Fun at the Fair, Anthology Puzzles

Leap Day Puzzle: A ticket-shaped puzzle, with clever incisions for perforation. Anthology Puzzles: 160 pieces, 11×4.5″. “This design was created by the Anthology Puzzles team using vector artwork from YummyBuum and was our Shaped Subscription puzzle for March 2022. It features a range of fairground-themed pieces and is shaped like a ticket!” Thanks, Hoefnagel!
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Voyage Round the World, A. Schindeler

Liberty Puzzles, “Voyage Round the World“, graphic by A. Schindeler, poster for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, c. 1896. 502 pieces, 12.75×17.75”, released April 2012.
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Liberty, Dry Martini by Yulia Drobova

A fun Liberty graphic art puzzle, “Dry Martini“, via Hoefnagel. I thought it might be a little difficult, with large areas of dark color, but the background actually has dark red blobs, on black, so the large swath is broken up quite a bit. I still ended up with a pile of dark colored pieces, […]
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Sarah Gentry, Mel’s Belles, Liberty

I really enjoyed “Mel’s Belles” (who’s Mel, I wonder?) by Sarah Gentry, a Liberty puzzle of a bouquet of flowers, which came in a Hoefnagel pack along with the Rex Ray “Alistair” puzzle. I requested the pack because of Rex Ray, but ended up enoying the Sarah Gentry puzzle even more! Maybe I was just […]
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Rex Ray’s “Alistair”, from Liberty

2/19: Finished! Super landscape! 1:2.5 ratio or so. Also, lots of Liberty-style human figural dancers, and musicians. Liberty: 2/17: Under way! “Alistair” by Rex Ray, Liberty Puzzles, about 550 pieces, via Hoefnagel. I love Rex Ray, so I was excited to request this puzzle from Hoefnagel, but now (having just started), I am feeling daunted! 
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Big Ben by Eduardo Calzado, BCB

11.5″ x 14.5″, 400 pieces, handcut by Brookie Biglands (BCB Puzzles), via Hoefnagel. Yes, the swirly sky took a long time. Lovely feel to this puzzle.
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Two Cats by Yuri Gorbachev

Ash and I pushed through “Two Cats” by Yuri Gorbachev, an Artifact puzzle cut by David Figueras with 314 pieces. Super satisfying and fun! Loved the border, and the general diagonal layout, and enjoyed the whimsies. Look at the matryoshka dolls whimsies! I got it through Hoefnagel with the Owl Internet Cafe. Artifact description: This […]
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Internet Owl Cafe, Artifact

Coincidentally, just after doing the Paris Map, I got a Hoefnagel package with another VladStudio illustration! This also came with one of the lovely little Hoefnagel surprises — Mardi Gras beads from the previous puzzler! Awww…. Anyway, the black/white/blue color scheme made this puzzle a bit more challenging than one would expect. Plus, the protrusions […]
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Diana Zimens City of Cats (Davici)

Fun, steady solving – lots and lots and LOTS of cats! 700 pieces. Hoefnagel Puzzle Club. The artist is named as Diana Zimens at Hoefnagel, but I’ve seen her listed elsewhere as Diana Siemens.
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Malédiction by Julien Deval (Stumpcraft 472)

Really challenging, because of the subtle color palette. And, kind of a puzzle break for me …. Stumpcraft description: Artist: Julien DelvalPuzzle Designer: Jasen RobillardDimensions: 43 cm x 30 cmPiece Count: 480Difficulty: 4 out of 5 Julien Delval is perhaps most well known for his beautiful and exquisitely detailed illustrations that appear on many fantasy book covers for adults and […]
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“Sanctuary” (PuzzleMonk)

Another lovely little hand-cut jigsaw via Hoefnagel, this one from PuzzleMonk, out of Wisconsin. 162 pieces, paired with the midcentury xmas poodle I finished yesterday. Trying to track down more info about the art, I found that it has been used in other puzzles — here, for instance, a 750 piece puzzle from “Crystals & […]
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small midcentury poodle christmas handcut

This was an adorable small (79 pieces, approximate postcard dimensions) handcut puzzle from Hoefnagel, labeled “mystery hand-cut puzzle”. No image came with it, but it assembled easily, with good chunks of color. The image was of course right up my alley — midcentury modern with a poodle! Plus, seasonally appropriate. I wish I knew who […]
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Darcie Reflected by Daria Hlazatova (Liberty)

“Darcie Reflected”, image by Daria Hlazatova, puzzle by Liberty — big puzzle! 607 pieces, 19×12.75″. This was from Hoefnagel …. Boy, this puzzle really kicked my ass. Red, and black, and lots of eyes … and mirrored (not exactly) left to right. Lots of fun whimsies — various human figurals, bats, snakes, and of course […]
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Basis Wood “Evolution”

A second puzzle from “Basis Wood” in Ukraine, via the Hoefnagel Puzzle Club. This puzzle reminded me of the two I’ve done by Victory Puzzles — thinnish pieces that felt more like board game pieces, and a very retro image. I wonder if this actually *is* a retro, possibly public domain image, from the era […]
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Basis Wood “Tree”

Well, I was not expecting this! A layered, shaped tree …. Definitely required attention to the color gradation in each chunk of branches. Layers is probably not the right term. The puzzle is 3-dimensional, in that different sections have different thicknesses — four in total. The trunk and branches are all pretty thin, and the […]
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