Jan van Haasteren 'Sports Day 2' – 81260H – 1000 pieces

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Jan van Haasteren Puzzle 'Sports Day 2'

I made this puzzle. It is the puzzle 'Sportsday 2' (Sportsday 2) – this is number 81260H, issued in 2013. This puzzle is drawn by Jan van Haasteren of the Studio Jan van Haasteren. It's this puzzle:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 puzzle 1000 pieces number 81260H 600x444
and this is the box:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 81260H puzzle 1000 pieces


This puzzle is also available in other variants

This is in fact in a puzzle with very large pieces, the so-called 'Jan van Haasteren XXL puzzles':

NumberNameNumber of piecesYeardraftsman
17218Sports day 2 XXL2522012Jan van Haasteren


Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - a collector's item!

Because this puzzle - for some reason - is so rare and hard to come by, I made a separate video of it. So you can see exactly what it looks like. This is a scandinavian edition. It is also available under number 17218, but that is in 252 pieces XXL. XXL are extra large puzzle pieces. This is a video where you can get a good look at this puzzle:

NB: do not confuse this Sports Day 2 puzzle with the other puzzle that is very similar in name, that is the puzzle: 'Jan van Haasteren Sports Day(Issue in 2018).


Collector's item sold - 110 euros (4 October 2021)

After I laid this one, I sold it through the puzzle group on Facebook'Jan van Haasteren Exchange and Sales group'. Still, it's nice if it ends up with real enthusiasts. There was quite a bit of bidding and it was eventually sold for 110 euros! Normally you pay about 10 euros for a second-hand Jan van Haasteren. Here's a part from this Facebook group, with the surprised reactions why so much is being paid for this puzzle:
Sales Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2


Collector's item sold - 97,50 euros (18 March 2022)

I was able to buy this Sports Day 2 again somewhere on a foreign website for 80 euros. Quite expensive, but nice to offer to other people. This time I could have sold it again for 110 euros, but due to the rules of my game it went away for 97,50 euros, see this Facebook post:
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And what happens to that very rare puzzle?

right, yes, lost a puzzle piece! You don't want to know. I never really lose a puzzle piece. What does the case want? My girlfriend is going to vacuum the living room with the robot vacuum cleaner. My very rare Sports Day 2 puzzle is on the puzzle mat in the living room. She thinks: that robot vacuum cleaner can handle that. And you can already feel it coming…..I come home and she says: I have lost a piece of the puzzle. New!!! The nightmare for every puzzler and especially for the Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 puzzle. She had searched and could not find the piece, not even in the robot vacuum cleaner. I immediately look in the trash, she had already searched and he was not there, she said. I look anyway. And yes: between 1 very large tangle of hairs I find the one piece of my puzzle. In any case, it ended well… phew


Do not confuse this puzzle with the 'Sports Day' and/or 'Olympic Games' puzzles

You can easily confuse this 'Sports Day 2' puzzle with the two puzzles below. That's because it seems like it's The Olympics, all the sports you see are (I think) Olympic sports too. Jan also includes Eddie The Eagle, for example, who also acted during the Olympic Games. But it's just called 'Sports Day 2':


General review about the 'Sports Day 2' puzzle

I made a general review about this puzzle:

The items below are the funny or fun items I found. There are certainly more, but look them up for yourself.
– The heights of the diving boards.
As soon as those heights are there, I think: are the heights of the diving boards correct or did Jan van Haasteren come up with them himself? I had to look it up. The heights of the diving boards in swimming pools are: 1 metre, 3 metres, 5 metres, 7,5 meters and 10 metres. These heights of 2 meters and 6 meters therefore do not exist:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - Height diving boards 1 - 3 - 5 - 75 - 10
– Signature at the bottom right of the puzzle 'JOH'.
This is the hallmark of Jan van Haasteren – JOH means 'John' and that was his full first name. Sometimes it also says JvH. If you want to know what that means, read the page 'Jan van Haasteren studio':
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - Signing JOH
– The pushpin.
The pushpin is a recurring element in a Jan van Haasteren puzzle (whole list of recurring elements). You don't see him very often and he is very difficult to find, that's why I highlight him here; not really nice when you step into a thumbtack before going for an Olympic medal:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - Pushpin
– The herringbone.
This is also one of the many recurring elements. I've briefly highlighted it here. More info possibly about this herringbone:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - Herringbone
- The stage.
Of course fantastic came up with the places 1, 2 and 3 you see, but Jan also drew the place 1/2. I had to laugh so hard! Also nice of course the number 2 who drops through the stage:
Jan van Haasteren Sports day 2 - stage 12
– ArcherArt.
Archery is a very well known brand in the sport Archery.
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - Archery Archery
– Cor du Buy.
Cor du Buy was a really big name in table tennis. Also here's a short description from Wikipedia:
Cornelis (Cor) du Buy (Amsterdam, January 8, 1921 – Amstelveen, November 11, 2011) was a Dutch table tennis player. He became Dutch champion nine times in singles, eight times in men's doubles and five times in mixed doubles. His career began in 1937 when he won his first national singles title at the age of 1955. This lasted until 1939, when he won his ninth title. At the age of eighteen, Du Buy founded his own company 'Cor du Buy' in 1979, as a HBS student. He imported table tennis balls, stamped his name on them and sold them to sports shops. After the war, his brother Jaap expanded the company in table tennis tables and other table tennis attributes and the Cor du Buy brand became a household name. In 1981 the factory in Baarn was sold by both brothers, after which bankruptcy followed in XNUMX.”
And some old live images of a demonstration table tennis by Cor du Buy in 1957. Old images!

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - Cor du Buy
– Eddie The Eagle.
I do know him. that dates from 1988 (I was 19 years old at the time). Jan van Haasteren also knew him I think (Jan, then 52 years old – born in 1936), or he has read very well. But he must surely have known and remembered him. The best description can be found on Wikipedia about Eddie The Eagle:
Edwards became world famous for his participation in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Before that, he had already competed in the World Championships in 1987, finishing 55th. He was the first British ski jumper ever to compete on the Olympic scene, but he became more famous for his ignorance in the sport. First of all, he didn't take his weight with him. He weighed about 82 kilograms at the time, more than 9 kilograms heavier than the heaviest of the other ski jumping participants. He also wore glasses, the lenses of which constantly fogged up. As a result, he could hardly see anything while jumping from the ramp. He finished last on both the 70-meter and the 90-meter ramps. His jumping style, unusual appearance and lack of success made him extremely popular with the followers of the Games all over the world. Out of nowhere he was an Olympic legend and world famous. His way of jumping and the way he finally landed have been compared to the falling plunge of an eagle, after which he was nicknamed Eddie the Eagle. The worse he performed, the more popular he became. After the Games he became a welcome guest in many talk shows around the world and he was allowed to cut all kinds of ribbons here and there. Edwards moved to Calgary and moved in with one of his fans. Several years later, he wrote a book and a video came out, both titled On the Piste. He also scored a Top-50 hit in the United Kingdom with the song Fly Eddie Fly. Although he does not speak the Finnish language, he sang two songs in Finnish, including the translation of Fly Eddie Fly. In 1992, he was declared bankrupt because he had not given up his finances properly. He returned to the UK to study law in Leicester. In 2002, the rights to Edwards' story were bought by an American producer. In 2013, Edwards and mentor Tom Daley won the final of Splash!, the British diving show of Star Jumping.”
And then some live footage of Eddie:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - Eddy The Eagle


This puzzle has also appeared as a Scandinavia puzzle

This puzzle has also appeared in a so-called Scandinavia variant. You can read what a Scandinavian Jan van Haasteren puzzle is and which Scandinavian puzzles are from Jan van Haasteren via:
- Jan van Haasteren Scandinavia puzzles
– view the overview with all Jan van Haasteren Scandinavia puzzles


Laying this puzzle

I put this puzzle on a Qualico puzzle mat for puzzles up to 1500 pieces. I also went this puzzle frame in a Xenos puzzle frame of 50×70 centimeters, to see how good a puzzle of 1000 pieces of 68×49 centimeters fits in a puzzle frame of 50×70 centimeters. Furthermore, it is a very nice puzzle in which a lot of sports are played. And of course a lot of funny and weird things happen during and during those sports.

As you can see I first laid the edges of the puzzle. Then I started sorting by color and started with the swimming pool including the diving board, at the bottom right of the puzzle. You can see that it is a vertical puzzle and that it is more difficult to puzzle. The result after about 2 hours of puzzling:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 puzzle 1000 pieces number 81260H after 2 hours 600x444

The table tennis table has already been laid, but very difficult are the orange-like pieces of the athletics track, including the red and white fences that are very many. And my result after about 3 hours of puzzling:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 puzzle 1000 pieces number 81260H after more than 3 hours 600 x444

I still haven't finished that running track. I was able to do green grass with all the sports that are done:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 puzzle 1000 pieces number 81260H 85% off 600x444

And finally I was able to finish it, special feeling to complete such a very rare puzzle:
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Jan van Haasteren 'Sports Day 2' 1000 pieces - Recurring elements

The nice thing about this puzzle is that after puzzling there is still a kind of search puzzle. You are looking for the fixed recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren. Can you find them all, or are they just not there?? The crab, the teeth, the shark fin, the Tax Official, the arrows, the hands, the eyes, etc etc. There are many in this puzzle, and I have made videos and photos of them below. Try looking for them yourself before viewing them below.


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 1: Baron van Tast tot Zeveren

Baron van Tast tot Zeveren, recognizable by his black sideburns. difficult to find, because he is part of the large mass of athletes (know more about Baron from Taste to Zeveren

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Baron van Tast to Zeveren


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 2: Police and Boef

The crook is present again, but I have not been able to find the police, have you?

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Boef


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 3: De Bril - 3x

The glasses are often difficult to find. But I was able to find it 3x, take a look – on the billiard table:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Glasses - 2
The glasses in the grass:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Glasses - 3
The glasses hanging over the blue sign with the arrow:
Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Glasses -1


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 4: De Haaienvin

The well-known Jan van Haasteren Shark Fin, his trademark:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - De Haaienvin


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 5: The crab

The crab is also there – colored a bit green:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - the Krab


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 6: Fat woman / Mother-in-law

The Fat woman and next to her the smaller, neatly dressed man. Better known or made by Jan van Haasteren as the mother-in-law:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Fat woman Mother-in-law


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 7: The Hands

Also in this puzzle many hands can be seen in very funny places. I didn't look them all up:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Hands


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 8: Jan van Haasteren self-portrait

Jan van Haasteren also often draws himself in a puzzle (self-portrait), he is difficult to find, but he is among all the other athletes:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Jan van Haasteren self-portrait


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 9: The Coat Hanger

The coat hanger is also there, this time without a tie or pants:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Coat hanger


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 10: Periscope

The Periscope is very common, sometimes in red, but almost always in blue:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Periscope


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 11: Plasters

I have 1 example of a plaster in the photo - well, you definitely see 2 - take a good look between all the people, often the plasters are on people (wherever they belong):

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Plasters


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 12: The Fart

The fart is often in the form of a musical note, very difficult to find (more info about the fart):

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Fart


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 13: The Cigar

The Cigar, hard to find:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Cigar - 1


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 14: Tinus Trotyl

Tinus Trotyl is one of the many cartoon characters that Jan van Haasteren brings back in his puzzles – Jan van Haasteren used to be a cartoonist:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Tinus Trotyl


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 15: The Saw

The Saw is very common, sometimes hard to find:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Saw


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Sports Day 2' - recurring element 16: Black spider on a thread

Hardly visible, but it is there, the black spider on the thread, also a recurring element:

Jan van Haasteren Sports Day 2 - recurring element - Black spider on a thread


How long will it take you to complete this 1000 piece puzzle?

I made this puzzle at my leisure and I made it on a puzzle mat. Summarized:
Explaining the whole puzzle and laying the edges:
40 minutes.
Laying out the rest of the puzzle:
7 Hours
Total time spent on this puzzle:
About 8 hours.
This is an average time it takes me on a Jan van Haasteren puzzle.


About Jumbo puzzles

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Jumbo (not to be confused with our supermarket Jumbo!) makes toys, games and puzzles. Jumbo, for example, has made the very well-known games such as “Human don't get annoyed” and “Stratego” and “PimPamPet”. Games that have been around for generations and are still widely played by both young and old. Jumbo has been making and developing toys since about 1900. In the early years of the company, only toys from other countries were imported to the Netherlands. However, since about 1930 it was decided to also make their own toys, at the time manufacturing wooden toys, which was very popular at the time. Almost all toys in those years were made of wood. An important spearhead was that the toys made by Jumbo had to be of very good quality; it had to be as strong as an Elephant. An elephant had to stand on it! The red elephant has been the hallmark of Jumbo's games and puzzles for years. The name Jumbo and the red elephant together form the logo from about 1935. The Jumbo elephant is drawn by Mr. Möhr. He worked at an advertising agency and regularly signed for Hausemann & Hötte. Mr Möhr was at one point commissioned to design a beautiful new elephant logo for the Hausemann & Hötte toys. The logo has changed a bit since then. For example, the eye has grown over the years and has dropped slightly more, resulting in a friendlier elephant.

In the past, the elephant was not only used in the color red, but in all kinds of colors such as blue, yellow, black, white and green. All those colors were cozy and playful. For example, one time there was a yellow elephant on the box and the other time a red one. It was usually looked at which color best matched the color of the box. It was not until the end of the 60s that the red elephant was definitively chosen. Red is a color that stands out and attracts attention.

From 1945 Jumbo also started to focus on games made of cardboard. Jumbo has therefore been a guarantee for strong quality for years! Jumbo is a unique Dutch company with a rich history, with its head office in Zaandam. About 130 employees work for Jumbo. With a turnover of €75 million, Jumbo is a medium-sized European player in toys. Jumbo has sales offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. They export to more than 25 countries around the world.

In 1980 Jumbo starts the production of Jan van Haasteren Puzzles.


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through Gerben van Vineyards op Puzzle 1000 pieces
Nice Sporty!

I wrote the above review and thought it was a very fun puzzle to make. And it makes it extra special when you know that it is virtually impossible to find or for sale! Furthermore, a very nice JvH with the recognizable funny elements. A vertical puzzle.....

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