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.


Puzzle Jig Saw Country Ravensburger Vintage 1970 used
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Vintage Unopened Cat Kitty Cuddles 2 Jigsaw Puzzle 500+ Prices Dated 1980
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Vintage Cube Wood Game Box
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VINTAGE Jaymar Frame Tray Puzzles 3 Popeye olive oyl inlaid king features
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5 Vintage Mr Fun Cadaco Jumble Fits Cluster Puzzles animals Figments
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Rare 1932 Antiquevintage WOOD PuzzlePharmacy AdThe 666 Clinic
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Vintage Dept 56 LeMouton 1983 Sheep Lamb Wooden Legs Large Size Ribbon Bell
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1980 IDEAL RUBIKS POCKET CUBE No 2181 6 NIB NOS Unopened Vintage
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Vintage Springbok The Worlds Most Difficult Puzzle Jackson Pollock Convergence
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vintage hawaii 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
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VinTage 1950s Nu CAR KeyChain PUZZLE w License Plate ID On ORIGINAL Card
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VINTAGE THE 15 PUZZLE RUDOLF STEINER CO
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VTG Worlds Largest Crossword Puzzle 35 x 5 Foot Puzzle Over 5K entries cool
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VINTAGE FUL LOCK PICTURE PUZZLE ORIENTS MAGIC SPELL NO 1548 490 650 PIECES
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Vintage 1982 NIB 550 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Hay In A Needle Stack Challenge Fun
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Vintage 1975 Six Million Dollar Man Jigsaw Puzzle Tin
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Vintage Zondervans Wooden Cross Puzzle
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Vintage Jaymar Walt Disney World Epcot Center 1000 Piece Jumbo Picture Puzzle
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