Puzzles

Vintage Puzzles

It is generally agreed that the first jigsaw puzzle was produced around 1760 by John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker. Spilsbury mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cut around the borders of the countries using a fine-bladed marquetry saw. The end product was an educational pastime, designed as an aid in teaching British children their geography. The idea caught on and, until about 1820, jigsaw puzzles remained primarily educational tools. Cardboard puzzles were first introduced in the late 1800's, and were primarily used for children's puzzles. It was not until the 20th century that cardboard puzzles came to be die-cut, a process whereby thin strips of metal with sharpened edges - rather like a giant cookie-cutter - are twisted into intricate patterns and fastened to a plate. Today some are still, just like the first jigsaw puzzle, used to teach geography. They are available in both wood and cardboard and are still a lot of entertainment for a small price.


VINTAGE LOT OF 2 CAVALCADE OF AMERICA PLAYTIME HOUSE PICTURE PUZZLES FARM THEME
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SPRINGBOK VTG ROUND JIGSAW PUZZLE GARDEN FLOWERS 500+ PIECES 1 MISSING PIECE
$22.00 (1 Bid)
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BARBIE KEN WISHING WELL JIGSAW PUZZLE BY WHITMAN VINTAGE 60s COMPLETE
$20.00
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VINTAGE SOVIET LENINGRAD CARBOLITE GAME PUZZLE 1950s
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VTG 60s Charles O Perry Perrygons Puzzle Construction Italy Museum of Modern Art
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5 Vintage Playskool Puzzles Sesame Street
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RAVENSBURGER FX SCHMID NYA Vintage Vacations 2000 pc
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Vintage Corgi Yogi Bear Wood Pecker Tom Jerry Cars
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NEW Sealed Vtg 1995 Star Wars Jigsaw Puzzle THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 550 pc
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VINTAGE THE ORB SPHERE BALL PUZZLE
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THINGIE Sandy MILLER PUZZLES Vintage EUC Round SPRINGBOK 1968
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Lot of 6 Playskool Vintage Wood Puzzles Walt Disney Sesame Street
$31.53
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Vintage RARE 1966 Springbok Puzzle SHERLOCK HOLMES Circular Round Complete C932
$45.00
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NEW Vintage 500 pc WOODLAND WONDER Jigsaw Puzzle Springbok Grand Master Series
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Vintage Little Bo Peep Puzzle
$21.50
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Lot of 4 Vintage Perfect Picture and Genesee Puzzles
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Vintage Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle San Francisco 5000 RARE Skyline EUC 174171
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Jaymar Wild and Weird Picture Puzzle Buzzer complete 1960s vintage
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