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 JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG 10 PICTURE SWIFT CURRENT LAKE MOUNTAINS PINE TREES CIB
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VTG JIGSAW PUZZLE PERFECT PICTURE A PAL FOR JIMMY PUP DOG SPANIEL BIRTHDAY CIB
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Set of 6 Vintage PLAYSKOOL Frame Tray Puzzles
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VTG JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG 10 PICTURE CABIN ON THE SEINE RIVER FALL AUTUMN CIB
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VTG JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG 10 PERFECT PICTURE MOUNTAIN CAMP LAKE TENT FIRE SNOW CIB
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VTG JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG STAR PERFECT PICTURE MILL IN MOONLIGHT WATER WHEEL CIB
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VTG JIGSAW PUZZLE BIG STAR PICTURE LAKE JOSEPHINE FISHING ROD WADERS CREEL CIB
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Vintage Springbok Puzzle Sealed 1965 Wood Jigsaw Puzzle
$150.00
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Vintage Gold Seal Picture Autumn Afternoon Puzzle 500 Pieces Whitman Complete
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Lumberjack Toys Stumps Vintage Wooden BrainTeasers Office Desk Puzzles
$20.00
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Lot 5 VINTAGE PUZZLE 86pc MAZINGER Z Made in VENEZUELA 70s 80s ROBOTs 1 Tranzor
$29.00
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Mega Puzzle Monaco Monte Carlo Vintage New in plastic
$20.99
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FANTASTIC Vintage Wood Block Puzzle w 6 different puzzle blocks
$40.00
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1000 piece Vintage Puzzle Guild Switzerland NEW Sealed
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Vintage Sealed 1974 Gameophiles The Tennis Court 40 Love Jigsaw Puzzle 500 Pc
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Vintage Woods Jigsaw Puzzle
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Vintage Springbok 1000 piece King Size Jigsaw Puzzle ET NEW SEALED
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Eaton Two 2 Side Antique Car Puzzle 1931 Dusenberg 1929 Stutz VTG 80s NEW u
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