Mah-Jong set made from bone and bamboo.
Bought in a second-hand shop in North London in 1948 for £1.
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Mah-Jong set thought to be made from Bakelite. Bought in China in 1936.
Arabic numerals are not present as set was not intended for export.
Bought in Selfridges, London in 1964.
Mah-Jong set thought to be made from resin and Bakelite.
Bought on eBay in 2003. Originally purchased in Shanghai.
Mah-Jong set made from modern plastic.
Bought in a John Lewis store in 2007.
Mah-Jong set made from bamboo and modern plastic.
Bought in a London store in the 1970s.
Bought in Singapore in the 1970s.
Examples of Mah-Jong Sets
© 2008 Peter Gregory
Mah-Jong set made from modern plastic. Made by Jaques.
Japanese Mah-Jong set made from modern plastic.
Contains unusual tiles called “red fives” (akago or akapai).