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 IDEAL PUZZLE Les sucres No 51 The sugar bush Casse Tte game shack
$22.22
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2 Vintage 1980s The Real GHOSTBUSTERS Jigsaw Puzzle Milton Bradley 100 Pc NIB
$19.95
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VTG 1984 SPRINGBOK 500 Pc FAMILY JIGSAW PUZZLE STUFFED WITH LOVE NEW SEALED
$24.99
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Springbok Vintage Circular Round Jigsaw Puzzle Mary Queen Of Heaven 1966
$19.99
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Vintage Early Childhood Education Wood Jigsaw Puzzles Lot of 28
$99.99
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VINTAGE NEW SEALED BARBIE DOLL NOSTALGIC 550 PIECE PUZZLE 1989 AMERICAN PUBLISHI
$19.99
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Vintage Springbok Jigsaw Puzzle Madderlake Oriental Asian Flowers 500 Piece
$23.99
Time Remaining: 1h 12m

Vintage The Original Ribiks Cube 1980 Factory Sealed Great Collectible
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1h 15m

VINTAGE IDEAL PUZZLE 14 RUE DE GALAIS No 400 RADIO CANADA Casse Tte CBC
$26.67
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CHARLES WYSOCKI 1000 piece SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS jigsaw puzzle VINTAGE NEW IN BOX
$65.00
Time Remaining: 1h 16m
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Jane Wooster Scott 3D Train Station Puzzle 1996 Ceaco Made in USA vtg sealed
$23.99
Time Remaining: 1h 20m

HTF 1988 VINTAGE SPRINGBOK 500 Pc JIGSAW PUZZLE THE LIVING SEA NEW
$34.99
Time Remaining: 1h 23m

Vintage Puzzle by the treasure Collection Zig Leszczynski Out on a limb Frogs
$26.95
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Vintage Jaymar Cowboy Puzzle Going Home 1949 nice condition
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1h 24m
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PLAYBOY PLAYMATE PUZZLEVINTAGE
$25.00
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Vintage Santa Batman Flintstones Whitman Tray Puzzles
$53.99
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Vintage wooden Harrods Tucks Zag Zaw 300 jigsaw puzzle The Old Abbey
$321.56 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 37m

VINTAGE PHILMAR PUZZLE BUCKINGHAM PALACE Famous Castles Series AE Vincent
$35.58
Time Remaining: 1h 43m
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