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[615]from "anonymous"-30 June 2002:
I am looking for a puzzle called The Sentinel by Bev Doolittle. Can you help me? Thanks,
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--30 June 2002:
Try some of the links to on-line puzzle stores on our LINKS page. If that doesn't work, try internet auction sites.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[616]from "anonymous"-30 June 2002:
Do you know of a site from which I can purchase Milton Bradley, Wysocki puzzles?
Thank You,
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--30 June 2002:
Try some of the links to on-line puzzle stores on our LINKS page (look under "Corporate Links").
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[617]from "PC"-1 July 2002:
I was also wondering if there was a current offer out to order personalized jigsaw puzzles from a photograph. Would Milton Bradley do this service without a coupon offer? For what price?
"PC"
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from Jim McW--4 July 2002:
See more information on our FAQ page.
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[618]from "CB"-1 July 2002:
Hi,
I'm looking for a miniature 3-D puzzle, manufactured by either Milton Bradley or Wrebbit. These were very popular a few years ago. I would like to find one of a tall building, such as the Empire State Building, Sears Tower, Eiffel Tower, or whatever. Please help. Thanks.
"CB"
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[619]from "anonymous"-4 July 2002:
Hi, I thought I'd send you a picture of a blue covered box of the Rolling to victory puzzle. You show a red and also a white box. Now you can add a blue box. It has no Lg or Sm # on it. It is 16x20 when completed. Do you have an idea of it's value? Thanks,
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--4 July 2002:
Here's the pictures: Rolling to Victory"Rolling to Victory" [the box] Rolling to Victory"Rolling to Victory" (or, "Serving the Nation"), Tuco, c. 1941-1946. We will add these to the Tuco page. The "LG" and "SM" numbers refer to the McCann Code, which has been developed by Chris McCann. [See Dating Tuco Puzzles and the Chris McCann Page.]
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW--12 July 2002:
I forgot to address the puzzle's value: probably $15 to $65, if complete and box and pieces are in fine condition.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[620]from "anonymous"-4 July 2002:
Jim,
Your site is great! I have bookmarked it for future use as a reference tool. It was neat to see the photo of the Jackson Pollock Springbok from 1964, as I have that one and another one of a Hans Hofmann painting. Do you have any idea of their worth? I'm just curious. Anyway, thanks again!
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--4 July 2002:
"Convergence", by Jackson Pollock can sometimes bring up to $25 or more, depending on condition and other factors. I think one thing which may limit demand on it is that it looks difficult. I can testify that it is, in fact, enough to drive one to distraction! We were able to complete it, though.
I'm not familiar with the Hofmann.
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[621]from "tw4"-6 July 2002:
RE: Older Cinderella puzzle
Hi, I have an older puzzle, that has 50 super size pieces, fully interlocking, its finished size is 27 inches, it comes in a tall tube shaped can, the number on the side of the can is 457. Can you help with any information on this puzzle, value? it also says HG Toys and Games on the side. thank you,
"tw4"
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from Jim McW--9 July 2002:
This is a HARETT-GILMARTM puzzle, probably from the 1950's or 1960's. These are rather popular puzzles which come up for auction on internet auction sites occasionally, usually selling for about $2 to $10, depending on their condition, completeness, and eye appeal.
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[622]from "anonymous"-7 July 2002:
We have a painting called "The Lure of the Sea" and were wondering if you could tell us who painted it. The name I can not read...it's too hard to understand the signature. Yours is the only mention I can find on the internet about this work. THANK YOU
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--9 July 2002:
We have an illustration of a Tuco puzzle of that title, but we do not know the artist's name. Does anyone out there know?
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[623]from "anonymous"-8 July 2002:
Do you have knowledge of any maps used for puzzles printed by Palairet & Nourse in London mid-18th century?
"anonymous"
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from "The Old Collector"--23 July 2002:
So far have not found any reference to Palairet and Nourse in London, this does not mean that it did not exist. However Jean Palairet published "Atlas Methodique" in France in 1755, this consisted of 53 Maps. Now it must be realised that the plates for such maps or prints were valuable property and were often used long after the maker had died, indeed most surviving Spilsbury maps were produced after he had died. One hundred years or more would not be unusual for such plates to be used, indeed some are in use today that were produced in this period. I therefore think it quite possible that such dissected maps exist, but the date of printing and dissection is almost certainly very much later.
"The Old Collector"
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[624]from "anonymous"-8 July 2002:
My friend and I have been puzzling together for 15 years (we live 2 hours apart and get together some weekends just to knock out a puzzle or 2). We've decided that our obsessive behavior has reached a new level and that we'd like to tour a puzzle factory. We live in the Midwest. Any suggestions on where we could see cardboard jigsaw puzzles being made, how the art is selected, and how a photographer can get his work made into puzzles by a major puzzle or toy mfr?
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--9 July 2002:
We receive questions along these lines not infrequently, but we are unaware of any tours available. Perhaps, it is for reasons of safety. As for getting photos into the hands of puzzle makers, we would advise that you try to get representation by agents, who can promote your work.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[625]from "anonymous"-7 July 2002:
RE: house of the seven gables puzzle
You have a picture of this puzzle under "other puzzles", unknown maker. I have this puzzle in a box, Royton Picture Puzzle, #20, over 200 pieces.
"anonymous"
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[626]from "anonymous"-8 July 2002:
i have a big ben puzzle from 1988 with the number 4962-16 fall scenic. i am trying to find out where the puzzle picture is located. any help??
"anonymous"
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[627]from "anonymous"-11 July 2002:
My grandfather cut wooden, interlocking puzzles for a partner that rented them out during the 30's to drug stores in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The name on the boxes is Kamman Puzzles. Do you have any information on these puzzles? My family has 10. Each puzzle is unique in picture and in shape of th pieces. Thank you!
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--12 July 2002:
Anne Williams, in her great book, Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide, cites Harold Kamman as cutting puzzles in the 1930's.
Does anyone have more information or pictures to share?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[628]from "anonymous"-12 July 2002:
I bought a Victory Gold Box wooden puzzle in London in 1984. I was wondering if they are still in business and where I might be able to get more puzzles.
Thanks.
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--13 July 2002:
Tom Tyler, in British Jigsaw Puzzles of the 20th Century, says that Victory was sold in 1970, and was sold again in the late 1980's. We are under the impression that the Victory Gold Box wooden puzzles are no longer produced.
Does anyone have more information on this?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--15 July 2002:
Hi Jim, I think you are right on the gold box puzzles.. I did hear somewhere that one of the companies bought up all the stock but don't know which one.
Nancy
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from Jim McW--21 July 2002:
Gold Box puzzles were made by G.J. Hayter and Company until 1970, when Victory was acquired by J.W. Spear & Sons. They continued to produce Gold Box until 1988.
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[629]from "AW"-13 July 2002:
Hi there,
This is in response to the question about Springbok's "State" puzzles [See no. 527, Page 38]. I have just found an Ohio one -- haven't worked it yet, but it looks to be in nice condition. Am including a picture of the box...Ohio"Ohio", PZL5007, by SPRINGBOKTM
Regards,
"AW"
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[630]from "KE"-14 July 2002:
I just obtained a framed print with the name John Drescher Co., Inc. NY stamped in the lower left corner. The picture is 16" x 20" and depicts a winter, nighttime scene of a wolf on a snow covered hill looking down at a homestead nestled in the valley below. I am trying to obtain any information on this print.
Thank you in advance for your help.
"KE"
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from Jim McW--14 July 2002:
There is an early Tuco and a Perfect Picture puzzle, both similar to what you describe.
The Lone Wolf "The Lone Wolf", TUCO, 1933.
Does anyone know the artist?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW--17 July 2004:
The answer is Alfred von Kowalski-Wierusz.
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[631]from "S21"-14 July 2002:
I am looking for a puzzle for a friend. I believe it is called purple haze-- might be a 1000 pc. puzzle all in one shade of purple. It is supposed to verry difficult. I can't find it anywhere on the net or in stores. Can you help? Please respond, thank you!!
"S21"
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[632]from "AK"-15 July 2002:
Hi. I'm looking for a Kodacolor 1000 piece puzzle of Spirit Island in Jasper National Park, Alberta. Any idea where I might find it? I think it may be from 1989. Thanks.
"AK"
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[633]from "anonymous"-15 July 2002:
I would like to tell you that I recently picked up a Milton Bradley Big Ben 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle #4962. The picture is called "Night Rider". It is a picture of a cowboy on a horse at the edge of a stream. He is lighting a cigarette under a starry night sky. There are approximately twenty four brown and white cows. It is signed Norm Saunders. The Milton Bradley logo is in black. "For ages 12 to Adult" is in a rectangle. I did not see this title on your list. If you know anything about this puzzle and have the time, I'd sure like more info. Thanks
"anonymous"
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from "EC"--27 March 2003:
Your description fits my Perfect puzzle number 380, 1957. Night Rider
"Night Rider"
, PERFECT PUZZLETM.
"EC"
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[634]from "anonymous"-15 July 2002:
Help! I'm trying to find information on a jigsaw puzzle I inherited from my grandparents. It was made by the Jaymar Specialty Company. It's a Walt Disney Jigsaw puzzle Series No. 3 Tortoise & the Hare. It's 300 pieces (14" x 22"). Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
"anonymous"
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