Friday, January 30, 2015
I love Charles Wysocki puzzles the most and have started collecting them. There are dozens and dozen of them and I get several on ebay each year for our winter entertainment. We pack them away in a box to save for when we get really old, not that we aren't 'old' now! We figure in 10 years it will be like doing them for the first time again!
This one, Whaler's Bay, was a real treat for me. It's an 1986 puzzle in great shape with all the pieces. I found it on Amazon for $79 used! No, no I'm not that crazy! I got it on ebay for $7.99! Some of his puzzles are re-issued with new names and some of them are never seen again. Those ones can pull in some money online! Like this one! Just check out the Amazon pages for his puzzles and see the prices! If your patient and wait you can get them on ebay for $15 or less including shipping!
Dampy's Donuts on a Dreary Day is one I really want and I let it get away from me last year for a really good price and this year I could only find 2 online and both were way up there! Over $50! I'll keep looking, sooner or later...
Back to Whaler's Bay, this one has odd shaped pieces so is a little more fun. They don't 'lock' in some sides so you have to be careful.
Here's a list of the ones we've done this year so far, click on the link to see a picture.
Old Main Street
Dahlia Dinalhaven Makes a Dory Deal
Reading and Riding (My header pic!)
Autumn on Stony Creek
Getting Things Ironed Out With Caruso
Westcott's Black Cherry Harbor
and one Thomas Kinkade puzzle - Homecoming Hero (this is not the puzzle but the art work that the puzzle is a copy of!)
Still to do to finish out the winter...
Birch Cove Point
The Three Sister's of Nauset, 1880
The Young Patriots
Train to Town
One Thomas Kinkade - A Quiet Evening
One Heronim Wysocki (brother to Charles) Harvest at the Mission
What do you do on your cold winter's day?