"Whoo-oop" The Harafield Harriers

Catalog Code: 
1- 1346
Description: 

The story here is the puzzle makers, 2 women, Helen Helmore & Vera Tassell, who cut puzzles in the 1920/30s in Canterbury, England as "The Maids of Kent".  Not only did they employ a semi-interlocking style with color line cutting and figure pieces (10 here including "T", "H"), they engaged in devilish double cutting so some pieces will appear to fit but fit elsewhere in the puzzle.  Decades later, Stave Puzzles perfected this technique for many of their puzzles.  Artist is the well known Cecil Aldin (1870-1935), a British artist and illustrator best known for his paintings and sketches of animals, sports, and rural life. Aldin executed village scenes and rural buildings in chalk, pencil and also wash sketching. Wikipedia.  The 2 "Maids" also ran a lending library and a copy of their puzzle club rules is included in the box.  This puzzle is #628 and cut from solid wood.

General Information
Artist: 
Series: 
Date: 
1920s
Width: 
24"
Height: 
14"
Container: 
box
Material: 
solidwood
Pieces Information
Pieces: 
679
Pieces Replaced: 
1
Colorline: 
yes
Figures: 
10
Interlock: 
sem
Styles: 
Sale Status: 
For Sale