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« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2019, 04:06:14 PM »
This one...

Munsters puzzle 1 by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2019, 11:36:01 PM »
Whitman also made a Munsters frame-tray puzzle...

Munsters Frame-tray Puzzle (Whitman 1965) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2019, 12:08:55 AM »
Star Puzzles were made in New York from 1967 to 1969 by Adult Leisure Products Corp. They came in a round tin film canister, but I've also seen them packaged assembled on a cardboard backing sealed in cellophane with a label on them.
They are round puzzles about 18" in diameter with unusually shaped pieces. Each one is either in black and white, or sepia-toned, or black with one light color replacing what would be white in a B+W photo. I've seen Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, W.C. Fields, and a couple of others I can't recall. They are hard to find. I have a Marilyn Monroe plus the three that are monster related. Here is my Bela Lugosi/Dracula canister...

Bela Lugosi Star Puzzle Cannister (1967) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2019, 12:12:30 AM »
And here is my assembled Lugosi puzzle. I assembled it, took the photo thinking it was missing one piece, took it apart, then found the missing piece, so, I'm happy to say it's actually complete. If they weren't so challenging to assemble I'd make it again and retake a pic of the complete puzzle.

Bela Lugosi Star Puzzle (Adult Leisure Products Corp. 1967) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2019, 12:49:02 AM »
Bet it's fun doing the areas that are all black, or all white!   ;D
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« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2019, 11:52:23 PM »
Bet it's fun doing the areas that are all black, or all white!   ;D

Yes--that, along with the odd shapes make them challenging.

Here's another Star Puzzle--Lon Chaney as Quasimodo.

Lon Chaney Star Puzzle (Adult Leisure Productions Corp. 1967) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2019, 11:56:03 PM »
I also have the Lon Chaney label from the wrapper...

Lon Chaney Star Puzzle Label (1967) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #68 on: July 16, 2019, 12:04:21 AM »
How big (diameter) are the cans?
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« Reply #69 on: July 16, 2019, 12:07:36 AM »
I also have the Lon Chaney label from the wrapper...

I thought those were stuck to the can.
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« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2019, 12:26:34 AM »
How big (diameter) are the cans?

The cans are 9.5" in diameter.

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« Reply #71 on: July 16, 2019, 12:29:53 AM »
I thought those were stuck to the can.

Besides being packaged in the metal film canisters I've seen some that were packaged assembled on a cardboard backing and wrapped in cellophane with a label on the cellophane. So, my Lon Chaney must've came like that and someone saved the label.

Here's one on e-bay showing the alternative packaging...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BELA-LUGOSI-as-COUNT-DRACULA-STAR-PUZZLE-300-pc-1967/150334320146?hash=item23009fae12:g:nlEAAMXQupJRGMB6
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« Reply #72 on: July 16, 2019, 08:34:44 AM »
And here is my assembled Lugosi puzzle. I assembled it, took the photo thinking it was missing one piece, took it apart, then found the missing piece, so, I'm happy to say it's actually complete.

So where was the missing piece?

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« Reply #73 on: July 16, 2019, 08:36:06 AM »
The cans are 9.5" in diameter.

Oh wow!

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Those would be big ones indeed.



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« Reply #74 on: July 16, 2019, 08:37:52 AM »
Besides being packaged in the metal film canisters I've seen some that were packaged assembled on a cardboard backing and wrapped in cellophane with a label on the cellophane. So, my Lon Chaney must've came like that and someone saved the label.

Here's one on e-bay showing the alternative packaging...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BELA-LUGOSI-as-COUNT-DRACULA-STAR-PUZZLE-300-pc-1967/150334320146?hash=item23009fae12:g:nlEAAMXQupJRGMB6

Hey, wow! Mint-in-package!

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But $2500!!!

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