Featured Mahjong set

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Potteryplease, Dec 8, 2022.

  1. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody. I found this Mahjong set and have a couple questions:

    Is it a 'complete' set? I see conflicting info online, esp about the flowers / seasons tiles.

    Is it likely Bakelite? From what decade would you guess?

    Thanks for any / all comments.

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  2. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    A traditional mahjong set has 144 tiles.

    Start counting! :)

    Traditionally, they're made of bone and bamboo. These look like some variety of plastic.

    As for age? Second half of the 20th century would be my guess.
  3. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Thank you. There's 152 tiles here.
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that looks like Moms old set... late 50's..
  5. Hunnyweed

    Hunnyweed New Member

    Looks like my Mom's too
    I bought a tube of simichrome to test with.
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    [​IMG] you're missing some bits and pieces...... mom had the Chinese coins for that 4 prong metal stand..
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  7. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Yeah--ok. Thank you.

    P.S. I dig the new avatar.
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    around this time of year I get moody...so it can change at the drop of a hat...
    but...thank you !
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