MGC's Custom Made Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles and Fine Art
Media coverage about my Hand Crafted Wooden Puzzles

I have had the good fortune to have had several stories published about me and my puzzles in several news papers and Magazines Nationwide. There are a few stories that will be coming out in the upcoming months. As they are published, I will be adding them to this page as well.


On Wednesday, May 2, 2007, I was a featured on WTNH (ABC) News Channel 8.
See the TWO YouTube clips below to watch the morning, and then afternoon broadcasts.
See my web site
Home Page to watch the video.

On Saturday, February 8, 2003, One of my
Valentine's Day puzzles was featured on
"The Early Show" on CBS TV, and broadcast
. The show had a 5 minute segment on
"Unique Valentines Day Gift Ideas". My puzzle was featured in the "personalized" part of the segment of the story. The puzzle displayed was made from a photo of the Show's host and her husband, which was then surrounded by a heart shaped arrangement of roses, and cut into approximately 80 pieces.

I was featured on PBS-TV Affiliate CP-TV in November, 2002
The show title" Positively Connecticut" hosted by Diane Smith,
did a 6 minute segment on my story, and featured a number of
my hand crafted wooden puzzles.


Seen on CBS Evening News on Tuesday, March 12th, 2002
Hartford Channel 3 - Kain's World!

Seen on Good Day New York Morning TV Show on Wednesday, June 20, 2001


INK Magazine - January, 2008 Issue
A Guide to Finer Living in Connecticut and Abroad.

Angie's List Magazine - September, 2007 Issue
Right Click to
DOWNLOAD article PDF file to Read at your Leisure.

Noblesse Magazine - September, 2002 Issue
This is a LARGE asian magazine that focuses on Expensive
high end gifts and special products. Written in the Korean Language.

Scroll Saw Work Shop Magazine - July, 2002 Issue

Woodshop News Magazine - December, 2000 Issue (Cover Picture)

In-Style Weddings Magazine - January, 2001 Issue

Gateway Computer Holiday Magazine - Holiday Season 2000


The Museum of Art in Katonah, New York -
Puzzle on Display October 2000 to January, 2001


Publications that have written about me in the past include...

Hartford Courant Newspaper Story
(3/4 of the front page of the Lifestyle Section)
Dec 3, 2007

Investors Business Daily
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Home and Store News
Hispanic Business News
The Home Town Journal
The Regional Standard
The Main Street News
The Pictorial Gazette
The Baltimore Sun
The Phoenix Sun

Special Interest


The Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors

I was commissioned to design and create the first ever AGPC John Spilsbury award, which was presented to Steve Richardson, founder of Stave Puzzles for his 26+ years of magnificent contribution to the world of Jigsaw Puzzles.

The Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors

(See Photo below)

I was commissioned by the AGPC to make their 2nd Spilsbury award. This year, the honored recipients were Robert & Katherine Lewin, founders of Springbok puzzles, now a division of Hallmark Cards Inc.. The award was presented during a ceremony at the AGPC convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday evening April 16, 2004.

Enlarge photo

Jigsaw Puzzle Award
Pictured Left to right...
Mark G. Cappitella, Anne D. Williams, Robert Lewin, Katherine Lewin.
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Link to YouTube Page)

(Link to Youtube page)


... Hopefully there will be more to come.



Custom Made Jigsaw Puzzles by MGC Puzzles

Custom Jigsaw Puzzles Site Directory
Located near the bottom of every page in this site

Photo Jigsaw Puzzles

1) Home Page
2) Welcome page
3) Advanced Puzzles 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
4) Customize your Jigsaw Puzzle
5) Ideas and Examples

6)  $  
Prices  (Listed in order of popularity)
Traditional Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style
- Child / Large Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style
- Jumbo Jigsaw Puzzles (Larger than 24" x 36")
- Round Knob Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style

- Push-Fit Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style

7) FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
8) Figurals - Personalize Shaped Pieces
9) Jigsaw Puzzles under 150 pieces

10A) Pre-Cut Jigsaw Puzzles - Already cut, boxed and ready to ship. Buy it today, and have it in 1-3 days.
10B) Poker Jigsaw Puzzles - Custom Made & Pre-Made
10C) MAGNETIC Jigsaw Puzzles - Premium Quality Magnetic

PortaPuzzles - Puzzle Tables Carrier & Storage

Jigsaw Puzzle Samples
13Ordering Puzzles or Art

14) Artist Gallery - Main Directory
15) Jane Wooster Scott - Americana Folk Art - Excellent Images
16) Royce McClure - Fish & Animal Art -
Colorful Puzzle images!
17) Alexander Chen - Incredibly colorful, and wildly busy images
17) Mark G. Cappitella - Stock & Custom Photography
18) Leif Nilsson - Impressionist Artist from Chester, CT
19) Nicholas P. Santoleri - Historic American Places
20) Additional Art Work mixed selections.

21) Wedding Guest Books / Signature Boards
22) Marriage Proposals
23) Anniversary Puzzle Gifts
24) Corporate jigsaw puzzles
Trade Shows , Teamwork, Gifts

25) Photograph Restoration - Airbrushing, Touch up
26) Custom Image Design - Photo Collage making
27) Holiday Jigsaw Puzzles - Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day
28) Children jigsaw puzzles - large puzzle pieces

29) Birth Announcement puzzles
30) Fund Raising Puzzles - Raise money for Church or Non Propfit
31) Special Message Puzzles

32) Lead Times and Rush Orders
33) Digital images - Specifications

- 4"x6" up to 24"x36" puzzle images
- Larger than 24" x 36" puzzle images.
34) Shipping & Handling

35) MGC Puzzles & Art - Company History

36) History of Jigsaw Puzzles - Anne D. Williams
37) Books / Literature about jigsaw puzzles.
38) Collecting jigsaw puzzles

39) Custom Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Boxes

40) Contact Mark, the Jigsaw Puzzle Maker
41) Vacation near MGC Jigsaw Puzzles / Visitors
42) News / Media stories about MGC Puzzles
42) Tax Deductible Jigsaw Puzzles

43) Read my current Newsletter
44) Join my Jigsaw Puzzle Newsletter
45) MGC's Annual Calendar of Events

46) Specials of the Month
47) Visit my puzzle Workshop
48) Jigsaw Puzzles Online Survey

49) MGC Puzzle Gift Certificates

50) Customer's letters
51) WANTED items

52) Links to other sites -- Add your URL

Custom Made Jigsaw Puzzles Personalized Jigsaw Puzzles Custom Jigsaw Puzzles

Visa - MasterCard - Discover - American Express ACCEPTED!
Major Credit Cards are Accepted

Photo Jigsaw Puzzles


Custom Made Wooden jigsaw puzzle Maker
Here I am showing one of my smaller puzzles at my friend Leif Nilsson's Art Gallery in Chester, Connecticut. Leif's impressionist art gallery is one of the only places that you can purchase one of my wooden puzzles "already made". Click on the above photo to enlarge it.

Overnight Shipping
Overnight Delivery

I ship domestic orders for my custom made wooden jigsaw puzzles and fine art prints using FedEx or UPS delivery.

All shipments originate from Connecticut Zip Code: 06423

Overnight Shipping / Overnight Delivery is often available.

All prices shown on this web site are subject to change without notice, as I am not always able to update this large web site with every price modification they may occur. Thank you for understanding.

All art prints and puzzles made using images found on this web site are subject to availability.

Free Jigsaw Puzzle Newsletter

For a list of places where you can enjoy sampling
one of my hand crafted wooden puzzles
on the house...
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I accept
International orders.
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MGC's Custom Made Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles & Fine Art
31 Bogue Lane East Haddam, CT 06423
Visitors :By Appointment ONLY.

Copyright © 1995 to 2007
All Rights Reserved.
Now in our 12th Year of Making Custom Jigsaw Puzzles
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All images and information found on this web site are the property
of Mark Cappitella & unless otherwise stated.

All pricing is stated in U.S. Dollars $
Connecticut residents add 6%
state sales tax.
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Major Credit Cards Accepted for Jigsaw Puzzle and Art Orders.

Accepting these payment types.
Checks - Visa - Master Card - American Express - Discover / Novus

MGC's Custom Made Wooden Puzzles and Fine Art
is Located in the Historic lower Connecticut River Valley
CT Tourist Guide - Connecticut River Valley & Shoreline

Mark and Allison Cappitella are members of
the AGPC
Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors
This is an organization dedicated to the history & preservation
of games and puzzles worldwide.

American Made Puzzles

Mark G. Cappitella is a former US Marine
who proudly served in the 1st Marine Division
9th Communications Battalion, 13th MAU and
15th MEU Camp Pendleton, California
1985 to 1989
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"I am proud of the US military service men and women who are currently volunteering to serve, as well as Veterans who have dedicated a portion of their lives to serve our nation...Thank you... Semper Fidelis!"

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Sites of my other sites, as well as friends...
Corporate Puzzles -- Connecticut River Valley -- Marks Photographs -- Pet Jigsaw Puzzles -- Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles -- Internet Hosting Services -- Marriage Proposals -- Chester Connecticut -- Connecticut Photographer -- Custom Jigsaw Puzzles -- CT River Valley -- Marriage Proposals -- jigsaw Puzzle Maker - Poker Jigsaw Puzzles

Mark Cappitella is a Member
of the
Essex Rotary Club
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Lilly Pad
Connecticut Photography

by Mark G. Cappitella
Digital Photography of Places, People & Events
of the Connecticut River Valley, and surrounding
shoreline region of Southern New England.

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