Sesame Street Floor Puzzle

Several weeks back, I paid a dollar at a local flea market for this Sesame Street floor puzzle. Bringing it home, it was a huge success with my daughter who is a Sesame Street nut.


I have been able to find very little about this puzzle online short of a link to an eBay auction that is long over. The pictures from the auction are long gone so I am left with what little information I have been able to piece together myself. What I do know is that the puzzle was made by Playskool in 1976 and when all 23 pieces are together, it measures approximately 32" x 40.5". I was able to determine that this puzzle was sold in a box (as opposed to a plastic bag of some sort) so, of course, I'm on the lookout for an image of what that box looked like.

The illustration itself was done by Joe Mathieu -- who has done fine art work for Sesame Street products since the early 1970's.

The coolest aspect of this puzzle that I found was in the fact that the window pieces are interchangable giving kids the opportunity to mix and match the locations of six of the characters.


I'd love to learn more about this puzzle if anyone has any more information...

6 comments:

Squeak said...

I am also searching for information about another Sesame Street floor puzzle, which I purchased for $1 at a thrift store a few years back. Mine is a train scene, also featuring several square holes, signed in the same manner. I'd be happy to share photos of it with you if you'd like to see. I have plans to use mine as a mural in our baby-to-be's bedroom, and had planned to fill the square spaces with family photos.

TL said...

Squeak -- I'd definitely be interested in taking a look at any pictures you've got of your puzzle. Drop me a line at info [at] neighborhoodarchive [dot] com.

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for this same puzzle with the box.I was the little boy who modeled for this puzzle and I am on the front right corner of the box putting it together.

TL said...

If you want the puzzle without the box, let me know. I'm sure we could work out a deal.

Anonymous said...

I just bought this off ebay and it has a picture of the box:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sesame-Street-Hi-Neighbor-Giant-Puzzle-Playskool-326-1-c-1976-/371356482242?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

TL said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing that!