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Lot 624 - Hoffmann Arabi Gun

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $415

Hoffmann Arabi Gun by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 19x7x7cm

Notes: The goal is to free the canon ball in the muzzle of the gun. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted in African blackwood and mahogany by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 625 - Hoffmann Captive Coin

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $413

Hoffmann Captive Coin by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 6x5x5cm

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

 

Lot 626 - Hoffmann Egyptian Box

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $506

Hoffmann Egyptian Box by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the coin hidden inside. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted by John Berkeley for Donay. This was originally known as the New Brass Puzzle Matchbox; the Donay version is a ribbed wooden cylinder with a rotating top. Includes original box and solution.

 

Lot 627 - Hoffmann Jubilee Puzzle Box

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $459

Hoffmann Jubilee Puzzle Box by John Berkeley/Donay

Maker: John Berkeley/Donay

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: The goal is to find the hidden coin. Hoffmann puzzle re-creation, crafted in ebony with silver accent by John Berkeley for Donay. Includes original box and solution. There is a noticeable scratch on the base of the puzzle.

 

Lot 648 - Box & Cage (K-12)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $1,664

Box & Cage (K-12) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 16x16x16cm

Notes: 12-piece burr forms a cage around a cube, which has a secret compartment. The puzzles are easy; but this is a good example of Kamei's early kumiki work. Includes original box.

 

Lot 649 - Unusual Slot (M-13)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $450

Winning bid: $691

Unusual Slot (M-13) by Akio Kamei
Internals Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: This is similar to the famous CUBI, except most of the panels can move at any time. You must somehow determine what the correct order is. Includes original box.

 

Lot 650 - Box with a Key II (P-38-2)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $265

Box with a Key II (P-38-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 10x8x7cm

Notes: Similar to Box with a Key (lot 645) and with the same solution technique, but using a different mechanism. Made from keyaki and walnut; includes two keys. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 651 - Checker Cube Set (K-3-2) and Checker Cube (K-3-3)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $913

Checker Cube Set (K-3-2) and Checker Cube (K-3-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Checker Cube Set was produced in 1999, containing four different kumiki cubes. The additional Checker Cube was produced in 2001, with an unusual rotational assembly. Each include original box and Japanese solution diagrams.

 

Lot 652 - Star 2 (K-21-2)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,024

Star 2 (K-21-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 15x15x6cm

Notes: Made from Chinese quince. Piece movement is perfect (firm but not tight). This is the same mechanism as Star (or Star 1); only the wood is different. Includes original box and assembly diagram.

 

Lot 653 - Twin Box 3 (M-1-3)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $470

Twin Box 3 (M-1-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 8cm

Notes: This is a smaller version of the Twin Box given as the 2004 Karakuri Christmas present. Unlike the larger versions, this one opens in six moves, and does not completely disassemble. Includes original box.

 

Lot 666 - Double Hexagonal Prism

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $587

Double Hexagonal Prism by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Stewart Coffin designed but did not catalog nor construct extended versions of some prism designs (see lot 993 for the Double General). Includes original box.

 

Lot 803 - Spline Box #2

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $212

Spline Box #2 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Beautiful box with spline-reinforced corner joints. Limited edition of 25. Small ding on one bottom corner.

 

Lot 869 - Great Stellated Dodecahedron

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $1,425

Great Stellated Dodecahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 21cm

Notes: Ten pieces (four types) form a stellated dodecahedron. Made form chakte kok and peroba rosa (interior). Limited edition of ten.

 

Lot 870 - Gouge Packing Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $265

Gouge Packing Puzzle by Gaétan Gouge / Tom Lensch

Designer: Gaétan Gouge
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 12x9x6cm

Notes: Five 8-unit cubes and 21 5-unit cubes fit inside an 18-unit cube space. Tricky puzzle, similar to the Conway Cube, but without the symmetry. Cubes made of ebony.

 

Lot 872 - Stickman #2 Puzzlebox

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $650

Stickman #2 Puzzlebox by Robert Yarger
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 26x14x14cm

Notes: This box has four secret compartments, requiring 55 moves to open them all. Made from oak, with oak and maple inlays on top. A small scratch and 5cm ding on back panel. Information booklet gives step-by-step solving instructions. Limited edition, #13 of 50.

 

Lot 873 - Stickman #1 Oakwood Slide Box

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $625

Stickman #1 Oakwood Slide Box by Robert Yarger
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 19x12x11cm

Notes: This box has three secret compartments. Made from oak. Information booklet gives step-by-step solving instructions. Limited edition, #14 of 100 (but according to the designer, only 43 will ever be produced).

 

Lot 874 - Crooked Box II

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $265

Crooked Box II by Bill Cutler / Tom Lensch

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 18cm

Notes: 30 pieces, made from walnut, mahogany, and maple. Key to disassembly very well hidden. Some maple pieces aged by sunlight. Includes notes and photos from Tom Lensch to aid in assembly.

 

Lot 875 - Dic's Dozen 49

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $295

Dic's Dozen 49 by Dic Sonneveld / Tom Lensch

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: 12-pieces form a cube burr. Level 49 to remove first two pieces. Pieces faced with maple, cherry and walnut laminates. Includes assembly diagrams.

 

Lot 876 - Wanderer

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $151

Wanderer by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the wanderer, which moves from edge to edge of the cube. Made from walnut and maple. Includes solution sheet.

 

Lot 877 - Four Corners

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/15/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $146

Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: 6 identical pieces assemble by mating two dissimilar halves. Made in 5 fancy woods. Assembly is slightly loose.

 

Lot 878 - Birdhouse

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $1,516

Birdhouse by Ferdinand Lammertink / Tom Lensch

Designer: Ferdinand Lammertink
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 12x9x9cm

Notes: This birdhouse hides a secret compartment. House made of Indian rosewood; bird made from yellowheart. There is a small hole on the back so the bird house can be hung on a post or wall. Includes solution photo. Only four (out of 22) were made in rosewood.

 

Lot 879 - Coffin's Tray Puzzles Set

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $746

Coffin's Tray Puzzles Set by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 20x16x8cm

Notes: In 2001, Stewart Coffin designed a large number of tray puzzles using polyomino pieces. This boxed set cleverly presents 10 of those puzzles using four two-sided trays and 15 pieces. Puzzles are 175, 177-A, 178-A, 181, 181-A, 181-B1, 181-B2, 181-C1, 181-C2, and 182. Pieces are made from pernambuco, holly, mopane, bocote, yellowheart, ebony, kingwood, cocobolo, red palm, Honduran mahogany, canary, black palm, tulipwood, Madagascar rosewood, and bloodwood. Includes laminated notes, solutions, and piece descriptions.

 

Lot 880 - Japanese Wood Joint Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $265

Japanese Wood Joint Puzzle by Frans de Vreugd / Tom Lensch
Pieces Photo

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: Six identical piece except that two have extra notches. Piece shapes were inspired by traditional Japanese wood joints. Pieces made in maple and redheart. Includes solution sheet.

 

Lot 881 - Bristle Burr

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,059

Bristle Burr by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 14cm

Notes: 12 unusual pieces form a burr. Includes information sheet, photos, and assemble instructions.

 

Lot 882 - Trefoil Knot

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $321

Trefoil Knot by Leslie Smith / Interlocking Puzzles
Solution Photo

Designer: Leslie Smith
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 16x15x6cm

Notes: Four pieces assemble to form a regular geometric shape. Pieces stick together with magnets. Inscribed "Interlocking Puzzles, 2002". Back side shows wear and minor scrapes from being stored on a rough surface.

 

Lot 883 - QuadroInverto

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $746

QuadroInverto by Victor Genel / Interlocking Puzzles
Expanded Photo

Designer: Victor Genel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Four identical pieces can be assembled two different ways. The first assembly is roughly cubical (shown in photo) with a tetrahedral hole (filled by the classic two-piece pyramid puzzle). The second assembly is roughly the first turned inside-out! Includes original box.

 

Lot 884 - Dodecon

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $663

Dodecon by Victor Genel / Wayne Daniel
Expanded Photo

Designer: Victor Genel
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Three identical pieces assembly to form a stellated dodecahedron. Assembly motion is a beautiful and unexpected coordinate motion. Made in chechen. Includes original box.

 

Lot 885 - Pieces-of-Eight

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $390

Pieces-of-Eight by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Eight dissimilar pieces assemble to form a cube; many other shapes are possible.

 

Lot 886 - OctaTHREEdron

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $468

OctaTHREEdron by Interlocking Puzzles

Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Three rectangular loops form a tetrahedral shape. Similar to Edward Hordern's posthumous Exchange puzzle at IPP20 except not with the same woods. Inscribed "Interlocking puzzles, 2002".

 

Lot 887 - 3-Piece Burr

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $132

3-Piece Burr by Interlocking Puzzles

Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Tricky non-standard assembly.

 

Lot 888 - Climb Pro 24

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $122

Climb Pro 24 by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 23x17x2cm

Notes: The goal is to move the red T at the bottom to the top of the tray. The shortest known solution is 227 moves.

 

Lot 889 - Climb Game 15

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $112

Climb Game 15 by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 19x13x2cm

Notes: The goal is to move the red T at the bottom to the top of the tray. Four different challenges are proposed, with shortest solutions ranging from 101 to 148 moves. Includes copy of Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 890 - Block 10

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $239

Block 10 by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 15x11x2cm

Notes: The goal is to move the red square at the bottom to the top of the tray. Twenty different challenges are proposed, with shortest solutions ranging from 26 to 59 moves. Includes Japanese information sheet.

 

Lot 891 - Neo Black & White

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $639

Neo Black & White by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 15x13x2cm

Notes: The goal is to swap the positions of BLACK and WHITE (the dark squares are fixed to the tray). The shortest solution is 190 moves. Includes original box.

 

Lot 892 - TRAP

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $772

TRAP by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 16x13x2cm

Notes: The goal is to arrange the puzzle to read "1122, TRAP". The shortest known solution is 174 moves. Although rare, this is the best known sliding block puzzle that includes pieces containing holes for other pieces. Includes copy of Japanese instruction sheet.

 

Lot 893 - Nine Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $47

Nine Puzzle by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 10x9x2cm

Notes: 9-piece packing puzzle. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet, with space to record your eight solutions.

 

Lot 894 - Ten Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $71

Ten Puzzle by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 11x9x2cm

Notes: 10-piece packing puzzle. Number of solutions is unknown; includes three extra pieces for additional challenges.

 

Lot 895 - Seven Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $77

Winning bid: $62

Seven Puzzle by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 11x7x2cm

Notes: 7-piece packing puzzle. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet, with space to record your seven solutions.

 

Lot 896 - Crazy-Q

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $66

Crazy-Q by Minoru Abe

Designer: Minoru Abe

Size: 11x10x2cm

Notes: 9-piece packing puzzle. Includes original box and Japanese information sheet, with space to record your two solutions.

 

Lot 897 - Fisher's Rhombic Dodecahedron

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $335

Fisher's Rhombic Dodecahedron by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Original Skewb transformation by Tony Fisher. Excellent condition and movement.

 

Lot 898 - Siamese 5x5x5 Cubes

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $100

Siamese 5x5x5 Cubes

Size: 13x13x7cm

Notes: Two 5x5x5 cubes are fused together.

 

Lot 899 - ALPA 2 Go

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/4/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $110

ALPA 2 Go by Dumitru A. Pop

Designer: Dumitru A. Pop

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: This is the Smart Alex, apparently an older version prior to the name being changed.

 

Lot 900 - Cube 21 Silver Edition

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $32

Cube 21 Silver Edition by Vojtech Kopsky and Harel Hrsel

Designer: Vojtech Kopsky and Harel Hrsel

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: This is the silver and yellow version of the Square 1 (originally named Cube 21 in Europe). The printing of "Cube 21" on the back is somewhat worn.

 

Lot 901 - Paraskewb

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $113

Paraskewb

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: This is a Skewb with some corners cut off and re-colored.

 

Lot 902 - Rubik's World Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $31

Rubik's World Puzzle by Erno Rubik / Ideal

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Ideal

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Original Rubik's World, in original and sealed packaging (dated 1981), including display stand. The puzzle is more confusing than a regular cube, since you have to figure out the map while solving.

 

Lot 903 - Gundam Seed Rubik's Cube (Aegis)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $21

Gundam Seed Rubik's Cube (Aegis) by Erno Rubik / Palbox

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Palbox

Size: 11x7x7cm

Notes: 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube with head of Aegis Gundam. Sealed in original packaging.

 

Lot 904 - Gundam Seed Rubik's Cube (Strike)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $23

Gundam Seed Rubik's Cube (Strike) by Erno Rubik / Palbox

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Palbox

Size: 11x7x7cm

Notes: 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube with head of Strike Gundam. Sealed in original packaging.

 

Lot 905 - Handy Mad Triad

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $78

Handy Mad Triad by Dah Yang Toy Industrial Co.

Maker: Dah Yang Toy Industrial Co.

Size: 13x11x3cm

Notes: The goal is to restore three solid colored wheels. The pieces are numbers, so getting them in order is an additional challenge. Circular groups of six pieces are rotated by turning the tips of the four fingers. Sealed in original packaging.

 

Lot 906 - Rainbow Cube

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $89

Rainbow Cube

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Each triangular face rotates 120 degrees. This is the seven color version. Includes original packaging and Japanese instruction sheet.

 

Lot 907 - Solid Brass Cube

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $41

Solid Brass Cube by Mr. Man Ltd.

Maker: Mr. Man Ltd.

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Brass Rubik's Cube. Despite the name, pieces appear to be capped with brass rather than solid. Some pieces are heavily tarnished. Includes original box and cloth storage bag.

 

Lot 908 - Gillen Fire Plug

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $214

Gillen Fire Plug by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 11x10x10cm

Notes: The goal is to solve the hidden maze and remove the rods. This is the rare, hand-made version, made in aluminum and brass.

 

Lot 909 - Alu Cylinder

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $150

Alu Cylinder by Wil Strijbos

Designer/Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 5x4x4cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the top of the cylinder by manipulating the four ball bearings inside.

 

Lot 910 - Six Key Mine

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $176

Six Key Mine by Robert Rose

Designer/Maker: Robert Rose

Size: 8cm

Notes: The six keys fit into the sphere. This is the original version, made of anodized aluminum. Winner of the jury's First Prize at the 2003 IPP Puzzle Design Competition.

 

Lot 911 - Triple Dovetail Triangle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $210

Triple Dovetail Triangle by Robert Rose

Designer/Maker: Robert Rose

Size: 7x6x4cm

Notes: Align the numbered triangles correctly to release the triple-dovetail lock. Made in anodized aluminum.

 

Lot 912 - Nightmare

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/8/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $42

Nightmare by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 16x15x12cm

Notes: Very difficult wire and string puzzle. The starting position is with the string around the two inner arcs. Two strings are provided with this version, but do not compound the problem.

 

Lot 913 - Puzzle Bottle Openers

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $33

Puzzle Bottle Openers

Size: 11x6cm

Notes: The same traditional entanglement puzzle is presented twice. The Ox and Dragon are actually two different styles of bottle openers!

 

Lot 914 - Scissors-Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $10

Scissors-Puzzle by Wil Strijbos

Maker: Wil Strijbos

Size: 13x5x1cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the two rings from the string, but without using the scissors!

 

Lot 915 - Two C's

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $53

Two C's by Bob Easter

Maker: Bob Easter

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: This is clearly inspired by the Horseshoe puzzle, but has a completely different solution.

 

Lot 917 - Micro Burr

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $150

Micro Burr by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Stick length: 6mm

Notes: Very small, functional 6-piece burr. One Euro coin (not included) shown for scale.

 

Lot 918 - Bottle with Rope Knot

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $255

Bottle with Rope Knot by Harry Eng

Maker: Harry Eng

Size: 20x6x6cm

Notes: "Impossible Bottle" contains a rope knot that does not fit through the opening. This appears to be the work of Harry Eng, but is without any identifying marks.

 

Lot 919 - Mmmm Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $61

Mmmm Puzzle by Hirokazu Iwasawa (Iwahiro)

Designer: Hirokazu Iwasawa (Iwahiro)

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Fit the four M's into the cube with the lid on top. Includes English and Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 920 - Arched Bridge

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $9,089

Arched Bridge by Wim Zwaan

Designer/Maker: Wim Zwaan

Size: 15x12x5cm

Notes: The bridge can slide left and right, causing the set of four fixed cubes to move to one of six positions. The goal is to then place the 13 distinct tetrominoes (a complete set for the curved surface) on the bridge. Made from wenge, mahogany, and maple.

 

Lot 921 - Tetrahedron Packing Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $270

Tetrahedron Packing Puzzle by Wim Zwaan

Designer/Maker: Wim Zwaan

Edge: 13cm

Notes: Remove the tetrahedron from the box. The dimensions are slightly irregular, making this one-piece packing puzzle harder than it looks. Made from wenge and plywood.

 

Lot 922 - The Sun Rises

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $35

The Sun Rises

Diameter: 15cm

Notes: Remove the sun disk from the circular cage. Includes original box (with Japanese instructions).

 

Lot 923 - CURTA Type 1

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/15/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $825

CURTA Type 1 by Curt Herzstark / Contina

Designer: Curt Herzstark
Maker: Contina

Size: 10x5x5cm

Notes: Type 1 Curta calculator, with 11 places of accuracy. Addition and subtraction work fine, but clearing mechanism is broken and clearing finger-ring is missing. Includes original case. Serial No. 45069.

 

Lot 924 - Chinese Rings

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $90

Chinese Rings

Size: 21x5x1cm

Notes: 9-ring Chinese Rings puzzle. Appears to be made of ivory. Crack at end of loop repaired.

 

Lot 925 - Ballantine Ale Bottlecap Rebus Puzzles Series VI

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/10/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $205

Ballantine Ale Bottlecap Rebus Puzzles Series VI by Ballintine Ale

Maker: Ballintine Ale

Diameter: 3cm

Notes: Rebus puzzles appeared on a variety of bottlecaps in the 70's and 80's. This is series VI, including caps numbered 270-317 (there were a total eight series, and 413 caps).

 

Lot 926 - Dicks' Penny Series No. 6: Puzzles

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/19/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $965

Dicks' Penny Series No. 6: Puzzles by John Dicks Press
Inside Photo

Maker: John Dicks Press

Size: 22x12cm

Notes: This 64 page booklet contains a broad selection of 170 puzzles, including riddles, recreational math, and some mechanical puzzles. Unverified notes date this publication to 1853.

 

Lot 927 - Contact

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/9/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $19

Contact by Parker Brothers

Maker: Parker Brothers

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Vintage game for two to seven players, with copyright notice of 1939. Gameplay has two modes similar to dominoes: either try to get rid of your pieces before your opponents, or make plays where numbers of the same color total a multiple of five. Includes original box (in very good condition), rulebook, and five extra pieces.

 

Lot 928 - TakitaparT

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/10/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $60

TakitaparT by Takitapart Co.

Maker: Takitapart Co.

Size: 8x8x1cm

Notes: Manipulate the pieces to release the penny locked inside of one block. Penny is dated 1937. Includes original box, in excellent condition.

 

Lot 929 - Hypercard

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $82

Hypercard
Inscription Photo

Size: 10x7x5cm

Notes: Brass sheet metal on oak stand, giving the appearance of an impossible object.

 

Lot 930 - Snail Ball

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $85

Snail Ball

Diameter: 3cm

Notes: Small brass ball will roll slowly down an incline. Includes leather pouch.

 

Lot 931 - Propeller Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $80

Propeller Puzzle

Size: 22x13x3cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the sliding piece with two propellers.

 

Lot 932 - Oskar's Disks

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Oskar's Disks by Oskar van Deventer / Kadon Enterprises
Packaging Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Kadon Enterprises

Diameter: 11cm

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

 

Lot 933 - Hoffmann Barrel Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $44

Hoffmann Barrel Puzzle by Village Games

Maker: Village Games

Size: 6x5x5cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the marble from inside the barrel. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 934 - #14

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $54

#14 by Items Design

Maker: Items Design

Size: 7x7x2cm

Notes: The goal is simply to arrange the 381 little balls so they lie flat in the tray!

 

Lot 935 - Golden Puzzle Set

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/9/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $200

Golden Puzzle Set by Epoch

Maker: Epoch

Size: 9x7x7cm

Notes: Set of three gold-tone classic puzzles: Gold Cross, Gold Star, and Gold Moon. Each with original packaging, instruction sheet, and display stand.

 

Lot 936 - Folding Cube

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $11

Folding Cube by David Singmaster

Maker: David Singmaster

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: 27 small cubes connected by a string make a larger cube.

 

Lot 937 - MixedTeaser

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $33

MixedTeaser by William Waite / puzzlemist.com

Designer: William Waite
Maker: puzzlemist.com

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Four pieces fit inside the tray.

 

Lot 938 - Multi-Layer Christmas Tree Jigsaw Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $27

Multi-Layer Christmas Tree Jigsaw Puzzle by Puzzling People

Maker: Puzzling People

Size: 14x11x3cm

Notes: 56 pieces assemble on two layers to form a Christmas tree. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 939 - MayanGlyph Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $23

MayanGlyph Puzzle by William Waite / Laser Perfect

Designer: William Waite
Maker: Laser Perfect

Size: 14x13cm

Notes: 20 pieces fit inside the tray. Each pieces has bumps on the edges that must be matched up. Made of laser-cut Corian.

 

Lot 940 - IcosaTriad

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $49

IcosaTriad by David Hutchings / David Hutchings/Kadon Enterprises

Designer: David Hutchings
Maker: David Hutchings/Kadon Enterprises

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: 12 identically shaped pieces form a dodecahedron; and four hexagons form a cuboctahedron cage. Includes information and solution booklet.

 

Lot 941 - Pair of Trick Keys

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $54

Pair of Trick Keys

Size: 8x3cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the ring from each key. The keys are shaped slightly differently, and have slightly different solution mechanisms.

 

Lot 942 - HABA Puzzle Collection

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $416

HABA Puzzle Collection by Habermaass

Maker: Habermaass

Size: 9x9cm

Notes: Group of 12 HABA puzzles: Tie (2491), Gebrochenes Herz (2472), Emmentello (2493), Teufelsknoten (2488), Colorados (2482), Kugelmugel (2457), Pyramidoli (2498), Verticus (2523), Trickpack (2496), Quo-Vadis (2480), Knobulus (2490), and Cluzzelei (2479). Each includes original packaging.

 

Lot 943 - Pythagoras Cubed

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $216

Pythagoras Cubed by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 15x15x7cm

Notes: Nine pieces will simultaneously make cubes of size 3, 4, and 5. Then you can use the same pieces to make a single cube of size 6. Includes original packaging and information sheet.

 

Lot 944 - Dragons Eggs

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/9/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $27

Dragons Eggs by T. H. O'Beirne / Pentangle

Designer: T. H. O'Beirne
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 10x9x6cm

Notes: The goal is to arrange the four wooden blocks so that all three balls are concealed. Includes original box and instructions.

 

Lot 945 - Ball & Chain

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $12

Ball & Chain by James Dalgety / Pentangle

Designer: James Dalgety
Maker: Pentangle

Diameter: 4cm

Notes: Classic entanglement puzzle; goal is to remove the ring. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 946 - Lunatic Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $65

Lunatic Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 7x6x6cm

Notes: 38 pieces form a cage that looks similar to the Squirrel Cage, but solves differently. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 947 - Woolmark Rotascope

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $236

Woolmark Rotascope by Pentangle
Reverse Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Diameter: 14cm

Notes: Woolmark logo on one side, linked rings on the other. This is a rare version created for the International Wool Secretariat.

 

Lot 948 - Pentangle Self-Promotion Rotascope

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $356

Pentangle Self-Promotion Rotascope by Pentangle
Reverse Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Diameter: 14cm

Notes: Rare generic "this space for hire" advertisement on one side, linked rings on the other.

 

Lot 949 - Block Buster

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $25

Winning bid: $7

Block Buster by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x3x3cm

Notes: Goal is to get the two beads on the same side of the block. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 950 - Looney Module Puzzle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $338

Looney Module Puzzle by James Dalgety / Pentangle
Expanded Photo

Designer: James Dalgety
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Four identical pieces form a cage using coordinate motion. Designed in 1974 and presented at IPP10 (1989, London). Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 951 - Traffic Lights Puzzle #1

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $70

Traffic Lights Puzzle #1 by John Snow / Pentangle

Designer: John Snow
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 18x7x7cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the string from the tower. Includes original packaging. Similar to lot 952.

 

Lot 952 - Traffic Lights Puzzle #2

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $31

Traffic Lights Puzzle #2 by John Snow / Pentangle

Designer: John Snow
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 19x7x7cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the string from the tower. Includes original packaging. Similar to lot 951.

 

Lot 953 - Entanglement Puzzle Set

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $20

Entanglement Puzzle Set by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 23x15x1cm

Notes: Set of three classic puzzles: Chinese Rings, Fish Puzzle (Paddle), and The Manacle Puzzle (this double Ball & Chain was the first version ever sold). Each includes original packaging.

 

Lot 954 - Wire Puzzle Selection

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $38

Wire Puzzle Selection
Packaging Photo

Size: 10x10cm

Notes: Group of five wire puzzles. Each includes original packaging.

 

Lot 955 - Tricky Wire Puzzle Collection

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $38

Tricky Wire Puzzle Collection by Pentangle
Packaging Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 7x7cm

Notes: Group of four wire puzzles. Each includes original packaging.

 

Lot 956 - Chinese Rings

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $22

Chinese Rings by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 21x7x1cm

Notes: 9-ring version of Chinese Rings, made of wood and wire. Includes original packaging. One of the early Pentangle productions; perhaps 1971-1972.

 

Lot 957 - Puzzle Set #1

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $105

Puzzle Set #1 by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x13x2cm

Notes: Set of five puzzles: The Great Rumdoodle Puzzle (use the key to reach the summit), Double-Treble-Clef (remove the cord), Puzzling Pot Stand (construct the trivet), Tangram Puzzle (build the 50 figures in the enclosed sheet), and the Pentacubes Puzzle (create the numerous figures given). Each includes the original packaging.

 

Lot 958 - Puzzle Set #2

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $151

Puzzle Set #2 by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x13x2cm

Notes: Set of four puzzles: Whistle Stop Puzzle (exchange the position of the trains), Turntable Train Puzzle (move the train from one track to the other), The Worried Woodworm (traverse the network passing each node once), and Fliegle Flugel Puzzle (swap the white and red beads). Each includes the original packaging.

 

Lot 959 - Puzzle Set #3

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $44

Puzzle Set #3 by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x13x2cm

Notes: Set of five puzzles: Multi-Coloured Molecule Puzzle (arrange pieces so that each colors' beads appear in two groups of four), Psychic Puzzle (anti-matching), Frightful Fifties Puzzle (arrange pieces so that all rows and columns add to 50), Noah's Puzzle #1 (arrange as a Graeco-Latin square), and Noah's Puzzle #2 (arrange as a Graeco-Latin square). Each includes the original packaging.

 

Lot 960 - Puzzle Set #4

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $83

Puzzle Set #4 by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x13x2cm

Notes: Set of five puzzles: Puzzling Pot Stand (construct the trivet), Pentacubes Puzzle (create the numerous figures given), Double-Treble-Clef (remove the cord), Noah's Puzzle (arrange as a Graeco-Latin square), and Frightful Fifties Puzzle (arrange pieces so that all rows and columns add to 50). Each of these puzzles are duplicates of individual puzzles appearing in lots 957-959. Each includes the original packaging.

 

Lot 961 - Solo 3 (TJ-2-3)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $540

Solo 3 (TJ-2-3) by Shiro Tajima
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Not a traditional mechanism; instead uses a hidden maze. Made of walnut with yosegi inlay. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 962 - Monkey's Palanquin (TJ-6)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $456

Monkey's Palanquin (TJ-6) by Shiro Tajima
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 12x9x6cm

Notes: Very unusual set of moves to open the secret compartments. This puzzle won the jury's First Prize in the 2004 IPP Design Competition. Includes original box and solution instructions.

 

Lot 963 - Gift From Sun (E-4)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $370

Gift From Sun (E-4) by Hiroshi Endoh
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Endoh

Size: 28x8x4cm

Notes: The fish hides a secret compartment. Made from verch and walnut. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 964 - Kuru Kuru Heart (MY-4-1)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $348

Kuru Kuru Heart (MY-4-1) by Tatuo Miyamoto
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Tatuo Miyamoto

Size: 14x6x6cm

Notes: This box can be transformed into a heart shape, with two secret compartments. Made from walnut. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 965 - Karakuri Small Box #1

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $32

Karakuri Small Box #1 by Karakuri Creation Group
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: First in a series of small, inexpensive boxes created through a collaborative effort of the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 966 - Snail (CS-1-1)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $95

Snail (CS-1-1) by Shiro Tajima / Tatsuo Miyamoto
Open Photo

Designer: Shiro Tajima
Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x5cm

Notes: First in the series of Creative Secret Boxes, designed and crafted by different members of the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 967 - Push Down (CS-7-1)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $333

Push Down (CS-7-1) by Hiroshi Iwahara / Totsuo Miyamoto
Open Photo

Designer: Hiroshi Iwahara
Maker: Totsuo Miyamoto

Size: 9x7x6cm

Notes: 12 move trick box with two secret compartments. Seventh in the series of Creative Secret Boxes, designed and crafted by different members of the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 968 - Open Top (TA-1)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $578

Open Top (TA-1) by Kazuyuki Tanaka and Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Kazuyuki Tanaka and Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 15x13x13cm

Notes: Top has a secret compartment. Made from keyaki and walnut. Includes original box.

 

Lot 969 - Crush Box (TU-3)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $530

Crush Box (TU-3) by Fumio Tsuburai
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 17x13x12cm

Notes: Subtle movement allows you to open the box drawer. Made from walnut and persimmon. Includes original box and opening instructions.

 

Lot 970 - Roll Box (TU-4)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $215

Roll Box (TU-4) by Fumio Tsuburai
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 13x12x10cm

Notes: You must move a small ball through an internal maze to open the box. Made from walnut and persimmon. Includes original box and instructions sheet.

 

Lot 972 - Five-Piece Tetrahedron

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $321

Five-Piece Tetrahedron by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Edge: 14cm

Notes: Five pieces form a tetrahedron.

 

Lot 973 - Six-Piece Truncated Cube

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $603

Six-Piece Truncated Cube by Interlocking Puzzles

Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Six pieces form a truncated cube. Level-3 to remove the first pieces. Made from peroba rosa.

 

Lot 974 - Truncated Octahedron

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/22/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,121

Truncated Octahedron by Wayne Daniel / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Wayne Daniel
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: 4 pieces assemble with coordinate motion. Inscribed "Interlocking puzzles".

 

Lot 975 - Garnet

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $321

Garnet by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: 6 pieces make a rhombic dodecahedron.

 

Lot 977 - Dovetail Cube

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $950

Dovetail Cube by Wayne Daniel
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 27 small cubes covered with dovetail joints, forming a larger cube. Includes original box.

 

Lot 978 - Dodecahedron Burr

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $780

Dodecahedron Burr by Wayne Daniel
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Simple 6 piece burr is augmented to build a regular dodecahedron. Made in maple and peroba rosa.

 

Lot 979 - The Leaf Orb

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $468

The Leaf Orb by Michael Toulouzas

Designer/Maker: Michael Toulouzas

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Made from bubinga, despotaky, zebrawood, wenge, and mahogany. Inscribed "The Leaf Orb Puzzle, Sn 20050304, M Toulouzas". Includes inscribed display stand and certificate.

 

Lot 980 - Hexahedroom

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/22/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $626

Hexahedroom by Hirokazu Iwasawa (Iwahiro) / Eric Fuller
Expanded Photo

Designer: Hirokazu Iwasawa (Iwahiro)
Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Fit six wedge-shaped pieces and two little cube inside the cube cage, using coordinate motion. Removing the pieces is actually more difficult.

 

Lot 981 - The Cutler Cube

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $575

The Cutler Cube by Bill Cutler / Pelikan

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: 66 pieces form a cube. This is an extremely complex puzzle with a few nasty tricks (dead ends, half-moves, and coordinate motion). Some pieces are sticky. Includes copy of original 17-page instruction book.

 

Lot 982 - The Pelikan

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $752

The Pelikan by Dic Sonneveld / Pelikan

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 6-piece framed burr, requiring 98 moves to remove the first piece!

 

Lot 983 - Stellar Burr

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $163

Stellar Burr by William Waite / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: William Waite
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Size: 10x10x10cm

Notes: 6-piece burr; all pieces start misaligned. Includes original solution sheet.

 

Lot 984 - Interlocking Box

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $434

Interlocking Box by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan
Open Photo

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a hollow cube. Each piece is made with a different fancy wood. Includes original box.

 

Lot 985 - Interlocking Cube Set

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $2,205

Interlocking Cube Set by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This set includes Yananose's Interlocking Cubes series: #1, #2, #3, and #4. Each puzzle is made of 8 pieces in different fancy woods to form a cube. Includes original boxes.

 

Lot 986 - Interlocking Cube #1

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $199

Interlocking Cube #1 by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Eight pieces in different fancy woods form a cube. This is the same puzzle as Cube #1 in lot 985. Includes original box.

 

Lot 987 - L-Burr

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $458

L-Burr by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Six pieces with an L-shaped cross-section form a level-4 burr. Tricky to assemble. Includes original box.

 

Lot 988 - Large H Burr

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $525

Large H Burr by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: Twelve dissimilar H-shaped pieces, with confusing half-unit moves. Same design as lot 829, but made larger and using ash.

 

Lot 989 - Propeller Burr

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $6,867

Propeller Burr by Junichi Yananose / Bernhard Schweitzer
Packed Photo

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: 10 pieces form a cube with symmetrical coloring, made from wenge, padauk, and maple. Packing the pieces into the box is also a puzzle! Includes packing box and information sheet.

 

Lot 990 - Fraternal Twins

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/9/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $42

Fraternal Twins by Junichi Yananose / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 8x6x4cm

Notes: 12 pieces (each made by combining a 2x2 and 2x3 tile) can make a 4x5x6, 3x5x8 or 3x4x10 block. Made from oak.

 

Lot 991 - Slided Double Squares

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $171

Slided Double Squares by Junichi Yananose / Pelikan

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 14x14x3cm

Notes: Eight pieces made from walnut, each composed of a square layered on top of an L-tromino. The primary goal is to make a "slided double square" as shown, but many other 2- and 3-level goals are also possible (includes sheet with 20 additional challenges).

 

Lot 992 - General

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $631

General by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: The General is similar to the Triangular and Hexagonal Prisms, but with even more blocks added to create the hexagonal star cross-section. Includes original box.

 

Lot 993 - Double General

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $1,180

Double General by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Stewart Coffin designed but did not catalog nor construct extended versions of some prism designs (see lot 666 for the Double Hexagonal Prism). Made from wenge and maple.

 

Lot 994 - Juno's Puzzle Mat

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $68

Juno's Puzzle Mat by Junichi Yananose / Bernhard Schweitzer

Designer: Junichi Yananose
Maker: Bernhard Schweitzer

Size: 23x18x2cm

Notes: 16 pieces fit in a 9x12 tray with a regular pattern. Made from wenge and walnut. Some pieces slightly stained.

 

Lot 995 - Fusion Confusion (15-A)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $9,199

Fusion Confusion (15-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x10x8cm

Notes: Made from rosewood, tulipwood, and mahogany. This design is the same as Triumph except that two pairs of pieces are fused together, making three primary assemblies. Includes original box and instruction sheet. No markings on the puzzle itself.

 

Lot 996 - Cluster Plus (114)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $775

Cluster Plus (114) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Made from cherry. Six dissimilar pieces fit together in two halves. Each half is assembled using unusual, non-linear coordinate motion. Inscribed "114, STC, 1996". Includes original instruction sheet.

 

Lot 997 - Lucky Star (111-A)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $830

Lucky Star (111-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12cm

Notes: Six identical pieces go together by mating two dissimilar halves, each requiring coordinate motion to assemble. Made from mahogany and satinwood. Inscribed "111-A, STC, 1995".

 

Lot 998 - Hexsticks (25-A)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $830

Hexsticks (25-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Made from birch; hexagonal sticks have one to three notches. There are three distinct solutions of increasing difficulty. Includes original box and information sheet.

 

Lot 999 - Stew's Scrap Pile (126)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $363

Stew's Scrap Pile (126) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: This six-piece burr combines elements of a standard burr and a diagonal star. Made from padauk, maple, and mahogany. Used as an IPP17 Exchange gift.

 

Lot 1000 - Incongruous (102)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $528

Incongruous (102) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr with rhombic cross-section instead of square, preventing the traditional assembly. Inscribed "102, STC, 1995". Used as an IPP15 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 1001 - Tectonic (132)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $93

Tectonic (132) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8cm

Notes: Very crooked six-piece burr, made from maple. Used as an IPP18 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 1002 - Few Tiles (133)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/11/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $111

Few Tiles (133) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x12x1cm

Notes: Fit the four pieces into the tray. Pieces made from Baltic birch. Inscribed "133, STC, 1998". Used as an IPP18 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 1003 - Missing Piece! (103)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/9/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $55

Missing Piece! (103) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Similar to Cuckoo Nest, but with one less bar. Three dowels are fixed to bars. 80 made as an IPP16 Exchange puzzle, but never actually exchanged.

 

Lot 1004 - Augmented Four Corners

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $334

Augmented Four Corners by Stewart Coffin / Mark McCallum

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Mark McCallum

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: Six different pieces assemble in two halves.

 

Lot 1005 - Cutler's Dilemma

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $2,425

Cutler's Dilemma by  Bill Cutler / Trevor Wood

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 11x11x11cm

Notes: This is a special (un-numbered) production. This version of Cutler's Dilemma has 18 blocks (some have more, some have less), plus two extras blocks used as spacers for the near-solution configuration. Includes a copy of Edward Hordern's hand-written version of Nob's solution. Box stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 1006 - ET (TW04)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $2,401

ET (TW04) by Trevor Wood
Reverse Photo

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 11x8x7cm

Notes: Eight pieces packing into the box to form the letters E and J (This is a special version made for John Ergatoudis; normally the letters are E and T). Pieces made from afrormosia and holly; box is made from oak and walnut. Box inscribed with TW logo, "T. Wood", and "for JE". Includes information and solutions sheets.

 

Lot 1007 - Teaser Tube (TW05)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $3,601

Teaser Tube (TW05) by Trevor Wood
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x4x4cm

Notes: Eight pieces fill the T-shaped tube plus one, a 2x3x6 block, or a 3x3x4 block. Pieces made from Mexican rosewood, zebrano, dvankol (hyedua), tulipwood, Brazilian rosewood, lacewood, purpleheart, and panga panga; tube made of American oak and Philippine mahogany. Box inscribed with TW logo. Includes information and solutions sheets, and diagrams of 22 other shapes to build with the pieces.

 

Lot 1008 - Oh! Cube Puzzle (TW06)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $2,402

Oh! Cube Puzzle (TW06) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x7x7cm

Notes: Eight pieces make a cube forming an "O" on each face. Pieces made from wenge and sycamore. Base inscribed with TW logo, "T.Wood", and "for JE". Includes clear Perspex cover, storage box, and information sheet.

 

Lot 1009 - "L" Blocks (TW08)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $2,501


Bottom Photo

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 11x10x6cm

Notes: Nine pieces fit in top 6x4x3 compartment. Turn the box over for 4x4x3 and 4x4x4 compartments (which can be filled after eliminating the correct pieces). Box inscribed with TW logo. Includes storage box, information sheet, and hand-written solution notes.

 

Lot 1010 - Cube & kNOB Kube (NY12)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $3,601

Cube & kNOB Kube (NY12) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x6x6cm

Notes: Six pieces form a cube, and six pieces form a "knob" cube. Cube made from Indonesian rosewood; kNob cube made from jaguars ear; box made from bubinga with padauk top and pernambuco initial. Box inscribed with TW logo. Includes information sheet.

 

Lot 1011 - Cow and Calf (TW13)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $2,404

Cow and Calf (TW13) by Trevor Wood
Calf Photo

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 10x8x8cm

Notes: Eight pieces form a cube (virgin cow). Remove one pieces then form a cube with the remaining pieces and the calf (the small cube hidden in base of stand). Includes information sheet and solution diagrams.

 

Lot 1012 - Pair of Letter Dissections

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $297

Pair of Letter Dissections by Trevor Wood

Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 9x9x1cm

Notes: Rare 2D letter dissections: seven pieces to make a P, and six pieces to form an E. These were likely crafted before 1984. P Puzzle stamped with the TW logo.

 

Lot 1013 - Clutch Box

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $800

Winning bid: $13,615

Clutch Box by Lee Krasnow
Detail Photo

Designer/Maker: Lee Krasnow

Edge: 7cm

Notes: One of three Clutch Boxes with hinged lid (six others had removable lids). Made from koa, macassar ebony, and maple. Includes original box. Winner of the Puzzlers' Award at the 2003 IPP Puzzle Design Competition.

 

Lot 1014 - Tangram Tables

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $590

Tangram Tables by Suzhou Lacquer Carving Factory
Box Photo

Maker: Suzhou Lacquer Carving Factory

Size: 31x31x14cm

Notes: This is a set of seven tables with the traditional Tangram shapes. The top of each table has a unique natural pattern created by using layers of various types of lacquer. Includes a padded presentation box (see extra photo).

 

Lot 1015 - The Prison

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/16/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $526

The Prison by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 13cm

Notes: 60 identical pieces (each with seven notches) form a burr cage. Movement is excellent--disassemble if you dare! Includes original box.

 

Lot 1016 - Small Halley

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $725

Small Halley by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 10cm

Notes: 30-piece burr; two pieces with an extra notch. Includes original box and Hebrew instructions.

 

Lot 1017 - Les Pleiades

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/17/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $1,117

Les Pleiades by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: 50 pieces (20 vertices and 30 dowels) make a dodecahedron. Includes original box and Hebrew instructions sheet.

 

Lot 1018 - Octahedron

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $140

Octahedron by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 12 identical pieces form an octahedron. Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 1019 - Cube 4x4

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/14/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $602

Cube 4x4 by Philippe Dubois
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 7cm

Notes: Four difference pieces form a cube. Excellent fit. Inscribed "Gaby Games". Includes original plastic box.

 

Lot 1021 - Logo and Triangle

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/13/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $2,942

Logo and Triangle by Philippe Dubois
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Two coordinate motion puzzles. Logo (hexagonal star) has six pieces; Triangle has three.

 

Lot 1022 - Acrylic Diagonal Burr Pair

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/20/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $100

Acrylic Diagonal Burr Pair

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Two attractive versions of common diagonal burr assemblies.

 

Lot 1023 - Atar Ball Burr (001c)

Phase: 8

Last Bid Date: 10/12/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $290

Atar Ball Burr (001c) by Pelikan
Expanded Photo

Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Diagonal star construction made with fancy woods and cut into an irregular polyhedron. Includes original box.

 

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