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[710]from "J8"-7 September 2002:
RE: Gibson Picture Puzzles
No.1498--Paul's Conversion (over 200 pieces)
No.1500--Mary and Martha (over 250 pieces)
No. 1503 Jesus and Zacchaeus(over 200 pieces)
Dear Sir:
I have the Christian puzzles listed above and would like to have some idea of their value. They are old and the boxes are slightly worn at the corners.
Thanks.
"J8"
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from Jim McW--9 September 2002:
Please see our FAQ page, for general advice about the value of jigsaw puzzles. As for Gibson puzzles, you could be referring to any of at least three different companies. It sounds as though you may have puzzles made in the 1930's. Is there any other information on the box about the company or its address (Cincinatti or New York, maybe)?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from J8--13 September 2002:
Dear Jim McW--
The Gibson puzzles #1498, 1500, and 1503 were made by C. R. Gibson & Co., 118-120 East 16th St., New York, NY.
Sincerely,
"J8"
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from Jim McW--14 September 2002:
Anne Williams, in her important book, Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide, says that C.R. Gibson, of New York, made die-cut puzzles during the 1930's.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[711]from "K85"-7 September 2002:
I have a puzzle you might could tell me about. It is an inlaid puzzle. It is of Emmett Kelly (the famous circus clown) it was made in 1952 by the Emmett Kelly Corporation. It says licensed by Classic Enterprises. It is signed Grider at the bottom and it says SAALFIELD in the bottom corner. It is a circus scene and some of the puzzle pieces are shapes of their own ie: a frying pan, a seal, a shark, the ringmaster. I thought this one might be rare or at least of value because of crossover interest from Emmett Kelly collectors.
Emmett Kelly"Emmett Kelly", made by SAALFIELDTM, 1952.
"K85"
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from Jim McW--9 September 2002:
Please see our FAQ page, for general advice about the value of jigsaw puzzles. Certainly, there is a market for Emmett Kelly collectibles, but we would have little idea of the value in that market. Inlaid puzzles of the 1950's generally sell for under $10, unless they have some kind of special interest ( Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, or Howdy Doody, for example).
Thanks, Jim McW
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[712]from "anonymous"-10 September 2002:
Hello, I was wondering if you know any of the history of the picture,
On the Scheldt"On the Banks of the Scheldt", made by Tekwood, [1940's?]
I have been trying to research it for some time now and can't find any information. I would appreciate anything you can tell me about it or if you can give me anyone to contact who might have any information.

Thank you, "anonymous"
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from Jim McW--10 September 2002:
A puzzle based on this painting is featured on page 151 of Chris McCann's great book Master Pieces.
He credits it to Wilhelm Alexander Meyerheim, 1815-1882.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[713]from "anonymous"-4 September 2002:
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to acquire a puzzle of the Milton Bradley, the Cobblestone Way,
"The Sewing Room"
Please HELP
Thank you,
"anonymous"
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[714]from "HLM"-5 September 2002:
i was buying schimmel puzzles at the wal-mart in my town but they stopped selling them....... where can i continue buying them........
"HLM"
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from Jim McW--11 September 2002:
Try some of the on-line jigsaw puzzle stores on our LINKS page.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[715]from "M6"-6 September 2002:
Where can I find the puzzel of the painting of Rafels Angels?
"M6"
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from Jim McW--11 September 2002:
Try some of the on-line jigsaw puzzle stores on our LINKS page.
Also, try doing a search for " Raphael puzzle " on internet auction sites.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[716]from "S9"-9 September 2002:
Hi!

I have recently aquired a vintage MadMar puzzle. It is a Mother Goose Series 100, 12 pieces. The puzzle itself is of Little Miss Muffet. I can't seem to find any information on it. I have found MadMar puzzles that are series 300 or more, but none this old. I was wondering if you could tell me what you think it is worth. I am enclosing a picture. Any information at all would be helpful.
Thanks!
Little Miss Muffet"Little Miss Muffet", made by MADMAR, [1920's?].
"S9"
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from Jim McW--11 September 2002:
It really is a great, old puzzle! We have seen so few Madmar puzzles like this, I hesitate to guess at its value. I think a minimum of $20 or $25, but it could be considerably more... I just don't know. Does anyone have a more accurate idea of its value?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[717]from "M&M"-10 September 2002:
I found a couple of puzzles, going through some stuff, and I know they are a lil old...but not too sure how to go about finding out how old... Maybe you could please lead me in the right direction...
#1 puzzle:
TUCO Deluxe picture puzzle- says Double Trouble, Painting by Frances Tipton Hunter.
Size approximately 16"x 20" with nice and thick pieces*300 to 500 Pieces, Made in the USA. On the side of the box says "Skillfully and intricately cut "Tops" in puzzle value". This puzzle is in exellent shape, does not look like it has been put together. and the box unfortuantly, has been wrote on. If I had an idea, on how to take a picture of it on camera with the pc. I would..lol. The picture has a little boy crying, with his dog, and a dollar in his hand, sitting on a step, with a top or yoyo, pocket knife, some change and marble and change purse on the ground. If you could help me figure out how old this puzzle is, I would appreciate it.. Thank You
P.S. I do have another one but will ask about that one another time. Thank You for your time.
"M&M"
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from Jim McW--12 September 2002:

This is the puzzle, we believe.:
Double Trouble"Double Trouble", made by TUCO, [c.1948-1957].
He needs to get a license for the dog and just doesn't have enough money.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[718]from RB Puzzles-12 September 2002:
Hello Jim,
I recently acquired some old puzzles at a swap meet, one of which the vendor said that the picture was either a Maxfield Parrish print or possibly Fox. I'm not very familiar with the works of these illustrators so I'm hoping that you, or one of your readers, can positively identify the picture attached. It's of an Indian Maiden sitting on a rock in front of the ocean. The puzzle itself is a Grant's, manufactured by the Louis F. Dow Company. Looks to be from the 30's, with over 300 pieces. The title of the puzzle is "Evening Star" (Puzzle and box scans below).
Thanks.
-rbpuzzles-
Evening Star"Evening Star", from Grant's Puzzle Series, made by the Louis F. Dow Co., [1930's?].
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from Jim McW--13 September 2002:
It does not seem to us to resemble the work of Maxfield Parrish. Fox, perhaps, but it seems very uncertain. Does anyone know?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[719]from "SS"-12 September 2002:
Hello,

I've got an old wooden jigsaw and I'm wondering when it was made.

The box describes it as a "Victory" Geographical Wood Jig-Saw Puzzle, made by G.J. Hayter & Co. Ltd, Bournemouth.
It's about 12"x 9" and is a map of the world, with some of the countries cut out individually.
It also has a series number M.2.

It must have been made sometime between 1928 and 1935, but I'd like to get a more exact date.
According to your website G.J. Hayter have closed, and I can't find much information about them on the web, so I was wondering if you knew more, or could point me in the right direction.

Thank you for your time and kind attention, I look forward to hearing from you,
"SS"
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from Jim McW--13 September 2002:
You don't say how you arrive at your estimate of the date of issue (between 1928 and 1935). A picture or a scan would help, also.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[720]from "CQ"-13 September 2002:
I bought a jigsaw puzzle of the musical poster "Cats"(1994) about five months ago. From the original box, I've learned there should be other two poster jigsaws "Phantom of the opera" and "Sunset Boulevard." Since I'm also a musical fan, I want to collect them all, but couldn't find them anywhere. I've contacted the Really Useful Games(the manufacturer), but no response. Can you help me find them?
Thanks a lot,
"CQ"
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from Jim McW--13 September 2002:
We have been unsuccessful in learning very much about this puzzle maker.
Does anyone have any more information?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[721]from "BK"-13 September 2002:
HI
My husband is an avid Cracker Jack collector. Can you tell me how I can find a Cracker Jack puzzle?
"BK"
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from Jim McW--13 September 2002:
Springbok made three Cracker Jack puzzles:
A Cracker Jack Puzzle!"A Cracker Jack Puzzle!", SPRINGBOKTM, made by HALLMARKTM, PZL4083, 1977.
Cracker Jack"Cracker Jack!", SPRINGBOKTM, made by HALLMARKTM, PZL6139, 1000 pieces, 1989.
Cracker Jacks"Cracker Jack", SPRINGBOKTM, made by HALLMARKTM, PZL3448, 500 pieces, Puzzle Plus, 1992.
We have seen at least one other CRACKER JACKTM jigsaw puzzle, but we are unsure who produced it.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[722]from "RD"-15 September 2002:
Hello! I am looking for a series of puzzles designed by Chris Davenport that I owned in the 1980's. I had four of these and am not sure if there are more. I am interested in replacing them but have not been able to find them so far. Thank you
"RD"
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from Jim McW--27 September 2002:
This is a 1987 example of this artist's work on a puzzle:
Visions of Sugarplums"Visions of Sugarplums", AMERICAN PUBLISHING COMPANYTM.
It may well be that these have not been made since the 1980's and that you will find them only on the secondary market.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[723]from "VM"-16 September 2002:
We have been working puzzles and having them framed and they are hanging on our hallway walls. I would appreciate having catalogs, so we could begin working on some when the weather gets cold. We have really enjoyed the time spent around the puzzle table. We can visit as we work on the puzzles. Any help you can give us as to catalogs would be greatly appreciated.
"VM"
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from Jim McW--16 September 2002:
We cannot print up a catalog, because it would cost too much. We are puzzle collectors who occasionally sell off some of our collection, to make room for more puzzles. We list them on our SALE pages, but they often sell before we can get them fully described, sometimes before we can get them listed even. If you are looking for a particular kind of puzzle, let us know, we may have it.
The main thing we were trying to do with this website is to provide an on-line "jigsaw puzzle table" such as you describe, where people can share experiences, puzzles, and swap stories. Write any time, especially if anyone there has any interesting stories or tall tales to tell !
Thanks, Jim McW
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[724]from "LMA"-16 September 2002:
I have a 1955 Mickey mouse Club puzzle in the oringnal box in great condition. It has a picture of mickey's face and it is round. I think it is the logo for the club at the time. Do you have any idea what the value might be???
Thank you,
"LMA"
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