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Lot 48 - Triumph (15) and Companion (15-B)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $1,750

Triumph (15) and Companion (15-B) by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 4in

Notes: Crafted by Lee Krasnow. Triumph inscribed "Lee 5.03 SC. 15 No. 4"; Companion inscribed "Lee 5.03 SC.15B No.3". Perfect fit and finish.

 

Lot 91 - LE-Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $235

LE-Box by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 6x3x3cm

Notes: Crafted in polished brass. Includes original instructions. One of five commissioned exclusively for Wally Lee, and is Rocky's first puzzle box design. Surface flaw on top face.

 

Lot 103 - Large Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/28/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $85

Large Trick Box

Size: 18x13x9cm

Notes: Slight warping of top panel; frozen shut.

 

Lot 136 - Chicago (191)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/30/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $825

Chicago (191) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded View Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Very tricky coordinate motion. Improved version of Cluster's Last Stand (119).

 

Lot 137 - Bolt & Nut No. 6

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/19/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $420

Bolt & Nut No. 6 by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 11cm

Notes: Goal is to remove nut. Solid brass. Rare, pre-1994 design. Includes original solution sheet.

 

Lot 138 - Dumb-Bell

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/19/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $315

Dumb-Bell by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 11cm

Notes: Goal is to move center section from one side to the other. Solid brass. Rare, pre-1994 design. Includes original instructions.

 

Lot 139 - Wooden Egg

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/19/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Wooden Egg

Size: 7cm

Notes: Similar (but different) to Columbus Egg. Commissioned by Edward Hordern; made in England.

 

Lot 140 - Pear Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/29/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $255

Pear Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Size: 14x10x2cm

Notes: Two-level jigsaw. Mint; in original packaging. Made in England.

 

Lot 141 - Ninomiya Push-up Box #3 (N-9)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/13/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $675

Ninomiya Push-up Box #3 (N-9) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Solution Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 12x9x9cm

Notes: Unusual 6-move solution, including a pop-up move. Original box and solution photos.

 

Lot 142 - The General (13)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/24/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $415

The General (13) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes:

 

Lot 143 - Hamburger (P-29)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $945

Hamburger (P-29) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 110x110x120cm

Notes: Original design and crafted by Akio Kamei. Includes original box.

 

Lot 144 - Spinach Can (P-35)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,526

Spinach Can (P-35) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 90x90x136cm

Notes: Original design and crafted by Akio Kamei. Includes original box, solution, and can opener.

 

Lot 145 - Burr

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

Burr by Oskar van Deventer / Jean Carle

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Jean Carle

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: About five made by Jean Carle.

 

Lot 146 - Trev's Hideaway

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/28/2006

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $7,267

Trev's Hideaway by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 16x16x12cm

Notes: Limited edition, 15 of 16. Sequential discovery puzzle to open the two drawers. Made form tarara (rengas drawer handles). Crafted from tarara and rengas.

 

Lot 147 - Gillen Cabinet

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/29/2006

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $10,893

Gillen Cabinet by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 16x16x12cm

Notes: Limited edition, 9 of 22. Sequential discovery puzzle to open the two drawers. Originally designed as the IPP16 host gift to Marcel Gillen. Cabinet made from afrormosia, with oak inside.

 

Lot 148 - Large Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $50

Large Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Size: 22x13x12cm

Notes: Inlaid wood on lid; glossy but uneven finish.

 

Lot 149 - Unhappy Childhood (41)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/30/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $358

Unhappy Childhood (41) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x4cm

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1983".

 

Lot 150 - Prism Cell (192)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $305

Prism Cell (192) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Inscribed "192 STC 2003". Six pieces assemble into two halves. Unfinished.

 

Lot 151 - Broken Sticks (32)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/23/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $435

Broken Sticks (32) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Mahogany. Inscribed "S.T.C. 1980". Excellent condition.

 

Lot 152 - Isosceles (101)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $500

Isosceles (101) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: Stick cross-section is isosceles (50-65-65) instead of the customary equilateral triangle. Made of camphor.

 

Lot 153 - Rosebud (39)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/30/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $902

Rosebud (39) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Perhaps the best known of Coffin's coordination motion polyhedral assembly puzzles. Assembles four ways, one being the "rosebud" configuration (see Expanded photo). Crafted in Brazilian rosewood and tulipwood. There is a small hole for a peg (missing) that will lock the puzzle in the rosebud configuration. Includes Assembly Jig (39-A).

 

Lot 154 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/24/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $365

Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: In striped mahogany; sticky in places. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 155 - Three Pairs (27)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/19/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $455

Three Pairs (27) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Coffin's first truly coordinate motion puzzle; tricky to assemble. Excellent condition.

 

Lot 156 - Nine Bars (62)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/22/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $320

Nine Bars (62) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: More complicated version of Cuckoo Nest (three layers instead of two). Only 10 made, in birch.

 

Lot 157 - Locked Nest (22)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $315

Locked Nest (22) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Two variations were made--this is the 5-elbow version. Crafted in birch. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 158 - Jupiter (7)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/28/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,352

Jupiter (7) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1985". Crafted in multiple fancy woods.

 

Lot 159 - Convolution (30)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/22/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $190

Convolution (30) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1980". Made from 1" stock (larger than the more common 3/4" stock model).

 

Lot 160 - The Cube (1-A)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $265

The Cube (1-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: This design was used for Pentangle's Wookey Hole.

 

Lot 161 - Half-Hour (29)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $315

Half-Hour (29) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This is the result of Coffin's search for the most difficult 3x3x3 cube: six dissimilar and non-symmetrical pieces forming a unique solution.

 

Lot 162 - Four-Legged Stand (81-B-1)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $210

Four-Legged Stand (81-B-1) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 163 - Coffin's Improved Burr (36)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $150

Coffin's Improved Burr (36) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level 2-3, which was exciting in 1981.

 

Lot 164 - Burr #305 (35)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $42

Burr #305 (35) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 3+3 assembly.

 

Lot 165 - Croix Rescroisee (749)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $46

Croix Rescroisee (749) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging (top missing)

 

Lot 166 - Cadre (748)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $42

Cadre (748) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging.

 

Lot 167 - Cristal (31)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $7

Cristal (31) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 7cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging.

 

Lot 168 - CT 80

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

CT 80 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 13cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging.

 

Lot 169 - Entrecroise 12 Pieces (700)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Entrecroise 12 Pieces (700) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging.

 

Lot 170 - CT 939

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $60

CT 939 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 25cm

Notes:

 

Lot 171 - La Ruche (158)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $40

La Ruche (158) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 7x7x7

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging (cracked).

 

Lot 173 - 15 Pieces Coins Coupes (39)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $20

15 Pieces Coins Coupes (39) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging (cracked), and solution sheet.

 

Lot 175 - Secret Six (757)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $13

Secret Six (757) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 176 - Facette 12 (57)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/28/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $121

Facette 12 (57) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 178 - 12 Losanges 24 Tiges Tangentes (330)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $25

12 Losanges 24 Tiges Tangentes (330) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging.

 

Lot 179 - Six Boules (422)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/30/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $25

Six Boules (422) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging (cracked).

 

Lot 180 - Cube Elastique (21)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $9

Cube Elastique (21) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Cube snake with elastic string, which appears to be in great condition. Includes original plastic packaging and solution sheet (cracked).

 

Lot 181 - 6 Pieces sans CLE (150)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $31

6 Pieces sans CLE (150) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging (cracked). Assembly is tight.

 

Lot 183 - Coffret Multiple N.1 (800)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $44

Coffret Multiple N.1 (800) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 21x13x6cm

Notes: 20-piece burr set, with wooden storage box. Includes original instruction sheet.

 

Lot 184 - Diamant (54)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $31

Diamant (54) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging (cracked) and original instructions (for Facette 12--internal construction is the same).

 

Lot 185 - 24 Pieces 4 Cles (10)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $20

24 Pieces 4 Cles (10) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging and solution sheet. Pieces are sticky (disassembly not tested).

 

Lot 186 - Boule Enfermee (60)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $15

Boule Enfermee (60) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging (cracked) and solution sheet

 

Lot 187 - Pince a Linge (56)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $0

Winning bid: $37

Pince a Linge (56) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 188 - Prison 24 a Boule (65)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/28/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $33

Prison 24 a Boule (65) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: 24 identical pieces, plus a ball. Includes original plastic packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 189 - Croix Tripotencee (151)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $27

Croix Tripotencee (151) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging (cracked).

 

Lot 190 - 32 Pieces A Plat (705)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $55

32 Pieces A Plat (705) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 11x11x9cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging and original solution sheet.

 

Lot 191 - Grappe Hexago (03)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $30

Grappe Hexago (03) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 192 - 12 Losanges 24 Barres (332)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $36

12 Losanges 24 Barres (332) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging.

 

Lot 193 - Carre Indien (500)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/13/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $7

Carre Indien (500) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 22cm

Notes: Includes original box

 

Lot 194 - Polaris (335)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $132

Polaris (335) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: Includes original box.

 

Lot 195 - Croix 18 (222)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $72

Croix 18 (222) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 17cm

Notes: Includes original box.

 

Lot 196 - Cristal 99 Pieces (46)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $32

Cristal 99 Pieces (46) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 197 - Croix Recroisee GM (756)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $51

Croix Recroisee GM (756) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: Includes original box.

 

Lot 198 - Super Croix (666)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $42

Super Croix (666) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 17cm

Notes: Difficult 18 piece burr. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 199 - Carre Croise 16 Piece GM (754)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Carre Croise 16 Piece GM (754) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 16cm

Notes: Includes original box.

 

Lot 200 - CT 414

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $90

CT 414 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 17cm

Notes:

 

Lot 201 - L'Oeil 39 Pieces (755)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $65

L'Oeil 39 Pieces (755) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: Includes original box.

 

Lot 202 - Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $36

Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Size: 13x10x9cm

Notes: Wood inlaid design and trim. Average wear.

 

Lot 204 - Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $160

Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Size: 15x13x11cm

Notes: Beautiful fancy wood; smooth finish. Very good condition.

 

Lot 205 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $11

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 13x8x4cm

Notes: Patterns on front and top are painted. Not the typical Sorrento box mechanism: solution is just two moves. Locking mechanism is worn and does not keep lid shut.

 

Lot 206 - Trick Book

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $180

Trick Book
Solution Photo

Size: 12x9x5cm

Notes: Inlaid wood patterns on top and spine. Secret compartment is a spring-loaded drawer.

 

Lot 207 - Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $47

Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Size: 9x6x7cm

Notes: Wood inlay pattern on top; good condition but worn finish. Very minor crack and repair in back of lid.

 

Lot 208 - Small Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $43

Small Trick Box

Size: 10x7x2cm

Notes: Decal on spine says "Cigarettes", so that's what you should hide inside. Sliding panel should be locked by a magnetic latch, but is missing.

 

Lot 209 - Small Trick Book

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $210

Small Trick Book

Size: 10x7x2cm

Notes: Excellent condition. Sliding panel locking by magnetic latch.

 

Lot 210 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/29/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $91

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 12x9x5cm

Notes: Excellent condition. Figures on top, bottom, and spines are painted. Not the typical Sorrento box mechanism; solution is just two moves.

 

Lot 211 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $45

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 12x9x9cm

Notes: Excellent condition. Lid trim is wood inlay; spine markings are painted. Inside lid has mirror; lined in red satin.

 

Lot 212 - Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $283

Trick Box

Size: 16x11x5cm

Notes: Painted wood inlays; glossy finish. Excellent condition.

 

Lot 213 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $153

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 12x10x10cm

Notes: Painted wood inlays on top; other markings are painted. Excellent fit and finish. Inside lid has mirror; interior lined in red velvet.

 

Lot 214 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/24/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $19

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 12x9x9cm

Notes: Lid trimmed in wood inlay; inscribed "Isola Bella"; other markings are painted. Overall finish is good, with some extra wear on lid. Bottom book is loose.

 

Lot 215 - Large Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/16/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $38

Large Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 23x12x12cm

Notes: Wood inlaid trim and picture on lid; finish is worn and there are some cracks; however, overall impression is still good. Other markings are painted. Top and bottom spines inscribed "Sorrento" and "Riccardo". Interior lined in burnt orange velvet. Bottom book is loose.

 

Lot 216 - Large Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $40

Large Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 22x17x8cm

Notes: Top pattern is wood inlays and paint; other markings are painted. Not the typical Sorrento box mechanism: solution is just two moves. Interior is segmented into three compartments. Finish is smooth, but not glossy.

 

Lot 217 - Star (K-21-2)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,014

Star (K-21-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x6cm

Notes: Good, firm mechanism. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 218 - Cube and Octahedron (K-5)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/30/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $2,100

Cube and Octahedron (K-5) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Includes stand and original box. Same mechanism as Diagonal on Burr (K-4).

 

Lot 219 - Checkered Cube Box (M-30)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/24/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $720

Checkered Cube Box (M-30) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: This was the 2001 Christmas present from the Karakuri Club to its members. This is a trick-box, not kumiki. Includes original box, instructions, and Christmas greeting.

 

Lot 220 - Small Die (P-9-3)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $315

Small Die (P-9-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Smaller that classic Die, but similar solution and mechanism. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 221 - Small Egg (P-10-5)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $380

Small Egg (P-10-5) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Small Egg looks like the original, but has a different mechanism. Includes stand, original box and instructions.

 

Lot 222 - Letter Box (P-1)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $1,732

Letter Box (P-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x9x7cm

Notes: This is an eight-move version, most likely variation P-1-2. Excellent condition. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 223 - Top Box (M-5-1)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,588

Top Box (M-5-1) by Akio Kamei
Inscription Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x10cm

Notes: Excellent condition; seams are not visible and show no wear. Inside includes hand-written and dated (84.9.25) Japanese inscription (see extra photo). Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 224 - Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $35

Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Size: 10x7x7cm

Notes: Classic Japanese wood inlay on lid. Lid does not lock; key is missing.

 

Lot 225 - Coin Bank

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/28/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $315

Coin Bank

Size: 11x9x7cm

Notes: Good condition. Sliding panel on front hides coin slot. Two moves to open secret compartment.

 

Lot 226 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/16/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $13

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 11x9x9cm

Notes: Wood inlay trim on lid; other markings are painted. Base is loose, with some minor warping. Finish is good except rough on lid.

 

Lot 227 - Trick Box with Drawer

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $86

Trick Box with Drawer
Bottom Panel Photo

Size: 15x10x7cm

Notes: Classic yosegi patterns. Six moves reveals hidden drawer. "Spring music" plays as drawer is moved. Visible warping of top and back panels; mechanism is still perfectly good.

 

Lot 228 - Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $257

Sorrento-Style Trick Box
Inside Lid Photo

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Wood inlay pattern on lid. Key compartment is a sliding drawer with yosegi on front end. Excellent overall condition.

 

Lot 229 - Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $430

Trick Box
Bottom Panel Photo

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: Classic wood inlay patterns. Some minor warping, but mechanism is functional. 18-moves.

 

Lot 230 - Trick Box with Drawer

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/19/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $235

Trick Box with Drawer
Drawer Panel Photo

Size: 15x10x7cm

Notes: Classic Japanese inlaid images. No warping; firm, crisp movements. Smooth finish with minor marring. 8-moves to reveal hidden drawer. Unusual elephant image on drawer cover (see extra photo). Includes solution sheet.

 

Lot 231 - Trick Box with Drawer

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $233

Trick Box with Drawer
Bottom Panel Photo

Size: 14x9x6cm

Notes: Classic Japanese inlaid images. Slight warping; mechanism still functional. 5-moves to open first compartment; one more move to reveal hidden drawer. Includes solution sheet.

 

Lot 233 - Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

Sorrento-Style Trick Box

Size: 11x8x8cm

Notes: Classic wood inlay pattern on lid. Smooth finish throughout, except some wear on lid.

 

Lot 234 - Three Brothers (MY-3)

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $390

Three Brothers (MY-3) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 17x13x12cm

Notes: Three separate music boxes are locked and do not play until you solve the puzzle. Originally available from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 235 - World Cup Puzzle Party

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $101

World Cup Puzzle Party

Size: 5-10cm

Notes: From left to right:

Pennant Cube (Japanese): Rubik's Cube with flag images; sealed packaging.
Ben's Ball Puzzle: fill ball-shaped shell with little soccer players; sealed packaging.
Masterball: soccer images; German instructions.
Thomas Ball: tiles rotate around black hubs.
Magic Ball: ball completely disassembles into 32 pieces (one shown).
Rubik's Welt: sealed packaging; copyright 1982.
Challenge/Skewb: knock-off with soccer-playing cartoon characters.

 

Lot 236 - Christoph's Magic Jewel

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $220

Christoph's Magic Jewel by Dr. Christoph Bandelow

Designer: Dr. Christoph Bandelow

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: Rare design. Truncated octahedron. Includes original instructions and packaging.

 

Lot 237 - Rubik's Cube Construction Kit

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $51

Rubik's Cube Construction Kit

Edge: 6cm

Notes: You can build two separate cubes, or one combined puzzle (shown). Includes complete instructions and disassembly key (shown). This appears to be the kit sold by Mefferts.com, but no attribution given on parts or instructions.

 

Lot 238 - Naef Rota

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $176

Naef Rota by Kurt Naef

Maker: Kurt Naef

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Kurt Naef's version of the 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 239 - Fisher's Hexagonal Prism

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $580

Fisher's Hexagonal Prism by Tony Fisher
Messed Up Photo

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Tony Fisher's Skewb transformations are rare and very cool. Originally made in 2002.

 

Lot 240 - Fisher's Truncated Octahedron

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/16/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $165

Fisher's Truncated Octahedron by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Tony Fisher's Skewb transformations are rare and very cool. This shape is also a truncated cube. Unlike other Skewb transformations, this puzzle retains its shape after each move. Originally made in 2002.

 

Lot 241 - Original Rubik's Cube

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/21/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

Original Rubik's Cube by Erno Rubik / Ideal

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Ideal

Size: 6cm

Notes: Original Rubik's Cube as sold by Pentangle, UK packing dated 1981; instruction sheet dated 1980. Manufactured by Ideal Toy Co., Ltd.

 

Lot 242 - Rubik's Clock with Autographed Box

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $40

Rubik's Clock with Autographed Box by Erno Rubik / Matchbox

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Matchbox

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Rubik's Clock in original packaging. Cover signed by Erno Rubik (not authenticated). Ink is slightly smudged.

 

Lot 243 - Scotch Bottle

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

Scotch Bottle

Size: 32x9x9cm

Notes: Reproduction of Glenlivet bottle in plastic. 6 bands of pieces around the center make a 6x6 sliding block puzzle.

 

Lot 244 - Puzzling Wine Holder

Phase: 2

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $110

Puzzling Wine Holder

Size: 32x25x9cm

Notes: Appears to be an entanglement puzzle with a wine bottle. Goal is to remove bottle then string--after removing the bottle, removing the string seems much less important, and much less possible! Padlock serves as emergency escape route if desperate. (For shipping purposes, wine will be removed from bottle.)

 

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