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[647]from "IM"-29 July 2002:
HI, WE HAVE AN MB SCULPTURE PUZZLE OF THE FEMALE EGYPTIAN, AND THE INSTRUCTIONS HAVE NO ENGLISH
PLEASE HELP
"IM"
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from Jim McW--29 July 2002:
See no. 643, above.
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from Nancy Ballhagen--30 July 2002:
I was wondering about those sculpture puzzles you keep getting questions on. When I first saw them they were made by Milton Bradley, but they quit after a couple of years, didn't know they were still being made. I wonder where people are getting them from??
Nancy
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from Jim McW--31 July 2002:
I've wondered the same thing. I've never seen one of these (except as image files sent in by puzzlers), and they seem not to have been intended for sale in English-speaking countries. Maybe people are acquiring them from abroad. Anyone know?
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[648]from "T42"-29 July 2002:
I have a puzzle which is missing a piece and would like to find out how to contact the manufacturer to see if I could replace it. The name of the puzzle is "Victory" Jig-Saw Puzzle of Industrial Life in The United States of America. It was made in England by G.J. Hayter & Co., Ltd., Boscombe, Bournemouth.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
"T42"
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from Jim McW--29 July 2002:
See no. 628, Page 44. Your best bet is to look for a duplicate puzzle on the secondary market.
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[649]from "DL"-30 July 2002:
I have a puzzle that I think is very old. It was made for HALLMARK by SPRINGBOK. The number off the box is PZL4417---- The name of the puzzle is Merry Christmas To All. I can find no information on this, that is, original price, estimated price today, etc. Any info you could help with would be great.
Thanks for the help
"DL"
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from Jim McW--30 July 2002:
According to the Springbok List, which was compiled by Frances Main, and revised by Julie Tallent (see our LINKS page), this puzzle was issued in 1986.
Merry Christmas to All"Merry Christmas to All", HALLMARK SPRINGBOKTM, 1986. We would expect it sell for $10 to $25 (or more) today, if complete and in fine condition, depending on the venue.
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[650]from "anonymous"-24 July 2002:
I am looking to purchase "Mandolin and Globe", by RoseArt but cannot find it anywhere. Please let me know if you have resources I should look into.
Thank you for your time.
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--30 July 2002:
We have been provided with a nice picture of this puzzle, but we do not have a copy in our collection. Our best advice is to keep an eye out on the secondary market (internet auction sites, garage sales, antique stores, etc.)
Mandolin and Globe"Mandolin and Globe", ROSEARTTM.
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[651]from "anonymous"-23 July 2002:
I have got the chance to buy 2 puzzles that I am wondering about.. One is a 1981 Hershey Kisses puzzle made by the Great American Puzzle Factory.. all pieces are there and they are in great shape. In origanal box also. The other is Candy Coated Chocolates, by the same company also in great shape Photographed by Murry Alcossen. Both in original box the boxes are in great shape also no rips or holes. both puzzles are 18" x 24". Any help you can give me would be greatly helpful.
Thank you for your time.
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--30 July 2002:
I'm not sure what you're asking, but I assume you want to know how much to pay for these. That's very difficult for us to say. It's often a subjective decision, depending on the enjoyment you're likely to derive from assembling them. It's always a factor for us whether they are known to be complete or not. They sound like fun puzzles, though.
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[652]from "anonymous"-15 July 2002:
Dear Jim,
I recently discovered the web site, it is wonderful. By the way, I am trying to locate a puzzle I had as a child. It was a portrait-type picture of a girl in a yellow dress, sitting on her legs with toes exposed. Would you know the maker or title?
Thank you,
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--31 July 2002:
Sounds as though it might be:
Sweet Innocence"Sweet Innocence", TUCO, c. 1948-1957.
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from "anonymous"--10 July 2002:
Jim,
Yes, that's the one. thank you so much.
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[653]from "BCinKC"-31 July 2002:
RE: Full Sail (inquiry #235)
I collect nautical antiques and also have a "Full Sail" puzzle in its original cylinder can, 340 pieces, 18" x 15 1/2". I haven't been able to find out much about it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, "BCinKC"
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[654]from "CT"-31 July 2002:
RE: (inquiry #70)
"The Iron Horse" by Paul Detlefsen was also made into a round puzzle by Tuco in the late 60s...I had it as a kid and just picked one up in an internet auction after searching for over 2 years! FYI, you can set up your preferences to notify you automatically when someone posts an item you're looking for (i.e., search titles and descriptions for keywords like "puzzle" and "Detlefsen"). Good luck! :)
Thanks, "CT"
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from "CT"--31 July 2002:
This is a GREAT site! Thanks a million for having it!!
"CT"
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[655]from "AS"-31 July 2002:
RE: four-in-one Jig Saw puzzle set
I have come across an OLD puzzle set. Could be prior to the 1950s, judging by the picture of the woman on the front of the box. It says set No. 1, Wonders of Yosemite, When Shadows Fall, On the River Dee, and Jefferson Memorial. A small logo says "A Somerville Game" and 5-700. Any idea of its originality?
"AS"
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from Jim McW--31 July 2002:
We don't get to see very many SOMERVILLETM products, here in the U.S.A. They are products of Canada, and the ones we have seen are very nice, indeed.
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[656]from "anonymous"-31 July 2002:
I'm writing to you in regards to a Thomas Kinkade puzzle called Cobblestone Village, number 3310-11. Do you know where I could purchase one.
RE: The LISTS page (list of Thomas Kinkade puzzles)
I was wondering if puzzle number 3310-20 could be Beside Still Waters.
Thanks
"anonymous"
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[657]from "MB"-31 July 2002:
Can I glue my puzzle with Elmer's or do I have to buy puzzle adhesive?
"MB"
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[658]from "XJ"-1 August 2002:
Sermon On the Mount"Sermon On the Mount", WARREN, TM, 1950's or 1960's [?].
I had misplaced this for years in my attic. I'd now like to purchase more of these, but I was unable to locate the company on the internet. Can you share information about this company, puzzle or other companies that may carry PAPER Jigsaw puzzles with Biblical Stories? Thanks
"XJ"
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from Jim McW--31 July 2002:
You may see our WARREN page and our ROSEART page. I don't know whether ROSEARTTM is producing Biblical puzzles at present. You may want to also look for MASTERPIECESTM puzzles. I'm pretty sure they have a Biblical series. You should also visit the online jigsaw puzzle stores for which we have links on our LINKS page.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--7 August 2002:
Hi Jim, Another company that has quite a lot of biblical or religious puzzles is Sunsout, There is a whole series of Tom Dubois, they are great. Rose Art/Warren (they are one company) does not have any biblical puzzles out at this time as far as I know.
Nancy Ballhagen, of missouripuzzle.com
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[659]from "MJL"-2 August 2002:
RE: Question no. 415, from "RLR"- the puzzle "Boxed In"
Milton Bradley is now owned by Hasbro. Go to Hasbro's website- you can download a PDF file with the solution (and rules for any other game they make!)

http://www.hasbro.com/instruct/BoxedIn.PDF">http://www.hasbro.com/instruct/BoxedIn.PDF [dead link]

"MJL"
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from Jim McW--3 August 2002:
WOW ! The HASBROTM site has been spiffed up since the last time I visited. There must be instructions to hundreds of games available on the http://www.hasbro.com/pl/page.game_and_toy_instructions/dn/default.cfm (Instructions) page. [dead link] I found instructions to games as early as 1938 !
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Jim McW--12 January 2007:
As of this date, the "Instructions" page link I gave (just above) seems still to be good, but the first link I gave, further up in this item, no longer works.
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from Jim McW-- 24 November 2008:
Neither of these links appears to work now.
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[660]from "CKT"-3 August 2002:
Hi! I've been scouring the internet and can't find any mention of Springbok's early 70's "Bookcase Puzzles" series. Do you know of a resource where I could find out more about these? Any help is appreciated.
"CKT"
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from Jim McW--4 August 2002:
You can go to our LINKS page -- look for the Springbok website, which is maintained by a "Bokker", and the "Springbok list", which was written by Frances Main and revised by Julie Tallent.
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[661]from "anonymous"-4 August 2002:
Hi, I'm looking for a puzzle with a picture of a fishing shack, with Live Lobsters written on the shack, and a lot of lobster crates in front and alot of floats hanging on the shack. I purchased this puzzle to hang on a wall, and one of the pieces is missing. I am willing to buy another just like it, but cannot seem to find it in the store where purchased. Can you help me? Thank you,
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW-- 7 September 2008:
Try the search box, just below.
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[662]from "KNP"-4 August 2002:
Interesting web site. I hope you have an answer for me....I have been doing some family history research, and have found that we are related to an Arthur James Schwerin (b. 16 Jun 1915). The sub-note says that "he is Jim Parker on television." The information I am reading was published about 1956. I asked my mother, but she has no clue. Do you know who Jim Parker was? We're curious. Thanks for your time.......
"KNP"
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[663]from "PK"-4 August 2002:
I am interested in finding out more about TUCO jigsaw puzzles from the 50's or possibly 40's.
Thanks for you help.
"PK"
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from Jim McW--4 August 2002:
You can go to our TUCO section, which consists of quite a few pages and hundreds of pictures of Tuco puzzles and boxes. You can go the TUCO website for more information and more pictures of puzzles. And, of course, you can buy a few TUCO puzzles from the period you're interested in!
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