A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to come across this awesome puzzle during a visit with my grandma and her friend Joy. I’ve talked about the lovely Joy on the blog before, as she seems to find vintage things that need a new home and loves to share them with me and my family. She had brought around about 10 puzzles that were no longer wanted and wondered if any of my grandma’s children or grandchildren might like them. I couldn’t resist, so I went to have a look. There were a lot of puzzles that didn’t really interest me, but then I found this:
It’s a genuine Walt Disney Three Little Pigs Puzzle! The box has seen better days, but the puzzle itself is in mint condition! I couldn’t believe it! I love classic Walt Disney, and I adored puzzles as a kid. This Junior King Puzzle was made in Holland, but the exact age of it is unknown as the copyright is before dates were marked on the box.
To find a puzzle that has all it’s pieces that is likely to be pre-1980 seems amazing to me. And the fact it’s in such good condition reminds me that there are things worth keeping and that some people do take great care of their possessions, and by doing that they allow whole new generations to enjoy something that they once loved.
I think I’ll be keeping this one.
Thanks, as always to Joy, for de-cluttering her retirement village and finding things a happy home.
Did you have something like this as a kid?