Pride Goeth Before a Fall

Catalog Code: 
2- 283
Description: 

Andover Novelty Shop, Andover, MA made many puzzles in the 1930's under their Nu-Friend line, including this spectacular example featuring both irregular (scalloped) edges and attachment of at least 10 stickers to the picture before cutting. This may well be the first use of stickers making a "collage puzzle". Clyde Richburg used a variation of this technique in some of his Novelty series puzzles. View January Sunset in this section where Richburg left a bare section of plywood at the bottom of the picture which he then hand painted with the puzzle name. I also used a similar technique in making The Magic of Mozart displayed in the section “Puzzles cut by the Armstrong family”. "Pride Goeth before a Fall" contains a "signature piece" or special figure piece identifying the maker or brand, in this case the letters "NF" for Nu-Friend. This piece was critical in identifying the maker/brand because the puzzle was mis-boxed when I acquired it.

General Information
Series: 
Date: 
1933c.
Width: 
12"
Height: 
10"
Container: 
replaced
Material: 
plywood
Pieces Information
Pieces: 
241
Pieces Replaced: 
1
Colorline: 
no
Interlock: 
yes
Styles: 
Sale Status: 
Not for Sale