cj-books-etc

for quality books and so much more

Wasgijs

Wasgij Jigsaw Puzzles by Jumbo Games

jumbo The origins of Jumbo Games can be traced to the partnership in the mid-nineteenth century between the Amsterdam department store owner Engelbert Hausemann, a German, and Wilhelm Hotte, who together imported games and puzzles into the Netherlands.

During the inter-war years, Hausemann & Hotte commissioned wooden toys by the Mauritz en Ball company of Zeist. These toys had to be made to be strong enough "that a wooden elephant could stand on them". These toys were sold under the Jumbo brand name. This was the birth of the elephant brand.

As the 1950s progressed, the firm introduced the game Electro and the classic board game Stratego, which was launched in America, with great success. This link with the US continued when Hausemann & Hotte brought the Barbie doll to the Netherlands.

In 1980 Jan van Haasteren started drawing his famous jigsaw puzzles for Jumbo. 40% of all puzzles made by Jumbo are now Jan van Haasteren puzzles. At cj-books-etc we are looking into stocking his puzzles. Watch this space for developments!

WASGIJ Puzzles

WASGIJ Then in 1997 the quirky Wasgij jigsaw puzzle was introduced. Wasgij is jigsaw spelt backwards. Wasgijs are drawn by the artist Graham Thompson, who has been producing puzzles for Jumbo for many years. But who would have thought of producing a jigsaw which when completed wasn't the picture on the box? Wasgijs are now the most popular jigsaw type selling today and people who do them love them! The number of puzzles in this range has increased massively over the last few years and there is now a vast number of puzzles for avid fans to enjoy.

Here at cj-books-etc we have a growing range of Wasgij puzzles on offer including 1000 piece, 500 piece, mini 54 piece and family mixed size piece ones.

Jumbo took over the British jigsaw company Falcon who produced high-quality jigsaws, including earlier Wasgij? puzzles. cj-books-etc stock both Jumbo and Falcon Wasgij? puzzles. If you are looking to complete your Wasgij? collection and want a particular edition, please contact us to check that we have a particular edition in stock when ordering.

Wasgij? Original no 14 - Football Madness

Football Madness

by Graham Thompson
from Jumbo no. 10902
1000 pieces

Finished size 49cm x 68cm
MPN 8710126109021.
(Other editions of this puzzle available.)

Used very good
£8.50
FREE delivery for UK addresses

Please contact us to discuss possible shipment overseas.

Wasgij? Original no 8 - High Tide

High Tide

by Graham Thompson
from Falcon no. 10269
1000 pieces

Finished size 49cm x 68cm
MPN 8710126151877.

Used good with some taping to box
£10.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses

Please contact us to discuss possible shipment overseas.

Wasgij? Destiny no 12 - Market Mayhem!

Market Mayhem

by Graham Thompson
from Jumbo no. 17231
1000 pieces

Finished size 49cm x 68cm
MPN 8710126172315.

Used like new
£10.00 A
FREE delivery for UK addresses

Please contact us to discuss possible shipment overseas.

Wasgij? Christmas Puzzle 11 - Double Trouble

 Wasgij? Christmas Puzzle 11 - Double Trouble

from JUMBO, no. 19112
1000 pieces
Finished size 68cm x 49cm

MPN 8710126191125

Used very good
£9.00 A
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Please contact us to discuss possible shipment overseas.

Wasgij? Coronation Street - Return to the Rovers

Return to the Rovers

by Graham Thompson
from Jumbo no13566
1000 pieces

Finished size 49cm x 68cm
MPN 8710126135662.

Used like new
£18.00 A
FREE delivery for UK addresses

Please contact us to discuss possible shipment overseas.

Wasgij? Mystery no.12 - Unusual Suspects

Unusual Suspects

by James Alexander
from Jumbo no19127
1000 pieces

Finished size 49cm x 68cm
MPN 8710126191279.

Used like new
£18.00 A
FREE delivery for UK addresses

Please contact us to discuss possible shipment overseas.

Wasgij Family Original 1 - Boom and Bust Finale

Boom and Bust

by James Alexander
from Jumbo no. 13204
615 pieces
3 different puzzle piece sizes kin one puzzle - for the whole family

Finished size 60cm x 90cm
MPN 8710126132043.

Used like new
£10.00 A
FREE delivery for UK addresses

Please contact us to discuss possible shipment overseas.

We have new titles coming in regularly. If you are interested in any particular puzzle, please contact us so we can let you know when they may be available.

Wasgij travel jigsaws

No. 1 Weed Killer Tmini1

54 pieces
13 x 13 x 4cm, 100gm
MPN 8710126910269

Used like new £5.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

No. 4 Open Wide! Tmini4

54 pieces
13 x 13 x 4cm, 100gm

Used like new £4.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

No. 7 Mountain Course Tmini7

54 pieces
13 x 13 x 4cm, 100gm

Used like new £4.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

No. 9 High and Dry Tmini9

54 pieces
13 x 13 x 4cm, 100gm

Used very good £4.75 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Wasgij Destiny No. 1 Road Trip Twasgijdestiny1

Use your imagination and puzzle the future

150 pieces
19 x 13 x 4cm, 225gm

Used like new £5.50 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Did you find what you are looking for?

searching Here on the cj-books-etc website we specialise in certain areas to bring you a great selection of often unique books and puzzles. We also have thousands of other items available for sale but our website at the moment only shows our selected items, mainly in our specialist areas.

The selections on offer on our website are increasing all the time but for general books and puzzles, on all subjects, it is best to simply contact us direct with details of any item you are looking for as we may well have it in stock!

Finding Service

And if not, then there is always our Finding Service for those hard to obtain titles, be it an out-of-print book, a specific edition, or out-of-production jigsaw etc.

We have many very satisfied clients who have used our finding service again and again confident in the knowledge that we will try our hardest to find them the item they want at a reasonable price and in as good a condition as possible. So just contact us with details of the item and we'll do all the hard work for you.

Gift Wrapping

giftwrap

For that special gift, why not add gift wrapping to your order.

This is available for £2.00 per item. Gift wrapping can be added to your order at checkout. Don't forget to let us know the wording for the gift card.

Feature

Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade was one of the most successful painters of modern times, and Kinkade jigsaws are a joy to behold and a pleasure to complete.

Read more about the 'Painter of light' and see our items for sale on our feature page.