Group: Benefit Sales

The following lots are donated by the owner to benefit another individual or organization.

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Lot 4090 - Havana's #4

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $220

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Havana's #4 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 16x4x3cm

Notes: The final and most challenging of the Havana's cigar box series. Made from quartersawn sapele and wenge veneer. Signed and dated; limited edition of 75.

Source: Nick Baxter, for Houston Food Bank

 

Lot 5074 - The Circle

Est. value: $350

Winning bid: $1,050

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The Circle by Shane Hales

Designer/Maker: Shane Hales

Size: 9x9x6cm

Notes: Trick opening box. Considering a prototype, this was started in 2014 with the initial run, and completed early this year for the purpose of benefit auction. Limited edition of 5, stamped #004. Includes original information sheet.

Source: Shane Hales, for private benefit

 

Lot 5075 - Puzzled by the Anvil

Est. value: $400

Winning bid: $1,150

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Puzzled by the Anvil by Tracy Wood Clemons (The Green Eyed Lady)

Designer/Maker: Tracy Wood Clemons (The Green Eyed Lady)

Size: 28x21x21

Notes: Open the box and release the anvil! The original craft cocktail bar in Houston, "Anvil Bar and Refuge", remains one of the best locally and is also recognized nationally on many top 10 lists. This puzzle box was commissioned as a tribute to the bar. On top of the box sits an anvil which is fixed in place. There are eight knobs surrounding the box, and they may wiggle a bit but do not turn. You must find the way to open the box. This requires approximately 12 moves to accomplish, including a very sneaky move to get things started. Once opened, the box reveals an internal packing puzzle of four pieces forming a cubic structure. Further inside there is a special object you will discover as well. Finally you must figure out how to release the anvil on top and you have completed the puzzle. The puzzle is a lot of fun and includes 3 separate goals - open the box, mix up and resolve the packing puzzle, and free the Anvil from the top.

Made from mahogany, walnut, and oak. Limited edition, #2 of 2. Some moves are tight. Includes original certificate and solution sheet. Two copies were commissioned, one for the collector and one intended for the "Anvil" bar. However that plan has changed, and the funds from the sale of the second copy will now go to a worthy cause and will not be used personally.

Source: Steven Canfield, for private benefit

 

Lot 5087 - International Labyrinth

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $55

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International Labyrinth by Robrecht Louage

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 18x7x1cm

Notes: Negotiate the hidden maze to remove the three coins. Includes solution diagram.

Source: Matthew Dawson, for Troops Project

 

Lot 5088 - International Labyrinth

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $61

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International Labyrinth by Robrecht Louage

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 18x7x1cm

Notes: Negotiate the hidden maze to remove the three coins. Includes solution diagram.

Source: Matthew Dawson, for Tony's Place

 

Lot 5103 - In a Cage

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $266

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In a Cage by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 7.5x5x5cm

Notes: Remove the box from the cage. Slight blemish on edge of box (see photo). Winner of jury honorable mention in 2017 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. It is possible to wedge the puzzle after solving; more information will be provided to the buyer.

Source: Matthew Dawson, for Houston Food Bank

 

Lot 5104 - In a Cage

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $270

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In a Cage by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 7.5x5x5cm

Notes: Remove the box from the cage. Winner of jury honorable mention in 2017 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. It is possible to wedge the puzzle after solving; more information will be provided to the buyer.

Source: Matthew Dawson, for Houston Food Bank

 

Lot 5105 - Texas Coin Puzzle

Est. value: $25

Winning bid: $140

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Texas Coin Puzzle by MINE

Designer/Maker: MINE

Size: 6x4x1cm

Notes: Remove the coin.

Source: Matthew Dawson, for private benefit

 

Lot 5106 - International Labyrinth

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $60

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International Labyrinth by Robrecht Louage

Designer/Maker: Robrecht Louage

Size: 18x7x1cm

Notes: Negotiate the hidden maze to remove the three coins. Includes solution diagram.

Source: Matthew Dawson, for private benefit

 

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