In Old Pompeii--A Belle and Her Attendants

Catalog Code: 
P- 0710
Description: 

48 figure pieces, color line cut, interlocking.  Artist is Vasarri (1909).  Very unusual round puzzle for Pastimes.  First promoted in a  Pastime sales brochure in 1928 and remained in their inventory for another 10-15 years. Brochure lists puzzle in its 500 piece section ("Price: $7.50") describing it as "A Round Picture-Very unusual". Later copies were usually cut into a 400 p. size.  We can find no other listing for a round Pastime in any Parker Brothers' catalog. This puzzle, however, is not "unique". I have acquired 3 copies over the years: I gave one copy to Melinda Shebell in thanks for all the support she has given me; a second copy will be sold in my Fall 2019 sale.  A third is displayed on my website.  One of the participants at the September 2004 Puzzle Parley showed pictures of the same Pastime picture puzzle cut a little differently, and other copies have been listed on Ebay.  Rarely, is anything "unique".

General Information
Artist: 
Series: 
Date: 
1928c.
Width: 
20"
Height: 
20"
Container: 
replaced
Material: 
plywood
Pieces Information
Pieces: 
500
Pieces Replaced: 
3
Colorline: 
yes
Figures: 
48
Interlock: 
sem
Styles: 
Topics: 
Sale Status: 
For Sale