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.


1000 PIECE MEGA BRAND JIGSAW PUZZLE VINTAGE ALPHONSE MUCHAS REVERIE BNIB
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1000 pc Vintage Puzzle MB Nature 1979 NEW Sealed
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LOT OF 7 HOMETOWN 1000 pc puzzles GREAT VARIETY Some VINTAGE EC
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Vintage Carved Wooden Puzzle Childs Toy or Decoration LUMBER TRUCK
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Vintage Mama Baby Hippopotamus Carved Wooden Puzzle Childs Toy or Decoration
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Puzzle Worlds Most Difficult 3 D Jigsaw Puzzle Vintage 1992 New Free Shipping
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Vintage New 1980 Rubiks Cube Unopened in Original Package Made in Hungary Ideal
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VTG 1984 SPRINGBOK 500 Pc FAMILY JIGSAW PUZZLE STUFFED WITH LOVE NEW SEALED
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vintage store display sign JAYMAR PUZZLE 2 items toy sign
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SPRINGBOK OKTA Puzzle FLORENTINE MOSAIC 17th Century Vintage 1969
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Vintage JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT Brain Strain with Original Box COMPLETE
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VINTAGE 1973 Springbok Puzzle Sporting Life COMPLETE
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1974 Vintage Reiss Games MULTIPLICITY brain teaser PUZZLE sealed in box Mint
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Rubiks World Vintage Original Puzzle 1982
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SEALED VINTAGE SPRINGBOK Puzzle Crossing of Mt Saint Bernard NEW
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Vintage 1940s Wooden Animal Word Puzzles Set of 6
$25.00
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Vintage Jaymar Picture Jigsaw Puzzle Have a Pepsi Day Pepsi Cola 236 COMPLETE
$19.95
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Vintage Built Rite Guild Western Puzzles Prairie Thunder Stagecoach Arrival
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