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.


VTG JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG STAR PICTURE LAKE JOSEPHINE FISHING ROD WADERS CREEL
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VINTAGE JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG 10 PICTURE SWIFT CURRENT LAKE MOUNTAINS PINE TREES
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VINTAGE JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG 10 PICTURE MOUNTAIN CAMP LAKE TENT FIRE SNOW CAP MAN
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VTG JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG STAR PICTURE MILL IN MOONLIGHT STREAM CREEK WATER WHEEL
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VTG JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG STAR PICTURE STRONG INTERFERENCE BEAR CUBS CREEL HUNTER
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VTG JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG 10 PICTURE CABIN ON THE SEINE RIVER FALL AUTUMN COLOR
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VINTAGE 80S INSPECTOR GADGET PUZZLE MADE IN GREECE EPA GREEK TOY NEW MIB
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Supercharged Vintage Firecracker Labels 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Atlantis Toy an
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Vintage Original Rubiks Magic Cube Politoys Puzzle Game Toy Hungary
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Lot of 9 Vintage Frame Tray Puzzles Dinsey Looney Toons Pound Puppies
$49.00
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WOOD PUZZLE VINTAGE SWITZERLAND ST GEORGE GUILD CA BOX FOUR BEARS
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Vtg 1977 Star Wars 140 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Luke Skywalker Meets R2 D2 14 x 18
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1978 Vintage Merry Old Santa Puzzle NIP
$22.50
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Vintage Perfect Picture Puzzle ALL AMERICAN GIRL Iceskater 275 pcs
$34.95
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80S EPA GREEK VINTAGE CUBE PUZZLE PINK PANTHER MIB
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Winter Birds Charles Frace 1975 National Wildlife Federation Puzzle vintage
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6 VINTAGE CHILDRENS JIGSAW PUZZLES SAALFIELD IN BOX TRAIN FIRE TRUCK FARMER
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VINTAGE 1982 ON THE LEVEL PUZZLE MAG NIF MIND BOGGLING BRAIN TEASER JUST FOR FUN
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