Group: IPP Puzzles

Puzzles typical of an IPP Party, not appearing in other groups.

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Lot 5666 - The Chinese Cross Burr Set (Mahogany)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $364

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The Chinese Cross Burr Set (Mahogany) by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Box: 29x24x4cm

Notes: Nicely crafted set of 42 burr pieces, from which you can assemble all 314 possible notchable six-piece burrs. Pieces made from mahogany. Includes a comprehensive booklet containing an article by Charles Cross, and computer analysis by Bill Cutler.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5667 - The Chinese Cross Burr Set (Cherry)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $206

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The Chinese Cross Burr Set (Cherry) by Pentangle

Maker: Pentangle

Box: 29x24x4cm

Notes: Nicely crafted set of 42 burr pieces, from which you can assemble all 314 possible notchable six-piece burrs. Pieces apparently made from cherry. Includes a comprehensive booklet (photocopy) containing an article by Charles Cross, and computer analysis by Bill Cutler.

 

Lot 5788 - Sonneveld Cubed Burr

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $265

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Sonneveld Cubed Burr by Dic Sonneveld / Tom Lensch

Designer: Dic Sonneveld
Maker: Tom Lensch

Edge: 8.5cm

Notes: Remove the three burr pieces from the hollow cube. Disassembly and assembly are very complex involving many strange moves.

 

Lot 5791 - Diagonal Cube

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $161

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Diagonal Cube by Stewart Coffin / Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Pelikan

Edge: 7cm

Notes: Coffin design #58. Six dissimilar pieces form a cube.

 

Lot 5847 - Torture

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $185

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Torture by Frans de Vreugd / Tom Lensch

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: 6-piece board burr, made from tulipwood and ebony, with holly splines; slightly loose fit. Level 17 to remove the first piece.

 

Lot 5848 - Santa's Workshop Tea Box

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $189

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Santa's Workshop Tea Box by Kel Snake

Designer/Maker: Kel Snake

Size: 13x7x6cm

Notes: Use the three knobs to open the tea box.

 

Lot 5849 - Maple Tea Box

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $155

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Maple Tea Box by Kel Snake

Designer/Maker: Kel Snake

Size: 10x8x8cm

Notes: Use the knob and rob to open the tea box.

 

Lot 5850 - Padlock Burr

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $166

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Padlock Burr by Tim Alkema / Cubic Dissection

Designer: Tim Alkema
Maker: Cubic Dissection

Size: 10x6x6cm

Notes: Level 24.2.8 burr is the mechanism for this padlock. Made from cherry and marblewood with glossy finish. Edition of 43; shackle piece is signed and dated 4/16.

 

Lot 5863 - Splined Box 2

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $1,650

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Splined Box 2 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Second of the Spline Box series, made from wenge and bocote, with sycamore splines. Movement is excellent. Signed and dated 1/05. Limited edition of 25.

 

Lot 5864 - Splined Box 1

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $1,750

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Splined Box 1 by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: First of the Spline Box series, made from wenge and bocote, with sycamore splines. Movement is excellent. Signed and dated 1/05. Limited edition of 25.

 

Lot 5865 - Cam Box

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $160

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Cam Box by Eric Fuller

Designer/Maker: Eric Fuller

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment. Made from mahogany and maple, with light scratches on side panels. A few of the moves are very tight, but can be solved. No identifying markings; original version, made in 2008.

 

Lot 5869 - Oskar's Paperclips

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $85

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Oskar's Paperclips by Oskar van Deventer / Lee Krasnow

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Lee Krasnow

Stick length: 5cm

Notes: Three pieces, made from 5-ply, hand-made plywood. Includes original box and solution sheet. This was the G4G8 exchange gift from Lee Krasnow and Jim Youngblood. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5875 - Blockhead Puzzle

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $161

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Blockhead Puzzle by Bill Cutler

Designer/Maker: Bill Cutler

Size: 12x12x5cm

Notes: Fit the four identical near-cubes into the tray. This design won the Grand Prize of the 1986 Hikimi Wooden Puzzle Competition. This is an original Blockhead puzzle, made by Bill Cutler. Bottom inscribed "Bill Cutler Puzzles, March, 1984".

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

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