Group: Randall Gatewood/Quagmire Games

These are puzzles by Randal Gatewood, originally made but not sold prior to his untimely passing. Proceeds go to directly benefit his family.

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Lot 5277 - The Aztec Secret Box

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $122

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The Aztec Secret Box by Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 16x11x4cm

Notes: Locked stash box, with one of a variety of laser-cut exterior themes. Scratches and surface wear at one end; one unintended horizontal laser cut in box image (see photo). Includes original information and solution sheet.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5281 - Yin Yang Master Puzzle Box

Est. value: $400

Current high bid: $546

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Yin Yang Master Puzzle Box by Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 12x12x12cm

Notes: Trick opening box. This is slightly smaller than the initial edition (see lots 5279 and 5280), and might be a prototype for a subsequent edition. Laser etched on base with Quagmire logo, but no edition number.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5282 - Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box

Est. value: $600

Current high bid: $530

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Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box by Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 39x17x11cm

Notes: Open box with the correct 5-letter combination. Once opened, the combination can be reset. One internal panel can be removed, giving access to internals and allowing for removal of some key pieces (not a feature of the original version). This is from a special commissioned limited edition of six made in purpleheart and birdseye maple. Includes original information and solution pamphlet. Quagmire logo stamped (not laser etched) on bottom.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5269 - Keepers Key Safe Deluxe

Est. value: $350

Winning bid: $476

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Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 19x13x12cm

Notes: The deluxe edition has two trick panels layered below the lid, both more complex than the original Keepers Key Safe. Some minor surface irregularities and dents. Includes original instructions. Bottom laser etched with Quagmire logo and "PROTOTYPE #002". Limited edition of 35.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5270 - Keepers Key Safe

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $210

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Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 19x11x10

Notes: The top of the box slides to reveal a locked panel. Panel and bottom stamped (not laser etched) with Quagmire logo. Inside inscribed #000-1-04. Includes original instructions.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5271 - Keepers Key Safe

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $245

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 19x11x10

Notes: The top of the box slides to reveal a locked panel. Panel and bottom (laser) etched with Quagmire logo. Some surface flaws (some visible in photo). Includes original instructions.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5272 - Box Joint Box Prototype

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $210

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Open the trick box. Includes original information and solution card. Interior etched with Quagmire logo and "Prototype No. 1".

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5273 - Box Joint Box Prototype

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $140

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Open the trick box. Includes original information and solution card. Interior etched with Quagmire logo and "Prototype No. 2".

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5274 - Aztec Calendar Jigsaw Puzzle

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $57

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Box: 15x10x10cm

Notes: 240 piece jigsaw puzzle, laser cut from alder wood. Puzzle is approximately 30x32cm.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5275 - Aztec Calendar Jigsaw Puzzle

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $46

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Box: 15x10x10cm

Notes: 240 piece jigsaw puzzle, laser cut from alder wood. Puzzle is approximately 30x32cm.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5276 - The Wizards Black Forest Dragons Breath Stash Box

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $290

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 16x11x4cm

Notes: Locked stash box, with one of a variety of laser-cut exterior themes. Includes original information and solution sheet.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5278 - Uncle Herbart Stash & Stow Box

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $265

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 16x11x4cm

Notes: Locked stash box, with one of a variety of laser-cut exterior themes. Warning: I cannot open this box, so there is significant risk that it is not functional. Includes copy of information and solution sheet.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5279 - Yin Yang Master Puzzle Box

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $625

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: Trick opening box; this is from the original production run with hidged lid (not the posthumous collaboration with Robert Yarger). Made from paduak, purpleheart, maple, and cedar. Includes solution sheet and original certificate of authenticity. Bottom laser etched with Quagmire logo (off-center) and inscribed "SERIAL NO. #005".

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5280 - Yin Yang Master Puzzle Box

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $585

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 13x13x13cm

Notes: Trick opening box; this is from the original production run with hidged lid (not the posthumous collaboration with Robert Yarger). Made from paduak, purpleheart, maple, and cedar. Includes solution sheet and original certificate of authenticity. Bottom laser etched with Quagmire logo and inscribed "SERIAL NO. #022".

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5283 - Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box

Est. value: $600

Winning bid: $471

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 39x17x11cm

Notes: Open box with the correct 5-letter combination. Once opened, the combination can be reset. One internal panel can be removed, giving access to internals and allowing for removal of some key pieces (not a feature of the original version). This is from a special commissioned limited edition of six made in purpleheart and birdseye maple. Includes original information and solution pamphlet. Quagmire logo stamped (not laser etched) on bottom.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5284 - Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box

Est. value: $600

Winning bid: $525

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 39x17x11cm

Notes: Open box with the correct 5-letter combination. Once opened, the combination can be reset. One internal panel can be removed, giving access to internals and allowing for removal of some key pieces (not a feature of the original version). This is from a special commissioned limited edition of six made in purpleheart and birdseye maple. Includes original information and solution pamphlet. Quagmire logo stamped (not laser etched) on bottom.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5285 - Ultimate Cryptex Puzzle Box

Est. value: $600

Winning bid: $525

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randal Gatewood/Quagmire

Size: 39x17x11cm

Notes: Open box with the correct 5-letter combination. Once opened, the combination can be reset. One internal panel can be removed, giving access to internals and allowing for removal of some key pieces (not a feature of the original version). This is from a special commissioned limited edition of six made in purpleheart and birdseye maple. Includes original information and solution pamphlet. Quagmire logo stamped (not laser etched) on bottom.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5287 - Ultimate Personal Box

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $245

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randall Gatewood

Size: 23x12x9cm

Notes: This is a 3-digit cryptex box. The box can be opened using a preset combination or using a "trick opening box" method. This appears to be a prototype for a second edition (not part of the original batch of 20 from 2005), and is different in woods and decorations from the first batch (sides are laser etched without inlays). The mechanism is very finicky, and typically requires nudging or retry for virtually every operation. Thus, without knowing the solution or combination, success is very unlikely. I have been able to open the box using the combination, but not using the trick method, nor have I been able to reset the combination. Includes scan of information/solution pamphlet for original production. The instructions for the trick method are slightly obfuscated (on purpose), and the instructions for resetting the combination appear to have notation inconsistencies or errors.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

Lot 5288 - Ultimate Personal Box

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $240

Lot Closed (Photo)

Designer/Maker: Randall Gatewood

Size: 23x12x9cm

Notes: This is a 3-digit cryptex box. The box can be opened using a preset combination or using a "trick opening box" method. This appears to be a prototype for a second edition (not part of the original batch of 20 from 2005), and is different in woods and decorations from the first batch (the sliders are inlaid, but the sides are laser etched without inlays). The mechanism is very finicky, and typically requires nudging or retry for virtually every operation. Thus, without knowing the solution or combination, success is very unlikely. I have been able to open the box using the combination, but not using the trick method, nor have I been able to reset the combination. One slider is slightly warped and doesn't move freely without nudging. Includes scan of information/solution pamphlet for original production. The instructions for the trick method are slightly obfuscated (on purpose), and the instructions for resetting the combination appear to have notation inconsistencies or errors.

Source: Karin Gatewood

 

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