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 New In Plastic 1972 Adam and Eve a Totally Revealing 2 sided Puzzle
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Lot 2 Vintage Wheres Waldo Jigsaw Puzzles Nasty Nasties Land Of Waldos 90s
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Rare Vintage Sneaky Squares Puzzle Game
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NEW Old Stock Vtg Springbok Puzzle Emerald Isle 1500 Pc Jigsaw Hallmark Ireland
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3 Vintage WONDERFUL PUZZLER Rubiks Rubix Cube Twist Style Puzzle LOT NEW in Box
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VTG ALPINE CASTLE Puzzle Puzz3D Milton Bradley 3 D ARCHITECTURE BUILDING GAME 3D
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Vintage Set of 7 Fern Bisel Peat Illustrated Jigsaw Puzzles
$20.00
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Vintage Folk Art OOAK Hand Carved Wood Alphabet Puzzle 26 Pcs 13 1 2 X 11
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1983 UNICORNS BY MICHAEL HAGUE 550 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE vintage puzzle
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Old Vintage Small Size Puzzle Game with Box from India 1960
$25.00
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vintage black sambo puzzle complete 1930s in frame
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Vintage Lego Floor Puzzle Exploriens 1997 Double Sided 54 Pieces Rose Art
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lot 3 vintage 1967 1973 playboy playmate jigsaw puzzles in cans w mini photos
$56.03 (7 Bids)
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VINTAGE 1940 50S BOMBS AWAY Dexterity Game COMON TATAR INC BUFFALONYUSA
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3 Vintage 1950 Hopalong Cassidy Puzzles IOB
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Beautiful Basket Weavers Fine Arts Puzzle over 500 Pcs Saalfield Vtg
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VINTAGE MB GI JOE MURAL PUZZLE BATTLE 4 NEW UNOPENED
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Vintage 1973 Whitman Story puzzle The Three Little Pigs New SHIPS FREE
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