Group: Stewart Coffin

All puzzles are designed and crafted by Stewart Coffin, unless otherwise noted.

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Lot 6109 - Scrambled Scorpius Variation (X-64-X)

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $250

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Scrambled Scorpius Variation (X-64-X) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: This is a variation of a variation: X-64 has seven pieces, but this version has pieces 2 and 4 glued together (and not clear if can be disassembled without undue force!). Rough wood with light finish; one exterior piece inscribed "X-64-X, STC, 2018".

 

Lot 6441 - The Cube (1-A)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $535

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The Cube (1-A) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Edge: 9.5cm

Notes: This design, sold by Pentanagle as "Wookey Hole", is an improved version of Ortho-Cube, Coffin's first "numbered" design. Rough wood, good fit, and lightly finished; made in 2021 from padauk, cherry, paldao, poplar, canarywood, pau rose, and oak.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 6442 - Saturn (24)

Est. value: $1,200

Winning bid: $1,400

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Saturn (24) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 16cm

Notes: 12 dissimilar pieces that fit together in just one way, made from 30 woods. Good fit and alignment; light wax and orange oil finish; some surfaces and edges have crafting irregularities (small chips, etc.). One piece inscribed "24, STC, 2020". All pieces are numbered in pencil, corresponding to a legend of the woods used. Some small gaps; but otherwise excellent fit and movement.

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 6443 - Jupiter Variation (7-X-1)

Est. value: $500

Winning bid: $825

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Jupiter Variation (7-X-1) by Stewart Coffin


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Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Size: 16cm

Notes: Standard Jupiter in 12 woods: primavera, purpleheart, bubinga, brownheart, zebrawood, padauk, teak, cherry, blue mahoe, Honduras rosewood, andiroba, and poplar (otherwise, not clear why this is labeled as a variation). Light finish, good fit but with small gaps; some surface imperfections (see photo); a couple corners with slight chips. Each piece is inscribed with the type of wood (see extra photo); one piece inscribed "7-X-1, STC, 2020".

Source: Stewart Coffin Collection

 

Lot 6452 - Augmented Garnet (X-7)

Est. value: $450

Winning bid: $338

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Augmented Garnet (X-7) by Stewart Coffin


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Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Extract from Coffin's Compendium notes:

One-of-a-kind, six pieces, interlocking. Could be described as a Garnet #60 with the addition of 24 more identical blocks around the outside inverted. Here in oak and poplarů

This puzzle is in fact the one that appears photographed and described in More Designs in AP-ART, the addendum to the Compendium documenting the X-Series designs. One piece inscribed "X-7,STC,2017". Light finish with some slight gaps; good movement.

 

Lot 6453 - Eight Star (13-C)

Est. value: $450

Winning bid: $1,455

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Eight Star (13-C) by Stewart Coffin

Designer/Maker: Stewart Coffin

Diameter: 10cm

Notes: Extract from Coffin's Compendium notes:

Of course we had to have at least one of these to round out the set. I may have made only one, and would not have even known of it but for a photo supplied by John Rausch.

But now in 2017 I have made another so we can get at least some clue what the pieces look like.

This puzzle is in fact the one that appears photographed and described in Coffin's 2018 Compendium. One exterior piece inscribed "13-C,STC,2017". Light finish; a few rough edges, slightly tight movement, but excellent fit (would be challenging to separate halves without the guide marks).

 

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