RARE advertising card puzzle, circa 1930s!From the estate collection of a professional magician.
Made as a promotion for Dickinson's Witch Hazel, this particular puzzle is the very rare earlier version.
This paper puzzle is two puzzles in one.First, you are challenged to make a symmetrical cross shape using the puzzle pieces.
Next, your puzzle skills are put to the test when you try and use the pieces to create a perfect square.
Witch-hazels are deciduous shrubs that yield a legendary colorless liquid that can be distilled into salves, ointments, tonics and astringents.Used by folk medicine practicioners- and probably your grandmother!- for hundreds of years, witch hazel is still available in drugstores today.Dickinson's has been the leading American distiller of witch hazel for over 150 years.
This paper puzzle was an advertising piece that's over 90 years old.The idea was to keep the puzzle in front of you, thus keeping the Dickinson name in front of you as well.
CONDITION IS VERY GOOD.The puzzle pieces are all there.The original pouch envelope that holds puzzle pieces measures 4 1/2 inches by 3 inches.
By the way, there are NO instructions!Have fun with this one!
CONDITION: very good.Shows expected age wear.The puzzle pieces are all there.The original pouch envelope that holds puzzle pieces measures 4 1/2 inches by 3 inches.