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.


Disney Fantasy Puzzle 300pc Characters Family Portrait vtg sealed 1981 Whitman
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NIP Vintage Fraggle Rock Playskool Woodboard Puzzle Doozers 1983 270 Muppets
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CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO WWF Vintage 1985 WRESTLING SUPERSTARS 250 JIGSAW PUZZLE WWE
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Vintage Nintendo Chaotic Cube Puzzle Pacific Game Company with Box
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Vtg The Night Before Christmas Frame Tray Puzzle NOS Sealed 65 Whitman 4424 MCM
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Vintage 1969 Springbok Classic Cars Circular Jigsaw Puzzle
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Vintage 1973 Springbok Coalport Porcelain Circular Jigsaw Puzzle
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Japan Puzzle Rings vintage toy tricks games
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Jig Saw Puzzle Getting up Steam 400 pieces Mercury Vintage
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Vintage Minnesota Vikings NFL Fandemoniium Jigsaw Puzzle Metrodome complete
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3 VINTAGE TUCO TRIPLE THICK PICTURE PUZZLE TRIPL DEER PHEASANT COMPLETE
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LOT OF 4 VINTAGE TUCO FAIRCO GUILD Puzzle 300 1000 Pieces COMPLETE
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LOT OF 3 VINTAGE TUCO TRIPLE THICK PICTURE TV PUZZLE WINTER MOONLITE MORNING
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New Vintage Muir Woods National Monument CA 500 piece Jigsaw Puzzle
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Jigsaw Puzzle Perfect Picture vtg 250 pc COMPLETE Prospector Horse Cowboy e1
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vintage TRAY PUZZLE LOT of 12 PLAYSKOOL PM train railroad nature goldilocks ++
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The Secret Of The Nimh Mrs Bisby Frame Tray Puzzle Vintage 1982 4557A Ages 3 7
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NEW Vintage Built Rite 4 Pre school STANPLACE Education Inlaid Puzzles
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