We are in the process of preparing a new book on
R.Journet Dexterity & Other puzzles.

New RJ Book


The past 25 years have seen the collection grow to over 400 Journet puzzles. Many more RJ puzzles have been found in recent years and much information discovered since the original 1989 monograph.

All this will be included in the new book which it is hoped will be published soon. The new book will include photographs of all the known Journet puzzles and many variants. Details of the elusive German versions, pictures of the rarest puzzles like Balky Basketball, The Fish, and much much more.
Please watch this page for news.

As at October 2020, all photography is complete, text near finalized, and we are fighting with the DTP software to put it all into book form.

PLEASE HELP US WITH THE THREE QUESTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE:-
Who were E.N. & Co.?
Who were B.L. & Co.?
What was the
"The Browning Prize"?
Your knowledge or research will be much appreciated.


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We are currently busy working our way through hundreds of puzzles plus orginal ledger, artwork, correspondence, and newly discovered advertising puzzles. German versions and Japanese copies. Advertising material and original catalogues.

Sorting out rare RJ Export packs.


Gathering together some RJ Silver Bullet Scenic Puzzles.

ARJAY compendiums of mixed types..

A rare find amongst the archives.
The original R.Journet & Co Ltd. brass registered office sign from the front of their London building.

 

An advertisement from a 1969 Schwarz catalogue. Possibly the last time the RJ puzzles were advertised in the USA.

 

Robert Journet's ledger of the 1880s may hold gems of information

 

 

December 2019 working 99% of photos done.

Now assembling everything into book form.

Please can you help us identify E.N. & Co. and B.L. & Co.?
Copiers or Originators of two RJ designs.

April 2020. Still nobody has answered the question about E.N. & Co.

And here is another great RJ Mystery. Why is this called "The Browning Prize Puzzle"?
Please tell us if you can solve this mystery for us.

 

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Meanwhile as we work assemble the new book, to support this website and to satisfy the impatient collector, we are selling a downloadable PDF file of the original 1988/9 monograph:
"R.Journet & Company. A brief history of the Company & its Puzzles" by James Dalgety.

This is a miniature copy:-

RJ1989
The download consists of 18 pages (A4 size) of all that was known at the time with extracts from catalogues, collectors lists, etcetera. This is a fraction of what will be in the new book but still a very useful stop-gap for the impatient collector: -

£9.00 buys the full size PDF.

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last update 2020-10-27b

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