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[463]from "MP"-7 February 2002:
I am seeking a puzzle made by Galison in 1997 (they are now Mudpuppy Press) called Dreamer of Dreams. It is about a 500 piece puzzle and depicts various psychic information. Any help or advice you can give me would be appreciated. I contacted Galison, but they do not have the press anymore, nor any in their warehouse. They did offer to send me another puzzle, which I thought was a nice gesture. Thanks so much,
"MP"
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from Jim McW--9 February 2002:
Does anyone have any information on this title?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[464]from "C5"-11 February 2002:
To whom it may concern:
Recently, I've just finished a 19" circle clock jigsaw puzzle. It is going to be a gift, but I am unable to find a frame for that clock. I didn't want the puzzle to ruined. Could you tell me where can I find a frame for that clock. Or if I need to have it custom made.
Thank you very much for your help.
Sincerely,
"C5"
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from Jim McW--11 February 2002:
We are not familiar with this puzzle. Does anyone have any information or suggestions about this puzzle or for a frame for it?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--13 February 2002:
Hi C5, I have had two round clock puzzles in my shop, but don't know about framing them. We did have a large clock puzzle that we mounted on a piece of plywood that was cut to the patern of the clock, and stained the edges, it looks great. We have it hanging in our living room entrance. If you can find someone to cut a piece of nice plywood you might try that, as framing a round puzzle would be quite a project, I think. I hope this helps.
Nancy

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[465]from "summer-joy"-14 February 2002:
Hello. I was just looking through your Q&A section.
Re: #396 asking about Wysocki Mosaic Puzzles -- see the auction ending on 2/16 ("Confection Street") [no longer available].
See that seller's Current Auctions.

My husband has decided to make a den in the basement (where I store my puzzles), so I've decided to sell my collection over the next few months -- some haven't been worked for a long time, some recently worked, and some new, unopened. (I think I'm obsessed! Knowing I'm selling, I just bought six more puzzles yesterday! Am I crazy or what??) I have several other puzzles that I will be putting on internet auctions that people have asked you about and can let you know when I put them on.
Hope you have a great day!
"summer-joy"
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from Jim McW--14 February 2002:
See summer-joy's auctions.
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[466]from "LH"-16 February 2002:
I have an unopened two sided puzzle produced by The Underground Jigsaw Puzzle. It's a 15 x 21 poster puzzle of The Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell Sept 3, 1932 cover and January 1, 1916 on the other side. It's a 500 pc. puzzle still shrink-wrapped. Is it worth anything?
Thanks,
"LH"
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from "CT"--17 July 2004:
Hi,
I...thought you might want some...pictures for the site...brand mentioned...as a brand you hadn't heard of.:
Cowtown by Quay"Cowtown by Quay", The Underground Jigsaw Puzzle Company, more than 550 pieces.
"CT"
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from Jim McW--18 July 2004:
We wonder if this company is the same that produced such puzzles as:
The Hobbit" The Hobbit ", 1971;
Bilbo's Last Song" Bilbo's Last Song ", 1976;
" Lewis Carroll's Alice ", by Sir John Tenniel, 1977; and
" Hummingbirds ", by John Tierney, 1991.
Anyone possessing copies of these puzzles, please send us information and/or pictures, pertaining to the company and its address.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[467]from "PC"-17 February 2002:
I am trying to find a Jackson Pollock puzzle from the 60's. I know of Convergence and Alchemy. Are their any others??? I remember doing one in the 60's but I cannot find out about it. It was like convergence but different It was a white background with black drippings and reds, greens, yellows, blues in patches, but definitely mouch more white. The hard part was the black lines. I thnk there might be a photo in an old life magazine on bay, but I can't afford to buy them just to find the photo
"PC"
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from Jim McW--18 February 2002:
Not that we know of. Does anyone know of such a puzzle?
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[468]from "AM"-17 February 2002:
Greetings!
I am looking for Pauline Jackson's "Square Dance" puzzle, and wonder if you know of any source/s where it could be located???
Thank you for your help. :)
A puzzle NUT,
"AM"
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from Jim McW--18 February 2002:
We are always on the lookout for good, old Pauline Jackson puzzles. We have several in our collection, but I don't think that is one of them. We will try to let everyone know, when and if we find one. [See also no. 456, on Page 32]
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[469]from "DG"-18 February 2002:
I have a puzzle that was purchased at our local post office. It is of the moonwalk and I am hoping someone can help me find another or a way to get 5 missing pieces. It was not an expensive puzzle, but it was a gift and I would like to frame it. I attached a picture. moonwalkMoonwalk Stamp(?)
The company name was colorforms and the puzzle was made in 1989.
"DG"
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from Jim McW--18 February 2002:
We love these old "postal puzzles" and collect them ourselves. We don't know of any source for them, but we would love to hear if someone finds one. Occasionally, they come up for auction on internet auction sites, but they tend not to be cheap, so there must be quite a few others out there who like them!
Thanks, Jim McW
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[470]from "ATW"-19 February 2002:
hello,
I have recently seen a image of "Greenfield Park, Wilmington,Nc", out of the Grand series for Milton Bradley, I was wondering if you can help me locate this puzzle if they are any in stock somewhere..
Thank you for your time
"ATW"
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from Jim McW--24 February 2002:
We understand the "Grand Series" to have been produced approximately between 1978 and 1996. This is the puzzle you saw:
Greenfield Park"Greenfield Park, Wilmington, NC", 1995. So, we would be surprised to see it in stock in any puzzle store. We sold one "Grand" from our collection last year, I believe, but it was used, of course. Occasionally, they come up for auction on internet auction sites. However, they contain approximately 2500 pieces, so they are heavy!
Thanks, Jim McW
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[471]from "C107"-21 February 2002:
Hi: I have an Art Picture Puzzle by Tuco Workshop and it is called "Ann Hathaway's Cottage". Could you please give me an estimate of how much it would be worth. Thank you.
"C107"
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from Jim McW--24 February 2002:
You probably have this puzzle: Ann Hathaway's Cottage
"Ann Hathaway's Cottage"
[circa 1933]
However, you can see on our Tuco - 1930's page, that at least one other puzzle was issued in that early period with this design. We would not be surprised if that design was used by Tuco in later years, as well. The value will depend on age, whether it's complete, condition of the pieces and the box, etc.
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[472]from "MB"-22 February 2002:
RE: No. 366 - Parker Pastime Puzzles, Page 26
Hello Mr. Jim,
I'm not sure if you remember me from last year. I was asking questions about a few puzzles that my sister has but has no way of emailing pictures to you. Well I was able to get photo's for you this past weekend so I've attached them in my email and I would like to know your opinion. I'll refresh your memorie of what puzzles they were.They all date back into the 1932's and the boxes are in great shape. There are no pieces missing from all three puzzles. One of the boxes has the tissue it was wrapped in, and they were found in an old plantation home on a small island in South Louisiana called Avery Island which was owned by a General and I'm still trying to get more info. on him and the house. My sister has two other larger puzzles but has not been able to put them together yet because of her hectic work schedule so, when she has time, she'll get started on them. I'm sure you'll be able to match the title of the puzzle with the puzzle. Here they are:
Spanish Main"On the Spanish Main". Spanish Main - back"back". Spanish Main - labels"labels".
All's Fair in Love"All's Fair in Love", over 101 pcs. All's Fair in Love"labels".
Chess Problem"A Chess Problem". Chess Problem - Label"Label". Chess Problem - Box"Box".
Thickness"thickness of the pieces". Tissue"tissue around one of the puzzles".
All US Pat. numbers are the same 1236378. When I saw them in person I could not believe my eyes and couldn't wait to touch them but then I was thinking that could be bad idea. How perfect and so beautiful they were. Unbelievable, I had never seen anything like that before in my life. You may share the photo's with others and let me know what you think because she is looking to sell.
Thank you for your time,
"MB"
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from Jim McW--24 February 2002:
Thanks for sending the pictures and sharing them with the puzzling community. We may very well receive some inquiries, but, of course, we will need permission to give them a way to contact you. Another way to sell them is on internet auction sites. These are indeed very pretty puzzles. I might add that prospective buyers are going to be curious about some of the labels being detached.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[473]from "ABG"-22 February 2002:
I bought this Puzzle at a antique show ........Any one know who painted it? Wood.......5x7 1930's or so. I believe it to be R. Atkinson Fox or William M Thompson.
camping"camping scene", unknown title and maker, wood.
"ABG"
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from Jim McW--24 February 2002:
I think you may be right about the artist, but we don't have this picture in our files (that I can find). It surely looks familiar, though. Anybody know the artist?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Chris McCann--9 April 2002:
[This picture] is on 3 puzzles including Tuco "Camped by a Waterfall" - artist unknown, but looks like Thompson's work.
Chris McCann
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[474]from "JS"-22 February 2002:
RE: no 413, Page 29
Hi Jim,
The couple that started SpringBok puzzles sometimes offered "deluxe" version of their puzzles. These were wooden puzzles, made in England, probably by Hayter. The "Convergence" puzzle was offered in wood. It came in a brown box with only a logo (gold) on the outside and the box was lined with imitation red felt. I haven't seen too many of these, but they do exist.
Cheers,
"JS"
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[475]from "PW"-24 February 2002:
I would like a list of all James Christensen prints that are available or have been available in puzzle form and where to get them please.
"PW"
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from Jim McW--25 February 2002:
We know very little about James Christensen prints, but we have found these titles in our files.:
The Great Garibaldi, 1994, CEACOTM
The Collector, CEACOTM
Voyage of the Basset, 1993, CEACOTM
Once Upon a Time, F. X. SCHMIDTM
Fantasies of the Sea, F. X. SCHMIDTM
Anyone have any other titles you can add to the list? Additional information?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--27 February 2002:

Hi PW,
I have several James Christensen puzzles in my store. The titles I can remember are: Flight of the Fablebaker, Shakesperian Poster, Santa's Other Helper, Sisters of the Sea, All the Worlds a Stage, and I think 1 or 2 others. My web page address is www.missouripuzzle.com.
There is a menu down the left side of the home page, go down till you come to James Christensen puzzles, click on that and it will bring up all the ones we have in stock at this time. I will be ordering from another company soon and hope they still have The Processional, and another that I can't recall the name of. One of them comes in 1000 pieces and also 5000 pieces. I love this man's work and have 2 of his books. Hope this helps answer your questions.
PS. At one time there was also Burden of the Responsible Man, and Burden of the Responsible Woman, The Candleman, Olde World Santa, The Pelican King, Conversation Around A Fish, and several others I can't remember. These are all out of print now.
Nancy

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