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Lot 172 - CT 11

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $8

CT 11 by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 9cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging.

 

Lot 174 - Cristal 12 Pieces (30)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 6/24/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $6

Cristal 12 Pieces (30) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 177 - 12 Losanges 25 Tiges (331)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $25

12 Losanges 25 Tiges (331) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging.

 

Lot 182 - Papillon 15 Pieces (37)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $30

Papillon 15 Pieces (37) by Arjeu

Maker: Arjeu

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Includes original plastic packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 203 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 6/27/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $53

Sorrento Trick Box

Size: 15x11x10cm

Notes: Inlaid wood trim on top; birds and other markings are painted. Interior has mirror on inside lid, and trimmed in pink material. Very good condition.

 

Lot 246 - A Cube with a Secret

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $415

A Cube with a Secret by Yevgeny Chebotarev / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Yevgeny Chebotarev
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Edge: 14cm

Notes: Design modified, and crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia) in silver ash and harrah. Includes multiple secret compartments. Special limited edition, numbered 10 of 24.

 

Lot 247 - IPP Burr

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

IPP Burr by Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer/Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: This is a working model of the IPP logo (designed by Gianni Sarcone). 14 pieces, level 13. Crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia) in Queensland Silver Ash (permanent ink is used to color the IPP letters).

 

Lot 248 - Coming of Age MkII

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $65

Coming of Age MkII by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level 18 burr. Crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia). Includes information card and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 249 - The Collective

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $140

The Collective by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Edge: 10cm

Notes: The 5-piece burr crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia) from Queensland Silver Ash; the frame is jarrah. Includes information card and solution sheet.

 

Lot 250 - Insoma

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $65

Winning bid: $135

Insoma by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia
Separated Halves Photo

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: A unique combination of classic puzzles: Diagonal Burr and Soma Cube combined into one. Crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia) from Rose Alder sticks and Silver Ash Soma pieces. Includes information card.

 

Lot 251 - The Blitz

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $102

The Blitz by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Unique interlocking arrangement. Crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia). Includes information card.

 

Lot 252 - Saturn Ring

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/23/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $104

Saturn Ring by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 9x7x5cm

Notes: Ring of 31 wooden cubes connected by elastic cord; goal is to assemble the Saturn shape. Crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia). Includes information card.

 

Lot 253 - Tricky Dick

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $55

Tricky Dick by Rick Eason / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Rick Eason
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: Equivalent to classic Ball and Chain. Crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia). Includes information card.

 

Lot 254 - Traffic Lights

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/22/2006

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $145

Traffic Lights by Mr. Puzzle Australia

Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 20cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the string from the wood panel, and thus releasing the stick. Once removed, string and stick form the Buttonhole Puzzle! Crafted by Brian Young (Mr. Puzzle Australia). Includes information card and instructions.

 

Lot 255 - The Barrel and Ball

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $370

The Barrel and Ball by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: Remove ball from inside of barrel. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 256 - The Money Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $266

The Money Box by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 7x5x5cm

Notes: Remove coins from inside of bank. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 257 - New Persian Puzzle

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $359

New Persian Puzzle by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 19x4x4cm

Notes: Free the ring inside the cylinder. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation (improved design), crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 258 - The Dice Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $456

The Dice Box by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: Get the dice out of the barrel. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 259 - The Donay Apple

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $827

The Donay Apple by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: Three puzzles in one: remove coin in central section, release coin in bottom section, and release coin in the top section. Crafted by John Berkeley from African blackwood and sterling silver. Includes original box and solution. Edition 10 of 100.

 

Lot 260 - Mug in a Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $2,211

Mug in a Box by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 15x15x15cm

Notes: Adapted from an original design by Werner Graff. A mug is locked in the box by a rod which pierces the box diagonally and passes through the handle of the mug. The object is to remove the mug from the box. Crafted from mahogany, with walnut dowel. Limited edition, numbered 8 out of 9 produced.

 

Lot 261 - Double Drawer (M-27)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $465

Double Drawer (M-27) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 19x9x9cm

Notes: Drawers on either end move together. Find how to make the contents of one drawer disappear. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 262 - Twin Box 2 (M-1-2)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $566

Twin Box 2 (M-1-2) by Akio Kamei

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). Includes original box and instructions. One panel has a visible scratch.

 

Lot 263 - Little Drawer (M-19)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $913

Little Drawer (M-19) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x6x4cm

Notes: The goal is to open the drawer. Includes original box.

 

Lot 264 - 52-Piece Burr Set (K-2-2)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/31/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $2,106

52-Piece Burr Set (K-2-2) by Akio Kamei

Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 23x16x11cm

Notes: Contains the 25 notchable burr pieces; includes two of each piece and a couple extra, presumably so that you can constructed all 314 possible assemblies. Wooden box appears to hold just 45 pieces, but all 52 can be packed.

 

Lot 265 - Button Box (M-22)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,827

Button Box (M-22) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Open secret compartment. Crafted from oak and walnut. Includes original box and instructions (Japanese).

 

Lot 266 - Toaster (P-32)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $5,400

Toaster (P-32) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 28x21x14cm

Notes: Life-sized toaster has a secret compartment. Crafted from teak and katura. Includes original box (one edge slightly ripped).

 

Lot 267 - Small Frame (P-28-3)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,560

Small Frame (P-28-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x14x4cm

Notes: Frame hides a secret compartment. Includes original box.

 

Lot 268 - Cake (P-13)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $750

Cake (P-13) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 18x18x9cm

Notes: Remove walnut cake from the plate to find a secret compartment. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 269 - Meteor

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $265

Meteor by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Crafted by Bart Buie in five woods. Stewart Coffin design 100-A.

 

Lot 270 - Filled Faces

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/24/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $801

Filled Faces by Bart Buie
Partially separated Photo

Designer/Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Crafted by Bart Buie in padauk and canary wood. Six dissimilar pieces; very difficult to find opening move, which is a little bit tight.

 

Lot 271 - Block Ring

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $315

Block Ring by Michael Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Michael Toulouzas

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Crafted by Michael Toulouzas

 

Lot 272 - Megaminx

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $32

Megaminx by Meffert

Maker: Meffert

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 273 - Pyraminx

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $13

Pyraminx by Uwe Meffert / Meffert

Designer: Uwe Meffert
Maker: Meffert

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 274 - Rubik's Dice

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $180

Rubik's Dice by Erno Rubik / Politoys

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Politoys

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Made by Politoys, Hungary. Mint in unopened original packaging.

 

Lot 275 - Fisher's Golden Cube

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,111

Fisher's Golden Cube by Tony Fisher
Scrambled Photo

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Edge: 8cm

Notes: The most unique of Tony Fisher's Skewb transformations. One twist is required to get to the normal Skewb starting position, quickly getting very confusing configurations.

 

Lot 276 - Magic Cube

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $3

Magic Cube by Erno Rubik

Designer: Erno Rubik

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Rubik's Cube with reflective stickers. Include "key" and in original packaging.

 

Lot 277 - Alexander's Star

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $14

Alexander's Star by Adam Alexander

Designer: Adam Alexander

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Made by Ideal; sealed in original packaging.

 

Lot 278 - Cube Magique

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $12

Cube Magique by Erno Rubik

Designer: Erno Rubik

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Includes "key", to disassemble the cube pieces. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 279 - Equator Puzzle

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $77

Equator Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Made of metal, by Pentangle. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 280 - Popeye Cube

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $44

Popeye Cube by Ideal

Maker: Ideal

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 2x2x2 cube with Popeye characters. Made by Ideal. In original packaging.

 

Lot 281 - Cube with String

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $84

Cube with String

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Cords connect opposite corners of four faces, limiting possible movement.

 

Lot 282 - Square-1

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/22/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $178

Square-1 by Kopsky/Hrsel / Irwin Toys

Designer: Kopsky/Hrsel
Maker: Irwin Toys

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: In original (French Canadian) packaging, by Irwin Toys.

 

Lot 283 - Darth Maul Rubik's Cube

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $4

Darth Maul Rubik's Cube

Size: 10x7x7cm

Notes: 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube shaped like Darth Maul. In original packaging.

 

Lot 284 - The Simpsons Rubik's Cube

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/21/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $6

The Simpsons Rubik's Cube

Size: 12x7x6cm

Notes: 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube shaped like Homer Simpson. In original packaging.

 

Lot 285 - Rubik's Maze

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $297

Rubik's Maze by Hasbro

Maker: Hasbro

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: In original packaging, by Hasbro.

 

Lot 286 - Rubik's Triamid

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $22

Rubik's Triamid by Erno Rubik / Matchbox

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Matchbox

Edge: 10cm

Notes: In original packaging, by Matchbox.

 

Lot 287 - Rubik's Fifteen

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $18

Rubik's Fifteen by Erno Rubik / Matchbox

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Matchbox

Size: 11x11x2cm

Notes: In original packaging, by Matchbox.

 

Lot 288 - The Rubik's Collection

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/27/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $290

The Rubik's Collection by Erno Rubik / Matchbox

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Matchbox

Box: 39x20x6cm

Notes: Original package containing Rubik's Magic, Rubik's Cube 4th Dimension, and Rubik's Clock.

 

Lot 289 - Rubik's Race

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $3

Rubik's Race by Ideal

Maker: Ideal

Box: 42x29x5cm

Notes: Board game using the Rubik's Cube color motif. Players slide tiles to match a given pattern.

 

Lot 290 - Polyhedral 18 Globe

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $165

Polyhedral 18 Globe by Pelikan

Designer/Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Also know as the Star Ball Burr d. Puzzle appear to be frozen shut. Includes original box.

 

Lot 291 - Steel 6BB

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $159

Steel 6BB by Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Crafted by Josef Pelikan. Includes original box.

 

Lot 292 - Star Ball Burr

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $154

Star Ball Burr by Pelikan

Designer/Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Crafted by Josef Pelikan. Puzzle appear to be frozen shut. Includes original box.

 

Lot 293 - Double Octa

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/21/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $244

Double Octa by Rik Brouwer / Pelikan

Designer: Rik Brouwer
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Crafted by Josef Pelikan. Includes original box.

 

Lot 294 - Tan Cube

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $520

Tan Cube by Bill Darrah / Pelikan

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Each face has the classic Tangram pattern. Crafted by Josef Pelikan.

 

Lot 295 - TB Blues

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $158

TB Blues by Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Crafted by Josef Pelikan.

 

Lot 296 - Escher Burr #1

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/21/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $345

Escher Burr #1 by Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Three pairs of offset pieces in fancy woods. Crafted by Josef Pelikan.

 

Lot 297 - Escher Burr #2

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $315

Escher Burr #2 by Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: Three trios offset pieces in fancy woods. Crafted by Josef Pelikan.

 

Lot 298 - Belle L-Burr

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $95

Belle L-Burr by Lars Christensen / Pelikan

Designer: Lars Christensen
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Level 40 to remove first piece. Crafted by Josef Pelikan. Some moves are somewhat tight.

 

Lot 299 - 2 Piece Puzzle

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/22/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $711

2 Piece Puzzle by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Simple but rare design.

 

Lot 300 - 48-Piece Burr

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/25/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $560

48-Piece Burr by Dan Feldman / Philippe Dubois

Designer: Dan Feldman
Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: Inscribed Gaby Games; crafted by Philippe Dubois.

 

Lot 301 - Seven Up

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $235

Seven Up by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Three identical pieces and mirror images. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 303 - Large Paperclip

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/27/2006

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $829

Large Paperclip by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 18cm

Notes: Separate the three large paperclips. Crafted by Tom Lensch. Includes solution.

 

Lot 304 - Wanderer

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $650

Wanderer by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: The wanderer moves from edge to edge of the cube. Goal is to remove the wanderer. Crafted by Tom Lensch.

 

Lot 305 - Dic's 4 Piece Cube

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $405

Dic's 4 Piece Cube by Dic Sonneveld / Tom Lensch

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Easy to disassemble; perplexing to restore. Crafted by Tom Lensch.

 

Lot 306 - Six Piece Burr Cube

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/27/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $490

Six Piece Burr Cube by Tom Lensch

Designer/Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 6 piece burr augmented to form a cube. Level 6 to remove first piece. Includes solution.

 

Lot 307 - Seven Woods

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/21/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $395

Seven Woods by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Crafted from seven fancy woods by Tom Lensch.

 

Lot 308 - Diagonal Cube

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $365

Diagonal Cube by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Crafted by Tom Lensch. Tight fit. Includes solution sheet.

 

Lot 309 - Japanese Trick Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $135

Japanese Trick Box

Size: 9x7x4cm

Notes: Inlaid wood on top; very good condition. 2-move solution is not typical.

 

Lot 310 - Japanese House Bank

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/26/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $214

Japanese House Bank
Open Photo

Size: 16x13x8cm

Notes: Missing key hidden in "musical" drawer. Very tight first move. Otherwise, very good condition. Stamped "Foreign" on base.

 

Lot 311 - Sorrento-style Japanese Trick Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Sorrento-style Japanese Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 11x8x8cm

Notes: Wood inlay on top. Very good condition. Stamped "Made in Japan" on base.

 

Lot 312 - 6-Piece Burr Set

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $55

6-Piece Burr Set

Stick length: 5cm

Notes: Each burr colored differently. Includes solution sheets and cardboard box.

 

Lot 313 - Push-Up Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/24/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $2,652

Push-Up Box by Yoshiyoki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyoki Ninomiya

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: 4-move solution, including push-up move. Excellent condition. Includes solution diagram and plain cardboard box.

 

Lot 315 - Jacket

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/21/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $1,102

Jacket by Hideto Satou
Compartment Photo

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Size: 28x21x5cm

Notes: A secret compartment is hidden behind the jacket. Woods include walnut, ginkgo, and elm.

 

Lot 316 - Secrete Lock Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $27

Secrete Lock Box

Size: 21x13x7cm

Notes: Carved top and sides. Two-move opening. Made in India.

 

Lot 317 - Puzzle Book

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $82

Puzzle Book

Size: 12x7x3cm

Notes: Psycho matchbox mechanism; coin slot hidden under sliding panel.

 

Lot 318 - Puzzle Book

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $110

Puzzle Book

Size: 15x11x3cm

Notes: Spine inscribed "Vol 1, 1911". Two moves to open hidden compartment.

 

Lot 319 - Puzzle Book

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $55

Puzzle Book

Size: 20x14x6cm

Notes: Two moves to open secret compartment. Good wood and finish, but numerous scratches.

 

Lot 320 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $29

Swiss Trick Box

Size: 10x6x5cm

Notes: Two moves to open box. Bottom rear corner has minor separation; otherwise in very good condition.

 

Lot 321 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $130

Swiss Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 11x7x5cm

Notes: Unusual two-move opening--not the typical solution for the banded crate. Very good condition.

 

Lot 322 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $69

Swiss Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 11x7x5cm

Notes: Unusual two move solution to open box. "Geneve" carved on front. Excellent condition.

 

Lot 323 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $61

Swiss Trick Box
Photo

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Two-move solution to open compartment. Very good condition.

 

Lot 324 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $57

Swiss Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 13x8x6cm

Notes: Unusual two move solution. Some minor separation in side glue joints. Good condition.

 

Lot 325 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $267

Swiss Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 14x11x7cm

Notes: Three-move solution. Bottom is scratched, but otherwise in very good condition.

 

Lot 326 - The Black Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $390

The Black Box by Willem van der Poel

Designer: Willem van der Poel

Size: 16x8x7cm

Notes: Includes complete (corrected) instructions. External surfaces are somewhat aged/oxidized.

 

Lot 327 - Tank Money Bank

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $76

Tank Money Bank
Open Photo

Size: 15x10x8cm

Notes: Crudely made but solid. Inscribed "TH 2770, 1946" on bottom. One small nail is missing.

 

Lot 328 - Sphinx (156)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $735

Sphinx (156) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Inscribed "156, STC, 2000, LIMBA". Pieces are numbered on the inside. Perfect condition.

 

Lot 329 - Five-Piece Solid Block (78-C)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $270

Five-Piece Solid Block (78-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Inscribed "78-C, STC, 2003". Pieces made of osage orange, poplar, padauk, purpleheart and maple; box is birch and luan.

 

Lot 330 - Cuckoo Nest (21)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $290

Cuckoo Nest (21) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Seven pieces, made of birch. Excellent condition. Includes original instruction sheet.

 

Lot 331 - Slider (130)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $103

Slider (130) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six slanted rhombic sticks; solution involves coordinate motion.

 

Lot 332 - Octahedral Cluster (31)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $231

Octahedral Cluster (31) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1980" Some pieces are hard to separate; otherwise very good condition.

 

Lot 333 - Shouldered Scorpius (166-A)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,002

Shouldered Scorpius (166-A) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Inscribed "166-A, STC, 2000". This is the "Three Plus Three Version" of the 166 family, and is Stewart's favorite of the group. All six pieces are identical, and require very tricky coordinate motion to assemble.

 

Lot 334 - Augmented Four Corners (34)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/23/2006

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $625

Augmented Four Corners (34) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Inscribed "STC, 1981". Some wear on one edge; otherwise excellent condition.

 

Lot 335 - New Garnet (161)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

New Garnet (161) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: This is a new edition of the Garnet, made 20% larger. Four pieces.

 

Lot 336 - No Name (181)

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $315

No Name (181) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 14x10x1cm

Notes: Inscribed "181, STC, 2002". Four non-symmetrical pentominoes and one non-symmetrical tetromino fit just one way.

 

Lot 337 - One-L-Nut

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $100

One-L-Nut by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Length: 4cm

Notes: Solid brass. Includes information/solution sheet.

 

Lot 338 - Chic-Ago

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/22/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $211

Chic-Ago by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 5x3x3cm

Notes: Solid brass; find secret compartment. Includes information/solution sheet.

 

Lot 339 - Krap

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $195

Krap by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Eight solid brass pieces form a proper die.

 

Lot 340 - Prankfurter

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $46

Prankfurter by Reiss

Maker: Reiss

Size: 15x8x6cm

Notes: 22 plastic pieces; made by Reiss. Includes original packaging and solution.

 

Lot 341 - Four Large Wire Puzzles

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $16

Four Large Wire Puzzles by Woodpuzzle

Maker: Woodpuzzle

Size: various

Notes: Includes The Quandary and The Sting by Professor Puzzle, The Magic Hook by Woodpuzzle, and an unidentified puzzle of two loops.

 

Lot 342 - House of Marbles Collection

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $15

House of Marbles Collection

Size: various

Notes: Puzzles include: Madman's Maze, Mortal Coil, Indefinity, Gordian Knot, Hell's Bells, Labour of Love, and Bungler's Block.

 

Lot 343 - Japanese Wire Puzzle Collection

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $38

Japanese Wire Puzzle Collection

Size: various

Notes: Collection of five wire puzzles.

 

Lot 344 - Edge-matching Puzzle Collection

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $12

Edge-matching Puzzle Collection

Size: various

Notes: Various edge-matching puzzles, including: Patience (Sonne, Mond und Sterne, 6x6), Clic (3x3 magnetic), Challenge 1 (LA Olympic theme), and other advertising themes.

 

Lot 345 - Fort Knox Puzzle Box

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/21/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $78

Fort Knox Puzzle Box by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x12x7cm

Notes: Large psycho-matchbox style, made by Pentangle. Includes original box.

 

Lot 346 - 18 Metal Puzzles

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $15

18 Metal Puzzles by Chad Valley
Detail Photo

Maker: Chad Valley

Box: 28x23x2cm

Notes: Actually includes 20 classic wire puzzles. Made in England by Chad Valley. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 347 - Casse Tete Chinois

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $29

Casse Tete Chinois by Jeux Spear/Waldi
Detail Photo

Maker: Jeux Spear/Waldi

Box: 36x26x3cm

Notes: 24 "Chinese" (classic) wire puzzles. Made by Jeux Spear/Waldi. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 348 - puzzle-pak one

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $17

puzzle-pak one by Reiss

Maker: Reiss

Box: 41x22x2cm

Notes: Three wood puzzles, manufactured by Reiss.

 

Lot 349 - Supermaze Frustration

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $121

Supermaze Frustration by Tomy
Close-up Photo

Maker: Tomy

Size: 26x18x1cm

Notes: One of three Supermazes manufactured by Tomy. Run the tiny little balls through the maze. Reading glasses not included.

 

Lot 350 - Gordian Knot

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $38

Gordian Knot

Size: 34x6x5cm

Notes: Packaging says it all: "Desengage shaft form yellow rings and be proud of your intelligence."

 

Lot 351 - Air-Mazing Games

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $111

Air-Mazing Games

Size: 27x9x3cm

Notes: Collection of three games. Move little balls through the maze using air pressure.

 

Lot 352 - Egg Tray Puzzle

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $65

Egg Tray Puzzle by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Fit the three pieces flat into the tray. Made by Jean-Claude Constantin.

 

Lot 353 - Skyscraper Puzzle

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $93

Skyscraper Puzzle by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 18x11x6cm

Notes: Place the hexagonal pieces on the rods so that the height of each tower is correct. Made by Jean-Claude Constantin.

 

Lot 355 - Framed Snake!

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $68

Framed Snake! by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 11x11x2cm

Notes: Place the cube snake flat into the tray. Solution is an interesting mathematical property: it's the optimal packing of 11 identical squares into a square region. Made by Jean-Claude Constantin.

 

Lot 356 - Tile Packing Puzzle

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $95

Tile Packing Puzzle by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 15x10x1cm

Notes: Select any 16 of the 17 tiles then pack them into the tray. Made by Jean-Claude Constantin.

 

Lot 357 - 13-Piece Burr Set

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 11/4/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $91

13-Piece Burr Set by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 16x8x6cm

Notes: 13 burr pieces come in a nice box. Made by Jean-Claude Constantin.

 

Lot 358 - Wire Star and Circle

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2006

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $57

Wire Star and Circle

Size: 9x9cm

Notes: Remove the circle from the star.

 

Lot 359 - Large Yosegi Cabinet

Phase: 3

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2006

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $825

Large Yosegi Cabinet

Size: 65x55x20cm

Notes: The large cabinet contains five tricks, including three secret compartments, and two mechanisms to lock drawers.

 

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