The 12:09 – On Time Again!

The 12:09 - on time again!
The 12:09 – On Time Again! by Jane Wooster Scott – Ceaco – 528 pieces

I haven’t assembled a good corkboard puzzle in years; I’ve assembled a few, but they weren’t very good and just didn’t live up to the first one I did. Fortunately this puzzle was great quality and a lot of fun to assemble. If you’re wondering, yes the sky is supposed to look like that according to the image on the box. It’s weird though, right? Anyway, as an added bonus it’s a fall puzzle with lots of pumpkins everywhere, and even some jack-o-lanterns! 🎃

This was a very good quality puzzle, with thick pieces and a wonderful fit. The cut was devious, with a wonky edge and color line cutting that had me checking the box often – I’ve never seen that from a Ceaco before. Although it was a pity they didn’t put a picture of the entire image on the box (other than a tiny 2 inch picture) – I hate that!

I don’t believe these corkboard puzzles are in production anymore, both of the good ones we have were found at thrift stores, and the boxes say that they’re from the early 90’s. All the cork backed puzzles we’ve found were from Ceaco, but I can’t explain why some are poorer quality than others. A few that I’ve assembled were not as thick, and the cork didn’t seem as well adhered. Different places of manufacture perhaps?


These are only some of the whimsy pieces in this puzzle, but they’re so fun, and there are so many birds in the sky! I love that you can tell the different breeds of the dogs just by their silhouettes – there’s a dachshund, a cocker spaniel, and beagle (at least that’s what I think they are 🙂 )


Sweet apple junction, how adorable is that? What a great image by Jane Wooster Scott. All the cork puzzles we’ve assembled have been with her artwork – I’d love to find some more!


This picture not only shows some of the color line cutting (you can see the straight edge at the bottom of the train); it also shows that unfortunately the name of the artwork and artist has been cut off – whoops!


The added challenge of this puzzle was to find and join the 10 railroad cars hidden in the puzzle – I did it! There was a similar challenge on the first cork puzzle I put together; you had to find and assemble all the parts of a clown. I didn’t even attempt it, but this time I was a bit more brave. 💪

I found this puzzle hiding on one of my shelves full of puzzles just in time for Halloween, and I’m so glad. Mom came and helped me with it too, which is always a joy. It was great fun and made me very happy!

6 thoughts on “The 12:09 – On Time Again!

  1. Ellen LoGiudice

    That is such a lovely puzzle! Looks like fun.

    I love the art of Susan Winget. In a thrift store I found a lovely boxed set called “Susan Winget Homespun Treasures”. Ceaco Book- Shelf Puzzles. The box folds out and contains two individual boxes within.

    There are two cork backed 500 piece puzzles. It was unopened! Has to be about twenty years old but the cork pieces were perfect and had lots of whimsies.

    One is called Over the River which is a Christmas theme which I’m saving for closer to the season.

    The other is called Simple Pleasures. it was so pretty I glued it together and have it displayed on my hutch, it’s a country theme featuring beautiful art with a lovely apple pie recipe that winds around the border!


  2. Susana

    I had the same one when I was a child and I just bought another one since the first one got lost. A shame that it was defective.

    Do you guys know of any other similar puzzles? uneven edges? silhouette pieces?

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