While rummaging through our local library book sale, we bought four unique shaped puzzles that did not fit the standard rectangular shape. We thought it would be fun to put them together. The four puzzles are:
Two round vintage jigsaw puzzles from 1960s. Each puzzle is nearly 1000 pieces. They are part of the Kent series from Milton Bradley. One puzzle is of “Castle of Chillon” and the other puzzle is of fishing boats, called “Fishing Comrades”.
An octagonal shaped vintage puzzle from 1980s called, Sweet Sentiments, made by Springbok. It is over 500 pieces. The image is of vintage Hallmark greetings cards from early 1900s.
Lastly, a 200 piece Diary of a Wimpy Kid puzzle shaped like Greg’s head. Greg is the main character in the books. We’ve read the complete book series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and found it very funny. The puzzle was printed in 2012 by Pressman.
Furthermore, we only paid 50 cents for each puzzle, $2 total. What a steal! As with any used puzzles, we don’t know if the puzzles are complete or have missing pieces. Even if the puzzles are missing pieces, for 50 cents, it is still a great deal.
We got lucky with our find. Check with your local library on when and how often they conduct their book sales. In the past, we have also found interesting items beside books, such as CDs, LPs, DVDs, maps, posters, artwork, games, and more. The money raised from our local library’s book sale is used to fund various library programs.
So, have you bought puzzles from library books sales before? If yes, what have you bought? Where else have you found great used puzzles? Please, let us know in the comments section.