Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Whimsical Wednesday! Who Knew?

Who knew? Madmar Jigsaw Puzzles had been around for a long long time! According to Jigsaw Puzzles, An Illustrated History and Price Guide, by Anne Williams, the Madmar Quality Company was started in 1914 and produced puzzles until the 1950's when it was purchased by the Foster Paper Company which continued making puzzles until 1967.

These puzzles were made mainly of plywood and composition board. Madmar also made puzzles for Blue Ribbon, Interlox, and Mayfair jigsaw puzzles companies.

Did you ever have a Madmar puzzle? Or one of the other brands mentioned? Or had you heard of them before? These are new to me but I've had a recently revived interest in puzzles since I bought one at a yard sale and began building them again. What fun! Who knew?


  1. Love all your whimsical pictures, where do you find all these wonderful things? Love your angels too.
    Antique Rose

  2. Where do I find all my pictures? I have many art and crafts books that have some of the vintage cards in them. I also have accumulated many postcard images though the years and always look for more at flea markets and in collage sheets!

  3. Never heard of them, but this graphic is SOOO COOL! This would be a really neat wall hanging in a child's room (which I've never done before, but am dying to tackle).


  4. Hi, Coralie,
    What a wonderful puzzle! No, I had not heard of this company before. I do remember a puzzle I had in the early 1950's. It was a puzzle of monkeys and the fur on the monkeys was a raised velvet. I loved that puzzle so much. How I would love to know what became of it. Sending autumn blessings your way. Vicki

  5. Coralie, how are you dear one. I just read about that mean teacher you had too.

    Mean people suck.

    Love Renee xoxo

  6. I Love that!!! What a pretty and whimsical picture.
    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit and say hi! I just put up a new post...
    Have a great day,

  7. Coralie,
    I have never heard of Madmar puzzles, but I love them just by your post's pic!!! The colors are so vivid. Thanks for sharing. I must be on the lookout for these. A great way to spend long,winter play day!! Have a super day!

  8. Never heard of them but would love to have one just to display on a tray. My mother loves to do puzzles so I will ask her about them. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Marilyn,
    We've been finding puzzles galore at garage and yard sales and they are mostly in clean excellent condition. We were surprised to find so many so easily! Great winter fun awaits us! Happy Hunting!

  10. Never heard of them, but they look delightful! Twyla