Balloons Away Jigsaw Puzzle

The Balloons Away Jigsaw Puzzle was discovered to really be titled New Guild / Golden Albuquerque New Mexico Hot Air Balloon Race 1000 Pieces Puzzle.

It's amazing that it can still be purchased on eBay (link below) in a sealed box too. It just goes to show you the value of the puzzles in this era really do not carry a whole lot of value.

However, the image is not photoshopped to the degree puzzle images are today. Don' get me wrong, I certainly do appreciate the artistry that's available in today's market as it is amazing the level of detail, colours and designs the digital enhancers bring to the table these days. Just sometimes its nice to step back and appreciate the older images. This one has so many balloons sprinkled  against the perfect blue sky . I'd say it was a big seller back in the day as it seemed balloon images were common then too.

Brand:  New Guild

Title: Balloons Away Jigsaw Puzzle - Hot Air Balloon Race

Size: 27.5" x 21.5"

Pieces: 1000

Balloons Away Jigsaw Puzzle Review

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:    Great

Board Quality: Great

Shape Cut: Random and size

Image Quality: Superb

Hardest Area: blue sky

Puzzle Dust? minimal

Finish Quality: Smooth 

Box Quality: Good and solid

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: ?

Was this purchased new? yes

Price: ?

Recommend Level: High

Time: ? hours

Balloons Away Jigsaw Puzzle Comments

Th Balloons Away Jigsaw Puzzle is my 2nd oldest 'preserved' puzzle. It is very thick with very large random cut pieces which is why it is roughly the same size as the 1000 piece puzzles. It was assembled in the early 1980's so I do not have much information on it although it does have numerous Springbok similarities to it (but I do not want to assume). I just named it Balloons Away myself.

However, I can even remember assembling this one with all those bright colours, not to mention the big gaps of blue. I am quite certain the attraction to this puzzle was the bright colours and the sense of freedom the picture projects.

This puzzle has been with me for over 30 years. It is mounted to press-board and has window shrink wrap plastic sealed on it. It has kept very well.

After posting out a 'search' request to the Facebook Puzzle Groups Heather located the Balloons  Away jigsaw puzzle. Thanks so very much. We will try to confirm the piece count to see if it matches!

New Guild / Golden Albuquerque New Mexico Hot Air Balloon Race 1000 Pcs Puzzle

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