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 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Picture Cubes Wood Blocks Puzzle w Box
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Vintage Mighty Max Vs Warmonger 100 Piece Puzzle RoseArt 1994 Mattel Monster HTF
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VINTAGE1940 SUPERMAN 300 PIECE INTERLOCKING PICTURE PUZZLE
$75.00
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Vintage Toxic Crusaders Frame Tray Puzzle Troma 1991 Casper Puzzle
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Vintage Daffy Duck 100pc Puzzle 1978 Whitman Looney Tunes Warner Brothers RARE
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NEW SEALED Vintage GOLDEN BOOKS Jigsaw Puzzle Masterpiece Series 1500 pcs
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Vintage 1981 Sealed RAVENSBURGER puzzle CHERBOURG HARBOUR 750 pc 62553383 ships
$75.00
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2 Vintage R Journet London Skill Dexterity Puzzles Pigybak The Merry Toast
$44.00
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Vintage The Pink Panther Frame Tray Puzzle by Whitman 1973 SEALED
$20.00
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Vintage Transformers Starscream 3 D Puzzle 1984 Warren Hasbro Robot Jet Gen 1
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ROCKPORT HARBOR ROCKPORT MA 3000 PIECE MAGNUM JIGSAW PUZZLE VINTAGE
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Vintage CHEX rubix cube puzzle
$19.81
Time Remaining: 2h 40m

Playskool Marching Geoffreys Giraffe Vintage Puzzle
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Playskool Peanuts Let Me See You Smile Vintage Puzzle
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VINTAGE 1969 MICKEY MOUSE PUZZLE 500 PIECES Square Black White Red Yellow
$24.99
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BAVARIA W GERMANY 2000 PIECE SUPER BIG BEN JIGSAW PUZZLE VTG NEW UNOPENED
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SPRINGBOK MUSHROOM CIRCULAR JIGSAW PUZZLE VINTAGE ART ROUND
$26.00 (2 Bids)
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VINTAGE 150 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE HORSE BABY DOLL PRAM
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