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[1467]from "LM"--29 March 2005:
Hello,

I have a question on this puzzle. It is titled Tarasp Castle but does not appear to be the actual castle. Any ideas on what the picture actually is, we would really like to visit this place but I am afraid if I go to Tarasp Castle, it will not be it. I have attached pictures of Tarasp and the puzzle.

Thanks
"LM"
Tarasp Castle" Tarasp Castle "
Tarasp Castle" Tarasp Castle ", MILTON BRADLEY, 3000 pieces.
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from Jim McW--29 March 2005:
Here's one or two more pictures:
Tarasp Castle" Tarasp Castle ", MILTON BRADLEY, 2500 pieces.
Tarasp Castle" Tarasp Castle ", MILTON BRADLEY CROXLEY, 500 pieces.
It seems likely that all of these depict the same castle from different perspectives, but we've never been there, so we cannot say with certainty.
Can anyone give us more definite identification of Tarasp Castle?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1468]from "KVF"--28 February 2005:
... looking for information on an old puzzle that I have had for about 40 years by artist Molly Brett, ... no information that I can find on this child's very thick 108-pc. puzzle entitled Woodland Gardeners, (no. 1150) and made by Tuco Work Shops, Inc. in Lockport, NY.
There are 3 other available scenes shown on the box. Do you know anything on these puzzles?
Thank you,
"KVF"
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from Jim McW--2 March 2005:
We have seen this one and another entitled "Teddy Bear Beach".
We would like to feature pictures of the box (and puzzle), if you have a way to scan or photograph them (including the mention of the three other available scenes on the box). We suspect the 1950's for the date of issue. Can anyone add to this?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from "KVF"--2 March 2005:
Yes, I will try to scan the top and sides of the box and send to you. While in th UK, I purchased a childrens book by Molly Brett- published by the Medici Society Limited with 11 of her illustrations. The teddy bear beach picture is in it.
Thank you for responding,
"KVF"
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from Jim McW--30 December 2007:
Here's some pictures of Molly Brett puzzles:
Teddy Bear Camp" Teddy Bear Camp ",
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1469]from "AH"--29 March 2005:
please could you give me any information on a puzzle shaped like a butterfly with a lot of butterflies.... I think it has 1000 pieces.
"AH"
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from Jim McW--1 April 2005:
We have seen an FX SCHMID puzzle of 1000 pieces, entitled "Angel Butterfly", I believe; and another by FX SCHMID, entitled "Whimsical Butterfly". I think each of these was butterfly-shaped.
By the way, other "butterfly" puzzles include:
"Butterflies in the Mist", by Tom DuBois, SUNSOUT
"Princess of the Amazon", by Jo Wall
"Butterflies of Asia", a JAMES HAMILTON puzzle
"Butterflies of Africa", by Joyce Bee, a JAMES HAMILTON puzzle
"Flying Rainbows", a JAMES HAMILTON puzzle
"A Burst of Butterflies", SPRINGBOK
"Butterflies", by Jean Day Zallinger, SPRINGBOK, 1966
"Birds and Butterflies", by John Francis, WADDINGTONS, 1988
"Butterflies", WHITE MOUNTAIN
also, "Madame Butterfly", with Sylvia Sydney, MOVIE CUTUPS, PIPPINS CIGARS
and, "Madame Butterfly", JIGSAWS FROM THE THEATRE [see elsewhere on this site]
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--12 April 2005:
Hi again Jim, there is a butterfly shaped puzzle from Jumbo with lots of butterflies in it. Don't know the number off hand. Don't have it in stock any more.
Nancy
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[1470]from "JD"--1 April 2005:
I have an unopened puzzle by FX Schmid - Classics Cars - 1957 Corvette. This is a 100 piece puzzle and when finished it is 14 1/2 X 5 in. I have no idea as to when it was released. I was wondering if this Classic Cars was a series and also, if it was, what other cars were in it....

Thanks for your time -
"JD"
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from Nancy Ballhagen--12 April 2005:
I think there were 3 different ones, there was a '55 T Bird (pale yellow I think), a '56 Chevy (turquoise and white I think) and the Corvette. This was about 8 or 10 years ago If memory serves.
Nancy
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[1471]from "LB"--3 April 2005:
RE: no. 1292, Page 81, no. 1416, Page 88, and see the whole thread on our Heronim Page
Hello Mr. McWhorter,

Sorry it has taken so long to respond....

In response to your queries, yes, all of the cats I've seen in the other Heronim puzzles except "Cider Time" are small and black. I'm attaching a few picture examples. In the completed puzzle, they are about 3/4 of an inch long.

Regarding the special offer, yes it has to do with the cat. The offer was for a small pin representation of the cat that appears in his works. As an aside, I'm not sure why the offer refers to Harry Wysocki, since the artist is Heronim, unless Mr. Wysocki was somehow involved in the making of the pin. At any rate, the offer expired last year. I'm also including a picture of the offer that appears on the box. Of course feel free to use what if anything might be useful.

From reading the updates on your Heronim page, it appears that folks either didn't find the cat in "Cider Time" (like myself) or believe they found a representation different from in the other works. Makes for good conversation, anyway!
"LB"
Skater's Waltz" Skater's Waltz "?, by Heronim, ROSE ART.
Skater's Waltz" Skater's Waltz "?, cat detail.
County Fair" County Fair "?, by Heronim, ROSE ART.
County Fair" County Fair "?, cat detail.
cat explanationcat explanation, from side of box.
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from Jim McW--4 April 2005:
Well, of course, we understand Heronim to be the pseudonym for Harry Wysocki, brother of the late Charles Wysocki.
Thanks for the pictures,
Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--12 April 2005:
The reason they are referring to Harry Wysocki is because he and Heronim are one and the same person, Heronim is supposed to be Greek for Artist (I was told this by customer service at WarrenRoseArt the makers of the Hometown puzzles)
Nancy
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[1472]from "GM"--4 April 2005:
i am trying to locate the following jigsaw puzzle can you help or advise please

alfred gockel 1993 parrots no 1764

many thanks
"GM"
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[1473]from "RS"--4 April 2005:
this is a shot in the dark. I am looking for information on a Chad valley wooden puzzle, possibly dated 1905, called "The Big Pot".
Haveasked a number of people but still no information, thought I might get help here .
thanks
"RS"
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from Keith--10 April 2005:
Hi Jim
The date of 1905 is suspect, Chad Valley were Toy Manufacturers and did not start making Jigsaw Puzzles until the Empire Exhibition of 1924 when GWR asked them to produce a puzzle of their latest steam engine on show at the time.
I have not been able to trace the "The Big Pot" among the titles I have listed if "RS" has an idea of the size or number of pieces it may help to narrow the search.
Regards,
Keith
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[1474]from "JFG"--4 April 2005:
Hi

Great site!! Thanks!!

I have a Milton Bradley puzzle in the Coventry collection that you don't show.

I thought you might like to see it. It is complete. I think I have some others I didn't see on your site if you are interested. I just thought this one was really sweet.

The title is
Do-It-Yourself" Do-It Yourself ".
"JFG"
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from Jim McW--4 April 2005:
We would estimate that there must have been several hundred titles in the entire COVENTRY series, over the years, very few of which we have in our list. Most of the puzzle lists we have on this site are being compiled by people such as yourself who kindly send in titles (and in this case, a photo). Thanks so much, and, yes, it is a really cute picture!
Jim McW
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[1475]from ~*B*~--5 April 2005:
Just wondering if you could help me. I'm looking for a puzzle that I left behind in a move. It was a montage of different characters from the works of Shakespeare, all in or around a tower or castle. I dont know if Ill be able to find it again and any help is appreciated.
~*B*~
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from Jim McW--12 April 2005:
You may be referring to a SUNSOUT puzzle:
All The World's a Stage" All The World's a Stage ", which we understand features characters from 33 plays by Shakespeare.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from Nancy Ballhagen--15 April 2005:
Hi again Jim,
In response to ~*B*~ about the Shakespearean puzzle, I think he may be looking for one made by FX Schmid a few years ago, called " Superstitions ", I believe.
It does have a sort of castle or tower with many characters in the windows and all around the tower, but not necessarily from Shakespeare.
Nancy
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from "CP"--3 May 2005:
I’m looking for a key to the identification of Shakespeare’s characters in Christensen’s " All the World’s a Stage ". I first saw a print of the work at Shakespeare’s Birthplace with a key on display beside it, but I could not obtain a copy and could not remember all of the characters. Some are debatable, I think, so I’d like to know if there’s a reputable key out there. Does anyone know how I can find one?
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from Jim McW--5 May 2005:
Actually, Nancy [above] may have provided the answer, or much of it, although we seem to have omitted it. She says,

"...it is in James Christensen's book The Voyage of the Basset, page 29, the painting is called " Shakespearean Fantasy ", but I think the puzzle was called something else...."
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1476]from "GLS"--6 April 2005:
I have a card game from the Whitman Company--put out by Western Publishing Company, Inc.

How can I get the directions on how to play this game? The year on the box is 1972. I have all the cards and the plastic tray but no instructions.
The game is The Family credit-card game 4420
Thank you,
"GLS"
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from "C64"--1 May 2005:
Hasbro has a website with instructions for old games.
"C64"
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from Jim McW--5 May 2005:
We were unable to find it with a quick search of their site, although I do not doubt it exists. I think I have seen it in the past. However, it probably will not help in this particular inquiry, since I don't think HASBROTM has WHITMANTM within its "corporate family".
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1477]from "CWK"--6 April 2005:
Hello

How can I get more info on the puzzle of 915 S. Crockett Street, Sherman Texas?

Thanks
"CWK"
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from Jim McW--12 April 2005:
Can anyone provide more information on this KODACOLOR PAINTED LADIES puzzle, or about the house? (or a picture?)
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1478]from "TM"--12 April 2005:
Hello:

I am researching information on some of the older manufacturers of slide puzzles - primarily from the 1930’s to the 1970’s such as Archer, Lowes, Plastrix, etc. Unfortunately, other than their locations (mostly in NY) I am having trouble finding data. Do you have any suggestions on where to begin?

Thanks,

"TM"
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[1479]from "L14"--14 April 2005:
Finding the real castle...
Hi,
One of my favorite puzzles is a Golden 500. The picture is of a castle of beige color bricks/stones with a gray roof. There is the main building on the left , a free standing tower in the middle, and the gate building with a red door on the right hand side of the picture. The castle has a low wall around it. There is a highway in the foreground with what I assume to be a white and yellow mile marker. There is an unreadable name that begins with the letter 'M" and D764 painted at the top. There is also a bush of dark pink flowers in the lower left hand corner of the picture. It has to be at least 15 years old. There is no description whatsoever on the box itself to identify the castle or the country. The number 4656 is printed under the golden logo on the side of the box. If anyone knows the name and location of this particular castle, I would greatly appreciate a reply. Thanks.
"L14"
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[1480]from "JMM"--25 March 2005:
Hello
I'm french, I have recently found a wooden puzzle.
Royal vera puzzle (jouets vera france)
The title is : le record battu tableau anglais, 500 pieces
(It's from an English painting )
I look for a picture ( a model)
Can you help me?
Thank you
"JMM"
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from Jim McW--28 March 2005:
We believe the title, in English, is " The Record Beaten - English Scene ", or something to that effect.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from "JMM"--7 April 2005:
Hello
I just write to you to say I've finished the puzzle.
It was very difficult and [it took a long time].
But there is a little problem, it [is missing] 2 pieces.
Do you think I can sell it ?
Is it very important?
Le recorde battu - tableau anglais" Le recorde battu - tableau anglais ".
Thank you for your help
"JMM"
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from Jim McW--12 April 2005:
We believe the title, in English, is " The Record Beaten - English Scene ", or something to that effect. We believe it was made in the 1920's to 1940's. See No. 1241, Page 79 for some more information about Vera and another puzzle they produced. We consider this puzzle very collectible, especially if the box and label are in at least fair condition.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1481]from "CC"--12 April 2005:
I have a puzzle "Peace And Contentment" which I'd like to find some history on if possible....
Thanks,

"CC"
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from Jim McW--17 April 2005:
You may be talking about a puzzle similar to this one:
Peace and Contentment" Peace and Contentment ", TUCO.
If that is not the puzzle or the picture, can you send us a photocopy of the guide picture or the puzzle?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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