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Lot 3546 - 4-Move Box

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $27

4-Move Box by Izumiya

Maker: Izumiya

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: Traditional 4-move box, with unusual solid wood panels. Slight gaps along top panel due to very slight warp; small but noticeable ding on one long edge.

 

Lot 3550 - Box with a Tree

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $150

Box with a Tree by Hiroshi Iwahara / Izumiya
Reverse Photo

Designer: Hiroshi Iwahara
Maker: Izumiya

Size: 11.5x8x6cm

Notes: Two panels move freely, but nothing else…somehow they lead to the solution. The reverse panel has laser engraving of apple tree and the equation for the force of gravity, which somehow is a hint for solving. This is a special Izumiya re-surfacing of the 2005 Karakuri Club Christmas present.

 

Lot 3578 - Cassiopeia III (M-26-3)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $348

Cassiopeia III (M-26-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x13x10cm

Notes: Constellation gives a clue for opening the box. Made from rosewood and katsura. 2-move solution. Slight gaps and in top panel seams. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 4201 - Card Case Karakuri (Plane) (G-4)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $150

Card Case Karakuri (Plane) (G-4) by Yukio Ogura

Designer/Maker: Yukio Ogura

Size: 24x8x4cm

Notes: Use the natural movement to make a business card appear out of the wood plane. There are other ways to make the card appear, so this is more of a nice demonstration piece than an actual puzzle. Includes storage area for extra cards. This is a slight modification of the original 2005 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4203 - Card Case Karakuri (Fan) (G-8)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $71

Card Case Karakuri (Fan) (G-8) by Yukio Ogura

Designer/Maker: Yukio Ogura

Size: 18x7x4cm

Notes: Five business cards are "fanned" by spring-loaded mechanism. Not a puzzle. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4204 - Card Case (Ice Lolly) (G-9)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $88

Card Case (Ice Lolly) (G-9) by Yukio Ogura

Designer/Maker: Yukio Ogura

Size: 18x8x3cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. But sadly, the first move appears to be frozen! Serious, the puzzle is not functional; now just a conversation piece. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4219 - Candy (Y) (CH-6-1)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $165

Candy (Y) (CH-6-1) by Akio Kamei / Karakuri Creation Group

Designer: Akio Kamei
Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 9x5x5cm

Notes: An original design by Kamei, and later included in the Chotta Karakuri series of simpler designs. Made from keyaki and walnut. Includes original packaging and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4230 - Cassiopeia (M-26)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2016

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $445

Cassiopeia (M-26) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x13x10cm

Notes: Constellation gives a clue for opening the box. Crafted from wenge and cherry. 4-move solution. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4270 - 27-Move Box

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

27-Move Box by Izumiya

Maker: Izumiya

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: 27-moves to open tranditional box. Some light scratches and dings. Very slight separation of some seams. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4364 - Card Case Karakuri (Momotaro) (G-6)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $162

Card Case Karakuri (Momotaro) (G-6) by Yukio Ogura

Designer/Maker: Yukio Ogura

Size: 16x9x4cm

Notes: The two side boxes slide apart to reveal a trapped business card. This was a 2006 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4365 - Card Case Karakuri (Fan) (G-8)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $49

Card Case Karakuri (Fan) (G-8) by Yukio Ogura

Designer/Maker: Yukio Ogura

Size: 18x7x4cm

Notes: Five business cards are "fanned" by spring-loaded mechanism. Not a puzzle. This was a 2007 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 4503 - Sandfield's ReBanded Dovetails

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $225

Sandfield's ReBanded Dovetails by Robert Sandfield and Kathleen Malcolmson / Kathleen Malcolmson

Designer: Robert Sandfield and Kathleen Malcolmson
Maker: Kathleen Malcolmson

Size: 8x6x3cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment hiding a dime coin. Made from Baltic birch, walnut, and lacewood. Includes original canvas storage bag, and copy of solution sheet. This was the IPP32 Exchange puzzle from Robert Sandfield.

 

Lot 4653 - Whorl 2 (TJ-3-2)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2016

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $333

Whorl 2 (TJ-3-2) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Edge: 8.5cm

Notes: This is a plain dark box with one moving panel. However the surprising movement of the panel is something not seen in any other trick box. Winner of jury's Honorable Mention in 2001 IPP Design Competition. One visible scratch and some wear on one panel. Includes original box and solution diagram.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4904 - Four 6-Piece Burrs

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $625

Four 6-Piece Burrs by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Four separate 6-piece burrs; each burr with an unnotched key piece. Each burr, coded A-D, has one piece with logo stamped in ink (one is smudged; see photo), and each has separate packaging and solution sheet.

 

Lot 4905 - Confetto Box 2 (RF-39)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $120

Confetto Box 2 (RF-39) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8x8x8cm

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

 

Lot 4932 - Level 5 Pyramid

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $160

Level 5 Pyramid by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 17cm

Notes: 6 pieces for a regular tetrahedron with some coordinate motion. Some edge gaps, and one piece stamped "WAD".

 

Lot 4933 - Wish Cube Prototype Set

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $1,401

Wish Cube Prototype Set by Johan Heyns and Jack Krijnen / Johan Heyns

Designer: Johan Heyns and Jack Krijnen
Maker: Johan Heyns

Size: 16x12x12 and 10x7.5x7.5cm

Notes: These are two Wish Cube prototypes. The smaller is a one-of-a-kind prototype, designed to be Johan's contribution for the Apothecary Chest project, but was withdrawn, and not developed further. The drawer can be opened in three moves; and then box can be completely disassembled into a total of 22 pieces! Made from Rhodesian teak, iroko, and maple.

The larger cube is also a one-of-a-kind prototype, a collaboration between the two designers. Made from Rhodesian teak and maple. Disassembly is level 11.1.2.1.2.2.2.2.2.2.2; solution available in the form of a BurrTools file. Interior includes bonus set of pentominoes.

Source: Johan Heyns

 

Lot 4934 - Four Piece Burr Cube

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $90

Four Piece Burr Cube by Osanori Yamamoto / Eric Fuller

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Four identical pieces fit inside the cubic frame; level 9.2.5 and unique assembly. Made from bubinga and granadillo. Frame signed, and dated 10/10; about 30 made.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4935 - Three Open Windows

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $151

Three Open Windows by Tom Jolly / Eric Fuller

Designer: Tom Jolly
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7.5x7.5x7.5cm

Notes: Three-piece burr, made from bloodwood, holly, and wenge. One piece signed, and dated 12/08; about 30 made.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4937 - Super Nova

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $348

Super Nova by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #14. Six dissimilar pieces, with two solutions. Made from bird's eye maple and Honduran rosewood; glassy finish with sharp edges. One piece inscribed "#7, 2/11, STP"

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4938 - Rosebud

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $371

Rosebud by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson
Assembly Jig Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin designs #39 and 39-A. Three identical pieces, with three mirror image pieces, assemble four ways, one being the "rosebud" configuration with 6-way coordinate motion. Piece with glassy finish and sharp edges; One edge dinged, and some corners worn. Includes assembly jig, inscribed "#2, 7/10, STP".

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4939 - Twelve Point

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $314

Twelve Point by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Coffin design #33. Six dissimilar piece with unique assembly. Made from bird's eye maple, and Honduran rosewood; glassy finish with sharp edges. One piece inscribed "#5, 2/11, STP".

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4940 - Star of David

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $192

Star of David by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Size: 8x7x6cm

Notes: Coffin design #37. Six dissimilar pieces form a shape with hexagonal cross-section; unusual diagonal assembly. Smooth finish; fit is very slightly off in places (which is actually typical due to the diagonal assembly); smooth finish with sharp edges; very slight ding on one edge. One piece inscribed "#12, 12/07, STP".

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4941 - Fusion-Confusion

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $232

Fusion-Confusion by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: Coffin design #15-A. This design is the same as Triumph except that two pairs of pieces are fused together. Assembles into four different symmetric shapes. Woods tentatively identified as birds-eye maple and ebony. Glassy finish and sharp edges; one piece inscribed "#6, 6/10, STP".

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4942 - Unhappy Childhood

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $425

Unhappy Childhood by Stewart Coffin / Scott Peterson

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Scott Peterson

Size: 10x10x4cm

Notes: Coffin design #41. Assemble the 10 pentacubes into a 5x5x2 block; there are many assemblies, but only one with a checkerboard pattern. Pieces made from African blackwood and holly; box made from bloodwood, African blackwood, and holly. Base inscribed "Unhappy Childhood, Copy #7, Made by STP 6/10". Includes information card.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4944 - Domino Block

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $96

Domino Block by Oscar van Deventer / John Devost
Partially expanded Photo

Designer: Oscar van Deventer
Maker: John Devost

Size: 7.5x6x5.5cm

Notes: Five identical pieces, made from bloodwood, yellowheart, bocote, wenge, and padauk. One piece signed and inscribed "11/07".

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4945 - Torture

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $304

Torture by Frans de Vreugd / Tom Lensch

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 6-piece board burr, made from tulipwood and ebony, with holly splines. Level 17 to remove the first piece. Detailed disassembly instructions, with corrections.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4946 - KCube - Nob Yoshigahara

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $526

KCube - Nob Yoshigahara by Ken Klobucher

Designer/Maker: Ken Klobucher

Size: 7x7x5.5cm

Notes: 19 move to open secret compartment. Made from goncola alves, ziricote, maple, sapele, ebony, purpleheart, tulipwood, and brass. Slight misalignment of corner cubes, not affecting operation. Includes original information card and canvas bag.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4949 - Quintet in F

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $188

Quintet in F by Stewart Coffin / John Devost

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: John Devost

Size: 11x9x2cm

Notes: Coffin design #253. Place the five F-pentominoes into the tray. Tray made from lacewood; pieces made from spalted myrtle.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4950 - Climb Pro 24

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $160

Climb Pro 24 by Minoru Abe

Designer/Maker: Minoru Abe

Size: 23x17x2cm

Notes: Move the red T to the top of the tray. The shortest known solution is 227 moves. This is the original style: tray made with finished wood and cork backing, and metallic insert so that the pieces slide smoothly.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4951 - Stickman Snowball Puzzlebox (No. 9)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $222

Stickman Snowball Puzzlebox (No. 9) by Robert Yarger / Stickman
Open Photo

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Stickman

Edge: 6.5cm

Notes: Seven moves to open the box. Box can be completely disassembled after opening; full reassembly is a more challenging puzzle. Similar to Snowflake, but larger. Made from walnut. Some pieces with very slight warp (example visible in open photo), not affecting operation. Includes original information card.

Source: Patty Smith Collection

 

Lot 4952 - Stickman No.5 Takeapart Puzzlebox (Borg Box)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $950

Winning bid: $4,141

Stickman No.5 Takeapart Puzzlebox (Borg Box) by Robert Yarger / Stickman

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Stickman

Size: 27x16x13cm

Notes: This box can be opened, or completely taken apart into 78 pieces. Crafted from maple, walnut, cherry, and bloodwood; with a small ding, and few small scratches. Photocopy of information booklet gives step-by-step instructions to open the box. Limited edition of 45.

 

Lot 4953 - Four Corners

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $182

Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #6. Four identically shaped pieces, made from padauk, yellowheart, goncalo alves, East Indian rosewood, and olive (core). Fine edges; firm fit. One piece signed and inscribed "STC #6, 2016".

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 4954 - Four Color Nova

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $259

Four Color Nova by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #8-B. Six identically shaped pieces, made from curly maple, Macassar Ebony, tulipwood, pale moon ebony, and cherry (core). Sharp edges; firm fit. One piece signed and inscribed "STC 8-B, 2016".

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 4955 - Rosebud and Jig

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $358

Rosebud and Jig by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum
Assembly jig Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin designs #39 and #39-A. Three identical pieces and mirror image pieces, assembly with 6-way coordinate motion. Partially expanded shown in photo. Includes assembly jig (see extra photo). Pieces made from bois de rose and tulipwood; jig made from canarywood. Sharp edges; excellent fit. One piece signed and inscribed "STC 39".

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 4956 - Octo Burr

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $196

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. Made from canarywood. One piece signed and inscribed "STC 110, 2014".

Source: Stewart Coffin; gift from Mark McCallum

 

Lot 4957 - Sandfield Joint Puzzle

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $145

Sandfield Joint Puzzle by Robert Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 5x5x3cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Top and bottom of box are joined with four dovetail joints. Made from mahogany and padauk. Includes original storage bag and information sheet. This was the IPP14 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 4958 - Sandfield's Corollary - Dovetail Joint Puzzle

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $209

Sandfield's Corollary - Dovetail Joint Puzzle by Perry McDaniel

Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 4.5x4.5x3cm

Notes: Separate the two halves. Top and bottom are joined with four dovetail joints. Made from mahogany and padauk. Includes information/solution sheet. This was the IPP15 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 4959 - Dove Tangle

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/19/2016

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $265

Dove Tangle by Perry McDaniel & Norman Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Perry McDaniel & Norman Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 9x9x3cm

Notes: Separate the two halves. The four edges have one, two, three, and four dovetails! Made from mahogany and walnut. Includes original storage pouch and information/solution sheet. This was the IPP17 exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 4960 - Sandfield's Bolted Dovetail

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $155

Sandfield's Bolted Dovetail by Robert Sandfield & Perry McDaniel / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield & Perry McDaniel
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 10x8x3cm

Notes: Separate the two halves. Top and bottom are joined with four dovetail joints. Made from mahogany and walnut. Includes original storage pouch and information/solution sheet. This was the IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Robert Sandfield.

 

Lot 4961 - Sandfield's Fat & Thin Triple Dovetail Puzzle

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $168

Sandfield's Fat & Thin Triple Dovetail Puzzle by Robert Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 5.5x5.5x4cm

Notes: Separate the two halves. Top and bottom are joined with alternating single and double-dovetail joints. Made from mahogany and walnut. Includes information/solution sheet. Limited edition, 18/200. This was IPP18 Exchange puzzle from Robert Sandfield.

 

Lot 4962 - The Pharaoh's Secret

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $249

The Pharaoh's Secret by Perry McDaniel & Norman Sandfield / Perry McDaniel
Red herring Photo

Designer: Perry McDaniel & Norman Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment, to reveal the rattling "red herring". Made from walnut, mahogany, and padauk. Includes copy of information/solution sheet. IPP18 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 4963 - 'L'bow Dovetail

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $178

'L'bow Dovetail by Perry McDaniel & Norman Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Perry McDaniel & Norman Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 7.5x7.5x3cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment (contains elbow macaroni!). The only evident dovetails are the two visible in the photo. Made from mahogany and padauk. Includes original storage sack and information/solution sheet. Limited edition, 127/200 This was the IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 4964 - Sandfield's Cutaway Dovetail Puzzle

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $172

Sandfield's Cutaway Dovetail Puzzle by Robert Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 7.5x7.5x3cm

Notes: Separate the two halves. Made from mahogany and padauk. Includes original sack and information/solution sheet. Limited edition: 11/200. This was the IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Robert Sandfield.

 

Lot 4965 - Sandfield's Dovetail Jewel Box

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $800

Sandfield's Dovetail Jewel Box by Robert Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Robert Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 9x8.5x4cm

Notes: Open the box, inspired by a puzzle by Frank Chambers. Made from walnut, mahogany, and maple. Includes original sack and information/solution sheet. Limited edition: 91/200. This was the IPP23 Exchange puzzle from Robert Sandfield.

 

Lot 4966 - Bollixed Briefcase Puzzle

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $140

Bollixed Briefcase Puzzle by Kathleen Malcolmson

Designer/Maker: Kathleen Malcolmson

Size: 10x7x1.5cm

Notes: Open the mini briefcase. Insides is an uncirculated US quarter with Illinois theme (location of IPP23). Includes original box and information/solution sheet. This was the IPP25 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 4967 - Bollixed Briefcase Puzzle

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/12/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $130

Bollixed Briefcase Puzzle by Kathleen Malcolmson

Designer/Maker: Kathleen Malcolmson

Size: 10x7x1.5cm

Notes: Open the mini briefcase. Inside is a penny instead of the normal quarter. Includes original box and information/solution sheet. This was the IPP25 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 4968 - Bowling Alley in a Briefcase Puzzle

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $150

Bowling Alley in a Briefcase Puzzle by Kathleen Malcolmson

Designer/Maker: Kathleen Malcolmson

Size: 10x7x1.5cm

Notes: Open the mini briefcase. Includes original box (damaged) and information/solution sheet. This was the IPP26 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 4969 - Sandfield Salt & Pepper Shakers

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $480

Sandfield Salt & Pepper Shakers by Norman and Robert Sandfield, and Perry McDaniel / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Norman and Robert Sandfield, and Perry McDaniel
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 10x3x3cm

Notes: The Salt and Pepper Shakers were cleverly distributed separately at the IPP22 Exchange, but must be used together to open either of them. (The original salt and pepper has been removed). To be clear, these are not functional salt and puzzle shakers! Made from walnut and red oak. Includes original storage sacks and information/solution sheet. Limited edition: 142/250. These were the IPP22 Exchange puzzles from Norman and Robert Sandfield.

 

Lot 4970 - Repeating Box

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $100

Repeating Box by Eric Kelsic

Designer/Maker: Eric Kelsic

Size: 14x10x9cm

Notes: 12 moves to open box. Some panels have slight warp, and movement is tight in places, but still operational. Includes original box. Limited edition: 2/13.

 

Lot 4971 - Impossibly Locked Coin

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $80

Impossibly Locked Coin by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 10x3x2cm

Notes: Seemingly impossible object; goal is to remove the coin.

 

Lot 4973 - Camera Conundrum

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $630

Camera Conundrum by William Waite / Pelikan

Designer: William Waite
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 11x11x7cm

Notes: Seven interlocking pieces, with clever sequence of moves to open secret compartment, roughly mimicking normal camera operations. Honorable mention in the 2003 Puzzle Design Competition.

 

Lot 4974 - Caged Tetrahedron

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $26

Caged Tetrahedron

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Solid regular tetrahedron is trapped in cage with fixed bars on four sides, and square opening on the other two ends.

 

Lot 4976 - Tamago Level-2

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $25

Tamago Level-2 by P.Creation

Maker: P.Creation

Size: 7x5x5cm

Notes: Challenging dexterity puzzle; will stand on end when solved. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 4977 - Tamago Level-3

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $22

Tamago Level-3 by P.Creation

Maker: P.Creation

Size: 7x5x5cm

Notes: Challenging dexterity puzzle: place the large ball on top of the three smaller balls; will stand on end when solved. Includes original packaging.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4978 - Tamago Level-5

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $14

Tamago Level-5 by P.Creation

Maker: P.Creation

Size: 7x5x5cm

Notes: Challenging dexterity puzzle; will stand on end when solved. Includes original packaging.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4980 - Panel & Ling

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $65

Panel & Ling by P.Creation

Maker: P.Creation

Size: 10x7x1cm

Notes: The goal is to pass the plastic panel completely through the ring device. The ring (along with the 4x4 region) can slide up and down, and the panel can slide left and right--but only when the ring is in an elongated hole. The ring can make knight's moves from hole to hole, but only within the sliding 4x4 region. Three maze panels of increasing difficulty are included. Includes original packaging.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4981 - Dancing four

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $256

Dancing four by Takeyuki Endo

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endo

Size: 7x7x4cm

Notes: Four pieces fit into the frame. Very challenging, with rotational moves; shipped disassembled. Frame inscribed "No 15. T.Endou". Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4982 - Play 2 Cube 11

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $112

Play 2 Cube 11 by Takeyuki Endo

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endo

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a cube. Some complicated moves require bending of pieces. One piece inscribed "P2C11, 66." Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4983 - FC IX

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

FC IX by Takeyuki Endo

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endo

Size: 18x10x1cm

Notes: Fit the nine pieces through the slot into the covered tray. Back of tray inscribed "FC IX" and with T.Endou logo. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4984 - Sanco

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Sanco by Takeyuki Endo

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endo

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Construct the 3-piece burr inside the frame. Frame stamped "IPP33". Includes original solution sheet. This was the IPP33 Exchange puzzle from Takeyuki Endo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4985 - Play3 Cube (Play 2 Cube Part 5)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $128

Play3 Cube (Play 2 Cube Part 5) by Takeyuki Endo

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endo

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Assemble the 10 pieces into a cube. One piece inscribed "PLAY3 CUBE, 33, Tokyo JAPAN, T.Endou". Includes two original information sheets.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4986 - Tokai

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $91

Tokai by Takeyuki Endo
Storage Photo

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endo

Edge: 6.5cm

Notes: Also known as P16 EX1 (Play2Cube part8). 13 pieces with pegs and slots form a cubic shape (not a perfect cube). Includes storage frame (which is puzzling to pack) and original assembly instructions. Frame stamped IPP31. This was the IPP31 Exchange puzzle from Takeyuki Endo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4987 - Stand Up Cube Wooden Obj

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $111

Stand Up Cube Wooden Obj by Takeyuki Endo

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endo

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Five piece form a cube which stands on a pedestal. Includes locking storage frame and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 4988 - QRIN

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

QRIN by Takeyuki Endo
Sample solution Photo

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endo

Size: 10x10x4cm

Notes: Fit the crazy chain into the frame. There are 8 ways to orient the chain (by inverting links of different lengths), each leading to a solution. The individual links rotate and the connections between then can flex; one joint is loose. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4989 - Wood Lock 1

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $220

Wood Lock 1

Size: 9x7x3cm

Notes: Wooden puzzle lock. Gift from Osho to Dick Hess at IPP23

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4990 - Wood Lock 2

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $160

Wood Lock 2

Size: 8x7x3cm

Notes: Wooden puzzle lock. Gift from Osho to Dick Hess at IPP23.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4991 - Tubed Cube

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/11/2016

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $92

Tubed Cube by Frans de Vreugd

Designer: Frans de Vreugd

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Soma Cube pieces made with hollow plastic blocks, and anchored to frame by six removal dowels.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 4992 - Barrel and Ball (No. I)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $75

Barrel and Ball (No. I)
Open Photo

Size: 4x3x3cm

Notes: Appears to be a modern reproduction. Mechanism in excellent condition. Plunger shows some wear around the edges; some chipping along bottom edge.

 

Lot 4993 - Castle Money-box (No. VI)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $55

Castle Money-box (No. VI)
Open Photo

Size: 5x4x4cm

Notes: Obviously shaped like a barrel instead of a castle, but mechanism is as described in Hoffmann. Very good condition.

 

Lot 4994 - Wedding-ring Box (No. XLVI)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $93

Wedding-ring Box (No. XLVI)
Open Photo

Size: 4x4x3cm

Notes: Excellent condition. Ring not included.

 

Lot 4995 - New Money-box (No. XLVII)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $100

New Money-box (No. XLVII)
Open Photo

Size: 9x9x2cm

Notes: Very good condition. A portion of the lip of middle compartment (see extra photo) is missing, but not significant.

 

Lot 4996 - New Money-box (No. XLVII)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

New Money-box (No. XLVII)
Open Photo

Size: 6x6x3cm

Notes: Mechanism in good condition; some surface wear.

 

Lot 4997 - Zulu Box (No. XLVIII)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $161

Zulu Box (No. XLVIII)
Open Photo

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Excellent condition; modest surface wear.

 

Lot 4998 - New Castle Money-box (No. VII)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $177

New Castle Money-box (No. VII)
Open Photo

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Good condition; some surface wear.

 

Lot 4999 - Disk Box II

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $3,500

Winning bid: $4,200

Disk Box II by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 24x21x8cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment by rotating seven disks to form a complete triangular checkerboard pattern. Some pieces move freely from disk to disk, so the solution isn't necessarily a linear path; perhaps Kagen's most challenging design. Includes original certificate and solution booklet. Limited edition of 21.

 

Lot 5000 - Rosewood Block Box

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $1,500

Winning bid: $6,200

Rosewood Block Box by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 22x14x8cm

Notes: Unlock the box by sliding pieces to form five dark rings. Made from Brazilian rosewood, sapele, ebony, and curly maple. Includes original felt storage sack, certificate, and solution booklet. Limited edition of 8.

 

Lot 5001 - Maple Diamond Box

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $1,000

Winning bid: $2,000

Maple Diamond Box by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 20x12.5x8cm

Notes: Elegant mechanism will release the lid of this box, similar to the Diamond Book. Made from pacific maple, black walnut, gabon ebony, and pink ivory. Includes original certificate and information sheet. Limited edition of 60.

 

Lot 5004 - Pattern Box

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2016

Est. Value: $1,500

Winning bid: $7,002

Pattern Box by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 28x15x8cm

Notes: Move the patterned sliders to form one of many repeating patterns; but only two positions will unlock one of two secret compartments. Made from bubinga, maple, narra, and wenge. Includes original certificate and solution sheet. Limited edition of 30.

 

Lot 5007 - PoppLock T2

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $624

PoppLock T2 by Rainer Popp

Designer/Maker: Rainer Popp

Size: 10x5.5x2cm

Notes: Six steps to open the lock. Includes original solution guide (slight water damage).

 

Lot 5008 - Popplock T7

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $310

Popplock T7 by Rainer Popp

Designer/Maker: Rainer Popp

Size: 12x6x3cm

Notes: Open the lock by solving an internal maze, similar to a Gillen maze or simple RevoMaze. Additional materials are provided so that the maze can be reconfigured. Includes original box and information booklet.

 

Lot 5009 - Popplock T10

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $345

Popplock T10 by Rainer Popp

Designer/Maker: Rainer Popp

Size: 11x8x2.5cm

Notes: Trick lock made from brass and stainless steel. Includes original box and solution guide with detailed drawings.

 

Lot 5010 - Doors and Drawers

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $112

Doors and Drawers by Mike Toulouzas / Pelikan and Mike Toulouzas

Designer: Mike Toulouzas
Maker: Pelikan and Mike Toulouzas

Size: 10x9x9cm

Notes: Framed 3-piece burr, with four handles, and three internal pieces to get in the way. Made from walnut, oak-fumed, katalox, and bubinga. Internal pieces can be hard to move. A few minor watermarks on frame.

 

Lot 5011 - Presentburr

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $153

Presentburr by Stephan Baumegger

Designer: Stephan Baumegger

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Framed 18-piece burr; 8 moves to remove first piece; 92 total moves.

 

Lot 5012 - Everlasting Gobstopper

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $1,400

Winning bid: $1,350

Everlasting Gobstopper by Lee Krasnow
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Similar to Coffin's Peanut, the pieces connect together in sequence at various angles, and can be assembled in different shapes besides the one shown. Pieces etched with type of wood (see pieces photo for an example). Fit and finish is very good; all pieces grade A-C on Lee's quality scale. Limited edition of 8. Includes solution sheet for one possible assembly.

 

Lot 5013 - The 3 Sticks Puzzle

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $250

The 3 Sticks Puzzle by Mike Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Mike Toulouzas

Size: 9x8x6cm

Notes: Six pieces made of various woods assemble for form a regular pattern; loose fit. One piece signed and inscribed "The 3 Sticks Puzzle, No 20141119".

 

Lot 5014 - Ned Kelly

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/13/2016

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,771

Ned Kelly by Brian Young / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 29x12x8cm

Notes: The goal is to find Ned Kelly's skull! This is a combination of sequential discovery and interlocking puzzle: you must find three tools and solve a few tricks to get him fully disassembled! Crafted from Queensland blackbean. Stamped with Mr. Puzzle Australia logo, signed, and numbered; limited edition of 24. Includes information card and canvas storage sack.

 

Lot 5015 - The Hidden Secrets of Hep

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $428

The Hidden Secrets of Hep by Brian Young and John Kirkman / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Brian Young and John Kirkman
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 21x21x5cm

Notes: There is a hidden trick to this checkerboard puzzle. The ten pieces can make a checkered 4x4x4 cube or an 8x8 checkerboard. The solutions to these two puzzles are hidden inside the base, which is a separate puzzle to solve. Pieces are made from Cooktown ironwood and silver ash; box made from Papua New Guinean rosewood and ironwood. Limited edition, #27 of 30. Includes information card and original canvas storage bag.

 

Lot 5016 - Coming of Age MkII (small)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $47

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

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level 18 burr. Includes information card and instruction sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5017 - 18-Piece Burr

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

18-Piece Burr by Mr. Puzzle Australia

Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 18-piece burr. One piece stamped with Mr. Puzzle logo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5018 - Coming of Age MkII (large)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $27

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

Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Level 18 burr. One piece stamped with Mr. Puzzle Australia logo. Includes information card and instruction sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5019 - Dicey Box

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/19/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $136

Dicey Box by Bill Darrah / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: As shown, some pieces are "inside out", as indicated by the edge routing. The challenging goal is to reassemble the box with all edge routing oriented properly. Pieces made from mackay cedar; unfinished and rough surface. And yes, there are eight large dice filling the inside of the box! This was the IPP27 Exchange puzzle from Bill Darrah.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5020 - Large Indian Rod Lock

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $38

Large Indian Rod Lock

Size: 33x8x3cm

Notes: Large lock with hidden keyhole, a silhouette probe key, and two locking mechanisms. Corroded surface.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5021 - Scorpion Lock

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $42

Scorpion Lock

Size: 14x8x6cm

Notes: Lock with probe key. Some surface wear and dusty deposits.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5022 - Chinese Chest Lock

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/19/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

Chinese Chest Lock

Size: 14x5x3cm

Notes: Large lock with hooked probe key.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5023 - Chinese Sword Lock

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/19/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $77

Chinese Sword Lock

Size: 13x5x2cm

Notes: Sword lock with hooked probe key.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5024 - Chinese Chest Lock

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $8

Chinese Chest Lock

Size: 8x3.5x2cm

Notes: Lock with two probe keys. Opening around keyholes is slightly bent, but does not affect correct operation of lock.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5025 - Chinese Chest Lock

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $27

Chinese Chest Lock

Size: 8x4x2cm

Notes: Lock with two probe keys.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5026 - Chinese Chest Lock

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/19/2016

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $77

Chinese Chest Lock

Size: 10x3.5x2cm

Notes: Lock with hidden keyhole and silhouette probe key. Surface irregularities.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5027 - Chinese Chest Lock

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $65

Chinese Chest Lock

Size: 8.5x3.5x2

Notes: Lock with unusual probe key.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5028 - Indian Key Lock

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $75

Indian Key Lock

Size: 8x4.5x1

Notes: Goal is to open the hinged loop. Surface is corroded.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5029 - Puzzle Museum Vol.01 Lupin the 3rd & Fujiko Mine

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Puzzle Museum Vol.01 Lupin the 3rd & Fujiko Mine by Takara Toys
Package Photo

Maker: Takara Toys

Size: 9x7x2cm

Notes: Separate the two figures. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5030 - Puzzle Museum Vol.02 Lupin the 3rd & Inspector Zenigata

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Puzzle Museum Vol.02 Lupin the 3rd & Inspector Zenigata
Package Photo

Size: 6x8x2cm

Notes: Remove the ring. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5031 - Design 261-X

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/20/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $501

Design 261-X by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Three painted pieces form a symmetric shape with no like-color touching. Includes original information sheet with hand-written notes. One piece inscribed "261-X, STC, 2016".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5032 - Fourpence (262)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/19/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $465

Fourpence (262) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x9x8cm

Notes: Four pieces make a symmetric pyramid. Inspired by Threepence and Four-Piece Pyramid. Unfinished; one piece inscribed "262, STC, 2016". Includes copy of Compendium page with assembly diagram.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5033 - Rhombticks

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/16/2016

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $91

Rhombticks by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Coffin design #268-A. Six slanted pieces with rhombic cross-section. Excellent fit and movement; one piece stamped with the BartArt logo. This was the IPP34 Exchange puzzle from Rob Jones

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5034 - Lockdown (271-A)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $50

Lockdown (271-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x7x5cm

Notes: Three pieces form a pyramid inside the frame. Made from maple, with doweled joints. Base inscribed "271-A-3/4, STC, 2014". Includes information sheet with hand-written notes. This was the IPP35 Exchange puzzle from Rob Jones.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5035 - 275-B

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $401

275-B by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x8x8cm

Notes: Four pieces fit into the hexagonal box. Painted and unfinished, with irregular surface conditions. Base inscribed "275-B, STC, 2015". One of three made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5036 - Coffin Corner (275-C)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/20/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $441

Coffin Corner (275-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Fit the four pieces into the covered box (with four fixed obstructions). Some pieces have erased pencil marks. Base inscribed "275-C, STC, 2016".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5037 - 275-X

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/19/2016

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $551

275-X by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Assemble four pieces to fit inside the covered box (with two obstructions). Pieces are painted and unfinished, with irregular surface. Base inscribed "275-X, STC, 2015". One of a kind. Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5038 - Hexagonal Box(X-71)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $61

Hexagonal Box(X-71) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x8x7cm

Notes: Also known as Snugly Fit (with circular jar). Assemble the seven pieces to fit inside the hexagonal box. (lid with three obstructions). Key piece is tight. Base inscribed "X-71, STC, 2015". Includes solution sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5039 - Play Ball! (X-74-C)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $112

Play Ball! (X-74-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7.5x5.5x5.5cm

Notes: Fit the six lollipops into the box. Includes information sheet with seven other challenges. Base of box inscribed "X-74-C, STC, 2015".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5040 - Double Feature (X-75)

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/17/2016

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $163

Double Feature (X-75) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Fit the six pieces into the box (with obstructed opening). Fairly tricky assembly. Base inscribed "X-75, STC, 2015". Includes disassembly instructions. A version made by someone else will be an IPP37 exchange puzzle.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5041 - X-78

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/15/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $85

X-78 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a symmetical shape. Key piece is somewhat disguised. One piece inscribed "X-78, STC, 2016". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5042 - X-79

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/18/2016

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $386

X-79 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 14x12x8cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a symmetrical shape and fit inside the hexagonal box. Pieces similar to X-78. Base inscribed "X-79, STC, 2016". Includes information sheet.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5043 - Geometric Puzzle Design

Phase: 35

Last Bid Date: 12/14/2016

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $30

Geometric Puzzle Design by Stewart Coffin / AK Peters

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: AK Peters

Pages: 204

Notes: Improved and updated version of The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. Published in 2006; softbound; signed by the author. Slight dent in back cover.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

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