Snoopy Puzzle Piece

Playschool Vintage Snoopy “Giddy-Yap” Wooden Puzzle Piece Charle Schultz (A1) – $12. Find it on eBay (affiliate link).

Losing a puzzle piece is the worst! Is it under the table? Did the dog eat it? Did the cat purloin it for a cache of secrets to be found in 20 years? I can understand losing a tiny cardboard puzzle piece. However, one of these large wooden ones is a lot harder to lose, but not completely impossible.

This Snoopy puzzle piece goes to a vintage Playskool puzzle called “Giddy-yap” depicting Snoopy riding a wooden horse toy. The title is printed on backer board. Did the seller have the rest of the puzzle to have known that? Quite possibly!

The real problem with getting individual puzzle pieces is time. Colors fade. White yellows. Black mellows to grey. Sunlight bleaches that once brilliant rainbow. You get the picture… with one weird looking piece. But that’s not all! Puzzles aren’t always cut exactly the same each time. Slight movements or different die cutters mean those pieces might not match up quite right. A puzzle isn’t so easy to complete once it has lost that now essential piece.

How much is a Snoopy Puzzle Piece worth?

When would I as a collector purchase a puzzle piece for more than the value of the complete puzzle? Never. These puzzle are old and a lot of parents don’t want to give these bacteria magnets to their kids. Collectors would probably pass on incomplete puzzle unless they’re super cheap. Am I doing this wrong? Should I be laughing all the way to the bank by selling pieces individually? I just don’t think there’s a big enough market to make it worth my time.

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