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[1098]from "BK"-26 October 2003:
Snow White"Snow White", HARETT-GILMARTM
Snow White[box]
In your answer to inquiry #34 on August 2000, you mentioned that you hadn't seen any pictures of this series. I just acquired one and have attached a pic of the completed 12" round puzzle and a pic of the can it comes in. The pieces are in exceptional shape and were all there.
Do I understand correctly that H-G Toys didn't do puzzles until the 1960's?

"BK"
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from Jim McW--26 October 2003:
Actually, we have been informed that the company was founded in 1947.
Please see Q&A no. 523, Page 38, no. 621, Page 44, for some information about these puzzles. And, of course, our page on Harett-Gilmar, has some information, as well.
Thanks for the picture of " Snow White " !
Jim McW
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[1099]from "KF"-19 September 2003:
I noticed a lot of WWII puzzles by FINK company and FX Schmid. Are any of these still available? Where do I need to go. Thanks for the help.
"KF"
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from Jim McW--28 October 2003:
Many of them are no longer in print, but you can look through the on-line jigsaw stores on our LINKS pages to see if any of them have any of these puzzles still in stock. We occasionally find them and try to make them available to those who are looking for them. We just sold a copy of "Approach to the Intrepid", and I know, for instance, that we have a copy of "Midway: Turning Point".
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1100]from "MP"-20 September 2003:
What is the name of the older Wysocki puzzle that has the big chicken pulling a cart? I do not have a number for it, but I remember seeing it some time ago. I would like to find one, but do not know what to call it.
I would appreciate your help.
"MP"
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from Jim McW--28 October 2003:
I believe that was "Rooster Express". See a picture of it in our WYSOCKI section.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen (MISSOURIPUZZLES.COM)--30 October 2003:
Hi Jim,
The Rooster Express has been reissued and is now available. We still have a few left. We have over 50 different Wysocki puzzles now and are expecting 6 more in a week or so. Hasbro has been reissuing many of the older ones. The set with the Rooster in is has an offer to win a signed original one of his paintings, "Patriotic Stuffy Bunch" it has a 76 flag in the background and is a bunch of teddy bears.
Talk to you later
Nancy
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[1101]from "NZ"-21 September 2003:
Hi,
I saw a great old Scandecor puzzle No 3138, but can't find it to buy - I can't even find any information on Scandecor.
Any help would be great.
Thanks,
"NZ"
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from Jim McW--28 October 2003:
We are not familiar with that line or company. Has anyone heard of it? Please let us know.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from "JS"--31 January 2004:
Hi,

Scandecor puzzles are very common here in the Netherlands. We see them a lot on fleamarkets. Actually today I bought nr 3157. Pictures are mostly paintings, maps, that sort of thing. The company is (was) Swedish. Text on boxes is English and German, so I guess they were also sold in Great Britain.
Hope I helped you

"JS"
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[1102]from "BB"-21 September 2003:
I have an old Whitman Guild #4710-37 over 1000 piece puzzle named "Amsterdam by Night". We have been to Amsterdam and there is one place on the river where seven bridges can be viewed along a canal at one time. Is this the same scene...?

Thank you, in advance, for looking into my request.
"BB"
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from Jim McW--28 October 2003:
We are aware of a puzzle by that title issued by SOMERVILLETM under their CHATEAUTM line. One has to be careful, in general, of relying very heavily on the puzzle numbers. Several major puzzle manufacturers use the same numbers over and over, for years. If you will send us a picture, we may be able to post it with your inquiry, and someone may be able to answer your question.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1103]from "JP"-26 September 2003:
Hi - I bought a Saalfield puzzle at Goodwill today. It is #7401 entitled "Good Morning!" It is a 100 piece junior jigsaw puzzle of a colt and a rooster. The list of puzzles on the Kent State site shows #7401 to be Mallards in Flight. Would they use the same number for two different puzzles? Do you know how to contact the Kent State site? Thanks.
"JP"
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from Jim McW--28 October 2003:
We'll tell you the same thing we told the enquirer in the item just above (1102): one has to be careful, in general, of relying very heavily on the puzzle numbers. Several major puzzle manufacturers use the same numbers over and over, for years. We don't know how to contact the Kent State site, if there is not an e-mail address link on it.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1104]from "ES"-29 September 2003:
Hello!
We are looking for a puzzle that was in our family for a long time and somehow disappeared. It was a 3D puzzle of an ocean liner, probably (but not certainly) one of the big Cunard liners. It had, as I recall, about 4-6 layers, on a base shaped like the bottom of the hull. It may very well have been made in England or Europe. The smokestacks either came up from the base or were inserted down through the decks, and each layer corresponded to -and I believe was printed with, a diagram of the appropriate deck.
Any thoughts?

Best,
"ES"
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from Jim McW--28 October 2003:
We have seen a puzzle on the internet, described as having been made by Scottish Toys in the 1930's. The jigsaw pieces fit together to form the decks, etc. The seller mentioned a later version issued by CHAD VALLEYTM.
Thanks, Jim McW
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from Keith--29 October 2003:
Hi Jim ,
See Tom Tyler's British Jigsaw Puzzles, page 105. These are pretty rare puzzles and can be expensive on the collector's market. The one described sounds like the Chad Valley version.
Regards
Keith
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[1105]from "R6"-6 October 2003:
Was there ever a Milton Bradley 550 piece (or me) puzzle of Star Wars Attack of the Clones? If so, where can I get one?
"R6"
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[1106]from "JM"-17 October 2003:
I am looking for a puzzle from Rose Art, The Puzzle Collection. I don't remember the title, but it had a picture of a woman playing a harp on a boat in a river with flickering candles along the bottom. Could you tell me the name of the puzzle and where I could look for it?
Thank-you,
"JM"
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from Nancy Ballhagen (MISSOURIPUZZLES.COM)--30 October 2003:
Hi Jim,
For #1106, the puzzle is Called Minerva's Melody the artwork by Josephine Wall, I believe it is out of print but don't know for sure.
If they contacted Warren/RoseArt they might find out if it is still in print. We are out of stock on it.
Talk to you later
Nancy
from Nancy Ballhagen (MISSOURIPUZZLES.COM)--1 November 2003:
Hi Jim,
I just discovered I DO have Minerva's Melody in stock.
Nancy
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[1107]from "K18"-18 October 2003:
I am looking for a puzzle that I had as a kid ~ 20 yrs ago. I believe it was a round fantasy. It was a moonlight/night scene. A large old tree w/ images in it. There were tiny flying fairies & horses. Some had butterfly-like wings if I remember right. It was one of those scenes where the more you look, the more you see. I don't remember the title or company. I would really love to have another copy of this puzzle. If anyone could help me I would really appreciate it. Thanks
"K18"
from "K18"--10 December 2003:
In response to my own inquiry, I found it!!! I was looking for the 'Foxfire" book series on internet auctions and there it was! 1982 round fantasy type from a painting by Kirwan, titled 'Foxfire'.
thank you
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[1108]from "JS"-22 October 2003:
RE: Springbok puzzle backs
Is the red back or the green back more valuable to collectors and were some puzzles issued with both colored backs?
Thanks,
"JS"
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[1109]from "CW"-26 October 2003:
I would like help in locating the name of an artist who designed two small puzzles issued in the U.K. c.1924, each approx. 8x6in. and cut on wood in curious non-locking units like the teardrop motifs in Indian Paisley designs. The subjects are possibly scenes from Andersenís tales and are in the style of the illustrator Kay Nielsen.

Grateful thanks,
"CW"
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[1110]from "OC"-27 October 2003:
Hello,

I am searching for this puzzle or even a copy of this puzzle. It is very old. 1940-1960s. It was a jigsaw puzzle featuring a Moroccan Market (place). Probably a real photo puzzle. The title may have simply been "Moroccan Market". My mother had it as a child when she lived over in England.
Please let me know any info you have or can find about this puzzle. Thankyou very much.
Sincerely,
"OC"
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[1111]from "NP"-27 October 2003:
hi,

I don't know if you can help me.. but i have a question. One of the puzzles on your site is by a (german?) artist Joseph Untersberger. I was on the web and was doing a search on this artist. The only thing I could find was one of your puzzles. do you know anything about this artist or where I could get some information on him.

I have one of his paintings (it looks original); its signed josep untersberger munchen, it is a painting of a guardian angel looking after a little girl who is close to a snake. I thought because Tuco made a puzzle out of one of his paintings that he was a famous artist but cannot find any information on him. Anyway, any information you could give me would be appreciated or if you just have some suggestions where I could try to get more information. thank you in advance.

Sincerely,
"NP"
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[1112]from "MC"-28 October 2003:
Please help me find a jigsaw puzzle I had thirty years ago that contained famous Shakespearian quotations from plays. It was on a white background, I think, and was multi colored and had many unusual fonts and styles. I believe it was also a round puzzle.
I would just love to do this one again. It's a blast. Please help me find a Jigsaw Puzzle with Shakespeare's quotes...
"MC"
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from Barbara--19 November 2003:

Jim, Greetings from England,

I saw Keith on Saturday and he mentioned this query, wondering whether the circular puzzle was a Waddington. In fact it is a Springbok circular, dated 1965 number C916, called Words, Words, Words. As the enquirer says it has a white background and contains lots of quotations from Shakespeare.

Barbara
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[1113]from "PC"-28 October 2003:
HI,
I have a puzzle that was my mother's. It was made by Art Lake. It is called "Stars" Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 pieces. The date is 1985, GREAT AMERICAN PUZZLE FACTORY, INC., New York, N.Y. If I had to guess, it has pictures of between 500 and 1000 movie stars and famous singers and famous people. I was just wondering if you have ever heard of it or seen it or where I could get more information about it. It's like nothing I have ever seen, with so many famous people.
Thank you,
"PC"
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[1114]from "RJ"-29 October 2003:
Hello,
I ran across your web site in trying to do a search for a puzzle I used to do as a child in the late 60's, early 70's. I believe it was by Whitman and was probably about a 500 piece puzzle. The puzzle was packaged in a can probably about 3-4 inches in diameter and about 10-12 inches high. I believe the name of the puzzle was entitled "Winter in the Catskills". It was a snow scene and was dark in nature as the scene appeared to be in the late afternoon evening. I believe the puzzle had some houses in the scene with the Catskills in the background. Haven't had any luck finding info about this puzzle.
Have you ever seen/heard of this particular puzzle or have any other sources you would suggest searching? Thanks.
"RJ"
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from Jim McW--2 November 2003:
Seems to me I saw such a puzzle on an internet auction within the last year or less. This is a similar, perhaps slightly earlier, puzzle:
Snow in the Catskills"Snow in the Catskills", by Robert Wood [?], WHITMAN GOLD SEALTM
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1115]from "BK"-1 November 2003:
I obtained the puzzle below this week and am wondering if anyone knows when it might have been produced and an idea of its value. I am sending a pic with this email and would appreciate any help on this.
"BK"
Two Champions"Two Champions", SAALFIELD JUNIORTM
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from Jim McW--2 November 2003:
We believe this is a SAALFIELD JUNIOR puzzle, probably from the 1950's, but possibly a bit earlier. We don't do appraisals, but you can see our FAQ page for a brief discussion of some of the factors which can affect the value of your puzzles.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1116]from "LM"-22 October 2003:
Greetings,

on your TUCO, 1932-1933 page, you have "Blue Mountain Camp".
I have a nice, fuller version print of this which has been of special importance to me since I was a kid. I have since seen, and have, two other smaller prints of "Our Blue Mountain Camp".

Any idea who the artist was or any other details about it?

Regards,
"LM"
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[1117]from "JF"-1 November 2003:
Hello,

My name is ______ and I've been looking all over the place to find anywhere that may sell "The Citadel" jigsaw puzzle. My older brother had it when we were younger and has wanted it again for a Christmas gift, as he's an avid puzzle, um, guy. You are the first place online that I even found so much as the image; do you know who may sell this as a jigsaw puzzle? Any information on how to get a copy of this puzzle would be most appreciated.

Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,
"JF"
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from Jim McW--11 November 2003:
See no. 745, Page 52. Also, no. 1035, Page 68, and our WARREN page.
I have a theory: the hard-to-find "thing" that you are looking for, WILL show up eventually, in an on-line auction or at a flea market or in a garage sale (charity shops and boot fairs in the U.K.). When, and if, it does show up, you have to be ready to pounce on it and not worry very much about the price (although you may get it for a song, sometimes).
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1118]from "MTA"-15 October 2003:
Dear Puzzlehistory

This one puzzle might be your hardest to find puzzle ever ! And I do mean Hard to find ! I am looking for a Puzzle titled Historical Map of England and Wales, distributed by John Bartholemew of Edinburgh, a Michael Stanfield Puzzle at around a minimum of 1500 pieces or more. In original Red Bordered box. I have a photo of the jigsaw in question which I no longer have, that I can send to you.

I am also looking for similar puzzles with the Crests, Shields, Emblems Heraldic Titles, of Scotland and Scottish Families, Educational Institutions and so on upon it, or anything similiar based upon it. If you can find anything like this, then I'd be most grateful to you, as I have been looking for many, many years, without much success.

Your's
"MTA"
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from Keith--29 October 2003:
Hi Jim ,
Micheal Stanfield was acquired by Ravensburger in 1990, so the best places to look would be the Charity Shops and Boot Fairs. I have in fact seen this one on a few occasions, so it can be found. The problem would be getting it complete and in a decent box, would cost next to nothing, though.
Regards
Keith
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[1119]from "MA"-15 October 2003:
I found your site very informative & fun
I have enclosed some pics if you would like to have them for your site for reference

Pics enclosed are from the puzzle "checkmate" viking picture puzzle weekly, Silver lining series AA-1
Checkmate"Checkmate", VIKING PICTURE PUZZLE, 1930's.
Checkmatedetail from "Checkmate".
Checkmatebox, "Checkmate".
Checkmateinscription on side of box, "Checkmate".
Checkmatebox detail, "Checkmate".

Right now i am working on a puzzle entitled "Schism", from the same manufacturer.

Very challenging, not only with the unique pieces, but with no picture as well!
Thanks
"MA"
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