Last weekend I picked up a 1978 Sweet Pickles pack of puzzles licensed by Avon. Vintage items that are still in their original packaging are certainly exciting, but boy do I want to open this up and see what puzzles are inside! I have looked all over and have not had any luck finding out what is printed on each puzzle.
Sweet Pickles Website! < Click!
I remember having some of the books as a child: specifically Goose Goofs Off and Fixed by Camel. I couldn't remember exactly how the stories went, but the Sweet Pickles website has a link to a YouTube video of Captain Kangaroo reading Goose Goofs Off. AWESOME! Once he started reading the story it all came back to me.
This is my first time putting a video in the blog, so I'm not sure if it will work or not. If it doesn't work, here is the YouTube link: Goose Goofs Off read by Captain Kangaroo
Anyway, the Sweet Pickles web site has a lot of great information: fun facts, cover images of all the books, history, and images of a lot of the licensed products (but not the puzzles!). It looks like Avon also made a Yak Soap and Sponge set (I'm wondering how well a "Yak" soap sold...) and a Zebra hairbrush which I thought was really cute!
I put the puzzle up in my Etsy shop: Click here to go to the Sweet Pickles Puzzle listing! I will definitely be asking the buyer to send me pictures of the puzzles if he/she decides to open it. I need this mystery solved!