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Lot 3776 - Goblet Secret (TJ-11-2)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $110

Goblet Secret (TJ-11-2) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 12x7x5cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. One move is very tight. Made from chanchin, wendge, and katsura. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 3781 - Spring Box (M-35)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $280

Spring Box (M-35) by Akio Kamei
Close-up Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: The small cube floating on springs inside the box can be manipulated so that the box can open. Some normal wear on inner cube (see extra photo). This was a 2006 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 3811 - Triangular Prism (12)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $210

Triangular Prism (12) by Stewart Coffin
Water Spot Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; one inscribed "S.T.C., 1980". Water spots on one face (see extra photo).

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3909 - Four Fit (217) #1

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $65

Four Fit (217) #1 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1

Notes: Place the four pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from four fancy woods. Tray inscribed "217, STC, 2010". A plain wood version of this was Jerry Slocum's IPP27 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box. This is one of six identical lots; photo is of lot 3909.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3910 - Four Fit (217) #2

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $80

Four Fit (217) #2 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1

Notes: Place the four pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from four fancy woods. Tray inscribed "217, STC, 2010". A plain wood version of this was Jerry Slocum's IPP27 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box. This is one of six identical lots; photo is of lot 3909.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3911 - Four Fit (217) #3

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $75

Four Fit (217) #3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1

Notes: Place the four pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from four fancy woods. Tray inscribed "217, STC, 2010". A plain wood version of this was Jerry Slocum's IPP27 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box. This is one of six identical lots; photo is of lot 3909.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3912 - Four Fit (217) #4

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $50

Four Fit (217) #4 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1

Notes: Place the four pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from four fancy woods. Tray inscribed "217, STC, 2010". A plain wood version of this was Jerry Slocum's IPP27 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box. This is one of six identical lots; photo is of lot 3909.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3913 - Four Fit (217) #5

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $70

Four Fit (217) #5 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1

Notes: Place the four pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from four fancy woods. Tray inscribed "217, STC, 2010". A plain wood version of this was Jerry Slocum's IPP27 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box. This is one of six identical lots; photo is of lot 3909.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3914 - Four Fit (217) #6

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $70

Four Fit (217) #6 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x11x1

Notes: Place the four pentomino pieces into the tray. Made from four fancy woods. Tray inscribed "217, STC, 2010". A plain wood version of this was Jerry Slocum's IPP27 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box. This is one of six identical lots; photo is of lot 3909.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3936 - Check Me Out (256) #1

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $37

Check Me Out (256) #1 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Place the four pieces into the tray so that shape and coloring is rotationally symmetric. Includes information card. This was Dave Rossetti's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. Same design design as six other lots, except different woods.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3937 - Check Me Out (256) #2

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $37

Check Me Out (256) #2 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Place the four pieces into the tray so that shape and coloring is rotationally symmetric. Includes information card. This was Dave Rossetti's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of six identical lots. Photo is of lot 3937.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3938 - Check Me Out (256) #3

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $37

Check Me Out (256) #3 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Place the four pieces into the tray so that shape and coloring is rotationally symmetric. Includes information card. This was Dave Rossetti's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of six identical lots. Photo is of lot 3937.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3939 - Check Me Out (256) #4

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $29

Check Me Out (256) #4 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Place the four pieces into the tray so that shape and coloring is rotationally symmetric. Includes information card. This was Dave Rossetti's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of six identical lots. Photo is of lot 3937.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3940 - Check Me Out (256) #5

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $35

Check Me Out (256) #5 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Place the four pieces into the tray so that shape and coloring is rotationally symmetric. Includes information card. This was Dave Rossetti's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of six identical lots. Photo is of lot 3937.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3941 - Check Me Out (256) #6

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $35

Check Me Out (256) #6 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Place the four pieces into the tray so that shape and coloring is rotationally symmetric. Includes information card. This was Dave Rossetti's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of six identical lots. Photo is of lot 3937.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3942 - Check Me Out (256) #7

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $40

Check Me Out (256) #7 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Place the four pieces into the tray so that shape and coloring is rotationally symmetric. Includes information card. This was Dave Rossetti's IPP31 Exchange puzzle. This is one of six identical lots. Photo is of lot 3937.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 3964 - Goblet Secret (TJ-11-2)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $132

Goblet Secret (TJ-11-2) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 12x7x5cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 3986 - Spring Box (M-35)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $259

Spring Box (M-35) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: The small cube floating on springs inside the box can be manipulated so that the box can open. Some normal wear on inner cube (see extra photo with lot 3781). This was a 2006 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4084 - Irmo Box

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,051

Irmo Box by Eric Fuller
Mechanism Photo

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Trick opening box, made from padauk, quilted maple, aluminum, brass, steel, and acrylic. Mechanism visible when opened (see extra photo, from previous lot). Jury's first prize at the 2008 Puzzle Design Competition. Base has a hint written in elfin script. Inside lid signed and date 2/08. Edition of 45.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4178 - Small Hermit Crab Box (TJ-7-4)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $170

Small Hermit Crab Box (TJ-7-4) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 8x8x4cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Smaller than the original Hermit Crab Box. Made from walnut and kenponashi. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4179 - Cheese du Chu (TJ-14)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $355

Cheese du Chu (TJ-14) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 9x7x5cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Open two secret compartments. Made from shiuri cherry and walnut. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4180 - Dona Dona (TJ-15)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $220

Dona Dona (TJ-15) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. The puzzle is also a music box: Dona Dona is played when the cow halves are separated (and head is wound). Karakuri Club Xmas present from 2008. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4181 - Tiger of Carboholic (TJ-16)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $190

Tiger of Carboholic (TJ-16) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 9x8x8cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was a 2009 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4182 - Magic Hat (TJ-17)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 11/30/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $535

Magic Hat (TJ-17) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 12x9x9cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4183 - TNK (TJ-18-2)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $165

TNK (TJ-18-2) by Shiro Tajima
Partially open Photo

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: The secret compartment is inside the box's core. The two shell halves can always move away from each other in any two directions, but not the third. Same as the Flemin' box, with raccoon dog theme. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4184 - Dragon Wing (TJ-19)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $210

Dragon Wing (TJ-19) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 19x8x7cm

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

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4284 - Locked Nest (22)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/10/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $212

Locked Nest (22) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: Two variations were made--this is the 5-elbow version. Crafted in birch. Pencil marks on the ends of the unattached dowels, and marking one other joint.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4291 - Grizzly Burr (96-A)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

Grizzly Burr (96-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 6-piece burr with sticks rotated 5 degrees along their long axis. No inscriptions; made from mulberry. Sticker residue at one end of each stick. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4307 - Make Room (127-A)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $65

Make Room (127-A) by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Box: 7x6.5x5.5cm

Notes: Re-pack the nine blocks into the Plexiglas box. This was Jerry Slocum's IPP21 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4316 - Top Box (M-5-3)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $170

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 4317 - Pneumatic Box (M-18-2)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2015

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $505

Pneumatic Box (M-18-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x6x6cm

Notes: Use air pressure to open the hidden compartment. Made from walnut, keyaki, and cherry. Improved mechanism works perfectly. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4320 - W-O (TJ-9)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $930

W-O (TJ-9) by Shiro Tajima
Partially Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Incredible movement hides four secret compartments. Made from walnut and rengas. Winner of Puzzlers' Award and jury first prize in 2005 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4324 - Great Bear (M-29-1)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $446

Great Bear (M-29-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x13x10cm

Notes: Ursa Major guides you to the North Star and the solution to opening this box. Made from wenge and katura. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4345 - Cheese du Chu (TJ-14)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $415

Cheese du Chu (TJ-14) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 9x7x5cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas Present from 2007. Open two secret compartments. Made from shiuri cherry and walnut. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4346 - Dragon Wing (TJ-19)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $165

Dragon Wing (TJ-19) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 19x8x7cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box (one seam is split) and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4347 - Tiger of Carboholic (TJ-16)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $190

Tiger of Carboholic (TJ-16) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 9x8x8cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was a 2009 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4463 - Kuchinashi (TJ-21)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $154

Kuchinashi (TJ-21) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 11x11x9cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment in the shogi board. Knowledge of shogi knight moves is helpful. Made from katsura and birch. This was a 2013 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4467 - Penrose Tiling Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $35

Penrose Tiling Puzzle by Stan Isaacs

Designer: Stan Isaacs

Piece: 14x7cm

Notes: Set of 24 colored tiles. This was an IPP13 Exchange puzzle from Stan Isaacs. Instructions not included.

 

Lot 4494 - Framework II

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

Framework II by Markus Götz / Eric Fuller

Designer: Markus Götz
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 16x14x2cm

Notes: Fit the 3-layered pieces into the frame (back layer is similar to the colored front layer). Made from walnut, sapele, yellowheart, wenge, maple, bloodwood, paduak, rosewood, holly, purpleheart, and cherry. Signed and dated 5/13; limited edition of 38.

 

Lot 4495 - Binary Key II

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $194

Binary Key II by Goh Pit Khiam / Eric Fuller

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 13x7x1cm

Notes: Release the slider by moving the five pins through a recursive sequence of moves. Optimal solution is 85 moves, so puzzle is challenging but not tedious. Made from Acrylic and stainless steel pins. Limited edition of 40.

 

Lot 4496 - Tern-Key

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

Tern-Key by Goh Pit Khiam / Eric Fuller

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 15x9x1cm

Notes: Release the slider by moving the four pins through a recursive sequence of moves. Optimal solution is 134 moves, so puzzle is challenging but not tedious. Noticable scratch on top panel (lower-left corner in photo). Made from Acrylic and stainless steel pins.

 

Lot 4565 - Dodecahedron

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $340

Dodecahedron by Stewart Coffin / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: A large version of Pennyhedron, Coffin's design #52. Excellent fit; very slight surface wear.

 

Lot 4574 - Mongolian Rabbit

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $70

Mongolian Rabbit by Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Designer/Maker: Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Remove the rabbit pieces from the base.

Source: 11x6x6cm

 

Lot 4604 - Meteor

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $223

Meteor by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #100-A. Twelve pieces form a unique shape. Coffin writes that the design was derived from Hectix; however it appears to solve a bit more like Twelve-Piece Separation. Key piece stamped 2003 and with BartArt logo.

 

Lot 4605 - Filled Faces

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $345

Filled Faces by Bart Buie

Designer/Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces for a cubic shape. One piece stamped with BartArt logo and inscribed "2003". Includes information card.

 

Lot 4606 - Tortuous Box (M-2)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $1,004

Tortuous Box (M-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: This rare box is from 1982. Some face plates are slightly sticky, but otherwise is excellent condition. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4612 - Large 10-Move Box

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $175

Large 10-Move  Box

Size: 27x19x7cm

Notes: 10 traditional moves; excellent condition.

 

Lot 4613 - 66-Move Box

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $1,015

66-Move Box

Size: 18x12.5x9cm

Notes: 66 traditional moves; excellent condition. Includes original (cardboard) box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4643 - Meteor

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $175

Meteor by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #100-A. Twelve pieces form a unique shape; made from bocate. Coffin writes that the design was derived from Hectix; however it appears to solve a bit more like Twelve-Piece Separation. Includes original information card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4644 - 24-Piece Burr Set

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $875

24-Piece Burr Set by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: 24 sticks will make four 6-piece burrs, each of a different exotic wood. Pieces pack into box that appears to only hold 20 pieces. Includes Japanese instructions. Small "shadow" of inventory stick on lid (see photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4654 - Expansion IV (M-44-4)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: The fourth design in the expansion series. This was the 2012 Karakuri Christmas present from Kamei. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4655 - Bi-Polar

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $34

Bi-Polar

Size: 15x3.5x3.5cm

Notes: Separate the two halves. sticker residue on one piece (see photo).

 

Lot 4656 - Sheep (TJ-22)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $170

Sheep (TJ-22) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Remove the secret compartment. Made from dogwood and birch. This was a 2014 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4657 - M-Box (KW-11)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $555

M-Box (KW-11) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Made from magnolia and keyaki. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4658 - Ring Box 3 (KW-23)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $93

Ring Box 3 (KW-23) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Made from cherry and karin. Karakuri Christmas present from 2014. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4659 - Lock (MY-24)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $150

Lock (MY-24) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x9x3cm

Notes: Open secret compartment. Made from walnut. Karakuri Christmas present from 2014. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4661 - Sortospherical Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $27

Sortospherical Puzzle by Rene Lapes

Designer/Maker: Rene Lapes

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Four sets of eight colored balls. Center layer rotates to mix-up and restore the balls. This was Peter Hajek's Exchange puzzle from IPP17.

 

Lot 4662 - IPP13 Disney Playing Cards

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2015

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $27

IPP13 Disney Playing Cards by Tibor Szentivanyi

Designer/Maker: Tibor Szentivanyi

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Disney-themed deck of cards with images stamped on two sides of the deck. One side reads "13th International, Puzzle Party, Netherlands". The other side is a puzzle to arrange. Includes box and information sheet. This was Tibor Szentivanyi's IPP13 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4663 - Fantastic Island Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $21

Fantastic Island Puzzle

Size: 11x8x2cm

Notes: Thr different puzzles using the seven colored pieces: fill the hexagonal tray, build a size-4 triangular pyramid, and build a size-5 triangular pyramid. Includes information sheet. This was a bonus gift from Nob during the IPP14 Exchange.

 

Lot 4664 - The Crazy Chess Game

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $17

The Crazy Chess Game by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Pieces: 8x2cm

Notes: Arrange the 12 pieces to form a chessboard pattern (32 alternating black and clear squares). Plastic pieces have degraded over time, and are slightly sticky to the touch. This was the IPP14 Exchange puzzle from Marcel Gillen.

 

Lot 4665 - Geometricks

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $43

Geometricks by Murray Grumette / Edu-K-Toy Institute
Cover Photo

Designer: Murray Grumette
Maker: Edu-K-Toy Institute

Size: 15x12x1cm

Notes: Booklet with five envelopes, each containing a set of cardboard puzzle pieces. Three pieces missing from card A, but puzzles can easily be recreated from the voids and instructions. Envelope B (see photo) poses an interesting variation of a classic vanishing puzzle. Copyright dated 1939.

 

Lot 4666 - AT&T Sliding Block Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $25

AT&T Sliding Block Puzzle by L. W. Hardy

Designer: L. W. Hardy

Size: 14x11x2cm

Notes: Copy of Penant Puzzle (a.k.a. Dad's Puzzle); produced as a promotion for AT&T 6500 System. Includes plastic cover, and spacer to prevent pieces from moving.

 

Lot 4667 - Neo Series Set

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $80

Neo Series Set by Nob Yoshigahara

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara

Each: 11x11x1cm

Notes: Complete set of three Neo Series puzzles, each packaged in its own CD case. Poco: yellow pieces make both a triangle and square; green pieces make both a triangle and pentagon; red pieces make both a square and pentagon. Grid: assemble 3D matrix. Longram: make 11 shapes, similar to tangram.

 

Lot 4668 - Icosahedron

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $415

Icosahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: 5 identical pieces and 5 mirror image pieces form an icosahedron.

 

Lot 4669 - Golden Rhombic Triacontahedron

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $220

Golden Rhombic Triacontahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a golden rhombic triacontahedron. Key piece is very loose.

 

Lot 4670 - 4-Piece Octahedron

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $285

4-Piece Octahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Two pairs of identical pieces form an octahedron.

 

Lot 4671 - Pyramid Set

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,450

Pyramid Set by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 12, 15, 17cm

Notes: Set of three pyramids. Small is two pairs of identical pieces; medium is two pairs of nearly identical pieces and a fifth piece; large is three pairs of identical pieces, assembling with coordinate motion.

 

Lot 4672 - Karakuri Door (SE-1)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $90

Karakuri Door (SE-1) by Karakuri Creation Group

Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from walnut. Slight imperfections (tiny white dots) in wood (see photo). This puzzle was originally only available at the Hakone Karakuri Museum, but now also available online from Maruyama. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4673 - Hakone Fuji (SE-2)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $80

Hakone Fuji (SE-2) by Karakuri Creation Group

Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Open the locked drawer. Made from walnut and keyaki. This puzzle was originally only available at the Hakone Karakuri Museum, but now also available online from Maruyama. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4674 - Diffusion (CO-33)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $232

Diffusion (CO-33) by Makoto Okada / Hideaki Kawashima

Designer: Makoto Okada
Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Find two secret compartments. Selected as finalist in the 7th Annual Karakuri Idea Contest. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4675 - Confetto Box (RF-22)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $221

Confetto Box (RF-22) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Edge: 8.5cm

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

 

Lot 4676 - Half-Finished Box (RF-34)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 11/30/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $135

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

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Like the original Confetto Box, there two secret compartments: one easy and one hard to find. Made from ancient keyaki. This was a 2012 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4677 - Confetto Box 2 (RF-39)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $100

Confetto Box 2 (RF-39) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Find secret compartment; mechanism is similar to the original Congetto Box. Made from teak and magnolia. Karakuri Christmas present from 2014. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4678 - Rotary Box II (M-46)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $325

Winning bid: $253

Rotary Box II (M-46) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Open the two secret compartments. Mechanism is unrelated to Rotary Box. Made from keyaki, walnut, and magnolia. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4679 - Conway Packing Problem

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $625

Conway Packing Problem by John Conway / Tom Lensch

Designer: John Conway
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 7.5x7.5x7cm

Notes: 17 pieces pack into the cubic box. Made from purpleheart, canarywood, and ebony. Note that this is not the usual "Conway" cube.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4680 - Wanderer

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $325

Wanderer by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Cage: 8cm

Notes: Remove the wanderer from the cage, with sliding and rotating moves. Includes box and solution sheets.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4681 - Domino Tower

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $297

Domino Tower by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 5.5cm

Notes: Assemble and disassemble the tower, made from four identically shaped pieces in four fancy woods. Includes box and information sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4682 - Twisty Burr

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $185

Twisty Burr by Derek Bosch / Tom Lensch

Designer: Derek Bosch
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six identical pieces form a Gorian Knot made of square loops. Made from mahogany. Includes box and solutions sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4683 - Patchwork

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $327

Patchwork by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Pieces Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces for a cube. Includes box, copy of design notes, and solution sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4684 - Bricks

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $550

Bricks by Vladimir Krasnoukhov / Tom Lensch

Designer: Vladimir Krasnoukhov
Maker: Tom Lensch

Box: 9x7x4cm

Notes: Pack the nine pieces into the box; distorted variation of the Slothouber-Graatsma puzzle. Made from purpleheart, yellowheart, marblewood, and canarywood.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4685 - Pike's Peak

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $265

Pike's Peak by Wim Zwaan / Tom Lensch

Designer: Wim Zwaan
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x6x3cm

Notes: Pack the 10 pieces into the box so that two half-unit pieces stick out to form a triangular "peak". Pieces form a complete set of ways to combine a 2x1x1 block and a half-cube. Made from merbau and Peruvian walnut, with padauk box. Includes box and solution sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4686 - Trophy Burr

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $350

Trophy Burr by Oskar ven Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar ven Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces form a burr. This was the trophy for the Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition from 2006 to 2008. Includes solution drawings.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4687 - 6x6 Block

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $100

6x6 Block by Ferdinand Lammertink / Tom Lensch

Designer: Ferdinand Lammertink
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 6x6x1cm

Notes: Six pieces form a two-layered square blocks. Pieces are a complete set of ways to cross two sticks (ignoring reflection). Made from cocobolo.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4688 - 8 Piece Packing Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $220

8 Piece Packing Puzzle by Ferdinand Lammertink / Tom Lensch

Designer: Ferdinand Lammertink
Maker: Tom Lensch

Box: 8x7x3cm

Notes: Use the eight tetracubes to make double-sized copies of each of the eight shapes (which can be framed by the three partial box pieces, as shown in photo). All pieces and frames can be stored in the larger box. Pieces are made from Brazilian blackwood; boxes are made from makore. Includes information sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4689 - Sonneveld Cubed Burr

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2015

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $473

Sonneveld Cubed Burr by Dic Sonneveld/Trevor Wood / Tom Lensch

Designer: Dic Sonneveld/Trevor Wood
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 8.5cm

Notes: Remove the three burr pieces from the hollow cube. Disassembly and assembly are very complex. Pieces made from granadillo; cube made from blue mahoe and avodire. Includes copy of Trevor Wood's information sheet and copy of Edward Hordern's solution sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4690 - 21-Piece Packing Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $195

21-Piece Packing Puzzle by Theo Geerinck / Tom Lensch

Designer: Theo Geerinck
Maker: Tom Lensch

Box: 10.5x8.5x7cm

Notes: Pack the 21 pieces (one short of all ways to combine two 3x3x1 blocks) into the 9x7x6 box; described in CFF36. Includes (cardboard) box.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4691 - Ring Case

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $75

Ring Case by Osanori Yamamoto / Tom Lensch

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: Assemble four indentical pieces inside a frame. This design is also made by Hanayama.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4692 - Octahedron

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $135

Octahedron by George Bell / Tom Lensch

Designer: George Bell
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x7x7cm

Notes: Four pieces form an octahedron.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4693 - Diagonal Burr

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $265

Diagonal Burr by Lee Krasnow

Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: Pieces etched with the types of wood (both common and scientific names): macassar ebony, bocote, verawood, cocobolo, tulipwood, canarywood. One piece inscribed "Lee Krasnow, October, 2010, Diagonal Burr". Lee's self-evaluation is Grade A. This is a matched pair, with Coffin's Pseudo-Notched Sticks, also available in this auction. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4694 - Pseudo-Notched Sticks

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $159

Pseudo-Notched Sticks by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: This is Coffin's design #63. Pieces etched with the types of wood (both common and scientific names): macassar ebony, bocote, verawood, cocobolo, tulipwood, canarywood. One piece inscribed "Lee Krasnow, October, 2010, Pseudo Notched Sticks". One piece with a big worm hole (see photo). Lee's self-evaluation is Grade A. This is a matched pair, with Diagonal Burr, also available in this auction. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4695 - Triumph

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $220

Triumph by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Coffin's design #15. One piece inscribed "Triumph, Lee Krasnow, June 2010". Lee's self-evaluation is Grade A. Pieces can be swapped with Companion, also available in this auction. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4696 - Triumph Companion

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $340

Triumph Companion by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Coffin's design #15-B, a companion that can swap pieces with Triumph and Fusion-Confusion, also available in this auction. One piece inscribed "Companion, Lee Krasnow, June 2010". Lee's self-evaluation is Grade A. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4697 - Fusion-Confusion

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $268

Fusion-Confusion by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Coffin's design #15-A, same structure as Triumph but with two pairs of pieces fused together. Pieces can be swapped with Companion, also available in this auction. One piece inscribed "Fusion Confusion, Lee Krasnow, June 2010". Lee's self-evaluation is Grade A. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4698 - Seven Woods

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $235

Seven Woods by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow
Pieces Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Edge: 4.5cm

Notes: Six identically shaped pieces, made from seven fancy woods. Lee's self-evaluation is Grade A. Assembly is just slightly loose; but absolute precision is required to assemble the pieces. One piece inscribed "Seven Woods, Lee Krasnow, September 2010". Includes original box.

 

Lot 4699 - Jupiter (7)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $650

Winning bid: $1,250

Jupiter (7) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Twelve identical pieces, made from breadnut, prima vera, rosewood, osage orange, zebrawood, and walnut; all joints are dowelled for strength. Some surface wear, and one point has a chunk missing (see light wood at top-center of photo). Once piece stamped "AP-ART, 1971, S.T.C." Piece are numbered in pencil. Includes copy of original information sheets.

 

Lot 4700 - Four Corners (6)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2015

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $550

Four Corners (6) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six identically shaped pieces, made from rosewood, yellow sanders, zebrawood, and breadnut. Notes indicate this was originally sold in 1975. Some wear, with a few slight dings on edges; finish is still excellent.

 

Lot 4701 - Three Pairs (27)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $348

Three Pairs (27) by Stewart Coffin
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9.5cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical (and mirror image) pieces; Coffin's first truly coordinate motion puzzle. Overall fit is slightly loose, and wood coloring is inconsistent. No identifying marks. This is the "deluxe" edition, made in Brazilian rosewood with doweled joints (see extra photo). Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 4702 - Splitting Headache

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $115

Splitting Headache by Bill Cutler / Bill Cutler and Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Bill Cutler and Jerry McFarland

Edge: 5.5cm

Notes: Nine pieces for a 3x3x3 cube with checkerboard pattern on all faces. The was Bill Cutler's IPP11 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4703 - Few Tiles (133)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

Few Tiles (133) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x12x1cm

Notes: Fit the four pieces into the tray. Pieces made from Baltic birch. This was Tyler Barrett's IPP18 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4704 - Cube-16

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $85

Cube-16 by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 4cm

Notes: Coffin design #205. Disassemble and reassemble the five pieces to form a cube. Made from zebrawood; identifying sticker on one piece (see photo). Includes box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4705 - Meteor

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $222

Meteor by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Twelve pieces form a unique shape; made from kingwood and katalox. Coffin writes that the design was derived from Hectix; however it appears to solve a bit more like Twelve-Piece Separation. Key piece inscribed "STC #100-A", and signed McCallum. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4706 - Half-Hour Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $270

Half-Hour Puzzle by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Box: 6x6x5cm

Notes: Coffin design #29. Six pieces form a cube; made from fancy woods. Box inscirbed "STC #29, 2014 #4/9" and signed "McCallum. Base of tray is loose (on purpose, to account for humidity); unfortunately some orientations of solution will not easily fit into box. Includes original box. Limited edition, #4 of 9.

 

Lot 4707 - Gordian Knot

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $50

Gordian Knot by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x10x5cm

Notes: Remove the cord from the wire frame. Stamped "Made in England by Pentangle" on one end. Likely from the original edition in 1972. Includes original box, in excellent condition.

 

Lot 4708 - Grandpappy Cradle Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $105

Grandpappy Cradle Puzzle by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 15x11x7cm

Notes: Same principle as Loony Loop and Gordian Knot, but with eight loops instead of just four.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4709 - Great Grandpappy Cradle Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $125

Great Grandpappy Cradle Puzzle by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 17x16x9cm

Notes: Same principle as Loony Loop and Gordian Knot, but with ten loops instead of just four.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4710 - Hikimi Trump Puzzle Set

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $110

Hikimi Trump Puzzle Set by Pinoj, Uchinan, Kozy, Osho / Hikimi

Designer: Pinoj, Uchinan, Kozy, Osho
Maker: Hikimi

Box: 15x15x2cm

Notes: Set of four tangram style puzzles, each with a booklet of over 100 shapes to construct.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4711 - Dinghy

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $221

Dinghy by Iwahiro

Designer: Iwahiro

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: Remove the chain from the wire frame. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4712 - Tangled Gym "Bird Cage"

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $236

Tangled Gym

Designer: Iwahiro
Maker: Yoshimoto Kinzoku Co, Ltd.

Size: 10x6x6cm

Notes: Remove the chain from the wire frame. Includes original box and instruction/solution sheet. This was Meiko Kimura's IPP24 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4713 - Tangled Gym "Jewel Box"

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $267

Tangled Gym

Designer: Iwahiro

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Remove the chain from the wire frame. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4714 - Crossover (Red)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $465

Crossover (Red) by Nintendo

Maker: Nintendo

Size: 9x9x3cm

Notes: Goal is to arrange the polarized panels so that each space is the same (either clear or colored). Unsealed packaging; dated 1981. This version has red panels.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4716 - 59-Move Box

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $166

59-Move Box

Size: 20x14x9cm

Notes: 59-move traditional Japanese sliding panel trick box. Slightly loose panel between kanukis at one end (see lower-right corner in photo), and slight "overbite" at both ends of top and bottom panels. Includes solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4717 - Triple Cross Box (K-19)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $186

Triple Cross Box (K-19) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Six pieces form a burr shape; but this is a box, not a burr. Extreme caution is required for disassembly without damage. Slight ding on one panel (see right panel in photo). This was Akio Kamei's IPP15 Exchange. Includes original packaging (plastic bag).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4718 - Six Piece Burr Puzzle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $348

Six Piece Burr Puzzle by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 6-plank burr; traditional design. Includes original packaging and assembly diagram. This was the IPP12 Exchange puzzle from Hirano.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4719 - Byway Secret 1 (RF-6)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $185

Byway Secret 1 (RF-6) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Unusual movement inside the box. Slight warping of side panels, not affecting mechanism. Includes solution diagram and original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4720 - Byway Secret 3 (RF-11)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $220

Byway Secret 3 (RF-11) by Hiroshi Iwahara
Inside Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 15x10x8cm

Notes: Also known as the Inside-out Box. This is a very clever design where the traditional movement, kannuki, and yosegi of a trick box are found on the inside of the box (see extra photo). Outside panels made from katsura. Slight gaps between some panels, not affecting the mechanism. Includes original box and detailed solution diagram. "Rockfield" laser-etched on top panel (see photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4721 - Byway Secret 3 (RF-11-2)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $275

Byway Secret 3 (RF-11-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara
Inside Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 15x10x8cm

Notes: Also known as the Inside-out Box. This is a very clever design where the traditional movement, kannuki, and yosegi of a trick box are found on the inside of the box (see extra photo). Outside panels made from walnut. Includes original box and detailed solution diagram. "Rockfield" laser-etched on side panel (see photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4722 - Dodecahedron

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $360

Dodecahedron by Stewart Coffin / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: A large version of Pennyhedron, Coffin's design #52. Excellent fit; made from Australian jarrah and Honduran mahogany.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4723 - DanLock

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $534

DanLock by Dan Feldman

Designer/Maker: Dan Feldman

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: This is a very unique and clever trick lock. The goal is to release the key from the shackle with the aid of the broken key, and then restore everything to the initial state. Top of lock and keys stamped "DAN703" (model A). Includes copy of instructions and solution sheets.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4724 - MULTIP Lock

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $691

MULTIP Lock by Dan Feldman

Designer/Maker: Dan Feldman

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: This trick lock can be opened using any of the four keys, using three distinct solution techniques. Sticker residue on one side (see photo). Top of lock stamped "DAN111"; keys stamped sequentially 1-4. Includes original instruction sheet and copy of solution guide.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4725 - TRIP Lock

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $677

TRIP Lock by Dan Feldman

Designer/Maker: Dan Feldman

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: Find two different ways to open this TRIcky Puzzle lock. Sticker residue on both sides (see photo). Top of lock stamped "DAN306"; keys stamped "DAN". Includes original instruction sheet and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4726 - Temptation Lock

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $575

Temptation Lock by Dan Feldman

Designer/Maker: Dan Feldman

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: This is the predecessor of the more famous DanLock. The goal is to release the key from the shackle with the aid of the broken key. An extra key is given, but you MUST resist the temptation to use it until you have opened the lock! (The extra key is used only to restore the lock to its original state.) Top of lock and keys stamped "DAN507". Includes original instruction sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4735 - Lock: 111

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $126

Lock: 111

Size: 10x6x2cm

Notes: Includes one key, which doesn't seem to work.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4736 - Lock: Double Key Triangle

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $160

Lock: Double Key Triangle

Size: 9x8x2cm

Notes: Includes two keys, one for keyhole and one for something else.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4737 - Lock: Square 15 33

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $136

Lock: Square 15 33

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Includes one key, which fits in a slot at top of lock.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4738 - Lock: Square 111 11

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $140

Lock: Square 111 11

Size: 8x6x2cm

Notes: Includes one key, which fits in a hole in the front.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4739 - Lock: Square 11 33

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $156

Lock: Square 11 33

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Includes two keys, and a strange hole at side of lock (see photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4740 - Lock: Square 51

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2015

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $91

Lock: Square 51

Size: 8.5x5.5x2cm

Notes: Two tricks to open lock. Includes one key, which doesn't seem to work. There is a slider on the top of the lock body which moves, but is very sticky.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4741 - Byway Secret 3 (RF-11)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $303

Byway Secret 3 (RF-11) by Hiroshi Iwahara
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 15x10x8cm

Notes: Also known as the Inside-out Box. This is a very clever design where the traditional movement, kannuki, and yosegi of a trick box are found on the inside of the box (see extra photo). Outside panels made from walnut, with a special yosegi pattern on the top and bottom panels. Includes original box and detailed solution diagram. "Rockfield" laser-etched on side panel (see photo).

 

Lot 4742 - # Burr Puzzle (RF-3-2)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2015

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $825

# Burr Puzzle (RF-3-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 11x11x11cm

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

 

Lot 4743 - Star Puzzle Box (M-31)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2015

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $380

Star Puzzle Box (M-31) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This is a trick box, not kumiki, despite the physical similarity to Star (K-8). Made from walnut. This was the 2003 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4745 - Diagonal Cube

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $1,024

Diagonal Cube by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Coffin design #58. Six dissimilar pieces form a cube. One piece inscribed "Lee, 3.02, SC. 58, No.2". Excellent condition.

 

Lot 4747 - All Star (95)

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $498

All Star (95) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x8x7cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces made of cherry and bloodwood, forming a variety of shapes. Inscribed "95, STC, 1997"; pieces also have hand-written codes used by the assembly notes. Includes original notes and box.

 

Lot 4748 - Rosebud

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $650

Winning bid: $691

Rosebud by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design #39; multiple symmetric assemblies, including 6-way coordinate motion (see photo). Excellent fit and finish, with soft edges; one tiny ding in an edge. One piece inscribed "Lee, 2.02, SC.39, No.2".

 

Lot 4749 - Java Tea

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $230

Java Tea by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 11x7x7cm

Notes: Stack the 11 plastic coffee, ice and stirring rod into the glass. Includes original box: average condition, with ripped plastic window.

 

Lot 4750 - Pineapple Delight

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $121

Pineapple Delight by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Arrange the 12 plastic pineapple slices into the glass. Includes original box: average condition, with ripped plastic window.

 

Lot 4751 - Pack the Orange

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $230

Pack the Orange by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 12x8x8cm

Notes: Arrange the nine plastic orange slices into the brandy glass. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4752 - A-Maize-ing

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2015

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $93

A-Maize-ing by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Stack the 14 plastic pieces of corn cob into the glass. Includes solution sheet. Includes original box: average condition, except missing plastic window.

 

Lot 4753 - The Difficult Arrow

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $100

The Difficult Arrow by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x9x6cm

Notes: Remove the string, not the arrow! Includes original packaging and English instruction sheet.

 

Lot 4754 - Packed in Tokyo

Phase: 32

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2015

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $154

Packed in Tokyo by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Pack the eight people into the subway car glass. Includes original packaging.

 

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