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[81]from "PMFE"--13 December 2000:
Would you happen to know about the Star Wars puzzles that Springbok has released: I have already purchased Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back. However, I am still searching for Return of the Jedi. I was told that it would come out and be released to the public in 2000.
thank you, "PMFE"
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from Frances Main--3 May 2001:

"PMFE":
Another puzzle is Star Trek, the Next generation, PZL6188 (1996). Other interest might be "Return of the Red Eye" of a 3-D Robot PZL3410 (1984). 3-D glasses were included in the box to aid in putting it together.
Frances Main

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[82]from "CC"--15 December 2000:
In case you're still looking for this info:
Springbok puzzle "Sweet Yesterdays" (500 pieces), 1997 Hallmark Cards Inc, # PZL2487.
Right from the puzzle box to you...
"CC"
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from Jim McW--16 December 2000:

"CC":
Thanks for responding to our request for information on this puzzle illustrated on the Springbok page! That info has been added to that page.
Thanks, Jim McW

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from Frances Main--3 May 2001:

"CC":
The copyright 1997 probably means it was offered for Valentine's day, 1998.
Frances Main

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[83]from "GM"--18 December 2000:
Do you have an inventory of old puzzles to sell? I am looking for the Tower of Babel puzzle. In 1974, our 10 year old son put that puzzle together with his grandfather. Years later I gave him the puzzle on the cardboard and he had it mounted and framed. In 1996, his apartment building was totally destroyed by a fire. He lost everything. I have located the puzzle on another website, but 3 pieces are missing. Do you have the puzzle for sale?
Thank you.
"GM"
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from Jim McW--21 December 2000:

"GM":
There was a Springbok, released in 1968, by that title, PZL 4002.
I would suggest looking on online auction sites.
Does anyone out there have such a puzzle?
Thanks, Jim McW

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from Jim McW--14 January 2001:

I have just heard from "GM", and they have found such a puzzle.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[84]from "SC"--23 December 2000:
Hello, I am in search for a particular puzzle called, The Responsible Woman. I do not know the artist or company. If you have heard of it, I would appreciate your help.
Thank you so much. Merry Christmas!!
"SC"
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from Jim McW--25 December 2000:

"SC":
Can you describe the puzzle picture?
Thanks, Jim McW

"SC"
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from "SC"--23 December 2000:
Hi thanks for acknowledging my request. the picture is of a women who appears to be running or flying in a hurried manner with clocks, watches, list of chores. i remember that her shoes were old, turn of the century stripe stockings, hair flowing and her nose pointed up as if she had very important and many things to do. background blue i think late evening. thats the best i can do. I remember the title as the responsible woman.
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from "KS"--28 December 2000:
James Christensen, Greenwich Artist on Ceaco--he did an entire series- the Woman puzzle is delightful.
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from Jim McW--21 April 2007:
Here's a picture: The Responsible Woman" The Responsible Woman ", CEACOTM,500 pieces, 1993.

SEE our Art of James C. Christensen on Jigsaw Puzzles page.
Thanks, Jim McW

"SC"
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[85]from "RH"--24 December 2000:
We have a puzzle that is a map of the world. The copyright date is 1954, and the artist was Ernest Dudley Chase. It has the flags of the countries in the United Nations, and the Seven Wonders of the ancient world on it. There are little facts and pictures scattered around the inside of it as well. We don't have the box for it, or the manufacturing company. Any information that you might have about it would be most helpful. If you think it would be helpful to have a picture, we can put it together and send you one.
Thank you, "RH"
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from Jim McW--24 December 2000:

"RH":
Yes, a picture might help a lot. You may send us a photograph by US Mail, or you may take a digital photo or even scan the puzzle with your scanner (we have tried this: it is not easy!), and then you can send us a JPG or GIF image file as an attachment.
Sometimes, it helps to go over the puzzle with a strong magnifying glass. Look for copyright or other identifying information.
Does anyone out there have such a puzzle?
Thanks, Jim McW

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[86]from "DL", mid-December 2000:
Hi, Jim. I do know there are some 750 pieces from MB. They are called Oxford, but I don't have so many old puzzles. I have some glued ones that are old puzzles that I got at thrift stores, and there are other 750 pieces from Whitman, too. I have been noticing some puzzles companies had stopped making puzzles. I do remember MB used to make good old days, but they stopped I think in the 70's or 80's...
If you had read the history of MB, it was saying that Big Ben was first made in 1941, but I don't have that kind of puzzles..I went to Tacoma, Washington yesterday to their goodwill. They have about 300 puzzles. Big Ben was not the only one that MB made with 1000 pieces. They made Face of America, Rustic (I think), Westfield, Devon, funny thing they even named a box by their city name springfield..that's all I can think of. I am wondering, do you ever see Big Ben puzzles that were made in 1975? There were 36 different pictures on them. I think in 1968, they made maybe 150 of the Big Ben. The backs of the pieces were green, and some of them would come apart into two pieces as the middle of it is also green. I think they probably made green on the back of pieces since they first made Big Ben, but a few of them had red on the back of pieces like old springbok puzzles used to be... I have some MB puzzles that were made in Canada..in USA they are Big Ben, but in Canada they are called connoisseur....
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from Jim McW--5 January 2001:

"DL"
You seem to have been around Big Bens a lot longer than I. I'm still learning. Hope you can send us some pictures we can display. Thanks, Jim McW

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[87]from "ZC"--28 December 2000:
I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out which Thomas Kinkade puzzles I am missing from a couple of the different series. Of the 1000 piece puzzle series (3310's), I am missing 4 of the 18 which are 3310-3, 3310-4, 3310-11 and 3310-12. Also, of the Deluxe Puzzle Sets (3602's), I'm missing 3602-1. OR, if you don't know names for these, possibly direct me to a complete listing of the Thomas Kinkade Puzzles that were produced. Thanks so much for you help.
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from "RMO"--21 January 2001:
Hello, my wife and I are trying to collect all of the Thomas Kinkade 1000 pc. puzzles. They start with #3310-1 and go through #3310-18. We have 7 of them and are trying to find the rest. For Example : Skater's Pond is #3310-18. Could you please send me a list of the entire 18 puzzle list. With the name and number. Thanks for your time, "RMO"
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from Jim McW--22 January 2001:

"RMO":
Well, we've got one title, now, and, presumably, you could furnish six others; perhaps "ZC" could furnish another one or two. I am not very familiar with the Thomas KinkadeTM puzzles, although they are certainly appealing to the eye.
Everyone send in your titles and series numbers. I will post them here.
Thanks, Jim McW

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from "ZC"--22 January 2001:
3310-1 Juliannes Cottage
3310-2 Lamplight Lane
3310-3
3310-4 Swanbrooke Cottage
3310-5 St Nicholas Circle
3310-6 Hometown Memories
3310-7 The Old Covered Bridge at Thomaston Brooke
3310-8 New Day Dawning
3310-9 Cobblestone Lane
3310-10 Lamplight Bridge
3310-11 Cobblestone Village
3310-12 Everetts Cottage
3310-13 Olde Porterfield Tea Room
3310-14 A Quiet Evening
3310-15 The Sea of Tranquility
3310-16 Sunday Outing
3310-17 Mountain Majesty
3310-18 Skaters Pond
Only need one 3310-3 Please help....
thanks
"ZC"
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from Nancy Ballhagen--15 June 2001:
[Quoted from her reply to Question number 205]
I am not sure but I think the -3 puzzle you are looking for is called "Sweatheart Cottage". If I can find one of my old catalogs (Ceaco) I will let you know for sure. Just for your information, Ceaco remade a few old ones last fall, but that was not one of them, as far as I know. The last 6 are still available, but the ones before that are no longer in print. Also there are 6 new ones (1000 piece) that will be available shortly, there were 3 new 500 piece ones this year. "Stairway to Heaven", "Spring Gate", and my mind has gone blank for the 3rd one, (wouldn't you know it).
They are in my on-line catalog [ Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles]. Hope you find what you are looking for. Nancy

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from Jim McW--27 July 2003:

See the LISTS page we later introduced.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[88]from "AMI"--28 December 2000:
I'm trying to locate a puzzle that my mother had as a child (born in 1934). Her recollection is of a portly king roller skating in the castle on a floor of checkboard design.
Any hints as to where I might find this?
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from Jim McW--10 July 2006:

We finally found a puzzle which answers to this description:
" King on Roller Skates ", by Otto Soglow, Inner Sanctum, no. 3, 1930's. [See also, no. 946, Page 63.]
Thanks, Jim McW

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[89]from "JK"--31 December 2000:
Hello, im interested in buying every norman rockwell puzzle that has ever been produced. Can you give me any information as to where I can go to find out about these puzzles? Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.
P.S. Im only interested in the puzzles still in the boxes, brand new, never been opened.
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from Jim McW--31 December 2000:

"JK":
You can go to our "LINKS" page and find some online jigsaw puzzle stores, where you can probably find any of the current retail puzzles. Older puzzles based on the art of Norman Rockwell (they go back to the 1930's) will be harder to find, especially those in mint, unopened condition.
Thanks, Jim McW

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Hello JK. If you would email me, I may help you with the Norman Rockwell puzzles, if you have not found them already. Nancy Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net. Nancy
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[90]from "GD"--31 December 2000:
Hi,
I've tried for years to find my favorite puzzle from my youth in the 1960s. It shows a train traveling on the coast of California. I can't recall the brand, but I think it was an orange box with three black stripes on it. Thanks.
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from Jim McW--27 July 2003:
Now that I think about it, this sounds somewhat like an old Built-Rite puzzle, perhaps one of their Union Pacific puzzles.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[91]from "PD"-22 December 2000:
Dears Sirs,
I am interested in purchasing puzzle # 9409. If at all possible, Please send info that I would need to do so.
Thank you for your attention to this request.
Sincerely,
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from Jim McW--4 January 2001:

I'm a little late answering this one, due to an e-mail problem and the lack of specifics about the puzzle you're seeking. On the assumption that it was a Springbok, I made inquiries, located one copy of the 1992 puzzle called "Coke Adds Life" (2000 pieces), with which the owner did not want to part. However, these do come up on internet auction sites occasionally.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[92]from "RK"-2 January 2001:
Hi. We have three tube puzzles . one is Red Ridding Hood #417 and we would like to know if theres any value to these puzzles. secound puzzle is ginger bread man #411 and the third one is goldilocks#412 . please send me some info and what they might be worth. thank you for your time .
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from Jim McW--5 January 2001:

These sound as though they might be Harett-Gilmar or something similar, at least. Let us know if that's the brand. There's several questions and some answers and pictures of such puzzles on these pages.
See another inquiry. And another! Thanks, Jim McW

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[93]from "RA"-30 December 2000:
Greetings:
Would you please outline the best way to coat and frame a completed jig-saw puzzle.
Thank you and Happy New Year.
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from Jim McW--7 January 2001:

Anne Williams, in Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide seems not to favor the use of glue. She mentions a "plastic box frame" as the best means of displaying your puzzles on a wall. She also cautions that long-term display in this way can lead to fading of the colors of a puzzle, and she suggests rotating the puzzles on display, to help avoid this fading.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[94]from "Pj"-1 January 2001:
I am looking for a puzzle that was produced for Hallmark by Springbok called Christmas Tree Shaped Puzzle, Outline. It is a 500 piece puzzle and the number on the box is PZL5503. It's size is 24 X 30. My sister gave this puzzle to our family in the early late 70's or early 80's. My two daughters and I put it together each Christmas. I would like to purchase two puzzles so each daughter could have their own. Thanks, Pj
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from Jim McW--7 January 2001:

The quickest way to get such a puzzle is often to just go to the search feature for your favorite online auction site and type in "Christmas shaped puzzle" or "Springbok Christmas" or some such. Thanks, Jim McW

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from Frances Main--3 May 2001:

"Pj":
There were three tree-shaped puzzles - PZL5501, PZL5503 and XZL7001. There may have been 1 or 2 more after 1997. Pj might also like to look for the Santa and Wreath shapes.
Frances Main

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[95]from "HB"-5 January 2001:
SUBJECT: A puzzle I am looking for
Puzzle By: Jaymar
Type: Moose Puzzle
Date: 1946
Other information on box: 'Heavy Board, Tiny Tots' , Interlocking Jig Saw Puzzle, Large Pieces Little Fingers Can Handle.
If you have, know someone who has this or come across one please email me.
Thanks a bunch.......HB
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[96]from "NAS"-3 January 2001:
I'm seeking a puzzle that is named something to the effect of Kites & Cottage -- it's a puzzle of a cape-style cottage on the beach w/a wooden fence & several colorful kites hanging on the fence.
Can you please offer some assistance in locating this puzzle? It was made by Milton Bradley but it is unknown as to when or how old this puzzle is.
Thank you,
NAS
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from "JLBSAM"--23 January 2001:
I believe I bought and put together that puzzle about 3 years ago. I bought it at Rite-Aid. "JLBSAM"
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[97]from "NR"-3 January 2001:
I saw on one of the Milton Bradley puzzles that if I buy 3 of them, I could send in a photo and could get a puzzle made out of it. I am extremely interested. I just have a couple of questions. What size does the puzzle come in, what size picture do i need to send in, and how many pieces come in the photo puzzle? If you could email me the answers soon, that would be greatly appreciated.
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from Jim McW--8 January 2001:

We've had several questions about these offers, including one from someone in Venezuela. I have never tried them, although I have seen the advertisements on MB puzzles and wondered about it. Does anyone know anything about these? Is Milton BradleyTM still offering this service? Any info will be appreciated. Meanwhile, I'm going through our puzzles, trying to find one of the offers. Thanks, Jim McW

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