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Lot 3545 - 16 Move Puzzle Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/10/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $315

16 Move Puzzle Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 12x8x8cm

Notes: Move sliding panels to open the box; can be solved in 12 moves. Many seams have gaps, due to shrinkage and slight warping. Some moves very tight. Signed and numbered, #4 (of 45), dated 2/2004.

 

Lot 3548 - Cube Vinco

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $26

Cube Vinco by Vaclav Obsivac / Vinco

Designer: Vaclav Obsivac
Maker: Vinco

Edge: 4.5cm

Notes: Four pieces (two pairs of mirror image pieces) form a cube.

 

Lot 3820 - Pennyhedron and Minihedron (52)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $365

Pennyhedron and Minihedron (52) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Pennyhedron made with three fancy woods, and nested Minihedron made with matching woods.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3827 - Three Pairs (27)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $585

Three Pairs (27) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical (and mirror image) pieces; Coffin's first truly coordinate motion puzzle. Good fit and movement; one long ding (see top of photo) on the side of one piece.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3920 - Supersymmetry (247) #1

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $60

Supersymmetry (247) #1 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: There are eight ways for the six pieces to form a symmetrical shape, but only one will fit inside the jar. This was Tom Rodger's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of seven identical lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3921 - Supersymmetry (247) #2

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $71

Supersymmetry (247) #2 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: There are eight ways for the six pieces to form a symmetrical shape, but only one will fit inside the jar. This was Tom Rodger's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of seven identical lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3922 - Supersymmetry (247) #3

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $69

Supersymmetry (247) #3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: There are eight ways for the six pieces to form a symmetrical shape, but only one will fit inside the jar. This was Tom Rodger's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of seven identical lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3923 - Supersymmetry (247) #4

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $44

Supersymmetry (247) #4 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: There are eight ways for the six pieces to form a symmetrical shape, but only one will fit inside the jar. This was Tom Rodger's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of seven identical lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3924 - Supersymmetry (247) #5

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $60

Supersymmetry (247) #5 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: There are eight ways for the six pieces to form a symmetrical shape, but only one will fit inside the jar. This was Tom Rodger's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of seven identical lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3925 - Supersymmetry (247) #6

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $51

Supersymmetry (247) #6 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: There are eight ways for the six pieces to form a symmetrical shape, but only one will fit inside the jar. This was Tom Rodger's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of seven identical lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3926 - Supersymmetry (247) #7

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $49

Supersymmetry (247) #7 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: There are eight ways for the six pieces to form a symmetrical shape, but only one will fit inside the jar. This was Tom Rodger's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of seven identical lots.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3927 - Total Eclipse (246) #1

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $118

Total Eclipse (246) #1 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Assembly the four dowels so that the two red dots are concealed; requires challenging coordinate motion. One piece inscribed "246, STC, 2009"; "246" written on the end of another. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP30 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3928 - Total Eclipse (246) #2

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $68

Total Eclipse (246) #2 by Stewart Coffin
Close-up Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Assembly the four dowels so that the two red dots are concealed; requires challenging coordinate motion. One piece inscribed "246, STC, 2009" and "246"; "246" written on the end of another. One piece with noticable flaw (see extra photo). This was Jerry Slocum's IPP30 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3929 - Total Eclipse (246) #3

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $85

Total Eclipse (246) #3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Assembly the four dowels so that the two red dots are concealed; requires challenging coordinate motion. One piece inscribed "246, STC, 2009"; "246" written on the end of another. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP30 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3972 - Stickman No. 12 Cross Puzzlebox

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,251

Stickman No. 12 Cross Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 14x14x14xcm

Notes: Trick opening box; the 17 blocks must be manipulated to find the two secret compartments. Made from bloodwood, beli, purpleheart, maple walnut, etc. Limited edition: #16 of 30 made. Includes original information card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3974 - Stickman No. 14 Checkmate Puzzlebox

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $3,087

Stickman No. 14 Checkmate Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 18x16x16cm

Notes: Magnets will move the chess pieces when the board is rotated. When certain conditions are met, one or the other of two drawers can be opened. You have the choice to solve with no clues, or to be given the location of the pieces before solving. The cover can be removed to view part of the internal mechanism. Includes original information booklet (mistakenly labeled #13). Limited edition: #16 of 26.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3976 - Stickman No. 16 Domino Puzzlebox

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,234

Stickman No. 16 Domino Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger / Robert Yarger/John Devost

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Robert Yarger/John Devost

Size: 15x15x6cm

Notes: 28-piece domino set is locked inside the puzzle box. Dominoes must be manipulated so that the box can open. Box made by Robert Yarger from walnut and monterillo; non-domino pieces made from padauk, and dominoes made from holly by John Devost. Limited edition: #10 of 25. Includes original information booklet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4005 - Combination Lock (128)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $580

Combination Lock (128) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coordinate motion, very similar to Rosebud except that all six pieces are dissimilar. Made from fancy woods. Inscribed "128, STC, 2003". Very light finish. Minor wear; small ding on one edge.

 

Lot 4006 - Twelve-Piece Separation (85)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $370

Twelve-Piece Separation (85) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Twelve pieces serially interlock; ten pieces are identical, one augmented, and one key. Sticker residue on two sticks (see photo for one). Inscribed "85, STC, 1997". Includes orginal box.

 

Lot 4022 - Hazelgrove Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $48

Hazelgrove Box by Jennifer Hazelgrove / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Jennifer Hazelgrove
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: Nine piece lock inside an obstructed box; made from maple and oak. The base is stamped "12". One of about 15 made.

 

Lot 4050 - Rosebud Variation

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $198

Rosebud Variation by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: One tip of each piece is turned, to create this slight variation of Coffin's Rosebud (#39).

 

Lot 4085 - 51 Pound Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $726

51 Pound Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 10x10x10cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4086 - Beaulid Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $692

Beaulid Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 12x9x7cm

Notes: Trick opening box, made from Peruvian walnut, Carolina white ash, quilted maple, steel, and acrylic. Intricate mechanism is visible when opened. Name and lid artwork are both hints to the subtle solution.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4094 - 30 Move Mame Puzzle Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $162

30 Move Mame Puzzle Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 5x3x3cm

Notes: Traditional Japanese box design with 30 moves. Made from Indonesian rosewood and mahogany. Very small: each step is 0.025 inch. Signed and numbered (#26/40); dated 4/05.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4111 - Bypass

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $95

Bypass by Rik van Grol / Tom Lensch

Designer: Rik van Grol
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Level-6 three-piece burr.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4120 - The Button Box (52-B)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $243

The Button Box (52-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x4cm

Notes: An elongated Pennyhedron made from oak, padauk, canarywood, and Bocote. Hidden inside is one of Stewart's original wooden buttons! This was an IPP16 Exchange puzzle from James Dalgety.

 

Lot 4139 - Boiling Pot

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $24

Boiling Pot by Tatiana & Vladimir Matveeva

Designer: Tatiana & Vladimir Matveeva

Size: 8x8x2cm

Notes: Separate the two block halves. This was an IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Tatiana Matveeva.

 

Lot 4142 - Kennedy Tabacco Box (RE-2)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $2,100

Kennedy Tabacco Box (RE-2) by Tatuo Miyamoto
Action Photo

Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 22x12x8cm

Notes: This is a remake of a cigarette case that became strangely popular in Japan after the death of U.S. President Kennedy. It is a music box (not a puzzle) that plays a classic dirge, and automatically dispenses a cigarette while a skeleton figure mocks you (action video). A pack of cigarettes, a lighter, and 10 cigarettes are crafted of wood. Includes original box and instruction card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4143 - Goodnight (KY-2)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $250

Goodnight (KY-2) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 15x9x9cm

Notes: Open the hidden drawer. Made from rosewood, maple, dogwood, and cherry. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4144 - Ricebird (KY-3)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $81

Ricebird (KY-3) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 11X8X5cm

Notes: Secret compartment holds an egg. Made from oak and nato. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4145 - Adhesive Tape (KY-5)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $171

Adhesive Tape (KY-5) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 16x13x6cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment containing the real tape dispenser. Made from walnut and basswood. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4146 - My Butter (KY-6)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

My Butter (KY-6) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 11x7x6cm

Notes: Secret compartment locked with "simple" but unusual trick. Made from mizuki (dogwood) and ancient katura. This was a 2008 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4147 - Secret Stripes (KY-9)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $215

Secret Stripes (KY-9) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 12x12x6cm

Notes: Nicely hidden secret compartment. Made from ginkgo, ancient katsura, and cherry. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4148 - Anteater (KY-10)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $85

Anteater (KY-10) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 17x4x4cm

Notes: Made from burswood and karin. Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4149 - Desert Moon (KY-12-2)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $205

Desert Moon (KY-12-2) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 15x9x5cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from maple, Torreya, and walnut. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4150 - Kiboko (KY-13)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $91

Kiboko (KY-13) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 11x6x4cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from walnut. This was a 2010 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4151 - Miss Yamori (KY-14)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $142

Miss Yamori (KY-14) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 10x8x7cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from cherry, torreya, and magnolia. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4152 - Skunk Attack (KY-15)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $190

Skunk Attack (KY-15) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 16x9x6cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Made from wenge, cucumber, and cherry. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4153 - Koume (KY-16)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $111

Koume (KY-16) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 13x8x5cm

Notes: Nicely hidden secret compartment. Made from cherry. This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4154 - Baby Penguin (KY-19)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $235

Baby Penguin (KY-19) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 10x5x5cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from walnut, magnolia, and wenge. This was a 2012 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4221 - Money Bank (M-14)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Money Bank (M-14) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Excellent condition; mechanism not tested. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4224 - Book (P-6-3)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $295

Book (P-6-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x14x6cm

Notes: Classic book with trick drawer; muku surface. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4228 - King Crown (P-31)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $1,070

King Crown (P-31) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x13cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment; don't pull or twist the jewels! Made from zelkova, walnut, and velvet. Includes original box and Japanese solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4231 - Two Drawers (M-25)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $550

Two Drawers (M-25) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x11x10cm

Notes: Two trick drawers. Includes original box and copy of solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4232 - Spinach Can (P-35)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $730

Spinach Can (P-35) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 14x8x8cm

Notes: Open the can without using the opener. Includes original box and small solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4234 - Letter Box D (P-1-4)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $192

Letter Box D (P-1-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 24x8x6cm

Notes: This mechanism is different from the original family of Letter Boxes. Some moves are tight. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4237 - Outlet (P-40)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $525

Outlet (P-40) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x5x3cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4239 - Stapler (P-43)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $160

Stapler (P-43) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 14x7x5cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4243 - New Secret Box II-2 (M-39-2)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $610

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x9x9cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4248 - Tako-Yaki (CO-1)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $362

Tako-Yaki (CO-1) by Katsuhiko Handa / Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer: Katsuhiko Handa
Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 18x14x9cm

Notes: Open the oven drawer. Made from oak, wendge, teak, dogwood, walnut. This was a winning design in the 1st Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2009). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4249 - Astronomical Telescope (CO-6)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $360

Winning bid: $477

Astronomical Telescope (CO-6) by Miyuki Handa / Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer: Miyuki Handa
Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 19x16x8cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Made from maple, walnut, birch, etc. This was a winning design in the 2nd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2010). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4250 - Grand Piano (CO-7)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $525

Grand Piano (CO-7) by Hiroshi Yamamoto / Yoh Kakuda
Open Photo

Designer: Hiroshi Yamamoto
Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 18x14x9cm

Notes: Open the piano. Made from walnut, shiuri cherry, maple, wenge. This was a winning design in the 2nd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2010). Includes original box, musical hint card, and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4251 - New Year (CO-8)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $185

New Year (CO-8) by Yoko Miyamoto / Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer: Yoko Miyamoto
Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 20x11x4cm

Notes: Open the locked drawer. Made from red camphor tree, walnut, rengas, etc. This was a winning design in the 2nd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2010). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4252 - Birdhouse (CO-10)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $171

Birdhouse (CO-10) by Gou Kasai / Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer: Gou Kasai
Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 16x14x9cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Made from amur corktree, walnut, katsura, etc. This was a winning design in the 2nd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2010). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4253 - Brush the Tooth!! (CO-11)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $325

Brush the Tooth!! (CO-11) by Mito Murase / Akio Kamei / Kanae Saito

Designer: Mito Murase
Maker: Akio Kamei / Kanae Saito

Size: 10x9x8cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Made from maple, karin. This was a winning design in the 2nd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2010). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4254 - Drawer in Drawer (CO-12)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $290

Drawer in Drawer (CO-12) by Hideki Niwa/Hiroshi Iwahara / Tsuchiya Woodworking Factory

Designer: Hideki Niwa/Hiroshi Iwahara
Maker: Tsuchiya Woodworking Factory

Size: 11x10x10cm

Notes: Open two drawers. Made from Japanese pagoda tree, walnut, dogwood, etc. This was a winning design in the 3rd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2011). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4255 - Pedestrian Crossing (CO-13)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $504

Pedestrian Crossing (CO-13) by Seiji Masuike / Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer: Seiji Masuike
Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 20x19x11cm

Notes: Open secret compartment using a sequence of moves. Made from walnut, dogwood, karin, rosewood, cherry, etc. This was a winning design in the 3rd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2011). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4256 - Sea Otter (CO-14)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $240

Sea Otter (CO-14) by Yukiko Matsumoto / Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer: Yukiko Matsumoto
Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 21x10x6cm

Notes: Open the drawer. Made from shiuri cherry, walnut, maple, etc. This was a winning design in the 3rd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2011). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4257 - Flashlight (CO-15)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $406

Flashlight (CO-15) by Shokan Handa / Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer: Shokan Handa
Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 17x11x10cm

Notes: Remove the two batteries. Made from angsana, cucumber tree, walnut, oak, etc. This was a winning design in the 3rd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2011). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4258 - Daruma Doll (CO-16)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $200

Daruma Doll (CO-16) by Akira Nishida / Yoh Kakuda

Designer: Akira Nishida
Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 14x13x7cm

Notes: Open the locked drawer by creating the correct facial expression. Made from angsana, cucumber tree, walnut, oak, etc. This was a winning design in the 3rd Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2011). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4259 - Toilet (CO-20)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $530

Toilet (CO-20) by Kyoko Sueda / Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer: Kyoko Sueda
Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 21x16x9cm

Notes: Open the water tank. Made from walnut, maple, oak, etc. This was a winning design in the 4th Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2012). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4262 - Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $856

Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box by Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 34x17x11cm

Notes: Open box with the correct 5-letter combination. Once opened, the combination can be reset. Made from walnut, maple, keruing. Includes certificate and extensive instructions. Limited edition, #19 of 40.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4263 - Double Crossed Puzzle Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $1,070

Double Crossed Puzzle Box by Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 21x16x7cm

Notes: Open the locked box, in 23 moves. Includes original certificate and solution instructions. Original limited edition, #20 of 20 (subsequently increased to 50).

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4264 - Keepers Key Safe Puzzle Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $265

Keepers Key Safe Puzzle Box by Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 19x11x10cm

Notes: Open the locked box. Includes original certificate and solution instructions. Limited edition, #39 of 40.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4265 - Uncle Herbart Stash & Stow Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $90

Uncle Herbart Stash & Stow Box by Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 16x11x4cm

Notes: Open the locked box. Warning: I cannot open this box, so there is significant risk that it is not functional. Includes original information and solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4266 - Spinnomotto

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $111

Spinnomotto by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 8x7x7cm

Notes: Open the barrel to find the micro top. Mechanism is slightly sticky. This is a simplified version of what was submitted to the IPP Design Competition (no music, whistle, etc.)

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4267 - Ze House of Mouse Ze Duong

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $400

Ze House of Mouse Ze Duong by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 12x12x9cm

Notes: Find Mousie hiding inside the house. Take care--there is a mouse trap inside the hole; this auction disclaims any liability for injury to careless fingers.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4268 - Balancing Egg

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Balancing Egg by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 7x5x5cm

Notes: Balance the egg on end. Crafted from a single block of wood. You can unscrew the egg shell halves to inspect the mechanism. Includes matching stand.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4269 - Great Balls of Fire!

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $313

Great Balls of Fire! by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Each ball opens into two halves. Insides are lined in felt. One ball is slightly larger than the other. Note that the geometric patterns are different from one another (one is a truncated icosahedron, the other is truncated rhombic tricontahedron). Includes display stands.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4271 - Match Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $25

Match Box by Stephen Chin

Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Cube constructed from 213 matchsticks. Not a puzzle.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4276 - Pickled Nickel

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $170

Pickled Nickel by Gary Foshee

Designer/Maker: Gary Foshee

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Impossible object, with block and bolt trapping a nickel. IPP14 exchange from Gary Foshee. Includes original box.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4277 - D-H-T

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $95

D-H-T by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Two-piece regular dodecahedron, with cubic space, containing a two-piece pyramid. Small chip from one edge; slightly imperfect fit. The was an IPP14 Exchange Puzzle, from Wayne Daniel. Includes original information card.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4278 - 4-Piece Pyramid

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $85

4-Piece Pyramid by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Four identical pieces form a regular tetrahedron. Pieces are unfinished; loose fit. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4279 - Labyrinth

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $130

Labyrinth by Joseph Tamir

Designer/Maker: Joseph Tamir

Size: 12x4x4cm

Notes: Navigate the hidden maze. Includes original information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4280 - Bob's 5X5

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $48

Bob's 5X5 by Robert Darling

Designer: Robert Darling

Size: 15x15x4cm

Notes: Fit the 10 notched sticks into the tray. This is a reproduction of an IPP18 Exchange puzzle (Bob Darling).

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4281 - Small 4-Move Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $12

Small 4-Move Box

Size: 6x4x3cm

Notes: 4-move box with crude marquetry pattern; possibly antique. Very slight warping of top panel, and slight gaps in seams.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4282 - Dice Box

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $51

Dice Box

Size: 5x3.5x3.5cm

Notes: Open the barrel to remove the die (wood with inked pips). This is described in Hoffmann's Puzzles Old and New (II.II), but likely a modern reproduction.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4283 - Packing Puzzle

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/10/2014

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $17

Packing Puzzle by Saul Bobroff / Saul BobRoff

Designer: Saul Bobroff
Maker: Saul BobRoff

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Make a 3x3x3 cube. This was an IPP14 Exchange puzzle, from Saul Bobroff. Includes original information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4285 - Second Stellation (14-A)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $700

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. Good fit in all four directions. One piece inscribed "STC, 1981". Small worm hole in one piece.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4286 - Second Stellation Variation (14-X)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $370

Second Stellation Variation (14-X) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: This is a rough model of a variation on Second Stellation. Includes original note to Woodrow Carpenter (indicating only one made, date unknown).

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4287 - Twelve Point (33)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $165

Twelve Point (33) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with unique assembly. Made from cherry and gaboon ebony. Inscribed "STC, 1981". One tip is broken (see photo); one piece with sticker residue.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4294 - Geodynamics (85-A)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $459

Geodynamics (85-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 14x12x10cm

Notes: The same structure as Twelve-Piece Separation, but significantly more complicated: expanded in one direction, and compressed in another. Key piece inscribed "85-A, STC, 1985", and each piece with an identifying letter. The ends of each piece are also marked in ink. Includes original box, information sheet, and solution sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4296 - Woodworm (TW18)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $265

Woodworm (TW18) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Nine heptominoes (combining a square tetromino with an I-tromino) and a small cube (known as Woody) fit into the 4x4x4 box. Woody dislikes being exposed, so try assembling the cube with Woody on the inside. Box stamped with TW logo. Heptomino pieces have little manmade wormholes.

 

Lot 4298 - 8-Piece Box Packing

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

8-Piece Box Packing by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x6x5cm

Notes: Eight pieces pack a 5x3x3 box. Lid has minor dings; stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 4302 - 9-Piece Jigsaw Block

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $160

9-Piece Jigsaw Block by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 5.5x3.5x1.5cm

Notes: Nine 3D jigsaw pieces fit together to form a block. One piece stamped with TW logo. Includes plastic case.

 

Lot 4303 - Sliperoo (113)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $101

Sliperoo (113) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six identical piece assemble using coordinate motion. Made from mahogany and maple. Significant surface wear in places. Inscribed "113, STC, 1997". Used as an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (a.k.a. Dexterium).

 

Lot 4304 - Slokum-Pokum (109)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $133

Slokum-Pokum (109) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Derived from Pin-Hole, but made with 85 rhombic sticks, and has a trick. Used as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle (Slocum). Identifying stickers on the outside of two pieces.

 

Lot 4305 - Three Bunnies (118)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $257

Three Bunnies (118) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Three different non-symmetrical pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Inscribed "118, STC, 1997", and was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (Slocum). Identifying sticker on the outside of one piece.

 

Lot 4306 - Holey Astigmatism

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $255

Holey Astigmatism by Bill Cutler / Stewart Coffin

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: Designed by Bill Cutler, and made by Stewart Coffin as an IPP14 Exchange Puzzle (Cutler). This was an IPP14 Exchange puzzle, from Bill Cutler. Includes crumpled original information sheet.

 

Lot 4309 - Peanut

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $76

Peanut by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x6x3cm

Notes: Six pieces form a variety of shapes. Small reproduction of Coffin's Peanut (67), where piece #3 is different from what appears in the Compendium.

 

Lot 4310 - Ball Room

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $61

Ball Room by Stewart Coffin / Andy Manvell

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Andy Manvell

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Fit the four pieces into the box. Coffin design #197-A. This was an IPP25 Exchange puzzle, from Jerry Slocum.

 

Lot 4311 - Rosebud

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $178

Rosebud by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

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

 

Lot 4312 - Coin Bank

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $26

Coin Bank

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Box with coin slot; two moves to open. Surface is slightly worn in places; slight gaps in panel seams.

 

Lot 4313 - Money Bank (M-14)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $96

Money Bank (M-14) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Excellent condition; mechanism not tested. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4318 - Anteater (KY-10)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $89

Anteater (KY-10) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 17x4x4cm

Notes: Made from burswood and karin. Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4323 - Letter Box D (P-1-4)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $198

Letter Box D (P-1-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 24x8x6cm

Notes: This mechanism is different from the original family of Letter Boxes. Movement is excellent. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4329 - Money Bank (M-14-2)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $145

Money Bank (M-14-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Coin bank with inlaid top. Very slight smudge on top; base is slightly loose. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4332 - Book (P-6-1)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $317

Book (P-6-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x14x7cm

Notes: Classic book with trick drawer. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4335 - Barrel (P-8)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $1,310

Barrel (P-8) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x11x11cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Some minor separtion in two spline seams; otherwise in excellent condition. This design is from 1983. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4340 - Love Box 3 (P-3-3)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $180

Love Box 3 (P-3-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 6x5x4cm

Notes: This was the Karkuri Club Christmas present for 2000. Made from rosewood, mayumi, and purpleheart. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4358 - My Butter (KY-6)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

My Butter (KY-6) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 11x7x6cm

Notes: Secret compartment locked with "simple" but unusual trick. Made from mizuki (dogwood) and ancient katura. This was a 2008 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4359 - Rice Bird (KY-3)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $76

Rice Bird (KY-3) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: Secret compartment holds an egg. Made from oak and nato. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4360 - Anteater (KY-10)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $80

Anteater (KY-10) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 7x4x4cm

Notes: Made from burswood and karin. Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4361 - Koume (KY-16)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $140

Koume (KY-16) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 13x8x5cm

Notes: Nicely hidden secret compartment. Made from cherry. This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4362 - Kiboko (KY-13)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $121

Kiboko (KY-13) by Yoh Kakuda

Designer/Maker: Yoh Kakuda

Size: 11x6x4cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from walnut. This was a 2010 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4373 - Apricot (P-36)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 5/1/2014

Est. Value: $12,000

Winning bid: $16,000

Apricot (P-36) by Akio Kamei / Akio Kamei and Haruo Uchiyama
Presentation box Photo

Designer: Akio Kamei
Maker: Akio Kamei and Haruo Uchiyama

Size: 42x22x22cm

Notes: This large puzzle box and presentation case contains three tricks. Made from tochi, rosewood, inlay (by H. Uchiyama), etc. Sold privately.

 

Lot 4376 - Loony Loop

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $14

Loony Loop

Size: 15x5x5cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the string loop from the wire cage. Includes original box and instructions/solution sheet.

 

Lot 4377 - Japanese Wood Joint Puzzle

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $300

Japanese Wood Joint Puzzle by Frans de Vruegd / Tom Lensch

Designer: Frans de Vruegd
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Six pieces (two with notches), inspired by traditional Japanese wood joints, assemble as a burr. Pieces made from maple and redheart. A foam version was Frans de Vreugd's IPP18 Exchange puzzle. Includes solution sheet. Delivered unassembled. Includes unique storage box, designed to be geometrically equivalent to the burr pieces!

 

Lot 4378 - Egyptian (23-A)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $178

Egyptian (23-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: These pieces are equivalent to the Scrambled Scorpius pieces (six dissimilar pieces, unique solution). Made from oak with doweled joints, in smaller than normal stock; some small gaps. One piece inscribed "23-A, STC, 2013". Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4379 - Fancy That (200)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $130

Fancy That (200) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Same shape as Fancy This!, but with six pieces. Made from limba and maple, in smaller than normal stock; light finish, with some gaps and tight fit. One piece inscribed "200, STC, 2014". Pieces marked and numbered, to aid assembly. Includes original box and copy of 2014 Compendium page.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4380 - The Park (207)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $170

The Park (207) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six pieces, made from maple, in smaller than normal stock; light finish, with some gaps. One piece inscribed "207" on outside, and "207, STC, 2014" on inside. Pieces lettered F-E-N-W-A-Y, to aid assembly. Includes original box and copy of 2014 Compendium page.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4381 - Design X-14

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $271

Design X-14 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces; made from maple, in smaller than normal stock and light finish. Each piece is two-tiered: outer shell is a variation of Scrambled Scorpius; inner layer is a version of Garnet. One piece inscribed "X14, STC, 2014". Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4382 - Split Star Improved (X-17)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Split Star Improved (X-17) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Six pieces form a partially stellated RDD with a Garnet core. Made from canarywood and maple, in smaller than normal stock and light finish. One piece inscribed "X-17, STC, 2014". Includes original box and copy of 2014 Compendium page.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4383 - Split Star Improved (X-18)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $183

Split Star Improved (X-18) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x6x5cm

Notes: Six pieces form a partially stellated RDD with a Garnet core. Made from canarywood and aspen, in smaller than normal stock and light finish. One piece inscribed "X-18, STC, 2014". Includes original box and copy of 2014 Compendium page.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4384 - Split Star Improved (X-19)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Split Star Improved (X-19) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six pieces form a partially stellated RDD with a Garnet core. Made from canarywood and aspen, in smaller than normal stock and light finish. One piece inscribed "X-19, STC, 2014". Includes original box and copy of 2014 Compendium page.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4385 - Split Star Improved (X-20)

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $178

Split Star Improved (X-20) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x9x7cm

Notes: Six pieces form a partially stellated RDD with a Garnet core. Made from canarywood and maple, in smaller than normal stock and light finish. One piece inscribed "X-20, STC, 2014". Includes original box and copy of 2014 Compendium page.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4387 - Pipebox Puzzle

Phase: 28

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2014

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $675

Pipebox Puzzle by Robert Yarger / Stickman

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Stickman

Size: 14x8x8cm

Notes: A relatively simple box with two secret compartments. Wood is distressed in placed; uneven finish at one end. No formal edition; about 16 produced. One leg inscribed "Xmas 2011" and with Stickman logo.

 

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