Rag & Bone

Trevor Mitchell

The call of the Rag & Bone man around the towns and cities was a familiar sound in the 1950s but by the time popular BBC series Steptoe & Son was screened in 1965, there were far fewer operating.

A typical day’s ‘take’ would have included rags, furs, shoes, car parts, furniture and in fact almost anything that was being thrown out. If the children were lucky, some Rag & Bone men would traditionally offer a goldfish or two in a water-filled plastic bag.

Gibsons produce Britain’s favourite puzzles on premium quality board. A British, family company, we offer the widest selection of puzzles in the UK across a variety of themes and piece counts. This set presents the puzzler with four 500 piece jigsaws portraying a selection of unique scenes.

Details

  • High quality 4 x 500 piece jigsaw puzzle.
  • Each puzzle measures 35x48cm when complete.
  • Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.

Gibsons jigsaws can be purchased in store from garden centres, toy shops, department stores and gift shops.
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Artist Profile

Trevor Mitchell

After leaving Bradford Art College in 1979 with a Diploma in Art and Design, Trevor began his career as an art director at a London advertising agency. He returned to his native West Yorkshire a few years later and worked for several design studios and advertising agencies before going freelance in 1986. Commercial illustration work rekindled his love of painting and he was encouraged by finding a market for his work among the publishers of greeting cards and jigsaw puzzles, and art prints of his paintings are now sold worldwide. Trevor's paintings reflect his enthusiasm for steam and vintage vehicles and his fascination with recreating the past in pictures appears frequently in Gibsons nostalgic puzzle range.

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