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 KABUKI EMBROIDERY SPRINGBOK PUZZLE in box 1966 clean undone
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vintage puzzle 7 transogram Pink Green internal slide puzzle
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LOT OF 5 NIB VINTAGE KELLOGGS CEREAL PUZZLES 500 PC TONY TIGER FRUIT LOOPS
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Vintage Puzzle MISSIONARY PUZZLE and 4 others EMBOSSING CO albany NY
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vintage Wooden Puzzle Cube Blocks Farm Animals Made in Western Germany
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Springbok Jigsaw Puzzle 500 Pieces Double Dilemma Crossword Eugene Maleska Vtg
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80s VINTAGE PYRAMID MAGIC PUZZLE BULGARIAN PLASTIC GAME TOY SEALED
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vintage Puzzle early WOODEN RAINBOW PUZZLE in wood box COMPLETE TOWER of HANOI
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vintage Japanese Kumiki puzzle 24 TRAIN ENGINE unmarked Tsunetaro Yamanaka
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vintage Japanese Kumiki puzzle 36 Early AIRPLANE medium turning prop
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Vintage on the card OUR FLAG ZIG ZAW PUZZLE hard to find
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Vintage Snow White Puzzle Blocks 1960s Boys Girls Disney Princess
$28.50
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Vintage Apollo Puzzle Tokyo Train Station Circa 1950
$25.00
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Vintage Olympic Games Steeplechase Piatnik ULTRA RARE Puzzle
$28.00
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VINTAGE 1927 31 COMPLETE BOXED GWR CHAD VALLEY WOODEN JIGSAW ST JULIEN
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Vintage Olympic Games Steeplechase Piatnik ULTRA RARE Puzzle
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VERY RARE Vintage F1 Piatnik Puzzle Amazing Piece
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Vintage Handmade Art Puzzle Type Box
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