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.


NIB SEALED Vintage 1985 Milton Bradley BIG BEN 2000 piece JIGSAW PUZZLE Mt Hood
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Vintage Antique Roy Rogers Puzzle Rare
$20.00
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Vintage 1947 Gene Autry with Horse Puzzle Very Rare Cowboy Puzzle
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
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Milton Bradley 2000 Pc Puzzle NIB 1978 Vintage Factory Sealed Mison Basses Alps
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1h 27m

Vtg Whitman TELL A TALE Set of 3 Puzzles Bears Cowboy Motorcyle 4423 COMPLETE
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The last resort vtg jig saw puzzle ambassador rare 1983 Vg
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Time Remaining: 2h 4m
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Vintage Waddingtons Shaped Jig Map Puzzel With Place Name Quize
$19.00
Time Remaining: 2h 46m

Vintage Sag Pussel Puzzle
$25.00
Time Remaining: 2h 51m

Vintage Nitty Gritty 1970 Game Drueke Wooden Tree Puzzle
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Time Remaining: 2h 56m
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Life Of A Fireman 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Currier Ives New Sealed Vintage
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RARE Vintage Built Rite US MAP NATIONS CAPITOL PUZZLE Combo No1067
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Time Remaining: 3h 6m
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NOS Vintage Eaton Williamsburg Jigsaw Puzzle The Palace Wine Cellar 1973 Z 241
$29.99
Time Remaining: 3h 7m

rare VINTAGE GERMAN HERBART BLOCK PUZZLE hansel gretal SNOW WHITE puss n boots
$24.00
Time Remaining: 3h 11m
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RARE Vintage Built Rite Sta N Place Inlaid Puzzles No13529 YOUNG GIRL
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Vtg Soviet Puzzle Game The Silhouette 1 Original Box User Manual Brain Teaser
$37.00
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Lot of 5 Vintage Wooden PLAYSKOOL Childrens Frame Tray Puzzles
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NEW Vintage 7730 Shogun Board Game 1976 Digital game Epoch TOKYO JAPAN NIB
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Time Remaining: 3h 31m

VINTAGE 1958 UNITED STATES MAP BY PLATT MUNK IN BOX NEAR COMPLETE
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