Group: Tom Lensch

Puzzles crafted by Tom Lensch, mostly designs by Stewart Coffin or Oskar van Deventer.

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Lot 6170 - Checkout

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $166

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Checkout by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 9x9x1cm

Notes: Coffin design #143. Place all 12 pieces flat into the tray. This is something of a "vanishing" puzzle, since there appears to be an extra black and an extra white triangle. Includes original information card. This was the IPP20 Exchange puzzle from Tyler Barrett.

 

Lot 6204 - Wanderer

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $319

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Wanderer by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Remove the "wanderer" from inside of the cube. The path is a maze, as the wanderer rotates from edge to neighboring edge. Made from walnut and maple. Includes solution/state diagram.

 

Lot 6242 - Improved Cluster-Buster

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $170

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Improved Cluster-Buster by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Coffin design #49. Six pieces, made form canarywood; very loose fit. One piece stamped with the TL logo.

 

Lot 6243 - Chicago

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $180

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Chicago by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch


Piece

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: This is Coffin design #191. Very unexpected coordinate motion despite the relatively simple pieces (see photo). Made from holly and lyptus; excellent motion, but some slight gaps between the end caps (see photo). One piece stamped with TL logo.

 

Lot 6244 - Pieces of Eight Deux #1

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $181

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Pieces of Eight Deux #1 by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Coffin #77, but with a variation of the normal solid cube geometry. Pieces form a snake and can form a cube or similar cubic shapes. Made from holly and granadillo woods; one piece stamped with TL logo.

 

Lot 6245 - Pieces of Eight Deux #2

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $158

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Pieces of Eight Deux #2 by Stewart Coffin / Tom Lensch

Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Coffin #77, but with a variation of the normal solid cube geometry. Pieces form a snake and can form a cube or similar cubic shapes. Made from canarywood and Indian rosewood; loose fit; one piece stamped with TL logo.

 

Lot 6246 - Construction Box

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $203

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Construction Box by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch


Pieces

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Six pieces for a cube. One piece stamped with TL logo. Includes copy of original design notes.

 

Lot 6247 - Space Rings

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $145

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Space Rings by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Diameter: 8cm

Notes: Goal is to assemble the two rings inside the cage. Very challenging to assemble, and to disassemble. Made from walnut. Basis for the Hanayama Cast Equa, but without the nasty tricks.

 

Lot 6248 - Minimal

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $195

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Minimal by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch


Pieces

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Two pieces interlock to form a cubic shape. Made from makore wood. One piece stamped with TL logo. Only three made.

 

Lot 6249 - Bermuda Hexagon

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $215

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Bermuda Hexagon by Bill Cutler / Tom Lensch

Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 13x11x3cm

Notes: 12 pieces (each four units, arranged as 1 large+2 small triangles) fit into the 3-layer hexagonal tray. Pieces made from coffee tree wood; tray made from walnut; bottom of tray stamped with TL logo. Won 3rd prize in 1992 Hikimi Puzzle Competition.

 

Lot 6250 - 9-Blocks Cube

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $200

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9-Blocks Cube by Jerry Loo & Primitivo Familiar Ramos / Tom Lensch

Designer: Jerry Loo & Primitivo Familiar Ramos
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 13x13x11cm

Notes: Nine blocks make a cube. Box made from maple; blocks made from mahogany.

 

Lot 6253 - Really Big MazNCubes

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $650

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Really Big MazNCubes by Derek Bosch / Tom Lensch


Maze

Designer: Derek Bosch
Maker: Tom Lensch

Cube: 11x11x11cm

Notes: This is the boss of the Maz-N-Cube family: the center cube has 7x7 mazes on each face, and full disassembly is level 159+40. Made from mahogany and makore, with all joints doweled for strength. Despite the high level, the solving path through the mazes is reasonably logical. Includes assembly diagrams and BurrTools file. Only five made.

 

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