Obviously, many of the puzzles that are featured on the "bookshelf" would fall into this category. Here are some others that are singular examples of fine cutting or deserve special note for other reasons. This page could end up extremely long; looking at the boxes on the shelves, there are a lot of puzzles that could be considered a favorite for one reason or another. Whether it is the picture, the cut, the age, the story behind the puzzle or the story behind the acquistion, here is the beginning of the list of my favorites. As you can see, many of these are from unknown makers or by lesser known manufacturers.
I had no idea, other than the title, of what the picture might
be when I assembled these for the first time. I think I should let you open these
one at a time.
|The Old Dog Sees Them Off||Picture Puzzle Exchange||24.25x14.5||500|
|Washington at the Forge||unknown||16x11||400|
|The Return of the Fishing Fleet||Leisure Hour||16x9.25||468|
|Leaving the Encampment||Milton Bradley||3.5x5.5||237|
|Land of the Midnight Sun||What Fun Picture Puzzles||16 x 22||502|
|"girl with flowers"||unknown||8.25x11||152|
|A Raise in the South||unknown||18x11.25||324|
|Ready for the Dance||unknown||15x11.5||264|
|Appeal of the Vagrants||Mary Underwood||8.25x16||264|
|a small reward ?||unknown||2.75x3||16|