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Lot 3367 - William's Wonder

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $165

William's Wonder by William Waite / Joseph Pelikan
Example Piece Photo

Designer: William Waite
Maker: Joseph Pelikan

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Five pieces interlock to form a cube. Made form oak. First move is slightly loose. Same design (different wood) as lot 3541.

 

Lot 3409 - Uranus

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 3/31/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

Uranus by Juno Yananose

Designer: Juno Yananose

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Five regular burr pieces; the remaining "piece" is actually two. Smooth finish; loose fit.

 

Lot 3451 - Tube it In

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $47

Tube it In by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 5x3x3cm

Notes: 14 metal bands of various shapes fit inside a largest one. This was Wil Strijbos' IPP21 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3468 - Confessional (68)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Confessional (68) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: This is a slanted version of the 12-piece Altekruse puzzle, creating two kinds of pieces, and making the traditional assemblies impossible. Once you solve this version, you will discover that this unusual assembly also works for a standard Altekruse. Light stains on ends of some pieces. Includes original information sheet. Delivered disassembled, as originally sold by Stewart.

 

Lot 3509 - Die (P-9-3)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $85

Die (P-9-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Smaller that classic Die, but similar solution and mechanism. Includes original box and Japanese solution sheet. Same as lot 3759.

 

Lot 3537 - Missing Piece! (103)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $35

Missing Piece! (103) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Similar to Cuckoo Nest, but with one less bar. Three dowels are fixed to bars. No inscription. 80 made as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle, but never actually exchanged.

 

Lot 3538 - Meteor (100-A)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $232

Meteor (100-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Apparently Stewart made only a few prototypes of this design. Two sizes are known; this is the smaller version. Unfinished; key piece is slightly loose. Elements of Hectix and Twelve-Piece Sepration are evident.

 

Lot 3539 - Scrambled Scorpius

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $392

Scrambled Scorpius by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #25. Made from canarywood. One piece stamped with BartArt logo and inscribed "2002".

 

Lot 3540 - Sheffield Steel 6BB

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $136

Sheffield Steel 6BB by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces, made from walnut. Level 17-14 assembly. Limited edition of 20; one piece signed and dated 4-06.

 

Lot 3541 - William's Wonder

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $121

William's Wonder by William Waite / Joseph Pelikan

Designer: William Waite
Maker: Joseph Pelikan

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Five pieces interlock to form a cube. Made from ash. Same design (different wood) as lot 3367.

 

Lot 3542 - QuadroCube

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $176

QuadroCube by Viktor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Viktor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: A member of the Quad Squad family, where pieces from different puzzles can be interchanged (see lots 3543 and 3544). Made from zebrawood.

 

Lot 3543 - QuadroPrizm

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $136

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 (see lots 3542 and 3544). Made from redheart.

 

Lot 3544 - Long Beamed Star

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $132

Long Beamed Star by Viktor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Viktor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 18cm

Notes: A member of the Quad Squad family, where pieces from different puzzles can be interchanged (see lots 3542 and 3544). Made from maple.

 

Lot 3547 - L-Bert Hall Packing Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $55

L-Bert Hall Packing Puzzle by Ronald Kint Bruynseels / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ronald Kint Bruynseels
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Nine identical pieces form a cube; unique assembly. Made from walnut and maple. Limited edition of 30; box signed and dated 7/07. Two box corners slightly separated (see front of photo).

 

Lot 3549 - Yamanaka's Secret Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $23

Yamanaka's Secret Box by Yamanaka

Maker: Yamanaka

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: Remove center by manipulating internal pieces. Similar to IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Kotani.

 

Lot 3551 - 4 Sun 27-Move Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/5/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $25

4 Sun 27-Move Box by Izumiya

Maker: Izumiya

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Traditional sliding panel box; 27 moves. Very slight gap in seam of one panel.

 

Lot 3552 - 2-Move Case

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $86

2-Move Case

Size: 12x9x2cm

Notes: Magic drawer: drawer contents do not appear unless you know the secret. Yosegi is commonly attributed to Ninomiya, but no markings or other confirmation. Same as lots 3553 and 3642.

 

Lot 3553 - 2-Move Case

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $55

2-Move Case

Size: 12x9x2cm

Notes: Magic drawer: drawer contents do not appear unless you know the secret. Yosegi is commonly attributed to Ninomiya, but no markings or other confirmation. Same as lots 3552 and 3642.

 

Lot 3554 - Butterfly Cage

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $32

Butterfly Cage by George Miller

Maker: George Miller

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Six pieces interlock to form a cubic shape. Edges must match so that a proper butterfly is formed. Made from radiant acrylic. This was an IPP30 Exchange puzzle from George Miller.

 

Lot 3555 - Tubular Burr

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $81

Tubular Burr by Derek Bosch

Designer/Maker: Derek Bosch

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Two pieces fit inside a cylinder, interlocking in a burr-like fashion. This was an IPP29 Exchange puzzle from Derek Bosch.

 

Lot 3556 - Ze Chinnyhedron

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $43

Ze Chinnyhedron by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Two-piece puzzle inspired by Coffin's Pennyhedron. One face with a large imperfection.

 

Lot 3557 - Newton's Egg

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/5/2012

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $70

Newton's Egg by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 8x4x4cm

Notes: The goal is to open the egg. Brute strength will do it, but there is also a Newton-inspired solution. Egg and base crafted from the same piece of wood.

 

Lot 3558 - Impossible Burr

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/1/2012

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $32

Impossible Burr by Saul Bobroff / Here to There Puzzles

Designer: Saul Bobroff
Maker: Here to There Puzzles

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Impossible object with 12 interlocked sticks. Made from oak, mahogany, and maple. This as an IPP22 Exchange puzzles from Saul Bobroff.

 

Lot 3560 - Mame Puzzle Box with Top

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $33

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

Maker: Shigeaki Nishimura and Kazuyuki Tanaka

Size: 3x2x1cm

Notes: Small 4-move box with a miniature top inside (see extra photo). Box made by Nishimura; top made by Tanaka. Same as lot 3716.

 

Lot 3561 - 30 Move Mame Puzzle Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $83

30 Move Mame Puzzle Box by Eric Fuller
Detail Photo

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 5x3x3cm

Notes: Traditional Japanese box design with 30 moves. Made from Indonesian rosewood and mahogany. Very small: each step is 0.025 inch. Small gouge on one side panel. Signed and numbered; dated 3/05. Same design as lot 3705.

 

Lot 3562 - Metal 3-Piece Burr

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $121

Metal 3-Piece Burr

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Three identical pieces form a burr with coordination motion. Fit and movement is excellent.

 

Lot 3563 - Snake Ball

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $143

Snake Ball by Oskar van Deventer / George Miller

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: George Miller

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Separate the two rings. Very challenging helical maze paths are etched along the surfaces. 3-D printed in colored ABS plastic.

 

Lot 3564 - Cubigami

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $56

Cubigami by George Miller and Donald Knuth / George Miller

Designer: George Miller and Donald Knuth
Maker: George Miller

Edge: 4cm

Notes: 18 acrylic panels can be folded to form seven different tetracubes (2x2x1 block is not possible). Honorable Mention in the 2005 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. (This design was an IPP26 Exchange puzzle from George Miller, but made from different materials.)

 

Lot 3565 - Left-Forward Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/5/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $175

Left-Forward Puzzle by Simon Nightingale

Designer/Maker: Simon Nightingale

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Remove the center bar. Made form Corian and metal bits. Intended as an Exchange puzzle, but only 30 made. Same as lot 3728.

 

Lot 3566 - Cast Vortex

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $13

Cast Vortex by Akio Yamamoto / Hanayama

Designer: Akio Yamamoto
Maker: Hanayama

Size: 5x5x1cm

Notes: Three nearly identical pieces interlocked together.

 

Lot 3567 - Cast Equa

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $15

Cast Equa by Oskar van Deventer / Hanayama

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Hanayama

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Remove the two locked pieces from the cage.

 

Lot 3568 - Sonneveld Four-Piece Cube

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $280

Sonneveld Four-Piece Cube by Dic Sonneveld / Lee Krasnow
Expanded Photo

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 2x2x2cm

Notes: Four pieces interlock to form a cube. Made from brass, bronze, copper, and stainless steel. Same as lot 3569 (see this lot for photo of pieces).

 

Lot 3569 - Sonneveld Four-Piece Cube

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

Sonneveld Four-Piece Cube by Dic Sonneveld / Lee Krasnow
Pieces Photo

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 2x2x2cm

Notes: Four pieces interlock to form a cube. Made from brass, bronze, copper, and stainless steel. Same as lot 3568 (see this lot for photo of expanded puzzle).

 

Lot 3570 - Truncated Cluster-Buster

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $325

Truncated Cluster-Buster by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #48. Six identical pieces form a cluster. Each of the six "points" are truncated, leaving a square face. Made from Alaskan yellow cedar, macassar ebony and chakte viga. One piece etched "Lee Krasnow, August, 2010, Truncated Cluster Buster".

 

Lot 3571 - Improved Cluster-Buster

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $340

Improved Cluster-Buster by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design #49. Three dissimilar pairs of pieces form a cluster. Made from canarywood. One piece etched "Lee Krasnow, August, 2010, Improved Cluster Buster".

 

Lot 3572 - Diagonal Burr and Pseudo-Notched Sticks Pair

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $530

Diagonal Burr and Pseudo-Notched Sticks Pair by Lee Krasnow
Hybrid Photo

Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: This is a matched pair: Coffin's Pseudo-Notched Sticks (design #63) and a standard Diagonal Burr, allowing pieces from different puzzles to be interchanged. Pieces etched with the types of wood (both common and scientific names): macassar ebony, bocote, verawood, cocobolo, tulipwood, canarywood. One piece inscribed "Lee Krasnow, October, 2010, Pseudo Notched Sticks"; one piece inscribed "Lee Krasnow, October, 2010, Diagonal Burr".

 

Lot 3573 - Cluster-Buster

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $390

Cluster-Buster by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design #47. Six identical pieces form a cluster. Made from canarywood, macassar ebony and bubinga. One piece etched "Lee Krasnow, August, 2010, Cluster Buster".

 

Lot 3575 - Waterfall Puzzle Box #3

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $2,206

Waterfall Puzzle Box #3 by Kagen Schaefer

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Size: 20x12x7cm

Notes: 19 moves to open this sliding panel box. Made from walnut, wenge, and maple. Includes original instruction/solution sheet. Limited edition of 41; interior branded and dated 2003.

 

Lot 3576 - Egg (P-10-1)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/10/2012

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $855

Egg (P-10-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Egg hides a secret compartment with a little chick. Excellent condition. Includes original box and base.

 

Lot 3577 - Zig-Zag (M-15-3)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $581

Zig-Zag (M-15-3) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 19x8x6cm

Notes: Also known as the Vary-Box. 2002 remake made in fancy Rio Grande wood. Excellent condition. Includes original box and small solution sheet.

 

Lot 3580 - Byway Secret 2 (RF-8-2)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $238

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

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Ten moves to open two secret compartments, requiring some unusual moves. The inlay pattern uses red wood. Very small ding on one edge; otherwise in excellent condition. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3581 - Byway Secret 3 (RF-11-2)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $403

Byway Secret 3 (RF-11-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 15x10x8cm

Notes: Also known as the Inside-out Box. This is a very clever design where the traditional movement, kannuki, and yosegi, of a trick box are found on the inside of the box (See extra photo). Excellent condition. Includes original box and detailed solution diagram. "Rockfield" laser-etched on side panel (see photo).

 

Lot 3582 - Contrary Card Case (MY-6)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $220

Contrary Card Case (MY-6) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Secret compartment designed to hold business cards. Made from walnut and rengas. Karakuri Xmas present from 2005. Very light ding on top panel. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3583 - Three Linked Cola Bottles

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $136

Three Linked Cola Bottles by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Height: 20cm

Notes: Three bottles linked with an "endless" rope, with one button knot inside each bottle and between each bottle. Three Coca-Cola commemorative bottles each with the Atlanta 1996 Olympic logo.

 

Lot 3584 - Grolsch Bottle with Deck, Rope, and Spark Plug

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $625

Grolsch Bottle with Deck, Rope, and Spark Plug by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Height: 23cm

Notes: A Grolsch beer bottle containing a full deck of cards inside signed box; a rope (with button knot) and spark plug both go fully through each card and box.

 

Lot 3585 - Grolsch Bottle with Deck and Rope

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/4/2012

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $275

Grolsch Bottle with Deck and Rope by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Height: 23cm

Notes: A Grolsch beer bottle containing a full deck of cards inside signed box; a rope (with button knot) goes fully through each card and box.

 

Lot 3586 - Blanton's Bourbon with Large Button Knot

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $290

Blanton's Bourbon with Large Button Knot by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Height: 17cm

Notes: Extra large button knot inside spherical bottle. Unsigned.

 

Lot 3587 - Bottle with Dowel and Knot

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $235

Bottle with Dowel and Knot by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Height: 15cm

Notes: Small juice bottle containing signed dowel; rope with button knot keeps the dowel from being removed.

 

Lot 3588 - Bottle with Rope and Bead

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $150

Bottle with Rope and Bead by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Height: 18cm

Notes: Small bottle containing rope with button knot and large bead. Rope is slightly discolored in places. Unsigned.

 

Lot 3589 - Bottle with Tennis Ball and Knot

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $150

Bottle with Tennis Ball and Knot by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Height: 15cm

Notes: Small juice bottle containing button knot and standard tennis ball. This was Harry Eng's IPP14 Exchange puzzle (as indicated by label inside bottle cap).

 

Lot 3590 - Bottle with Scissors and Knot

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $110

Bottle with Scissors and Knot by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Height: 15cm

Notes: Small juice bottle containing a pair of scissors and button knot. Unsigned.

 

Lot 3591 - Mickey's Big Mouth Bottle Inside Plastic Bottle with Rope

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $75

Mickey's Big Mouth Bottle Inside Plastic Bottle with Rope by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Height: 25cm

Notes: Mickey's "big mouth" bottle inside of plastic soda bottle. Rope with button knot inside of glass bottle extends outside of both bottles, holding two large metal washers. The yellow base of the plastic bottle is cracked and loose, somewhat revealing the obvious assembly technique. Unsigned.

 

Lot 3592 - Double Triangular Prism (12-B)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $449

Double Triangular Prism (12-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Four key pieces, and four each of two other piece shapes. Assembly reminiscent of the Twelve-Piece Separation. Made from maple; fit is loose and uneven. Includes original box and copy of note from Stewart (recipient redacted), asserting that just one other of this design was made (not confirmed).

 

Lot 3593 - Triumph (15)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/10/2012

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $356

Triumph (15) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble into one of three symmetrical shapes. Made from rosewood and tulipwood. A couple woodworm holes in the rosewood. Tight fit, with some wear on interior faces. Includes original box and information sheet. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 3594 - Pyracube (19)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $348

Pyracube (19) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Four pieces, plus a single block, form a variety of shapes. Pieces made from Honduran mahogany; box made from blue mahoe and English brown oak. Box inscribed "STC, 1987". Includes information sheets with nine challenges, and a letter (redacted) giving a history of this revised edition: slightly larger, more accurate, and with an improved box and lid.

 

Lot 3595 - Pin-Hole Puzzle (20)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $55

Pin-Hole Puzzle (20) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a cube (1 pin, 1 bar, 2 crosses, 2 elbows). Made with cherry bars and birch pins. Key pin has rubber insert to keep it from moving. Visible nail heads (securing pins to bars). Includes original 10-page information booklet.

 

Lot 3596 - Locked Nest (22)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $121

Locked Nest (22) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12cm

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

 

Lot 3597 - Experimental Four-Piece Pyramid (26-X)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $800

Experimental Four-Piece Pyramid (26-X) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Four dissimilar pieces, each made of five rhombic dodecahedral mahogany blocks; then each face of the assembled pyramid was sanded to create a unique triangular pattern. Includes copy of original letter (redacted) from Stewart, describing the history of puzzle. Likely one-of-a-kind.

 

Lot 3598 - Burr #305 (35)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Burr #305 (35) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with 3+3 assembly; no voids. One piece inscribed "STC, 1981". Includes original box.

 

Lot 3599 - Star of David (37)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/10/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $376

Star of David (37) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Confusing diagonal assembly. Made from mahogany. Inscribed "STC, 1981". Surface shows light wear. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3600 - Peanut (67)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $360

Peanut (67) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six different pieces form an octahedral cluster, or a variety of other shapes. Made from Honduran mahogany. Includes copy of original information sheet.

 

Lot 3601 - Split Star (75)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/10/2012

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $878

Split Star (75) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Garnet pieces augmented to form the first stellation of the rhombic dodecahedron. Very complicated to assemble. Made from applewood. Includes copy of letter (redacted) from Stewart describing details of this puzzle: only seven made.

 

Lot 3602 - Obstructed Pins (84)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $185

Obstructed Pins (84) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Variation of Locked Nest, made from oak sticks and birch rods. No elbow pieces; three rods are shorter than others to facilitate assembly. Includes copy of letter (redacted) from Stewart describing the details of this puzzle; this was the first made.

 

Lot 3603 - Broken Sticks (32)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $248

Broken Sticks (32) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, made from mahogany. Inscribed "S.T.C. 1980". Light wear.

 

Lot 3604 - Lost and Found (111)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $501

Lost and Found (111) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble in two halves, each requiring coordinate motion. Inscribed "111, STC, 1995". Made of mahogany; reportedly one of only five made.

 

Lot 3605 - Design #247

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/4/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $60

Design #247 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Assemble the six pieces into a symmetric shape. One piece (incorrectly) inscribed "246, STC, 2009". These pieces used in the IPP31 Exchange puzzle from Tom Rodgers (which included a cylindrical case into which the assembly had to fit). Same as lot 3606.

 

Lot 3606 - Design #247

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $77

Design #247 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Assemble the six pieces into a symmetric shape. One piece (incorrectly) inscribed "246, STC, 2009". These pieces used in the IPP31 Exchange puzzle from Tom Rodgers (which included a cylindrical case into which the assembly had to fit). Same as lot 3605.

 

Lot 3607 - The Great Rumdoodle Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $27

The Great Rumdoodle Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x13x2cm

Notes: Use the key to connect equidistant holes, tracing a path from the lodge to the summit. Light wear and sticker residue.

 

Lot 3608 - Frightful Fifties Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/5/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $7

Frightful Fifties Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x13x2cm

Notes: Arrange the double-sided pieces so that all rows and columns (both sides!) add to 50.

 

Lot 3609 - Dracula's Curse

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $38

Dracula's Curse by Pentangle
Pieces Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Arrange the eight pieces to form a number of shapes, retaining the checkerboard pattern. Includes information sheet with 15 challenges. Box cover is missing the Pentangle logo which appears on similar puzzles. Same puzzle as lot 3610.

 

Lot 3610 - Dracula's Curse

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $41

Dracula's Curse by Pentangle
Pieces Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Arrange the eight pieces to form a number of shapes, retaining the checkerboard pattern. Includes copy of information sheet with 15 challenges. Same puzzle as lot 3610.

 

Lot 3611 - L's Bells

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $28

L's Bells by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Three construction challenges with nine pieces. Box cover is missing the Pentangle logo which appears on similar puzzles. Same puzzle as lot 3612.

 

Lot 3612 - L's Bells

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $35

L's Bells by Pentangle
Cover Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Three construction challenges with nine pieces. Small chip at right-edge of top (see photo). Same puzzle as lot 3611.

 

Lot 3613 - Just Fit

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

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. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3614 - 4th Avenue

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $38

4th Avenue by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x4x2cm

Notes: Place the eight pieces in the tray so that all of the edges match. Includes original box (some adhesive residue on cover), English instructions and solution diagram.

 

Lot 3615 - Passage (S & G)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $51

Passage (S & G) by Inaba, Hirano, Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Inaba, Hirano, Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 11x11x3cm

Notes: Move the metal ball from S to G. Includes original box and Japanese information sheets.

 

Lot 3616 - Digit Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $26

Digit Puzzle by Takahisa Nakanishi

Designer: Takahisa Nakanishi

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Arrange the pieces so that the 12 joined edges form the digits 0-9, H (happy), and P (puzzling). IPP15 Exchange puzzle from Takahisa Nakanishi. Includes original box, solution sheet, and information sheet describing three additional edge-matching challenges.

 

Lot 3617 - House Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $37

House Puzzle by Akira Ohtuka and Koji Kitajima

Designer: Akira Ohtuka and Koji Kitajima

Size: 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 3619 - Sake Box Packing

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $46

Sake Box Packing by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 8x8x6cm

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

 

Lot 3620 - Never Ending

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $150

Never Ending by Nob Yoshigahara

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Eight distinct pieces form a cube. This was Nob's exchange puzzles from IPP18. The original design won the 2nd Grand Prize at the 2nd Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. The design was later improved by Kozy Kitajima. Shape induces pieces to fall into an obvious sequence. 11 different Hamiltonian circuits are possible. Includes original plastic box and information sheet.

 

Lot 3621 - Cross Block

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $83

Cross Block by Toshiaki Betsumiya

Designer: Toshiaki Betsumiya

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: 10 distinct pieces form a cube. Includes original box and information/solution sheet.

 

Lot 3622 - Neo 123 Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $128

Neo 123 Puzzle by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 11x8x2cm

Notes: Rearrange the order of the 123 pieces. IPP18 Exchange puzzle from Yoshiaki Hirano. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 3623 - Hero 2

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $137

Hero 2 by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 13x9x2cm

Notes: Slide the pieces so that HERO2 moves from top to bottom. IPP18 Exchange puzzle from Koji Hirotsu. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 3624 - Tokyo Disney Puzzle - Space

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $60

Tokyo Disney Puzzle - Space

Size: 8x7x1cm

Notes: Remove the C from the hexagon. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 3625 - Tokyo Disneyland Puzzle - Key

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $20

Tokyo Disneyland Puzzle - Key

Size: 10x6x1cm

Notes: Separate the two keys. Mickey's nose is discolored. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 3626 - Discon

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $125

Discon by Jost Hänny / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jost Hänny
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Stack the 12 discs and 13 identical rods into a single cylinder. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3627 - Campanile

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $75

Campanile by Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tetau / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

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

Size: 21x5x5cm

Notes: Ten pieces fit in the tower. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3628 - Escalon

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $110

Escalon by Jost Hänny / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jost Hänny
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 14x3x3cm

Notes: Seven pieces spiral together to make a tower. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3629 - Three Sticks Trapped

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $70

Three Sticks Trapped by Stéphane Chomine / Eric Fuller

Designer: Stéphane Chomine
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: Remove the three pieces from the frame. Made from walnut and yellowheart.

 

Lot 3631 - The Lambada Cube

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $30

The Lambada Cube by Harold Cataquet / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Harold Cataquet
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 11 pieces form a cube; 10 pieces are made of an L-tetromino plus two cubes. IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Harold Cataquet. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3632 - The Restricted Zone

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $38

The Restricted Zone by Goh Pit Khiam / Walt Hoppe

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 8x8x1cm

Notes: Place the five pieces into the covered tray. IPP22 Exchange puzzle from Walt Hoppe. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3633 - Electro Maze

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

Electro Maze by Oskar van Deventer

Designer: Oskar van Deventer

Size: 17x10x2cm

Notes: Printed circuit card with multiple challenges: use the probe to light the green and red lights separately or together. Or simply solve the traditional maze using the circuit as walls. This was an IPP15 Exchange puzzle from Oskar van Deventer. The electronics are functional but needs a new battery.

 

Lot 3634 - Hexaspiration!

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $43

Hexaspiration!

Size: 8x4x2cm

Notes: Remove the rod from the brass block. This was an IPP13 Exchange puzzle from Edward Hordern. Mechanism not successfully tested. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 3635 - r2d2

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/2/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $190

r2d2 by Roger D

Designer/Maker: Roger D

Size: 8x4x2cm

Notes: Move the small ball to the opposite channel.

 

Lot 3636 - Cherry Pi

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $42

Cherry Pi by Allan Boardman

Designer/Maker: Allan Boardman

Box: 5x2x1cm

Notes: Reassemble the six pieces of pi. G4G3 souvenir from Allan Boardman.

 

Lot 3637 - The Oriental Toothpick Safe

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $220

The Oriental Toothpick Safe by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 10x4x3cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was an IPP21 Exchange puzzle from Dave Rossetti.

 

Lot 3638 - Buffalo Nickel Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $60

Buffalo Nickel Puzzle by Oskar van Deventer / George Miller

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: George Miller

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: This is Oskar's Nine and One-Half Moves planar burr puzzle with a buffalo nickel theme. In fact, the secret compartment contains a real 1937 buffalo nickel. This was an IPP20 Exchange puzzle from George Miller.

 

Lot 3639 - The Beetle Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $17

The Beetle Puzzle by Serhiy Grabarchuk

Designer/Maker: Serhiy Grabarchuk

Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Sliding block puzzle, to exchange the position of the red and yellow blocks. IPP16 Exchange puzzle from Serhiy Grabarchuk.

 

Lot 3640 - Double Sliding

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/5/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $32

Double Sliding by Dario Uri

Designer/Maker: Dario Uri

Size: 16x8x2cm

Notes: Slide the pieces and the inner ring from left to right, working around the two small barriers (one shown). This was an IPP22 Exchange puzzle from Dario Uri.

 

Lot 3641 - Checkout (143)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

Checkout (143) by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 9x9x1cm

Notes: 12 pieces fit inside the tray in a checkered pattern. This is something of a "vanishing" puzzle, since there appears to be one extra black and white triangle! Used as an Exchange puzzle for IPP20 (Barrett). Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 3642 - 2-Move Case

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $58

2-Move Case

Size: 12x9x2cm

Notes: Magic drawer: drawer contents do not appear unless you know the secret. Yosegi is commonly attributed to Ninomiya, but no markings or other confirmation. Includes Japanese solution sheet. Same as lots 3552 and 3553.

 

Lot 3643 - 7-Move Box (N-3)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $410

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x9x6cm

Notes: 7-move box. Light scratch on bottom panel (barely visible at top of extra photo); otherwise in excellent condition. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3644 - 4 Sun 4 Step (N-12)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $503

4 Sun 4 Step (N-12) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 12x9x6cm

Notes: Traditional 4-move box. Slight gaps in top panel seams, and some slightly uneven edges; movement is excellent. Includes an original box (but not the one sized for this puzzle).

 

Lot 3645 - 4-Move Push-Up Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/10/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,227

4-Move Push-Up Box by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 10x8x6cm

Notes: 4-move push-up box. Very light scratches on one side and bottom; very slight gaps in top panel seams. Includes an original box (but not the one sized for this puzzle).

 

Lot 3646 - 5-Move Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $1,565

5-Move Box by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 11x8x5cm

Notes: 5-moves to open secret compartment. Similar mechanism to N-23. Very slight warp in side panel, resulting in slight gap between that and top panel. Includes box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3647 - 12-Move Box (N-17)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $438

12-Move Box (N-17) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: 12-move box; excellent condition. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 3648 - Trick Box with a Top (N-19)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $282

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x7x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2006. Two-move box hiding a top inside. The top was made by Kazuyuki Tanaka. Made from walnut, magnolia, hinoki, and red camphor. Slight gaps in some seams; very small ding on one edge. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3649 - Covered Type Secret Box (N-21)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $85

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Four-move box; made from katsura and walnut. One kannuki is slightly loose. Includes original box (but not the one sized for this puzzle) and solution sheet. Same as lots 3650 and 3651.

 

Lot 3650 - Covered Type Secret Box (N-21)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $130

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Four-move box; made from katsura and walnut. Excellent condition. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lots 3649 and 3651.

 

Lot 3651 - Covered Type Secret Box (N-21)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $101

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Four-move box; made from katsura and walnut. Slightly overhang on two edges; otherwise excellent condition. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lots 3649 and 3650.

 

Lot 3652 - Karakuri Box for Glasses (N-20)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $760

Karakuri Box for Glasses (N-20) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 19x12x11cm

Notes: Secret compartment is felt-lined and designed for glasses. First move is very tight (but should loosen with use), but can be bypassed with alternate solution. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3653 - Packing Box (mini) (N-15)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $90

Packing Box (mini) (N-15) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Warped Panel Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. One end panel is extremely warped (see extra photo); mechanism it tight but unaffected. This was a Karakuri Club Xmas present from 2005. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3654 - Packing Box (mini) II (N-25)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $80

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 5-moves to open secret compartment. This was a 2008 Karakuri Club Xmas present. First move is slightly loose; otherwise in excellent condition. Made from magnolia, and amur cork. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3655.

 

Lot 3655 - Packing Box (mini) II (N-25)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $160

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 5-moves to open secret compartment. This was a 2008 Karakuri Club Xmas present. Excellent condition. Made from magnolia, and amur cork. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3654.

 

Lot 3656 - Packing Box (mini) III (N-26)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $150

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 10x8x7cm

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

 

Lot 3657 - Love Letter (N-16)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $1,795

Love Letter (N-16) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Case Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Puzzle size: 17x12x5cm

Notes: Made for the Karakuri Creation Group's 2006 Valentine Exhibition. Secret compartment lined with yosegi. Box in excellent condition; case has significant scratches on cover (see extra photo). Includes copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3658 - Original Ohkawa Style Secret Box (N-10)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $2,453

Original Ohkawa Style Secret Box (N-10) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Bottom Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 21x14x6cm

Notes: 2-move box made as a tribute to the original Ohkawa box. Significant gaps in top panel seams (see photo); first move is tight. Inside cover has hand-draw hanko, and numbered 24-10. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3659 - Sway Cube

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $163

Sway Cube by Hidekuni Tamura / Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer: Hidekuni Tamura
Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Tricky 2-piece cube with blocking piece. Blocking piece is stamped (in ink) with Ninomiya's hanko. Includes original, Ninomiya-style storage box (bottom in poor condition) and information/solution sheet.

 

Lot 3660 - Bad Radio (P-17)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $1,013

Bad Radio (P-17) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 22x14x13cm

Notes: Three secret compartments, all opening at the same time. Requires some force to open. Inside signed "A. Kamei" and dated 2003.10. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3662 - Sakura Mochi (P-44)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/4/2012

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $201

Sakura Mochi (P-44) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 14x11x4cm

Notes: The dessert hides a secret compartment. The inlaid leaf is incredibly thin. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3663 - Hot Miso Soup (P-41)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $313

Hot Miso Soup (P-41) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x9cm

Notes: Secret compartment inside the bowl of miso soup. Made from cherry, walnut, etc. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3664 - Hamburger (P-29)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $350

Hamburger (P-29) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x10cm

Notes: The mechanism is the same as the classic Psycho Matchbox. A few significant scratches on top bun.

 

Lot 3666 - Small Box 2 (M-24-2)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Small Box 2 (M-24-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Karakuri Club Xmas present from 1999. Crafted in keyaki. Includes original box. Same as lot 3763.

 

Lot 3667 - Star Puzzle Box (M-31)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $181

Star Puzzle Box (M-31) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2003. Similar in appearance to the kumiki Star (K-6), but this is really a trick opening "box", not kumiki. Made from walnut. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3668 - Cube Box (M-34)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $334

Cube Box (M-34) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2005. Unusual moves release two halves, which reveals the secret compartment. Made from walnut, keyaki, and rosewood. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3761.

 

Lot 3669 - String Box 2 (M-36)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $100

String Box 2 (M-36) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x6x5cm

Notes: This was a 2007 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3670 - Rotary Box (M-43)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $85

Rotary Box (M-43) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Rotate panels to open the secret compartment. First panel is slightly loose. Made from walnut. This was a 2011 Karakuri Club Xmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3760.

 

Lot 3671 - Small Box 1 (M-24)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $130

Small Box 1 (M-24) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Small box, made from rosewood.

 

Lot 3672 - Train Engine (P-30)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $499

Train Engine (P-30) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 19x11x7cm

Notes: Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3673 - Star (K-21-2)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $391

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). Includes original box and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 3674 - Stapler (P-43)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $303

Stapler (P-43) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 14x7x5cm

Notes: Open the staple compartment. Made from karin and oak. Includes display plaque, original box, and solution card.

 

Lot 3676 - 12 Diamonds Box (RF-1)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $4,423

12 Diamonds Box (RF-1) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Iwahara's first design with the Karakuri Creation Group. 12 plates form a rhombic dodecahedron with a secret compartment. This was the forerunner of the Dream of Zebra series. Includes original box and stand.

 

Lot 3677 - Muku Super-CUBI (RF-4-4)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $606

Muku Super-CUBI (RF-4-4) by Hiroshi Iwahara / Hiroshi Iwahara and Izumiya

Designer: Hiroshi Iwahara
Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara and Izumiya

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: Each panel has three states (but the first and last panels only use two of them); a total of 324 moves will open the secret compartment. This muku version of the Super-CUBI was finished by Izumiya. Includes original box, information sheet, and colored note hidden inside.

 

Lot 3678 - Byway Secret 2 (RF-8-1)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

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

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Ten moves to open two secret compartments, requiring some unusual moves. Small ding on top panel. The inlay pattern uses yellow wood. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3679 - Special Byway Secret 3 (RF-11)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $274

Special Byway Secret 3 (RF-11) by Hiroshi Iwahara
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 15x10x8cm

Notes: Also known as the Inside-out Box. This is a very clever design where the traditional movement, kannuki, and yosegi, of a trick box are found on the *inside* of the box! (See photo). This is a special version with a separate yosegi pattern on the top and bottom panels. Includes original box. "Rockfield" laser etched on side panel.

 

Lot 3680 - Acorn Box (RF-20-1)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $60

Acorn Box (RF-20-1) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 7x5x5cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This is the first and simpler of the two designs made. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3681 - House With Trees (RF-29)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $335

House With Trees (RF-29) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was a 2010 Karakuri Club Xmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3682 - Nested Box Set

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/2/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $215

Nested Box Set by Yoshio Okiyama
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 9x7x5cm

Notes: Set of four 2-move boxes. Normally a set of six, the largest and second smallest boxes are missing from this lot. Reasonable wear for antique boxes; end panel of smallest box is loose and can be removed.

 

Lot 3683 - Fortune Cards (MY-8)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $495

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

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x4cm

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

 

Lot 3684 - Family (MY-9)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $185

Family (MY-9) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 13x6x6cm

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

 

Lot 3685 - 2 Steps of Drawers (S-8)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $77

2 Steps of Drawers (S-8) by Hideto Satou

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Size: 11x10x9cm

Notes: Open the two drawers. Mechanism not well hidden. This was a Karakuri Club Xmas present for 2008. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3768.

 

Lot 3686 - Dona Dona (TJ-15)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $101

Dona Dona (TJ-15) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 10x7x6cm

Notes: Find secret compartment. The puzzle is also a music box: Dona Dona is played when the cow halves are separated (and head is wound). Karakuri Club Xmas present from 2008. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3769.

 

Lot 3687 - String Box (TU-13)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $120

String Box (TU-13) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3688 - String Box Part II (TU-15)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $88

String Box Part II (TU-15) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 12x9x7cm

Notes: Manipulate the string to open the box. This was a Karakuri Club Xmas present for 2009. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3765.

 

Lot 3689 - Two Drawers (M-25)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Two Drawers (M-25) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 16x12x11cm

Notes: Two trick drawers. Multiple significant dings and scratches; one piece chipped from near-upper corner (see photo).

 

Lot 3691 - Money Box (Swing Type)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $100

Money Box (Swing Type) by Hideto Satou

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Size: 11x7x7cm

Notes: Coin box with secret compartment. Made from maple, karin, and birch. Appears to be in excellent condition; mechanism not tested. This was a Karakuri Club Xmas present for 2009. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3692 - Hit Box (CH-1)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $19

Hit Box (CH-1) by Karakuri Creation Group

Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 9x6x4cm

Notes: One of a series of low-cost boxes by the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes information card and solution.

 

Lot 3693 - Fake Box (CH-2)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Fake Box (CH-2) by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 5x4x3cm

Notes: One of a series of low-cost boxes by the Karakuri Creation Group. A well-executed trick.

 

Lot 3694 - Small 18-Move Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $37

Small 18-Move Box by Yoshio Okiyama

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 5x3x3cm

Notes: Small traditional trick box attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings). Same as lot 3734.

 

Lot 3695 - Small 4-Move Box with Drawer

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $83

Small 4-Move Box with Drawer by Yoshio Okiyama
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 4x3x2cm

Notes: Small traditional trick box with drawer, attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings). Includes box and solution sheet. Similar to lot 3696.

 

Lot 3696 - Small 4-Move Box with Drawer

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $83

Small 4-Move Box with Drawer by Yoshio Okiyama
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 4x3x2cm

Notes: Small traditional trick box with drawer, attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings). Similar to lot 3695.

 

Lot 3697 - 4-Move Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $25

4-Move Box by Izumiya

Maker: Izumiya

Size: 6x5x4cm

Notes: Laser-cut and inlaid image. Light wear.

 

Lot 3698 - 6 Sun, 20-Move Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $65

6 Sun, 20-Move Box by Izumiya
Reverse Photo

Maker: Izumiya

Size: 19x13x8cm

Notes: 20-move box. Significant dings on reverse side. Includes original box (box says "23step", so may not be the correct original box).

 

Lot 3699 - Hexagon (H-11)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $151

Hexagon (H-11) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 10x9x5cm

Notes: Find the two secret compartments, one containing a small bonus box. This was a 2008 Karakuri Club Xmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3700 - Bento (Packed Lunch) (H-8)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $150

Bento (Packed Lunch) (H-8) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 14x12x4cm

Notes: The bento box hides a secret compartment. Includes chopsticks and napkin. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3701 - 4-Sun, 10-Move Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $38

4-Sun, 10-Move Box by Izumiya

Maker: Izumiya

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: 10-move box. Excellent condition. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3702 - 4-Sun, 27-Move Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $56

4-Sun, 27-Move Box by Izumiya

Maker: Izumiya

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: 27-move box. Excellent condition. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3703 - Special 3 Brothers (MY-3)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $265

Special 3 Brothers (MY-3) by Tatsuo Miyamoto / Tatsuo Miyamoto and Izumiya
Unstacked Photo

Designer: Tatsuo Miyamoto
Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto and Izumiya

Size: 17x16x16cm

Notes: Goal is to open the drawers one at a time. Each layer contains a music box that will play with the drawer is opened. This is a special version with a yosegi surface by Izumiya.

 

Lot 3704 - 5-Move Bottom Twist Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/3/2012

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $265

5-Move Bottom Twist Box by Yoshio Okiyama
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 18x12x7cm

Notes: Significant wear, some warping, and some repair. Mechanism is tight but functional. This design is attributed to Okiyama and shown in Karakuri Creation Group's Okiyama's Art Works (but no formal provenance or confirming markings).

 

Lot 3705 - 30 Move Mame Puzzle Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $147

30 Move Mame Puzzle Box by Eric Fuller
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 5x3x3cm

Notes: Traditional Japanese box design with 30 moves. Made from Indonesian rosewood and mahogany. Very small: each step is 0.025 inch. Signed and numbered; dated 3/05. Same design as lot 3561.

 

Lot 3707 - Hinged Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $236

Hinged Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Trick box with secret compartment. One long but shallow gouge on front panel. Signed and numbered; edition limited to about 40. Dated 5/2004. Same design as lot 3729.

 

Lot 3708 - Stacked Sticks

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

Stacked Sticks by Eric Fuller
Pieces Photo

Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Four distinct pieces form a cube. This design is usually presented with flatten sticks. Excellent fit. Signed and numbered; dated 8/2003.

 

Lot 3709 - Tangerine

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $210

Tangerine by Vesa Timonen / George Miller

Designer: Vesa Timonen
Maker: George Miller

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Take apart and assemble the six pieces: four sections inside of two rind pieces. First prize in the 2006 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. 3-D printed in colored ABS plastic.

 

Lot 3710 - Hurly Burly

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $196

Hurly Burly by Oskar van Deventer / George Miller

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: George Miller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Four interconnected 6-piece burrs; 12 pieces in six colors, with each color forming a continuous looped path. Assembly requires some coordinate and spiral motions. 3-D printed in colored ABS plastic.

 

Lot 3711 - Flat Tire

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $195

Flat Tire by Vesa Timonen / George Miller

Designer: Vesa Timonen
Maker: George Miller

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Take apart and assemble the four pieces. Surprisingly complex rotations. 3-D printed in ABS plastic.

 

Lot 3712 - Ferguson's Paradox

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $91

Ferguson's Paradox by Peter Knoppers and Oskar van Deventer / Buttonius

Designer: Peter Knoppers and Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Buttonius

Size: 12x4x3cm

Notes: This device demonstrates (James) Ferguson's Paradox, where three gears appear to all move in different directions, even though they have the same drive gear: one clockwise, one counter-clockwise, and one stays stationary. The trick plays with frame of reference. This was the IPP29 Exchange puzzle from Peter Hajek. Includes velvet pouch and information card.

 

Lot 3713 - Bin Laden Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/2/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $100

Bin Laden Puzzle by Rik van Grol / Buttonius

Designer: Rik van Grol
Maker: Buttonius

Size: 14x5x4cm

Notes: Goal is to open all four drawers at the same time. A clear pattern is quickly discovered, but then broken--as the name implies, this puzzle is both binary and evil! This was Rik van Grol's IPP26 Exchange puzzle. Includes information and hint sheet.

 

Lot 3714 - Chinny Football

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $110

Chinny Football by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 10x7x7cm

Notes: Find the fuzzy chick inside the football. (Not to be confused with the more complicated Football Downunder.)

 

Lot 3715 - Mini Cariatide

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $470

Mini Cariatide by Miguel Berrocal

Designer/Maker: Miguel Berrocal

Size: 15x6x6cm

Notes: 25 nickel-plated pieces plus ring form a female figure. Includes stand as shown; no book. Rough spot on right shoulder, but visually not noticeable; base also has rough finish; otherwise in excellent condition. Edition 8567/100000.

 

Lot 3716 - Mame Puzzle Box with Top

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $37

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

Maker: Shigeaki Nishimura and Kazuyuki Tanaka

Size: 3x2x1cm

Notes: Small 4-move box with a miniature top inside (see extra photo). Box made by Nishimura; top made by Tanaka. Same as lot 3560.

 

Lot 3717 - Basic Board Burr

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/2/2012

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $12

Basic Board Burr by Lars Christensen / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Lars Christensen
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 1.6x1.6x1.6cm

Notes: Very small 6-piece board burr. Level 3.11.3.3.

 

Lot 3718 - Stealth

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $70

Stealth by Allan Boardman
Size Comparison Photo

Maker: Allan Boardman

Stick length: 0.4cm

Notes: Mini three piece burr, made in ebony. Includes plastic display case with black background, making the puzzle impossible to see.

 

Lot 3719 - Hoffmann Ball

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $125

Hoffmann Ball by Stephen Chin

Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: Hoffmann-style ball with hidden compartment. Ball and matching base made from camphor with matching grain.

 

Lot 3722 - Creative Puzzles of the World

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $33

Creative Puzzles of the World by van Delft and Botermans / Harry N. Abrams

Designer: van Delft and Botermans
Maker: Harry N. Abrams

Pages: 200

Notes: A complete historical overview of puzzles of all kinds, not just mechanical puzzles, including: matchstick, domino, magic squares, mazes, number, and logic puzzles. Published in 1978; hardback.

 

Lot 3723 - New Book of Puzzles

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $22

New Book of Puzzles by Slocum and Botermans / Freeman

Designer: Slocum and Botermans
Maker: Freeman

Pages: 128

Notes: The second book by these authors. In addition to showing examples from all major classifications, they also given details for how to make many of them. Published in 1992; hardback.

 

Lot 3724 - The Tangram Book

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $36

The Tangram Book by Jerry Slocum / Sterling

Designer: Jerry Slocum
Maker: Sterling

Pages: 192

Notes: A definitive history of the Tangram, generously illustrated with color photos throughout. 82 pages dedicated to a compendium of historical problems and solutions. Published in 2003; hardback.

 

Lot 3725 - We are the Karakuri Creation Group (KB-1)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $11

We are the Karakuri Creation Group (KB-1) by Karakuri Creation Group

Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Pages: 24

Notes: Published in 2003, this booklet presents 11 designers of the Karakuri Creation Group, and a brief summary of their work. English and Japanese text.

 

Lot 3726 - Berrocal

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

Berrocal by IVAM

Maker: IVAM

Pages: 283

Notes: Published to commemorate the exhibit at IVAM (El Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno), Aug. 23 through Oct. 20, 2002. Early sculpture in iron, torsos, women, and models for the sets of Bizet's Carmen are highlighted. Published in 2002; hardback.

 

Lot 3727 - Berrocal, Form and Movement

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

Berrocal, Form and Movement by Bertelsmann

Maker: Bertelsmann

Pages: 186

Notes: This softback, full color book was published to commemorate the Form and Movement exhibit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, May 8 through Sept. 27, 1998.

 

Lot 3728 - Left-Forward Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $185

Left-Forward Puzzle by Simon Nightingale

Designer/Maker: Simon Nightingale

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Remove the center bar. Made form Corian and metal bits. Intended as an Exchange puzzle, but only 30 made. Same as lot 3565.

 

Lot 3729 - Hinged Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $150

Hinged Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Trick box with secret compartment. One side panel is very sticky. Signed and numbered; edition limited to about 40. Dated 5/2004. Same as lot 3707.

 

Lot 3730 - Shaekel Knot

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $80

Shaekel Knot by Oskar van Deventer / Eric Fuller

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Three piece fit together to form a knot. Tight fit. One piece signed, and dated 12/05.

 

Lot 3731 - 3-Piece Spinning Top

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

3-Piece Spinning Top by Vladimir Krasnoukhov

Designer/Maker: Vladimir Krasnoukhov

Size: 8x7x6cm

Notes: Separate and reassemble the three pieces (this is a puzzle, not a top!).

 

Lot 3732 - Alles Roger

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/5/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $290

Alles Roger by Roger D

Designer/Maker: Roger D

Size: 8x4x2cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the small ball.

 

Lot 3733 - Screw Cube

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/5/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $295

Screw Cube by Roger D

Designer/Maker: Roger D

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Remove the five screws from the cube.

 

Lot 3734 - Small 18-Move Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $33

Small 18-Move Box by Yoshio Okiyama

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 5x3x3cm

Notes: Small traditional trick box attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings). Same as lot 3694.

 

Lot 3735 - Double Twist

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/2/2012

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $10

Double Twist by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 13x5x5cm

Notes: Goal is to separate the two pieces. Hand-made of 1/4" chromed steel. Scratches about one inch from the long end of both pieces.

 

Lot 3736 - L&

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $37

L& by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 12x6x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the ampersand. Hand-made of 1/4" chromed steel.

 

Lot 3737 - MULTIP

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $301

MULTIP by Dan Feldman

Designer/Maker: Dan Feldman

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: This trick lock can be opened using any of the four keys, using three distinct solution techniques. Made in brass with light patina. Includes copy of detailed solution sheet.

 

Lot 3738 - Oskar Puzzle

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $120

Oskar Puzzle by Oskar van Deventer / Hanayama

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Hanayama

Size: 9x5x1cm

Notes: Remove the two-layered key from the frame.

 

Lot 3739 - X-Y-Z Burr

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $220

X-Y-Z Burr by Robert Rose

Maker: Robert Rose

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Three identical pieces form a burr. Dimensions are such that the pieces almost "snap" into place; to disassemble, they must be aligned just right. A few small surface chips on inside edges, barely noticeable when assembled.

 

Lot 3740 - Sonneveld Cubed Burr

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $265

Sonneveld Cubed Burr by Dic Sonneveld / Tom Lensch
Side View Photo

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: A very tricky three-piece burr, inside a wonderful skeleton cube that allows you to peek in and see what's going on.

 

Lot 3741 - The Cave

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $121

The Cave by Wim Zwaan

Designer/Maker: Wim Zwaan

Size: 12x12x11cm

Notes: Get the tetrahedron block out of the hollow octahedron's triangular hole. Neither the block nor the hole are equilateral, so there are more combinations that you expect.

 

Lot 3742 - Pennyhedron

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/9/2012

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

Pennyhedron by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: a larger version of Coffin design #52. Pieces are slightly loose and some gaps in seams, but still very effective. Some wax should tighten things up nicely.

 

Lot 3743 - Golden Rhombic Icosahedron

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $290

Golden Rhombic Icosahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: 4-pieces make a golden rhombic icosahedron; some unusual movement. Made from chechin. This was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Abel Garcia.

 

Lot 3744 - Match Box

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $280

Match Box by Peter Hajek and Frank Chambers / Frank Chambers

Designer: Peter Hajek and Frank Chambers
Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 9x5x2cm

Notes: Open the drawer (without using any outside tools; everything you need is included). This was an IPP27 Exchange puzzle from Peter Hajek. Includes storage pouch.

 

Lot 3745 - Dogic

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $530

Dogic by Zoltan and Robert Vecsei / Vesco Toy-Manufacturer Ltd.

Designer: Zoltan and Robert Vecsei
Maker: Vesco Toy-Manufacturer Ltd.

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Scramble puzzle and restore. At each vertex there are two possible rotations: either all five full faces, or the five small pieces.

 

Lot 3750 - Chain of Nine 2x2x2 East Sheen Cubes

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $25

Chain of Nine 2x2x2 East Sheen Cubes
Twisted Photo

Size: 21x3x3cm

Notes: Everything should twist, but some spots are very tight.

 

Lot 3751 - Crazy 2x2x4

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/3/2012

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $22

Crazy 2x2x4 by You YuChun / Witeden
Twisted Photo

Designer: You YuChun
Maker: Witeden

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Imagine a 2x2x2 cube where the middle of each face rotates; or imagine a 4x4x4 cube with no edge pieces.

 

Lot 3756 - Wood Plane (P-2-3)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $514

Wood Plane (P-2-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x8x9cm

Notes: Excellent condition. An early design remade in 1994 (this is most likely the latter). Includes original box.

 

Lot 3757 - Coffee Cup (P-12)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $525

Coffee Cup (P-12) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 16x16x9cm

Notes: Cup and saucer hide a secret compartment. Made from teak, rosewood, and mayumi. Perhaps Kamei's best known design. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3758 - Cracked Egg (P-10)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $0

Winning bid: $36

Cracked Egg (P-10) by Akio Kamei
Crack Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 16x10x10cm

Notes: This Egg is perfectly functional, but has large cracks in all vertical seams (see photos). Shape not as "pointy" as most. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3759 - Small Die (P-9-3)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $82

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Smaller that classic Die, but similar solution and mechanism. Slight gaps in some seams. Includes original box and instructions. Same as lot 3509.

 

Lot 3760 - Rotary Box (M-43)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $100

Rotary Box (M-43) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Rotate panels to open the secret compartment. Made from walnut. This was a 2011 Karakuri Club Xmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3670.

 

Lot 3761 - Cube Box (M-34)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $333

Cube Box (M-34) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008. Unusual moves release two halves, which reveals the secret compartment. Made from walnut, keyaki, and rosewood. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3668.

 

Lot 3762 - Cube Box II (M-34-2)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $242

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 5x5x5cm

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

 

Lot 3763 - Small Box 2 (M-24-2)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $175

Small Box 2 (M-24-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Karakuri Club Xmas present from 1999. Crafted in keyaki. Includes original box and instruction sheet. Same as lot 3666.

 

Lot 3764 - Triple Cross Box (K-19)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $121

Triple Cross Box (K-19) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Six pieces form a burr shape, but this is a box not a burr. Extreme caution is required for disassembly without damage. IPP15 Exchange puzzle from Akio Kamei.

 

Lot 3765 - String Box Part II (TU-15)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $93

String Box Part II (TU-15) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 12x9x7cm

Notes: Manipulate the string to open the box. This was a Karakuri Club Xmas present for 2009. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3688.

 

Lot 3766 - String Box 2010 (TU-17)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/6/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $65

String Box 2010 (TU-17) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Manipulate the string to open the box. This was a Karakuri Club Xmas present for 2010. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3767 - String Box 2011 (TU-20)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/8/2012

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $105

String Box 2011 (TU-20) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 11x8x7cm

Notes: Manipulate the string to open the box. This was a Karakuri Club Xmas present for 2011. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3768 - 2 Steps of Drawers (S-8)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $76

2 Steps of Drawers (S-8) by Hideto Satou

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Size: 11x10x9cm

Notes: Open the two drawers. Mechanism not well hidden. This was a Karakuri Club Xmas present for 2008. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3685.

 

Lot 3769 - Dona Dona (TJ-15)

Phase: 25

Last Bid Date: 4/7/2012

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $80

Dona Dona (TJ-15) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 10x7x6cm

Notes: Find secret compartment. The puzzle is also a music box: Dona Dona is played when the cow halves are separated (and head is wound). Karakuri Club Xmas present from 2008. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Same as lot 3686.

 

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