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Lot 2206 - Line Up 3 (G-100)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $37

Line Up 3 (G-100) by Wada

Maker: Wada

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Arrange the 16 blocks in the tray each row and column has three dots. Includes original instructions and box.

 

Lot 2207 - Twelve Point

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Twelve Point by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #33. Six dissimilar pieces; crafted in pau marfim and redheart.

 

Lot 2208 - Augmented Four Corners

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Augmented Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #34. Made from six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces using pau marfim, redheart, and walnut; unique assembly. Light scratches on one face.

 

Lot 2209 - Two-Piece Packing Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $290

Two-Piece Packing Puzzle by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Crafted in cocobolo and maple by Tom Lensch. Two pieces interlock in nine moves and fit into the box.

 

Lot 2213 - Rosebud

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $270

Rosebud by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch
Expanded Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #39. Classic Stewart Coffin design, using six identical pieces made from bloodwood. There are four possible assemblies, including the "rosebud" configuration (shown expanded in bonus photo) which requires six-piece coordinate motion. Also includes a removable stopper that prevents the rosebud from falling apart by expanding too far.

 

Lot 2238 - 2 Piece Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $315

2 Piece Puzzle by Philippe Dubois
Inside Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Pennyhedron style, but in a more complicated shape. Very tight.

 

Lot 2239 - Half-Hour

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $75

Half-Hour by Stewart Coffin / Philippe Dubois

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin's design #29. It 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.

 

Lot 2241 - Professor Jacobson

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $141

Professor Jacobson by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 28 pieces; 4 loose key pieces. One key piece stamped with Gaby Games logo.

 

Lot 2242 - Coubion

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $325

Coubion by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 12 identical sticks; fairly loose fit. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 2246 - Traffic

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $270

Traffic by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 9cm

Notes: Six pieces, each made of two rods glued together, form a 2x2x2 lattice.

 

Lot 2249 - Les Pleiades

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/26/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $365

Les Pleiades by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: 50 pieces (20 vertices and 30 dowels) make a dodecahedron.

 

Lot 2426 - Jupiter (7)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $776

Jupiter (7) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Twelve identical pieces, made from limba. Pairs of parallel sticks are uniformly slightly misaligned, apparently on purpose; making it slightly awkward to slide halves together without also expanding along other axes. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 2988 - Cornucopia (76)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $151

Cornucopia (76) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 18x18x2cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. This is design #17 (octal code #015557). Tray style is J-1: plain on one side, and center 2x2 filled on the other. Includes pieces 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13. One side inscribed "#17, 15557, J-1"; back side inscribed "#17, STC, 1985". Made from red oak. Includes original order sheet, and information sheet. See also lots 3194 and 3214.

 

Lot 3096 - Anchor Stone Goblin (7)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $47

Anchor Stone Goblin (7) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 10x8x1cm

Notes: Also known as Kobold. Puzzle #7 from the so-called Art Nouveau series; likely made between 1901-19. Good condition: two pieces with chipped points. Booklet with text in German, Dutch, French, English, and Danish; includes 143 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets). Some solutions are drawn in pencil.

 

Lot 3166 - Monkey Island Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/17/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $17

Monkey Island Puzzle by J.W. Drueke

Maker: J.W. Drueke

Size: 13x10x2cm

Notes: Dexterity puzzle: put the "bananas" into the tree, then into the monkey's hands. Some wear on two corners (see photo for one), but otherwise in excellent condition.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3167 - Kev's Rings (#42)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $19

Kev's Rings (#42) by Kevin Holmes / Trench Puzzles

Designer: Kevin Holmes
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 8cm

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

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3168 - Kev's Rings (#43)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $18

Kev's Rings (#43) by Kevin Holmes / Trench Puzzles

Designer: Kevin Holmes
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 8cm

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

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3169 - Holmes's Hoops (HHR)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $17

Holmes's Hoops (HHR) by Kevin Holmes / Trench Puzzles

Designer: Kevin Holmes
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Arrange the three linked cube snakes into a 4x4x4 cube. Includes original plastic box.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3170 - Conway's Cube

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $19

Conway's Cube by Slothouber & Graatsma / Trench Puzzles

Designer: Slothouber & Graatsma
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Nine blocks form a 3x3x3 cube. Also known as the Slothouber-Graatsma Puzzle. Made from mahogany. Includes original plastic box.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3171 - Conway's Cubic Configuration

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $35

Conway's Cubic Configuration by Kevin Holmes / Trench Puzzles

Designer: Kevin Holmes
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 10cm

Notes: 17 blocks form a 5x5x5 cube. Blocks are 1x1x1, 4x2x1, and 3x2x2. Inspired by the Conway and Slothouber-Graatsma Puzzles. Made from mahogany. Includes original plastic box.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3172 - The Eight Eights

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $47

The Eight Eights by Trench Puzzle

Maker: Trench Puzzle

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a 4x4x4 cube. Each piece is a different combination of two 2x2x1 blocks. Made from mahogany. Includes original plastic box.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3173 - The Nine Eights

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $51

The Nine Eights by Kevin Holmes / Trench Puzzles

Designer: Kevin Holmes
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Select eight of the nine pieces and form a 4x4x4 cube. Six of the nine selections can be solved. Pieces are different combinations of a 2x2x1 and 4x1x1 block. Made from mahogany. Includes original plastic packaging and information sheet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3174 - The Thwarting Thirteen

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $56

The Thwarting Thirteen by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 10cm

Notes: 13 blocks form a 5x5x5 cube. Mahogany blocks of various sizes: 4x4x1, 4x2x2, 4x2x1, 3x1x1, 2x2x2, and 2x2x1. A variation of the Conway Puzzle. Includes original plastic packaging and information sheet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3175 - The Frustrating Fourteen

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $37

The Frustrating Fourteen by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Arrange the fourteen shapes to fit inside the plastic box. Solution will have some gaps.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3176 - The Troublesome Twenty-Seven (Hoffman Packing Puzzle)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $43

The Troublesome Twenty-Seven (Hoffman Packing Puzzle) by Dean Hoffman / Trench Puzzles

Designer: Dean Hoffman
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Arrange the 27 identical blocks to form a cube. Better known as the Hoffman Packing Puzzle. Made from mahogany. Includes original plastic packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3177 - Kev's Cubic Equation

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $49

Kev's Cubic Equation by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Arrange the nine pieces to form three cubes at the same time: 3x3x3, 4x4x4, and 5x5x5. Then rearrange the pieces to form a single 6x6x6 cube. Made from Mahogany. Includes original plastic packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3178 - Box Clever - The Vanishing Block (The Melting Block)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $127

Box Clever - The Vanishing Block (The Melting Block) by Tom O'Beirne / Trench Puzzles

Designer: Tom O'Beirne
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 13x9x6cm

Notes: Pack the plastic box with eight blocks. Then pack the same box with all nine blocks. Better known as the Melting Block Puzzle. Made from mahogany.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3179 - Double-Lock

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $147

Double-Lock by Bill Darrah / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a 4x4x4 cube. Includes solution sheet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3180 - Double-L Helix

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $147

Double-L Helix by Bill Darrah / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a 4x4x4 cube. Four each of two symmetrical shapes. The symmetrical halves of each piece are in contrasting woods, allowing for a variety of assembled patterns.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3181 - The Olympic Rings Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $12

The Olympic Rings Puzzle by Kevin Holmes / Trench Puzzles

Designer: Kevin Holmes
Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 9x5x1cm

Notes: Rearrange the order of the colored rings around the central loop. Includes original packaging and information sheet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3182 - Trench's Twins

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $20

Trench's Twins by Trench Puzzles

Maker: Trench Puzzles

Size: 6x4x1cm

Notes: Goal is to get two balls of the same color on each loop. Includes original packaging.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3183 - Two Towers

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $12

Two Towers by Stanislav Tvrdik

Maker: Stanislav Tvrdik

Size: 15x8x5cm

Notes: Remove the string from the wire towers. One with four rings; one with five rings. Both stamped on base with Tvrdik's name and address.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3184 - 4-Wing Roundy

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/26/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $260

4-Wing Roundy

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Four wings and eight colors.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3185 - 12-Color Roundy

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

12-Color Roundy

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Three-wings and 12 colors. Include original information sheet.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3186 - The Brain

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $34

The Brain by Mag-Nif

Maker: Mag-Nif

Size: 10x10x7cm

Notes: Goal is to slide out all eight wedges. A milestone binary design: the wedges are controlled by the rods; each rod (except the last) controls one internal disk, and in turn each rod (except the first) is restricted by the other disks. Excellent condition except for glue residue in center of top panel.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3187 - Hungarian Snake

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $50

Hungarian Snake by Politoys

Maker: Politoys

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Rubik's Snake by Politoys in Hungary, made in brown and beige plastic. The snake is larger than normal. Sealed in original French packaging (dated 1981).

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3188 - White Box

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $15

White Box

Size: 13x8x5cm

Notes: Box hides a secret compartment. Normally when the drawer is opened, the inside of the box is blocked by a panel (see photo); but the box can be manipulated to becoming a normal drawer. White plastic has faded slightly with some surface wear.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3189 - Hexmozaix

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $24

Hexmozaix by Kadon

Maker: Kadon

Box size: 23x23x2cm

Notes: 12 hexagonal acrylic tiles in three colors. Includes original box and information sheets with background information, two strategy games, and many tiling challenges. This set can be expanded by the Hexmozaix II pieces.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3194 - Cornucopia (76)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $265

Cornucopia (76) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 18x18x2cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. This is design #29 (octal code #015756). Includes pieces 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13. Tray is style A: plain on one side, and corner-filled on the other. One side inscribed "#29, 15756". Made from red oak. Includes copies original order and information sheets. See also lots 2988 and 3214.

 

Lot 3196 - Permuted Third Stellation

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $222

Permuted Third Stellation by Stewart Coffin / Bertrand Portevin

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bertrand Portevin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six different pieces form the third stellation of the rhombic dodecahedron. Pieces separate into two halves along each of the four main axes of symmetry. Described in The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections (page 91, fig. 109), but never made by Coffin. Inscribed "d'après STC" and with "bp" logo. Fit is slightly loose.

 

Lot 3197 - Triangular Prism

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $197

Triangular Prism by Stewart Coffin / Bertrand Portevin

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bertrand Portevin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #12.

 

Lot 3198 - Twelve-Piece Separation

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $86

Twelve-Piece Separation by Stewart Coffin / Bertrand Portevin

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bertrand Portevin

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #30. Slightly loose; some edges worn.

 

Lot 3199 - Rosebud

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $161

Rosebud by Stewart Coffin / Bertrand Portevin

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bertrand Portevin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #39. Coordinate motion in "rosebud configuration" is very good despite not being perfectly tight.

 

Lot 3200 - Pillars of Hercules

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Pillars of Hercules by Stewart Coffin / Bertrand Portevin

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bertrand Portevin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #78. Appears to be a five-piece assembly puzzle, except that two of the pieces separate, adding to the combinations.

 

Lot 3201 - Seven-Piece Hexsticks Variation

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $102

Seven-Piece Hexsticks Variation by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Variation of Coffin's design #159 using triangular sticks. Made from four fancy woods. Five pairs of sticks are pinned together, creating a significantly more difficult puzzle than the original Hexsticks. Some pin holes and one pin are visible. One piece stamped with BartArt logo and dated "07".

 

Lot 3202 - The Park

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $650

The Park by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin's design #207. Six pieces form an unusual design. Disassembly is reminiscent of Fancy This!, with a well hidden key piece, plus both serial and coordinate motion. Key piece stamped with BartArt logo and dated "06". Only six made.

 

Lot 3203 - Nova

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $68

Nova by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #8. Six identical piece form the second stellation of the RDD. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 3204 - Filled Faces

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $550

Filled Faces by Bart Buie
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces for a cubic shape. One piece stamped with BartArt logo and inscribed "2003".

 

Lot 3205 - Double Triangular Prism

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $348

Double Triangular Prism by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 12cm

Notes: Six pieces form four intersecting triangular prisms. Illustrated in The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections but never made by Coffin. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 3206 - Queer Gear

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $37

Queer Gear by Stewart Coffin / Allen Rolfs

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Allen Rolfs

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Coffin design #92. Six pieces form a hexagram prism with an unusual axis of separation. Etched "Rolfs '96' on one end. Loose and uneven fit.

 

Lot 3207 - Puzzlebilities

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $80

Puzzlebilities by Allen Rolfs

Designer/Maker: Allen Rolfs

Size: 10x10x7cm

Notes: Three pairs of identical pieces fit together to form an X shape. Made from walnut, oak, cherry and maple. This was Allen Rolfs' IPP17 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3208 - Slot Machine

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/21/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $29

Slot Machine by Stewart Coffin / Henry Strout

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Henry Strout

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #185. Seven pieces pack the cube with just a 1x2 opening in the Plexiglas cover. This was Henry Strout's IPP24 Exchange puzzle. Delivered assembled.

 

Lot 3209 - Pyracube

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $56

Pyracube by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #19. Five pieces made of one, three or four edge-beveled cubes fit inside the box. The pieces also make a three-level square pyramid.

 

Lot 3210 - Set of Coffin Tray-packing Puzzles

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $93

Set of Coffin Tray-packing Puzzles by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Reproductions of Coffin designs #176, 178, 180, and 182. These are four different polyomino tray packing puzzles.

 

Lot 3211 - Multi-Colored Egyptian in Six Colors (157-C)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $725

Multi-Colored Egyptian in Six Colors (157-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: The Egyptian is a distorted version of Scrambled Scorpius (six dissimilar pieces, unique solution). Each piece made of a different fancy wood. Inscribed "157-C, STC, 1999". Excellent condition except for a number of dents and light scrapes.

 

Lot 3212 - Shouldered Scorpius (166-A)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $775

Shouldered Scorpius (166-A) by Stewart Coffin
Partially expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: This is the "Three Plus Three Version" of the 166 family, and is Stewart's favorite of the group. All six pieces are identical, and require very tricky coordinate motion to assemble. Inscribed "166-A, STC, 2000". Some slight gaps in the fit.

 

Lot 3213 - Five-Piece Octahedral Cluster (31-A)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $650

Five-Piece Octahedral Cluster (31-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Five pieces made of rhombic dodecahedrons. Key piece is just a single block that does not lock but stays firmly in place. Key piece inscribed "31-A, STC, 1994".

 

Lot 3214 - Cornucopia (76)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $265

Cornucopia (76) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 18x18cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. This is design #15 (octal code #015373). Includes pieces 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13. Tray style is A-3: plain on one side, and corner-filled on the other. One side inscribed "#15, 15373, A-3"; back side inscribed "#15, STC, 1985". Made from red oak. Includes copies original order and information sheets. See also lots 2988 and 3194.

 

Lot 3215 - Convolution

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $141

Convolution by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #30. Seven pieces form a cube. Good fit; some surface scratches.

 

Lot 3216 - Mayer's Cube w/Pentangle Logo

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/26/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $111

Mayer's Cube w/Pentangle Logo by Derek Mayer / Pentangle

Designer: Derek Mayer
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six complex pieces form a cube, and is a challenge for both assembly and disassembly. Special version with a red Pentangle logo on the outside; Pentangle and Mayer copyright on the inside. Includes original Puzzles of Distinction packaging (with small crack).

 

Lot 3217 - Pandora's Box

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/22/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $18

Pandora's Box by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Three interlocking pieces conceal a hidden compartment. Locking pins are missing, but still a modest coordinate motion task.

 

Lot 3218 - Treble Clef

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $22

Treble Clef by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 9x6cm

Notes: Remove the piece with the treble clef. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 3219 - Negelbrett

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $41

Negelbrett by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Pack the 12 pentomino pieces into the tray. The tray has 12 rods, which must be used by the holes in the 12 pieces. Unique solution leaving 2x2 empty in the center of the tray (11 others).

 

Lot 3220 - 5L Dose neu

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $65

5L Dose neu by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 14x14x1cm

Notes: Place the five L-shaped pieces into the tray. This was John Ergatoudis' IPP22 Exchange puzzle (a.k.a. The 22nd Labour of Hercules).

 

Lot 3221 - CO5010

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $35

CO5010 by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 18x18x3cm

Notes: 11 identically shaped pieces fit into the tray.

 

Lot 3222 - FACT

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $34

FACT by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 16x12x1cm

Notes: Place the five pieces into the rectangular tray. Flip side (shown) has spaces for storing the pieces. Same as lot 3223.

 

Lot 3223 - FACT

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $33

FACT by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 16x12x1cm

Notes: Place the five pieces into the rectangular tray. Flip side has spaces for storing the pieces. Same as lot 3222.

 

Lot 3224 - Dreiecksbeziehung

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $50

Dreiecksbeziehung by Jean-Claude Constantin / Constantin Geduldspiele

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Maker: Constantin Geduldspiele

Size: 10x10x1cm

Notes: Place all nine triangles into the tray.

 

Lot 3225 - Animal Pentominos

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $45

Animal Pentominos by L'esprit des Jeux

Maker: L'esprit des Jeux

Size: 17x11x2cm

Notes: Animal-shaped pentomino set made of fancy woods (purpleheart, bete, rosewood, bocote, ebony, ash, padauk, palisander, pao amarillo). Includes information sheets with 59 assembly problems.

 

Lot 3226 - Excursions into Puzzledom

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $240

Excursions into Puzzledom by Tom Hood / Strahan and Company
Title Page Photo

Designer: Tom Hood
Maker: Strahan and Company

Size: 20x14x3cm

Notes: Subtitled A Book of Charades, Acrostics, Enigmas, Conundrums, &c.. Gilded and embossed hardcover, published 1879, 420 pages; original purchase in Belfast; inscribed and dated 1881. Covers are slightly curved inward; a few pencil marks, otherwise very good condition.

 

Lot 3227 - The Mathematics of Games

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $17

The Mathematics of Games by John D. Beasley / Oxford University Press

Designer: John D. Beasley
Maker: Oxford University Press

Size: 22x15x2cm

Notes: Published 1989; hardback, 169 pages. Spine slightly faded; excellent condition.

 

Lot 3228 - Puzzle Box 11A-6

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $348

Puzzle Box 11A-6 by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 9x5x3cm

Notes: Corian box with trick drawer.

 

Lot 3229 - Puzzle Box 3F-7

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $220

Puzzle Box 3F-7 by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 7x7x4cm

Notes: Corian box with secret compartment. The color is not flat white as the photo suggests; it is closer to ivory and with some yellow and dark discolorations.

 

Lot 3230 - Bolt Box - Puzzle Box 12-1

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $285

Bolt Box - Puzzle Box 12-1 by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 10x5x5cm

Notes: Six layers of Corian bolted together trap a marble.

 

Lot 3231 - Pennyhedron

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $35

Pennyhedron by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #52. Large Pennyhedron, made in walnut. Pieces have shrunk slightly so that the fit is very loose and the normally hidden seams are obvious. A few deep scratches (see photo).

 

Lot 3232 - 3D-Box (K-20)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $85

3D-Box (K-20) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Small secret compartment. This was Akio Kamei's IPP16 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3234 - Tetra

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $102

Tetra by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: Pack the tray using the eight tetracubes. 65 other problems are posed, including 2x versions of each of the pieces. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3235 - Devil Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $42

Devil Puzzle by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 17x13x2cm

Notes: Seven pieces pack the tray and form a variety of shapes. 63 challenges are posed. Include original box (worn with slight damage) and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3236 - Ivy

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $61

Ivy by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 23x7x2cm

Notes: Seven pieces pack the tray and form a variety of shapes. 137 challenges are posed. Include original box and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3237 - LL (tk2)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $40

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.

 

Lot 3238 - L Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $40

L Puzzle by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Pack the twelve two-toned L-shaped pieces into the tray. Pieces appear to be made from oak and purpleheart; some variation in the coloring. Unique solution when all pieces have the same color showing. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3239 - Cabinet (F-6-1)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/20/2011

Est. Value: $4,500

Winning bid: $3,550

Cabinet (F-6-1) by Akio Kamei
Top Panel Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x22x17cm

Notes: Very rare cabinet from 1982. Drawer opens but doors are locked. Unlocking and opening the doors reveals a locked drawer under an open shelf. Excellent condition except for a very slight warp of the top panel (see extra photo), which I've observed as stable for the last four months.

 

Lot 3240 - Keys and Locks in the World

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $47

Keys and Locks in the World

Size: 22x21x2cm

Notes: 157 pages, printed in Japanese and generously illustrated in color and black & white. Excellent condition.

 

Lot 3241 - Quadlock I

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $247

Quadlock I by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: 19 pieces form a flattened cube. Made from walnut, mahogany, and maple. A few minor dings; otherwise excellent condition. Includes original instructions and disassembly steps.

 

Lot 3242 - 35 Piece Minicube

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $600

35 Piece Minicube by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Edge: 7cm

Notes: This 35-piece cube was inspired by Bill Cutler's Cube, and is almost as difficult to take apart. Made from walnut, mahogany, maple, and cocobola. Includes detailed assembly and disassembly instructions.

 

Lot 3243 - Quadlock 4

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $550

Quadlock 4 by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 25 pieces form a cube. Solution involves coordination of the eight key pieces. Made from walnut, mahogany, and maple. Small chip and scratches near one corner. Includes original instructions.

 

Lot 3244 - 4x4 Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $420

4x4 Puzzle by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 7cm

Notes: 17 pieces make a cube. Inspired by Quadlock 4, but with fewer pieces and with an extra internal locking mechanism. Includes assembly and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 3245 - Boxed Box

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $390

Boxed Box by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 15x14x11cm

Notes: 23 pieces pack into the large box. This design is the result of a mathematical problem, and is the smallest number of blocks where all dimensions are unique and pack a rectangular prism with no holes. Pieces made from oak, mahogany, maple, and walnut; clever interlocking box, made of plywood. Light wear on top of box.

 

Lot 3246 - Notched Corner Cube

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $255

Notched Corner Cube by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 20 pieces assemble to form a cube. The internal structure was inspired by the classic barrel interlocking puzzle, but here the corners pieces are also interlocking rather than glued into place.

 

Lot 3247 - Helix the Burr

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $185

Helix the Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: 13-piece burr made from mahogany. Pieces move in a spiral sequence, allowing the central pieces to expand and finally allowing the center piece to screw up and down. Includes copy of original information booklet. Very minor wear.

 

Lot 3248 - Bill's Ball-Bearing Burr

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $66

Bill's Ball-Bearing Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level-3 six piece burr; two ball bearings are placed inside, making it hard to find even the first move. Made from oak. Includes copy of information sheet. Also available from Bill Cutler.

 

Lot 3249 - Programmer's Nightmare

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/17/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $125

Programmer's Nightmare by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: This burr was designed specifically so that burr-solving programs could not solve it, but still require only legal moves. Made from maple. This was Edward Hordern's IPP10 Exchange puzzle. Includes information sheets with assembly diagram.

 

Lot 3250 - 139 Burr

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $55

139 Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Bill Cutler's computer analysis of all six-piece burrs found that a puzzle can have as many as 139 states but still not come apart. This design was selected by Bill as the "simplest" of all such burrs. Made from oak. This was Bill Cutler's IPP10 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3251 - U-Nam-It Burr

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/26/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $325

U-Nam-It Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 6-piece burr. Three pieces have diagonal cuts and assemble with coordinate motion. Made from walnut. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3252 - The Pearl in the Shell

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $57

The Pearl in the Shell by Bill Cutler / Walt and Chris Hoppe

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Walt and Chris Hoppe

Size: 11x11x1cm

Notes: Rearrange the pieces so that the extra round disk also fits in the tray along with the 13 original colonies/pieces. Pieces and tray made of cherry. This was Bill Cutler's IPP26/Boston Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3253 - Crossroad Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $56

Crossroad Puzzle by Goh Pit Khiam / Walt Hoppe

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 11x11x2cm

Notes: Fit the five pieces flat in the base of the tray, which is obstructed by eight tabs. Pieces and tray made of cherry.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3254 - Claustrophobia

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $36

Claustrophobia by Goh Pit Khiam / Walt Hoppe

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 10x10x1cm

Notes: Pack the five pieces flat into the partially covered tray. Pieces and tray made of cherry. This was Nick Baxter's IPP20/Los Angeles Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3255 - The Stealth Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $20

The Stealth Puzzle by Goh Pit Khiam / Walt Hoppe

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 10x10cm

Notes: Place the six two-sided pieces into the tray. Made of scrap heavy card stock. Commissioned by Nick Baxter for use at the 2000 World Puzzle Championship.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3256 - Half-Pack Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $49

Half-Pack Puzzle by Dick Hess / Walt and Chris Hoppe

Designer: Dick Hess
Maker: Walt and Chris Hoppe

Size: 14x9x2cm

Notes: Pack the six semicircles into a square tray. The back of the tray has a slightly larger square tray with an easier solution. Made from walnut. Includes instructions and solution sheet with the top-8 best solutions. This was Dick Hess' IPP22/Antwerp Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3257 - The Mixed Angle Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $36

The Mixed Angle Puzzle by William Waite / Walt Hoppe

Designer: William Waite
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 9x9x1cm

Notes: Pack the 12 pieces into the tray. Each pieces is composed of three or four circles offset by 60 or 90 degrees. Made from cherry and walnut. Includes information sheet and booklet for logging solutions (one entered and signed STC).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3258 - KitchenFloor Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $25

KitchenFloor Puzzle by William Waite / Walt Hoppe

Designer: William Waite
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Place the 18 pieces into the tray. Made from cherry and walnut. Includes information sheet with 39 arrangements of the square fill (of which only 37 are possible).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3259 - Mind the Gap

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $35

Mind the Gap by Chris Morgan / Walt Hoppe

Designer: Chris Morgan
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 14x12x1cm

Notes: Pack the six "PUZZLE" pieces into the irregular tray (not using the storage space in the upper-right corner). Pieces made from walnut. This was Chris Morgan's IPP27/Australia Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3260 - Star Cluster

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/20/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $17

Star Cluster by Juerg and Karin von Kaenel / Bits and Pieces

Designer: Juerg and Karin von Kaenel
Maker: Bits and Pieces

Size: 7x7x1cm

Notes: Place the three pieces into the tray. One piece has the digits 1 and 2 written on it. Includes original box and small information sheet. Hand-drawn alternate solution by STC requires force.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3261 - Gold Coast Parking Meter

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $115

Gold Coast Parking Meter by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 16x8x3cm

Notes: Reassembly the parking meter so that the coin is fully inside. Made from yellow Leighhardt. This was Brian Young's IPP27/Australia Exchange puzzle. Includes information card and details instructions.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3262 - 5-Piece Tangram

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/15/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $2

5-Piece Tangram by Philos

Maker: Philos

Size: 7x7x2cm

Notes: Pack the five pieces into the tray. Base stamped with IPP logo and "personal gift for IPP 20/Los Angeles" (from Bernhard Schweitzer).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3263 - The SEARious BURR

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $81

The SEARious BURR by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 14x6x6cm

Notes: A burr puzzle with a secret locking mechanism. This was Brian Young's IPP23/Chicago Exchange puzzle. Includes small information card and detailed instructions.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3264 - 3-D Tromino Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $23

3-D Tromino Puzzle by Norton Starr / Bill Sheckels

Designer: Norton Starr
Maker: Bill Sheckels

Edge: 7cm

Notes: 21 L-trominoes and a unit cube form a 4x4x4 cube; subsets of pieces form a variety of shapes, including a 3x3x3 cube, and 3x3x7, 8x8x1, and 5x5x1 blocks. This was Norton Starr's IPP27/Australia Exchange puzzle. Includes original box and information sheets.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3265 - The Grandfather of 6x6x6

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $34

The Grandfather of 6x6x6 by Willem van der Poel / Pelikan

Designer: Willem van der Poel
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 5cm

Notes: 18-piece burr originally designed in 1953. This was Willem van der Poel's IPP24/Japan Exchange puzzle. Includes information sheet with 50-year history and assembly instructions.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3266 - Dovetail Burr

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $37

Dovetail Burr by Frans de Vreugd / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six pieces for a board burr where adjacent boards are connected by a dovetail joint. Inspired by Juno Yananose's Six Board Burr. This was Frans de Vreugd's IPP20/Los Angeles Exchange puzzles. Includes information sheet. See also lot 3292.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3267 - Unique Nine

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/22/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $27

Unique Nine by Mitsuhiro Odawara

Designer/Maker: Mitsuhiro Odawara

Size: 6x6x3cm

Notes: Seven pieces are used for nine problems, each with a unique solution. This was Naoki Takashima's IPP23/Chicago Exchange puzzle. Includes original packaging and information/solution sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3268 - Checkerboard Cube Snake

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $3

Checkerboard Cube Snake

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Well made with very little slop; elastic cord runs the length of the snake.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3269 - HSBC Tangram

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/21/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $4

HSBC Tangram

Size: 14x14x1cm

Notes: Classic Tangram shapes. Advertising booklet with six challenges. Includes original packaging.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3270 - Slocum Jumping Disc

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $14

Slocum Jumping Disc

Diameter: 2cm

Notes: Invert the shape of the disk by snapping it, then put it on a flat surface and wait for it to unsnap and jump high in the air. One side labeled "Puzzles, Jerry Slocum". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3271 - The Challenging "34"

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/16/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $10

The Challenging

Maker: Crestline

Size: 18x13x1cm

Notes: Arrange the pieces to form a magic square. Includes original plastic case (large crack in cover).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3272 - Domino Tower

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $42

Domino Tower by Oskar van Deventer / Fabbri

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Fabbri

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Four spiral pieces form a cubic shape. Made of stained wood of average quality. Includes original packaging and Italian assembly instructions.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3273 - Four-Axis Folding Star

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/22/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $29

Four-Axis Folding Star by John Kostick / David Bruce

Designer: John Kostick
Maker: David Bruce

Stick length: 16cm

Notes: Four groups of three sticks intersect and collapse; not really a puzzle. David Bruce's IPP14/Seattle Exchange puzzle. Includes information sheet; patent 3546049 in 1970.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3274 - Electro No.2

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $16

Electro No.2 by Tenyo

Maker: Tenyo

Size: 12x12x4cm

Notes: Remove the cord from the metal spiral. Includes original packaging (slightly damaged) with detailed solution sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3275 - Blocked Box (199)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $235

Blocked Box (199) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Six pieces made of different woods pack the box. One small cube glued to the box partially blocks the top level. Box inscribed "199, STC, 2004".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3276 - Square Knot (9-X)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $48

Square Knot (9-X) by William Altekruse / Stewart Coffin

Designer: William Altekruse
Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 5cm

Notes: This is Coffin's name for the standard Altekruse. The "X" designation typically means a variation; in this case it may just indicate the small size. Stickers are original; pieces marked in pencil.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3277 - Involution Variation (214-X)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $550

Involution Variation (214-X) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Seven pieces in fancy woods form a cube. This is a variation of Involution (198), which in turn is an improved version of Convolution (30). One piece inscribed "198, STC, 2004", and one piece inscribed "214-X, STC, 2006".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3278 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $365

Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; unique assembly. Slightly loose fit. One piece inscribed "#23, STC, 2006" (also on interior label).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3279 - Experimental Truncated Cube

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $348

Experimental Truncated Cube by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six pieces assemble like a diagonal star. Loose fit. Label inside inscribed "EXPERIMENT, STC". Some gaps, and surface is is scraped or lightly marked in places.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3281 - Everlasting Gobstopper #3

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $675

Everlasting Gobstopper #3 by Lee Krasnow

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Limited edition, #3 of 8. This was the hands-on puzzle used during the IPP30 Design Competition and has been refurbished by the designer. Fit and finish is still good, but overall piece quality is now D due to heavy use; some pieces with small edge chips or wear. Pieces etched with type of wood. See Pacific Puzzleworks for details of the woods used and more photos. Signature piece of zircote to fill central RDD hole will be provided later this year (after aging). Includes original box.

An unused version of this puzzle is available: lot 3282.

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 3282 - Everlasting Gobstopper #4

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $1,200

Winning bid: $913

Everlasting Gobstopper #4 by Lee Krasnow

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Limited edition, #4 of 8. Pieces etched with type of wood. See Pacific Puzzleworks for details of the woods used and more photos. Signature piece of zircote to fill central RDD hole will be provided later this year (after aging). Fit and finish is very good; all pieces grade A-C on Lee's quality scale. Includes original box.

A used version of this puzzle is available: lot 3281.

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 3283 - Triumph, Fusion-Confusion, Companion Set

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $650

Triumph, Fusion-Confusion, Companion Set by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Set of three puzzles: Coffin designs 15, 15-A, and 15-B. Limited edition, only one set made from bloodwood and bird's eye maple. Fusion-Confusion is simply Triumph with two pairs of pieces glued together, creating a slightly more difficult puzzle. The Triumph Companion is not as well known, and can be assembled on its own (eight symmetrical solutions) or combined with the pieces of the other puzzles. See Pacific Puzzleworks for more information. Finish is excellent; fit is slightly loose; all pieces grade A-B on Lee's quality scale. Includes original boxes.

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 3284 - Merkaba #8

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $575

Merkaba #8 by Lee Krasnow

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 30 pieces make five intersecting tetrahedrons. Made from bocote, Brazilian kingwood, canarywood, cocobolo, and Honduran rosewood. See Pacific Puzzleworks for more information. Pieces fit together with small neodymium magnets that fit and hold without glue; pieces are grade A-B on Lee's quality scale. Includes Plexiglas stand and original box. Same woods as lots 3285 and 3286.

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 3285 - Merkaba #9

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $540

Merkaba #9 by Lee Krasnow

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 30 pieces make five intersecting tetrahedrons. Made from bocote, Brazilian kingwood, canarywood, cocobolo, and Honduran rosewood. See Pacific Puzzleworks for more information. Pieces fit together with small neodymium magnets that fit and hold without glue; all pieces are grade B on Lee's quality scale. Includes Plexiglas stand and original box. Same woods as lots 3284 and 3286.

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 3286 - Merkaba #11

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $600

Merkaba #11 by Lee Krasnow

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 30 pieces make five intersecting tetrahedrons. Made from bocote, Brazilian kingwood, canarywood, cocobolo, and Honduran rosewood. See Pacific Puzzleworks for more information. Pieces fit together with small neodymium magnets that fit and hold without glue; all pieces are grade B on Lee's quality scale. Includes Plexiglas stand and original box. Same woods as lots 3284 and 3285.

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 3287 - Merkaba #12

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/26/2011

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $750

Merkaba #12 by Lee Krasnow

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 14cm

Notes: 30 pieces make five intersecting tetrahedrons. Made from bocote. See Pacific Puzzleworks for more information. Pieces fit together with small neodymium magnets that fit and hold without glue; all pieces are grade A on Lee's quality scale. Includes Plexiglas stand and original box.

Source: Lee Krasnow

 

Lot 3288 - Anchor Stone Wrath Breaker (17)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $70

Anchor Stone Wrath Breaker (17) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 9x9x1cm

Notes: Puzzle #17 from the so-called English series. Also known as Der Zornbrecher. Box and pieces in very good condition (one piece with two slightly clipped points). Booklet includes 113 problem figures (it is not stated, but 16 are likely for use in combination with other sets).

 

Lot 3289 - Thing

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $61

Thing

Diameter: 23cm

Notes: 12 rods and 8 blocks form an interesting shape.

 

Lot 3291 - Square-Rod Dodecaplex

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $155

Square-Rod Dodecaplex by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 23cm

Notes: 30-pieces, in walnut, cherry, and maple. Includes assembly instructions sheet. Delivered unassembled unless instructed otherwise.

 

Lot 3292 - Dovetail Burr

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $37

Dovetail Burr by Frans de Vreugd / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six pieces for a board burr where adjacent boards are connected by a dovetail joint. Inspired by Juno Yananose's Six Board Burr. This was Frans de Vreugd's IPP20/Los Angeles Exchange puzzles. Includes copy of information sheet. See also lot 3266.

 

Lot 3293 - Haba Set of 8 puzzles

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $55

Haba Set of 8 puzzles by Habermaass

Maker: Habermaass

Size: 9x9cm

Notes: Group of eight HABA puzzles, each with original packaging.

  • Cluzzelei (Jester), #2479
  • Crux, #2487
  • Cubilus, #2520
  • Gebrochenes Herz (Broken Heart), #2472
  • Knobulus (Wooden Knot), #2490
  • Kuckuu (Cuckoo Nest), #2459
  • Puzzelbö, #2489
  • Trickpack (Melting Block), #2496

 

Lot 3294 - 18-Piece Packing Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $44

18-Piece Packing Puzzle by J. H. Conway / Walt Hoppe

Designer: J. H. Conway
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 18 blocks form a 5x5x5 box. Blocks are 4x2x1, 2x2x2, 2x2x1, and 3x1x1. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 3295 - Great Dodecahedron

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $265

Great Dodecahedron by David Bruce / Wayne Daniel

Designer: David Bruce
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr augmented to form the great dodecahedron (a.k.a. the second stellation of the regular dodecahedron). Some gaps visible when assembled (see photo). See IPP17 photo of individual pieces. This was David Bruce's IPP17/SF Exchange puzzle. Includes original box.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 3296 - Small Stellated Dodecahedron

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $315

Small Stellated Dodecahedron by David Bruce / Wayne Daniel
Open Photo

Designer: David Bruce
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr augmented to form the first stellation of the regular dodecahedron. Somewhat loose fit; some gaps visible when assembled. This was intended to be David Bruce's IPP16/Luxembourg Exchange puzzle. Includes original box.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 3297 - Dowel 'N Peg

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $161

Dowel 'N Peg by Tom Lensch

Designer/Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 7x6x4cm

Notes: The object is to remove the peg from the top of the box by manipulating the internal locks. Made from mahogany and walnut; some surface wear. This was Tom Lensch's IPP16/Luxembourg Exchange puzzle.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 3298 - Arrow Through Heart

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $12

Arrow Through Heart by David Bruce

Maker: David Bruce

Size: 10x5x5cm

Notes: Inscribed "I Love Puzzles" and "London, 1989, Fecit D.B.". Some damage to tail of arrow (see photo).

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 3299 - Large Amour

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/17/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $18

Large Amour by Akio Yamamoto

Designer: Akio Yamamoto

Size: 12x12x10cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the two rings from the board. One has been broken and repaired.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 3300 - Pin-Hole

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/25/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $30

Pin-Hole by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #20. Made in plastic with brass rods. Excellent fit; key piece (rod) is somewhat loose.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 3301 - The Hexadecimal Puzzle

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/21/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $240

The Hexadecimal Puzzle by William Keister / Binary Arts

Designer: William Keister
Maker: Binary Arts

Size: 22x11x6cm

Notes: The goal is to slide the carriage out of the frame to the left. Similar to the Chinese Rings, the switching bars must be manipulated in a binary fashion to get them past the blocking keys and the exit block. The unique feature of this puzzle is that there are 16 possible settings for the blocking keys, each creating a different puzzle and a different solution algorithm. Includes original box (one cover edge split) and information cards.

Source: David Bruce Collection

 

Lot 3302 - Hexagonal Prism

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $210

Hexagonal Prism by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #11. Good fit, but one noticeable gap.

Source: John Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3305 - Anchor Stone Sphinx (15)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $27

Anchor Stone Sphinx (15) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 11x7x1cm

Notes: Puzzle #15, likely from the so-called Art Nouveau series between 1901-19. Pieces in very good condition; one piece with chipped point. Box in good condition; one corner partially broken down. Booklet with text in German, Dutch, French, English, and Danish; cover and introductory text pages have been cut out but are still in place; includes 135 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets).

 

Lot 3306 - Anchor Stone Cross Puzzle (10)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $49

Anchor Stone Cross Puzzle (10) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 10x8x1cm

Notes: Puzzle #10, likely from the so-called English series. Also known as Kreuzzerbrecher/Kreuzspiel. Pieces in excellent condition except for pencil and other markings. Box in very good condition; cover edges are worn. Booklet contains 149 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets).

 

Lot 3307 - Anchor Stone Cross Puzzle (10)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/21/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Anchor Stone Cross Puzzle (10) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 10x8x1cm

Notes: Puzzle #10, likely from the so-called English series. Also known as Kreuzzerbrecher/Kreuzspiel. Pieces in very good condition; some spotting; one piece with point chipped. Box in poor condition: all corners broken down. Booklet contains 149 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets); some solutions drawn in pencil.

 

Lot 3308 - Anchor Stone Goblin (7)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/20/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $21

Anchor Stone Goblin (7) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 10x8x1 cm

Notes: Puzzle #7, likely from the so-called English series. Also known as Kobold. Pieces in good condition except one broken and reglued; one piece with chipped point. Box in very poor condition: small pieces missing and cover corners broken down. Booklet contains 143 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets); some solutions drawn in pencil.

 

Lot 3309 - Anchor Stone Heart Puzzle (6)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/20/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $26

Anchor Stone Heart Puzzle (6) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 9x8x1cm

Notes: Puzzle #6, likely from the so-called English series. Pieces in very good condition except for white residue on some edges. Puzzle booklet is missing. Box in poor condition: all covers broken down

 

Lot 3310 - Anchor Stone Ruhig Blut (14)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $32

Anchor Stone Ruhig Blut (14) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 10x8x1cm

Notes: Puzzle #14 from the Art Nouveau series. Also known as Be Quiet. Pieces in poor consider: some with discoloring and deteriorated or chipped points. Box in excellent condition, cover with slight discoloring. Booklet cover is missing; some solutions drawn in pencil; includes 136 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets).

 

Lot 3311 - Anchor Stone Kreuzzerbrecher (10)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/23/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $67

Anchor Stone Kreuzzerbrecher (10) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 9x8x1cm

Notes: Puzzle #10 from the Gnome series. Also known as the Cross Puzzle. Pieces and booklet in excellent condition. Box base has two broken edges.

 

Lot 3312 - Anchor Stone Kreuzspiel (10)

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/20/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $7

Anchor Stone Kreuzspiel (10) by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 9x8x1cm

Notes: Puzzle #10 from the Art Nouveau series. All known as The Cross Puzzle. Pieces in poor condition: four with broken points, and two with irregular pen markings. Booklet includes 149 problem figures (16 for use in combination with other sets). Box in average condition; cover damaged; one seam is cracked.

 

Lot 3313 - Meteor #1

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/21/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $23

Meteor #1 by Richter

Maker: Richter

Size: 16x16x2cm

Notes: First in a series of marble mosaic games; this resembles peg solitaire, but is not presented as a puzzle. The goal is simply to create one of the eight images in the booklet (poor condition, missing cover). Box cover is missing all sides; base is in generally poor condition. Likely from 1890-1910.

 

Lot 3314 - Anchor Stone Building Set #4

Phase: 23

Last Bid Date: 5/24/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $34

Anchor Stone Building Set #4 by Richter
Booklets Photo

Maker: Richter

Size: 24x17x5cm

Notes: Complete set of 47 building blocks, in good condition. Additional materials (see extra photo) includes: overview, sample constructions for a different set (#2), cut-out figures, and sample constructions (18 pages). Original box is solid wood, heavily aged and damaged in places (bottom cracked and detached along one edge, some other cracks), but repairable.

 

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