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.

Vintage 1930s Movie Land cut ups puzzle featuring Our Gang and Rin Tin Tin
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New in Original 1994 Packaging Vintage Sheldon VT 1000 piece Puzzle
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New in original package Vintage Guild Mare and Foal 550 piece puzzle
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1981 Judy Instructo Police Officer Puzzle Vintage
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This is the Hills Bros Jig saw Puzzle vintage 1933 Coffee advertisement w Box
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vintage whitman walt disneys zorro frame tray puzzle
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Vintage 1965 No 4529 Stingray Whitman Frame Tray Jigsaw Puzzle
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2 Vintage Whitman Woody Woodpecker The Road Runner Puzzles
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Vintage 1963 Mattel Charmin Chatty Tray Puzzle Childrens Toy SEALED
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Vintage 15 Puzzle chest FAO Schwartz wood metal Box brain teaser Game
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6 PUZZLES USA Vintage Fisher Price Muppets Farm Animal Baby Wood Tray sesame st
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Vintage Road Track Ferrari 512 M Racing Puzzle 1970s 500 Pieces 16 x 20
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Vintage DRTOYZ 1995 Mind Twister Brain Maze Puzzle Sphere Ball Game
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Vintage Sifo Wooden Puzzles 4and 1 Holgate Wooden Puzzel Playschool1
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VTG Wood Puzzle Connor Toy Porky Pig Bugs Bunny Warner Bros 1971
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Vintage Fisher Price Simplex Wood Puzzles Farm Animals 507
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