Group: Stewart Coffin

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

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Lot 6392 - Super-Duper Jupiter (7-N-4)

Est. value: $1,200

Winning bid: $1,060

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Super-Duper Jupiter (7-N-4) by Stewart Coffin


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Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: 12 identical pieces, made from 30 pairs of matching fancy wood sticks. Goal is to assemble with all matching pairs, or none. Good fit and alignment, but some small gaps between pairs; light wax finish; some surfaces and edges have crafting irregularities (small chips, etc.). One piece inscribed "7-N-3,STC,2020". All pieces are numbered in pencil, corresponding to a legend of the woods used.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 6393 - Dislocated Jupiter (17)

Est. value: $900

Winning bid: $925

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Dislocated Jupiter (17) by Stewart Coffin


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Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 17cm

Notes: 12 identical, but non-symmetric pieces (one of five arms has been dislocated). Made from 15 fancy woods. General misalignment of parallel sticks, holes and gaps larger than typical; one piece slightly warped. One piece inscribed "17, STC, 2020". All pieces are numbered in pencil, corresponding to a legend of the woods used.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 6394 - Saturn (24)

Est. value: $1,000

Winning bid: $925

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Saturn (24) by Stewart Coffin


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Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16cm

Notes: Twelve pieces, two each of six dissimilar shapes, made from 15 woods. Good movement and alignment except a few slight gaps (see photo); light wax finish with some minor surface irregularities. One piece inscribed "24,STC,2020"; pieces numbered in pencil, corresponding to the provided piece shape/wood legends.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 6395 - Sphinx (156-C)

Est. value: $900

Winning bid: $2,777

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Sphinx (156-C) by Stewart Coffin


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Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: 12 dissimilar pieces that fit together in just one way; made from 30 fancy woods. All glue joints are doweled for extra strength. Good fit, but with some large gaps; light wax finish. One piece inscribed "156-C, STC, 2020". Includes a diagram of all pieces and the woods used.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 6396 - Ring of Diamonds (13-B)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $179

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Ring of Diamonds (13-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Rough and unfinished model made from pine. Movement is somewhat tight. One piece inscribed on outside "13-B,STC,2017". Inside, some pieces labeled in pencil to aide assembly.

 

Lot 6397 - Octahedral Cluster (31)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $150

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Octahedral Cluster (31) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 8x8x7cm

Notes: Four pieces made an octahedral shape. Good fit, but with some slight gaps. Rough unfinished model with pencil markings on the outside indicate the first two disassembly moves. One piece inscribed on the outside "31,STC,2020".

 

Lot 6398 - Twelve Point (33)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $170

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Twelve Point (33) by Stewart Coffin


Inside

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with unique assembly. Rough model made from padauk, momoqui, and mahogany. Good movement, but with gaps and slight misalignment. One piece inscribed on the outside "33,STC,2020". Interior pencil marks may give a guide to assembly.

 

Lot 6399 - Star of David (37-A)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $147

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Star of David (37-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 8x7x7cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces with confusing diagonal assembly. Made from louro preto, padauk, and maple. Light wax finish; good but slightly loose movement; some small gaps and misalignment. One piece inscribed "37-A, STC, 2018"; pieces labeled to aid assembly.

 

Lot 6400 - Scrambled Legs (162)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $210

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Scrambled Legs (162) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Scrambled Scorpius mechanism augmented to the third stellation shape. Rough model with some gaps, loose fit, and some chips; light wax finish. Made from tulipwood, prima vera, purpleheart, and sumac. One piece inscribed "162,STC,2017".

 

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