Keepsakes by Judy Koenig – Ceaco – 550 pieces

Eh. Not my favorite type of image, but I had hopes it would be entertaining. It was alright, that’s really all the endorsement I can give it.

The quality of the chipboard was good/fair, and for the most part so was the cutting. The variety of different piece shapes and the fit were good as well. There was a lot of image lift, but this puzzle is over 25 years old and it has been assembled more than a few times from the look of it. Overall, the quality was good/fair.

This was my favorite section – more cartoony and less painterly.

Many of the piece shapes were just a little bit off of what “regular” ones look like. In several places the hole where a prong would go was made up of the joining of two pieces; it made for a more interesting assembly.

I had higher hopes for this image, there was something about it made me want the puzzle even though it’s a Ceaco. My thought process was that because it was a thrift store purchase I wasn’t really giving the brand any of my money, and the picture looked as though it would be entertaining to assemble. It wasn’t as fun as I’d hoped, but I still got my money’s worth – it was only a couple of dollars and I worked on it for a couple of days.

Where else can you get that many hours of entertainment for such little investment?

7 thoughts on “Keepsakes

  1. I recently acquired a Buffalo brand puzzle that’s definitely more cartoony rather than painterly. That’s actually why I bought the puzzle, it made the image much more interesting to look at for some reason.

    You use those same exact words (“This was my favorite section – more cartoony and less painterly.“) to describe a section of your puzzle above.

    Are you okay with me mentioning the cartoony rather than painterly artistic style of my puzzle’s image when I eventually write up a post about my puzzle? I just don’t want you to think I’m taking words from you.

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