Par | “Work Behind”


~515 Total pcs
~14 Silhouettes
~19 1/2″ x 15″

This is a rather strange image apparently called “To Protect Our Way of Living”. From our research, it appears to have been from a calendar that came out during WW2 as a propaganda piece to support the war for what we are guessing is a brighter future. Is interesting puzzle after learning more about the context. Also an unusual cut with the “butterfly edge” as well. This is an earlier Par, could be 40s based on the image. One interesting note about the cut, it contains a seahorse piece (Par’s signature piece) carrying a top hat. We have only seen a very small number of Pars with this style seahorse.

It does have a few condition issues: 2 older replacement pieces that are “so-so” (see pics), some small chips on knobs, 1 pc has a painted knob, box in fair condition, some discoloration on pieces that we often see on older Pars, some chips on back layer. If you are interested in having higher quality replacement pieces made, or other repair work, let us know and we can connect you with an expert who does this work.

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    How We Rate the Condition of Puzzles

    We do our best to describe the condition of the puzzles.  It is a little challenging as everyone has their own standards.  We suggest you rely on the closeup photos and feel free to ask questions if you have any.  That being said, generally this is what our various ratings mean:

    Excellent – Looks as close to new as a brand new puzzle can.  There might be very slight amount of wear on a very small number of pieces, but almost impossible to see without close inspection.

    Very Good – Puzzles in this category have probably only been done a few times and show almost no signs of wear.  Maybe a small number of pieces that stand out as having a little uplifting or other issues.

    Good – Puzzle has been done a few times and there may be a number of pieces showing wear on their edges.   The wood is in good structural condition, it’s mostly cosmetic issues with the paper layer being worn.

    Fair – Starting to see some problems with the puzzles.  Worn pieces, possibly a chip or two, that sort of thing.  Read the description and look at the pictures to see exact issues.  This also may include puzzles that are missing a piece, but otherwise in good condition.

    Poor – In need of major restoration, may be missing pieces, lots of chipped pieces or major condition issues to the paper layer.

    We do take into consideration the condition of the boxes, but most will have at least a tiny amount of wear since when they are shipped the corners can get worn down.  Anything significant will be noted in the description.