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 Nitty Gritty puzzle 1970 Skor Mor LS 27
$50.00
Time Remaining: 43m

Vintage Whitman Walt Disney Pluto Milton Bradley Baby Smurf Frame Tray Puzzles
$20.00
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Vintage Playboy jigsaw puzzle UNOPENED 1968
$49.99
Time Remaining: 51m

RR VINTAGE HUNGARY DOMINO 3X3X2 PUZZLE TOY
$89.00
Time Remaining: 57m
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Broken Heart Tangram Classic Wooden 3D Vintage Wood Brain Teaser Puzzles New
$48.41
Time Remaining: 59m
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1987 Vintage Rare GI Joe Milton Bradley 60 Pcs Puzzle
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1h 15m

Rare Hard to Find Vintage The Kiss 1980 SHMUZZLE Puzzle
$29.95
Time Remaining: 1h 33m
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Vintage 1980s Jaymar Around The World Belgium 500 Piece Puzzle 102413ame2
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2h 6m
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Vintage 1980s Big ABC Numbers Large 22 x 17 Jaymar Mary Waren 102413ame
$26.24
Time Remaining: 2h 6m
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RARE VINTAGE DEXTERITY PUZZLES RABBITS IN THE CORN MADE IN LONDON ENGLAND
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2h 11m

Vtg Colorforms JRR Tolkien Lord Of The Rings Roger Garland Glaurung Puzzle
$199.99
Time Remaining: 2h 20m
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Wrebbit Puzz3D 700 pcs 3D Beautiful Vintage Victorian House spires 100 COMPLETE
$22.99
Time Remaining: 2h 25m
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Vintage Whitman Hanna Barbera Wilma Flintstones Frame Tray Puzzle 4453 COMPLETE
$20.00
Time Remaining: 2h 27m
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FOUR Vintage childrens puzzles
$19.97
Time Remaining: 2h 44m
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Vintage James Peters Worcester Hexagonal Otters Puzzle
$65.00
Time Remaining: 3h 5m
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VINTAGE FOUR 1985 V ALIEN JIGSAW 200 PCPUZZLES UNOPENED BOXES MARUCA INDUST
$100.00
Time Remaining: 3h 12m

Jewel of Garage Wheels 750 Pc Jigsaw Puzzle Vintage Car Auto Signs Gas Pump
$21.49
Time Remaining: 3h 14m
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VINTAGE 1950S FOUR WESTERN PUZZLES SIFO CO GROSSET DUNLAP INC
$19.95
Time Remaining: 3h 25m
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