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 Four Piece Toddler Puzzle Sturdy Masonite Board
$19.95
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Rare Vintage Three Piece Toddler Puzzle Sturdy Masonite
$19.95
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JIGSAW PUZZLE VINTAGE THOUSAND ISLANDER II BOAT 1000 ISLANDS CANADA 300 PIECE
$19.99
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Vintage Raggedy Ann Picture Puzzles 4 Johnny Gruelle Co 1940
$90.00
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VINTAGE WM F DRUEKE SONS INC MAGNETIC SQUARE PUZZLE SOLITAIRE
$19.99
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VINTAGE PUZZLE SAALFIELD ARTCRAFT STRAUSS WALTZ BY AUGUST ALBO 1000+
$29.95
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Vintage 1961 8 Golden Book Puzzles In Box
$35.00
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Vintage 1968 BABAR THE ELEPHANT 3 Wood Puzzles Made in France Jouets Vera Paris
$19.99
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VTG JAYMAR ROYAL JIGSAW PICTURE PUZZLE COACHING PARTY VICTORIAN 4 HORSE COACH
$24.99
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Vintage NEW Sealed CHRISTMAS PUZZLE 4065 Wysocki 1000 Piece Jigsaw 1989 Amcal
$38.98
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VINTAGE PONDSNAG DEXTERITY PUZZLE GAME R JOURNET
$29.99
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VINTAGE PIN U RINGIT DEXTERITY PUZZLE GAME R JOURNET
$29.99
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VINTAGE WHIRLPOOL DEXTERITY PUZZLE GAME R JOURNET
$24.99
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Vintage Kohner Bros Puzzle Blocks Lot of 10
$19.95
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Vintage SPRINGBOK Jigsaw Puzzle Shirin Rewards Fishmonger Persian PZL4017 Complt
$24.99
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RARE Vintage THE SHMUZZLE PUZZLE Neon Lights 1981
$45.00
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Springbok Vintage Circular Round Jigsaw Puzzle Owls No 400PZL6054 Complete
$48.00
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PARIS EIFFEL TOWER Springbok Jigsaw Puzzle Evening In Paris VINTAGE SEALED
$29.99
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