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[855]from "DD"-27 December 2002:
Waddingtons Christmas Puzzle 1994
I am trying to get hold of a copy of the first limited edition puzzle. It is the only one missing from the set I have been buying my mum annually. Can anyone help?
Thank you,
"DD"
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from Jim McW--2 January 2003:
Number One, the first in this HIGHLY popular series, is very dear, indeed. We have seen a copy with one piece missing sell for well over $100. A copy in very nice condition can go as high as $300 to $400. If you find one of these precious items, you will surely find some competition for it!
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[856]from "DH"-28 December 2002:
RE: Adult Leisure Products Corp: Inquiry # 740, Page 52
I too would like to learn more about Adult Leisure Products Corp. as they created an African Chess Set reproduced directly from antiquities in the collection of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University. That date of publication is 1963.
Any information about the company is greatly appreciated.
"DH"
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from "TS"--18 May 2006:
Hi, I am in possession of one of these. Very nice! It is still in the original packaging. I don't know what they are made of, but they are very heavy, and look like ivory.
"TS"
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[857]from "MS"-29 December 2002:
I am looking for a puzzle that was made by Big Ben. It is a child and his Grandfather putting together a sailboat. Do you know where I could find one?
"MS"
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[858]from "C29"-29 December 2002:
Hi, I found your site very interesting. I have a Tuck's Zag-Zaw picture puzzle. Incomparably the best. The Royal. Your sight gave me a lot of info. I was wondering how much this may be worth. I'm a new collector of puzzles and I find them exciting to put them to gether and find out more info about them .
Thank you for your time
"C29"
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from Jim McW--2 January 2003:
See Geert Bekkering's site of Raphael Tuck Jigsaw Puzzles.
Jim McW
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from Jim McW-- 2 August 2008:
LATER UPDATE:
The above link appears to be non-functioning.
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[859]from "IM"-30 December 2002:
Hi,
Found a puzzle at my mother's that I believe is old. If you have any more information on it, I'd appreciate it. Tuco Picture Puzzle, thick pieces... Fascinating New Designs, Mary Arden's Cottage, 350 and 400 pcs.
Thanks,
"IM"
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from Jim McW--2 January 2003:
See this puzzle or a similar one on our Tuco puzzles of the 1940's - Page One, which has Tuco's from the late 1930's to the early 1950's. We have also seen a Wilkie's Everybody puzzle with this subject (1930's), and we suspect that it was used on other puzzles of the 1930's.
Jim McW
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[860]from "LK"-30 December 2002:
I am trying to locate the web site that I can purchase the following:
1. Canvas Collection by RoseArt is manufactureed in Verona, Italy. Imported and Distributed by Imagine-Rose Art.
2. Serenity Series by RoseArt Imported and Distributed by Imagine-Rose Art

Any help you can give I do appreciate it. Thank you.
"LK"
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[861]from "TT3"-31 December 2002:
i have looked for years for the milton bradley puzzle set "The Seasons". it's one of the few memories i have of my father. is there any where i can purchase the whole set? i'd love to have them. thanks for your time.
"TT3"
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from Jim McW--2 January 2003:
We occasionally see one or more of these come up for auction or sale on the internet. Once or twice, we have seen the whole set offered, I think. I believe we may have one or two puzzles of the set in our own collection.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[862]from "BW"-31 December 2002:
LOOKING FOR PUZZLES BY MILTON BRADLEY CALLED "COBBLESTONE WAY"
IF ANYONE HAS THEM OR KNOWS WHERE I CAN FIND THEM (I LOST ALL OF MINE IN A FIRE) PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Thanks so much.
"BW"
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from Nancy Ballhagen--3 January 2003:
Hi Jim, Milton Bradley made the Cobblestone puzzles but doesn't any more. We do have some of the Cobblestone series from Kim Jacobs from Masterpieces on the web page (Missouripuzzle.com), under Kim Jacobs.
Nancy
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[863]from "MS"-31 December 2002:
In reference to a note from JM on 13 August 2002 [No. 676, Page 47]:
I have a print from the painting you own, JM, titled "Free as the Wind", painted by August Albo (aka A. Curtis). I am interested in finding out what you may have learned about the artist. Thanks!
"MS"
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[864]from "AAM"-1 January 2003:
Hi-

We are trying to find out how many puzzles are in the "Wings of War" series done by Fink & co. We have 9 puzzles, five completed. Is there a way to confirm the number of puzzles in this series? I'm guessing ten. I've been all over the net, seen a few on internet auction sites, but ones we already have. Nicolas Trudgian and Robert Taylor are the artists of the prints used.

Any help you can provide me with would be most appreciated! Thanks.
"AAM"
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from Jim McW--4 January 2003:
This is the only picture we found in our files:
DDay, The Airborne Assault"DDay, The Airborne Assault", by Robert Taylor, FINK & CO.
TM
Can anyone provide a list of titles from this series?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--4 January 2003:
Hi Jim, As far as I know, there were 9 in the series Wings of War, I will try to get the titles for you.
Nancy
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from Jim McW--27 July 2004:
Sorry, I put this info in our MILITARY HISTORY section, but I forgot to put a note on this Q&A. Here's the nine, although we still don't have pictures for all of them.:
DDay, The Airborne Assault
"DDay, The Airborne Assault"
, Robert Taylor
Return From Schweinfurt
"Return From Schweinfurt"
, Robert Taylor
Return of the Belle
"Return of the Belle"
, Robert Taylor
Safe Haven
"Safe Haven"
, Nicolas Trudgian
Scramble for the Marianas
"Scramble for the Marianas"
, Nicolas Trudgian
"Tiger Fire", Nicolas Trudgian [no picture available yet]
Thundering Home
"Thundering Home", Nicolas Trudgian, #9162.
Ploesti-The Vital Mission
"Ploesti-The Vital Mission"
, Robert Taylor [thanks to "RM"]
Eagles Over the Rhine
"Eagles Over the Rhine"
, Robert Taylor [thanks to "RM"]

Thanks,
Jim McW
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[865]from "CK"-3 January 2003:
I have a 400-piece, 19" x 15" jigsaw made by Mammoth Jig-Saws. It depicts a Delhi Durbar. The typography on the box and the fact that one of the puzzles in the series is of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird leads me to believe it may date from 1930s. Despite the small number of pieces, this puzzle is a real mind-blower, as the edges are scalloped, as are some of the inside pieces - I found the last edge piece when there were only six pieces left!

There is one piece missing from near the bottom left-hand corner and I am anxious to replace it. Has anyone got an incomplete puzzle they would be prepared to sell? Any information about the company and the date of manufacture would also be appreciated.

Thank you.
"CK"
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from Jim McW--4 January 2003:
We believe these were published in the 1930's, although it is possible they continued production a bit longer. It is very possible that, even if you found another "identical" puzzle, the pieces might be "out of register". In other words, the corresponding piece might not fit the picture perfectly.
Another option is to find cardboard (or wood ) of the same thickness and cut out a replacement piece. Some collectors have developed an extraordinary skill. It is best to make the piece so that it can easily be discerned as a replacement piece.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[866]from "MH"-4 January 2003:
I have just discovered this wonderful site and have been completely enthralled for the last 2 hours! I've been working jigsaw puzzles for about 65 years. They keep me sane in the winter, cool in the summer, and even cured one of my babies of interminable crying. The doctor said to ignore him for 15 minutes, then pick him up if he still cried. The puzzle distracted me and, presto, he quit crying after 8 minutes. It took only a few of the "treatments" before he learned his lesson and just went to sleep by himself.

I offer this pic of Springbok 400PZL6051, 500 pcs, c1973? I hope it comes through, I don't know if you already have it.
Grrr!"Grrr!", SPRINGBOKTM,
500 pcs., PZL6051, 1973.

Thank you for the site - I shall visit often!
"MH"
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from Jim McW--4 January 2003:
Thanks for the picture! We have added it to our SPRINGBOKTM section.
AND, thanks for the kind words!
Jim McW
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[867]from "TNCC"-4 January 2003:
Hello,

I am looking for a puzzle titled, "Mapping His Course", it is a Springbok puzzle by Hallmark. Can anyone help me out. Thanks for your time.
"TNCC"
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[868]from "VS"-4 January 2003:
My mother put together a Milton Bradley puzzle in the 1960's which has become a nostalgic family "heirloom." We would like to find the painting, but all we can do is describe it.

The scene is the interior of a pioneer cabin with a woman sitting peeling potatoes in front of an open fireplace. She is blond and her costume looks kind of Dutch. Can you help us find any information on this puzzle or the painting?

Thank you

"VS"
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from Jim McW--21 October 2003:
I don't think either of these is the one you're looking for, but we found two pictures of women peeling something. Both are illustrated in Chris McCann's book,Master Pieces: the Art History of Jigsaw Puzzles, on pages 140-141. One is "Woman Peeling Apples", by Pieter de Hooch, and the other is "Important Question", by Claus Meyer.
Anyone have any other ideas?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from Jim McW--18 November 2006:

We just found another puzzle in our files:
woman peeling potatoeswoman peeling potatoes, title not known, PARKER PASTIME (wooden)
Again, I don't think this is the one you're looking for, but we will keep a sharp lookout.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[869]from "CT"-4 January 2003:
Hi Jim,
On your LINKS page, you list my site: Springbok Jigsaw Puzzles: "We Love Jigsaw Puzzles", a new site, with lots of pictures of vintage Springboks!

Please change the link to point to:
http://members.cox.net/aquarius/
Thanks !
"CT"
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from Jim McW--5 January 2003:
We have done so. We might add that "CT"'s site has a page for posting missing SPRINGBOKTM pieces.
Jim McW
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[870]from "KPG"-5 January 2003:
Hi, I'm looking for help on putting together a 3D puzzle that is 857 pieces. It is the one that is Star Wars Millennium Falcon. I can not get it together right. I was writing to see if u had closer and clearer pic. of it?
Thank you for your time,

"KPG"
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[871]from "JB"-5 January 2003:
The Maxfield Parrish you have featured on your jigsaw puzzle site doesn't look at all like the Maxfield Parrish I know - do you know of any puzzles of his more... golden type?
Like this? :)
female by Parrishfemale figure, by Maxfield Parrish, unknown title and maker.
Thanks for any info.
"JB"
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from Jim McW--5 January 2003:
The one you saw on our site was submitted by "KF", Q&A no. 192, Page 14:
Queen's Page"Queen's Page", Jig of Jigs, 1930's. Queen's Page - BoxBox.
There's a series by FINKTM and, I think, a series by F.X. SCHMIDTM.
Jim McW
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[872]from "FM"-5 January 2003:
I am looking for the millennium puzzles that were put out by Hasbro, Milton Bradley they were in tins and titled by years the tin has the same picture as the puzzle.The one that I do have has; The Cold War, Khrushchev, Space Race, JFK, Vietnam, and The Man on the Moon on it and is titled 1950s-60s. I know there were several put out in 1999. Do you know how or where I might purchase the others.

Thanks
"FM"
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[873]from "R6"-6 January 2003:
I recently worked on a Butterfly puzzle, art copyrighted 1997 by Nina Allen, she also has a Peacock puzzle and Fish puzzle, The box shows Ceaco. Inc, and shows distributed in Canada by Playtoy Industries. Does anyone know where these puzzles can be purchased?

Thanks
"R6"
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from Nancy Ballhagen--10 January 2003:
Hi Jim,
The puzzles R6 is asking about are no longer made. We do have a few of them (Missouripuzzle.com), but I would try internet auction sites.
Nancy
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[874]from Jim McW-10 January 2003:
We are happy to report that we found the W.B. ADAMS CO.TM website, http://wbadamspuzzles.com/index.htm up and running!
Thanks, Jim McW
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[875]from "PB"-7 January 2003:
A few years ago I put together a metallic jigsaw titled "Winter Warming Spring". The subject of this puzzle is a manatee. I had ordered it from Bit's and Pieces, but I did not order the companion puzzle, also of a manatee. Now, doing a search of the web, I can't even find a reference to the one I have done, much less the companion. Have you ever seen this puzzle, or know who produced it?

Thanks
"PB"
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[876]from "BA"-7 January 2003:
Dear Mr. McWhorter:

I was given your name as a reference from Mr. Bob Armstrong who specializes in wooden puzzles. I have a 1969 Milton Bradley cardboard jigsaw puzzle entitled, Astronauts of Apollo II, "First Man on the Moon." It has never been opened and the box is in excellent condition. The cover depicts the three astronauts, Aldrin Jr., Collins, and Armstrong. Are you familiar with this puzzle?
I was interested in the history, ie., how many were made, the value, etc. If you have any information regarding this puzzle, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

Thank you for your consideration.
"BA"
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from Jim McW--12 January 2003:
We believe you're describing this puzzle:
Astronauts of Apollo 11"Astronauts of Apollo 11", MILTON BRADLEYTM, 1969.

See our FAQ page for a brief discussion of puzzle values.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from "AH"--27 October 2003:
Hello Jim,

Just an additional note on this one:
Just recently I managed to find another Milton Bradley jigsaw puzzle on this theme, "The First Step on the Moon 20 - VII - 1969", which illustrates the artist's (by signature "Gram") rendition of the historical event: Armstrong, having just descended from the Eagle, with the Earth shining on the background. The jigsaw has over 500 pieces, and is copyrighted 1969 by MB International - N.V. (Holland). It would be very interesting to know how many puzzles were there in the (supposed) series.

With best regards,

"AH", Finland
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[877]from "BH"-7 January 2003:
My wife is not a puzzler per se but is more of the Scottish Terrier collector. We have a Scottie and now she is into collecting anything Scottie. She saw a puzzle in Hallmark before Christmas and went back for it but it was gone. I was able to identify the puzzle but cannot seem to find a way to purchase it. The Springbok # is PZL9417 but Hallmark does not seem to have any puzzles to speak of on its site. Would you have any suggestions as to how I might be able to get my hands on this puzzle?

Thanks for your help.
"BH"
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[878]from "MB"-8 January 2003:
I have two Tekwood Puzzles in original boxes.
One is Blazing Trails. Whitman Publishing Co., made in USA.
the other is Cradled in Rustic Charm. also in original box. also made in USA Whitman Publishing Co.
Scroll Cut and Interlocking on ends of boxes. Can you tell me how old these puzzles are and what they would be worth today? I did not see them on your web site.
Thank You
"MB"
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[879]from "RS"-10 January 2003:
Western Publishing Co, Golden Miniatures Puzzles
To whom it my concern:
Do you know the history of this type of puzzle?
Thank You
"RS"
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This is PAGE FIFTY-NINE of the Questions and Answers section of puzzlehistory.com.

Chris McCann's book,Master Pieces: the Art History of Jigsaw Puzzles.

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