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.


RARE Vintage Built Rite US MAP NATIONS CAPITOL PUZZLE Combo No1067
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rare VINTAGE GERMAN HERBART BLOCK PUZZLE hansel gretal SNOW WHITE puss n boots
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RARE Vintage Built Rite Sta N Place Inlaid Puzzles No13529 YOUNG GIRL
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Four Vintage Built Rite Sta N Place Fuzzy Animals 1950s 75 on Back of All
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Vintage Soviet Puzzle Game The Silhouette 1 Brain Teaser Polyomino
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Lot of 5 Vintage Wooden PLAYSKOOL Childrens Frame Tray Puzzles
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VINTAGE 1958 UNITED STATES MAP BY PLATT MUNK IN BOX NEAR COMPLETE
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3x3x3 Rubik speed twist square puzzle magic cube Vintage ShengShou
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1981 Ideal THE MISSING LINK Slider Puzzle like rubiks cube rare vintage
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Little Boy Blue Vintage by Jaymar RARE hard to find
$20.00
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1964 VINTAGE Flinstones Hanna Barbera Frame Tray Puzzle By Whitman
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VINTAGE ELGRECO 1986 MY LITTLE PONY PUZZLE
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NO3 VINTAGE VENICE 1000 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE GAME FREE P+P
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Vintage 1979 American Publishing Corp Leif Garrett Jigsaw Puzzle 200 PC Toy RARE
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Vintage ON THE RIVIERA Round 3 16 Thick Jigsaw Puzzle 550 600pc 1970s Tuco
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Vintage Crayola Crayon Factory Assembly Line Workers 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
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NEW MEGA VINTAGE THEME 1000 PC JIGSAW PUZZLE DISNEY CINDERELLA NEW
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NEW MEGA VINTAGE THEME 1000 PC JIGSAW PUZZLE DISNEY AURORA NEW
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