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.


Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces Brand New Sealed Vintage Windows If Puzzle
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Uncle Percys Peep Show Linda Nelson Stocks Puzzle vintage sealed 1999 Ceaco USA
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The Tin Rabbit Linda Nelson Stocks Puzzle vintage sealed 1999 Ceaco USA 2323 3
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VINTAGE WOODEN PUZZLE KINGFISHER BIRD
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Vintage Springbok Little Red Riding Hoods Hood Circular Jigsaw Puzzle COMPLETE
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VINTAGE Picture Puzzles Tuco GOOD HEALTH HABITS Thicker Pieces Collectible Games
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VTG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 Movie Poster Puzzle NEW OLD STOCK 1992
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LOT OF VINTAGE CHILDRENS PUZZLES 2 WOODEN PUZZLES MARKED 1966 SIFO SAALFIELD
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VINTAGE 1974 Playskool OSCAR THE GROUCH Wood Tray Puzzle EUC
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SADRO BOTTICELLI 2000 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE LA PRIMAVERA FINE ART PAINTING VTG
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FANTASTIC Vintage Wood Block Puzzle w 6 different puzzle blocks
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Vintage PLAYSKOOL 180 15 Favorite Dessert 1983 Wooden Puzzle
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Vintage Christmas Frame Tray Puzzle 1973 Getting Ready for Santa RARE
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Vintage Moon Beam 1000 pc Puzzle By Sandra Kuck
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NEW Baubles Bangles and Beads Vintage Sandpiper Puzzle 500 Piece Vintage
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Vintage Dear Santa 1000 pc Puzzle By Sandra Kuck
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Vintage Heavenly Whisper 1000 pc Puzzle By Sandra Kuck
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Vintage Historic New England 1000 pc Puzzle
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