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Lot 4155 - Walk of Ladybug (MY-2)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $193

Walk of Ladybug (MY-2) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 22x12x3cm

Notes: Open the locked drawer using the ladybug. Made from Japanese oak and kanin. This won Honorable Mention in the 2001 Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4156 - 3 Brothers (MY-3-2)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $348

3 Brothers (MY-3-2) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 17x15x14cm

Notes: Open each of the three drawers. This is a 2007 remake of the original design, and does not include music boxes. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4157 - Kuru Kuru Heart (MY-4)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $348

Kuru Kuru Heart (MY-4) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 14x6x6cm

Notes: Special version (Izumiya) with yosegi added to both sides. This won Honorable Mention in the 2004 Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4158 - A Chance Meeting (MY-7-3)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $242

A Chance Meeting (MY-7-3) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Open the box. This won Second Prize in the 2006 Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4159 - Fortune Cards (MY-8)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $525

Fortune Cards (MY-8) by Tatsuo Miyamoto
Back Photo

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x4cm

Notes: Christmas Present from 2006. Trick opening box; and first time this designer has created yosegi (with advice from Ninomiya; see reverse photo). Made from katsura, shina, and purpleheart. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4160 - Family (MY-9)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/21/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $185

Family (MY-9) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x6x6cm

Notes: Working together, find a secret compartment inside of each box. Made from walnut, katsura and karin. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4161 - Hinge (MY-10)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $225

Hinge (MY-10) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: Two secret compartments. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4162 - Odawara Lantern (MY-11)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $230

Odawara Lantern (MY-11) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 17x8x7cm

Notes: Multiple secret compartments. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4163 - Latch (MY-13)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $160

Latch (MY-13) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008. Trick opening box, made from oak and walnut. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4164 - Clamp (MY-15)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Clamp (MY-15) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Secret opening box. Made from oak, walnut and rengas. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4165 - Tipsy (MY-17)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $110

Tipsy (MY-17) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x12x5cm

Notes: This was a 2010 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4166 - Pump (MY-18)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $145

Pump (MY-18) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 13x11x7cm

Notes: Work the pump to open the drawer. This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4220 - Trick Box with a Top (N-19)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $410

Trick Box with a Top (N-19) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x7x6cm

Notes: Two-move box hiding a top inside. The top was made by Kazuyuki Tanaka. Made from walnut, magnolia, hinoki, and red camphor. This was a 2006 Karakuri Christmas Present. Includes copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4233 - Top Box (M-5-3)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $180

Top Box (M-5-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x6cm

Notes: Smaller version of the original Top Box. Includes original box.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4241 - Kamaboko (P-42)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/15/2015

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $459

Kamaboko (P-42) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x9x7cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Includes original box.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4244 - Cube & Octagon Box (M-42)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $325

Winning bid: $440

Cube & Octagon Box (M-42) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x9x9cm

Notes: This is a secret opening box--not a kumiki mechanism as with the older Cube and Octahedron (K-5). Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4314 - Fortune Cards (MY-8)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $604

Fortune Cards (MY-8) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x4cm

Notes: Christmas Present from 2006. Trick opening box; and first time this designer has created yosegi (with advice from Ninomiya; see reverse photo). Made from katsura, shina, and purpleheart. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4321 - Whiskey Bottle (P-4-2)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $465

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 23x10x10cm

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

 

Lot 4325 - Latch (MY-13)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $220

Latch (MY-13) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008. Trick opening box, made from oak and walnut. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4326 - Hinge (MY-10)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $230

Hinge (MY-10) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: Two secret compartments. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4327 - Walk of Ladybug (MY-2)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $213

Walk of Ladybug (MY-2) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 22x12x3cm

Notes: Open the locked drawer using the ladybug. Made from Japanese oak and kanin. This won Honorable Mention in the 2001 Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4331 - String Box (M-21)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $221

String Box (M-21) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x7x7cm

Notes: Manipulate the strings to open the box. Made of walnut with purpleheart inlay. Slight flaw in wood on top (see top-left edge in photo); finish on inlay is rough at ends. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4342 - Top Box (M-5-3)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $175

Top Box (M-5-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x6cm

Notes: Smaller version of the original Top Box. Mechanism is slightly tight. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4343 - Cube and Octahedron (K-5)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2015

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $440

Cube and Octahedron (K-5) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Includes stand and original box. Mechanism is tight; same kumiki mechanism as Diagonal on Burr (K-4).

 

Lot 4354 - Latch (MY-13)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $90

Latch (MY-13) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x9x6cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2008. Trick opening box, made from oak and walnut. Mechanism may have been damaged (something rattles), but still works when used with care. Includes original box and copy solution sheet.

 

Lot 4355 - Clamp (MY-15)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $167

Clamp (MY-15) by Tatuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x8cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 2009. Secret opening box. Made from oak, walnut and rengas. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4356 - Pump (MY-18)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $165

Pump (MY-18) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 13x11x7cm

Notes: Work the pump to open the drawer. This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4357 - Tipsy (MY-17)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $120

Tipsy (MY-17) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x12x5cm

Notes: This was a 2010 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4423 - Augmented Second Stellation (14-B)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $180

Augmented Second Stellation (14-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; separates into two halves along three different axes. Made from poplar; one piece inscribed "14-B, STC, 2013"; "14-B" in pencil on outside surface (see photo).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4424 - Augmented Second Stellation (14-B)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $185

Augmented Second Stellation (14-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; separates into two halves along three different axes. Made from maple; one piece inscribed "14-B, STC, 2013"; "14-B" in pencil on outside surface (see photo). Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4425 - Fusion-Confusion (15-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $155

Fusion-Confusion (15-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: This design is the same as Triumph except that two pairs of pieces are fused together. Assembles into four different symmetric shapes. Made from oak and maple. One piece inscribed "15-A, STC, 2014". Includes copy of original information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4426 - Triumph Companion (15-B)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $232

Triumph Companion (15-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: A variation of Triumph; six pieces (three identical pieces and their mirror images) assemble multiple ways (some tighter than others). One piece inscribed "15-B, STC, 2014". Made from maple, oak, and redheart.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4427 - Egyptian (23-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $220

Egyptian (23-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: These pieces are enlarged versions of the Scrambled Scorpius pieces (six dissimilar pieces, unique solution). Made from red oak; some pieces with small chips from end corners (see photo), some gaps, and exterior pencil markings (see photo). One piece inscribed "23-A, STC, 2013".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4428 - Egyptian (23-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $235

Egyptian (23-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: These pieces are enlarged versions of the Scrambled Scorpius pieces (six dissimilar pieces, unique solution). Made from oak, with doweled joints; slightly loose with some gaps. One piece inscribed "23-A, STC, 2013". Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4429 - Four-Piece Pyramid (26)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

Four-Piece Pyramid (26) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Four dissimilar pieces, each made of five rhombic dodecahedral blocks; made from limba. One piece inscribed "26, STC, 2014". Good fit, but with some small gaps; glue visible from some joints. Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4430 - Half-Hour (29)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $303

Half-Hour (29) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Miniature version in fancy woods; box and lid made from blue mahoe. Box inscribed "29, STC, 2014". Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4431 - Half-Hour (29-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/21/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $250

Half-Hour (29-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Pieces made with balls instead of cubes. Includes roughly made box with lid; lid inscribed "29-A, STC, 2014". Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4432 - Experimental Augmented Four Corners (34-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $170

Experimental Augmented Four Corners (34-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces augmented so that overall shape is generally cubical. Made from maple, oak, and poplar. One piece inscribed "34-A, STC, 2014". Assembly and separation axis indicated by pencil marks.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4433 - Experimental Augmented Four Corners (34-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $355

Experimental Augmented Four Corners (34-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces augmented so that overall shape is generally cubical. Made from maple, oak, and redheart. One piece inscribed "34-A, STC, 2014". Tight fit, some some small gaps. Assembly and separation axis indicated by pencil marks. Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4434 - Star Of David (37-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $145

Star Of David (37-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with confusing diagonal assembly. Made from maple and walnut. One piece inscribed "37-A, STC, 2014"; all pieces labeled to aid assembly. Fit is off with small gaps in places. Includes copy of original instruction sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4435 - Rosebud (39)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $415

Rosebud (39) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble four way, including the "rosebud" configuration (shown expanded in bonus photo) which requires six-piece coordinate motion. Also includes a removable pin that prevents the rosebud from falling apart by expanding too far. Made from walnut, maple, and redheart. One piece inscribed "39, STC, 2014". Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4436 - Seven-Piece Third Stellation (73)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $150

Seven-Piece Third Stellation (73) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Seven pieces, made from green poplar and maple (core). Most pieces numbered in order of assembly; one piece inscribed "79, STC, 2014". Poor fit and gaps in places.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4437 - Five-Piece Solid Block (78-C)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $232

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

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 3.4cm

Notes: Miniature version; box made from blue mahoe. Box inscribed "78-C, STC, 2014".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4438 - Combination Lock (128)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $254

Combination Lock (128) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coordination motion assembly, similar to Rosebud, except all six pieces are dissimilar. Made from oak. One piece inscribed "128, STC, 2014". Excellent fit, except for one gap.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4439 - Checker (143-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $100

Checker (143-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 9x9x1cm

Notes: Fit the eight pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "143-A, STC, 2013".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4440 - Cruiser (167)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $170

Cruiser (167) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x9x1cm

Notes: Fit the four pieces into the tray. Made from oak and walnut. Tray inscribed "167, STC, 2013".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4441 - Five Woods (177-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $210

Five Woods (177-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 13x13x2cm

Notes: Fit the five pentominoes into the tray. Despite the name, not made from five woods. Fillets in corners to prevent unintended solutions. Tray inscribed "177-A, STC, 2014".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4442 - Christmas 2001

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $178

Christmas 2001 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 15x13x1cm

Notes: Fit the five pieces into the tray; made from fancy woods. Tray inscribed "182, STC, 2013".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4443 - Ball Room (197-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $117

Ball Room (197-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Fit the four pieces into the box, or as a pyramid sitting in the lid; also use three pieces to made a tetrahedron. Remake of an IPP25 exchange.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4444 - Ball Room (197-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $176

Ball Room (197-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Fit the four pieces into the box, or as a pyramid sitting in the lid; also use three pieces to made a tetrahedron. Bottom of box inscribed "197-A, STC, 2014". Remake of an IPP25 exchange. Includes original storage box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4445 - Involution (198)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $492

Involution (198) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a small cube; revised version of Convolution, made from fancy woods. One piece inscribed "198, STC, 2014". Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4446 - Fancy That (200)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $130

Fancy That (200) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces assemble in two halves. Made from limba and maple (core). Pencil marks indicate assembly and separation axis. Includes original box. One corner with slight chip; some minor gaps (see photo).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4447 - Fancy That (200-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $125

Fancy That (200-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces assemble in two halves. Made from limba and maple (core). Pencil marks indicate assembly and separation axis. One piece inscribed "200-A, STC, 2014". Includes original box. Good fit, but with a number of gaps (see photo).

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4448 - Monarch (203-E)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $76

Monarch (203-E) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Sliding block puzzle, to restore both the larva and butterfly. Base inscribed "203-E, STC, 2005". Includes information card and solution card.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4449 - The Park (207)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

The Park (207) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, marked to indicate order of assembly. Made from oak and maple (core); key piece inscribed "207, STC, 2014". Light pencil mark on exterior. Includes original box. Slightly mis-fit in places, with gaps.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4450 - The Hill (207-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $432

The Hill (207-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, marked to indicate order of assembly, which includes unusual four-piece coordiinate motion. Made from maple; key piece inscribed "207-A, STC, 2014". Light pencil mark on exterior. Includes original box. Slightly mis-fit in places, with gaps.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4451 - Block Lock (211-2)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $188

Block Lock (211-2) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Five pieces (including one a unit cube) form a 3x3x3 cube. One piece inscribed "211-2, STC, 2014". Made from poplar.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4452 - Tall Block (212)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $200

Tall Block (212) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 5x3x3cm

Notes: Six pieces (one a unit cube) form a small 4x3x3 block. Made from fancy woods; one piece inscribed "212, STC, 2014". Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4453 - Design 213-X-2

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $232

Design 213-X-2 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 5x5x3cm

Notes: Six pieces form a small 4x4x3 block. Made from fancy woods; pieces numbered to aid assembly; one piece inscribed "213, STC, 2014". Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4454 - Double Cross (240)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/21/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $47

Double Cross (240) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Seven piece (including one key pin) form a symmetric shape. One piece inscribe "240, STC, 2009". Includes original box. This was Tom Rodger's IPP29 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4455 - Design 254

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $190

Design 254 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 16x13x1cm

Notes: Pack six pieces into the tray. Tray inscribed "254, STC, 2010".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4456 - Check Me Out (256)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

Check Me Out (256) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Pack the four checkered pieces into the tray, to form a symemtrical coloring pattern. Pieces made from maple and walnut. Tray inscribed "256, STC, 2011". This is the same design (but different materials) as Dave Rossetti's IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4457 - Nothing to It (257)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/21/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $250

Nothing to It (257) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 11x11x1cm

Notes: Two challenges: arrange the five pieces to made a 4x5 checkerboard, then create a four-fold symmetric pattern. Tray inscribed "257, STC, 2011".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4458 - Pentastic (267)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $90

Pentastic (267) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Six pieces (including one key pin) form a pentagonal stand. Dimensions are slightly different from design 267-A. One piece inscribed "267, STC, 2013". One piece with minor surface flaws (see photo). Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4459 - Pentasticks (267-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $90

Pentasticks (267-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Six pieces (including one key pin) form a pentagonal stand. Dimensions are slightly different from design 267. One piece inscribed "267-A, STC, 2013". Includes original box.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4460 - Ball Joint Small (271-A)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $130

Ball Joint Small (271-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Three pieces form a pyramid inside the frame. Base inscribed "271-A, STC, 2014". Includes original box. Note: this or a very similar design is being considered for an IPP35 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4488 - 5-Move Box

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2015

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,200

5-Move Box by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 13x8x5cm

Notes: 5-move traditional box. No identifying marks on box. Includes original box and solution sheet, both with Ninomiya's older hanko printed in red).

 

Lot 4497 - Crazy Knights

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/21/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $296

Crazy Knights by Mr. Puzzle Australia

Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Board: 19x19cm

Notes: Exchange the position of the white and black knights. Board made from spotted gum; pieces made from pewter, silver ash and blackbean. Includes original information card. Limited edition of 12.

 

Lot 4498 - Telephone Box

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2015

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $777

Telephone Box by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia
Open Photo

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 22x13x13cm

Notes: The telephone box itself is a sequential discovery puzzle just to open. Inside you will find 12 pieces shaped as the letters of TELEPHONEbox, the puzzle being simply to repack the pieces into the box. Box made from sycamore; letters made from nine different fancy woods. Includes original information card and instructions for opening, packing, and closing the box. Note: the open photo obscures the locking mechanisms.

 

Lot 4499 - Improved H Burr

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $213

Improved H Burr by Junichi Yananose / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 14cm

Notes: The original H Burr is augmented to force a unique assembly. Made from silver ash with red jarrah inserts. Includes original information certificate. Limited edition of 30.

 

Lot 4500 - Stickman No. 23 Perpetual Hinge Puzzlebox

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $901

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 of 28. Includes original information booklet.

 

Lot 4501 - Stickman No. 27 Pirate's Wallet Puzzle Box

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $1,350

Stickman No. 27 Pirate's Wallet Puzzle Box by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Box: 21x15x14cm

Notes: Sequential discovery puzzle, with 33 steps and two secret compartments. Made from ambrosia maple, yeallowheart, and redheart. Right strap is slightly crooked. Limited edition of 52. Includes original information booklet.

 

Lot 4502 - Stickman No. 13 Chopstick Box

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $265

Stickman No. 13 Chopstick Box by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 24x3x2cm

Notes: Remove the chopsticks from the case. One area appears slightly stained (left half of top panel). This is a remake of the original design, using different woods.

 

Lot 4505 - Pendulum

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $70

Pendulum by Dick Hess

Designer/Maker: Dick Hess

Size: 10x6cm

Notes: Remove the ring. A nice complication to a classic mechanism. Includes original box and instruction card.

 

Lot 4506 - The Three Sisters

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/13/2015

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $42

The Three Sisters by Dick Hess

Designer/Maker: Dick Hess

Tallest: 9x5cm

Notes: Separate the ring, body, and head for each sister. These designs demonstrate how minor variations can produce completely different results. Includes original box, information sheets, and solution sheet. Plating on one ring is pealing. This was Dick Hess' IPP29 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4507 - Level 5 Pagoda

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $22

Level 5 Pagoda by Dick Hess

Maker: Dick Hess

Pagoda: 9x6cm

Notes: Traditional design, from the Ingenious Ring Puzzle Book. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 4508 - Outrageous Rings

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $90

Outrageous Rings by Dick Hess

Designer/Maker: Dick Hess

Size: 5x5cm

Notes: Remove the ring. This design was adapted from a string puzzle designed by Markus Götz; made for a 2011 Bay Area puzzle party. Includes original box and information card.

 

Lot 4509 - Bill's Ball-Bearing Burr

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $80

Bill's Ball-Bearing Burr by Bill Cutler

Designer/Maker: Bill Cutler

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level-3 six piece burr; two ball bearings are placed inside, making it hard to find even the first move. Made from oak. Includes copy of original information sheet.

 

Lot 4512 - Visible Burr

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $155

Visible Burr by Bill Cutler / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 21cm

Notes: Very large 24-piece burr. Made from silver ash, rose gum, and blackbean. Includes original information card/certificate. Limited edition of 30.

 

Lot 4513 - Burrliner Kruse

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $78

Burrliner Kruse by Junichi Yananose / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: A standard Altekruse is augmented with six end-caps, creating a unique assembly. Made from rose alder. This was an IPP31 Exchange puzzle from Karst Nauta.

 

Lot 4514 - The Collective

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $150

The Collective by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: A five-piece burr is surrounded by a 24-piece framed burr, but must be solved together. Made from silver ash and jarrah.

 

Lot 4515 - The Opening Bat

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $1,161

The Opening Bat by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Diameter: 35x6x4cm

Notes: This is a major sequential discovery puzzle with 21 parts and seven major groups of steps to solve, eventually achieving the final goal of removing the coin from the end of the handle. Small ding on face of bat. Includes original information certificate and 14-page solution and re-assembly guide. Limited edition of 50.

 

Lot 4516 - Cutler's Dilemma

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $160

Cutler's Dilemma by Bill Cutler

Designer/Maker: Bill Cutler

Size: 18x18x17cm

Notes: Fit the 23 blocks into the frame. Pieces numbered in ink for identification. Unlike the Boxed Box, there will be some space left over. Three similar versions of this puzzle exist. The original 23-piece design had an unintended solution, found by Nob Yoshigahara. That was replaced by this corrected version. (Later, the design was simplified to 15 pieces, because the original was simply too hard.) Includes copy of detailed history and assembly instructions.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4517 - S/M 24

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $220

S/M 24 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: 24-piece burr. Includes copy of original detailed assembly instructions.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4518 - Helix the Burr

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $200

Helix the Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: 13-piece burr made from mahogany. Pieces move in a spiral sequence, allowing the central pieces to expand and finally allowing the center piece to screw up and down. Includes copy of original 10-page information booklet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4519 - Wausau '81

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

Wausau '81 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 12 pieces, made of walnut, maple and cherry. Minor sticker residue on one piece.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4520 - Wausau '82

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

Wausau '82 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 13 pieces, made of walnut, maple and cherry. Sticker residue on one piece; all pieces numbered in ink at one end (see photo); indentation in one piece.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4521 - Wausau '83

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $70

Wausau '83 by Bill Cutler

Designer: Bill Cutler

Size: 9cm

Notes: 14 pieces, made with three woods.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4522 - Wausau '84

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $75

Wausau '84 by Bill Cutler

Designer: Bill Cutler

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 15 pieces, made with three woods. The end of each piece is numbered in ink (see photo).

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4523 - Lattice Puzzle

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $119

Lattice Puzzle by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 18-piece burr, 12 of which are identical and make a "frame" around the tricky core of six. Made from walnut, cherry, and maple; label residue at end of one piece. Includes copy of original detailed information and assembly sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4524 - Bill's Ball-Bearing Burr

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $80

Bill's Ball-Bearing Burr by Bill Cutler

Designer/Maker: Bill Cutler

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level-3 six piece burr; two ball bearings are placed inside, making it hard to find even the first move. Made from oak. Includes original information sheet with hand-written solving notes.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4525 - Computer's Choice - 5-Hole

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $66

Computer's Choice - 5-Hole by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Selected as the "most interesting" of all 6-piece burrs with five holes. Made from walnut; slight sticker residue at one end of each piece. Includes copy of original information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4526 - Programmer's Nightmare

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $111

Programmer's Nightmare by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: This burr was designed specifically so that burr-solving programs could not solve it, but still require only legal moves. Made from maple; minor sticker residue at one end of each piece. The was Edward Hordern's IPP10 Exchange puzzle. Includes copy of original information sheet with assembly diagram.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4527 - L5 Notchable

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $55

L5 Notchable by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 8cm

Notes: 6-piece burr with a unique level-5 solution, which is the highest possible for using notchable sticks. Made from polished mahogany; sticker residue at one end of each piece. Includes copy of original assembly diagram.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4528 - Bill's Baffling Burr

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $35

Bill's Baffling Burr by Bill Cutler

Designer: Bill Cutler

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Level-5 burr, mentioned by Martin Gardner in Scientific American. There are 24 potential assemblies, but only one actually works. Heavy sticker gunk (see photo). Includes copy of original information and solution sheets.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4529 - 3-Hole Level-7

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $110

3-Hole Level-7 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level-7 burr with unique assembly. Design found by computer search. Made from cherry; end of two pieces labeled in ink; light sticker residue on one piece.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4530 - Piston Puzzle

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Piston Puzzle by Peter Marineau / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Peter Marineau
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Level-9 burr. Movement is firm and first move is hard to find; sticker residue at one end of each piece. Includes copy of original information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4532 - Computer's Choice - 3-Hole

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $85

Computer's Choice - 3-Hole by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Selected as the "most interesting" of all 6-piece burrs with three holes. One end of each piece is labeled for identification; minor label residue. Includes original information sheet and hand-written solving notes.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4533 - Bill's Baffling Burr

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $55

Bill's Baffling Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Level-5 burr, mentioned by Martin Gardner in Scientific American. There are 24 potential assemblies, but only one actually works. The end of each piece labeled in ink for identification. Includes copy of original information and solution sheets.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4534 - Computer's Choice - 4-Hole

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $71

Computer's Choice - 4-Hole

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Selected as the "most interesting" of all 6-piece burrs with four holes. Made from maple. Minor label residue at one end of each piece.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4535 - Love's Dozen

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $70

Love's Dozen by Bruce Love / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bruce Love
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Level 12 six-piece burr; highest known level; markings make assembly unique.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4536 - L46AA Notchable

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $45

Winning bid: $65

L46AA Notchable by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Level 10 burr; highest level for a notchable 6-piece burr. Markings on pieces make the assembly unique.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4537 - Burry Joint

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $103

Burry Joint by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 13-piece burr. The three "middle" pieces are the key to the puzzle and move in an unusual way. This mechanism is protected from accidental discover by a common locking mechanism. Appears to be made from cherry, with glossy finish; end of each piece labeled for indentification. This was Bill Cutler's IPP20 Exchange puzzle. Includes original information and solution sheets.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4538 - Holey Astigmatism

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $60

Holey Astigmatism by Stewart Coffin

Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: 6-piece slanted burr. One end of each piece labeled in ink. This was an IPP14 Exchange puzzle, from Bill Cutler. Includes original information sheet and hand-written assembly notes.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4539 - GigaBurr-2

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $130

GigaBurr-2 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: One of three level-8 3-piece burrs with only nine internal voids. Made in cherry with glossy finish; minor ink and sticker residue on some faces. Includes original information and solution sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4540 - 4Play

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/21/2015

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $126

4Play by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 7x6x5cm

Notes: Pack the six pieces into the given 3x3x4 box, or into a 2x2x3x3 hyper-box (don't worry, the solution will explain this). This was Bill Cutler's IPP16 Exchange puzzle. Includes original information and solution sheets.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4541 - Milestone Puzzle Book

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/13/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $133

Milestone Puzzle Book by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 28x22x2cm

Notes: This is Robert Yarger's book (edited by matthew Dawson) commemorating a decade of puzzle making, and is of course locked by a puzzle frame. The book summarizes each of the first 25 Stickman Puzzleboxes, as well as a number of other special projects.

 

Lot 4542 - Tricycle Puzzle

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $165

Tricycle Puzzle by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 28x25x24cm

Notes: Over-sized version of one of Rick Irby's signature designs. Includes original instruction sheet.

 

Lot 4543 - Antique Auto Puzzle

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $135

Antique Auto Puzzle by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 10x8x5cm

Notes: Remove the steering column from the auto. Made in 1/16" chromed steel. Includes original instruction sheet.

 

Lot 4544 - Airplane Puzzle with Rings

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $155

Airplane Puzzle with Rings by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 24x20x8cm

Notes: Remove the tail/fuselage from the wings. (Note: this is not a pagoda variation.)

 

Lot 4545 - Coffin's Challenge

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $140

Coffin's Challenge by Stewart Coffin / Woodenworks

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Woodenworks

Size: 19x10cm

Notes: A commercial version of Coffin's Figure Eight Puzzle. The original information sheet describes this as a "Famous unsolved puzzle."

 

Lot 4546 - 7-Hole Unique Level-10

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $227

7-Hole Unique Level-10 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Level-10 burr with unique assembly. Design found by computer search. Made from cherry. Includes copy of original information sheet.

 

Lot 4548 - Pandora's Box

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $37

Pandora's Box by Tadao Muroi / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Tadao Muroi
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: 4-piece framed burr. Surface damage on one edge (see photo).

 

Lot 4549 - Dicey Box

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $69

Dicey Box by Bill Darrah / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: As shown, some pieces are "inside out", as indicated by the edge routing. The challenging goal is to reassemble the box with all edge routing oriented properly. Pieces made from mackay cedar; unfinished and rough surface. And yes, there are eight large dice filling the inside of the box!

 

Lot 4550 - 18-Piece Burr

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

18-Piece Burr by Mr. Puzzle Australia

Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: This is the 1997 version of Coming of Age, which is level 5. Made from silver ash; one piece stamped with an older logo ("Mr. Puzzle, Tamborine"); fit is very loose. Only five made in this wood.

 

Lot 4551 - A Plugged Well

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $165

A Plugged Well by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 10x7x5cm

Notes: This is a complex sequential discovery puzzle with nine elements and a surprising number of steps for its size. Includes original information and solution sheet. This was an IPP32 exchange puzzle from Matthew Dawson.

 

Lot 4552 - Diagonal Twins

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/22/2015

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $56

Diagonal Twins by Stuart Gee / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Stuart Gee
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: 11 pieces form two joined diagonal stars. Made from red silky oak. Includes original information card. This was Brian Young's IPP25 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4553 - FRED

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

FRED by Fred Irvine / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Fred Irvine
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Box: 22x13x13cm

Notes: First build the light and dark cubes; pieces made from silver ash and walnut. Then take one "L" from the light cube and swap it with a "T" from the dark cube, to make two new cubes. Continue swapping until you've made FRED - fourteen relatively easy designs! Limited edition of 12 from 1998.

 

Lot 4554 - Star 2 (K-21-2)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/17/2015

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $493

Star 2 (K-21-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x14x6cm

Notes: Five identical pieces, made from Chinese quince. Excellent movement. Secret compartment is just a slot to hold a coin.

 

Lot 4555 - Altekruse Surprise

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/19/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $300

Altekruse Surprise by Jerry McFarland

Designer/Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 16-pieces assemble similar to an Altekruse. Made from walnut and mahogany; glossy finish; very smooth movement.

 

Lot 4558 - Apothecary Chest

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/20/2015

Est. Value: $10,000

Winning bid: $7,801

Apothecary Chest by Various Contributors
Back Photo

Designer/Maker: Various Contributors

Size: 44x40x30cm

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

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

The chest is a limited edition of 15. The photos shown are of previously sold chests.

More information and photos of the individual puzzles is provided here.

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

 

Lot 4559 - JA6PB (Just Another 6-Piece Burr)

Phase: 30

Last Bid Date: 1/18/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $140

JA6PB (Just Another 6-Piece Burr) by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland
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Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Four pieces, and 2 ball-bearings, assemble to appear as a normal 6-piece burr. This was Bill Cutler's IPP17 Exchange puzzle.

 

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