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Puzzles On Stamps, Jigsaw Types And Others

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Posted 07/22/2011   08:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Puzzler to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Usually the puzzle pieces I have seen on stamps are used to represent ideas or countries joining together and forming a new community or idea. There are probably also puzzling puzzles on stamps just for the brain tease or the sheer enjoyment of a puzzle.

Switzerland 1990 jigsaw puzzle pieces on stamp

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Posted 07/22/2011   08:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Canada's as yet unissued Mental Health stamp.




While I still carry around a basket of sour grapes for not winning the competition, I will admit, it looks pretty nice.
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Posted 07/22/2011   09:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just got my Details magazine from Canada Post the other day and it has an article about the above mental health semi-postal issue in it. Release date Sept 6, 2011.

They are going all out for this one, and I don't blame them. Quite a striking stamp. Colourful and contrasting at the same time.

Booklet of 10 self adhesive stamps:


And a souvenir sheet (water activated stamps) and a FDC with pics of some of the other entries in the competition.


Definitely on my to get list.
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Posted 07/22/2011   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting topical Puzzler. Oh to go back and look again :)
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Posted 07/23/2011   4:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Puzzler, you sure picked a difficult topic but it should be
fun.

So far I can't think of any but I'll keep on looking.
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Posted 07/24/2011   12:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great Britain has a set of three representing the European Common Community I think. I have them, just can't find them. Put them in a safe place darn it all.

I believe the USA has a crossword puzzle stamp.
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Posted 07/24/2011   12:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Canadians should remember the 1996 issue Literary Campaign, which has a jigsaw piece missing in the middle of the stamp (SG1699).
Great Britain had the European Communities set in 1973 (SG919-21); also the Charles Darwin anniversary set in 2009, shaped as jigsaw pieces.
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Posted 07/24/2011   02:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice.

There seem to be a lot of these jigsaw puzzles of stamps on eBay I noticed.
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Posted 10/02/2011   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Canada 2011 semi postal for mental health actual stamps.
Water activated from souvenir sheet of two and self adhesive from booklet of ten.



I didn't realize they were different sizes until I posted them here.
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Rubik's Cube and stopwatch, designed by Hungarian graphic artist Pál Varga, printed by lithogravure, and issued by Hungary on June 4, 1982 to publicize the First Rubik's Cube World Championship held in Budapest on June 5, Scott No. 2752. The winner was Minh Thai of the USA with a best time of 22.95 seconds.

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Posted 03/08/2012   09:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, the Cube. Nice stamp.
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Puzzle map of France, designed and engraved by Georges Bétemps, and issued by France on February 1, 1978 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the program of administrative changes, Scott No. 1596, Y&T No. 1995.

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Balloons, magnifying glass and jigsaw puzzle map of Europe, designed by Italian graphic artist Daniela Longo, printed by photogravure (Courvoisier, S.A.), and issued by Vatican City on October 12, 1999 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Council of Europe, Scott No. 1123, with attached Priority Mail etiquette.

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In the USA, January 29 is National Puzzle Day! Here is an image of a first day cover and a stamp commemorating the first crossword puzzle (in 1913), designed by the late American artist Howard Paine (1929-2014), printed by lithography, and issued by the USA on February 1, 1998 to as one of 15 stamps in the 1910's pane of the "Celebrate the Century" series, Scott No. 3183i. Bonus: Hand.

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Posted 01/29/2015   2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HungaryForStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
After I finished this nice jigsaw puzzle (recently acquired):

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