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[361]from "MC"-16 November 2001:
I have since found a picture: http://oldpuzzles.com/416.htm
I want to buy two copies of this picture. Can you help?
thank you
"MC"
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from Jim McW-- 19 November 2001:
No, but you might inquire of Bob Armstrong, on whose wonderful website that picture is. That, in fact, is the picture sought in question no. 282.
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[362]from "SW"-17 November 2001:
You have a puzzle that represents a painting by an artist name Ottenfeld. I would like to know any history you have on that artist, thanks.
"SW"
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[363]from "EP"- 17 November 2001:
Sir, please if any info available to help me find a Magnum puzzle #4550-12, a picture of Tarasp castle in Switzerland. It is a puzzle of 3000 pieces.
Thank you
"EP"
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from Jim McW-- 7 September 2008:
We now have an extensive MILTON BRADLEY section, which includes a page with quite a few MAGNUM puzzles.
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[364]from "AK"-19 November 2001:
Hi - I have the T Kinkade puzzle #3310-3 - The Sweethart Cottage, Thomashire Village for sale. It is complete (used) in excellent condition. I am attaching picture.
The Sweetheart Cottage"The Sweetheart Cottage", by KINKADETM, made by CEACOTM
Interested parties may contact me at AKuss14320@aol.com , for more information about this puzzle and others.
Thanks and Regards
"AK"
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[365]from "HDH"-21 November 2001:
I have just obtained a box of vintage puzzles from my neighbor and want to know the value of one of them, if you can help. It is titled Liberators of the World - 500 pieces, is 20 x 16, from Saalfield Publishing Co. Has a picture of Churchill and Truman or Roosevelt on it. It says on the front also, "Remember Pearl Harbor".
The other one is a Perfect Picture Puzzle - over 375 pieces called Bombs Away and shows planes in the sky bombing. It is 9 1/2" by 151/2 and has a stamp on the side that says For Victory, Buy War Bonds. No mark of who made.
Help me out please, I have over 20 puzzles from the early 1900's and would like to get with a vintage puzzle collector. Some others are Tuco, Guild, Hart Co., etc.
"HDH"
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from Jim McW--25 November 2001:
World War II jigsaw puzzles are very collectible and can command prices as high as $50 to $70, if the condition is excellent and the venue right. A copy of "Bombs Away" sold recently on an online auction site for about $39. It was complete and apparently in fine condition. Another sold for about $5, but it was missing four pieces. We did find mention of "Liberators of the World" in Anne Williams' great work, Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide. We feel confident that such a puzzle, in fine condition and complete, would likely fetch at least $25, perhaps considerably more.
In any case, buyers will tend to bid more aggressively if they feel assured of a puzzle's completeness.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[366]from "MB"-16 November 2001:
To whom it may concern,
Hello, I am writing for my sister, who has acquired 5 wooden Parker Brothers puzzles. I've tried emailing several times but was unsuccessful. This is my story and I'll try and keep it short. She has 5 wooden puzzles all dated (copyright) 1932 Salem, Mass. Chicago, London US Pat. #1236378 by Parker Brothers, Inc. They originally belonged to a General from ______ (I'm still trying to get more information on him). So as soon as I find out who he is, I'll pass that info along. All 5 puzzles are in great shape and so are the boxes. The first Past Time Puzzle is called "A Chess Problem" (and I believe it still has the original wrapping in the box); it's over 250 pieces. The second puzzle is called "All's Fare in Love"; it's over 101 pieces. The third puzzle is called "Spanish Main"; it's over 100 pieces. The fourth puzzle is called "Sunny Room"; it's got 618 pieces. Not sure where the photos came from or who the artist was, how valuable they are, where can I get more info on them, who can I talk to, where do I start? I do thank you for your time, and I hope you have a pleasant day.
Thank you again,
"MB"
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from Jim McW--21 November 2001:
Parker Pastimes are among the most popular vintage puzzles ever made in the United States. If in excellent condition, they can fetch prices well over $100, depending on the venue, the subject, and the size of the puzzle. If you can send us pictures, we will be glad to post them on our website.
Does anyone have any information about these particular puzzles?
And, by the way, you are welcome to send us questions.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW--24 January 2002:
See no. 472, Page 33 for the pictures.
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[367]from Jim McW--19 November 2001:
We just want to bring it to your attention that we have discovered that some of the HASBROTM GUILDTM puzzles we have bought recently have notices of coupons inside, for $1.00 off any BIG BENTM or CROXLEYTM puzzle from MILTON BRADLEYTM, with the old expiration date of 06/30/01, but ACTUALLY have coupons inside which expire 06/30/02 and, therefore, are still good.
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[368]from "CD"-23 November 2001:
There are so many puzzles on your site.
I would like some help.
Please help me locate some:
1. 3 to 7 year olds
2. About 50-100 pieces per puzzle.
3. About $5.00 each or less.
4. nature scenes or kindly ones
Are these pictures on your site not for sale?
I picked out some names I'd like....but where to purchase them?
I think 200 pieces for our grandchildren would be ok.
"CD"
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from Jim McW--24 November 2001:
Indeed, most of the puzzles illustrated on our site are not from our collection. We receive pictures from many different people around the world, for which we are most grateful. We do have a few puzzles for sale which would be excellent for children. [See "101 Dalmations" and "Fine Feathered Friend".] However, one must be very careful in choosing jigsaw puzzles for very small children. If the pieces are too small, they may present a potential hazard. For small children, it is best to choose puzzles with very large pieces and assemble the puzzles with them, so that you can supervise the activity. This has the beneficial side effect of providing a wholesome family activity.
You can also check the on-line jigsaw puzzle stores which are listed on our LINKS page, and you can often find these kinds of puzzles in toy stores, gift shops, department stores, and pharmacies.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[369]from "RC"-23 November 2001:
i bought jr. puzzles that had a offer in it for personalized jigsaw puzzles. i would like to order but it said it expires 6- 30-01.
can i still order?
thanks
"RC"
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from Jim McW--24 November 2001:
Probably not, if the coupon gives that date of expiration. Note, in no. 367 above, that the notice on the box and the coupon may give different dates on some offers. However, there is a number of different sources for personalized puzzles. There's several sites which may do at least one puzzle from a photo provided by the customer, including :
--a shop cited in Q&A no. 220, Page 16
-- http://www.angelfire.com/biz2/puzzle/
-- http://snapshotpuzzles.com/
-- http://www.jigsawpuzzle.com/
-- http://www.picturepuzzle.com/
-- Last, but not least, there's also an offer in the latest catalog issued by Spilsbury ( spilsbury.com or toll-free 1-800-772-1760 )
We found these by searching the internet, so you can probably find others. We have no connection with or direct knowledge of any of these companies and provide this information solely as a service to the puzzling community. Jigsaw puzzles from personal photos sound like great holiday gifts, do they not? But, don't wait too long!
Thanks, Jim McW
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[370]from "CJF"-24 November 2001:
i AM looking for jigsaw puzzles by Byerley, can you help me?
"CJF"
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[371]from "JCD"-24 November 2001:
Hello,
We recently purchased a puzzle at a garage sale which had not been opened (paper uncut). We found that a piece is missing, however. Is there any way to obtain a replacement piece? The puzzle is a Golden Guild Puzzle by Whitman Publishing. It has 1500 pieces and is titled "Summertime Wildflowers" (4667D-41). Thanks,
"JCD"
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from Jim McW--25 November 2001:
It is very unlikely. We believe Whitman is no longer publishing puzzles, that this puzzle was probably issued several years ago, and that is very likely that series was not manufactured with identical cuts.
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[372]from "BGF3"-25 November 2001:
I have a box set of 6 childrens puzzles...Hi-Ho picture puzzles.
Could anyone tell me how much they worth, or even how old they might be. Saalfield Pub Co.
Thanks
"BGF3"
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from Jim McW--25 November 2001:
Well, it is always difficult to do so without pictures, but I think we can safely say the puzzles are at least 25 years old. Can you send us pictures?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[373]from "SR"-25 November 2001:
Do you carry puzzles by Jane Wooster Scott?
I am intersted in either the First Day of School or 9 am bell.
Thanks,
"SR"
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from Jim McW--25 November 2001:
Does anyone have these puzzles?
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[374]from "CA8"-25 November 2001:
hi - recently purchased a puzzle. on the box, which is brown cardboard, it says jig=saw picture puzzle, made by parker bros. inc., salem mass - new york - london. also makers of the world famous pastime picture puzzles. it appears to be called the call of the wild.... it also has a letter J on it and has over 100 pieces.
do you know what year this was released, and if it is worth anything?
thanks
"CA8"
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from Jim McW--26 November 2001:
It's impossible to say for sure, without pictures, but it sounds as though your puzzle may be from the 1930's or 1940's. Can you send pictures of the box and/or puzzle?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[375]from "GP"-27 November 2001:
I just found your site. Do you know of any way for me to locate a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle with the U.S. map on one side and our Nation's Capitol in Washington D.C. on the other side, made by Warren Paper Products Co. We had water damage to items in our home and I'm trying to replace this item. Our deadline for replacing items is Dec 16, 2001. Thank you for any help you can give me in this matter.
"GP"
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from Jim McW--27 November 2001:
Does anyone have a copy of this puzzle they would like to part with?
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[376]from "TK"-27 November 2001:
I have a puzzle that is missing a piece. It is about ten years old and I was curious if there was anyway to get the missing piece. It is a boat theme but has no name on the box and was put out by Guild( a part of Parker Brothers). I called Parker Brothers and they said there was nothing they could do but if there is any way I could just get the picture and print out the one piece I need that would be great. Thank you for your time.
"TK"
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from Jim McW--27 November 2001:
How about scanning the guide picture on the box, printing it and pasting the picture on a board of the same thickness as the puzzle, then cutting out the missing piece? It would be necessary to resize and adjust the color on the picture before printing it. Just a thought.
Thanks, Jim McW
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