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Lot 2278 - Three Bunnies

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $270

Three Bunnies by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Three different non-symmetrical pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Same design used as an IPP17 Exchange puzzle but with a different wood. Similar to lot 2630.

 

Lot 2279 - Sliparoo

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $250

Sliparoo by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Made from mahogany and maple. Used as an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (aka Dexterium). Same as lot 2632.

 

Lot 2430 - Augmented Four Corners Variation (34-A)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $778

Augmented Four Corners Variation (34-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: One of many variations made from the basic Augmented Four Corners design. Surfaces has minor blemishes. No identifying markings (except a pencil mark that Coffin typically uses to indicate the axis of separation).

 

Lot 2543 - Cross Board Burr (with 8 Balls)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $3,625

Cross Board Burr (with 8 Balls) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Edge: 12cm

Notes: Classic kumiki construction, but with balls.

 

Lot 2544 - Unusual Secret Box 1 (YO-1)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $1,500

Winning bid: $3,029

Unusual Secret Box 1 (YO-1) by Yoshio Okiyama
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 18x9x9cm

Notes: Very rare predecessor of the Twin Box. Two boxes are mounted on a base and fit together. Six and eight moves to open the two halves. Excellent condition.

 

Lot 2545 - Onigiri (Rice Ball) (RF-17-2)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $240

Onigiri (Rice Ball) (RF-17-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara
Base Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 22x15x10cm

Notes: Four secret compartments to find in the rice balls and plate. Made from walnut, berry, dogwood, ichii, and old katsura. Includes solution card; no box. Available from Karakuri Club.

 

Lot 2546 - Dream Ball

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $120

Dream Ball by Noboru Honma
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Noboru Honma

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Two-move puzzle, in the classic Ohkawa style. Some seams have appeared due to wood expansion. Missing stand and plaque.

 

Lot 2547 - Memory Drawers

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $675

Memory Drawers by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 21x18x11cm

Notes: The internal mechanism (30 plates moving vertically and horizontally) will "remember" the order that the drawers were previous closed, and then require the drawers be opened in the reverse order. Made from walnut, maple, silky oak, birch, rosewood, and acrylic. Still available from Karakuri Club. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 2548 - Cosmox (M-17-3)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,460

Cosmox (M-17-3) by Akio Kamei
Partially Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Secret compartment inside the ball. Mechanism is very reliable. Accenting rings dark red, instead of the normal contrastings light wood. Includes original box, stand, and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 2549 - Bomb (P-11-3)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $1,425

Bomb (P-11-3) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12cm

Notes: Secret compartment inside the ball. Made from walnut and nylon cord. Includes stamp, original box and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 2550 - Egg (P-10-8)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $340

Egg (P-10-8) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Egg: 14x11x11cm

Notes: Crack the egg to find secret compartment and little chick. Small scratch above logo (see photo). Includes original box, stand, and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 2551 - CUBI (M-11-1A)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $675

CUBI (M-11-1A) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 12cm

Notes: Six panels move in a binary pattern. Movement and fit are near perfect. Unique wood. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 2552 - Vari-Box (M-15-3)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $875

Vari-Box (M-15-3) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 19x8x6cm

Notes: Two secret compartments inside the twisty box. Made from rare Rio Grande wood. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 2553 - Pneumatic Box (M-18)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $255

Pneumatic Box (M-18) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x6x6cm

Notes: Use air pressure to open the hidden compartment. Mechanism works perfectly (when operated correctly). Retaining pin (not part of the puzzle) is sticky, and must be pushed hard to remove. Includes original box and Japanese instructions. Still available from Karakuru Club.

 

Lot 2554 - 54-Move Box

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $459

54-Move Box by Yoshio Okiyama
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 18x12x8cm

Notes: Very delicate finish, easily scratched. Many small scratches, and a few significant ones (see photos).

 

Lot 2555 - Coming of Age MkII

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

Coming of Age MkII by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level 18 burr. Made from rose alder. Includes instruction sheet.

 

Lot 2556 - Alchemy Altekruse

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $160

Alchemy Altekruse by Brian Young

Maker: Brian Young

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Inspired by Coffin's Frantix. 14 dissimilar pieces, made of mackay cedar, with gold-plated brass pins. Stamped with Mr Puzzle logo and signed. #9 of a limited edition.

 

Lot 2557 - Boston Tea Chest

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

Boston Tea Chest by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Inspired a Dubois' (lot 301), but instead has six dissimilar pieces (pairs glued together); plus an extra locking mechanism. Minor scratch and dent. Stamped with Mr Puzzle logo.

 

Lot 2558 - 4-Piece Octahedron

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $700

4-Piece Octahedron by Wayne Daniel
Pieces Photo

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Four pieces form an octahedron using coordinate motion.

 

Lot 2559 - Stickman No. 11 - Fulcrum Puzzle Box

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $800

Stickman No. 11 - Fulcrum Puzzle Box by Robert Yarger/Stickman
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger/Stickman

Size: 12x7x6cm

Notes: Two secret compartments locked by an ellaborate looking mechanism. Made from maple, purpleheart, and wenge. Includes six-page instruction booklet.

 

Lot 2560 - Trillium

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $141

Trillium by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x8x6cm

Notes: This is similar to Disinclination and the standard Diagonal Star, but with cut angles of 35° and 55°. Used as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle. Same as lot 2626 (but without inscription).

 

Lot 2561 - Cluster's Last Stand (119)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $800

Cluster's Last Stand (119) by Stewart Coffin
Partially Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces assemble as two halves, with coordinate motion; very perplexing. This is Stewart's favorite of the Cluster family. Inscribed "119, STC, 1996, TEAK+CHERRY". Slightly tight assembly. Inside of pieces have identifying stickers to aid assembly.

 

Lot 2562 - Crooked Notches (97)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $138

Crooked Notches (97) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: This is a squashed diagonal burr, giving the pieces a rectangular cross-section and crooked notches; three each of two piece shapes. Made from pine. Used as an IPP14 exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 2563 - Wizard's House

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $1,000

Winning bid: $2,411

Wizard's House by Brian Gray
Disassembled Photo

Designer/Maker: Brian Gray

Size: 18x18x16cm

Notes: Limited edition, #1 of only 2 made. Goal is to completely disassemble the house: two base units, body of house, roof, two roof supports, and hidden compartment in roof revealing a marble (see extra photo). Slight separation of wood in one corner of base (1/2 mm). Includes a copy of the instructions for House #2, with appropriate annotations. Two locking pins are "disabled" (by the designer) to make solving a little easier. These can re-enabled before delivery upon request of the buyer.

 

Lot 2564 - Set of Multi-Layer Pig Jigsaws

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

Set of Multi-Layer Pig Jigsaws

Middle size: 11x6x2cm

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

 

Lot 2565 - Set of Multi-Layer Owl Jigsaws

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $115

Set of Multi-Layer Owl Jigsaws

Middle size: 10x7x2cm

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

 

Lot 2566 - Set of Multi-Layer Snail Jigsaws

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $95

Set of Multi-Layer Snail Jigsaws

Middle size: 11x7x2cm

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

 

Lot 2567 - Set of Multi-Layer Frog Jigsaws

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Set of Multi-Layer Frog Jigsaws

Middle size: 8x7x2cm

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

 

Lot 2568 - Large Lighthouse Jigsaw

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $185

Large Lighthouse Jigsaw

Size: 22x20x11cm

Notes: Very large and difficult 3D jigsaw. Estimated 275 pieces; assembles in four layers.

 

Lot 2569 - Medium Lighthouse Jigsaw

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $82

Medium Lighthouse Jigsaw

Size: 19x12x7cm

Notes: Large and difficult 3D jigsaw. Estimated 72 pieces; assembles in five layers. HC logo stamped on bottom.

 

Lot 2570 - Small Lighthouse Jigsaw

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Small Lighthouse Jigsaw

Size: 14x12x7cm

Notes: Difficult 3D jigsaw. Estimated 62 pieces; assembles in three layers. HC logo stamped on bottom.

 

Lot 2571 - Building #1 Jigsaw

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $143

Building #1 Jigsaw

Size: 15x10x5cm

Notes: Difficult 3D jigsaw. Estimated 80 pieces.

 

Lot 2572 - Building #2 Jigsaw

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $121

Building #2 Jigsaw

Size: 15x10x9cm

Notes: Difficult 3D jigsaw. Estimated 105 pieces.

 

Lot 2573 - Building #3 Jigsaw

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $154

Building #3 Jigsaw

Size: 13x10x5cm

Notes: Difficult 3D jigsaw. Estimated 74 pieces.

 

Lot 2574 - Building #4 Jigsaw

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $110

Building #4 Jigsaw

Size: 13x9x5cm

Notes: Difficult 3D jigsaw. Estimated 62 pieces.

 

Lot 2575 - Star Burr

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $225

Star Burr by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: The simplest burr, with one key piece. Key piece stamped "Gaby Games".

 

Lot 2576 - Kohavon

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $47

Kohavon by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Six identical pieces form a solid diagonal star. No identifying markings.

 

Lot 2577 - Joke Number 1

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $212

Joke Number 1 by Philippe Dubois
Assembled Photo

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 6-piece hollow diagonal star, with a 9-piece cube assembly inside. No identifying markings.

 

Lot 2578 - Kluvon

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Kluvon by Dan Feldman / Philippe Dubois

Designer: Dan Feldman
Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 24-pc Altekruse variation. Excellent movement. No identifying markings.

 

Lot 2579 - Taruah

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $110

Taruah by Dan Feldman / Philippe Dubois

Designer: Dan Feldman
Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 12-piece burr. No identifying markings.

 

Lot 2582 - Ballcruz

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Ballcruz by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: 12-piece Altekruse is a spherical shape. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 2583 - Kluv

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/31/2009

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $370

Kluv by Dan Feldman / Philippe Dubois

Designer: Dan Feldman
Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Same structure as lot 2578 but larger. Excellent movement. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 2585 - Challenge

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $49

Challenge by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 12-piece Altekruse. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 2586 - Composition 456

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $221

Composition 456 by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: 15 pieces; one key piece. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 2589 - 1st Stellation of Dodecahedron

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $311

1st Stellation of Dodecahedron by Wayne Daniel
Pieces Photo

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 6-piece burr made with pentagonal sticks. One piece signed by Wayne Daniel. Fairly loose fit. Slightly different pieces from lot 2590.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 2590 - 1st Stellation of Dodecahedron

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $311

1st Stellation of Dodecahedron by Wayne Daniel
Open Photo

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 6-piece burr made with pentagonal sticks. One piece signed by Wayne Daniel. Fairly loose fit. Slightly different pieces from lot 2589.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 2591 - 1st Stellation of Dodecahedron

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $326

1st Stellation of Dodecahedron by David Bruce / Wayne Daniel Collection
Open Photo

Designer: David Bruce
Maker: Wayne Daniel Collection

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: David Bruce's 6-piece burr made with pentagonal sticks. One piece signed by Wayne Daniel. Fairly loose fit. Same as lot 2592.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 2592 - 1st Stellation of Dodecahedron

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $311

1st Stellation of Dodecahedron by David Bruce / Wayne Daniel
Pieces Photo

Designer: David Bruce
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: David Bruce's 6-piece burr made with pentagonal sticks. One piece signed by Wayne Daniel. Fairly loose fit. Same as lot 2591.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 2593 - 3x3x3 Dovetail Cube

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $592

3x3x3 Dovetail Cube by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 7cm

Notes: 27 dovetailed pieces form a cube. Very difficult, and different from previously available designs. One piece signed W. Daniel. Pieces have identifying markings. Includes assembly diagram. Same as lot 2594.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 2594 - 3x3x3 Dovetail Cube

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $750

3x3x3 Dovetail Cube by Wayne Daniel
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 7cm

Notes: 27 dovetailed pieces form a cube. Very difficult, and different from previously available designs. One piece signed W. Daniel. Pieces have identifying markings. Includes assembly diagram. Same as lot 2593.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 2595 - 2x2x2 Dovetail Cube

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $490

2x2x2 Dovetail Cube by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Eight dovetailed pieces form a cube. Different from previously available designs. Similar to, but different from lots 2596 and 2597. One piece signed W. Daniel. First movement is very firm.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 2596 - 2x2x2 Dovetail Cube

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $138

2x2x2 Dovetail Cube by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Eight dovetailed pieces form a cube. Different from previously available designs. Similar to, but different from lots 2595 and 2597. One piece signed W. Daniel.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 2597 - 2x2x2 Dovetail Cube

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $166

2x2x2 Dovetail Cube by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Eight dovetailed pieces form a cube. Different from previously available designs. Similar to, but different from lots 2595 and 2596. One piece signed W. Daniel.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 2598 - Snowflake

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Snowflake

Size: 16x16x16xcm

Notes: 24-piece burr structure. Key piece is loose. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 2601 - Few Tiles (133)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $211

Few Tiles (133) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 14x13x1cm

Notes: Fit four pieces into the tray. Made from mahogany plywood. Tray inscribed "133, STC, 1998". Includes solution diagram.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2602 - Engelberg Square (137)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Engelberg Square (137) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Fit six pieces into the tray. Pieces made from teak. Tray inscribed "137, STC, 1999, TEAK". This is the first is a long series of polyomino tray packing puzzles.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2603 - The Trap (153-B)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $324

The Trap (153-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x11x2cm

Notes: Place the four pieces fully in the covered tray. Tray inscribed "153-B, STC, 2002". Used as an IPP23 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2604 - Eight-Piece Tangram (155)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $342

Eight-Piece Tangram (155) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x13x1cm

Notes: Place the eight "Tangram" pieces into the tray, one small triangle appearing to be extra. Improved version of Tangram Plus (136). Tray inscribed "155, STC, 1999".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2605 - Five-Piece Square Root (169)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $160

Five-Piece Square Root (169) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Place the five pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "169, STC, 2000". Includes solution diagram.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2606 - No Name (177-A)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $185

No Name (177-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x13x1cm

Notes: Place the five pentomino pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "177-A, STC, 2001"; pieces made of fancy woods: poplar, oak, padauk, yellowheart, and Brazilian cherry. Includes solution diagram.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2607 - No Name (178-A)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $185

No Name (178-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 14x12x1cm

Notes: Place the six pentomino pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "178-A, STC, 2002".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2608 - No Name (181)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $220

No Name (181) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 14x10x1cm

Notes: Place the five pieces into the (one-sided) tray. Tray inscribed "181, STC, 2002".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2609 - Sunrise-Sunset (181)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $340

Sunrise-Sunset (181) by Stewart Coffin
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x2cm

Notes: Place the five pieces into the tray. One side of the tray is 4x5; the other side is 5x5 with the center space blocked. Pieces made of mixed fancy wood. Include information sheet with 4x5 solution and nine additional problems. Tray inscribed "181, STC, 2001". Later used as an IPP22 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2610 - Housing Project (181-C)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $200

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

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 14x13x2cm

Notes: Five pentomino pieces fit into either side of the tray. The tray spaces are similar shapes but require completely different solutions. Tray inscribed "181-C, STC, 2003". Used as an IPP23 exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2611 - Window Pain (186)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $230

Window Pain (186) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Place the six pieces into the covered tray through the slot. Inscribed "186, STC, 2002". Laminated information card glued to base of tray.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2612 - Double Play (187)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $180

Double Play (187) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Arrange the six pieces in the tray. A Plexiglas cover with three holes limits your ability to place pieces where you want. Delivered in the solved position, unless requested otherwise. Inscribed "187, STC, 2002". Laminated information card glued to bottom of tray. Primary hole is tight, and requires modest force to get some pieces through.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2613 - The Decoy (187-A)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $205

The Decoy (187-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Arrange the six pieces in the tray. A Plexiglas cover with two holes limits your ability to place pieces where you want. Inscribed "187-A, STC, 2002". Laminated information card glued to bottom of tray.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2614 - Fourteen Steps (187-B)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

Fourteen Steps (187-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Place the six pieces into the partially covered tray. Plexiglas cover has one hole which can be used for placement and manipulation of the pieces. Inscribed "187-B, STC, 2002". Laminated information card glued to bottom of tray.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2615 - Square Route (203)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $141

Square Route (203) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Sliding block puzzle, with goal to move the canarywood piece from the upper-left to the lower-right corner. Inscribed "203, STC, 2004". Information sheet glued to bottom of tray; goal diagram glued to inside of tray.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2617 - Design #225

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $130

Design #225 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 23x17x2cm

Notes: Place the six pieces into the diamond tray. Tray inscribed "225, STC, 2008".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2618 - Basket Case (227)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $275

Basket Case (227) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 17x13x2cm

Notes: Place the five pieces into the tray. Tray bottom inscribed "227, STC, 2008". Includes solution diagram.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2620 - Holey Astigmatism

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $140

Holey Astigmatism by Bill Cutler / Stewart Coffin

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: 6-piece slanted burr, designed by Bill Cutler. Pencil marks on the ends of each piece, and some sticker residue (see photo). Used as an IPP14 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2622 - Incongruous (102)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $304

Incongruous (102) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr; pieces with diamond cross-section, and one piece with an extra notch; requires coordinate motion to assemble. Inscribed "102, STC, 1995". Used as an IPP15 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2623 - Button Box (52-B)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $211

Button Box (52-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x4cm

Notes: Distorted version of Pennyhedron. Inscribed "52-B, STC, 1995". Fit is slightly loose, typical for this model. Includes an original Coffin button. Used as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2624 - Missing Piece! (103)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $150

Missing Piece! (103) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x8x6cm

Notes: Similar to Cuckoo Nest, but with one less bar. Three dowels are fixed to bars. Inscribed "103, STC, 1995". 80 made as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle, but never actually exchanged.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2625 - Lock Nut (105)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $248

Lock Nut (105) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7cm

Notes: Six identical pieces form a burr; derived from the standard diagonal burr but requires some coordinate motion. Fit is slightly loose. Inscribed "105, STC, 1995". Used as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2626 - Trillium (107)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $315

Trillium (107) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x8x6cm

Notes: This is similar to Disinclination and the standard Diagonal Star, but with cut angles of 35° and 55°. Inscribed "107, STC, 1995". Used as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2627 - Slocum-Pokum (109)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $370

Slocum-Pokum (109) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: Derived from Pin-Hole, but made with 85° rhombic sticks, and has a trick. Inscribed "109, STC, 1995". Used as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2628 - Double Notch (96-B)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $165

Double Notch (96-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Very confusing for both assembly and disassembly. Inscribed "96-B, STC, 1996". Used as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle (aka Grin and Burr It).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2629 - Octo Burr (110)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $302

Octo Burr (110) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Appears to be an eight-piece burr, but three pairs are glued making just five pieces overall. Cuts are at 30° and 54.7°. Inscribed "110, STC, 1997". Made from maple. Used as an IPP17 Exchange puzzle. Slightly mis-fit in places.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2630 - Three Bunnies (118)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $410

Three Bunnies (118) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Three different non-symmetrical pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Inscribed "118, STC, 1996". This was later used as an IPP17 Exchange puzzle. Similar to lot 2278.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2632 - Sliparoo (113)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $435

Sliparoo (113) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Made from mahogany and maple. Inscribed "113, STC, 1997" (twice). Used as an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (aka Dexterium). Same as lot 2279.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2633 - Burr Noodle (106)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $332

Burr Noodle (106) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: This looks very routine, but it's not: there are two mirror image pieces with rhombic cross-section and angles 5° off normal, making assembly is very difficult. Inscribed "106, STC, 1995". Later used as an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (aka The 'So you think you've seen it before' BURR). Somewhat tight fit.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2634 - Tectonic (132)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $110

Tectonic (132) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7cm

Notes: Very crooked six-piece burr, with three pairs each with a different slant; made from maple. Inscribed "132, STC, 1997". Later used as an IPP18 Exchange puzzle. First move is very tight. Some minor sticker residue at the end of one piece.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2635 - Six of Diamonds (131)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $364

Six of Diamonds (131) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with rhombic cross-section. The cuts are slanted making the unique assembly very difficult. Inscribed "131, STC, 1997". Later used as an IPP18 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2636 - Missing Notch (129-A)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $240

Missing Notch (129-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: A burr with only diagonal notches on the back of the pieces can be assembled using coordinate motion. Stewart discovered that not all of these notches are necessary, and this puzzle is missing two of them. Inscribed "129-A, STC, 1998". Used as an IPP18 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2637 - Polly Hedron (206-X)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $371

Polly Hedron (206-X) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six-piece cluster, requiring coordinate motion to assemble. Improved version of Chicago (191). Inscribed "206, STC, 2006". Used as an IPP26 Exchange puzzle, but made with a different wood.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2638 - Lock Nut

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $164

Lock Nut by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Coffin design #105. Six identical pieces form a burr; derived from the standard diagonal burr but requires some coordinate motion. Made from cherry, purpleheart, and walnut. Very smooth finish; slightly loose. One piece inscribed "STC 105", and one signed "McCallum".

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2639 - Venus

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $3,200

Venus by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design #160. Each piece made from a different fancy wood: holly, palisander, goncalo alves, imbuya, bubinga, blue mahoe, zebrawood, yellowheart, and purpleheart. Key piece is loose, but no seams (anywhere).

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2640 - 5-Piece Garnet

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $250

5-Piece Garnet by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Coffin design #149. Each piece made from a different fancy wood: bloodwood, chakte viga, lacewood, rosewood, and verawood. Smooth finish; good fit, but with a couple uneven seams.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2641 - 12-Piece Separation

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $265

12-Piece Separation by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Coffin design #85. Made from bocote; very smooth finish.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2642 - Queer Gear

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $530

Queer Gear by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Coffin design #92. Made from blue mahoe. Smooth finish; near-perfect fit (which is difficult to achieve for this design).

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2643 - QuadraHex Prism

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $343

QuadraHex Prism by Mark McCallum

Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six pieces made from cherry and kingwood. Some identifying pencil marks on the inside. Smooth finish; excellent fit.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2644 - VertIgon

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $270

VertIgon by Rolando Pontalti

Designer/Maker: Rolando Pontalti

Diameter: 14cm

Notes: Assemble the 20 identical wood pieces (African afzelia) and 10 acrylic rods to form a dodecadron. The challenge is to arrange the wooden pieces into one or more closed cycles. One piece stamped with designer's logo. Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Rolando Pontalti

 

Lot 2645 - Hedgehog

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $110

Hedgehog by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Six pieces form a cubical shape. Made from maple and verawood.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2646 - Stegmann's Two-Ns Cube #5

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/31/2009

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $160

Stegmann's Two-Ns Cube #5 by Robert Stegmann / Scott Peterson

Designer: Robert Stegmann
Maker: Scott Peterson

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Eight octocubes (each made from two N-pentominoes) form a cube. Pieces made from bird's eye maple and walnut. Inscribed "#4 1/09, STP". Precision fit.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2647 - Arabesque

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $125

Arabesque by José Díaz

Designer/Maker: José Díaz

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Diaz design #171, improved. 14 pieces assemble as two locking halves, each requiring 10-11 moves each to assemble. Made from yellowheart and imbuia. Includes assembly instructions (instructions are complete but some piece diagrams are missing).

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2648 - Three Totally Trapped Sages

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $150

Three Totally Trapped Sages by Ramos/Abad / Pelikan

Designer: Ramos/Abad
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Three pieces fit into the cubic frame; level 27-2. Made from verawood. Includes step-by-step assembly diagrams.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2649 - Stickman Snowball Puzzlebox (No.9)

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $141

Stickman Snowball Puzzlebox (No.9) by Robert Yarger
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 7cm

Notes: Six panels form a cube; remove one panel, or completely disassemble the box (see extra photo). Made from holly. Includes information card. Similar to Snowflake but larger.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2650 - Crack Egg

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $140

Crack Egg by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 8x5x5cm

Notes: Open the cracked egg. Made from Huon pine. Some pieces come loose after opening. Includes stand with trapped ring.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2651 - Sovereign Ball

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $140

Sovereign Ball by Stephen Chin

Maker: Stephen Chin

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment; classic Hoffmann design. Includes stand. Made from Huon pine.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2652 - Buttonhole

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $131

Buttonhole by Johan Heyns

Maker: Johan Heyns

Size: 12x1x1cm

Notes: Classic Buttonhole puzzle, made from ebony, warthog tooth, and maple. Includes a case, and a case for the case.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2653 - Three Piece Cube

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $187

Three Piece Cube by David Rousseau / Johan Heyns

Designer: David Rousseau
Maker: Johan Heyns

Size: 9cm

Notes: Three pieces form a cube. Made from imbuia and chamfuta (pot mahogany).

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2654 - Cylindrical Domino Tower

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $130

Cylindrical Domino Tower by Oskar van Deventer / John Devost

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: John Devost

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: Four identical spiral-shaped pieces fit together with coordinate motion. Made from yellowheart.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2655 - 4x4x3 Dissection

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $115

4x4x3 Dissection by Stewart Coffin / John Devost

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: John Devost

Size: 7x7x5cm

Notes: Unnumbered Coffin design. Six pieces made a 4x4x3 block. Made from padauk and purpleheart. Stand is made of two intersecting pieces.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2656 - Pro E4 Puzzle

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Pro E4 Puzzle by Robert Dalloz
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Robert Dalloz

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Three pairs of panels are connected by ellastic string form a cubic shape.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Peter Wiltshire

 

Lot 2657 - Hexagonal Porcupine

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $465

Hexagonal Porcupine by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland/Bill Cutler

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland/Bill Cutler

Stick length: 21cm

Notes: 48 hexagonal rods, made from walnut. Includes 10-page guide with historical background and instructions for a simple or complicated assembly. This is the simpler design introduced in 2006: the first piece is locked by only one other (older designs required three pieces to be coordinated before the key is removed).

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Bill Cutler

 

Lot 2658 - Boxed Burr

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $100

Boxed Burr by Tom Lensch
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 7cm

Notes: The faces of the cube are attached to the end of pieces of a six-piece burr. Made from mahogany. Includes original assembly diagram. Used as an IPP17 Exchange puzzle. Still available from tomlensch.com.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Tom Lensch

 

Lot 2659 - Cuckoo Nest

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $115

Cuckoo Nest by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #21. Seven pieces (including one dowel and one hexagonal rod) form a nest. Made from African avodire and walnut. One piece stamped with TL logo. Includes detailed assembly instructions. Still available from tomlensch.com.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Tom Lensch

 

Lot 2660 - Triumph and Triumph Companion

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $155

Triumph and Triumph Companion by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Coffin designs #15 and #15-B. Pieces can be interchanged between puzzles to create a wide variety of shapes. Made from Peruvian walnut and yellowheart. Fit is just slightly loose. Two pieces inscribed "TC5 4/09 STP".

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Scott Peterson

 

Lot 2661 - Augmented Four Corners

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $210

Augmented Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design #34. Inscribed "#4 4/09, STP" (copy #4). Made from padauk and maple.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Scott Peterson

 

Lot 2662 - Stella's Good Cents

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/31/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $330

Stella's Good Cents by Scott Peterson

Designer/Maker: Scott Peterson

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Secret opening; simple but elegant, and excellent fit. Inscribed "#9 1/09, STP" (copy #9). Made from laminated padauk and maple.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Scott Peterson

 

Lot 2663 - Stegmann Two-Ns Cube #1

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/31/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $140

Stegmann Two-Ns Cube #1 by Robert Stegmann / Scott Peterson

Designer: Robert Stegmann
Maker: Scott Peterson

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Eight octocubes (each formed from two N-pentominoes) form a 4x4x4 cube. One piece inscribed "#31, STP, 12/08" (copy #31). Made from jatoba and yellowheart; chamfered edges.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Scott Peterson

 

Lot 2664 - Oskar's Paperclips

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $265

Oskar's Paperclips by Oskar van Deventer / Scott Peterson

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Scott Peterson

Size: 17x1x1

Notes: Three wooden "paperclips" mutually interlock. Made from bubinga, maple, and East Indian rosewood. One piece inscribed "#5 4/09 STP". Shipped disassembled, with hand-drawn assembly notes.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Scott Peterson

 

Lot 2665 - Awoi Cube II

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Awoi Cube II by Hidekuni Tamura / Joseph Pelikan

Designer: Hidekuni Tamura
Maker: Joseph Pelikan

Size: 7cm

Notes: Six pieces fit into a frame to form a cube. Made from mahogany. Includes assembly instructions.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Bernhard Schweitzer

 

Lot 2666 - Coffin's Quartet

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $185

Coffin's Quartet by Stewart Coffin / John Devost

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: John Devost

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Coffin design #93; cylindrical prototype made from tulipwood.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2667 - Domino Tower

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $65

Domino Tower by Oskar van Deventer / Scott Peterson

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Scott Peterson

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: Four identical pieces spiral together with coordinate motion. Made from maple and jatoba. One piece inscribed "#7 1/08 Scott Peterson".

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2668 - Flat Squared Pennyhedron

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $25

Flat Squared Pennyhedron by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x5cm

Notes: Pennyhedron structure but with a less tricky shape. Fit is poor. Made from bubinga.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Bernhard Schweitzer

 

Lot 2669 - Flat Squared Pennyhedron

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $56

Flat Squared Pennyhedron by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x5cm

Notes: Pennyhedron structure but with a less tricky shape. Fit is very good. Made from maple.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Bernhard Schweitzer

 

Lot 2670 - Sputnik

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $32

Sputnik by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Size: 13x12x6cm

Notes: Six identical pieces fit together. Includes information card. Made from plum and pine. Slightly loose.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Bernhard Schweitzer

 

Lot 2671 - Cohedron

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $51

Cohedron by Václav Obšivač

Designer/Maker: Václav Obšivač

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six identical pieces fit together. Made from walnut and oak. Includes assembly diagram.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Bernhard Schweitzer

 

Lot 2672 - Coffin's Dilemma II

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $80

Coffin's Dilemma II by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan (Dvořák, Švejtovskŷ)

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan (Dvořák, Švejtovskŷ)

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Coffin design 213-X-1. Six pieces form a 4x4x3 block. Used as an IPP28 Exchange puzzle. Same as lot 2673.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Bernhard Schweitzer

 

Lot 2673 - Coffin's Dilemma II

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $80

Coffin's Dilemma II by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan (Dvořák, Švejtovskŷ)

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan (Dvořák, Švejtovskŷ)

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Coffin design 213-X-1. Six pieces form a 4x4x3 block. Used as an IPP28 Exchange puzzle. Same as lot 2672.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Bernhard Schweitzer

 

Lot 2674 - Black Spruce Journals

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $51

Black Spruce Journals by Stewart Coffin / Heron Dance

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Heron Dance

Pages: 184

Notes: Compilation of journals and articles writing about his over 30 years of wilderness canoe trips. Published in 2007. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2675 - Tall Trees and Wild Bees

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $51

Tall Trees and Wild Bees by Stewart Coffin / Collective Copies

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Collective Copies

Pages: 139

Notes: Autobiographical stories spanning 70 years, featuring photos by Stewart's father, R.L. Coffin. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from John Devost

 

Lot 2676 - Crack Egg

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $326

Crack Egg by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 7x5x5cm

Notes: Open the egg to find a secret compartment with a chick. Made from burled coolibah. Includes stand with locked ring, and solution instructions. Same mechanism as lot 2650 and 2677.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Stephen Chin

 

Lot 2677 - Crack Egg

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $210

Crack Egg by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Open the egg for a secret compartment with a chick. Made from colored pencils. Includes stand and solution instructions. Same mechanism as lot 2650 and 2676.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Stephen Chin

 

Lot 2678 - Chinnyhedron

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $129

Chinnyhedron by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Two pieces form a rhombic triacontahedron. Made from iron bark, celery top pine, Huon pine, bee's wing, and jarrah.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Stephen Chin

 

Lot 2679 - Model G

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $10

Model G by Eureka

Maker: Eureka

Size: 22x19x8cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2680 - Bottle 1

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $26

Bottle 1 by Eureka

Maker: Eureka

Size: 20x8x4cm

Notes: Free the marble from the bottle. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2681 - Bottle 2

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $7

Bottle 2 by Eureka

Maker: Eureka

Size: 34x5x5cm

Notes: Free the wooden bead from bottle and chain. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2682 - Model V

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $6

Model V by Eureka

Maker: Eureka

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: Free the ring from the string. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2683 - Mini #2

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $11

Mini #2 by Eureka

Maker: Eureka

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Remove the chain from the wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2684 - Model A

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $10

Model A by Eureka

Maker: Eureka

Size: 14x11x8cm

Notes: Free the ring. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2685 - Model M

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $11

Model M

Size: 16x11x3cm

Notes: Free the ring. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2686 - Model C

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $12

Model C by Eureka

Maker: Eureka

Size: 16x10x5cm

Notes:

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2687 - Barrel Puzzle

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $211

Barrel Puzzle by Doug Haigh

Designer/Maker: Doug Haigh

Size: 7x4x4cm

Notes: Hoffmann-style trick opening puzzle. Includes display case, original instructions and solution. Envelope reads: "This puzzle has been developed form an idea suggested by John Ergatoudis of Leeds." Stamped with designer's initial H. Limited edition; only 1 design/10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2688 - Cage

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $74

Cage by Doug Haigh

Designer/Maker: Doug Haigh

Size: 7x3x3cm

Notes: Hoffmann-style puzzle. Includes display case. Base stamped with designer's initial H. Limited edition; only 1 design/10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2689 - Barrel Puzzle

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $151

Barrel Puzzle by Doug Haigh

Designer/Maker: Doug Haigh

Size: 7x4x4cm

Notes: Hoffmann-style trick opening puzzle. Includes display case. Stamped with designer's initial H. Limited edition; only 1 design/10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis. Limited edition; only 1 design/10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2690 - Miner's Lamp

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $232

Miner's Lamp

Size: 11x3x3cm

Notes: Hoffmann-style trick opening puzzle. Goal is to remove the small candle.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2691 - Sceptre Variation

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $341

Sceptre Variation by Doug Haigh

Designer/Maker: Doug Haigh

Size: 7x3x3cm

Notes: This is an improvement on the Hoffmann design. Stamped "JE" (for John Ergatoudis), and with designer's initial H. Includes display case, information sheet and solution. Same mechanism as lot 2692. Limited edition; only 1 design/10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2692 - Sceptre Variation

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $326

Sceptre Variation by Doug Haigh

Designer/Maker: Doug Haigh

Size: 7x3x3cm

Notes: This is an improvement on the Hoffmann design. Stamped with designer's initial H. Includes display case, information sheet and solution. Same mechanism as lot 2691. Limited edition; only 1 design/10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2693 - Pair of Tritu Puzzles

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/27/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,161

Pair of Tritu Puzzles by Doug Haigh
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Doug Haigh

Size: 7x6x3cm

Notes: Nearly identical in appearance, one has a coin hidden in the base, and one has a coin hidden in the top. Or you could switch the tops so that one has both coins and the other has none. Each stamped with designer's initial H. Includes display case. Limited edition; only 1 design/10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2694 - Tritu Puzzle

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $326

Tritu Puzzle by Doug Haigh

Designer/Maker: Doug Haigh

Size: 6x3x3cm

Notes: Secret compartment holds a coin. Inside stamped with designer's initial H. Limited edition; only 1 design/10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2695 - 168-Piece Nest

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $270

168-Piece Nest

Diameter: 35cm

Notes: Very large nest in the shape of a rhombic dodecahedron. It appears that all 168 pieces can move independently. Possibly made by Robert Emmert.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2696 - 60-Piece Nest

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $247

60-Piece Nest

Stick length: 19cm

Notes: 60 rods (all same length) form roughly a truncated-icosahedron shape. Possibly made by Robert Emmert.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2697 - 65-Piece Nest

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $165

65-Piece Nest

Diameter: 20cm

Notes: 64 rods of various lengths and widths form a cage. Possibly made by Robert Emmert.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2698 - Kumiki Cube

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $35

Kumiki Cube

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Muku-style of classic cubic kumiki. One internal piece is sticky; minor surface imperfections.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2699 - Four Color Nova

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $365

Four Color Nova by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #8-B. Made from pale moon ebony, yellowheart, bloodwood, tulipwood, and gaboon ebony (core). One piece inscribed "STC, #8-B"; one piece signed and dated 2009. Excellent fit and finish.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 2700 - Triangular Prism

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/28/2009

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $742

Triangular Prism by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design #12. Made from bloodwood and tulipwood. One piece inscribed "STC, #12", signed and dated 2009. Excellent fit and finish.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 2701 - Second Stellation

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $315

Second Stellation by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #14-A. Made from bloodwood and tulipwood. One piece inscribed "STC, #14-A", signed and dated 2009. Slightly tight fit.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 2702 - Twelve Point

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $315

Twelve Point by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Coffin design #33. Made from kingwood and cherry. One piece inscribed "STC, 33", signed and dated 2008. Excellent fit and finish.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 2703 - Rosebud

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $270

Rosebud by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #39. Made from yeallowheart and verawood. One piece inscribed "STC, 39"; another piece signed and dated 2009. Excellent fit and finish.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 2704 - Involute

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $726

Involute by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #214, an improved version of Convolution. Made from padauk and cocobolo. One piece inscribed "STC, #214", signed and dated 2009. Excellent fit and finish.

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 2705 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $47

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2706 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 8/1/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $60

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2707 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $48

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2708 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/31/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $57

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2709 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $45

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2710 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/30/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $55

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2711 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $46

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2712 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/31/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $56

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2713 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/31/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $55

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2714 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 19

Last Bid Date: 7/29/2009

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $46

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Signed by the author.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

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