Traditional Sets

#001 Traditional Chinese Boxed Set

  • Rosewood Shelved 5 Drawer Box With Sliding Front Cover, With Two Green Chinese Ideographs On Front Cover, Two Chinese Ideographs Written In White Chalk On Back of Front Cover
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • 7mm Bone And 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
  • Simple Rules For Playing “Mahjong”, A Game Of Skill And Chance “Refined, But Exciting”, Also Called “Mah-Cheuck”, “Mah-Diao”, “Baak-Ling”, Or “Sparrows”, Inside Cover Markings; R. Bensabott, Importer Of Japanese And Chinese Curios And Embroideries, 116 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, Phone Contrad 1808, Dated May 1923, Back Cover Markings; 8 Chinese Ideographs, 8 1/4″ X 4 5/8″ Light Green Pamphlet
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translates to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Pictures of Spring Tourism” and Red Honor tiles translate to “Pictures of Summer Tourism”, in China it is a tradition to visit places near rivers and lakes in springtime

#002 Traditional Chinese Boxed Set

  • Rosewood Shelved 5 Drawer Box With Sliding Front Cover, With One Green Chinese Ideograph in Center of Front Cover, Label on Back of Box “Far East Trading Company, No. Tti (Two Ideographs), Made In China”
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • 3mm Bone And 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
  • Directions of Playing “Chinese Game of Four Winds”, No Copyright or Author
  • 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”

#003 Traditional Chinese Boxed Set

  • Oak Stacked 5 Drawer Box With Sliding Front Cover, With Two Chinese Ideograph Carved in Center of Front Cover And Trademark “Mah-Jongg” Carved Below Them
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • 5mm Bone And 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
  • Babcock’s Rules For Mah-Jongg, The Red Book of Rules, Inside Front Flap; Eleventh Printing October 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 “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”

#004 Traditional Chinese Boxed Set

  • Ebony Stacked 5 Drawer Box With Sliding Front Cover, With Two Chinese Ideograph Carved in Center of Front Cover And Trademark “Mah-Jongg” Carved Below Them, Label Inside Front Cover “Two Trademark Ideographs, One Genuine Set, Mah-Jongg, Trade Mark Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., Made in China, Patented April 3, 1923”
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • 4mm Bone And 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
  • Bone Canister Ming With 3 Bone 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”

#072 “Mah-Lowe” Chinese Boxed Set

  • Pine Shelved 5 Drawer Box With Sliding Front Cover Painted Black With A Silver Dragon And Tiles Painted On Front Cover
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • Bakelite Tiles (orange)
  • Plastic Dice, 4 Each (White Plastic, Not Original)
  • Ideographs on both sets of Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#079 Traditional Chinese Boxed Set

  • Rosewood Shelved 5 Drawer Box With Sliding Front Cover, With Two Green Chinese Ideographs in Center of Front Cover, Label on Back of Box “Made in China, Kwang Liyuen, Co., Exporters & General Merchants, No. 296 East Wuchang Road, Shanghai, China, Code Address Y015, Telephone N 3679”
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • 2mm Bone And 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 One Dot tiles translate to “Free Mah Jong”
  • Ideographs on Dragon tiles translate to “Dragon, Phoenix”
  • Ideographs on Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”
  • Ideographs on Blue Honor tiles translate to “Fishing, Woodcutting, Farming, Scholar”

#084 Traditional Chinese Boxed Set

  • Pine Shelved 5 Drawer Box With Sliding Front Cover, With Two Chinese Ideographs And One Sparrow on Front Cover
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • 2mm Bone And 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 Blue Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, Bamboo”
  • Ideographs on Green Honor tiles translate to “Harp, Chess, Writing, Painting”

#087 Traditional Chinese Boxed Set

  • Oak Shelved 2 Drawer Box With Sliding Front Cover, With Two Green Chinese Ideographs on Front Cover
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • 2mm Bone And Bamboo Tiles
  • Bone Counters, 8 Each With 5 Red Dots, 35 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
  • Bamboo tiles have Bamboo seed design
  • 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”

#088 Traditional Chinese Boxed Set

  • Rosewood Shelved 5 Drawer Box With Sliding Front Cover, With Two Green Chinese Ideographs in Center of Front Cover, Label on Back Of Box “Made In China, Kwang Liyuen, Co., Exporters & General Merchants, No. 296 East Wuchang Road, Shanghai, China, Code Address Y015, Telephone N 3679
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • 5mm Bone and 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 the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Far East Trading/Banking Company”
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Manufactured in Shanghai”

#111 Pung Chow Style 376 Boxed Set

  • Traditional Five Drawer Slide front box, painted black with pung chow designs painted in gold, red and white.
  • Original Price $25 (1923)
  • Made in USA circa 1923
  • Boxwood Tiles with extra heavy Pyralin (Celluloid) faces.
  • Celluloid Strips 9 with 5 blue dots, 11 with 1 blue dot, 22 with 10 red dots, and 41 with 2 red dots
  • One medium celluloid die
  • Ideographs on the Green Honor tiles translate to “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum”
  • Ideographs on the Red Honor tiles translate to “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter”

#113 Lung Chan – Dark Oak Boxed Set

  • Stained Oak Box with Silver Colored Handle, 5 drawers, 1 Large drawer for the tiles and 4 small drawers for the counters, all with silver knobs
  • Made in China circa 1923
  • 2mm Bone and Bamboo Tiles
  • Bone Counters, 8 with 5 red dots, 36 with 1 red dot, 32 with 10 black dots, and 40 with 2 black dots, all end marked
  • 4 small bone dice, no box
  • Bone Ming with 4 wind disks
  • Standard Rules and Regulations for the game of Lung Chan by George S. Romanovsky, M.S. Cowen & Company, 224 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, (c) Lung Chan Company 1923, Sixth Printing, Nov. 1923
  • Ideographs on the Dragon tiles translate to “Center, Prosperity”
  • No Ideographs are on the Green Honor tiles, the pictures are “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum”
  • No Ideographs are on the Red Honor tiles, the pictures are “Harp, Chess, Writing, Painting”