Whitman Puzzles- Skipper

As a Skipper collector, I don’t only collect the dolls, but also the fun extra stuff that was produced with her image.  Todays post is highlighting the Whitman puzzles from the 60’s.  I’m not exactly a puzzle expert, but here’s a bit of info about these gems!

Whitman made a slew of puzzles dating back all the way to the 1920’s. Produced in Wisconsin, they created traditional landscape puzzles, as well as some pop culture themed ones, including Mattel’s Barbie doll line.

Whitman puzzles are easily identifiable due to the wonderful artwork that graces the pieces.  Typically,  Skipper puzzles are 14 x 18 inches and have 100 pieces.  They’re made to be simple, but tricky at the same time with machine cut pieces that are all different.  As a collector, I find these puzzles great as framable, displayable pieces due to the fantastic and delicate artwork.

Here are a few examples of Whitman puzzles from my collection!

Skipper and Skooter/At The Park, 1965, #4646
Skipper and Skooter at the Park-- Puzzle

Isn’t this adorable?  One of the things I like about this is the watercolor feel it has.  Also, I love the attention to detail.  Their hair, party dresses, and facial features are just so detailed.

Barbie and Skipper/Carnival, 1964, #4611

Barbie and Skipper at the Carnival-- Puzzle

This puzzle is a great vintage puzzle featuring the famous siblings Barbie and Skipper.  Opposite of the first puzzle featured here, this uses bright, bold colors.  Little details aren’t ignored, even the tiny cars on the roller-coaster have wheels and seats if you look closely!  As always, Barbie and Skipper are drawn really well, especially their faces.

Skipper and Skooter/Picnic, 1965, #4646

Skipper and Skooter Puzzle- Vintage

This was the first vintage Whitman puzzle I received.  It features Skipper and Skooter having a picnic.  It also features some of my favorite Skipper outfits!

Do you own a dolly themed puzzle by Whitman? Do you have a favorite?  Do you have it framed or in pieces in the box?  Leave a comment and let the world know!

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January 13, 2011. Tags: . Uncategorized.

2 Comments

  1. Doug replied:

    I’m a man: I don’t collect dolls, I collect Action Figures…

    I have three Whitman GI Joe Puzzles from 1965. Two are numbered 4647 even though they depict different scenes while the third one is numbered 4611.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Neat! Whitman did make some nice puzzles, didn’t they? The number system confuses the heck out of me– it seems hard to keep track of all your products when they have the same number. Course, it may not even matter. Anywho, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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