Vintage Children's Puzzles
by The Rookery
This is a box of vintage puzzles from the 1940-1950 era, that I have been saving for years. The set is remarkable and rare, because it is complete, with vibrant colours, and not a piece is missing. Not bad for 60 years old!!!
The pictures of children in this vintage set is a loving depiction of life when I was a young child....bicycles, fishing, dogs, wicker picnic baskets (instead of plastic), visiting the friendly neigbourhood block policeman.....a softer, gentler time....
The box is marked "for younger children"....but a small child (five years old) won't do well with this set, unless you are sitting alongside your little one to help. The colourful pieces are thin cardboard and must be handled with care and love. This could be a loving collection for your Mum or Grandmum who loves puzzles, because she will probably remember doing puzzles like these when she was a young girl.
All of these individual puzzles tell their own story and could be matted and framed for display. The box cover alone would look wonderful framed and shown as an individual art piece.
This box has splits on two corners. I have not taped the corners as I don't know how to repair it properly and it would be a tragedy to make the split worse or mark the box with tape. When paper has stayed in such great shape for over half a century, I didn't want to argue with it!
I have two sets of these beautiful vintage puzzles listed. If you decide you want both sets, I will lower the costs.
If you are in Europe, Australia, South America, or Africa, please email me and I will certainly be happy to find out exact shipping costs for you.
Thank you for looking.
Item will be shipped from Canada
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