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Lot 232 - Trick Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $21

Trick Box
Warped Panel Photo

Size: 17x11x6cm

Notes: 3-moves to open. Extreme warping (see extra photo) makes the box difficult to open. Finish on bottom panel is heavily worn.

 

Lot 620 - Hoffman Lighthouse

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $292

Hoffman Lighthouse by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 19x6x6cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the ring from the lighthouse. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted in ebony, mopane, and piquia amarillo by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 621 - Hoffmann Key & Ring

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $513

Hoffmann Key & Ring by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 20x7x2cm

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

 

Lot 622 - Hoffmann Invisible Gift

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/21/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $526

Hoffmann Invisible Gift by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 7x7x3cm

Notes: The goal is to find the secret compartment. The mechanism is different from the Wedding Ring Box (where the center is pushed from the outside). Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 623 - Hoffmann New Castle Money Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/21/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $526

Hoffmann New Castle Money Box by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 8x5x5cm

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

 

Lot 640 - Whiskey Bottle (P-4)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $850

Whiskey Bottle (P-4) by Akio Kamei
Bottom Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 23x10x10cm

Notes: Rare box from 1983. Three secret compartments are hidden in the whiskey bottle. Front panel is noticeably warped (see extra photo), but does not affect mechanism; side panels have slight warping. Includes original box.

 

Lot 641 - Cosmox (M-17)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/14/2007

Est. Value: $750

Winning bid: $416

Cosmox (M-17) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: This box was first made in 1990 and again a couple years later; this was made in the latter batch. The mechanism tends to be troublesome, so good working versions are rare. After many tries, I have only opened this one once. Includes original box and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 642 - CUBI-Bypath (M-11-2)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $691

CUBI-Bypath (M-11-2) by Akio Kamei
Internals Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Slide the face panels in the correct sequence to open the box. The Standard CUBI follows a binary algorithm. This does as well, but also includes a shortcut! Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 643 - Money Bank (M-14-2)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $221

Money Bank (M-14-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Coin bank with inlaid top. Includes original box and Japanese instructions. Mechanism was not tested.

 

Lot 644 - CUBIC (M-32)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $3,551

CUBIC (M-32) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 14x14x14cm

Notes: Goal is to open the secret compartment. Each face has three concentric spring-loaded panels. Made from beech, walnut, and keyaki. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 645 - Box with a Key (P-38)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $575

Box with a Key (P-38) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x12x11cm

Notes: Box made from walnut; key made from red sandlewood. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 646 - Box with a Ribbon (P-27)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $257

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

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Includes original box and Japanese solution.

 

Lot 740 - Okiyama Geisha Box (YO-4)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $1,950

Okiyama Geisha Box (YO-4) by Yoshio Okiyama
End Panel Movement Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 15x10x7cm

Notes: 10-move trick box, including very unusual movement of the end panels (see extra photo). The inlaid wood picture is unusually striking. The side and top panels show some warping, not affecting the puzzle mechanism. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 742 - Push-Up Box (N-6-2)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $3,150

Push-Up Box (N-6-2) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Size: 8x6x5cm

Notes: Four-move push-up secret box. Excellent condition. Includes original cardboard box and solution photos.

 

Lot 744 - Hermit Crab Box (TJ-7)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $295

Hermit Crab Box (TJ-7) by Shiro Tajima
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: Four-compartment box opens in an unusual fashion (related to, but not as fancy as the W-O Box). Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 745 - Byway Secret 2 (RF-8-2)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $310

Byway Secret 2 (RF-8-2) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Ten moves to open two secret compartments, requiring some unusual moves. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 746 - Sea-mate (E-5)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $480

Sea-mate (E-5) by Hiroshi Endoh
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Endoh

Size: 27x10x5cm

Notes: Find the hidden compartment. Made from Japanese beech. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 747 - Butterfly (B)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $423

Butterfly (B) by Hiroyuki Oka
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Three moves to open secret compartment. Made from Peruvian walnut and cherry. Includes original box.

 

Lot 748 - Crossover

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $775

Crossover by Nintendo

Maker: Nintendo

Size: 9x9x3cm

Notes: Goal is to arrange the polarized panels so that each space is the same (either clear or colored). Sealed packaging; dated 1981.

 

Lot 749 - Panex Silver

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/23/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $465

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

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

Size: 15x10x1cm

Notes: The goal is to 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 falls lower than its original position. The minimum number of moves has never been confirmed; research gives an upper bound of 31,537 moves, but is likely just 27,564. More information can be found at Panex Resource Page. Includes original sealed packaging.

 

Lot 750 - Baby Tiger

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $285

Baby Tiger by S.E. Stotts / Hanabishi
Box Photo

Designer: S.E. Stotts
Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 14x14x1cm

Notes: Goal is to surround the tiger by the cage in the upper-right corner and restore the guard. Requires some unexpected moves. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 751 - Wooden Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $285

Wooden Puzzle by C.L. Diamond / Hanabishi
Box Photo

Designer: C.L. Diamond
Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 14x14x1cm

Notes: Also known as Ma's Puzzle; the goal is to mate the L-shaped pieces in the upper-right corner. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 752 - Fence the Cow

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $426

Fence the Cow by Hanabishi
Box Photo

Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 14x11x1cm

Notes: Goal is to fence in the cow in the lower-right corner. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 753 - King Out

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/19/2007

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $134

King Out by Dr. Kobayashi / Hanabishi
Box Photo

Designer: Dr. Kobayashi
Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 14x11x1cm

Notes: Goal is to move the king through the exit. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 754 - Happy Couple

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/21/2007

Est. Value: $15

Winning bid: $237

Happy Couple by Hanabishi
Box Photo

Maker: Hanabishi

Size: 22x11x1cm

Notes: Goal is to join the couple. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 755 - Helio-Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $70

Helio-Puzzle by Nob Yoshigahara / Hanayama
Box Photo

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Hanayama

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: This is a modern version of Get My Goat, originally designed by J.I. Wiley. Includes original box.

 

Lot 756 - Fisher's Dodecahedron

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $185

Fisher's Dodecahedron by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Tony Fisher's Skewb transformations are rare and very cool. Unlike some Skewb transformations, this puzzle retains its shape after each move. Movement is excellent; clicks like a regular Skewb. One orange face has fairly minor black scuff marks.

 

Lot 757 - Fisher's Mini-Octahedron

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $210

Fisher's Mini-Octahedron by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Edge: 5cm

Notes: This is a Tetraminx transformation, made by Tony Fisher. This puzzle retains its shape after each move. A couple faces have minor black scuff marks. Movement is very good.

 

Lot 758 - Skewb Diamond

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $65

Skewb Diamond by Uwe Meffert

Designer/Maker: Uwe Meffert

Edge: 8cm

Notes: A Skewb transform from Meffert.

 

Lot 759 - Skewb House

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/21/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $426

Skewb House
Mixed-up Photo

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: Skewb transform that looks like a house. Possibly created by Jean-Claude Constantin.

 

Lot 760 - Mushroom Cube

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $174

Mushroom Cube

Size: 8x7x7cm

Notes: Rubik's Cube disguised as a mushroom. Bottom two layers are really one layer.

 

Lot 761 - Crystal Cube

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $94

Crystal Cube

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: This appears to be a standard cube with the corners removed and with the center faces extended. As expected, there is a bit of play in the "edge" cubes (note the diagonal cuts).

 

Lot 762 - Cube/Octagonal Prism Hybrid

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $17

Cube/Octagonal Prism Hybrid

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Appears to be a mix of pieces from a standard Cube and an Octagonal Prism. Some stickers with excess wear.

 

Lot 763 - 2x2x2 Cube Transform

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $94

2x2x2 Cube Transform

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This is a 2x2x2 cube with each face extended. Movement is very good.

 

Lot 764 - Triangular Prism (12)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $505

Triangular Prism (12) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Made from mahogany; no identifying inscriptions.

 

Lot 765 - Star of David (37)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $832

Star of David (37) by Stewart Coffin
End View Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Confusing diagonal assembly. Made from mahogany. Inscribed "STC, 1981", with additional internal markings to aid solving. Surface shows moderate wear.

 

Lot 766 - Five-Piece Octahedral Cluster (31-A)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $832

Five-Piece Octahedral Cluster (31-A) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Uncommon version of Octahedron Cluster. Inscribed "31-A, STC, 1997". Key piece is just a single block that does not lock into place. This copy has some putty to help keep the key in place.

 

Lot 767 - Star Dust (111-B)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/21/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $802

Star Dust (111-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Six identical pieces go together by mating two dissimilar halves, and each half involves coordinate motion of all three pieces. Inscribed "111-B, STC, 1995". Made of mahogany; reportedly one of only two made in 1995. One ding and other minor surface blemishes.

 

Lot 768 - Overdrive (117)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/24/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $2,623

Overdrive (117) by Stewart Coffin
Jig Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Made in teak. Three identical pieces and their mirror images assemble with six-way coordinate motion. Very tricky to assemble manually, so Stewart created an assembly jig to help out (I can personally vouch for its effectiveness!). Inscribed "117, STC, 1996". Reportedly, only five made.

 

Lot 769 - Cluster's Last Stand (119)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $9,089

Cluster's Last Stand (119) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar non-symmetrical pieces assemble as two halves, with coordinate motion; very perplexing. This is Stewart's favorite of the Cluster family. Made from cherry and bloodwood. Inscribed "119, STC, 1997". Includes original box.

 

Lot 770 - Grizzly Burr (96-A)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $282

Grizzly Burr (96-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Six-piece burr with each pair of pieces rotated 5° along their long axis. No inscriptions. Unusual pencil marks, evidence of stickers having been on the ends of the sticks, and unusual wear might indicate that this was a prototype or pre-production version of the puzzle.

 

Lot 771 - Coubion

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $525

Coubion by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 12 identical sticks. No identifying marks, but clearly the work of Philippe Dubois.

 

Lot 772 - Cube D'O

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $315

Cube D'O by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Six distinct pieces. No identifying markings. Although wood is unusual for Dubois, craftsmanship and design appear to be his.

 

Lot 773 - Ball Cruz

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/19/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $315

Ball Cruz by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: 12-piece Altekruse is a spherical shape. No identifying marks, but clearly from Dubois.

 

Lot 774 - Makbilon

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $295

Makbilon by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: 6 identical pieces form a diagonal star. Crafted from oak. Includes original Gaby Games assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 776 - Explosion 2

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $762

Explosion 2 by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 8cm

Notes: 12 identical pieces separate with coordinate motion (similar to Explosion 1, lot 470). One piece branded "Gaby Games". Includes original plastic box (one corner crushed).

 

Lot 777 - Kohavon

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $105

Kohavon by Philippe Dubois

Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7cm

Notes: 6 identical pieces form a diagonal star. Includes original assembly diagram and plastic box.

 

Lot 778 - Shoshana

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $253

Shoshana by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: 6 identical pieces form a rhombic dodecahedron, assembling like a classic diagonal star. Includes original assembly diagrams and plastic box.

 

Lot 779 - Hexagonal Porcupine

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $440

Hexagonal Porcupine by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland/Bill Cutler

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland/Bill Cutler

Stick length: 22cm

Notes: 48 sticks with hexagonal cross-section. Wood appears to be cherry.

 

Lot 780 - Hybrid

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $400

Hybrid by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 18cm

Notes: 30 sticks: 12 hexagonal sticks forming something like Hectix, and 18 square sticks forming an 18-piece burr.

 

Lot 781 - Japanese Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $65

Japanese Box
Open Photo

Size: 11x8x4cm

Notes: Old box with significant wear. It appears that two sliding panels should be moved to open the box, but only one moves and neither are actually required to make the next move. Inlaid Mt. Fuji design.

 

Lot 782 - Japanese Pop-Up Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $90

Japanese Pop-Up Box
Open Photo

Size: 11x8x5cm

Notes: Simple two-move pop-up mechanism, visible in extra photo. Box is old and worn, but with no major defects. Top panel is very slightly warped, not affecting the mechanism. Inlaid Mt. Fuji design.

 

Lot 783 - Japanese Coin Bank

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $29

Japanese Coin Bank

Size: 11x7x5cm

Notes: Old box with modest wear. Two moves to open box. Coin slot is sealed shut as a result of unknown repair. Inlaid Mt. Fuji design.

 

Lot 784 - Large Trick Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $145

Large Trick Box
Open Photo

Size: 28x18x17cm

Notes: Trick box has a hidden key and one main compartment. Mechanism is somewhat similar to a Sorrento box. Glossy finish is uneven in places and reveals flaws under direct light. Box shows overall wear and tear.

 

Lot 785 - Keepers Key Safe

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $275

Keepers Key Safe by Randal Gatewood

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood

Size: 19x10x11cm

Notes: The top of the box slides to reveal a second panel; the goal is to remove that panel. Made of Argentine mahogany. Includes original box and solution booklet.

 

Lot 786 - Box of ZN

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $430

Box of ZN by Randal Gatewood

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood

Size: 25x13x12cm

Notes: The goal is to slide off the top panels by manipulating the sliding rods. Made of keruing and bubinga. Includes solution booklet.

 

Lot 787 - Balalaika Puzzle Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/15/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $75

Balalaika Puzzle Box

Size: 22x15x4cm

Notes: Very simple puzzle mechanism. Smooth finish modest wear and tear. Inlaid disk could be mother of pearl. Screw at base, and screw holes at opposite end are evidence that this may have been strung at one time.

 

Lot 789 - Large Psycho Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/21/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $315

Large Psycho Box
Open Photo

Size: 22x8x5cm

Notes: Nicely carved and finished. This appears to use the classic Psycho Matchbox mechanism, except there is no evidence of a locking pin.

 

Lot 790 - Burr in a Cage

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $526

Burr in a Cage by Bill Cutler / Hikimi

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Hikimi

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Recreation of Bin-Cross, originally produced by Toyo Glass. The burr can be assembled many ways outside of the cage, but only one way inside the cage. This version was made by Hikimi, and signed by Nob.

 

Lot 791 - Stickman #5 Puzzlebox

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $600

Winning bid: $1,350

Stickman #5 Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 27x16x13cm

Notes: This box can be opened, or completely taken apart into 78 pieces. Crafted from maple, walnut, cherry, and bloodwood. Information booklet gives step-by-step instructions to open the box. Limited edition, #19 of 45.

 

Lot 792 - Large Jupiter Reproduction

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/15/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $370

Large Jupiter Reproduction by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 22cm

Notes: Reproduction of Stewart Coffin's Jupiter. Made of 12 identical pieces; separates into two halves in any of six different axes.

 

Lot 793 - Binary Burr

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $342

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 information and solution booklet.

 

Lot 794 - Literal Lateral Slide

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $145

Literal Lateral Slide by William Waite / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: William Waite
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Burr puzzle with a trick: the obvious sequence of moves leads to a dead-end. Small scratch on one face.

 

Lot 795 - Lili

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $47

Lili by Davans

Maker: Davans

Size: 13x8x4cm

Notes: Box with internal maze; the goal is to release the locked bead. Includes solution.

 

Lot 796 - Russian 13

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $124

Russian 13 by Mr. Puzzle Australia

Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 13 sticks made from Australian blackwood, with glossy finish. Design taken from Leonid Mochalov's 400 Games, Puzzles & Tricks. Includes information card.

 

Lot 797 - Oskar's Matchboxes

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $290

Oskar's Matchboxes by Oskar van Deventer / Eric Fuller
Open Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Beautifully made version of Oskar's classic design. The goal is to assemble each of the five matchboxes at the same time.

 

Lot 798 - Banana Burr

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $419

Banana Burr by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan
Expanded Photo

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Excellent fit.

 

Lot 799 - 16 Move Puzzle Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $530

16 Move Puzzle Box by Eric Fuller
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 13x8x8cm

Notes: Made from bubinga and walnut. The design was inspired by the traditional Japanese sliding-panel puzzle boxes, but not the usual around-and-around path. Limited edition: #9 of 45.

 

Lot 800 - Squarrel

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $322

Squarrel by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Eric Fuller

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Ten moves to remove the first piece. Limited edition of 17.

 

Lot 801 - Peanut Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $378

Peanut Puzzle by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie
Sample Photo

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six pieces made of zebrawood. Numerous closed-loop shapes can be constructed using three, four, five, or six pieces. Includes original instruction card.

 

Lot 802 - Combination Lock Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/23/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $1,162

Combination Lock Puzzle by W. E. Dow / Combination Novelty Co.
Box Photo

Designer: W. E. Dow
Maker: Combination Novelty Co.

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Antique sliding block puzzle using an unusual central disk, whose rotation is restricted depending on the placement of the colored disks. Appears to be made of bakelite; includes original box. In excellent condition except for a small chip on center piece. Includes solution sheet.

 

Lot 804 - Stickman #9 Snowflake Ornament

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $365

Stickman #9 Snowflake Ornament by Robert Yarger
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Edge: 4cm

Notes: Six panel box, made from holly. The box opens in seven moves, and can also be completely disassembled. The intricate craftsmanship is impressive (see extra photo).

 

Lot 805 - Seven Woods

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $80

Seven Woods by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Six identical pieces fit together like a diagonal star. Made in seven fancy woods; fit is tight. Craftsmanship matches Pelikan's style, but no supporting information.

 

Lot 806 - Moon Pi

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $423

Moon Pi by Bathsheba Grossman

Designer/Maker: Bathsheba Grossman

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Three identical 3D printed metal pieces, and four glass balls, fit together to form a mathematically inspired sculpture. Includes assembly instruction (assembly will test your dexterity as well as your patience).

 

Lot 807 - Icosahedron Set

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $1,311

Icosahedron Set by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Three ten-piece icosahedrons, all different and made from red heart and paroba rosa. Each include original box.

 

Lot 808 - QuadroPrizm

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $362

QuadroPrizm by Viktor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Viktor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: A member of the Quad Squad family, where pieces from different puzzles can be interchanged (see lots 809 and 810). Made from red heart.

 

Lot 809 - QuadroCube

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

QuadroCube by Viktor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles
Open Photo

Designer: Viktor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 7cm

Notes: A member of the Quad Squad family, where pieces from different puzzles can be interchanged (see lots 808 and 810). Made from zebrawood.

 

Lot 810 - Long Beamed Star

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $361

Long Beamed Star by Viktor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Viktor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 18cm

Notes: A member of the Quad Squad family, where pieces from different puzzles can be interchanged (see lots 809 and 810). Made from padauk.

 

Lot 811 - The Coffin Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $650

The Coffin Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x11x4cm

Notes: A number of pins create a confusing maze for the yellow ball (enter at the top end and exit through the hole). Includes original box.

 

Lot 812 - The Chinese Cross Compendium

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $588

The Chinese Cross Compendium by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 30x24x4cm

Notes: Nicely crafted set of 42 burr pieces, from which you can assemble all 314 possible notchable six-piece burrs. Box and sticks made of mahogany. Includes booklet by C.A. Cross.

 

Lot 813 - Ideal Rubik's Cube

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $9

Ideal Rubik's Cube by Erno Rubik / Ideal/Pentangle

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Ideal/Pentangle

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Original Ideal Rubik's Cube, distributed by Pentangle. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 814 - Perplexing Python Set

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $61

Perplexing Python Set by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Edge: 3cm

Notes: Two different copies of the same puzzle design—one in mahogany and one in heavy paper. Goal is to arrange the blocks so that a single, complete snake is visible. Both include original packaging.

 

Lot 815 - Perplexing Python

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $44

Perplexing Python by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Edge: 3cm

Notes: Goal is to arrange the blocks so that a single, complete snake is visible. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 816 - Equator Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $42

Equator Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Pieces moves along the three equators of the sphere. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 817 - Rotascope

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $193

Rotascope by Pentangle
Reverse Image Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Diameter: 14cm

Notes: Unusual Rotascope design—green snake and Pentangle logo on one side, and three traffic signs on the reverse.

 

Lot 818 - Q.E.D.

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $360

Q.E.D. by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 19x19x19cm

Notes: Oversized, 20 piece burr. Very tricky to disassemble. Includes original box.

 

Lot 819 - Chuck Family Set

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $166

Chuck Family Set by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 14x14x14cm

Notes: Great-Grandpapachuck (150 pieces), Papa-Chuck (54-pieces), and Woodchuck (24-pieces) puzzles. Size given for Great-Grandpapachuck. All include original boxes.

 

Lot 822 - Squirrel Cage Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $21

Squirrel Cage Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: 24 identical pieces form a cage. Ink on label has smeared and slightly stained the puzzle. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 823 - Cross Blocks Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $21

Cross Blocks Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 7x7 x3cm

Notes: This is Pentangle's reproduction of the classic Takitapart puzzle. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 824 - Rhombic Star Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $9

Rhombic Star Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Pentangle's version of the diagonal star burr. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 825 - Question Mark Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $51

Question Mark Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 15x8x5cm

Notes: Six pieces fit together to make a cube in just two different ways. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 826 - Out of the Frying Pan Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $92

Out of the Frying Pan Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 15x10x1cm

Notes: Two clear disks rotate, creating an ever-changing and challenging maze. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 827 - Basic Board Burr

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $257

Basic Board Burr by Lars Christensen / Pelikan

Designer: Lars Christensen
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Level 2-11. Excellent condition.

 

Lot 828 - Crooked 6 Piece Burr

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/21/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $932

Crooked 6 Piece Burr by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan
Expanded Photo

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Appears to be a standard burr, but pieces are actually very unexpected. Includes original box.

 

Lot 829 - H Burr

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $379

H Burr by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Twelve dissimilar H-shaped pieces, with confusing half-unit moves. Made from pear wood.

 

Lot 830 - Two by Three Type-O

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $88

Two by Three Type-O by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: Level-5 six-piece burr. Some moves are tight. Includes original box.

 

Lot 831 - Two by Three Type-I

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/10/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $80

Two by Three Type-I by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Level-10 six piece burr. Includes original box.

 

Lot 832 - Arrows

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $322

Arrows by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 11x11x2cm

Notes: Eight-piece sliding block puzzle with restricted movement. The goal is to create a red arrow in one direction, then a white arrow in the opposite direction. Best known solution is 112 moves. Some moves are sticky.

 

Lot 833 - Two by Three Type-L

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $71

Two by Three Type-L by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Six piece burr, separates into two halves. Includes original box.

 

Lot 834 - 9 Piece Board Burr

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/19/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $422

9 Piece Board Burr by Dic Sonneveld / Pelikan

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: Very elegant design, made of three copies of three different pieces. Level-3 to remove first piece, but very subtle.

 

Lot 835 - 3 Piece 3x3x3 Burr

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/22/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $322

3 Piece 3x3x3 Burr by Dic Sonneveld / Pelikan

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Three-piece, level-7 burr. Edges are precise and piece must be aligned exactly to make certain moves. The last move to release the first piece is very tricky. The finish is worn on one face. Includes original box.

 

Lot 836 - 4 Piece Cube

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $304

4 Piece Cube by Dic Sonneveld / Pelikan
Open Photo

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Four very unusual pieces form a cube. Movement is tight but smooth.

 

Lot 837 - Rei Cube (Three Piece Cube)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $150

Rei Cube (Three Piece Cube) by Hidekuni Tamura / Pelikan

Designer: Hidekuni Tamura
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Three pieces form the outside cube, but there is also a cube and two additional pieces inside. Some movement is very tight. Cage stamped "H Tamura". Includes original box.

 

Lot 838 - Twelve Piece Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $126

Twelve Piece Box by Hidekuni Tamura / Pelikan

Designer: Hidekuni Tamura
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Twelve L-shaped pieces fit around a central cube. Assembly is sequential. Includes original box.

 

Lot 839 - Timonen's Burr

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $82

Timonen's Burr by Vesa Timonen / Pelikan

Designer: Vesa Timonen
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Six-piece burr. Four moves to remove the first pieces. Includes original box.

 

Lot 840 - Three Piece Burr

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $227

Three Piece Burr by Nob Yoshigahara / Pelikan

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Five moves to remove the first pieces. Includes original box.

 

Lot 841 - Orb

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $405

Orb by Josef Pelikan
Container Photo

Designer/Maker: Josef Pelikan

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: The diagonal star mechanism is hidden by the spherical shape, giving no clue what to pull or in which direction. Includes display stand and wooden storage box with Pelikan logo.

 

Lot 842 - Fancy Star Ball

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/19/2007

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $836

Fancy Star Ball by Josef Pelikan

Designer/Maker: Josef Pelikan

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: The diagonal star mechanism is hidden by the spherical shape, giving no clue what to pull or in which direction. Includes display stand and original wooden storage box with Pelikan logo (see container photo for lot 841).

 

Lot 844 - Takashima's Tantalising Temple (TW138)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $2,000

Winning bid: $8,400

Takashima's Tantalising Temple (TW138) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 29x20x17cm

Notes: This is an incredible sequential-discovery puzzle, with seven tricks to discover on the way to the ultimate goal of finding the hidden Ring of Puzzle Happiness. This is a limited edition (3 of 9), originally designed as the commemorative host gift to Naoaki Takashima for hosting IPP18. The temple is primarily made of afrormosia, with mahogany and cedar roof tiles, oak and makore chest, and ramin columns. Includes storage box, information and solution sheets, and original signed certificate. Some very minor wear near drawer locks.

 

Lot 845 - HELP (TW02)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $3,203

HELP (TW02) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 15x11x11cm

Notes: 17 pieces fix inside a frame to form the letters HELP. Stamped "T. Wood" and with TW logo. Includes original information sheet.

 

Lot 846 - Isotetrigram (TW03)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $3,203

Isotetrigram (TW03) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Small box containing 8 pieces, each made of four isosceles right triangles. The pieces can be arranged like Tangram pieces to form many interesting shapes. Information booklet gives 202 sample shapes. Box stamped "T. Wood" and with TW logo.

 

Lot 847 - Teaser Tiles (TW09)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $832

Teaser Tiles (TW09) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x4cm

Notes: Nine two-layered tiles pack into the tray. Box stamped with TW logo. Includes information sheet and hand-drawn solution.

 

Lot 848 - Hara's Diabolical Cube (YH15)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $5,177

Hara's Diabolical Cube (YH15) by Yoshikatsu Hara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Yoshikatsu Hara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x8cm

Notes: Eleven pieces assemble to form a cube (10 pieces are made of 3 dicubes, and one piece is a skew tetracube). This is a diabolically difficult assembly puzzle—the designer is the only person known to have solved it manually. The pieces are made of tulipwood; the stand is made of luann. Stamped with TW logo; includes information and solution sheets. This puzzle is featured in CFF 28 (April 1992) in an article by Jacques Haubrich entitled Hara's Diabolical Cube.

 

Lot 849 - Bookworm (TW21)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $2,029

Bookworm (TW21) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x10x5cm

Notes: 12 pieces, each formed by combining a 2x2x1 and 3x1x1 block, form a 2x5x7 block that fits inside the book. There are 48 distinct solutions. Pieces made from bocote; worm made from goncalo alves; book made from French walnut, goncalo alves, and lauan. Book is stamped with TW logo. Includes information and sample solution sheets.

 

Lot 850 - Knobbly Burr (DS83)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/18/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $4,643

Knobbly Burr (DS83) by Dic Sonneveld / Trevor Wood

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x10x10cm

Notes: Six pieces (two sets of mirror images) form a simple burr. Pieces and stand made of purpleheart and pao amarillo. Base stamped "T.Wood" and with TW logo. Includes information sheet and original signed certificate.

 

Lot 851 - Psycho Box

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $768

Psycho Box by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 6x5x3cm

Notes: A rare box using the standard Psycho Matchbox mechanism. This box does not appear in Trevor's numbering scheme, and is possibly a special item made specifically for John Ergatoudis. Stamped on bottom with TW logo.

 

Lot 852 - Pair of Geometric Dissections

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $540

Pair of Geometric Dissections by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Rare 2D assembly puzzles: four pieces to make a triangle, and six pieces to form a square. These were likely crafted before 1984 (when Trevor established his formal numbering scheme). Both puzzles stamped with the TW logo.

 

Lot 853 - Teaser Box Puzzle (TW01)

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $3,609

Teaser Box Puzzle (TW01) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 10x10x5cm

Notes: Place the 13 pieces into the box so that a dark T is formed on top, and that no other dark pieces are visible through the holes in the box. Stamped "T. Wood" and with TW logo. Made in 1984. Includes assembly instructions by Edward Hordern (the three assemblies given pack the box but do not fully satisfy the puzzle constraints).

 

Lot 854 - Royal Puzzle

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/21/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $165

Royal Puzzle by Erno Rubik / DP Products

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: DP Products

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Cube commemorating the marriage of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Sealed packaging.

 

Lot 855 - Princess Di Cube

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/17/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $15

Princess Di Cube by Erno Rubik

Designer: Erno Rubik

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Cube with images of Chuck, Di, and UK country flags.

 

Lot 856 - Unpopular Cube

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/20/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $23

Unpopular Cube by Erno Rubik / Ideal

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Ideal

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Cube manufactured in Hungary circa 1980; distributed by Ideal. Price stickers humorously show increase in supply or decline in demand: original £5.95 price marked down to £4.95, then to 99p!

 

Lot 857 - Australia Cube

Phase: 7

Last Bid Date: 9/21/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $42

Australia Cube by Erno Rubik

Designer: Erno Rubik

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Cube with Australian animal images, including koala, kangaroo, emu, echidna, etc.

 

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