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A.M. WALZERTM

We believe this company was based in New Jersey and Minneapolis, Minnesota from the 1930's or 1940's through the 1950's. They seem to have published primarily children's puzzles.

girl playing pianogirl playing piano
[title reported to be "Onward Christian Soldiers"]

children with high chairchildren with high chair,
both of unknown title

child praying with dollschild praying with dolls

child teaching dollschild playing school with dolls

[1245]from "M19"-19 April 2004:
I just acquired a WALZER PUZZLE NO. 100.
It is a WWII childrens puzzle with cardboard backing and has about 50 large pieces.
It is in excellent condition and depicts an ocean scene with the statue of Liberty in the background. There are 3 airplaines flying in the sky and a large battleship in the foreground with a us flag and large guns and naval personnel on the deck. Any information?
Thanks,
"M19"
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from Jim McW--20 April 2004:
There was at least two or three different puzzle pictures which would fit this description, loosely at any rate. Here's two:
"Guardians of Freedom" ,
Victory Series, early 1940's, [ by Robert Skemp ? ]
"Guardians of Liberty", TUCO, World War 2 era, [ by Thomas J. Slaughter ? ]
We believe that A.M. Walzer produced puzzles for children primarily during the 1940's.
Thanks, Jim McW
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[1326]from "PS"--27 August 2004:
I was delighted to come across your puzzle site. Very nice site.
I hope you can help me....... I have come across three puzzles that have only the word "Walzer" in the lower right portion of the frame.

The first puzzle measures 14 x 11 and is a picture of a child kneeling beside a blue crib say prayers with dolls kneeling beside the child. A pink bunny is also standing by the crib with its face to the wall. Who is the artist of this beautiful picture and what is it called?

The second puzzle has the same measurements and is a picture of a little girl sitting at her play table with her doll across from her in a high chair. Red cups and a plate of sandwiches are on the table. The little girls hands are in a prayer position. The girl is wearing a pink dress with a pinafore and pink socks with high top white shoes. Again who is the artist and I assume that Walzer is the company that made it. What year was this made? These letters appear on the bottom left. I believe it says CNC Erbit.

The third puzzle same measurements depicts a baby laying on a bed which has a pink covering on it. Two girls one with long dark hair, wearing a bracelet is sitting on the bed at the feet of the baby, while a younger girl with blond hair stands next to the bed near the childs head. Red word toward the lower right side say Merrill ch...the rest is cut off. If you could be so kind to tell me who the artist, manufacturer ( I believe Walzer) name of puzzle and circa is I would be most grateful.
"PS"
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from Jim McW--12 September 2004:
The A.M. Walzer Co. made puzzles for children, among other products. We believe they were based in New Jersey and Minneapolis, Minnesota from the 1930's or 1940's. Does anyone know more about this company and their products?
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from Jim McW--17 December 2006:
For Erbit, Cf.: no. 938, Page 62.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1377]from "SB"--15 December 2004:
I have a framed (very tiny) litho that is named FAITH.. little girl kneeling by the bedside w/her dolls.. and the name of the Louis Dow Co.. on one corner and the artist? Gene Erbit...........any info on this???
thanks.
"SB"
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from Jim McW--22 December 2004:
See no. 938, Page 62, and no. 1326, Page 83, for questions about similar puzzles. Someone sent us this picture, which may be of the same puzzle:
child praying with dollschild praying with dolls, unknown maker and title.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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from Jim McW--1 May 2005:
We believe this picture and probably other, similar pictures have been used by at least two or three publishers of puzzles, including A.M. Walzer and Perfect Picture.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[1382]from "RB"--21 December 2004:
Hi,

I came across a Walzer (printing is worn, but appears to be "No. 100") cardboard backed puzzle. It is about 50 pieces and depicts a forest ranger with badge and smokey bear hat, bottle feeding a fawn at a campsite with another woodsman type man standing beside. Can you tell me when this puzzle was made, or anything else about it? Thanks.
"RB"
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from Jim McW--23 December 2004:
A version of this popular puzzle subject is featured on our Fine Arts Page.:
Saving the Orphan"Saving the Orphan", FINE ARTS, by SAALFIELD.
We are aware of TUCO, BIG TEN, and PERFECT PICTURE versions of this same subject, as well.
We believe the artist is J. Adams.
Thanks,
Jim McW
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[2019]from "anon"-- 26 October 2008:

HELLO, I AM LOOKING FOR THE 1950'S PUZZLE ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, A CHILD'S PUZZLE THAT I LOVED AS A CHILD AND WANT FOR MY GRANDAUGHTERS.....
IT IS ENTITLED ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, WITH A LITTLLE GIRL PLAYING THE PIANO OR ORGAN AND SHE IS IN PINK WITH HER HAIR IN CURLS ON TOP OF HER HEAD. THERE IS A LITTLE RED CROSS NURSE DOLL LEANING UP AGAINST THE PIANO BENCH ON THE FLOOR. ALMOST ALL THE WALLS AND BACKGROUND IS IN BLUE. IT JUST BROUGHT BACK SUCH MEMORIES THAT I WANTED IT FOR MY GRANDAUGHTERS.
IS THERE ANY PLACE I CAN GO TO ON THE INTERNET THAT WOULD PERHAPS HAVE IT?

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME,
anon
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from Jim McW -- 29 October 2008:

One of the greatest rewards of having created this website is ... when various individuals add various pieces of information to help us to learn about an old jigsaw puzzle.
This may be another of these stories. See items above, including four children's puzzles. The girl at the piano looks like the same girl shown kneeling at prayer in another puzzle. It would be nice to learn the title of one or more of these old puzzles, and "Onward Christian Soldiers" would be a plausible title for the one with the girl playing the piano.
Good luck in your search!
Thanks, Jim McW
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