Group: IPP Puzzles

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

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Lot 5456 - Three Pairs

Est. value: $175

Winning bid: $290

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Three Pairs by Philippe Dubois

Designer/Maker: Philippe Dubois

Stick length: 11cm

Notes: Three identical pieces and three mirror-image pieces make a burr cube structure; assembly requires a bit of dexterity (there is also a second, unstable assembly).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5457 - Mayer's Cube 9A

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $136

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Mayer's Cube 9A by Derek Mayer / Pentangle

Designer: Derek Mayer
Maker: Pentangle

Edge: 7.5cm

Notes: Six complex pieces form a cube. Design 9A and slightly different from design 9B, the latter being the most common commercial version. Includes original insert stating that design 9A was a limited edition for mail order customers only. Design 9A allows a rotational move that is not possible with 9B; it is my guess that the change was made specifically to disallow that move.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5472 - Skiffy

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $465

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Skiffy by Frank Chambers

Designer/Maker: Frank Chambers

Size: 6x6x1.5cm

Notes: Separate the block into two parts; somewhat sequential discovery: two hard steps, one really good last step. Include information sheet and copy of solution. This was the IPP25 Exchange from Frank Chambers.

 

Lot 5473 - Loris

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $450

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Loris by Dave Rossetti, Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens / Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens

Designer: Dave Rossetti, Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens
Maker: Frank Chambers, Ken Stevens

Size: 13x7x5cm

Notes: Tricky mechanism that requires some patience to solve. Made from Velstone (similar to Corian). This was Dave Rossetti's IPP23 Exchange puzzle.

 

Lot 5504 - Octa (Kiyomizu Temple Burr)

Est. value: $40

Winning bid: $110

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Octa (Kiyomizu Temple Burr) by Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Maker: Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Stick length: 10cm

Notes: 54 piece burr, 4 different shapes, including 9 key pieces. Lattice design inspired by the Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. Two key pieces slightly loose; removed from original packaging for photo; otherwise untouched. Include original box and solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5505 - Masu

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $60

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Masu by Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Maker: Yamanaka Kumiki Works

Edge: 10.5cm

Notes: 39 pieces form a nested cube. The two key pieces move perfectly; removed from original packaging for photo; otherwise untouched. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5506 - Hexagonal Prism

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $308

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Hexagonal Prism by Stewart Coffin

Designer: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Coffin design # 11, likely made by Pelikan. Excellent fit and movement. Some rough surface finishing.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5507 - Seven Woods

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $110

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Seven Woods by Stewart Coffin / J. Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: J. Pelikan

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Coffin design #42. Surface slightly discolored in places; light wear. One piece stamped with unusual JP logo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5508 - Garnet Star

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $271

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Garnet Star by Stewart Coffin, J. Pelikan / J. Pelikan

Designer: Stewart Coffin, J. Pelikan
Maker: J. Pelikan

Size: 13x11x8cm

Notes: Appears to be Coffin design #165-E (Diminished Split Star, Six-Pointed Star), but is definitely a variation by Pelikan. Excellent fit and movement.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5517 - Oskar's Disks

Est. value: $30

Winning bid: $32

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Oskar's Disks by Oskar van Deventer / Kadon Enterprises

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Kadon Enterprises

Diameter: 11cm

Notes: Two acrylic disks must be fully engaged, then taken apart. Includes original packaging and information booklet.

 

Lot 5518 - Cetus

Est. value: $20

Winning bid: $75

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Cetus by Stewart Coffin / Geo-Logic/Nylon Products Corp.

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Geo-Logic/Nylon Products Corp.

Edge: 9cm

Notes: Coffin design; six identically shaped and symmetric pieces made in plastic. includes original packaging.

 

Lot 5524 - Yoshimoto Cube #2

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $122

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Yoshimoto Cube #2 by Naoki Yoshimoto
Pieces Photo

Designer: Naoki Yoshimoto

Edge: 5cm

Notes: Two pieces form a cube; they can also form a hollow rhombic dodecahedron which can hold another Yoshimoto Cube. Includes original packaging (poor condition).

 

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