The Bread Butter Farm puzzle looks like a 'busy' image and it has a terrific blend of Fall colours. This was another one of my terrific finds at the Thrift Store for $1.00. I was attracted to it because of the pumpkins and I love Fall/Halloween scenes.
This is also the traditional style of Charles Wysocki artwork. The era is typically the same in a good portion of his artwork and I am referring to the horse and wagon, the way the people are dressed and the culture of the landscape. It's all very old school however, these puzzles are very popular among Puzzlers and there's SO many of them available. I have seen some Puzzlers with massive collections of them.
Title: Bread Butter Farm Puzzle
By: Charles Wysocki
Size: 23" x 26" (Approximately)
Overall Experience: Great
Cut Quality: Good
Board Quality: Firm
Shape Cut: Mostly grid-like
Image Quality: Superb
Hardest Area: Pumpkin Patches
Puzzle Dust? minimal
Finish Quality: Smooth
Box Quality: Good
Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes
Was this purchased new? no
Price: $1.00 Thrift Store
Recommend Level: High
Time: 11 hours
I have no idea why I did not take photos of the sorting and border other than the fact that I was so excited to do this one I simply forgot - that has been known to happen...but I did sort the pieces into orange, brown, whites and yellows.
As you can see below, I started with the buildings first and some of the more distinctive items such as signs, horses and trees. Once I managed to get the orange and yellow fields areas I was pretty much left with the pumpkin patches which proved to be the trickiest areas.
The finish is very nice on this Bread Butter Farm puzzle...not too shiny but smooth. In the images below you can see the pattern cut and how well they interlock, flush and flat. The artwork speaks for itself being a Wysocki. His images are famous among Puzzlers. There is a hug collection of Wysocki jigsaw puzzles under the Americana Brand but they are also available on Amazon and other retailers. You can often find a surplus of them at the Thrift Stores like I did for a much cheaper price. You should be mindful that some online 'niche' website stores may sell them for much higher prices so you should be mindful to shop around.
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