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[163]from "SF"-16 April 2001:
Thanks for your help some time ago in finding Springbok puzzle Grand Hotels. I did it last weekend (again) and am inspired to scan the cover and send it to your for your history page.
Grand Hotels"Grand Hotels"
Meanwhile, I'd like to find another favorite: Grandma's Kitchen (#2100). Do you have one for sale or know someone who does?
"SF"
*************** from Jim McW--17 April 2001:
Glad we were able to help.
According to Frances Main's list, "Grandma's Kitchen was PZL2100, as you say, issued in 1981. I may not have found it on internet auction sites at the moment, but I did find "Old-Fashioned Kitchen" [no longer available for viewing], and "101 Mistakes From Grandma's Kitchen" (PZL3424?) [no longer available for viewing].
Good luck, and thanks, Jim McW

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[164]from "CMD"-14 April 2001:
Hi, I have several puzzles that I cannot get any information about. They are....
Adoration of the Child #C940 year...1965
Bouquet of Flowers #C919 year..1965
Offering of the Coral Plants to the Emperor #C909 year 1965
Mary Queen of Heaven #C929 year 1966
The Virgin And St. John Adoring Christ #C914 year 1965
If you could help me I would really appreciate it.
Thanks alot,
"CMD"
***************from Jim McW--21 April 2001:
Well, I'm not sure what kind of info you're seeking. Possibly you want to know the identity of the artists, particulars of the painting, etc. You seem to have the correct titles, numbers, and years. There's nothing on the boxes? Jim McW
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[165]from "MESHAK"-14 April 2001:
I AM LOOKING FOR A 1000 PIECE JIG SAW PUZZLE WITH THE TITLE OF BATTLE OF PEACH TREE CREEK ! I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF ANY ONE COULD TELL ME WHERE TO FIND ONE. THANKS,
"MESHAK"
*************** from Nancy Ballhagen--23 May 2001:
Hi Meshak, I have that puzzle in my store. It is also in my online catalog here is the address: Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles. Look under Civil War. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net. Good luck. Nancy
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[166]from "GDO"-15 April 2001:
I have this TUCO interlocking picture puzzle:
Main Street? It is number 2050-7 advanced children and has over 100 triple-thick pieces. Does it have any value to a collector? Can you tell me how old it is? Thank you in advance,
"GDO"
*************** from Jim McW--16 April 2001:
This is the same picture, but not the same puzzle, as in Question no. 59, on page 5. As a Perfect Picture, it is called "Main Street", but I'm not sure what its title is as a Tuco. These came out in the fifties to sixties, I think. You might enjoy the exchange of letters between myself and "LG", who originally sent in the inquiry. I think it would probably sell for $3 to $12, approximately, depending on completeness, condition, etc. Thanks for the inquiry and for the picture, Jim McW
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[167]from "M1129"-29 April 2001:
Hello,
I am very interested in Springbok Puzzles. The puzzle that I have been looking for is "Bathroom Sweet Bathroom " If you can find this one will you please let me know. Thank you, "Mll29"
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from Frances Main--3 May 2001:

"M1129":
Lots of people liked this one (not my choice); I hope you find one. It had at least one rerun.
Frances Main

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[168]from "EKL"-29 April 2001:
I am looking for a recently "retired" puzzle. Anne Geddes puzzles are produced by Ceaco. She recently had out an alphabet line in which there were 26 puzzles each with a letter and saying such as "A is for Angel". They are small 9x7, 100 piece puzzles. I am lacking only the letter "N" and would greatly appreciate any info on where to find it.
Thanks, "EKL"
*************** from "TF"--17 April 2002:
RE: Anne Geddes Alphabet Puzzles
I don't know if you have these stores in your area, but my sister has found all of the alphabet at the local Big Lots stores. Good luck!!

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[169]from "MMD"-3 May 2001:
Could you please advise me regarding the purchasing of the Jigsaw Puzzle the Dragon of Wantley. In July, Wharncliffe Side Village, are holding a gala celebrating this Dragon legend. Wharncliffe crags was the setting for the ballad and it would be lovely to have a puzzle in the raffle or be able to sell some.
Yours Truly, "MMD"
*************** from Nancy Ballhagen--23 May 2001:
I don't think that puzzle is made any more. It was made by FX Schmid/USA . I used to have it in my store but don't think I do any more. Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles
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[170]from "DP"-5 May 2001:
Hello,
I enjoyed seeing your documentation on the Humble Oil puzzles [note: see Advertising Puzzles page]. I have been searching the web for info on these puzzles. I remember the Columbus one well, as I must have put it together 20 times or more back in the day.
Just thought you might like to know that the Transcontinental Telegraph picture does not enlarge even though there is a thumbnail pictured. All others pictured in the series are fine. Good photos by the way.
Also, I have a question you might know the answer to. I seem to remember a puzzle (of about the same vintage) of the outside of a colonial (two story?) building. It may have had something to do with a signing of some historic document. In the painting/puzzle was a flag with a snake with the script "don't tread on me" in the lower portion. I also seem to recall a large oak tree being part of the picture. I realize this is not much to go on, but have you seen a puzzle like this? I would be very interested to know the maker and/or the title of the puzzle. I thought it might have been part of the same set as the other "Great Moments" Humble Oil series. Now I am not so sure.
Anywho, great site you have there.
Thanks "DP"
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from "ABK"--7 May 2001:

hi Jim - I am currently working on puzzle DP is inquiring about. It is a Golden Americana-Flag series. It is dated 1972 and is by Western Publishing Co. It is 1000 pieces and comes in a red book like box. Hope this helps.
Regards ABK
P.S. It is one of a series of six and and is titled "Gladsden's Rattle Snake Flag"

*************** from Jim McW--7 May 2001:
We don't have a puzzle from the flag series, but here's a picture of a box from the general "Golden Americana" series:
First Stars and Stripes Flag"First Stars and Stripes Flag", 1972.
Jim McW
PS: The link should work now on "Transcontinental Telegraph".

*************** from "DP"--7 May 2001:
I want to send thanks to Jim for posting my question. And thanks to ABK for the info about the puzzle. I really did not expect to see a response so soon.
DP

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[171]from "LW"-6 May 2001:
Hi,
I am curious about two puzzles I inherited from my parents. They are wooden, the boxes say Ninovan puzzles. One is titled Playmates in Garden, number 67 pieces 253. The other is Sweet Unconsciousness no. 23 pieces 216. Any information would be appreciated.
Thank You, "LW"
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[172]from "TTS"-9 May 2001:
I recently purchased a child's 1961 Tuco Workshops, inc. puzzle. The artist's name is, I think, Bob Binoig. The picture is of a fox wearing an Indian-style vest and moccasins, and is holding what appears to be a stick with a hornet's nest on it. There is also a raccoon dressed in Indian garb. Can you please provide any information on the artist, the names of these two critters, and are they from a cartoon or comic strip? I would also appreciate any information on the value of this puzzle. Thank you. "TTS"
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[173]from "SK"-9 May 2001:
HELLO AND I'M LOOKING FOR LIONEL TRAINS PUZZLES. NO MATTER HOW MANY PIECES AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE PICTURES FIRST. LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN FIND LIONEL TRAINS PUZZLES . THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP. HAVE A NICE DAY BYE SK
*************** from "SK"-14 May 2001:
HI AND IM LOOKING FOR LIONEL TRAINS--ON THE RIGHT TRACK BY SPRINGBOK (PZL9026). THERE IS 1,500 PIECES AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY WHO HAS OR KNOW WHERE TO GET THEM PLEASE ANSWER IT TO ME SOON.. THIS IS FOR MY SWEET LITTLE BOY WHO ASKED ME ABOUT TRAIN PUZZLES. IM TRYING TO FIND ONE. THANK YOU, SK
*************** from Jim McW--10 June 2001:
These show up on internet auction sites occasionally. Jim McW
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[174]from "LB"-10 May 2001:
What a wonderful web site this is!! On the spur of the moment I decided today to do an internet search for any MAP jigsaw puzzles I could purchase online; I found many sites for puzzles for kids, artwork puzzles, wooden puzzles, personal photo puzzles, and on and on..I'm sure you have heard this same story many times...your site will go into my bookmark library for sure. I too recall the old days when my aunts, grandmother and brother sat around on a hot summer afternoon and worked on a puzzle together...now my own grandaughter, 6, is starting to watch me as I work on a puzzle at my home, and even volunteers to find a piece for me now and then. So thank you for a wonderful site to explore in the future...LB
*************** from Jim McW--13 May 2001:
It really means a lot when we receive comments such as yours, "LB". We do this in our spare time, and at some little expense, and it's nice to think that someone is getting a kick out of it besides ourselves. Thanks! Jim McW
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[175]from "DL"-13 May 2001:
Dear sir or madam,
I am writing for information, if any is to be had, on a Jaymar puzzle titled "Going Home". It appears that there were four in the series, Custers last stand, on the trail, and roping a bear, were the other three. I would appreciate anything you could tell me as to the availability of the others and perhaps the value of mine as well.
Thank you "DL"
*************** from Jim McW--13 May 2001:
Your puzzle sounds great, and it sounds vaguely familiar. We love those old puzzles with Western themes. Can you provide us with a picture or scan of the puzzle or the box? Does anyone have any info on this series? Jim McW
*************** from Verl Cook--17 July 2001:
"Going Home" was one of a series of 4 put out by Jaymar in the late 40's or early 50's. The other 3 were "Roping A Bear", "Custers Last Stand", and "On The Trail". I had this series of puzzles as a kid growing up, and "Custers Last Stand" was my favorite. I now have replaced them all, and they are some of my favorite puzzles in my collection. I have seen each of the four puzzles on internet auction sites several times and complete puzzles sell for between $10 - $30 each. Verl Cook
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[176]from "NSF"-16 May 2001:
I have discovered two jigsaw puzzles in some boxes of goods belonging to my late father, and am wondering if they may not perhaps have some value. Each one features the front page of the "Rand Daily Mail", a now defunct South African newspaper, and gives that days up-to-the-minute news of the progress of the war (WW2), complete with maps, diagrams, excerpts from speeches etc. What does one do with puzzles like this? I am not sure if I really want to keep them. "NSF", South Africa.
*************** from Jim McW--19 May 2001:
WWII puzzles are very popular and often fetch $10 to $20 US for a typical puzzle, if it is complete and in good condition, sometimes considerably more. Of course, one will tend to realize better prices if the puzzles are seen by a wide audience. You may sell them on an on-line auction site, for instance. Jim McW
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[177]from "KE"-18 May 2001:
Hi, My wife just aquired an old set of Built-Rite pzzles for the kids and Grandma says its too valuable to play with. Can you shed any light on the subject? Its a set of 6 Shaped Nursery Rhyme STA-N-PLACE INLAID PUZZLES.
Hope you can send some infromation. Is this an antique "keeper" or just an old set that kids could play with and love to death?
Thanks, "KE"
*************** from Jim McW--19 May 2001:
Most Sta-N-Place puzzles would sell on the puzzle market today for $2 to $15, maybe a bit more in some cases. So, I would consider the value as play items worth considering against the collector's value. It might also be a good way to provide the children a link across generations and appreciation of things that cannot be replaced. It's a judgement call, though. Thanks, Jim McW
*************** from "KE"--19 May 2001:
Thanks for your time and reply. Our 3 1/2 yr. old really loves the puzzles, and she gets to play with them with mom or dad. Thanks for the information.
Best Regards. "KE"
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[178]from "PS"-19 May 2001:
I am trying to find the puzzle by F.X. Schmid, Regensbury Mission, that was painted by Gil Cohen.
Do have such a puzzle or know of a source for it?
Thank you. "PS"
*************** from Jim McW--19 May 2001:
Is this the one you mean? Mission Regensburg"Mission Regensburg"
Great picture, if it is, but we don't have one. I suggest you try some of the on-line stores listed on our Links Page. Thanks, Jim McW

*************** from Nancy Ballhagen--23 May 2001:
Hi check out my online catalog Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles under WWII. I am not in the store right now and can't remember if I still have it. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net Nancy
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[179]from "GL"-16 May 2001:
Hi, I don't know if you can help or not (hope you can). Myself and family have been puzzled fans for years and for some time now I have been trying to find out how are modern puzzles made? The type of info I am after is :
Equipment required ie,
Paper / card type,
Printing process,
Press,
Cutters etc etc,
Basically everything about making puzzles
If you could help, great; if not, maybe you could point me in the right direction.
Many thanks,
"GL"
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