Royal Vintage Jigsaw Puzzles

Of course the words 'wooden' and 'vintage' were popping out at me as I scrolled through this magnificent plethora of puzzles. Such an enormous collection of completed puzzles ~ bring tea and maybe lunch because this is worth the view!!!

Amalia lives in Breckerfeld, a small town of 9000 inhabitants in Germany. She has assembled jigsaw puzzles since she was a little child.  Quote “I love to relax while assembling them”.  After she moved to Breckerfeld in 2008 she re-started her passion and since then there's always a jigsaw puzzle on her table.

After she finishes a jigsaw puzzle - large or small - she loves to take a good photo and show it in her blog as well as in her album at the German jigsaw puzzle forum.  Quote “I just collect vintage jigsaw puzzles related to the British Monarchy.” Amalia swaps her other jigsaw puzzles so they never get framed.

She speaks of the German jigsaw puzzle forum; Quote “ I love the motivation given from the forum members and it helps me to assemble even difficult jigsaw puzzles like the Rosetta Stone (believe me it's a MUST SEE)  or the just-finished old map of Paris."


She continues...... "I love to assemble jigsaw puzzles and being within the community of jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts because there's no wrong or right, but a wonderful journey on the way from hundreds of pieces to one complete jigsaw puzzle.” Isn't that just the truth, Amalia ~ well spoken for sure!!!!!

When asked about how many puzzles she has in her collection she replied, “I could say that I assemble about 120,000 pieces per year and that I assembled approximately 250-280 jigsaw puzzles per year.” Well ~ times that by about 7 years and she might have completed upwards towards 1800 puzzles so far......

However, she favours this 4000 piece – Castorland  (another MUST SEE) that was given as a present in 2013 and assembled during 24 days before Christmas. Sounds like there is a fond 'connection' to this jigsaw puzzle that shall remain untold at this time.

Vintage Royal Jigsaw Puzzles

She also had the opportunity to show her jigsaw puzzles in an exhibition and then  she sent a letter with pictures to HM Queen Elizabeth II. 

That was in the summer  of 2012, the Diamond Jubilee.

     Amalia Koslowski Newspaper Article


She says “It was overwhelming! Several weeks later I received a letter from the Buckingham Palace with a very nice card which means that Her Majesty noticed the letter.”

Well I think you will agree with me about 2 things here;

  1. How often are any of us lucky enough to have our puzzles displayed in a real-time exhibition and…
  2. How many of us has received a letter from Her Majesty about our puzzles.

I have chosen to focus on the Royal wooden vintage jigsaw puzzles as the “Show-Stoppers” for Amalia's collection!!!  

Note to Amalia - You should be extremely proud of your collection and I know you will continue to share your wonderful jigsaw puzzle works with the world!!!

Side A: The Queen                                              Side B: Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philipp

144 Pieces Wooden jigsaw puzzle of stunning quality made by G.J. Hayther, Bornemouth.

Age approx. late 1950's H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Picture taken approx. at the early beginning of her reign - middle to late 1950's


There is one more image I could not resist sharing because I am such a horse lover.....this is what I call black beauty. Black Horse

Title: "A black horse"

Artist: Edition Boiselle

Pieces: 1000


Special thanks to Amalia Koslowski for giving us permission to share her wonderful Royal vintage jigsaw puzzles. These will certainly be appreciated in the future as wonderful memories for many puzzlers.


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About: Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

A Royal Passion for Jigsaw Puzzles

Introduction: Queen Elizabeth II, the beloved monarch of the United Kingdom, was not only known for her dedication to her duties but also for her personal interests and hobbies. One of these hobbies that brought her joy and relaxation was solving jigsaw puzzles. In this article, we will explore the late Queen's fascination with jigsaw puzzles and how jigsaw puzzle companies pay homage to the royal heritage by featuring magnificent 'Royal Monarch' images in their puzzle collections.

The Queen's Love for Jigsaw Puzzles: Queen Elizabeth II was an avid fan of jigsaw puzzles and found solace in the meditative process of assembling pieces together. During her leisure time, she would immerse herself in the world of puzzles, carefully placing each piece to reveal the complete image. Jigsaw puzzles provided her with a respite from the demands of her royal duties, allowing her to relax and engage her mind in a different way.

Her Majesty's Puzzle Preferences: Queen Elizabeth II had a penchant for puzzles of various themes and sizes. From landscapes to portraits, she enjoyed a diverse range of images that challenged her puzzle-solving skills. She particularly favored puzzles depicting historical events, royal residences, and the natural beauty of the British countryside. The Queen's dedication to puzzles demonstrated her keen eye for detail and her appreciation for the beauty found in everyday life.

Jigsaw Puzzle Companies' Tribute to Royal Heritage: Jigsaw puzzle companies have recognized the fascination and admiration people have for the British monarchy and have incorporated 'Royal Monarch' images into their puzzle collections. By featuring images of royal residences, portraits of monarchs, and significant moments in British history, these puzzles pay tribute to the rich heritage of the royal family and captivate puzzlers with their regal charm.

Magnificent 'Royal Monarch' Puzzle Titles: In their quest to capture the essence of the British monarchy, jigsaw puzzle companies have created magnificent puzzle titles that showcase royal heritage. These puzzles allow enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the splendor and grandeur associated with the royal family. Whether it's a puzzle depicting Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, or a regal portrait of a reigning monarch, puzzlers can enjoy a glimpse into the majestic world of the British monarchy.

Capturing the Majesty of Royalty in Puzzles: The intricate details and vibrant colors found in 'Royal Monarch' jigsaw puzzles offer a unique and immersive puzzling experience. Puzzlers can appreciate the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into creating these puzzle images, mirroring the opulence and grandeur of the royal palaces and portraits they depict. Assembling these puzzles allows enthusiasts to connect with the regal heritage and experience a sense of reverence and admiration for the British monarchy.

A Lasting Legacy: Queen Elizabeth II's passion for jigsaw puzzles not only showcased her personal interests but also reflected her ability to find joy in simple pleasures. Her love for puzzles has inspired countless individuals to embrace this engaging hobby, fostering a sense of connection and relaxation. The inclusion of 'Royal Monarch' images in jigsaw puzzle collections preserves the legacy of the British monarchy and allows puzzlers to delve into the rich history and cultural significance associated with the royal heritage.

Conclusion: Queen Elizabeth II's fondness for jigsaw puzzles demonstrated her appreciation for the beauty of intricacy and the value of finding moments of tranquility amidst a busy life. Jigsaw puzzle companies, in turn, have paid homage to the royal heritage by featuring 'Royal Monarch' images that capture the magnificence and splendor of the British monarchy.

As puzzlers engage with these puzzles, they too can experience a sense of connection to the royal heritage, appreciating the regal charm and historical significance associated with the 'Royal Monarch' puzzle titles.

(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)