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Lot 4928 - Panel Box

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $190

Panel Box by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Remove the six panels. A hole in one panel (see photo) is storage for a small magnet, but it's missing; so provide your own. Sticker residue on two panels (see photo). Includes photo of disassembled puzzle.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5363 - Caged Burr

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $140

Caged Burr by Steve Smith / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Steve Smith
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 5.5cm

Notes: 6-piece burr assembles inside the cage; made from walnut and jatoba. Many assembles are possible; delivered as level 10 (28 total moves). This was the IPP19 Exchange puzzle from Robert Holbrook.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 5364 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $296

Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; unique assembly. Made from mahogany. Light wear and light dents; light pencil marks at the ends of some pieces. One piece inscribed "S.T.C., 1980".

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 5374 - Snowflake (3)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $140

Snowflake (3) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 15x13x1cm

Notes: Ten Hydrastone pieces form a variety of shapes. One piece with very small chip; one with small scratches; otherwise in excellent condition. Includes plastic tray and original booklet with diagrams for 30 puzzles.

 

Lot 5376 - Cornucopia (Special 105747)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $415

Cornucopia (Special 105747) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 17.5x17.5x2cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. Pieces made from cherry, imbuya, satinwood, mulberry, purpleheart, walnut, mahogany, rosewood, oak, padauk; tray made from maple, mahogany, and holly. Includes original information booklet. Tray inscribed "SPECIAL, 105747,STC,1985".

 

Lot 5377 - Cornucopia

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $315

Cornucopia by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 17.5x17.5x2cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. Pieces made from red oak; corner blocks made from walnut. Tray inscribed "#38,16567" and "#38,STC,1985". Includes information booklet and solution.

 

Lot 5409 - Box with a Ribbon III (P-51)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $167

Box with a Ribbon III (P-51) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. This was a 2015 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5410 - String Box IV (M-49)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $80

String Box IV (M-49) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x9x7cm

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

 

Lot 5456 - Three Pairs

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $290

Three Pairs by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Three identical pieces and three mirror-image pieces make a burr cube structure; assembly requires a bit of dexterity (there is also a second, unstable assembly).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5457 - Mayer's Cube 9A

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $136

Mayer's Cube 9A by Derek Mayer / Pentangle

Designer: Derek Mayer
Maker: Pentangle

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Six complex pieces form a cube. Design 9A and slightly different from design 9B, the latter being the most common commercial version. Includes original insert stating that design 9A was a limited edition for mail order customers only. Design 9A allows a rotational move that is not possible with 9B; it is my guess that the change was made specifically to disallow that move.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5458 - Gemini

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $205

Gemini by Toshiaki Betsumiya / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Toshiaki Betsumiya
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: 10 pieces (a complete set of the ways to combine two tiles into one piece) form a 4x4x5 block. One piece with Naef logo. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5459 - Kniff

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $100

Kniff by Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tettau / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tettau
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Six two-layered wooden pieces form a square shape. A couple light marks inside. One piece with Naef logo. Includes solution sheet and original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5460 - Alex

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $230

Alex by Jack Botermans and Kurt Naef / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jack Botermans and Kurt Naef
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 17x12x5cm

Notes: The dog disassembles into seven pieces; the head rotates when assembled. Naef logo stamped on dog's belly. Includes original box (with visible spoiler solution inside lid). Light wear (manufacturing flaw that resembles a scratch visible on top of head). Naef logo stamped on bottom.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5461 - Vache Rouge

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $149

Vache Rouge by Gerard Pétrémand / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Gerard Pétrémand
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 14x9x6cm

Notes: Wood interlocking puzzle shaped like a cow and colored like the Swiss flag. Naef logo stamped on bottom. Includes original box (includes solution diagram).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5462 - Managon

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $180

Managon by Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Cube: 7.5cm

Notes: Three-person game produced by Naef. Players take turns inserting rods into the cube until no more can be inserted. It is also a puzzle to fully insert as many rods as possible into the cube. Plastic stand stamped with Naef logo. Includes original packaging and instruction sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5463 - Discon

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $46

Discon by Jost Hänny / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jost Hänny
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Stack the 12 discs and 13 identical rods into a single cylinder. Base stamped with Naef logo. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5464 - Discon

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $47

Discon by Jost Hänny / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jost Hänny
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Stack the 12 discs and 13 identical rods into a single cylinder. Base stamped with Naef logo. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5465 - Kniff

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $95

Kniff by Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tettau / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Manfred Zipfel and Cordula von Tettau
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Six two-layered wooden pieces form a square shape. One piece with Naef logo. Includes solution sheet and original box.

 

Lot 5466 - Ellipso

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $55

Ellipso by Xavier de Clippeleir / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Xavier de Clippeleir
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 25x8x5cm

Notes: 12-unit loop folds into various shapes. More of a manipulative toy than a puzzle. One segment stamped with Naef logo. Includes original box and information sheet with suggested patterns.

 

Lot 5467 - Escalon

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $82

Escalon by Jost Hänny / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jost Hänny
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 14x4x4cm

Notes: Seven pieces (four different shapes) spiral together to make a tower. One piece stamped with Naef logo. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5468 - Quadron

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $105

Quadron by Jost Hänny / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jost Hänny
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Large Box: 6x5.5x4cm

Notes: The 18 different pieces pack into the two smaller boxes, or all into the larger box. One box stamped with Naef logo. Each piece has a sticker with an ID number (matching the solution diagrams). Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5469 - Intragon

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $145

Intragon by Jost Hänny / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jost Hänny
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 12 pieces assemble inside a cage. Base stamped with Naef logo. Includes original box and assembly instructions.

 

Lot 5470 - Cubicus

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Cubicus by Peer Clahsen / Kurt Naef Spielzeug
Pieces Photo

Designer: Peer Clahsen
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Edge: 10cm

Notes: 10 pieces form a cube and a variety of other interesting shapes. More of a construction toy than a puzzle. One piece stamped with Naef logo. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 5471 - Dimagon

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $121

Dimagon by Jean Carle / Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Designer: Jean Carle
Maker: Kurt Naef Spielzeug

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: 17 pieces fit into the tray. More of a construction toy than a puzzle. Naef logo on front of tray. Includes information card and original box.

 

Lot 5472 - Skiffy

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $465

Skiffy by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 6x6x1.5cm

Notes: Separate the block into two parts; somewhat sequential discovery: two hard steps, one really good last step. Include information sheet and copy of solution. This was the IPP25 Exchange from Frank Chambers.

 

Lot 5473 - Loris

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $450

Loris by Dave Rossetti, Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens / Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens

Designer: Dave Rossetti, Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens
Maker: Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens

Size: 13x7x5cm

Notes: Tricky mechanism that requires some patience to solve. Made from Velstone (similar to Corian). This was Dave Rossetti's IPP23 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 5478 - 9-Band Puzzle Ring

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $75

9-Band Puzzle Ring by Jose Grant

Maker: Jose Grant

Ring size: 9 1/4

Notes: Appears to be silver, and likely by Jose Grant.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5479 - 9-Band Puzzle Ring

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $135

9-Band Puzzle Ring by Jose Grant
Case Photo

Maker: Jose Grant

Ring size: 10 1/2

Notes: Appears to be silver, and likely by Jose Grant. Includes Jose Grant case (see extra photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5480 - 5-Band Puzzle Ring

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $75

5-Band Puzzle Ring by Jose Grant
Case Photo

Maker: Jose Grant

Ring size: 10 1/4

Notes: Appears to be silver, and likely by Jose Grant. Includes Jose Grant case (see extra photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5481 - Micro Hedgehog

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $60

Micro Hedgehog

Size: 1.6x1.0x1.0cm

Notes: Super small hedgehog puzzle! Not tested.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5482 - The Hedgehog in the Cage

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $12

The Hedgehog in the Cage

Size: 7x5x5cm

Notes: Cylindrical hedgehog puzzle. Information card dated 10/1/81

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5483 - Revenge Lock

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $445

Revenge Lock by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 7x6x1cm

Notes: Manipulate internal rods and balls to open the lock. This is the original version from lae '90s, inspired by Gary Foshee's Lunatic Lock.

 

Lot 5485 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $95

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 7x3.5x2cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Same mechanism as lot 5486. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5486 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $95

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 7x3x2cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Same mechanism as lot 5485. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5488 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/3/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $215

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5489 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $140

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 10x3x2cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5490 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $301

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3.5x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5491 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $231

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x3.5x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5492 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $231

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 9x2x2cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5493 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $301

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x4x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt; chrome finish. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5494 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $110

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x4.5x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt; chrome finish. Mechanism very similar to lot 5521. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5495 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $285

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 9x5x4cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt; chrome finish, peeling in one spot (see photo). Includes two pins (not shown). Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5496 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $301

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x4x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt; chrome finish. Includes solution notes.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5497 - Letter Box D (P-1-4)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $405

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x8x6cm

Notes: This mechanism is different from the original family of Letter Boxes. Movement is excellent. Very minor/light scratch on top surface. Includes original box (faded) and solution card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5498 - Box With Ribbon II (P-37)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $390

Box With Ribbon II (P-37) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. One very small ding; light wear. Include original box (faded) and solution card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5499 - Top Box 3 (M-5-3)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $295

Top Box 3 (M-5-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x6cm

Notes: Smaller version of the original Top Box. Slight sticker residue on top (see photo). Includes original box (faded) and solution card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5501 - Top Box (M-5)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $287

Top Box (M-5)
Bottom Photo

Size: 15x15x10cm

Notes: Open the top of the box. Mechanism is tight, and difficult to reset; but operational. The base has very unusual indentation (see extra photo). Minor scratches and light wear. Includes original box and solution sheet (Japanese).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5502 - Cube and Octahedron (K-5)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2018

Est. Value: $425

Winning bid: $290

Cube and Octahedron (K-5) by Akio Kamei
Solved Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 13x9x9cm

Notes: You can completely disassemble the figure; key piece shown in extra photo. Excellent movement. Includes stand and original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5504 - Octa (Kiyomizu Temple Burr)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $110

Octa (Kiyomizu Temple Burr) by Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Maker: Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 54 piece burr, 4 different shapes, including 9 key pieces. Lattice design inspired by the Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. Two key pieces slightly loose; removed from original packaging for photo; otherwise untouched. Include original box and solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5505 - Masu

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

Masu by Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Maker: Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Edge: 10.5cm

Notes: 39 pieces form a nested cube. The two key pieces move perfectly; removed from original packaging for photo; otherwise untouched. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5506 - Hexagonal Prism

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $308

Hexagonal Prism by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Coffin design # 11, likely made by Pelikan. Excellent fit and movement. Some rough surface finishing.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5507 - Seven Woods

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $110

Seven Woods by Stewart Coffin / J. Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: J. Pelikan

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Coffin design #42. Surface slightly discolored in places; light wear. One piece stamped with unusual JP logo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5508 - Garnet Star

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $271

Garnet Star by Stewart Coffin, J. Pelikan / J. Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin, J. Pelikan
Maker: J. Pelikan

Size: 13x11x8cm

Notes: Appears to be Coffin design #165-E (Diminished Split Star, Six-Pointed Star), but is definitely a variation by Pelikan. Excellent fit and movement.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5509 - Four-Legged Stand (81-B-1)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $85

Four-Legged Stand (81-B-1) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Six pieces (two hex sticks, two dowels, and two combinations) form a nest.

 

Lot 5510 - Cuckoo Nest (21)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $80

Cuckoo Nest (21) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Seven pieces (including one dowel and one hexagonal rod) form a nest. Made from birch.

 

Lot 5511 - Nine Bars (62)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $165

Nine Bars (62) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: More complicated version of Cuckoo Nest (three layers instead of two), also with just one key piece. Made from birch. According to the Compendium, only 10 made.

 

Lot 5512 - Locked Nest (22)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $170

Locked Nest (22) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13cm

Notes: Nineteen pieces (five elbows, seven dowel, and seven hexagonal rods) form a nest. Crafted in birch.

 

Lot 5516 - Confessional Puzzle (68-B)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $275

Confessional Puzzle (68-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9.5cm

Notes: 12-piece Altekruse, slanted in three dimensions. The sticks are a unit longer than the original. Includes original instructions for Confessional and supplement for the elongated sticks. One piece inscribed "68-B,STC,1995".

 

Lot 5517 - Oskar's Disks

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2018

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $32

Oskar's Disks by Oskar van Deventer / Kadon Enterprises

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Kadon Enterprises

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Two acrylic disks must be fully engaged, then taken apart. Includes original packaging and information booklet.

 

Lot 5518 - Cetus

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $75

Cetus by Stewart Coffin / Geo-Logic/Nylon Products Corp.

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Geo-Logic/Nylon Products Corp.

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design; six identically shaped and symmetric pieces made in plastic. includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5519 - Lunatic Lock

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2018

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $210

Lunatic Lock by Gary Foshee

Designer/Maker: Gary Foshee

Size: 7x6x1cm

Notes: Open the padlock. Surface wear and scratches. This is the original version, the IPP16 Exchange puzzle from Gary Foshee.

 

Lot 5521 - Bolt Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $241

Bolt Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8.5x4x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt; chrome finish. Mechanism very similar to lot 5494. Includes solution notes.

 

Lot 5522 - Low Number Bolt

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Low Number Bolt by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x4x3cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt; chrome finish. From the original production in early '90s. Includes solution notes.

 

Lot 5523 - Nipple Bolt

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $171

Nipple Bolt by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 8x4.5x3.5cm

Notes: Remove the washer from the bolt; matte finish. From the original production in early '90s. Includes solution notes.

 

Lot 5524 - Yoshimoto Cube #2

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $122

Yoshimoto Cube #2 by Naoki Yoshimoto
Pieces Photo

Designer: Naoki Yoshimoto

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Two pieces form a cube; they can also form a hollow rhombic dodecahedron which can hold another Yoshimoto Cube. Includes original packaging (poor condition).

 

Lot 5525 - Bill Cutler's Bin Cross

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $326

Bill Cutler's Bin Cross by Bill Cutler / Toyo Glass
Box Photo

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x11x11cm

Notes: Six-piece burr has multiple assemblies outside of glass, but unique assembly inside of glass. Problems with cutting the holes caused commercial production of this puzzle to be suspended, making this one of the rarer Toyo Glass puzzles. Includes original packaging. Unwrapped in original box; puzzle photo is of a different lot.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5526 - On the Rocks

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

On the Rocks by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: Place the eight plastic whiskey and ice pieces into the glass. This is a special version (all pieces are clear plastic with darker and logoed glass), made for the IPP13 Exchange from Kunio Saeki. Includes original box, signed by K. Saeki.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5527 - On the Rocks

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $163

On the Rocks by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: Place the eight plastic whiskey and ice pieces into the glass. Includes original box and cloth storage pouch.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5528 - Coaster Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $101

Coaster Puzzle by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Find the pattern on the base of the glass in each of the six coasters. Includes original box (worn).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5529 - Coaster Puzzle

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/30/2018

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $111

Coaster Puzzle by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Find the pattern on the base of the glass in each of the six coasters. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5530 - Checkers

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $161

Checkers by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 15x15x4cm

Notes: Stack the four plates so that a 9x9 checkerboard is visible when viewed from above. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5531 - Green Grocer

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/29/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $161

Green Grocer by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 15x15x4cm

Notes: Stack the four plates so that nine fruit/vegetables are visible when viewed from above. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5532 - Pile 'Em Up (Orange)

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $110

Pile 'Em Up (Orange) by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Arrange the four glass plates so that the 12 orange slices do not overlap. Includes original box. One slice is slightly flawed (see photo).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5533 - Starry Skies

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $110

Starry Skies by Toyo Glass

Maker: Toyo Glass

Size: 13x12x5cm

Notes: Stack the four plates so that 15 stars are visible from above. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5534 - Truncated Octahedron

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $250

Truncated Octahedron by Interlocking Puzzles

Designer/Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Two pairs of mirror image pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Made from jarrah wood; some slight gaps, but otherwise fit and movement is excellent. Notable ding on one face (see lower-left in photo). One piece stamped "interlocking puzzles".

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 5535 - Truncated Octahedron

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $265

Truncated Octahedron by Interlocking Puzzles

Designer/Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Two pairs of mirror image pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Made from jarrah wood; some slight gaps, but otherwise fit and movement is excellent. One piece stamped "interlocking puzzles".

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 5536 - Truncated Octahedron

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $265

Truncated Octahedron by Interlocking Puzzles

Designer/Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Four pieces, serially interlocking Very small ding on one edge. Made from maple; some slight gaps, but otherwise fit and movement is excellent. One piece stamped "interlocking puzzles".

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5537 - Pulsar

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/1/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $205

Pulsar by Victor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Victor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 11x10x6cm

Notes: Four pieces assemble multiple ways. Made from curupay wood. Fit at some vertices is slightly off, leaving small gaps; rough finish in places. This was the IPP20 Exchange puzzle from Ginda Fisher (but unlike the IPP20 version, this puzzle has a hollow center space).

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Lot 5538 - Pulsar

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $135

Pulsar by Victor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles
Center Photo

Designer: Victor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 11x10x6cm

Notes: Four pieces assemble multiple ways. Made from curupay wood and maple (bonus 2-piece cube inside). Fit at some vertices is slightly off, leaving small gaps; one point chipped (see extra photo, on left); rough finish in places. This was the IPP20 Exchange puzzle from Ginda Fisher.

 

Lot 5539 - QuadroCube

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 1/2/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $190

QuadroCube by Victor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Victor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 7cm

Notes: A member of the Quad Squad family, where pieces from different puzzles can be interchanged. Made from zebrawood. One piece stamped "puzzleman.com".

 

Lot 5540 - QuadroInverto

Phase: 40

Last Bid Date: 12/31/2018

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $265

QuadroInverto by Victor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Victor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 10cm

Notes: Four identical pieces can be assembled two different ways. The first assembly is roughly cubical (shown in photo). The second assembly is roughly octahedral, and is the first assembly turned inside-out. Rough finish and light wear; some points slightly chipped; possibly a prototype. First assembly is very tight; second assembly is somewhat loose.

Source: Wayne Daniel Collection

 

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