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 Milton Bradley 3d Puzzle Notre Dame Cathedral New Sealed
$45.00
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Vintage Tom Jerry Jigsaw Puzzle 99 interlocking pieces 10X13
$19.99
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Whitman The Hunt Is On Vintage Puzzle Made of Tekwood 5314
$19.89
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Vintage 1981 Tomy PYRAMINX RUBIK STYLE BRAIN TEASER Puzzle Game w Case
$24.99
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Vintage BEATRIX POTTER Springbok Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Block Set of 3 1970s
$56.89
Time Remaining: 1h 14m
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1998 Vintage COCA COLA Santa 700 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE Collector TIN Christmas
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1h 21m

LOT 18 KIDS PUZZLES VINTAGE TO NEW MICKEY MOUSE I LOVE LUCY24 300 PIECE
$70.00
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Vintage 1989 Richard Scarry Best Number Puzzle Ever By Random House NEW SEALED
$31.99
Time Remaining: 1h 33m
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Ravensburger Vintage Paris Jigsaw Puzzle 1500 Piece
$39.01
Time Remaining: 1h 39m
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LOT OF 6 VINTAGE PLAYSKOOL WOODEN PUZZLES Sesame Street Colors Animals Birthday
$28.00
Time Remaining: 1h 55m
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Vintage Look Agains Inlaid Animal Puzzle Set of 4 By Saalfield 1974
$19.99
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Vintage Milton Bradley WWF Wrestling King Macho Randy Savage 250 Piece Puzzle
$24.99
Time Remaining: 2h 23m
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Milton Bradley King Tut 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle Vtg 1978 Tutankhamun Golden Throne
$34.95
Time Remaining: 2h 23m
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3 Vintage 1977 Star Wars SPACE BATTLE LUKE AND LEIA LUKE 500 pcs puzzle SEALED
$60.00
Time Remaining: 2h 38m

70S Vintage SUPERMAN JIGSAW PUZZLE 105x105 80 PCS HESTAIR MIB SEALED
$29.99
Time Remaining: 2h 39m
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1983 Vintage BANANAMAN JIGSAW PUZZLE 105x105 100 PCS HESTAIR MIB
$29.99
Time Remaining: 2h 42m
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VINTAGE 1980S IDEAL RUBIKS CUBE SEALED IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING
$27.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 45m

1979 Vintage SNOOPY JIGSAW PUZZLE 18x115 100 PCS ARROW MIB SEALED
$29.99
Time Remaining: 2h 48m
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