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Whitman Stock #4426 Major Matt Mason Jigsaw Puzzle.

 

Whitman Round Puzzle. Photo by Keith Meyer.
From the collection of Keith Meyer.

#4426 MAJOR MATT MASON--WHITMAN JUNIOR GUILD ROUND JIGSAW PUZZLE
Copyright 1969--first year available 1970

This was a terrific looking 20 inch diameter round puzzle made up of 125 fully interlocking jigsaw pieces picturing art illustrations of Major Matt Mason, Sgt. Storm and another white suited astronaut. They are wielding roto-jet guns and about to fire the massive Firebolt Space Cannon at an unknown enemy. Two strange looking humanoid figures with green spacesuits are in the sky above the astronauts. All on a really detailed moonscape with star studded space and the Earth in the background. What a great piece to frame and display on the wall.

PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
The 2 1/2" x 11" x 11" box has orange and yellow background graphics sporting a smaller image of the contents. Lower left hand corner states; copyright 1969 Mattel, Inc. All rights reserved--"Major Matt Mason" is the registered trademark of Mattel, Inc for it's DOLL. Used under license from Mattel, Inc.

Side panels reflect Made in U.S.A. by Western Publishing Company, Inc., Racine, Wis. 53404. And also includes yet a smaller image of the contents graphics. All four side panels are the same.

DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Unknown.

VARIATIONS:
None

COMMENTS:
Thanks to Bill Ystrom in Chicago for loaning me his box for the photo. Though this piece is fairly common, I've never had one.

ALSO INCLUDED IN:
The boxed puzzle was sold as an individual item only.

Side View of Box. Photo by Keith Meyer. From the
collection of Keith Meyer.


Copyright 1997 Keith Meyer. All rights reserved.
Revised: February 25, 2006.