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.


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Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles Lot Jig of the Week Jig Zag Wilkie Seven Total VR
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VINTAGE THE ORIGINAL 1980 RUBIKS CUBE BY IDEAL BRAND NEW STILL SEALED 2164 2
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VTG 1979 Walt Disney Black Hole 500 Piece Puzzle Number 4785 The Palomino Crew
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VINTAGE San Diego Padres Jigsaw Puzzle 7 UP The Uncola Baseball 500 Pieces
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Vintage Rare NEW 1988 NEW YORK CITY JIGSAW PUZZLE twin towers
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Vintage Fisher Price Wooden Puzzle Vehicles 508
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ORIGINAL VINTAGE RUBIKS CUBE FACTORY SEALED
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Kids Puzzle Lot of 4 Vintage and Modern Characters Pre Owned 100 Complete
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Vintage EDUCA JIGSAW Puzzle 2000 PIECE 98 x 68 cm No 7943 Rare
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Vintage Educational Human Body Tray Puzzle Fiig Denmark Classroom Homeschool
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THE LITTLE MERMAID 100 Piece Puzzlevintage by golden DisneyComplete
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Ol Vtg PLAYSKOOL FISHER PRICE CREATIVE TINKERTOY Construction Set LOT of Games
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VINTAGE 1968 WITMAN SOUND A ROUND W 3 EXTRA TALKING PUZZLES
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Vtg New 1979 Full Sail Eaton 500+ Piece Puzzle Treasure Collection 15 336 90
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Vtg Log Pile Mid Century Puzzle Brain Teaser Wooden Art Sculpture
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Vintage 1966 Springbok Romeo Juliet Jigsaw Puzzle Octagon Tanya Moiseiwitsch
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Vintage Simplex Holland City Streets Traffic Vehicles Peg Puzzle Toy Bus Cars
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