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Lot 3981 - Stickman No. 23 Perpetual Hinge Puzzlebox

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $1,426

Stickman No. 23 Perpetual Hinge Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 18x12x12cm

Notes: Two rotating dials and four sliding panels must be manipulated to open the secret compartment and two drawers. Made from jatoba, oak, and leopardwood. Limited edition: #14 of 28. Includes original information booklet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3982 - Stickman No. 24 Little Game Hunter Puzzlebox

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $825

Stickman No. 24 Little Game Hunter Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 16x15x7cm

Notes: Disassemble to find two secret compartments in the base. Limited edition: #25 of 38. Includes original information booklet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3983 - Stickman No. 25 Milestone Puzzle

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $1,547

Stickman No. 25 Milestone Puzzle by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 29x25x9cm

Notes: Unlock the cage mechanism to release a copy of the Milestone Puzzle Book. The book and puzzle commemorate Stickman's 25th numbered design and 1000th puzzle produced. Limted edition: #18 of 30.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4087 - Havanas Box #1

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $410

Havanas Box #1 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 18x4x4cm

Notes: First in a series of single cigar boxes. Made from sapele and wenge. Signed and dated 12/11. Limited edition of 40.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4088 - Havanas Box #2

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $270

Havanas Box #2 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 17x4x3cm

Notes: Second in a series of single cigar boxes. Made from sapele, bleached lacewood or quilted primavera. Signed and dated 7/12; limited edition of 45.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4089 - Havanas Box #3

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $318

Havanas Box #3 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 17x5x4cm

Notes: Third in a series of single cigar boxes. Made from sapele, birdseye maple, pink ebony, and flame maple. Rough edges on both sides of top panel. Limited edition of 50.

 

Lot 4132 - 18-Piece Conway Puzzle

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $49

18-Piece Conway Puzzle by John Conway / Walt Hoppe

Designer: John Conway
Maker: Walt Hoppe

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 18-piece packing puzzle known as the Conway Puzzle. Walnut blocks and acrylic box are precision cut, and fit perfectly. The was an IPP14 Exchange puzzle from Walt Hoppe. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 4167 - Onigiri (RF-17-2)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $240

Onigiri (RF-17-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 23x14x11cm

Notes: Find two secret compartments; then find secrets not disclosed in the solution! Made from walnut, berry, dogwood, ichii, and old katsura. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4168 - Secret Base (RF-18)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $170

Secret Base (RF-18) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Find the small and large secret compartments. This won First Prize in the 2008 Puzzle Design Competition. This was a Karakuri Christmas present from 2007. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4169 - Sushi (RF-19-2)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $195

Sushi (RF-19-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 18x12x9cm

Notes: Find two secret compartments. Made from ginkgo, shiuri cherry, mizuki, bubinga, inomi, and old katsura. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4170 - Acorn Box (RF-20-2)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Acorn Box (RF-20-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Made from oak, katsura, and enju. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4171 - Confetto Box (RF-22)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $180

Confetto Box (RF-22) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008, and honorable mention in 2009 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Removing one plate is easy, but removing the second plate is very tricky. Made from padauk and shiuri cherry. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4172 - 4 Direction Drawers (RF-25)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $489

4 Direction Drawers (RF-25) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 12x9x9cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present for 2009. Jury's first prize at 2010 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Open all four drawers at once. (Drawers can be closed without reversing the entire procedure.) Made from oak, walnut, karin, camphor, and rosewood. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4173 - House with Trees (RF-29)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $415

House with Trees (RF-29) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This won Honorable Mention at the 2011 Puzzle Design Competition. This was a 2010 Karakuri Christmas present.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4174 - Chiyo-Musubi (RF-30)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $322

Chiyo-Musubi (RF-30) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 23x13x7cm

Notes: Large sliding panel box with unusual shape hides two secret compartments. Very small ding on one edge; very light scratch on one panel. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4175 - Secret Base 2 (RF-32)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $160

Secret Base 2 (RF-32) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4176 - Wave Box (RF-33)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $315

Wave Box (RF-33) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 17x7x7cm

Notes: Not really a puzzle. As the drawer opens, it will create a pattern in the sliding plates. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4177 - Half-Finished Box (RF-34)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $110

Half-Finished Box (RF-34) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Open two secret compartments. Made from ancient keyaki. This was a 2012 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4211 - Library (Narcissus) (P-20-3)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $650

Winning bid: $666

Library (Narcissus) (P-20-3) by Akio Kamei / Akio Kamei, Tomoko Hasuo

Designer: Akio Kamei
Maker: Akio Kamei, Tomoko Hasuo

Size: 16x12x5cm

Notes: Open the box. Made from rosewood and red sandalwood; flower inlay by Tomoko Hasuo. Includes original box (new style) and solution card.

 

Lot 4236 - Twin Box 3 (M-1-3)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $185

Twin Box 3 (M-1-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2004. Made from walnut and keyaki. Unlike the original Twin Box, this is smaller and does not completely disassemble. Six moves to open secret compartment to find Christmas card. Note that panels move away from the core as they slide. Includes original box.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4238 - String Box II (M-36)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $77

String Box II (M-36) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x6x5cm

Notes: Open the box using the strings. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4240 - Cube Box (M-34)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $286

Cube Box (M-34) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 6x6x6cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4242 - Irregular Twin Box (M-37)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $114

Irregular Twin Box (M-37) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Inspired by Tortuous Box and CUBI, the movement of adjacent panels is closely related. Mechanism does not move freely, and but be continuously nudged; might improve with use. This was a 2009 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4245 - Parcel Box (M-41)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $225

Parcel Box (M-41) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment; different from the older Parcel series. This was a 2010 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4246 - Rotary Box (M-43)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $161

Rotary Box (M-43) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas Present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4247 - Expansion IV (M-44-4)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Expansion IV (M-44-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was a 2012 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4315 - Secret Base (RF-18)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Secret Base (RF-18) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Find the small and large secret compartments. Honorable Mention in the 2008 IPP Yoshigahara Design Competition. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4319 - 4 Direction Drawer (RF-25)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $386

4 Direction Drawer (RF-25) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 12x9x9cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present for 2009. Jury's first prize at 2010 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Open all four drawers at once. (Drawers can be closed without reversing the entire procedure.) Made from oak, walnut, karin, camphor, and rosewood. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4322 - Small Box 3 (M-24-3)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $165

Small Box 3 (M-24-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Three-move box with an unexpected final move. Made from rosewood. First move is loose. This was the 2002 Karakuri Club Christmas Present. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4330 - Twin Box 3 (M-1-3)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $195

Twin Box 3 (M-1-3) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2004. Made from walnut and keyaki. Unlike the original Twin Box, this does not completely disassemble. Six moves to open secret compartment to find Christmas card. Note that panels move away from the core as they slide. Big scratch on one panel (see removed panel in extra photo). Includes original box.

 

Lot 4338 - Irregular Twin Box (M-37)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $132

Irregular Twin Box (M-37) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Inspired by Tortuous Box and CUBI, the movement of adjacent panels is closely related. Excellent movement. This was a 2009 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4339 - Parcel Box (M-41)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $173

Parcel Box (M-41) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment; different from the older Parcel series. This was a 2010 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4341 - Twin Box 2 (M-1-2)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $315

Twin Box 2 (M-1-2) by Akio Kamei
Partially Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 8cm

Notes: This was the 1998 Christmas present of the Karakuri Club. The cube panels slide and can be removed the from central core, which can also be disassembled. Six moves are needed to release the first panel (unlike original Twin Box, which takes 13 moves). Very small scratch on one panel. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4348 - Confetto Box (RF-22)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $175

Confetto Box (RF-22) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008, and honorable mention in 2009 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Removing one plate is easy, but removing the second plate is very tricky. Made from padauk and shiuri cherry. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4349 - Box with a Tree (RF-14)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $111

Box with a Tree (RF-14) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 10x7x5cm

Notes: Two panels move freely, but nothing else…somehow they lead to the solution. This was a 2005 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4388 - Portable Pen Puzzle Box

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $390

Portable Pen Puzzle Box by Eric Fuller and John Devost

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller and John Devost

Size: 16x4x3cm

Notes: Sliding panels hide a secret compartment. Box designed by Eric Fuller; pen set crafted by John Devost. Signed and dated; limited edition of 30.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4390 - Walton Cube

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $165

Walton Cube by Dale W. Walton
Open Photo

Designer: Dale W. Walton

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Eight identically shaped asymmetric pieces assemble to form a cube; three distinct assemblies.

 

Lot 4391 - IPP 20 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $465

IPP 20 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 31

Notes: 31 out of 84 IPP20 Exchange puzzles (and one bonus). The name given is that of the Exchange participant. (The actual shipping cost will be significantly higher than the estimate that will appear on winner's invoice.)

  • Nine Drilled Holes (Bobroff)
  • Burred Box (Bordewijk)
  • Qubate (Darling)
  • Pointy Pentominoes (Darrah)
  • Hysteresis Key (van Deventer)
  • Double Hole Pin Cube (Eason)
  • Pulsar (Fisher)
  • TriSquare (Geerinck)
  • Lighthouse (Gitt)
  • Triple Trip (Grabarchuk)
  • Help Joe (Hajek)
  • Across-Sticks (Isaacs)
  • Russian Bracklet (Kalinin)
  • Tripods in Jungle Gym (Kotani)
  • Patchwork Puzzle (Krasnoukhov)
  • Hidden Wealth (Ledesma)
  • Mixed Doubles (Lee)
  • Super Tangram (Liu)
  • Tower of Pisa (Matveeva)
  • Buffalo Nickel Puzzle (Miller)
  • Slide Trom-Bones (Nelson)
  • Cube for Travelers #2 (Novichkova)
  • Cruiser STC #167 (Rodgers)
  • Derrick's Devious Chckerboard (Schneider)
  • A Wing, But No Prayer (Snyder)
  • Coral and Sweet (Takashima)
  • Dovetail Burr (de Vreugd)
  • The Murr Menagerie (Waite)
  • Two-Real-Dice Slide and Roll (Weber)
  • 2 in 1 (Wu)
  • The Blitz (Young)

 

Lot 4392 - IPP 21 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $510

IPP 21 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 17

Notes: 17 out of 69 IPP21 Exchange puzzles (and one bonus). The name given is that of the Exchange participant. (The actual shipping cost will be significantly higher than the estimate that will appear on winner's invoice.)

  • Hinomaru Japanese Flag Puzzle (Curtis)
  • CUBIE Burr (Cutler)
  • Rolling Pin-(T)okyo (Dawir)
  • Isaac's Iris (Isaacs)
  • Karin's Outline Burr (Kanel)
  • Different-Storyed meleda (Kalinin)
  • The Molecule (Krasnoukhov)
  • Lox in Box (Lindén)
  • VESA-burr (Linkola)
  • Harry's Nails (Nelson)
  • Quaddode (Reis)
  • Rosebud (Rolfs)
  • Oriental Toothpick Safe (Rossetti)
  • Rainbow Aluminum Burr (Segal)
  • Olympic Rings (de Smet)
  • Tube It In (Strijbos)
  • IPP Burr (Young)

 

Lot 4393 - MINE's COG. Burr MP22a

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $100

MINE's COG. Burr MP22a by Mineyuki Uyematsu

Designer/Maker: Mineyuki Uyematsu

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: This appears to be a routine 3-piece burr, but it is much more clever than that. Includes original information card. This was an IPP21 Exchange puzzle (Uyematsu).

 

Lot 4394 - IPP 22 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $465

IPP 22 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 23

Notes: 23 out of 98 IPP22 Exchange puzzles (and one bonus). The name given is that of the Exchange participant. (The actual shipping cost will be significantly higher than the estimate that will appear on winner's invoice.)

  • Sunflower (Barrett)
  • Impossible Burr (Bobroff)
  • Lock-o-Box (Bordewijk)
  • Escape from the Labyrinth (Bright)
  • Number three Ball and Plunger (Chambers)
  • GGG or 1.5 Horses (Dalgety)
  • Shifty Maze (Darrah)
  • Antwerp Diamond (de Smet)
  • keyhole Puzzle (Eason)
  • Theo's Trickbox (Geerinck)
  • Twin-Cube (Gitt)
  • Framework (Götz)
  • PuzzleScope (Grabarchuk)
  • Hoffmann's Mistake (Dice Box 2) (Hajek)
  • Restricted Zone (Hoppe)
  • Lucas's Moat (Isaacs)
  • Tri Diamonds (von Känel)
  • Kammen's Korners 2 (van Kammen)
  • Trefoil Knot (Novichkova)
  • Block and Key (Rossetti)
  • Double Sliding (Uri)
  • Irregular Board Burr (de Vreugd)
  • Fragrant Burr (Wu)

 

Lot 4395 - IPP 23 Exchange Puzzles

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $585

IPP 23 Exchange Puzzles

Puzzles: 20

Notes: 20 out of 81 IPP23 Exchange puzzles (and one bonus). The name given is that of the Exchange participant. (The actual shipping cost will be significantly higher than the estimate that will appear on winner's invoice.)

  • Mysterians (Baxter)
  • Cager with 2 large Spheres (Chabala)
  • The Sears Tower (Cutler)
  • Skewered Cubes (Darling)
  • Anti-Snapper (Dawir)
  • Four D (van Deventer)
  • Cigar Puzzle (Gillen)
  • A Chic-Ago Checkerboard Puzzle (Gitt)
  • 15 Holes of Golf (Grashuis)
  • Binimelis Sponge (Violant I Holz)
  • Double Cross (Kerley)
  • Convex Concave (Kim)
  • M.C. Tescher (Lee)
  • VESA's Four (Linkola)
  • Rho Boat (Major)
  • Housing Project (Rodgers)
  • Knot Likely (Suchsland)
  • Mongolian solir (Tumen-Ulzii)
  • Dutch Cross (p69) (Weber)
  • The SEARious Burr (Young)

 

Lot 4397 - Design X-3

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $160

Design X-3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, separating into two halves; made from oak, redheart, and maple (core). One piece inscribed "X-3, STC, 2014". Internal assembly indicated with pencil marks; some pencil marking on outisde surface (see photo). Tight fit; slight gaps in places. Includes original information sheet. One of two made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4398 - Design X-3

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $217

Design X-3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, separating into two halves; made from oak, redheart, and maple (core). One piece inscribed "X-3, STC, 2014". Internal assembly indicated with pencil marks; some pencil marking on outisde surface (see photo). Slight gaps in places. Includes copy of original information sheet. One of two made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4399 - Design X-4

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $178

Design X-4 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Seven pieces; made from walnut, limba and maple (core). Key piece inscribed "X-4, STC, 2014". Most pieces numbered in order of assembly. Slight gaps and poor fit in places. Includes original information sheet. One of two made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4400 - Design X-4

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $104

Design X-4 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Seven pieces; made from limba and maple. Key piece inscribed "X-4, STC, 2014". Most pieces numbered in order of assembly. Slight gaps and poor fit in places. Includes copy of original information sheet. One of two made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4401 - Design X-6

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $120

Design X-6 by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces form a truncated rhombic dodecahedron. Structure is two-tiered Garnets; pencil marks indicate axis of separation. Made from oak and aspen. One piece inscribed "X-6, STC, 2014". Unfinished, with gaps.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4403 - Design X-10

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $115

Design X-10 by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces form a rhombic dodecahedron. Structure is two-tiered Garnets; pencil marks indicate axis of separation. Made from poplar and maple. One piece inscribed "X-10, STC, 2014". Unfinished, with gaps.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4404 - Design X-11

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $150

Design X-11 by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six pieces, separates into two halves (axis indicated by pencil marks). Made from aspen; one piece inscribed "X-11, STC, 2014". Unfinished; some large gaps and offset edges. Includes original information sheet. One made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4405 - Design X-13

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $165

Design X-13 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six pieces, separating into two halves (axis indicated by pencil marks). Made from maple; one piece inscribed "X-13, STC, 2014". Unfinished; some large gaps. Includes original information sheet. One made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4407 - Design X-16

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

Design X-16 by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces, assemble in two halves with axis indicated by pencil marks. Made of canarywood and aspen; one piece inscribed "X-16, STC, 2014". Slight gaps and misfit. Includes original information sheet. One made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4408 - Design X-24-A

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $340

Design X-24-A by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces form a two-tiered structure: outside is Scorpius; inside is Garnet. Separates into two halves, with axis indicated by pencil marks. Made from maple; one piece inscribed "X-24-A, STC, 2014". Includes original box and information sheet. Good fit and finish. One made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4409 - Design X-25

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2014

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $433

Design X-25 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six pieces form a two-tiered structure: outside is Scorpius variation; inside is Garnet. Separates into two halves, with axis indicated by pencil marks. Made from oak, walnut, canarywood, redheart, and maple; one piece inscribed "X-25, STC, 2014". Includes original box and information sheet. Good fit and finish. One made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4411 - Design X-39

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $802

Design X-39 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Truncated variation of Scrambled Scorpius. Made from maple, poplar, chakta viga, and bocote. One piece inscribed "X-39, STC, 2014". Excellent fit and finish; joints are doweled for strength. Includes original box and information sheet. One made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4413 - Design X-48

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $913

Design X-48 by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Double play: Garnet inside of Scrambled Scorpius. One piece from each is inscribed "X-48, STC, 2014". Scorpius made from maple, poplar, rosewood, and chakta; Garnet made from maple, poplar, kauri, lacewood, rosewood, and bocote. Garnet configuration is new (double C, three-block key). Excellent fit and finish; Scorpius joints are doweled for strength. Includes original box and information sheet. Five made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4415 - Design X-52

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $425

Design X-52 by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Double play: Garnet inside of Scrambled Scorpius. One piece of Scorpius is inscribed "X-52, STC, 2014"; one piece of Garnet is inscribed "X-52-A, STC, 2014". Scorpius made from maple, poplar, oak, purpleheart, bloodwood, and rosewood; Garnet made from maple, poplar, oak, redheart, bocote, and rosewood. Good fit and finish, with slight gaps; Scorpius joints are doweled for strength. Includes original box and information sheet. One made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4416 - Design X-53

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $400

Design X-53 by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Double play: Garnet inside of Scrambled Scorpius. One piece of Scorpius is inscribed "X-53, STC, 2014"; one piece of Garnet is inscribed "X-53-A, STC, 2014". Scorpius made from maple, oak, redheart, bloodwood, bocote, and rosewood; Garnet made from maple, poplar, lacewood, redheart, bocote, and purpleheart. Good fit and finish, with slight gaps; Scorpius joints are doweled for strength. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4417 - Design X-57

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $543

Design X-57 by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Double play: Garnet inside of Scrambled Scorpius. One piece of Scorpius is inscribed "X-57, STC, 2014"; one piece of Garnet is inscribed "X-57-A, STC, 2014". Scorpius made from maple, poplar, oak, redheart, bloodwood, canarywood, purpleheart, and rosewood; Garnet made from maple, poplar, zebrawood, purpleheart, bocote, and lacewood. Good fit and finish, with slight gaps; Scorpius joints are doweled for strength. Includes original box and information sheet. One made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4419 - Design X-60

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $275

Design X-60 by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Double play: Garnet inside of Scrambled Scorpius. One piece of Scorpius is inscribed "X-60, STC, 2014"; one piece of Garnet is inscribed "X-60-A, STC, 2014". Scorpius made from maple, poplar, redheart, and canarywood; Garnet made from maple, yellowheart, walnut, and chakta. Good fit and finish, except Scorpius doesn't close all the way when Garnet is inside; Scorpius joints are doweled for strength. Includes original box and information sheet. Two made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4421 - Design X-64-R

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $283

Design X-64-R by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Seven-piece variation of Scrambled Scorpius (one piece is a single stick). Pieces made from a random selection of woods. One piece inscribed "X-64-R, STC, 2014". Good fit with some small gaps. Includes original box and information sheet. Four made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4461 - Christmas Tree (274)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $265

Christmas Tree (274) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x8x8cm

Notes: Three pieces and a stand form a tree shape. One piece inscribed "274, STC, 2013". Made from maple and poplar, with doweled joints. Just in time for the holidays!

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4462 - Bean Bag Drawer (RF-36)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

Bean Bag Drawer (RF-36) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Diameter: 12x8x6cm

Notes: The drawer is partioned, and it is easy to open the first half. The challenge is to open the hidden half. This was a 2013 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4465 - Oskar's Blocks

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $1,000

Oskar's Blocks by Oskar van Deventer / Trevor Wood

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 13x11x11cm

Notes: Three interlocking blocks, with a presentation stand. Blocks made from sycamore and narra; stand made from bocote. One block and base both stamped "T WOOD" and with TW logo. Includes copy of original certificate.

 

Lot 4466 - Swing-Time

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $28

Swing-Time by Bill Darrah / Binary Arts

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Binary Arts

Card: 10x5cm

Notes: Arrange the cards to form a single, continuous vine. This was the IPP13 Exchange puzzle from Bill Richie.

 

Lot 4468 - Explode

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $12

Explode by Herman Witteveen / herman Witteveen

Designer: Herman Witteveen
Maker: herman Witteveen

Size: 15x12x1cm

Notes: 7x7 sliding block grid; goal is to create a different given radiating pattern; 12 pairs of blocks are bandaged. Patterns are hand-drawn; components are from Pussycat. This was the IPP14 Exchange puzzle from Herman Witteveen. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 4469 - Ori-Game

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 11/30/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $34

Ori-Game

Size: 65x65cm

Notes: Fold the cloth four times to reveal a hidden message. This was the IPP15 Exchange puzzle from Lee Yee Dian. Includes original instructions and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4470 - East or West - Home is Best

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $35

East or West - Home is Best by Jacques Haubrich

Designer: Jacques Haubrich

Tile: 6x6x1cm

Notes: Arrange the nine ceramic edge-matching tiles in a 3x3 grid. This was the IPP16 Exchange puzzle from Jacques Haubrich. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4471 - 1999-2000

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $20

1999-2000 by Rodolfo Kurchan and Serhiy Gradarchuk

Designer: Rodolfo Kurchan and Serhiy Gradarchuk

Size: 18x9x1cm

Notes: Slide the pieces from the 1999 arrangement to 2000. This was the IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Rodolfo Kurchan. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 4472 - Tripods in Jungle Gym

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2014

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $28

Tripods in Jungle Gym by Yoshiyuki Kotani

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Kotani

Size: 8x8x2cm

Notes: Remove the four Y-shaped pieces from the frame. This was the IPP20 Exchange puzzle from Yoshiyuki Kotani.

 

Lot 4473 - Rolling Pin-(T)okyo

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $131

Rolling Pin-(T)okyo by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 10x2x2cm

Notes: Remove handle from the rolling pin. This was the IPP21 Exchange puzzle from Rene Dawir.

 

Lot 4474 - Square Face Variation

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $210

Square Face Variation by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Coffin design #74-A. Six dissimilar pieces assemble as two halves; each half assembles with coordinate montion. Made from yellowheart and canarywood. Small natural blemish/wormhole in one piece (see photo).

 

Lot 4475 - Double Puzzle

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $271

Double Puzzle by Charles O. Perry

Designer: Charles O. Perry

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Separate the six (brass and plastic) rods. Charles Perry is a renowned architect and sculptor, with a handful of puzzle designs to his credit. Includes felt storage sack.

 

Lot 4476 - Yoshimoto Cube No. 1

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $86

Yoshimoto Cube No. 1 by Naoki Yoshimoto

Designer: Naoki Yoshimoto

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Two nested, transforming figures. Includes original packaging and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 4477 - Dovetail Burr

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $57

Dovetail Burr by Frans de Vreugd / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six piece burr with dovetail interlocking between parallel pairs. This was the IPP20 Exchange puzzles from Frans de Vreugd.

 

Lot 4478 - Hexidecimal Puzzle

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $210

Hexidecimal Puzzle by William Keister / Binary Arts

Designer: William Keister
Maker: Binary Arts

Size: 22x10x6cm

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

 

Lot 4479 - The Cat

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $47

The Cat by Binary Arts

Maker: Binary Arts

Size: 14x12x7cm

Notes: Remove the tail from the cat. Made from wood, wire, and leather. Includes original packaging (small hole and ripped window), and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4480 - Kringloop

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $120

Kringloop by Rik Brouwer / Pelikan

Designer: Rik Brouwer
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 12x11x5cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Seven pieces assemble to form a 2-sided crystal shape inside a hexagonal box.

 

Lot 4481 - The Pharaoh's Secret

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $215

The Pharaoh's Secret by Perry McDaniel / Normal Sandfield

Designer: Perry McDaniel
Maker: Normal Sandfield

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: The goal is to find the secret compartment. Includes original storage bag. Limited edition, #97 of 200. This was the IPP18 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 4482 - Banana Burr

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $297

Banana Burr by Juno Yananose / Pelikan
Alternate Photo

Designer: Juno Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Six pieces (roughly banana-shaped) slide with coordinate motion. Excellent fit.

 

Lot 4483 - Prison (CT 64)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $86

Prison (CT 64) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 54 pieces form a large burr. Same design as the Kumiki Kiyomizu Burr. Nine key pieces; firm fit. Includes original box and English instruction sheet.

 

Lot 4484 - The Sears Tower

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2014

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $130

The Sears Tower by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 20x5x5cm

Notes: 13-piece burr in the shape of the Sears Tower. The was the IPP23 Exchange puzzles from Bill Cutler. Includes information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 4485 - # Burr Puzzle (RF-3-1)

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2014

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $315

# Burr Puzzle (RF-3-1) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: This is a 42-piece interlocking puzzle that completely disassembles. Made from lengaus and oak. Includes original box and assembly instructions.

 

Lot 4486 - Pipes in Pipe

Phase: 29

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2014

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $372

Pipes in Pipe

Size: 10x5x5cm

Notes: Fit the 21 small pipes into the larger pipe. Made from stainless steel. Includes original packaging. Information card says solution is unique, but there are six. The was the IPP18 Exchange puzzle from Kunio Saeki.

 

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