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[241]from "GM"-15 July 2001:
Craftsman"Craftsman" [1950's?] Back[Back].
This is a Built Right/Stay In Place, Number 74 [Back and front of puzzle]. We are interested in learning anything we can about this puzzle, particularly about the "Craftsman" logo on the saw. We would appreciate any information possible, or any history of this puzzle.
Thank you.
"GM"
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from Jim McW--16 July 2001:
It looks a lot like the handyman set my Dad gave me when I was about 10 years old. We have a few pictures of Sta-N-Place puzzles on the site, but none quite like this. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks, Jim McW
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from "MT"--20 October 2006:
During an internet search for Built Rite Sta-N-Place puzzles, I found this question, about Sta-N-Place puzzles. My father was a professional photographer and did the photos for this series. I have many of the original photographs for the puzzles, picturing local children. My father, Jack Swezey and his partner, Bob Beall. operated Phillip's Photo Shop in Lafayette, Indiana, for many years. These photos were taken in 1951 or 2 for Warren Paper Company, which was also located in Lafayette. Some of the puzzles were simple photographs, others were photographs that were enhanced with colorful art--adding costumes and backgrounds.
The children pictured are neighborhood children. The outdoor shots were taken at the Frozen Custard and at Columbia Park, both of which are still popular spots in Lafayette. -- "MT"
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[242]from "RM"-15 July 2001:
Great page. I remembered some old sixties puzzles I put together. Which unfortunately I don't have anymore.
I have the puzzle you display in the Big Ben Series. Its name is "Locomotive in New England", 1995; 4962-14
I also have several puzzles you do not have in the Big Ben Series and also in some series like York, Grand, Magnum and Charles Wysocki's. I will be sending you scans and details.
"RM"
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from Jim McW--16 July 2001:
Thanks, and thanks for the title on the train puzzle, and we will be looking forward to receiving and posting as many pictures as we can. Whenever sending very many photos at one time, please let us know approximately 12 to 24 hours in advance, so we can be expecting the download. Thanks again, Jim McW
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[243]from "BD"-18 July 2001:
Greetings,
I have a wood Jigsaw puzzle titled, "PARROT'S CAGE", that came in a wood box labeled with L. Bamberger & Co. Newark NJ. and the puzzle title. The finger jointed box is made of wood and has a lid that slides open from the side.
The label inside the box says it was sawn on December 18, 1931 by #26. The label also lists the number of pieces(110), who polished it, and who inspected it. The intricately cut puzzle pieces are mostly done with tiny curled nubs. Since L. Bamberger & Co. was a department store eventually bought by Macy's they clearly are not the actual maker of the puzzle. Do you have any information on who the actual puzzle maker would have been? Also, I am kind of new to vintage puzzle collecting, but so far I have not yet seen another puzzle sold by Bamberger's. Is this a common puzzle or something of an oddity? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
"BD"
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from Jim McW--18 July 2001:
Well, in researching this question, I learned something new. In fact, that happens every time I start reading Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide, by Anne D. Williams. I always learn something I had somehow missed before. She says: "Department stores like Macy's and Bamberger's sold [puzzles similar to Parker Pastimes] in wooden boxes; these were probably also cut by Parker Brothers."
Parker Pastime puzzles were and are very popular. It would not be unusual for a Pastime of 110 pieces, in fine condition, to fetch $100 or more. We would love to have a picture or scan to show everyone, of the puzzle, the box, and/or the inside label. It very likely includes some figural pieces. I would most definitely not call this a common puzzle. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Jim McW

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from "BD"--20 July 2001:

Parrot Cage"Parrot Cage" Box and FiguralsBox and Figural Pieces
Outside Label"Parrot Cage" [Outside Label] Inside LabelInside Label
Thank you very much for the information. You are correct about the figurals in the Bamberger puzzle, there are 12 of them. The cutter appears to have humorously linked some of the figurals to the actual puzzle picture. There are three cats, a duck, and a dog. All of them are animals that a Parrot would rather not have around. Thanks again,
"BD"

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from "JS"--31 July 2001:
Hello Jim,
B.D. asks about a puzzle with the Bamberger department store label. I believe that the particular puzzle in question was made by TrayDac, not Parker Bros. I have examples of both Bamberger and TrayDac puzzles and the cutting style, the figurals and the wooden boxes are identical.
Cheers,
"JS"

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[244]from "anon"-19 July 2001:
Hello, can you tell me if you carry Peter Max puzzles? I am having a hard time finding any! Some one else recommended you to me.
Thank you,
"anon"
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from Jim McW--20 July 2001:
Try some of the on-line puzzle stores on our LINKS page. You may also want to keep an eye on on-line auction sites. Thanks again, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--21 July 2001:
Hi "anon",
WE have some Peter Max puzzles in our shop and on our web site. Here is the web site,
missouripuzzle.com There is a menu down the left side just go down till you come to Peter Max and click on it, Hope this helps. Nancy

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from "KS"--21 July 2001:
Hi "anon",
I've seen peter max puzzles at kb toys and toys r us.
"KS"

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[245]from "KR"-20 July 2001:
I have a BURT picture puzzle ( The Thatched Roof Cottage )... Could anyone tell me when it was made & does it have any value??? I just finished putting it together & all the pieces are there & in great shape.
Thank you,
"KR"
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from Jim McW--20 July 2001:
We haven't found Burt puzzles to be very common. We would guess an attractive Burt in excellent condition to fetch $10 up, in the right venue.
See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
Thanks again, Jim McW

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from "KR"--21 July 2001:
Thank you for helping out. I forgot to mention that this puzzle has the signature of Aston Knight with a tiny ( paris) also.
"KR"

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[246]from "DB"-20 July 2001:
Hi, I have a question and comment, I have a Marina Grand Capri, Whitman Guild Puzzle, My question is approximately how much would they go for at Auction. I also have 3 other Guild Puzzles, And Who would be interested in purchasing them. They are old like the Marina Grand Capri.
Thank you,
"DB"
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from Jim McW--21 July 2001:
It would be reasonable to expect a Guild puzzle and box in very fine condition to fetch $5 to $10, occasionally more, depending on several factors. On-line auction sites are a good place. You can also offer them for sale or trade on the "Jigsaw Puzzle Trading Post" [no longer in operation]. You may also want to take a look at our new PAULINE JACKSON page, for more info. Thanks, Jim McW
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[247]from "YLG"-22 July 2001:
Hi - I just bought this puzzle, "Midst Cool & Silence", complete and in pretty good condition. I wonder if you could tell me the year of this puzzle as well as its approximate value. If you can't, can you give me idea where I can look for this information. Thanks.
"YLG"
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from Jim McW--22 July 2001:
We are not affiliated with any puzzle manufacturer. We are simply trying to provide a useful and fun site. It will be difficult to say much about your puzzle without some more info. A picture or scan would help, as well as a detailed description of the condition.
See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
Having said that, we do have a photo received in our files, which may resemble your puzzle: Midst Cool and Silence"Midst Cool and Silence"
There is a somewhat similar subject, used on at least one or two other puzzles: Capri and Vesuvius"Capri and Vesuvius", from an old Built-Rite puzzle.
Capri and Vesuvius"Capri and Vesuvius", from an old Tuco puzzle.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[248]from "GG"-25 July 2001:
I am still searching for information on Whitman and Golden Guild puzzles... I have had them since the 50'ies and 60'ies. some of them are unopened. Need the information as I would like to put these up for auction. Sure wish I could find something out about them..
In my search I found this site, http://store.yahoo.com/puzzlezoo/ind.html, which might be of interest to others.
Sincerely,
"GG"
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from Jim McW--26 July 2001:
Hopefully, you may be able to get some information on our Whitman page. Feel free to ask us questions about specific puzzles. Thanks, Jim McW
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[249]from "LAR"-25 July 2001:
Hi, I would like to know if I could get this puzzle any more. It's a Super Big Ben puzzle from Milton Bradley, and the puzzle is The Carson House, Eureka,Ca. I would like to have this puzzle for sentimental reasons. Please let my know if there is anyway you can help me with this, thank you very much
Sincerely, "LAR"
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[250]from "AW"-26 July 2001:
I'm a jigsaw fan since a small child, and a friend lent me a Kodacolor brand jigsaw puzzle. I quickly discovered that at least half, if not 2/3 of the pieces appear to be missing. I want to know if one can track down a particiular puzzle. This one is called "Autumn Kittens", copyright 1992 Rose Art Industries, manufactured by Warren Industries, Inc., according to the small print on the side of the box, and bears what appears to be an item number: 15151. There are 1500 pieces (or were at one time!), and the dimensions are 24" x 33". Please, please, I hope someone can help me.
Looking foward to a reply, "AW"
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from Nancy Ballhagen--27 July 2001:
Hi AW, Unfortunatly that puzzle is no longer in print. The only way I know of that you might be able to find it is checking in the used market. Thrift stores, garage sales, antique malls and flea markets and the like. Once a manufacturer has discontinued a puzzle, it is very unlikely that it will be produced again, although, in the case of Rose Art/Warren, they do make some the the Kodacolor puzzles in different formats such as 500 pieces, then make the same picture in a 1000 piece one. The 1500 piece puzzles were only made for 1 or 2 years. I used to carry them in my shop and thought they were great, but I guess they didn't do well for the company. Wish I could offer more help. Good hunting. Nancy
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[251]from "KB"-27 July 2001:
I recently read in a magazine that there is a national puzzle contest in the U.S. I had never heard of it before and wondered if you knew any details. I am very interested in entering the next one but have been unable to find out where the next one will be. I already contacted the writer of the magazine article and have yet to obtain any information. If you know anything, please let me know.
By the way, I enjoyed browsing the site. It was very tastefully constructed. I will be sure to tell others about it. Thanks, "KB"
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from Jim McW--28 July 2001:
Several people have told us about a recent article in Reader's Digest, describing a supposedly recent jigsaw puzzle contest in some mid-western city ( Chicago, I think ). We have been unable to confirm this or find out anything at all about it. Please, if anyone has any info on this, will you share it with us? Thanks, Jim McW
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[252]from "AE"-27 July 2001:
Could you tell me a bit about this puzzle. It's current value. Thanks so much
"AE" School Is Out"School Is Out" School Is Out"School Is Out" School Is Out"School Is Out", a Joseph K. Straus wooden puzzle.
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from Jim McW--29 July 2001:
A lot depends on the number of people who are interested in a puzzle, the condition of the pieces and the box, how engaging the picture is, etc. AND, of course, whether it's complete. A Joseph K. Straus puzzle in complete, excellent condition should be worth at least $10 or $20, in my opinion, probably more--but, a lot also depends on finding the right venue and the right opportunity to sell.
See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[253]from "AE"-27 July 2001:
Could you tell me a bit about this puzzle. It's current value. Thanks so much
"AE" Sheffield Box[Sheffield Box] Sheffield Pieces[Sheffield Pieces]
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from Jim McW--29 July 2001:
Same general comments as above, but in this case, we not only don't have a guide picture, we don't know the title. Can you supply these? The box looks to be from the 1930's, possibly the early 1940's. Thanks, Jim McW
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[254]from "CA"-29 July 2001:
Where can I get a list of and purchase all the painted ladies puzzles? I have done a few and think they are beautiful. "CA"
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from Jim McW -- 1 September 2008:
You can try doing a search for them in the search box below.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[255]from "EJR"-30 July 2001:
Jim,
Here is the scan "Sorrento" by Pauline Jackson that I promised a couple of weeks ago ( inquiry 239 ). "EJR"
Sorrento"Sorrento, by Pauline Jackson. A Whitman Guild puzzle.
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SEE ALL DISCUSSION AND PICTURES OF THIS TOPIC ON THE PAULINE JACKSON PUZZLES PAGE.
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[256]from "GM"-30 July 2001:
Another Question ?
Does anybody have any idea of this series?
Built-Rite and Sta-N-place.
Was this one or 2 companies.
Did they get together to do this series, and was it promotional.
Any ideas
GM
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from Jim McW--31 July 2001:
As far as we know, both of these were trademark puzzle lines of Warren Paper Products, of Indiana. I believe that all Sta-N-Place puzzles carried the Built-Rite trademark. The Sta-N-Place seem to have been primarily children's puzzles, but I am not aware of any evidence of certain promotional use. However, see Q&A no. 241 for a conceivable tie-in. Thanks, Jim McW
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