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Lot 2220 - Book (P-6)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $210

Book (P-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x14x6cm

Notes: Classic book with muku cover. Cover has numerous light scratches. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2223 - Money Bank (M-14)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Money Bank (M-14) by Akio Kamei
Base Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Classic design; mechanism not tested. Includes original box. Slight separation of base panel (see extra photo).

 

Lot 2739 - 5-Move Trick Box

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $600

5-Move Trick Box by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: Five moves to open.

 

Lot 2820 - Saturn (24)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $1,587

Saturn (24) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Rare rosewood version; two each of six dissimilar pieces. Pieces numbered inside in pencil. No other inscription, but Coffin's private records show this was purchased in Feb., 1981. Includes original box.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2821 - Pseudo-Notched Sticks (63)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $270

Pseudo-Notched Sticks (63) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Appears to be a diagonal burr, but instead is something completely different. Made of six identical pieces. Made from cherry; no apparent fading due to sunlight. No identifying marks.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2822 - Rosebud (39)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $490

Rosebud (39) by Stewart Coffin
Alternate 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 Alternate photo for a different assembly). Excellent fit for "rosebud" configuration. 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 original box.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2823 - Truncated Octahedra (28)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $135

Truncated Octahedra (28) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 11x11x8cm

Notes: Five pieces made from truncated octahedra pack into the box. The pieces also form a square pyramid that fits into notches in the base of the box. 16 additional shapes are given in a small, 12-page booklet. Box inscribed "STC, 1982".

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2824 - Augmented Four Corners (34)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $586

Augmented Four Corners (34) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Made from six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces, assemble in two halves. Made from cherry and Brazilian rosewood. Includes original box and copy of original information sheet. Inscribed "STC, 1983". Some interior sticker residue. Same design available: lot 2957.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2825 - Pennyhedron Nested Set (52)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $235

Pennyhedron Nested Set (52) by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Minihedron inside a standard Pennyhedron, both in fancy woods.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2826 - Asymmetric Zig-Zag Pennyhedron (52)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $177

Asymmetric Zig-Zag Pennyhedron (52) by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: An unusual Zig-Zag Pennyhedron, where the two pieces are not identical. Made in cherry.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2827 - Twelve Point (33)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $465

Twelve Point (33) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with unique assembly. Made from cherry and gaboon ebony. Inscribed "STC 1981". Includes original box.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2828 - Diagonal Cube (58)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $490

Diagonal Cube (58) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Cube: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form a cube. Crafted in cherry and Brazilian rosewood. Inscribed "STC 1984". Includes original box and copy of original information sheet. Same design also available: lot 2953.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2829 - Garnet (60)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $365

Garnet (60) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six pieces make a rhombic dodecahedron. Made from rosewood, peroba rosa, breadwood, tulipwood, satinwood, and purpleheart. Includes original box.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2830 - Convolution (30)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $800

Convolution (30) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Cube: 10cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a cube. Made from zebrawood and ebony in 1" stock. One piece inscribed "STC 1982". Some small gaps between pieces; average overall fit. Same design also available: lot 2956. Includes copy of original information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2831 - Three Pairs (27)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $325

Winning bid: $654

Three Pairs (27) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical (and mirror image) pieces; Coffin's first truly coordinate motion puzzle. Made from Honduran mahogany. Includes original box and copy of original information sheet. Same design also available: lot 2958.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2832 - Triumph (15)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $627

Triumph (15) by Stewart Coffin
Alternate Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble into one of three symmetrical shapes. Made from rosewood and tulipwood. Pieces do not align precisely in some configurations. Includes original box.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2833 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $773

Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; unique assembly. Very unusual version made in Brazilian rosewood. Excellent fit; minor surface wear. No inscription; includes original box.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2834 - Half-Hour (29)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $90

Half-Hour (29) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Cube: 7.5cm

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. No identifying marks; smooth finish with heavy surface wear. Includes copy of original information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2835 - Burr #305

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $55

Burr #305 by Stewart Coffin

Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Six distinct piece with 3+3 assembly; no voids. No identifying marks.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2836 - Coffin's Improved Burr (36)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $94

Coffin's Improved Burr (36) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9cm

Notes: Burr made of six dissimilar pieces. Coffin's first standard burr with internal holes; level 2-3.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2837 - Bill's Baffling Burr

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $95

Bill's Baffling Burr by Bill Cutler / Stewart Coffin

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level 5 burr designed by Bill Cutler and crafted by Stewart Coffin. Inscribed "BBB, #6, S.T.C., 1984". Slightly loose. Includes original box.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2838 - Top Box (M-5-2A)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $390

Top Box (M-5-2A) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x9cm

Notes: Excellent condition; seams are not visible; very minor and isolated surface wear. Includes original box and Japanese solution sheet.

 

Lot 2839 - Top Box (M-5-1B)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $530

Top Box (M-5-1B) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x9cm

Notes: Excellent condition; seams are not visible; very minor and isolated surface wear; visible anomalies are in the grain of the wood. Includes original box and Japanese solution sheet.

 

Lot 2840 - Maze Box (M-4-1)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $348

Maze Box (M-4-1) by Akio Kamei
Close-up Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x9cm

Notes: Simple marble maze to release lid. Inscribed "'84.9.25 Kamei Akio Made" (in Japanese, similar to that in the Top Box, lot 223). Noticeable cluster of small scratches on top (see Close-up); other minor and isolated surface scratches. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2841 - Maze Box (M-4-2)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $530

Maze Box (M-4-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x9cm

Notes: Marble maze to release lid. Excellent condition. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2842 - Parcel Cube (M-16-4)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $340

Parcel Cube (M-16-4) by Akio Kamei
Crack Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: First move of solution is to move one piece of strapping until it stops, about half way off. Fair condition, including a number of dings (one visible on top half of vertical edge in photo), and a crack in a non-moving panel (see extra photo). Mechanism likely does not work. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2843 - Parcel Cube (M-16-2)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $726

Parcel Cube (M-16-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Eight moves to open secret compartment. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2844 - Parcel Cube (M-16-3)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $265

Parcel Cube (M-16-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 10cm

Notes: A few noticeable and significant gouges (see top-left of box for example). One piece of the strapping can be removed. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2845 - Button Box (M-22)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $550

Button Box (M-22) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Open secret compartment. Crafted from oak and walnut. Includes original box and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 2846 - Peanut #1

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $1,400

Peanut #1 by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow
Interior Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Limited edition, #1 of 4. Piece etched with type of wood (see interior photo). See Pacific Puzzleworks for details of the woods used and more photos. Fit and finish is excellent; all pieces grade A on Lee's quality scale. Includes original box.

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 2847 - Peanut #3

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $875

Peanut #3 by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow
Interior Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Limited edition, #3 of 4. Piece etched with type of wood (see interior photo). See Pacific Puzzleworks for details of the woods used and more photos. Fit and finish is excellent; all pieces grade A on Lee's quality scale. Includes original box.

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 2848 - Everlasting Gobstopper #1

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2010

Est. Value: $1,700

Winning bid: $2,525

Everlasting Gobstopper #1 by Lee Krasnow / Lee Kransow
Interior Photo

Designer: Lee Krasnow
Maker: Lee Kransow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Limited edition, #1 of 8. Piece etched with type of wood (see interior photo). See Pacific Puzzleworks for details of the woods used and more photos. Signature piece of zircote to fill central RDD hole will be provided about a year after purchase (after aging). Fit and finish is excellent; all pieces grade A-B on Lee's quality scale. Includes original box. (Four puzzles from this edition also for sale in this auction; one or two more in the next auction.)

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 2849 - Everlasting Gobstopper #5

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $1,800

Winning bid: $2,100

Everlasting Gobstopper #5 by Lee Krasnow
Interior Photo

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Limited edition, #5 of 8. Piece etched with type of wood (see interior photo). See Pacific Puzzleworks for details of the woods used and more photos. Signature piece of zircote to fill central RDD hole will be provided about a year after purchase (after aging). Fit and finish is excellent; all pieces grade A on Lee's quality scale. Includes original box. (Four puzzles from this edition also for sale in this auction; one or two more in the next auction.)

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 2850 - Everlasting Gobstopper #2

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $1,200

Winning bid: $1,700

Everlasting Gobstopper #2 by Lee Krasnow
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Limited edition, #2 of 8. Piece etched with type of wood (see pieces photo for an example). See Pacific Puzzleworks for details of the woods used and more photos. Signature piece of zircote to fill central RDD hole will be provided about a year after purchase (after aging). Fit and finish is very good; all pieces grade A-C on Lee's quality scale. Includes original box. (Four puzzles from this edition also for sale in this auction; one or two more in the next auction.)

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 2851 - Everlasting Gobstopper #6

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $1,500

Winning bid: $1,650

Everlasting Gobstopper #6 by Lee Krasnow
Interior Photo

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Limited edition, #6 of 8. Piece etched with type of wood (see pieces photo for an example). See Pacific Puzzleworks for details of the woods used and more photos. Signature piece of zircote to fill central RDD hole will be provided about a year after purchase (after aging). Fit and finish is excellent; all pieces grade A-B on Lee's quality scale. Includes original box. (Four puzzles from this edition also for sale in this auction; one or two more in the next auction.)

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 2852 - Everlasting Gobstopper #7

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $1,500

Winning bid: $1,175

Everlasting Gobstopper #7 by Lee Krasnow
Interior Photo

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Limited edition, #7 of 8. Piece etched with type of wood (see pieces photo for an example). See Pacific Puzzleworks for details of the woods used and more photos. Signature piece of zircote to fill central RDD hole will be provided about a year after purchase (after aging). Fit and finish is excellent; all pieces grade A-C on Lee's quality scale. Includes original box. (Four puzzles from this edition also for sale in this auction; one or two more in the next auction.)

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 2853 - Damped Sine Wave Surface Puzzle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,052

Damped Sine Wave Surface Puzzle by Wayne Daniel
Interior Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 21x21x10cm

Notes: 100 pieces connected by dowels; made of zebrawood. Includes felt-lined base. Includes original information sheet.

Source: Wayne Daniel

 

Lot 2854 - Bottle Burr

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $1,000

Winning bid: $1,103

Bottle Burr by Akio Kamei
Scroll Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Rare 23-piece burr holding a bottle (Ajinomoto bonito soup stock). Top panel contains mechanism locking the neck of the bottle and has Kamei's mark underneath. It's believed to be a 1985 New Year's gift from Ajinomoto or related company. Includes inscribed box and a scroll (approximately 13x120cm) with solution diagrams.

 

Lot 2855 - Parcel Cube (M-16-1)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $550

Parcel Cube (M-16-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Four moves to open secret compartment.

 

Lot 2856 - Kumiki Parcel Box (K-10)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $481

Kumiki Parcel Box (K-10) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: This is a kumiki puzzle, coming completely apart into 24 pieces. Fit is very good, except key piece is fairly loose.

 

Lot 2858 - Meteor

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $175

Meteor by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #100-A. Key piece stamped 2003 and with BartArt logo. 12 pieces, made from four fancy woods.

 

Lot 2859 - Diagonal Cube

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $290

Diagonal Cube by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie
Pieces Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Appears to be a slight variation of Coffin's Diagonal Cube (#58). Made of four fancy woods; glossy finish. One piece stamped 2003 and with BartArt logo.

 

Lot 2860 - Peanut

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $163

Peanut by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six pieces made a number of closed-loop shapes using three, four, five, or six pieces. Piece #3 is a variation of the standard set (page 56 of Coffin's AP-ART Compendium). Fit is not precise in places. One piece stamped 2003 and with BartArt logo.

 

Lot 2861 - Truncated Octo

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

Truncated Octo by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: Made from three fancy woods. One of Coffin's early, unnumbered designs. Same sticks as Three Pairs, but pairs are not glued, making it a dexterity challenge instead of coordinate motion to put back together. One piece stamped 2004 and with BartArt logo.

 

Lot 2862 - Garnet

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $125

Garnet by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: Coffin design #60, made in six fancy woods; pieces are mirror image of those in Coffin's AP-ART Compendium. No Identifying marks; excellent fit; appears to be by Bart Buie.

 

Lot 2863 - Distorted Pennyhedron

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $110

Distorted Pennyhedron by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Size: 4x4x3cm

Notes: Distorted Pennyhedron (Coffin design #52), separates along a well-hidden axis. No identifying marks; excellent fit; appears to be made by Bart Buie.

 

Lot 2864 - Four-Color Cube Variation

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $110

Four-Color Cube Variation by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie
Partially Open Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Variation of Four-Color Cube, one of Coffin's early, unnumbered designs. Seven pieces of various shapes make a hollow ball; made in two fancy woods. Loose fit.

 

Lot 2865 - Truncated Rhombic Dodecahedron

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $155

Truncated Rhombic Dodecahedron by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie
Partially Open Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Variation of Z-Puzzle, one of Coffin's early, unnumbered designs. 12 nearly identical pieces (one key piece) make a truncated rhombic dodecahedron. Made in four fancy woods, each type forming a equator around the ball. No identifying marks. Loose fit.

 

Lot 2866 - Bart's Ball

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $60

Bart's Ball by Bart Buie
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Six pieces form a sphere using the diagonal star assemble. Glossy finish with slight imperfections; no identifying marks.

 

Lot 2867 - Mug in a Box (WG128)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $525

Mug in a Box (WG128) by Trevor Wood
Front Photo

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 14x15x16cm

Notes: Adapted from an original design by Werner Graff. A mug is locked in the box by a rod which pierces the box diagonally and passes through the handle of the mug. The object is to remove the mug from the box. Scratches and some separation of two seems on front panel. Bottom stamped T.Wood, with TW logo, and the number 6.

 

Lot 2868 - Animal SOMA (PH32)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $333

Animal SOMA (PH32) by Piet Hein / Trevor Wood
Pieces 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. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 2869 - Pierced-T

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $242

Pierced-T by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 11x7x6cm

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

 

Lot 2870 - Trick Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $29

Trick Lock
Back Photo

Size: 10x6x3cm

Notes: Lock style #3; trick not well hidden. Made in Aligarh.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2871 - Trick Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $21

Trick Lock

Size: 10x6x3cm

Notes: Indian lock style #4. Three keys. Includes solution sheet.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2872 - Trick Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $17

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x4cm

Notes: Indian lock style #4 lock. 2 keys.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2873 - Trick Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $17

Trick Lock by Bits and Pieces

Maker: Bits and Pieces

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: Indian lock style #4. Original box with two keys. Imported by Bits and Pieces. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2874 - Gillen Lock Set

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $365

Gillen Lock Set by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 6x4x1cm

Notes: Set of three different locks, stamped "1", "2", and "3" on the side. Includes solution card.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2875 - Neat Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $90

Neat Lock by Ivo Splichal

Maker: Ivo Splichal

Size: 7x4x2cm

Notes: Variation of 19th century design; IPP23 Exchange puzzle from Peter Hajek. Includes information card and storage pouch.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2876 - Lunatic Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $9

Lunatic Lock by Gary Foshee / Bits & Pieces

Designer: Gary Foshee
Maker: Bits & Pieces

Size: 7x6x1cm

Notes: Includes solution diagram.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2877 - Three-Key Trick Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $71

Three-Key Trick Lock

Size: 14x6x5cm

Notes: All three keys are used to open this complicated lock. Includes two sets of keys, and solution sheet.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2878 - Chinese Trick Lock Set

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $76

Chinese Trick Lock Set

Length: 4-8cm

Notes: Five locks, three keys. All average condition. A good starter set.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2879 - Dog Chinese Trick Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $61

Dog Chinese Trick Lock

Size: 5x3x1cm

Notes: Trick lock shaped like a dog with long tail. Mechanism is somewhat tight. Two keys.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2880 - Magnetic Padlock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $51

Magnetic Padlock by Gemii

Maker: Gemii

Size: 6x3x1cm

Notes: Lock will open only when the magnetic key is placed along the left edge of the lock. Includes two keys and original packaging.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2881 - Very Large Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $5

Very Large Lock

Size: 15x9x4cm

Notes: Twice the size of most other locks. Keyhole is covered, but no real trick. Includes two keys.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2882 - Large Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $4

Large Lock

Size: 12x8x3cm

Notes: Keyhole is covered, but no real trick. Includes two keys.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2883 - Big Iron Lock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $71

Big Iron Lock by Star Lock Works
Open Photo

Maker: Star Lock Works

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: The Star Lock Works was in business between 1836 and 1926. Mechanism is solid and smooth; no tricks.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2884 - Loop Bolt Puzzle (#8)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $58

Loop Bolt Puzzle (#8) by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 9x3x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. "RGee" etched on nut. Includes hand-drawn solution diagram.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2885 - MT Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/7/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $47

MT Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x4x2cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer from the bolt. Requires a little bit of luck to solve. Includes hand-drawn solution diagram.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2886 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $14

Bolt Puzzle

Size: 9x2x2cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the washer. "RGee" written on nut.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2887 - Bolt & Nut No.6

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $300

Bolt & Nut No.6 by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 11x4x4cm

Notes: Goal is to remove nut. Solid brass. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2888 - Pin-N-Nut

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $77

Pin-N-Nut by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Crafted in polished brass, but now somewhat tarnished. Goal is to remove the middle nut. Includes original solution diagram and instructions.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2889 - Nut & Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $10

Nut & Bolt Puzzle

Size: 5x1x1cm

Notes: Classic trick nut and bolt. Shaft and of bolt etched "RGW". Includes original box and instruction.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2890 - Captive Key

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $11

Captive Key by Oskar van Deventer / Puzzle Makers (Bits & Pieces)

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Puzzle Makers (Bits & Pieces)

Size: 11x4x4cm

Notes: A maze in the form of a bolt and washer puzzle: goal is to remove the washer.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2891 - Roy Rogers Trick Knife

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $12

Roy Rogers Trick Knife

Size: 8x2cm

Notes: This knife has a trick to lock the blade in the handle, and to release it. Includes instructions.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2892 - Trick Knife

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $21

Trick Knife

Size: 8x1cm

Notes: This knife has the same trick as the Roy Rogers Trick Knife: a trick to lock the blade in the handle, and to release it. Includes instructions.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2893 - Color Changing Knives Magic Trick

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $3

Color Changing Knives Magic Trick

Size: 8x1cm

Notes: This is a magic trick requiring sleight of hand, not a puzzle. With just one knife, you can make it appear that the handle is changing color; the second knife is for additional effects. Includes detailed instructions.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2894 - Trick Knife

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $55

Trick Knife by Rigid Knives

Maker: Rigid Knives

Size: 21x3x2cm

Notes: Once locked open, the trick is to release the lock and close the knife into the handle. Includes leather case and original box.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2895 - Lock and Ring

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $30

Lock and Ring by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 10x8x4cm

Notes: Goal is to release the wooden ring. Includes hand-drawn solution diagram.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 2896 - Halley

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/5/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $121

Halley
Close-up Photo

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: 30 identical pieces form roughly a truncated dodecahedral shape. Slightly loose, allowing shape to expand and disassemble. Slight damage to one stick (see close-up photo).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2897 - Level-4 Tetrahedron

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $227

Level-4 Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 11cm

Notes: Four pieces form a regular tetrahedron. Once piece stamped "WAD, '91". Somewhat loose.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2898 - Improved Corner Block

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

Improved Corner Block by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Coffin design #59-A. Six pieces and a locking dowel form a cube. Some surface wear, mark on end of dowel (see photo), and a crack in one piece (see photo).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2899 - D-H-T

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $62

D-H-T by Wayne Daniel
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Two pieces form a regular dodecahedron; halves are slightly loose. A cubic space inside holds a two-piece tetrahedron (see extra photo). Includes information sheet; Exchange puzzle from IPP14.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2900 - Love's Dozen

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $70

Love's Dozen by Bruce Love / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bruce Love
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level 12 six-piece burr; highest known level; markings make the assembly unique.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2901 - Burr with Ball-Bearing

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $110

Burr with Ball-Bearing by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland
Pieces Photo

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Four pieces, with ball-bearing. No identifying marks. Includes original information card. Used as an IPP13 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2902 - Explode-A-Burr

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $110

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

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble with coordinate motion (see expanded photo). Made from mahogany; slight wear. This was an IPP13 Exchange puzzle. Includes original information card.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2903 - Chopstick Puzzlebox

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/9/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $265

Chopstick Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger / Stickman

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Stickman

Size: 24x3x2cm

Notes: Remove the two chopsticks from the case. Includes original instructions. Very slight wear. Limited edition of about 24.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2904 - Teaser Balls

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/5/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $31

Teaser Balls by Christian Freeling / John Rausch

Designer: Christian Freeling
Maker: John Rausch

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: The goal is to untie the square knot. The loop can be attached to a belt loop, making something of a "button hole" challenge for an unsuspecting victim.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2905 - Hemispheres

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/5/2010

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $33

Hemispheres by Bernhard Wiezorke / John Rausch

Designer: Bernhard Wiezorke
Maker: John Rausch

Length: 40cm

Notes: Goal is to mate the two hemispheres.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2906 - The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $37

The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart Coffin / Oxford University Press

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Oxford University Press

Pages: 196

Notes: Hardcover; light wear. Dust jacket in very good condition. Signed "Stewart T. Coffin" on title page, just below something that has been whited-out. One sheet (87/88) cut during binding.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2907 - The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $37

The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart Coffin / Oxford University Press

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Oxford University Press

Pages: 196

Notes: Hardcover; appears unused; top edge of pages slightly soiled/aged. Dust jacket in excellent condition except for some wear on wrapped edge of back cover. Inside cover include a return-address label with Stewart Coffin's old mailing address.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2908 - The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $37

The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart Coffin / Oxford University Press

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Oxford University Press

Pages: 196

Notes: Hardcover; appears unused; top edge of pages slightly soiled/aged. Dust jacket in excellent condition except for some wear on wrapped edge of back cover.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2909 - The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $37

The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart Coffin / Oxford University Press

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Oxford University Press

Pages: 196

Notes: Hardcover; appears unused; top edge of pages slightly soiled/aged. Dust jacket in excellent condition except for some wear on wrapped edge of back cover.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2910 - The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $15

The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart Coffin / Oxford University Press

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Oxford University Press

Pages: 196

Notes: Paperback; appears unused. Cover in good condition, with some modest wear and a bend in one corner of the cover.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2911 - The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/6/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $24

The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart Coffin / Oxford University Press

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Oxford University Press

Pages: 196

Notes: Paperback; appears unused. Cover in good condition, with some modest wear and a ding in one corner of the cover.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2912 - The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $34

The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart Coffin / Oxford University Press

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Oxford University Press

Pages: 196

Notes: Paperback; appears unused. Cover in good condition, with some modest wear.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 2913 - 12-Piece Burr Pair (K-12-2, K-12-3)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $335

12-Piece Burr Pair (K-12-2, K-12-3) by Akio Kamei

Maker: Akio Kamei

Stick length: 5cm

Notes: Two 12-piece burr sets with the same structure as Kamei's Box and Cage. But one set is an impossible trick. An exchange gift from Kamei.

 

Lot 2914 - The Beast (Stickman No. 7 Puzzlebox)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $2,025

The Beast (Stickman No. 7 Puzzlebox) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 12x12x9cm

Notes: The frame contains four identical drawers, each with a secret compartment and each with a different maze embedded on its four panels. The pins that restrict the drawer movement are on four sliding tabs, each between adjacent pairs of drawers. Once solved, the puzzle can be reconfigured in any of 538 (hopefully solvable!) configurations. Made from wenge and maple. Includes original instruction booklet. Limited edition of 18.

 

Lot 2915 - Magic Tile Lockbox

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $446

Magic Tile Lockbox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 33x18x12cm

Notes: The four leaf tiles on the front of the box are held in place by magnets, and can be rotated and rearranged to unlock the box. Includes original information card. Limited edition of 15.

 

Lot 2916 - Portable Pen Case

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/7/2010

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $115

Portable Pen Case by Eric Fuller and John Devost
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller and John Devost

Size: 16x4x3cm

Notes: Sliding panels hide a secret compartment. (Slight gaps between panels are "intended", and not the result of misuse or lack of care.) Box by Eric Fuller; pen and pencil set (see open photo) by John Devost. Limited edition of 30.

 

Lot 2917 - Ultimate Triple Locked Box

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $305

Ultimate Triple Locked Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 12x7x6cm

Notes: Extra difficult puzzle with three hidden locking mechanisms, and harder than the more popular Triple Locked Box. Panels are slightly loose, which is typical for this particular design. Only 7 of the version produced.

 

Lot 2918 - US Stamp Jigsaw

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/5/2010

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $11

US Stamp Jigsaw by Carter Johnson

Maker: Carter Johnson

Size: 2.5x2.0x0.5cm

Notes: Very small 10-piece jigsaw puzzle; cut from 1/4" plywood. This is Carter Johnson's "signature" puzzle.

 

Lot 2919 - Byway Secret 1 (RF-6-2)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $90

Byway Secret 1 (RF-6-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara
Close-up Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 11x8x7cm

Notes: Six moves to open secret compartment. Slight separation at edges of top panel (see extra photo). Includes original box and solutions sheet.

 

Lot 2920 - Byway Secret 2 (RF-8-1)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $125

Byway Secret 2 (RF-8-1) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Ten moves to open secret compartment. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 2921 - Secret Base (RF-18)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $190

Secret Base (RF-18) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Find the small and large secret compartments. Honorable Mention in the 2008 IPP Yoshigahara Design Competition. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2922 - Hoop (TJ-12)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $150

Hoop (TJ-12) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. This was a 2006 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2923 - Hexagon (H-11)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $161

Hexagon (H-11) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 10x9x5cm

Notes: Two secret compartments, one hiding another small trick box. This was a 2008 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2924 - Smallest 12 Step Box

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $78

Smallest 12 Step Box by Hiroyuki Oka
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 4.3x3.6x2.9cm

Notes: Made from dogwood, hoo-wood, beech, rengus, walnut, and inomi. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 2925 - Hinge (MY-10)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $161

Hinge (MY-10) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2926 - Magnetic Puzzle Box

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/5/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $82

Magnetic Puzzle Box by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Four moves to open box. Includes original box and information/solution sheet.

 

Lot 2928 - Cake (P-13)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $801

Cake (P-13) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x17x7cm

Notes: Remove walnut cake from the plate to find a secret compartment. Includes original box.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 2930 - 3D Box (K-20)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $210

3D Box (K-20) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Small secret compartment. This was Kamei's IPP16 Exchange puzzle.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 2933 - Pack the Plums

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $23

Pack the Plums by Nob Yoshigahara / Tokyo Glass

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Tokyo Glass

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Pack the nine plastic pickled plums into the glass. Includes original box (ripped top).

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 2934 - Tongari Kun and Roppongi

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $60

Tongari Kun and Roppongi by Nob Yoshigahara / Toyo Glass

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Assemble the 6-piece burr inside the jar. Burr pieces are tight. Includes original packaging.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 2935 - Tokyo Parking

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $133

Tokyo Parking by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: The original Japanese production of Rush Hour. Includes original packaging and information sheet with 36 puzzle diagrams. IPP15 exchange from Naoyuki Iwase.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 2936 - Dualock

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $29

Dualock by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x4cm

Notes: Despite the name, there are four locking rods holding the two blocks together. Still challenging, even when you know the trick. Light wear.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 2937 - 8-Block Hoffman (tk1)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $56

8-Block Hoffman (tk1) by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Eight blocks pack into the sake box. Despite the implications of the name, all blocks have different dimensions. Includes original box and Japanese information sheets.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 2938 - LL (tk2)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $41

LL (tk2) by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Eight different shapes (each made from two Ls in contrasting woods) pack the 4x4x3 sake box. Includes original box and Japanese information sheets.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 2939 - Sake Box Packing

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $44

Sake Box Packing by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Pack the nine pieces (eight pentominoes and one tetromino) into the sake box. The four corner cubes of the top layer are glued to the box, restricting your ability to place pieces into the box.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 2940 - Checker Cube Box (M-30)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $575

Checker Cube Box (M-30) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 7cm

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

 

Lot 2941 - The Chinese Rings

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/15/2010

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $49

The Chinese Rings by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 20x9x4cm

Notes: Remove the handle from the seven rings. Made from 1/8" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2942 - Double Loop

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $14

Double Loop by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 26x14x4cm

Notes: Remove the large ring. Made from 3/16" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2943 - Tower Ring Puzzle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $16

Tower Ring Puzzle by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 15x13x3cm

Notes: Remove the handle from the seven-ring tower (figure IV.19 from Ingenious Ring Puzzle Book). Made from 1/8" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2944 - Hong Kong House

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/15/2010

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $55

Hong Kong House by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 14x14x3cm

Notes: Remove the handle from the figure. Made from 1/8" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2945 - Clover Leaf

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $14

Clover Leaf by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 34x11x2cm

Notes: Remove the ring from the figure. Made from 1/8" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2946 - The Fish

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $24

The Fish by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 26x14x3cm

Notes: Remove the handle from the figure (figure IV.1 from Ingenious Ring Puzzle Book). Made from 1/8" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2947 - The Squiggle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $26

The Squiggle by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 28x13x3cm

Notes: Remove the handle from the figure. Made from 1/8" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2948 - Three Hearts

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $18

Three Hearts by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 36x8x2cm

Notes: Remove the heart from the figure. Made from 1/8" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2949 - XZX

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $65

XZX by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 23x9x3cm

Notes: Remove the ring from the figure. Made from 1/8" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2950 - Two Hearts

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $16

Two Hearts by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 28x12x4cm

Notes: Separate the two hearts. Made from 3/16" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2951 - Mr. Bill

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $42

Mr. Bill by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 14x13x1cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Made from 1/8" and 3/16" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2952 - African Rings

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $16

African Rings by Ken Bortolazzo

Maker: Ken Bortolazzo

Size: 15x9x1cm

Notes: Move the rings from side to side. Made from 1/8" bronze wire. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2953 - Diagonal Cube (58)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $525

Diagonal Cube (58) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form a cube. Crafted in cherry and Brazilian rosewood. Inscribed "STC 1984". Same design also available: lot 2828. Includes copy of original information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2954 - Isosceles (101)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $750

Isosceles (101) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: Twelve pieces with isosceles triangular cross-section. Similar to Twelve-Piece Separation, but has three key pieces instead of just one. Made from unfinished camphor. Once piece inscribed #101, STC, 1994, CAMPHORWOOD". Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2955 - 25 Notchable Burr Piece Set

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $165

25 Notchable Burr Piece Set by Stewart Coffin

Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Set of all 25 notchable burr pieces. Includes original box.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2956 - Convolution (30)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $227

Convolution (30) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Seven pieces (1" stock) form a cube. Includes original box and information sheet. Same design also available: lot 2830.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2957 - Augmented Four Corners (34)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $552

Augmented Four Corners (34) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Made from six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces, assemble in two halves. Made from cherry and Brazilian rosewood. One piece inscribed "STC 1981". Includes original information sheet. Same design available: lot 2824.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2958 - Three Pairs (27)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $626

Three Pairs (27) by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical (and mirror image) pieces; Coffin's first truly coordinate motion puzzle. Overall fit is slightly loose, although each half by itself fits together firmly. No identifying marks. This is the "deluxe" edition, made in Brazilian rosewood and doweled joints (see extra photo). Includes original information sheet. Same design also available: lot 2831.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2959 - Peanut (67)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $882

Peanut (67) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 14cm

Notes: Six different pieces form an octahedral cluster, or a variety of other shapes. Made from walnut and primavera. Piece #3 is a different from what appears in the Compendium. Pieces number inside in pencil. Fit is a little loose. Includes copy of hand-written letter from Stewart describing seven different assemblies and noting that this was his first Peanut made.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2960 - Snowflake (3)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $82

Snowflake (3) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 15x13x2cm

Notes: Ten hydrastone pieces form a variety of shapes. Includes plastic tray and original booklet with diagrams for 30 puzzles.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2961 - Double Four-Legged Stand (81-C-1)

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $592

Double Four-Legged Stand (81-C-1) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10.5cm

Notes: 12 pieces total (four hex sticks, four plain dowels, and four combination pieces) form a nest structure; made from birch. According to the Compendium, only three made. Includes original information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2962 - Lung Tester

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $130

Lung Tester

Size: 17x12x3cm

Notes: Blow into the tube to spin the wheel. Incorporates a trick similar to a puzzle jug. Further details available upon request.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2963 - Lung Tester

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/13/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $125

Lung Tester

Size: 16x8x3cm

Notes: Blow into the tube to spin the wheel. Incorporates a trick similar to a puzzle jug. Further details available upon request.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2964 - The Arabi Gun

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

The Arabi Gun by Doug Haigh

Maker: Doug Haigh

Size: 7x3x3cm

Notes: Same mechanism described in Hoffmann's Puzzles Old and New. Base stamped with designer's initial H. Includes original instructions and plastic display case. Limited edition; only about 10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2965 - The Arabi Gun

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $221

The Arabi Gun by Doug Haigh

Maker: Doug Haigh

Size: 7x3x3cm

Notes: Same mechanism described in Hoffmann's Puzzles Old and New. Base stamped with designer's initial H. Includes original instructions and plastic display case. Limited edition; only about 10 puzzles made per year, exclusively for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2966 - The Arabi Gun

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $140

The Arabi Gun

Size: 7x3x3cm

Notes: Same mechanism described in Hoffmann's Puzzles Old and New. No identifying marks, but likely by Doug Haigh. Some marks on the tip of the base (see photo). A spacer has been added between the breech and body of the cannon (not used in similar models), presumably to adjust the balance of the cannon. Includes Doug Haigh's original instructions and plastic display case.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2967 - Cannon and Ball Puzzle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $70

Cannon and Ball Puzzle

Size: 7x3x3cm

Notes: Same mechanism described in Hoffmann's Puzzles Old and New. No identifying marks, but possibly by Doug Haigh. Includes Doug Haigh's original instructions and plastic display case.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2968 - The Arabi Gun

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/11/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $123

The Arabi Gun

Size: 7x3x3cm

Notes: Same mechanism described in Hoffmann's Puzzles Old and New. No identifying marks. Some light scratches. Includes Doug Haigh's original instructions and plastic display case.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2969 - WARP-30

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $56

WARP-30 by Leonard Gordon / Kadon Enterprises

Designer: Leonard Gordon
Maker: Kadon Enterprises

Size: 20x20x7cm

Notes: Four packing puzzles: two boxes (two different geometries), square pyramid, and stretched pyramid (shown). Includes original information booklet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2970 - Satans Rings

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $7

Satans Rings by Trolbourne Limited

Maker: Trolbourne Limited

Size: 9x8x2cm

Notes: Remove the string. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2971 - Pendulum

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $49

Pendulum by Stanislav Tvrdik

Maker: Stanislav Tvrdik

Size: 11x9cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Includes original packaging, with brief hand-written note for John Ergatoudis.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2972 - Beads

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $5

Beads by Stanislav Tvrdik

Maker: Stanislav Tvrdik

Size: 10x9x1cm

Notes: Move beads from one loop to the other. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2974 - "it"

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/12/2010

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $120

Maker: Peter Pan Playthings

Size: 9x9x1cm

Notes: 16-piece sliding block puzzle, but piece can only be manipulated by spring-loaded buttons on the side and top. Four buttons on the left side will move the corresponding row one unit to the right. A large button on top will move the second, third, and fourth columns down one unit. The buttons can be pressed in sequences and combinations (the first row will not move with the top button is pressed). Includes original packaging and information sheet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2975 - Heart In

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $111

Heart In by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 12x7x2cm

Notes: Move the heart into the center of the four blocks. Two alternative starting positions given. Includes original box and Japanese instruction sheet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2976 - Dog Joint Puzzle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2010

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

Dog Joint Puzzle by Hanabishi
Box Photo

Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 16x14x1cm

Notes: Arrange the blocks to make one long wiener dog. Eight solutions. Includes original packaging (see extra photo).

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2977 - Sengoku Period Puzzle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $107

Sengoku Period Puzzle by Hanabishi
Box Photo

Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 16x14x1cm

Notes: Pieces are two-sided. For the "black" puzzle (Sengoku theme), remove the corner spacer, then slide the large square from lower-right to upper-left. For the "red" puzzle (Battle of Sekagahara theme), replace pieces 4 and 5 with the spacer, and turn piece 6 horizontal. Puzzles C53 and C54 in Hordern's Sliding Piece Puzzles. Includes original packaging (see extra photo) and Japanese solution and information sheet (including detailed historical notes).

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2978 - Ultimate 1950 Puzzle

Phase: 21

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2010

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $121

Ultimate 1950 Puzzle by Hanabishi
Box Photo

Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 22x11x1cm

Notes: Remove the two spacers (without iconic images) then connect the large squares. Includes original packaging (see extra photo) and solution sheet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

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