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Lot 4618 - Panex Gold

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $190

Panex Gold by T. Akanuma / Tricks Co. Ltd.

Designer: T. Akanuma
Maker: Tricks Co. Ltd.

Size: 15x10x1cm

Notes: Swap the two columns of tiles with the help of the vacant middle channel. However unlike the Tower of Hanoi, each tile is physically constrained never to fall lower than its original position. Gold is the "harder" version, where pieces do not give visual indication of their original depth. Some wear inside the channels. The minimum number of moves is 27,564. Includes travel case. Note: photo not available; similar lot 5657 shown here; actual puzzle has pieces with slightly different colors.

 

Lot 5286 - Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $489

Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box by Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 34x16.5x11cm

Notes: Open box with the correct 5-letter combination. Once opened, the combination can be reset. Made from walnut, maple, keruing. Some minor surface flaws. Bottom is laser etched with Quagmire logo and "SERIAL NO.#000".

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5474 - The Oriental Toothpick Safe

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $348

The Oriental Toothpick Safe by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 10x3x3cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment (toothpick not required). This was an IPP21 Exchange puzzle from Dave Rossetti.

 

Lot 5476 - The Captive Coin

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $198

The Captive Coin by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 3.5x3.5x3.5 cm

Notes: Remove the coin through the slot. This was the IPP14 Exchange from Edward Hordern. Made from Corian.

 

Lot 5477 - Barrel with Red Plunger (4A-5)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2019

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $676

Barrel with Red Plunger (4A-5) by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 6x4.5x4.5 cm

Notes: Corian Box with plastic rod. Goal is to open the barrel. Bottom stamped "4A-5". Made from Corian. (Different solution from Barrel with Black Plunger.)

 

Lot 5503 - Kuru Kuru Heart (MY-4)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $251

 Kuru Kuru Heart (MY-4) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 14x6x6cm

Notes: This box can be transformed into a heart shape, with two secret compartments. Special version (Izumiya) with yosegi added to both sides. This won Honorable Mention in the 2004 Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5520 - Gillen Rook

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $710

Gillen Rook by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 9.5x5x5cm

Notes: This is an original piece made by Marcel Gillen. Remove the small pawn from the secret compartment. Includes copy of original solution sheet. Some surface wear and small sticker residue.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5541 - Caterpillar Box

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $1,000

Winning bid: $2,500

Caterpillar Box by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 23x20x8cm

Notes: This is the second puzzle in the Lotus Trilogy, boxes all inspired by the Lotus Table (also Pattern Box and Cafe Wall Table). You must interpret clues and manipulate the eight circular rings to make patterns that will release four drawers. Interior stamp with Kagen's signature logo. Includes solution booklet, certificate of authenticity, and original packaging.

 

Lot 5542 - Maple Maze Box

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $209

Maple Maze Box by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 13x7x6cm

Notes: This is the trickier version of the four circle maze boxes. It features a rotating stainless steel maze in a curly maple box. A small pin must be navigated to the center of the maze to unlock the box. Inside stamped with Kagen's signature logo. Includes solution sheet, certificate of authenticity, and original box.

 

Lot 5543 - Cherry Maze Box

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $220

Cherry Maze Box by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 13x7x6cm

Notes: This is the normal difficulty version of the four circle maze boxes. It features a rotating stainless steel maze in a cherry box. A small pin must be navigated to the center of the maze to unlock the box; disk can sometime be hard to move. Inside stamped with Kagen's signature logo. Includes solution sheet, certificate of authenticity, and original box.

 

Lot 5544 - Honeycomb Box

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $220

Honeycomb Box by Kagen Sound

Designer/Maker: Kagen Sound

Size: 13x7x6cm

Notes: This is the most difficult version of the four circle maze boxes. It features a rotating stainless steel maze in a pau armarillo box. A small pin must be navigated to the center of the maze to unlock the box (unlike the other Circle Maze boxes, you will have to slide and rotate at the same time to navigate the hexagonal grid paths). Inside stamped with Kagen's signature logo. Includes solution sheet, certificate of authenticity, and original box.

 

Lot 5545 - Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $550

Winning bid: $535

Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box by Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 39x17x11cm

Notes: Open box with the correct 5-letter combination. Once opened, the combination can be reset. One internal panel can be removed, giving access to internals and allowing for removal of some key pieces (not a feature of the original version). This is from a special commissioned limited edition of six made in purpleheart and birdseye maple. Includes original information, solution pamphlet, and key reminder card. Quagmire logo stamped (not laser etched) on bottom.

 

Lot 5546 - Egg

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $461

Egg by Wil Strijbos

Designer: Wil Strijbos

Size: 10x7x7cm

Notes: Beautiful recreation of Wil Strijbos' original plastic/wood egg. Goal is to separate into two halves.

 

Lot 5547 - The 8 Rods Puzzle

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $43

The 8 Rods Puzzle by Rocky Chiaro / Bits and Pieces

Designer: Rocky Chiaro
Maker: Bits and Pieces

Size: 6x6x1cm

Notes: Remove the rods, and then put them back. Reproduction of Rocky's A-B-L puzzle; key rod held in place by wire; frame is etched with IPP26 logo. Includes original box and solution sheet. This was a gift from Bits and Pieces at IPP26 (not an Exchange puzzle).

 

Lot 5548 - Kamikaze Burr

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $304

Kamikaze Burr by 	Junichi Yananose / Mr. Puzzle Australia

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 15cm

Notes: 5-piece burr with two layers of coordinate motion; very challenging. Made from lacewood. Limited edition of 30.

 

Lot 5549 - Ternary Burr

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $381

Ternary Burr by Goh Pit Khiam / Eric Fuller

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 12x9x9cm

Notes: Four burr pieces move with ternary-state recursion; first stick can be removed in 75 moves. Once the sticks are removed, the box can also be disassembled. Made from cherry and walnut.

 

Lot 5550 - Pneumatic Box (M-18)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $315

Pneumatic Box (M-18) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x6x6cm

Notes: Use air pressure to open the hidden compartment. Made from walnut, keyaki, and cherry. Mechanism works perfectly. There is a small crack along the grain, above and below one of the holes (see photo); the storage pin is loose likely because of this.

 

Lot 5551 - Cubane

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $185

Cubane by Masumi Ohno / Eric Fuller

Designer: Masumi Ohno
Maker: Eric Fuller

Cube: 8.5cm

Notes: Remove the wand from the cube; this is a maze requiring careful observation with unexpected connections and rotations.

 

Lot 5552 - Torture

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $155

Torture by Frans de Vreugd / Tom Lensch

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 6-piece board burr, made from tulipwood and ebony, with holly splines; slightly loose fit. Level 17 to remove the first piece.

 

Lot 5553 - Japanese Wood Joint Burr

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $280

Japanese Wood Joint Burr by Frans de Vreugd / Tom Lensch

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Six identical pieces except that two have extra notches. Piece shapes were inspired by traditional Japanese wood joints, made in maple and redheart. A foam version was Frans de Vreugd's IPP18 Exchange puzzle. See detail photo of pieces with lot 5648 (slightly smaller).

 

Lot 5554 - Wunder Puzzle Padauk

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $525

Wunder Puzzle Padauk by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8.5x2.5x2.5cm

Notes: One of Eric's two variations on the original Wunder Puzzle design, described by Eric as making the original mechanism a bit more tricky and confusing.

 

Lot 5555 - Wunder Puzzle Walnut

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $675

Wunder Puzzle Walnut by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8.5x2.5x2.5cm

Notes: One of Eric's two variations on the original Wunder Puzzle design, described by Eric as taking a completely different approach than the original.

 

Lot 5556 - Tube It In

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $165

Tube It In by Wil Strijbos / Eric Fuller

Designer: Wil Strijbos
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 5x4x3.5cm

Notes: 14 "tubes" of various dimentions nest together. Made from yellowheart, bubinga, wenge, holly, maple, canarywood, cherry, white oak, pau ferro. One piece signed and dated.

 

Lot 5557 - Bars Box II (KW-37)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $124

Bars Box II (KW-37) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from magnolia, walnut, maple, and keyaki. This was a 2018 Christmas Present from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5558 - Box with 5 Trees (RF-63)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/2/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $130

Box with 5 Trees (RF-63) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from magnolia, movingui, and acrylic. This was a 2018 Christmas Present from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5559 - Wunder Puzzle

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $200

Wunder Puzzle by Pelikan

Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x2.5x2.5cm

Notes: Separate the two pieces.

 

Lot 5560 - Four Piece Burr Cube

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $90

Winning bid: $75

Four Piece Burr Cube by 	Osanori Yamamoto / Eric Fuller

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Eric Fuller

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Four identical pieces inside a cubic cage; level 9.2.5. Made from bubinga and granadillo.

 

Lot 5561 - Mysterious Galaxy

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $176

Mysterious Galaxy by Osanori Yamamoto / Pelikan

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Four pieces locked inside an obstructed square frame.

 

Lot 5562 - Top

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $111

Top by Osanori Yamamoto

Designer/Maker: Osanori Yamamoto

Size: 6x6x5cm

Notes: Remove the two pieces from the double ring; level 13.3.4.

 

Lot 5563 - Pylon 2P2C

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $95

Pylon 2P2C by Yavuz Demirhan / Pelikan

Designer: Yavuz Demirhan
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x5x4cm

Notes: Remove the two pieces from the frame; level 9.9. Some moves are very tight due to wood expansion.

 

Lot 5564 - Tetrakis

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $86

Tetrakis by Yavuz Demirhan / Pelikan

Designer: Yavuz Demirhan
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Remove the four pieces from the cubic frame; level 7.3.3.3.

 

Lot 5565 - Crystal 2

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $85

Crystal 2 by Tamás Vanyó / Pelikan

Designer: Tamás Vanyó
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Separate the four pieces; level 1.3.3.

 

Lot 5566 - Just 3

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $135

Just 3 by Noah Prettyman / Eric Fuller

Designer: Noah Prettyman
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Separate the three pieces; level 8.4. Make from zebrawood. Includes original orange box.

 

Lot 5567 - Simple

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $165

Simple by Klaas Jan Damstra / Pelikan

Designer: Klaas Jan Damstra
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 7.5x7.5x4cm

Notes: Remove the four pieces from the frame.

 

Lot 5568 - Impossible Triangle of Three Cubes

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $83

Impossible Triangle of Three Cubes by Andrey Ustjuzhanin / Eric Fuller

Designer: Andrey Ustjuzhanin
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Three irregular pieces form three cubes. Made from Wenge.

 

Lot 5569 - Sway Cube II

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $315

Sway Cube II by Hidekuni Tamura

Designer/Maker: Hidekuni Tamura

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Open the cube. One piece inscribed "Sway Cube II, Special Limited" and signed "H. Tamura".

 

Lot 5570 - Walton Cube

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $165

Walton Cube by Dale W. Walton / Pelikan

Designer: Dale W. Walton
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Eight identically shaped asymmetric pieces assemble to form a cube; three distinct assemblies; made from padauk, wenge, and maple. Includes solution sheet (likely copy of patent).

 

Lot 5571 - Large Kumiki Cube

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $32

Large Kumiki Cube

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Classic 12-piece kumiki cube made from fancy woods. Some gaps and mis-fit due to wood expansion (no warp); otherwise good movement.

 

Lot 5572 - Belt Cube 3

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2019

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $265

Belt Cube 3 by Osanori Yamamoto

Designer/Maker: Osanori Yamamoto

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Build an apparent cube inside the frame. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5573 - Ribbon

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $160

Ribbon by Osanori Yamamoto

Designer/Maker: Osanori Yamamoto

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Build an apparent cube inside the frame. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5574 - Quartet 8L2

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $83

Quartet 8L2 by Mineyuki Uyematsu / Tsuchiya Mokkousho

Designer: Mineyuki Uyematsu
Maker: Tsuchiya Mokkousho

Size: 9x9x3cm

Notes: Separate the four-piece ring to form two two-piece rings. Made from keyaki jindai, mobingi, pao rosa. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 5575 - Packman

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $680

Packman by Gary Foshee

Designer/Maker: Gary Foshee

Size: 3x3x3cm

Notes: Repack the cube so that no parts extend beyond the surefaces of the cube. Includes original storage bag and information card. This was Gary Foshee's IPP20 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 5576 - Ze EGG #1

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $135

Ze EGG #1 by Stephen Chin

Designer/Maker: Stephen Chin

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Balance the egg on the pointy end. This was the IPP35 Exchange puzzle from Stephen Chin.

 

Lot 5577 - Big Spinner

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $40

Big Spinner
Spinning Photo

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Two disks can spin in hand or flat on table (see extra photo). Two spinning disks can create interesting interference patterns. Includes original metal packaging.

 

Lot 5581 - Key-In-Maze

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $32

Key-In-Maze by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 17x11x1cm

Notes: Remove the key from the maze. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel w/stand. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5582 - Fish And Dragonfly

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $75

Fish And Dragonfly by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 23x14x1cm

Notes: Free the dragonfly from the fish. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel w/stand. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5583 - Wizard's Lock

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $82

Wizard's Lock by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 20x9x1cm

Notes: Remove the magic ring. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel w/stand. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5585 - Hard Hearted Hannah

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $39

Hard Hearted Hannah by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 18x13x1cm

Notes: Remove the heart. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel w/stand. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5586 - Binary Chain 9 Ring

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $72

Binary Chain 9 Ring by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 26x4x1cm

Notes: Remove the wand from the rings. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel w/stand. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5587 - Tooth And Toothbrush

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $95

Tooth And Toothbrush by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Extract the toothbrush from the tooth. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel w/stand. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5588 - Bermuda Triangle

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $56

Bermuda Triangle by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Free the UFO from the Bermuda Triangle. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5589 - Nightmare

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

Nightmare by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 11x11x8cm

Notes: One of Rick Irby's signature pieces: remove the string from the frame. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5590 - Airplane DC3/C147

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2019

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $225

Airplane DC3/C147 by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 27x22x7cm

Notes: Remove the fuselage from the plane. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5593 - Horseplay

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $44

Horseplay by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 14x13x3cm

Notes: Remove the small oval loop (classic Ball & Chain mechanism). 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5596 - Figure 8

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $85

Figure 8 by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 17x9x2cm

Notes: Remove the cord from the figure-8. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5597 - Coils

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $47

Coils by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 9x4x2cm

Notes: Separate the two coils; more challenging is to properly reconnect them. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5598 - Pistol

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $29

Pistol by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 13x11x1cm

Notes: Remove the magazine/loop from the pistol. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5602 - Heart And Double Loop Circle

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $22

Heart And Double Loop Circle by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 13x10x3cm

Notes: Separate the heart from the double circle. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5603 - Balance

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $55

Balance by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 17x9x1cm

Notes: Remove the two rings. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5605 - Simplex

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $31

Simplex by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 12x8x2cm

Notes: Separate the three pieces. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5606 - Scissors

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $43

Scissors by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 11x8x2cm

Notes: Remove the loose ring. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5607 - Snail

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $22

Snail by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 14x8x2cm

Notes: Remove the wand from the snail. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5608 - Diddle

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $43

Diddle by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 12x12x3cm

Notes: Remove the ring. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5615 - Time Warp

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $22

Time Warp by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 13x6x2cm

Notes: Remove the ring; a variation of classic Horseshoes. 1/8" dia. Double nickel steel. Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5616 - Twister

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $22

Twister by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 12x4x2cm

Notes: Separate the two pieces. 3/16" dia. Stainless steel. Includes black storage bag and original solution sheet.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5618 - Coils

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $70

Coils by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 18x6x3cm

Notes: Separate the two coils; more challenging is to properly reconnect them. 3/16" dia. Stainless steel. Includes black storage bag and original solution.

Source: Rick Irby

 

Lot 5626 - 11-N

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/9/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $345

11-N by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: The new N-series includes revisions of older combinatoric designs, but with strong hinting by the placement of dissimilar woods. This is Hexagonal Prism, made from padauk, walnut, yellowheart, poplar, and pine; very light wax finish on exterior. Minor gaps and misalignment in places. One piece inscribed "11-N, STC, 2019". Includes copy of N-series information sheet. Only two or three made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5627 - 12-N

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/10/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $230

12-N by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: The new N-series includes revisions of older combinatoric designs, but with strong hinting by the placement of dissimilar woods. This is Triangular Prism, made from padauk, walnut, yellowheart, poplar, and mahogany; very light wax finish on exterior. Minor gaps and misalignment in places. One piece inscribed "12-N, STC, 2019". Includes copy of N-series information sheet. Only two or three made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5628 - 14-N

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $305

14-N by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8cm

Notes: The new N-series includes revisions of older combinatoric designs, but with strong hinting by the placement of dissimilar woods. This is Super Nova, made from padauk, walnut, yellowheart, poplar, and maple; very light wax finish on exterior. Minor gaps and misalignment in places. One piece inscribed "14-N, STC, 2019". Includes copy of N-series information sheet. Only two or three made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5629 - 34-N

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $180

34-N by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8cm

Notes: The new N-series includes revisions of older combinatoric designs, but with strong hinting by the placement of dissimilar woods. This is Augmented Four Corners, made from padauk, walnut, yellowheart, poplar, and maple; very light wax finish on exterior. Minor gaps and misalignment in places. One piece inscribed "34-N, STC, 2019". Includes copy of N-series information sheet. Only two or three made.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5630 - Rhombox

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $477

Rhombox by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 14cm

Notes: 12 panels fit together to form a rhombic dodecahedron. Made from walnut and tulipwood; slight wear at one vertex. This was made in limited quantities as the trophy for the Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition.

 

Lot 5631 - Rhombox

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $330

Rhombox by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 14cm

Notes: 12 panels fit together to form a rhombic dodecahedron. Made from makore and kingwood. This was made in limited quantities as the trophy for the Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition.

 

Lot 5633 - Pile of Disks (M-12-2)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/1/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $220

Pile of Disks (M-12-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Open the trick box. All movement is tight but operational.

 

Lot 5634 - Box with a Ribbon (P-27)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $310

Box with a Ribbon (P-27) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x9cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Small imperfection on one ribbon loop (top level toward front).

 

Lot 5635 - Money Bank (M-14)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $132

Money Bank (M-14) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Excellent condition; mechanism not tested. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5637 - Book (P-6)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/2/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $161

Book (P-6) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x14x6cm

Notes: Classic book with trick drawer. Includes original box (slightly damaged). Cover is warped, creating gaps; however mechanism works fine.

 

Lot 5638 - The Clive Cube

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $165

The Clive Cube by Simon Nightingale

Designer/Maker: Simon Nightingale

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: This is a very tricky six-piece burr hidden inside a solid cube. The was the IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Simon Nightingale.

 

Lot 5639 - Marbled Walnut Sheet Cake

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $680

Marbled Walnut Sheet Cake by Perry McDaniel

Designer/Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 7x7x5cm

Notes: Find the marble in the secret compartment. Dovetail fit and movement are excellent. This was the IPP26 Exchange puzzle from Perry McDaniel. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5640 - Burry Joint

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/3/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $111

Burry Joint by Bill Cutler and Jerry McFarland / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler and Jerry McFarland
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 13-piece burr. The three "middle" pieces are the key to the puzzle and move in an unusual way. This mechanism is protected from accidental discover by a common locking mechanism. Appears to be made from cherry, with glossy finish. This was Bill Cutler's IPP20 Exchange puzzle. Includes original information card.

 

Lot 5641 - Rhombic Crystal

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $182

Rhombic Crystal by Wayne Daniel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Wayne Daniel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: 4-pieces make a golden rhombic icosahedron; some unusual movement. Made from chechen. This was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Abel Garcia. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5642 - Great Dodecahedron

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $295

Great Dodecahedron by David Bruce / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: David Bruce
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr augmented to form the great dodecahedron (second stellation of the regular dodecahedron). Some gaps visible when assembled (see photo). See IPP17 photo of individual pieces. This was David Bruce's IPP17 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box.

 

Lot 5643 - Caged Burr

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $80

Caged Burr by Steve Smith / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Steve Smith
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

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. Includes original box and information card.

 

Lot 5648 - Japanese Wood Joint Burr

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $265

Japanese Wood Joint Burr

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Six identical pieces except that two have extra notches. Piece shapes were inspired by traditional Japanese wood joints, made in maple and redheart. A foam version was Frans de Vreugd's IPP18 Exchange puzzle. See assembled burr in photo of pieces with lot 5553 (slightly larger).

 

Lot 5649 - 4 Toast Puzzle

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $50

4 Toast Puzzle by Jean-Claude Constantin

Designer/Maker: Jean-Claude Constantin

Size: 13x13x2cm

Notes: Fit the four two-layered pieces into the frame. This was the IPP17 Exchange puzzle from Jean-Claude Constantin. Includes information card.

 

Lot 5650 - Dualock

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $23

Dualock by Nob Yoshigahara / Puzzland Hikimi

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Puzzland Hikimi

Size: 14x14x4cm

Notes: Separate the crossing sticks. Very simple but tricky mechanism to open, even if you know how it works! Some surface wear.

 

Lot 5655 - Panex Silver

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $190

Panex Silver by T. Akanuma / Tricks Co. Ltd.

Designer: T. Akanuma
Maker: Tricks Co. Ltd.

Size: 15x10x1cm

Notes: Swap the two columns of tiles with the help of the vacant middle channel. However unlike the Tower of Hanoi, each tile is physically constrained never to fall lower than its original position. The piece images indicate their ordering (Silver feature). The minimum number of moves is 27,564. More information can be found at Panex Resource Page. Includes complete original packaging.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5656 - Panex Silver

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $190

Panex Silver by T. Akanuma / Tricks Co. Ltd.

Designer: T. Akanuma
Maker: Tricks Co. Ltd.

Size: 15x10x1cm

Notes: Swap the two columns of tiles with the help of the vacant middle channel. However unlike the Tower of Hanoi, each tile is physically constrained never to fall lower than its original position. The piece images indicate their ordering (Silver feature). The minimum number of moves is 27,564. More information can be found at Panex Resource Page. Includes original packaging (except package cover is missing).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5657 - Panex Gold

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/3/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $160

Panex Gold by T. Akanuma / Tricks Co. Ltd.

Designer: T. Akanuma
Maker: Tricks Co. Ltd.

Size: 15x10x1cm

Notes: Swap the two columns of tiles with the help of the vacant middle channel. However unlike the Tower of Hanoi, each tile is physically constrained never to fall lower than its original position. Gold is the "harder" version, where pieces do not give visual indication of their original depth. The minimum number of moves is 27,564. More information can be found at Panex Resource Page. Includes original packaging (missing cover); pieces in excellent condition.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5658 - Golden Rhombic Triacontahedron

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $202

Golden Rhombic Triacontahedron by Wayne Daniel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Wayne Daniel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Five pieces form a golden rhombic triacontahedron. Made from peroba rosa; slight gaps around key piece; otherwise fit is very good. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5659 - Golden Rhombic Triacontahedron

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $200

Golden Rhombic Triacontahedron by Wayne Daniel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Wayne Daniel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a golden rhombic triacontahedron. Made from redheart; a few small gaps in surface, and key pieces are slightly loose. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5665 - The Binary Burr

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $413

The Binary Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: This puzzle was designed to function like a Chinese Rings puzzle: the central stick is equivalent to the loop, and the six intersecting sticks are the "rings". The design can be extended to 2N rings (with no upper bound to the number of moves required). Awarded the jury's first prize at the 2003 IPP Puzzle Design Competition. Made from walnut and cherry. Includes original 7-page information and solution booklet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5668 - New Secret Box II-2 (M-39-2)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $425

Winning bid: $725

New Secret Box II-2 (M-39-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: More than just the panels move; 30 total moves to open the box. This was the jury's Grand Prize winner in the 2010 Yoshigahara Design Competition. One slider is sticky. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5669 - Two Drawers (M-25)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $650

Two Drawers (M-25) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x11x10cm

Notes: Two trick drawers. Light scratch on one side. Includes original box and small solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5671 - Cake (P-13)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2019

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $680

Cake (P-13) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x17x8cm

Notes: Remove walnut cake from the plate to find a secret compartment. Includes original box.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5672 - Pile of Disks (M-12-2)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2019

Est. Value: $225

Winning bid: $258

Pile of Disks (M-12-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Open the trick box. Includes original box (faded) and Japanese instructions.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5673 - Hamburger (P-29)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,050

Hamburger (P-29) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x10cm

Notes: Open the trick burger. Includes original box and Japanese instructions.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5674 - King Crown (P-31)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $680

King Crown (P-31) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x13cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment; don't pull or twist the jewels! Made from zelkova, walnut, and velvet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5694 - Arjeu Stellated Dodecahedron (CT766)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $239

Arjeu Stellated Dodecahedron (CT766) by Jean-Paul Pierlot / Arjeu

Designer: Jean-Paul Pierlot
Maker: Arjeu

Diameter: 60cm

Notes: Very large stellated dodecahedron, made of 32 balls and 90 bars. Balls have glossy finish, with some minor scrapes and wear. Shipped assembled unless otherwise arranged; a $10 shipping surcharge will be added for this very oversized item.

 

Lot 5695 - Gillen King

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $81

Gillen King by Marcel Gillen / Bits & Pieces

Designer: Marcel Gillen
Maker: Bits & Pieces

Height: 15 cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Some surface and internal wear. Reproduction made by Bits & Pieces.

 

Lot 5696 - Gillen Queen

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 9/29/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

Gillen Queen by Marcel Gillen / Bits & Pieces

Designer: Marcel Gillen
Maker: Bits & Pieces

Height: 14 cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Some surface and internal wear. This was Marcel Gillen's Exchange puzzle from IPP20. Reproduction made by Bits & Pieces.

 

Lot 5697 - Gillen Rook

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

Gillen Rook by Marcel Gillen / Bits & Pieces

Designer: Marcel Gillen
Maker: Bits & Pieces

Height: 9.5 cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Some surface and internal wear. Reproduction made by Bits & Pieces

 

Lot 5698 - Gillen Pawn

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2019

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $92

Gillen Pawn by Marcel Gillen

Designer: Marcel Gillen

Height: 11.5 cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment to find a small pawn. Some surface and internal wear. Reproduction made by Bits & Pieces.

 

Lot 5699 - Sphinx (156-A)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $1,787

Sphinx (156-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16 cm

Notes: Improved version of Saturn, made in five woods. The Sphinx evolved from Jupiter and Saturn, and is made of 12 dissimilar pieces with unique assembly. Excellent fit and finish. Inscribed "156-A, STC, 2000".

 

Lot 5700 - Iso-Prism (101-A)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2019

Est. Value: $550

Winning bid: $727

Iso-Prism (101-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 12.5 cm

Notes: 12 dissimilar pieces fit together similar to Twelve-Piece Separation. This is same as Isosceles (101) but with the gaps filled in. Unlike Triangular Prism, the cross-section is isosceles (50°, 65°, 65°) rather than equilateral. Made in camphor. Key pieces are slightly loose. One key piece inscribed "101-A, STC, 1994".

 

Lot 5701 - The General, Elongated Version (13-A)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/10/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $295

The General, Elongated Version (13-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9 cm

Notes: The General is a mod of Triangular Prism. The name (elongated version) is a bit deceptive, as it only refers to which direction the mod pieces are attached, not the lengths of anything. Very light wax finish on exterior; very minor sticker residue in one spot; pencil marks inside showing solution assembly. One piece inscribe "13-A, STC, 2015" (light pencil, outside of puzzle).

 

Lot 5702 - Fusion-Confusion (15-A)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2019

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $325

Fusion-Confusion (15-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x7x7 cm

Notes: This design is the same as Triumph except that two pairs of pieces are fused together. Assembles into four different symmetric shapes. Made from purpleheart, satinwood, and teak. Pencil marks on inside of pieces. One piece inscribed "15-A, STC, 1996"; one piece inscribed with wood types.

 

Lot 5703 - Egyptian (23-A)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $265

Egyptian (23-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: These pieces are enlarged versions of the Scrambled Scorpius pieces (six dissimilar pieces, unique solution). Slight surface irregularities due to crafting; surfaces appear unfinished. One piece inscribed "23-A, STC, 2015" (outside in pencil).

 

Lot 5704 - X-2-C

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/3/2019

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $153

X-2-C by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9 cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces assemble in two halves; appears similar to X-2, with pieces augmented to form a ball. Very light wax finish on exterior; surface wear and small gaps in places. One piece inscribed "X-2-C, STC, 2018".

 

Lot 5705 - X-36

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2019

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $310

X-36 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10 cm

Notes: This is a truncated verison of Scrambled Scorpius, made with four fancy woods arranged in the common "parallel" pattern. Made from four fancy woods; very light wax finish on exterior; slightly loose fit with very small gaps; but good movement. One piece inscribed "X-36, STC, 2018".

 

Lot 5706 - X-38

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/9/2019

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $320

X-38 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10 cm

Notes: This is a truncated verison of Scrambled Scorpius, made with four fancy woods arranged in the uncommon "triangles" pattern. Made from four fancy woods; very light wax finish on exterior; slightly loose fit with very small gaps; but good movement. Some internal pencil markings. One piece inscribed "X-38, STC, 2018".

 

Lot 5708 - Contrary Cover (197-C)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/7/2019

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $160

Contrary Cover (197-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Box edge: 7.5 cm

Notes: Four pieces fit into the box with a restricted opening. Very light wax finish on exterior. Base inscribed "197-D, STC, 2015"; 197-D is not a documented design, and this puzzle matches the published description of 197-C.

 

Lot 5709 - Fancy That (200-A)

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/10/2019

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $318

Fancy That (200-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six pieces form the third stellation of the RDD. Pieces not finished and fit is slightly off in places; pencil marks inside, showing solution assembly. Very light wax finish on exterior. One piece inscribed "200-A, STC, 2017" (light pencil on outside).

 

Lot 5710 - Fancy This!

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/6/2019

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $135

Fancy This! by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 9 cm

Notes: This is Coffin design #115. Seven dissimilar pieces assemble sequentially and with coordinate motion. Key piece is loose. This was Nick Baxter's Exchange puzzle from IPP17.

 

Lot 5712 - Yin Yang Master Puzzlebox

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/5/2019

Est. Value: $275

Winning bid: $802

Yin Yang Master Puzzlebox by Randal Gatewood / Randal Gatewood/Stickman

Designer: Randal Gatewood
Maker: Randal Gatewood/Stickman

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: This was part of a project unfinished at the time of Randal's death; Robert Yarger completed the assembly and finishing. The bottom of the box is stamped with both Quagmire and Stickman logos. Includes booklet prepared by Robert Yarger.

 

Lot 5714 - Yosegi Pattern Box

Phase: 41

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2019

Est. Value: $325

Winning bid: $535

Yosegi Pattern Box by Jesse Borne

Designer/Maker: Jesse Borne

Size: 14x12x8cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Includes solution sheet and certificate of authenticity.

 

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