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Category: GAME ANTIQUE (1 records) Auction Title: 2003 – Venice Auction: ANTIQUE MAH JONG GAME, SMALL APPLIANCES, ANTIQUE MAP OF FLORIDA, BARWARE, TABLE LINENS, POTTERY/PORCELAIN, ANTIQUE POSTCARDS, CHRISTMAS, CLOTHING, DINNER SERVICES, PILLOWS, SPECIALTY GLASS, TRAILER HITCHES. - AUCTION ENDS Tuesday October 20th, 2020 7:00PM ET

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T1-1.jpg1930s CARVED BAKELITE MAH JONG:  Not just decals stuck on tiles, this set is impressed or carved,  you can feel the indentations with your finger.  This set is without racks because they are not needed when the tiles can stand on their own.  ("Some sets may also include racks to hold tiles or chips (although in many sets the tiles are generally sufficiently thick so that they can stand on their own").  Game pieces needed (you will see that I have photographed all the game pieces so you can see exactly what tiles are missing....very few.):  
Circle suit: named as each tile consists of a number of circles. Each circle is said to represent copper (tong) coins with a square hole in the middle.  Bamboo suit: named as each tile (except the 1 Bamboo) consists of a number of bamboo sticks. Each stick is said to represent a string (suo) that holds a hundred coins.  Character suit: named as each tile represents ten thousand (wan) coins, or one hundred strings of one hundred coins.  Wind tiles: East, South, West, and North.  Dragon tiles: red, green, and white. The term dragon tile is a western convention introduced by Joseph Park Babcock in his 1920 book introducing Mahjong to America. Originally, these tiles are said to have something to do with the Chinese Imperial Examination. The red tile means you pass the examination and thus will be appointed a government official. The green tile means, consequently you will become financially well off. The white tile (a clean board) means since you are now doing well you should act like a good, incorrupt official.  Flower tiles: typically optional components to a set of mahjong tiles, often contain artwork on their tiles.  WHILE FLOWER TILES ARE OPTIONAL, THIS IS WHAT I HAVE FOR FLOWER TILES, FOUR 1s, NO 2s, THREE 3s, ONE 4, ONE 5, AND ONE EXTRA UNNUMBERED.  MISSING:  One 7 crack.  Also included is the bakelite bettor and those sell for about $55.  Worthpoint sold-at-auction price for a set similar to this is about $2,000.00, therefore, 
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