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Lot 2211 - The Bermuda Hexagon

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $185

The Bermuda Hexagon by Bill Cutler / Tom Lensch

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Assemble 12 pieces, each made from one large and two small triangles, to make a three-level hexagon. Won 3rd prize in 1992 Hikimi Puzzle Competition.

 

Lot 2214 - Six Rings

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Six Rings by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Jig Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 14x13x13cm

Notes: Assemble the six rings into the figure shown. Includes display stand/assembly jig (see extra photo).

 

Lot 3190 - PackSack Puzzles - Set of 11

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

PackSack Puzzles - Set of 11 by PackSack

Maker: PackSack

Average size: 9x9x3cm

Notes: 11 PackSack puzzles. Each includes cotton sack and small information sheet.

  • Der magische Rechenmeister (The Magic Countingmaster)
  • Der vertrackte Würfel (The Tricky Cube)
  • Das Qua-Dreieck (The Square & Triangle)
  • Das magische Quadrat (The Magic Square)
  • Die Buchstaben (The Puzzle Letters)
  • Das Mauerwerk (The Wall)
  • Der Quader (The Squarestone Block)
  • Das ABC-Herz (The ABC Heart)
  • Die Kugelpyramide (The Ball Pyramid)
  • Das verflixte T (The Tricky T)
  • Das Quadrat

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3191 - Packsack Puzzles - Set of 3

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $55

Packsack Puzzles - Set of 3 by PackSack

Maker: PackSack

Average size: 9x9x3cm

Notes: Three PackSack puzzles. Each includes cotton sack and small information sheet.

  • Das verflixte T (The Tricky T)
  • Die Kugelpyramide (The Ball Pyramid)
  • Die Buchstaben (The Puzzle Letters)

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 3192 - Knobbly Burr (DS83)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $315

Knobbly Burr (DS83) by Dic Sonneveld / Trevor Wood

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 13x10x10cm

Notes: Six pieces (two sets of mirror images) form a simple burr. Base stamped "T.Wood" and with TW logo.

 

Lot 3193 - Holey Squares Cube (TW65)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $235

Holey Squares Cube (TW65) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Build a 4x4x4 cube from the six pieces (each an O-octomino plus two or three extra cubes). This design received an honorable mention at the 1992 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. A copy of this design was presented by James Dalgety to HRH Prince Charles in June 1996 on his visit to the proposed Puzzle Museum.

 

Lot 3195 - PEN-CIL (TW120)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,206

PEN-CIL (TW120) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 30x5x5cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the pen from the pencil. Pencil made from mahogany with rengas lead; pen made from walnut with tambooti cap. Stamped "T.Wood" and with TW logo. Light scratches.

 

Lot 3316 - Perpetual Hinge Stickman #23

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,100

Perpetual Hinge Stickman #23 by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 18x12x12cm

Notes: Two rotating dials and four sliding panels must be manipulated to open the secret compartment and two drawers. Made from jatoba, oak, and leopardwood. One panel slightly warped at one end, but not affecting mechanism or movement. Limited edition of 28. Includes solution booklet.

 

Lot 3317 - Cube Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/5/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $12

Cube Puzzle by Made in the Ozarks

Maker: Made in the Ozarks

Cube: 9x8x8cm

Notes: 12-piece 3D jigsaw puzzle. Includes box made by RGee.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 3318 - Twin Box (M-1)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $525

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 13cm

Notes: 14 moves to remove first panel. Then remove the rest of the panels, then disassemble the 6-piece core, if you dare. Very difficult to correctly arrange the panels and reassemble. Some very minor edge separation, but no visible warping of panels. One panel has a light one-inch scratch; otherwise light wear. Includes original box (without lid) and solution card.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 3319 - Star Puzzle Box (M-31)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $210

Star Puzzle Box (M-31) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2006. Similar in appearance to the kumiki Star (K-6), but this really is a trick opening "box", not kumiki. Made from walnut. Includes original box.

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 3320 - Checker Cube Box (M-30)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $295

Checker Cube Box (M-30) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 7cm

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

Source: RGee Watkins Collection

 

Lot 3321 - Pineapple Secret (RF-9-2)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $802

Pineapple Secret (RF-9-2) by Hiroshi  Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 25x14x14cm

Notes: This is the "normal, yellow" version. 34-moves of the sliding panels will open the secret compartment. Made from walnut, keyaki, amur, and cork wood. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3322 - Cake (P-13)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $675

Cake (P-13) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 18x18x9cm

Notes: Remove walnut cake from the plate to find a secret compartment. Slight discoloration on side of cake, and small scratches on rim of plate (see photo). Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 3323 - Star (K-21-2)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $420

Star (K-21-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x6cm

Notes: Made from Chinese quince. Piece movement is excellent (firm but not tight), but some seam edges not perfectly aligned when closed. Includes original box and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 3324 - Cubic (M-32)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/6/2011

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $624

Cubic (M-32) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 14cm

Notes: Goal is to open the secret compartment. Each face has three concentric spring-loaded panels. Made from beech, walnut, and keyaki. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3325 - Small Box Set (M-24-4)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $800

Small Box Set (M-24-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Three boxes and a display stand. Made from rosewood, wenge, and teak. The mechanisms are the same as Small Box 2, Small Box 3, and Twin Box (with solid core). Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3326 - Bar of Chocolate (P-39)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $3,588

Bar of Chocolate (P-39) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 18x9x3cm

Notes: Secret compartment hidden inside of chocolate bar. Made from rosewood, lacewood, walnut, and fabric. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3327 - Wooden Lock (K-18)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $560

Wooden Lock (K-18) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x8x3cm

Notes: Simply unlock the shackle. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3328 - Hermit Crab Box (TJ-7)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $197

Hermit Crab Box (TJ-7) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: Four-compartment box opens in an unusual fashion (related to, but not as fancy as the W-O Box). Made from raisin tree, walnut, and magnolia. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 3329 - Monkey's Palanquin (TJ-6)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $275

Monkey's Palanquin (TJ-6) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 12x9x6cm

Notes: Very unusual set of moves to open the secret compartments. Made from walnut, rosewood, and katsura. This puzzle won the jury's First Prize in the 2004 IPP Design Competition. Slight separation between some panels, but no warp; light scratches on one end. Includes original box and solution instructions.

 

Lot 3330 - Solo 3 (TJ-2-4)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $336

Solo 3 (TJ-2-4) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Not a traditional mechanism; instead uses a hidden maze. Made from walnut. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3331 - Byway Secret 1 (RF-6-2)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $110

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

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 11x8x7cm

Notes: Six moves to open secret compartment. Made from magnolia, maple, padauk, and katsura. Excellent movement with tight seams. Includes original box and solutions sheet.

 

Lot 3332 - Petit Heart (MY-5)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $210

Petit Heart (MY-5) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 9x9x4cm

Notes: Each half of the heart has it's own secret compartment, but they must work together. Made of rengas and dogwood. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3333 - Frame (S-7)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $90

Frame (S-7) by Hideto Satou

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Size: 18x13x3cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Made from walnut, ash, and magnolia. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3334 - Cube Box II (M-34-2)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $312

Cube Box II (M-34-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008. Unusual moves release two halves, which reveals the secret compartment. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3335 - Secret Opening Book

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $475

Secret Opening Book by Kagen Schaefer
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Size: 24x18x3cm

Notes: This is a completely functional notebook with a puzzle locking mechanism. A fancier version of this idea was the host gift for IPP26. Crafted in ebony (spine and lock), curly maple (covers), and lignum vitae (lock). Limited edition of 40. Includes velour storage pouch. More information at Kagen's web site.

 

Lot 3336 - NOBOX

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,305

NOBOX by Simon Nightingale

Designer/Maker: Simon Nightingale

Size: 13x11x9cm

Notes: The goal is to lock the small box face down inside the larger box. This puzzle won the 2011 Puzzlers' Award at IPP31. Four made, but only one ever for sale. Includes information sheet and solution from the competition. All proceeds will be donated to OXFAM or OXFAM-America.

Source: Simon Nightingale OXFAM Donation

 

Lot 3337 - Great Escape

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/12/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $835

Great Escape by Simon Nightingale

Designer/Maker: Simon Nightingale

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Drop the four ball bearings down the tube, then get them out! This puzzle won Honorable Mention at the 2009 Yoshigahara Design Competition at IPP29. Four made, but only one ever for sale. (Simon's IPP29 Exchange puzzle is a much simpler version). Includes information sheet and solution from the competition. All proceeds will be donated to OXFAM or OXFAM-America.

Source: Simon Nightingale OXFAM Donation

 

Lot 3338 - Homage Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $580

Homage Puzzle by Simon Nightingale
Detail Photo

Designer/Maker: Simon Nightingale

Stick length: 16cm

Notes: Separate the two identical halves. This design pays homage to Nob Yoshigahara's Dualock Puzzle, but any similarity is only visual. This puzzle won Honorable Mention at the 2010 Yoshigahara Design Competition at IPP30. Four made, but only one ever for sale. Includes information sheet and solution from the competition. All proceeds will be donated to OXFAM or OXFAM-America.

Source: Simon Nightingale OXFAM Donation

 

Lot 3339 - The Giant Pentangle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $2,111

The Giant Pentangle by Pentangle
Album Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Height: 82cm

Notes: This is a 1036-piece mahogany chuck puzzle, and stand, made by Pentangle in 1992 exclusively for Bill Nightingale, Simon's father.

Also included is a leather-bound album (see extra photo) with 27 color photos of its production by Pentangle and its gradual assembly by Ron Cook, family, and Pentangle staff. Also included are statistics about its components parts and a review of the other, smaller chuck puzzles.

All proceeds will be donated to OXFAM or OXFAM-America. The puzzle is currently in England, and will not be inspected for quality by the auction administrator. The buyer must make special arranges for shipment from England, which is likely to be expensive.

Source: Simon Nightingale OXFAM Donation

 

Lot 3340 - Packed in Tokyo

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $90

Packed in Tokyo by Toyo Glass
Box Photo

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Pack the eight people into the subway car glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3341 - Asparagus

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $120

Asparagus by Dick Hess / Toyo Glass

Designer: Dick Hess
Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 16x9x6cm

Notes: Place the 27 asparagus spears into the glass. The base of each spear is a rhombus, and the spears are connected into groups of three. Thus the puzzle is really to form a regular hexagon out of the complete set of nine tri-rhombic-ominos. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3342 - Dualock

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $32

Dualock by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x4cm

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

 

Lot 3343 - Tokyo Parking

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $140

Tokyo Parking by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x2cm

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

 

Lot 3344 - Di+Tri Square Double Stage Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $71

Di+Tri Square Double Stage Puzzle by Koji Kitajima / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Koji Kitajima
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x3cm

Notes: Arrange the two-toned pieces to form the desired images. 52 challenges provided. This was Koji Kitajima's IPP15 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3345 - Checkerboard Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $23

Checkerboard Puzzle by Naoyuki Iwase

Designer: Naoyuki Iwase

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Form a checkerboard using 12 L-pentominoes (3 each of 4 types of pieces) and one 2x2 square. This was Naoyuki Iwase's IPP18 Exchange Puzzle. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3346 - What is a Hologram?

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $4

What is a Hologram?

Image: 6x5cm

Notes: Example of a holographic image. The was Naoaki Takashima's IPP12 Exchange souvenir. Includes Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 3347 - Burred Box

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $27

Burred Box by Nanco Bordewijk / Griffioen Design

Designer: Nanco Bordewijk
Maker: Griffioen Design

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: 6-piece burred cube. This was Nanco Bordewijk's IPP20 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3348 - The Trefoil Knot

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $61

The Trefoil Knot by Irina Novichkova

Designer/Maker: Irina Novichkova

Pieces: 5x5x3cm

Notes: Three pieces form a trefoil knot shape. This was Irina Novichkova's IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3349 - Star Octagon Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $44

Star Octagon Puzzle by Theo Geerinck

Designer: Theo Geerinck

Size: 8x8x4cm

Notes: Arrange the eight pieces to form a four-level star. This was Theo Geerinck's IPP17 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3350 - Rik's Kiddy Wrapping

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $29

Rik's Kiddy Wrapping by Kevin Holmes

Designer/Maker: Kevin Holmes

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Six pieces for a cube with internal contrasting seams. This was Rik van Grol's IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Fit is not precise. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3351 - The Eclecticube

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $22

The Eclecticube by Kevin Holmes

Designer/Maker: Kevin Holmes

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Nine pieces for a cube. This was Kevin Holmes' IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Fit is not precise. Includes original packaging and information she

 

Lot 3352 - Keyhole Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $42

Keyhole Puzzle by Rick Eason

Designer/Maker: Rick Eason

Size: 11x11x3cm

Notes: Arrange the six pieces into a solid two-layered figure. This was Rick Eason's IPP22 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3353 - Shifty Maze

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $70

Shifty Maze by Bill Darrah / Precision Plastics

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Precision Plastics

Size: 20x15x1cm

Notes: Move the ball bearing through the 2-level maze with shifting panels. This was Bill Darrah's IPP22 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3354 - Spring Box (M-35)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $210

Spring Box (M-35) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2006. Secret compartment inside box floating on springs inside cube. Made from walnut and rosewood. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3355 - Dona Dona

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $203

Dona Dona by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 10x7x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008. Find secret compartment. The puzzle is also a music box: when cow halves are separated (and head is wound), Dona Dona is played. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3356 - Impossiburr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $221

Impossiburr by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 20cm

Notes: Assemble the six pieces to form a strange burr. Viewed from the correct angle, distance, and lighting, the shape appears to be an impossible burr.

 

Lot 3357 - Split Second

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Split Second by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: This is Coffin design #27-A, aka Three Pairs Variation. The Three Pairs mechanism works unchanged, even though this shape is dramatically different. This was Frederick Frelinghuysen's IPP19 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3358 - The Knot

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $100

The Knot by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Each of the 12 pieces has one of three different jigsaw patterns. There are about 360 ways to assemble a complete loop, two of which make a Trefoil Knot. This design is notoriously loose, and this is no exception.

 

Lot 3359 - Kumiki Elephant

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/12/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $605

Kumiki Elephant by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 11x9x6cm

Notes: 19-pieces; kumiki-style, but much trickier than traditional kumiki.

 

Lot 3360 - Diagonal Star

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $75

Diagonal Star by Lee Krasnow

Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: Six identical pieces; hollow cubic space in center. Minor wear, and one point chipped.

 

Lot 3361 - The Uptight Spider

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $11

The Uptight Spider by Peterson Games

Maker: Peterson Games

Size: 16x16x1cm

Notes: 3x3 edge-matching puzzle. Includes original box, dated 1972.

 

Lot 3362 - Kniff

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $75

Kniff by Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tettau / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tettau
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Nine two-layers pieces form a square shape. Includes solution (not shown here) sheet and original box.

 

Lot 3363 - Melting Block

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $150

Melting Block by T. H. O'Beirne / Jerry McFarland

Designer: T. H. O'Beirne
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 17x12x7cm

Notes: Eight of the nine blocks pack the box nicely, leaving one small piece left over. But the correct packing gets them all in, thus "melting" the extra block. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3364 - Parcel Post Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $170

Parcel Post Puzzle by Jerry McFarland

Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 17x12x4cm

Notes: 18 pieces (all with the same thickness) pack into the box. This design is a curiosity because only a few instances of the original is known to exist; and the designer and manufacturer are not known. Includes Bill Cutler's notes and solution.

 

Lot 3365 - 42-Piece Burr Set

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $315

42-Piece Burr Set by Wayne Daniel

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Box: 18x16x10cm

Notes: This 42-piece burr set will make 314 solid 6-piece burrs. Resulting burrs are somewhat loose. Includes information cards with piece list and hints for each burr.

 

Lot 3366 - Burr in Cube #1

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $100

Burr in Cube #1 by Juerg von Kaenel

Designer/Maker: Juerg von Kaenel

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Framed 6-piece level-4 burr. Made from walnut and ash.

 

Lot 3368 - Irregular Board Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $38

Irregular Board Burr by Frans de Vreugd / Puzzlecraft

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Puzzlecraft

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 6-piece board burr with unique level-11 assembly. This was Frans de Vreugd's IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Made from maple and walnut. Includes information card.

 

Lot 3369 - Windmill (144)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $190

Windmill (144) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x13x2cm

Notes: 17 pieces pack the tray. Two orientations of right triangles force a windmill pattern and just two solutions. Tray inscribed "144, STC, 1999".

 

Lot 3370 - 172-X

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $125

172-X by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fix the four pentominoes into the rectangular tray. Experimental design, and appears nothing like other #172 designs, but it is. Back of tray inscribed "172-X, STC, 2001".

 

Lot 3371 - Four-Piece Serially Interlocking Cube (93)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

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

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Inscribed "93, STC, 2004". Made from four fancy woods.

 

Lot 3372 - Stuffing

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $70

Stuffing by Liu Suzuki / Josef Pelikan

Designer: Liu Suzuki
Maker: Josef Pelikan

Size: 7x6x5cm

Notes: Five irregular shapes (all made of 1-4 15x20x20mm blocks) pack the box with the lid closed and with the unit piece in a corner. This was Bernhard Schweitzer's IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box and information card.

 

Lot 3373 - Snake Dice

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/10/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $24

Snake Dice by Rikishi Yamada / Koichi Utsumi and Rikishi Yamada

Designer: Rikishi Yamada
Maker: Koichi Utsumi and Rikishi Yamada

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Arrange the cube snake to form a standard die pattern. This was Rikishi Yamada's IPP22 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3374 - Image

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $41

Image by Hanayama

Maker: Hanayama

Size: 8x7x6cm

Notes: Five holey acrylic hexagons and four cylinders fit together on a stand and post. Includes original box and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 3375 - U-Nam-It Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $215

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

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 7cm

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

 

Lot 3376 - Bill's Baffling Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $30

Bill's Baffling Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level-5 burr, mentioned by Martin Gardner in Scientific American. There are 24 potential assemblies, but only one actually works. Crafted in oak in 1997. Includes original information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 3377 - JA6PB

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $180

JA6PB by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland
Open Photo

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Title means "Just Another 6-Piece Burr". However, it's not what you think, as two of the six pieces are ball bearings. This was Bill Cutler's IPP17 Exchange puzzle. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3378 - L5 Notchable

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

L5 Notchable by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 6-piece burr with a unique level-5 solution, which is the highest possible for using notchable sticks. Made from polished mahogany. Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 3379 - Piston Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $120

Piston Puzzle by Peter Marineau / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Peter Marineau
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level-9 burr with unique assembly; this is the highest known level for a unique 6-piece burr. This is a special edition made from polished rosewood. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3380 - Decemburr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $103

Decemburr by Goh Pit Khiam / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 12 piece, level-13 burr, with an unusual sequential pattern. Includes step-by-step assembly instructions.

 

Lot 3381 - Pennyhedron

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

Pennyhedron by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 4cm

Notes: Stewart Coffin design #52. Made from verawood, chakte viga, and Honduran rosewood. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3382 - Diagonal Star

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/12/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

Diagonal Star by Lee Krasnow

Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Six identical pieces form a diagonal star. Made from chakte viga. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3383 - Minotaur's Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $335

Minotaur's Burr by Frank Potts / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Frank Potts
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 16x16x16cm

Notes: 3-piece burr with a very intricate metal core. Made from jarrah, aluminum, and polycarbonate. Limited edition of 30. Includes original canvas bag and information card.

 

Lot 3384 - Tornado Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $340

Tornado Burr by Juno Yananose / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Juno Yananose
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 12-piece burr, with a twist: two sets of four pieces will rotate simultaneously. Made from Papua New Guinean rosewood. Honorable Mention in 2007 Yoshigahara Design Competition. Limited edition of 30. Includes original canvas bag and information card.

 

Lot 3385 - A Cube with a Secret

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $290

A Cube with a Secret by Yevgeny Chebotarev / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Yevgeny Chebotarev
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 14x14x14cm

Notes: Original design modified, and crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia) in silver ash and jarrah. Includes multiple secret compartments. Light wear. Limited edition of 24. Includes original canvas bag and information card.

 

Lot 3386 - Russian 13

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $115

Russian 13 by Mr. Puzzle Australia

Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Edge: 9cm

Notes: 13 sticks made from Australian blackwood, with glossy finish. Design taken from Leonid Mochalov's 400 Games, Puzzles & Tricks. Limited edition of 24. Includes information card.

 

Lot 3387 - TLN

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/11/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $296

TLN by Juno Yananose / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Juno Yananose
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 12-piece burr; pieces in each direction are arranged with T,L,N tetromino cross-section. Separates into two halves; challenging to assemble. Made from heavy Cooktown ironwood. Limited edition of 24. Includes original canvas bag and information card.

 

Lot 3388 - Hollow Cross

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/11/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $151

Hollow Cross by Mr. Puzzle Australia

Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Six pieces serially interlock to form a hollow shape. One piece has a single lock, and may serve as a trick opening. This design was discovered in an old Russian puzzle book, with no attribution. Made from Queensland maple. Small dings in the finish on one piece. Limited edition of 30. Includes original canvas bag and information card.

 

Lot 3389 - Quantum Entanglement

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $526

Quantum Entanglement by Goh Pit Khiam / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 12x12x8cm

Notes: 6-piece framed burr. 10 challenges of varying difficulty (level-2 to level-80!) are possible with the same set of pieces. Also, the frame can be opened by simply unscrewing four screws, to quickly change or reset a puzzle. Made from blackwood and cedar. Limited edition of 30. Includes original canvas bag and information cards.

 

Lot 3390 - Russian 11

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $120

Russian 11 by Leonid Mochalov / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Leonid Mochalov
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 11-piece burr with one key piece. The design was taken from Leonid Mochalov's 400 Puzzles & Tricks. Made from satin sycamore. Limited edition of 24. Includes original canvas bag and information card.

 

Lot 3391 - Pin Hole Grand Cross

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $250

Pin Hole Grand Cross by Stewart Coffin / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 28x28x28cm

Notes: Stewart Coffin added a double-length bar to the standard set of Pin-Hole pieces, allowing for figures of unlimited complexity. The 43-pieces that make this figure are the largest official set. Made from blackbean and ramon wood. Limited edition of 30. Includes original canvas bag, information card, and diagrams for 10 additional challenges.

 

Lot 3392 - Sears Tower

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $100

Sears Tower by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 20x5x5cm

Notes: 13-piece burr in the shape of the Sears Tower. The was Bill Cutler's IPP23 (Chicago) Exchange puzzle. Includes information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 3393 - Coated Burr II

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $163

Coated Burr II by Juerg von Kaenel / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Juerg von Kaenel
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Six piece form an unusual burr shape. Brian Young has improved the original design that was Juerg's IPP18 Exchange puzzle. Made from maple and black wattle. Limited edition of 30. Includes original information card.

 

Lot 3394 - Ternary Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,250

Ternary Burr by Goh Pit Khiam / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 13x10x10cm

Notes: Inspired by Bill Cutler's Binary Burr, this puzzle has four key pieces each with three possible states. It takes 75 moves to align the keys and remove the central bar, and then 22 more moves to totally disassemble. Made from Papua New Guinean rosewood. Limited edition of 30. Includes original information card.

 

Lot 3395 - Windmill Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $255

Windmill Burr by Juno Yananose / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Juno Yananose
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 16x16x16cm

Notes: 12-piece burr, something of an Altekruse variation, but with level-20 assembly. Made from maple, jarrah, and silver ash. 2010 limited edition of 40 (not sold out). Includes original information card.

 

Lot 3396 - Burrlephant

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/11/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $220

Burrlephant by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 14x10x10cm

Notes: 25 wood pieces (and some extra bits) form an elephant burr. Includes information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 3397 - Visible Puzzle Box

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $2,000

Visible Puzzle Box by Eric Kelsic

Designer/Maker: Eric Kelsic

Size: 12x12x8cm

Notes: 6-move box. Made from cherry, padauk. Limited edition of 11. Includes original certificate, information and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3398 - 51 Pound Box

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $397

51 Pound Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Trick opening box, made from purpleheart, maple, aluminum. Also includes some dangerously strong magnets. Inside signed and dated 10/08. Edition of 38.

 

Lot 3399 - Oskar's Matchboxes

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $198

Oskar's Matchboxes by Oskar van Deventer / Eric Fuller

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Beautifully made version of Oskar's classic design. The goal is to assemble each of the five matchboxes at the same time. Inside signed and dated 2/10. Edition of 24.

 

Lot 3400 - Tri Again

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $210

Tri Again by Frank Potts / Eric Fuller

Designer: Frank Potts
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six identical pieces form a burr shape. Magnets added for stability. Made from walnut and maple. Edition of 24.

 

Lot 3401 - Nested Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $155

Nested Burr by Ishino Keiichiro / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ishino Keiichiro
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Framed 4-piece burr. Made from canary, yellowheart, and padauk. Edition of 20. More information at Cubic Dissection web site.

 

Lot 3402 - Irmo Puzzle Box

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $675

Irmo Puzzle Box by Eric Fuller
Mechanism 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 has a hint written in elfin script. Inside lid signed and date 2/08. Edition of 45.

 

Lot 3403 - Five Piece 28

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $110

Five Piece 28 by Stéphane Chomine / Eric Fuller

Designer: Stéphane Chomine
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 5-piece framed burr (frame includes some protruding blocks), and 28 moves to remove the first one! Made from walnut, and gum tree. Edition of 30.

 

Lot 3404 - Galaxy

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $110

Galaxy by Osanori Yamamoto / Eric Fuller

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x4cm

Notes: Framed burr with four identical pieces (frame includes some protruding blocks); level 18-10. Made from walnut and bubinga. Edition of 25. Signed and dated 4/11.

 

Lot 3405 - CrossWindows

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $250

CrossWindows by Mike Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Mike Toulouzas

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Six similar pieces assemble diagonally. Made from padauk, wenge, and sugar maple. Includes certificate; limited edition of 17.

 

Lot 3406 - Self Framing Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $355

Self Framing Burr by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Framed burr, but with frame pieces part of the burr; level 6-4. Made from purpleheart and meranti balau. Edition of 29.

 

Lot 3407 - Convolution

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $105

Convolution by Stewart Coffin / John Devost

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: John Devost

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Coffin design #30. Signed and dated 12/09.

 

Lot 3408 - Always Empty Box

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/10/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

Always Empty Box by Phil Tomlinson

Designer/Maker: Phil Tomlinson

Size: 13x8x8cm

Notes: Made from black walnut, curly maple, bloodwood, rock maple, and pawlownia. Limited edition of 30. Includes original box and information card.

 

Lot 3410 - Chocolate Dip Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $105

Chocolate Dip Burr by Bill Cutler / PuzzleCraft

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: PuzzleCraft

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Level-13 six-plate burr. There are 21 ways to assembly the pieces, but only the one that gives the "chocolate dip" appearance is level-13. This was Bill Cutler's IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Includes assembly instructions.

 

Lot 3411 - Melting Block

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $120

Winning bid: $315

Melting Block by Thomas H. O'Beirne / Tom Lensch

Designer: Thomas H. O'Beirne
Maker: Tom Lensch

Box: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Eight of the nine blocks pack the box nicely, leaving one small piece left over. But correct packing can get them all in, thus "melting" the extra block. Blocks made from holly, canarywood, purpleheart, wenge, ebony, bubinga, bocote, yellowheart, and kingwood.

 

Lot 3412 - New Secret Box II-2 (M-39-2)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $405

New Secret Box II-2 (M-39-2) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 9cm

Notes: More than just the panels move; 30 total moves to open the box. This was the jury's Grand Prize winner in the 2010 Yoshigahara Design Competition. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3413 - Tangler

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $91

Tangler by Tom Jolly / Eric Fuller

Designer: Tom Jolly
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Simply separate the two pieces; how hard could that be? Signed and dated 12/10. Edition of 35.

 

Lot 3414 - New Sonneveld Burr (DS96)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $667

New Sonneveld Burr (DS96) by Dic Sonneveld / Trevor Wood

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: This is an improved version of the original Sonneveld Burr, with some unusual moves to remove the first piece. Made from tarara and hyedua. Slight wear on one face. Base stamped "T.Wood" and with TW logo. Includes information sheets; new certification may be requested from Trevor Wood.

 

Lot 3416 - Snake Box

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/8/2011

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $875

Snake Box by Kagen Schaefer

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Size: 19x19x9cm

Notes: Transform the lid to a different repeating pattern to open the box. Tiles made from ebony and holly; box made from sapele, birch, and ebony. This design notorious for having difficult to move tiles, and this box is no exception. Limited edition of 70. Includes original certificate and solution sheet. More information at Kagen's web site.

 

Lot 3417 - Snake Escape

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2011

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $2,458

Snake Escape by Kagen Schaefer

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Box: 12x11x11cm

Notes: Pack the eight identical long snakes and the one short snake into the box. Snakes made from snakewood; box made from ancient kauri wood. Limited edition of 10. Includes original certificate and solution sheet. More information at Kagen's web site.

 

Lot 3418 - Altekruse Surprise

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $190

Altekruse Surprise by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 16-pieces assemble similar to an Altekruse. Made from walnut and mahogany; glossy finish; very smooth movement. Includes original instructions and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 3419 - Altekube

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $125

Altekube by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 16-pieces assemble similar to the Altekruse to form a cube. This is the same internal design as the Altekruse Surprise, except the corners are enlarged to complete the cube. Includes original information sheet and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 3420 - Quadlock 4-25

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $370

Quadlock 4-25 by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 25 pieces form a cube. Solution involves coordination of the eight key pieces. Made in 1992 from walnut, mahogany, and maple. Includes original instructions and disassembly steps.

 

Lot 3421 - Fortress

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $691

Fortress by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 11x11x7cm

Notes: 40-piece puzzle reminiscent of the Cube and Quadlock puzzles. Four pieces in the middle and two pieces crossing horizontally hold the key to opening the locking mechanism. Made from mahogany, walnut, and maple. Includes detailed assembly diagrams. Only 12 made.

 

Lot 3422 - Quadlock 1

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $300

Quadlock 1 by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: 19 pieces form a flattened cube. Solution involves coordination of the four key pieces. Made from walnut, mahogany, and maple. Includes original instructions and disassembly steps.

 

Lot 3423 - Wausau '82

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Wausau '82 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 13 pieces, made of walnut, maple and cherry. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3424 - Wausau '84

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $100

Wausau '84 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 15 pieces, made of walnut, maple and cherry. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3425 - Lattice Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $175

Lattice Puzzle by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 18-piece burr, 12 of which are identical and make a "frame" around the tricky core of six. Made from walnut, cherry, and maple. Includes detailed information and assembly sheet.

 

Lot 3426 - Wausau '83

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $100

Wausau '83 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 14 pieces, level 11-3; made of walnut, maple and cherry. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3427 - Helix the Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $110

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. One corner dinged. Includes copy of original 10-page information booklet.

 

Lot 3428 - 18-Piece II

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $205

18-Piece II by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 18 piece form a burr shape. Made from walnut, mahogany, and maple. Some corners slightly worn. Includes 7-page instruction booklet.

 

Lot 3429 - L46AA Notchable

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $44

L46AA Notchable by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level 10 burr; highest level for a notchable 6-piece burr. Markings on pieces make the assembly unique. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3430 - 3x3 BurrCube1

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $160

3x3 BurrCube1 by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 15 pieces form a cube. Made from walnut, maple and cherry. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3431 - The Slider

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $100

The Slider by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 18-piece burr, originally designed in the 60's. A locking pin was added when made as Bill Cutler's IPP30 Exchange puzzle. Some coordinate motion required. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3432 - Cubie Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $145

Cubie Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland
Partially Open Photo

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Edge: 5cm

Notes: One of three level-6 burr cubes found by computer search. Used as Bill Cutler's IPP21 Exchange puzzle. Made from poplar and walnut. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3433 - Cubie Burr #2

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $125

Cubie Burr #2 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland
Partially Open Photo

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Edge: 5cm

Notes: One of three level-6 burr cubes found by computer search. Made from cherry, walnut, and wenge. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3434 - Bill's Ball Buster

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

Bill's Ball Buster by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 6-piece burr with five ball bearings locked inside. Includes original instruction sheet.

 

Lot 3435 - GigaBurr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $75

GigaBurr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland
Partially Open Photo

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: One of three level-8 3-piece burrs with only nine internal voids. This was Bill Cutler's IPP19 Exchange puzzle. Includes information and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3436 - GigaBurr-2

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $78

GigaBurr-2 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland
Partially Open Photo

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: One of three level-8 3-piece burrs with only nine internal voids. Includes information and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3437 - Karakuri - Akio Kamei Art Works

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

Karakuri - Akio Kamei Art Works

Pages: 48

Notes: Book describing Kamei's work through early 1993. Text in Japanese, but mostly valuable for the numerous photos (17 in color).

 

Lot 3438 - We are the Karakuri Creation Group

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $42

We are the Karakuri Creation Group

Pages: 24

Notes: Published in July 2003. This book summarizing the early years of the Karakuri Creation Group, includes detailed descriptions and full-color photos of puzzles by Hiroyuki Oka, Hiroshi Endoh, Kazuyuki Tanaka, Tatsuo Miyamoto, Shirou Tajima, Yukio Ogura, Hideto Satou, Yoshiyuki Ninomiya, Akio Kamei, Humio Tsuburai, and Hiroshi Iwahara, and Yoshio Okiyama.

 

Lot 3439 - Polo Shirt Case

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $31

Polo Shirt Case by Edi Nagata

Designer/Maker: Edi Nagata

Size: 18x15x2cm

Notes: Fit the four shirts into the tray; a second puzzle is on the back side of the tray. Made from MDF. This design won the jury's Grand Prize at the 2002 IPP Design Competition. Includes original plastic case.

 

Lot 3440 - Pencil Case

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $31

Pencil Case by Edi Nagata

Designer/Maker: Edi Nagata

Size: 18x15x2cm

Notes: Fit the four pencils into the tray. Opposite side of tray fits all four pencils flat for storage. Made from MDF. Includes original plastic case.

 

Lot 3441 - Lighter

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $405

Lighter by Roger

Designer/Maker: Roger

Size: 10x4x2cm

Notes: Remove the flame from the lighter. Made from aluminum and brass.

 

Lot 3442 - House Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/11/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $33

House Puzzle by Akira Ohtuka and Koji Kitajima

Designer: Akira Ohtuka and Koji Kitajima

Box: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Information sheet contains 36 different "house" patterns to be made with the light wood pieces. The red pieces are simply "roof" pieces to be places on top when completed.

 

Lot 3443 - Sun Rise Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $55

Sun Rise Puzzle by Akaitori

Maker: Akaitori

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Remove the sun from the cage. Four equally spaced dowels around the edge inhibit the ability to rotate the sun into the desired position.

 

Lot 3444 - Millennium Bug

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $95

Millennium Bug by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 14x12x2cm

Notes: Remove the coin from the 4-level maze.

 

Lot 3445 - HSBC Tangram

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $2

HSBC Tangram

Size: 14x14cm

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

 

Lot 3446 - Quatro Collection

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/7/2011

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $36

Quatro Collection by Erik Johansson / Lambert and Sandy Bright

Designer: Erik Johansson
Maker: Lambert and Sandy Bright

Ring diameter: 4cm

Notes: For each puzzle, the goal is simply to separate the rings from each other. The 2-ring version was invented by accident, and the others derived from that concept. These puzzles are named: Three Ring Ruckus, Four Ring Fracas, and Five Ring Fiasco.

 

Lot 3447 - Saguaro

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $24

Saguaro by Lambert Bright / Lambert and Sandy Bright

Designer: Lambert Bright
Maker: Lambert and Sandy Bright

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Goal is to move the bead from one end to the other. Includes information card and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3448 - Shoot the Moon

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $44

Shoot the Moon by Lambert Bright

Designer: Lambert Bright

Size: 10x6cm

Notes: Goal is to remove both coins from the arrows. This was Lambert Bright's IPP18 Exchange puzzle. Includes original packaging and information sheet.

 

Lot 3449 - Nutty Knot

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $28

Nutty Knot by Jan de Ruiter

Designer: Jan de Ruiter

Loop: 10x10cm

Notes: When opening the package, the wire loop will spring out. The goal is simply to get in back! This was half of Jan de Ruiter's IPP17 Exchange puzzle. Includes original packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3453 - Wausau Set

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $375

Wausau Set by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Set of all four Wausau burrs. Made from walnut, maple and cherry. Includes information sheets for all puzzles.

 

Lot 3457 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/12/2011

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $302

Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; unique assembly. Made from Honduran mahogany. Moderate wear and scratches, some heavy. Inscribed "STC, 1984". Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 3458 - Hexsticks (25-A)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $90

Hexsticks (25-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

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

 

Lot 3459 - Star of David (37-A)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $650

Star of David (37-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Confusing diagonal assembly. Made from bloodwood and cherry. Pieces labeled internally. One piece inscribed "37-A, STC, 1990". Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3460 - Peanut (67)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $220

Peanut (67) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six different pieces form an octahedral cluster, and a variety of other shapes. Made from mahogany and oak. Piece #3 is different from what appears in the Compendium. Fit is a little loose; some surface water stains and label residue. Includes original information sheet, including additional shapes to construct.

 

Lot 3461 - Garnet (60) with Bonus Piece

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $613

Garnet (60) with Bonus Piece by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Six-piece Garnet plus a bonus piece, when substituted for one piece will again form a Garnet; but which one? Pieces made from rosewood, satinwood, peroba rosa, walnut, breadwood, sumac, and limba. Bonus piece inscribed "STC, 1985". Includes original box and information sheets.

 

Lot 3462 - Fusion Confusion (15-A)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $400

Fusion Confusion (15-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Made from Brazilian rosewood, tulipwood, and limba. This design is the same as Triumph except that two pairs of pieces are fused together. Assembles into four different symmetric shapes. Some internal pencil marks to aid assembly. One piece inscribed "STC, 1990". Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 3463 - Cornucopia (76)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $125

Cornucopia (76) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 18x18x2cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. This is design #50 (octal code #016766). Includes pieces 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13. Tray style is A-2: plain on one side. One side inscribed "#50, 16766, A-2"; back side inscribed "#50, STC, 1985". Tray made from red oak; pieces made from butternut, mahogany, pine, imbuya, red gum, red oak, fir, white oak, maple, and mulberry. Includes original information sheets and solution.

 

Lot 3464 - Cornucopia (76)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $265

Cornucopia (76) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 18x18x2cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. This is design #64 (octal code #017276). Includes pieces 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13. Also included are five extra pieces: 9, 14, 15, 16, and 17. Tray style is A-2: plain on one side. No inscriptions. Includes original information sheets and solution.

 

Lot 3465 - Crooked Notches (97)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $209

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). No inscriptions. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3466 - Twelve-Piece Separation (85)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $416

Twelve-Piece Separation (85) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13cm

Notes: Twelve serially interlocking pieces; ten pieces are identical, and one key piece. Made from applewood. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3467 - Four-Legged Stand (81-B-1)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $120

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

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six pieces (two hex sticks, two dowels, and two combinations) form a nest. Made form oak and birch. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3469 - Just Fit

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $155

Just Fit by Wil Strijbos / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Wil Strijbos
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 13x13x5cm

Notes: 16 dissimilar pieces pack into the box in a two-layered checkerboard pattern. Winner of the 1990 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition.

 

Lot 3470 - Sake Maze (2k2)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/12/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Sake Maze (2k2) by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Remove the ball from the maze. Includes original box and Japanese information sheets.

 

Lot 3471 - Bill Cutler's Bin Cross

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $415

Bill Cutler's Bin Cross by Bill Cutler / Toyo Glass

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x11x11cm

Notes: Six-piece burr has multiple assemblies outside of glass, but unique assembly inside of glass. Problems with cutting the holes caused commercial production of this puzzle to be suspended, making this one of the rarer Toyo Glass puzzles. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 3472 - 27-Move Box

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $72

27-Move Box
Inside Photo

Size: 14x10x6cm

Notes: Traditional 27-move box; excellent movement. Long, deep gouge on top panel (see photo). Includes solution diagrams. Papers note that box was made by Okiyama, but this is not confirmed.

 

Lot 3473 - Piston Puzzle

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $38

Piston Puzzle by Peter Marineau / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Peter Marineau
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Level 9 burr with unique assembly; this is the highest known level for a unique 6-piece burr. Some slight sticker residue on the ends of each stick. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3474 - L46AA Notchable

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $45

L46AA Notchable by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level 10 burr; highest level for a notchable 6-piece burr. Markings on pieces make the assembly unique. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3475 - Bill's Baffling Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $36

Bill's Baffling Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level-5 burr, mentioned by Martin Gardner in Scientific American. There are 24 potential assemblies, but only one actually works. Crafted in oak in 1994. Includes original information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 3476 - Holey Astigmatism

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $135

Holey Astigmatism by Bill Cutler / Stewart Coffin

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: 6-piece slanted burr. This was Bill Cutler's IPP14 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3477 - Frantix

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $71

Frantix by Stewart Coffin / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Coffin's variation of the classic Altekruse using pins and holes instead of notches. Made from redheart and maple. Fit is slightly loose. This was Marti (Hitchcock) Reis' IPP18 Exchange puzzle. Includes original packaging (disassembled).

 

Lot 3483 - Saturn (24)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,240

Saturn (24) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Twelve pieces, two each of six dissimilar pieces. Heavy scratches on two pieces (see photo); otherwise excellent condition. Pieces numbered inside in pencil. Inscribed "STC, 1978".

 

Lot 3484 - Egyptian (23-A)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $470

Egyptian (23-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: These pieces are enlarged versions of the Scrambled Scorpius pieces (six dissimilar pieces, unique solution). Made of oak. Inscribed "23-A, STC, 1995". A letter "code" indicates assembly sequence.

 

Lot 3485 - Locked Nest (22)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $151

Locked Nest (22) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: This is the version with six elbow pieces, six sticks, and six rods. Made of oak and birch. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 3486 - Ring of Diamonds (13-B)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $725

Ring of Diamonds (13-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Similar to the General but a with a simpler and cleaner construction. Inscribed "13-B, STC, 1995". Pieces numbered in pencil. Reportedly only four made.

 

Lot 3487 - Diminished Split Star (165-C)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $495

Diminished Split Star (165-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: One of five special Split Star variations, made by selectively removing various outer pieces. Made in padauk and satinwood. No internal markings. One piece with multiple dings.

 

Lot 3488 - Little Rocket (71)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $337

Little Rocket (71) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x5x5cm

Notes: Six irregular pieces assemble in the stand to form a rhombic dodecahedron. Designed merely as an afterthought using scraps left over from other projects, this design has become unexpectedly popular. Based inscribed "STC, 1986".

 

Lot 3489 - Square Face

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $270

Square Face by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Coffin design #72-A. Made from zebrawood and padauk. One piece stamped with BartArt logo and inscribed "2003".

 

Lot 3490 - Hexsticks Variation

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $160

Hexsticks Variation by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Variation of Coffin's design #25, with triangular sticks. One piece stamped with BartArt logo and inscribed "06".

 

Lot 3491 - Triumph Companion

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $61

Triumph Companion by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #25-B. Made from two contrasting woods. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 3492 - A-B-C (111-C)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $471

A-B-C (111-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Three pairs of identical pieces assemble with coordinate motion to form the third stellation of the RDD. Made from mahogany. Inscribed "111-C, STC, 1997". A couple minor edges chipped; one point chipped.

 

Lot 3493 - QuadroPrizm

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $110

QuadroPrizm by Viktor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Viktor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: A member of the Quad Squad family, where pieces from different puzzles can be interchanged. Made from redheart.

 

Lot 3494 - Stella Octangula

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $130

Stella Octangula by Wayne Daniel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Wayne Daniel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 12cm

Notes: Two pair of identical pieces. One piece stamped "interlocking puzzles, 2001". Piece fit is slightly off in places.

 

Lot 3495 - Diagonal Star and Burr

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $56

Diagonal Star and Burr

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical pieces: one for a Diagonal Star, and one for a Diagonal Burr. Four possible assemblies.

 

Lot 3496 - Frantix

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $82

Frantix by Stewart Coffin / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Coffin's variation of the classic Altekruse using pins and holes instead of notches. Made from redheart and maple. Fit is slightly loose. This was Marti (Hitchcock) Reis' IPP18 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3497 - Cetus

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $21

Cetus by Stewart Coffin / Geo-Logic

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Geo-Logic

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design; six identically shaped and symmetric pieces made in plastic.

 

Lot 3498 - Spirus

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $40

Spirus by Stewart Coffin / Geo-Logic

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Geo-Logic

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design; six identical and symmetric pieces made in plastic.

 

Lot 3499 - Tauri

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $38

Tauri by Stewart Coffin / Geo-Logic

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Geo-Logic

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design; six identical and symmetric pieces made in plastic.

 

Lot 3500 - Key Box II (P-38-2)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $204

Key Box II (P-38-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x8x7cm

Notes: Similar to Box with a Key and with the same solution technique, but using a different mechanism. Made from keyaki and walnut; includes two keys. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 3501 - Twin Ball (M-28)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $602

Twin Ball (M-28) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x9x9cm

Notes: Each ball contains a secret compartment. Includes display stand, modest solution diagram and original box.

 

Lot 3502 - Two Drawers (M-25)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $274

Two Drawers (M-25) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x12x16cm

Notes: Two trick drawers. Bottom drawer is difficult to move but operational. A couple of light dents to left of drawers. Includes original box and small solution sheet.

 

Lot 3503 - Unclosed Drawer (M-20)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $436

Unclosed Drawer (M-20) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x10x10cm

Notes: The goal is to shut both drawers at the same time; when you try to shut the second drawer, the first one pops open. Some wear on the base, and minor scratches on drawer fronts. Made of walnut and lamine. Includes original box and Japanese information card (likely just care instructions).

 

Lot 3504 - Double Drawer (M-27)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $491

Double Drawer (M-27) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 19x9x9cm

Notes: Drawers on either end move together. Find how to make the contents of one drawer disappear. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 3505 - Top Box (New) (M-5-4)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $110

Top Box (New) (M-5-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x9x5cm

Notes: Revised mechanism, but trick is still the same as the original Top Box. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3506 - Top Box (M-5-3)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Top Box (M-5-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: Smaller version of the original Top Box. Very light scratches on one side. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3507 - Irregular Twin Box (M-37)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $190

Irregular Twin Box (M-37) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present for 2009. Inspired by Tortuous Box and CUBI, the movement of adjacent panels is closely related. Made from walnut. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3508 - Die (new) (P-9-4)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $141

Die (new) (P-9-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Revised version of the Die, opening with the sixth panel in the solution sequence. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3510 - The Hill (207-A)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $280

The Hill (207-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six pieces; coordinate motion and sequential assembly. Made from maple. Inscribed "207-A, STC, 2005". Pieces labeled in pencil; slightly loose. Includes assembly instructions.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3511 - The Park (207)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $381

The Park (207) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six pieces; coordinate motion and sequential assembly. Made from maple. Inscribed "207, STC, 2005". Pieces labeled in pencil. Includes assembly instructions.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3512 - Augmented Four Corners (34-X)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $245

Augmented Four Corners (34-X) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Made from canarywood and oak; scrap 3/4" stock with a few small chips warrant the "X" designation (otherwise appears to be the standard piece shapes). Inscribed "34-X, STC, 2004". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3513 - Half-Hour Puzzle (29)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $235

Half-Hour Puzzle (29) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 8cm

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. Pieces made from Honduran mahogany; tray made from blue mahoe. Tray base inscribed "29, STC, 1985". Includes instruction sheet with 20 additional challenges.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3514 - Four-Piece Pyramid (26)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $235

Four-Piece Pyramid (26) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 11cm

Notes: Four dissimilar pieces, each made of five edge-beveled cubes, assembled to make a pyramid. Made from cherry. One piece inscribed "26, STC, 1997". Includes instruction sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3515 - Double Cross (240)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $95

Double Cross (240) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x10x6cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a nest. Dowels made from walnut. One piece inscribed "240, STC, 2009". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3516 - Double Cross (240)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $100

Double Cross (240) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x10x6cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a nest. Dowels made from walnut. One piece inscribed "240, STC, 2009". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3517 - Four Blocks in a Box (189)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $160

Four Blocks in a Box (189) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Pack the four pieces into the box so that the lid will close. Pieces made from poplar. Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3518 - Four Blocks in a Box (189)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $170

Four Blocks in a Box (189) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Pack the four pieces into the box so that the lid will close. Pieces made from birch. Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3519 - Patio Block (205)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $95

Patio Block (205) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Four pieces form a cube. Pieces are made from either three or four pine tiles. Once piece inscribed "205, STC, 2006". Includes solution sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3520 - Snowflake

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $75

Snowflake by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 15x13x2cm

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

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3521 - No Name (178-A)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $123

No Name (178-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Place the six pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from six fancy woods. Tray inscribed "178-A, STC, 2010". Includes information and solution sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3522 - Sunrise-Sunset (181)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $70

Sunrise-Sunset (181) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x2cm

Notes: Also known as the Bull's Eye Puzzle. Place the five pieces into the tray. One side of the tray is 4x6; the other side is 5x5 with the center space blocked. Pieces made from padauk, oak, poplar, and purpleheart. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Tray inscribed "181, STC, 2001". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3523 - No Name (181)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $55

No Name (181) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x11x1cm

Notes: One-sided version (two-side version known as the Bull's Eye Puzzle or Sunrise-Sunset). Place the five pieces into the 5x5 tray (with one space left open). Also, arrange the pieces into a 4x6 rectangle. Pieces made from oak. The two-sided version was Jerry Slocum's IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Tray inscribed "181, STC, 2010". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3524 - No Name (181)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $47

No Name (181) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x11x1cm

Notes: One-sided version (two-side version known as the Bull's Eye Puzzle or Sunrise-Sunset). Place the five pieces into the 5x5 tray (with one space left open). Also, arrange the pieces into a 4x6 rectangle. Pieces made from rosewood. The two-sided version was Jerry Slocum's IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Tray inscribed "181, STC, 2010". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3525 - No Name (181)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $44

No Name (181) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x11x1cm

Notes: One-sided version (two-side version known as the Bull's Eye Puzzle or Sunrise-Sunset). Place the five pieces into the 5x5 tray (with one space left open). Also, arrange the pieces into a 4x6 rectangle. Pieces made from rosewood. The two-sided version was Jerry Slocum's IPP22 Exchange puzzle. Tray inscribed "181, STC, 2010". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3526 - Monarch (204-E)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

Monarch (204-E) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Sliding block puzzle to restore the caterpillar and butterfly images. Frame made of poplar. Back of tray inscribed "STC, 2005". Includes information card and solution sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3527 - Monarch (204-E)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

Monarch (204-E) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Sliding block puzzle to restore the caterpillar and butterfly images. Frame made of poplar. Back of tray inscribed "STC, 2005". Includes information card and solution sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3528 - Monarch (204-E)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $103

Monarch (204-E) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Sliding block puzzle to restore the caterpillar and butterfly images. Frame made of ebony. Back of tray inscribed "STC, 2005". Includes information card and solution sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3529 - No Name (217)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $85

No Name (217) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Four pentomino pieces fit into the tray. Pieces made from four fancy woods. Includes solution diagram.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3530 - No Name (217)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $27

No Name (217) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Four pentomino pieces fit into the tray. Pieces made from oak. Includes solution diagram.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3531 - No Name (217)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $75

No Name (217) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Four pentomino pieces fit into the tray. Pieces made from Honduran rosewood. Includes solution diagram.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3532 - Cabinet (F-6-1)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2011

Est. Value: $4,000

Winning bid: $5,110

Cabinet (F-6-1) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x22x17cm

Notes: Rare cabinet from 1982. Bottom drawer is free to open but doors are locked. Unlocking and opening the doors reveals a locked drawer under an open shelf (see extra photo). Adhesive reside inside left door mostly removed since photo taken. Rear-top-right corner is chipped. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3534 - Cabinet (F-4)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2011

Est. Value: $4,000

Winning bid: $2,500

Cabinet (F-4) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x22x17cm

Notes: Rare cabinet from 1982. Top panels slide left and right, but bottom panel is locked. Front of top panel is very slightly warped; scratches near upper-right corner of bottom panel. Bottom panel contains extra compartment.

 

Lot 3535 - X-Rated (239)

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2011

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $205

X-Rated (239) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Assemble the pieces to form a symmetrical spherical shape. Four types of pieces with one walnut dowel and/or one pin. One piece inscribed "239, STC, 2010". Includes information sheet and original box. Delivered unassembled unless otherwise arranged.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3536 - Four Corners

Phase: 24

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2011

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $137

Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #6. Six identically shaped pieces, crafted in yellowheart, canarywood, bloodwood, moradillo, and mahogany. The puzzle can be assembled so that the ends match, or are all different.

 

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