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Lot 5313 - Lightning

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $230

Lightning by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 13cm

Notes: Six identical and symmetric pieces; one piece stamped with Gamy Games logo. One piece with minor sticker residue; some minor fading due to sun exposure in places.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5314 - La Boîte

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $265

La Boîte by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces (three mutually orthogonal sticks each) form a hollow cube. One piece stamped with Gaby Games logo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5317 - Interblock

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $525

Interblock by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 9.5cm

Notes: Three identical pieces assemble with coordinate motion. One piece stamped with Gaby Games logo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5318 - 2 Piece Puzzle

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $191

2 Piece Puzzle by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Two pieces form a ball Pennyhedron style, but with a more complicated shape. Core filled with a solid rhombic dodecahedron, stamped with Gaby Games logo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5320 - 33 + 43 + 53 = 63

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $195

3<sup>3</sup> + 4<sup>3</sup> + 5<sup>3</sup> = 6<sup>3</sup> by Philippe Dubois
Cubes Photo

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Nine rectangular blocks form a 6x6x6 cube, or simultaneously 3x3x3, 4x4x4, and 5x5x5 cubes. Includes original packaging and solution card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5326 - Explosion 2

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $170

Explosion 2 by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 12 identical pieces separate with coordinate motion. One piece stamped with Gaby Games logo. One piece with light sticker residue.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5327 - Explosion 1

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $321

Explosion 1 by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 6-piece coordination motion burr. One piece stamped with Gaby Games logo. One piece with slight sticker residue.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5328 - Kluvon

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $110

Kluvon by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Small 24-pc Altekruse variation. Slightly tight movement; outside surfaces tinted due to light exposure. Includes orginal packaging and solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5329 - Taruah

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $200

Taruah by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 12 sticks form a cubic frame. Includes original packaging and assembly instructions.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5330 - Shipuon

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $85

Shipuon by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Small burr figure,with 6 pairs of mirror image pieces. Includes original packaging and assembly instructions.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5331 - Urchin

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $336

Urchin by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 6 identical pieces, form a disguised diagonal star. Includes original packaging and assembly diagrams.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5332 - Burr

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $210

Burr by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: The most basic of 6-piece burrs. Key piece stamped with Gaby Games logo. Very loose; one piece with slightly chipped corner.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5333 - Joke Number 1

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $210

Joke Number 1 by Philippe Dubois
Interior Photo

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 6-piece hollow diagonal star burr, with a 9-piece cube assembly inside. No identifying markings. Includes original packaging.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5334 - Star Burr

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $210

Star Burr by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: The most basic of 6-piece star burrs. Key piece stamped with Gaby Games logo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5351 - Golden Rhombic Icosahedron

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $290

Golden Rhombic Icosahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Four pieces with strange angles and shapes, form a golden rhombic icosahedron.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5352 - Golden Rhombic Icosahedron

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $140

Golden Rhombic Icosahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Four pieces with strange angles and shapes, form a golden rhombic icosahedron.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5353 - Golden Rhombic Icosahedron

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $150

Golden Rhombic Icosahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Four pieces with strange angles and shapes, form a golden rhombic icosahedron.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5354 - Golden Rhombic Icosahedron

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $215

Golden Rhombic Icosahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Four pieces with strange angles and shapes, form a golden rhombic icosahedron. Sticker residue on one piece (see photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5355 - Golden Rhombic Icosahedron

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $237

Golden Rhombic Icosahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Four pieces with strange angles and shapes, form a golden rhombic icosahedron. Sticker residue on one piece (see photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5356 - Golden Rhombic Icosahedron

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $227

Golden Rhombic Icosahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Four pieces with strange angles and shapes, form a golden rhombic icosahedron. Small dent in one piece (see center of photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5357 - 4-Piece Tetrahedron

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $97

4-Piece Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 11cm

Notes: Two pairs of identical pieces form a tetrahedron. One piece with very faint sticker residue; minor wear and one small ding. Includes original assembly diagram.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5358 - 4-Piece Octahedron

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/10/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $237

4-Piece Octahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Two pair of identical pieces form an octahedron. Made from peroba rosa. One piece with light sticker residue; one piece with slight sticker damage (see photo), and light wear.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5359 - Icosahedron

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/10/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $281

Icosahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Five identical pieces and five mirror image pieces form an icosahedron. One piece with sticker residue (see photo); somewhat loose fit (needed for nudging the assembly).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5360 - Dodecon

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2018

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $450

Dodecon by Victor Genel / Wayne Daniel
Expanded Photo

Designer: Victor Genel
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Three identical pieces assembly to form a stellated dodecahedron. Assembly motion is a beautiful and unexpected coordinate motion. Made in chechen. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5361 - 14-Piece Altekruse

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $65

14-Piece Altekruse by Wayne Daniel

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Standard Altekruse, with 14 identical pieces intersecting on a 3x3x3 grid.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 5362 - 14-Piece Altekruse

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $65

14-Piece Altekruse by Wayne Daniel

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 8cm

Notes: Standard Altekruse, with 14 identical pieces intersecting on a 3x3x3 grid.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 5380 - Suruga Karakuri Cabinet

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $913

Suruga Karakuri Cabinet by Masao Tokita

Designer/Maker: Masao Tokita

Size: 34x32x26cm

Notes: Four-drawer cabinet; the bottom drawer is locked by a relatively simple mechanism. Exterior made from solid keyaki wood. Incudes original solution sheet.

 

Lot 5381 - Marron 1

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $131

Marron 1 by Osanori Yamamoto

Designer/Maker: Osanori Yamamoto

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Place the three pieces into the frame so that they appear to form a full cube. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5382 - Lychee

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $131

Lychee by Osanori Yamamoto

Designer/Maker: Osanori Yamamoto

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Place the four pieces into the frame so that they appear to form a full cube (the opposite corner of the interior is also exposed). Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5383 - Eggplant 1

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $150

Eggplant 1 by Osanori Yamamoto

Designer/Maker: Osanori Yamamoto

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Place the three pieces into the frame so that they appear to form a full cube (there are four holes in the frame exposing the interior). Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5384 - Planar 333

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

Planar 333 by Osanori Yamamoto

Designer/Maker: Osanori Yamamoto

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Place the six pieces into the frame so that they appear to form a full cube (there are three holes in the frame exposing the interior). Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5385 - Inner Cube 2

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $150

Inner Cube 2 by Osanori Yamamoto

Designer/Maker: Osanori Yamamoto

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Place the six pieces into the frame so that they appear to form a full cube (there are three holes in the frame exposing the interior). Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5386 - Super Moon

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2018

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $76

Super Moon by Osanori Yamamoto

Designer/Maker: Osanori Yamamoto

Size: 18x13cm

Notes: Position the dark moon in any of four orientations, and then fill the space with the five pentomino pieces.

 

Lot 5387 - Artefacts

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $140

Artefacts by Frederic Boucher / Eric Fuller

Designer: Frederic Boucher
Maker: Eric Fuller

Tray: 10x10x2cm

Notes: Place the seven pieces flat into the tray; also place the metal piece verically at the center of the tray and then fit the wood pieces flat into the tray. Made from walnut, Baltic birch, chechen, maple, and a steel dowel. Bottom of tray signed and dated 10/16. Limited edition of 48. Includes original solution sheet and orange storage bag. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5388 - Marble Cake Plus

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/10/2018

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $330

Marble Cake Plus by Frederic Boucher / Eric Fuller

Designer: Frederic Boucher
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 9x9x4cm

Notes: Pack the seven pieces into the box, using the top and side holes. Made from padauk and cherry. One piece signed and 2/18. Limited edition of 44. Includes original information sheet and orange storage bag. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5389 - Wooden Lock and Key

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $130

Wooden Lock and Key by Tim Detweiler

Designer/Maker: Tim Detweiler

Size: 20x11x6cm

Notes: Working padlock and key (not a puzzle) made from oak, walnut, maple, cherry and mahogany. Base is stamped with TD logo. Designer is the author of Making Working Wooden Locks.

 

Lot 5390 - Wooden Lock and Key

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $130

Wooden Lock and Key by Tim Detweiler

Designer/Maker: Tim Detweiler

Size: 18x13x5cm

Notes: Working padlock and key (not a puzzle). Body is stamped with TD logo. Designer is the author of Making Working Wooden Locks. Includes small information card.

 

Lot 5391 - CFF Burr

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2018

Est. Value: $95

Winning bid: $131

CFF Burr by Jack Krijnen

Designer/Maker: Jack Krijnen

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 22-piece level-8 burr. Made from pear, iroko, and oak; somewhat loose fit. This was Jack's submission to the CFF100 puzzle design contest.

 

Lot 5392 - Blind Burr

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $395

Blind Burr by Gregory Benedetti / Maurice Vigouroux

Designer: Gregory Benedetti
Maker: Maurice Vigouroux

Stick length: 8.5cm

Notes: 6-piece burr, requires unusual movements. Light wear and irregular finish. One piece stamped with MV logo and edition number; limited edition of 50.

 

Lot 5393 - Estergon 2

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Estergon 2 by Yavuz Demirhan / Pelikan

Designer: Yavuz Demirhan
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 3-piece framed burr. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5394 - Crystal Lattice

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $135

Crystal Lattice by Osanori Yamamoto / Pelikan

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Four pieces assemble to form a symmetric frame. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5395 - Space Axis

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $111

Space Axis by Osanori Yamamoto / Pelikan

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Three pieces form a frame structure. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5396 - Castle Hole

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $47

Castle Hole by Osanori Yamamoto / Pelikan

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 3-piece framed burr. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5397 - Apple

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $348

Apple by Osanori Yamamoto / Pelikan

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Separate the four layers; the two middle layers rotate freely, and the top and bottom layers appear to be firmly connected. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5398 - Biokado

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $86

Biokado by Stéphane Chomine / Pelikan

Designer: Stéphane Chomine
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Three dark panels hold two halves of the frame together. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5399 - Galazy Z

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $265

Galazy Z by Osanori Yamamoto / Pelikan
Movement Photo

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 9x9x5cm

Notes: Remove the four pieces from the frame. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5401 - Meanders Box (hard)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $230

Meanders Box (hard) by Juno Yananose

Designer/Maker: Juno Yananose

Size: 9x8x6cm

Notes: Remove the lid to open the secret compartment. It can require 260, 263, 337, or 348 moves to navigate the maze, depending on the orientation of the lid. Made from teak, rose alder, and silver ash woods. See detailed description at pluredro.com.

 

Lot 5402 - MATT Puzzle

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $41

MATT Puzzle by Frederic Boucher / Osho (Puzzlein)

Designer: Frederic Boucher
Maker: Osho (Puzzlein)

Layout: 12x9cm

Notes: Assemble the six pieces so that the name MATT appears.

Source: Proceeds to benefit California Fire Relief

 

Lot 5403 - MATT Puzzle

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $32

MATT Puzzle by Frederic Boucher / Osho (Puzzlein)

Designer: Frederic Boucher
Maker: Osho (Puzzlein)

Layout: 12x9cm

Notes: Assemble the six pieces so that the name MATT appears.

Source: Proceeds to benefit California Fire Relief

 

Lot 5404 - In a Cage

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $330

In a Cage by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 7.5x5x5cm

Notes: Remove the box from the cage. Winner of jury honorable mention in 2017 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. It is possible to wedge the puzzle after solving; more information may be provided to the buyer.

Source: Proceeds to benefit California Fire Relief

 

Lot 5405 - In a Cage

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $330

In a Cage by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 7.5x5x5cm

Notes: Remove the box from the cage. Winner of jury honorable mention in 2017 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. It is possible to wedge the puzzle after solving; more information may be provided to the buyer.

Source: Proceeds to benefit California Fire Relief

 

Lot 5406 - Hakone Fuji

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $55

Hakone Fuji by Karakuri Creation Group

Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Open the drawer. Made in walnut and keyaki; very loose mechanism. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5407 - Ring Box 2 (KW-20)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $195

Ring Box 2 (KW-20) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 6x6x5cm

Notes: Open the box and remove the ring. Made from silky oak and cherry; very slight surface wear. Original plastic ring broken and repaired. This was a 2013 Karakuri Xmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5408 - Small Gift (P-19)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $336

Small Gift (P-19) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x10x5cm

Notes: Rosewood gift box, original version from 1990: opens into two separate parts, rather than with hinged lid. The mechanism is extremely loose, and the box literally falls open. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5411 - String Box (2014) (TY-30)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $135

String Box (2014) (TY-30) by Fumio Tsubarai / Fumio Tsubari

Designer: Fumio Tsubarai
Maker: Fumio Tsubari

Size: 16x10x7cm

Notes: Use the string to help open the box. Made from nato wood. This was a 2014 Karakuri Xmas present. Includes original storage box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5412 - Box with a Tree (RF-14-2)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $150

Box with a Tree (RF-14-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Two panels move freely, but nothing else…somehow they lead to the solution. This is a remake (slightly larger) of a 2005 Karakuri Xmas present. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5413 - Odawara Lantern (MY-11)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $405

Odawara Lantern (MY-11) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 17x9x7cm

Notes: The lantern conceals five small trays. Made from dogwood, cherry, and walnut. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5414 - Urashima (MY-21)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $201

Urashima (MY-21) by Tatsuo Miyamoto
Bottom Photo

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x8cm

Notes: Open the box with help from fish and turtle on the bottom. Made from amur and cork woods. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5415 - Ticket (MY-30)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $175

Ticket (MY-30) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x6x5cm

Notes: Open the locked drawer. Made from walnut and magnolia. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5416 - A Chance Meeting (MY-7-3)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $290

A Chance Meeting (MY-7-3) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Open the trick box. This won Second Prize in the 2006 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original storage box and solution card.

 

Lot 5417 - Bend (CO-8-1)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $196

Bend (CO-8-1) by Makoto Okada / Hideaki Kawashima

Designer: Makoto Okada
Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 14x7.5x6cm

Notes: Open two secret compartments. Made from maple and purpleheart. This was a winning design in the 8th Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2016). Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5418 - Dashi (CO-10-3)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $170

Dashi (CO-10-3) by Kinya Matsunaga / Osamu Kasho

Designer: Kinya Matsunaga
Maker: Osamu Kasho

Box: 17x8x7cm

Notes: This is a model of a katsuobushi kezuriki (dried bonito shaver), where shavings accumulate inside the locked drawer. Made from cherry, oak, maple, ancient ash, and walnut. This was a winning design in the 10th Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest (2018). Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5419 - Cross Secret Box (KW-34)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $150

Cross Secret Box (KW-34) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 9x9x5cm

Notes: Find the two secret compartments. Made from magnolia, keyaki, and walnut. One panel is very tight. This was a 2017 Karakuri Xmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5420 - Bars Box (KW-36)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $341

Bars Box (KW-36) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Find the two secret compartments. Made from maple, cherry, walnut, and purpleheart. Some sliders slightly loose; one slightly tight. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5421 - Code Named "L" (Z-4)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $252

Code Named

Designer/Maker: Yasuaki Kikuchi

Box: 7.5cm

Notes: Use the magnetic L's to open the box. Made from walnut, keyaki, maple, and magnolia. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5422 - Loop Box

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $1,005

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 shades of walnut, poplar, and curly maple. Limited edition of 150; includes original certificate and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5423 - Batz

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $465

Batz by Tracy Wood Clemons

Designer/Maker: Tracy Wood Clemons

Size: 38x24x19cm

Notes: Large wooden box opens with (modest) sequential discovery. This is the second box Tracy ever made, originally given to her father as a birthday gift. Includes solution sheet, certificate of authenticity (limited edition: just 1 made), and copy of letter to original buyer.

 

Lot 5424 - Luddites Mill

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2018

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $375

Luddites Mill by Thomas Cummings

Designer/Maker: Thomas Cummings

Size: 12x12x10cm

Notes: Use the clue on the front to unlock the trick box. Includes information and solution sheets.

 

Lot 5426 - Yosegi Box

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $625

Yosegi Box by Jesse Born

Designer/Maker: Jesse Born

Size: 13x11x8cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Made from Mexican ebony, maple, and purpleheart. Includes Certificate of authenticity and solution sheet; limited edition of 38.

 

Lot 5427 - Pi Puzzle Box

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $525

Pi Puzzle Box by Jesse Born

Designer/Maker: Jesse Born

Size: 19x19x9cm

Notes: Manipulate the yosegi pie wedges to help open the trick box. Made from mahogany, walnut, maple, and purpleheart; very minor surface irregularities. Include certificate of authenticity and solution sheet; limited edition of 50.

 

Lot 5428 - B-Box and Reactor

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $250

B-Box and Reactor by Goh Pit Khiam and Eric Fuller / Eric Fuller

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam and Eric Fuller
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 9.5cm

Notes: This is a joint effort between Goh Pit Khiam and Eric Fuller. Pit designed the burr frame with recursive patterns, and Eric designed the trick-opening box waiting for you inside. Made from maple, walnut, mahogany, and paduak. Reactor core and one panel signed and dated 8/16. Limited edition of 88. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5429 - Hidden Pentominoes

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/9/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $279

Hidden Pentominoes by Tamás Vanyó / Eric Fuller
Progress Photo

Designer: Tamás Vanyó
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 17x15x3cm

Notes: Frame appears to hold four large pentomino pieces, but also internally hides a full set of 12 pentomino pieces. Both large and small pieces must slide for all to be released from the frame. Made from walnut, maple, and camaru. Limited edition of 32. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5430 - Simultaneous Maze

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $135

Simultaneous Maze by William Hu / Eric Fuller

Designer: William Hu
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 10x8x3cm

Notes: Remove the acrylic panel maze by movement of the three sliders. Made from jatoba and maple woods. Limited edition of 42. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5431 - Noncsi Puzzle

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $195

Noncsi Puzzle by 	Tamas Vanyo / Eric Fuller

Designer: Tamas Vanyo
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 9x9x5cm

Notes: Slide and remove all the pieces. Made from ash and bubbinga. Frame signed and dated 8/13. Limited edition of 44. Includes canvas storage bag. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5432 - Quo Vadis

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $90

Winning bid: $169

Quo Vadis by Stephan Baumegger / Eric Fuller

Designer: Stephan Baumegger
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Move the ball through a hidden/changing maze (the central column moves up and down). Made from purpleheart and maple. Box signed and dated 6/16. Limited edition of 47. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5433 - Babel

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $252

Babel by 	Alfons Eyckmans / Eric Fuller

Designer: Alfons Eyckmans
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Four pieces inside a tower cage with cross pieces. Made from walnut and padauk. One piece signed and dated 5/16. Limited edition of 47. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5434 - Grip

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $240

Grip by Tim Alkema / Eric Fuller

Designer: Tim Alkema
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Goal is to release the central block, which is locked by two little cubes which have to navigate an intenal maze. Made from mahogany and ash. One piece signed and dated 5/16. Limited edition of 48. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5435 - Pox Box

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $77

Pox Box by Yavuz Demirhan / Eric Fuller

Designer: Yavuz Demirhan
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Remove the four pieces from the box. Made from sapele, and birdseye maple. One piece signed and dated 9/17. Limited edition of 45. Includes original orange box. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5437 - Cubic Burr

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $131

Cubic Burr by Tom Jolly / Eric Fuller
Progress Photo

Designer: Tom Jolly
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: seven pieces; perfect fit. Made from sapele and Carolina ash. One piece signed and dated 4/16. Limited edition of 47. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5438 - Half Lid Box

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $250

Half Lid Box by Hajime Katsumoto / Eric Fuller

Designer: Hajime Katsumoto
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x5cm

Notes: Five pieces completely fill the box, with the sliding lid. Made from sepele, yellowheart, and birds eye maple. Base signed and dated 6/18. Limited edition of 48. Includes original orange box. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5439 - Decoy

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $182

Decoy by 	Stewart Coffin / Eric Fuller

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 10x10x2cm

Notes: This is Coffin design #187-A. Remove the six pieces from the covered tray. Three are easy; three not so much. Made from ebony, canarywood, and sapele. Tray signed and dated 5/13. Limited edition of 42. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5440 - Coniburr

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

Coniburr by 	Tim Alkema / Eric Fuller

Designer: Tim Alkema
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Disassemble and reassemble the frame and burr pieces. Made from ash and padauk. One piece signed and dated; limited edition of 40. Includes original orange storage bag. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5441 - Chinese Knot

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $28

Chinese Knot by Christoph Lohe / Eric Fuller

Designer: Christoph Lohe
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: 6-piece burr, pieces with end-caps. Made from ash, sapele, and yellowheart. One piece signed and dated 2/18. Limited edition of 42. Includes original orange storage box. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5442 - Compressed

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $271

Compressed by Gregory Benedetti / Eric Fuller
Movement spoiler Photo

Designer: Gregory Benedetti
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical pieces form a burr with two difference coordinate motions; both assembly and disassembly are a challenge. Made from maple. One piece signed and dated 12/15. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5443 - Transfer

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $221

Transfer by Gregory Benedetti / Eric Fuller
Movement Photo

Designer: Gregory Benedetti
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 7.5cm

Notes: Two sets of three identical pieces form a burr with unusual coordinate motion. Made from Honduran mahogany. One piece signed and dated 2/16. Limited edition of 52. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5444 - Camouflaged Burr

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $210

Camouflaged Burr by Emil Askerli / Eric Fuller

Designer: Emil Askerli
Maker: Eric Fuller

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Six-piece burr, but the coloring indicates something isn't quite normal. Made from cherry and walnut. One piece signed and dated 6/16. Limited edition of 43. See detailed description at cubicdissection.com.

 

Lot 5445 - Bean Bag Drawer 2 (RF-41)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $186

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

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 13x9x9cm

Notes: Pulling the lid to the first drawer is easy; use the plates again to unlock the challenging second drawer. This was a 2015 Karakuri Xmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5446 - Kuchinashi (TJ-21)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $235

Kuchinashi (TJ-21) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 11x10x9cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment in the shogi board. Knowledge of shogi knight move and promotion is helpful. Made from katsura and birch; slight ding on front panel. This was a 2013 Karakuri Xmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5447 - Clown Fish (MY-28)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $183

Clown Fish (MY-28) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Open the trick box. This was a 2016 Karakuri Xmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5448 - Hollow Burr (K-6)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $285

Hollow Burr (K-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: 12 nearly identical pieces form a rhombic dodecahedral shell. Mint condition (removed from sealed packaging for photo). Includes original box (faded) and solution diagram.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5449 - Kumiki Parcel Box (K-10)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $336

Kumiki Parcel Box (K-10) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: This is a kumiki puzzle, coming completely apart into 24 pieces. Key piece inscribed "Dec. '83, made by Akio Kamei" (translated) - see photo. Overall slightly loose fit; key piece easily falls out of place; some exterior discoloration. Includes original box and assembly instructions.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5450 - 18 Planks (K-7)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $415

18 Planks (K-7) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: 18 panels (14 different) form a cube. Key piece inscribed "Dec. '83, made by Akio Kamei" (translated) - see photo. Overall slightly loose fit; key piece easily falls out of place; some exterior discoloration. Includes original box (faded and poor condition) and assembly diagram.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5451 - 8 Burr (K-9)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $415

8 Burr (K-9) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Eight burrs appear at the corners of a cube. But instead of the typical 24-piece burr, pairs of sticks are replaced by planks, making for an intriguing 18-piece design. One panel inscribed "Dec. '83, made by Akio Kamei" (translated) - see photo. Overall slightly loose fit; two key pieces easily falls out of place; some exterior discoloration. Includes original box and assembly diagram. Note inside claims "Opened by Nancy & Richard Hess 3/1/84".

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5452 - Star (K-8)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2018

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $250

Star (K-8) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Disassembles into 22 pieces. One panel inscribed "Dec. '83, made by Akio Kamei" (translated) - see photo. Overall slightly loose fit; one corner slightly dinged; some exterior discoloration. Includes original box (faded and very poor condition) and assembly diagram.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5453 - Box & Cage (K-12)

Phase: 39

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2018

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $265

Box & Cage (K-12) by Akio Kamei
Open Cube Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Stick length: 15.5cm

Notes: 12-piece burr forms a cage around a cube, which has a secret compartment. Overall slightly loose fit; some exterior discoloration. Inside of cube inscribed "Dec. '83, made by Akio Kamei" (translated) - see extra photo. Includes original box (faded and poor condition).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

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