Vintage thingy Thursday – jigsaw

Today’s vintage thingy is a jigsaw puzzle that I was lucky enough to find at the op-shop. Alas it’s missing one piece, and the picture printed on the pieces is crappy quality compared to the picture on the cover. But isn’t it delightful? Made by “Holdson”, the back lists other products they make, such as “Portfolio of Pictures, Fairy Folk at Work, Colour Magic Painting Book, and School Pencils cases and Picture Painting Inks”. A Googling yielded no joy about the company, but I’m guessing this is English, circa 1930’s-40’s?

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8 Responses to “Vintage thingy Thursday – jigsaw”

  1. 1 Coloradolady Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    really neat puzzle. It’s too bad you were missing a piece. It is very unusual.

  2. 2 marianedwardsdreamweaver Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Cute picture and quite a rare thing by the look of it :)

  3. 3 62cherry Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    hi honey!

    just wondering how your doing
    loved the b&w photo of you.

    see you next Saturday xx

  4. 4 THE ESSESS Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    This is the first time Ive seen one like this..Very unusual, pity one piece missing but you never know when you may find a matching piece. I really like the mermaids too….

  5. 5 Ulla Friday, October 3, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Lovely old jigsaw puzzle! We used to do them a lot as kids – we didn’t have a TV set before I was 15!

  6. 6 Jewelgirl Friday, October 3, 2008 at 6:15 am

    This is a cool picture, it is a
    shame your missing a piece!

  7. 7 bowerbirdz Friday, October 3, 2008 at 6:45 am

    I love jigsaw puzzles. It would be fun to do vintage one. Love the picture and those great vintage colours.

  8. 8 Jennifer Friday, October 3, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Great puzzle! The box would be very neat framed in a beach themed room!

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