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[391]from "MM"-7 December 2001:
Hi - I'm trying to find puzzles from the artist "Byerley" - I have found a few on internet auction sites but would love to have the entire collection of whatever puzzles Hasbro/Milton Bradley has done on him.
Will you/can you please provide me with a list of all the puzzles done of his work?
Thank You, "MM"
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from Jim McW--8 December 2001:
We are unfamiliar with this artist. Please see no. 370, on Page 26.
Anyone know anything about an artist named Byerley or his puzzles?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--8 December 2001:
Hi Jim, The artist Byerley has some great homey, nostalgic pictures of kids doing things, boys and girls in the clubhouse, showing some caught fish (hers has a dress on). One is called "Free Clean Puppies" and of course the kids are giving the dogs a bath. Other titles are "Monday thru Thursday", "Clubhouse"... can't remember the rest. We only have about 3 out of the 6 or 8 in the series. I don't know if there were any new ones this year, ours was from last year. Don't have them on the web page. Artwork is really nice.
Nancy

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from Jim McW--2 March 2002:
Here's all the BYERLEYTM titles which have been reported to us, so far:
"Cloudbuster Airlines"
"Bubbles"
"Help on the Way"
"Irresistible"
"Monday Thru Thursday"
"Clubhouse"
"Free Clean Puppies"
"Summer Snapshot"

That's eight. Anyone know of any others in this series?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW--3 July 2004:
See our list of Byerley puzzles on the LISTS page.
Can anyone confirm "Help on the Way", "Cloudbuster airlines ", or "Bubbles" as by Byerley [or not] ? Anyone have photos of any of them?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[392]from "BDMC"-7 December 2001:
Can you help me find old T.V. show type puzzles.
Thank You, "BDMC"
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from Jim McW--8 December 2001:
--There was a puzzle recently on an internet auction site made some years ago (c. 1980?) by SPRINGBOKTM, featuring the cast of the old TV show, DALLASTM.
--There was also a puzzle made, probably in the 1950's or 1960's, by Built-Rite, featuring Richard Greene, titled "Robin Hood", part of a "Famous TV Stars" series. Built-Rite also produced at least one puzzle based on the Wild Bill HickockWILD BILL HICKOCKTM show.
--Harett-Gilmar produced a series of puzzles based on shows such as CHIPSTM, STARSKY AND HUTCHTM, CHARLIE'S ANGELSTM, and STAR TREKTM.
--There were a number of frame tray puzzles based on the movies and television, mainly in the 1950's or 1960's (westerns had largely disappeared from US television by the early 1970's). Here's one from CBS's GUNSMOKETM, with Marshal Dillon and Miss Kitty (James Arness and Amanda Blake).: Marshal Dillon and Miss Kitty"Marshal Dillon and Miss Kitty"
--There was a series of puzzles issued by MILTON BRADLEYTM in the late 1980's, based on a show called SWEET VALLEY HIGHTM.
--There was also a series of puzzles issued by MILTON BRADLEYTM in about 1990-1991, based on TV "soaps", so-called soap operas, such as :
General HospitalGENERAL HOSPITALTM, One Life to LiveONE LIFE TO LIVETM,
The Young and the RestlessTHE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESSTM.
--And, of course, there were the ABC-TV WIDE WORLD OF SPORTSTM series, the DYNASTYTM series, and the GENERAL HOSPITALTM series, issued by TUCO, in the late 1970's.
Can anyone think of others? If so, we will list them here.
The only ones we have are two of the ABC-TV WIDE WORLD OF SPORTSTM puzzles, on the TUCO - Sixties and Beyond page.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--8 December 2001:
Hi again, I have seen some of the soaps, General Hospital, etc., put out by Milton Bradley I think, a few years ago. There was four in that set, I think.
There is 2 Andy Griffith ones out now and 2 Lucy ones, and 2 Three Stooges ones, we have them on the web page [Missouri Puzzles - Jim McW] under TV shows, they are put out by Talicor.
Can't think of any others right now.
Nancy

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from Jim McW--24 January 2004:
We now have a section devoted to Puzzles of the Media, including Media - TV & Radio and Stage & Cinema.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[393]from "SKT"-8 December 2001:
I have a collection of football puzzles which were given to me by my father. He purchased the entire collection which I believe were made in 1978-79. The collection consist of action shot from football games. Some of the persons in the puzzles are Earl Campbell, Terry Bradshaw, etc.
Can you please help me find out who made them, any information about the price, please. I have been searching for answers for years. THANKS "SKT"
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from Richard Ballhagen--11 December 2001:
SKT,
Are these the football puzzles you are refering to?
Los Angeles Rams"Los Angeles Rams"
Houston Oilers"Houston Oilers"
They were made in 1978 by the American Publishing Company, and are officially licensed NFL products. I believe one was made for each team. The ones pictured here are for the Houston Oilers, featuring Earl Campbell, and the Los angeles Rams, featuring John Cappelletti. Puzzles are small (200 pieces) so might not really interest hardcore puzzlers. The main interest for these would probably be football memorabilia collectors (like me!). Judging by what I paid for these and other similar football puzzles, $10-$20 would be a close guess for these, and possibly a bit more for the ones with the "big name" players featured, like Terry Bradshaw. Of course, condition will play a factor. Sports collectors will probably be more interested in the condition of the box (for display purposes) than the puzzle pieces. Hope this helps.
Richard

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from Jim McW--11 December 2001:
Thanks! For those of you who don't already know, Richard is a cutter, and you can see some of his puzzles at RB Puzzles.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[394]from "KS"-9 December 2001:
I am looking for two puzzles from the Norman Rockwell Baseball Collection. They are "The Bottom of the Sixth", and "The Dugout". Does anyone know where I might be able to find them?/ Thanks for your help! "KS"
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from Jim McW--10 December 2001:
Take a look at no. 320 on Page 23 and no. 352 on Page 25, for similar interest.
Does anyone have these popular puzzles? Thanks, Jim McW
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[395]from "BWS"-11 December 2001:
Hello.
I recently found an old MB puzzle from a series by K Chin called Ani-mites. The one I found was an elephant. Would you happen to know what other puzzles there were in the series?
Thanks for your time. "BWS"
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from Jim McW--12 December 2001:
As I recall, K. Chin has done a number of works which have been used in puzzles, some of which are hand-cut in wood. You might look at our LINKS page, at the WOODEN puzzle sites. Thanks, Jim McW
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[396]from "AM"-12 December 2001:
Milton Bradley Mosaic Charles Wysocki Puzzles
Do you know where I can find the above named puzzles? I have looked everywhere. I really like the mosaic style of puzzle, but the only kind I can find are the wooden ones which are pretty expensive. Any ideas??
Thanks "AM"
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from Jim McW--13 December 2001:
We did a search on internet auction sites, very quickly, and we found "Confection Street" and "Nightmare Before Christmas".
You may have to do periodic searches on internet auction sites, to find these mosaic puzzles.
Good luck!
Thanks, Jim McW
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[397]from "AT"-12 December 2001:
I am a puzzle freak, what I am looking for and what I really want is information on Charles Wysocki's puzzles. I have 2 from 92, 2 from 95, all 6 from 97 and 98, and all 12 from 99 and 2000 except for Cat Nap. In 2001 I am up to date with his 6 releases so far. Now for the question, is there any way to find out if any of his puzles from 73, 83, 86 and the 91 to 95 time period are available. I did take note that Parker Brothers, COLORFORM and YANOMAN, MEGA PRESS Were Shown For Some Time Periods.
Thank You Very Much
"AT"
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from Jim McW--13 December 2001:
You will find a link on the WYSOCKI PUZZLES page of our site to the Wysocki Gallery. I believe they have some current puzzles. Some of the on-line puzzle stores linked on our LINKS page may have some of the recent puzzles you seek. Otherwise, you may have to look for the others on the secondary market.
We might add that much of the information we have on Wysocki puzzles, as well as the photos, are courtesy of various kind contributors, notably Ed Tabor. And, by the way, as of today, we still have not found time to post all the photos which he has made available to us. We will try to do that as soon as possible. We can use photos of the missing puzzles on the older issues, especially.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[398]from "RZ"-13 December 2001:
Hi there,
There's a puzzle I'm looking for .. it's from many many years ago because my mother who is 60 had it before she got married. It is by Whitman, Deluxe Guild. The numbers on it are 4615 series 229. The puzzle title is Chocolate Frosting.
I would do about anything to find this puzzle. If you can help me with any ideas or leads, I'd be eternally grateful.
Thanks,
"RZ"
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[399]from "MUZ"-14 December 2001:
300 PIECE PUZZLES
I take care of a lady in a nursing home who only wants to do 300 piece puzzles, horizontal. She loves the newer guild. She does not like the larger size puzzles. Anyone out there have any for sale???
"MUZ"
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[400]from "AP"-15 December 2001:
I would like to get in touch with the manufacturer of Ceaco puzzles. I love these puzzles but cannot find a website that sells them or a store in my area that might sell them. I thought the manufacturer might be able to help. can you help me?? "AP"
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from Jim McW--15 December 2001:
First of all, there is a Ceaco website ( and it's a good one! ). Someone sent in the link, which you can find in Q&A no. 224, on page 16.
Secondly, some of the on-line puzzle stores listed on our LINKS page do offer Ceaco puzzles, we believe. Among those should be Jigsaw Jungle, Puzzle House, Leisure Store, and, last but not least, Nancy Ballhagen's Missouri Puzzles. Of course, we sell older Ceaco's occasionally, from our collection, but those are not usually sealed, unused puzzles. Hope this helps.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[401]from "TR8"-18 December 2001:
Can you please tell us which castle is featured in Springbok PZL 6002?
Thank you.
"TR8"
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from Jim McW--20 December 2001:
If you provide a usable image, we will post that, and someone may recognize the puzzle.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "TR8"--22 December 2001:
Mr. McWhorter,
I am sorry, I am unable to provide an image at this time. The puzzle was purchased from Hallmark and is dated 2001. I had to look again and it's definitely a castle vs. ski runs!! Have a great holiday!
"TR8"
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[402]from "DH"-16 December 2001:
Hi:
Looking for GOLD SEAL, Series No. 522, containing 6 Titles in the series. I have AFTER THE RAIN and would be interested in purchasing the other 5 in the series. Is this possible?
Please advise
"DH"
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from Jim McW--21 December 2001:
We love Gold Seal puzzles, too, but we find them a bit elusive. We have a few in our own collection, but we have little info on them. For instance, we are not sure which puzzles were in which series. Do you know which titles were in series 522? Also, according to our information, "After the Rain" was in series 512. How is it identified on the box? Are the puzzles in that series listed?
We suspect that the Gold Seal puzzles were discontinued no later than the 1960's, possibly as early as the early 1950's.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[403]from "DOH"-22 December 2001:
Hiya,
regarding enquiry 120 and 'the Really Useful Games Company', I've just gotten their 'David' and, again, no English language instructions.
Can you help?
"DOH"
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from Jim McW--22 December 2001:
I have been unable to get anyone to send us a copy of the instructions in French or any other language, or an image of them. A scan or photocopy would probably suffice, as long as it's readable. I will then try to get a translation or post the image with this question. We have never seen one of these puzzles, in person.
Thanks, Jim McW
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