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The Mah-Jongg FAQs
1. "Mah-Jongg 101"
2. Which MJ Rules?
  7a. Types of Sets
  7b. Is It Complete?
  7c. What's It Made Of?
    7c2. Is It Ivory?
    7c3. One Word: Plastics
  7d. Bits And Pieces
  7e. Special Tiles
  7f. Playing Tables
  7g. How Old Is It?
  7h. How Much Is It Worth?
  7i. Cards... and Kards
  7j. Tips For Buyers
  7k. Where To Buy
  7n. Tips For Sellers
  7o. Cleaning & Restoring
  7p. Tell Me Anything
  7q. I Need Blank Tiles!
  7r. I Need Jokers!
  7s. Tiles 4 Sight-Impaired
  7t. DIY Joker Stickers
  7u. Manufacturers
11. History of MJ

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Notice: All trades or sales are private transactions between individuals--the Exchange is simply a listing point for those who wish to make such trades and is no way involved in any transactions, nor may it be held responsible for any problems.

Sets for Sale

BUYERS & LOOKYLOOS: Just scroll down and read the posts. Know what you want. Read FAQ 7.j. If you see a set you wish to buy or trade for, please contact the seller by email.
In February 2014, the U.S. instituted a ban on interstate sale of ivory items, and made it illegal to sell ivory items without a permit that can be obtained only by proving that the items were imported to the U.S. before the 1989 import ban. Consequently, this site no longer accepts any ads for ivory items.

SELLERS: Please write us an email describing the set(s) you have to sell or trade. Limit one post per seller (second post will result in deletion of previous post). Please describe your set as completely and accurately as possible. Be sure to note any missing or mismatching tiles.
Sellers are advised to be wary of buyers who place large orders, then send a check for considerably more than the purchase amount and want the surplus refund mailed to an alleged friend or relative. The check is no good. Read FAQ 7.n.
In February 2014, the U.S. instituted a ban on interstate sale of ivory items, and made it illegal to sell ivory items without a permit that can be obtained only by proving that the items were imported to the U.S. before the 1989 import ban. Consequently, this site no longer accepts any ads for ivory items.
Sellers: not sure if your set is ivory? See our What's It Made Of? page for assistance in how to tell ivory from bone.

Sellers: EMAIL YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT to or click the picture below to submit your Set For Sale post. In your email, you must provide a detailed description of the set you are selling (how many tiles, what accessories, overall condition, etc.). Entries that do not provide sufficient information about your set will not be posted. Also include a URL so people can see photos of your set (click here for information about how to get photos posted online). Do not email us your photos - we do not host them for you. Click here to learn about how to post photos online. No shouting, please. Typing in all capital letters is considered "shouting." If any part of your post is typed in all capital letters, it will be converted to all lower case before going online. No information you provide through this website shall be deemed confidential.

Click this picture, or email the address above, to submit your own announcement.


Mah-Jongg sellers and buyers take note! There are a lot of scammers out there and they check out boards like this one. Be advised that sometimes your "for sale" post can attract offers from scam artists who offer to buy your stuff (or sell you stuff) but are really trying to rip you off. Click here to see examples of actual scam emails received by the webmaster of this site. And don't fall for scams. We don't knowingly post any scams on these boards, but alert us if you run into any problems.


From: Judy Faintich <>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:52 AM
Subject: Set For Sale
Set For Sale:
# of tiles: 152, including 8 jokers, 1960s-70s Cardinal American
Color of tiles: white
Material the tiles are made of: plastic
Description of case: green alligator
Accessories included: 5 racks all different colors
Overall condition of set: very good
URL where you can see pictures:

From: Anna Rosen <>
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 6:48 AM
Subject: Mah-Jongg Q+A
My mah-jongg question or comment is:
Hi Tom
I would like to post a comment, if I may, on the Mah Jongg sets for the visually impaired available in the market today. As you may recall, my firm offered these sets for the first time many years ago long before any other vendor since I have been visually impaired since birth and saw the need for sets that could help those of us who have a problem with the regular tiles.
Over the years, we offered different types of sets to help those with visual problems but found some of them too heavy or too cumbersome to carry. Some of our customers were elderly with back problems and some of the sets made it difficult for them to carry their game.
Our current set has been overwhelmingly welcomed by customers nationwide because not only are the tiles larger and easier to see but they are thinner and lighter. We use regular racks with the metal ends and a soft burgundy case so the whole set weighs less than 9 lbs.
You can view our set at For questions, please call us directly at (561)308-1278 We have customers with macular degeneration and other low vision problems who have successfully used our set. Naturally, we cannot guarantee that everyone who is visually impaired will be able to use the set since the level of impairment varies from person to person.
Thanks, Tom and... Have a Great Mah Jongg Day!!
Anna Rosen

From: "James Kane Record, J.D., LL.M." <criminallawpro@gmail
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 7:41 PM
Subject: Vintage Mahjong Game for sale
MET Games was based in New York and was known for Bakelite Mahjong games featuring the Peacock, Perching Pheasant, and Parrot. This set is an outstanding example of the rare and highly sought after Parrot game. The tiles are butterscotch and have unique engraving which make it highly collectible. This set comes with a faux leather/alligator skin trumpet case that measures 20"L x 6-1/2"W & 4 1/2 "H. The case is in excellent condition with original leather handle, insert tray and MET Games logo sticker. This game is between the late 1930's and early 1940's, and is accompanied by a Sixth Edition Dorothy S. Meyerson 1941 "THAT'S IT" book including scorecard. There are 148 playing tiles including 108 Suit tiles which are divided into Bamboos, Characters,and Circles, along with 28 Honor tiles divided into Winds and Dragons, 10 Flowers/Occupationals, and 2 sitting Buddhas. Add in the exquisite green Bakelite racks, and you have a collector's dream. Please email at for pictures and more details

From: Linda Landis <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:29 AM
Subject: Fwd:
To who it may concern,
I have incomplete set of 110 tiles and 2 sets of dice to a mahjong set. I believe they are made of Catlin or Bakelike material.
As you can see it came with plastic case written in Chinese with company name Yong Fa. Please let me know if you know of some one who will be interested in purchasing these tiles
Mahjong titles

From: Elissa Schwartz
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:29 AM
Subject: Selling Mah Jong Set
Please list this ad for my mah jong set:
This is an Incredible Vintage Monobridge Mah Jong Set from the 1960’s
Price: $725
For Photos, Please Paste This Link in Your Browser:
Condition: Used–Case shows a little wear but everything is in very good condition.
This vintage Monobridge Mah Jong set from the 1960's is in great condition!
Included are:
1. 166 Casein Tiles with off-white tops and burgundy bottoms. The paint is excellent on all tiles. Each measures 7/8" x 1-3/16" x 7/16"
36 Dots
36 Bams
36 Cracks
16 Winds
12 Dragons
24 Flowers
6 Extra Tiles (Flowers)
2. There are 5 catelin racks in good condition–Red, Blue, Green, Yellow & Golden Yellow. The metal coin holders on the ends are in good condition with working stoppers.
3. Has Mah Jong coins in 4 colors: 30 Red, 19 White, 15 Green & 24 Blue.
4. The case is in good condition. It’s burgundy (fake alligator) outside and a lighter burgundy on the inside. (See picture). The handle is bakelite, working latches with 2 tile trays inside.
5. Comes with 4 Game Cards – 2 from 1962-1963 (the 25th Anniversary of the National Mah Jong League) and 2 from 1966-1967.
6. Has 2 sets of dice - one is 5/8" square and the other 3/8" square (miniature) and a bettor.
This set was passed down by a family member. It is in very good condition. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Free shipping in the US. All sales are final.
Elissa Schwartz
e-mail address:

Mahjong Collector Magazine

>From: Katherine Hartman
>Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:52 AM
>Subject: The Mahjong Collector Magazine - Now Taking Subscription Orders
>For release February 2015
>The Mahjong Collector
>New print magazine
>Now taking subscription orders
>Contact information:
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>Published by The Mahjong Collector Company Limited, The Mahjong Collector magazine will be composed of a range of in-depth articles and interviews, accompanied by high quality photographs, in glorious colour, of tile sets found in personal collections and museums.
>The authors are drawn from all fields of enquiry and creativity related to the tile set, such as origins, materials, language symbolism, cultural variations and the aesthetics of tile set decorations for example.
>This is a United Kingdom publication. Subscriptions: Subscription rates for four quarterly issues: UK £26.00, USA $56.00, all other mailing addresses please inquire at

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And might I add, there will be articles by me! (^_^)
Tom Sloper
湯姆 斯洛珀
Creator of the weekly Mah-Jongg column and the Mah-Jongg FAQs -- donations appreciated.
Author of "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," the definitive book on Mah-Jongg East & West.
Los Angeles, California, USA
March 2, 2015

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