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GIBSONS 1950S SWEET MEMORIES TIN 500 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE

£12.99

As with all Gibsons jigsaws, they use 100% recycled puzzle board, FSC paper and work with the best artists from all around the world. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, we use the thickest puzzle board on the market. Everyone loves a Gibsons jigsaw, even Her Majesty the Queen has been spotted with one. They’ve made some positive changes to the processes, so you can be sure you’re getting the same great puzzles and know they are kinder to the environment. Not only does the box have a fresh new look, but they’ve used biodegradable clear labels to secure the lid instead of shrink wrap, reducing our plastic waste. The use vegetable-based inks too. The gloss coating on the box gives extra protection and the puzzle pieces are stored in a plastic bag that can be recycled by most councils. Because the box is slightly smaller than there previous designs, they need less room to transport there products which reduces there carbon footprint and means you can store your puzzles more easily. They’ve also popped an artwork poster inside for you to reference whilst you piece together your lovely jigsaw puzzle.

Availability: 4 in stock

Travel back in time to the golden era of all things sweet! A trip to the tuck shop in the 1950s became more rewarding when sweet rationing ended in 1953 in time for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation celebrations, for which special sweet wrappers were designed. During the time chocolate was in short supply, new treats were restricted to products like Polo mints and Spangles (both arriving in 1948) and Bassetts Jelly Babies (1953).

At the end of the decade, a new era of confectionery brands was beginning with Opal Fruits, Picnic, Munchies, and Caramac. Even so, it was the old favourites that endured such as Maltesers, Aero, Kit Kat, Black Magic and Mars bar – all of these were first launched in the 1930s. This is a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle that is presented in a beautifully designed rectangular tin.

High quality 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

Made from thick, durable board that is 100% recycled

Presented in a cool little tin that comes with a folded print-out of the puzzle image.

Jigsaw puzzle measures 34x49cm when complete

Lovingly painted by artist Robert Opie

Winner of the Commemorative Gifts Gift of the Year 2019 Award

Starting at the age of sixteen with a packet of Munchies, Robert Opie saw the need to record the history of the products we use every single day. Decades have now passed, and Robert has managed to build up a collection that extends to all aspects of daily life – toys, magazines, technology, travel, souvenirs, fashion and design. His collection can be viewed at The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in Notting Hill, London. Set out in chronological order in the form of a “Time Tunnel” the museum gives visitors ‘a trip down memory lane’ and a chance to see how the brands around us have evolved from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today.

Weight 1 kg

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