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.


NIB Vintage Springbok Puzzle Oh You Beautiful Doll Kewpie Doll 500+ Pieces
$35.00
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VTG 1940s BEST MADE Jig Saw Puzzle Early Autumn Interlocking 500 Pcs Complete
$29.00
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MB Charles Wysockis Americana Vintage 1000 Piece 22 x 26 Puzzle NIB 4679 14
$29.99
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Vintage Lot 2 Zigsaw Puzzles 500 250 Springfield Tuco Pieter Brueghel Westport
$19.70
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Vintage SMOKEY THE BEAR Jigsaw Puzzle RARE 1971 Complete Whitman 100 Pieces
$35.00
Time Remaining: 53m

STAR WARS Vintage 1977 KENNER 1000 Pc PUZZLE Aboard the MILLENIUM Falcon SEALED
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1h 20m
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Vintage Apollo Shas Lynda Geyer Puzzle At Home 2014 Pieces
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SEALED vintage 1982 PAC MAN Whitman jigsaw puzzle MIB ghost monsters UNOPENED
$55.00
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1977 Star Wars 500 pc puzzle Series 2 Luke Leia Leap for lives vintage Kenner
$29.99
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VINTAGE 750 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE BILTMORE ESTATE ASHEVILLENC BY C HARRISON
$30.00
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Vintage wooden STRAUS SCULPTURED jigsaw puzzle SENTINEL OF THE SEA 250 pc
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1h 33m

Vintage Milton Bradley Pinocchio Storybook Jigsaw Puzzle 1973 Unopened
$35.00
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4 Vintage Picture Puzzles Figural Complete Burts Wayne Jig A Jig 200 300 Pieces
$49.95
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Rosewood Stained Glass Vintage Puzzle Never Opened No Information On Box
$30.80
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Rare Vintage Playskool Wooden Tray Puzzle SUPERMAN 380 01 1978 DC Comics
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Vintage Japanese Block Puzzle by Apollo Sha Co
$20.00
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vintage playskool van lines preschool puzzle 360 19 truck frame tray
$20.00
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vintage playskool preschool puzzle things that fly 180 02 frame tray
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