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.


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Antique Vintage Milton Bradley Sectiona Birds Six Bird Puzzles Complete
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VTG 1940 PLATT MONK Pinocchio Picture Puzzles Box of Six Complete
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Vintage 1930s Perfect Picture Puzzle Cottage by the Stream Complete
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Antique Vintage 30s Childrens Interlocking Jigsaw 9 x 12
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Vintage 1940s 50s TUBBY Picture Puzzle Interlocking Jigsaw Playtime House
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Vintage 40s Blue Ribbon Picture Puzzle
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VTG 1930s MONTGOMERY WARD Christmas Card Jigsaw Puzzle Complete with Mailer
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Vintage 40s KIDSTUF Company Lok It Wood Puzzle Plaque Little Red Riding Hood
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COMPUTER TALK Circular SPRINGBOK Jiggsaw Puzzle Vintage 1965 RARE 500 pieces
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Vintage Gremlins PUZZLEFORMS by Colorforms Printed in USA 1984 New and Sealed
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Vtg Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Club Toy Triple R Ranch Tom Jerry Puzzle Dominos
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United States Map Puzzle Official Rand McNally vtg No519 Selchow Righter USA
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Vtg SCHMIDT 3000 Pc Puzzle NEW YORK 02765 Artwork Twin Towers Everything NYC
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VINTAGE TUCKER JONES LYONS LOOP STEELE PUZZLE BLACKSMITH TAVERN
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The Jungle Book Walt Disneys Movie Poster Puzzle Golden No5152 vtg Made in USA
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