Letter, Puzzle
1940 Approximate
Jigsaw puzzle letter and envelope. (a) Puzzle. Material: paper. Size: 5 1/2" x 7". Description: cardboard white puzzle; graphic of a solider sitting at desk in top left; red print: "Chairborne Troops"; blue print at bottom: "Jig saw letter 71, Play-make Products, New York City 13, N.Y." (b) Envelope. Material: paper. Size: 3 1/2" x 6". Description: yellowed envelope; blue print in upper left and right corners: "This envelope contains a Jig-Saw Letter from"; "Three cents postage."
Jigsaw puzzle letters were popular during World War II; it gave the desk troops something to occupy their time. 1932-1958 postage was three cents.