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Lot 2524 - Vertigo

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $66

Vertigo by Pentangle
Key Pieces Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 18-piece burr; relatively simple design and assembly. No identifying markings.

 

Lot 3478 - Bolt A

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/17/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $111

Bolt A by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x5x4cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Made with chrome finish, and includes two loose pins. Includes hand-written solution notes. Likely made in the early-90s, and without a formal name. (Further details regarding components or solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 3479 - Bolt B

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/17/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $121

Bolt B by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 9x5x4cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Made with chrome finish. Includes original receipt (dated 11/17/91) with hand-written solution notes. (Further details regarding components or solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 3480 - Bolt C

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $189

Bolt C by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 9.5x5x4cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Made with chrome finish, and includes two loose pins. Includes solution notes. Likely made in the early-90s, and without a formal name. (Further details regarding components or solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 3481 - Bolt D (Nipple Bolt)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $82

Bolt D (Nipple Bolt) by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x4x4cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Made with chrome finish. Includes solution notes. Likely made in the early-90s and without a formal name; recently remade as "Nipple Bolt". (Further details regarding components or solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 3482 - Bolt E

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/17/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $111

Bolt E by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x4x4cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Made with chrome finish. Includes solution notes. Likely made in the early-90s, and without a formal name. (Further details regarding components or solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 3808 - Rosebud (39)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $691

Rosebud (39) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Three pairs of mirror image pieces assembly with 6-way coordinate motion. A pin is included to lock the puzzle at the brink of falling apart. Assembles four ways, one being the "rosebud" configuration (shown). Crafted in tulipwood and unidentified fancy wood (likely rosewood). No identifying markings; some light wear, and movement is tight in places. There is a long peg that will lock the puzzle in the expanded rosebud configuration. Includes original instruction sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3826 - Triumph (15)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $190

Triumph (15) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble into one of three symmetrical shapes. Made from rosewood and tulipwood. Heavy wear; chip off one corner; possible stress fractures in some tulipwood pieces.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3830 - Twelve-Piece Separation (85)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $320

Twelve-Piece Separation (85) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: Twelve pieces serially interlock; ten pieces are identical, one augmented, and one key. Made from primavera. Includes box and original information sheet.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3835 - Quad-RHOM

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $875

Quad-RHOM by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Box: 10x10x3cm

Notes: 8 pieces of equal area fill two layers of the tray. Base of tray stamped with TW logo.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 3872 - Knobbly Burr (DS83)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,571

Knobbly Burr (DS83) by Dic Sonneveld / Trevor Wood

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x10x10cm

Notes: 6 pieces, made from palissander and putu jumu. Base stamped "T.WOOD" and with TW logo. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 4043 - Snowflake (3)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

Snowflake (3) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 15x13x2cm

Notes: Ten wood pieces form a variety of shapes. Includes plastic tray and original booklet with diagrams for 30 puzzles.

 

Lot 4185 - Bento (Packed Lunch) (H-8)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $230

Bento (Packed Lunch) (H-8) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 14x12x4cm

Notes: The bento box hides a secret compartment. Includes chopsticks and napkin. Made from zelkova, walnut, rengas, and beech. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4186 - Chip (H-9)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/18/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $211

Chip (H-9) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Traditional box with sliding panels, but with a difficult trick to release first panel. Yosegi piece on top is attracted by a magnet. Made from walnut, katsura, agathis, rengas, and magnolia. Some slight separation between panels (see photo for example); no warping. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4187 - Memo Pad (H-10)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $281

Memo Pad (H-10) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 14x10x4

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Last move is extremely tight, and requires some sanding to restore to proper function; delivered partially open. Made from walnut, mizuki (dogwood), purple heart. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4188 - Hexagon (H-11)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $191

Hexagon (H-11) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 10x9x5cm

Notes: Open two secret compartments, one of which contains a bonus 2-move box. You can also remove all of the side panels, and then solve a harder puzzle--reconstructing a proper puzzle! Slight separation of one seam. This was a 2008 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4189 - Honeybee Box (H-12)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $250

Honeybee Box (H-12) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 11x10x8cm

Notes: The honeybee is attracted to the flower by some force of nature, which might help to open the trick box. Made from beech, purpleheart, mizuki (dogwood), quince, karin, etc. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4190 - Double Puzzle Box (H-14)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $303

Double Puzzle Box (H-14) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: 4-move box contains a small 7-move box. Excellent condition. Made from walnut, camphor, magnolia, agathis, etc. This was a 2010 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4191 - Japanese Puzzle Box Maze7steps (H-15)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $131

Japanese Puzzle Box Maze7steps (H-15) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 12x9x6cm

Notes: A 7-move traditional box, but with a challenging variation. Made from walnut, camphor, magnolia, agaths, etc. Blemish on top panel is a small knot in wood (see photo). This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4212 - Cheese Cake (KS-1)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $61

Cheese Cake (KS-1) by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 6x5x4cm

Notes: One of four different Karakuri Cake puzzles. Made from mizuki (dogwood) and katsura (or magnolia). Includes solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4213 - Fruit Cake (KS-2)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $55

Fruit Cake (KS-2) by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 6x5x4cm

Notes: One of four different Karakuri Cake puzzles. Made from mizuki (dogwood), karin, torreya, katsura (or magnolia). Includes solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4214 - Chocolate Cake (KS-3)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $61

Chocolate Cake (KS-3) by Karakuri Creation Group
Scratch Photo

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 6x5x4cm

Notes: One of four different Karakuri Cake puzzles. Made from rosewood, walnut, katsura (or magnolia), etc. Huge scratch down one side (see extra photo). First move is very tight. Includes solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4215 - Marble Cake (KS-4)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $51

Marble Cake (KS-4) by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 6x5x4cm

Notes: One of four different Karakuri Cake puzzles. Made from zebrawood, mizuki (dogwood), walnut, katsura (or magnolia). Includes solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4222 - Coffee Cup (P-12)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $456

Coffee Cup (P-12) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 16x16x9cm

Notes: One of the best-known and enduring Kamei designs -- open the secret compartment inside the cup. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4223 - Cake (P-13)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $415

Cake (P-13) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x17x8cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Slight flaw in cake finish (see photo); minor dings on front edge of plate. Includes original box and original solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4225 - Little Drawer (M-19)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $235

Little Drawer (M-19) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: Open the trick drawer. Scratch in one side kannuki. Movement is tight but functional.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4235 - Box with a Key II (P-38-2)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $385

Box with a Key II (P-38-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x8x8cm

Notes: Use the key to open the box. Very faint scratch above keyhole, and scrape marks on key. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4289 - Augmented Four Corners (34)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $415

Augmented Four Corners (34) by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Made from six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces, and assembles in two halves. Appears to be made from rosewood and cherry; excellent fit. Slight wear, small chip on one concave edge, and a small watermark. Sticker residue on one piece; pieces numbered inside in pencil; but no identifying marks.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4297 - Nob Cube

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $875

Nob Cube by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 5x4x4cm

Notes: Six small pieces form a cube.

 

Lot 4300 - Nob Cube

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $336

Nob Cube by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 3x3x3cm

Notes: Six small pieces form a cube. This was Trevor Wood's IPP12 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4308 - Isosceles (101)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $548

Isosceles (101) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12.5cm

Notes: Twelve pieces with isosceles triangular cross-section. Similar to Twelve-Piece Separation, but has three key pieces instead of just one. Made from unfinished camphor. Once piece inscribed #101, STC, 1994, CAMPHORWOOD".

 

Lot 4333 - Button Box (M-22)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $282

Button Box (M-22) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x10cm

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

 

Lot 4336 - Pile of Disks (M-12-2)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $265

Pile of Disks (M-12-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Open the trick box. Slight wear and small scratches. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4337 - Pile of Disks (M-12-2)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $265

Pile of Disks (M-12-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Open the trick box. Slight wear and small scratches. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4344 - Cake (P-13)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $455

Cake (P-13) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 18x18x9cm

Notes: Remove walnut cake from the plate to find a secret compartment. Includes original box and copy of solution card.

 

Lot 4350 - Japanese Puzzle Box Maze7steps (H-15)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $131

Japanese Puzzle Box Maze7steps (H-15) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 12x9x6cm

Notes: A 7-move traditional box, but with a challenging variation. Made from walnut, camphor, magnolia, agathis, etc. This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4351 - Maze 5+2 Steps Japanese Puzzle Box (H-13)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $130

Maze 5+2 Steps Japanese Puzzle Box (H-13) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 11x9x6cm

Notes: Two secret compartments and some unusual moves. Made from walnut, mizuki (dogwood), lacquered wood, and purpleheart. Slight separation at one end panel. This was a 2009 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4352 - Chip (H-9)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Chip (H-9) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Traditional box with sliding panels, but with a difficult trick to release first panel. Yosegi piece on top is attracted by a magnet. Made from walnut, katsura, agathis, rengas, and magnolia. Some slight separation between panels (see photo for example); no warping. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4353 - A Slight Drawer (H-7)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/18/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $200

A Slight Drawer (H-7) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 9x7x5cm

Notes: Trick box with secret compartment. Made from walnut, rengas, mizuki (dogwood), and magnolia. Karakuri Chistmas Present from 2006. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4504 - Tall T Teaser (TW7)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2016

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $1,550

Tall T Teaser (TW7) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x12x8cm

Notes: Pack the 11 pieces into the box in such a way as to form a raised T or W in dark wood (actually all 12 Pentominoes are possible). Pieces made from oak and wenge; box made from masserranduba with palm top and oak trim. Box stamped with "T.Wood" and TW logo; also signed in ink.

 

Lot 4610 - Twin Box

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $2,510

Twin Box by Yoshio Okiyama

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 18x9x9cm

Notes: The two cubes slide against one another, each opening at different times. Crafted from dogwood, ramin, and katura. Includes original box. Some small gaps between the two halves.

 

Lot 4651 - Twin Box

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $2,510

Twin Box by Yoshio Okiyama
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 18x9x9cm

Notes: The two cubes slide against one another, each opening at different times (see extra photo). Crafted from dogwood, ramin, and katura. Slight gaps between cubes. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4727 - Coffin Cricket Box

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $163

Coffin Cricket Box

Size: 11x5x5cm

Notes: Cricket box style 1a. No markings. Similar to puzzle locks, cricket boxes generally are not made to be puzzles, but merely have puzzling mechanisms to view and to open the cricket chamber.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4728 - Rounded Cricket Box

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $110

Rounded Cricket Box

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: Cricket box style 1a. No markings. One panel is very tight. Similar to puzzle locks, cricket boxes generally are not made to be puzzles, but merely have puzzling mechanisms to view and to open the cricket chamber.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4729 - Hexagonal Cricket Box

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $137

Hexagonal Cricket Box

Size: 8x7x2cm

Notes: Cricket box style 1b. No markings. Similar to puzzle locks, cricket boxes generally are not made to be puzzles, but merely have puzzling mechanisms to view and to open the cricket chamber.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4730 - Octagonal Cricket Box

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $150

Octagonal Cricket Box

Size: 6x6x3cm

Notes: Cricket box style 4. No markings. Cracks in the viewing window frame. Similar to puzzle locks, cricket boxes generally are not made to be puzzles, but merely have puzzling mechanisms to view and to open the cricket chamber.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4731 - Cricket Box with Rolling Panel

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $135

Cricket Box with Rolling Panel

Size: 8x5x2cm

Notes: Cricket box style 1a. Bottom panel etched with craftsman's mark. Sticker residue on bottom panel. Similar to puzzle locks, cricket boxes generally are not made to be puzzles, but merely have puzzling mechanisms to view and to open the cricket chamber.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4732 - Double Cricket Box with Dog Inlays

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $46

Double Cricket Box with Dog Inlays

Size: 8x6x2cm

Notes: Two compartments; cricket box style 1a. No markings. Similar to puzzle locks, cricket boxes generally are not made to be puzzles, but merely have puzzling mechanisms to view and to open the cricket chamber.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4733 - Double Cricket Box with Boy Inlays

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/17/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $42

Double Cricket Box with Boy Inlays

Size: 8x6x2cm

Notes: Two compartments; cricket box style 1a. No markings. Similar to puzzle locks, cricket boxes generally are not made to be puzzles, but merely have puzzling mechanisms to view and to open the cricket chamber.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4734 - Double Cricket Box with Monkey Inlays

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $55

Double Cricket Box with Monkey Inlays

Size: 8.5x5x3cm

Notes: Two compartments; cricket box style 1a. No markings. Similar to puzzle locks, cricket boxes generally are not made to be puzzles, but merely have puzzling mechanisms to view and to open the cricket chamber.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4744 - Dan Lock

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $420

Dan Lock 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 "DF0144" (model A). Includes copy of instructions and solution sheets.

 

Lot 4757 - Second Stellation (14-A)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $348

Second Stellation (14-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces will separate into two halves along any of four axes; excellent fit. Made from cherry; one piece inscribed "STC, 1981". Includes original box.

 

Lot 4758 - Egyptian (23-A)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $438

Egyptian (23-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 13cm

Notes: These pieces are enlarged versions of the Scrambled Scorpius pieces (six dissimilar pieces, unique solution). Made from oak; slight chip in one piece (see photo). Inscribed "23A, STC, 1994". Pieces inscribed with the letters EGYPTIAN to aid assembly. Includes original box and original information sheet.

 

Lot 4759 - Three Pairs (27)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $368

Three Pairs (27) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical (and mirror image) pieces; good fit. Coffin's first truly coordinate motion puzzle. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4760 - Twelve Point (33)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $425

Winning bid: $676

Twelve Point (33) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with unique assembly. Made from two fancy woods. Excellent fit. One piece inscribed "STC, 1981" Includes original box.

 

Lot 4761 - 25-Piece Notchable Burr Set

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $232

25-Piece Notchable Burr Set by Stewart Coffin

Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: One each of the 25 notchable burr pieces. Pieces numbered in pencil. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4763 - Rosebud (39)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $691

Rosebud (39) by Stewart Coffin
Closed Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Assembles four ways, one being the "rosebud" configuration (shown). Excellent fit and movement; a few small light scratches. Crafted in tulipwood and unidentified fancy wood (likely rosewood). There is a small peg that will lock the puzzle in the expanded rosebud configuration. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4765 - Garnet (60)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $338

Garnet (60) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces made of fancy woods. Light wear, with one small gouge. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4766 - Pseudo-Notched Sticks (63)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $169

Pseudo-Notched Sticks (63) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: This appears to be a diagonal burr, but instead it's something completely different. Six identical pieces, made from cherry; minor wear, and some small dark wood flaws. No identifying marks. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4767 - Pennydoodle (67-B)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $330

Pennydoodle (67-B) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Unit diameter: 5cm

Notes: 5 pieces form a chain of rhombic dodecahedrons, which can form a variety of shapes. Can be combined with other Pennydoodles to form larger and more complex shapes. Includes original box.

 

Lot 4768 - The Leaning Tower of Altekruse (68-A)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $160

The Leaning Tower of Altekruse (68-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9.5cm

Notes: 14 slanted Altekruse pieces (6 of one shape, 8 of another), can form either a 12-piece or 14-piece Altekruse puzzle. The 5 degree slant prevents all conventional assemblies. This was Edward Hordern's IPP15 Exchange puzzle. Include information sheet.

 

Lot 4769 - Burr Noodle (106)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $243

Burr Noodle (106) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: This looks very routine, but it's not: there are two mirror image pieces with rhombic cross-section and angles 5 degrees off normal, making assembly is very difficult. Made from padauk. This was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (Hordern) with the name The "So you think you've seen it before" Burr. Includes original information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 4770 - Pentagonal Stand (83-A)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $198

Pentagonal Stand (83-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Five pentagonal sticks, two with dowels fixed in place to make elbow pieces. Excellent fit.

 

Lot 4771 - Octo Burr (110)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $215

Octo Burr (110) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Appears to be an eight-piece burr, but three pairs are glued making just five pieces overall. Cuts are at 30° and 54.7°. Inscribed "110, STC, 1997". Made from mahogany. A maple version of this puzzle was Tyler Barrett's IPP17 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 4772 - Three Bunnies (118)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $195

Three Bunnies (118) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Three different non-symmetrical pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Inscribed "118, STC, 1997", and was Jerry Slocum's IPP17 Exchange puzzle. Identifying sticker on the outside of one piece.

 

Lot 4773 - Shouldered Scorpius, Symmetrical Version (166-B)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $370

Shouldered Scorpius, Symmetrical Version (166-B) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six identical and symmetrical pieces fit together using coordinate motion. Made from oak and poplar. One piece inscribed "166-B, STC, 2000".

 

Lot 4774 - Computer Killer (193)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $152

Computer Killer (193) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Five pieces fit into the box; but do they? Stewart dares you to solve using a computer. Side of box inscribed "193, STC, 2003". Includes original information card.

 

Lot 4775 - Set of 12 Marquetry Panels

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $475

Winning bid: $1,550

Set of 12 Marquetry Panels

Panel: 15x15x1cm

Notes: Set of 12 wooden panels, each inlayed with a different "impossible" image, inspired by Reutersvärd and Escher. Each panel includes a small hook for wall hanging. (All panels are the same size, despite the photographic illusion.)

 

Lot 4776 - Bean Bag Drawer 2 (RF-41)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/23/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $270

Bean Bag Drawer 2 (RF-41) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 13x9x9cm

Notes: Open both drawers. Made from walnut, oak, maple, bubinga, magnolia, etc. This was an 2015 Karakuri Club Christmas present.

 

Lot 4777 - Box with a Ribbon III (P-51)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $145

Box with a Ribbon III (P-51)

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment; different mechanism from previous ribbon boxes. This was the 2015 Karakuri Christmas present from Kamei. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4778 - A Dream of Zebra (RF-2)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $2,103

A Dream of Zebra (RF-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: 12 plates in a rhombic dodecahedron orientation form a spherical shape. One light scratch. Honorable Mention in 2001 Yoshigahara Design Competition.

 

Lot 4779 - Book (P-6)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $330

Book (P-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x14x6cm

Notes: Trick book hides a secret compartment. Slight warp of cover, not affecting the mechanism.

 

Lot 4780 - Peanut

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $355

Peanut by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 11x11x4cm

Notes: Reproduction of Coffin's Peanut, design #67. Six pieces make a variety of closed-loop shapes using three, four, five, or six pieces. Piece #3 is a variation of the standard set (page 56 of Coffin's AP-ART Compendium). Fit is not precise in places. One piece stamped 2002 and with BartArt logo.

 

Lot 4781 - Kubusvlakkendoos (OD46)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,050

Kubusvlakkendoos (OD46) by Oskar van Deventer / Trevor Wood

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Six birch plywood pieces and seven small cubes fill the box. Box made from prima vera and goncalo alves; cubes made from ebony. Bottom of box stamped "T.Wood, 872" and with TW logo. Includes original certificate information and sheet.

 

Lot 4782 - Juno's Framed Burr (JY85)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $1,250

Juno's Framed Burr (JY85) by Junichi Yananose / Trevor Wood

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 13x13x6cm

Notes: 6-piece framed burr; 14 moves to remove the first piece, but still good to solve by hand. Pieces made from African paduak and American black walnut; frame made from oak and maple. Includes original certificate and information sheet.

 

Lot 4783 - Z-Puzzle Variation

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $187

Z-Puzzle Variation by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: This is a slight variation of Coffin's "old" design #3, made of 12 nearly identical Z-shaped pieces. Made of four fancy woods; loose fit.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4784 - Z-Puzzle Variation

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $220

Z-Puzzle Variation by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: This is a slight variation of Coffin's "old" design #3, made of 12 nearly identical Z-shaped pieces. Made of four fancy woods; somewhat loose fit. One piece stamped with BartArt logo.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4785 - Hectix Variation

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $170

Hectix Variation by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Stick length: 8.5cm

Notes: Prototype of variation of Coffin design #25. Pieces are slightly loose and mis-aligned.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4786 - The Hill (207-A)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $232

The Hill (207-A) by Stewart Coffin / New Pelikan Workshop

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: New Pelikan Workshop

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #207-A. Six pieces assemble with both coordinate motion and sequential assembly. Like Coffin's original, pieces are labeled thematically to hint the order of assembly. Made from cherry and wenge.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4787 - X-70-A

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

X-70-A by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Fit the four dowels into the cup. Cup inscribed "X-70-A, STC, 2015". Only one made.

 

Lot 4788 - Christmas Tree (274)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $111

Christmas Tree (274) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x8x7cm

Notes: Three pieces assemble around a stand in a Christmas Tree shape, similar to the classic Three-Piece Block. Base inscribed "274, STC, 2013".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 4789 - Diddle Man

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $120

Diddle Man by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 24x13x2cm

Notes: Remove the ring. 1/8" chrome-plated steel.

 

Lot 4790 - Trio

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $58

Trio by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Separate all the rings. Made from 1/8" chrome-plated steel.

 

Lot 4791 - Simplex

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $44

Simplex by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 14x8x2cm

Notes: Separate the three pieces; a relatively simply puzzle. Made from 1/8" chrome-plated steel.

 

Lot 4792 - Nightmare

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $130

Nightmare by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 17x16x11cm

Notes: Remove the rope; one of Rick Irby's most challenging designs. Made from 1/8" chrome-plated steel.

 

Lot 4793 - Bermuda Triangle

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $251

Bermuda Triangle by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 30x15x5cm

Notes: Remove the "UFO". Made from 1/8" chrome-plate steel.

 

Lot 4794 - Wire: Spiral

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $65

Wire: Spiral

Size: 12x10x2cm

Notes: Remove the string from the spiral.

 

Lot 4795 - Goose with Egg

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2016

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $167

Goose with Egg by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: Remove the traveler.

 

Lot 4796 - Auto Pistol

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $38

Auto Pistol by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 7x6x1cm

Notes: Remove the traveler from the pistol.

 

Lot 4797 - Impossible

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $141

Impossible by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 15x4cm

Notes: Despite the title, you can remove the traveler from the double loop.

 

Lot 4798 - Houseshoe Chain

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $33

Houseshoe Chain by Rick Irby

Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 23x3x1cm

Notes: Remove the four rings from the horseshoe chain.

 

Lot 4799 - Washed Up

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $60

Washed Up by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 9x6x1cm

Notes: Remove the large washer.

 

Lot 4800 - Bolt F (Low Number Bolt)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $75

Bolt F (Low Number Bolt) by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Made with chrome finish. Likely made in the early-90s and without a formal name; recently remade as "Low Number Bolt". (Further details regarding components or solution are available upon request).

 

Lot 4801 - Mame 14-move Trick Box

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $232

Mame 14-move Trick Box by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 4x3x3cm

Notes: Very small 14-move box. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4802 - Ichimatsu Pattern Box

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $66

Ichimatsu Pattern Box by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 5.5x5.5x5.5cm

Notes: Traditional 4-move mechanism. Excellent condition. Made from katsura, agachisu, etc. Includes original box and information sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4803 - New Secret Box I (NS-1)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

New Secret Box I (NS-1) by Karakuri Creation Group

Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six moves to open secret box. Includes original wrapping, information card and solution.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4804 - New Secret Box II (NS-2)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $97

New Secret Box II (NS-2) by Karakuri Creation Group

Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 12 moves to open secret box. Includes original wrapping, information card and solution.

 

Lot 4805 - New Secret Box III (NS-3)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $136

New Secret Box III (NS-3) by Karakuri Creation Group

Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 18 moves to open secret box. Includes original wrapping, information card and solution.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4806 - Checkout

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $187

Checkout by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 12.5x12.5x1cm

Notes: Coffin design #143. Place all 12 pieces flat into the tray in a checkered pattern. This is something of a "vanishing" puzzle, since there appears to be an extra black and an extra white triangle. Includes original information card. This was Tyler Barrett's IPP20 Exchange puzzle. Base of tray stamped with TL logo.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4807 - Design 181 Series

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $181

Design 181 Series by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Tray: 15x13x2cm

Notes: Six pieces and three trays (two are 2-sided) can be configured for all seven of the tray puzzles in the 181-series. Includes information sheet.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4808 - Bufferfly

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $72

Bufferfly by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 9x9x1cm

Notes: Coffin design #203-F. Starting with the monarch (see photo), slide the pieces to form the swallowtail. Base of tray stamped with TL logo.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4809 - Four Fit

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $41

Four Fit by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Coffin design #217. Fit the four pentomino pieces into the tray. Base of tray stamped with TL logo. Includes copy of solution sheet. This design (made by Coffin) was previously used as an IPP27 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4810 - Design #220

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $136

Design #220 by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 14x13x1cm

Notes: Coffin design #220. Fit the five pieces into the tray. Base of tray stamped with TL logo.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4811 - Basket Case

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $90

Basket Case by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 16x12x1cm

Notes: Coffin design #227. Fit the five pieces into the tray. Base of tray stamped with TL logo. A different version of this design (laser cut) was previously used as an IPP28 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4812 - House Party

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $120

House Party by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 14x11x2cm

Notes: Coffin design #250. Fit the four pieces into each side of the tray. Side of tray stamped with TL logo. A different version of this design (laser cut) was previously used as an IPP30 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4813 - Quintet in F

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

Quintet in F by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 14x13x1cm

Notes: Coffin design #253. Fit the five F-pentominoes into the tray. Base of tray stamped with the TL logo. This design (made by Coffin) was previously used as an IPP31 Exchange puzzle.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4814 - Lean 2

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $130

Lean 2 by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 14x12.5x2cm

Notes: Coffin design #255. Fit the four pentomino pieces into either side of the tray. This was Dave Rossetti's IPP32 Exchange puzzle. Inside of tray etched with puzzle and Exchange information.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4815 - Octo Burr

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $185

Octo Burr by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #110. Appears to be an eight-piece burr, but three pairs are glued making just five pieces overall. Cuts are at 30 and 54.7 degrees. Key piece is slightly loose; signed and numbered #12, and inscribed "STC, #110".

 

Lot 4816 - Four Corners

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $250

Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Size: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design #6. Six identical pieces, made from fancy woods. No identifying markings. Fit is smooth, but slightly off in places. Sharp edges are worn with minor chips in places.

 

Lot 4817 - The General

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $1,000

Winning bid: $1,102

The General by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Coffin design #13. Made from jatoba and Bolivain rosewood. Overall excellent condition, with a few very small blemishes. One piece inscribed "Lee, 3.02, SC.13, No.1".

 

Lot 4818 - Second Gear (92-A)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $825

Second Gear (92-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x8x8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; similar to Queer Gear but compressed 22% to create an unusual assembly. Six pieces, made from breadnut, cherry, maple, mulberry, satinwood, and walnut. Fit is slightly off in places. One piece inscribed "92-A, STC, 1999".

 

Lot 4819 - Distorted Cube

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $155

Distorted Cube by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 10x8x8cm

Notes: Coffin design #61-A. Four pieces pack the box two different ways (the removable panel can be places at the side of the box as shown, or as a lid). Box made from canarywood; pieces made from lyptus.

 

Lot 4820 - Impossible Cube

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/20/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $101

Impossible Cube

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Four pieces (two identical pieces and mirror images) assemble with coordinate motion. Excellent fit.

 

Lot 4821 - Slant Six (98-A)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/21/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $265

Slant Six (98-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Slanted burr; tricky to assemble. Made from padauk.

 

Lot 4822 - Teddy Burr (96)

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/19/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $140

Teddy Burr (96) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Very simple burr design made complicated by skewing pieces 5 degrees; rhombic cross-section.

 

Lot 4823 - Stickman No. 19 Illogical Puzzlebox

Phase: 33

Last Bid Date: 2/22/2016

Est. Value: $850

Winning bid: $3,001

Stickman No. 19 Illogical Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 11x11x9cm

Notes: Use the markings on the box and on the four triangular tiles as a guide to opening the box. Limited edition: #4 of 24. Includes original information booklet.

 

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