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[64]from "JFM"--17 November 2000:
My grandmother gave me a ROUND puzzle back around the late 1960's/early 1970's and it was covered with all different types of mushrooms. My Dad and I used to build it "together" several times a year. It was a wonderful memory for us both and we still often reminisce about it. He has often asked if we might ever find another copy of that same puzzle so that we could build it together again. Do you know where I might find one? I do not know the manufacturer and the puzzle was discarded years ago after I moved away from home.
Thank you so much for any information you can offer.
"JFM"
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from Jim McW--17 November 2000:
Dear "JFM":
ANOTHER great family tradition! Is this the same puzzle?
The Mushroom Puzzle"The Mushroom Puzzle, Springbok #PZL6015, issued in 1968.
Anyone have any more info on this puzzle? Jim McW

*************** from Frances Main-3 May 2001:
Very beautiful puzzle. The original is/was displayed in the hallway of Hallmark headquarters in Kansas City for many years.
Frances Main

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[65]from "TJC"--20 November 2000:
I'm looking for a puzzle of a Semi Tractor Trailer. Can you help?
Thanks
"TJC"
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from Jim McW--23 November 2000:
Dear "TJC":
It seems to me I've seen such puzzles, but I cannot remember where.
Anyone have any ideas on such puzzles? Jim McW

*************** from Nancy Ballhagen--23 May 2001:
Hi tjc, There are some tractor trailor puzzles on my web site, Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net. Check them out. Nancy
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[66]from "JBS"--21 November 2000:
My soon-to-be son-in-law likes ships and also likes working jig saw puzzles. So I was wondering if there is a puzzle that is primarily of ships. It would be a nice Christmas gift.
Thanks
"JBS"
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from Jim McW--23 November 2000:
Dear "JBS":
Ships (and other maritime subjects) have been popular on jigsaw puzzles for years. Not only should you be able to find vintage puzzles on on-line auction sites, but you should be able to find links on our LINKS page to several sites which sell modern puzzles, among which I would guess there is one or two ships, at least.
Anyone have any ideas on such puzzles? Jim McW

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[67]from "AD"--21 November 2000:
Hi:
I'm looking for a puzzle with a Golden Retriever(s) adult, puppy or combination on it. I mean, they're in every commercial. I just can't seem to find one. If anyone can point to a manufacturer, or place I could find/buy one, please let me know. Our family tradition is to buy a new puzzle or two every Christmas. We then spend the week between Christmas & New Years working the new puzzle(s). I was hoping to add a GR puzzle to our collection.
Thanks........."AD"
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from Jim McW--23 November 2000:
Dear "AD":
Animals are very common subjects for jigsaw puzzles, so there must have been some puzzles featuring this popular breed. Try "A Good Point" , "Four of a Kind" , and
Best In the Field"Best In the Field" .
Anyone know of "Golden Retriever puzzles? Jim McW

*************** from Nancy Ballhagen--23 May 2001:
Dear AD, there are many puzzles under Dogs on my web site, Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net. Check them out. Nancy
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[68]from "CCC"--23 November 2000:
I'M LOOKING FOR JIGSAW PUZZLES OF THE LAS VEGAS STRIP. CAN YOU HELP ME ? THANK YOU !
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[69]from "CA"--25 November 2000:
Help!
I cannot find a site which I found by starting with your site. It had a lot of listings for puzzles which people were looking for and some for sale. Since I have some of these puzzles, I would like to contact these people. However, I can't find the site. Can you help me?
Thanks, "CA"
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from Jim McW--25 November 2000:

"CA":
I think you're looking for the following site:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Orchard/9120/puzzles.htm , "The Jigsaw Puzzle Trading Post". [note: link removed, as the site no longer exists - Jim McW ]
Thanks, Jim McW

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from Jim McW--6 April 2002:

The site above is no longer accessible, or has been moved and we cannot find it.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[70]from "CTR"--25 November 2000:
Dear sirs,
This is not so much a request for puzzle info as it is a request for any info on the artist Paul Detlefsen. His pastoral settings for his paintings has long been a favorite of mine.
Recently I was able to locate a home page set up by his estate, but I'm having no luck in contacting them. However, I was able to read his bio page, and it informed me that his art was not just reproduced in print form, but also as jigsaw puzzles, placemats, and postcards. Needless to say, it only fueled my desire to find more of his work, and on a visit home for Thanksgiving last week I stumbled upon a puzzle titled "Cascade Bridge", made by Whitman, in an antique shop. The original price was 29 cents. I'm almost certain it's his work, but there is no signature at the bottom.
Anyway, while searching for more info, I came upon your site, and after a bit of searching, I found what I believe to be two more of his pieces, made by Milton Bradley. One was entitled "The Letter", and the other was called "Close of Day". If there is any way of verifying that any of these was painted by Paul Detlefsen, or if any of your website visitors have anything they could add, I would be forever grateful.
Also, as you can tell, I would be interested in purchasing any verifiable puzzles that are currently available.
Thanks in advance, "CTR"
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from Jim McW--25 November 2000:

"CTR":
I cannot confirm Detlefsen as the artist of "Close of Day", but "The Letter" is his, as well as the two I have just posted with those two on the Milton Bradley page. There's another version of "Days To Remember" on the Tuco 1960's page. Does anyone have any more info on Detlefsen art?
Thanks, Jim McW

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from Chris McCann--13 August 2001:

Hi Jim: Cascade Bridge is by August Albo, which may be a pseudonym for someone named "A. Curtis", according to the Library of Congress copyright records. Chris McCann

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[71]from "SK8"--27 November 2000:
Help!
Hi, I am looking for a certain type of puzzle and I was just wondering if you might know where I can find one. I have one that was bought about a year ago and I'm looking for more. It's called a "Poster Size Sports Jigsaw Puzzle" and there are a few to the collection. They are all pictures by an artist called Terry Rose. The company that made the one I have is called PSI Inc. located in St. Charles, IL. I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find anything. Please contact me if you know anything about these puzzles. Thank you for your time.
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from Jim McW--27 November 2000:

Dear "SK8":
These show up occasionally on internet auction sites. Thanks, Jim McW

*************** from Nancy Ballhagen--23 May 2001:
Hi sk8. I have one of the Terry Rose puzzles in my store. It is the tennis one I think. PSI is not in business any more, so I don't know where else to tell you to look. Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net. Nancy
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[72]from "BJM"--27 November 2000:
Several years ago I purchased an Educa puzzle at a local department store. It was called Homecoming. It depicted a pilot, his girlfriend and his plane. It was done in black and gray.
There were four others I saw in the series. I have been looking for the one that depicted a couple on the beach sitting next to sailboat. I have been unable to locate it in stores or n the internet. Can you give me a lead as to how to find it?
Thanks, "BJM"
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from Jim McW--28 November 2000:

Dear "BJM":
Look at this:
Balcony Kiss"Balcony Kiss"
I think this is not the one you're looking for, but I'll keep an eye out. Does anyone out there know about these puzzles? Thanks, Jim McW

*************** from Nancy Ballhagen--23 May 2001:
Hi bjm, I have a few of those puzzles in my shop but can't remember if I have the one you asked about. I do have Homecoming and the one pictured. I think there is also one of a couple running down a street, probably in NY. Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net. Nancy
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[73]from "DWFH"--2 December 2000:
I'M LOOKING FOR A PUZZLE. IT IS SPUD'S SPORTS BAR BY BILL BELL. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN BE OF HELP. THANK YOU VERY MUCH
*************** from Nancy Ballhagen--23 May 2001:
Hello DWFH, I believe I have Spuds Sports Bar in my shop. Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net. Nancy
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[74]from "MH"--7 December 2000:
I am having trouble finding the history and date of a Whitman puzzle in a tin. It is from series 201, stock#4610. It says, "New Deluxe Guild". Title: "Home In The Woods". Appreciate any information possible. Thanks, "MH"
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[75]from "JSAB"--8 December 2000:
I have just completed a 1000 piece puzzle titled "I Love Birds" manufactured by Ceaco, copyrighted in 1987. This puzzle had two important pieces missing; as well as two duplicate pieces. I collect bird puzzles and frame many of then. I am wondering if it is possible to find this particular puzzle in order to complete the one I already have. The universal product code is: 21081 03001. The puzzle is 1000 pieces and the dimentions are 23" by 29". Help me with suggestions or all of my time will have been in vain! Thanks
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[76]from "DSW"--8 December 2000:
I am trying to locate Norman Rockwell baseball puzzles. Could you provide me any information? Thanks.
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from Jim McW--11 December 2000:

Fink and Co. published "Bottom Of The Sixth", #9604, and "The Rookie", both by Norman Rockwell.
Does anyone out there know of any others? Thanks, Jim McW

***************from Nancy Ballhagen--23 May 2001:
Hello DSW, There is a third one in that series called The Dugout. I may have it in the store. Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net. Nancy
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[77]from "AGJ"--8 December 2000:
When I was young about 20 years ago, I had a 1,000 piece puzzle. It was a picture of George Washington having his first inaugeration in New York Harbor. I do not remember what happened to the puzzle, but I was wondering if there is any way of finding out if it is still made or still around. I think Milton Bradley was the maker, but I am not sure.
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from Jim McW--11 December 2000:

"AGJ":
Fairchild published a 1000-piece puzzle, "Salute To Gen. Washington In New York Harbor", by L.M. Cook. Tuco Workshops issued a 357 piece puzzle in the forties:
Washington's Welcome In New York"Washington's Welcome In New York" Does anyone out there know of any others? Thanks, Jim McW

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[78]from "BR"--11 December 2000:
I am looking to find out what year a puzzle was made. I have a puzzle made by the E.E. Fairchild Corp. Rochester, N.Y.
title: Daniel Boone
No. 1553
Also would you happen to know the value of this? The price on the box says 39 cents.
thanks for your help, "BR"
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from Jim McW--12 December 2000:

"BR":
Fairchild puzzles have been published for many years. The company was acquired by Selchow & Righter, Inc., a few years ago, according to Jigsaw Puzzles, An Illustrated History and Price Guide, by Anne Williams. I would suspect that a Daniel Boone puzzle might have been published back in the 60's, when NBC had a popular series on television, based on Daniel Boone, starring Fess Parker, as I recall. Does anyone out there have additional information or ideas? Thanks, Jim McW

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[79]from "PM"--11 December 2000:
Could you please tell me if any of the art by Stanslaw 1940s - 1950s ?? appears on ANY jigsaw puzzles. Besides Gibson Girl art he did children with dogs, etc. Thank you. "PM"
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from Jim McW--8 March 2001:

"BR":
It took me a while to find this, but I think you're referring to Penrhyn Stanlaws (1877-1957). There appears to have been a number of painters producing portraits of pretty girls in the same era, referred to as "the Gibson Girl", "the Stanlaws Girl", "the Fisher Girl", etc. Does anyone know of any puzzles by Stanlaws (or Gibson or Fisher) ? Thanks, Jim McW

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[80]from "JHB"--11 December 2000:
This is not a question or comment regarding puzzle history however I do have a question a particular type of puzzle!
I once read an offer where Milton Bradley would make a puzzle out of a favorite photo if you sent one in to them. Does that sound familiar to you? Could you direct me as to where I could check out info on that sort of thing?
Thanks soooooo much for any help you could offer!
"JHB"
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from Jim McW--17 December 2000:

"BR":
I went back through some of our Milton Bradley collection, and I found one or two puzzles which bear advertisements offering similar services, but I don't know whether the offer is still in effect.
Does anyone out there have additional information or ideas? Thanks, Jim McW

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