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.


VTG STRAUS PUZZLE NIAGARA FALLS JIGSAW PUZZLE AMERICAN HORSESHOE FALLS CANADA
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Nuzzle My Muzzle Country Store Pig Puzzle piglets vintage sealed
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Vintage 3D LOGIC GAME PUZZLE Hungarian Snake Politoys ca1981
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WISE WORDS ON WINE 1983 vtg New sealed Springbok Puzzle PZL4144 glass grapes
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101 Mistakes Grandmas Kitchen vintage Springbok Puzzle Mike Willard Artwork
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VTG TUCO JUMBO TRIPL THICK JIGSAW PUZZLE CASTLE IN BAVARIA 1000 PC FIBRE BOARD
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Puzzle Sealed Dolomites Austria 2000 pc Super Big Ben 36x26in 92x67cm Vtg 1985
$30.00
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Vintage 3D TOWER PUZZLE LOGIC GAME Varikon ca1980
$65.00
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Vintage RUBIKS CUBE 3D LOGIC GAME PUZZLE w Orig Box
$45.00
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Vintage PEANUTS SNOOPY 70+ PCS Mini JIGSAW PUZZLE NEW Sock It To Me
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Vintage 3D TOWER PUZZLE LOGIC GAME by Varikon ca1980
$55.00
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3D CUBE LABYRINTH THINKING GAME Vintage Large
$35.00
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Vintage 3D LOGIC PUZZLE HEXAGONAL PRISM Logic Game ca1980
$65.00
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Rare Vintage NINTENDO 3D LOGIC PUZZLE GAME w OrigBox ca1980
$150.00
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Vintage 3D LOGIC PUZZLE PYRAMID Logic Game Tetrahedron ca1980
$70.00
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Vintage 3D LOGIC PUZZLE BAR GAME Logic Game Hungary ca1980
$39.00
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Vintage 1967 Milton Bradley 1000 PC KENT King Size Puzzle RARE
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Vintage Springbok Litho Jigsaw Puzzle The Mothball Squadron by Roger Blum Planes
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