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Lot 3574 - Maze Burr

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $560

Maze Burr by Kagen Schaefer
Box Photo

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Each face has two sliding panels, interacting with each other and also with the panels on adjacent faces. The goal is to completely disassemble and reassemble the cube. Includes wooden storage box and six extra maze panels. Made from ebony, Ceylon satinwood, and maple. Some panels are slightly tight. Two delicate burr pieces were cracked, and repaired by Kagen. This was the 2006 Puzzle of the Year at the IPP Design Competition.

 

Lot 3579 - Parabox (M-33) #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $306

Parabox (M-33) #1 by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x10x8cm

Notes: After removing the cover, a panel hides a secret compartment. Design notes say: "When you open the box, it is closed. When you close the box, the lock will be unlocked." Made from silky oak. Includes original box and solution card. Very small dent in top edge appears to be an original flaw in the wood.

 

Lot 3675 - Parabox (M-33) #2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $330

Parabox (M-33) #2 by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x10x8cm

Notes: After removing the cover, a panel hides a secret compartment. Design notes say: "When you open the box, it is closed. When you close the box, the lock will be unlocked." Made from silky oak. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3775 - Ichigo Shortcake (RF-15) #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $230

Ichigo Shortcake (RF-15) #1 by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 14x14x8cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment inside the strawberry (ichigo) shortcake. Made from padauk, dogwood, zelkova, and maple. Includes original box and solution sheet; one seam of box and cover is split.

 

Lot 3777 - Little Drawer (M-19)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $430

Little Drawer (M-19) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: Open the trick drawer. Includes an original box (but not the original size for this puzzle).

 

Lot 3780 - Hoop #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $285

Hoop #1 by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 8x6x6cm

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

 

Lot 3782 - Love Letter (N-16)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,401

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 17x12x5cm

Notes: Made for the Karakuri Creation Group's 2006 Valentine Exhibition. Secret compartment lined with yosegi (see extra photo). Includes simple presentation case. Includes copy of solution card.

 

Lot 3785 - Hinged Box

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $400

Hinged Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Trick box with secret compartment. Signed and dated 9/2004; limited edition: #36 of 40. Lid is slightly off alignment (see photo); otherwise, in excellent condition.

 

Lot 3786 - Dodecahedron Box

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $2,300

Dodecahedron Box by Kagen Schaefer
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: Rotate faces until the trap door is released. Made from bubinga, wenge, and maple. Includes solution sheet and original certificate of authenticity. Limited edition of 40. This was the 2004 Puzzle of the Year at the IPP Design Competition.

 

Lot 3787 - Box with a Key (P-38) #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $530

Box with a Key (P-38) #1 by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Box made from walnut; key made from red sandlewood. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3790 - Covered Chimney

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $625

Covered Chimney by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2006. Made from katsura, walnut, and berry. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3795 - Portrait de Michele

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $900

Portrait de Michele by Miguel Berrocal

Designer/Maker: Miguel Berrocal

Size: 10x7x5cm

Notes: 17 nickel-plated pieces form a female head. One piece is a functional ring. Includes original book (unnumbered) with detailed assembly instructions; edition #4554 of 9500.

 

Lot 3796 - Mini Zoraida

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $975

Mini Zoraida by Miguel Berrocal

Designer/Maker: Miguel Berrocal

Size: 8x7x4cm

Notes: 23 nickel-plated pieces form a female figure. One piece is a functional ring. Includes original book (unnumbered) with detailed assembly instructions; edition #3963 of 9500.

 

Lot 3797 - Christina

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $1,150

Christina by Miguel Berrocal

Designer/Maker: Miguel Berrocal

Size: 15x8x6cm

Notes: 25 nickel-plated pieces form a female figure. One piece is a functional ring. Includes original book (unnumbered) with detailed assembly instructions; edition #2899 of 9500. One-inch tear in book spine.

 

Lot 3799 - Miguel Berrocal Scupturen

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $85

Miguel Berrocal Scupturen by Die Galerie

Maker: Die Galerie

Pages: 192

Notes: Full-color German-language art book, covering a wide selection of Berrocal's sculpural work. Published 1987.

 

Lot 3800 - Saturn (24)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/4/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,250

Saturn (24) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: Twelve pieces, two each of six dissimiliar shapes. One piece inscribed "STC, 1979". Minor wear; all pieces with pencil marks on the inside.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3802 - Four-Piece Pyramid (26)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $455

Four-Piece Pyramid (26) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x10x10cm

Notes: Four dissimilar pieces, made from white oak with doweled joints; reportedly one of four made in this wood. One piece inscribed "#3-2, 1976, S.T.C." Includes original note, dated 6/22/83.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3803 - Hexagonal Prism (11)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/4/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,197

Hexagonal Prism (11) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces made from mahogany, rosewood, and limba. One piece inscribed "STC, 1983". Slight wear; pieces marked inside in pencil.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3804 - Truncated Octahedra (28)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $335

Truncated Octahedra (28) by Stewart Coffin
Square Pyramid Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 11x11x8cm

Notes: Five pieces (made from truncated octahedra) will pack into the box. The pieces also form a square pyramid that fits into notches in the base of the box. 16 additional shapes are given in a small, 12-page booklet (with pen and pencil marks). Very faint sticker residue on outside of box.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3805 - Fusion-Confusion (15-A)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $315

Fusion-Confusion (15-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Made from bloodwood, teak, and primvera. This design is the same as Triumph except that two pairs of pieces are fused together. Assembles into four different symmetric shapes. One piece inscribed "15-A, STC, 1990". Inside of pieces marked in pencil. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3806 - Peanut (67)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $425

Peanut (67) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form an octahedral cluster; made from mahogany and walnut. Piece #3 is different from what appears in the Compendium. Includes original box and information sheet; six additional assembly challenges are given. Inside of pieces marked in pencil.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3809 - Diagonal Cube (58)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $532

Diagonal Cube (58) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces forma a cube. One piece inscribed "STC, 1984". Inside of pieces marked in pencil. Minor wear; slight sticker residue on one face; small chip from one corner.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3812 - Corner Block (59)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $645

Corner Block (59) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a cube. Includes original note, dated June 22, 1983, which indicates that this is made from gaboon ebony and cherry, and is one of two made in this style.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3813 - Pin-Hole Grand Cross (20)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $545

Pin-Hole Grand Cross (20) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 23x23x23cm

Notes: A special double-length link allows the Pin-Hole Puzzle to be expanded to any size. This is the largest pre-packaged kit that Stewart Coffin sold, containing 7 pins, 1 bar, 12 crosses, 17 elbows, and 6 links. One piece with very slight sticker residue. Includes the original 10-page Pin-Hole information booklet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3814 - Pin-Hole Set (20)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Pin-Hole Set (20) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Unit: 1 inch

Notes: Mixed set of Pin-Hole pieces: 2 pins, 6 bars, 5 crosses, 6 elbows, 1 link pieces, and three booklets. One pin fits loosely. These can mix and match with other Pin-Hole sets, but note that the edge style may not match (for example, these pieces are not as sanded/rounded as those in lot 3813).

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3816 - Garnet (60)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $362

Garnet (60) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: 6 dissimilar pieces; made from ebony, afzelia, purpleheart, Luzon acle, satinwood, and yellow sanders. Slight sticker residue on the lighter woods; fit is slightly loose.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3817 - Super Sleeper-Stopper (44)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $284

Super Sleeper-Stopper (44) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Block: 7x4x2cm

Notes: Move the bead to the opposite loop. Block made from purpleheart, cherry, and satinwood; bead made from rosewood.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3821 - Cornucopia (76)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $225

Cornucopia (76) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 18x18cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. Tray side-1 inscribed "#35, STC, 1985"; tray side-2 inscribed "#35, 16367, A-1". Includes pieces: 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,12,13. Includes original information sheets.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3822 - Cornucopia (76)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $265

Cornucopia (76) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 18cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. Tray side-1 inscribed "#33, 16277, A-1" and "STC, 1985"; tray side-2 inscribed "#33, D-2". Includes pieces: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,11,12,13. Piece 10 added as a bonus. Includes original information sheets. Includes original note describing the effects of replacing piece 11 with piece 10.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3823 - Cornucopia (76)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $230

Cornucopia (76) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 18cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. Tray side-1 inscribed "SPECIAL, 105747, STC 1985". Included pieces: 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10,12,16. Includes original information sheets. Tray made from butternut, maple, holly; pieces made from cheery, imbuya, satinwood, mulberry, purpleheart, walnut, mahogany, rosewood, oak, padauk.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3829 - Corner Block (59)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $287

Corner Block (59) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a cube. One pieces inscribed "STC, 1985". Made from zebrawood and purpleheart. Key piece (pin) held in place by wire instead of rubber. Some slight gaps between pieces (see photo).

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3831 - Hybrid

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $226

Hybrid by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 18cm

Notes: 30 sticks: 12 hexagonal sticks forming something like Hectix, and 18 square sticks forming an 18-piece burr. Made from walnut, maple, and cherry.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3832 - The Cutler Cube

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,061

The Cutler Cube by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Edge: 11cm

Notes: 66 pieces form a cube. This is an extremely complex puzzles with a few tricks (dead-ends, half-moves, and coordinate motion). Includes original instruction booklet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3833 - Blockhead

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $40

Blockhead by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Box Size: 12x12x5cm

Notes: Fit the four identical pieces into the tray. This design won the grand prize at the 1986 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. Made from oak. One face of each block has markings hinting at solution (see photo). Slight sticker residue on one side of box.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3834 - Melting Block

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $100

Melting Block by Jerry McFarland

Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 17x12x7cm

Notes: Eight of the nine blocks pack nicely into the box, leaving one small piece left over. But the correct packing gets them all in, thus "melting" the extra block. Blocks are hand-numbered in ink (see photo).

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3838 - My Unhappy Adolescence (NY23)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $555

My Unhappy Adolescence (NY23) by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x5cm

Notes: Seven pieces (all P pentomino + pair) pack the box. There are five ways to position the empty space. Bottom stamped with TW logo.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3839 - Hara's Diabolical Cube (YH15)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $511

Hara's Diabolical Cube (YH15) by Yoshikatsu Hara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Yoshikatsu Hara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Box: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Eleven pieces assemble to form a cube (10 pieces are made of 3 dicubes, and one piece is a skew tetracube). Sequential letters have been written on each piece in ink (see photo). Certificate of authenticity (dated 1989) is glued to inside of lid. Base stamped with TW logo. This puzzle is featured in CFF 28 (April 1992) in an article by Jacques Haubrich entitled Hara's Diabolical Cube.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3841 - Cubicus

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $145

Cubicus by Peer Clahsen / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Peer Clahsen
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 10cm

Notes: 10 pieces form a cube and other geometric shapes. More of a construction toy than a puzzle. Includes original box.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3842 - Ellipso

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $170

Ellipso by Xavier de Clippeleir / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Xavier de Clippeleir
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 25x8x5cm

Notes: 12-unit loop folds into various shapes. More of a manipulative toy than a puzzle. Includes original box.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3843 - Knick

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $65

Knick by Stier/3 / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Stier/3
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Cube: 1cm

Notes: 12-cube snake can be twisted and turned to form many shapes. More of a construction toy than a puzzle. Includes original box.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3845 - The Zen Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $316

The Zen Puzzle by Charles O. Perry

Designer: Charles O. Perry

Size: 6x6x3cm

Notes: Remove the five brass rods then return them to the black aluminum frame. Key piece is spring-loaded to maintain its postion. Includes original felt bag. Information card has pen notes.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3846 - The Captive Coin

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $355

The Captive Coin by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Hoffmann-style puzzle box; the goal is to release the coin. Made in Corian. This was Edward Hordern's IPP14 Exchange Puzzle. Includes original information and solution sheets.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3847 - Ring Box

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $270

Ring Box by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 4x4x2cm

Notes: Hoffmann-style puzzle box; the goal is to open the box to remove the ring. Made in Corian. This was Frank Chambers' IPP14 Exchange puzzle. Includes original information sheet and hand-written solution.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3848 - Nightmare

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $71

Nightmare by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 16x15x12cm

Notes: Remove the string from the complicated loops. Made from chromed wire.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3850 - Wooden Lock (K-18) #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $280

Wooden Lock (K-18) #1 by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x8x2cm

Notes: Open the lock. Side of shackle slightly gouged where a tool was used to improperly open the lock. Includes original box (one end cut open to accommodate lock when left unlocked).

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3852 - Devil

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $37

Devil by D.1products

Maker: D.1products

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Seven pieces pack the tray and form a variety of shapes. This was Junk Kato's IPP14 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box and information sheet with 101 challenges.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3853 - Twist

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $65

Twist by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Move the steel ball from the bottom hole to the top exit. Includes original box and Japanese instructions with solution diagram.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3854 - Dualock #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $25

Dualock #1 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. This is still challenging, even when you know the trick. One of the locking pins does not lock completely. Includes original box and solution diagram.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3855 - Pudding

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

Pudding by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Assemble 12 pudding pieces into the bowl. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3856 - Get the Ball

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $77

Get the Ball by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Glass: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Remove the middle ball. Includes original box and English instructions.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3857 - Trio

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2013

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $28

Trio by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Glass: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Separate the three glasses. Includes original box and English instructions.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3858 - Vagabond

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2013

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $240

Vagabond by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x13x3cm

Notes: Place either marble into the plate, then move it up the mountain into the hole in the center. Virtually impossible! Includes original box and English instructions.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3859 - Pick 'Em Up #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $42

Pick 'Em Up #1 by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x13x3cm

Notes: Place the small, medium, or large ball into the holes, then try to remove them with your fingers. Includes original box and English instructions.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3860 - Magical Bottle (Wooden Stick with Screws)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

Magical Bottle (Wooden Stick with Screws) by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 26x9x9cm

Notes: Impossible object: how did the stick with two screws get inside the bottle? Includes original packaging and English instructions.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3861 - Magical Bottle (Bolt & Nut)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $28

Magical Bottle (Bolt & Nut) by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 26x9x9cm

Notes: Impossible object: how did the stick with nuts and bolt get inside the bottle? Includes original packaging and English instructions.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3862 - Bottle with Tennis Ball

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/28/2013

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $190

Bottle with Tennis Ball by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Size: 15x6x6cm

Notes: Impossible object: small juice bottle containing button knot and standard tennis ball. This was Harry Eng's IPP14 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3864 - Stick Set (P-49)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $510

Stick Set (P-49) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 22x3x3cm

Notes: Three large sticks, each with a different trick. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3865 - Second Stellation

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $217

Second Stellation by David Bruce / Wayne Daniel

Designer: David Bruce
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 7cm

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

 

Lot 3866 - Small Stellated Dodecahedron

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $200

Small Stellated Dodecahedron by David Bruce / Wayne Daniel

Designer: David Bruce
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Six-piece burr augmented to form the first stellation of the regular dodecahedron. This was intended to be David Bruce's IPP16 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3867 - Japanese Wood Joint Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $90

Japanese Wood Joint Puzzle by Frans de Vreugd

Designer: Frans de Vreugd

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Six foam pieces (two with notches), inspired by traditional Japanese wood joints, assemble as a burr. This was Frans de Vreugd's IPP18 Exchange puzzle. Includes solution sheet. Delivered unassembled.

 

Lot 3868 - Japanese Wood Joint Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $350

Japanese Wood Joint Puzzle by Frans de Vreugd / Tom Lensch
Pieces Photo

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 11cm

Notes: Six pieces (two with notches), inspired by traditional Japanese wood joints, assemble as a burr. Pieces made from maple and redheart. Some piece combinations are a little bit tight. A foam version was Frans de Vreugd's IPP18 Exchange puzzle. Includes solution sheet. Delivered unassembled.

 

Lot 3869 - Raft-5 Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

Raft-5 Puzzle by Bill Darrah / Pavel Curtis

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Pavel Curtis

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 10 dissimilar pieces, each with a dovetail notch and a corresponding "tab". This was Pavel Curtis' IPP20 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3870 - Jigsaw Block

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $63

Jigsaw Block

Size: 20x5x3cm

Notes: 18-piece jigsaw, with stand. This was Scot Morris' IPP14 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3871 - Teriyaki Burger

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $55

Teriyaki Burger by Yoshiyuki Kotani

Designer: Yoshiyuki Kotani

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Remove the teriyaki from the bread, then recombine them. This was Yoshiyuki Kotani's IPP15 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 3873 - Optocube

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $110

Optocube by Tyler Barrett

Designer: Tyler Barrett

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: This is a mounted block of Lucite with three faces visible. From the left, you see a blue cylinder; from the right, you see a red cylinder; and from the top you see a cylinder colored half-and-half. So what are you really seeing--an optical illusion, impossible object, both, or neither?! See a live demonstration. Includes information sheet describing a suggested presentation.

 

Lot 3874 - Antique Puzzle Book

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $65

Antique Puzzle Book
Open Photo

Size: 20x13x3cm

Notes: Antique British trick book with hidden secret compartment. Excellent finish; but significant warp of spine, and separation of some joints (see photo).

 

Lot 3875 - Try Angles (251) #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Try Angles (251) #1 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3876 - Try Angles (251) #2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $50

Try Angles (251) #2 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3877 - Try Angles (251) #3

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Try Angles (251) #3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3878 - Try Angles (251) #4

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Try Angles (251) #4 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3879 - Try Angles (251) #5

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $33

Try Angles (251) #5 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3880 - Try Angles (251) #6

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Try Angles (251) #6 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3881 - Try Angles (251) #7

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $26

Try Angles (251) #7 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3882 - Try Angles (251) #8

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $35

Try Angles (251) #8 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3883 - Try Angles (251) #9

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $25

Try Angles (251) #9 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3884 - Try Angles (251) #10

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $32

Try Angles (251) #10 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3885 - Try Angles (251) #11

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $26

Try Angles (251) #11 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3886 - Try Angles (251) #12

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Try Angles (251) #12 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Sliding piece puzzle in a triangular try. Three different challenges are given. Includes original box and information card. This is one of 12 identical lots; photo is of lot 3875. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3915 - Double Cross (240) #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $50

Double Cross (240) #1 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: One piece inscribed "240, STC, 2009". This was Tom Rodger's IPP29 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five similar lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3916 - Double Cross (240) #2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $41

Double Cross (240) #2 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: One piece inscribed "240, STC, 2009". This was Tom Rodger's IPP29 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five similar lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3917 - Double Cross (240) #3

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $50

Double Cross (240) #3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: One piece inscribed "240, STC, 2009", and one with slight sticker residue (see photo). This was Tom Rodger's IPP29 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five similar lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3918 - Double Cross (240) #4

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $38

Double Cross (240) #4 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: One piece inscribed "240, STC, 2009", and one with slight sticker residue (see photo). This was Tom Rodger's IPP29 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five similar lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3919 - Double Cross (240) #5

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $50

Double Cross (240) #5 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: One piece inscribed "240, STC, 2009", and one with sticker residue (see photo). This was Tom Rodger's IPP29 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five similar lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3948 - Box with a Key (P-38) #2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $560

Box with a Key (P-38) #2 by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Box made from walnut; key made from red sandlewood. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3951 - Whiskey Bottle (P-4-2)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $580

Whiskey Bottle (P-4-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 23x10x10cm

Notes: This is the improved (2008) edition, with the same solution. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3954 - Wooden Lock (K-18) #2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/28/2013

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $459

Wooden Lock (K-18) #2 by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x8x3cm

Notes: Open the lock. Includes original box.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3957 - Packing Box (mini) II (N-25)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $585

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x8x8cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3958 - Covered Type Secret Box (N-21)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $310

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 6x6x6cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3960 - Ichigo Shortcake (RF-15) #2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $268

Ichigo Shortcake (RF-15) #2 by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 15x14x9cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment inside the strawberry (ichigo) shortcake. Made from padauk, dogwood, zelkova, and maple. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3965 - ODD Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $152

ODD Puzzle by Iwahiro / DYLAN-Kobo

Designer: Iwahiro
Maker: DYLAN-Kobo

cm: 12x12x6

Notes: Put the three pieces into the box. This won Puzzle of the Year for 2008 at the IPP Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3966 - Stickman No. 2 Puzzlebox

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2013

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $3,001

Stickman No. 2 Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 26x14x14cm

Notes: This box has four secret compartments, requiring 55 moves to open them all. Made from oak, with oak and maple inlays on top. Information booklet gives step-by-step solving instructions. Limited edition, #32 of 50.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3967 - Stickman No. 3 Mechanical Puzzlebox

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $2,800

Stickman No. 3 Mechanical Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 25x17x8cm

Notes: This box has three secret compartments; gear mechanism controls levers that lock the sliding drawer. Includes original instruction booklet. Limited edition, #30 of 50.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3968 - Stickman No. 4 Puzzlebox

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,165

Stickman No. 4 Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger and Eric Fuller / Robert Yarger

Designer: Robert Yarger and Eric Fuller
Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 24x11x11

Notes: This box has two secret compartments, unlocked in part by manipulating the sliding tiles. Made from maple, cocobolo, and bloodwood. Includes original information booklet. Limited edition, #25 of 45. As a bonus, each compartment contains a mini Lee Krasnow laser-cut burr.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3971 - Stickman No. 9 (Snowflake Ornament)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $352

Stickman No. 9 (Snowflake Ornament) by Robert Yarger
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Six panels form a cube; seven moves to remove one panel (see extra photo), or completely disassemble the box. Slight dark marks on some pieces (see photo for example). Made from holly. Includes original information card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3977 - Stickman No. 18 Sphere Puzzlebox

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $553

Stickman No. 18 Sphere Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: The cage locks the core and its secret compartment. The core is two rotating hemispheres, with three pins that can slide through two notches in the cage. Made from monterillo, paudauk, holly, bloodwood and cocobolo. Includes original information card. Limited edition: #11 of 31.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3984 - Stickman Holiday Lockbox

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $580

Stickman Holiday Lockbox by Robert Yarger
Open/Mechanism Photo

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 24x14x9cm

Notes: 3-dial combination lock can be reset to a personalized setting, typically matching a significant date or holiday. Includes original information booklet, and a template for alignment. Limited edition: #52 of 95. Initial setting is noted on a sticker and in the information booklet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3985 - Ambidextrous Hexduos

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $288

Ambidextrous Hexduos by Matthew Dawson / Robert Yarger

Designer: Matthew Dawson
Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 4cm

Notes: The two boxes can each be opened with help from the other. Includes original box and solution sheet. The was Matthew Dawson's IPP30 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3990 - Hoop #2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $180

Hoop #2 by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. This was a 2006 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box. Top panel slightly warped, not affecting the mechanism.

 

Lot 3993 - Six Piece Burr Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $91

Six Piece Burr Puzzle by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 6-plank burr; traditional design; key piece is loose.

 

Lot 3994 - Pile 'Em Up (Orange)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $81

Pile 'Em Up (Orange) by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Arrange the four glass plates so that the 12 orange slices do not overlap. Includes original box and English information sheet.

 

Lot 3995 - Pick 'Em Up #2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $42

Pick 'Em Up #2 by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x13x3cm

Notes: Place the small, medium, or large ball into the holes, then try to remove them with your fingers. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3996 - Bill Cutler's Bin Cross

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/4/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $316

Bill Cutler's Bin Cross by Bill Cutler and Nob Yoshigahara / Toyo Glass

Designer: Bill Cutler and Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 12x11x11cm

Notes: This six-piece burr has multiple assemblies outside of the glass, but unique assembly inside the glass. Manufacturing problems with cutting the holes caused commercial production of this puzzle to be suspended, making this one of the rarer Toyo Glass puzzles. (There is a slight crack at the corner of one hole in this glass.) Includes original box with copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3997 - Packed in Tokyo

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $175

Packed in Tokyo by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Pack the eight people into the subway car glass. Includes original box. This version includes a protective cover around the rim of the glass.

 

Lot 3998 - Duet

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $50

Duet by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Glass: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Separte the two glasses. Includes original box and English information sheet.

 

Lot 3999 - Be My Valentine

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $70

Be My Valentine by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Glass: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Arrange the two heart pieces so that they may be joined together (on the same string).

 

Lot 4000 - Apothecary Chest

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $4,000

Winning bid: $13,201

Apothecary Chest by Various contributors
Back Photo

Designer/Maker: Various contributors

Size: 44x40x30cm

Notes: The Apothecary Chest is the culmination of a three-year collaboration between Robert Yarger and 11 other contributors. The chest holds 12 individual puzzles, and is itself a puzzle that locks the puzzles into place. A piston and gearing mechanism must be manipulated to release the individual puzzles. In some cases, you must use items found inside of a puzzle to make further progress with the Chest or other individual puzzles.

The chest is open in the back (see extra photo) so that the solver can appreciate the mechanics. The mechanism that randomly pushes out drawers when another is pushed in is at times not totally reliable, but the open back also allows the solver to nudge components along if necessary. An original information and solution booklet for the chest is provided. Some artists have not included solutions for their individual puzzles though.

The chest is a limited edition; this is #15 of 15. (12 being retained by the individual contributors, and two available for public sale.) If this sale is considered "successful" by the sellers, then the second Chest may be auctioned here as well.

More information and photos of the individual puzzles will be provided here.

  • Abracadabra (Matthew Dawson)
  • A Twist of Fate (David Cooper)
  • Topless Box (Eric Fuller)
  • Knight vs. Dragon (Robert Yarger)
  • Trinary Box (Hiroshi Iwahara)
  • Thick and Thin Garnet (Mark McCallum)
  • Parameter Motion (Kelly Snake)
  • Now What Box (Peter Hajek)
  • Ferris' Puzzle Box (Peter Wiltshire)
  • Reversal of Fortune (Jeff Aurand)
  • Spinnomotto (Stephen Chin)
  • Blocks Away (Ron Locke)

 

Lot 4001 - Magical Bottle (Double Super)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $44

Magical Bottle (Double Super) by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 26x9x9xcm

Notes: Unscrew the four nuts inside the bottle without touching them, so that you may remove the wooden dowel. Then restore the puzzle to the original state! Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 4003 - Splined Box #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $365

Splined Box #1 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Box made from bocote, wenge, and sycamore. Signed and dated 1/05. Limited edition: #15 of 25.

 

Lot 4004 - The Zen Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $180

The Zen Puzzle by Charles O. Perry

Designer: Charles O. Perry

Size: 6x6x3cm

Notes: Remove the five brass rods then return them to the black aluminum frame. Key piece is spring-loaded to maintain its postion. One end of each bar is tarnished.

 

Lot 4007 - ACE Puzzle Lock

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $211

ACE Puzzle Lock by Lambert Bright

Designer/Maker: Lambert Bright

Size: 6x4x1cm

Notes: This was a normal lock, modified to be a puzzle.

 

Lot 4008 - Box with a Key (P-38) #3

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $550

Box with a Key (P-38) #3 by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: Box made from walnut; key made from red sandlewood. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4009 - Lock

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $37

Lock

Size: 9x4x2cm

Notes: Traditional styled lock and key.

 

Lot 4012 - Karakuri Small Box No. 2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

Karakuri Small Box No. 2 by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Unusual 3-move mechanism. Second in a series of small, inexpensive boxes created through a collaborative effort of the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original information and solution card.

 

Lot 4013 - Karakuri Small Box No. 3

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Karakuri Small Box No. 3 by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 6x5x4cm

Notes: 4-move box. Third in a series of small, inexpensive boxes created through a collaborative effort of the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original information and solution card.

 

Lot 4015 - 4-Move Box

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $17

4-Move Box

Size: 5x4x2cm

Notes: Traditional 4-move box. Veneer is rippled on top panel (see photo).

 

Lot 4016 - 4-Move box

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $25

4-Move box

Size: 5x4x2cm

Notes: Traditional 4-move box. Veneer is very slightly rippled on top panel (see photo).

 

Lot 4017 - 7-Move Box

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $32

7-Move Box

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: Traditional 7-move box. Muku panels with some slight separation on top and bottom.

 

Lot 4018 - Cross Cross

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $85

Cross Cross by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Remove the burr from the jar.

 

Lot 4019 - Dualock

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $47

Dualock by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x4cm

Notes: Despite the name, there are four locking rods holding the two blocks together. This is still challenging, even when you know the trick.

 

Lot 4021 - The Dollar Box (TW151)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $924

The Dollar Box (TW151) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 20x10x8cm

Notes: Trick box with goal to remove the dollar bill visible through the hole. Bottom stamped with "T.WOOD", TW logo, and sequence number "10". Base is slightly warped, but does not affect the mechanism.

 

Lot 4023 - OctaTHREEdron #1

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $70

OctaTHREEdron #1 by Interlocking Puzzles

Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Three rectangular loops form a tetrahedral shape. Similar to Edward Hordern's posthumous Exchange puzzle at IPP20 except not with the same woods. Inscribed "Interlocking puzzles, 2002".

 

Lot 4024 - OctaTHREEdron #2

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $65

OctaTHREEdron #2 by Interlocking Puzzles

Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Three rectangular loops form a tetrahedral shape. Similar to Edward Hordern's posthumous Exchange puzzle at IPP20 except not with the same woods. Inscribed "Interlocking puzzles, 2002".

 

Lot 4025 - The Morph

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $321

The Morph by Boris Kordemsky

Designer: Boris Kordemsky

Size: 10x7x5cm

Notes: Four pieces pack each of the three spaces: 12x12x12, 18x12x8, and 27x8x8.

 

Lot 4027 - Teaser Balls

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $12

Teaser Balls by Aneke Treep

Designer: Aneke Treep

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: Untie the knot. The loop in the cord connecting the two balls can be used like the classic Buttonhole Puzzle, being attached to another object, such as a person's clothing. Cord is slightly worn where attached to blue ball.

 

Lot 4028 - Buttonhole Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $19

Buttonhole Puzzle by Eric Fuller

Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 11cm

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

 

Lot 4029 - Cube Transform

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $30

Cube Transform

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Corners of a Rubik's Cube are truncated to make an unusual symmetric shape.

 

Lot 4032 - Roundominoes

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/28/2013

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $25

Roundominoes by Kate Jones / Kadon Enterprises

Designer: Kate Jones
Maker: Kadon Enterprises

Size: 14x14cm

Notes: 28 Acrylic pieces fill the tray. Other puzzles and games are possible (but information booklet is missing).

 

Lot 4033 - Octamaze

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $60

Octamaze by Pavel Curtis

Designer/Maker: Pavel Curtis

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Assemble the octahedron and figure out the coded message. Includes information card. This was Pavel Curtis' Exchange gift at G4G8.

 

Lot 4034 - T-Shirt Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $30

T-Shirt Puzzle by William Waite

Designer/Maker: William Waite

About: 10x10cm

Notes: Arrange the six pieces to form a T-shirt shape.

 

Lot 4037 - The Hexadecimal Puzzle

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $220

The Hexadecimal Puzzle by William Keister / Binary Arts

Designer: William Keister
Maker: Binary Arts

Size: 22x11x6cm

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

 

Lot 4039 - Incongruous Burr (102)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $257

Incongruous Burr (102) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr; pieces have diamond cross-section, one with an extra notch; requires coordinate motion to assemble. Includes original information sheet. This was Tom Rodger's IPP15 Exchange puzzle. Delivered disassembled.

 

Lot 4040 - Checkout

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $250

Checkout by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Coffin design #143. Place all 12 pieces flat into the tray in a checkered pattern. This is something of a "vanishing" puzzle, since there appears to be an extra black and an extra white triangle. Includes original information card. This was Tyler Barrett's IPP20 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4041 - Out-Back (222)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $235

Out-Back (222) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 15x10x2cm

Notes: Fit the five pieces into the tray. Pieces made from poplar and padauk; tray framed in red oak. Tray inscribed "222, STC, 2007". Includes original information card. This was Tom Rodgers' IPP27 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4042 - FourFit (217)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

FourFit (217) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x2cm

Notes: Fit the four pentomino pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "217, STC, 2007". This was Jerry Slocum's IPP27 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4046 - Second Stellation (14-A)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $467

Second Stellation (14-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces will separate into two halves along any of four axes. Made from mahogany; one piece inscribed "STC, 1985". Some edges slightly worn; tight fit along some axes.

 

Lot 4048 - Triangular Prism

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $245

Triangular Prism by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin design #12. This was Nick Baxter's IPP18 Exchange puzzle. Some wear on edges and surfaces.

 

Lot 4049 - Please Drop In

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $82

Please Drop In by Stewart Coffin / Saul Bobroff

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Saul Bobroff

Size: 11x11x2cm

Notes: This is Coffin's design #153-B, with a Plexiglas cover and gap in the frame, through which the pieces must pass. The pieces must all be completely within the inside boundary of the tray's frame. Includes original information card. This was Saul Bobroff's IPP23 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4051 - OctraTHREEdron

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $98

OctraTHREEdron by Interlocking Puzzles

Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Three rectangular loops form an octahedral shape. Made from redheart, peroba rosa, and jarrah. Some wear and dings on edges. This was Edward Hordern's posthumous Exchange puzzle at IPP20.

 

Lot 4052 - Pulsar

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $155

Pulsar by Victor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Victor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 11x10x6cm

Notes: Four pieces (including a bonus 2-piece cube hiding inside), fit together multiple ways. Made from curupay and maple. Fit at some vertices is slightly off, leaving small gaps. Some wear on edges and surfaces. This was Ginda Fisher's IPP20 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4053 - Tricky Trivet

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $70

Tricky Trivet by Ginda Fisher / Kathleen Malcolmson

Designer: Ginda Fisher
Maker: Kathleen Malcolmson

Size: 14x13x2cm

Notes: Six pieces form a functional trivet. Made from walnut. This is Ginda Fisher's IPP26 Exchange puzzle. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 4054 - Loris

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2013

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $465

Loris by Dave Rossetti, Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens / Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens

Designer: Dave Rossetti, Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens
Maker: Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens

Size: 13x7x5cm

Notes: Tricky mechanism that requires some patience to solve. Made from Velstone (similar to Corian). This was Dave Rossetti's IPP23 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4055 - Tangram Plus

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2013

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $150

Tangram Plus by Stewart Coffin / Walt Hoppe

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 10x10x1cm

Notes: Fit the seven Tangram pieces plus one more into the tray. This is a reproduction of Coffin design #155, and was Jerry's Slocum's IPP20 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4056 - Medallion Maze

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2013

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $91

Medallion Maze by Mike Snyder

Designer: Mike Snyder

Size: 10x10x2cm

Notes: Two rotating layers of Corian create a dynamic maze. This was Mike Snyder's IPP17 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4057 - The Murr Menagerie

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $33

The Murr Menagerie by William Waite

Designer/Maker: William Waite

Size: 14x10x1cm

Notes: Fit the 12 edge-matching pieces into the tray. You are also challenged to find other shapes based on certain conditions. Includes original information sheet. This was William Waite's IPP20 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4062 - Double Sake (TW43)

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $499

Double Sake (TW43) by Trevor Wood and Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Trevor Wood and Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 14x7x6cm

Notes: Pack the eight pentominoes into one of the two 4x4x3 compartments (each with eight fixed cubes). One compartment was designed by Nob; the other by Trevor. TW logo stamped on base. Box is scratched on front; two small dings on lid; lid and some pieces show wear.

 

Lot 4064 - IPP14 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $305

IPP14 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 8

Notes: A small collection of IPP14 Exchange puzzles.

  • Seven Sea Animals Pentomino (Bobroff)
  • Wedding Ring Box (Chambers)
  • Telephonecord Puzzle (van Deventer)
  • Quintachex (Jones)
  • IPP+W (Lee)
  • HanUi Puzzle (Kotani)
  • Four Corners (Rice)
  • Eraser Cube (Underwood)

 

Lot 4065 - IPP15 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 26

Last Bid Date: 12/28/2013

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $414

IPP15 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 16

Notes: A small collection of IPP15 Exchange puzzles.

  • Double V (Barrett)
  • Brassie Eight Checkerboard Puzzle (Barton)
  • Trial by Torque (Bright)
  • Ant's Pentacube (Diamond)
  • Puzzle cloth and Origami (Hirano)
  • Original Secret Box-Ninomiya (Hirotsu)
  • Pentagonal Trangram (Isaacs)
  • Trick Box (Katagiri)
  • Di+Tri Square Double Stage Puzzle (Kitajimai)
  • ORI-GAME (Lee)
  • David's Flower (Muroi)
  • Incongruous Burr-Coffin (Rodgers)
  • impuzzleballs (Schneider)
  • Balls in Sand (Saeki)
  • Learning Tree (Summerday)
  • Discrimination (Witteveen)

 

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