Group: Stickman/Robert Yarger

Puzzles made by Robert Yarger and Rick Jenkins

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Lot 5734 - Sliding Tile Puzzle Box - Olive Branch (15)

Est. value: $700

Winning bid: $1,061

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Sliding Tile Puzzle Box - Olive Branch (15) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 15x11x6cm

Notes: The 23-piece sliding block puzzle must be solved to open the first compartment; additional moves open a second compartment. Made from padauk, monterillo, and Honduran rosewood. Tile pattern is "Olive Branch". Interlocking tiles generally move smoothly, but sometimes require extra adjustment (typical for this design). Inside lid is inscribed with Stickman logo and dated 10-07. Limited edition of 35 (but only 20 made, and about five of this design). Includes original solution card.

 

Lot 5736 - Try-Knot Puzzle (No. 17)

Est. value: $450

Winning bid: $586

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Try-Knot Puzzle (No. 17) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 14x12x9cm

Notes: The three frame pieces form a 3D maze, which must be solved to open two secret compartments. Made from wenge and yellowheart frames, with cocobolo box. Includes original information and solution booklet. Limited edition of 55. Some light wear, especially where frames rub against each other, and second compartment door difficult to open.

 

Lot 5740 - Stickman Try-Knot Puzzlebox (No. 17)

Est. value: $500

Winning bid: $755

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Stickman Try-Knot Puzzlebox (No. 17) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 14x12x9cm

Notes: The three frame pieces form a 3D maze, which must be solved to open two secret compartments. Made from wenge and yellowheart frames, with leapardwood box. Some light wear. Includes original information and solution booklet. Limited edition of 55.

 

Lot 5742 - Burl Tile Puzzlebox (No. 30)

Est. value: $900

Winning bid: $1,050

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Burl Tile Puzzlebox (No. 30) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 18x12x12cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment, by simultaneously solving sliding tile puzzles on two opposite sides of the box. Additionally, one end of the box can rotate, swapping three tiles between the sides. And there is a hidden trick that allows tiles to be rotated. Includes original information and solution booklet, including instructions for modifying how some of the tiles may move. Limited edition of 50.

 

Lot 5851 - Little Game Hunter (No. 24)

Est. value: $500

Winning bid: $1,575

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Little Game Hunter (No. 24) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 16x16x6cm

Notes: Disassemble to find two secret compartments in the base. Limited edition of 38. Includes original information booklet.

 

Lot 5852 - Edelweiss Puzzlebox (No. 28)

Est. value: $400

Winning bid: $750

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Edelweiss Puzzlebox (No. 28) by Robert Yarger and William Waite
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Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger and William Waite

Size: 14x12x7cm

Notes: This is a collaboration between Robert Yarger and William Waite: a trick-opening box with two secret compartments, requiring both a "flower" and "snowflake" arrangements of the laser-cut pieces. Made from walnut and maple. Includes original solution booklet; limited edition of 100. A top-10 vote-getting at the 2015 Puzzle Design Competition.

 

Lot 5853 - Chopstick Puzzlebox (No. 13)

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $512

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Chopstick Puzzlebox (No. 13) by Robert Yarger

Designer/Maker: Robert Yarger

Size: 24x2.5x2.5cm

Notes: Remove the two chopsticks from the box. Made from padauk and bloodwood. Includes solution card.

 

Lot 5854 - Takarabako Puzzle

Est. value: $500

Winning bid: $450

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Takarabako Puzzle by Rick Jenkins

Designer/Maker: Rick Jenkins

Size: 14x8x6cm

Notes: This is the first solo effort by Rick Jenkins, appentice to Robert Yarger. Release the core from the lattice cage. Includes copy of solution PDF.

 

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