Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Dick Tracy Puzzle
Q: I have a Dick Tracy "Crime Does Not Pay Club" puzzle. I would like to know the value.

A: Your puzzle was made c.1946 by Jaymar Specialty Company of Brooklyn, New York. The company was founded in the late 1920s by Jacob Marx, his son, David, and daughter, Rose. Jacob was the father of Louis Marx, who founded his own toy company before Jaymar was established. Jaymar made jointed wood toys, specializing in comic character figures. The company began making puzzles after World War II. Jaymar Specialty Company went out of business in 1990. A puzzle like yours sold at auction for $74 a few months ago.

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