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.


ANTIQUE VINTAGE PETER RABBIT PUZZLE BOX 4142 MILTON BRADLEY IN BOX 3 PUZZLES
$48.00
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VINTAGE DISHMON TEDDY BEAR PUZZLE 1985
$29.99
Time Remaining: 40m
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1964 Disney Vintage Magnetic Puzzles Complete
$35.00
Time Remaining: 55m

Vintage 1960s JigSaw Puzzle Quick Draw McGraw
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1h 5m
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Vintage Titanic 3D Puzzle by Extreme
$39.00
Time Remaining: 1h 8m
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1988 Naoki Yoshimoto CUBE 3D Mechanical Puzzle toy 80s Singapore vintage retro
$22.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 15m

Playskool Vintage Wooden Puzzles And More Still In Original Shrink Wrap
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1h 21m

Vintage Playskool Wooden Puzzles And More Still In Shrink Wrap
$300.00
Time Remaining: 1h 21m

Vintage Playskool Wood Puzzles And More Sealed
$300.00
Time Remaining: 1h 21m

NIB 1958 VINTAGE RARE PEANUTS HALLMARK MINI JIGSAW PUZZLE SNOOPY CHARLIE BROWN
$35.99
Time Remaining: 1h 27m
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VTG 1991 WWF TITAN SPORTS THE BUSHWHACKERS MB PUZZLE 200 PIECES MISB NEW
$33.59
Time Remaining: 1h 32m
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Vintage Wooden Jigsaw puzzle Lady in the Garden maker unknown 378pcs complete
$46.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 37m

NEW VINTAGE 1975 MILTON BRADLEY 350 PIECE PUZZLE 16X13 CAMEO UNOPENED
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1h 38m

TWO VINTAGE WOODEN PICTURE PUZZLES BOB THE BUILDER
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1h 50m
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Vintage Victory ARTISTIC Gold Box Wood Plywood Jigsaw Puzzle Kentish Hop Garden
$43.06 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 55m

Vintage Victory Gold Box Wood Plywood Jigsaw Puzzle COUNTRY VISTA
$33.64 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 56m

Vintage Lot of 2 Rubiks Cube Incl Matchbox Flat Plus Ideal Solution Book
$34.99
Time Remaining: 1h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $34.99

Vintage Victory ARTISTIC Gold Box Wood Plywood Jigsaw Puzzle
$33.01 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 10m

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