Karen writes, “Just uncovered this in my parents’ basement. Box measures 14 x 14 inches, is pale blue and orange. Label reads, “Peanuts Giant Family Jigsaw Puzzle 24″ x 24″ / Over 1000 interlocking pieces / Determined Productions, Inc./ United Feature Syndicate, Inc. 1968, 1970 – World Rights Reserved / #711-2. ” The picture on the puzzle is of a comic strip featuring Linus & Charlie B. turning a jump rope for Lucy. The box is in very good condition, no tears or rips and the pieces inside are in mint condition. Appears to have been never used!”
Karen has a wonderful example of a 1971 Determined Productions Puzzle. Determined Productions made a few different varieties of this type of puzzle. The box I would rate at a Very Good condition, since it has minimal damage and with just a hint of mildew damage probably from being in a moist, basement environment. On today’s market, this puzzle is worth around $20.
I have a Determined Puzzle that took a LONG time to build and it was a fun puzzle to put together. The puzzles tend to be a challenge since there are a lot of plain colored pieces, so bring the whole family. The best part of these puzzles is since they’re strip reproductions, you get to know the intricate lines of Schulz work really well in order to match them up. It’s a terrific piece to collect and a terrific piece to share (just handle with care!)
Final word: If anyone knows the exact date of this strip, please share! I didn’t find it in 1970 or 1969.
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