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Lot 647 - Bad Radio (P-17)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $900

Winning bid: $3,205

Bad Radio (P-17) by Akio Kamei
Open Photo

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 21x13x13cm

Notes: This large radio is a favorite, and opens (similar to the Coffee Cup and Egg) using movement/manipulation that might be associated with a real old-fashioned radio. Includes original box.

 

Lot 916 - Wire Puzzle Set

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $100

Wire Puzzle Set by Dick Hess

Maker: Dick Hess

Size: 10x7cm

Notes: Three hand-made wire puzzles from Dick Hess' Compendium of Wire Puzzles: G084, G050, and G039.

 

Lot 976 - Fusion-Confusion

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $271

Fusion-Confusion by Stewart Coffin / Wayne Daniel

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Wayne Daniel

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Designed by Stewart Coffin, this design is the same as Triumph except that two pairs of pieces are fused together, allowing for four symmetrical assemblies.

 

Lot 1024 - All Star (95)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $4,636

All Star (95) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x8x8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces made of cherry and bloodwood, forming a variety of shapes. Includes original notes and box. Inscribed "95, STC, 1997"; pieces also have hand-written codes used by the assembly notes.

 

Lot 1025 - Pin-Hole (20)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $318

Pin-Hole (20) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Seven pieces form a cube (1 pin, 1 bar, 2 crosses, 2 elbows). Made with cherry bars and birch pins. Includes copy of 10-page information booklet.

 

Lot 1026 - Pin-Hole Grand Cross (20)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $700

Pin-Hole Grand Cross (20) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 23x23x23cm

Notes: A special double-length link allows the Pin-Hole Puzzle to be expanded to any size. This is the largest pre-packaged kit that Stewart Coffin sold, containing 7 pins, 1 bar, 12 crosses, 17 elbows, and 6 links. Unlike the basic Pin-Hole Puzzle, these pins don't have stays, so they can be loose. There is some surface damage (visible at top-rear of photo). Made with cherry bars and birch pins. Includes copy of 10-page information booklet.

 

Lot 1027 - Holey Astigmatism

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $210

Holey Astigmatism by Bill Cutler / Stewart Coffin

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 6cm

Notes: Designed by Bill Cutler, and made by Stewart Coffin as an IPP14 Exchange Puzzle (Cutler).

 

Lot 1028 - The Leaning Tower of Altekruse (68-A)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $338

The Leaning Tower of Altekruse (68-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: Based on the Altekruse, this 14-piece variation of Confessional (68) was discovered simultaneously by Edward Hordern and Nick Baxter. The 5° slant prevents all conventional assemblies. This was an IPP15 Exchange puzzle (Hordern).

 

Lot 1029 - Trillium (107)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $231

Trillium (107) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x6cm

Notes: This is similar to Disinclination and the standard Diagonal Star, but with cut angles of 35° and 55°. Appears to be made of cherry. This was an IPP16 Exchange puzzle (Finn).

 

Lot 1030 - Burr Noodle (106)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $410

Burr Noodle (106) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: This looks very routine, but it's not: there are two mirror image pieces with rhombic cross-section and angles 5° off normal, making assembly is very difficult. Made from padauk. This was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (Hordern) with the name The "So you think you've seen it before" Burr.

 

Lot 1031 - Octo Burr (110)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $528

Octo Burr (110) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Appears to be an eight-piece burr, but three pairs are glued making just five pieces overall (see extra photo). Cuts are at 30° and 54.7°. Inscribed "110, STC, 1997". Made from maple. This was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (Barrett).

 

Lot 1032 - Sliparoo (113)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $436

Sliparoo (113) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Six identical pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Made from mahogany and maple. This was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (Finn) using the name Dexterium.

 

Lot 1033 - Three Bunnies (118)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $526

Three Bunnies (118) by Stewart Coffin
Expanded Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: Three different non-symmetrical pieces assemble using coordinate motion. Made from cherry. Inscribed "118, STC, 1997". This was an IPP17 Exchange puzzle (Slocum); exchange information is taped to the puzzle (see extra photo).

 

Lot 1034 - Six of Diamonds (131)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $327

Six of Diamonds (131) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with rhombic cross-section. The cuts are slanted making the unique assembly very difficult. This was an IPP18 Exchange puzzle (Hordern).

 

Lot 1035 - Missing Notches (129A)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $230

Missing Notches (129A) by Stewart Coffin
Pieces Photo

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8cm

Notes: A burr with only diagonal notches on the back of the pieces can be assembled using coordinate motion. Stewart discovered that not all of these notches are necessary (see extra photo). This was an IPP18 Exchange puzzle (Slocum); exchange information is taped to the puzzle (see photo). Delivered disassembled.

 

Lot 1036 - Copy of Polyhedral Dissection Draft

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $106

Copy of Polyhedral Dissection Draft by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Size: 32x23x2cm

Notes: This is a photocopy of an early manuscript for Coffin's Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections. It was copied and mailed by Edward Hordern to John Ergatoudis; postmarked in Oxford on Mar 26, 1987.

 

Lot 1037 - Small Box 3 (M-24-3)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $160

Small Box 3 (M-24-3) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: Three-move box with an unexpected final move. Made from rosewood. This was the 2002 Karakuri Club Christmas Present. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1038 - Secret Heart (MY-1)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $376

Secret Heart (MY-1) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 14x14x7cm

Notes: One half of the heart contains a secret compartment, and the other half is a music box—together you can find both. Made from walnut and dogwood. Includes original (Kamei-style) box.

 

Lot 1039 - Whorl 3 (TJ-3-3)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $852

Whorl 3 (TJ-3-3) by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: This is a plain dark box with one moving panel. However the surprising movement of the panel is something not seen in any other trick box! Winner of jury's Honorable Mention in 2001 IPP Design Competition. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1040 - Gift from Sea (E-3)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $626

Gift from Sea (E-3) by Hiroshi Endoh

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Endoh

Roll Size: 13x7x7cm

Notes: Two sushi rolls and a knife to help you get inside them. Made of bubinga, dogwood, oak and cherry. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1041 - Walk of Ladybug (MY-2)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $301

Walk of Ladybug (MY-2) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 22x12x3cm

Notes: The ladybug is used open the secret compartment inside the leaf. Made from Japanese oak and kanin. Includes original box and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1043 - Band Book (S-1)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $341

Band Book (S-1) by Hideto Satou

Designer/Maker: Hideto Satou

Size: 21x15x4cm

Notes: The book hides a secret compartment.

 

Lot 1044 - Type L 1-3 (CS-2-1)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $452

Type L 1-3 (CS-2-1) by Akio Kamei / Tetsuo Miyamoto

Designer: Akio Kamei
Maker: Tetsuo Miyamoto

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: From the collaborative Creative Secret Box project of the Karakuri Group. Crafted from magnolia and walnut. This is the same mechanism as Small Box 3 (lot 1037). Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 1045 - Shrinking Box (CS5-1)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $265

Shrinking Box (CS5-1) by Hiroshi Iwahara / Tetsuo Miyamoto
Open Photo

Designer: Hiroshi Iwahara
Maker: Tetsuo Miyamoto

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: From the collaborative Creative Secret Box project of the Karakuri Group. Crafted from magnolia and walnut. As the name implies, this box appears to shrink as you solve it. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 1046 - 74-Piece Altekruse

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,350

74-Piece Altekruse by Wayne Daniel

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 16cm

Notes: 74 identical pieces intersect on a 7x7x7 grid. Movement is excellent along all axes. Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1047 - 54-Piece Altekruse

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $558

54-Piece Altekruse by Wayne Daniel

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 14cm

Notes: 54 pieces (27 each of two mirror orientations) intersect on a 6x6x6 grid. Movement is very good along one axis. Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1048 - 38-Piece Altekruse

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $514

38-Piece Altekruse by Wayne Daniel

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 38 identical pieces intersect on a 5x5x5 grid. Movement is excellent along all axes. Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1049 - 24-Piece Altekruse

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $440

24-Piece Altekruse by Wayne Daniel

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Pieces (12 each of two mirror orientations) intersect on a 4x4x4 grid. Movement is excellent along all axes. Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1050 - 14-Piece Altekruse

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $304

14-Piece Altekruse by Wayne Daniel

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Standard Altekruse, with 14 identical pieces intersecting on a 3x3x3 grid. Movement is excellent along all axes. Includes assembly diagram.

 

Lot 1051 - 6-Piece Altekruse

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $185

6-Piece Altekruse by Wayne Daniel

Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Pieces (3 each of two mirror orientations) intersect on a 2x2x2 grid. Movement is excellent along all axes.

 

Lot 1052 - Burr Set

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $285

Burr Set by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: 18, 9, 13, 12-piece burrs. 9-piece burr appears frozen; 12-piece burr inscribed "WAD, '91". Includes assembly diagram for the 18-piece burr.

 

Lot 1053 - 16-Piece Burr

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $666

16-Piece Burr by Wayne Daniel

Designer/Maker: Wayne Daniel

Size: 13x13x6cm

Notes: 16 pieces form four burr joints, which must be solved together. This is a very good challenge for those not ready for a 24-piece/8-joint framed cube burr. Movement is very firm.

 

Lot 1054 - Berserk BurrCirc

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $583

Berserk BurrCirc by Steve Smith / Interlocking Puzzles

Designer: Steve Smith
Maker: Interlocking Puzzles

Diameter: 22cm

Notes: Four 6-piece burr joints are connected in a circle. Some cuts are curved, giving some clues for where the small pieces must go. Movement is stiff. Includes detailed assembly instructions.

 

Lot 1055 - Pendo 90

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $3,370

Pendo 90 by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Diameter: 18cm

Notes: 90 identical pieces form a semi-regular lattice (pentakis dodecahedron).

 

Lot 1057 - Kaleidos and The Big Triangle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $825

Kaleidos and The Big Triangle by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 15cm

Notes: Two coordination motion puzzles. The Big Triangle (left) has three identical pieces, each made from a different wood. Kaleidos (right) has three identical pieces, each made from two woods. Both inscribed "Ph. DuBois, POB 9037, Jerusalem".

 

Lot 1058 - Traffic

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $551

Traffic by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Size: 9cm

Notes: Six pieces, each made of two rods glued together, form a 2x2x2 lattice.

 

Lot 1059 - Blockhead

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $265

Blockhead by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 12x12x5cm

Notes: Fit the four near-cubes into the tray; it is a lot harder than it sounds. This design won the Grand Prize of the 1986 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. Made of oak.

 

Lot 1060 - Parcel Post Puzzle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $0

Winning bid: $240

Parcel Post Puzzle by Jerry McFarland

Maker: Jerry McFarland

Size: 17x12x4cm

Notes: 18 pieces (all with the same thickness) pack into the box. This design is a curiosity because only a few instances of the original is known to exist; and the designer and manufacturer are not known. Includes Bill Cutler's notes and solution.

 

Lot 1061 - Wausau '81

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $120

Wausau '81 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 12 pieces, made of walnut, maple and cherry.

 

Lot 1062 - Wausau '82

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $92

Wausau '82 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 13 pieces, made of walnut, maple and cherry.

 

Lot 1063 - Wausau '83

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $120

Wausau '83 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 14 pieces, made of walnut, maple and cherry.

 

Lot 1064 - Wausau '84

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $93

Wausau '84 by Bill Cutler / Jerry McFarland

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Jerry McFarland

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: 15 pieces, made of walnut, maple and cherry.

 

Lot 1065 - Foul Dowel

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $177

Foul Dowel by Stewart Coffin / Bart Buie

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Bart Buie

Stick length: 7cm

Notes: This is Coffin design 109-A, a variation of Slocum-Pokum using dowels instead of square sticks. It looks like it should be easy, but there is a foul trick. Includes information card.

 

Lot 1066 - Russian 11

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $60

Winning bid: $235

Russian 11 by Mr. Puzzle Australia

Maker: Mr. Puzzle Australia

Stick length: 12cm

Notes: 11-piece burr. The design was taken from Leonid Mochalov's 400 Puzzles & Tricks. Includes original storage bag and information card. Number 20 in a limited edition of 24.

 

Lot 1067 - Mini Puzzlers Set #1

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $220

Mini Puzzlers Set #1 by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: 11 different Mini Puzzlers. From left to right starting in back:

  • 49-Steps: Arrange 27 cubes so that each row, column and diagonal have two of one color and one of another
  • Ace of Diamonds: rhombic dominoes
  • Block Buster: join the beads on the same loop
  • Babychuck: Six pieces make a small chuck
  • Cube-It: Build a cube or the question mark (see lot 825)
  • Eight-C.C.: Assemble cube with one color on each face, and touching faces are the same
  • Highly Strung: assemble a cube with continuous colored bands
  • Penthouse: 12 pieces made a house
  • Mini-Burr: simple six-piece burr
  • Pyramid: four identical pieces form a pyramid
  • Soma-Check: checkered SOMA
 

Lot 1068 - Mini Puzzlers Set #2

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $43

Mini Puzzlers Set #2 by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: 7 different Mini Puzzlers (all included in the previous lot). From left to right starting in back:

  • Highly Strung: assemble a cube with continuous colored bands
  • Soma-Check: checkered SOMA
  • Cube-It: Build a cube or the question mark (see lot 825)
  • Eight-C.C.: Assemble cube with one color on each face, and touching faces are the same
  • Babychuck: Six pieces make a small chuck
  • Block Buster: join the beads on the same loop
  • 49-Steps: Arrange 27 cubes so that each row, column and diagonal have two of one color and one of another
 

Lot 1069 - Mini Puzzlers Set #3

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Mini Puzzlers Set #3 by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: 4 different Mini Puzzlers (all included in the previous two lots). From left to right:

  • Babychuck: Six pieces make a small chuck
  • Block Buster: join the beads on the same loop
  • Highly Strung: assemble a cube with continuous colored bands
  • Eight-C.C.: Assemble cube with one color on each face, and touching faces are the same
 

Lot 1070 - The Armchair Sportsman Range Set

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $56

The Armchair Sportsman Range Set by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 13x13x2cm

Notes: Eight different puzzles from the Armchair Sportsman range, including:

  • Gone Fishing (Graeco-Latin square)
  • Don't Move the Goalposts (sliding block)
  • Goal! (sliding block)
  • The 19th Hole (gap maze)
  • Hooked! (sliding block)
  • Howzatt! (sliding block)
  • Pit-Stop (sliding block)
 

Lot 1071 - Boxed Puzzle Set

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $265

Boxed Puzzle Set by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: Three puzzles in wooden trays:

  • L's Bells (3 puzzles using 9 pieces)
  • Dracula's Curse (15 Tangram-like puzzles)
  • Pentacubes (84 pentomino puzzles)
 

Lot 1072 - Hungarian Magic Cube

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $417

Hungarian Magic Cube by Erno Rubik / Pentangle

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Original Rubik's Cube (made in Hungary) but with some amusing notes, such as "This puzzle does not come apart", and "Send 50p to Pentangle for solution if and when someone has given us one!"

 

Lot 1073 - Flower 2

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $265

Flower 2 by Michael Toulouzas / Michael Toulousas

Designer: Michael Toulouzas
Maker: Michael Toulousas

Size: 12x12x8cm

Notes: Made from bubinga and zebrawood. Inscribed "The Flower 2, Sn 20043008, M Toulouzas". Includes wax-sealed certificate.

 

Lot 1074 - Levonen Nr. 10 (Zig-Zag Burr)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $292

Levonen Nr. 10 (Zig-Zag Burr) by Juha Levonen / Pelikan

Designer: Juha Levonen
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Eight pieces for a 4x4x4 cube. The interesting challenge is to get the little pieces (sizes 1,1,3,5,7) out of the way of the big pieces (10,18,19). Includes original box.

 

Lot 1075 - Kei Cube Jr. Set

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $310

Kei Cube Jr. Set by Hidekuni Tamura / Pelikan

Designer: Hidekuni Tamura
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Unusual cube constructions in fancy woods. There are three different models of Kei Cube Jr.: 1-1c (left), 1-4c (middle), and 2-4c (right).

 

Lot 1076 - Family Puzzle Set

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/22/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $878

Family Puzzle Set by Josef Pelikan

Designer/Maker: Josef Pelikan

Size: 9x9x9cm

Notes: Two puzzles (Family Puzzle 1 on left, and Family Puzzle 2 on the right) designed by Josef Pelikan. Both are have a diagonal star construction, but the normal pieces split into two, creating a more complex dexterity challenge.

 

Lot 1077 - Dungeon

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $160

Dungeon by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels / Pelikan

Designer: Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Fit a 2x2x2 cube and 10 screw-tetracubes into the box, which contains four fixed barriers (see photo). Includes original box.

 

Lot 1078 - T-Rik-ubus

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/22/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $629

T-Rik-ubus by Rik Brouwer / Pelikan

Designer: Rik Brouwer
Maker: Pelikan

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: 12 identically pieces form the shape of three intersecting cubes (inspired by M.C. Escher). Made in three fancy woods.

 

Lot 1079 - X-Lattice

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/24/2007

Est. Value: $125

Winning bid: $558

X-Lattice by Tom Jolly / Pelikan
Detail Photo

Designer: Tom Jolly
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Just two pieces fit together to form a 5x5x5 lattice cube. The fit and finish is very precise to make this unique design work (see extra photo). One small ding on one face.

 

Lot 1080 - Sticky Cube

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $105

Sticky Cube by Bernhard Schweitzer / Pelikan

Designer: Bernhard Schweitzer
Maker: Pelikan

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Eight small cubes fit together to form a larger cube, matching the pegs with the holes. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1082 - Chinese 6-Piece Burr

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $23

Chinese 6-Piece Burr by Pelikan

Maker: Pelikan

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: Six-piece burr made slightly more complicated by having all the pieces strung together. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1083 - Tangleweed Puzzle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $76

Tangleweed Puzzle by Geoff Wyvill / Pentangle

Designer: Geoff Wyvill
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x7x7cm

Notes: Remove the string loop from the tangle of wires. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1084 - Devil's Halo

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $30

Devil's Halo by James Dalgety / Pentangle

Designer: James Dalgety
Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x8x8cm

Notes: Remove the string loop from the tangle of wires. The Devil's Halo was designed to be similar to the Chinese Rings but without the obvious binary methodology. Awarded a London Design Centre Award in 1974. Includes Design Centre London packaging (plastic is cracked).

 

Lot 1085 - Gordian Knot

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $137

Gordian Knot by Pentangle
Box Photo

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 20x10x5cm

Notes: Same as but larger than the American Loony Loop (lot 1153). Stamped "Made in England by Pentangle" on one end. Likely from the original edition in 1972.

 

Lot 1086 - Woodchuck Puzzle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $17

Woodchuck Puzzle by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: 24-piece chuck puzzle. Original packaging claims it's 20 puzzles in one, but only gives three and leaves the rest to your imagination. Previously this design appeared as part of lot 819.

 

Lot 1087 - Tall T Teaser (TW7)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $302

Tall T Teaser (TW7) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x12x8cm

Notes: Pack the 11 pieces into the box in such a way as to form a raised T or W in dark wood (actually all 12 Pentominoes are possible). Includes multiple original information and solution sheets. Pieces made from mahogany and ramin; box made from oak. Box stamped with "T.Wood" and TW logo.

 

Lot 1088 - Tantalizing Teaser Box (TW10)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $2,625

Tantalizing Teaser Box (TW10) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 11x9x6cm

Notes: This was Trevor's first secret opening puzzle design. The goal is to open the drawer. Made from afrormosia. Includes information sheet, certificate (dated Feb 14 2001), and schematic diagram. Bottom of drawer stamped "T. Wood" and with TW logo.

 

Lot 1089 - Tantalizing Teaser Box Prototype #1

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $1,500

Tantalizing Teaser Box Prototype #1 by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x7x3cm

Notes: Prototype for Tantalizing Teaser Box (see lot 1088). Unlike the final version, the locking mechanism is visible when the drawer is open. Stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 1090 - Tantalizing Teaser Box Prototype #2

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $826

Tantalizing Teaser Box Prototype #2 by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x4cm

Notes: Prototype for Tantalizing Teaser Box (see lot 1088). Unlike the final version, the locking mechanism is visible when the drawer is open. Stamped with TW logo.

 

Lot 1091 - Nobbman Puzzle (NY16)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $459

Nobbman Puzzle (NY16) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 12x12x4cm

Notes: The goal is to pack the nine 2-layered pieces into the tray. Pieces are Brazilian mahogany; tray is luann and mahogany. Cover stamped with TW logo. Made in 1987. Includes information sheet and solution diagrams.

 

Lot 1092 - Dress the Column (TW20)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $3,301

Dress the Column (TW20) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Pack the 18 L-trominoes around the column (shown) to form a cube so that the top and each side is a Latin square (each type of wood appears just once in each row and column). Pieces are made from kingwood, pao amarillo, Brazilian rosewood, and tulipwood; box is made from oak. Box stamped with TW logo. Includes original information sheet, solutions, and certificate (dated April 8, 1986).

 

Lot 1093 - kNob Woodworm (NY22)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $2,225

kNob Woodworm (NY22) by Nob Yoshigahara and Trevor Wood / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara and Trevor Wood
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Pack the nine heptominoes (a complete set of double-L-tromino plus a cube) and the little woodworm into the box; the solution is unique. Pieces made from jaguars ear and imbuya. Box stamped with TW logo. Includes original information sheet, solution, and certificate (dated April 27, 1990).

 

Lot 1094 - Centre Point (TW35)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $250

Winning bid: $416

Centre Point (TW35) by J. I. Wiley / Trevor Wood

Designer: J. I. Wiley
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 10x8x2cm

Notes: This is a version of the vintage Get My Goat sliding block puzzle: remove dark piece then by sliding pieces to the empty space, swap the original space with the piece with the centered pip. This may seem impossible, but it can be done in 28 moves. Pieces made from sycamore with walnut pips; spacer piece is from African blackwood; box made from luann; cover stamped with TW logo. Includes information sheet and card. Made in 1987.

 

Lot 1095 - Why One? (NY39)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $350

Winning bid: $2,801

Why One? (NY39) by Nob Yoshigahara / Trevor Wood

Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 13x13x4cm

Notes: The goal is to build the checkerboard. Pieces (an L-tetromino and a complete set of Y-Pentominoes plus a square) are made from American black walnut and yew; box is made from American maple and beech. Box stamped with TW logo. Includes information sheet, hand-drawn solution, and certificate (dated June 1, 1990).

 

Lot 1096 - Hookworm Kit (TW60)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $400

Winning bid: $9,891

Hookworm Kit (TW60) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 13x7x8cm

Notes: Eight pieces (each a square plus an L-tromino) plus one of six optional worms (octomino) make a 4x4x4 cube. Pieces made from imbuia; worms made from bubinga, ipe, pao amarillo, rossita, goncalo alves, and sycamore; box made from goncalo alves and prima vera. Box bottom stamped with TW logo. Includes information sheet and certificate (dated Oct 6, 1991).

 

Lot 1097 - Holey Squares Cube (TW65)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $500

Winning bid: $691

Holey Squares Cube (TW65) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Build a 4x4x4 cube from the six pieces (each an O-octomino plus two or three extra cubes). Pieces made from teak and zebrano; stand made from African walnut. This design received an honorable mention at the 1992 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. A copy of this design was presented by James Dalgety to HRH Prince Charles in June 1996 on his visit to the proposed Puzzle Museum. Includes information sheet, solution sheet, and certificate (dated Sept 3, 1998).

 

Lot 1098 - PEN-CIL (TW120)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $650

Winning bid: $1,291

PEN-CIL (TW120) by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 30x5x5cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the pen from the pencil. Pencil made from mahogany with rengas lead; pen made from walnut with tambooti cap. Stamped "T.Wood" and with TW logo. Includes information sheet, schematic diagram, and certificate (dated Nov 3, 1999).

 

Lot 1099 - Pair of Animal Jigsaws

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $422

Pair of Animal Jigsaws by Trevor Wood

Designer/Maker: Trevor Wood

Size: 8x3x1cm

Notes: Rare jigsaw puzzles: four pieces each to make a bison and a pig. These were likely crafted before 1984 (when Trevor established his formal numbering scheme). Backing cards stamped with the TW logo.

 

Lot 1100 - Snake Form Construction Game

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $27

Snake Form Construction Game by Erno Rubik / Politoys

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Politoys

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Rubik's Snake by Politoys in Hungary, made in brown and beige plastic. The snake is larger than normal. The joint rotation is very smooth and click nicely into position. Includes original packaging (dated 1981) with label intact, but not sealed.

 

Lot 1101 - Magic Domino

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $189

Magic Domino by Erno Rubik / Politoys
Copyright Photo

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Politoys

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Rubik's Domino made by Politoys in Hungary. Packaging is sealed, and dated 1982. Side of puzzle has a sticker saying "Copyright by E. Rubik".

 

Lot 1102 - Bolygok

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/27/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $307

Bolygok by Jozsef Bognár / Poliytoys

Designer: Jozsef Bognár
Maker: Poliytoys

Size: 4x4x4cm

Notes: The cube holds eight balls, each with six colored dots (but just four different colors used). There are 15 official goals, such as each face must have all the same color, or each face must have all different colors. Other goals are detailed on Jaap's site. Made by Poliytoys in Hungary. Packaging is sealed, and dated 1982.

 

Lot 1103 - Dinosaur Rubik's Cube

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $584

Dinosaur Rubik's Cube

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Surprisingly rare Dino Cube with six colors and actual dinosaurs. This is an original from approximately 10 years ago, not a recent copy/transform.

 

Lot 1104 - Four-Color Dinosaur Rubik's Cube

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/21/2007

Est. Value: $300

Winning bid: $658

Four-Color Dinosaur Rubik's Cube

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Surprisingly rare Dino Cube with four colors (and without the dinosaurs). This is an original from approximately 10 years ago, not a recent copy/transform.

 

Lot 1105 - Mental Block

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $200

Winning bid: $635

Mental Block by Tony Fisher
Jumbled Photo

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Size: 11x11x6cm

Notes: Original Skewb transformation by Tony Fisher. With just two moves (see extra photo), the shape can become unrecognizable and perplexing. Some surfaces are uneven, which is normal.

 

Lot 1106 - Siamese Skewbs

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $365

Siamese Skewbs by Tony Fisher

Designer/Maker: Tony Fisher

Size: 12x8x6cm

Notes: Original Skewb transformation by Tony Fisher: two Skewbs are merged into one.

 

Lot 1107 - Star Wars Rubik's Cube Set

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $47

Star Wars Rubik's Cube Set by Erno Rubik

Designer: Erno Rubik

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Complete set of six 2x2x2 Rubik's Cubes each with a different pair of Star Wars faces:

  • C-3PO and R2-D2
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi, young and old
  • Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader
  • Darth Sidious and Count Dooku
  • Princess Leia and Padmé Amidala
  • Jango Fett and Clone Trooper
These were originally from a Canadian cereal promotion, but later available through Rubik's web site.
 

Lot 1108 - Three Color Cube

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $209

Three Color Cube

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Unusual and refreshingly easy to solve. Pieces are either white, gray or black.

 

Lot 1109 - Rubik's Cube

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Rubik's Cube by Erno Rubik / Politechnika

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Politechnika

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Original Rubik's Cube made by Politechnika in Hungary. Cube is frozen stiff. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1111 - TRAP

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/22/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $533

TRAP by Minoru Abe / Hanayama
Start Photo

Designer: Minoru Abe
Maker: Hanayama

Size: 14x11x2cm

Notes: The goal is to arrange the puzzle to read "1122, TRAP". The unusual design requires some pieces to travel inside of other pieces; the shortest known solution is 174 moves. This is a mass production version of the original (which was lot 892). Includes original box (Japanese instructions printed on cover).

 

Lot 1112 - Dog & Cat

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $351

Dog & Cat by Minoru Abe / Hanayama
Start Photo

Designer: Minoru Abe
Maker: Hanayama

Size: 12x12x2cm

Notes: The goal is to restore both the dog and the cat. The shortest solution is 67 moves. This is a mass production product, not an Abe original. Includes original box (Japanese instructions printed on cover).

 

Lot 1113 - Panel & Ling

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $297

Panel & Ling by P. Creation

Maker: P. Creation

Size: 10x7x1cm

Notes: The goal is to pass the plastic panel completely through the ring device. The ring (along with the 4x4 region) can slide up and down, and the panel can slide left and right--but only when the ring is in an elongated hole. The ring can make knight's moves from hole to hole, but only within the sliding 4x4 region. Three maze panels of increasing difficulty are included. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1114 - The New 15 Game

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/24/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $257

The New 15 Game by Wada

Maker: Wada

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Remove the spacer and put the 15 in the center. The goal is to return the 15 to the empty space (and keep the rest where they are). Only one counter can move at a time, and only one counter can be in the middle of the circle at a time. Requires a minimum of 81 moves. Includes original Japanese instructions.

 

Lot 1115 - Master Cubo Magico

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $35

Winning bid: $43

Master Cubo Magico by Erno Rubik / Mondadori Giochi
Reverse Photo

Designer: Erno Rubik
Maker: Mondadori Giochi

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Standard Rubik's Cube, but with each edge assigned a different color. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1116 - Wonderful Puzzler #1

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/16/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $7

Wonderful Puzzler #1 by Erno Rubik

Designer: Erno Rubik

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Standard cube with corner truncated and replaced with reflective stickers. Excess lubrication between pieces. Includes original plastic packaging.

 

Lot 1117 - Wonder Puzzler #2

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/15/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $48

Wonder Puzzler #2 by Erno Rubik

Designer: Erno Rubik

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Standard cube with top layer trimmed. Includes original cardboard packaging.

 

Lot 1118 - Asian Games Cube

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $5

Winning bid: $17

Asian Games Cube by Erno Rubik

Designer: Erno Rubik

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Standard cube, decorated for the 13th Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998.

 

Lot 1119 - Eastsheen 5x5x5 Cube DIY Kit

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $80

Winning bid: $92

Eastsheen 5x5x5 Cube DIY Kit by East Sheen Industrial Co., Ltd.

Maker: East Sheen Industrial Co., Ltd.

Size: 23x17x4cm

Notes: Popular do-it-yourself kit to build a 5x5x5 cube. Includes all the parts and an MS-Windows mini-CD instruction manual.

 

Lot 1120 - Smart Alex

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $90

Smart Alex by Alex Pop / 2 MCH FUN

Designer: Alex Pop
Maker: 2 MCH FUN

Size: 21x18x5cm

Notes: Puzzle is unused, but sticker transparency shows some aging. Includes original packaging.

 

Lot 1121 - SOMA Cube

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $353

SOMA Cube by Piet Hein / Skjøde Skjern

Designer: Piet Hein
Maker: Skjøde Skjern

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: This is the "original" rosewood SOMA Cube, made in Denmark in 1967 (not the Parker Bros. version). Includes original SOMA booklet, in very good condition.

 

Lot 1122 - The Hexadecimal Puzzle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/24/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $472

The Hexadecimal Puzzle by William Keister / Binary Arts

Designer: William Keister
Maker: Binary Arts

Size: 22x11x6cm

Notes: The goal is to slide the carriage out of the frame to the left. Similar to the Chinese Rings, the switching bars must be manipulated in a binary fashion to get them past the blocking keys and the exit block. The unique feature of this puzzle is that there are 16 possible settings for the blocking keys, each creating a different puzzle and a different solution algorithm. Includes original box and information cards.

 

Lot 1123 - Tantrix Collection

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $55

Tantrix Collection

Diameter: 5cm

Notes: Each Crazy Tantrix puzzle contains ten hexagonal tiles; the goal to arrange the tiles so that there is a continuous path of a selected color, for each of the three colors. The goal of the Rock is to rotate the faces so that all the edges match (for a more difficult challenge, you can also remove the faces and start from scratch).

 

Lot 1124 - Candle-Light

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,051

Candle-Light by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 16x5x5cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the candle from the candlestick holder. Hand-made of brass and aluminum. Dated 1996.

 

Lot 1125 - Cigar

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/24/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,350

Cigar by Marcel Gillen

Designer/Maker: Marcel Gillen

Size: 13x2x2cm

Notes: The goal is to open the cigar. Hand-made of brass and aluminum. This is a hand-made original, not the reproduction used later as an IPP Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 1126 - Zeta Box (22A-11)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,350

Zeta Box (22A-11) by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 8x5x5cm

Notes: Corian box with metal fixtures. The goal is to open the box.

 

Lot 1127 - Paper Clip Box (20A-2)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $175

Winning bid: $1,551

Paper Clip Box (20A-2) by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 10x6x4cm

Notes: Corian box with copper top. Goal is to open the box. Includes original solution notes.

 

Lot 1128 - Barrel and Black Plunger (4B-10)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/24/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $1,350

Barrel and Black Plunger (4B-10) by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 6x4x4cm

Notes: Corian Box with plastic rod. Goal is to open the barrel. Includes hand-drawn solution.

 

Lot 1129 - &

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $95

& by Rick Irby

Designer/Maker: Rick Irby

Size: 11x7x1cm

Notes: Goal is to remove the ampersand. Hand-made of 1/4" chromed steel.

 

Lot 1130 - Multi-Rung Ball and Chain Set

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $150

Winning bid: $157

Multi-Rung Ball and Chain Set by Lambert Bright
Start Photo

Designer/Maker: Lambert Bright

Size: 14x8x2cm

Notes: 2-Run, 3-Rung, and 4-Rung Ball and Chain Ladder puzzles. The goal in each case is to remove the ring from the modified Ball & Chain puzzle. All hand-made from 1/4" chromed steel. Includes original instructions for putting the ring on the puzzle and reversing the process (see extra photo for sample starting position).

 

Lot 1131 - 12-Inch Nails

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $32

12-Inch Nails by Gary Foshee

Designer/Maker: Gary Foshee

Size: 18x6x2cm

Notes: Separate the two large nails. Includes original box.

 

Lot 1132 - Zen Puzzle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $595

Zen Puzzle by Charles O. Perry

Designer: Charles O. Perry

Size: 6x6x3cm

Notes: Remove the five brass rods from the aluminum frame. Key piece is spring-loaded to keep its position. Charles Perry is a renowned architect and sculptor, with a handful of puzzle designs to his credit. Includes black felt storage bag.

 

Lot 1133 - Ball Puzzle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $0

Winning bid: $232

Ball Puzzle by Charles O. Perry

Designer: Charles O. Perry

Diameter: 4cm

Notes: Basic 6-piece burr made of brass rods. Key piece is spring-loaded to keep its position. Charles Perry is a renowned architect and sculptor, with a handful of puzzle designs to his credit. Includes black felt storage bag.

 

Lot 1134 - Vortex (MBP 5)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $332

Vortex (MBP 5) by R.D. Rose

Maker: R.D. Rose

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Stack and interlock the five layers. Made of anodized aluminum.

 

Lot 1135 - Dodecahedron (MBP 7)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/28/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $583

Dodecahedron (MBP 7) by R.D. Rose

Designer/Maker: R.D. Rose

Diameter: 6cm

Notes: Edge-matching puzzle to place 12 pentagons on to the dodecahedron. Core made of anodized aluminum.

 

Lot 1136 - Double Dovetail Round (MBP2)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $417

Double Dovetail Round (MBP2) by R.D. Rose

Maker: R.D. Rose

Size: 6x6x4cm

Notes: Separate the two halves. Made from anodized aluminum.

 

Lot 1137 - Glingle Puzzle Ball

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/23/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $235

Glingle Puzzle Ball by R.E. Sanson / Sanson Products

Designer: R.E. Sanson
Maker: Sanson Products

Diameter: 7cm

Notes: 30 identical wire pieces form a dodecahedron. The ball will expand gradually until it suddenly falls into pieces. Includes original plastic box, information card and very detailed instruction booklet.

 

Lot 1138 - Pencil Case

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $35

Pencil Case by Edi Nagata

Designer/Maker: Edi Nagata

Size: 18x15x2cm

Notes: Fit the four pencils into the tray. Opposite side of tray fits all four pencils flat for storage. Made from MDF. Includes original plastic case, information sheet and hand-drawn solution.

 

Lot 1139 - Arrow Case

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $86

Arrow Case by Edi Nagata

Designer/Maker: Edi Nagata

Size: 18x15x2cm

Notes: Fit the four arrows into the tray; a second puzzle is on the back side of the tray. Made from MDF. This design won the jury's First Prize at the 2001 IPP Design Competition. Includes original plastic case.

 

Lot 1140 - Polo-Shirt Case

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $43

Polo-Shirt Case by Edi Nagata

Designer/Maker: Edi Nagata

Size: 18x15x2cm

Notes: Fit the four shirts into the tray; a second puzzle is on the back side of the tray. Made from MDF. This design won the jury's Grand Prize at the 2002 IPP Design Competition. Includes original plastic case, information sheet and hand-drawn solutions.

 

Lot 1141 - Cat Case

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $32

Cat Case by Edi Nagata

Designer/Maker: Edi Nagata

Size: 18x15x2cm

Notes: Fit the four cats into the tray; a second puzzle is on the back side of the tray. Made from MDF. Includes original plastic case and information sheet.

 

Lot 1142 - Dog Puzzle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/22/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $95

Dog Puzzle by Naoyuki Iwase

Designer/Maker: Naoyuki Iwase

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Fit the five dog pieces into the tray. Made form MDF. Includes original box, information sheet, and hand-written solution.

 

Lot 1143 - Cat Puzzle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/22/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $95

Cat Puzzle by Naoyuki Iwase

Designer/Maker: Naoyuki Iwase

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Fit the six cat pieces into the tray. Made form MDF. Includes original box, information sheet, and hand-written solution.

 

Lot 1144 - Pony Puzzle

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $20

Winning bid: $55

Pony Puzzle by Naoyuki Iwase

Designer/Maker: Naoyuki Iwase

Size: 14x14x2cm

Notes: Fit the six pony pieces into the tray. Made form MDF. Includes original box, information sheet, and hand-written solution.

 

Lot 1145 - Play 3 Cube

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $335

Play 3 Cube by Takeyuki Endou

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endou

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Build a cube from the 10 pieces. Very difficult. Key piece inscribed "PLAY 3 CUBE, © 1998, 11, Tokyo JAPAN, T. Endou". Includes information sheet; delivered disassembled with no solution.

 

Lot 1146 - Play 2 Cube PS

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/19/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $327

Play 2 Cube PS by Takeyuki Endou

Designer/Maker: Takeyuki Endou

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Build a cube from the 14 pieces. All pieces have one or two knobs; some pieces have holes or slots (see photo). Very difficult. Key piece inscribed "PLAY 2 CUBE PS, © 1998.1.1, N8, Tokyo JAPAN, T. Endou". Includes information sheet; delivered disassembled with no solution.

 

Lot 1147 - Small 18-Move Trick Box

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/22/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $281

Small 18-Move Trick Box by Yoshio Okiyama

Designer/Maker: Yoshio Okiyama

Size: 5x2x2cm

Notes: Small traditional trick box attributed to Okiyama (but no provenance or confirming markings).

 

Lot 1148 - Japanese Box with Drawer

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/20/2007

Est. Value: $0

Winning bid: $336

Japanese Box with Drawer
Open Photo

Size: 15x10x7cm

Notes: Seven moves to open main compartment; three more moves to open secret drawer. Painted inlaid wood on top (Fuji) and bottom (two Scotties). This is an older box in excellent condition: no warping or gaps, some wear around the kannuki, and some wear on bottom panel. Includes original cardboard box and solution diagram. (Unverified date written on box: "20 July, 1956".)

 

Lot 1149 - Box with Trick Drawer

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $40

Winning bid: $32

Box with Trick Drawer
Open Photo

Size: 10x8x2cm

Notes: This box has a trick drawer: sometimes the content will appear and sometimes it will not. Stamped "Foreign" on bottom panel.

 

Lot 1151 - Trick Book

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/21/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $184

Trick Book
Open Photo

Size: 14x11x2cm

Notes: Wooden box looks like a small book, and hides a secret compartment. Spine is inscribed "VOL 1, 1911".

 

Lot 1152 - Coin Bank Box

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $100

Winning bid: $42

Coin Bank Box
Open Photo

Size: 14x9x5cm

Notes: Trick box with a coin slot. Five moves to open box. Mechanism is excellent, but surface condition is average: wear on all edges and around kannuki; finish is worn and rough; some gaps and very minor warp of top panel.

 

Lot 1153 - Loony Loop

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $50

Winning bid: $37

Loony Loop
Box Photo

Size: 15x5x5cm

Notes: The goal is to remove the string loop from the wire cage. Includes original box (see photo) and instructions and solution sheet.

 

Lot 1154 - Phony Baloney

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $32

Phony Baloney by Parker Brothers

Maker: Parker Brothers

Size: 19x6x6cm

Notes: Stack the ten plastic pieces so they fit together on the skewer. Sealed inside original shrink-wrapping. Product of Canada; packaging has bilingual instructions, including warnings "DO NOT COOK—NON-EDIBLE"!

 

Lot 1155 - Vanginlukko

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $22

Vanginlukko by Aarikka

Maker: Aarikka

Size: 18x5x2cm

Notes: Chinese Rings made in Finland. Includes original packaging and Finnish instructions.

 

Lot 1156 - Sinclair's Lock (Vanginlukko)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/22/2007

Est. Value: $30

Winning bid: $60

Sinclair's Lock (Vanginlukko) by Aarikka

Maker: Aarikka

Size: 21x8x3cm

Notes: Chinese Rings made in Finland. Includes original (burlap and plastic) packaging and Finnish instructions.

 

Lot 1157 - Ongelmakuutio (The Cube)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $17

Ongelmakuutio (The Cube) by Aarikka

Maker: Aarikka

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Six pins and nine L-trominoes form a cube. Some pins are tight. Includes original (burlap and plastic) packaging and Finnish instructions and solution diagram.

 

Lot 1158 - Atom-Ongelma (Atom Puzzle)

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/17/2007

Est. Value: $10

Winning bid: $14

Atom-Ongelma (Atom Puzzle) by Aarikka

Maker: Aarikka

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Six balls and 12 rods form an octahedron. Includes original instructions and solution diagram. Difficult to disassemble; might be stuck.

 

Lot 1308 - Pharaoh's Secret

Phase: 9

Last Bid Date: 11/18/2007

Est. Value: $75

Winning bid: $292

Pharaoh's Secret by Perry McDaniel and Normal Sandfield / Perry McDaniel

Designer: Perry McDaniel and Normal Sandfield
Maker: Perry McDaniel

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: The goal is to find the secret compartment. Includes original storage bag, instructions and solution. Limited edition, #121 of 200. This was an IPP18 Exchange puzzle (N. Sandfield).

 

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