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 Child Guidance magnetic panda puzzle 925 2 puzzles
$20.00
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Two Vintage Antique Rubiks Cubes RARE
$40.00
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RARE VINTAGE DEXTERITY PUZZLES RABBITS IN THE CORN MADE IN LONDON ENGLAND
$19.99
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AWESOME VINTAGE COMPLETE WOOD PUZZLEBUFFALO BEARMILTON BRADLEY
$29.99
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RARE VINTAGE DUAL SIDED DEXTERITY PUZZLES MONKEY GIRL MADE IN JAPAN
$19.99
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THREE Vintage TUCO Puzzles The ORIGINAL Puzzle Bear Scene with Lake Mountains
$29.99
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Vintage 1960s Jigsaw Puzles Nursery tales lot of 6
$40.00
Time Remaining: 1h 42m
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Vintage Whitman Rin Tin Tin 63 Piece Jr Puzzle
$19.95
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Vintage WHITMAN Deluxe Guild JIGSAW Picture PUZZLE Series 206 TURNING LEAVES
$19.99
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VINTAGE 1951 WHITMAN FRIENDLY ANIMALS BOXED PUZZLE SET MIB DUCKS COWS HORSES
$23.00
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6 Vintage hardboard jig sawed puzzles Numbers Animals Cars Trucks
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2h 49m
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Vintage Toiletries Case
$29.99
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Vintage HG Toys 1976 Happy Days 465 03 Arnolds 150 Piece Puzzle NEW NIP Sealed
$24.99
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Vintage 1941 Put Together Picture Blocks 752 Saalfield w Box Makes 6 Pictures
$49.99
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COMPLETE VINTAGE HASBRO SET OF GIJOE 1985 AGE 5 7 MURAL PUZZLES 1 2 3 4
$39.95
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New Old Stock Guild 1500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Vintage October Scene
$19.99
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Vintage Murder She Wrote Mystery Puzzle NIB 550 Pc Sealed 1984
$25.99
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vtg tray jigsaw puzzle dog USA easter bunny architecture main st highlights kid
$19.99
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