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[345]from "KG"-31 October 2001:
I was wondering if you could tell me where I might go to buy a puzzle of Iwo Jima? Thank you for your help!
"KG"
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from Jim McW--1 November 2001:
We are unaware of any Iwo Jima puzzle, other than the one depicted on our Fairchild Puzzles Page. We suspect that the puzzle was produced prior to 1980. We have been trying to acquire one for several years. You can see a similar request, no 335, on Page 24.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[346]from "KDP"-31 October 2001:
Hello! I'm looking for a puzzle with more then 2,000 pieces. I remember a puzzle I did years ago had approximatly 10,000 pieces. All I can find in the store is 2,000 piece jig saw puzzle. Is there any puzzles I can get with more then 2,000 peices? I really would like to know if they even exist now. Thank you
"KDP"
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from Jim McW--1 November 2001:
We know that puzzles exist with up to 13,200 pieces. See some of the on-line puzzle stores on our LINKS PAGE. Most of them feature puzzles with many, many pieces. Also, see a good story about such a puzzle on our PUZZLE STORIES PAGE.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[347]from "TB1"-2 November 2001:
I was wondering if there is a puzzle out there by Dave Barnhouse for his "Rematch" print? I have not been able to find this puzzle. Do you know if there has been one made?
Please let me know.
Thanks.
"TB1"
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from Nancy Ballhagen--6 November 2001:
Hi TB1,
To the best of my knowledge there has not been a puzzle made of Dave Barnhouse's "Rematch". The only company that is making his prints into puzzles at this time, that I know of, is Great American Puzzle Factory, and the newest one is a John Deere/Fair one. Can't think of the name of it right now.
Nancy

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[348]from "G73"-3 November 2001:
I have several puzzle all 50 pieces and in a tube can. These are all story book puzzles, does anyone know anything about these or where I can get any information on them. All I see on the can is Harett Gilmar Inc, East Rockaway NY. Would appreciate any reply. Thank you
"G73"
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from Jim McW--3 November 2001:
We have reason to believe that this company was in business from 1947 to 1988 ( or later ). See our HARETT-GILMARTM PAGE. We don't have many pictures of H-G puzzles, as yet. According to our sources, these puzzles were cut twice, once for the horizontal lines and again for the vertical lines. Many of their puzzles feature popular fairy tale themes, sold in cylindrical canisters. However, there were other lines, including quite a few which featured popular TV series.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[349]from "N495"-6 November 2001:
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE OR HOW I GO ABOUT PURCHASING THE GOTHIC GARDEN 5000PC PUZZLE
"N495"
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from Jim McW--7 November 2001:
First try some of the on-line jigsaw puzzle stores on our LINKS page, including Jigsaw Jungle, Puzzle House, Nancy Ballhagen's Puzzles, and Leisure Store. We believe that each of these four stock this brand. Whether they may have this one, "Gothic Garden",
we don't know. The puzzle came out several years ago, as I recall. Also, try doing a search for "gothic garden puz*" on internet auction sites.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--8 November 2001:
Hi, The only thing I can tell you is that puzzle "Gothic Garden" was made about 3 or 4 years ago and is no longer in print. In fact, as of this year, according to my catalog, FX Schmid has discontinued all of the puzzles above 1500 pieces, I believe. You might try to call or email them and see if they can help find a company that still has one. I no longer have one in my shop. I hope this helps.
Nancy

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[350]from "DJFM2"-7 November 2001:
i am looking for a kodacolor decade puzzle. I need the 50's it is a forbes collection. i have the 30;s, 40's and the 60's please let me know where i can find it.
"DJFM2"
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from Jim McW--8 November 2001:
The first thing you might want to do when looking for something in particular, is to do a search on our new SEARCH feature. Such a search, in this case, refers us to no. 201 on Page 14 and no. 289 on Page 21. Those inquiries suggest that Nancy Ballhagen's store may have the puzzle you're seeking. You might also try some of the other on-line jigsaw puzzle stores on our LINKS page. Also, try doing a search on internet auction sites.
Thanks, and good luck, Jim McW
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[351]from "DDD"-7 November 2001:
Where can I purchase old Charles Wysocki puzzles?(1970's and 1980's)
"DDD"
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from Jim McW--8 November 2001:
The first thing you might want to do when looking for something in particular, is to do a search on our new SEARCH feature. You might also try some of the other on-line jigsaw puzzle stores on our LINKS page. Also, try doing a search on internet auction sites.
Thanks, and good luck, Jim McW
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[352]from "JG"-9 November 2001:
Hello, I am looking for a Norman Rockwell Baseball Puzzle. There was three puzzles in the series. I am looking for one of the three. Is the manufacturer of these puzzles still in business? Can you help? Thank you,
"JG"
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from Jim McW--10 November 2001:
We want to remind everyone that the new SEARCH feature will often save you time in using this site. A search for "baseball Rockwell" will turn up a list of baseball jigsaw puzzles on Page 23, Q&A no. 320, the first three of which are the three of which you speak, I believe. You will also find a picture of one of them on Page 22. FINKTM has published some great puzzles, and we have no reason to believe they are not still producing puzzles, although we are not aware of which puzzle venues currently stock them, if any. Anybody know?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[353]from "A2000"-10 November 2001:
I am trying to find a Halloween puzzle; can you help?
"A2000"
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from Jim McW--10 November 2001:
Well, let's see. The only vintage puzzle pertaining to ghosts which we have pictured on our site at present is this great, old Buckingham puzzle:
"All About Ghosts"
There's also the many popular "mystery" puzzles which have been published, and the GOOSEBUMPSTM series of children's puzzles, issued by MILTON BRADLEYTM. There's also a puzzle called "Haunted Inns of England".
Any other ideas, anyone?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[354]from "GBM"-10 November 2001:
I would like to find puzzles by Kim Anderson "Roseart brand, The puzzle collection" with the children. I would also be interested in any brand that are pictures of kids by Kim Anderson.
thank you
"GBM"
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from Jim McW--10 November 2001:
We found one F.X. SCHMIDTM puzzle on an internet auction site, "The Little World Traveler".
Any help, anyone?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--10 November 2001:
Hi GBM, The Kim Anderson Puzzles you asked about are no longer in print, and the company is out of stock. I still have two of them in stock in my shop, from Rose Art, they are the 500 piece ones in the long narrow box. However I do have some Kim Andersons from another company, Clementoni. You can find them by going to missouripuzzle.com and finding Kim Anderson on the menu and clicking on that name, it will bring up all the Kim Anderson puzzles we have. If you need more information you can email me at misspuzzle@tds.net . I hope this helps.
Nancy

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[355]from "HF"-10 November 2001:
a few years ago I did a puzzle of license plates from the 30's and 40's done as a mosaic. Certainly would like to find one or two copies
"HF"
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from Jim McW--10 November 2001:
I suspect that you're thinking of the old SPRINGBOK puzzle. I believe it may have been called "United Plates of America", which was PZL8506, issued in 1976, octagon shape. I seem to recall one on an internet auction site, a month or two ago. Can anyone think of another?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "HF"--28 November 2001:
Thanks for trying to help. I do remember one othe clue to the puzzle I'm searching for it shows a 1939 New York plate and displays "Worlds Fair".
"HF"
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from "JS"--10 January 2007:
Is it this one? :
United Plates of America" United Plates of America ", SPRINGBOKTM
"JS"
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from Jim McW--11 January 2007:
That is the one! And, you can see the New York World's Fair plate near the top!
Thanks, Jim McW
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[356]from "JH:)"-10 November 2001:
Hi! Have you found any Thomas McKnight puzzles? It looks like you posted this inquiry over a year ago, so I hope you've had some luck. Please let me know if & where I can get them!!! Thank you -
"JH:)"
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from Jim McW--11 November 2001:
We're not sure which of several inquiries about McKnight puzzles you're referring to, but we assume it is no 49, on Page 4. there's also 199 and 279, and, on Page 16, there are no. 222 (which has relevant comments by Nancy Ballhagen), and no. 224 (which has a link for the Ceaco web site).
Thanks, Jim McW
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[357]from "MB"-10 November 2001:
To whom it may concern,
I’m writing for my sister, who has no clue about the internet but needs help in search of information on 3 wooden puzzles she has acquired in the past.
The puzzles are all in great shape, and so are the boxes. All 3 puzzles were copyrighted back in 1932 by Parker Brothers, Inc. and the US Pat. # for all 3 boxes is the same which is #1236378. The first box has a photo called "A Chess Problem", which on the actual photo has a date on it of 1928. That puzzle has over 250 pcs. The next puzzle is called "All's Fair in Love", which has over 101 pcs. And the next puzzle has over 100 pcs and it’s called "Spanish Main". Do you know where the photo’s came from or where I can do the research, the value of the puzzles now? Would you like photo’s of them to do more research? Who were the artists, etc? I really would appreciate it if anyone could help me with any of these questions or guide me in any direction or once again if you need photo’s of the puzzles to see the quality and the workmanship. I would be more than happy to do so. Thank you for your time and have a great day.
Sincerely, "MB"
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from Jim McW--11 November 2001:
We will need pictures of these puzzles and their boxes ( and any associated materials, inserts, etc. ). Off-hand, they sound as though they might be Parker Pastime Puzzles, which are very desirable collectibles. Please send either photos or digital image files (jpg, gif, etc.). Send as attachments to puzzlehistory.com's mail center. or mail to the P.O. Box given near the bottom of the page. Please specify whether we may post the pictures with your question ( This often helps others in the community to identify the puzzles.)
Thanks, Jim McW
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[358]from "RW"-11 November 2001:
My father was born in Wroxton, Sask., Canada in 1923, the same year that Whitman started producing puzzles. We know that they produced a "Canadian Guild" series and that one of the titles in this series was of Wroxton and may have included grain elevators, grain fields, and/or part of the village itself. At age 77 my father is looking to re-establish a historical link for the later generations of family and is trying to find this puzzle or at least a picture of the cover. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated, thank you.
"RW"
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[359]from "CO"-15 November 2001:
I am looking for the following Ceaco puzzles. Does anyone know where I could purchase them? They were part of the Ceaco challenge series "where things are never as they seem" which was discontinued several years ago.
1. Food For Thought
2. Juanita's Bodega
3. Val's Variety
4. What's Cooking
5. Extra Special
I do not know if there were any other puzzles in this series, but would be most interested in finding out.
"CO"
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from Jim McW--19 November 2001:
We haven't had any word on these puzzles. Does anyone have any of these puzzles, that they would like to sell?
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[360]from "AK"-15 November 2001:
Hi Jim - I have 2 used T McKnight puzzles in verrrrry goooood condition for sale. Can you put me in touch with buyers? I dont remember procedure. Thanks. Regards
"AK"
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from Jim McW--19 November 2001:
Your procedure is just fine, but you might mention the titles or even send pictures. Anyone who is interested in these puzzles can write to us and we will put you in touch with each other.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "AK"--19 November 2001:
Hello again. I have:
( l.) Basse-Terre #1007-1
( 2.) Ponte De Rialto #1007-6
Thanks and Regards, AK
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from "AK"--21 November 2001:
Interested parties may contact me at AKuss14320@aol.com , for more information about the puzzles. I have hundreds of new and used puzzles I have collected over a period of 30 years and would like to sell some of them. [Note: See no. 364, below.] On another note. I really do enjoy your web-site and view the questions almost every day. It is nice to know there are other avid "puzzlers" out there. It is also fun when I can occasionally help with info someone is seeking about a particular puzzle. Keep up the good work. Thanks. Regards AK
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