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.


Mighty Max 100 Piece Puzzle vintage 1994 with mighty max Toy used by roseart
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VINTAGE 1940S 3 D MOVE ABLE PUZZLE VERY SCARCE
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VINTAGE DEXTERITY PUZZLE GEOMETRICAL PUZZLE RJ LONDON
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VINTAGE 1966 DISNEYS ITS A SMALL WORLD WHITMAN FRAME TRAY JIGSAW PUZZLE
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Vintage Furry Puzzles lot of 2 1950s or 1960s Great for Retro Nursery
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NIB MINT Vintage 1963 Sealed Milton Bradley York 1500 Interlocking Jigsaw Puzzle
$49.99
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Vintage 1965 Springbok puzzleThe Cavalier Pablo Picasso
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VINTAGE VICTORY ARTISTIC GOLD BOX 400 PIECE OLD WOODEN JIGSAW PUZZLE
$36.91 (7 Bids)
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Vintage 1940s Wooden Jigssaw Puzzle Cats Three Little Kittens Mittens 40 + pcs
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16 Vintage Childrens Tray Puzzles Original plastic wrap lot inlaid jigsaw 1950s
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1961 Vintage SIFO CO Puzzles Lot Toddler Girl Boy Mailman Wagon Child
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Vintage Victory 350 piece Gold Box Super cut Old Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
$70.48 (10 Bids)
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9 Vintage WOODEN SCHOOL PUZZLES Sifo Toys Various Animals Trains Ship
$20.00
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vintage 1980s Chex Cereal Give Away Puzzle Cube Original Box Brain Teaser
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Vintage Troll Mania Springbok by Hallmark Jigsaw Puzzle NIB PZL6176
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VTG JIGSAW PICTURE PUZZLE FALL ROUND UP HORSES CATTLE HERD WESTERN COW BOYS
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RARE Vintage 1970 Springbok Mini Levitation David Welty Gazelle Complete NICE
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FABULOUS VINTAGE HALLMARK CARDS KING SIZE ET JIGSAW PUZZLE 1000 PIECE 1982 NIB
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