Jigsaw Puzzle News
Regular newsletters featuring jigsaw puzzle stories, tips, information, readers' letters, a comprehensive range of popular jigsaw puzzles and lots more.
September 2021 Jigsaw Newletter
New from Schmidt and more new from Falcon Jumbo
August 2021 Jigsaw Newletter
Lots more from all the manufactures & some new WASGIJ and JvH puzzles
July 2021 Jigsaw Newletter
Lots more from all the manufactures & some new larger piece count & 'Impossi'puzzles
June 2021 Jigsaw Newletter
Lots more from all the manufactures this month from 500pc to 2000pc and boxed sets
May 2021 Jigsaw Newletter
Lots more from all the manufactures, inc new JvH and Clementoni
April 2021 Jigsaw Newletter
Lots from all the manufactures, inc new Crazy Cats, Thomas Kinkade, JvH, WASGIJ RETRO and more
March 2021 Jigsaw Newletter
More from Pomegranate and lots new from Falcon Jumbo, Gibsons & Ravensburger
Feb 2021 Jigsaw Newletter
New from several manufacturers, but still in limited quantities
Dec 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
New from all the main manufacturers, but still in limited quantities
Nov 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
New from several manufacturers, inc. some Christmas ones adn Accessories
Oct 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
Plenty of new titles (inc lots of 500pc), but still limited quantities
Aug 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
Finally have enough new puzzles for a Newsletter, but still limited supplies
June 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
Finally back after Lockdown with a few new puzzles ... but limited supplies
May 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
None available as continued Coronavirus demand is oustripping availability
April 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
None available as Coronavirus has meant demand oustripping availability
March 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
More New FalconJumbo and new from Otterhouse & Ravensburger
February 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
New JvH & WASGIJ from FalconJumbo and new from Otterhouse & Ravensburger
January 2020 Jigsaw Newletter
New for the New Year from FalconJumbo, Gibsons & Ravensburger
December 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
New from Schmidt & Ravensburger and some Christmas Offers
November 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
New from WASGIJ, Otterhouse, Pomegranate, Ravensburger & Falcom Jumbo (inc a new JvH Xmas double special)
October 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
New from WASGIJ, JvH, Ravensburger Country Cottages, the Gibsons Christmas Ltd Edition puzzle and a new 'I Love ...' puzzle
September 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
New from Falcon Jumbo, Otterhouse & Ravensburger (inc their Christmas Ltd Edition puzzle)
August 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
More new from Educa, Otterhouse, Paul Lamond Games & Schmidt
July 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
New from Educa, Otterhouse, Paul Lamond Games & Schmidt
June 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
More New for 2019 from from FalconJumbo, Gibsons, Otterhouse and Ravensburger including a new JvH and new from Schmidt
May 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
More New for 2019 from from FalconJumbo, Gibsons, Otterhouse and Ravensburger including new JvH and a new ESCAPE series
April 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
More New for 2019 from from FalconJumbo, Schmidt and Ravensburger including new JvH and Days at Work puzzles
March 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
More New for 2019 from from FalconJumbo, Schmidt, Ravensburger and Gibsons including new WASGIJ and WHAT IF puzzles
February 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
New for 2019 from from FalconJumbo and Gibsons
January 2019 Jigsaw Newletter
New from Ravensburger and Gibsons, still offering free postage for orders of £30+
December 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New from Schmidt, some Exclusive puzzles and some special Bundle Offers
November 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New from Schmidt, Best selling accessories and some Christmas Special Offers
October 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New from FalconJumbo & Gibsons, including several from Jan Van Haasteren and a Wasgij Original
September 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New from FalconJumbo, Gibsons, Oterhouse and Ravensburger, including the latest in the Country Cottage series
August 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New from FalconJumbo, Gibsons, Oterhouse and Ravensburger, including Christmas Ltd Editions and a new What If?
July 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New from FalconJumbo, including JvH and their 2018 Limited Edition Christmas puzzle, and mid-year sale puzzles
June 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New from WASGIJ, Linda Jane Smith, Pomegranate and more new from FalconJumbo
May 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New from Pomegranate and more new from FalconJumbo
April 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New What If, Best of British and Happy Days puzzles, more new from FalconJumbo and Ravensburger
March 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New JvH, More new from FalconJumbo and Ravensburger
February 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New WASGIJ, More new from Gibsons and the first new of 2018 from Ravensburger
January 2018 Jigsaw Newletter
New selection rom Gibsons, including lots of larger piece size puzzles for those with sight or dexterity problems
December 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
Limited edition puzzle competition
New Jan van Haasteren and 'What If' puzzles plus a new range from Schmidt as well as some final Special Offers for Christmas presents
November 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
More New Falcon Jumbo and Ravensburger and some Special Offers, including Christmas ones
October 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
New JvH, Best of British and Colin Thompson puzzles as well as more new from Clementoni & Gibsons
September 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
New puzzles from Ravensburger, Otterhouse and Gibsons
August 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
New puzzles from Ravensburger, Otterhouse and Gibsons
July 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
New puzzles from Clementoni and Schmidt - if you haven't tried them before ... now is the time !
June 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
More new puzzles from Falcon Jumbo, Ravensburger & Gibsons inc new Wasgij, more new JvH and the first of the Xmas releases !!
May 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
More new puzzles from Ravensburger, Gibsons, Falcon Jumbo & Otterhouse, inc 2 new JvH
April 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
More new puzzles from Ravensburger, Gibsons & Falcon Jumbo, inc 2 new Mike Jupp 'I Love ...' releases in 500pc
March 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
New puzzles from Ravensburger and Pomegranate and 3 new WASGIJ challenges from the Destiny, Mystery and Imagine ranges
February 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
More new puzzles from Gibsons and Pomegranate and some new ones from your favourite themes from Ravensburger
January 2017 Jigsaw Newletter
The first new Gibsons releases of 2017 and more new releases from Pomegranate
December 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
A range of 300XL, 500pc & 1000pc new releases from Pomegranate and some favourites on offer for Christmas
November 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
More great new releases from Falcon Jumbo and Schmidt and some special offers for Christmas
October 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
A selection of great new releases from Falcon Jumbo and Schmidt, including a brand new WASGIJ Original 25 and a couple of special 40th Anniversary puzzles
September 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
See more Ravensburger and Gibsons Summer releases and a new range from Otterhouse
August 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
See the last of the new the Summer range of puzzles from Falcon Jumbo and the first of the Ravensburger Summer releases, including a new WHAT IF and COUNTRY COTTAGE puzzles.
July 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
See the last of the new the Summer range of puzzles from Falcon Jumbo and the first of the Ravensburger Summer releases, including a new WHAT IF and COUNTRY COTTAGE puzzles.
June 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
See some of the new the Summer range of puzzles from Falcon Jumbo, including several new WASGIJ and a few puzzles to help celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday. There is also a real bargain of 4 x 1000 piece puzzles in 1 box !
May 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
See new Spring puzzles from Gibsons and more Schmidt and Otter House plus one new puzzle from Falcon-Jumbo
April 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
See new puzzles from Schmidt and Otter House plus a few more new puzzles from Gibsons and Ravensburger
March 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
See a new postage option and more new puzzles from Gibsons, Ravensburger and Falcon Jumbo, including more larger piece size puzzles and a couple from Thomas Kinkade
February 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
See a selection of new puzzles from Gibsons, Ravensburger and Falcon JUmbo, including a number of larger piece size puzzles and larger piece number puzzles
January 2016 Jigsaw Newletter
See a selection of new puzzles from Ravensburger and Falcon JUmbo, including 3 new WASGIJs, a new What If? title and a new one from the Best of British series
December 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a selection of our best sellers from 2015 and some Christmas special offers. There's also a few new ones too !
November 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a new range of puzzles from Clementoni and Schmidt and a few new ones for us from Heye
October 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a range of new puzzles from Otterhouse and more new ones from Falcon-Jumbo (including some more new from JvH). We've also a few puzzles for children (inc tricky ones from JvH)
September 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a range of new puzzles from Gibsons (including their Christmas Limited Edition puzzle) and from Falcon Jumbo (including some new from JvH).
August 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a range of new puzzles from Ravensburger, including 2 new WHAT IFs, the Christmas Limited Edition puzzle and a new one from Colin Thompson. There is also the new Falcon Jumbo Christmas puzzle and more from the Heye Habitat range
July 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a range of new puzzles from Falcon Jumbo including WASGIJ and JvH. Reduction on other WASGIJ puzzles too
June 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a full range of new puzzles from Heye and Pomegranate and a couple more new puzzles from Gibsons
May 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a full range of new puzzles from This England, Schmidt and a couple of new puzzles from Gibsons Please note there is a print error with Schmidt - In The Fairy Garden, it is a 2000pc puzzle at £22
April 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a full range of new puzzles from Clementoni and a few more new puzzles from Gibson. Look out particularly for the new Beatles puzzles - a real throwback to the 1960s.
March 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a selection of the latest from Gibsons and Ravensburger and a few new puzzles from Schmidt
February 2015 Jigsaw Newletter
See a selection of the latest from Gibsons and Ravensburger and a new puzzle from Schmidt
January 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
See all the latest from Falcon Jumbo, including several Jan Van Haasteren (JVH) and a few new WASGIJ
December 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
See more from Schmidt, the latest new Crown & Andrews releases, and a selection of our Best Sellers
November 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
See the latest Otterhouse new releases, and a selection of our Best Sellers
October 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
See the latest Jan Van Haasteren new releases, and a selection from a new supplier to us - Schmidt
September 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
See the latest Falcon Jumbo new releases, three new WHAT IF puzzles from Ravensburger and a range of puzzles reduced for September
August 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
Big, posh department stores are usually packed with fantastic products, entertaining sta and interesting customers. We’re not sure you’ll nd the same sort of excitement at Nitebridge’s, but we hope you’ll nd plenty to keep you amused instead.
July 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
Wasgijs have been one of the bestselling ranges of jigsaws in the UK for years. If you’ve done one you’ll know how much fun they are. Lots of colour and detail and of course, the picture on the box is just a clue!
June 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
Gibsons are delighted to be introducing six new puzzles from six different artists, three of whom are new to Gibsons, each with a unique style of art.
Now that Summer is nearly here, what can be better than a picnic on the banks of the canal, whilst watching the narrow boats as they take turns to pass under the arch of the bridge? Life in the Slow Lane is Czes Pachela’s debut Gibsons jigsaw. It takes the puzzler away from the busy city life to the countryside and is available in 1000 pieces.
May 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
There are a large number of new puzzles available this month, but neither manufacturer produces a small catalogue for us to send you, so we’ve tried to squeeze as many of their puzzle images into this newsletter as possible. Readers’ letters and more puzzle industry activity will be back next time so please remember to keep sending us your comments and views, in particular letting us know of anything you would like to see included in the newsletters.
April 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
The Puzzle Club is very excited this month to be introducing you to a Brand New range of ‘Castorland’ Puzzles. We are fortunate enough to be the first major supplier in the UK to provide puzzles from the full new 2014 Castorland range, so why not try one or two to see for yourself how good they are!
March 2014 Jigsaw Newletter
Jan van Haasteren has been creating hilarious illustrations exclusively for Jumbo for many years and 2014 is no dierent. Falcon Jumbo recently established the ‘Jan van Haasteren Studio’ which welcomes talented illustrators to join the Jumbo team, under the supervision of Jan.
February 2014 Jigsaw Newsletter
Gibsons have many exciting new additions joining their ever-growing range in 2014, including innovative jigsaw concepts and over 70 new puzzles!
January 2014 Jigsaws Newsletter
Ravensburger’s UK development team has developed a broad, creative and fresh range for 2014. No wonder this company is sometimes referred to as “the king of jigsaws”!
December 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
After many requests we are delighted to introduce some photographic images from Ken Duncan, Steve Bloom & Clive Nichols from Crown & Andrews UK range
November 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
We were EIGHT YEARS OLD in September. Doesn'ty seem possible! We are extremely grateful for the support you have given us over the past eight years and hope you've enjoyed all the newsletters and offers. We have lots more coming and would really value your input as to how we're doing and anything you would like us to cover or supply.
October 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
Christmas Limited Edition 2013
Gibsons eleventh annual limited edition Christmas puzzle, painted
by the talented Marcello Corti depicts the last day of school before the
Christmas holidays begin. Lights sparkle around the bauble-laden tree as
a host of happy faces rush through the snow, ready to celebrate the festive
holiday with their awaiting parents who stand with the merry lollipop man.
Marcello Corti was born in 1961 in Bergamo, in Northern Italy and transformed his passion for photography into a profession when he was 20, working with publishers to create art books and photography. Like many artists in the late eighties, he discovered the computer which transformed his graphics work and has since worked with a number of advertising agencies in Milan. With his partner Barbara Gerardi, who is also an illustrator, Marcello founded a website which promotes illustration, graphics and photography. These days, Marcello concentrates mainly on pictorial illustration, with the beautiful Italian surroundings being the main source of inspiration.
His glorious festive jigsaw contains a serial numbered certificate, making the puzzle a unique collector’s gift as well as the perfect festive entertainment.
September 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
The Heye Company
The Heye Company is a German jigsaw puzzle and games company. They also make calendars, plush toys and other itmes based on the art and characters done by their popular artists..
August 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
Congratulations to Sarah Stevens!
After working as a Product Manager for Ravensburger for almost 30 years it's safe to say that Sarah Stevens knows a bit about developing jigsaw puzzles. We've been talking to her about her work..
July 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
In this edition we're taking a closer look at three of Ravensburger's most popular ranges.
British-born artist Colin Thompson's work is hughely popular with puzzlers across the UK, Europe and Beyond..
June 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
GRAHAM THOMPSON THE MAN BEHIND THE WASGIJ SENSATION!
Graham loves to draw everyday objects, situations, and the predicaments that we can find ourselves in from time to time. But the great thing about his drawings is his skill at finding the funny - and often ridiculous – side of anything. Graham’s wonderful sense of humour shines through in all his images.
May 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
A warm welcome to all our members and many thanks to those of you that
boosted our numbers in April. Do you know anyone who would enjoy being a
member of our exclusive club? Just let us have the details and we will do the
rest! Or you could always send a gift membership! Once your new Member
has purchased her/his first jigsaw, we will reward you with a free 1000pc
Jigsaw of your choice.
April 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
March 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
Welcome to our 90th Newsletter. Lots more new products for you from Gibsons Range. As is usual this time of year, all new products from Gibsons catalogue and those featured in the newsletter are available, but may take a little longer to dispatch. We would love to hear your comments on subjects that you would like us to cover in our newsletters. Feedback is very important to us (even the negatives)
February 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
A warm welcome to all our members, old & new… Last months issue covered the brand new ranges from Ravensburger. Since there were so many great new jigsaws on offer we are featuring more for February and also enclosing their latest catalogue. All products are available (those in the catalogue included) although not everything is in stock just yet, but whatever your choice we will ensure you don’t have to wait too long.
Janurary 2013 Jigsaws Newsletter
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our fellow Members & many thanks for your continued support. Where would we be without you? So it’s into the New Year with a really extensive range from one of our favourite Manufacturers - Ravensburger
Decemeber 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
A newsletter with a difference. To make way for the new stock coming in during January we are offering a bumper selection of Jigsaws at 25% off our normal prices. We also have a few remaining Christmas editions available at our normal retail price & as promised the latest must have accessory – At last a 2000 board complete with lid. We will endeavour to fulfil all orders (Subject to your choice being available) however, please let us have an alternative selection to avoid disappointment. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
October 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
Both brain-teasing and curiously relaxing, a good jigsaw puzzle is still one of the nation’s favourite ways to while away a rainy afternoon
But no matter how many thousand-piece behemoths you’ve got under your belt, we bet at least a few of these jigsaw facts are news to you. Did you know that the world’s largest jigsaw weighs over 40 pounds? Or that they’re not made with saws at all? Or that -- if you really want -- you can pay nearly £10,000 for one?
September 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
Otter House Ltd is a leading publisher of calendars, cards and gifts for charities, retail and mail order. They were established in 1991 and have one of the most fascinating ranges we have come across.
The stunning jigsaws produced this year feature traditional contempory and licensed designs to challenge and delight puzzle lovers. Most of the Artists involved are well known by us puzzlers
but Otter house do have a few of their own unique designs.
August 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
This month we’re continuing our review of the stunning new range of puzzles from the folks at Ravensburger in Oxfordshire. The company has a long history of developing designs based on
the most popular licenced characters, and their autumn range continues this tradition. Product Manager Sarah Stevens chatted to us about the processes involved in creating licenced puzzles.
“The development and design process for licenced characters is probably more complicated and involved than most people realise. We’re usually given some existing design elements to work with (perhaps individual character poses) but we then have to take these individual pictures and build scenes or montages, to ensure we have a really good jigsaw picture”. Sarah continued “With
licenced products we are dealing with characters that “belong” to someone else, so everything we do has to be approved by the rights owners – such as Disney or the BBC.
July 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
Our friends at Ravensburger in Oxfordshire have been working hard to bring you masses of new puzzles for the summer and autumn, leading up to Christmas.
There are 7 new 500 piece puzzles to tempt you. Highland Heroes by John Austin, Fellow of the Guild of Railway Artists, shows steam engines thundering their way across the Scottish hills. Just Desserts is a great way to enjoy all those wicked puddings without worrying about calories; Lovely Seaside is a naïve and colourful art scene from the company’s American range; Kitten in a Basket shows lots of fabulous felines photographed by British photographer Greg Cuddiford; Quaint Shops shows an elegant cityscape with unique shops and chic cafes (we’d love to people watch here!); and finally there are 2 “fantasy” designs. Magical Unicorns shows just that, beautiful creatures within an enchanting landscape filled with flora and fauna complete with a magnificent castle shown atop a distant hill.
June 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
With energizing celebrations to fill the calendar for the next few months, and the world’s eyes firmly focused on our capital, Ravensburger has a huge range of London-themed 3D Puzzle® and jigsaw puzzles to choose from to commemorate these events
To mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign, the Diamond Jubilee celebrations will take place all round the country in June, with London the centre stage. Then as soon as the curtain closes on this spectacular event, the world’s eyes will continue to focus on London as the Olympic Opening Ceremony looms in July.
May 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
Gibsons are sad to announce that Thomas Kinkade, the “Painter of Light” died on Friday 7th April at the age of 54. Considered to be one of the most successful artists of all time, his distinctively sentimental paintings are said to be hanging in one out of every twenty homes in the United States. Many artists have attempted to copy the style of Thomas Kinkade, but none have come near to matching his ability with texture and light. He was a unique talent. Gibsons has been publishing licensed Thomas Kinkade jigsaw puzzles for over ten years.
April 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
Having been asked many times for Frames & Glue we thought we would research the market and give you our insight on how best to preserve your favourite jigsaw pictures.
Frames do not need to be expensive - They can be purchased in many outlets or custom made to an exact fit, clip frames are a really cheap option too, but remember you will need to glue
your jigsaw so it doesn’t fall apart. However the upside is the joy of having great pictures at quite low cost.
You may purchase frames at your local department store, art store or frame shop, or find great, old frames at garage sales carboots, markets, charity shops or thrift shops.
March 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
Commercial art played the central role in 20th century advertising, until photography and the digital age changed the way we market and promote our products. It was the same with rail transportation. When railways first appeared in the mid-19th century, there was no photography, no lithography and indeed no real need to advertise.
February 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
Gibsons 2012 Collection
Gibsons have launched over fifty new jigsaw puzzles for 2012 from new and favourite artists including Trevor Mitchell, Thomas Kinkade and John Francis.
January 2012 Jigsaws Newsletter
Start the year with a Ravensburger jigsaw
Starting the year with so many wonderful designs to choose from, you are truly spoiled for choice. With all the excitement of Christmas out of the way, it is the perfect time of the year to curl up with a high-quality jigsaw puzzle from Ravensburger.
December Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
Christmas Presents for Jigsaw Lovers.
There is no doubt that jigsaw puzzles make marvellous Christmas presents – where else can you buy so many hours of entertainment for such little cost? One problem is that there are so many wonderful puzzles around that it is often confusing to know what the lucky recipient of the present would enjoy the most.
Would he or she like something scenic, nostalgic, humorous or unusual? Do they like large puzzles or small ones, square ones, shaped, triangular or spherical?
November Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
It was not until the early 1990s that Gibsons introduced its first jigsaw puzzles. There were many established puzzle ranges on themarket at that time, including Waddingtons, Arrow and Falcon, so it was necessary to come up with a different ‘angle’ and the Britain from the Air range achieved just that. These were aerial photographs of well known places
October Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
18 Fascinating Facts
In the UK more people enjoy jigsaws each year than any other table game. The Stave Company of America holds the record for the most expensive jigsaw – it was made in 1993 and was sold for over £8,000. Stave makes many jigsaws each year that are eagerly snapped up at prices of over £3,000 each.
The most expensive (and most prized) jigsaws are still made out of wood and cut using a jigsaw. A skilled operator can cut up to 100 pieces per hour.
September Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
This England Jigsaw range
by Colin Carr
Since its launch in 1968, This England magazine has built up a loyal following of devoted readers and now has thousands of
subscribers all over the world. Based in Cheltenham, the magazine is an unashamedly patriotic celebration of all that is best about England and the English way of life with each quarterly issue packed with interesting articles and beautiful colour photographs.
August Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
To relax, for a challenge or just
for fun… there’s a Ravensburger
puzzle for everyone!
There’s plenty for Club members to enjoy in Ravensburger’s new Autumn puzzle range.
“Happy Days” range, featuring paintings by artist Kevin Walsh, has long been a favourite with our members. We’re featuring all 8
designs this month, including the 2 latest additions, Windsor and York.
July Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
Brand new to Jigsaw Puzzle Club members this month are 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle collections from Holdsons. Holdson have been making puzzles in Auckland, New Zealand since 1939.
A 4th generation family owned business, they have been much loved “down under” for more than 70 years. The good news is their export range is now available worldwide, including at
June Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
Despite the recession, sales of jigsaws are soaring as many of us seek comfort in nostalgia. No surprise then that demand
is greater than ever for the much-loved puzzles made by Gibsons with even the Queen among their fans.
Self confessed jigsaw addict Angela Wintle meets the chairman, Michael Gibson, to learn more about the humble jigsaw’s enduring appeal There are few greater pleasures in life than piecing together a 1,000 piece jigsaw. When there’s a particularly tricky area to complete, time stands still. Meals get forgotten. Washing piles high in the laundry basket. Even the family pet goes hungry.
May Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
Lots more new jigsaws this month
and a chance to join the JAN VAN HAASTEREN COLLECTORS CLUB.
Jumbo’s exclusive Dutch artist Jan van Haasteren has been making
audiences laugh for decades with his collection of hilarious
illustrations. His drawings are distinctly recognisable from the
humorous images, side-splitting situations and far more people
than you would ever expect to see in a jigsaw puzzle!
April Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
How about this for a challenge - incorporating history, geography, future development, education and a great insight into how these Cities have changed over the years.
These are the first two in the series and unlike most maps give you an excellent view of our major cities from historic info to future projects. There are further Cities to come …
including Hong Kong, Paris, Sydney and many more major Cities. It’s an excitingly different theme which we couldn’t wait to put together. So we thought you might like it too!
Although not cheap to buy, we’re sure it will be a jigsaw that will be completed many times, by all members of the family and friends.
How best to describe these???
The ultimate jigsaw puzzle and the first to use time as the fourth dimension!
March Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
Mother’s Day- 3rd April 2011
Easter - 24th April 2011
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to find that perfect gift that says a special thank you. Gibsons have got some great gift ideas for Mums. New this year are two beautiful art deco style decks of Piatnik bridge cards, Paris by Night and Summer in Paris, presented in padded lid
gift box they make an ideal present. There is also a superb souvenir pack of cards to celebrate the Royal Wedding - 52
unique designs. We wouldn’t normally offer playing cards,but think these will be a great gift for all ages.
Feburary Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
Dogs for the Disabled was started in 1986 by Frances Hay, who had become disabled herself at the age of 16. Her own dog had helped her to overcome some of her physical
problems, giving her welcome friendship, companionship and independence. It was this special rapport that inspired her to realise a dog could help disabled people in many
January Jigsaws Newsletter 2011
A warm welcome to all our fellow ‘Puzzlers’- Old & New. Lots of goodies coming our way during this year. We are off to find new & exciting ranges for you in the next two months and have lots of new jigsaws coming in as we speak. If you have a favourite manufacturer, please let us know and if it’s not a current supplier we will endeavour to find them.
December Jigsaws Newsletter 2010
2010 seems to have flown and with 2011 just around the corner we thought you would like a small in sight into what we have in store for January…AND we’ve included a few jigsaw gift ideas for friends, family, or just for you! …..Just remains for us to send our very best wishes for the season and wish you a very happy and prosperous NEW YEAR (We will be adding extra funds to our 2010 charity- Hearing Dogs for the deaf instead of sending Christmas cards)
November Jigsaws Newsletter 2010
Thank you all for helping us to make the Club a success.As we go into year SIX, we hope we can count on your support and feedback. A very warm welcome to our newest Members. Do you know someone who would like to join our community? Membership could be just the thing for Jigsaw lovers this Christmas.
October Jigsaws Newsletter 2010
Thank you all for helping us to make the Club a success. As we go into year FIVE, we hope we can count on your support and feedback. A very warm welcome to our newest Members. Do you know someone who would like to join our community? Membership could be just the thing for Jigsaw lovers this Christmas.
September Jigsaws Newsletter 2010
Hello friends! Here I am again about to launch our Christmas Jigsaw edition-We’ve selected both old and new to give all our new members the chance to pick up those they may have missed-Some are quite limited so if you want them, but don’t want them yet….let me ‘Jig’ know and I’ll put them aside for you
May Jigsaws Newsletter 2010
A warm welcome to all our members, new and not so new! At long last we have found a manufacturer capabale of proudciung personalised jigsaws and more. You can now send us your favourite picture/scene/family photo and have a unique jigsaw made in sizes 63/520 or 1000pcs. We can also provide Jigsaws of your town or county. In fact almost any subject in either a Montage (5 pictures) or single image jigsaws. How does it work? Read On..
April Jigsaws Newsletter 2010
Since Jig is away, we’re going to use his corner to give you a ‘last chance selection’ and an opportunity for a random selection of Jigsaws that are now out of print! These will only be available by post or phone, Enjoy a Surprise! Then our ‘Challenge selection’ selection could be for you. No pictures- just categories-from our many Manufacturers - All quality jigsaws - boxed and at really good prices.
March Jigsaws Newsletter 2010
At long last we can confirm that 'High as a Kite' and 'Blind as a Bat' have arrived - adding to our '***** As a Newt' and 'Drunk as a Skunk' and well worth the wait. Thank you for your patience - Our new members will not realise that these have been produced exclusivley for The Puzzle Club bhy the extremely popular Artist Mike Jupp. There will only be 1000 of each of these jigsaws made, making these very collectable.
February Jigsaws Newsletter 2010
What a start to the New Year! Sincere apologies for some long delays in dispatches during January. The whole country ground to a Halt as winter decided to throw everything it could at us. Hopefully it's over and we can get back to normality. Many thanks for your understanding and continued support. Look out for details of Abbotts Langley JIGFEST, well worth a visit if you can make it.
January Jigsaws Newsletter 2010
Happy New Year and a wamr welcome to all our members. We have lots in store for you - including some exciting new ranges (coming soon). Thank you all for the many cards, greetings etc. AND your continued support.
December Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
As we approach the end of 2009 and get ready for our Christmas and New Year festivites, I would like to say a big thank you to EVERYONE for your continued support. This, our 51st Newsletter is a mix of new and old lines with some special offers and last opportunities to secure some of our most popular jigsaws. Have a great Christmas and vert best wishes for 2010.
November Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
A warm welcome to all our existing and new members. And sincere thanks for the contributions received during October. Please keep them coming.
We love to hear from you.
October Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
Many thanks to all our members who remembered our 4th birthday and sent their best wishes. As we face our fifth year we are looking to continue to grow our club steadily and offer as much variety as we can. If you have likeminded friends or relations who would like to join us we'll give you an Introduction bonus for £10.00 to spend on a future purchase from the club, when they join.
September Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
Since the big white chief is still away, I've been asked to put together your newsletter for September. Lots of guidance notes, but she's asked me to leave the Readers letters and MY corner out of this issue to show you our selection for Christmas! Still I suppose I've got the whole front page to play with. I know you'll miss me, but we'll be back to normal next month!
August Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
Doesn't seem a month since we put together issue 46..... Which kept us tremendously busy. Seems our members are huge fans of Linda Jane Smith and her fabulous 'Cats'. Thank you all for your many requests and suggestions. We'll cover as many of your suggested articles as we can over the next few months. Your contributions are always appreciated.
July Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
Issue 46! Just two more to go to complete our fourth year. We'd love to hear from you as to what subjects/Artists/content, you would like to see in our future newsletters? And anything you would like to share with your fellow members. Many thanks for all your contributions thus far and a warm welcome to you all
June Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
A Warm welcome to all our members, both old and new and sincere thanks for all your nice comments and support. We are delighted that the club is growing each month and giving pleasure to so many of you.
May Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
What a start to the summer season! We introduced the falcon range expecting many of you to be out in the garden, now that the British summer time has begun. But instead you suprised us again with your enthusiasm. Thanks for all your great comments and the many new members who joined our 'band of enthusiast puzzlers'.
April Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
It's so nice to see the sunshine at last, small buds appearing on the trees, bluetits checking out their potential new homes and daffodils in full bloom in the garden. British summer time at last and hopefully some better weather looming. A warm welcome to all.
March Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
Welcome to all our new and exisiting members. We're all set for the coming months with many new ranges becoming available for you. New catalogues and price lists will be sent out as soon as we receive them and we'll keep you up t date with all the current trends in our jigsaw puzzle world.
February Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
Congratulations to Jig on his first ever newsletter. I think he did really well, but don't want the power to go to his head. A very warm welcome to our existing and new members. We are well past our target of 3000 which we wanted to reach before the start of 2009. Many thanks to everyone who helped us achieve this and a happy new year (albeit a little late) from me.
January Jigsaws Newsletter 2009
Hello All! Usually this would be the place where Margaret would write about the past month, what has been going on in the world of puzzling and announce the exciting content that you can expect from this months newsletter. Unfortunatley due to an extremely busy Christmas and New Year she is now locked in her office with a mountain of paperwork blocking off the door. However after having lurked in the shadows for 39 issues, I thought it was time I took over and wrote something myself. My name is Jig and I will be bringing you this months newsletter.
December Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
Another year almost over and we're sure you'll all be busy in this lead up to Christmas. The team would like to take the opportunity of thanking you for a tremendous year and wish you a very happy "puzzling" Christmas and best wishes for 2009.
November Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
A warm 'puzzling' welcome and many thanks for your continues support of our club. With your help and support thus far we have introduced the club to almost 2700 members. We love to receive your letters and comments, so do please let us know what you think! Good or bad.
October Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
A very warm welcome to all our new members and many thanks to our existing members for all the letters, tips, comments and new introductions we have received so far. Thanks too! For the many notes regarding your enjoyment of the newsletter. This month we are going back to basics after many requests regarding the History of Jigsaws
September Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
Its hard to believe that we are in our final month of year three. We would like to thank you for all the tremendous support you have given us during our fledgling years and we're looking forward to the next one. The club has now reached over 2500 members and thanks to your introductions looks set to override our targer of 3000 before the end of 2008. If you do know of anyone who would like to join, do let us have their details and we will contact them. As a thank you, should they join, we'll reward you with a 1000 piece jigsaw of your choice.
August Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
A very warm welcome and many thanks for your patience during our two week closure in July. Pleased to know we were missed! Back on track now and looking forward to our Autumn season.
July Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
Wow! Did you do us proud in June? Kept us busy right to the last! We were expecting a slight downturn as you all made tracks to your gardens and holidays, but were taken by suprise by your avid love of puzzling! Lots of new members too! Welcome to you all.
June Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
As we go into June, no doubt many of you will be looking forward to basking in the sun somewhere exotic, however if not you can escape to somewhere exotic with out latest '1000 places' jigsaws and enjoys the sites and beauty of the worlds most wonderful places in the comfort of your own gardens or homes.
May Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
A very warm welcome to all our members- new and not so new! We've lots to tell you about in this issue, including new ranges coming soon and new ranger catalouges coming out in the next two months.
April Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
Can it really be Spring? Torrential rains, high winds and even snow! Well at least we can indulge in our favourite hobby in the warmth of our homes whilst the weather sorts itself out. Welcome to issue no. 31 - April 2008.
March Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
A very warm welcome to all our new members and many thanks for a bumper February. We totally underestimated how popular the shoppign baskets would be so apologies for those of you still waiting, but we hope to have despatchedall outstanding ordersbefore you receive this issue. Some manufacturers catalouges will be sent out vert soon if not already included.. so lots of new Jigsaws to look foward to.
February Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
Welcome to out February 2008 edition of the Jigsaw Puzzle Club news. Doesn't seem possible that January has already passed, you've certainly kept us busy so far this year.
January Jigsaws Newsletter 2008
Happy New Year to all our Members. Can't wait to show you the fabulous ranges of new puzzles available from our many manufacturers. As soon as new catalogues become available, we will send them but for the moment we'll keep you up to date with our monthly news!
December Jigsaws Newsletter 2007
Our Last Newsletter for 2007! We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all for your tremendous support during our second year and wish you all a very happy Christmas and every good wish for the New Year.
November Jigsaws Newsletter 2007
Please forgive the lateness of your last Newsletter - Issue 25. We were caught up in the dreaful postal strike and are still suffering the consequences. We have also had long delays with you receiving parcels. Hopefully this has now been resolved. Everything ordered has been dispatched.
October Jigsaws Newsletter 2007
Our Christmas Jigsaws from last months issue raised a few questions about the artists behind them. So we thought we'd give you a little information on these talented people.
September Jigsaws Newsletter 2007
So you think a jigsaw is a jigsaw is a jigsaw - think again! No doubt you already know that the subject matter varies enormously (from Star Wars to country cottages) but read on to discover more about the numerous different sorts of jigsaw puzzle.
August Jigsaws Newsletter 2007
We were invited to attend the 4th Annual National Jigsaw Puzzle Championships, held at the traditional venue of MANOR NURSERY, RUNCTON, Chichester. It was a real eye opener for us to see how quickly and efficiently a team of two could assemble a 1000pc puzzle!
Jigsaws and Puzzles Newsletter Issue 22
July Jigsaws Newsletter 2007
How jigsaws are made...
Nearly 2,000 hours are required to produce a puzzle from start to finish. This process typically stretches over about 12months.
The key steps include printing and laminating the artwork, cutting the pieces, and packaging the finished puzzle.
Jigsaws and Puzzles Newsletter Issue 21
June Jigsaws Newsletter 2007
Thomas Kinkade is America’s most collected living artist. Coming from a modest background, Thom emphasizes simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his paintings. As a devout Christian, he also uses his gift as a vehicle to communicate and spread what he believes to be inherent life affirming values. 2007 sees the launch of over eight new jigsaws from Gibsons, from his exceptional nostalgic art collection...
Jigsaws and Puzzles Newsletter Issue 20
Unbelievably Imaginative Mike Jupp Cartoon
Mike Jupp one of the world’smost famous cartoon illustrators has been working with The Official UK Puzzle Club, to produce four exciting jigsaw puzzles, two of which will be available toward the end of May. (Check out our jigsaw preview section)
These are a slight departure from the designs produced for Gibsons,but as with all Mike’s designs,will prove to be very collectable. In fact,without seeing the final images,we have already taken orders for several hundred!
Jigsaws and Puzzles Newsletter Issue 19
Just in!! Educa, Clementoni (part), Gibsons, and the 10th anniversary Limited Edition Wasgij. So lots to choose from.
Otter House, Trefl and lots more. We’re also producing three brand new Jigsaws, which will be exclusive to The Puzzle Club and have another 3-4 exclusives scheduled for 2007.
So watch this space over the coming months.