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.


Springbok Oh You Beautiful Doll 500 Vtg Puzzle Kewpie Dolly Missing One Piece
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Vintage Puzzle STEIFF Teddy Baby Panda Bear Zotty Original Teddy Penguin Goose
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VINTAGE SPRINGBOK 1966 SILVER BLAZE Sherlock Holmes round circular puzzle
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Marvel Super Heroes Fantasy Jigsaw Puzzle Whitman 1983 300 Pieces Portrait VTG
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Vintage Croxley Milton Bradley Jigsaw Puzzle READY TO SAIL 500 PIECE SEALED
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Vintage Polar Bear American made ANI PUZZLE 3D PKR Corp USA Anipuzzle
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Lot 7 Vintage Picture Tray Puzzles Childrens Golden Fairytale Rocketeer Cartoon
$21.25
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vtg wood jig saw picture puzzle set of two circus parade joseph straus 353
$22.00
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Vintage Croxley Milton Bradley Jigsaw Puzzle Winters Masterpiece 500 PCE SEALED
$25.00
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Whitman Guild 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Maine Harbor Vintage 1986
$25.00
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Vintage Whitman 1969 Christmas and 1962 Elephant Frame Tray Puzzle Lot
$20.00
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3D Crystal Jigsaw Puzzle Vintage Tin Robot Blue Nostalgic Figure 39pcs Japan
$25.00
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Vintage WWF WRESTLING SUPERSTARS HULK HOGAN 250 Piece Puzzle 1985
$27.99
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Vintage 1965 Whitman The Munsters Frame Tray Puzzle Complete
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Yosemite Reflections Vintage Sealed 500+ Piece Puzzle 18 x 24 Terry Pommett
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3D Crystal Jigsaw Puzzle Vintage Tin Robot Yellow Nostalgic Figure 39pcs Japan
$25.00
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3D Crystal Jigsaw Puzzle Vintage Tin Robot Red Nostalgic Figure 39pcs Japan
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Beautiful vintage wooden jigsaw puzzle 750+ pieces
$40.00
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