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. In 2021, Cobble Hill began including reference posters in the Family Pieces 350 puzzles.
When you see "Cobble Hill Creations" listed as the artist on our puzzles, then that means our in-house design team created the image. In the past, we would call our unique images T.O.P. for "Truly Original Photo" puzzles because they were photographed by a professional. We would curate all the objects used for the puzzle, the backgrounds, and organize the photoshoot with our local photographer, Works Photography. We have put a lot of love and labour 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.
In 2020, we started to do more in-house digital production of our images since gathering together for photoshoots wasn't a possibility. So, we change "T.O.P." from Truly Original Photo puzzles to Truly Original Puzzles to encompass all the in-house digital designs our team was creating. Now anything that is from Cobble Hill Creations could be either a photographed puzzle or a digital creation. That's important to note because the majority of images that puzzle companies 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 the license isn't always exclusive. 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. line were all created in-house, these are designs strictly made for Cobble Hill that allow us to offer you something unique.
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!
Cobble Hill Puzzle Co
106 - 4226 Commerce Circle
Victoria, BC V8Z 6N6