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[118]from "CC"-29 January 2001:
Hi,
I recently found an old puzzle that is in its original box. It is labeled: "Perfect Picture Puzzles - Value-Plus Series", No.1410. The puzzle is of the "Old Canal" and contains over 250 cardboard pieces. It was made by Consolidated Paper Box Co., Sommerville, Mass. My question is: does this have any value for a collector or is it just a "garage sale" item?
Thank you for your time,
"CC"
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from Jim McW--31 January 2001:

"CC", Please see my response to "JW" just above [#116]. Generally speaking, it probably will fetch $25 or less, depending on condition, completeness, etc. Thanks, Jim McW

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[119]from "CH"-1 February 2001:
looking for the 30th anniversary of hot wheels puzzle, can you help me??
"CH"
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from Jim McW--9 February 2001:

If anyone has this puzzle, a picture, or info about it, please let us know. Thanks, Jim McW

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[120]from "LO2"-7 February 2001:
My sister bought me a MB SCULPTURE PUZZLES from Paris and it does not have instructions in english. On the back of the instructions is the following information: HERSCHKOVITZ Manufactured and sold under license from (REALLY USEFUL GAMES) The Really Useful Games Company LTD. London, England. 15553ML1097. I would really like to put it together can you help me?
"LO2"
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from Jim McW--9 February 2001:

If anyone has this puzzle, a picture, or info about it, please let us know.
In the meantime, "LO2", send us a picture of the puzzle box and/or the instructions, and we will try to get a translation. Thanks, Jim McW

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from Jim McW--16 February 2001:

"LO2", sent us this picture of the puzzle box.
Thanks, Jim McW

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from Jim McW--27 July 2003:

See our FAQ page.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[121]from "PV"-8 February 2001:
I have questions about three Puzzles I inherited from my family.
I have 2 that are Saalfield. They both measure 10.5"x14".
1.) One is of the Holy Family working in a carpenter shop. The puzzle is complete. The number 045 is in the upper left corner above '29c'. I says Saalfield in the bottom left puzzle piece and 'Made in U.S.A' in the bottom right puzzle piece. It shows Mary, Joseph and a young Jesus working in the shop. The condition is excellent. Some of the puzzle pieces are shaped in some fashion. One is in the shape of a dove, another as a bear paw?, and another as a drumstick. The picture has a look of the 1920's about it. There are no markings on back.
2.) This one is also of the Holy Family, but it is a Christmas one in the manger with the shepherds. Again it has the same markings as the one above, however, the number above the 29c is not readable, however, the last digit appears to be 0. This puzzle is complete as well and in excellent condition. There are 3 puzzle pieces shaped like stars in this one. This one looks more current than the one above. It has a 40's look to it.
The last puzzle I have is titled 'Fruit Vendor'. It measures 11"x14". It says the following in the bottom right corner of the puzzle: Our Friends Inlaid Puzzle, Series 4010, Playtime House, Rochester, NY. Registered U.S. Pat. Off. The puzzle is complete and in great condition. The picture has an apparent artist signature part of it as Rochelle. This one has pieces in the shape of a sheep, turtle, heart, bell and star. It shows a fruit vendor handing a red apple to a small boy.
So, what do you think? Can you help me date these puzzles and determine their value?
Thanks!
"PV"
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from Jim McW--9 February 2001:

"PV",
As I have said in one or two other answers above, it is very difficult to say what a given puzzle will fetch, especially without seeing it. Most "used" puzzles fetch $25 or less, depending on condition, completeness, etc. Many sell for $5-$10 or less. In addition, a particular puzzle may bring $15 this week and $5 next week.
They sound like nice puzzles, though. If you will send pictures, I will be glad to post them for others to enjoy. Who knows, we might find out what they are worth! Thanks, Jim McW

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[122]from "JMK"-8 February 2001:
Dear Whoever Can Help Me,
I am missing one piece from Springbok's Dogs Dogs Dogs (because my roommate's dog chewed it up!) How can I repalce it to make it a complete puzzle again. Is there a place that will sell me that piece? Are there puzzle repair kits? Thanks!
"JMK"
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from Jim McW-11 February 2001:

Sounds as though we may have a canine jigsaw puzzle enthusiast! Or, maybe your pet simply liked the subject matter (or disliked it).
Missing pieces is a recurring problem and question from our visitors. I don't know whether any puzzle manufacturer supplies replacement pieces, but I should think it would be very difficult to do so. Not least of the problems would be the identification of which piece needed replacing, since very few jigsaw puzzles have numbered pieces (one exception I know of was the 3-D globe puzzle by Buffalo Games, the pieces of which were numbered). There are some talented and clever individuals out there who have made some excellent replacement pieces, but this is not for the "handicraft-challenged" ( I am afraid I may be among this number.) Some lines of puzzles apparently are cut in such a way that they have interchangeable pieces, but many are not. We are trying to find out which brands and lines are and which are not. I am given to understand, for instance, that Tuco puzzles are not. Thanks, Jim McW

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from Frances Main--3 May 2001:

"JMK":
The first Dogs, Dogs, Dogs PZL 6131 was run many times. More than one die was used over the years. The chance of the "register" being off is great, even if another puzzle is found. Best bet is to assemble it again.
Frances Main

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[123]from "SDT"-9 February 2001:
I am looking for a puzzle titled VERTICALVILLE . It is a picture of a fantasy catoon like town with all the bulidings stacked on one another. Very colorful .
"SDT"
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from Jim McW--11 February 2001:

I believe you mean Springbok PZL4085 or PZL9804.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[124]from "SW"-11 February 2001:
Where can I buy Springbok puzzles on line, please?
"SW"
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from Jim McW--12 February 2001:
Try some of the online sites listed on our LINKS page, such as Jigsaw Jungle. Any other ideas, folks?
Thanks, Jim McW

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Hello SW, You might check out missouripuzzle.com for some Springbok puzzles. I am selling out my collection and about 50 or so that are still unopened . Nancy Ballhagen's puzzles. Email me at misspuzzle@tds.net. Check them out. Nancy
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[125]from "VL"-11 February 2001:
I recently received a puzzle from a friend. While puting it together, my children spilled something on it and runied several pieces. I am trying to aquire another copy of it. It is entitled Study of Music and was manufactured by Kodacolor puzzles. Could you tell me where I may be able to locate another copy. Thanks,
"VL"
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[126]from "JW"-12 February 2001:
Hello
I am searching to acquire James C.Christensen "cork-backed" puzzles. Can you help? Thanks
"JW"
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from Jim McW--13 February 2001:
Try some of the online sites listed on our LINKS page, including A Leisure House.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[127]from "ARLP"-12 February 2001:
I found two old puzzles for Kelloggs, the date on them is 1933 Kellogg Co. I was wondering if any one was interested in them and how much they are worth. Do you you have any idea? I would appreciate any information on these puzzles. Thank You A
"ARLP"
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from Jim McW--14 February 2001:
I don't think I have seen these puzzles. Can you send us a picture? Anybody familiar with these?
Thanks, Jim McW

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from "ARLP"--19 February 2001:
Here are the pictures. The puzzles are 6 inches x 8 inches.
"Kellogg's for Crispness""Keep Going with Kellogg's"

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from Jim McW--22 February 2001:
Those are great! I'm interested.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[128]from "JT"-14 February 2001:
Hi! We are trying to get information on the Hazbro (Milton Bradley) puzzles by Joan Steiner. They are called "Look Alikes". I have found the books, but I want more puzzles! I already have "The Train" and "The Hotel Lobby", and I got them of all places, in an Albertson's grocery store. I know of one more called "The Circus". Help!
"JT"
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"ABK"--21 February 2001:
Hi - I have found The Circus unopened at the thrift store. I will go purchase it in the morning-it is closed now. If you are interested give me a holler. Regards "ABK"
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[129]from "BMIP"-14 February 2001:
TO Whom IT May Concern: I am in search of round puzzles. Can you please help? Thank you,
"BMIP"
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"ABK"--21 February 2001:
I have 4 or five round Springboks that I have not done. I can give puzzle numbers and titles if contacted. I will be glad to do them if you are interested. ABK
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"ABK"--22 February 2001:
Hi Jim Nice to "meet" you. Yes I am interested in selling Springboks and I also have other puzzles to sell. Sorry I didnt make myself clear. I just wanted puzzlers to know I would assemble puzzles before selling them to make sure they are complete. I just love your web site. I knew there were other puzzlers in the world besides me and it is so nice to be able to "associate" with some. I have also learned alot about my hobby. Thanks so much for all your effort. Regards and God Bless. ABK
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from Jim McW--7 March 2001:
Here's one that we will probably be selling soon: Spring Blossoms"Spring Blossoms", a Milton BradleyTM Dorset Round puzzle, 20 inches in diameter, complete and beautiful.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[130]from "RBP"-17 February 2001:
I just recently purchased a set of 4, 300 piece jigsaw puzzles in an internet auction titled "Stampix Puzzle Set". Each one pictures US postage stamps (#1-commemoratives, #2-regular issue, #3-Air Mails, #4- Misc.) They were made by Milton Bradley in 1950 I'm guessing, because the newest stamps pictured are from 1949. The series is 4130. Any thoughts to value? Puzzles are complete and boxes are decent.
"RBP"
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[131]from "RBP"-18 February 2001:
One other suggestion for the Q&A board: Would it be possible to number the questions? I'm thinking it might make it easier for people responding to them to reference which question they are refering to. Just a thought.
"RBP"
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from Jim McW--19 February 2001:
Great idea. I have made it so.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[132]from "JKW"-19 February 2001:
Hi
I am looking for a puzzle called Blind Man's Buff by Jean-Honore Fragonard, put out in 1968 by Springbok Circular Jigsaw Puzzles of New York. This jigsaw was put out as a companion piece for the artist's often admired work, The Seesaw. Can you help me?
"JKW"
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from Jim McW--19 February 2001:
This is PZL 6014. Does anyone have one or know of one?
Thanks, Jim McW

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from Jim McW--8 April 2002:
See no. 506, Page 37.
Thanks, Jim McW

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[133]from "RWRN"-19 February 2001:
do you have any of the following springbok puzzles for sale?
5409-bicentennial,
2122-pick a winner,
2433-elegant eggs,
2414-tropical exotica,
4107-say cheese,
4167-great balls of yarn,
4425-parrots and roses,
6164-underwater wonders,
5908-age of aquariums,
4051-gumball machine,
4470-fancy feathers or
4496-christmas cardinal.
I'm stuck at home and need something to fill my time. I used to love springbok puzzles, so help!!!!! I'm so bored. thanks in advance.
"RWRN"
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from Jim McW--22 February 2001:
I am checking, but I don't think so. Does anyone have any of these or know where they can be found?
Thanks, Jim McW

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[134]from "STVermont"-23 February 2001:
Hi
I am looking for a Whitman Guild 500 piece puzzle #4615-2 - Londonderry Vt and wondered if you have any idea where I could purchase some or at least one. Thank you
"STVermont"
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from Jim McW--19 February 2001:
I will look through our collection. Does anyone else have one (or more) or know of some?
Thanks, Jim McW

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