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We invite you to step back, for a moment, into quieter, simpler days, before television or computers, when people relaxed and entertained themselves by sitting around a table or on the floor, working jigsaw puzzles. They would talk as they worked, about the puzzle before them, or about events of the day, or about their dreams and their memories. Join those of us who pursue this relaxing, stimulating, and wholesome pastime.


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The Puzzles


The Tuco Section(incl. DUBL-THIK)

Milton Bradley(incl. BIG BEN)


American Pub. Co.

Arrow Games

Battle Road Press

BePuzzled

Big 10

Big Star

Bits & Pieces

Buffalo Games Inc.

Built Rite

Burt

Cape Shore

Ceaco

Chad Valley

Clementoni

Colorforms

Colorphoto

Eaton

Educa

Einson-Freeman

F.X. Schmid

Fairchild

Falcon

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Good Companion

G.A.P.F.

Hallmark

Harett-Gilmar

Hart

Hasbro

Heye

Hoyle

Huvanco

J.R. Puzzles

J.S. Publishing

James Hamilton

Jaymar

Jig of the Week

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Jumbo

Kodacolor

Larsen

Madmar

Mammoth

Marlboro

Master Pieces

Mattel

Mayfair

McLoughlin

Miloy

The Muddle

Nathan

Nordevco

Par

Parker Bros.

Perfect Double

Perfect Picture

Piatnik

Picadilly Jig

Picture Puzzle Weekly

Platt & Munk

Playtime House

Rainbow Works

Ravensburger

Regent

Richards Art

Rose Art

Saalfield

Sheffield

Shmuzzles

Sifo

Somerville

Spilsbury

Springbok

J.K. Straus

Sun's Out

Tower Press

Victory

A. M. Walzer

Waddington's

Warren

Wentworth

Whitman

W.H. Smith

Wilkie

Williams Ellis

Windsor

Wrebbit

Yanoman

Tuck's Zag-Zaw

Zig-Zag

Other


ARTISTS

James C. Christensen

Paul Detlefsen

Frank M. Hamilton

Heronim

Hy Hentermeister

Pauline Jackson

Bill Layne

Norman Rockwell

Jane Wooster Scott

Charles Wysocki


CATEGORIES

Map Puzzles

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THEMES

Media - TV & Radio

Stage & Cinema

Lighthouses

Parks

Sports

Military Themes

Aircraft


COUNTRIES

Puzzles of Canada

British Puzzles

Puzzles of Australia

Puzzles of Japan

Puzzles of Germany

Puzzles of Italy

Puzzles of Spain

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· Master Pieces, the Art History of Jigsaw Puzzles --
Chris McCann's beautiful book about the artwork of jigsaw puzzles, and how to get it.

· The Jigsaw Puzzle, Piecing Together a History --
Anne D. Williams' new book about jigsaw puzzles.


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