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1980s Sweet Memories 500 Piece Gift Puzzle
500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

£9.95

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.

 

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.

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.         

Jigsaw puzzle measures 34x49cm when complete            

Lovingly painted by artist Robert Opie

Winner of the Commemorative Gifts Gift of the Year 2019 Award

 

Founded in 1919, our family business has been entertaining generations for 100 years and we are proud of our rich, British heritage. Providing fun, family pastimes for all ages, we use only the highest quality materials for our jigsaw puzzles and board games. We also distribute premium Piatnik playing cards which are made from the finest playing card board. 

FREE DELIVERY ON UK ORDERS OVER £40. FREE DELIVERY ON US ORDERS OVER £100.

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