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[751]from "TFL"-1 October 2002:
I am looking for a map of Ireland. I used to have this puzzle as a child and am trying to find the same one to replace it. Please let me know where I can purchase this puzzle.

Thank you.
"TFL"
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from Jim McW--6 October 2002:
You may be looking for a WADDINGTON'S JIG-MAPTM. See our JIG-MAP page. These show up on internet auction sites occasionally.
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[752]from "SC6"-6 October 2002:
Hello-
On the Springbok 1967- page you ask "does any body know " the number for the puzzle "Wish you were here" it is PZL4168 , 1984. Hope you find this info useful.
"TFL"
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from Jim McW--6 October 2002:
We do! We will add it to that page right away!
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[753]from "PG6"-6 October 2002:
In a puzzle I acquired recently, there was a slip of paper enclosed that advertised a "puzzle caddy" that could be purchased through HALLMARK/SPRINGBOK. The offer was good through 10/1/85.

I was wondering if these puzzle caddies were still available, and how I might be able to acquire one or two?

The caddy was manufactured and presented by Puzzle Specialties, Inc, St. Charles, IL 60174

"PG6"
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from Jim McW--7 October 2002:
We believe several of the on-line jigsaw puzzle stores for which we have links on our LINKS page have puzzle caddies available.
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[754]from "NB"-7 October 2002:
Hello,

Could you please tell me if there is a specific name to each puzzle piece. For example; the "corner" or "edge" piece. Also is there a name for the hole cut out section and the tab extension of each puzzle piece? My daughter is 3 years old and I am teaching her to do puzzles to help her concentration and eye hand coordination. It would really help if I call the pieces by their correct name.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

"NB"
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from Jim McW--9 October 2002:
You can find some answers on our GLOSSARY page. For us, part of the fun of puzzling is making up names, as you will see, if you take a look at some of the tongue-in-cheek "technical terms" on that page.
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[755]from "anonymous"-2 October 2002:
Do you know anything about the puzzle attached? I've had it for years and it remains one of my favorites.
Partners in Victory"Partners in Victory", WHITMAN GUILDTM. Thank you!

"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--9 October 2002:
We can certainly see why you like it! It's a beautiful puzzle. It's obviously WWII era. Does anyone know the artist?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[756]from "anonymous"-3 October 2002:
My wife and I just completed a 1000 piece puzzle of Stockholm, Sweden. The funny thing is that the final two pieces did not fit. You could see by their marking that they were correct but the notching were wrong. Could you explain to me how puzzles are manufactured.
Thank you.

"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--18 October 2002:
You don't say whether you bought the puzzle new or not. If so, I am not sure how this would happen. Some puzzles have pieces which tend to be all similarly shaped. We have had something similar happen, but we found that we had placed some pieces incorrectly earlier. It doesn't sound as though that is the case for you. If you acquired the puzzle used, some previous owner may have replaced missing pieces as best they could. All the puzzles of a certain title tend usually to be cut slightly differently.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[757]from "MJ"-2 October 2002:
Hi-
Does anybody out there have "Trump's General Store'' for sale...it was made by Ceaco. There is a picture of it on page 22 - inquiry #313. I simply 'gotsta' have it!!!
Please and thank-you.

"MJ"
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from Jim McW--18 October 2002:
I would be surprised if Nancy still has any of these,
"Trump's General Store" , but you can check her on-line jigsaw puzzle store, www.missouripuzzle.com.
We occasionally run into one of these in previously worked condition and have sold one or two, but we don't have any at this time. They are very popular. We are not sure when the CEACOTM version came out, but there was a WADDINGTON'STM version released in 1997.
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[758]from "S17"-17 October 2002:
Hi, I have a friend who owns Trump's General Store, and she recently lent it to me to do. It is very interesting to work on. My question is "Who is the Artist"??? and has he done other works of art we can buy in poster or picture form??? Thanks for any help you can offer.

"S17"
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from Jim McW--18 October 2002:
See item just above. Can anyone identify the artist?
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from Jim McW--29 December 2002:
See No. 827, Page 57, for more discussion, and an identification of the artist as Joan Steiner.
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[759]from "LW"-4 October 2002:
I found some Color-etch collections of famous World War 1 aircraft by Jim Deneen. I was wondering if it is the same artist. Please send me info on this artist or tell me where I can find his information on your website. Thank You

"LW"
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from Jim McW--18 October 2002:
Can anyone provide information about this artist?
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[760]from "DN"-4 October 2002:
I have just a box of an old puzzle which I would like to know if any one has the puzzle, would love to see the picture. The name is Tyrolian Waters, by Allini.
"Tyrolian Waters"
Interlox, difficult picture Puzzle, famous Painting Series, over 225 pieces, size 12 x16.
The Saalfield Publishing Company No 1710. There is also the number 1910. Could this be the date?

"DN"
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from Jim McW--18 October 2002:
The puzzle was almost certainly issued in the 1930's. I think this is the picture:
"Tyrolian Waters"
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[761]from "DN"-4 October 2002:
I have a Springbok puzzle to add to your list:
"Magnificent Malachite"
MAGNIFICENT MALACHITE , SPRINGBOK CIRCULAR , #PZL6508, 1977.
GREAT POEM ON BACK

"DN"
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[762]from "S13"-13 October 2002:
Two links that may be of interest to you (if you don't already have them by now)....

http://www.mordillo.com/

Provides a brief outline of his life and art, as well as a few comments by the man himself.

www.heye-verlag.de/

Note: this second link is in german and does not yet have a working english sub site, although one is planned.

Cheers

"S13"
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[763]from "JF"-13 October 2002:
Dear Sirs:
Is it possible to have an instruction in Swedish or in English for the Tutanchamon Puzzle 3 D.

Kind regards,

"JF"
Sweden
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from Jim McW--18 October 2002:
See no. 643, Q&A page 45, for instructions in English for a similar puzzle. These instructions may help some in assembling your puzzle. The original instructions included English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and German. These are the only instructions for any of the puzzles of these series which we have been able to obtain.
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[764]from "SM"-14 October 2002:
I am looking for a jigsaw puzzle of Niagara Falls. The only one I can find is the one with New York City in the midst of it and I just want Niagara Falls. Thanks for any answers.

"SM"
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from Jim McW--18 October 2002:
Boy, they must have their geography mixed up, to have N.Y.C. near Niagara Falls!
Seriously, we are aware of several older puzzles depicting the falls. One is a wooden puzzle by J.K. Straus. Here's two others:
"Niagara Falls" , TUCO ELITE [late 1950's?]
"Niagara Falls" , MILTON BRADLEY BIG BENTM, 1968.
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[765]from "Black Cat"-14 October 2002:
Greetings! I was killing time in a flea market and found a puzzle called "Victory Series Quality Picture Puzzle". The puzzle I found is called "Guardians of Freedom", and it shows battleships and a destroyer steaming through choppy seas while F4 - U Corsairs fly overhead. I am a WW2 buff and I am particularly fond of naval history. I am trying to found out more about this Victory series of jigsaw puzzles, like how many were in the series, what the different pictures are and, most importantly where I can find more. I worked the Guardians of Freedom and it is a complete 500 piece puzzle. Any info you can offer would be GREATLY appreciated.
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!!! THANK YOU!!!!
P.S. The name at the bottom of the illustration is R. Skemp - 42. There is a crease in the old envelope the puzzle came in. It may be P. Skemp or B. Skemp. Thank you!

"Black Cat"
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from Jim McW--20 October 2002:
You are probably talking about this puzzle or one very similar:
"Guardians of Freedom" , Victory Series, early 1940's.
We believe the artist's name was Robert Skemp. These show up on the market, once in a while, but I don't think, by any stretch of the imagination, that they are common.
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[766]from "anonymous"-15 October 2002:
I am looking for the Holiday Light-Up puzzles; artist Susan Winget by CEACO, Inc. Watertown, Maine--exclusively distributed by Playtoy industries-Toronto Ontario, Canada
The two puzzles that I am looking for are as follows:
"Twelve Days of Christmas" #1061-1, 637 pieces 29"x23"
"Over the River and Through the Woods" #1061-?
Both of these puzzles light up with battery powered lights. The pieces were specially shapped, ie heart, boot, animals, stars, trees, etc.

"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2002:
Does anyone have these or know where they can be obtained?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--23 October 2002:
Hi Jim, In reference to the Susan Winget light up puzzles they haven't been made for several years. I would suggest internet auction sites to find them.
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[767]from "BG"-15 October 2002:
I am looking for a 5000 piece puzzle of Sir Noel Paton's "The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania". Sold by Hamleys in 1985, probably Hayter - Spear.

"BG"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2002:
We believe you may be referring to this puzzle:
"The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania" , FALCONTM, 5000 pieces, by Paton.
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from Nancy Ballhagen--23 October 2002:
The Titania puzzle looks like the one we have that was made by Galison/MudPuppy Press. I beleive it is on the Fine Art page of our on line catalog. (Missouripuzzle.com).
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[768]from "LG"-15 October 2002:
Do you know where I can buy Charles Wysocki puzzles?

"LG"
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from Jim McW--22 October 2002:
See no. 545, Page 39. You can also do a search on on-line auction sites.
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[769]from "MO"-16 October 2002:
Hi, Would you happen to have an adult jigsaw puzzle of the Tazmanian Devil, or know where I can find one?

Thanks

"BG"
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