk. Information sheet gives 13 challenges.

 

Lot 2537 - Juha's 13th Cube (Mate in Five)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $39

Juha's 13th Cube (Mate in Five) by Juha Levonen / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Juha Levonen
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 11 pieces pack a 4x4x4 box (2 solutions) or make a 8x8x1 block (1 solution). Pieces made from maple and padauk. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 2538 - Penta L (Form a)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/8/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $62

Penta L (Form a) by Nob Yoshigahara / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Pack the eight pieces into the 4x4x4 box. Each piece is a unique combination of an L-tricube and a pentacube. Pieces made from cherry. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 2539 - 44-Piece Packing Puzzle

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $45

44-Piece Packing Puzzle by David A. Klarner / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: David A. Klarner
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 10x6x4cm

Notes: 44 identical 7x3x2 blocks pack the 21x11x8 box. Considering that all the pieces are the same size, this is reasonably challenging; four distinct solutions. (The coloring of the blocks is not considered in counting solutions.) Box made from beech; pieces made from beech and massaranduba.

 

Lot 2540 - Ichigo Shortcake (RF-15)

Phase: 18

Last Bid Date: 6/7/2009

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $205

Ichigo Shortcake (RF-15) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 15x14x9cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment inside the strawberry (ichigo) shortcake. Made from padauk, dogwood, zelkova, and maple. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

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