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Lot 302 - Half Hour

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $42

Half Hour by Stewart Coffin / Philippe Dubois

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Crafted by Philippe Dubois. Includes solution sheet and original plastic box.

 

Lot 354 - Layered Block

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $44

Layered Block by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Build the rectangular block out of the six plywood layers and the aluminum rods. Made by Jean-Claude Constantin.

 

Lot 371 - Four Corners

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $431

Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #6. Six identical pieces, crafted in yellowheart, canarywood, bloodwood, moradillo, and mahogany. The puzzle can be assembled so that the ends match, or are all different.

 

Lot 372 - Twelve Point

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $465

Twelve Point by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Coffin design #33. Six dissimilar pieces; crafted in pau marfim and redheart.

 

Lot 373 - Rosebud

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $555

Rosebud by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch
Expanded Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #39. Classic Stewart Coffin design, using six identical pieces made from bloodwood. There are four possible assemblies, including the "rosebud" configuration (shown expanded in bonus photo) which requires six-piece coordinate motion. Also includes a removable stopper that prevents the rosebud from falling apart by expanding too far.

 

Lot 374 - Torture

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $580

Torture by Frans de Vreugd / Tom Lensch

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Beautifully crafted using bubinga, holly, and ebony. This burr is rated level-17, meaning that 17 moves are required just to remove the first piece.

 

Lot 375 - Shift Burr

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $676

Shift Burr by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Expanded Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: This looks like a normal burr, but instead the pieces shift more like a traditional Japanese box than a typical burr (see Expanded photo). Made of mahogany; includes information sheet.

 

Lot 376 - Second Stellation

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $1,605

Second Stellation by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #14-A. Six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces, made in yellowheart; unique assembly.

 

Lot 377 - Large Pennyhedron

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $100

Large Pennyhedron by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #52. Large Pennyhedron, made in walnut. Pieces have shrunk slightly so that the fit is very loose and the normally hidden seams are obvious.

 

Lot 378 - Augmented Four Corners

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $1,605

Augmented Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #34. Made from six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces using pau marfim, redheart, and walnut; unique assembly.

 

Lot 379 - Crooked Box II

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $580

Crooked Box II by Bill Cutler / Tom Lensch

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: 30 panels weave together to form a polyhedral solid (isomorphic to the edges of an icosahedron). All pieces are identical, except five have an extra notch to allow for disassembly. Made from bubinga.

 

Lot 380 - Sphinx (156-A)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,483

Sphinx (156-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Inscribed "156-A, STC, 2000". The woods used are also inscribed: poplar, tulipwood, lacewood, yellowheart, and padauk. The Sphinx evolved from Jupiter and Saturn, and is made of 12 dissimilar pieces that fit together in just one way. Perfect fit and finish.

 

Lot 382 - Scrambled Scorpius, 4 Woods (164)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $891

Scrambled Scorpius, 4 Woods (164) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Inscribed "164, STC, 2000". Six dissimilar pieces made of four fancy woods.

 

Lot 384 - Four-Piece Serially Interlocking Cube (93)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $416

Four-Piece Serially Interlocking Cube (93) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Inscribed "#93, STC, 2003". Made from four fancy woods; excellent fit.

 

Lot 385 - Rock Pile (123)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $375

Rock Pile (123) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Box inscribed "123, STC, 2001". The eight larger pieces can be assembled into a solid rectangular prism. Then add the two long pieces and pack the box. Maple pieces in plywood box.

 

Lot 386 - The Decoy (187-A)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/8/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $667

The Decoy (187-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Arrange the six pieces in the tray. A Plexiglas cover with two holes limits your ability to place pieces where you want. The solution required much shifting and rotation of pieces, and some moves are tight. Laminated instructions are glued to the bottom of the tray. Delivered in the solved position, unless requested otherwise. Includes John Ergatoudis' solving notes.

 

Lot 387 - Redemption (102-A)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $628

Redemption (102-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Same external shape as Incongruous (#102), but two pieces have an extra notch instead of one. Made of walnut; finish is inconsistent.

 

Lot 388 - Bottle in Rome (M-23)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $2,777

Bottle in Rome (M-23) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x18cm

Notes: The cork reveals a red button protected by a blunt impact to finger. Crafted from walnut, cherry, and beech. Includes original box, Japanese hint, and hand-written solving notes.

 

Lot 389 - Wood Plane (P-2-3)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $3,579

Wood Plane (P-2-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x8x9cm

Notes: Excellent condition. Includes original box and hand-written solving notes.

 

Lot 390 - Cubi (M-11)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $626

Cubi (M-11) by Akio Kamei
Interior Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: This is a classic design; please note the interior photo. Panel movement follows a binary pattern. Mechanism is firm. Panels show no sign of warping, but there is one significant scratch on one panel (shown in photo). Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 391 - Cassiopeia (M-26)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $465

Cassiopeia (M-26) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x13x10cm

Notes: Constellation gives a clue for opening the box. Crafted from wenge, cherry, and mayumi. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 392 - Letter Box D (P-1-4)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $315

Letter Box D (P-1-4) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x8x9cm

Notes: This mechanism is different from the original family of Letter Boxes. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 393 - Money Bank (M-14)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $125

Money Bank (M-14) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Classic design; mechanism not tested. Includes original Japanese instructions (no box).

 

Lot 394 - Small Box 2 (M-24-2)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 11/28/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $465

Small Box 2 (M-24-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 4cm

Notes: Karakuri Christmas present from 1999. Crafted in keyaki. Includes original box and instruction sheet.

 

Lot 395 - Book (P-6)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $2,049

Book (P-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x14x6cm

Notes: Classic book with muku cover. Cover has numerous light scratches (some visible in photo).

 

Lot 396 - 18 Planks (K-7)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $3,099

18 Planks (K-7) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 11cm

Notes: Perfect/firm fit; the best example I've seen of this puzzle. Includes original box and detailed assembly instructions.

 

Lot 397 - King Crown (P-31)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/1/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $575

King Crown (P-31) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x13cm

Notes: Made from zelkova, walnut and velvet. Includes original box and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 398 - Time Bomb (P-11-2B)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $3,517

Time Bomb (P-11-2B) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 14x12x12cm

Notes: Made of walnut and nylon cord. Includes stand and original box.

 

Lot 399 - Free Step Type 1 (TU-1)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,550

Free Step Type 1 (TU-1) by Humio Tubarai

Designer/Maker: Humio Tubarai

Edge: 8cm

Notes: From the Karakuri Creation Group.

 

Lot 400 - Heart Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $231

Heart Box by Tom Lensch

Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 11x11x3cm

Notes: Coordinate motion reveals three secret compartments.

 

Lot 401 - Openable Box (S-2)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $291

Openable Box (S-2) by Hideto Satou
Drawer open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Size: 16x9x9cm

Notes: Drawer opens "right-side up" regardless of the orientation of the box. From the Karakuri Creation Group.

 

Lot 402 - Checkered Secret Box (H-3)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2006

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $350

Checkered Secret Box (H-3) by Hiroyuki Oka

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Secret box incorporates some sliding-block moves. Some thin panels have warped slightly; solution is still possible, although some panels are difficult to move. Includes original box and solution sheet. From the Karakuri Creation Group.

 

Lot 403 - Dream of Zebra (RF-2-1)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $3,505

Dream of Zebra (RF-2-1) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: 12 plates in a rhombic dodecahedron orientation form a spherical shape. Honorable Mention in 2001 Yoshigahara Design Competition. Includes original box. From the Karakuri Creation Group.

 

Lot 404 - Block Puzzle Box II

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $5,755

Block Puzzle Box II by Kagen Schaefer
Open box Photo

Designer/Maker: Kagen Schaefer

Size: 21x13x9cm

Notes: Limited edition: number 3 of 18. This is an improved version of the Block Box that won the Puzzlers' Award at IPP22. The sliding panels can be set in one of eight starting positions of varying difficulty (requiring from 23 to 197 moves to open). Includes brochure, certification of authenticity, and original solution sheet.

 

Lot 405 - Donay Pear

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $682

Donay Pear by Donald Goddard / Donay

Designer: Donald Goddard
Maker: Donay

Size: 9x6x6cm

Notes: Beautifully crafted wood puzzle in the classic Hoffmann-style; crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. There are three separate tricks hidden inside. Includes original box, but no instructions (but are available upon request).

 

Lot 406 - Hoffmann Balls & Chain

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $242

Hoffmann Balls & Chain by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 20x3x3cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the chain. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay; made from ebony and piqua amarillo. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 407 - Hoffmann Cannon & Cord

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $526

Hoffmann Cannon & Cord by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 19x8x6cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the cord and ball from the gun. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay; made from African blackwood and mahogany. Truck included but not photographed. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 408 - Hoffmann Cage & Ball

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $580

Hoffmann Cage & Ball by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 16x7x7cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the ball from the cage. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 409 - Hoffmann Puzzle Ball

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $440

Hoffmann Puzzle Ball by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: The goal is to open the secret compartment inside the ball. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes wooden stand, original box and solution.

 

Lot 410 - Mystery Cup

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $60

Mystery Cup

Size: 14x5x5cm

Notes: Wooden magic trick with disappearing ball. Made by Tricks Co., Japan. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 411 - Double Crossed Puzzle Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $2,322

Double Crossed Puzzle Box by Randal Gatewood

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood

Size: 21x16x7cm

Notes: Tricky limited edition box. Includes brochure, certification of authenticity, and original solution sheet.

 

Lot 412 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $34

Sorrento Trick Box
Open box Photo

Size: 23x12x11cm

Notes: Inlaid trim on lid. Other markings are painted; "Ricordo" on front. Front-bottom sliding panel is slightly warped; mechanism is tight but functional.

 

Lot 413 - Large Psycho Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $110

Large Psycho Box
Open box Photo

Size: 20x11x9cm

Notes: Large box opens like Psycho Matchbox. Good condition; some minor wear.

 

Lot 414 - Trick Utility Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Trick Utility Box
Open box Photo

Size: 30x15x7cm

Notes: Large box with simple locking mechanism. Good condition; some minor wear.

 

Lot 415 - Coin Bank

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $70

Coin Bank

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Trap door somewhat hidden by carved pattern in wood. Finish is worn on top panel.

 

Lot 416 - Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $38

Sorrento Trick Box
Close-up Photo

Size: 24x12x11cm

Notes: Inlaid trim on lid. Other markings are painted; "Ricordo" on front and "Sorrento" on top. Front-bottom sliding panel is slightly warped; mechanism is tight but functional. Some wear. Under glaring light, the finish on top and back show strange superficial damage due to exposure to bubble-wrap (see close-up photo).

 

Lot 417 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $34

Swiss Trick Box
Open box Photo

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Good condition, except warping of base and bottom of front panel.

 

Lot 418 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $114

Swiss Trick Box
Open box Photo

Size: 11x7x5cm

Notes: Inscribed "BURGENSTOCK". Unusual mechanism. Excellent condition with minor wear.

 

Lot 419 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $23

Swiss Trick Box
Open box Photo

Size: 14x10x6cm

Notes: Exterior in very good condition. Hidden key has damaged tip, and will not open the lock; however any standard key (Sorrento-style box, etc.) will open the lock.

 

Lot 420 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $49

Swiss Trick Box
Open box Photo

Size: 14x9x8cm

Notes: Excellent condition, with minor wear. Hidden mechanism shown in extra photo.

 

Lot 421 - Swiss Trick Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $50

Swiss Trick Box
Open box Photo

Size: 13x9x7cm

Notes: Larger than normal box; very good condition.

 

Lot 422 - Large Galleon Chest

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,060

Large Galleon Chest by Trevor Wood
Open box Photo

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 17x12x13cm

Notes: Made by Trevor Wood. Same mechanism as Lot 39, but larger. Front panel has inconsistent finish and some wear marks.

 

Lot 423 - Broken Sticks

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $2,200

Broken Sticks by Stewart Coffin / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Coffin design #32. Crafted by Lee Krasnow, made from Bolivian rosewood and wenge. Inscribed "2.02, SC 32, No. 1, Lee".

 

Lot 424 - Two-Level Sorrento Trick Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $666

Two-Level Sorrento Trick Box
Open box Photo

Size: 22x12x12cm

Notes: Inlaid trim on lid. Lid also includes an unusual picture under plastic sheet. Other markings are painted; "Ricordo" on lid. Front-bottom sliding panel is slightly warped; mechanism is tight but functional. Finish is very good (except for over inlays), with only minor wear. Interior is unusual with swinging trays that reveal lower level.

 

Lot 425 - Rubik's Challenge

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $13

Rubik's Challenge by Ideal

Maker: Ideal

Box: 28x14x6cm

Notes: two to six player game, based on the Rubik's Cube. Made by Ideal.

 

Lot 426 - Rubik's Dice

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $28

Rubik's Dice by Matchbox

Maker: Matchbox

Box: 18x16x7cm

Notes: Manipulate the seven panels inside the die so that all the dots are white. Made by Matchbox.

 

Lot 427 - Rubik's Tangle Set

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/1/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $24

Rubik's Tangle Set by Matchbox

Maker: Matchbox

Box: 17x17x5cm

Notes: Set of four Rubik's Tangles, 1-4. Each puzzle is a separate 5x5 edge-matching puzzle. Packaging claims that you can combine the sets to make a single 10x10 grid with just one rope for each of the four colors, but is reportedly impossible. Made by Matchbox.

 

Lot 428 - Rubik's Rabbits

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

Rubik's Rabbits by Hasbro

Maker: Hasbro

Box: 16x16x11cm

Notes: Layers of the hat rotate and must be positioned so that nine rabbits are visible. Made by Hasbro.

 

Lot 429 - Rubik's Revenge

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $20

Rubik's Revenge by Ideal

Maker: Ideal

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Classic 4x4x4 Rubik's Cube. Sealed in original packaging. Made by Ideal.

 

Lot 430 - Rubik's Tangle

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $9

Rubik's Tangle by OddzOn

Maker: OddzOn

Box: 27x21x9cm

Notes: Plastic 3x3 edge-matching puzzle. Made by OddzOn.

 

Lot 431 - Rubik's UFO Puzzle

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $13

Rubik's UFO Puzzle by Winning Moves

Maker: Winning Moves

Box: 21x21x7cm

Notes: 2x6 rotational puzzle. Made by Winning Moves.

 

Lot 432 - Rubik's Clock

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $7

Rubik's Clock by Christopher Wiggs and Christopher Taylor / Matchbox

Designer: Christopher Wiggs and Christopher Taylor
Maker: Matchbox

Box: 17x15x5cm

Notes: Made by Matchbox.

 

Lot 434 - Hamutaro Puzzle

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $36

Hamutaro Puzzle

Box: 17x12x9cm

Notes: 2x2x2 cube in the form of Hamutaro, a Japanese cartoon hamster.

 

Lot 435 - Hello Kitty Puzzle

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $7

Hello Kitty Puzzle

Box: 17x12x9cm

Notes: Hello Kitty version of the 2x2x2 cube.

 

Lot 436 - Blind Man's Domino

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $181

Blind Man's Domino by Erno Rubik / Politoys

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Politoys

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: 2x3x3 rotational puzzle. Manufactured by Polytechnika.

 

Lot 437 - Tantrix Game Pack

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $10

Tantrix Game Pack

Diameter: 18cm

Notes: 56 Trantrix tiles with book describing many puzzles and games.

 

Lot 438 - Skill Squares Collection

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $129

Skill Squares Collection by Tomy

Maker: Tomy

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: Complete set of six Skill Squares: Rescue Copter, Basketball, Shootin' Gallery, Goin' Ape, Mini Mouth, and Rocket Tower. Each is a wide-up, action/dexterity challenge. Made by Tomy.

 

Lot 439 - Starcades Set

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $153

Starcades Set by Tomy

Maker: Tomy

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: Pair of Starcades (same as Skill Squares): Rescue Copter and Rocket Tower. Each is a wide-up, action/dexterity challenge. Made by Tomy.

 

Lot 440 - Meffert's Challenge Collection

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $24

Meffert's Challenge Collection by Mefferts

Maker: Mefferts

Box: 25x17x9cm

Notes: Collection of four Meffert's Challenge puzzles: Crystal Cube-Maze (7-piece edge-matching), 2-Piece Pyraminx Assembly, 3-Piece Pyraminx Assembly, and 4-Piece Pyraminx Assembly Puzzles. (Note: Pyraminx Assembly Puzzles are classic designs, and have nothing to do with the Pyraminx Puzzle except for the pyramid shape.)

 

Lot 441 - Geomorph 12

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $202

Geomorph 12 by Rick Flowerday / Binary Arts

Designer: Rick Flowerday
Maker: Binary Arts

Box: 25x17x9cm

Notes: Folding toy/puzzle, made by Binary Arts.

 

Lot 442 - Creative 3-D Puzzle Ball

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $3

Creative 3-D Puzzle Ball by Uwe Meffert / Meffert

Designer: Uwe Meffert
Maker: Meffert

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Skewb mechanism. Includes Guide Book.

 

Lot 443 - Meffert's Challenge Collection

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $222

Meffert's Challenge Collection by Meffert

Maker: Meffert

Box: 25x17x9cm

Notes: Collection of Meffert's Challenge puzzles: Impossiball, TetraMinx, Professor Cube, Skewb, and Skewb Ultimate (dodecahedron). Each includes a Guide Book.

 

Lot 444 - Back in the Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/1/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

Back in the Box by Classic Games

Maker: Classic Games

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 17 tetrahedra of various sizes pack a cube; includes original packaging and instructions. Made by Classic Games.

 

Lot 445 - T-Dof

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $121

T-Dof by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 8x6x6cm

Notes: Eight brass pieces fit together to form a sphere.

 

Lot 446 - EN-DEAVOR

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $131

EN-DEAVOR by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 5x3x2cm

Notes: Made of polished brass. Includes information/solution sheet.

 

Lot 447 - Roc-KEY

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $78

Roc-KEY by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 7x3x1cm

Notes: Remove the ring from the key. Made in solid brass. Includes solution sheet.

 

Lot 448 - DUB-L-WA-SURE

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $70

DUB-L-WA-SURE by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 5x2x2cm

Notes: Remove the nuts and washers from the bolt. Made in solid brass. Includes solution sheet.

 

Lot 449 - Don't "P" Me Off

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $178

Don't

Size: 12x10x10cm

Notes: Entanglement puzzle locks a roll of toilet paper. Includes instruction/solution sheet, and one roll of toilet paper.

 

Lot 450 - Ball & Chain Puzzle

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $24

Ball & Chain Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Box: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Classic Ball & Chain, manufactured by Pentangle.

 

Lot 451 - Semicircle Burr

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $70

Semicircle Burr

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six-piece burr made of hemispherical pieces.

 

Lot 452 - Cannonball Puzzle

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $121

Cannonball Puzzle by John Bird / Skor-Mor

Designer: John Bird
Maker: Skor-Mor

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Nine pieces (35 balls) make a 5x5x5 triangular pyramid. Base and balls made of wood; poor finish. Made by Skor-Mor.

 

Lot 453 - Incas Dilemma III

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $75

Incas Dilemma III by Mag-Nif

Maker: Mag-Nif

Size: 15x15x15cm

Notes: 36 pieces; made by Mag-Nif. Includes original box.

 

Lot 454 - Le Neutron

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $39

Le Neutron

Size: 15x15x15cm

Notes: Puzzle can be disassembled and re-assembled. Includes original box and original instruction sheet.

 

Lot 455 - Eureka Model U

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/1/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $8

Eureka Model U

Size: 33x20x10cm

Notes: Large entanglement puzzle.

 

Lot 456 - 49-Piece 3-D Jigsaw Puzzle

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $47

49-Piece 3-D Jigsaw Puzzle

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: 49 diabolically similar pieces form a large block.

 

Lot 457 - 56-Piece 3-D Jigsaw Puzzle

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $32

56-Piece 3-D Jigsaw Puzzle

Size: 9x8x7cm

Notes: 56 diabolically similar pieces form a large block.

 

Lot 458 - Zzota Puzzle Collection

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $62

Zzota Puzzle Collection

Bag: 23x15x4cm

Notes: Four wooden assembly puzzles. Pyramid: 2-piece pyramid; Cross: 3-piece burr; Sphinx: 4-pieces assemble to form similar shape; Pentad: 5-pieces form a variety of shapes (shown in photo).

 

Lot 459 - The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2006

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $691

The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart Coffin / Oxford University Press

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Oxford University Press

Size: 22x15x2cm

Notes: Classic book by Stewart Coffin; published 1990 by Oxford University Press. Hardcover.

 

Lot 460 - The Visible Burr

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $209

The Visible Burr by Bill Cutler

Designer/Maker: Bill Cutler

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 24-piece burr. Spotty and unfinished; crafted by Bill Cutler. Includes detailed assembly instructions.

 

Lot 461 - S/M 24

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $235

S/M 24 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 24-piece burr. Includes detailed assembly instructions.

 

Lot 462 - Square-Rod Dodecaplex

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $302

Square-Rod Dodecaplex by Bill Cutler / Tom Lensch

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 18cm

Notes: 30-pieces, in walnut, cherry, and maple. Includes assembly instructions. Delivered unassembled unless instructed otherwise.

 

Lot 463 - Spider's Web

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $365

Spider's Web by Bill Cutler / Tom Lensch

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 18cm

Notes: 30-pieces, in walnut, cherry, and maple. Includes assembly instructions. Delivered unassembled unless instructed otherwise.

 

Lot 464 - The Cutler Cube

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $1,301

The Cutler Cube by Bill Cutler

Designer/Maker: Bill Cutler

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: 66-pieces, in various woods. Core mechanism is a 24-piece burr, with 42 extra pieces filling the space to make a full cube. Very complicated to solve. Unfinished; crafted by Bill Cutler. Includes detailed information booklet.

 

Lot 465 - The Bermuda Hexagon

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $233

The Bermuda Hexagon by Bill Cutler / Tom Lensch

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Assemble 12 pieces, each made from one large and two small triangles, to make a three-level hexagon. Won 3rd prize in 1992 Hikimi Puzzle Competition.

 

Lot 466 - Interblock

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $1,555

Interblock by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 14x12x9cm

Notes: 3-piece coordinate motion assembly puzzle. Inscribed "Gaby Games"; crafted by Philippe Dubois.

 

Lot 467 - Parparon

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 11/28/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $121

Parparon by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 19-piece burr. Crafted by Philippe Dubois. Includes original plastic packaging an assembly instructions.

 

Lot 468 - Burr

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $97

Burr by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Level-6 burr. Inscribed "Gaby Games"; crafted by Philippe Dubois. Sticky, but functional. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 469 - Kluvon

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Kluvon by Dan Feldman / Philippe Dubois

Designer: Dan Feldman
Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 24-piece Altekruse variation. Excellent condition. Includes original plastic box and original instructions.

 

Lot 470 - Explosion 1

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/7/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $700

Explosion 1 by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 6-piece coordination motion burr. Inscribed "Gaby Games"; crafted by Philippe Dubois.

 

Lot 471 - Crystal

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $75

Crystal by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Classic crystal shape with 51 pieces. Made by Philippe Dubois.

 

Lot 472 - Composition 456

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $605

Composition 456 by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 17cm

Notes: 15 pieces; one key piece. No identifying marks, but appears to be made by Philippe Dubois.

 

Lot 473 - Professor Jacobs

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $212

Professor Jacobs by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: 28 pieces; 4 key pieces. No identifying marks, but appears to be made by Philippe Dubois.

 

Lot 474 - Chinese Cross Puzzle

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 11/28/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $7

Chinese Cross Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Five assemblies described on information card. Manufactured by Pentangle.

 

Lot 475 - Triple X

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $147

Triple X by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Three-piece burr with diagonal coordinate motion. Made by Pentangle.

 

Lot 476 - Level-6 Tetrahedron

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,750

Level-6 Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 17cm

Notes: 6-pieces form a tetrahedron using coordinate motion. Inscribed "W.D." Crafted by Wayne Daniel.

 

Lot 477 - Level-4 Octahedron

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $550

Level-4 Octahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 8cm

Notes: 4 pieces form an octahedron. Crafted by Wayne Daniel.

 

Lot 478 - Level-4 Tetrahedron

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $527

Level-4 Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 12cm

Notes: 2 pairs of identical pieces make an elegant tetrahedral assembly. Crafted by Wayne Daniel.

 

Lot 479 - Frantix (9-B)

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $94

Frantix (9-B) by Stewart Coffin / 3M

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: 3M

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Styrene version made by 3M. Includes original packaging and information sheet.

 

Lot 480 - Nahnook ANIPUZZLE

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $42

Nahnook ANIPUZZLE

Size: 19x9x6cm

Notes: Nahnook, the polar bear, is made of 14 interlocking pieces. The original shrink-wrap had a few small holes, resulting in some very minor spots. Includes original information card.

 

Lot 481 - Dodeca

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $27

Dodeca by Hanayama

Maker: Hanayama

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Twelve two-sided magnetic tiles form an edge-matching puzzle on the surface of a dodecahedron. Made by Hanayama. Original packaging has slight damage.

 

Lot 482 - Cast W-U

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $6

Cast W-U by Hanayama

Maker: Hanayama

Size: 10x4x4cm

Notes: Remove the ring from the two double-horseshoes. Made by Hanayama. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 483 - Cast O'Gear

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $33

Cast O'Gear by Oscar van Deventer / Hanayama

Designer: Oscar van Deventer
Maker: Hanayama

Size: 9x7x3cm

Notes: The star is connected to the cube by an ingenious mechanism that allows it to roll from one face to the next without separating from the cube. The goal is to finally remove the star from the cube. Originally produced in plastic as an IPP Exchange Puzzle. Made by Hanayama, and includes original packaging.

 

Lot 484 - Cast NEWS

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/2/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $10

Cast NEWS by Hanayama

Maker: Hanayama

Size: 5x5x2cm

Notes: Separate the two identical pieces, each marked with the directions of the compass. Made by Hanayama; includes original packaging.

 

Lot 485 - Parallelogram 1

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $16

Parallelogram 1 by Jean-Claude Constantin

Designer/Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 26x15x4cm

Notes: 10 wood blocks and 5 metal brackets fit in the parallelogram tray. Original design modified by JCC.

 

Lot 486 - Parallelogram 2

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $29

Parallelogram 2 by Jean-Claude Constantin

Designer/Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 26x15x4cm

Notes: 10 wood strips (two layers) and 12 metal plugs fit in the parallelogram tray. Original design modified by JCC.

 

Lot 487 - Claus Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/5/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $120

Claus Box by Claus Bakenecker / Jean-Claude Constantin

Designer: Claus Bakenecker
Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 10x10x7cm

Notes: 5 pieces fit inside the box. The box has obstructions at the base (thee fixed blocks) and at the rim (two metal plugs).

 

Lot 488 - Einstein Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $112

Einstein Box by Jean-Claude Constantin
Interior Photo

Designer/Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces interlock to form a cube. Each piece is a face of the cube connected to an L-tetromino.

 

Lot 489 - Double Spiral

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $32

Double Spiral by Jean-Claude Constantin

Designer/Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 16x12x1cm

Notes: Old design modified by JCC. John Ergatoudis' Exchange Puzzle from IPP 21.

 

Lot 490 - Balls in Cube

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $7

Balls in Cube by Jean-Claude Constantin

Designer/Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Old design modified by JCC. Pack the 8 balls and rods into the cube; very easy.

 

Lot 491 - De Box

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $33

De Box by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 13x8x6cm

Notes: Pick six of the seven different tetrominoes and one of the two trominoes and make a 3x3x3 cube.

 

Lot 492 - Pack+1

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $112

Pack+1 by Sieben Steinen / Jean-Claude Constantin

Designer: Sieben Steinen
Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: First pack the pieces into the box without the 1x1x1 cube. Then figure out the trick that allows all the pieces to fit. Some metal rods are attached to the wood blocks, and three are not.

 

Lot 493 - Frame Packing

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/6/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $180

Frame Packing by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 10x8x6cm

Notes: Pack seven pieces into the frame. The frame has some blocks already fixed, blocking the other pieces.

 

Lot 494 - Columbus Egg

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 11/26/2006

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $20

Columbus Egg by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 12x9x1cm

Notes: Wooden version of a classic assembly puzzle.

 

Lot 495 - 8 Rods

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $56

8 Rods by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 15x15x2cm

Notes: Remove the rods sequentially.

 

Lot 496 - Hex Pyramid 1

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/3/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $45

Hex Pyramid 1 by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 12x11x5cm

Notes: 11 hex pieces form a 3-layer triangle. Color pattern of under-side is blank; otherwise, same the pieces as lot 497.

 

Lot 497 - Hex Pyramid 2

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $32

Hex Pyramid 2 by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 12x11x5cm

Notes: 11 hex pieces form a 3-layer triangle. Color pattern is the same on both sides; otherwise the same pieces as lot 496.

 

Lot 498 - Cristal Pyramide

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $101

Cristal Pyramide by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 15x15x9cm

Notes: 20 pieces form a crystal pyramid.

 

Lot 499 - Frosch

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $45

Frosch by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 18x18x2cm

Notes: Place the 7 pieces in the tray. Some rods must go over other rods.

 

Lot 500 - Pyramide

Phase: 4

Last Bid Date: 12/4/2006

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $102

Pyramide by Jean-Claude Constantin

Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 22x18x7cm

Notes: Place the pieces into the tray to form a pyramid.

 

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