Group: Stewart Coffin

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

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Lot 5364 - Scrambled Scorpius (23)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $296

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Scrambled Scorpius (23) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Six dissimilar pieces; unique assembly. Made from mahogany. Light wear and light dents; light pencil marks at the ends of some pieces. One piece inscribed "S.T.C., 1980".

Source: Woodrow Carpenter Collection

 

Lot 5374 - Snowflake (3)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $140

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Snowflake (3) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 15x13x1cm

Notes: Ten Hydrastone pieces form a variety of shapes. One piece with very small chip; one with small scratches; otherwise in excellent condition. Includes plastic tray and original booklet with diagrams for 30 puzzles.

 

Lot 5376 - Cornucopia (Special 105747)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $415

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Cornucopia (Special 105747) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 17.5x17.5x2cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. Pieces made from cherry, imbuya, satinwood, mulberry, purpleheart, walnut, mahogany, rosewood, oak, padauk; tray made from maple, mahogany, and holly. Includes original information booklet. Tray inscribed "SPECIAL, 105747,STC,1985".

 

Lot 5377 - Cornucopia

Est. value: $175

Winning bid: $315

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Cornucopia by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Tray: 17.5x17.5x2cm

Notes: No two puzzles produced are alike. Pieces made from red oak; corner blocks made from walnut. Tray inscribed "#38,16567" and "#38,STC,1985". Includes information booklet and solution.

 

Lot 5509 - Four-Legged Stand (81-B-1)

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $85

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Four-Legged Stand (81-B-1) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Six pieces (two hex sticks, two dowels, and two combinations) form a nest.

 

Lot 5510 - Cuckoo Nest (21)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $80

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Cuckoo Nest (21) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: Seven pieces (including one dowel and one hexagonal rod) form a nest. Made from birch.

 

Lot 5511 - Nine Bars (62)

Est. value: $275

Winning bid: $165

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Nine Bars (62) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9cm

Notes: More complicated version of Cuckoo Nest (three layers instead of two), also with just one key piece. Made from birch. According to the Compendium, only 10 made.

 

Lot 5512 - Locked Nest (22)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $170

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Locked Nest (22) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 13cm

Notes: Nineteen pieces (five elbows, seven dowel, and seven hexagonal rods) form a nest. Crafted in birch.

 

Lot 5516 - Confessional Puzzle (68-B)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $275

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Confessional Puzzle (68-B) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Stick length: 9.5cm

Notes: 12-piece Altekruse, slanted in three dimensions. The sticks are a unit longer than the original. Includes original instructions for Confessional and supplement for the elongated sticks. One piece inscribed "68-B,STC,1995".

 

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