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[485]from "An Old Collector"-1 March 2002:
I just got back from holiday in Malaysia. My time in Kuala Lumpur was interesting, in that I discovered a group of shops situated in the main shopping malls, selling nothing but puzzles. Many were of Japanese origin, some made for the local and tourist market. They were of very high quality and design, well worth looking out for . I could have spent a fortune but confined myself to a Glow in the Dark puzzle of the Petronas Twin Towers. The purchase was made there, in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, and the rapid transport system has a station in the basement leading up to a very high class shopping centre, situated between and under the towers. Petronas is the National oil company. Disney subjects seemed very popular, and a range of frames to fit pretty well all the puzzles were available. These were very popular, and quite a few puzzles were sold framed. They also had some lovely Japanese print puzzles.
One thing to add --the company I referred to asked at the time of purchase whether I was a member of the club. It seems that they run a discount system , for 2 ringit you become a life member and get ten per cent discount. The current rate of exchange is 5 ringit to the pound.
Regards
"An Old Collector"
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from "An Old Collector"--3 March 2002:
A grovelling apology, and correction, my wife pointed out that the fee for joining the KL club was 10 ringit, equal to 2 pounds sterling, not 2 ringit, as this doddering old fool wrote. Sorry about that.
Regards,
"An Old Collector"
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from Jim McW--3 March 2002:
No grovelling necessary at puzzlehistory.com !
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[486]from "MM"-1 March 2002:
RE: no. 391, Page 28
Hi - thank you for the response. I actually have all the puzzles you noted below, but I'm still looking for these three - all are by Byerley:
- Cloudbuster Airlines
- Bubbles
- Help on the Way
Would you please let me know if you ever come across those puzzles?
Thank you so much.
Kind regards,
"MM"
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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 so, according to Nancy Ballhagen's estimate, that may be all the titles.
Anyone know of any others in this series?
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[487]from "anon"-4 February 2002:
Hi,
I went to your site, it is EXCELLENT! I've been making puzzles since I was little, my grandfather was always working on one. I've just started again, using the excuse that I have to make them to find out if all of the pieces are there before they can be sold! I've really been enjoying the heavier cardboard and the style of the older puzzles. I have probably 50 -60 Springbok and FX Schmid puzzles that I've picked up from yard sales to make when my kids are older! Thank you for your website, it's fun finding a date for the puzzles.
"anon"
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from Jim McW--5 March 2002:
We missed this one. And such a nice letter, too! Oh, well, better (posted) late than never.
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[488]from "anon"-5 March 2002:
I've been trying to find the Ravensburger puzzle, product #17012 8, titled " Galaxy of Life" by Christian Riese Lassen. It's a 3000 piece puzzle. Do you know of any way I can find it? Any help is greatly appreciated!
"anon"
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from Jim McW-- 7 September 2008:
Try the search box just below.
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[489]from "JKS"-4 March 2002:
Hello,
I purchased a Limited Editions puzzle titled "Before the walk". Inside the box was an order form to order a solid oak instant fit framing kit. Also you could purchase a personalized brass plaque and solid brushed brass lamp. I completed the jigsaw puzzle by myself and would love to have it framed. Unfortunately, I misplaced the order form. I have tried desperately to get in touch with one of the companies advertised on the back of the box, but as yet I have had no luck.
There are so many company names on the box I really don't know which is the right one. On the front of the box it shows the picture "Before the Walk" and it has in big letters Limited Editions 1000. Then in small letters it has Applejack Licensing International. On the back it shows other puzzle pictures and the advertisement for the framing offer that is inside the box. Also on the back at the bottom it has the following companies: RoseArt Brand; Imagine-Rose Art; Greenwich Workshop; N-W-F Editions and Warren Industries.
If you know where I might get another order form or whom I might contact for help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much.
Sincerely,
"JKS"
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from Jim McW--6 March 2002:
Does anyone have one of these? Would you mind sending a photocopy to us, so we can send it on to "JKS"?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--6 March 2002:
Hi Jim, JKS is looking for Warren/Rose-Art. I don't have the info at this computer, but if they would email me at misspuzzle@tds.net, I can email the phone number to them, to get in touch with Rose Art.
The John O'Brian puzzles are great pictures.
Hope this helps.
Nancy

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[490]from "LCW"-6 February 2002:
Hi, I'm looking for a discontinued puzzle by Heye called Bon Apeitite", by Robert Blachon. Do you know where I could get one

"LCW"
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[491]from "HB"-7 March 2002:
I was recently given an old Parker Bros. puzzle entitled cut up animals. It has 7 different 4 piece animal puzzles. My guess is that it is fairly old. I have not been able to find any information on the puzzle. Do you have any information on it.
Thank you for your help.
"HB"
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from Jim McW--8 March 2002:
This does sound as though it might be old. Compare them with the puzzles in no. 14, Page One. You may be able to find information in Anne Williams' great book, Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide, if you can locate one at a library or bookstore (See also our SALE page.)
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "HB"--8 March 2002:
Thank you for your response. As you suggested, I have attached several photos of the puzzle. The box, Cut-up Animals"Cut-up Animals", PARKER BROTHERSTM [early],
Cut-up Animals"Gentle Cow", one of the puzzles of the set.
logothe publisher's logo.
Thank you for your help and continued effort.
"HB"
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from Jim McW--8 March 2002:
We feel pretty sure that the set is at least 60 years old. Does anyone know for sure when it may have been issued?
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[492]from "D41"-10 March 2002:
I am looking for some puzzles. They are called Incredible Edibles. Please help me find out where to find them. I used to buy them in denver colorado at downing soopers, but they don't have them any more, and don't know where I can get them.
"D41"
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from Jim McW--10 March 2002:
We are not aware of more than the one series or of more than five or six puzzles in the series. I believe these were issued several years ago, so I doubt they're available in regular stores anywhere. You may find them occasionally on internet auction sites.
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[493]from "CL"-10 March 2002:
Could anyone please tell me how many pieces there are in springbok # pzl 3455 mustang puzzle ? Does anyone knows where to buy one? Thanks,
"CL"
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from Jim McW--10 March 2002:
We are not sure how many pieces there were in these Puzzles Plus puzzles.
Mustang Reflections"Mustang Reflections", 1994.
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from Jim McW--11 March 2002:
We are informed that these puzzles are 500+ pieces.
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[494]from "DW"-11 March 2002:
RE: no. 41, Page 3.
Dear "JLP"
A 350 piece irregularly shaped "puddle of paint" was made by Synergistics Research Corp., New York, New York 10011. The number of the blue paint is PJ-300. The puzzle also comes in red or yellow. The completed puzzle is approximately 15" by 19".
"DW"
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[495]from "MTSB"-7 March 2002:
Hi, I have just found your wonderful site and I was wondering if you could help me please.
I am from Scotland and I have just discovered this puzzle called The Family Big Four . There is 4 puzzles in the box, No9, No10, No11, No12. The titles are:
Punch and Judy,
In a foreign Port,
East coast route,
End of the Day.
There is over 1440 pices, and each puzzle contains over 360 pieces.
I would like to know who made the puzzle, what year its from and if it is worth anything.
Have got photo's I can send of box and all puzzles.
Family Big Four"The Family Big Four", maker not known [ at this time ! ].
Thanks
"MTSB"
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[496]from "ARO"-14 March 2002:
What is the value of a Springbok, mint condition, never-opened box, including original plastic outer sealing, 2000 piece (34in by 42 1/2 in) puzzle titled "Coca Cola adds life to everything nice" mfg date 1991? The puzzle number is PZL 9409. The original price of $18.95 is still on the back of the puzzle. I might consider selling this puzzle.
"ARO"
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from Jim McW--15 March 2002:

See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
Unopened, mint condition, older puzzles sometimes command premium prices, if presented in the right venue.
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