Auction 129, Lot 164

"[Lot of 3 U.S. Puzzles]",

Subject: United States

Period: 1890-1915 (circa)

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1) Puzzle Map of the United States Published by Milton Bradley Co. Springfield, Mass.. On this great puzzle map Prescott is still shown as the capital of Arizona, despite the State and territorial boundaries suggesting a date of around 1890. The puzzle is composed of 84 rectangular pieces on thick paper board, blank verso. It measures 20.8 x 13.8" and is contained in a modern foam core mount with Plexiglas front cover to hold the pieces in place. A handsome map and very nice example with just a little light foxing, no missing pieces or paper damage .(A).

2) United States, Parker Bros., Salem, 1915, 19.8 x 12". Each piece is mounted on thick paper board. The interlocking pieces retain their bright color and are mostly flawless. A small break in the upper map border above Washington and a few spots, still very good (A).

3) Untitled [United States], Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago, c. 1906, 19.8 x 11.8". Locates Oklahoma. Insets include: Philippine Islands, Hawaii, Alaska, and more. Contained in an old handmade plywood frame. A section of paper is missing in Canada above Minnesota, and small areas of missing paper along right border. A couple of water-spots at lower right and a few other insignificant flaws. (C+).

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Estimate: $200 - $400

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/23/2009

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