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[537]from "SV"-13 April 2002:
I misplaced the form for the Big Ben puzzle photo offer. I remember that 3 upc codes and $2.60 were needed along with the photo. Do you know the address or form it should be submitted to.
Thank you
"SV"
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from Jim McW--13 April 2002:
We were not aware that Big Ben puzzles ever carried such an offer. In any case, there's a number of places to get a personalized puzzle made. See our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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[538]from Tony Burns-10 April 2002:
Hello ! I'm sorry I have not written to you before, but I am the author ( with my wife June ) of a book titled "Scroll Saw Art Puzzles" on Fox books. We have a second book coming out in the Fall, titled "Scroll Saw Farm Puzzles" ( to be released late fall of 2002 ) . Both of these books are available through Fox Books or your local book stores . This is a puzzle style that my wife and I started back in the early 80's. We are also historians on scroll saws and jig saws -- we have a nice collection of these machines (presently over 40 ) that were used to make scroll saw puzzles. Many of these are from the civil war era.
Thanks for your time --
Tony Burns
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from Jim McW--13 April 2002:
We are also adding these titles to the puzzle books listed on the LINKS page.
Anyone who wants to get in touch with Tony, write to us, giving us permission to give him your address.
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[539]from "J126"-14 April 2002:
Hi, I am looking for the Puzzle "As The Storm Gathers", by Jane Wooster Scott. It was distributed in 1997 by CEACO. Thank you for your help.
"J126"
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from Jim McW-- 7 September 2008:
Try the search box, just below.
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[540]from "R728"-14 April 2002:
Hi am looking for a Springlok puzzle. It is called The Old Ball Game...I read that Hallmark carried it..Can you help me find it.
Thanks so much
"J126"
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from Jim McW-- 7 September 2008:
Try the search box, just below.
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[541]from "S1973"-14 April 2002:
I was given the 3d scuplture puzzle Sweet Cherubs, and I need some real help figuring it out. I was not given any of the papers or anything with it. Can some one help, please?
"S1973"
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from Jim McW--3 July 2004:
See No. 1282, on the Page 81.
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[542]from "Puzzle Collector"-15 April 2002:
HI Jim

I found your site and its contributors to be very knowledgeable and helpful with all puzzles inquiries. Didnít realize that there were so many different manufacturers. I appreciate your time and site.

I had a look at all 38 pages of your question and answers.

I have done puzzles for 40 years. I live in Southern Ontario and have found several locations to purchase puzzles at thrift stores and we are about to start the garage sale season.

I have about 30 springbok puzzles that are missing pieces, 40+ more to do and can purchase 3 to 7 per week. I hate to toss out puzzles that are missing pieces. I also realize that the cutting of puzzles is not consistent from lot to lot.

However, if there is the possibility that I could help someone finish their puzzle, I would like to let people know that I am willing to help them. There is a cost to purchasing these puzzles and would like to charge a small handling fee, to help cover the cost of purchasing additional puzzles to help even more people.

Any thoughts or suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks, "Puzzle Collector"
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from Jim McW--13 April 2002:
Well, I don't know whether it's practical or not, but you could send us a list of the incomplete SB's you have, and we could post it for you.
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from "Puzzle Collector"--16 April 2002:
Hi Jim

The following Springbok puzzles number PZL have at least one piece missing
2104, 2106, 2118, 2123, 2407, 2436, 2440, 2458, 2459, 2479, 3446, 3608, 4075, 4107, 4119, 4132, 4144, 4447, 5911, 5914, 6102, 6133, 6134, 7543, 9013

The following I still have to put together. Having been purchased at thrift stores the odds at 50/50 they are complete.
1170, 1224, 2058, 2073, 2077, 2084, 2101, 2111, 2113, 2115, 2401, 2430, 2434, 2465, 2482, 2493, 3203, 3405, 3409, 3415, 3434, 3504, 3504, 3513, 4032, 4080, 4087, 4104, 4106, 4109, 4127, 4158, 4442, 4449, 4467, 4521, 5920, 5937, 6122, 6160, 6173, 6174, 6188, 6190, 6516, 8508, 9001, 9013, 9408, and XZL 4700 & XZL 7400
Thanks, "Puzzle Collector"
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[543]from "Magsad2"-15 April 2002:
I was wondering if possibly you may have a puzzle I am looking for in your collection.

I have a book by Walter Eberhardt titled The Jig-Saw Puzzle Murder from 1933 that I picked up. Unfortunately, they don't tell you the solution to the crime. The answer was a 200 piece puzzle with shapes like little daggers, pistols and whatnots that came with the book in a box that looked like another book. The puzzle showed the scene of the crime as it was happening.

The book was put out by Grosset & Dunlap. There may also be more of these in this Jig-Saw Puzzle Murder Mystery series.

I know this is going to very hard to find. What are the chances of one of these being still around. I'll probably never find out who did it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, "Magsad2"
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from Jim McW--13 April 2002:
Sounds familiar, but we can't find anything in our files. Does anyone know anything about this puzzle/book set?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "JH"-- 13 April 2010:

I just found your website today and saw this queston [no. 543]. I could not figure out how to make a comment on the website, though.

I have the book AND the puzzle. Unfotunately, there were pieces missing from the puzzle, but nothing that hindered the solution. I had solved the murder by reading the book and used the puzzle to confirm my solution. I found a bookseller through the ABAA website that is currently selling this set for $125.00 with the slipcase included.

I have been searching for an Impossibles puzzle (750 pieces with 5 extra pieces) made in 1998 named "Book Smart". Once put together, you have to find the diploma hidden on the bookshelves.

How do I post this question on your website? Thank you,

Regards,

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from Jim McW -- 9 May 2010:

Well, you already found one way to make a comment - write us a letter! We have added your comments here, as well as no. 1207. I may add that we sold a somewhat similar puzzle some years ago. See the Dream Murder Mystery Jig on Puzzles Already Sold.

As to the Impossibles puzzle, I think your best bet is to search among jigsaw puzzle websites (we have links to some good ones on our LINKS page, as well as internet auction sites.

Thanks, Jim McW
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[544]from "CD"-16 April 2002:
Dear Jim,
I recently purchased a puzzle, called Battleship at Sea. It's one in a series of eight, from the Fighters for Freedom series, published by Whitman Publishing Company, and it's numbered 3902. Do you know when it was produced? It measures 16" x 10", the artist was Charles Rosner, and it is over 250 pieces. Any value? It was fun to assemble!
Thanks.
"CD"
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from Jim McW--16 April 2002:
We believe these were published mainly between 1939 and 1946. They are very popular (when you can find them !). We would expect to pay $20 to $35 each, in Very Fine condition and complete, although they may fetch considerably higher prices sometimes (and you can sometimes pick up a bargain!).
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[545]from "CF"-16 April 2002:
I would like to purchase old or new 1000 piece Charles Wysocki Puzzles. I live in Canada. Would you have any info for this?
Thank You
"CF"
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from Jim McW-- 7 September 2008:
Try the search box toward the top of this page.
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[546]from "NUBC"-16 April 2002:
Hi!
We have collected Springbok puzzles for years and especially like the Christmas ones, which we give as gifts to many friends and family members. They look forward to receiving them each year, and new puzzles have become a tradition in many homes as a result.
Some of our favorites such as the mostly red "Twas the Night before Christmas", "The 12 Days of Christmas", a Tree-shaped puzzle with kids decorating it, are now tattered and have pieces missing, but they are like old friends and we would very much like to replace them. Is there a chance some of those might be re-issued?

Why not consider this? Know they would still be very popular. Thanks,
"NUBC"
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[547]from "DT"-15 April 2002:
Hi, I am looking for a 1000 pc. puzzle made by ceaco named "Trump's General Store." It comes in a yellowish box and I believe it is #3006, please let me know if you may have one for sale.
Thanks!
"DT"
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from Jim McW--17 April 2002:
We don't have one in our collection. Does anyone have one available for purchase by this collector?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "DT"--17 April 2002:
Hi,thanks for your help! I wrote to this person that you gave me a link to and he states that it is the same puzzle number as the one I am looking for, but different size. I am looking for 20 x 27, and that one appears to be 23 x 29, do you think that the Company would make two different puzzles (sizes) with the same number?
Thanks again!
"DT"
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from Jim McW-- 7 September 2008:
We seem to recall at least two or three versions of this very popular puzzle.
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[548]from "WPB"-16 April 2002:
I have a Joseph K. Straus puzzle "Map of the United States In Full Color and Cut on State Lines"
It has a catalog no. of 325. I know I have had this puzzle since at least 1946. Can anyone tell me more precisely when it was first offered and how long it was in print? Are there many others around? Thanks.
"CD"
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[549]from "LP"-16 April 2002:
I am looking for a certain puzzle. My nine year old son has been in love with whales and the ocean since he was two. On a trip to California, we found a jigsaw puzzle that he couldn't possibly complete until he was older. We worked on it anyway!! It was a beautiful Sea Scape Puzzle by Robert Lyn Nelson, manufactured by Milton Bradley. Copyright on Puzzle is around 1988 - We bought it around 95. Anyway, we relocated, and, needless to say, the puzzle did not endure the move well. (It was all put together and only glued onto poster board.) It has hung in my son's room all these years until now. I am desperately trying to find this puzzle or even some like it. I know there were several in the seascape collection around this time, please tell me where I can go, or who can help.
I appreciate any help you can offer.
Sincerely,
"LP"
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from Jim McW--16 April 2002:
We have sent you some internet auction numbers to check, and, while we're at it, we will start a list of Robert Lyn Nelson Seascapes puzzles:
"Avalon's Offshore Playground"
"California Spirits", 1989
"Dolphins Off Alau"
"Embraced by the Sea", 1990
"Golden Light on Cannery Row", 1993
"Manatee - Gentle Giants of the Florida Waterways", 1986
"Nature's Union at Monterey"
"Sea Garden at Point of Arches", 1989
"Sea of Magic"
"Otters"
"Undersea Waltz", 1990
"Windward Oahu", 1998
Can anyone supply other titles or info?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW--17 July 2002:
See our LISTS page for the latest version of this list.
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[550]from "LR"-16 April 2002:
Need information on Walt Disney Production - Jaymar specialty company 200 fifth avenue New York. Puzzle of Tomorrowland serial #2504. Any information on the company or the puzzle will help.
Thank you.
"LR"
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from Jim McW--16 April 2002:
JAYMARTM has been in business for over 75 years. You can learn more about its history in Anne Williams' book, Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide (we have one for sale on our SALE page.) They have produced many DISNEYTM puzzles. We suspect that the Tomorrowland puzzle was produced about the 1960's.
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[551]from "P342"-17 April 2002:
i am doing a project for math class at school on jigsaw puzzles and i was wondering, when making a jigsaw puzzle, how is math involved?
"P342"
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from Jim McW--21 April 2002:
Math is involved in everything, whether it be the number of socks you put on, the number of eggs you eat for breakfast, the number of classrooms you sit in, or the number of awesome cd's you possess. Jigsaw puzzles are made and sold to make someone a profit. When they are designing and planning the puzzle production, they must take into account the size of the puzzle and its box, the number of pieces, the number of people who are likely to buy the puzzle, how much they are likely to pay for it, how much the material, the picture, the printing, and the manufacture of the puzzle and box are going to cost.
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[552]from "LH"-17 April 2002:
Dear Sir/Madam,
In the 1960s I owned a jigsaw puzzle that was a picture of the Tower of Babel. It was very colorful and, in addition to the tower itself, the picture showed people falling out of the windows of the tower.
Do you have any knowledge of this puzzle or if I can get a copy of it somewhere?
Thank you very much in advance for your time and any help you can offer.
Sincerely,
"LH"
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from Jim McW--18 April 2002:
I believe we have a picture of a puzzle of that title. Try a SEARCH of our site for the term, " Babel ".
Thanks, Jim McW
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