Group: Oskar van Deventer

Puzzles designed by Oskar van Deventer

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Lot 5755 - Solar System

Est. value: $50

Winning bid: $94

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Solar System by Oskar van Deventer

Designer/Maker: Oskar van Deventer

Size: 17x17x9cm

Notes: Pass the irregular 30-sided shape through the irregular black hole. Pieces are cardboard, with light wear; signed by Oskar.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5760 - 2D Burr

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $176

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2D Burr by Oskar van Deventer

Designer/Maker: Oskar van Deventer

Size: 12x12x1.5cm

Notes: Remove the two pieces from the frame, to reveal a small round compartment. This design was used for the Buffalo Nickel Puzzle (an IPP20 exchange puzzle). Signed by Oskar; with hand jigsaw.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5761 - Oblique Burr

Est. value: $40

Winning bid: $66

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Oblique Burr by Oskar van Deventer

Designer/Maker: Oskar van Deventer

Stick length: 15cm

Notes: Unusual 6-piece burr with diagonal cuts. Unfinished surface, and some woodworm holes (see photo); pieces labelled internally A-F. Made by Oskar in Jean Carle's workshop. This design was produced with the name Who's Burr as the IPP Design Competition trophy (2006-2008).

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5762 - Magic Box

Est. value: $30

Winning bid: $55

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Magic Box by Oskar van Deventer

Designer/Maker: Oskar van Deventer

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Disassemble and reassemble the cube from the six pieces, each with a panel and two frame segments. Unfinished surface; gaps in places (see photo). Made by hand jigsaw.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5763 - The Little Twist

Est. value: $15

Winning bid: $111

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The Little Twist by Oskar van Deventer / Jean Carle

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Jean Carle

Diameter: 12cm

Notes: Separate the two pieces. From 1988.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5764 - Sliding Cube

Est. value: $75

Winning bid: $112

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Sliding Cube by Oskar van Deventer

Designer: Oskar van Deventer

Size: 5x5x5cm

Notes: Assemble the 8-piece cube. Dovetails are implemented with metal rods. One piece with slight sticker residue (see photo). Includes original solution sheet.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5765 - Wanderer

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $160

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Wanderer by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Cube: 8cm

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.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5766 - Dutch Rings

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $220

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Dutch Rings by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Tangled Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 10x9x9cm

Notes: Four confusing rings (see extra photo) link together to form a regular shape. Made from mahogany. One piece stamped with TL logo.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5767 - Impossiburr

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $314

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Impossiburr by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch
Sticks Photo

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 20cm

Notes: Assemble the six irregular pieces (see extra photo) to form a strange burr. Viewed from the correct angle, distance, and lighting, the shape appears to be an impossible burr. One piece stamped with TL logo. Includes original notes and assembly instructions. Shipped disassembled.

Source: Dick Hess Collection

 

Lot 5789 - Shift Burr Level 2

Est. value: $225

Winning bid: $265

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Shift Burr Level 2 by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Stick length: 8cm

Notes: This looks like a normal burr, but instead the pieces shift more like a traditional Japanese box than a typical burr (see expanded photo of previous auction lot). This has one more level/step than the Shift Burr. Made of mahogany.

 

Lot 5796 - RhomBox

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $272

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RhomBox by Oskar van Deventer / Tom Lensch

Designer: Oskar van Deventer
Maker: Tom Lensch

Size: 17x12x11cm

Notes: RDD made with 12 pieces, each with a tulipwood panel and two walnut frame segments. Includes original stand. This was the IPP Design Competition trophy from 2003-2005.

 

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