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 Story Book Puzzle Blocks Snow White the Seven Dwarfs No 3473
$39.95
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NEW Vintage 1985 Ravensburger 1500 Piece Puzzle SPRING Flowering Trees PRETTY
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Vintage TUCO Work Shop Picture Puzzle Home for the Holidays 1949
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Vintage Richard Scarry 3 Frame Tray Puzzles 1963 Fall Winter Spring
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Vintage Walt Disney Dopey Puzzle 7 Pc Puzzle
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Vintage 1975 Rainbow Works Dinosaurs 200 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle NIB Stegosaurus
$20.00
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VINTAGE 1950s WILD BILL HICKOK STA N PLACE PICTURE PUZZLES11 15 1229
$21.95
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Vintage Playskool Wooden Kids Puzzles Snoopy My Little Pony Garfield Etc
$40.00
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VINTAGE 1950s WILD BILL HICKOK STA N PLACE PICTURE PUZZLES11 15 122929
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VINTAGE 1958 CIRCUS BOY FRAME TRAY PICTURE PUZZLES 11 15 442829
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VINTAGE 1950s GENE AUTRY FRAME TRAY PICTURE PUZZLES 11 15 442829
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VINTAGE 1950s HOWDY DOODY FRAME TRAY PICTURE PUZZLES 11 15 262829
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VINTAGE 1956 BUFFALO BILL JR STA N PLACE PICTURE PUZZLES 11 15 1229
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VINTAGE 1957 ZORRO FRAME TRAY PICTURE PUZZLES 11 15 441729
$21.95
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VINTAGE 1957 ZORRO FRAME TRAY PICTURE PUZZLES 11 15 441729
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VINTAGE 1950s THE LONE RANGER FRAME TRAY PICTURE PUZZLES 11 15 442729
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Vintage Ragedy Ann Puzzles 1954 Set of 3
$69.35
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VINTAGE 1950s ROY ROGERS FRAME TRAY PICTURE PUZZLES 11 15 442729
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