1980s Sweet Memories Tin
500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

$14.00
Description

Travel back in time to the golden era of all things sweet!

As the price of confectionery rose during the Eighties, the language for selling them moved up a gear. Packs offered 10% extra, at least 3p off, special price, new low price, new longer size, trial price, only 20p and one extra Rolo free.
It was during this decade that barcodes appeared on every product, and the move to flow-wrap packaging began to replace the use of silver foil paper, that had been so much part of chocolate bar wrappers for generations.

New Brands included Terry’s Bitz and Pyramint, Rowntree’s Black Magic bar, Cadbury’s Wispa and the novelty interlocking plastic container of ipso sweets to be found in Woolworths stores. On the way out were familiar friends like Fry’s Five Centre, Waifa, Bar Six and the boxed assortment Weekend.

This is a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle that is presented in a beautifully designed rectangular tin, that is perfect for storing goodies when the puzzle is complete.

Details
  • High quality 500 piece jigsaw puzzle
  • Made from thick, durable board that is 100% recycled    
  • Presented in a cool little tin that comes with a folded print-out of the puzzle image
  • Puzzle size: 34x49cm
  • Lovingly painted by artist Robert Opie
  • Winner of the Commemorative Gifts Gift of the Year 2019 Award
About the Artist

Starting at the age of sixteen with a packet of Munchies, Robert Opie saw the need to record the history of the products we use every single day. Decades have now passed, and Robert has managed to build up a collection that extends to all aspects of daily life - toys, magazines, technology, travel, souvenirs, fashion and design. His collection can be viewed at The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in Notting Hill, London. Set out in chronological order in the form of a “Time Tunnel” the museum gives visitors ‘a trip down memory lane’ and a chance to see how the brands around us have evolved from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today.

About Us

We’re Gibsons, the family-owned jigsaw puzzle and board game company. Founded in London in 1919, we’ve been entertaining generations for over 100 years and our passion is creating the best quality products for all ages.

Made in the UK and Europe, we use the thickest board on the market for our jigsaw puzzles and work with a whole host of talented artists to bring you fresh cool designs, from nostalgic scenes to mesmerising prints. What’s more, our jigsaw puzzles are planet-friendly. They’re made from 100% recycled board and secured with tabs rather than shrink-wrap to reduce single-use plastic waste. 

Our board games are great fun for the whole family. From quick-play games like Mind the Gap and Pass the Bomb, to family and strategy games like Hare & Tortoise, 221b Baker Street and Civilization, our best-selling board games will keep all ages entertained!

Travel back in time to the golden era of all things sweet!

As the price of confectionery rose during the Eighties, the language for selling them moved up a gear. Packs offered 10% extra, at least 3p off, special price, new low price, new longer size, trial price, only 20p and one extra Rolo free.
It was during this decade that barcodes appeared on every product, and the move to flow-wrap packaging began to replace the use of silver foil paper, that had been so much part of chocolate bar wrappers for generations.

New Brands included Terry’s Bitz and Pyramint, Rowntree’s Black Magic bar, Cadbury’s Wispa and the novelty interlocking plastic container of ipso sweets to be found in Woolworths stores. On the way out were familiar friends like Fry’s Five Centre, Waifa, Bar Six and the boxed assortment Weekend.

This is a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle that is presented in a beautifully designed rectangular tin, that is perfect for storing goodies when the puzzle is complete.

  • High quality 500 piece jigsaw puzzle
  • Made from thick, durable board that is 100% recycled    
  • Presented in a cool little tin that comes with a folded print-out of the puzzle image
  • Puzzle size: 34x49cm
  • Lovingly painted by artist Robert Opie
  • Winner of the Commemorative Gifts Gift of the Year 2019 Award

Starting at the age of sixteen with a packet of Munchies, Robert Opie saw the need to record the history of the products we use every single day. Decades have now passed, and Robert has managed to build up a collection that extends to all aspects of daily life - toys, magazines, technology, travel, souvenirs, fashion and design. His collection can be viewed at The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in Notting Hill, London. Set out in chronological order in the form of a “Time Tunnel” the museum gives visitors ‘a trip down memory lane’ and a chance to see how the brands around us have evolved from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today.

We’re Gibsons, the family-owned jigsaw puzzle and board game company. Founded in London in 1919, we’ve been entertaining generations for over 100 years and our passion is creating the best quality products for all ages.

Made in the UK and Europe, we use the thickest board on the market for our jigsaw puzzles and work with a whole host of talented artists to bring you fresh cool designs, from nostalgic scenes to mesmerising prints. What’s more, our jigsaw puzzles are planet-friendly. They’re made from 100% recycled board and secured with tabs rather than shrink-wrap to reduce single-use plastic waste. 

Our board games are great fun for the whole family. From quick-play games like Mind the Gap and Pass the Bomb, to family and strategy games like Hare & Tortoise, 221b Baker Street and Civilization, our best-selling board games will keep all ages entertained!

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