St. Nicolas Parade
The comic puzzle shows Sinterklaas arriving by steam boat. The scene is humorous, with people running from the ship’s big waves. It is typical of popular Dutch artist Jan van Haasteren’s detailed comic art.
1000 piece puzzle 26 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches
St. Nicholas in his Study
Saint Nick sits reading letters to Santa amidst reminders that go back through the centuries illustrating many of the ways he’s been commemorated and visualized. The original painting has over fifty of these visual references to Saint Nicholas and/or Santa Claus.
The painting was issued first as a 1000 piece puzzle by the Great American Puzzle Factory. It was issued again as a family jigsaw puzzle by Cobble Hill Puzzle Company. The puzzle picture is a little smaller than the original print and has thirty-seven images related to Saint Nicholas. As a family puzzle, it has large, medium and small pieces so people of different ages and skill can work the puzzle together. We’ve created a key to help identify the St. Nicholas symbols and images. There is also a simple key for the larger print in case you have a print without an explanation of the symbols.
Both puzzles are out-of-print, though they may be found on the secondary market.
Family puzzle with small, medium and large pieces; 24 x 18 inches
The earlier jigsaw puzzle with 1000 pieces (19¼ x 26 ½ inches) from Great American Puzzle Factory can sometimes be found on the secondary market, e.g. eBay or amazon.com. Prices vary, of course.