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[770]from "JB"-16 October 2002:

RE: Springbok
Hi- Do you have any info. on what happened to the artist who made the noah's ark for the noah's ark jigsaw puzzle? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

"JB"
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from Jim McW--22 October 2002:
The only one I know of, other than children's puzzles, is:
Noah's Ark"Noah's Ark",
PZL4071, 1976.
Can anyone identify the artist?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[771]from "SW"-16 October 2002:
Hi,
I have a box and on it, it says "Picture cubes of wood" I guess beter known as block puzzles is what one person told me.
The box is from Germany.
In the box there is diffrent pictures on each block to make a diffrent puzzle. Enclosed is a photo of the box.
Block Puzzle Box"Picture Cubes of Wood", box, title and maker not known [Hansel & Gretel?].
Block Puzzle"Picture Cubes of Wood",
If you know anything about this puzzle would you please let me know.

Thank you.

"SW"
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from "MS"-13 April 2003:
I have the same puzzle as you have shown. I got it in Frankfurt, Germany 6 or 8 years ago. I collect these block puzzles. They are more common in Europe and Asia than in America. The Chinese and Japanese have many varieties. Ravenhurst (a German toy company) also has quite a selection. Recently, I have seen these puzzles for Builder Bob, Tommy the Tank, Madeline, and a number of other children's picture books. I have eight pieces of a 9-piece plastic Curious George block picture puzzle that Yoplait sold as a premium in 1999; I am looking for the ninth piece. Most of the American made puzzles of this type are plastic; I have a Winnie the Pooh one that is rectangular rather than square blocks. Most of the European and Asian puzzles are wooden. They are hard to find, but they are out there. Now and then one appears on internet auction sites or at a thrift store, like the Goodwill or Salvation Army. I wish I knew of a site to inquire about others who had block picture puzzles to sell. Let me know if you run across any for sale. Thanks.
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[772]from Jim McW-3 October 2002:
We received these pictures of puzzles purchased in Sweden [from the collection of Arun]:
puzzles in Swedenpuzzles purchased in Sweden.
Upper left: "Beside the Canal", by Willem Koekkoek, FALCONTM, Fine Art De Luxe
Lower left: "Hampton Court, London", FALCONTM, Scenic De Luxe
Lower right: "Grindslanten", by August Malmström, RAVENSBURGERTM
Upper right: "Castle?", title uncertain, WILD HORSETM, made by ALMELOTM, Netherlands.
Wild Horse puzzleWild Horse puzzle, unknown title, a second picture.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[773]from "JK"-18 October 2002:
could you help me - how do I frame a butterfly puzzle I put together

thank you

"JK"
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from Jim McW--22 October 2002:
See no 749, Page 52, no. 517, Page 37.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "JK"--27 October 2002:
thank you for your guidance
I noticed you asked where to get a plastic box frame
there are lucite companies that make this in NYC (Their headquarters are yonkers), but they must be all over
thank you
"JK"
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[774]from "RM"-19 October 2002:
Hi,
Recently purchased Parker Brothers jig-a-jig puzzle titled " girl at the fountain "
# J50 over 100 pieces. Any info on this crooked line puzzle? Thanks.....

"RM"
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from Jim McW--22 October 2002:
We have seen a few of the Wayne Jig-a-Jig puzzles. I'm not sure what you mean by "crooked line". We believe these are from the 1930's, and perhaps the 1940's. Can you provide us a picture of the puzzle and/or the box?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "RM"--26 October 2002:
"crooked line" just means not interlocking, I think....
"RM"
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[775]from "anonymous"-20 October 2002:
Sirs

I would like to request from you the dates of publishing on 2 puzzles [below]

"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--22 October 2002:
We'll do the best we can!
The Square Knot"The Square Knot", WHITMAN GUILDTM, 1940's to early 1950's.
Man's Best Friend"Man's Best Friend", WHITMAN GUILDTM, 1940's.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[776]from "GC"-20 October 2002:
Hello, just found your site . I am looking for 3 jigsaw's made by WADDINGTON'S, DE LUXE 500 PUZZLE. I have the gold, which is a jigsaw of gold items, but I am looking for the pink, silver and black.
where can I get them from?
There is a number on it: 05954 485X485 1992 ARTIST:GUIDO CECERE.

HELP

"GC"
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[777]from "GH"-21 October 2002:
I have had considerable trouble finding a specific Milton Bradley Magnum series puzzle. I have put together a 3000 piece Neuschwanstein puzzle, but a few of the pieces are missing. I had planned on framing this puzzle, but I can't until I get these pieces, which means I need to buy another one of these puzzles. A used one is fine. I have searched all over the net and internet auction sites and all, and, this puzzle is nowhere to be found for viewing or purchase. The number on the box I have is 4550-9 and the title is Neuschwanstein, Bavaria. The copyright is 1988. Any ideas where I may buy another one of these??

"GH"
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[778]from "NK"-22 October 2002:
I found your website after hours of looking. I have 3 Puzzles and I'm trying to find out when, where, and if they are worth anything at all?

1. Five Star 300 Pieces and over, scroll cut Adult Jig Picture Puzzle Heavy board size 12 1/2 x 15 1/2. Made by No.2082 Whitman Publishing Co. Made in U.S.A.
Name of Puzzle, "The Guest"

2. Picture Weekly Puzzle Series E-1 Manufactured by Viking Manufacturing Co. Inc. Boston, Mass Distributed Exclusively by The American News Company.
The name is "A Party at Murano".
Look for the Silver Lining
The mark of Viking Puzzles. A Jig-Saw Type Puzzle Published Weekly. .25 cents

3. Eveready Interlocking Puzzle,
Title, "Returning of the Treasure Ships".
Number 60 of 200. No less than 200 pieces. Inside the box it has a sticker that says, "This Puzzle Contains 201 Pieces, Sawed by O.W.S., Inspected by G.H.

The last two have very interesting cut outs in the shapes of animals and items, however the 2nd one is really hard to put together it's not interlocking. The 3rd one is interlocking somewhat but not completely.

I have searched really hard and can't seem to find anyone to help me. Can you?
Sure would love hearing from you.

"NK"
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from Jim McW--23 October 2002:
You can see a picture of a Five Star Adult Jig box on our Other Puzzles page. You can also see a brief discussion in no. 152, Page 11.
Visit our Picture Puzzle Weekly page (I'm not sure of the correct order of the name of the series!)
We have never seen an Eveready puzzle, but Anne Williams, in her great book, Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide, includes an illustration of one (no. 10-22).
All three puzzles were made in the 1930's. If you get a chance to take pictures of the boxes and/or the puzzles, we would love to post them with this question!
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "NK"--26 October 2002:
Picture Weekly Puzzle .. A Party at Murano.
Picture of Box:
A Party at Murano
Picture of Puzzle:
A Party at Murano
"NK"
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from "NK"--1 November 2002:
Whitman Five Star Puzzle ... The Guest.
Picture of Box:
The Guest - box
Picture of Puzzle:
The Guest
"NK"
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from "ET"--12 November 2002:
Re: the Weekly Picture Puzzle....
...my grandfather, who lived in Whitman, MA, enjoyed doing the weekly puzzle. After his death in 1938, several of the puzzles got packed away. Consequently, I now have 5 of the Viking puzzles ("The Alcalde", Series D2, "The Wolf of Agubbio", Series D7, "Steady!", Series C-6, "Static", Series C-5, "The Poor Poet," Series B-6) and 2 Jig of the Week Puzzles (No. 20, "Washington at Mt. Vernon" and No. 26, "The Defence.")
I've never put any of them together. Now I'm tempted to! If I ever get one completed, I'll try to send you a photo.
"ET"
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[779]from "MJ"-23 October 2002:
Do you know anything about this kind of puzzle: Leading American Artist puzzle, with pieces that represent the War world?
winter scenewinter scene, with figurals below [see title below]

Thanks

"MJ"
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from Jim McW--23 October 2002:
We believe this was a puzzle produced by J.S. Publishing during World War 2. Can you provide a title or any other information from the box or from the puzzle itself?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "MJ"--26 October 2002:
This puzzle is called "Red Cabin"
"MJ"
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[780]from "QS"-24 October 2002:
Hi,
I am trying to find out the name of a certain puzzle I had when I was younger that got thrown out because it was missing ONE piece! (grrr) I believe it was a Big Ben puzzle and I know it was 1,000 pieces. The picture was of about 12 or so old fashioned looking teddy bears all in a double decker wagon and two were in Bride and Groom outfits. I would love to be able to find this puzzle and buy it somewhere but I'm not even sure of the name of it.
If anyone knows the puzzle I am talking about and/or where I can buy it, I would VERY MUCH appreciate it!
Thank you!
"QS"
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from Jim McW--25 October 2002:
You may be thinking about this MILTON BRADLEYTM puzzle:
Teddy Express"Teddy Express", MILTON BRADLEYTM, by Charles Wysocki, ©1987 AMCAL.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[781]from "SB"-24 October 2002:
RE:no. 359, Page 25.:
A co-worker has the puzzle"Food for Thought" but not sure if he wants to sell it. I can check with that person if you are still interested. Did you have the answers for this puzzle? Were the answers published?
"SB"
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from Jim McW--25 October 2002:
As far as I can recall, noone has provided the answers to this question from almost a year ago. I don't know whether the enquirer has found the puzzles he or she was looking for or still wants that puzzle, but all that series is rather popular.
Can anyone provide the "food pun answers" for "Food for Thought"?
Thanks, Jim McW
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[782]from "JH1"-24 October 2002:
RE:no. 179, Page 12.:
If you have received any answers about how jig-saw puzzles are made, we would appreciate very much if you would pass this information on to us. Thanks!
"JH1"
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from Jim McW--27 October 2002:
We used our "SEARCH" feature to find a number of references, from among which we found the following:
No. 149, Page 11
No. 696, Page 49

For more detailed information, you will have to consult the manufacturers or some of the books available on the subject. [see our LINKS page]
Thanks, Jim McW
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[783]from "RC"-26 October 2002:
we found a round puzzle by rob palmer. the title of it is winding creek. it is by milton bradley and has a number of 4694-4 red. Does this mean anything? Does it have value?
"JH1"
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from Jim McW--27 October 2002:
We found a similar title:
Winding Creek"Winding Creek", WHITMAN GUILDTM
In any case, your puzzle sounds as though it might draw some interest, if you put it up for sale on an on-line auction site. see our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[784]from "anonymous"-26 October 2002:
HI, FOUND AN OLD PUZZLE , " WASHINGTON SERIES"

PICTURE PUZZLE, SERIES NO. 402, MADE BY MADMAR QUALITY CO., UTICA, N Y,. IT IS A TWO SIDED PICTURE.
ANY INFORMATION ON THIS PUZZLE WOULD BE HELPFUL.
THANKS
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--27 October 2002:
You don't say what the title is or what the subjects are, on each side. There's at least two Madmar puzzles featuring George Washington. Generally speaking, MADMARTM puzzles are very popular.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "anonymous"--9 November 2002:
THE ONLY OTHER FACTS ON THIS PUZZLE ARE, IT IS A CHILD'S PUZZLE, 15 PEICES, ONE SIDE SAYS GEORGE WASHINGTON AND IS OF WASHINGTON'S FACE THE OTHE SIDE, LOOKS LIKE A TOWN SQUARE WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE WASHINGTON SHAKING HANDS IN FRONT OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE.
THANKS AGAIN,
"anonymous"
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[785]from "anonymous"-24 October 2002:
To whom it may concern: I have completed, ,glued, framed and created a Charles Wysocki puzzle gallery of most of his 1000 piece puzzles in my garage and house. While searching the files of puzzle history.com, I discovered two puzzles that I have not seen. They are: COLORFORMS Wysocki puzzle Number 1021" New England Sleigh Ride" , @1983AMCAL and Number 1024, "Sunday Sailors", @1983AMCAL. Have you ever seen either of these puzzles? Can they be purchased, or would you know anyone I might contact to learn more about these puzzles. I will appreciate any input that you can offer me about these puzzles. Respectfully,
"anonymous"
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from Jim McW--1 November 2002:
The COLORFORMS WYSOCKITM puzzles are long out of print, and we gather that they are a bit scarce, especially in fine, complete condition. We occasionally see them in on-line auctions, but they tend to draw rather high bids. The best that we can suggest is to keep an eye on those venues.
Thanks, Jim McW
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