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Lot 3784 - Openside Bank

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $655

Openside Bank by Tom Lensch

Designer/Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 11x9x9cm

Notes: Goal is to open the coin bank. Made from finished mahogany. Limited edition of 40.

 

Lot 3902 - My One and Only (178-A) #1

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

My One and Only (178-A) #1 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Place the six pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from six fancy woods. Tray inscribed "178-A, STC, 2010". Includes original box. This is one of seven identical lots; sample photo is of a prior lot.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3903 - My One and Only (178-A) #2

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $47

My One and Only (178-A) #2 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Place the six pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from six fancy woods. Tray inscribed "178-A, STC, 2010". Includes original box. This is one of seven identical lots; sample photo is of a prior lot.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3904 - My One and Only (178-A) #3

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $42

My One and Only (178-A) #3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Place the six pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from six fancy woods. Tray inscribed "178-A, STC, 2010". Includes original box. This is one of seven identical lots; sample photo is of a prior lot.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3905 - My One and Only (178-A) #4

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $43

My One and Only (178-A) #4 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Place the six pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from six fancy woods. Tray inscribed "178-A, STC, 2010". Includes original box. This is one of seven identical lots; sample photo is of a prior lot.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3906 - My One and Only (178-A) #5

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $40

My One and Only (178-A) #5 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Place the six pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from six fancy woods. Tray inscribed "178-A, STC, 2010". Includes original box. This is one of seven identical lots; sample photo is of a prior lot.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3907 - My One and Only (178-A) #6

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $40

My One and Only (178-A) #6 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Place the six pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from six fancy woods. Tray inscribed "178-A, STC, 2010". Includes original box. This is one of seven identical lots; sample photo is of a prior lot.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4260 - Waterfall Puzzle Box #2

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $5,051

Waterfall Puzzle Box #2 by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 20x12x7cm

Notes: 15 moves to open the box. This is the second in the Waterfall series. Includes certificate and solution sheet. Limited edition, #21 of 36.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4261 - Secret Opening Book

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $576

Secret Opening Book by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 24x18x3cm

Notes: This is a completely functional notebook with a puzzle locking mechanism. A fancier version of this idea was the host gift for IPP26. Crafted in ebony (spine and lock), curly maple (covers), and lignum vitae (lock). Limited edition, #14 of 40. Includes certificate and instructions for binding and replacing pages.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4490 - Havanas #2

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $265

Havanas #2 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 14x4x3cm

Notes: The second of the Havana's cigar box series. Made from quartersawn sapele and quilted primavera. Signed and dated; limited edition of 45.

 

Lot 4491 - Havanas #3

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $467

Havanas #3 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 17x5x4cm

Notes: The third of the Havana's cigar box series. Made from sapele and birdseye maple. Signed and dated; limited edition of 50.

 

Lot 4492 - Havanas #4

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $250

Havanas #4 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 16x4x3.5cm

Notes: The final and most challenging of the Havana's cigar box series. Made from quartersawn sapele and wenge veneer. Signed and dated; limited edition of 75.

 

Lot 4493 - Havanas #4

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $255

Havanas #4 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 16x4x3.5cm

Notes: The final and most challenging of the Havana's cigar box series. Made from quartersawn sapele and wenge veneer. Signed and dated; limited edition of 75.

 

Lot 4510 - Cutler Cube Puzzle

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2015

Est. Value: $425

Winning bid: $1,091

Cutler Cube Puzzle by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Edge: 11cm

Notes: 66 pieces form a cube. This is an extremely complex puzzles with a few tricks (dead-ends, half-moves, and coordinate motion). Includes original instruction booklet.

 

Lot 4511 - Ternary Burr

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $411

Ternary Burr by Goh Pit Khiam / Eric Fuller

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 12x10x10cm

Notes: Ternary move pattern releases first stick in 75 moves. Walnut sticks in cherry frame; 22 pieces total. Excellent movement. Limited edition of 38.

 

Lot 4561 - Everlasting Gobstopper

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $1,200

Winning bid: $1,650

Everlasting Gobstopper by Lee Krasnow
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Limited edition, #2 of 8. Pieces etched with type of wood (see pieces photo for an example). Similar to Coffin's Peanut, this can be assemblied in different shapes besides the one shown. Fit and finish is very good; all pieces grade A-C on Lee's quality scale. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4562 - Cluster Buster

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $400

Cluster Buster by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #47. Six identical pieces form a cluster. Made from fancy woods. One piece etched "Lee Krasnow, August, 2010, Cluster Buster".

 

Lot 4563 - Sonneveld Four-Piece Cube

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $380

Sonneveld Four-Piece Cube by Dic Sonneveld / Lee Krasnow
Pieces Photo

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 2x2x2cm

Notes: Four pieces (see extra photo) interlock to form a cube. Made in two metals: likely copper and brass.

 

Lot 4564 - Topless Box

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $475

Topless Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This box has two lids, but neither is the "top" that opens the box. Made from striped quartersawn sapele, quilted maple, and paduak. Signed and dated; limited edition of 38.

 

Lot 4566 - Cinnamon Walnut Twist Cake (Petit Four P5.1)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/1/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $113

Cinnamon Walnut Twist Cake (Petit Four P5.1) by Perry McDaniel

Designer/Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 6x3.5x3.5cm

Notes: Made from walnut, poplar, mahogany, maple, and bloodwood. This was Perry McDaniel's IPP29 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4567 - Hobbit Cake (Petit Four P18.1)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $280

Hobbit Cake (Petit Four P18.1) by Perry McDaniel

Designer/Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 6x3.5x3.5cm

Notes: Made from bloodwood, poplar, walnut, maple, and ebony. Includes original box and solution sheet

 

Lot 4568 - Bon Bons #1

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $192

Bon Bons #1 by Perry McDaniel

Designer/Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 3x3x3cm

Notes: Two bon bons, but just one puzzle. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4569 - Sandfield'S Dovetail Donut

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $270

Sandfield'S Dovetail Donut by Robert Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 9x9x3.5cm

Notes: Separate the two halves of the donut. You can't tell from the photo, but the dovetail joint is only on the outside, and does not go through the center hole! Made from walnut and mahogany. Slight gap in front seam (see photo) between top and bottom. Includes traditional donut paper bag and solution sheet. This was Robert Sandfield's IPP16 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4570 - Fancy This!

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

Fancy This! by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design #115-A. Seven pieces form the classic cluster shape, but instead assemble with both coordination motion and serial interlocking. Made from mahogany as the IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Nick Baxter. Some slight surface wear. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4571 - The Clive Box (One Piece Packing Puzzle)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $580

The Clive Box (One Piece Packing Puzzle) by Simon Nightingale

Designer/Maker: Simon Nightingale

Size: 5x5x4cm

Notes: The goal is to put the cube completely into the box so that it stays there! Harder that it looks. This won the very first Puzzlers' Award at the IPP Design Competition (2001). This was Simon Nightingale's IPP19 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4572 - Rook

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

Rook by Marcel Gillen / Bits & Pieces

Designer: Marcel Gillen
Maker: Bits & Pieces

Size: 10x5x5cm

Notes: Remove the small pawn from inside the rook. Excellent reproduction.

 

Lot 4573 - Box 11A-18

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $401

Box 11A-18 by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 9x5x3cm

Notes: Open the drawer. Made from Corian; some color variation on top.

 

Lot 4575 - Improved Pagoda

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $200

Improved Pagoda by Yasutoshi Makishi & Matthew Dawson / Yasutoshi Makishi

Designer: Yasutoshi Makishi & Matthew Dawson
Maker: Yasutoshi Makishi

Size: 13x7x7cm

Notes: Solve internal maze to open the pagoda door. Made from oak, maple, and walnut. Back panel signed "Makishi". Limited edition of 40.

 

Lot 4576 - Crooked Box II

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $465

Crooked Box II by Bill Cutler / Tom Lensch

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: 30 panels weave together to form a polyhedral solid (isomorphic to the edges of an icosahedron). All pieces are identical, except five have an extra notch to allow for disassembly. Made from maple, walnut, and cherry. Includes assembly and disassembly instructions, and sample piece.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4577 - Knotsplosion

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $345

Knotsplosion by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: Three virtually identical loops can come completely apart, then lock together at four three-piece burr joins. Pieces made from makore, blue mahoe, and canarywood. Includes assembly photo sequence.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4578 - Barb's Cube

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $265

Barb's Cube by John deVost and Jose Diaz / Tom Lensch

Designer: John deVost and Jose Diaz
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Four pieces form a checkered cube, locked in a 3-piece stand.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4579 - Really Bent Board Burr

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $230

Really Bent Board Burr by Derek Bosch / Tom Lensch

Designer: Derek Bosch
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Six pieces, made from kingwood, holly, Indian rosewood, and tulipwood. Two mirror solutions: level 10-6 and level 20-2. Includes solution diagram (10-6 assembly).

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4580 - Impossiburr

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $395

Impossiburr by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Normal Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 18cm

Notes: Assemble the six pieces to form a strange burr. Viewed from the correct angle, distance, and lighting, the shape appears to be an impossible burr. Includes original notes and assembly instructions.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4581 - Kubusvlakkendoos

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $510

Kubusvlakkendoos by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8.5x8.5x8cm

Notes: Six larger pieces and seven small cubes pack the box. Plates are hand-made plywood made from maple and walnut; cubes are pink ivory; box made from mahogany. Includes original information sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4582 - Oskar's Triple Shift

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $471

Oskar's Triple Shift by Oskar van Deventer / Tom lensch
Expanded Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Three pieces for a cube with sequentially expanding motion (see extra photo). Some moves are slightly sticky. Box made from granadillo plywood.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4583 - Oskar's Shift Burr Level 2

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $441

Oskar's Shift Burr Level 2 by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Expanded Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: This looks like a normal burr, but instead the pieces shift more like a traditional Japanese box than a typical burr (see Expanded photo). Made of mahogany; includes information sheet. This has one more "level" than the original Shift Burr (see lot 4642). Includes solution sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4584 - Pentasticks

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $326

Pentasticks by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Expanded Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 14x14x3cm

Notes: Five four-layered pieces form a pentagon; made from walnut. Sequential assembly shown, but note that the graphics don't match up quite right...a more challenging assembly is required for the intended solution.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4585 - No Dexterity

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

No Dexterity by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: You must remove the ball from the maze by rolling the box and allowing the ball to travel as far as it can in any direction--no "dexterity" is allowed! Includes original information sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4586 - Utopian Cube (large)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $210

Utopian Cube (large) by Markus Gotz / Tom Lensch
Pieces Photo

Designer: Markus Gotz
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 4cm

Notes: Two identical pieces form a cube. Made from padauk.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4587 - Utopian Cube (small)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $210

Utopian Cube (small) by Markus Gotz / Tom Lensch
Pieces Photo

Designer: Markus Gotz
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 3cm

Notes: Two identical pieces form a cube. Made from bocate.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4588 - Boxed Mixed Pieces Burr

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $215

Boxed Mixed Pieces Burr by Frans de Vreugd / Tom Lensch

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 7.5x7.5x7.5cm

Notes: Three pairs of different burr piece styles: standard, L, and board. 22 moves to completely disassemble. Includes original assembly diagram.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4589 - Pennyhedron

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $190

Pennyhedron by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: Inscribed "Pennyhedron, Lee, March 2010", and "Canarywood, Mexican Kingwood, Bocate".

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4590 - Cube in Cage 333

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $315

Cube in Cage 333 by MINE (Mineyuki Uyematsu) / Eric Fuller

Designer: MINE (Mineyuki Uyematsu)
Maker: Eric Fuller

Cage: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Eight puzzles: assemble each of the cubes inside the cage. Cage made from walnut; cubes made from bloodwood, yellowheart, marblewood, wenge, Indonesian rosewood, zebrawood, chakte viga, and leopardwood. Some cubes are slightly tight. Signed and dated; limited edition of 22.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4591 - Sliding Tile Puzzle Box - Olive Branch (#15)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,050

Sliding Tile Puzzle Box - Olive Branch (#15) by Robert Yarger / Stickman
Reverse Photo

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Stickman

Size: 15x11x6cm

Notes: 23-piece sliding block puzzle must be solved to open the first compartment; additional moves open a second compartment. Made from padauk, monterillo, and Honduran rosewood. Tile pattern is "Olive Branch". Interlocking tiles generally move smoothly, but sometimes require extra adjustment (typical for this design). Inscribed with Stickman logo and dated 10-07. Limited edition, #26 of 35 (but only 20 made, and about five of this design). Includes original solution card.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4592 - Pirate's Wallet Puzzle Box (#27)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/1/2015

Est. Value: $850

Winning bid: $1,550

Pirate's Wallet Puzzle Box (#27) by Robert Yarger / Stickman

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Stickman

Size: 21x15x15cm

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

 

Lot 4593 - Domino Puzzlebox (#16)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,700

Domino Puzzlebox (#16) by Robert Yarger / Robert Yarger/John Devost

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Robert Yarger/John Devost

Size: 15x15x5.5cm

Notes: 28-piece domino set is locked inside the puzzle box. Dominoes must be manipulated so that the box can open. Box made by Robert Yarger from walnut and monterillo; non-domino pieces made from padauk, and dominoes made from burled wood by John Devost. Limited edition: #5 of 25. Includes original information booklet.

 

Lot 4594 - Propeller

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $775

Propeller by Roger D

Designer/Maker: Roger D

Size: 8x4.5x3.5cm

Notes: The goal is to spin the propeller blades.

 

Lot 4595 - Lock and Key

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $835

Lock and Key by Roger D

Designer/Maker: Roger D

Box: 6x4x2cm

Notes: Inserting the key and turning it all the way to the right locks it in place; the puzzle is now to remove it.

 

Lot 4596 - Lighter

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $605

Lighter by Roger D

Designer/Maker: Roger D

Size: 10x4x2cm

Notes: Remove the flame from the lighter. Made from aluminum and brass.

 

Lot 4597 - Siamese Skewbs

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $120

Siamese Skewbs by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Original Skewb transformation by Tony Fisher: two Skewbs are merged into one.

 

Lot 4598 - Mental Block

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $231

Mental Block by Tony Fisher
Jumbled Photo

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Size: 11x11x6cm

Notes: Original Skewb transformation by Tony Fisher. With just a few moves (see extra photo), the shape can become unrecognizable and perplexing.

 

Lot 4599 - Fisher's Golden Cube

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $231

Fisher's Golden Cube by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Original Skewb transformation by Tony Fisher. One twist is required to get to the normal Skewb starting position, quickly getting very confusing configurations. Signed by the designer (see photo).

 

Lot 4600 - Disk Box

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $1,200

Winning bid: $5,701

Disk Box by Kagen Sound
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 21x18x8cm

Notes: There are 19 rotating disks on the top of this box; you must find the correct configuration for the box to open. There are 151 moves from the "starting" position to the solution. Crafted in wenge, bubinga, and maple. Limited edition, #4 of 20. Includes original certificate and detailed solution diagrams.

 

Lot 4601 - Maze Burr

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $775

Maze Burr by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Each face has two sliding panels, interacting with each other and also with the panels on adjacent faces. The goal is to completely disassemble and reassemble the cube. Includes six extra maze panels. 10 cards give step-by-step disassembly and assembly instructions for different challenges, ranging from 6 to 116 steps. Includes burr frame assembly instructions. Limited edition; key piece stamped #5. This was the 2006 Puzzle of the Year at the IPP Design Competition.

 

Lot 4602 - The Star

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $243

The Star by Lee Krasnow

Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Traditional Diagonal Star. Excellent fit. One piece inscribed "Lee, 1.02, SC-4, #2".

 

Lot 4603 - Corner Cube

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $1,200

Winning bid: $930

Corner Cube by Lee Krasnow
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Edge: 6.5cm

Notes: Six pieces form a cube, similar to Coffin's Diagonal Cube. Very difficult to find axis of separation. Made from cocobolo, kingwood, bocote, and macassar ebony. One small patch of minor surface imperfections; slight gaps in places (see photo); otherwise excellent fit and finish. One piece inscribed "Lee, 7.02, LK3, No.11" The was the jury's first prize at the 2002 IPP Puzzle Design Competition.

 

Lot 4607 - Small Gift (P-19-2)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $1,500

Winning bid: $2,600

Small Gift (P-19-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 16x10x5cm

Notes: Rosewood gift box, original version from 1990: opens into two separate parts, rather than with hinged lid. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4608 - Star (K-8)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/2/2015

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $425

Star (K-8) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Disassembles into 22 pieces; excellent fit. Includes original solution diagrams and box.

 

Lot 4609 - 52-Piece Burr Set (K-2-2)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $1,056

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

Designer/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. Trim that anchors box lid has broken off, and mostly repaired.

 

Lot 4611 - 4 Sun 4 Step (N-12)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $595

4 Sun 4 Step (N-12) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 12x9x5cm

Notes: Traditional 4-move box. Slight gaps in top panel seams, and some slightly uneven edges; movement is excellent. Includes an original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4614 - Hollow Burr (K-6)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $580

Hollow Burr (K-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: 12 nearly identical pieces form a rhombic dodecahedron. Includes original box and assembly instructions.

 

Lot 4616 - Stack of Sticks

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $22

Stack of Sticks by Bill Darrah

Designer: Bill Darrah

Stick length: 16cm

Notes: Five interlocking four-layered pieces. Some movement is sticky.

 

Lot 4617 - SOMA

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/2/2015

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

SOMA by Piet Hein / Parker Brothers

Designer: Piet Hein
Maker: Parker Brothers

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Original Parker Brothers version of SOMA; sealed original packaging.

 

Lot 4619 - Circle

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $415

Circle by Steve Johnson / Paracelsus

Designer: Steve Johnson
Maker: Paracelsus

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: 10 pieces fit into a circular tray. Each Paracelsus puzzle is unique, with pieces poured from motlen bronze; challenging and rare. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 4620 - Cascade

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2015

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $1,358

Cascade by Steve Johnson / Paracelsus

Designer: Steve Johnson
Maker: Paracelsus

Size: 9x8x5cm

Notes: 9 pieces pack together, as if they are flowing from a pipe. Each Paracelsus puzzle is unique, with (most) pieces poured from motlen bronze; challenging and rare. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 4621 - Cylinder

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $530

Cylinder by Steve Johnson / Paracelsus

Designer: Steve Johnson
Maker: Paracelsus

Size: 9x9x5cm

Notes: 13 pieces stack to form a cylinder. Each Paracelsus puzzle is unique, with pieces poured from motlen bronze; challenging and rare. Includes original information sheet. Three pieces stuck to base.

 

Lot 4622 - Gold-plated Hanayama Chess Puzzle Set

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/2/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $201

Gold-plated Hanayama Chess Puzzle Set by Marcel Gillen / Hanayama
Base Photo

Designer: Marcel Gillen
Maker: Hanayama

Queen: 9x4x4cm

Notes: In honor of IPP in Ottawa, Puzzle Master (Canada) created a limited edition of 100 sets of gold-plated Hanayama chess pieces. Each piece is etched "IPP35" on the base (see extra photo). These puzzles are simplified version of the original Gillen designs, each hiding a small coin. Includes original cardboard box. Plating is gold zirconium.

 

Lot 4623 - New Parcel Cube (M-45)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $190

New Parcel Cube (M-45) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Open the two secret compartments. Made from torreya and walnut, to match the Parcel Cube series from 1989-1991. This was the 2014 Karakuri Christmas present from Kamei. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4624 - Quantum Blocks

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $270

Quantum Blocks by Gary Foshee

Designer/Maker: Gary Foshee

Size: 15x7x2cm

Notes: This is an illusion where the weight of individual blocks appears to change. Includes Gary's original script for presentation patter.

 

Lot 4625 - Surface - Flat

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $415

Surface - Flat by Wayne Daniel
Connections Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 18x18x5cm

Notes: Wayne's Surface puzzles are a grid of sticks connected by dowels of varying size and position, and forming a unique geometric surface (U.S. patent #3981506). This is a 10x10 grid with a flat mosaic pattern made from various fancy woods. Some minors stains on the lighter pieces.

 

Lot 4626 - Surface - Phase Reversal Sine

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $415

Surface - Phase Reversal Sine by Wayne Daniel
Connections Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 19x19x5cm

Notes: Wayne's Surface puzzles are a grid of sticks connected by dowels of varying size and position, and forming a unique geometric surface (U.S. patent #3981506). This is a 10x10 grid with a trigonometric pattern. Some minors irregularities, and some connections are loose.

 

Lot 4627 - Oh Ding!

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2015

Est. Value: $1,000

Winning bid: $3,679

Oh Ding! by Simon Nightingale
Mechanism Photo

Designer/Maker: Simon Nightingale

Size: 19x12x11cm

Notes: Manipulate the six rods to open the box. This won the jury's honorable mention at the IPP35 Design Competition. One of only two made. All proceeds (including commission) go to charity.

Source: Simon Nightingale OXFAM

 

Lot 4628 - Crypto Puzzlebox

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $7,514

Crypto Puzzlebox by Kelly Snake/Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Kelly Snake/Robert Yarger

Size: 24x27x16cm

Notes: The goal is to gain access to the coffin chamber, via a sequence of discoveries. This puzzle is the result of back-and-forth incremental design between the two contributors, producing what the designers appropriately call "whimsical results" and unintended for commercial release. Limited edition of two (the other being in the Lilly Library). Includes original information and solution booklet.

Source: Kelly Snake/Robert Yarger

 

Lot 4630 - Staple Cube

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $303

Staple Cube by Oskar van Deventer

Designer: Oskar van Deventer

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Three pieces interlock to form a 3x3x3 cube. Unique construction: the cubies are made from staples; very solid construction. This design won a prize at a Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition (1990's).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4631 - Trick Lock #05 (T5)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $650

Winning bid: $1,153

Trick Lock #05 (T5) by Rainer Popp

Designer/Maker: Rainer Popp

Size: 10x7x4cm

Notes: Trick lock with rotating shackle. Made from brass and steel. Slight sticker residue on back. Includes original solution guide.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4632 - Six Key Mine

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $233

Six Key Mine by R.D. Rose
Piece Photo

Designer/Maker: R.D. Rose

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: The six keys fit into the sphere. Made of anodized aluminum. Winner of the jury's First Prize at the 2003 IPP Puzzle Design Competition.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4633 - X-Y-Z Burr

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $300

X-Y-Z Burr by R.D. Rose
Pieces Photo

Maker: R.D. Rose

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Three identical pieces form a burr. Piece shape is traditional, made from anodized aluminum. Dimensions are such that the pieces almost "snap" into place; to disassemble, they must be aligned just right.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4634 - Slideways Burr

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/3/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $153

Slideways Burr by Ray Stanton
Pieces Photo

Designer: Ray Stanton

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Three identical pieces form a burr. Piece shape is challenging, made from anodized aluminum. One piece etched with signature, and inscribed "No. 81". Limited edition of 100.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4635 - Double Dovetail Round

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $208

Double Dovetail Round by R.D. Rose

Maker: R.D. Rose

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Two pieces with four dovetail joints. Different trick than the Square Dovetail. Anodized aluminum; small scratch on black base.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4636 - Double Dovetail Square

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $222

Double Dovetail Square by R.D. Rose

Maker: R.D. Rose

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Two pieces with four dovetail joints. Different trick than the Circular Dovetail. Anodized aluminum; small surface imperfections.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4637 - Vortex

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $225

Vortex by R. D. Rose / R.D. Rose
Pieces Photo

Designer: R. D. Rose
Maker: R.D. Rose

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Stack the five pieces. Made from anodized aluminum.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4638 - Triple Dovetail Triangle

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $212

Triple Dovetail Triangle by R. D. Rose

Designer/Maker: R. D. Rose

Size: 7x6x4cm

Notes: Align the numbered triangles correctly to release the triple-dovetail lock. Made from anodized aluminum.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4639 - Oskar's Paperclips

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $75

Oskar's Paperclips by Oskar van Deventer / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 5cm

Notes: Three pieces, made from 5-ply, hand-made plywood. Includes original box and solutions sheet. G4G8 exchange gift from Lee Krasnow and Jim Youngblood.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4640 - Grandpa Chuck Puzzle

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $161

Grandpa Chuck Puzzle by Pentangle / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Pentangle
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 3.2cm

Notes: 96 little pieces go into this mini chuck puzzle...so not test solved! Made from 5-ply, hand-made plywood.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4641 - Dodecahedron Burr

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $135

Dodecahedron Burr by Wayne Daniel
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: 6-piece burr (not standard configuration) wrapped in a dodecahedron shell. One joint is slightly tight. One piece signed "wad / 03". Small "shadow" of old inventory sticker on one face.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4642 - Shift Burr

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $395

Shift Burr by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Expanded Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: This looks like a normal burr, but instead the pieces shift more like a traditional Japanese box than a typical burr (see Expanded photo). Made of mahogany. This has one less "level" than the Shift Burr Level 2 (see lot 4583). Includes solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4645 - 3 Bar

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $625

3 Bar by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 3-piece burr, with traditional mechanism. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4646 - Push-Up Box (N-6-2)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2015

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,464

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

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x6x5cm

Notes: Four-move push-up box. Includes original box and solution photos.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4647 - Maltese Cross Puzzle

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $498

Maltese Cross Puzzle by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Six-piece burr; slightly rough finish, and tight in places. Includes original information card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4648 - 3-Move Trick Box

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2015

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $2,288

3-Move Trick Box by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 13.5x9x6cm

Notes: First move is unusual and extremely well-hidden. Light scratch on one end. Includes original box and solution diagram.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4649 - 7-Move Trick Box (N-3)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2015

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $991

7-Move Trick Box (N-3) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 15x9.5x6cm

Notes: 7-moves. Excellent condition. Includes instructions and original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4650 - Okiyama Geisha Box (YO-4)

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2015

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $3,579

Okiyama Geisha Box (YO-4) by Yoshio Okiyama
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 15x10x7cm

Notes: 10-move trick box, including unusual movement of the end panels and colorful wood inlay. Some gaps and uneven edges due to very slight warping; light scratches. Includes original box (one seam is split) and solution diagram.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4652 - 27-Move Trick Box

Phase: 31

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $1,463

27-Move Trick Box by Yoshio Okiyama
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 14x10x7

Notes: Painted street scene. Excellent fit and movement; slight surface wear; finish is slightly sticky. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

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