Our 2018 Fall Sale will begin on or about October 26 and end 10 pm, EST, November 4, 2018. If you have signed up or emailed us to receive notification, or been notified and participated in past sales, you will be notified on or about October 26. If you have any doubts, just email us so we can recheck our mailing list.
Regardless of how you learned of our sale, you can participate through this website page and using email or telephone to place bids. We also urge you to click on and read the "About the 2017 Sale and Instructions" to get a feel of how a sale works. The 2018 sale list will replace the 2017 list shown below on or about October 26, so don't try to enter bids yet. The prices displayed below for the 2017 Sale puzzles were the list (or starting) prices. Most puzzles end up overbid, many by modest amounts.
We welcome all serious bidders from around the world (although it is more expensive for a buyer when we ship abroad). Bob
If you would like to receive notice of my sale lists in the future, please email me at indicating your interest. However, I will eventually need your mailing address in the event you should participate and win puzzles.
Please note: while I do list for sale from time to time a puzzle on eBay (my name is "oldpuzzles"), my principal way of selling our extra puzzles is by an annual Fall sale conducted on my website with bidding via emails and telephone calls.
With a few exceptions, all puzzles needing work have been restored by me. This includes making replacement pieces which, depending upon their location, usually meet the test of "you really have to hunt to find it". I also repair all broken/split/missing knobs which I can find, and any missing/damaged paper and wood, so that the completed puzzle "looks really good". These repairs actually take longer than replacing missing pieces for most puzzles and probably account for why the puzzles are in such demand. If you purchase a puzzle and are not satisfied, contact me and we will work it out (you can also get your money back with return of the puzzles). Wherever possible, I also repair and rebuild boxes using archival materials and techniques so that they can safely store the puzzles but still show their age. And I line many of the boxes with archival tissue paper to guard against future discoloration of pieces, especially the Pastime boxes.