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 JUDY INSTRUCTO WOOD WOODEN PUZZLE LOT OF 7
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7 Vintage PLAYSKOOLToys Wooden STARTER Puzzles POTATO HEAD RHYMES PETER PAN
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Vintage LG003 Perfect Puzzle No 162 Evening Prayers
$35.00
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VINTAGE JK STRAUS Wooden JIGSAW PUZZLE COMPLETE OVER 500 PIECES
$29.95 (1 Bid)
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Vintage PLAYBOY PLAYMATE PUZZLE In Can AP107 DeDe Lind August 1967
$29.99 (2 Bids)
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Buffalo Games 2000 piece Vintage America 2000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by Buffalo
$23.05
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Vintage Dexterity Puzzles Set Of 5 Puzzle Parties Engineering Service Corp
$30.00
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Vintage German Hermann Eichhorn Puzzle Wooden Picture Block Cubes Snow White
$24.99
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Vintage Springbok puzzle Ice cream cone collage over 500 pieces
$24.00
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Vintage Springbok Circular Jigsaw PuzzleAmerican Civil War
$75.00
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Vintage Wood Giraffe Puzzle ABCs 123s Letters Numbers with Paperwork
$22.00
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Vintage JOHNNY FED THE CHICKENS Tray Frame Puzzle Water Colored VERY UNUSUAL
$25.00
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RARE VINTAGE THE SHAPE PUZZLE THUNDERING HERD HORSE JIGSAW PUZZLE 700 PC 60S
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VINTAGE 1988 Milton Bradley GI JOE Battle 4 MURAL PUZZLE Cobra Command SEALED
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Vintage 1984 Golden 100 Piece Puzzle He Man Masters of the Universe VGC
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MEGA VINTAGE 1000 PC JIGSAW PUZZLE MONACO MONTE CARLO FREE USA SHIPPING
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Vintage Cardboard Dexterity Puzzle Space Scene with Rocket and Astronauts Blue
$20.00
Time Remaining: 2h 16m

Vintage Cardboard Dexterity Puzzle Space Scene with Rocket and Astronauts
$20.00
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