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[329]from "CO"-12 October 2001:
Hello, this is Carmen,
For a long time i have been looking for a puzzle of an antique room with old toys (i think it has two or three thousand pieces), if you have some thing like this please send me a picture of it.
Thank you in advance.
, "CO"
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from Jim McW--14 October 2001:
Sounds familiar, but I can't place it.
Does anyone recognize this puzzle?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[330]from "JB"-14 October 2001:
Hi
Do you have any Charles Wysocki puzzles for sale?
We live in New Zealand and the availability here is fairly limited.
If you can help, or know of any sites that can help, could you please E mail me.
Thanks, "JB"
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from Jim McW--14 October 2001:
We do not, but try the on-line puzzle stores for which we have links on our LINKS PAGE. Be sure and check with them to see if they will mail to New Zealand. Sometimes, international postage can double the cost of jigsaw puzzles purchased throught the mail. Also, please see no 226 on Page 17.
Any other ideas for nos. 226 or 330?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[331]from "JJTJ"-14 October 2001:
Does anyone know of a place that I can buy the Springbok "The Night Before Christmas"(PZL5902) puzzle - made in the mid-'70s? This was a great Christmas tradition in my house as a kid. We would spread the puzzle out starting on Thanksgiving night and the whole family would spend the next few weeks putting a piece or two (or 100) in at a sitting. The puzzle was then picked up section by section in the box top for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners, then put back on the dinner table until Three Kings.
I've kept on eye out in used book stores and antique toy stores since my daughter was born in 1995, since this is a great tradition I would like to pass down to my kids.
I would greatly appreciate any hints... "JJTJ"
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from Jim McW--14 October 2001:
We will keep an eye out for it and let you know if we run across it.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[332]from "NA"-17 October 2001:
Am looking for #9029-Noah's Ark (need 2 of them) and #9026-Right Track-Lionel Trains. And also 6146-Whistle Stop. "NA"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2001:
We have "Whistle Stop", but we have not assembled it to insure completeness. We'll try to let you know when we do.
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[333]from "DC"-18 October 2001:
Hello, I am here at the ... Veterans Home of .... We are interested in purchasing some of your puzzles. Will you please inform us of how we are able to do this? Do you have a catalog you can send us? Christmas, Military, etc...
Thank you so much for your time.
"DC"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2001:
We collect jigsaw puzzles, especially old ones, including World War II puzzles, but we can't afford to publish a paper catalog. We do sell off some of our duplicates and some other puzzles just to make room for more acquisitions. We list those, with illustrations, on our "Items for Sale" pages, as they become available and we find time to post them. Thanks for your patience.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[334]from "LW"-21 October 2001:

How rare are 6 animal puzzles complete and in the original box manufactured by the Saalfield Company and copyrighted in 1937? And also what is their approximate value?
Thanks, "LW"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2001:
As always, we must emphasize that it's difficult enough to predict how much a puzzle may bring on the market, even if we have a picture. As we say on our FAQ page, we do not offer appraisal services.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[335]from "PG"-19 October 2001:
Hello, I was wondering if either of the Iwo Jima puzzles are for sale(Fairchild). If not, could you be kind enough to let me know if any other Iwo Jima puzzles are available anywhere else?
Thank You,
"PG"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2001:
We will try to keep an eye out for puzzles of this kind for you.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[336]from "MR"-19 October 2001:
Hello, I am looking for a puzzle for my daughter that I lost. She received it in 1998 as a gift. We have been searching for it in stores and on the internet for at least one year (since 2000). It was an all underwater ocean view with a wide variety of sea life. The size of the pieces were about one inch. I believe it may have been a Milton Bradley puzzle. The work resembled that of Christian Riese Lassen or Anthony Casay. The sea animals included in the view were a beluga whale, a dolphin, a killer whale, a grey whale, a sea turtle, a stingray, some tropical fish, possibly a walrus or sea lion and more. She received it while she was in preschool and was able to complete a good portion of it but needed help from Dad. By the time we lost it, she was in the first grade and could do nearly all of it by herself. I would guess the number of pieces to be between 100 and 300. I believe this puzzle has been retired because I have checked everywhere and can't find it. My daughter is heartbroken over the loss of this puzzle. She has not forgotten about it and continues to request that I keep looking for it. Please help.
"MR"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2001:
Well, we do have one or two of the Lassen works, including one that we just confirmed complete:
Beyond the Reef"Beyond the Reef", a CEACOTM puzzle, 100 pieces, 8" diameter, by Christian Riese Lassen. We will be listing it on the "Items for Sale" pages soon. Contact us, if this is the puzzle.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[337]from "AP"-20 October 2001:
Hello! I have some cardboard puzzles from the 1960's by Whitman. How can I determine if they have any value? Thank you,
"AP"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2001:
It's kind of hard to predict what puzzles will bring on the open market. It depends a lot on the condition and completeness, of course, but also on the picture and its appeal. As we say on our FAQ page, we do not offer appraisal services.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[338]from "CD"-20 October 2001:
Re: 3-d Sculpture puzzles
I am trying to find out where and if I can buy these type of puzzles.
thank-you
"CD"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2001:
Please see no 120, on page 9 , no 296, on page 21, and no 324, on page 23 of this section.
Does anyone have any more information on these series?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[339]from "SWBK"-21 October 2001:
HI! Jim,
I am looking for a puzzle from 1970 or 1971. I do not know the company or title of the puzzle. I think it had 1,500 pieces. Here is what I remember.
It had a close-up of a barn with door open , man outside about ready to shoe a horse and large shade tree. I'm not sure if a little boy or girl was looking on.
If you could help me I sure would appreciate it. Thank You, "SWBK"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2001:
Well, it sounds like a puzzle I remember. I want to say it's a Detlefsen work, but I can't find it in our files. Can anyone identify this puzzle?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW--25 July 2006:
I think this may be the one:

Blacksmith Shop"Blacksmith Shop", WHITMAN GUILD, 1950-1970(?).
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[340]from "KG"-23 October 2001:
I have a picture puzzle that is titled (Plane carrier at Tunis). It is the Victory Series and has 500 pieces which are all there and in a box with a picture of an aircraft carrier with a plane flying overhead....It's size is 14 and a half by 21.....Would like to know if it has any value?........"KG"
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from Jim McW--24 October 2001:
It would help to know a little more about the puzzle. Is it card or wood? Is Victory the manufacturer or publisher or is there another publisher identified on the box? Can you photograph it or scan it or the box and send the picture to us? It sounds like a very desirable puzzle. Thanks, Jim McW
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "KG"--24 October 2001:
In answer to your reply it is number 319, made in U.S.A 1943,by J.S. publishing Corp, N.Y.C and interlocking cardboard pieces. I will send you a photo. Thank you ..... "KG"
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from Jim McW--25 October 2001:
Verl Cook has been very kind to contribute many pictures of puzzles in his collection of World War II items for our Military Themes section. It will take some time to get them all posted to the site, though. Among them is this photo:
Plane Carrier at Tunis"Plane Carrier at Tunis", by J.S. Publishing [1940's].
We would expect such a puzzle, in very good, complete condition to bring at least ten to twenty dollars on the market.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "KG"--24 October 2001:
Here is a photo of my puzzle ..... "KG"
Plane Carrier at Tunis"Plane Carrier at Tunis"
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[341]from "Ferg"-24 October 2001:
I have been looking for some older, out of print Kinkades. I luckily found a couple drawing dust on a store shelf, but there are a couple I can't find. Any ideas?? Also, I found a couple puzzles by a company called "Gibson" out of England, but the shipping is ridiculous. Do you know where there are any Gibson dealers in the U.S? Thanks for your time,
"Ferg"
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from Jim McW--25 October 2001:
Does this puzzle look like it might be made by the same company? :
Santa's Snack"Santa's Snack", by GIBSONTM.
Does anyone have any more information on this line of puzzles?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW--28 October 2001:
Try this site, http://www.americanpuzzles.com/, for GIBSONTM puzzles.
If they're available elsewhere, someone let us know.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[342]from "CO"-24 October 2001:
Hi again, Jim, I am looking for something else too. These were a series (?) of puzzles put out a few years ago by Ceaco...things are not as they seem. In one of the puzzles, the fence was made of wax crayons. In another, the woman's hair was made of macaroni etc. Names that I know of are: "Trumps General Store", "Val's Variety", "What's Cooking", "...Bodega..." I have no idea where to look. When I type in "jigsaw puzzles". I just get more common puzzle sites that only seem to carry current marketed puzzles. Do you have some helpful hints for me?
"CO"
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from Jim McW--25 October 2001:
I'm not sure how well these puzzles fit the description of a series. I don't have the general impression that they came out as a set or even in the same year. See no 313, on Page 22.
Does anyone have any more information on this line of puzzles?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[343]from "TE"-24 October 2001:
Hello I was wondering if by chance you have any of the Anne Geddes Retired puzzles...
There is one deluxe puzzle of hers I'm looking for, I don't not know when it retired, I just know no one has it.... I've been looking for it over a year now. I've looked on internet auction sites as well...I've called the company who makes her puzzles and they told me to try ya'll... Please someone let me know thank you...
"TE"
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from Jim McW--24 October 2001:
Which Anne Geddes puzzle? Have you tried, http://www.missouripuzzle.com ? They've got three singles and three sets of three. Jim McW
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from "TE"--25 October 2001:
Jim,
Hello, thank you for your help...Believe it or not I have everyone of these puzzles listed...I love her work. I have every deluxe puzzle but one...I have a 106 puzzles but need 5 more to have them all that have came to the USA...I bought some out of Germany a few weeks ago..The deluxe I need, I have lost the number to it, but it is a baby wrapped in white tissue paper with red flowers on her head(100); a baby sitting in a pot with daffodils on her head(550); and 5 babies in cans(700)...Then I need 2 potted babies, they are in flower pots... I'm a big fan of her's...I have the 106 puzzles, 28 glass galleries,2 5 dolls,54 die cut cards, 3 shelves, 2 light switch plates, 3 packages of pink border paper,8 books,and stickers..I'm doing my daughter's room in her work..I do my puzzles then frame them I don't use glue on them, afraid it with mess the picture up...I know I'm boring you thank you for your help....
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from Jim McW--26 October 2001:
You're not boring us at all. A lot of us puzzlers get pretty involved in one collection or another. The Geddes puzzles are very popular, indeed. Can anyone help "TE" with the puzzles she is missing?!
Thanks, Jim McW
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[344]from "EM"-26 October 2001:
Hi! I live in Venice, Italy, and I would like to know where I can find Mordillo puzzles in stores near here.
If you can help me, help me please!
Thank you
"EM"
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from Jim McW--27 October 2001:
Unfortunately, we know very little about Italian jigsaw puzzles and jigsaw puzzle stores. You may be able to order the Mordillo puzzles from the Heye company in Germany, although we don't know of a website address for them. You may be able to order Mordillo and other Heye items on:
http://www.ijigsawpuzzles.com/index.html
http://www.americanpuzzles.com/ (USA only)
http://www.mystery-games.com/index.html (will ship to Italy)
and some of the on-line puzzle stores which are listed on our LINKS page. Also, we will post your question on our Q&A pages, and someone may know of a way for you to buy these popular puzzles. We also want to learn about the artist, Mordillo!
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "S13"-13 October 2002:
Two links that may be of interest to you (if you don't already have them by now)....

http://www.mordillo.com/

Provides a brief outline of his life and art, as well as a few comments by the man himself.

www.heye-verlag.de/

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