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Lot 3773 - Kuru Kuru Heart (MY-4-1)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $211

Kuru Kuru Heart (MY-4-1) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 14x6x6cm

Notes: This box can be transformed into a heart shape, with two secret compartments. Made from walnut; light scratches on one side. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3774 - Pineapple Secret (RF-9-2)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $793

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

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 25x14x14cm

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

 

Lot 3778 - Irregular Twin Box (M-37)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Irregular Twin Box (M-37) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

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

 

Lot 3779 - Free Dial (TJ-8) #1

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $167

Free Dial (TJ-8) #1 by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2005. Mechanism is extremely tight but functional. Slight ding on base. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3783 - Karakuri Small Box #8 (KK-8)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $75

Karakuri Small Box #8 (KK-8) by Akio Kamei / Karakuri Creation Group

Designer: Akio Kamei
Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: This is Kamei's 3D Box (K-20) remade by the Karakuri Creation Group.

 

Lot 3788 - Box with a Ribbon II (P-37)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $226

Box with a Ribbon II (P-37) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: One piece of sliding ribbon (at far right) is slightly loose. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3789 - Whorl (TJ-3-3)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $417

Whorl (TJ-3-3) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This is a plain dark box with one moving panel. However the surprising movement of the panel is something not seen in any other trick box! Winner of jury's Honorable Mention in 2001 IPP Design Competition. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 3791 - 12-Move Box (N-17)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/6/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $691

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: 12-move traditional box; inside compartment also features a yosegi pattern (see open photo). Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 3792 - Mini David

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $1,200

Winning bid: $1,575

Mini David by Miguel Berrocal

Designer/Maker: Miguel Berrocal

Size: 14x5x5cm

Notes: 22 nickel-plated pieces form David's torso. One piece is a functional ring. Includes original book (unnumbered) with detailed assembly instructions; edition #9760 of 9500 (numbering starts at 501).

 

Lot 3793 - Mini Maria

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $913

Mini Maria by Miguel Berrocal

Designer/Maker: Miguel Berrocal

Size: 8x7x4cm

Notes: 22 nickel-plated pieces form a female figure. One piece is a functional ring. Includes original book (numbered) with detailed assembly instructions; edition #3662 of 9500.

 

Lot 3794 - La Mini Cariatide

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $802

La Mini Cariatide by Miguel Berrocal

Designer/Maker: Miguel Berrocal

Size: 15x6x6cm

Notes: 25 nickel-plated pieces form a female figure. One piece is a functional ring. Finish is slightly dull. Includes original book (numbered) with detailed assembly instructions; edition #8119 of 9500.

 

Lot 3801 - Jupiter (7)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,820

Jupiter (7) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: Twelve identical pieces made from six woods: zebrawood, sumac, tarara, tulipwood, breadnut, and Honduran rosewood. Inscribed "STC, 1985"; pieces numbered internally 1-12. Includes original instruction sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3807 - Egyptian (32-A)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $459

Egyptian (32-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: These pieces are enlarged versions of the Scrambled Scorpius pieces (six dissimilar pieces, unique solution). Made from oak; pieces labeled inside to aid assembly. Inscribed "23-A, STC, 1995". Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3810 - Broken Sticks (32)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $250

Broken Sticks (32) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, made from Honduras mahogany. Pieces are numbered in pencil to indicate solution. Includes original information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3818 - Pseudo-Notched Sticks (63)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $207

Pseudo-Notched Sticks (63) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Appears to be a diagonal burr, but instead is something completely different. Six identical pieces, made from cherry. Inscribed "STC, 1984".

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3819 - Convolution (30)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $333

Convolution (30) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a cube; made from Honduras mahogany. Small chip from one corner (see lower-right corner of photo). Includes original information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3824 - Crooked Notches (97)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Crooked Notches (97) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: This is a squashed diagonal burr, giving the pieces a rectangular cross-section and crooked notches; three each of two piece shapes. Made from pine. Includes original information sheet. This was the IPP14 exchange puzzle from from Tom Rodgers.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3825 - Slant Six (98-A)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $190

Slant Six (98-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Slanted burr; tricky to assemble. Inscribed "98-A, STC, 1995". Made from padauk. One piece trimmed slightly, not affecting solution. Includes original information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3828 - Star of David (37)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $211

Star of David (37) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form a shape with hexagonal cross-section; unusual diagonal assembly. Made from mahogany; one piece inscribed "STC, 1981"; pieces marked in pencil. Surface shows slight wear; slight residue of sticker on one piece. Includes original information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3836 - Ultimate Hex-Convertible

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $348

Ultimate Hex-Convertible by Harold Cataquet / Trevor Wood

Designer: Harold Cataquet
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 13x13x8cm

Notes: 11 checkerboard pieces uniquely form a cube or 8x8 checkerboard. Remove one piece to form a 3x4x5 block, also uniquely. Inside of box stamped "T.WOOD" and with the TW logo.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3837 - Bermuda Hexagon (BC90)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $580

Bermuda Hexagon (BC90) by Bill Cutler / Trevor Wood

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x11x5cm

Notes: Twelve pieces, each made of one large and two small triangles, pack the hexagonal box. This won 3rd prize in the 1992 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. Base stamped "T.WOOD" and with TW logo.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3844 - Crown

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $203

Crown

Size: 18x18x6cm

Notes: 54 apparently identical pieces form an infinite loop. Mechanism is "impossible object".

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3851 - Cube Burr

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $70

Cube Burr by Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Maker: Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: 39 pieces form a nested cube. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3863 - Expansion III

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $425

Winning bid: $380

Expansion III by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Third is the recent "expansion series". Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3887 - Octet in F (258) #1

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 1/30/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $32

Octet in F (258) #1 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3888 - Octet in F (258) #6

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $22

Octet in F (258) #6 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3889 - Octet in F (258) #7

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $22

Octet in F (258) #7 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3890 - Octet in F (258) #8

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $23

Octet in F (258) #8 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3891 - Octet in F (258) #9

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $22

Octet in F (258) #9 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3892 - Octet in F (258) #10

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $22

Octet in F (258) #10 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3893 - Octet in F (258) #11

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $21

Octet in F (258) #11 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3894 - Octet in F (258) #12

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $24

Octet in F (258) #12 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3895 - Octet in F (258) #13

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/2/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $22

Octet in F (258) #13 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3896 - Octet in F (258) #14

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $37

Octet in F (258) #14 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3897 - Octet in F (258) #15

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $23

Octet in F (258) #15 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3898 - Octet in F (258) #16

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $23

Octet in F (258) #16 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3899 - Octet in F (258) #17

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $23

Octet in F (258) #17 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3900 - Octet in F (258) #19

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $32

Octet in F (258) #19 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3901 - Octet in F (258) #21

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/1/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $32

Octet in F (258) #21 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012" and with squence number. Includes original box and instruction sheet. This is one of 15 identical lots. Photo is of lot 3887. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP32 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3930 - Super Tri-symmetry (249)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $416

Super Tri-symmetry (249) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x10x8cm

Notes: Assemble the six dowels into a symmetrical shape that fully fits inside the box. Lid inscribed "249, STC, 2009".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3931 - Quintet in F (253) #1

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Quintet in F (253) #1 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x13x1cm

Notes: Fit the five F-pentominoes into the tray. Tray inscribed "253, STC, 2010". Includes original box and information sheet. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five identical lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3932 - Quintet in F (253) #2

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Quintet in F (253) #2 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x13x1cm

Notes: Fit the five F-pentominoes into the tray. Tray inscribed "253, STC, 2010". Includes original box and information sheet. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five identical lots. Photo is of lot 3931.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3933 - Quintet in F (253) #3

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

Quintet in F (253) #3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x13x1cm

Notes: Fit the five F-pentominoes into the tray. Tray inscribed "253, STC, 2010". Includes original box and information sheet. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five identical lots. Photo is of lot 3931.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3934 - Quintet in F (253) #4

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Quintet in F (253) #4 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x13x1cm

Notes: Fit the five F-pentominoes into the tray. Tray inscribed "253, STC, 2010". Includes original box and information sheet. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five identical lots. Photo is of lot 3931.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3935 - Quintet in F (253) #5

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Quintet in F (253) #5 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x13x1cm

Notes: Fit the five F-pentominoes into the tray. Tray inscribed "253, STC, 2010". Includes original box and information sheet. This was Rosemary Howbrigg's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of five identical lots. Photo is of lot 3931.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3949 - Apple 2 (P-15-2)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/6/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $512

Apple 2 (P-15-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x13x9cm

Notes: Made from cherry and walnut. Slight blemmish on top. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3950 - Hot Miso Soup

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $470

Hot Miso Soup 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.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3952 - Bad Radio (P-17)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $950

Winning bid: $1,001

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. Very light scratches on base. Includes original box.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3953 - Sakura Mochi

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/6/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $300

Sakura Mochi 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.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3955 - After the Rain (CO-2)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $550

After the Rain (CO-2) by Ayako Kunishima / Akio Kamei

Designer: Ayako Kunishima
Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x12x12cm

Notes: Simple mechanism, one of five designs selected in 2009 for the 1st Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest. Made from karin, oak, keyaki. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3959 - Pineapple Secret (RF-9-2)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $746

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

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 25x14x14cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3961 - Rose 2-4 (KW-4-2-4)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $285

Rose 2-4 (KW-4-2-4) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Open the rose to find secret compartment. Made from purpleheart. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3962 - Snake Cube (KW-6)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $139

Snake Cube (KW-6) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Sliding panels and secret compartment; made from walnut, maple, angsana. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Karakuri Christmas present from 2010.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3963 - Twin (KW-13)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/6/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $151

Twin (KW-13) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Sliding panels and two secret compartments; made from walnut, magnolia. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Karakuri Christmas present from 2011.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3969 - Stickman No. 6 Puzzlebox (Clock)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,801

Stickman No. 6 Puzzlebox (Clock) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 34x14x8cm

Notes: Manipulate the clock hands in order to open a secret compartment. Includes information booklet. Limited edition: #26 of 28.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3970 - Stickman No. 7 Puzzlebox (The Beast)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $650

Winning bid: $4,750

Stickman No. 7 Puzzlebox (The Beast) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 12x12x9cm

Notes: The frame contains four identical drawers, each with a secret compartment and each with a different maze embedded on its four panels. The pins that restrict the drawer movement are on four sliding tabs, each between adjacent pairs of drawers. Once solved, the puzzle can be reconfigured in any of 538 (hopefully solvable!) configurations. Made from wenge and maple. Includes original instruction booklet. Limited edition: #12 of 18.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3975 - Stickman No. 15 Sliding Tile Puzzle Box

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $826

Stickman No. 15 Sliding Tile Puzzle Box by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 15x11x6cm

Notes: 23-piece sliding block puzzle must be solved to open the first compartment; additional moves open a second compartment. Made from padauk, monterillo, and Honduran rosewood. Interlocking tiles mostly move smoothly, but some require extra adjustment. Inscribed with Stickman logo and dated 10-07. Limited edition: #6 of 35. Includes original solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3978 - Stickman No. 17 Try-Knot Puzzlebox

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 1/29/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,351

Stickman No. 17 Try-Knot Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 14x12x9cm

Notes: The three frame pieces form a 3D maze, which must be solved to open two secret compartments. Made from wenge, yellowheart, bloodwood, and cocobolo. Includes original information and solution booklet. Limited edition: #30 of 55.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3987 - Twin (KW-13)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $71

Twin (KW-13) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Sliding panels and two secret compartments; made from walnut, magnolia. Light scratch on one panel. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Karakuri Christmas present from 2011.

 

Lot 3988 - Snake Cube (KW-6)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $126

Snake Cube (KW-6) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Sliding panels and secret compartment; made from walnut, maple, angsana. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. Karakuri Christmas present from 2010.

 

Lot 3989 - Free Dial (TJ-10)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Free Dial (TJ-10) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2005. Mechanism is extremely tight but functional. Includes original box.

 

Lot 3991 - 3D-Box (K-20)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 1/31/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

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

 

Lot 3992 - Push-Up Box (N-6-2)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $993

Push-Up Box (N-6-2) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x6x5cm

Notes: Four-move push-up box.

 

Lot 4002 - Dutch Rings

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $265

Dutch Rings by Oskar Van Deventer / Eric Fuller

Designer: Oskar Van Deventer
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x7x7cm

Notes: Four interlocked rings, challenging to restore once entangled; made from maple, walnut, cedar, and yellowheart. Signed and dated 12/05; limited edition of 18.

 

Lot 4010 - Four Corners

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #6. Made from fancy woods. One piece inscribed "2001" and with BartArt logo.

 

Lot 4014 - Small 18-Move Box

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/7/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $148

Small 18-Move Box by Yoshio Okiyama

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 4x3x3cm

Notes: Small 18-move traditional box, attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings).

 

Lot 4020 - Little Paperclip

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $178

Little Paperclip by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Three interlocking pieces, made from purpleheart.

 

Lot 4035 - 3-D Tessit-Hex

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $41

3-D Tessit-Hex by Joseph Tamir

Designer: Joseph Tamir

Size: 11x11x2cm

Notes: Place seven pieces into the triangular tray. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4036 - 3-D Tessit-Tri

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $44

3-D Tessit-Tri by Joseph Tamir

Designer/Maker: Joseph Tamir

Size: 15x13x2cm

Notes: Place 10 pieces into the triangular tray.

 

Lot 4038 - Crooked Notches (97)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $75

Crooked Notches (97) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: This is a squashed diagonal burr, giving the pieces a rectangular cross-section and crooked notches; three each of two piece shapes. Made from pine. Includes original information sheet. This was the IPP14 exchange puzzle from from Tom Rodgers. Delivered disassembled.

 

Lot 4044 - Grizzly Burr (96-A)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Grizzly Burr (96-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Six piece burr; the pairs of pieces are perpendicular to each other, and are all rotated 5° length-wise. One piece inscribed "96-A, STC, 1994, CHERRY". Includes original information sheet. Delivered disassembled.

 

Lot 4045 - Start of David (37)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $215

Start of David (37) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form a shape with hexagonal cross-section; unusual diagonal assembly. One piece inscribed "STC, 1981". Slight wear. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 4047 - Egyptian (157-C)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $576

Egyptian (157-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Same geometry as Scrambled Scorpius but oversized. Inscribed (incorrectly) "157-B, STC, 2000" and with a list the six woods: maple, poplar, osage orange, walnut, oak, and padauk. Each piece is made from a single type of wood.

 

Lot 4063 - Just Fit (WS50)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $348

Just Fit (WS50) by Wil Strijbos / Trevor Wood
Cover Photo

Designer: Wil Strijbos
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: 16 dissimilar pieces pack into the box in a two-layered checkerboard pattern. Winner of the 1990 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. The box is stamped "T.WOOD" and with the TW logo. Box lid is scratched.

 

Lot 4066 - Salt and Pepper Shakers

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 1/29/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $701

Salt and Pepper Shakers by Norman Sandfield, Robert Sandfield, Perry McDaniel / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Norman Sandfield, Robert Sandfield, Perry McDaniel
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 10x3x3cm

Notes: The Salt and Pepper Shakers were cleverly distributed separately at the IPP22 Exchange, but must be used together to open either of them. Made from walnut and red oak. Limited edition of 250: #207 for Salt Shaker; #206 for Pepper Shaker. Includes storage bags and solutions sheets (printing on black bag mostly flaked off).

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4067 - 'L'bow Dovetail

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $210

'L'bow Dovetail by Perry McDaniel and Norman Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Perry McDaniel and Norman Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 7x7x3cm

Notes: Open to find a secret compartment. The only evident dovetails are the two visible in the photo. Includes original solution sheet and storage bag. Limited edition, #137 of 200. This was the IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4068 - Marbled Walnut Sheet Cake

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $185

Marbled Walnut Sheet Cake by Perry McDaniel

Designer/Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 7x7x5cm

Notes: Open to find a marble is the secret compartment. Very slight (0.5mm) warp of back-left piece of "frosting". Limited edition, #107 of 200. Includes original box. This was the IPP26 Exchange puzzle from Perry McDaniel.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4069 - Dovetail Cherry Surprise Cake

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $317

Dovetail Cherry Surprise Cake by Norman Sandfield, Perry McDaniel / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Norman Sandfield, Perry McDaniel
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 13x9x6cm

Notes: Open the cake to find the hidden cherries. Each pair of dovetails requires a separate trick to solve. Made from walnut, maple, and red oak. Limited edition, #147 of 200. Includes original box. This was the IPP23 Exchange puzzle of Norman Sandfield.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4070 - Hobbit Cake

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $175

Hobbit Cake by Perry McDaniel

Designer/Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 6x3x3cm

Notes: One of the Petit Four series (P18.1). Made from bloodwood, poplar, walnut, maple, and ebony. Stamped with PM logo and edition number: 61/200. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4071 - Petit Four Set

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $404

Petit Four Set by Perry McDaniel

Designer/Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 6x3x3cm

Notes: Set of four Petit Four puzzles: Strawberry Very Short Cake, Cinnamon Walnut Twist Cake, Black Forest Lemon Cake, and Pineapple Down Side Over Cake. Includes original box and solutions sheets. Cinnamon Walnut Twist Cake was the IPP29 Exchange puzzle from Perry McDaniel. All are limited editions of 200.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4072 - The Vault Puzzle

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,585

The Vault Puzzle by Mike Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Mike Toulouzas

Size: 19x14x12cm

Notes: First open the vault door; then it is a completely separate puzzle to close the door after it is opened. The provided device is a solving aid. Made from mahogany, ebony, and chakte viga. Includes original solution booklet and certificate card. Limited edition: #4 of 4. This was recognized as a Top-10 Vote Getter at the 2012 Puzzle Design Competition.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4073 - The Judge's Gavel Puzzle

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $275

The Judge's Gavel Puzzle by Mike Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Mike Toulouzas

Size: 23x10x3cm

Notes: Remove the ring from the neck of the gavel. This won a jury First Prize at the 2011 Puzzle Design Competition. Limited edition, #8 of 23.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4074 - Houdini's Torture Cell

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $111

Houdini's Torture Cell by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 10x5x5cm

Notes: Free "Houdini" (the hanging figure) from the puzzle chamber. Includes original information sheet and solution. This won a jury First Prize at the 2012 Puzzle Design Competition. This was the IPP31 Exchange puzzle from Brian Young.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4075 - A Drive Down Lombard Street

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $65

Winning bid: $60

A Drive Down Lombard Street by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 14x7x4cm

Notes: Maneuver the ball from upper-right to lower-left, by sliding the blocks and avoiding the holes. Includes original information sheet and solution. This was the IPP29 Exchange puzzle from Brian Young.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4076 - Blind Snooker

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $400

Blind Snooker by Ron Locke

Designer/Maker: Ron Locke

Size: 17x12x8cm

Notes: This is a hidden maze: drop a ball into the correct pocket, and maneuver it to the hidden drawer, which you can then open. Cue, bridge, and rack are props and not part of the puzzle. Includes original information and hint sheets. Limited edition, #3 of 40.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4077 - Sliding Bar Puzzle Box

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $215

Sliding Bar Puzzle Box by Ben Krasnow

Designer/Maker: Ben Krasnow

Size: 13x11x9cm

Notes: Double combination lock puzzle to open secret compartment. Made from purpleheart, walnut, padauk, yellowheart, and cocobolo. Includes original information and solution sheets. Limited edition: #3 of 40.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4079 - Crikey

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $180

Crikey by Kelly Snake

Designer/Maker: Kelly Snake

Size: 16x11x8cm

Notes: Combination lock puzzle to open secret compartment, but some tricks to finding the key. Made from lacewood and spalted maple. Includes original solution sheet. Limited edition: #8 of 10.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4080 - Aces High

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $280

Aces High by Kelly Snake
Bottom Photo

Designer/Maker: Kelly Snake

Size: 11x11x8cm

Notes: Combination lock puzzle to open secret compartment; code on bottom panel is a clue to the proper configuration. Vintage box retrofitted to become a puzzle. Includes original solution sheet. Limited edition: #1 of 1.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4081 - The Law of Attraction

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $210

The Law of Attraction by Kelly Snake

Designer/Maker: Kelly Snake

Size: 15x10x4cm

Notes: Two-move trick opening box. Includes original solution sheet. Limited edition of 10.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4082 - Goliath

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $61

Goliath by Kelly Snake

Designer/Maker: Kelly Snake

Size: 3x2x2cm

Notes: Very small and easy puzzle; very much a novelty item. Includes original solution sheet. Limited edition: #4 of 4.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4083 - Tea Box Puzzle

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $210

Tea Box Puzzle by Kelly Snake and Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Kelly Snake and Robert Yarger

Size: 12x7x7cm

Notes: Two tricks to open this box--the first by Snake and the second by Stickman. Limited edition of 20.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4091 - Himitsu-Bako Ball

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $100

Himitsu-Bako Ball by Izumiya

Maker: Izumiya

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Small 4-move ball, with stand. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4093 - Cleverwood Puzzle Box

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $245

Cleverwood Puzzle Box by Kathleen Malcolmson

Designer/Maker: Kathleen Malcolmson

Size: 19x11x6cm

Notes: 12-move trick box. First move is loose. Includes original solution sheet and certificate of authenticity. Limited edition: #20 of 20.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4095 - IPP16 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $950

Winning bid: $625

IPP16 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 29

Notes: A small (29 of 80) collection of IPP16 Exchange puzzles. The first name is that of the Exchange participant; a second name is that of any noted designer/craftsman (4 Coffin).

  • Grin & Burr-It (96-B) (Barrett/Coffin)
  • Six-Pack (Cataquet)
  • Falling Link (Chambers)
  • Button Box (52-B) (Dalgety/Coffin)
  • Willies Wonder (De Beer)
  • Soma Tube 3-6 (de Vreugd)
  • Cube Wrap (Dickerson)
  • Trillium (107) (Finn/Coffin)
  • UFO Special (Gitt)
  • Sokrates (Graff)
  • My Precious (Hajek)
  • East or West-Home is Best (Haubrich)
  • Lock Nut (105) (Hordern/Coffin)
  • Connection (Kotani)
  • Dowel N Peg (Lensch)
  • Cubes and Sticks (Levonen)
  • Luxemburr (Linkola)
  • TVM (Matveeva)
  • Black Magic Barrel (Nauta)
  • All Washed Up! (Ritchie)
  • Magic Dice and Mobius Strip (Rowett)
  • Cobble Hedge (Saeki)
  • Eggbox for Egghead (Schneider)
  • Plentiful Cube (Uri)
  • Coca-Canarrow (van den Berg)
  • Knot Cube (van Deventer)
  • Onetoten (Witteveen)
  • Six Boards Burr (Yananose)
  • 2-piece Burr (Yoshigahara)

 

Lot 4096 - IPP17 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $950

Winning bid: $840

IPP17 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 34

Notes: A small (34 of 80) collection of IPP17 Exchange puzzles. The first name is that of the Exchange participant; a second name is that of any noted designer/craftsman 2 Coffin, 2 Daniel, McFarland).

  • Octo-Burr (Barrett/Coffin)
  • Coffin's Fancy This! (Baxter/Daniel)
  • Pizza Puzzle (Becker)
  • Secret Tea Box (Bordewijk)
  • 2nd Stellation (Bruce/Daniel)
  • NANAB (Chambers)
  • JA6PB (Just Another 6-Piece Burr) (Cutler/McFarland)
  • Weighty Problem (Darling)
  • Nutty Knot, Never Knot (de Ruiter)
  • Soma Tube 2-2-2 (de Vreugd)
  • Nine Color Puzzle (Farhi)
  • Elucidator (Farrell)
  • Gary's Escape (Foshee)
  • A Century of Solutions (Gitt)
  • Log Stacker (Green)
  • Box 2 (Hatalski)
  • Brain Chain (Isaacs)
  • The Spiral (Kalinin)
  • The Puzzletopia (Krasnoukhov)
  • Inflated Hexomino (Kurchan)
  • Hooked on the Cube (Lee)
  • Interlocking Packing Puzzle (Linkola)
  • The E Puzzle (Morris)
  • The Clive Cube (Nightingale)
  • Puzzling the World (Ritchie)
  • Stew's Scrap Pile (Rodgers/Coffin)
  • Topolorigamic Card Case (Saeki)
  • Treasure in Wood (Segal)
  • Medallion Maze (Snyder)
  • Plate Box Puzzle (Strijbos)
  • Trefoil Knot (Thiessen)
  • The Enigma (Vaughn)
  • 6 Board Burr (No.1) (Yananose)
  • Nobbmann #2 (Yoshigahara)

 

Lot 4097 - IPP18 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $450

IPP18 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 17

Notes: A small (17 of 63) collection of IPP18 Exchange puzzles. The first name is that of the Exchange participant; a second name is that of any noted designer/craftsman (McFarland, Coffin, Daniel).

  • Coffin's Triangular Prism (Baxter/Daniel)
  • Shoot the Moon (Bright)
  • Bill's Ball-Buster (Cutler/McFarland)
  • Hex Bolt Vex (de Beer)
  • Japanese Wood Joint Burr (de Vreugd)
  • Keep (Green)
  • The Bohemian Burr (Hajek)
  • Coffin's Frantix (Hitchcock)
  • Six of Diamonds (Hordern/Coffin)
  • Two Layers L Puzzle (Levonen)
  • Squashed Split Cube (Muroi)
  • Stella Octangula (Rolfs)
  • Inegenious Rings (Ruan)
  • Fabrication (Schneider)
  • Coated Burr (von Känel)
  • Crab & Tails (Yamamoto)
  • Never Ending (Yoshigahara)

 

Lot 4098 - IPP19 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,065

IPP19 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 32

Notes: A small (32 of 83) collection of IPP19 Exchange puzzles. The first name is that of the Exchange participant; a second name is that of any noted designer/craftsman (McFarland, Wood, Dubois).

  • Grandpa's Wonder Puzzle (Baker)
  • Lime Puzzle (Barrett)
  • Bill Darrah's Tri-Plane (Becker)
  • Comb Burr (Bordewijk)
  • The Penny-Farthing (Bright)
  • Frogs to Princes (Brokenshire)
  • Tumblebug (Chambers)
  • Giga Burr (Cutler/McFarland)
  • Lord Robert's Mystic Cube (Dalgety)
  • Bob's 5 x 5 + 2 (Darling)
  • Paper Clips (de Smet)
  • Japanese Wood Joint Burr (de Vreugd)
  • Framed Snake (Ergatoudis)
  • In-Out (Feldman/Dubois)
  • Excalibur (Foshee)
  • Split Second (Frelinghuysen)
  • Chess Cubes (Hajek)
  • Black Hole Puzzle (Haubrich)
  • Modified TriSquare (Hess)
  • Coffin's Fusion Confusion (Hitchcock)
  • Internet Serendipity (Hoppe)
  • Pool Puzzle (Hordern/T. Wood)
  • Star Puzzle (Iwase)
  • 1999-2000 (Kurchan)
  • A Slide-ly Tricky Tower (Lee)
  • Siamese Twins (Matveeva)
  • Clive Cube (Nightingale)
  • Union Jack (Schneider)
  • Bubble Car Puzzle (Strijbos)
  • Heart Maze (Summerday)
  • Doorknob (van den Berg)
  • Diamond Burr (von Känel)

 

Lot 4100 - Four Corners

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $76

Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Roy Rice

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Roy Rice

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Coffin design #6. Four identical pieces made from white oak and purpleheart; inside pencil marks indicating solution assembly; one inscribed "RR 94". Includes information sheet. This was the IPP14 Exchange puzzle from Roy Rice.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4101 - Sandfield Joint Puzzle

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $158

Sandfield Joint Puzzle by Robert Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 5x5x3cm

Notes: Separate the two halves; top and bottom are joined with four dovetail joints. Made from mahogany and padauk. Includes original information sheet and storage bag. This was the IPP14 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4102 - Rhombic Dodecahedron with One Rope

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $55

Rhombic Dodecahedron with One Rope by H. Endoh / Tadao Muroi

Designer: H. Endoh
Maker: Tadao Muroi

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Thread the rope through all the notches (without crossing), assembling in a rhombic dodecahedron. The end of the rope must return to the starting plate and fit into the end hole. Includes original box and information sheet. This was the IPP14 Exchange puzzle from T. Muroi.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4103 - Solo

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $143

Solo by Minoru Abe

Designer/Maker: Minoru Abe

Size: 14x11x2cm

Notes: Move the four blocks to their correct location. Tray made with finished wood, and metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4104 - Pink & Blue

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $143

Pink & Blue by Minoru Abe

Designer/Maker: Minoru Abe

Size: 13x11x2cm

Notes: Swap the location of PINK and BLUE letter blocks. Tray made with finished wood, and metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4105 - Block Ten

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $173

Block Ten by Minoru Abe

Designer/Maker: Minoru Abe

Size: 14x10x2cm

Notes: Move the pink block to the top of the tray. Uncommon color pattern. Tray made with finished wood, and metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box and information sheet with 20 challenges.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4106 - Climb-15

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $143

Climb-15 by Minoru Abe

Designer/Maker: Minoru Abe

Size: 19x13x2cm

Notes: Move the red T to the top of the tray. Tray made with finished wood, and metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box (white) and information sheet with four challenges. Box is slightly damaged.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4107 - Climb Pro-24

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $123

Climb Pro-24 by Minoru Abe

Designer/Maker: Minoru Abe

Size: 23x17x2cm

Notes: Move the red T to the top of the tray. The shortest known solution is 227 moves. Tray made with finished wood and cork backing, and metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly. Includes original box (white) and information sheet. Box is slightly damaged.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4108 - TRAP

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $163

TRAP by Minoru Abe

Designer/Maker: Minoru Abe

Size: 14x11x2cm

Notes: Move the pieces to their labeled location. The shortest known solution is 174 moves. This is the first Abe puzzle to require "nested" moves, as detailed extensively in Edward Hordern's Sliding Piece Puzzles. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4115 - 3-D Tessit-Hex

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $39

3-D Tessit-Hex by Joseph Tamir

Designer/Maker: Joseph Tamir

Size: 11x11x2cm

Notes: Put seven pieces into the triangular tray. Some pieces with sticker residue. Includes original letter and solution sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4116 - Four Corners

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Roy Rice

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Roy Rice

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Coffin design #6. Four identical pieces made from white oak and purpleheart; one inscribed "RR 94". Includes information sheet. This was the IPP14 Exchange puzzle from Roy Rice.

 

Lot 4117 - Pressed for Time

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $45

Pressed for Time by Stewart Coffin / Walt Hoppe

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 11x10x1cm

Notes: Coffin design #120, a.k.a. Nine-Piece Pentagon. This was the IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Walt Hoppe. Includes original information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 4118 - Six of Diamonds

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $187

Six of Diamonds by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six rhombic sticks form a burr; very challenging. Made from cherry. Pieces numbered (by Coffin) in pencil. Includes original information sheet and solution. This was the IPP18 Exchange puzzle from Edward Hordern.

 

Lot 4119 - Cornucopia

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/2/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $32

Cornucopia by Stewart Coffin / Walt Hoppe

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 14x14x1cm

Notes: Coffin design #76-B, model #107715. Fit the ten pieces into the tray. The extra four spaces can be filled with four 1x1 squares, or a 2x2 square. Laser-cut pieces made from walnut; tray made from cherry and maple. Includes original information and solution sheets. This was the IPP16 Exchange puzzle from Walt Hoppe.

 

Lot 4121 - Double Notch (96-B)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Double Notch (96-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr with pairs twisted along their long axis. This was the IPP16 Exchange puzzle from Tyler Barrett, with the name "Grin & Burr-it".

 

Lot 4122 - Octoburr (110)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Octoburr (110) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Appears to be an eight-piece burr, but three pairs are glued making just five pieces overall. Cuts are at 30° and 54.7°. Inscribed "110, STC, 1997". Made from maple. This was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Tyler Barrett.

 

Lot 4123 - Split Second

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $125

Split Second by Stewart Coffin / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #27-A, a.k.a. Three Pairs Variation. The Three Pairs mechanism works unchanged, even though this shape is dramatically different. This was the IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Fred Frelinghuysen.

 

Lot 4124 - Fusion-Confusion

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $62

Fusion-Confusion by Stewart Coffin / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 8cm

Notes: Coffin Design #15-A, same as Triumph except that two pairs of pieces are fused together. Includes original box. This was the IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Marti Hitchcock.

 

Lot 4125 - The Pool Puzzle

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $94

The Pool Puzzle by Stewart Coffin / Trevor Wood

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 15x15x3cm

Notes: Slight variation of Coffin design #134, a.k.a. Outhouse. Fit the five pieces into the tray so that the blue piece (pool) touches each of the other pieces. This was an IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Edward Hordern. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4126 - Burr Circus

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $80

Burr Circus by Stewart Coffin / Allen Rolfs

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Allen Rolfs

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Coffin design #116. Two types of pieces with skewed notches, made from cherry. Includes original box and solution sheet. This was the IPP29 Exchange puzzle from Allen Rolfs.

 

Lot 4127 - Ball Octahedron

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $87

Ball Octahedron by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Coffin design #232. Four pieces form an octahedral shape. Includes stand and original box. This was the IPP29 Exchange puzzle from Jerry Slocum.

 

Lot 4130 - Tangram

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $270

Tangram by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 5x5x2cm

Notes: Small Tangram set with box, made in fancy woods. Base stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 4131 - LL-Puzzle (NY-26)

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $405

LL-Puzzle (NY-26) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Eight pieces, each formed by two L-trominoes, for a 3x4x4 block. Lid stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 4133 - Bonanza

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $55

Bonanza by Don Kucera

Designer: Don Kucera

Size: 8x7x3cm

Notes: Release the half dollar coin from behind the acrylic panel. The was the IPP16 Exchange puzzle from Don Kucera.

 

Lot 4134 - Horseshoe Nightmare

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $57

Horseshoe Nightmare by Howard Swift

Designer/Maker: Howard Swift

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Remove the three rings. This was the IPP16 Exchange puzzle from Howard Swift. Includes original packaging and solution.

 

Lot 4135 - Secret Tea Box

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $60

Secret Tea Box by Nanco Bordewijk

Designer: Nanco Bordewijk

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: Open the locked box. This was the IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Nanco Bordewijk.

 

Lot 4136 - Two Layers L Puzzle

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/2/2014

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $13

Two Layers L Puzzle

Size: 8x8x1cm

Notes: Assemble the eight L-pieces into two layers so that eight holes are aligned. Includes original packaging. This was the IPP18 Exchange puzzle from Juha Levonen.

 

Lot 4137 - Excalibur

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/3/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $403

Excalibur by Gary Foshee

Designer/Maker: Gary Foshee

Size: 7x4x3cm

Notes: Remove Excalibur from the stone. This was the IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Gary Foshee.

 

Lot 4138 - The Penny-Farthing

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/5/2014

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $25

The Penny-Farthing by Lambert Bright / Dave Bilyeu

Designer: Lambert Bright
Maker: Dave Bilyeu

Bike: 6x5cm

Notes: Remove the figure from the string. This was the IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Lambert Bright.

 

Lot 4140 - Apothecary Chest

Phase: 27

Last Bid Date: 2/4/2014

Est. Value: $4,000

Winning bid: $9,300

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 #14 of 15, and the second of two to be sold publicly.

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)

 

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