Reasons to Buy Peanuts Puzzles
Peanuts puzzles are unique in that there was a lot of imagination put into creating the cover art for the puzzles. You can find a lot of themes that are hard to find in other areas of Peanuts collecting. Some of my favorites are the vintage Milton Bradley puzzles such as The Grand Prix, Matterhorn or Bust and The Ice Cream Parlour.
ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW
Peanuts puzzles are popular across the world and are still being produced. There’s always something new you can find for your collection, whether it’s new to the market, or a vintage piece at an antique store or rummage sale. Plus, new puzzle styles are going beyond the flat cardboard puzzles of our youth, such as 3-D figural puzzles.
Keeping Track of all those Pieces
A vintage puzzle can smell a little musty. Throw an unused dryer sheet in the zipper bag. The dryer sheet will pull the odors out of the puzzle pieces over time. In a month or two, the odor should be weakened. Replace the dryer sheet if needed. If you’re worried about damaging the pieces, fold the bag so the dryer sheet isn’t touching the pieces directly. You can also put a dryer sheet in the box and put the box in a sealed bag.
If your brand new puzzle is missing pieces, try contacting the manufacturer. Sometimes they can help!
Finding Peanuts Puzzles
Your building and collecting style dictates the best places to find puzzles. For vintage puzzles, check locally at thrift stores, antique shops and rummage sales. For a quick vintage Peanuts puzzle fix, check eBay. To find new puzzles, your local hobby store may have just what you need, but they are turning up larger chain stores like Target and Walmart. For a wide variety of Peanuts puzzles, check out the selection at Amazon. (affiliate links)
Your hobby of collecting Peanuts should always be primarily about having fun! What’s your favorite Peanuts puzzle to build? Watch more of my puzzle building on the CollectPeanuts Youtube Channel. If you have more tips for finding, enjoying or collecting puzzles, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.