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Lot 4092 - Baby Box Ball

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $47

Baby Box Ball by Pelikan

Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Simple 2-piece ball, with stand.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4295 - Galleon Chest (TW126)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $3,401

Galleon Chest (TW126) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 13x10x9cm

Notes: Trick opening box. Made from oak with ebony trim; mahogany interior. Base stamped TW, "T.Wood", and sequence number "19" written in ink. Includes original information sheet, schematic drawing, and solution sheet; includes copy of redacted certificate.

 

Lot 4531 - Interrupted Slide (40)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/9/2017

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $24

Interrupted Slide (40) by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 6-piece burr. Very loose fit; no identifying markings.

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 4972 - Coin in TW Bottle

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $100

Coin in TW Bottle

Height: 7.5cm

Notes: Five pence coin inside of bottle etched with TW logo.

 

Lot 5066 - New Three Drawers (M-50)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $666

New Three Drawers (M-50) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 19x14x11cm

Notes: Open the top drawer. Made from tochi and cherry. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5094 - Four Corners

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/9/2017

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $24

Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Roy Rice

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Roy Rice

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design #6. Four identical pieces made from white oak and purpleheart; one inscribed "RR 94". Excellent fit; once tip chipped, and some other edge wear. The was an IPP14 Exchange puzzle from Roy Rice.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 5152 - The Cornered Burr

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $68

The Cornered Burr by Logan Kleinwaks / Eric Fuller

Designer: Logan Kleinwaks
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: One of the "constrained" burrs. Six-piece burr is trapped in a 3-sided cubic container. Level 14, but with rotational shortcuts. Limited edition of 40. Once piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5153 - Triple T

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $37

Triple T by 	Guy Brette / Eric Fuller

Designer: Guy Brette
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 6.5cm

Notes: Level 3-6-3 burr. Made from yellowheart, paduak, and canarywood Limited edition of 46; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5154 - Derek's Half Dozen

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $66

Derek's Half Dozen by Derek Bosch / Eric Fuller

Designer: Derek Bosch
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 6.5cm

Notes: Difficult 6-piece burr with unusual pieces; level 26.9.5. Made from ash, wenge, and bubinga. Limited edition of 40; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5155 - Triaxe

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $37

Triaxe by Stephane Chomine / Eric Fuller

Designer: Stephane Chomine
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 6.5cm

Notes: Three pieces trapped in a cage; level 24. Made from quilted maple and bloodwood. Limited edition of 40; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5156 - Cage for Four Sticks

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $43

Cage for Four Sticks by 	Stephane Chomine / Eric Fuller

Designer: Stephane Chomine
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 6.5x6.5x6.5cm

Notes: Four pieces trapped in a cage; level 24-6-3. Limited edition of 41; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5157 - Anti-Slide

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $105

Anti-Slide by Wil Strijbos / John Devost

Designer: Wil Strijbos
Maker: John Devost

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Place the 1x2x2 pieces into the box so that nothing can slide. The easiest challenge is to do it with 15 pieces, but it can also be done with 14 or just 13 blocks. This design won second place in the 1994 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. Box made from walnut, pieces made from wenge. Minor wear on outside of box; inside of box is somewhat tight. Just 12 made in 2006. Bottom of box inscribed with name of puzzle, designer, date, and signed by John Devost, dated Feb '06.

 

Lot 5158 - 2 Halves Cage 3BB

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $70

Winning bid: $37

2 Halves Cage 3BB by Gregory Benedetti / Eric Fuller

Designer: Gregory Benedetti
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Three burr pieces locked inside a 2-piece cage. Made from ash and mora. Limited edition of 30; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5159 - Accordian

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $87

Accordian by William Hu / Eric Fuller
Expanded Photo

Designer: William Hu
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7.5x5x5cm

Notes: Four-piece burr, with movement like an accordian. Level 9, but tricky. Made from white oak and walnut. Limited edition of 42; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5160 - Unique Level 4.6

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $62

Unique Level 4.6 by Ishino Keiichiro / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ishino Keiichiro
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 6.5cm

Notes: 6-piece burr with level 4-6 assembly. Made from padauk. Limited edition of 35; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5161 - Looped Burr

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $65

Winning bid: $80

Looped Burr by Logan Kleinwaks / Eric Fuller

Designer: Logan Kleinwaks
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7.5x5.5x5.5cm

Notes: One of the "constrained" burrs. Six-piece burr in a rectangular cage; level 14 assembly. Limited edition of 40; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5162 - Impossible Level 10

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $255

Impossible Level 10 by Ishino Keiichiro / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ishino Keiichiro
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: Despite the name, this is a level 4-4 burr. Made of six fancy woods. Limited edition of 30; one piece signed and dated 3/13.

 

Lot 5163 - Quads & Rings 1

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $26

Quads & Rings 1 by Yavuz Demirhan / Eric Fuller

Designer: Yavuz Demirhan
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 3x3x2cm

Notes: Four small wooden pieces trapped in two acrylic layers. Level 13-5 to get checkerboard pattern. Made from bloodwood and ash. Limited edition of 38; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5164 - Stickman Pirate Lock

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $295

Stickman Pirate Lock by Robert Yarger / Eric Fuller

Designer: Robert Yarger
Maker: Eric Fuller

Lock: 7x5x2cm

Notes: This is a reproduction of the lock on Stickman's Pirate's Wallet puzzle box. The goal is to entirely disassemble the lock. Made from maple and granadillo. Limited edition of 60. Includes Signature Series (orange) storage bag.

 

Lot 5165 - NOS 7 Seizaine

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

NOS 7 Seizaine by Greg Benedetti / Eric Fuller

Designer: Greg Benedetti
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Six-piece burr with angled cuts and coordinate motion. Made from ambrosia maple; slightly loose, with some worm holes (see photo). Limited edition of 65; one piece signed and dated. Includes Signature Series (orange) box.

 

Lot 5166 - ODD Puzzle

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/12/2017

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $130

ODD Puzzle by Hirokazu (Iwahiro) Iwasawa / Eric Fuller

Designer: Hirokazu (Iwahiro) Iwasawa
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 10x10x6cm

Notes: Pack the three ODD pieces into the box. Looks easy, but it very challenging. Perfect fit; no undue force is required. This was the jury Grand Prize winner at the 2008 Yoshagahara Puzzle Design competition. Made from walnut and birdseye maple. Limited edition of 52; bottom of box signed and dated. Includes Signature Series (orange) box (slightly damaged).

 

Lot 5167 - Wandering Cubes

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $70

Wandering Cubes by Péter Gál / Eric Fuller

Designer: Péter Gál
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x6x5cm

Notes: Pack the three pieces into the box. The box includes one small obstructing cube, which can move vertically and horizontally. Box made from Carolina ash; blocks made from canarywood. Limited edition of 48; bottom of box signed and dated. Includes Signature Series (orange) box.

 

Lot 5168 - Small Button Puzzle Box

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $335

Small Button Puzzle Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Small box with multiple tricks. Made from zebrawood and padauk. Limited edition of 100; signed and dated. Includes Signature Series (orange) box.

 

Lot 5169 - Pocket Pento

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $138

Pocket Pento by Jerry Loo / Eric Fuller

Designer: Jerry Loo
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 11x7x3cm

Notes: This is a unique, 2-layer pentomino box packing puzzle. Box made from maple and Acrylic; pieces made from canarywood, bubinga, yellowheart, Peruvian walnut, padauk, wenge, shedue, mahogany, ipe, bocote, cherry, and ash. Fit is perfect. Limited edition of 39; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5170 - Chicken Puzzle

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

Chicken Puzzle by Olexandre Kapkan / Eric Fuller

Designer: Olexandre Kapkan
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 11x7x4.5cm

Notes: Remove the four bird pieces from the cage; level 10. Made from yellowheart and cherry; fit is slightly loose. Limited edition of 38; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5171 - Slant Cube

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $140

Slant Cube by 	William Hu / Eric Fuller

Designer: William Hu
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a cube; unusual movement. Made from ash and wenge. Fit is very good, but could loosen over time with use. Limited edition of 38; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5172 - Triaxe

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $56

Triaxe by Stephane Chomine / Eric Fuller

Designer: Stephane Chomine
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 6.5cm

Notes: Three pieces trapped in a cage; level 24. Made from quilted maple and bloodwood. Limited edition of 40; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5173 - I Shall Be Released 5x5

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $28

I Shall Be Released 5x5 by MINE (Mineyuki Uyematsu) / Eric Fuller

Designer: MINE (Mineyuki Uyematsu)
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Four pieces assemble in the kumiki style. Made from yellowheart. Limited edition of 20; once piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5174 - Chen's 6 Board Burr

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $65

Chen's 6 Board Burr by Chi-Ren Chen / Eric Fuller
Pieces Photo

Designer: Chi-Ren Chen
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: 6-piece board burr; level 2-24-12 assembly, but very approachable solving (delivered disassembled). Splined pieces made from walnut, ash, and African mahogany; excellent fit. Limited edition of 38; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5175 - Play Ball

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Play Ball by Stewart Coffin / Eric Fuller

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x5x5cm

Notes: Pack the six "lollypops" into the box. Coffin design X-74-C. Box made from walnut and zebrawood; pieces made from birch and walnut. I've included a copy of Stewart's original notes describing 7 additional warm-up assemblies. Limited edition of 50; box signed and dated. Include Signature Series (orange) box.

 

Lot 5176 - Havanas Box #2

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $232

Havanas Box #2 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 17x4x3cm

Notes: Second in a series of single cigar boxes. Made from sapele and bleached lacewood. Movement is a little bit tight; one end panel is very slightly warped, but not affecting movement or solution. Signed and dated 7/12; limited edition of 45.

 

Lot 5177 - Twelve Straight / Twisted - Interlocking Puzzle

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $202

Twelve Straight / Twisted - Interlocking Puzzle by 	Yukio Hirose / Eric Fuller
Sample pieces Photo

Designer: Yukio Hirose
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 6cm

Notes: 12 pieces form a hollow cubic shape. Made from maple; excellent fit. Limited edition of 28; two pieces signed and dated.

 

Lot 5178 - Die in Prison

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $141

Die in Prison by Ronald Kint Bruynseels / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ronald Kint Bruynseels
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: 6-piece burr, surrounding a solid cube core. Core cube is also a modest puzzle with secret compartment, made from yellowheart. Limited edition of 24; once piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5179 - Gobi

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $75

Gobi by Alfons Eyckmans / Eric Fuller

Designer: Alfons Eyckmans
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: 12-piece burr with two special pieces (camel and nomad!) hidden inside; challenging: level 31-9-5-5. Made from cherry, walnut, maple, zebrawood (camel), and holly (nomad). Limited edition of 40; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5180 - Two Wheeled Cube

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $115

Two Wheeled Cube by William Hu / Eric Fuller
Core pieces Photo

Designer: William Hu
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Four pieces surround two intertwined core "wheels" (see extra photo). Made from bubinga and wenge (wheels); excellent fit. Limited edition of 42; once piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5181 - Slow Waltz

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $99

Slow Waltz by Jeff Namkung / Eric Fuller

Designer: Jeff Namkung
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7cm

Notes: level 14-8 assembly. Made from sapele and ebony. Limited edition of 40; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5182 - Anderson's Delusion

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $108

Anderson's Delusion by Ronald Kint Bruynseels / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ronald Kint Bruynseels
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six board burr pieces interlock around a cube. Appears to be made of gum and east Indian rosewood; movement is slightly loose. Limited edition of 20; one piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5183 - Remove the Yolk

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $67

Remove the Yolk by Robrecht Louage

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 12x8x1.5cm

Notes: Remove the Euro coin from the puzzle.

 

Lot 5184 - 4 Steps Visible Lock

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $70

4 Steps Visible Lock by Robrecht Louage

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 12x6.5x2cm

Notes: Remove the Euro coin from the puzzle, bypassing four individual "locks". This was the jury Grand Prize winner in the 2011 Yoshigahara Design Competition.

 

Lot 5185 - 1€ Labyrinth Puzzle

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $25

1€ Labyrinth Puzzle by Robrecht Louage

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 18x7x1.5cm

Notes: Solve the hidden maze to release the Euro coin.

 

Lot 5186 - Escape from Alcatraz

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $29

Escape from Alcatraz by Robrecht Louage

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 9x7x1cm

Notes: Remove the Euro coin.

 

Lot 5187 - Ladybird

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $39

Ladybird by Robrecht Louage
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 16x11.5x1.5cm

Notes: Remove the Euro coin.

 

Lot 5188 - Larva

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $49

Larva by Robrecht Louage

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 17x11x1cm

Notes: Remove the Euro coin.

 

Lot 5189 - 8 Star Labyrinth

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $116

8 Star Labyrinth by Robrecht Louage
Cover Photo

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 12x8x2cm

Notes: Navigate a ball through the labyrinth.

 

Lot 5190 - 50 Cent Labyrinth

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $44

50 Cent Labyrinth by Robrecht Louage

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 18x7x1cm

Notes: Remove the 50 cent coin by navigating the hidden labyrinth. This was an IPP35 Exchange puzzle from David Pullen.

 

Lot 5191 - Free Me 2

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $125

Free Me 2 by Joe Turner

Designer/Maker: Joe Turner

Size: 14x8x2cm

Notes: Solve four separate puzzles in order to remove the 50 cent coin. Includes original instruction and solution sheets.

 

Lot 5192 - Free Me 3

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $74

Free Me 3 by Joe Turner

Designer/Maker: Joe Turner

Size: 7x7x2cm

Notes: Remove the 50 cent coin. Small crack in one block.

 

Lot 5193 - Free Me 5

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $77

Free Me 5 by Joe Turner

Designer/Maker: Joe Turner

Size: 11x8x2cm

Notes: Sequential discovery puzzle to remove the 50 cent coin. This was a jury Honorable Mention at the 2017 Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original information card and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5194 - Baffling Bolted Book

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $190

Baffling Bolted Book by Louis Coolen and Adin Townsend / Buttonius, Louis Coolen, Allard & Gill Walker

Designer: Louis Coolen and Adin Townsend
Maker: Buttonius, Louis Coolen, Allard & Gill Walker

Size: 18x12x4cm

Notes: Sequential discovery puzzle to open the book cover. Hidden inside is a bonus symmetry puzzle (by Adin Townsend). The was Allard Walker's IPP34 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 5195 - TrickLock 2015

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $26

TrickLock 2015 by Louis Coolen

Designer: Louis Coolen

Size: 5.5x3x0.5cm

Notes: 3D-printed trick lock.

 

Lot 5196 - TrickLock 2016

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $42

TrickLock 2016 by Louis Coolen

Designer: Louis Coolen

Size: 5x3x2cm

Notes: 3D-printed trick lock.

 

Lot 5197 - Sandfield Joint Prototype

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $108

Sandfield Joint Prototype 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. This is reportedly a prototype, evidenced by the rounded, rather than angled, top and bottom edges. This was the IPP14 Exchange puzzle from Norman Sandfield.

 

Lot 5198 - Stickman No. 13 Chopstick Puzzlebox

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $305

Stickman No. 13 Chopstick Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 24x3x3cm

Notes: Remove the two chopsticks from the box. Includes solution card.

 

Lot 5199 - Milestone Puzzle Book

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $225

Milestone Puzzle Book by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 28x22x2cm

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

 

Lot 5200 - Loop Box

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $855

Loop Box by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 11x11x7cm

Notes: Unlock the box by sliding tiles to achieve some unstated goal (and getting started is not even clear!). This is similar to, but smaller than, the Block Box. Made from various tones of walnut. Limited edition of 150; includes original certificate and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5201 - Carousel

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $425

Winning bid: $1,065

Carousel by Kelly Snake

Designer/Maker: Kelly Snake

Size: 23x13x13cm

Notes: Use the gears to open the trick box. Limited edition of 6. Includes original solution sheet.

 

Lot 5202 - Set of 12 Mongolian Burrs

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $275

Set of 12 Mongolian Burrs by Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Designer/Maker: Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: 12 different 6-piece burrs from Mongolia, with an animal image carved and painted at one stick end. Mechanisms are mostly the same. Fit is variable: some are very tight; some are slightly loose.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 5203 - Set of 3 Mongolian Burrs

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $113

Set of 3 Mongolian Burrs by Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Designer/Maker: Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 3 different 6-piece burrs from Mongolia, with animal images carved and painted at each stick end. Mechanisms are different; fit and finish is variable: one is unfinished and very tight.

Source: Ergatoudis Collection

 

Lot 5206 - Cable Car Puzzle

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2017

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $96

Cable Car Puzzle by Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Designer/Maker: Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Size: 11x6x4cm

Notes: Cable car separates into 13 pieces. This was the IPP29 Exchange puzzle from Itgel Tumen-Ulzii.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5207 - Turtle Monument

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $56

Turtle Monument by Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Designer/Maker: Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Size: 11x10x4cm

Notes: Wooden turtle monument with six pieces; interesting assembly. Nicely finished, and excellent fit.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5208 - Chess Knight

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $80

Chess Knight by Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Designer/Maker: Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii

Size: 12x6x6cm

Notes: Wooden chess knight disassembles into 8 pieces.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5209 - Tortuous Box (M-2)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $750

Tortuous Box (M-2) by Akio Kamei
Detail Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: This rare box is from 1983. Movement is excellent when done properly. Some surface wearing away of finish in places. Includes original box (significant wear) and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5210 - Letter Box (P-1)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $420

Letter Box (P-1) by Akio Kamei
Solution sheet Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x8x7cm

Notes: Two secret compartments and eight-moves. Very old but in excellent condition. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5211 - Pneumatic Box (M-18)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $245

Pneumatic Box (M-18) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x6x6cm

Notes: Goal is to use air pressure to open hidden compartment. As is typical of the original version, it's very difficult to open using the intended manipulation, but alternate solutions work well. Includes original box and instruction diagram.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5212 - Small Frame with Bird (P-28-1)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $2,301

Small Frame with Bird (P-28-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x14x4cm

Notes: Frame and inlaid image hide a secret compartment. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5213 - Whiskey Bottle (P-4)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/21/2017

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $900

Whiskey Bottle (P-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 23x10x10cm

Notes: Three secret compartments are hidden in the whiskey bottle. Original version, in excellent condition. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5214 - Book (P-6)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $175

Book (P-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x14x6cm

Notes: Classic book with trick drawer. Includes original box (slightly damaged).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5215 - Star (K-21-2)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $600

Star (K-21-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x6cm

Notes: Five identical pieces, made from Chinese quince. Excellent movement. Secret compartment is just a slot to hold a coin. Includes original box and small solution diagram.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5216 - Checkered Cube Box (M-30)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/14/2017

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $550

Checkered Cube Box (M-30) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 7cm

Notes: This was the 2001 Christmas present from the Karakuri Club to its members. This is a trick-box, not kumiki. Includes original box and Christmas greeting.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5217 - Checker Cube Set (K-3-2)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $525

Checker Cube Set (K-3-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Checker Cube Set was produced in 1999, containing four different kumiki/burr cubes. Includes original box and Japanese solution diagrams.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5218 - Rectangular Puzbox (5A-8)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,551

Rectangular Puzbox (5A-8) by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 6x4x3cm

Notes: Two-tone Corian box. Goal is to separate the top and bottom to reveal the secret compartment.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5219 - Stud Box (3B-5)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/12/2017

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $878

Stud Box (3B-5) by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Diameter: 6.5cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from Corian.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5220 - Computer's Choice - 3-Hole

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $47

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

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7.5m

Notes: 6-piece burr, selected by Bill Cutler's computer as the "most interesting" of all 6-piece burrs with three holes; level 7-1-1-2. Includes copy of original information sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5221 - Gift from Sea (E-3)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $750

Gift from Sea (E-3) by Hiroshi Endoh

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Endoh

Roll Size: 13x7x7cm

Notes: Two sushi rolls and a knife to help you get inside them. Made of bubinga, dogwood, oak and cherry. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5222 - Secret Heart (MY-1)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $655

Secret Heart (MY-1) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 14x14x7cm

Notes: One half of the heart contains a secret compartment, and the other half is a music box—together you can find both. Made from walnut and dogwood. Includes original (Kamei-style) box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5223 - Yamanaka's Secret Box K

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2017

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $35

Yamanaka's Secret Box K by Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Maker: Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: A difficult dexterity puzzle to remove the horizontal and vertical blocks.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5224 - Set of Yamanaka Secret Boxes

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $147

Set of Yamanaka Secret Boxes by Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Maker: Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: Set of three Yamanaka Secret Boxes, styles A,B,C. These are dexterity puzzles, to remove the horizontal and/or vertical blocks. Two with original packaging.

 

Lot 5225 - Large Jug with Tennis Balls

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $375

Large Jug with Tennis Balls by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Size: 30x16x16cm

Notes: Large jug packed with 13 tennis balls.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5226 - Bottle with Cards and Spark Plug

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2017

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $465

Bottle with Cards and Spark Plug by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Size: 34x8x8cm

Notes: Bottle with signed deck of cards, spark plug, and three button knots.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5227 - Large Jug with Scissors and Ball

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $340

Large Jug with Scissors and Ball by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Size: 25x12x12cm

Notes: Jug containing scissors with knot, and stuck through a tennis ball. Handle of scissors is signed.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5228 - Jar with Baseball

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $130

Jar with Baseball by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Size: 16x8x8cm

Notes: Jar contains signed baseball, with large knot tied to lid.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5229 - Bottle with Rope and Bead

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $60

Bottle with Rope and Bead by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Size: 18x6x6cm

Notes: Small bottle containing rope with button knot and large bead.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5230 - Bottle with Dowel and Knot

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $132

Bottle with Dowel and Knot by Harry Eng

Designer/Maker: Harry Eng

Size: 17x6x6cm

Notes: Small juice bottle containing signed dowel; rope with button knot keeps the dowel from being removed.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5231 - 7up Bottle with Arrow

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/12/2017

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $60

7up Bottle with Arrow by Gary Foshee

Designer/Maker: Gary Foshee

Size: 20x19x6cm

Notes: Impossible arrow through classic 7up bottle.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5232 - Rosebud (39)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $415

Rosebud (39) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Three pairs of mirror image pieces assembly with 6-way coordinate motion. Assembles four ways, one being the "rosebud" configuration (shown). Movement is very good, with some light wear. The peg that will lock the puzzle in the expanded rosebud configuration is missing. No identifying marks.

 

Lot 5233 - Triangular Prism (12)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $675

Triangular Prism (12) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces. Made from mahogany; excellent fit; one piece inscribed "STC, 1981". Includes original box.

 

Lot 5234 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $185

Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; unique assembly. Made from mahogany. Good fit, but some gaps (see photo). No identifying markings. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5235 - Hexsticks (25-A)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

Hexsticks (25-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Made from birch; hexagonal sticks with from one to three notches. There are three distinct solutions of increasing difficulty. Typical loose fit. No identifying markings. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5236 - Four Piece Pyramid (26)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $225

Four Piece Pyramid (26) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Four dissimilar pieces, each made of five rhombic dodecahedral blocks, join to make a pyramid. No identifying markings; slight wear; firm fit. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5237 - Star of David (37)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $240

Star of David (37) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form a shape with hexagonal cross-section and an unusual diagonal assembly. Made from mahogany; one piece inscribed "STC, 1981"; pieces marked in pencil. Excellent fit and finish. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5238 - Truncated Octahedra (28)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $130

Truncated Octahedra (28) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 11x11x8cm

Notes: Five pieces (made from truncated octahedra) pack into the box. The pieces also form a square pyramid that fits into notches in the base of the box. Pieces made from mahogany. No identifying markings. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5239 - Peanut (67)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $110

Peanut (67) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces form an octahedral cluster; made from mahogany and walnut. Piece #3 is different from what appears in the Compendium.

 

Lot 5240 - Pieces-of-Eight (77)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $325

Pieces-of-Eight (77) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x4cm

Notes: Eight dissimilar pieces (and two ends) fit together to form a variety of shapes. Tray inscribed "STC 1990".

 

Lot 5241 - Twelve-Piece Separation (85)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $110

Twelve-Piece Separation (85) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Twelve pieces serially interlock; ten pieces are identical, one augmented, and one key. Excellent fit. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5242 - Crooked Notches (97)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $85

Crooked Notches (97) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8.5cm

Notes: This is a squashed diagonal burr, giving the pieces a rectangular cross-section and crooked notches. This version is made from teak (not the pine version used as an IPP14 exchange puzzle). No inscriptions. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 5243 - Slant Six (98-A)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $235

Slant Six (98-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Slanted burr; tricky to assemble. Inscribed "98-A, STC, 1995". Made from padauk. Includes original information sheet. Delivered disassembled upon request.

 

Lot 5244 - Cluster's Last Stand (119)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $315

Cluster's Last Stand (119) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces assemble as two halves, with coordinate motion; very perplexing. This is Stewart's favorite of the Cluster family. Poor fit. No identifying markings. Includes original (mislabeled) box.

 

Lot 5245 - Hoffman Packing Puzzle (DH51)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2017

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,850

Hoffman Packing Puzzle (DH51) by Dean Hoffman / Trevor Wood

Designer: Dean Hoffman
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Pack the 27 identical 9x10x11 blocks into the 30x30x30 box. There are 21 distinct assemblies. The box is stamped "T.Wood" and with the TW logo; serial number written in ink. Each piece is made from a different type of wood and etched with an ID number. Box made from rubberwood with olive ash lid; blocks made from pao amerillo, goncalo alves (tigerwood), rosewood , cocobolo, ziricote, ropala lacewood, bocote, lemonwood (genero), purpleheart, plum, lacewood, Australian pear, white ash, pao rosa, tambuti, sisso rosewood, walnut, vambona, teak, syringa, camphor laurel, mupanda, palm, mahogany, pui arcwood, ironwood, and rengas. Includes copy of original instructions, woods list, and (redacted) certificate.

 

Lot 5246 - Never Ending (NY11)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $640

Never Ending (NY11) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Eight pieces fit into the box to form a cube, and twelve other shapes. Each piece is made of two skewed half-cubes glued side-to-bottom. The box lid is cut at a similar angle. Box made from freijo with zebrano lid; pieces made from goncalo alves. Box stamped "T.Wood" and with TW logo. Includes copy of original instructions and (redacted) certificate.

 

Lot 5247 - Exotic Fives (SG57)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2017

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,279

Exotic Fives (SG57) by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 10x8.5x7cm

Notes: The 12 pentominoes pack into a 3x4x5 box. Box made from ripple sycamore with brown oak and mahogany lining; pieces: T - purpleheart, W - wenge, P - South American tulipwood, U - yew, Z - plum, L - ipe, V - tambooti, X - zebrano, I - teak, N - pallisander, Y - osage orange, F - Castello boxwood. Box stamped "T.Wood" and with TW logo. Includes copy of original (redacted) certificate.

 

Lot 5248 - Edelweiss Puzzle Box No. 28

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $480

Edelweiss Puzzle Box No. 28 by Robert Yarger and William Waite
Back Photo

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger and William Waite

Size: 14x12x8cm

Notes: Arrange the 10 pieces to open two secret compartments. Box made from maple and leopardwood. Limited edition of 100. Includes original solution booklet.

 

Lot 5249 - Beat the Computer Set

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $58

Beat the Computer Set by Tenyo

Maker: Tenyo

Thickness: 1cm

Notes: Five different Beat the Computer puzzles: Nos. 5, 6, 22, 24, 600.

 

Lot 5250 - Twist

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Twist by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Move the steel ball from the bottom hole to the top exit. Includes original box and Japanese instructions with solution diagram.

 

Lot 5251 - Passage (S & G)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $25

Passage (S & G) by Inaba, Hirano, Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Inaba, Hirano, Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 11x11x3cm

Notes: Move the metal ball from S to G. Includes original box and Japanese information sheets.

 

Lot 5252 - Just Fit

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $57

Just Fit by Wil Strijbos / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Wil Strijbos
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 13x13x5cm

Notes: 16 dissimilar pieces pack into the box in a two-layered checkerboard pattern. Winner of the 1990 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. Includes original box with Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 5253 - 4th Avenue

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $91

4th Avenue by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 13x13x5cm

Notes: Place the eight pieces in the tray so that all of the edges match. Includes original box with information and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5254 - Nob's Arrows

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2017

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $23

Nob's Arrows by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Place the nine pieces in the tray so that all of the edges match, forming single-colored arrows. Includes original box with information and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5255 - Sake Maze (2k2)

Phase: 37

Last Bid Date: 11/13/2017

Est. Value: $45

Winning bid: $22

Sake Maze (2k2) by Puzzland Hikimi

Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Remove the ball from the maze. Includes original box and solution sheets.

 

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