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 4 unopened wood brain teasers slide wood box Apollon Platon Cube Homere
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Vintage Rare 1977 The Space Sentinels Puzzle TV Show Hercules EUC COMPLETE Look
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Vintage Rare 1968 Hanna Barbera SPACE KIDETTES Whitman Puzzle COMPLETE 100 Piece
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Vintage 1940s Perfect Picture Puzzle 375 Pieces Champs Afield Spaniels Dogs
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Vintage TUCO Triple Thick 250 Wood Like Pieces Ermine Clad Mt Baker Atkeson
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Vintage Croxley Puzzle 500 Pieces Mt St Helens Before She Blew Horses
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Vintage Built Rite Puzzle 500 Pieces Fertile Fields Girls Bringing In Hay
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5 VINTAGE WOODEN PUZZLES BATHROOM CASHIER POLICE OFFICER LITTLE BOY BLUE PARK
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VINTAGE SPRINGBOK JIGSAW PUZZLE EMIGRANTS CROSSING THE PLAINS +2 MORE
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11 Vintage Playskool 1 Connor Wood Tray Puzzles
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Vintage Disney The Little Mermaid 300 pc 2 x 3 Movie Poster sized Floor puzzle
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Vintage Brainteaser Puzzle game 1972 Third Dimension 2 Mag Nif Inc Unused Box
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Lot 7 VTG Judy Instructo Wooden Puzzle Fire Truck Car Tractor Helicopter Boy ++
$20.50 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Sifo wooden puzzle 1950s 9x12 RARE Little Black Sambo
$23.50 (12 Bids)
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VINTAGE the original RUBIKS CUBE never opened Ideal no 2164 2 excellent cond
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Vintage Milton Bradley 13 Piece Frame Tray Puzzle Kitten Collectible 1957
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Vtg Parker Brothers Wood PASTIME PUZZLE Russell When Horses Turn 215pc Shapes
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Vintage Wood Puzzle Cunard Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ship in Box LOOK
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