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 Puzzle 1976 Manet The Monet Family in Their GardenCollectors Sealed
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Springbok Circular Jigsaw Puzzle Candy is Dandy 20 Dia Vintage
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2 vintage puzzles in box JIG OF THE WEEK LOCK CUT
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Tony Sargs Vintage Puzzle Pictures 4 in one
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VINTAGE 1951 WHITMAN FRIENDLY ANIMALS BOXED PUZZLE SET MIB DUCKS COWS HORSES
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Vintage Toiletries Case
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Vintage ROUND Rubix Puzzle Ball Super Rare
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Rare Vintage Jaymar Jumbo Jigsaw Puzzle Goofy Mickey 22 x 17
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Vintage 1941 Put Together Picture Blocks 752 Saalfield w Box Makes 6 Pictures
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RARE Springbok JELLO 1000 PC Puzzle Vintage Recipe Book Dishes Molds COLORFUL
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Metal Magic Globe Twist Puzzle Escape From Alcatraz NIB Vintage Brain Teasers
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CHILDRENS WHITMAN FRAME TRAY PUZZLE LOT 5 VINTAGE 1952 HOWDY DOODY TIMMY LASSIE
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VINTAGE LOT 4 CHILDRENS FRAME TRAY PUZZLES SAALFIELD MFG USA 1960s CLASSICS
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Vintage Whitman Masterpiece Scroll Cut Puzzle ON POINT Interlocking 101
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Big 0 JigSaw Type Picture Puzzle SUNNY VENICE Interlocking Vintage 1940s
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Vintage TUCO Work Shop Picture Puzzle Home for the Holidays 1949
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Vintage Richard Scarry 3 Frame Tray Puzzles 1963 Fall Winter Spring
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Lot of 2 Vintage Whitman Deluxe Guild Jigsaw Puzzle Grand Tetons 340 Pcs
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