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£10.00Vintage Jigsaw Puzzle - Tuck's Zag-Zaw The Military Review - England Circa 1930s

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Condition (used):  fair/good for age in barley fair box (see below) - INCOMPLETE so SOLD AS FOUND for spares or restoration - there are quite a few missing pieces (see photos) - the box is somewhat worn with some fairly minor edge/corner wear, moderate to heavy wear / marks / grubbiness / discolouration etc including a damaged corner to the bit with some of the corner missing, some damage to the lid label and slight bowing to the lid and base, a few of the pieces have paper peel/loss at extremities, otherwise very minor marks commensurate with age and use.

Identifying marks or labels etc:  "(Raphael - missing)Tuck & Sons Ltd London ...The Military Review No, 3 Massed bands of Guards Brigade .......about 150 pieces".

Other information:  a  rare and fiendishly cut puzzle by Tuck's, "Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, England didn’t start to make hand-cut puzzles for adults until the first puzzle craze hit in 1908. They started the Zag-Zaw line in 1909 which became the staple of the Tuck product line until the start of WW II when their plant was destroyed in the German blitz of London. All Zag-Zaw puzzles incorporated figure pieces and were sold in plain boxes, usually orange or red, without any guide pictures. In the early years, the cutting was a fairly simple non-interlocking style but by the 1930s it had become interlocking with “y” shaped or earlet knobs." Source - we are uncertain as to the age but would suggest circa 1930s - may be of some interest to a collector.

Approximate dimensions:   box: 23.5cm (length) 18.5cm (width) 3.5cm (height).

Approximate weight:   280g.

Price £10.

Approximate Condition Descriptors

Poor:  May have many faults, blemishes and defects. Suitable for spares or restoration.
Fair:  May have a few faults, blemishes and defects but generally sound.
Good:   May have a few very minor blemishes.
Very Good: Generally in good condition with only a few very minor signs of wear.
Excellent:  Near mint to mint condition.

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzle - Tuck's Zag-Zaw The Military Review - England Circa 1930s - £10.00