Auction 111, Lot 47

"[Puzzle] United States Map", Milton Bradley Co.

Subject: Puzzle - United States

Period: 1905 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
20 x 14 inches
50.8 x 35.6 cm

Early 20th century jigsaw puzzle of the United States complete and with the original box. The 48-state map includes insets of Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The map is a brightly colored lithograph showing major railroads, rivers, state capitols and major cities. The box top has a great stone lithograph showing Uncle Sam cutting the puzzle along state lines. The capitol of Oklahoma is Guthrie, which was moved to Oklahoma City in 1910. On verso is a nice chart of the flags of the world.

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Condition: B

Complete, puzzle pieces generally very good except for OK, which is missing a bit of the panhandle. Box complete with sides split. At some point the corners have been repaired by yarn stitching. Small abrasion on box illustration.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/8/2005

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