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Lot 2216 - Open-Side Coin Bank

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $325

Open-Side Coin Bank by Tom Lensch

Designer/Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 11x9x9cm

Notes: Goal is to open the coin bank. Very difficult. Inside inscribed "Tom Lensch 97". Made from purpleheart and mahogany. Limited edition of 40. Includes solution diagram and hint sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 3025.

 

Lot 2227 - Teaser Tube (TW05)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $385

Teaser Tube (TW05) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x4x4cm

Notes: Eight pieces fill the obstructed T-shaped tube; pieces also make a 2x3x6 block, or a 3x3x4 block. Pieces are made from Mexican rosewood, cabbage bark, masseranduba, purpleheart, pau amerillo, meranti, padauk, and cocobolo; tube made of North American tulipwood. Tube inscribed "T.Wood" and with TW logo.

 

Lot 2237 - 18 Planks (K-7)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $691

18 Planks (K-7) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 11cm

Notes: Likely made in 1980. Includes original box (lid has two split corners) and copy of assembly instructions.

 

Lot 2449 - Ultimate-Hex Convertible (HC77)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $405

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

Designer: Harold Cataquet
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: The 10 checkered hexominoes plus the 2x2 square piece form both a 4x4x4 checkered cube and an 8x8 checkerboard. Using just the hexominoes, you can form a 3x4x5 checkered block. All three challenges have a unique solution. Pieces made from pao amerillo and black walnut; box made from red meranti. Base stamped T.WOOD and with TW logo. Includes original certificate, information sheet, and solution card.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 2758 - Incongruous (102)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $270

Incongruous (102) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr; pieces with diamond cross-section, and one piece with an extra notch; requires coordinate motion to assemble. No identifying marks; small sticker residue on end of one stick. Made in cherry (made as an IPP 15 Exchange puzzle using different wood).

 

Lot 2927 - Mame Puzzle Box Set with Tops

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $255

Mame Puzzle Box Set with Tops by Shigeaki Nishimura and Kazuyuki Tanaka
Open with Tops Photo

Maker: Shigeaki Nishimura and Kazuyuki Tanaka

Size: 3x2x1cm

Notes: Five small puzzle boxes (2-and 4-move), each with a different wood pattern, and each with a miniature top inside (see extra photo). Boxes made by Nishimura; tops made by Tanaka. Each with original instruction sheet.

 

Lot 2980 - Locked Nest (22)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $425

Locked Nest (22) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Made from birch; ends of rods are discolored. This is the version with six elbow pieces, six sticks, and six rods. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 2981 - Third Stellation

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $659

Third Stellation by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Three pairs of identical pieces, assembles in two halves. Made from cherry in 1" square stock. This is an experimental model, with no identifying number. Inscribed "S.T.C., 1979".

 

Lot 2982 - Buttonhole Puzzle (45)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $59

Buttonhole Puzzle (45) by Stewart Coffin

Maker: Stewart Coffin

Length: 12cm

Notes: Includes original information sheet (torn to remove puzzle!). Stamped "AP-ART".

 

Lot 2983 - Sleeper-Stopper (43)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $440

Sleeper-Stopper (43) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Block: 6x4x2cm

Notes: Remove the leather cord. Block made from purpleheart, cherry and satinwood; bead made from rosewood. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 2984 - Super Sleeper-Stopper (44)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $215

Super Sleeper-Stopper (44) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Block: 7x4x2cm

Notes: Remove the leather cord. Block made from purpleheart, cherry and satinwood; bead made from rosewood. Block stamped "AP-ART" Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 2985 - Pseudo-Notched Sticks (63)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $245

Pseudo-Notched Sticks (63) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Appears to be a diagonal burr, but instead is something completely different. Six identical pieces, made from cherry. No identifying marks. Includes original box.

 

Lot 2986 - Crooked Notches (97)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $550

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. This version is made from teak (not the pine version used as an IPP14 Exchange puzzle). Inscribed "TEAK, #97, STC, 1994". Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 2987 - Snowflake (3)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $292

Snowflake (3) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Ten birch plywood pieces form a variety of shapes. Includes plastic tray and original booklet with diagrams for 30 puzzles. Similar puzzles available: lots 2990 and 3150.

 

Lot 2989 - inner peace (Double Star)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $65

inner peace (Double Star) by Stewart Coffin / Skor-Mor

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Skor-Mor

Edge: 9cm

Notes: An early Coffin design licensed to Skor-Mor. Six identical pieces may be assembled two different ways: a cube and diagonal star. A ball with a secret compartment can fit in the center. The pieces are designed to that they form a diagonal star when turned "inside out". However (as Coffin points out in his description of Double Star), manufacturing tolerances do not allow this assembly. Includes unopened original packaging (and presumably includes assembly instructions), so alternate star assembly has not been tested.

 

Lot 2990 - Snowflake (3)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $100

Snowflake (3) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Ten Hydrastone pieces form a variety of shapes. Includes plastic tray and original booklet with diagrams for 30 puzzles. Similar puzzles available: lots 2987 and 3150.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2991 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $802

Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin
Chip Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; unique assembly. Made from mahogany. One point is chipped (see extra photo). Inscribed "STC, 1983". Pieces labels internally.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2992 - Second Stellation (14-A)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $569

Second Stellation (14-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Separates into two halves along any of four axes. Made from cherry; slight spalting (natural imperfection) at the end of one piece (see photo). Inscribed "STC, 1982". Includes original box and original information sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 2997.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2993 - Fusion Confusion (15-A)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $442

Fusion Confusion (15-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Made from tulipwood, osage orange, and purpleheart. Assembles into four different symmetric shapes. Inscribed "15-A, STC, 1990". Includes original box.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2994 - Triangular Prism (12-A)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,179

Triangular Prism (12-A) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Inscribed "STC, 1982". Made from Honduran mahogany. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2995 - Hexagonal Prism (11)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $980

Hexagonal Prism (11) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: According to Coffin's notes, this is a "special edition", made from bubinga, mahogany, and rosewood. Inscribed "STC, 1984". Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2996 - Rosebud (39)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $802

Rosebud (39) by Stewart Coffin
Closed Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Made from tulipwood and especially dark Brazilian rosewood. Includes locking pin that prevents rosebud configuration from disassembling. Woodworm holes in rosewood. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2997 - Second Stellation (14-A)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $569

Second Stellation (14-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Separates into two halves along any of four axes. Made from Honduran mahogany. Pieces labeled internally. Inscribed "STC, 1983". Includes original box and original information sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 2992.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2998 - Cuckoo Nest (21)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $215

Cuckoo Nest (21) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Made from birch. Includes original information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 2999 - Hexsticks (25-A)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $121

Hexsticks (25-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Made from birch; hexagonal sticks have one to three notches. There are three distinct solutions of increasing difficulty. Very loose fit. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3000 - Three Pairs (27)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $1,450

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. Excellent fit and movement. Made from Honduran mahogany. Includes original box and copy of original information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3001 - Octahedral Cluster (31)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2011

Est. Value: $325

Winning bid: $1,200

Octahedral Cluster (31) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: Four pieces made from limba (korina). Information sheet has handwritten note: "D. Made specially for you of Korina S.C.". (Note that the Compendium says 40 were made of limba, so perhaps this was just the first, or the last made.) Inscribed "STC, 1983". Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3002 - Augmented Four Corners (34)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $1,200

Augmented Four Corners (34) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Made from six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces, and assembles in two halves. Made from cherry and Brazilian rosewood. Some woodworm holes in rosewood. Pieces labeled internally; inscribed "STC, 1982". Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3003 - Star of David (37)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $658

Star of David (37) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x9cm

Notes: Confusing diagonal assembly. Made from Honduran mahogany. Internal pencil marks labeling pieces. Inscribed "STC, 1981". Includes original box and information sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 3004.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3004 - Star of David (37)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $770

Star of David (37) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x9cm

Notes: Confusing diagonal assembly. Made from Brazilian rosewood. Information sheet notes "only one made". Piece alignment is slightly off in places. Inscribed "STC, 1982". Internal pencil marks labeling pieces. Includes original box and information sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 3003.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3005 - Unhappy Childhood (41)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $415

Unhappy Childhood (41) by Stewart Coffin
Base Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: 10 pieces form a checkered 2x5x5 block; unique solution. Three easier challenges also described. Base of box inscribed "STC, 1983". Unusual scratch marks on base (see photo), likely from manufacturing. Made from Honduran rosewood and satinwood. Includes original information sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 3006.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3006 - Unhappy Childhood (41)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $415

Unhappy Childhood (41) by Stewart Coffin
Base Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: 10 pieces form a checkered 2x5x5 block; unique solution. Three easier challenges also described. Base of box inscribed "STC, 1983". Made from cassia and limba. Includes original information sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 3005.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3007 - Twelve-Piece Separation (85)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $649

Twelve-Piece Separation (85) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: Twelve serially interlocking pieces; ten pieces are identical, and one key piece. Made from Honduran rosewood. Inscribed "#85, STC, 1990". Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3008 - Truncated Octahedra (28)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $475

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". Similar puzzle available: lot 3009.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3009 - Truncated Octahedra (28)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $490

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, 1983". Similar puzzle available: lot 3008.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3010 - Five-Piece Solid Block (78-C)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $392

Five-Piece Solid Block (78-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Five pieces, made from mahogany. According to the Compendium, only two made in this style. One piece inscribed "93, STC, 1990". (Note that the inscription inaccurately labels the puzzle as design 93, which has only four pieces.)

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3011 - Four-Piece Serially Interlocking Cube (93)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $381

Four-Piece Serially Interlocking Cube (93) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Four pieces, made from mahogany. One piece inscribed "93-A, STC, 1990".

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3012 - Setting Hen (61)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $420

Setting Hen (61) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Four pieces fit inside the box. Pieces show some wear; made from afzelia, bubinga, purpleheart and breadnut. Base of box inscribed "STC, 1984".

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3013 - Nine Bars (62)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $430

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), also with just one key piece. Made from birch. According to the Compendium, only 10 made.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3014 - Half-Hour (29)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $691

Half-Hour (29) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 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, but includes an original letter from Stewart noting that this was the only one made of zebrawood. Includes wood box made by David Barge (who is mentioned in the Compendium as a contributor of other problem shapes). Includes original information sheet.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3015 - Truncated Octahedron Set

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $1,207

Truncated Octahedron Set by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Maple: four pieces assemble sequentially. Jarrah: four pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Tajibo: four pieces assemble in two halves. One piece on each puzzle stamped "interlocking puzzles".

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3016 - Octahedron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $237

Octahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Four piece, sequential assembly. Once piece stamped "interlocking puzzles".

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3017 - Level-5 Tetrahedron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $480

Level-5 Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 15cm

Notes: Five pieces form a tetrahedron. One piece stamped "interlocking puzzles, 2002". Similar puzzle available: lot 3154.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3018 - Make a Pyramid

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $22

Make a Pyramid by Interlocking Puzzles

Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Two pieces for a tetrahedron. Includes original packaging.

Source: David Barge Collection

 

Lot 3019 - Pinwheel

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $445

Pinwheel by Bram Cohen / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bram Cohen
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 12x10x4cm

Notes: Six identically shaped pieces made in walnut and cherry. Unused puzzle submitted to the 2010 IPP Design Competition. Only eight made. Similar puzzle available: lot 3020.

Source: Bram Cohen

 

Lot 3020 - Pinwheel

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $416

Pinwheel by Bram Cohen / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bram Cohen
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 12x10x4cm

Notes: Six identically shaped pieces made in walnut and cherry. This puzzle was used for hands-on solving during the 2010 IPP Design Competition, and has significant light wear. Only eight made. Similar puzzle available: lot 3019.

Source: Bram Cohen

 

Lot 3021 - Golden Rhombic Icosahedron Set

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $812

Golden Rhombic Icosahedron Set by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Made from zebrawood, bloodwood, and redheart. A couple very slight manufacturing marks.

Source: Tom Lensch

 

Lot 3022 - Golden Rhombic Triacontahedron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $550

Golden Rhombic Triacontahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six pieces made from padauk.

Source: Tom Lensch

 

Lot 3023 - Hoffman Packing Puzzle (DH51)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $913

Hoffman Packing Puzzle (DH51) by Dean Hoffman / Trevor Wood

Designer: Dean Hoffman
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Pack the 27 identical 9x10x11 blocks into the 30x30x30 box. There are 21 distinct assemblies. The box is stamped "T.Wood" and with the TW logo, and with the serial number. Box made from African padauk. Each piece is made from a different type of wood and etched with an ID number to identify the wood. Includes original information sheet and list of the 27 woods used. Also known as the 9x10x11 Packing Puzzle.

Source: Tom Lensch

 

Lot 3024 - Just Fit (WS50)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $736

Just Fit (WS50) by Wil Strijbos / Trevor Wood

Designer: Wil Strijbos
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x5cm

Notes: 16 dissimilar pieces pack into the box in a two-layered checkerboard pattern. Winner of the 1990 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. Pieces made from pao amerillo and tarara; box made from chestnut and afromosia. The box is stamped "T.Wood" and with the TW logo, and with the serial number. Include original information sheet.

Source: Tom Lensch

 

Lot 3025 - Open-Side Bank

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $210

Open-Side Bank by Tom Lensch

Designer/Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 11x9x9cm

Notes: Goal is to open the coin bank. Very difficult. Inside stamped with TL logo and dated 2001. Made from finished mahogany; very light marks on front and top. Limited edition of 40. Includes solution diagram and hint sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 2216.

Source: Tom Lensch

 

Lot 3026 - Trick Box with a Top (N-19)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $275

Trick Box with a Top (N-19) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x7x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2006. Two-move box hiding a top inside. The top was made by Kazuyuki Tanaka. Made from walnut, magnolia, hinoki, and red camphor. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3027 - Covered Type Secret Box (N-21)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $235

Covered Type Secret Box (N-21) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Four-move box; made from katsura and walnut. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3028 - Packing Box (mini) II (N-25)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $175

Packing Box (mini) II (N-25) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008. Five-moves to open; this is a small but very representative version of the older packing box series. Made from magnolia, and amur cork. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3029 - Packing Box (mini) III (N-26)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $185

Packing Box (mini) III (N-26) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 10x8x7cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Two-move box, with technique different from others in packing box series. Made from magnolia and amur cork. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3030 - Covered Chimney (RF-16)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $252

Covered Chimney (RF-16) by Hiroshi Iwahara
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2006. Two-moves; very unexpected. Made from katsura, walnut, and berry. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3031 - Confetto Box (RF-22)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $280

Confetto Box (RF-22) by Hiroshi Iwahara
Partially Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008, and honorable mention in 2009 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Removing one plate is easy (see extra photo), but removing the second plate is very tricky. Made from padauk and shiuri cherry. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3032 - 4 Direction Drawer (RF-25)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $440

4 Direction Drawer (RF-25) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 12x9x9cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present for 2009. Jury's first prize at 2010 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Open all four drawers at once. (Drawers can be closed without reversing the entire procedure.) Made from oak, walnut, karin, camphor, and rosewood. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3033 - Family (MY-9)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $180

Family (MY-9) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 13x6x6cm

Notes: Working together, find a secret compartment inside of each box. Made from walnut, katsura and karin. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3034 - Fortune Cards (MY-8)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $290

Fortune Cards (MY-8) by Tatuo Miyamoto
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x4cm

Notes: Christmas Present from 2006. Trick opening box; and first time this designer has created yosegi (with advice from Ninomiya; see reverse photo). Made from katsura, shina, and purpleheart. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3035 - Latch (MY-13)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $135

Latch (MY-13) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x9x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008. Trick opening box, made from oak and walnut. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3036 - Clamp (MY-15)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $130

Clamp (MY-15) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Secret opening box. Made from oak, walnut and rengas. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3037 - Cheese de chu (TJ-14)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $290

Cheese de chu (TJ-14) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 9x7x5cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Open two secret compartments. Made from shiuri cherry and walnut. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3038 - Soba (S-6)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/12/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $101

Soba (S-6) by Hideto Satou

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Size: 10x10x7cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2006. Trick opening box. The unusual theme is the buckwheat noodles eaten on New Year’s Eve in Japan. Made from African padauk. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3039 - Rice Bird (KY-3)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/12/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $81

Rice Bird (KY-3) by Yoko Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoko Kakuda

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Secret compartment holds an egg. Made from oak and nato. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3040 - My Butter (KY-6)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $96

My Butter (KY-6) by Yoko Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoko Kakuda

Size: 11x7x5cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008. Secret compartment locked with "simple" but unusual trick. Made from mizuki (dogwood) and ancient katura. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3041 - Anteater (KY-10)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $123

Anteater (KY-10) by Yoko Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoko Kakuda

Size: 17x4x4cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Made from burswood and karin. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3042 - A Slight Drawer (H-7)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $146

A Slight Drawer (H-7) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 9x7x5cm

Notes: Karakuri Chistmas Present from 2006. Trick box with secret compartment. Made from walnut, rengas, mizuki (dogwood), and magnolia. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3043 - Chip (H-9)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $125

Chip (H-9) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Traditional box with sliding panels, but with nasty trick to release first panel. Yosegi piece on top is attracted by a magnet. Made from walnut, katsura, agathis, rengas, and magnolia. Very slight separation between sliding panels; no warping. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3044 - Maze 5+2 Steps Japanese Puzzle Box (H-13)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $130

Maze 5+2 Steps Japanese Puzzle Box (H-13) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 11x9x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Two secret compartments and some unusual moves. Made from walnut, mizuki (dogwood), lacquer tree, and purpleheart. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3045 - 7-Piece Cube

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $215

7-Piece Cube by Hiroyuki Oka

Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Seven SOMA-like pieces form a cube. One is a special 1x1x1 cube with Oka's hanko.

 

Lot 3046 - Regular Octahedron Secret Box (KW-3)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $225

Regular Octahedron Secret Box (KW-3) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Secret opening box; made from walnut, maple, shuri cherry, katsura, and camphor. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3047 - Push Down (CS-7-3)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $140

Push Down (CS-7-3) by Hiroshi Iwahara / Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer: Hiroshi Iwahara
Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 9x7x6cm

Notes: Seventh in the Creative Secret Box Series, a collaboration of design and craftsmanship. Inspired by Ninomiya's Push Up Box, but with an extra secret compartment. Made from walnut, and magnolia. Slight separation between sliding panels; no warping. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3048 - Pack 6

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $125

Pack 6 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 9x9x5cm

Notes: Six pieces in fancy woods pack the tray. Second edition; box signed and dated 12/08.

 

Lot 3049 - 1/2 H Puzzle

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $75

1/2 H Puzzle by Vesa Timonen / Eric Fuller

Designer: Vesa Timonen
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 2cm

Notes: Build an H-shape using the seven piece. Includes carrying pouch. Reproduction of an IPP 22 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3050 - Buttonhole Puzzle

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/12/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $7

Buttonhole Puzzle by Eric Fuller

Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 11x1x1cm

Notes: Classic puzzle, made from cocobolo. Includes information and instructions cards.

 

Lot 3051 - Die in Prison

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $265

Die in Prison by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Eric Fuller
Cube Photo

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical pieces form a level-6 burr around a central cube. The cube (see extra photo) hides it's own secret. One piece signed and dated 5/08 (second release).

 

Lot 3052 - Kim NoPack

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $125

Kim NoPack by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Eric Fuller

Box: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Five pairs of identical pieces (two pairs are mirror images or two other pairs) pack the obstructed box. Pieces made from jatoba; box made from walnut; signed and date 12/08. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3053 - Small Push Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $340

Small Push Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Aluminum and steel trick opening box, unusual materials from this designer. Signed and dated 2/06. Limited edition of 21.

 

Lot 3054 - Irmo Puzzle Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $550

Winning bid: $802

Irmo Puzzle Box by Eric Fuller
Base Photo

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Trick opening box, made from padauk, quilted maple, aluminum, brass, steel, and acrylic. Mechanism visible when opened. Jury's first prize at the 2008 Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Base (see extra photo) has a hint written in elfin script. Inside lid signed and date 2/08. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3055 - Beaulid Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $310

Beaulid Box by Joel Freedman and Eric Fuller / Eric Fuller

Designer: Joel Freedman and Eric Fuller
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 12x9x7cm

Notes: Trick opening box, made from Peruvian walnut, Carolina white ash, quilted maple, steel, and acrylic. Intricate mechanism is visible when opened. Name and lid artwork are both hints to the subtle solution. Similar puzzle available: lot 3117.

 

Lot 3056 - Tier Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2011

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $215

Tier Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 14-move trick opening box. Made from bubinga and padauk. Signed and dated 9/09. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3057 - 51 Pound Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $459

51 Pound Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Trick opening box, made from purpleheart, maple, aluminum. Also includes some extremely strong magnets. Inside signed and dated 10/08. Includes original box and information card (only accessible after solving; solution web page no longer available).

 

Lot 3058 - Tern-Key

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $48

Tern-Key by Goh Pit Khiam / Eric Fuller

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 15x6x2cm

Notes: Four-level trinary-based mechanism to remove the key. Movement of fourth key must be forced.

 

Lot 3059 - Stickman #8 Puzzlebox Kit

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $375

Winning bid: $265

Stickman #8 Puzzlebox Kit by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 16x8x7cm

Notes: This is one of two internal mechanisms that Stickman did not make into a finished puzzle box. It is complete and fully functional, and can be made into a puzzle, or more likely left as an exposed demonstration of a complex mechanism (which is also a puzzle to figure out). Includes original solving instructions and special notes regarding the mechanism.

 

Lot 3060 - Stickman #12 Cross Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $680

Stickman #12 Cross Box by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 14x14x14cm

Notes: Trick opening box; the 17 blocks must be manipulated to find the secret two secret compartments. Made from bloodwood, beli, purpleheart, maple walnut, etc. Limited edition of 30 made. Inscribed with Stickman logo and dated 9-06. Includes original information card.

 

Lot 3061 - Stickman #15 Sliding Tile Puzzlebox (Acorn Rosette)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $590

Stickman #15 Sliding Tile Puzzlebox (Acorn Rosette) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 15x11x6cm

Notes: 23-piece sliding block puzzle must be solved to open the first compartment; additional moves open a second compartment. Made from padauk, monterillo, and Honduran rosewood. Tile pattern is "Acorn Rosette". Interlocking tiles generally move smoothly, but sometimes require extra adjustment. Inscribed with Stickman logo and dated 10-07. Limited edition of 35. Includes original solution card. Similar puzzle available: lot 3062.

 

Lot 3062 - Stickman #15 Sliding Tile Puzzlebox (Olive Branch)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $562

Stickman #15 Sliding Tile Puzzlebox (Olive Branch) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 15x11x6cm

Notes: 23-piece sliding block puzzle must be solved to open the first compartment; additional moves open a second compartment. Made from padauk, monterillo, and Honduran rosewood. Tile pattern is "Olive Branch". Interlocking tiles generally move smoothly, but sometimes require extra adjustment. Inscribed with Stickman logo and dated 10-07. Limited edition of 35. Includes original solution card. Similar puzzle available: lot 3061.

 

Lot 3063 - Stickman #16 Domino Puzzlebox

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $660

Stickman #16 Domino Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger / Robert Yarger/John Devost

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Robert Yarger/John Devost

Size: 15x15x6cm

Notes: 28-piece domino set is locked inside the puzzle box. Dominoes must be manipulated so that the box can open. Box made by Robert Yarger from walnut and monterillo; non-domino pieces made from padauk, and dominoes made from holly by John Devost. Limited edition of 25 sets. Includes original information and solution booklet.

 

Lot 3064 - Stickman #17 Try-Knot Puzzlebox

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $550

Winning bid: $446

Stickman #17 Try-Knot Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 14x12x9cm

Notes: The three frame pieces form a 3D maze, which must be solved to open two secret compartments. Made from wenge, yellowheart, bloodwood, and cocobolo. Some slight marks when frames rub against each other. Includes original information and solution booklet. Limited edition of 55.

 

Lot 3065 - Stickman #18 Sphere Puzzlebox

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2011

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $420

Stickman #18 Sphere Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: The cage locks the core and its secret compartment. The core is two rotating hemispheres, with a total of three pins that can slide through two notches in the cage. Made from monterillo, paudauk, holly, bloodwood and cocobolo. Includes original box and information card. Limited edition of 31.

 

Lot 3066 - Vary-Box (M-15)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $135

Vary-Box (M-15) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 22x7x5cm

Notes: Not operational: one compartment does not lock; one compartment does not unlock; one joint does not rotate. Deep scrapes in one small region (see photo), and small cracks along some seams. Small serial number painted in corner of one end. Inscribed "1989.2.30" (see extra photo). Includes original box.

 

Lot 3067 - Tortuous Box (M-2)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $350

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 14x14x14cm

Notes: Slightly stiff movement but fully functional; three of the six panels do not fully return to their aligned starting position (see photo). Likely made in 1982.

 

Lot 3068 - Letter Box B (P-1-2)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $340

Letter Box B (P-1-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x8x6cm

Notes: Two secret compartments; eight-moves. Some moves are slightly sticky.

 

Lot 3069 - Book (P-6)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $100

Book (P-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x14x6cm

Notes: Book with secret compartment. Slight warp of cover, not affecting mechanism. Includes original box (discolored).

 

Lot 3070 - Egg (P-10)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $56

Egg (P-10) by Akio Kamei
Close-up Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x10x10cm

Notes: Puzzle appears non-functional: inconsistent expansion has created gaps in main seam, and slight gap in one glue joint (see extra photo). Includes display stand.

 

Lot 3071 - Top Box (M-5)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $165

Top Box (M-5) by Akio Kamei
Inside Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x9cm

Notes: Likely model M-5-2. Light finish; numerous small marks on side surfaces (see photo). Inside includes hand-written and dated (84.9.25) Japanese inscription (see extra photo).

 

Lot 3072 - Star (K-8)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $348

Star (K-8) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Disassembles into 22 pieces. One piece inscribed "Dec. '83" (see photo). Includes original and box (discolored and slightly damaged) and solution diagrams.

 

Lot 3073 - Hollow Burr (K-6)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $380

Hollow Burr (K-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: 12 nearly identical pieces form a rhombic dodecahedron. Includes original box and assembly instructions. Two pieces show dark discoloration from cutting (see photo).

 

Lot 3074 - Twin Box (M-1-1)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $133

Twin Box (M-1-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 13cm

Notes: Barely functional: significant warping of panels; small crack in one panel. With some effort, the box can be opened (14 moves), exposing the inner core. Core can also be completely disassembled, but not tested. Includes original box (faded) and instructions (for the 14 panel moves, not the complete assembly).

 

Lot 3075 - Whiskey Bottle (P-4)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $121

Whiskey Bottle (P-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 23x10x10cm

Notes: Barely functional: significant warping. With some effort, the box can be opened.

 

Lot 3076 - Disappearing Coin (M-7-2)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $15

Disappearing Coin (M-7-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x6x2cm

Notes: Non-functional: spring does not release hidden compartment. Includes original box. Similar puzzle also available: lot 3133.

 

Lot 3077 - Block-10

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $70

Block-10 by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 15x11x2cm

Notes: The goal is to move the red square at the bottom to the top of the tray (the extra red piece is a spacer). Twenty different challenges are proposed, with shortest solutions ranging from 26 to 59 moves. Tray made with finished wood, and metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3078 - Climb Game 15

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $60

Climb Game 15 by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 19x13x2cm

Notes: The goal is to move the red T at the bottom to the top of the tray (the extra red piece is a spacer). Four different challenges are proposed, with shortest solutions ranging from 101 to 148 moves. Tray made with finished wood, and metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3079 - Climb Pro 24

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $60

Climb Pro 24 by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 23x17x2cm

Notes: The goal is to move the red T at the bottom to the top of the tray (the extra red piece is a spacer). The shortest known solution is 227 moves. Tray made with finished wood and cork backing, and metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3080 - Solo

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $120

Solo by Minor Abe

Designer: Minor Abe

Size: 14x11x2cm

Notes: The goal is to move the numbered pieces to the numbered spaces (the extra piece is a spacer). The shortest solution is 35 moves. Tray made with finished wood and veneer backing, and veneer insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3081 - Moota-Kun

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $175

Moota-Kun by Minoru Abe
Starting Photo

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 11x11x2cm

Notes: The goal is to restore the cow picture (the extra piece is a spacer). The shortest solution is 39 moves. Tray made with finished wood and cork backing, and plastic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3082 - neo Black & White

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $61

neo Black & White by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 15x13x2cm

Notes: The goal is to swap the positions of BLACK and WHITE (the plain white squares are fixed to the tray, and the extra red piece is a spacer). The shortest solution is 190 moves. Tray is painted with veneer backing, and with metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 3083.

 

Lot 3083 - neo Black & White

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $48

neo Black & White by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 15x13x2cm

Notes: The goal is to swap the positions of BLACK and WHITE (the green squares are fixed to the tray, and the extra blue piece is a spacer). The shortest solution is 190 moves. Tray is finished wood, and with metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box (just bottom half) and Japanese information sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 3082.

 

Lot 3084 - Runaway Puzzle

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $425

Runaway Puzzle by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 14x10x2cm

Notes: The goal is to move 1234 from the bottom row to the top (the green piece is a spacer). The shortest solution is 47 moves and required combinations moves. Tray is finished wood, and with plastic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3085 - Pink & Blue

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $90

Pink & Blue by Nob Yoshigahara / Minoru Abe

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Minoru Abe

Size: 13x11x2cm

Notes: The goal is to swap BLUE and PINK (the green piece is a spacer), similar to Nob's Comic Scramble. The shortest solution is no more than 44 moves. Tray is finished wood, and with metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3086 - Seven Puzzle

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $56

Seven Puzzle by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 11x7x2cm

Notes: 7-piece packing puzzle. Tray is unfinished; pieces are painted on both sides. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet, with space to record the seven possible solutions.

 

Lot 3087 - Dog & Cat

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $60

Dog & Cat by Minoru Abe / Hanayama
Start Photo

Designer: Minoru Abe
Maker: Hanayama

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: The goal is to restore both the dog and the cat (see start photo; blue piece is a spacer). The shortest solution is 67 moves. This is a mass production product, not an Abe original. Includes original box (Japanese instructions printed on cover).

 

Lot 3088 - Ultimate 1950 Puzzle

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $41

Ultimate 1950 Puzzle by Hanabishi
Box Photo

Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 22x11x1cm

Notes: Remove the two spacers (without iconic images) then slide blocks so that the large squares meet in the middle. Includes original packaging (see extra photo) and solution sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 3089.

 

Lot 3089 - Happy Couple

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $43

Happy Couple by Hanabishi
Box Photo

Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 22x11x1cm

Notes: Remove the two spacers (without iconic images) then slide blocks so that the large squares meet in the middle. Includes original packaging (see extra photo) and solution sheet. Similar puzzle available: lot 3088.

 

Lot 3090 - L'Eclipse de Lune

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $24

L'Eclipse de Lune by Les Jeux et Jouets Francais

Maker: Les Jeux et Jouets Francais

Size: 10x10x2cm

Notes: Dexterity puzzle to arrange the three pieces to completely eclipse the moon. Good condition with average wear; all corners of lid are split. French instructions pasted to the inside cover.

 

Lot 3091 - Jeu de la Porte du Diable

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $11

Jeu de la Porte du Diable by Mauclair-Dacier

Maker: Mauclair-Dacier

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Dexterity puzzle to move the balls to opposite sides of the doorway. All corners of lid are split. French instructions on the cover.

 

Lot 3092 - Le Serpentin

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $27

Le Serpentin by Mauclair-Dacier

Maker: Mauclair-Dacier

Length: 9cm

Notes: Dexterity puzzle to arrange the three balls so they all rest in the small indentations. A small amount of power has accumulated inside the tube, possibly due to erosion of the balls. Two corners of lid are split. French instructions on the cover.

 

Lot 3093 - Anchor Stone All Nine

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

Anchor Stone All Nine by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 11x7x1cm

Notes: Also known as Alle Neune. Puzzle #1 from the so-called Art Nouveau series; likely made between 1901-19. Average wear, with very slight chips from the 30° points. Booklet with text in German, Dutch, French, English, and Danish; includes 141 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets). Some solutions are drawn in pencil in booklet and on box cover.

 

Lot 3094 - Anchor Stone Columbian Puzzle

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $31

Anchor Stone Columbian Puzzle by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 10x8x1cm

Notes: Also known as Ei des Columbus. Puzzle #3 from the so-called Art Nouveau series; likely made between 1901-19. Average wear, with chip from one point (see photo) and very slight chips from other sharp points. Booklet with text in German, Dutch, French, English, and Danish; includes 111 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets).

 

Lot 3095 - Anchor Stone Trouble-Killer

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $42

Anchor Stone Trouble-Killer by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 9x8x1cm

Notes: Also known as Der Grillentöter. Puzzle #5 from the so-called Art Nouveau series; likely made between 1901-19. Excellent condition, with only minor damage to box corners. Booklet with text in German, Dutch, French, English, and Danish; includes 108 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets).

 

Lot 3097 - Anchor Stone Pythagoras

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $27

Anchor Stone Pythagoras by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 8x8x1cm

Notes: Puzzle #12 from the so-called Art Nouveau series; likely made between 1901-19. Fair condition: two pieces with chipped points (one reglued); one piece with label residue; spot damage to cover. Booklet with text in German, Dutch, French, English, and Danish; includes 197 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets). Some solutions are marked with pencil.

 

Lot 3098 - Anchor Stone Tormentor

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $32

Anchor Stone Tormentor by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 8x8x1cm

Notes: Also known as Der Quälgeist. Puzzle #13 possibly from the Thinker series. Good condition: three pieces with slightly chipped points. Booklet with text in German and English only; includes 158 problem figures.

 

Lot 3099 - Anchor Stone Magic Egg

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $27

Anchor Stone Magic Egg by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 10x8x1cm

Notes: Also known as Das Wunder-Ei. Puzzle #16; edition unknown. Good condition: two pieces with chipped points; sticker residue on one piece. Booklet is missing.

 

Lot 3100 - Le Moulin Rouge

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $39

Le Moulin Rouge by Mauclair-Dacier

Maker: Mauclair-Dacier

Size: 15x10x2cm

Notes: Place the pieces randomly, then return each piece to its corresponding space (with matching letter). Pieces may move only between spaces connected by lines or the four blades of the windmill. Pieces all appear to be antique, but are originally from different sets of varying size and color. Box in fair condition, with two split corners. French instructions glued to inside of lid.

 

Lot 3101 - Une Étoile dans le Croissant

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $34

Une Étoile dans le Croissant by Les Jeux et Jouets Francais

Maker: Les Jeux et Jouets Francais

Size: 8x6cm

Notes: Separate the star from the crescent. Box in excellent condition.

 

Lot 3102 - Le Souci de L'Artilleur

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $35

Le Souci de L'Artilleur by Mauclair-Dacier

Maker: Mauclair-Dacier

Size: 9x3cm

Notes: Free the sword. Includes original solution sheet. Box in good condition; two corners repaired with tape.

 

Lot 3103 - Délivrez mon Cœur

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $46

Délivrez mon Cœur by Les Jeux et Jouets Francais

Maker: Les Jeux et Jouets Francais

Size: 11x5cm

Notes: Disconnect the heart from the cross. Corners of box lid are split.

 

Lot 3104 - Le Bon Geôlier

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $17

Le Bon Geôlier by Mauclair-Dacier

Maker: Mauclair-Dacier

Size: 8x6cm

Notes: Remove the ring from the trapezes. Two corners of box lid were taped and split. French instructions pasted to inside of lid.

 

Lot 3105 - Le Cœur Prisonnier

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/13/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $10

Le Cœur Prisonnier by Les Jeux et Jouets Francais

Maker: Les Jeux et Jouets Francais

Size: 8x6cm

Notes: Release the heart. Box in excellent condition; wire has tarnished with age. French instructions pasted to inside of lid.

 

Lot 3106 - Switchback

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $3

Switchback by ThinkFun

Maker: ThinkFun

Size: 18x17x3cm

Notes: Arrange the colored balls by sliding the rows left and right. Some balls/channels are a little sticky. No packaging.

 

Lot 3107 - Cube Burr Coin Bank

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $125

Cube Burr Coin Bank

Size: 10x10x10xcm

Notes: Routine 14-piece burr makes a cube. Some water stains and light wear.

 

Lot 3108 - Grandpa's Puzzle

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $16

Grandpa's Puzzle by NEICO Enterprises
Block Photo

Maker: NEICO Enterprises

Size: 48x15x15cm

Notes: The base is a 3D jigsaw, where all the pieces are used as the sculptural ornaments.

 

Lot 3109 - Pentagor

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $56

Pentagor by Jean Bauer and Jean-Philip Lebet

Designer: Jean Bauer and Jean-Philip Lebet

Size: 17x16x1cm

Notes: Construct pentagons of six different sizes, and other shapes based on the golden ratio. Information sheet glued to back of tray. Additional challenge by NB: fill the tray so that no two pieces of the same size touch edges.

 

Lot 3110 - Megaminx

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $27

Megaminx by Christoph Bandelow

Designer: Christoph Bandelow

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Includes original (generic) packaging.

 

Lot 3111 - Power Rangers Rubik's Mini-Cube

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $5

Power Rangers Rubik's Mini-Cube by Erno Rubik / Parker

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Parker

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube with Power Ranger images.

 

Lot 3112 - Power Rangers Rubik's Mini-Cube

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $14

Power Rangers Rubik's Mini-Cube by Erno Rubik / Parker

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Parker

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube with Power Ranger images. Unopened packaging.

 

Lot 3113 - Ivory Tower

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $6

Ivory Tower

Size: 9x5x5cm

Notes: 35-piece sliding piece puzzle. Each layer can rotate, allowing you to move beads around by manipulating the empty space.

 

Lot 3115 - Grilled Coin Bank

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $45

Grilled Coin Bank

Size: 16x12x11cm

Notes: Coins fall through the grill into the box. Trick opening puzzle to release base of bank. Includes Japanese solution sheet.

 

Lot 3116 - Closterman 5x5x5 Cube

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Closterman 5x5x5 Cube by D. Closterman

Designer: D. Closterman

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Eight pieces fit inside a 5x5x5 frame. Frame inscribed "C-2-125-9 D. Closterman 7-99"; pieces numbered 1-8.

 

Lot 3117 - Beaulid Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $325

Beaulid Box by Joel Freedman and Eric Fuller / Eric Fuller

Designer: Joel Freedman and Eric Fuller
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 12x9x7cm

Notes: Trick opening box, made from Peruvian walnut, Carolina white ash, quilted maple, steel, and acrylic. Intricate mechanism is visible when opened. Name and lid artwork are both hints to the subtle solution. Similar puzzle available: lot 3055.

 

Lot 3118 - Octahedron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $22

Octahedron by Adrian Fisher / Minotaur Designs

Designer: Adrian Fisher
Maker: Minotaur Designs

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Nine irregularly shaped pieces form an octahedron. Fit is inconsistent. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 3119 - Five Game Solitaire Set

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $555

Five Game Solitaire Set by Slater & Tutton Ltd.

Maker: Slater & Tutton Ltd.

Size: 15x15x3cm

Notes: Five different games of solitaire for one or two players. Wood base with heavy brass pieces. Each with original packaging and instruction sheet.

  • Solitaire - classic solitaire or Fox and Geese, a two-player game.
  • Pyramid - solitaire on triangular grid.
  • Nine Men's Morris - two-player game similar to Tic-Tac-Toe.
  • Highwayman - two-player game taking the opponents pieces using solitaire moves.
  • Stockade - two-player game taking the opponents pieces using solitaire moves.
 

Lot 3120 - Japanese Large Muku Burr Set

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/12/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $42

Japanese Large Muku Burr Set

Cube edge: 10cm

Notes: Three classic oversized burrs shapes, each with a display stand. Ball and Barrel are stuck and cannot be disassembled without force.

 

Lot 3121 - Egg Burr

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/12/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $27

Egg Burr

Size: 11x8x8cm

Notes: Classic burr in the shape of an egg. Fit is slightly loose; some surface wear.

 

Lot 3122 - Muku Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $56

Muku Box

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: 12-move trick box. Smooth finish with just slight imperfections.

 

Lot 3123 - Byway Secret 2 (RF-8-2)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Byway Secret 2 (RF-8-2) by Hiroshi / Iwahara
Scratch Photo

Designer: Hiroshi
Maker: Iwahara

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Ten moves to open two secret compartments, requiring some unusual moves. The inlay pattern uses red wood. Fingernail scratches in finish on both ends (see extra photo).

 

Lot 3124 - SF Chinatown 10-Move Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $93

SF Chinatown 10-Move Box
Reverse Photo

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: Colored inlay images on top and bottom (see extra photo); ran yosegi around the sides. 10 moves to open. Boxes of similar design have been attributed to Yoshio Okiyama, but there are no identifying marks to confirm this. Includes original packaging. Slight manufacturing flaw (white spot) on front edge.

 

Lot 3125 - 7-Move Trick Box (N-3)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $465

7-Move Trick Box (N-3) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: Diagonal pattern runs the opposite direction from most other similar boxes. Also unusual is that Ninomiya's hanko is stamped inside the box rather than outside. Excellent condition, but with imperceptible scratches on one end panel.

 

Lot 3126 - Pushing Up Secret Box (N-6-1)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $420

Pushing Up Secret Box (N-6-1) by Yoshiyoki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyoki Ninomiya

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: 4-move solution. Excellent condition; two small marks near one kannuki; push-up move is tight.

 

Lot 3127 - Mochi-Tsuki

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $141

Mochi-Tsuki

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: This design was one of five winners in the 1st Annual Karakuri-Puzzle Idea Contest in 2009. Entries are submitted by amateur designers, and the winning designs are reproduced by the Karakuri Creation Group. Numerous small dents around inside top edge, likely from the hammer! White cloth shows small signs of wear.

 

Lot 3128 - Pile of Disks (M-12-1)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $555

Pile of Disks (M-12-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Original version of this design, likely made in 1985. Slightly different mechanism than the octagonal remake. Mechanism is a little sticky but functional. Modest wear. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3129 - Pile of Disks (M-12-2)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $414

Pile of Disks (M-12-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: This is the 1993 version with an improved and more challenging mechanism. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3130 - Gold Chest (P-14-1)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $325

Gold Chest (P-14-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: Very good condition, with slight wear; ribbons are slightly more loose than they should be. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3131 - Letter Box D (P-1-4)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $294

Letter Box D (P-1-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x8x6cm

Notes: Made in 2001; similar in appearance to previous models, but this has just one compartment instead of two. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3132 - Disappearing Coin (M-7-1)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $211

Disappearing Coin (M-7-1) by Akio Kamei

Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Original version of this design, likely made in 1983. Different mechanism than the longer, spring-loaded remake. Sliding tray has slight warp, making it harder to push; mechanism and trick still functional.

 

Lot 3133 - Disappearing Coin (M-7-2)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $232

Disappearing Coin (M-7-2) by Akio Kamei

Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x6x2cm

Notes: Made in 1994; different mechanism and trick from the original, and in good working order. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet. Similar puzzle also available: lot 3076.

 

Lot 3134 - Unclosed Drawer (M-20)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $550

Unclosed Drawer (M-20) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 118x10x10cm

Notes: The goal is to shut both drawers at the same time; when you close the second, the first one springs open. Some wear on the base, and minor scratches on back panel. Made of walnut and lamine. Includes original box (two corners of lid are split) and Japanese information card.

 

Lot 3135 - Little Drawer (M-19-1A)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $295

Little Drawer (M-19-1A) by Akio Kamei
Drawer Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: Trick drawer. Small scratch on top. Bottom of drawer contains unusual inscription (see photo). Includes original box and Japanese information card.

 

Lot 3136 - String Box (M-21)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $195

String Box (M-21) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x7x7cm

Notes: Manipulate the strings to open the box. Made of walnut with purpleheart inlay. Imperceptible ding on lid; finish on inlay is rough at ends. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3137 - Small Box 1 (M-24)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $220

Small Box 1 (M-24) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Small box, made from rosewood. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3138 - Small Box 3 (M-24-3)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $179

Small Box 3 (M-24-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2002. Small box, made from rosewood. Mechanism different from previous Small Box versions. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3139 - Star Puzzle Box (M-31)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $238

Star Puzzle Box (M-31) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2003. Similar in appearance to the kumiki Star (K-6), this really is a trick opening "box". Made from walnut. Small scrape at two edges (see top-left of photo for one example). Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3140 - Twin Box 3 (M-1-3)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $335

Twin Box 3 (M-1-3) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2004. Made from walnut and keyaki. Unlike the original Twin Box, this does not completely disassemble. Six moves to open secret compartment to find Christmas card (see extra photo). Note that panels move away from the core as they slide. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3141 - IPP30 CUBI (M-11-X)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $280

IPP30 CUBI (M-11-X) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Souvenir puzzle for IPP30 Hakone attendees. Incredible mini CUBI requires 32 moves. One panel etched "IPP30, Akio Kamei". Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 3142 - CUBI (M-11)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $170

CUBI (M-11) by Akio Kamei
Scratch Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Very tight mechanism; slight warp of some faces. Two faces with scratches (see extra photo for example). Includes original box and copy of solution.

 

Lot 3143 - Unusual Slot (M-13)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $802

Unusual Slot (M-13) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Five of the six panels move at will, but the sixth panel must be removed to open the secret compartment. Perhaps the most challenging of Kamei's cube designs. Condition is excellent; just two very light scratches on two faces. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3144 - Never Ending

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $110

Never Ending by Nob Yoshigahara / Allan Boardman

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2x2cm

Notes: Micro-sized, made from ebony. Used as an IPP 11 Exchange puzzle. Includes plastic display box.

 

Lot 3145 - Mini Three Piece Burr

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $185

Mini Three Piece Burr by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Stick length: 4mm

Notes: Micro burr, made from boxwood. Used as an IPP 12 Exchange puzzle. Includes plastic display box.

 

Lot 3146 - Great Pagoda

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $121

Great Pagoda by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1x1x1cm

Notes: Micro burr, made from cherry. Used as an IPP 14 Exchange puzzle. Includes plastic display box.

 

Lot 3147 - New Knot

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $165

New Knot by Tad Muroi / Allan Boardman

Designer: Tad Muroi
Maker: Allan Boardman

Stick length: 13mm

Notes: Micro burr, made from choc de koke. Used as an IPP 16 Exchange puzzle. Includes plastic display box.

 

Lot 3148 - 12-Piece Altekruse

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $121

12-Piece Altekruse by William Altekruse / Allan Boardman

Designer: William Altekruse
Maker: Allan Boardman

Stick length: 1cm

Notes: Micro burr, made from red ivory. Includes plastic display box.

 

Lot 3149 - Two Piece Tetrahedron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $45

Winning bid: $37

Two Piece Tetrahedron by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Edge: 3cm

Notes: Two piece form a regular tetrahedron. Made from rosewood.

 

Lot 3150 - Snowflake (3)

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $150

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. Similar puzzles available: lots 2987 and 2990.

 

Lot 3151 - Well-Game

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $16

Well-Game by Marcus Götz / Philos

Designer: Marcus Götz
Maker: Philos

Size: 10x9x7cm

Notes: Pack the seven pieces into the well. Part of one piece fits into the extra space at the base to prevent the solution from rotating. Includes original packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3152 - OctaTHREEdron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/16/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $160

OctaTHREEdron by Interlocking Puzzles

Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Three rectangular loops form an octahedral shape. Made from redheart, peroba rosa, and jarrah. Minor surface wear (small stain and scratches). This was Edward Hordern's posthumous Exchange puzzle at IPP20.

 

Lot 3153 - Level-6 Tetrahedron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $442

Level-6 Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 17cm

Notes: 6-pieces form a tetrahedron using coordinate motion. One piece inscribed "W.D." Fit of one piece is slightly off (see top of photo).

 

Lot 3154 - Level-5 Tetrahedron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $235

Level-5 Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel
Close-up Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 14cm

Notes: Five pieces form a tetrahedron. One piece inscribed "W.D." Thin 2cm splinter of surface is missing from one piece (see extra photo). Similar puzzle available: lot 3017.

 

Lot 3155 - Level-4 Tetrahedron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $414

Level-4 Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 11cm

Notes: 2 pairs of identical pieces make an elegant tetrahedral assembly.

 

Lot 3156 - Level-3 Tetrahedron

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $198

Level-3 Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Three piece form a tetrahedron. One piece stamped "WAD '91".

 

Lot 3157 - NYC Mini Box

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $60

NYC Mini Box by Richard Rothbard
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Richard Rothbard

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Jigsaw box with US flag motif and "I [heart] NY" inside. Signed on bottom.

 

Lot 3159 - Super-Puzzles No.2

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $60

Super-Puzzles No.2 by Sherm's
Box Photo

Maker: Sherm's

Size: 45x38x4cm

Notes: Antique set of puzzles; likely made around 1930. Includes original box, but no instructions. Box is in fair condition, with heavy wear, rips and tears; all lip corners are split. Puzzles include:

  • "Balance"
  • "Loops"
  • "Crescent and Star"
  • Horseshoe Puzzle
  • Boo Boogy Mans! (Missionaries and Cannibals, with separate box and tin boat, but missing one piece)
  • The Pyramids (7-level Tower of Hanoi)
  • Peg Solitaire
  • Ring and Coin
  • Heart Puzzle
  • "Boot"
  • The Doggie Puzzle
  • "Triangle"
  • "Plate and Ring"
  • The T Puzzle

Source: Anonymous Collection

 

Lot 3160 - Labyrinth

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $14

Labyrinth
Box Photo

Size: 30x30x8cm

Notes: Standard labyrinth game. Includes original box.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3161 - Labyrinth

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $17

Labyrinth by Skjøde/BRIO
Box Photo

Maker: Skjøde/BRIO

Size: 35x30x6cm

Notes: Classic labyrinth, made of heavy wood and metal. Traps are shallow impressions, not holes. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3162 - Fork-Labyrinth

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/14/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $38

Fork-Labyrinth by BRIO
Box Photo

Maker: BRIO

Size: 31x31x4cm

Notes: Labyrinth using horizontal and vertical wands to control ball instead of gravity. Includes original packaging (see extra photo). Likely from the 1960's.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3163 - Tilt'n Roll Obstacle Puzzle

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $35

Tilt'n Roll Obstacle Puzzle by Funfair Games/Milton Bradley
Box Photo

Maker: Funfair Games/Milton Bradley

Size: 40x10x10cm

Notes: The labyrinth path is on both sides of the hand-held device, requiring you to slowly rotate it as you solve! Includes original packaging (see extra photo). Two lid corners split; general wear and aging. Made in 1960's.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3164 - Crazy Maze

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $24

Crazy Maze by Chad Valley/Tomy
Box Photo

Maker: Chad Valley/Tomy

Size: 31x26x14cm

Notes: Using the seven controls, maneuver the ball through the obstacle course, racing against the clock. Includes original box and instructions. Maze and box show signs of use, wear and tear.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3165 - ReacTrac!

Phase: 22

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $23

ReacTrac! by Skor-Mor
Box Photo

Maker: Skor-Mor

Size: 38x28x12cm

Notes: Manual controls rocks the maze forwards and backwards, with limited motion side-to-side. Very difficult tricks to be mastered. Includes original box (fair condition) and instructions.

 

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