Group: Stewart Coffin

All puzzles are designed and crafted by Stewart Coffin, unless otherwise noted.

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Lot 5819 - Seven-Piece Third Stellation (73)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $165

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Seven-Piece Third Stellation (73) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Seven pieces assemble with both coordinate motion and serial interlocking. Fit is off in places (see photo). Once piece inscribed on outside "73, STC, 2015". Interior pencil markings to guide assembly; very light wax finish.

 

Lot 5820 - Cluster Plus (114)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $125

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Cluster Plus (114) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces fit together in two halves. Each half is assembled using unusual, non-linear coordinate motion. Slight gaps in places; otherwise excellent fit. One piece inscribed (on outside) "114, STC, 2017". Interior pencil markings to guide assembly; very light wax finish.

 

Lot 5821 - Double Cross Variation (240-X)

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $111

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Double Cross Variation (240-X) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9.5cm

Notes: Six pieces form a nest; three elbows, two crosses, and one "key"dowel piece. This is different from the standard design described in the Compendium, as only the key dowel passed through the bars. Made from oak. Once piece inscribed "240-X, STC, 2016".

 

Lot 5822 - Ball Octahedron Variation (232-A)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $143

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Ball Octahedron Variation (232-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x9x9cm

Notes: Four pieces form an octahedron locked in a tray. This is one of (at least) two variations of Ball Octahedron, where the tray wraps around the bottom layer of balls, making for a much more challenging assembly. (Disassembly is a slight spoiler, so will delivery disassembled upon request.) Tray inscribed "232-A, STC, 2015".

 

Lot 5823 - Ball Joint (271)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $152

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Ball Joint (271) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x9x8cm

Notes: Four pieces form a tetrahedron locked in a tray. Light sticker residue on one side of tray. Label on bottle of tray printed with identification and goal. (Disassembly is a slight spoiler, so will delivery disassembled upon request.)

 

Lot 5824 - Lollypop Variation (X-74-A)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $196

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Lollypop Variation (X-74-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 10x9x8cm

Notes: Connect the six lollypops to fit into the hexagonal box; holes are cut at either 60 or 90 degrees. Balls made from maple; box from birch; very light wax finish. Bottom of box inscribed "X-74-A, STC, 2015".

 

Lot 5825 - X-37

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $265

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X-37 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: This is a truncated verison of Scrambled Scorpius, made with four fancy woods arranged in the "ring" pattern; very light wax finish on exterior; good movement. Some unhelpful pencil markings inside. One piece inscribed "X-37, STC, 2018".

 

Lot 5826 - X-39

Est. value: $275

Winning bid: $180

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X-39 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: This is a truncated verison of Scrambled Scorpius, made with four fancy woods arranged in the "super scrambled" pattern; very light wax finish on exterior; slightly loose fit. One piece inscribed "X-39, STC, 2018". Some unhelpful pencil markings inside.

 

Lot 5827 - Scrambled Scorpius (partial X-51)

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $250

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Scrambled Scorpius (partial X-51) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Based on the inscribed design number, this should be Scrambled Scorpius with a Garnet inside. However, the Garnet is not included. Six dissimilar pieces, with six fancy woods arranged in the "six windmills" pattern. Good fit, with light wax finish; some unhelpful pencil markings inside. One piece inscribed "X-51, STC, 2018" (on outside).

 

Lot 5828 - Scrambled Scorpius (paritial X-52)

Est. value: $275

Winning bid: $170

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Scrambled Scorpius (paritial X-52) by stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Based on the inscribed design number, this should be Scrambled Scorpius with a Garnet inside. However, the Garnet is not included. Six dissimilar pieces, with six fancy woods arranged in the "offset windmills" pattern. Good fit with a minor gap; light wax finish; some unhelpful pencil markings inside. One piece inscribed (on outside) "X-52, STC, 2018".

 

Lot 5829 - The Outcast (225)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $173

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The Outcast (225) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 19x14x1cm

Notes: Pack the six pieces into the frame, without using the gap in the frame. Bottom of tray inscribed "225, STC, 2016" and with list of woods used: "Bloodwood, Ebony, Purpleheart, Yellowheart, Oak, Poplar".

 

Lot 5830 - House Party (250-X)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $150

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House Party (250-X) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13z12z2cm

Notes: Fit the four pieces into the two-sided tray (The backside tray has "notch", where a piece is allowed to extend to the outer edge of tray.) One side inscribed "250-X, STC, 2010".

 

Lot 5831 - Quintet in F (253)

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $76

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Quintet in F (253) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 15x13x1cm

Notes: Fit the five F-pentominoes into the tray. Bottom of tray inscribed "253, STC, 2011". Includes sheet with informational poem. This was the IPP31 Exchange puzzle from Rosemary Howbrigg.

 

Lot 5832 - Check Me Out (256)

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $96

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Check Me Out (256) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13x10x1cm

Notes: Place the four pieces into the tray so that shape and coloring is rotationally symmetric. Bottom of tray inscribed "256, STC, 2011". This was the IPP31 Exchange puzzle from Dave Rossetti.

 

Lot 5833 - Octet in F (258)

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $101

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Octet in F (258) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 12x11x1cm

Notes: Place the eight pieces into the tray. Bottom of tray inscribed "258, STC, 2012". This was the IPP32 Exchange puzzle from Rosemary Howbrigg. Includes sheet with informational poem.

 

Lot 5855 - X-74-B

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $196

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X-74-B by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 6x6x6cm

Notes: Connect the four lollypops to fit into the box; holes are cut at 60 degrees. Balls made from maple; box from birch; very light wax finish. Bottom of box inscribed "X-74-B, STC, 2015. Light sticker residue on lid.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5856 - Doubleplay (X-75)

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $186

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Doubleplay (X-75) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Pack the six pieces into the box with restricted opening. Pieces made from maple; box lid made from padauk, limba, and blue mahoe. Bottom of box inscribed "X-75, STC, 2016".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 5857 - X-77

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $140

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X-77 by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Pack four pieces into the box (with internal blockages). Made from maple and birch; lightly waxed. Bottom of box inscribed "X-77, STC, 2017".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

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