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 Playskool Barney Wooden Puzzles 324 06 328 18
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Vintage 1980 Little Bo Peep Wooden Puzzle Judy Instructo J106018
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4 Vintage PG Tea Bank English Advertising Give Away 1960s Plastic Egg Chimps
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sealed vintage 500 Piece 20 Round Citadel Puzzle Jigsaw Casse Tete New
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Vintage Arizona The Great American Puzzle Company 550+ jigsaw puzzle 1978
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Vintage Springbok Cuddly Companions 500 pcs Jigsaw Puzzle 2025 x 2025
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Vintage SPRINGBOK Rubiks Royal Brain Teaser 1991 100 Complete EX Cond
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ESTATEVINTAGETUCO PICTURE PUZZLE THE TAVERN12 X 16 USA
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Vintage Waddingtons Shaped Jig Map Puzzel With Place Name Quize
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Vintage Springbok Round Puzzles American Civil War
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Vintage Eaton Jigsaw Puzzles Trains 1980s
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1000 Piece FX Schmid Puzzle Brand New Factory Sealed Vintage 1997 20 x 27 in
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Vintage New York Times Historic Puzzle Edward VIII Renounces British Crown
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Vintage 1962 Ed U Cards Cinerama MGM Brothers Grimm Dragon 350 Pc Jigsaw Puzzle
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Vintage Lot of 6 Playskool Wooden Puzzles Disney
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Vintage Walt Disney Tray Puzzles Jaymar Mickey Donald Goofy Train Roller Coaster
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Springbok Vintage Contour Jigsaw Puzzle Illinois 1969 Complete Red Backed
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Springbok Puzzle Time Pieces Over 500 Pieces Vintage Made in USA
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