Cobble Hill was founded in 2005 with a desire to bring quality puzzles with a loving, whimsical, nostalgic feel to jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts, and novices. As a wholesale distributor, we ship our puzzles to retailers in dozens of countries all over the world!
If you order one of our puzzles from an online retailer or purchase from a store, you can count on getting the highest quality puzzle. You should expect to see our puzzles sealed in environmentally friendly shrink wrap. The box will be thick and sturdy, so it can stand the test of time. We use a textured linen print paper that is both functional in reducing glare and elegant looking. And in 2018, Cobble Hill began including a reference poster for its 2000, 1000, 500, and 275 piece puzzles.
One of our standout qualities is our Truly Original Photo (T.O.P.) puzzles. These are puzzles that are created in-house by our Cobble Hill Creations design team. We curate all the objects used for the puzzle, the backgrounds, and organize the photoshoot with our local photographer, Works Photography. There is a lot of labour that goes into creating a T.O.P. puzzle, so we're pleased that many of them are some of our puzzlers favourites, like Doughnuts, Teacups, and Plenty of Yarn.
How are the T.O.P. puzzles different from our other images? The majority of images that we offer have been licensed from an artist or licensor. We're very fortunate to be working with some notable artists like The Oatmeal, Juan Ortiz (Star Trek), Rosalind Solomon, Greg Giordano, Tom Newsom, and many others. However, it can be quite competitive winning the contract to use an artist's image. And in many cases, another company may have licensed the image in the past, so we're not bringing anything unique to the table in terms of imagery. This is why you'll see the same image in several different brands - it's been licensed many times to different companies. But since the T.O.P. puzzles were all created in-house, these are designs strictly made for Cobble Hill that allow us to offer you something unique.
In 2014, we opened up an online store to serve puzzlers who are not able to find the puzzle image that they want in their local store or at an online store. We do our best to encourage retailers to purchase several different images in order to bring you what you need, but we realize that not every retailer can carry every single image that we offer. So, in these cases, we're more than happy to serve you through our website.
With an ever growing technological market, it has become increasingly more important to find ways to bring families and friends together in a social atmosphere that lends to good conversations and quality time together. But don't feel guilty if you want to fix the puzzle by yourself...we'll understand why!
Thanks for choosing Cobble Hill puzzles! Enjoy!