Vintage wood puzzle toys made in Germany 1940’s . The first jigsaw puzzle was produced around 1760 by John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker. Spilsbury mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cut around the border. The Golden Age of jigsaw puzzles came in the 1920s and 1940s with companies producing a wide range of puzzles reflecting both the desire for sentimental scenes. These are very rare hard to find!