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.


Rare Vintage 1981 New Shmuzzle Jigsaw Puzzle SP 108 Computer Graphics I
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80S Vintage DISNEY DONALD JIGSAW PUZZLE 120 PCS 135x195 GREEK ASSIM TOYS
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Vintage 1952 Walt Disney Peter Pan Jigsaw Puzzle
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Vintage 1950 MILITARY FIELD GUN CANON Keychain Puzzle Display Complete 24 Pieces
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Vintage Historic New England 1000 pc Puzzle
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Vintage Heavenly Whisper 1000 pc Puzzle By Sandra Kuck
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Vintage Dear Santa 1000 pc Puzzle By Sandra Kuck
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VINTAGE TUCO CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA PUZZLE CIRCA 1950s EXTRA THICK PIECES
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Vintage Soviet USSR Russian Puzzle Game Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Story
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Vintage Puzzle 1976 Manet The Monet Family in Their GardenCollectors Sealed
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VINTAGE CURRIER IVES CENTRAL PARK WINTER THE SKATING RINK JIGSAW PUZZLE 1974
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Vintage Wooden Puzzle Kit
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Vtg Springbok Youre Outstanding Mini Jigsaw Puzzle Hallmark 70 pcs New Sealed
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Vtg Wood Jigsaw Puzzle J Straus At Home in the Country 750 Pc No3 315 3
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Vtg Wood Jigsaw Puzzle NO Name No BrandNo 2 315 3
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VINTAGE 1951 WHITMAN FRIENDLY ANIMALS BOXED PUZZLE SET MIB DUCKS COWS HORSES
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Vintage 1958 Playskool Snoopy Schulz Hug A Beagle Tray Puzzle 012714ame3
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Vintage Childrens Puzzles Whitman Publishing Frame Tray Lot of Six
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