Questions

&
Answers......Page 40

puzzlehistory.com
Click on small images to see larger images.
Click on the "BACK" button to return.
ESCAPE FROM FRAMES

[553]from "The Ranch"-17 April 2002:
I love to put puzzles together, but I am having trouble finding puzzles. I like anything southwestern, like cowboys, cattle drives and things like that. Is there a catalog for these type puzzles.?????
from "The Ranch"
***************
from Jim McW--18 April 2002:
No, I don't think there is, unfortunately. We love the same types of puzzles. If you take a tour of our site, you will find some pictures of some great, old puzzles with pictures of western or southwestern country and people. Occasionally, you can find a modern puzzle, too.
Thanks, Jim McW
***************
from Nancy Ballhagen--22 March 2002:
Hi The Ranch. We have several "western" puzzles on our website, look under cowboy and native american puzzles on the menu.
Missouri Puzzles. Check it out.
Nancy
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[554]from "TF"-17 April 2002:
RE: Anne Geddes Alphabet Puzzles [no. 168, Page 12]
I don't know if you have these stores in your area, but my sister has found all of the alphabet at the local Big Lots stores. Good luck!!
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[555]from "CO"-18 April 2002:
About twenty years ago, I solved a puzzle in a can, in the shape of blue paint spilled out from a fallen paint can. It had random round edges, like spilled paint and an absolutely uniform shade of blue. I am trying to find that puzzle again and would very much appreciate the help if someone can point me in the right direction.
from "CO"
***************
from "DW"--11 March 2002:
See no. 494, Page 35; no. 41, Page 3. 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"
***************
from Jim McW-- 7 September 2008:
Try the search box, just below.
Thanks, Jim McW
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

Custom Search

[556]from "anon"-18 April 2002:
Hello,
I was reading an Archie Comic Book from 1989, and there was an ad for Archies puzzles, made by Jaymar Specialty Co. Do you know anything else about these puzzles?
from "anon"
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[557]from "KC"-19 April 2002:
Can anyone tell me what the name of the Crossword board game Scrabble was when it was first invented in 1931?
Thank you,
"KC"
***************
from Jim McW--21 April 2002:
Lexiko. By the way, scrabble is actually a real word meaning "to grope frantically." We got these facts from a great site, http://www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/~museum/.
Thanks, Jim McW
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[558]from "KT"-21 April 2002:
I am looking for some out of print Heye puzzles :
Crazy Jogging (2000 pcs) & two 4000 puzzles with item code 8852 , 8853
"KT"
***************
from Nancy Ballhagen--22 March 2002:
Hi KT,
Check out the Heye puzzles on our site, missouripuzzle.com , go down the menu on the home page and click on Heye puzzles to see what we have. Can't get them any more as the importer is no longer distributing them. Hope to find another distributor sometime. We have several of the 4000 ones in stock and might have the ones you are looking for. I don't believe we have crazy jogging though.
Nancy
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[559]from "DW"-21 April 2002:
I understand how wooden puzzles are made (with a jigsaw), but card board ones??? Are they just stamped out?
"DW"
***************
from Jim McW--23 April 2002:
See no. 149, Page 11, as well as our FAQ page.
Thanks, Jim McW
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[560]from "RS"-21 April 2002:
I HAVE A B-17 COLOR PUZZLE FROM THE 40s, HAS A PLANE ON ONE SIDE AND A MAP ON REVERSE SIDE, WHERE IT FLEW DURING THE WAR. CAME IN A LARGE PAPER MAILER WITH PLANE ON OUTSIDE. I ALSO HAVE 3 OTHER SETS, 4 DIFFERENT PLANES IN ALL, SEEMED TO BE DONE BY THE THOMPSON CO., CLEVELAND OHIO. ANY IDEA AS TO THEIR HISTORY OR VALUE?
REGARDS
"RS"
***************
from Verl Cook--1 May 2002:
The wwii/map set you are talking about seems like a puzzle set that I have:
Patchwork Puzzles"Patchwork-Modern Type Jig Saw Puzzles".
Patchwork - detaildetail.
It is not made in Cleveland but in Chicago. There are four puzzles with airplanes, including a B-17 bomber with a partial map of the world on the back. You put the four maps together and you get a very large map of the world. I am sending you 2 photos of the puzzle set that I am talking about. Let me know if it isn't the one you have.
Verl Cook
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[561]from "RRP"-26 April 2002:
Hi
I have a puzzle called Snowy Countryside, red box, thicker pieces 16 x 20. All pieces there with box...I can't find any pictures of it on the net. No number on the box, what is its value...can you help.
"RRP"
***************
from Jim McW--1 May 2002:
Here's a picture we think may be similar to your puzzle:
Snowy Countryside"Snowy Countryside", Tuco Workshops, 1940's?
See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
Thanks, Jim McW
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[562]from "LK"-30 April 2002:
Hi We have a six sided Disney puzzle made in Germany ...I'm assuming pre-world war 2. It is in the original box with the original price marker. There are replacement pieces of paper in each of the six patterns. The box is fragile but whole. Can you tell me the best way to find the value??
"LK"
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[563]from "SJ"-26 April 2002:
I have a puzzle but can't find any information on it as far as value and hope you can help me. It is a 1965 round Springbok Book Shelf Puzzle #WCJA62 with "approximately 60 pieces". The pieces are wood and the theme is horses. It measures 14 1/8" diameter. I'm attaching photos for you. Any information would be helpful.
Horses"Horses", SPRINGBOKTM
Thank you.
"SJ"
***************
from Jim McW--4 May 2002:
It's a beautiful, scarce puzzle.
See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
Thanks for sharing the picture with us, Jim McW
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[564]from "SC"-30 April 2002:
Am looking for information about the Tuco Tripl-Thick interlocking miniatures(round & rectangular). What years were they produced? etc.
Thank You,
"SC"
***************
from Jim McW--4 May 2002:
We are not sure of the exact dates, but we believe they were issued in the 1960's, and probably the 1970's, possibly even in the 1950's. Can anyone provide more conclusive dating for these?
Thanks, Jim McW
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[565]from "JB"-4 May 2002:
Hello,
Do not know if anyone can help me. I have acquired this Tuco puzzle:
The Village Church"The Village Church", Tuco. I have not seen a Copyright Date anywhere on the box. Does anyone know when they made this puzzle? Thanks for your time.
"JB"
***************
from Jim McW--4 May 2002:
We would estimate late 1940's to mid 1950's.
Thanks for sharing the picture, Jim McW
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[566]from "RRP"-1 May 2002:
Hi,
Thank you for the information. [See no. 561, above]
I also have two other old puzzles, one by Big Star, called Old Mill Stream, and the other Masterpiece picture puzzle, no name, red box - it has a picture of aboy with newspaper in hand and a black and white terrier. - Whitman Publishing co. can't find any information on -line, its no. 3964, can you help? Thanks
"RRP"
***************
from Jim McW--5 May 2002:
Well, you could have gone to our Big Star Page, to get some general information about that series!
As for the Whitman Masterpiece puzzle, it may be similar to this one:
Green Pastures"Green Pastures", Whitman, Masterpiece Series. [c. 1950's-1960's ?]
Thanks, Jim McW
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

[567]from "anon"-2 May 2002:
A relative who ran a retail shop, 1910 to 1969 new paper and such, going through his thing I have found about 50 pictures with weekly puzzle on the back. I think they were advertisments for this weeks puzzle. Do you have any ideal of the value?
"anon"
***************
from Jim McW--5 May 2002:
Their value on the market will depend on their eye appeal, we believe. Assuming the most appealing were kept, they may be quite sought after. It is impossible to estimate the value with a collectible which is not often seen on the market.
See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of values of collectibles.
Can you share some pictures with us?
Thanks, Jim McW
***************
Respond or comment (note inquiry number)

This is PAGE FORTY of the Questions and Answers section of puzzlehistory.com.

   BACK to last TOUR Page

   Next TOUR Page

Copyright 2000-2010 puzzlehistory.com. All rights reserved.
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.