Personalised "The Telegraph" Front Page 400 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Celebrate a date in history with this personalised jigsaw puzzle featuring the front page of the telegraph newspaper on a date of your choice as early as 1855.
These fascinating jigsaws are individually created using high quality mono reproductions taken from original, and increasingly rare, archive editions dating as far back as 1855. What in the world was happening on that special day? Simply choose a date and you will be 400 pieces away from finding out! Your jigsaw puzzle also includes a newspaper shaped jigsaw puzzle piece at the centre!
An ideal and prestigious gift for any special date or event: birth dates, anniversaries, weddings, retirements.
In June 1855, ‘The Daily Telegraph and Courier’ was founded by Colonel Arthur B. Sleigh in June. In 1937, The Telegraph merged with a rival to become ‘The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post’. In 1961, the Sunday Telegraph was launched. In 1969, ‘The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post’ was then changed back to The Daily Telegraph. Please take note of these name changes, as the date of your choice may feature a slightly different name depending on the year. From 1986 onwards, the Daily Telegraph is printed in colour.
Completed 400-piece millboard jigsaw measures 32 x 47cm and hand-finished by our expert craftsmen.
Your jigsaw will arrive in an attractive presentation box, which, for that added personal touch, contains an area on the box lid allowing you to write your own message to the recipient.
Also note that any date prior to 24th April 1939 will show a front cover that features a list of classified advertisements (i.e. old-fashioned births, deaths and marriages etc.) and not the common news format we see today. However, you will receive a jigsaw with an internal main news page instead.
To help complete each puzzle, a full-size guide image of the front cover is included.
If your date lands on a Sunday after 1961, you will be presented with The Sunday Telegraph. There was no Sunday Telegraph before 1961.
Not available for the following dates:
The Daily Telegraph was not published in 1955 for six weeks from March to April when there was a strike throughout Fleet Street.
Good Friday - 1916 to 1987 the Daily Telegraph was not published; however, they did publish on Good Friday in 1918 due to interest in the war.
Christmas Day - The final Christmas Day edition was in 1911.
Boxing Day - stopped publishing in 1917 and resumed in 1995.
Other dates not published:
25th September 1855, 22nd August 1856, 28th August 1856, 17th September 1858, 31st May 1873, 17th September 1858, 31st May 1873, 5th December 1878, 31st August 1878, 26th November 1894, 1st November 1898, 15th May 1898, 15th May 1968, 1st May 1969, 8th July 1970, 31st January 1973, 5th November 1973, 16th January 1974, 30th January 1974, 1st February 1974, 2nd February 1974, 15th February 1974, 18th February 1974, 28th February 1974, 21th March 1974, 18th March 1974, 22nd March 1974, 27th March 1974, 2nd April 1974, 6th April 1974, 10th April 1974, 27th June 1974, 24th July 1974, 17th August 1974, 23rd August 1974, 23rd August 1974, 11th September 1974, 12th September 1974, 8th October 1974, 12th September 1974, 8th October 1974, 9th October 1974, 11th October 1974, 12th October 1974, 6th December 1974, 13th December 1974, 20th April 1984, 17th November 1984, 1st January 1985 and 4th November 1993.