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Vintage 1960/70s Wooden Play Tray Jigsaws For Sale
Many people buy vintage jigsaws from the yay retro! online vintage shop. We sell genuine vintage jigsaws from the 1960s, 70s and 80s which are illustrated by artists such as Dick Bruna and Gwyneth Mamlock. One of the most sought after brands is of course Galt Toys with collectors seeking out the very best jigsaws to put on display in their homes, as well as to give to their children and grandchildren play with. We are always adding fresh designs to the yay retro! website, with this stunning red squirrel and cute mouse being currently available by Galt.
The most popular type of jigsaw tends to be the wooden play tray with lift out pieces. These are particularly loved when there are pictures revealed inside when the pieces are removed. At the moment I have 3 EJ. Arnold jigsaws which have beautiful interiors and are sure to delight both adults and children alike. One is a house with rooms inside, another is a bedroom and finally a must-have kitchen unit jigsaw....
You can see the appeal of these in the pictures below which show before and after shots... taking the pieces out is like opening up the cupboards to reveal what is kept inside which feels very exciting. EJ. Arnold are famous for creating educational toys for schools and health professionals, and this series of jigsaws come in stunning vintage condition.
Another popular vintage toy maker is Willis Toys, We love the cottage jigsaw for it's bright primary colours and the way it mirrors the work of Dick Bruna of Miffy fame. We think many of your will like to pop this one on display on a shelf. The car jigsaw is ideal to teach children about size and matching. Crafters among you might like to make the cars into brooches - a popular use of vintage wooden jigsaw pieces from play trays.