Vintage Mah Jong Jongg Set By Cardinal - 152 Tiles

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 19, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House
This vintage Cardinal Mah Jong set has 152 unusual yellow-green tiles and 4 swirled multicolored bakelite racks with 32 thick vintage celluloid coins on the brass ends. The set also contains a pair of 5/8" yellow dice and a matching vintage yellow and swirled dark green bettor housed in a brick red patterned case. The tiles are made of bakelite or catalin. ( They are shiny like catalin but do test positive for bakelite)
T are 8 flower tiles, 36 dots, 36 craks, 36 bams, 12 dragons, 16 winds, and 8 jokers.
(the 8 jokers are made from extra flowers original to the set have been covered with vinyl stickers from mahjongtiles.)
Each tile measures 1 1/4" long x 7/8" across x 15/16" deep. The tiles are in mint condition and have excellent paint quality.
The designs are deeply embossed and the paint colors are clear, colorful and easy to read.
*** Most of the numbered tiles are painted in 3 colors, the birds are done with 4 colors and the flowers have 5 colors.
The bakelite racks are bright in color with high shine and no chips. All the ends have firm posts and flippies. Each rack has a matching bakelite stopper and measures 18" in length. The bettor turns easily and matches the set nicely.
The case and tile trays are clean inside and out with no odor. The case has typical corner wear but is in overall great condition. It opens and closes securely. The box has a red handle matching the tile trays and case interior. The inside cover has a Cardinal label in the corner.
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