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[315]from "DLF"-2 September 2001:
I would like to purchase a puzzle of the world where each piece is a country. I have a puzzle of the US made by rainbow works and am looking to purchase a similar one but of the world. Please let me know where I can purchase this. What stores sell these. I have been all over the internet and department stores and have not been able to find one.
Thank you, "DLF"
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from Jim McW--30 September 2001:
We have quite a few map puzzles in our collection, including some world maps, almost all older puzzles, some of which we can sell, but I don't recall any in which each country is a separate piece. Does anyone know of such a puzzle? Any by Rainbow Works? Anyone have an 800 number or website or customer service address for Rainbow Works?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[316]from "LK"-3 October 2001:
Hi,
I have a puzzle from Playtime House in Rochester, N.Y., bought in 1952. The Item is No. 4201, and the image is a drawing of a young cowboy.
Do you know if Playtime House still exists?
Best regards "LK", Norway
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from Jim McW--4 October 2001:
Anne Williams, in Jigsaw Puzzles, An Illustrated History and Price Guide, dates Playtime House puzzle production to the 1950's. The Playtime House puzzles we have seen look as though they would be from the 1950's. We are not aware of any production later than the 1950's. You are welcome to send us a picture to be posted with your question, either by e-mail or by post. Meanwhile, here is a picture of a Playtime House from our collection:
Spring Blossoms"Spring Blossoms", Playtime House [c. 1950's]
Thanks, Jim McW
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[317]from "PS"-3 October 2001:
Dear Folks,
How do I purchase your Jig saw puzzle of Europe. Please let me know what your prices are and availibility. "PS"
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from Jim McW--5 October 2001:
This site is designed primarily to provide a wholesome place to view and learn about all kinds of jigsaw puzzles, especially the older varieties. We do occasionally sell off some of our collection, but I think you probably saw one of the many puzzle pictures sent in by collectors around the world, not on our SALE pages.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[318]from "PJB"-6 October 2001:
Hi, I have a Tuco puzzle, I was hoping you could tell me about how old it is. It has 350 to 400 pieces, I do not have the actual count. I have the series # 5980-8 on the side of the box with the word "Superb" next to it. If you can give me any information on this I would appreciate it.
Thank you for your help, "PJB"
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from Jim McW--7 October 2001:
I believe the "Superb" series was current in the 1950's, perhaps into the 1960's. Can you send a picture or scan?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[319]from "ATW"-6 October 2001:
do you know where i can buy big ben puzzles by milton bradley. 2000 pieces or more.
please and thank you "ATW"
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from Nancy Ballhagen--7 October 2001:
Hi Atw,
You may have to look in the secondary (used) market for Milton puzzles with 2000 pieces, as, to my knowledge, they are not making any puzzles over 1500 pieces any more, as of this last year, at least that is what my latest catalog indicates. I think I still have one or two in my shop but will not be able to get them again as far as I know. I hope this helps.
Nancy

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from Jim McW--8 October 2001:
See Nancy's great site:www.missouripuzzle.com .
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--13 October 2001:
Hi Atw (and Jim), I looked at my MB catalog today and discovered I made a booboo when I said that they didn't make anything over 1500 pieces. They have listed also 2000 piece ones but none over that. We don't have any in stock. My memory is getting iffy I guess.
Nancy

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[320]from "BR"-7 October 2001:
I have been looking for a jigsaw puzzle of yankee stadium or the ny yankee's team, I know they have the 3D puzzle, its not what I really want. If anyone can help me locate this puzzle please let me know.
thanks for your help :) "BR"
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from Jim McW--8 October 2001:
Amazing as it may seem, there doesn't seem to be have been any puzzles produced featuring the yankee stadium or the team. As we mentally list puzzles with a baseball theme, these come to mind:
"The Rookie", by Norman Rockwell, FINKTM[see no 312 on Page 22]
"Bottom of the Sixth", by Norman Rockwell, FINKTM
"The Dugout", by Norman Rockwell, FINKTM
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game", NORDEVCOTM
"Yankee Stadium", 3D, by HASBROTM
"Lou Gehrig", COLORFORMSTM, U.S.P.S.TM
"Dodgers", 24-piece promotional puzzle (picture of stadium)
"The Babe", HALLMARK SPRINGBOKTM, PZL2412 [see no 153 on Page 11]
"Play Ball", HALLMARK SPRINGBOKTM, PZL 4504
"Hats Off to the Major Leagues", HALLMARK SPRINGBOKTM, PZL 6180
"The Old Ball Game", HALLMARK SPRINGBOKTM, PZL 4463
"Casey Strikes Out", TUCO [ 1950's ]
"ABC Wide World of Sports"(Baseball), TUCO [ 1960's? ]
Can anyone come up with any more?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--8 October 2001:
Hi Jim.
On the subject of Baseball, I have a lot of people asking for baseball stadiums and players. As for other Baseball puzzles, a few come to mind:
"Fenway Park", by FX SCHMIDTM
"Play Ball", by NORDEVCOTM
"Baseball Trivia" by NORDEVCOTM
"Toys In The Attic", by SUNSOUTTM
"Baseball Memories", by MASTERPIECESTM
Most of these are memorbilia type puzzles or Baseball card collages. WHITE MOUNTAINTM puts out a great sports puzzle, which is called "Sports History" and has all kinds of sports info on it. We have it worked and on display in the shop. A few years ago we had a couple of puzzles from STARLINETM (they make all kinds of sports posters and such). One was a great puzzle of the Yankees, and a couple of others had individual players on them, but I don't know if they make them any more. Can't think of any others off the top of my head right now.
Nancy

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[321]from "JI"-4 October 2001:
Hi there,
Do you know where I can buy a Waddington's Limited Edition of their Christmas 2001 jigsaw puzzle please? Apparently they bring out a new jigsaw every year, around this time. Don't know how many pieces it contains, but the Twleve Days of Christmas are hidden in the completed picture.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Regards, "JI"
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from "MB"--23 October 2001:
You can buy "12 days of Christmas" puzzle from TC's Jigsaw puzzle specialists on line at sales@jigsaw-puzzles.co.uk or telephone +44 (0)1485-53492. FAX +44(0)1485-53595, their address is 60 Westgate, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5EL. United Kingdom. Hope that helps. "MB"
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[322]from "MLB"-6 October 2001:
Hi,
I was wondering if you have any information on the 500-piece puzzles made by MB in 1968 and again in 1975. The artist signed the paintings Gig and they were always of a big-eyed kitty or puppy. Thanks. "MLB"
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from Jim McW--8 October 2001:
Is this one of them?
Porkchop"Porkchop", MILTON BRADLEYTM.
Does anyone have any more information on these series of the artist?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW-- 5 May 2009:
See our MILTON BRADLEY section, Page 3, for more on these series.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[323]from "anon"-8 October 2001:
Hello all--
I am looking for old puzzles (1960-present) that feature images by the artist Jasper Johns. I read that there was one made of "Device Circle" in 1968.
take care, "anon"
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from Jim McW--11 October 2001:
You are referring to Springbok PZL 2012 (2002?). You may view a black and white picture of this puzzle on an insert from 1968. Please let us know of any Jasper Johns puzzles which may become available for purchase.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[324]from "RC"-6 October 2001:
hi, i am looking for the instructions of how to build a sculpture puzzle. made bydruckman+herschovitz for mb games or the rearly usefull games company ltd. london if any one has them in english, could i get a copy? Thanks. "RC"
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from Jim McW--8 October 2001:
Please see no 120, on page 9 and no 296, on page 21 of this section.
Does anyone have any more information on these series?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW--16 February 2004:
See no. 643, page 45.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[325]from "DB"-10 October 2001:
Hello,
I am a lover of these puzzles. I have the series "The Cobblestone Way" but the ones shown on your site are beautiful.
Can I purchase the Milton Bradley jig-Saw Puzzles anywhere in Canada. I would appreciate an e-mail from you. I am a senior citizen and this is a past-time of mine.
Regards, "DB"
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from Jim McW--11 October 2001:
Unfortunately, we are not familiar with puzzle distribution in Canada. However, see our LINKS page for some on-line jigsaw puzzle stores. At least one, Jigsaw Jungle is located in Canada and has a storefront there, in addition to the website. We also have some MB puzzles available for sale from our collection, although we may not have had time to post all of them to the Items for Sale" section.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[326]from "SS"-10 October 2001:
Hi; I am looking for a Milton Bradley puzzle, which I think is a Big Ben series from the late 1950' or early 1960's. The puzzle in question is one of Mt. St. Helens. In this puzzle there is Mt. St. Helens in the background, Spirit Lake in the foreground with the branches of some trees left and right in the foreground, the branches have leaves that have turned color to orange. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Best Regards, "SS"
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from Jim McW--3 November 2001:
We have not seen a Big Ben with this subject, but we did find pictures of two puzzles featuring Mt. St. Helens:
Spirit Lake"Spirit Lake", a FAIRCHILDTM puzzle.
Mt. St. Helens"Mt. St. Helens", a SUPER PUZZLETM.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[327]from "Geert Bekkering"-14 October 2001:
The German Mosaic puzzles I mentioned in my answer to question 44 are made by Carl Brandt of Seiffen (city) in the Erzgebirge (that's in the corner of Germany in between Poland and Tsjechie. I do have a few in my collection. If someone would be interested in buying one, I could look around.
Anyone who would be interested in buying old and antique European jigsaw puzzles can get my selling list on request, by email.
Postal Address:
Geert Bekkering
J.P.Coenstraat 24
7541 BP (that's the postal code)
Enschede (that's the city, about 2 hours east of Amsterdam, close to the German boundary)
tel: +31-54-4300691
g.h.bekkering@fys.hen.nl Geert Bekkering
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[328]from "SD"-12 October 2001:
I have recently been given about a dozen boxes of BIG 10 jig-saw type picture puzzles they are interlocking,over 275 pieces, 15 1/4 x 10 1/4 picture size. Just to name a couple...... Moonlight Camp,The Campfire,Ocean Greyhound. I would like to know how far back they date and their value. All pieces are included and boxes are next to, if not perfect. Have just discovered your web pages and am impressed. Thanks for the info.
, "SD"
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from Jim McW--14 October 2001:

See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
The Big 10 puzzles date from the 1930's.
Thanks, Jim McW
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