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[1332]from "LP"--12 September 2004:
I am looking for information re: American Publishing Corp. puzzles manufactured in the early 1970s. They were a series of puzzles featuring athletes (e.g. Dick Butkus, Joe Namath, Johnny Bench, Ernie Banks, Rod Gilbert, Bobby Orr, etc.). I would like to know how many puzzles were produced in the series, the athletes featured and if and where they are available.
"LP"
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from Jim McW--14 September 2004:
All we know is posted in no. 393, Page 28.
Of course, these are long out of print, and would be available, if at all, only on the secondary market, as prized collectibles.
Can anyone provide more information?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from RB Puzzles--15 September 2004:
These puzzles were apparently produced either in a couple different series, or one long series that stretched over a couple years. I really don't know how many different ones were made at that time, but they appear to stretch over the 4 main sports of baseball, football, basketball and hockey.....
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from Jim McW--2 January 2005:
We have received so much information about this series ( or these series ) that we have posted this complete inquiry and all comments on our AMERICAN PUBLISHING CORP. page. Thanks to all who are helping with this study.
Can anyone provide more information?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1333]from "DO"--13 September 2004:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN;
I came across a JANE WOOSTER SCOTT cork board jigsaw puzzle and i enjoyed doing it immensely.
Is there an outlet in australia where I can purchase these puzzles?
thank you for you time.......
"DO"
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from Jim McW--14 September 2004:
Unfortunately, we know very little about the puzzle industry in Australia or the venues available there for purchase of jigsaw puzzles. Can anyone help us with this question?
Of course, you can buy from internet puzzle stores, some of which have links on our LINKS page.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1334]from "PW"--13 September 2004:
Hestair Spring Time series of 5 puzzles Code 51403
Dear Sir, I am trying to locate a jigsaw puzzle from the above series called " Crown and Trumpet". It shows a picture of a Whitbread brewery public house with the pub sign outside. It was made by Hestair, who have since gone out of business. Your website was given to me by a company here in the UK who suggested to me that you might be able to help locate this particular one. Are you able to help? Thanks,
"PW"
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from Jim McW--14 September 2004:
According to Tom Tyler, in his British Jigsaw Puzzles of the 20th Century, Hestair was active in the 1970's.
Old puzzles from this puzzle maker show up occasionally in internet auctions. Check boot sales, bazaars, thrift shops, garage sales, etc., also.
We very seldom see these in the U.S.A.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1335]from "JW"--19 September 2004:
I am looking for puzzles by Kim Jacobs...The Cobblestone Way.
They were produced by Milton Bradley and Masterpiece.
The Sewing Room and Dreaming Christmas are 2 that I know I do not have.
I'm not sure of how many there are out there.
Also are they still being produced anywhere?
Thank You
"PW"
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[1336]from "R4S"--21 September 2004:
Im looking for a puzzle that I gave a friend a few years ago (around 13 years ago). It was an aerial view of a farm, you could see the house and outbuildings and in the field the farmer had carved out God Bless America. Have you heard of it? I keep thinking that I bought it at a Hallmark store.

Any info you could provide is appreciated.

"R4S"
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from Jim McW--22 September 2004:
I believe you're thinking of
An American Farm"An American Farm", PZL9016, issued 1991, with 1500 pieces, by HALLMARK SPRINGBOKTM.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from Jim McW--28 September 2004:
I forgot to mention that there is a message formed (by plowing?) in the field, which I can't quite make out in this picture (we have never seen the puzzle itself). It looks like, "THANK YOU GOD FOR AMERICA", but I can't quite make out all the words.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from "KMVO"--7 December 2004:
I have a friend who said that he saw a puzzle in a store and can't find it anywhere now. He said that it had a farmhouse in the upper left corner with a vast wheatfield and a tractor in the lower right hand corner. Written in the wheatfield was something like "Thank you God for everything". Does anyone know where I can get it?
"KMVO"
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from Jim McW--8 December 2004:
I think you're right! It does look like "THANK YOU GOD FOR EVERYTHING"!
It is long out of print, but you may be able to find it on the secondary market (internet auction sites, collectible websites, etc.).
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1337]from "MH"--21 September 2004:
Hi
I was searching for details of a puzzle I have completed - saw basic details on your site [see Jigsaw Puzzles of the Media ], thought you may like a photo to add before I dismantle it !

DAILY MAIL
Film Favourites"Film Favourites", 1934 , over 400 pieces

Hope it's of use

Regards

"MH"
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from Jim McW--22 September 2004:
What a great old puzzle!
I think I see Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon, among others portrayed in this old classic. Can anyone identify actors in this puzzle?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from Jim McW--17 December 2004:
See no. 1376 for more information.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1338]from "LT"--16 September 2004:
Hello,

I wonder if you can help me?
I am looking for a jigsaw puzzle of a scene depicting a chariot race, from the movie Ben Hur starring Charlton Heston.
I remember my father had this jigsaw puzzle in the late 1960's and I wish to find one from either a manufacturer or collector.
I have searched your website and the only Ben Hur 'hit' I could find was the bazaar scene.
Do you know of this particular puzzle or who manufactured it?
Thanks for your time.

"LT"
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from Jim McW--29 September 2004:
We are not sure when they came out or who published them or how many were published (!!), but we suspect that the puzzle which you remember may have been one of a small series issued around the time of the release of the epic film. We have only seen one such puzzle, entitled "Collecting the Taxes", described as no. 2 in a series.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from Jim McW--17 December 2004:
See no. 1376 for more information.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1339]from "BB"--24 September 2004:
Responding to the "NP" query (1111) [Page 72] on 27 October 2003 regarding information about the artist Joseph Untersberger. I am also seeking information on this artist, and also on the picture Holy Family. I have a very fine old print. I am also wondering if NPs possible original is oil or watercolor? There is also a picture of St. Cecelia on another web site, says Joseph Unterberger 1835-1912, Austria.

Thank you for any help.

BB
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from Jim McW--29 September 2004:
Chris McCann, in his great book, Master Pieces: the Art History of Jigsaw Puzzles., mentions Josef Unterberger (1776-1846), of Rome. He also includes an illustration of a puzzle based on the work by Unterberger of "The Holy Family at Work" [P. 167].
Can anyone add to this information?
Note that there may be variant spellings.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1340]from "Sue S"--21 September 2004:
I just won a wooden puzzle that only has a stamp on the back that says "Jamestown..Adirondak Wood puzzle"
elk in mountain lakeelk in mountain lake, wooden pieces, unknown title.
stampindian chief stamp, on back, Jamestown, Adirondack Mountain Birch.
It has beautiful swirley pieces..take a look and see if you know what this is.

Take care and happy puzzling!

Sue S
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from Jim McW--29 September 2004:
Does anyone recognize this puzzle or maker?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1341]from "TB3"--3 October 2004:
I have two questions regarding puzzle preservers. When my sister finishes a puzzle, she uses Elmer's glue to preserve the puzzle for framing. She spreads it on the back of the puzzle and puts construction paper on the back and frames it. What is the difference between puzzle preserver and regular school type glue - if any?

Also, I have been buying the only puzzle preserver available at my local Wal-Mart which is called "Liquid Puzzle Saver" from MB Puzzle. I have had no real problems with it. However, sometimes when I open a new bottle, it is clear and sometimes it is white. Sometimes it is clear and thick and sometimes it is clear and runny. I have searched the bottles and they are all the same and I can see no reason for there to be a difference. I also buy 10 bottles at the same time so they should be the same age - none older than the rest. What causes this and should this preserver be okay to use? Should I buy a more expensive preserver? I am finding that I am spending a lot of money in puzzles, frames and matting. Spending a little more on puzzle preserver would not be a huge leap. Just wanted to check.
I love your website. I spend hours on it sometimes just looking up artists.

Thanks so much.
"TB3"
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from "JJK"--10 October 2004:
Consider having special display frames made for puzzles? A puzzle can be put behind glass without any glue and changed out when you want to display a new puzzle. You then could store the old puzzle in its box. It would be ready to be enjoyed another time.
"JJK"
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[1342]from "DH"--10 October 2004:
I have the puzzle set in the box [illustrated below]. The puzzles are all mint and together and the box has the corners split but it appears to me that it's before Milton Bradley called them PUZZLES. Do you have any history on the name "puzzle" and why this is a Bradley and not called a puzzle.... There are 6 of them.
Need to find information for my curiosity.
They are 9 x 6-3/4". The backs of each puzzle have the alphabetic A, B, C, D, E, and F apparently so that children can't mix up the pieces into one big pile and not be able to put them together. I've shown the back of the ostrich one. Please......whatever you can tell me. I was a early Springbok collector until I found this one, I may switch for awhile and start with another Brand.
Thanx so much.
"DH", Minnesota
Sectional Birds box"Sectional Birds", MILTON BRADLEYTM
Sectional Ostrich"Ostrich", MILTON BRADLEYTM
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from Anne Williams--12 October 2004:
The earliest jigsaw puzzles, beginning in the mid-1700s were called "dissected maps" or "dissected pictures." The word puzzle came into use in the 1800s.

Bradley's first puzzle, came out in the 1860s and was called "The Smashed Up Locomotive." Around 1870 they made the "Model Ship Puzzle."

In the 1870s Selchow & Righter started making simple children's puzzles and called them "Sliced Animals." Many other companies imitated these, but had to choose different names like "Animal Slips", "Cut-up Animals", "Criss Cross Spelling Slips," and others.

Milton Bradley called theirs "Sectional Animals" and "Sectional Birds". They kept these sets in production for more than 50 years, changing the designs periodically, but not the name. This one is from the 1920s or 1930s.
Anne Williams. puzzles@bates.edu
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[1343]from "AF"--12 October 2004:
I just recently acquired a Storyland puzzle in a cylinder with a tin lid from an estate sale. It's a Peter Pan 100 large inter-locking pieces.
Over all size 15" x 11" Harett-Gilmar, inc. Far Rockaway, N.Y. No. 423
It's the only one I can find so far with 100 pieces instead of 96.
Thanks,
"AF", Nebraska
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from Jim McW--13 October 2004:
We have tried to re-organize our Harett-Gilmar Page a bit. Any information that will clarify our listing of these titles and series will be appreciated.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1344]from "CJS"--17 October 2004:
Hello, I have recently purchased a shaped jigsaw puzzle, but I have no idea what company produced it, as it has no logos on it except for the Sure-Lox logo. Also I have no idea of the artist. The puzzle is in the shape of a cat that looks like it is lying down half curled up. It has 12 cats in it total if you count the two cloud shaped cats, and the cat face made up of leaves and branches. I have attached a picture of this puzzle, and I hope you can help me.
"CJS"
twelve cats, shaped puzzletwelve cats, title and maker not known.
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from Jim McW--20 October 2004:
There is a brand name "Sure-Lox" in Canada and Australia, that we have heard of. It would probably help us if we knew of any writing on the box. A snap of the box (or scan) might also help to identify the maker.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1345]from "JO"--17 October 2004:
Hello,

I am looking for a puzzle that my mother used to have. It has in it an indian, a squaw who are protecting a deer that they have shot from a bear. I don't know the name or title or company that produced it.
Any help locating it would be appreciated. My mother said it may have the word "valor" in the title.

Thanks,
"JO"
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from Jim McW--20 October 2004:
See no. 282, Page 20, for a similar inquiry, although the puzzle you seek sounds a bit different. Does it sound familiar to anyone?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from "JO"--20 October 2004:
The puzzle listed looks very similar but there is no canoe in the one I am looking for and the female indian is next to a deer that was shot. The bear is in about the same position in the puzzle I am looking for.

Thanks

"JO"
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from Jim McW--22 October 2004:
Well, how about this one?:
Challenged"Challenged", by Walter Haskell Hinton (as is the other, similar work).
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from "JO"--22 October 2004:
That is it!....

Thanks,

"JO"
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from "CN"--13 June 2006:
I have an original print of this - signed by Hinton - could it have possibly come from an oil? Oh, by the way... the word Squaw - is the french word for [pejorative word]....

"CN"
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from Jim McW--25 June 2006:
We assume the original was an oil. It is a well-known work.
We receive letters from many different people, from all over the world, a few even which are not in English. We try to avoid offense to anyone, but we also try to censor the questions and comments of others as little as possible, while trying to keep this site suitable for all ages.
We always took the word to simply mean " native american indian woman ", but we tended to use it only in an historical or archaic sense, that is as a word used more commonly in past ages. However, we did a little research, which suggests that it did originally mean " woman " or " wife " in Algonquian. Any word may be given negative meanings by some people, without its original meaning being changed. We could not confirm your derivation of the word.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1346]from "PF"--21 October 2004:
I am trying to find information about this picture.
children in uniformchildren dressed in uniforms, unknown title and artist.
It is a picture my mom had. I found the other picture she had on this sight. It was Angelus by Millet.
"PF"
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from Jim McW--22 October 2004:
See no. 1032, Page 68, for "The Angelus".
The picture you sent us is not familiar to us, but it appears to be a picture for children, from the Second World War era.
Does anyone have more information?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1347]from "AP"--20 October 2004:
I have this painting,
Rollin' In"Rollin' In", by Frank M. Hamilton,
purchased at the Challis Gallery in Laguna Beach around 1970, watercolor 22" x 30" with fabulous detail. This painting has been in my family for almost 35 years and to my knowledge has never been printed, I also have been trying to find info on Mr. Hamilton and it is nice to finally have done so

Thanks

"AP", CA
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from Jim McW--22 October 2004:
We are posting your comments and the picture on our Frank M. Hamilton page, as well. We receive many letters from people who love his work and have found this page. Over the years, a little more information has been sent in by various people, for which we thank them. And, we thank you for sending the wonderful picture.
Jim McW
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[1348]from "KSCS"--24 October 2004:
I have obtained two wood cut jigsaw puzzles which i have put together and all pieces are there. one puzzle on the outside of the cardboard box states, jig-saw puzzle mounted on wood, no 1, size 9x12, pieces 150, price $1.50, subjects Shadow Brook Freshet, R. W. BLISS, 9 ridgeway st., wollaston, mass.
The puzzle is two sided. One side is somewhat glossier than the other which helped me very much in figuring the pieces for the right side.

The other wood jigsaw puzzle box reads, " The First Performance ", size 11x15, 297 pcs., mfg by A. Handy, Falmouth, Mass., 12933

After searching every site i could image and finding no info on either i thought perhaps you might be able to enlighten me as to if these are something a collector should have in his/her collection or should i just yardsale them? any info would be greatly appreciated. thanking you in advance

"KSCS"
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from Jim McW--22 October 2004:
Anne Williams in her book, Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide, lists Bliss as having produced hand-cut wooden puzzles during the 1930's.
The other puzzle presents more of a mystery to us. Is there any clue as to what the number "12933" pertains?
In any case, these should probably be made available to puzzle collectors.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1349]from "BW"--31 October 2004:
HI,
I found your site while looking up info on Frank M Hamilton.
I have a print called " spring cleaning".
I love it and wanted to share photo
"BW"
Spring Cleaning"Spring Cleaning", by Frank M. Hamilton
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[1350]from "AW"--2 November 2004:
RE: "Madame Butterfly"
Hi Please find attached a picture of madame butterfly we have just completed - you might like to use it.

Do you have any idea of when these were made.

Have you any clues to the year ?? or maker ??

Regards
"AW"
Madame Butterfly"Madame Butterfly", Jigsaws from the Theatre.
Madame Butterflybox, "Madame Butterfly", Jigsaws from the Theatre.
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from Jim McW--6 November 2004:
Thanks!
We have also added these pictures to our Stage & Cinema page.
We think these must have been published around the 1930's.
Can anyone give us a more exact dating?
Jim McW
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from "AW"--15 November 2004:
Hi
I hope you find these useful.
Madame Butterflybox, "Madame Butterfly", Jigsaws from the Theatre.
Swan Lake"Swan Lake", Jigsaws from the Theatre.

Regards
"AW"
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[1351]from "DL"--13 November 2004:
Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me where I might find a puzzle by the name "another year at sea", or even if there is one. I love the work Charles [Wysocki] did, and also I love doing his puzzles.
Thank you for your web site, it is wonderful.
"DL"
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from Jim McW--17 November 2004:
Thanks!
We were able to find a painting by Wysocki with that title, but can anyone tell us if a puzzle was ever made of that subject?
Jim McW
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from "DBG--27 November 2004:
I collect 1000 piece Charles Wysocki puzzles. This one has not been produced as a puzzle to my knowledge.
"DBG"
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