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« Reply #160 on: Jan 17, 2014, 03:58 PM »
Well done Helen and thanks for taking the photos at different stages, which bring back memories of my own attempt. 
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« Reply #161 on: Jan 17, 2014, 10:50 PM »
Contact has been made and hands are being rubbed in anticipation. :)



Be warned - this is someone who managed to do this puzzle http://www.theworks.co.uk/p/games-puzzles/really-hard-puzzle-(sweets)/10085762 in 20 minutes flat without reference to the picture on the box, and two others in the same series in about 30 - 35 minutes...  :o
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« Reply #162 on: Jan 22, 2014, 06:47 AM »
I Can now confirm that the Jigsaw is on it's way to Peter.... Look forward to the next lot of pictures.
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« Reply #163 on: Jan 22, 2014, 06:01 PM »
Hi Helen - Great pictures and thank you very much for sharing them with us !  Each time I see the completed jigsaw of our QE2, it is thrilling !

Now, has QE2 docked at Peter's house yet ?

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« Reply #164 on: Jan 22, 2014, 11:03 PM »
It arrived this morning ( had it sent to work as that would be safer ); I am planning provisionally on doing it on Sunday afternoon - we will see how the weekend goes... Watch this space!  :)
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« Reply #165 on: Jan 23, 2014, 07:19 AM »
Great to see it on its travels -- and looking forward to reading whether you will have found it to have been VERY EASY :) ...

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« Reply #166 on: Jan 23, 2014, 05:25 PM »
There's a beautiful vintage jigsaw of QE2 for sale here.

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/VINTAGE-TOWER-PRESS-MODEL-No-2088-CUNARD-QUEEN-ELIZABETH-II-JIG-SAW-VN-MIB-/400502772896?pt=UK_Collectables_Nautical&hash=item5d3fd354a0

Looks very similar in style but a different design. Lovely!

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« Reply #167 on: Jan 23, 2014, 06:14 PM »
Peter, I am keeping watch for the latest QE2 jigsaw action.  QE2forever, thanks for pointing out the available QE2 jigsaw.  June
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« Reply #168 on: Jan 23, 2014, 11:23 PM »
There's a beautiful vintage jigsaw of QE2 for sale here.

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/VINTAGE-TOWER-PRESS-MODEL-No-2088-CUNARD-QUEEN-ELIZABETH-II-JIG-SAW-VN-MIB-/400502772896?pt=UK_Collectables_Nautical&hash=item5d3fd354a0

Looks very similar in style but a different design. Lovely!

It's this one -- which I am about to start on its world cruise next week-end. Marc-Antoine, would you like to give it a try?

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,2338.0.html


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« Reply #169 on: Jan 24, 2014, 07:39 AM »
It's this one -- which I am about to start on its world cruise next week-end. Marc-Antoine, would you like to give it a try?

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,2338.0.html

Sorry, hadn't noticed there was already a topic about this one!

Well, thanks for the proposal Isabelle, but even without mentioning that I'm close to complete incompetence as a jigsaw practiser, I wouldn't dare risk this precious item in any postal service hands right now.

Reason is I'm currently dealing with two cases of international postal carelessness, one being the complete destruction of a well-protected parcel and its content, the other the disappearance without trace of the parcel itself. Not sure to be wanting a third case...

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« Reply #170 on: Jan 24, 2014, 10:39 AM »
Hi,

I originally gave the first jigsaw to Isabelle as a gift, as I knew she liked doing jigsaws. 

When she suggested sending it on to forum members, it seemed a delightful, generous suggestion, which I fully supported.  The fact that it could get lost in the postal system, or damaged, is part of the reason she was being so generous. 

So we all accept it can get lost or damaged, although we do what we can to prevent this, and enjoy the fun for as long as it can last!   It might be an idea to post the tracking number on this topic each time the jigsaw sets off on another journey, so that we can all follow it on its way.

If either of the jigsaws gets lost or damaged, we'll all understand.  This is why we found it so hard to accept when it went missing for a year, and the holder wouldn't reply to any emails about it!

But for now, lets see how long we can continue to enjoy this.  Looking forward to Peter's photos - if possible showing yourself with the jigsaw before, during and after completion!

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« Reply #171 on: Jan 24, 2014, 11:07 AM »
Yes, there will indeed be photos - they may not be up to the usual standard as they'll have to be done on an instant camera - been offered a digital but I need to collect it from Lincoln so it'll be a few weeks before I can get it...
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« Reply #172 on: Jan 24, 2014, 06:17 PM »
The QE2 jigsaw travels are definitely great fun !  Just think, QE2 already has two proxy crossings.
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« Reply #173 on: Jan 26, 2014, 09:21 PM »
Well... it's done!  :)

Photos will follow - didn't have enough instant film to hand so we did some pictures on my wife's camera, but we're only half way through the film, so there will be somewhat of a time lag but the proof of doing will be shown in due course.

Meanwhile, the total time elapsed, including the occasional interruption from the kids, was 2h20 from start to finish...  I have added the time taken information to the "log book" that is with the jigsaw in addition to my name, location and date.

So.... who is next please?
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« Reply #174 on: Jan 26, 2014, 09:41 PM »
Well done, Peter! But of course you did warn us that you were a speedy puzzler  ;D .

Thank you for taking photos and adding place and date to the "logbook".

Now, who is next? I'd love to see QE2 working her way around a few more ports...

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« Reply #175 on: Jan 27, 2014, 02:36 PM »
Great job, Peter !  I look forward to pictures of QE2 docked at your house.  Who is next ?  June
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« Reply #176 on: Jan 30, 2014, 11:48 AM »
Finished the film - I'll try to get it developed at the weekend.

Still no new destination for the jigsaw???  :o
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« Reply #177 on: Jan 30, 2014, 02:29 PM »
Hi Peter - Can't wait to see the pictures !  Yes, who is next ?  QE2 (jigsaw) wants to start on her next voyage to a loyal follower's house !
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« Reply #178 on: Feb 01, 2014, 08:45 PM »
Photos now developed - I will try to make time to scan them in tomorrow.  :)
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« Reply #179 on: Feb 02, 2014, 06:31 PM »
Here are the pictures; excuse the quality of the last one - it was taken too close to the jigsaw so the flash washed out the image a bit.

Meanwhile, I have re-packed the jigsaw and all it needs is a name and address to set course for...
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