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Lot 504 - Paper Bag (P-34)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $2,666

Paper Bag (P-34) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 25x15x8cm

Notes: Made of cherry, walnut, and dogwood. Two secret compartments. Includes original box.

 

Lot 505 - Twin Ball (M-28)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $750

Twin Ball (M-28) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x9x9cm

Notes: Each ball contains a secret compartment. Includes display stand, modest solution diagram and original box.

 

Lot 506 - String Box (M-21)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $550

String Box (M-21) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x7cm

Notes: Made of walnut with purpleheart inlay. Includes Japanese instructions and original box.

 

Lot 507 - Gold Chest (P-14-1)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $700

Winning bid: $1,272

Gold Chest (P-14-1) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x10x6cm

Notes: Beautiful example of a classic design. Second compartment opens only after first is found. Includes original instruction diagram and original box.

 

Lot 509 - Unshuttable Drawers (M-20)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,651

Unshuttable Drawers (M-20) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 17x10x10cm

Notes: Made of walnut and lamine. When one drawer is shut, the other pops open--the goal is to close both drawers at the same time. Includes original Japanese instructions and original box.

 

Lot 510 - Dice Box (P-9-1)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $650

Dice Box (P-9-1) by Akio Kamei
Inscription Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 12cm

Notes: Inscription inside box (see photo) is dated Dec. '83, from the original run. All panels are slightly warped. Mechanism seems "loose", but operational. Includes original solution diagram and box.

 

Lot 511 - Pile of Disks (M-12-2)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 6/29/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $580

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Includes original Japanese instructions and original box.

 

Lot 512 - Pneumatic Box (M-18)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $459

Pneumatic Box (M-18) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 20x6x6cm

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

 

Lot 513 - Star (K-8)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/10/2007

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $4,336

Star (K-8) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Disassembles into 22 pieces; pieces fit perfectly. Includes original solution diagrams and box.

 

Lot 514 - Checker Box (S-4)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,050

Checker Box (S-4) by Hideto Satou

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Edge: 12cm

Notes: From the Karakuri Creation Group. Panels slide to reveal secret compartment.

 

Lot 515 - # Burr Puzzle (RF-3-1)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $953

# Burr Puzzle (RF-3-1) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Edge: 11cm

Notes: From the Karakuri Creation Group. This is a 42-piece interlocking puzzle that completely disassembles. Includes detailed assembly instructions and original box.

 

Lot 516 - Popping Up (CS-3-3)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 6/30/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $271

Popping Up (CS-3-3) by Hideto Satou

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Size: 14x8x7cm

Notes: From the collaborative Creative Secret Box project of the Karakuri Group. Crafted from magnolia and walnut by Tetsuo Miyamoto. This box has a very unusual move, only known to appear in one other box (Mechanism Box 98). Includes solution diagram and original box.

 

Lot 517 - Big Bang (TW-132)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $800

Big Bang (TW-132) by Trevor Wood
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 24x11x11cm

Notes: Goal is to open the detonator to find a stick of dynamite. Front panel is slightly warped and lower front panel has been re-glued, but mechanism is functional. Includes solution and diagrams. Made form afrormosia, ramin, and mahogany.

 

Lot 518 - 12 Diamonds Box (RF-1)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/10/2007

Est. Value: $0

Winning bid: $4,236

12 Diamonds Box (RF-1) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Crafted from walnut, cherry, and oak. This is the precursor to better known Dream of Zebra series, and has the same mechanism. Includes stand, original instructions and box.

 

Lot 519 - Hexagonal Prism (11)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/5/2007

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $11,311

Hexagonal Prism (11) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1983". Woods are likely mahogany, rosewood and limba.

 

Lot 520 - Four-Piece Pyramid (26)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $700

Four-Piece Pyramid (26) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 11cm

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

 

Lot 521 - Twelve Point (33-A)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $831

Twelve Point (33-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Inscribed "33-A, STC, 1996". Made of teak and satinwood from 0.8 inch stock. Six dissimilar pieces with unique assembly. Pieces are numbered in pencil.

 

Lot 522 - Diagonal Cube (58)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/6/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $11,111

Diagonal Cube (58) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Inscribed "STC 1984". Crafted in cherry and rosewood. Six dissimilar pieces form a cube. Excellent example of this classic design.

 

Lot 523 - Confessional (68)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/6/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $444

Confessional (68) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: This is a slanted version of the 12-piece Altekruse puzzle, creating two kinds of pieces, and making the traditional assemblies impossible. Once you solve this version, you will discover that this unusual assembly also works for the standard Altekruse.

 

Lot 524 - Sphinx (156-X #4)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $950

Winning bid: $12,200

Sphinx (156-X #4) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: Inscribed "156-X, STC, 2000". Despite the inscription, appears to be 156-C. All versions made were unique; this is #4. Pieces marked on the inside, identifying the thirty different woods: bocate, purpleheart, ziricote, kingwood, angico, padauk, Honduran rosewood, tulipwood, Honduran mahogany, canary, teak, acle, walnut, imbuya, Brazilian cherry, yellowheart, tarara, locust, sumac, paela, maple, poplar, ash, limba, southern yellow pine, paldao, oak, cherry, zebrawood, and lacewood!

 

Lot 525 - No-Name (178-A)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $315

No-Name (178-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 14x11x1cm

Notes: Inscribed "178-A, STC, 2001". Place the six pentomino pieces into the tray. Crafted from oak. Poplar, Honduran rosewood, padauk, yellowheart, and paela.

 

Lot 526 - 4-Key Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $456

4-Key Lock

Size: 14x6x5cm

Notes: Classic four-key lock. One keyhole is visible; the other three are hidden. Each key must be used to eventually open the lock. Lock style #2,5.

 

Lot 528 - Maglock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/5/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $71

Maglock

Size: 9x4x2cm

Notes: There is no keyhole--this lock is opened by placing the magnetic key along the side of the lock body. Includes original box (in poor condition).

 

Lot 529 - Round Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Round Trick Lock

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #1.

 

Lot 530 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 6/25/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Trick Lock

Size: 10x7x2cm

Notes: Surface is corroded, but in fine condition. Includes one key; lock style #2.

 

Lot 531 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $87

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Includes two different keys; lock styles #2,5.

 

Lot 532 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

Trick Lock

Size: 9x7x2cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #2.

 

Lot 533 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $49

Trick Lock

Size: 10x6x3cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #2.

 

Lot 534 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 6/30/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $67

Trick Lock

Size: 7x4x2cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #2.

 

Lot 535 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $50

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #5.

 

Lot 536 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 6/26/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $53

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #5.

 

Lot 537 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $35

Trick Lock

Size: 7x5x2cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock styles #1,5.

 

Lot 538 - Small Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $27

Small Trick Lock

Size: 5x4x1cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock styles #1,5.

 

Lot 539 - Round Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $61

Round Trick Lock

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Unusual key goes into side of lock. Includes one key; lock style #5.

 

Lot 540 - Round Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $27

Round Trick Lock

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Unusual key goes into side of lock. Includes one key; lock style #5.

 

Lot 541 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Unusual key goes into side of lock. Includes one key; lock style #5.

 

Lot 542 - Round Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $29

Round Trick Lock

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #1.

 

Lot 543 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 6/29/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $51

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #3.

 

Lot 544 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $162

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x2cm

Notes: Unusual mechanism; unlike any others here. Includes two keys; lock style #3.

 

Lot 545 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $48

Trick Lock

Size: 11x7x3cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #3.

 

Lot 546 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/7/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $1,258

Trick Lock

Size: 8x6x2cm

Notes: Unusual mechanism; unlike any other here. Includes one key; lock styles #2,3,5. Includes original box; box in poor condition.

 

Lot 547 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $82

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #3. Includes original box (good condition). Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 548 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 6/30/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $53

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #3. Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 549 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $25

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #3. Includes original box (bad condition).

 

Lot 550 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/5/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $239

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Includes original box (in good condition). Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 551 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $32

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Includes original box (in poor condition). Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 552 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $32

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Includes original box (in good condition). Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 553 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $55

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Includes original box (in good condition). Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 554 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $51

Trick Lock

Size: 10x7x4cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 555 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $61

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 556 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $32

Trick Lock

Size: 8x6x2cm

Notes: Includes one key; lock style #6.

 

Lot 557 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $49

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Includes original box (in poor condition). Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 558 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $27

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Includes original box (in average condition). Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 559 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $18

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #1. Includes original box (in fair condition). Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 560 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $60

Trick Lock

Size: 9x6x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #4. Includes original box (in fair condition). Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 561 - Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $110

Trick Lock

Size: 8x5x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #6. No other lock here like this. Made in Aligarh.

 

Lot 562 - Large Trick Lock

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

Large Trick Lock

Size: 11x7x3cm

Notes: Includes two keys; lock style #2,3.

 

Lot 563 - Hoffmann Screw Box

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $312

Hoffmann Screw Box by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: The goal is to find two secret compartments; one is easy, and one is difficult. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 564 - Hoffmann Double Barrel & Ring

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $282

Hoffmann Double Barrel & Ring by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 19x5x5cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the ring. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. Beautifully made, but puzzle is not well hidden. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 565 - Hoffmann Sceptre

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $426

Hoffmann Sceptre by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 20x5x5cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the ring; this design is slightly more complicated that original. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay; made from tulipwood and ebony. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 566 - Hoffmann Cannon & Ball

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $607

Hoffmann Cannon & Ball by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 18x7x6cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the cannon ball from the cannon. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay; made from African blackwood and mahogany. Slight scratch near muzzle. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 567 - Layered Altekruse

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $120

Winning bid: $558

Layered Altekruse by Oscar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oscar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Assembly similar to Altekruse, but using slabs instead of sticks. Two key pieces are very well hidden. Includes original diagram.

 

Lot 568 - Six Fingers Burr

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $703

Six Fingers Burr by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, each having six "fingers". Made from mahogany. Includes original assembly instructions and box.

 

Lot 569 - Triple Shift

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $2,013

Triple Shift by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Expanded Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Crafted from moradillo and maple. Includes original box. See additional photo for view of cube interior.

 

Lot 570 - Dutch Rings

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/6/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $523

Dutch Rings by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Unsolved Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 10cm

Notes: Four confusing rings (see extra photo) linked together to form a unified shape. Crafted from mahogany. Includes original assembly diagram.

 

Lot 571 - Ring Maze

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/6/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $555

Ring Maze by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 13x13x2cm

Notes: Mate the two half rings at various locations in the grid. Includes original instruction sheet with five challenges of increasing difficulty. Crafted from maple and walnut.

 

Lot 572 - Six Rings

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $525

Six Rings by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 14x13x13cm

Notes: Assemble the six rings into the figure shown. Includes display/assembly stand.

 

Lot 573 - Impossiburr

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/7/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $700

Impossiburr by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Rear View Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 20cm

Notes: Assemble the six pieces to form a strange burr. Viewed from the correct angle, distance, and lighting, the shape appears to be an impossible burr. Includes original diagrams and assembly instructions.

 

Lot 574 - Space Rings

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $471

Space Rings by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Goal is to assemble the two rings inside the cage. Very challenging to assemble, and to disassemble! Crafted from walnut and canarywood.

 

Lot 575 - Binary Burr

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $335

Binary Burr by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 9x8x8cm

Notes: Designed to mimic the mechanism the Chinese Rings puzzle family, and therefore create burr puzzles of unlimited complexity and move count. This design won first prize at the 2003 IPP Design Competition. Crafted by Jerry McFarland in walnut and cherry. Includes six-page guide with historical notes and assembly instructions.

 

Lot 576 - Three Chains Ring

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $185

Three Chains Ring by Mike Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Mike Toulouzas

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces, made of palisander, walnut and zebrawood. Includes designer's certificate.

 

Lot 577 - Eight Arrows Trigo Cube

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $244

Eight Arrows Trigo Cube by Mike Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Mike Toulouzas

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Eight pieces, crafted from bubinga rosewood, iroco and wenge. Includes designer's certificate.

 

Lot 578 - Dual Rhombic Pyramid

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $265

Dual Rhombic Pyramid by Mike Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Mike Toulouzas

Size: 12x9x8cm

Notes: Six pieces, crafted from bubinga rosewood and wenge. Includes designer's certificate.

 

Lot 579 - Truncated Tetrahedron

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/6/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $814

Truncated Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Two identical pieces and two mirror image pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Interior stamped "Interlocking Puzzles". Includes original box.

 

Lot 580 - Truncated Cube Set

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $2,201

Truncated Cube Set by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Five Piece Truncated Cube, made from Brazilian cherry. Six Piece Truncated Cube, made from peroba rosa. Seven Piece Truncated Cube, made from jarrah. All puzzles assemble sequentially.

 

Lot 581 - Truncated Octahedron Set

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/6/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $11,111

Truncated Octahedron Set by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Maple: four pieces assemble sequentially. Jarrah: four pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Tajibo: four pieces assemble in two halves.

 

Lot 582 - Small Egg

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/5/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $121

Small Egg by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: Eight brass pieces fit together to form an egg shape. Includes display stand.

 

Lot 583 - Collusion (4 block)

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $71

Collusion (4 block) by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 7x7x1cm

Notes: Eight notched brass rods weave together inside the four blocks. Includes original solution diagram.

 

Lot 584 - Nuts-N-Ring

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $49

Nuts-N-Ring by Rocky Chiaro

Designer/Maker: Rocky Chiaro

Size: 6x2x2cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the ring. Includes original solution diagram.

 

Lot 585 - Three-Piece Pyramid

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $131

Three-Piece Pyramid by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Three distinct shapes form a pyramid; simple, sequential assembly.

 

Lot 586 - Crystal Cube

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/5/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $475

Crystal Cube by Bill Darrah / Pelikan
Inside View Photo

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Six dissimilar pieces with very irregular shapes (see extra photo) assemble sequentially to form a cube.

 

Lot 587 - Crystal Family Cube A

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $233

Crystal Family Cube A by Bill Darrah / Pelikan
Expanded Photo

Designer: Bill Darrah
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 6cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Six dissimilar pieces assemble via coordinate motion.

 

Lot 588 - Kim Nopack

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $99

Kim Nopack by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Pack the 10 pieces into the box. The box has two internal blocks (one visible), making the assembly more challenging.

 

Lot 589 - Sam Packinpah

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $96

Sam Packinpah by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Pack the 10 pieces into the box. The box has four internal blocks (one visible), making the assembly more challenging.

 

Lot 590 - Stick Burr

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/5/2007

Est. Value: $0

Winning bid: $475

Stick Burr by Jim Gooch / Pelikan
Expanded Photo

Designer: Jim Gooch
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Four irregular "stick" shapes (none with a 2x2x1 region) assemble to form a burr shape.

 

Lot 591 - Extreme Torture

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $555

Extreme Torture by Frans de Vreugd / Pelikan

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Very high level burr (28-21) with six pieces. Also known as the Gordian Knot (ThinkFun).

 

Lot 592 - 50a Star III

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/6/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $419

50a Star III by Pelikan

Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Diagonal star, crafted by Pelikan.

 

Lot 593 - Double Dutch

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/3/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $1,111

Double Dutch by Dic Sonneveld / Pelikan

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan in maple, wenge, and robinia. Very tricky to assemble.

 

Lot 594 - Kringloop

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $526

Kringloop by Rik Brouwer / Pelikan

Designer: Rik Brouwer
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 12x11x5cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Seven pieces assemble to form a 2-sided crystal shape inside a hexagonal box.

 

Lot 595 - Fundamental Framed Burr

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/1/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $104

Fundamental Framed Burr by Lars Christensen / Pelikan

Designer: Lars Christensen
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Six sticks inside a frame; very complicated to assemble/disassemble (27 moves to remove first piece).

 

Lot 596 - X-Ray Vision

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $526

X-Ray Vision by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Six unusual shapes form a skeleton burr.

 

Lot 597 - Awoi Cube #1

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $352

Awoi Cube #1 by H. Tamura / Pelikan

Designer: H. Tamura
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Very challenging assembly puzzle.

 

Lot 598 - Awoi Cube #2

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 6/30/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $115

Awoi Cube #2 by H. Tamura / Pelikan

Designer: H. Tamura
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Very challenging assembly puzzle. Movement is tight.

 

Lot 599 - Tubular Burr Box

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/5/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $312

Tubular Burr Box by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Nine dissimilar pieces assemble sequentially into a burr form.

 

Lot 601 - Dracula's Dental Disaster

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/2/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $155

Dracula's Dental Disaster by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Nine pieces assemble to for a burr (level 3-5-16). Some pieces are very tight.

 

Lot 602 - Easy Livin'

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/6/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $11,111

Easy Livin' by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan. Six "rings" assemble to form a burr shape. Requires some very clever moves. Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 604 - Icosahed-RIK

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/4/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $526

Icosahed-RIK by Rik Brouwer / Pelikan
Interior Photo

Designer: Rik Brouwer
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Crafted by Pelikan in amaranth and palisander. Ten pieces assemble to form a icosahedron (see extra photo). Includes stand.

 

Lot 605 - Femganger Cube

Phase: 5

Last Bid Date: 7/6/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $528

Femganger Cube by William Waite / Pelikan

Designer: William Waite
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Also known as William's Wonder. Crafted by Pelikan. Five pieces assemble to form a cube. Reminiscent of Meyer's Cube. Piece movement is very smooth.

 

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