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.


Vintage 1972 Springbok FAMILIAR BIRDS 500 Piece CIRCULAR Puzzle Complete
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Vtg 1980s The Orb Brain Teaser Puzzle Ball
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Vintage Metal take apart Puzzles
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See Quees By Judy LOT of 3 Vintage Wooden Puzzles Teach Storytelling Process
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Joseph k Straus Jigsaw puzzle vintage 3 ply veneer
$64.00
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Vintage Perfect Picture Puzzle from the 1940s
$20.00
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Victory Jigsaw puzzle vintage 3 ply veneer
$55.00
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Joseph K Straus Jigsaw Puzzle vintage 3 ply veneer wood
$55.00
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2 Vintage Whitman Frame Tray Puzzles
$25.00
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Vintage Rare 500 piece Ferruzzis Madonna of the Streets Virgin Mary puzzle
$29.97
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Ravensburger 3D Jigsaw Puzzles 20 designs to choose from
$30.36
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Vintage wood 1920s jigsaw puzzle Little Black Sambo 1 Tuck Figurals 500+ pc
$49.99
Time Remaining: 1h 29m

Vintage Antique Wood Childrens Jigsaw Puzzle Unknown Maker
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Rare Vintage Animal Wood Block Puzzle in Original Box
$49.95
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Vintage wood 1920s jigsaw puzzle Little Black Sambo 2 Tuck Figurals 500+ pc
$49.99
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Vintage Chromolithograph Jigsaw Puzzle German Children Mounted
$36.00
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5 vtg Frame Tray Puzzles Lot Pinocchio Duck Tales Taz Pocahontas 101 Dalmatians
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RARE VINTAGE 70S WITCHES PUZZLE BRAIN TEASER CARD GAME GREECE GREEK NEW MIB
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