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414 wooden pieces / 450x338x5mm (approx. 17.75x13.50x0.25")
Material: 5mm Linden Plywood
Artist: Miguel Pichardo - website
Cut Design: Aidan Knowles
Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roamWhere the deer and the antelope playWhere seldom is heard, a discouragin' wordAnd the skies are not cloudy all day.......
A song by Frank Sinatra / Gene Autrey
This puzzle features lots of 'colour line cutting' where the puzzle piece edges are cut along the changes of colour of the puzzle image - In fact, the Buffalo is actually a puzzle within a puzzle! This adds to the challenge of piecing your puzzle together and is normally only a feature of hand cut puzzles, including the original Victory's made by G.J Hayter & Co. in the 1920s.
This puzzle comes in our beautiful new premium quality packaging - a very sturdy box with a magnetic closure. It will look fabulous on your bookshelf or coffee table!
Article code: 23501
Loved doing this puzzle. A few of the pieces were still joined so I've left them, and it doesn't affect the overall finish so alls good.
Love the new style boxes.
Summary: I hope you but this puzzle and enjoy it as much as I did. In more words …
It's modern in a couple of ways, as the image is from someone still under 30, and the puzzle packaging has been revamped. If you want to look at the picture while solving, you no longer need the free stand for the box lid, as the box lid is no longer separate from the box. That said, it's your choice of course, but I'd suggest trying it without picture peeking.
It's old style, as it brings back some trickery that was more common in old wooden jigsaws - "line cutting", which means that the edges of pieces coincide with boundaries of areas with particular colours. In those ancient puzzles, it was at least sometimes combined with "push fit" - no lugs to keep pieces together once you realise they go next to each other. There is a bit of that in this puzzle to achieve a particular artistic effect, but you don't need to do this one on a special surface to avoid moving pieces that you don't want to move, or worry about your cat ruining hours of puzzling by visiting the table. If you haven't come across line cutting before, it may well be quite a tricky puzzle, but it's worth persevering.
Another mixture of old and new is the whimsy pieces. As a feature of wooden jigsaws, they go back a long way, but the idea of relating them to the image and most of them being original rather than reused is newer.
Sent several of these puzzles to friends as a thank you gift. They absolutely love them!
I love Victory puzzles. The design, the durability and cut of each piece is truly unique and a challenge for the curious puzzlier.