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[584]from "HC"-19 May 2002:
HI
I've recently purchased the 1964 Springbok puzzle Convergence, complete with the print. I got it at an estate sale, and have tried unsuccessfully to put it together (LOL). I now have a five month old, so I don't think I will have time in the near future to do any puzzles!

Cutting to the chase-- I'd like to sell this puzzle. I want it to go to someone who will enjoy putting it together, instead of sitting in a box unused! Where is the best place to sell this puzzle, and how can I find out what it is worth? Thanks for your help!
"HC"
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from Jim McW--19 May 2002:
Well, you picked a hard puzzle!
Convergence"Convergence", by Jackson Pollock, SPRINGBOKTM
We would recommend internet auction sites, if you're good at selling.
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[585]from "DC"-21 May 2002:
HI, I LIVE IN THE BATON ROUGE, LA AREA AND I'M WONDERING IF THERE IS ANYWHERE THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO PURCHASE WYSOCKI PUZZLES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
"DC"
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from Jim McW--22 May 2002:
See no 545, Page 39.
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[586]from "anon"-20 May 2002:
I recently saw the beautiful "Bethlehem in Early Days" by Parker Brothers. Do you know anything about this puzzle? How much it is worth? Where it was made? How are these older wooden puzzles best preserved?
"anon"
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from Jim McW--22 May 2002:
We are not familiar with this puzzle, but it sounds as though it may be a Parker Pastime. These are much sought after, usually commanding $60 to $75, minimum, and often going much higher, if complete and in very nice shape. We defer to the experts, but we suspect that most wooden puzzles should be kept away from humidity, bright sunlight, harmful particulates and fumes, mold or mildew or insects. We also suspect that the puzzle should not be sealed in an airtight container. The pieces of a puzzle are often shipped in a sealable plastic bag, to prevent loss of pieces; but, such a bag may not be good for long-term storage.
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from "Keith"--30 May 2002:
Hi Jim,
The matter of storage is a growing problem: as the value of these old puzzles increases it becomes very important to preserve their condition. I now use acid free bags. I put all the pieces in one bag and then into the box then the whole lot into a slightly larger bag. This keeps the box clean and in good condition as well. Another way to use them is to make up the puzzle, sitting on a stiff card then slip into a bag and pull up tight sealing on all sides, this is a good method for temporary display and ensures pieces don't get lost. Acid free tissue is just as effective but cannot be viewed in the same way. They are best stored in dark, damp-free conditions at a stable temperature, and inspected about once a year as the paper will not prevent attack from paper loving insects or rodents. The acid free bags are not expensive here, but they may not be easily available in some locales. Regards
"Keith"
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[587]from "KS"-22 May 2002:
I don't know if this posts to the message board on your website or goes somewhere else, but this is a question I have for anyone living in the New York City area:
I live in New York City and I want to buy a quality puzzle caddy - the kind that folds in half and comes with sorting trays. Other than the Complete Strategist, which only has roll ups, I don't know where to look. I'd rather buy it in person so I can see the product than buy it through the mail. Does anyone know of a store in the New York City area that sells them?
"KS"
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from Jim McW--25 May 2002:
Try BITS AND PIECES or A LEISURE STORE for the PUZZLE CADDIES. If anyone has any other suggestions for "KS", please send them in!
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[588]from "anon"-25 May 2002:
Hello, I have two Revolutionary War Soldier Gift Kits made by Springbok. These are simulated wood carvings (press board), 19-1/4"H, 5 pcs. each to assemble for wall hanging. They are called the "Blue Soldier" and the "Scarlet Soldier Gift Kit". Model No.s are GK24-2 and GK25-2. Would you have any idea as to dates/years they were manufactured? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
"anon"
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[589]from "RH"-29 May 2002:
To Whom It May Concern;
We have been trying to purchase a puzzle put out through the Rose Art Brand, it is called the Magic Effects Collection, we have purchased this perticular puzzle now twice and have received the one we already have, we would like the puzzle # 97154 by Jo Wall - Undine, each time we have purchased this puzzle we have received in the box the puzzle # 97154 by Jo Wall - Once in a Blue Moon. We would like to know how we can aquire this puzzle.
Thank You,
"RH"
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from Nancy Ballhagen--3 June 2002:
To #589 RH
If you would go to my website missouripuzzle.com and go down the menu to Magic Effects puzzles you will see the Undine puzzle listed. We do have it in stock at this time.
Nancy
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[590]from "anon"-30 May 2002:
Subject: 1000 Piece Big Ben Series: Hallstadt, Austria
Is anyone familiar with this series depicting a scene from Hallstadt Austria-Germany? If so is there a web connection where I could find out more about this particular puzzle?
"anon"
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[591]from "AD"-30 May 2002:
I recently purchased two HG puzzles from a tag sale. I picked them up because they reminded me of my childhood . The first puzzle is Evel Knievel Ring of Fire (item no. 475-04), 150 pieces, 10"x14". The second is Star Trek Beaming Down (item no. 495-05), 150 pieces, 10"x14". Both puzzles are complete with canisters in great condition. Would these have any value other than a sentimental one? Thanks!!
"AD"
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from Jim McW--31 May 2002:
These are definitely sentimental favorites!
As for their market value, see our FAQ page.
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[592]from "VJC"-31 May 2002:
Our church just received a wood puzzle for a charity auction. Original box, puzzle unopened in plastic cover. G.J. Halter @ Co, LTD. 1,000 piece "Roman Army", #7107. We would appreciate any suggestion on value.
"VJC"
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from Jim McW--1 June 2002:
We believe the puzzle was made by G.J. Hayter & Co., a major puzzle manufacturer in Great Britain. See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
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[593]from "DW"-31 May 2002:
I am into photography and have taken some really interesting pictures that I would like to have made into jigsaw puzzles. I have always loved putting them together, and it has been suggested that I could maybe make a profit selling photographs as puzzles. How do you get in contact with a manufacturer that would buy my photos and use them for puzzles?
Sincerely,
"DW"
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from Jim McW--1 June 2002:
We are often asked this question, and we don't really have a good answer for you. We suspect that many of the photos used by puzzle manufacturers were taken by professional photographers. We can only suggest that you contact an agent to represent you and your work.
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[594]from "anon"-2 June 2002:
Just wondering if you can give me an estamated value of a Tuco Great American Presidents 1400-3 John F. Kennedy puzzle. All pieces are there and the Box is in good shape.
Thank you in Advance
"anon"
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from Jim McW--12 June 2002:
see FAQ).
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[595]from "MM"-2 June 2002:
I am looking for a Norman Rockwell jigsaw puzzle. The top half or two thirds is The Dugout. The bottom half or third is made up of The Rookie and Bottom of the Sixth. Could you help me locate one?
Thanks,
"MM"
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from Jim McW-- 7 September 2008:
Try the search box, just below.
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[596]from "anon"-6 June 2002:
I am in possession of a 1968 edition, round, 500+ pieces Springbok puzzle entited The King of Cambhala. I have been unable to find any information regarding the history or value of this puzzle and would be appreciative if you could tell me something about it.
Thank you very much.
"anon"
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[597]from "JG"-6 June 2002:
i have a big star #1010 Natures Power puzzle. Do you know a year or value? thanks
"JG"
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from Jim McW--12 June 2002:
If in fine, complete condition, probably $10 to $15. We believe all the Big Star puzzles were made in the 1930's, perhaps into the very early 1940's. I don't recall seeing any which have the U.S. Savings Bonds Minuteman on them, so I doubt they were made after 1941 or 1942.
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from "NR"--1 February 2003:
In case you'd like to know....
I recently purchased a box lot of puzzles at a local auction. In that box were two Big Star puzzles (both 10" x 13.5") and they both have the U.S. Savings Bond Minuteman on them. They are both numbered No. 1010. One is called Playful Litter, the other Birth of Ambition. The boxes show the puzzle in B&W, but they are actually in color.
"NR"
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[598]from "JB"-12 June 2002:
Trying to get help with a Ceaco puzzle (No. 1012 Wet your whistle . . . 1991 Jane Wooster Scott). There is a duplicate pair of skaters (the couple on the far left), two other pieces that don't seem to fit (including a moon-shaped piece), and a right border piece missing after the remainder of the puzzle is assembled. Is there is clue for this puzzle? The box does not show a duplicate pair of skaters.
Thank you for any help you can provide.
"JB"
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from Jim McW--12 June 2002:
We don't have that particular puzzle in our collection.
Can anyone provide "JB" with an answer?
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