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[1064]from "VW"-17 August 2003:
Hi there

I have the following Chad Valley jigsaw puzzle and wondered if anyone knew what sort of age it was or anything about it.

Thanks

"VW"
unknown title[unknown title], CHAD VALLEY, 70 plywood pieces.

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from Jim McW--27 August 2003:
Does anyone know the title or the artist?
I would guess that it was issued in the 1930's. It seems to depict breakfast before a hunt. One gentleman is consulting what appears to be a wall barometer, while two others are apparently assessing the weather.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Keith--31 August 2003:
Hi Jim,
I have a couple of Chad Valley catalogues for 1935 and 1936 but have had no success in pinning this one down. Your estimate of 1930's is about right, the puzzle is quite small, 70 pieces was at the bottom end of the production and would have cost about 1/- to 1/6 these were often only listed as a series and not featured as individual puzzles with pictures in the catalogues. So it is not surprising. The picture I am sure is a well known work of art that has probably been used by several jigsaw manufacturers so the title may well be discovered.
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[1065]from "T18"-18 August 2003:
I came across a puzzle, while cleaning my parents attic, manufactured by the Jaswig Manufacturing Co, Binghamton, NY. Its title "Battle of Oct. 21, 1805, #901 in the original box, 666 pieces. To do the puzzle, you must first complete a puzzle frame. Box is plain with just a label. There was a statement on the label "Sawcut not die-cut". Have not been able to find Jaswig on the internet. Any information would be appreciated.
"T18"
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from Jim McW--27 August 2003:
We can only tell you that, according to Anne Williams' "Index of Pre-1970 U.S. Jigsaw Puzzle Manufacturers", these were produced by R.C. Hyde during the 1930's. [See No. 1046, Page 68]
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1066]from "SC"-19 August 2003:
I would like some information on a Windsor jig picture puzzle with artwork by Philip R. Goodwin. It is a scroll cut, cardboard puzzle, the picture is titled "We're Going Home," and it was #50 in a series. The box, with red lettering, has a black-and-white guide picture.
"SC"
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from Jim McW--27 August 2003:
We're not familiar with this work. Can anyone help with this?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "SC"--10 September 2003:
Thanks....
My husband and I had found some information about Philip Goodwin, including on puzzlehistory.com--a fun site!
The information we found on Goodwin says that most of his paintings are scenes of the West, but the scene on our puzzle seems to be from the north woods, possibly northern Minnesota.
"SC"
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[1067]from "S19"-19 August 2003:
looking for information on a puzzle by JINX
It has a character called Aleck Tricity...
I know it is very old but can not seem to find any info on it...
have you ever heard of it???
thank you,
"S19"
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[1068]from "S20"-20 August 2003:
Hi,

I was wondering if you could help me determine an age of a puzzle that I acquired thru a yardsale. Box has been opened, but puzzle never put together. All pieces are there and show no signs of wear. Attached is a picture. I would appreciate your help.
"S20"
unknown title[unknown title], WHITMAN GUILDTM

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from Jim McW--28 August 2003:
We would say it was probably issued in the 1950's or early 1960's.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1069]from "CH"-21 August 2003:
I am wondering if you can tell me anything about a puzzle I have. It is an American Series - made only by Madmar Co., Utica, NY - No. 520 - titled Lincoln at Gettysburg. It is a two-sided puzzle and the other side is titled Apple of my Eye.

I would like to know the approximate date and maybe a value.
"CH"
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[1070]from "GBY"-22 August 2003:
hi.
my name is _________ and i have a problem locating some jigsaws and i am told that you may be able to help me.
a number of years ago king international issued 4 star trek movie jigsaws of the 6 original star trek movies. i have managed to locate one of them, the motion picture jigsaw but as yet the other 3 have eluded me.
can you either help me find the jigsaws or king international please. many thanks.
"GBY"
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from Jim McW--31 August 2003:
We have only recently seen some King puzzles, and we really don't know anything about the company, although we believe it is in the UK. Can anyone give us any information about the company or its puzzles, especially about its STAR TREKTM and THUNDERBIRDSTM puzzles?
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "GBY"--4 September 2003:
hya
thanks a lot for your reply.
I know that king intenational was the manufacturer and they produced just 4 of the 6 original movies in the 1000 piece jigsaws. they did the following 4, the motion picture [ which I have ], the voyage home [ star trek 4 ], the final frontier [star trek 5 ] and the undiscovered country [ star trek 6 ]. There's no date as yet, but star trek 1 came out in 1979 and star trek 6 came out in 1991, so the jigsaws must have been issued in the early 90's.
The year that they were registered is 1993, they were limited to 10,000 per jigsaw and they were made in holland by nederlandse spellenfabriek b.v. amsterdam.
hope that's of use. many thanks,
"GBY"
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[1071]from "RK"-25 August 2003:
I am looking for a puzzle of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.
Please let me know if you have any information about such a puzzle.
"RK"
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from "D26"--26 October 2003:
Did anyone ever locate this puzzle? I am also looking for the same one. Thanks.
"D26"
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from Jim McW--31 October 2003:
We have not heard of anyone finding one of these. In fact, we still do not know anything about the puzzle, at all. It would help if we knew anything, the manufacturer, title, or anything. We will post any relevant information we receive.
Thanks, Jim McW

from "D26"--31 October 2003:
It was made by Golden Arrow or Arrow Games in UK. That's all I know, other than that it is a 1000-piece puzzle of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India.
"D26"
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from Jim McW--7 August 2006:
We had actually received a similar query already: see no. 936, Page 62.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[1072]from "IDW"-29 August 2003:
Hi,

Could you please help me with this. I see many Ambassador Puzzles that look very similar to Springboks and Hallmark puzzles. Same font, text, puzzle piece shapes etc. Is there a connection? Were Ambassador another branch of the Springbok empire?

Thanks for your time.

"IDW"
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from Jim McW--31 August 2003:
AMBASSADORTM puzzles were indeed published by HALLMARKTM. As far as we know, they were published from 1982 to 1991. See our SPRINGBOK pages for more information, as well as some of the other websites and books listed on our LINKS pages.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1073]from "L31"-31 August 2003:
Hi,
I came across an interesting old puzzle recently and I'm trying to research it. I saw your Jaymar Puzzle Page you have on your club's website, but I cannot find this series. I thought it might be of interest to you and your site.
I have a Jaymar Puzzle. "Fighters for Victory Modern Picture Puzzle - Pictures of Our Modern Weapons and Fighting Men" The scene is a Battle (WWII?) The name of the battle has torn off the cover. I will have to put it together to discover the name of the Battle.
Just real quick, I wanted to know if you had heard of this Fighters for Victory Series. Thanks for any help you can provide.
"L31"
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from Jim McW--4 September 2003:
There's a great many brands and series of jigsaw puzzles which we have heard of but haven't yet found time to represent on our site. We know of at least seven titles in the "Fighters for Victory" series:
"Battle of Algiers"
"Battle of North Africa"
"U.S. Fliers Bomb Tokyo"
"Subtracting a Zero"
bomber, unknown title
tank, unknown title
PT Boat, unknown title

We would love to have a picture of your puzzle that we can post with this question. Perhaps someone will know the title.

[And, by the way, this site is owned and maintained by Jim McW ( that's me ), but I get a lot of help from "the community", which is my term for any and all who are interested in jigsaw puzzles !]
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "L31"--19 October 2003:
Jim, I am enclosing a picture of the puzzle you helped me Identify. Its the "Battle of North Africa" I have all the pieces. Thank you. I thought you might like to have the picture of the puzzle for your website.:
Battle for North Africa"Battle for North Africa", Fighters for Victory, by JAYMARTM.

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[1074]from "KS"-7 September 2003:
RE: no. 414, Page 30
Howdy there Mate, I was reading the site, and stumbled upon this [no. 414].
Now Strangely enough, I have this exact same picture. Enclosed is a picture of the picture in question.:
John Wayne"John Wayne", frame tray, unknown maker, 1951.

This picture bears the exact same MCMLI, 7336 markings as the one described in [no. 414].

Thanks Much,

"KS"
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from Jim McW--7 September 2003:
We now know believe this old frametray or inlay puzzle was issued by SAALFIELDTM
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1075]from "DS"-10 September 2003:
Hello there!
I have a "Tuco The Original - Tripl-Thick - Interlocking Childrens Picture Puzzle". I am trying to determine the age of it. I have not found one like this on your site. It is 60 pieces, has no.3040 on the box and the subject is 'Triple Threat'. All of the pieces are intact and in fairly good condition, as well as the box. The finished size of the puzzle is 7 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches. Each piece is 1/8 inch thick. Also on the side of the box: 'Thick, easy-to-handle pieces made of Upson Laminated Wood-Fibre Board. Tuco Exclusive.' Can anyone help me with information on this puzzle. Attached is a picture of the box, in .jpg format.
Triple Threat"Triple Threat", TUCO, Children's Picture Puzzle, c. 1950's.

Much Appreciated!
Thank you,
"DS"
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from Jim McW--10 September 2003:
We believe it was probably issued in the 1950's.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1076]from "DH"-1 September 2003:
Hi,
A friend of mine got this puzzle at a sale and would like to know more about it. It's called Dawn of Day, from the pastime puzzles of Parker Brothers Inc., was made in 1931.

Thanks,

"DH"
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from Jim McW--4 September 2003:
We are not familiar with this particular title. We would love to have a picture of the assembled puzzle and/or box and labels for our website. Parker Pastime puzzles are very popular collectibles.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "DH"--19 September 2003:
Hi, I finely got a picture of my friend's puzzle:
Dawn of Day"Dawn of Day", PARKER PASTIME

Inside the lid, a label reads: 232 pieces, sawed by 99, inspected by 209, date 5-20-31. Could you tell me what it might be worth.

Thanks,

"DH"
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from Jim McW--19 September 2003:
This is truly a beautiful puzzle, and appears to be complete, as far as I can tell from the picture you send. If so, and if the box is also in nice condition, we think it might bring $125 or more. See our FAQ page for more information on the factors which can affect the price of puzzles.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1077]from "S29"-29 June 2003:[We seem to have missed this one!]
Hello,
I have this really old puzzle, 375 pieces, called " Memory Lane ", Perfect Picture, 2 cabins with ducks in a pond with crabapple trees. Can you tell me anything about it?
Thanks
"S29"
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from Jim McW--4 September 2003:
We are not familiar with this particular title. See our Perfect Picture page for a bit more information on these old puzzles.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1078]from "DS"-11 September 2003:
Hello again,
I have another puzzle that I could use some help with that I got from a yard sale. Picture attached.:
Vernal Falls"Vernal Falls", WARREN SUPER SCENIC.
It says on the top of the box: A Super Scenic Picture Puzzle - on the side: over 500 pieces - Warren - 7988 - 'Vernal Falls' Photo by Darwin Van Campen - Approx. size 20 x 13. On the bottom half of the box, printed on one side: 82977 82977. All of the pieces are accounted for and in pretty good condition. The box is in fairly good condition accept for what appears to be a water stain on top. Any information would be grateful!
Thank you, "DS"

PS: Thanks to all who had a hand in this web site, it's absolutely fascinating!
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from Jim McW--11 September 2003:
The best that I can do is to make an "educated guess". I'd be surprised if it was published later than the early 1960's. The 1940's is possible, I suppose, but I really think it probably dates to the 1950's. Anybody have other information or opinions?
Thanks, Jim McW
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