Beginners Sets

#009 Mah Jongg “Junior”

  • Green And Red Decorated Box With Slide On Lid, Top Of Box Marked; If It Isn’t Marked “Mah-Jongg” It Isn’t Genuine, “The Game Of A Thousand Wonders”, Mah-Jongg “Junior”, Trade Mark Reg. U.s. Pat. Off., A Complete Mah-Jongg Set With Babcock’s Red Book of Rules, Copyright 1923 By Mah-Jongg Sales Company of America. Side Flaps Marked: Manufactured By The Paraffine Companies, Inc. For And Sold Only By Mah-Jongg Sales Company of America, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Tile Patent Pending The Paraffine Companies Inc, San Francisco, Cal.
  • Made in China Circa 1923
  • Wood Block Tiles With Cardboard Tops (white/natural wood)
  • Round Cardboard Counters With Mah-Jongg “Junior” Trademark Around Edge, 8 Each With 5 Red Dots, 36 Each With 1 Red Dot, 32 Each With 10 Black Dots, 40 Each With 2 Black Dots
  • Bone Dice, 1 Each
  • Wood Racks In Separate Box, 4 Each
  • Babcock’s Rules For Mah-jongg, The Red Book Of Rules, Inside Front Flap; Tenth Printing July 1923, Copyright 1920, 1922 By J. P. Babcock, Copyright 1923, By Mah-jongg Sales Company Of America. Back Cover; Mah-jongg Trademark Registered U.s. Patent Office, Sole Distributors Mah-Jongg Sales Co. of America, 36 Spear Street, San Francisco
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Dragon, Phoenix”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Manufactured under supervision of the Public Office”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Made in China – Mahjong”

#011 Parker Brothers Deluxe Mah Jongg

  • Gray Heavy Cardboard Box With Hinged Lid, 4 Cardboard Tile Trays, Cover Has Brass Plate Engraved With; Mah-Jongg, Reg. U.S. Patent Office, (Trademark Ideographs), For The Mah-Jongg Sales Co., Parker Brothers, Inc., Salem, New York, London
  • Made in USA Circa 1923
  • Wood Block Tiles With Plastic Tops (white/natural wood)
  • Plastic Bones, 8 Each With 5 Red Dots, 30 Each With 1 Red Dot, 26 Each With 10 Black Dots, 31 Each With 2 Black Dots
  • Bone Dice, 2 Each
  • Ideographs on the One Dot tiles translate to “Free Mah Jong”
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Dragon, Phoenix”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Made in China – Mahjong”

#014 “Mahjong, The Popular Old Chinese Game”

  • Black Box With Lift Off Lid, Gold Markings, Top; Ma Jong, The Popular Old Chinese Game, C.S. Hammond & Co., NYC, USA, Side; Ma Jong
  • Made in USA Circa 1923
  • Cardboard Tiles, 1/16″ Thick, White
  • Wooden Bones, 47 Each Red Painted, 49 Each White Painted
  • Bone Dice, 2 Each
  • Metal Racks, 4 Each
  • Directions For Playing “Ma Jong”, Cs Hammond & Co, New York, One Page Folded Instructions
  • Ideographs on the Blue Honor tiles translate to “Chess, Painting, Harp, Writing”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Three kinds of plants and an elephant represents a beautiful and peaceful earth”

#061 “The Ancient Game of China”

  • Orange Cardboard Box With An Attached Label With Chinese Ideographs Printed On It, Lid Lifts Backward And Front Panel Lays Forward To Allow Access To Interior Trays, Interior Contains Four Tile Trays And Four Counter Trays All Made Out Of Orange Cardboard Printed Inside Lid “Milton Bradley Company, Springfield, Mass., 4504, Made in USA”
  • Made in China Circa 1923
  • Wood Block Tiles With Natural Edges, White Painted Top With Slightly Engraved Symbols, And Black Painted Bottoms
  • Color Dyed Wood Counters, Red – 8 Each, Natural – 36 Each, Green – 32 Each, And Blue – 40 Each
  • Small Bone Dice, 2 Each
  • Instructions For “The Ancient Game Of China”, Front Cover Is Red With Gold Marbled Pattern And Black Chinese Ideographs, Inside Front Cover “The Ancient Game Of China”, Copyrighted 1923 By Milton Bradley Company, Springfield, Mass., “Makers Of The World’s Best Games”, Note; no Reference Is Made To Any Name In The Instruction Book Other Than The Ancient Game of China.
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Blue Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#062 “The Ancient Game of the Mandarins”

  • Green Cardboard Box With A Picture Of A Chinese Man On Front And With Chinese Ideographs (East, South, West And North) Printed On It, Lid Lifts Off And Front Panel Lays Forward To Allow Access To Interior Trays, Interior Contains Four Tile Trays And Four Counter Trays All Made Out Of Green Cardboard
  • Made in China circa 1923, Aprox. 74 Years Old
  • Wood Block Tiles With Natural Edges, Stained Top With Slightly Engraved Symbols
  • Celluloid Color Bones, Yellow – 16 Each, Blue – 29 Each, Green – 32 Each, And White – 40 Each
  • Medium Bone Dice, 2 Each
  • Thin Celluloid Ming With 4 Wind Disks
  • Instructions For “The Ancient Game Of The Mandarins”, Front Cover Is White With Colored Drawings Of A Chinese Man, A Bird, Bamboo Poles And East, South, West, And North Chinese Ideographs, Printed On Front Cover “Standard Rules For ‘The Ancient Game Of The Mandarins’, Trade Mark Registered, The Original Game of Old China, By Hugo Manovill, Piroxloid Products Corp., 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, Copyright 1923 By Piroxloid Products Corp”
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#090 Mah Dueck “The Ancient Chinese Game (Sparrows)”

  • Red Box With Yellow Top, Picture Of Playing Table And Dragon Beneth It, Mah Deuck, The Ancient Chinese Game (Sparrows), Levision & Wilson, Monadnock Building, San Francisco, Cal., Made In USA, Copyright 1923, Patent Applied For, Scoring Chart And Doublin
  • Made in USA Circa 1923
  • Heavy 1/8″ Thick Cardboard Tiles
  • Bakelite Dice, 2 Each
  • Ming, Heavy 1/8″ Thick Cardboard Disks, 4 Each
  • Wood Racks, 4 Each
  • Directions For Playing Mah Deuck
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Fisherman, Woodcutter, Farmer, Scholar”

#109 “Ma Chiang” – Hillson’s Chinese Game Known in China as Ma Chiang

  • Orange cardboard box with four tile trays and four marker trays
  • Made in China Circa 1923
  • Boxwood tiles with paper printed faces
  • Colored Sticks Counters, 8 dark green 3 3/4″ long, 36 red 3 1/4″ long, 31 yellow 2 3/4 long, and 36 light green 2 1/4″ long
  • Ming: Three cardboard disks North, East and South, missing West
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#118 Ming Mahjong – Black Cardboard Boxed Set with Slide Top Tiles

  • Black cardboard box with lift off lid and fold down front, four tile trays and a tray for counters. ‘Ming Ma-Jong’ on cover.
  • Made in China Circa 1923
  • Wood tiles with slide top celluloid faces
  • Colored stick counters, 7 red, 37 blue, 45 green, and 35 yellow, all 2 1/4″ long
  • Two bone dice, Medium size
  • The Green Book, Ma-Jong, Written and Revised expressly for The Ming Set, Copyright applied for Ralph J. F. Gerstle, The Green Book, Ma-Jong, The Game of the Year, Revised Edition, in Narrative Form, with Complete Instructions and Scoring, 1923.
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#122 Mah Jongg “Midget”

  • Fully Decorated Cardboard Box With Lift Off Cover, Cover Markings; “The Game of A Thousand Wonders” If It Isn’t Marked Mah-Jongg It Isn’t Genuine, Mah-Jongg “Midget” (Trademark Ideographs), Trademark Reg. U.s. Pat. Off., A Complete Mah-Jongg Game With Racks And Babcock’s Red Book of Rules, Side Markings; Manufactured By The Paraffine Companies Inc, For And Sold Only By Mah-Jongg Sales Co. of America, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Copyright 1923 By Mah-Jongg Sales Company of America
  • Made in China Circa 1923
  • Heavy 1/8″ Thick Cardboard Tiles
  • Spinner With Peg (Dice)
  • Wood Racks, 4 Each
  • Babcock’s Rules For Mah-Jongg, The Red Book Of Rules, Inside Flap; Copyright 1920, 1922 J.P. Babcock, Copyright 1923 By Mah-Jongg Sales Company of America, Copyright In Great Britain, Ninth Printing, June 1923, Back Cover; Mah-Jongg (Trademark Ideographs), Trademark Registered U.S. Patent Office, Sole Distributors, Mah-Jongg Sales Co. of America, 36 Spear Street, San Francisco
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Dragon, Phoenix”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Manufactured under supervision of the Public Office”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Made in China – Mahjong”

#124 “Ning Po” Green Cardboard Boxed Set

  • Green Cardboard box set, printed on top, The Great Chinese Game, Mah-Jongg, Reg. US Patent Office, Copyrighted 1920-1923, The Genuine Always Bears The Printed Title Mah-Jongg, Ning-Po Set, The Genuine Always Contains the adopted Babcock Rules, for the Mah-Jongg Sales Co., of America, Parker Brothers Inc., Salem Mass., New York, London
  • Made in China Circa 1923
  • Boxwood Tiles
  • Dyed Stick Counters, 8 blue (3 3/4″ long), 38 red (3 1/4″ long), 35 yellow (2 3/4″ long), and 38 green (2 1/4″ long)
  • Two large bone dice
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Dragon, Phoenix”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Made in China – Mahjong”

#159 “Ma Cheuck” – Hillsong Chinese Game Known as Ma Cheuck

  • Green cardboard box with full cover lid and fold down front, chinese drawing on top with, Hillson’s Chinese Game known in China as Ma Cheuck, Trade Mark Reg., The Hillson Co., Boston
  • Made in China Circa 1923
  • Boxwood Tiles
  • Green Cardboard Counters, 6 with 5 blue dots, 33 with 1 blue dot, 24 with 10 blue dots, and 37 with 2 blue dots
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#216 Pung Chow Educator Set

  • Orange Decorated Box With Slide On Lid, Top Of Box Marked; Pung Chow, Educator Set, with two typical Pung Chow Ideographs
  • Made in USA Circa 1923
  • Wood Block Tiles With Pressed Images
  • Dyed Stick Counters, Four Colors
  • Pung Chow Rule Book, Two Pung Chow Score Cards, Four Homemade Wind Disks
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#261 Pung Wo Junior Boxed Set

  • Cardboard Boxed Set with Slide Off Cover
  • Mei Ren Company, Inc., Shanghai, China
  • Original Price Tag “Gimbles $6.00”
  • Box end marked “If it isn’t marked Pung Wo, It isn’t genuine” (This is copied from the copyrighted phase of the Mah Jongg Sales Company of America
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • Bamboo Tiles
  • Bone Counters, 8 Each With 5 Red Dots, 36 Each With 1 Red Dot, 36 Each With 10 Black Dots, And 40 Each With 2 Black Dots
  • Bone Dice, 4 Each, Small Wooden Box With Sliding Cover
  • Bone Canister Ming With 4 Bone Disks
  • Ideographs on Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on Black Honor tiles translate to “Fisherman, Woodcutter, Farmer, Scholar”
  • Ideographs on Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#284 Paper Covered Boxed Set with Boxwood Tiles

  • Paper Covered Slide off Top Box
  • Made in USA Circa 1923
  • Boxwood Tiles (white/black)
  • Wooden Stick Counters
  • Medium Celluloid Dice, 2 Each
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#296 “Fu Manchu” Chinese Game

  • Green striped cardboard box with lift off cover and fold down front flap
  • Made in China Circa 1923
  • Boxwood tiles with embosed faces
  • Instruction Manual “Ancient Chinese Game, Simplified Rules, Second American Edition”
  • Wooden counting sticks, Red, Green, Yellow, and White

#300 “Chinese Game” Beginners Set

  • Cardboard box with lift off cover, four trays for tiles and four trays for counters
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • Box wood tiles with paper faces
  • Instructions for playing “Chinese Game”
  • Four colored wooden counters

#304 “Tung Wa” Beginners Set

  • Cardboard boxed beginners set with cardboard tiles
  • Made in USA Circa 1923
  • Pressed Cardboard Tiles with printed faces
  • Plastic Chip Counters
  • Instructions for playing “Tung Wa” Old Chinese Game”

#316 Traditional Chinese Game of Mahjong

  • Cardboard boxed set with lift off cover, with four men playing mah jong on cover
  • White painted boxwood tiles, 7mm thick, embossed images
  • Instructions for playing “The Traditional Chinese Game of Mah Jong, 8 pages
  • Two Black bone dice, large size
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, Bamboo”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”