Great American Puzzle Factory
aka The Puzzle Factory
(1970's -1992)
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History: Great American Puzzle factory began producing 2-sided puzzles in the early 1970's, under the name The Puzzle Factory. After a few years they changed the name to Graet American Puzzle factory. They were bought by Fundex in 2007, but continue to produce puzzles under the GAPF name.

Some of the stock numbers have an SP or a PP as a prefix, for unknown reasons at this time, followed by a 3-digit number. For purposes of simplicity I will be using just the 3 digit number here. Some puzzles were re-issued and can be found wth more than one date.


First logo appears on boxes around 1986/87

The Puzzle Factory
2-sided puzzles (550 pcs)

(Number ?)

Title (side 1 & side 2)

Great American Puzzle Factory (by date)
(550 pcs)

1976

901

The Big Apple
908

Guiness Book of World Records
(Number ?)

Minnesota
(Puzzle picture courtesy of Fran Duffee)

1977

(Number ?)

Michigan

1978

911

Sports Shoes
918

Arizona
921

Hawaii
922

Virginia
(Number ?)

Minneapolis / St Paul
(Number ?)

Tennessee

1979

915

Super Cat
B Kliban
916

Traffic Jam
942

Colorado
(Number ?)

Los Angeles
(Number ?)

Ripley's Believe It or Not
(Number)

Seattle

1980

922

Rose Cat
B Kliban
926

The Jogger
Gary Patterson
950

Philadelphia by Night
(Number ?)

Great Outdoors
Gary Patterson
(Number ?)

Texas

1981

965

Washington DC
(Number ?)

Chicago Skyline
(Number ?)

Milwaukee

1982

945

Shoelaces
947

Ice Fishing
Jan Sanders
948

Cruising on a Sunday Afternoon

1983

963

Cat Quilt
964

Unicorns
967

Proverbs
971

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
971

Boat House
(Number ?)

Hershey's Kisses

1984

973

Art Museum
973

Hidden Pictures
(Later re-issued as Puzzle within a Puzzle)
982

Black Sheep
(Number ?)

Frango

1986

995

The Golfer

1987

906

Jungle Birds
912

Clydesdales
952

Cincinnati Reflections
988

Penguins at the Beach
By Susan Sturgill
(Number ?)

Longwood Gardens

1988

903

Yuppie Puppy
963

Cat Quilt
972

Comics
983

Great Shakers
985

Cat on Keys

1989

926

Pizza
991

Hot Air Ballooning
(Number ?)

Secret Hideout

1991

934

Minneapolis / St Paul
948

Pennsylvania
949

Frog Concert
951

Philadelphia Panoramic

1992

(Number ?)

Opera Cats

1000 pc puzzles

1985

Stars
1990

952 Soviet Union