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Huvanco puzzles were produced by the Huvan Manufacturing Company, in Ilford, England, from the early 1900's to the World War 2 era.
Some different types of containers:
1. Union Jack pasted on the lid, with HUVAN on a white background.
Union Jack box Wet - Cold to Follow" Wet - Cold to Follow "
2. The leatherette type or crocodile skin type, with gold label.
Puzzles Huvanco, de la Compañía Huvan, se producieron en Inglaterra desde principios del siglo XIX a la guerra mundial segunda.


Jewels of the East" Jewels of the East ", c. 1920's.
"Joyas del este"


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boxbox, "Jewels of the East", c. 1920's [?].
La caja por "Joyas del este"

labellabel, "Jewels of the East".

The Tops of the Trees" The Tops of the Trees "

boxHuvanco box, " The Tops of the Trees ".

Huvanco labelHuvanco label, " The Tops of the Trees ". no. 1636.


Series 1A

Bunnies at Home" Bunnies at Home ", (Series 1)

envelope and puzzle
envelope and puzzle
, " Bunnies at Home "

envelopeenvelope,
" Bunnies at Home "

envelopeenvelope,
Coast of Cornwall

Coast of Cornwall" Coast of Cornwall ",
Series No. 41

insertinsert, " Coast of Cornwall "
   

Series 2A

Sweet Reflection
" Sweet Reflection "
, no. 207

The New Arrival
" The New Arrival "
, no. 262

Sunset Glow
" Sunset Glow "
, no. 277

Noisy Flock
" Noisy Flock "
, no. 287

Series 3

Clearing for Action
" Clearing for Action "
, no. 424 [factory reject - never sold]


Series 3A

Taking Cover" Taking Cover ", no. 473

A Ray of Sunshine" A Ray of Sunshine ", no. 480

A Family Group" A Family Group ", by
A Augusta Talboys, no. 404

Algiers - The Fruit Market" Algiers - The Fruit Market",
by Walter Morgan, no. 429

The Outpost" The Outpost ", no. 497


" Music in the Valley "
, no. 415, reverse of no. 497

naval scene
naval scene
, title not known, no. 438, 439, or 440 [?]

kiss
kiss
, title not known, no. ?, reverse of image on left.

Series 4A

The Haycocks of Annet
" The Haycocks of Annet "
, no. 601, reversse of no. 603.

The Coast of Dorset
" The Coast of Dorset "
, no. 603, reverse of no. 601.

Silent Sentinels
" Silent Sentinels "
, no. 619, reverse of no. 624.

Friend or Foe
" Friend or Foe "
, by John Sanderson-Wells (1872-1955), no. 624, reverse of no. 619

Surprised
" Surprised "
, by John Sanderson-Wells, no. 625, reverse of no. 644.

The End of the Story
" The End of the Story "
, by G Sheridan Knowles (1863-1931), no. 644, reverse of no. 625.

In a French Village
" In a French Village "
, no. 626, reverse of no. 649.

Old Songs are the Sweetest
" Old Songs are the Sweetest "
, no. 649, reverse of no. 626.

Vale of Festiniog, North Wales
" Vale of Festiniog, North Wales "
, no. 604, reverse of no. 649.

Sunshine after Rain
" Sunshine after Rain "
, no. 649, reverse of no. 626.

Welcome Home
" Welcome Home "
, no. 646, reverse of no. 660.

The Morning Meal
" The Morning Meal "
, no. 660, reverse of no. 646.

Falls of Rhaiadr Mawddach
" Falls of Rhaiadr Mawddach "
, no. 605, reverse of no. 614.

The Clematis Walk
" The Clematis Walk "
, no. 614, reverse of no. 605.

Series 5

Shamrock and White Heather
" Shamrock and White Heather "
, no. 837


Series 6

The Grim Stalkers
" The Grim Stalkers "
, no. 944, reverse of no. 940.

Holding Her Ground
" Holding Her Ground "
, by G Sheridan Knowles, no. 940, reverse of no. 944.

Miscellaneous

coastal scene
coastal scene
, unidentified, by William King, 1910, [possibly trial piece ?]


Most of the photos and information on this page are courtesy of Keith.
 

With deep regret, we must report that Keith died in December 2008. We dedicate this page to him. We will try to follow his example in the rigorous study of the history of jigsaw puzzles.

See our transcription of an old HUVANCO catalog, circa 1920's, we suspect.


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