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If none of that stuff works, then post an announcement here.

Seekers: TO POST AN ANNOUNCEMENT: Email your announcement to Webmaster@Sloperama.com or click the picture below to submit your Tiles Wanted post. In your email, you must specify the dimensions, color, and material of the tiles you need. You may submit one photo. If you want to share more than one photo: Click here to find out how to share photos online. Entries that are a waste of everyone's time because they do not provide sufficient information will not be posted. 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.
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From: Cindy Carroll
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 12:52 PM
Subject: mahjongg tile request
hello, I received a travel mahjongg set that is a chinese set. I have 4 blank tiles, but need 4 more blanks to be able to play our natl. mahjongg.
the set is jade & cream- colored vinyl plastic.
tile width: 13/16"
length or ht.: 1 1/16"
depth 1/2" : green portion: 1/8"; white portion: 3/8"
thank you,
Cindy
cindycarroll01yahoo.com


From: Ruth Zlotowitz <ruth.zlotowitzgmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:32 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Unknown, possibly plastic
Color(s): Light blue back, clear middle and white front
Dimensions: blue layer 1/4" thick, clear layer 1/8", white 3/16". Length 1 1/8" x width 7/8"
Tile(s) wanted: 4 tiles for use with joker stickers
URL (internet address) of online photos:
Ruth


From: [deleted]
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:08 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: French Ivory tiles by Piroxloid (striped preferred)
Color(s): Cream colored French Ivory on top; dark brown plastic on the back.
Dimensions: 1 1/4" H x 7/8" W x 3/8" thick w/ approx 60% French Ivory and 40% dark brown
Tile(s) wanted: Eight tiles to sticker as jokers
URL (internet address) of online photos:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212005166753155&set=pcb.744777909014597&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212005164393096&set=pcb.744777909014597&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212005167393171&set=pcb.744777909014597&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212005166113139&set=pcb.744777909014597&type=3&theater
Thank you,
Michelle Goldberg
megold7nyaol.com


From: "maryjpolandgooglemail.com"
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:50 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material:
Color(s):
Dimensions:
Tile(s) wanted:
URL (internet address) of online photos:
Sent from my iPad Please do you have buttercup yellow plastic? tiles 1' by 3/4' I need 1 blank tile but could manage with another tile and could blank it
it off just as long as the base colour matched. Thank you in anticipation.
Regards Mary Poland


From: Joyce Klein <bubbejoygmail.com>
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2016 1:25 PM
Subject: Need 4 Tiles
Hi there,
I have a Mah Jongg set from around the 1940s from China.
I am missing 4 jokers.
I am looking for either joker tiles or any tile that I can put a sticker on that matches the set.
It is 2 tone red and yellow as you will see in the picture.
Details
Material: Bakelite
Color: 2 tone butterscotch/red
Dimensions: 1 1/8 length x 7/8 wide x 5/8 deep
Any further info anyone has regarding the set is appreciated.
Thanks
Joyce

[Joyce, if you want information about your set, see FAQ 7P first, and then ask Tom on the Q&A bulletin board. You can link to the FAQs and the other boards above left. - Webmaster]


From: lynn Tirums
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:10 PM
Subject: Need 6 blank Tiles
Tiles are off white, pale green with blue back/bottom. Measure 1 1/4 L, 15/16 w and 11/16 thick. would love 6 but would be happy with 4 tiles. Pls contact me at girlonsuzukiyahoo.com. Tis.

Lynn, please read FAQ 7Q, above left. Good luck (you'll need it!) - Webmaster


From: "pondmuttisgmail.com"
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 9:19 AM
Subject: Looking for any MET Games Orange Enrobed Catalin Tiles
Hi everyone,
I own my grandmother’s set and have just started to look for four missing tiles. I am hoping to find any tile specific to this set, with the pale cream back.I know these are rare!
Here’s some specific information and pictures of the Jokers. Perhaps the Happy Buddhas will bring me luck!
Many thanks,
Deborah
MET Games Set #01
Orange enrobed Catalin Tiles - Circa 1950’s
With 10 Flowers / Seasons / People and “Happy Buddha” Jokers
Measurements 13/16” wide x 1 3/16” long x 7/16” deep


From: Barbara Landau <blandau ptd.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:31 AM
Subject: Need to get 5 blank tiles for a butterscotch color vintage mahjong set
Hi,
I just started taking a Mahjong class. I have my mom's vintage Mahjong set and my instructor looked at it to
help me determine if it is complete.
It does not have jokers. I have 3 blank tiles and will need 5 more plus the joker stickers.
Do you know where I can purchase these? The set is butterscotch in color.
I can send photos of it if needed.
Thanks,
Barbara Landau

[Be sure to try the resources above, too! - Webmaster]


From: Judith Rubin
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:51 AM
Subject: mah jongg tile replacement
Our senior center has a modern white plastic tile set. We are missing one 9 crack. Anyone have one?
Judith Rubin
judibobryahoo.com


From: Roger Ashby <rogernolahinnovations.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: Tiles For Sale
I am seeking to replace 2 missing tiles from a beautiful set , bamboo and ? Bone or Ivory.
Roger


From: georgia routsis savas <asktheoraclecharter.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:56 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: plastic
Color(s): white face with black backing
Dimensions: 1 1/8” x 7/8"
Tile(s) wanted: 1 green dragon, 1 north wind, 1 one bam, 1 flower
thank you,
georgia routsis savas
205 tamarix court
n. topsail beach, nc 28460
#910 328-5566


From: Westside School 2 <westsideschl1comcast.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:31 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Bamboo & bone
Color(s): Bone is white with greenish black stamping; bamboo base is brown.
Dimensions: 2.55 to 2.56 x 1.8 to 1.9 x 1 to 1.1 (1 x 0.72 to 0.73 x 0.425 to 0.432)
Tile(s) wanted: #4
URL (internet address) of online photos: Sets sell, inexpensively, on ebay e.g. #291455574419.


From: Raquel Gluck <raquel.gluckgmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:45 AM and 4:08 PM
Subject: I need 1 Tile
Subject: Buy a missing Tile
Dimensions: Regular size
Color: White
Color: Bone
Material the tiles are made of: Resin????
Bought the set - 3 years ago.
image1.JPG
Let me know if anyone has it. Thanks.
It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.


From: leslieanninpdx <leslieanninpdxyahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:23 PM
Subject: Lost tile
Looking for a tile that matches this set..lost a south but any that looks like these...thanks for any help


From: Ellen Chisesi <chisesi.ellengmail.com>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 6:18 PM
Subject: Mahjong Tiled
I need blank tiles for jokers that match this set. The tiles are made out of white urea and measure H- 1 5/16 '' W- 15/16'' D 3/4'' .

From: Ellen Chisesi
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: Mahjong Tiled
PS I have 2 blank tiles, so I need 6 more.
Ellen

[Looking for blanks, hmm? Read FAQ 7-Q. - Webmaster]


From: Victoria Argabright
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 7:40 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Japanese set, I think...cream plastic with bamboo back
Color(s): see material
Dimensions:
1 3/16" long
>7/8" wide
>5/8" deep
Tile(s) wanted: 2 #8 Dots (or any 2 tiles of the right size that I could use stickers)
URL (internet address) of online photos>
>Name: Victoria
>Email: vicddooda at verizon.net


From: Jerry Jacobsen
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:13 PM
Subject: Replacement tiles wanted deep butterscotch
Set has four blank tiles, need four more for full American set with eight jokers.
Individual Tile Size: 1 5/16" high, 1" wide, 11/16" thick - see pictures below.
Complete set from above
complete set - end view
picture of four blanks
Jerry Jacobsen
331 N. Grand Ave.
Pierre, SD. 57501 2012
605 224 1469 home
605 222 0465 cell
feejerry pie.midco.net

[Looking for blanks? Read FAQ 7-Q. - Webmaster]


From: Natalie Halpern <chaos1940icloud.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:28 PM
Subject: Tiles For Sale
Tiles For Sale:
Dimensions:
Color:
Material the tiles are made of:
URL where you can see pictures:
I need to 8 blank tiles
Lite wood color on bottom and bone color on the top
Please letmein me know if U have any like that
ThkU

[Looking for blanks? Read FAQ 7-Q. - Webmaster]


from: mike jeffries <mikej1966♠gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 8, 2015 8:47 AM
Subject: mahjong
Hi
I have a set missing 2 tiles. Do you have any spares.
They are are in good used condition and are an opaque amber color. The tiles have fractures in them but they are intact. The tiles measue 14/16 x 1 3/16 and 1/2 inch thick.


From: Shauna Sadow <shauna.sadowgmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2014 6:43 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: bone & bamboo
Color(s): ivory and golden brown
Dimensions: 1 1/16 x 13/16 x 1/2
Tile(s) wanted: 2 bam, 3 dot, 6 dot, 4 flower
URL (internet address) of online photos: no photos available at this time. Tiles are without arabic numerals or English characters and have square corners.


From: Kathryn Cambriello <kathycambi♠optonline.net>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 7:54 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Chinese Bakelite
Color(s): caramel
Dimensions: 1 5/32 x 28/32 x 12/32
Tile(s) wanted: 8 for jokers


From: Christine Altmeier
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 4:02 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted

Sent: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:01 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: BNB (Bone and Bamboo)
Color(s): Cream
Dimensions: 1.1” 3/4” or 28mm x 20mm (these appear to be the standard size Bone and Bamboo from the 1920s. (see image on url address below)
Tile(s) wanted: 1 x 4 Flowers, 1 x 6 of Circles, 1 x E Wind, 1 x 2 Characters craks
URL (internet address) of online photos: https:mahjongpieces.shutterfly.com
I have the set from my Grandmother, and I have just started to learn to play, so my terminology may not be correct ‘mahjong speak’, please email me caltmeier gmail.com if you have any questions
Christine Altmeier
Australia


From: janine
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:19 PM
Subject: Tile replacment
I need another tile like this one: a 2 crack. The set was purchased in Sinapore 9 years ago. The vinyl carry case has a Taiwan sticker but I don't know where the tile was made. It is dull white/ cream colored, 2 centimeters wide, 3 centimeters high, and 1.5 centimeters deep. I assume that the tile is made from a sort of plastic. I also need 4 plain tiles for jokers as the set is a Chinese set, with only 4 jokers. I am in an area that only plays American Mah Jong.
Email contact:jmzw1782gmail.com
Thanks!
Jan


From: Judith Effron
Email: jevjortho.com
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:32 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Plastic
Color(s): White and Pink two-tone
Dimensions:
3cm x 2.2cm x 1.4cm
Manufacturer: Ningbo Lijia Industry Co., Ltd., Ningbo New Century Imp. &
Exp. Co., Ltd.
Distributor: Unknown
Tile(s) wanted:
West Wind or Blank
URL (internet address) of online photos: attached


From: Peter Unwin
Email: punwin9179♣yahoo.com
Sent: Friday, October 3, 2014 9:20 AM
Subject: Piroxloid blank tiles
It appears I am ineed of two (2) blank tiles. Best I have seen is from Piroxloid. To my dismay I have not been able to locate the two blank tiles anywhere. I was hoping that maybe you could steer me in the right direction. My picture is not the best so be it. It appears that the color is almost a light butterscotch color. I have sent both Pat Mead and Charli to assist in the search. No such luck they tell me. Can you help me out.
Thanks,
Peter

[You should read FAQ 7Q, Peter - Tom]


From: Don Modaro <dsmodarogmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:17 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Plastic
Color(s): White with blue stripe at bottom
Dimensions: 1 3/8” Long X 15/16” wide X 11/16” high, with a 3/16” blue stripe on the bottom
Tile(s) wanted: 4 or more
URL (internet address) of online photos: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103120244103022676785/albums/6062297649397213169


From: Marilyn Caston
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:30 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: bakelite
Color(s): deep butterscotch
Dimensions: 1 7/32 x 7/8 x 13/32
Tile(s) wanted: 3 crack
mscastoncomcast.net


From: "bubierozaol.com"
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:59 PM
Subject: tiles wanted
materials:
colors: off white with pink tinge
dimensions:7/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2
tiles wanted: 2 of anything they will be used as flowers


I need six enrobed tiles

>From: Jill S
>Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:39 PM
>Subject: Enrobed Tiles
>Greetings Tom, I recently got my grandmother's mah Jongg set. It is so lovely. I have been searching all over for 6 tiles to complete the set. According to CHarli, it is a "met set". Do you have any suggestions for me? The NY Mah Jongg League and CHarli did not have a match. Many other collectors do not have a match either. Perhaps you have some suggestions.
>Thank you,
>Jill Sandler
>jillsandlergmail.com

Hi, Jill.
The problem with rare sets like yours is that replacement tiles for it are even rarer. I'm posting this on my Tiles Wanted bulletin board - up top you'll find a link to Matthew Shin's website. If he can't help you, you should try Johni Levene's Facebook group, "Mah Jongg Collectors Assn." You'll have to join Facebook, and you'll have to ask to join her group. If Matthew and Johni can't help you, I don't think anyone can.
May the tiles be with you.
Tom Sloper

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
June 18, 2014


From: Saundra K
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2014 5:11 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: unknown—from the 1970’s
Color(s): white
Dimensions: 21mmX29mmX11mm
Tile(s) wanted: Both 2 NS 4 cracs.
URL (internet address) of online photos: lsaundrakfuse.net


From: judy herman
Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11:03 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Photo E-mail View slideshow | Download images
Material: probably balakite
Color(s): cream yellow - not butterscotch Need 8 similar for Jokers
Dimensions: 3x2
Tile(s) wanted:
URL (internet address) of online photos: devorah12msn.com
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From: gail hurwitz
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:54 AM
Subject: Tiles wanted
I am looking for 4 tiles as jokers to complete my set. Dimensions:
1 3/16L, 15/16W, 10/16D, Pic attached. Thank you,
Gail
415 258-1666
galinarn1gmail.com


From: Ardavan
Sent: Sunday, February 9, 2014 6:48 PM
Subject: Ashton/Reitz "black" tiles needed
Hi Johnie,
I have an Ashton/Reitz "black" tiles set but need "8" joker tiles to use this set. If you are familiar with this specific set (see image) and either have a full set or eight spare tiles measurements 1.24" x 0.8" x 0.5", please let me know.
Thank you,
Skyler
skyheavansgmail.com


From: Mahjongplayer_m_iyahoo.com
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:11 AM
Subject: tiles wanted
Material: Bakelite
Color(s): yellow and beige
Dimensions: length 1/12 " width 15/16" thickness 5/8"
Tile(s) wanted: 8
URL (internet address) of online photos:
I love mahjong!!


From: Shirley Hanick
Email: schiap1sympatico.ca
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2013 11:07 AM
Subject: do you have any of these mahj tiles
my client needs four for jokers.. ?? from her dead grandmother..Charli suggested these are Casein any thoughts.
Shirley Hanick
Toronto, Ont. Canada


From: Barbra Mousouris
Email: momousecox.net
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2013 5:34 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: ivory
Color(s): ivory (antique)
Dimensions: reg vintage Chinese: ivory/bamboo bottom
Tile(s) wanted: "soap" dragons (4)
URL (internet address) of online photos:

[Barbra, your tiles are probably not really ivory. It would be illegal for anyone to sell you actual ivory tiles, as of February 2014 (see alert above). Read FAQ 7C and FAQ 7C2. And you're asking for four blank tiles -- the most difficult of all tiles to obtain. Read FAQ 7Q. You can click the FAQ links above left. - Webmaster]


From: Michael Mitchell
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 8:20 PM
Subject: BMB 5 Dot Tile Wanted
A player trying to reinvigorate others in South Texas, I am seeking a Bone
in Bamboo 5 Dot tile. The National Mah Jongg League request was lost in
the mail with my tile in it, never to be seen again.
I'm very interested in completing my set, needing a bone in bamboo 5 Dot
please. A photo is attached. Any consideration is appreciated.
Michael Mitchell
http://michaelmitchell.com
mikemichaelmitchell.com


From: Abigail Townsend
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 10:43 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted Ad
Dear Webmaster
Please could you post this advert on your site? I am looking for 3 tiles to finish a recently required set.
I was wondering if anyone could help me. I recently acquired an incomplete mahjong set with three tiles missing - 1 circle, 50,000 characters and 60,000 characters of what I believe to be a modern american two-tone vinyl plastic set in what I can describe as olive green. (Please see attached photos)
Tiles measure 1 1/8"H x 7/8"W x 1/2"D.
I am resident to the UK but willing to deal with anyone who has the correct tiles :)
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me
Abby
Townsend.a.fgmail.com


From: Sandy Scott
Email: fastmamafrogatt.net
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 4:56 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material:
Color(s): Ivory
Dimensions: 1 3/8” x 1” X ¾”
Tile(s) wanted: 8 JOKERS
URL (internet address) of online photos:

[Sandy, we recommend that you read FAQ 7R. Link above left - Webmaster]


From: Lawrence
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:40 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Plastic solid
Color(s): Ivory
Dimensions: 1 1/4"x 15/16" x 5/8"
Tile(s) wanted: blank or any 4.
URL (internet address) of online photos:
ahonikel1nycap.rr.com


Where can I find two enrobed tiles?

> From: "Steven Weinberg, Ph.D."
>Email: stevebdclabs.com
> Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:18 PM
> Subject: FW: need help finding the following two enrobed tiles to complete my set
> I am looking for one “S Wind” and one “3 Bamboo” to complete my set. Pictures are included. If this can be posted, it would be greatly appreciated.
> In addition, any help or guidance where to look to find these tiles would also be greatly appreciated.
> Steve Weinberg

Where to look is easy. I'm posting this on the Tiles Wanted bulletin board. If you're reading this on the Q&A bulletin board, find the link to the Tiles Wanted BB and click it -- when you get to the Tiles Wanted board, don't scroll down, just read the "buyers" information. Matthew Shim has a lot of tiles, and so does the NMJL. Also, many sellers of sets also carry loose tiles, so you can try the Tiles For Sale board and the Sets For Sale board and FAQ 4a (get contact info of sellers, and then contact them). There are links all over the site. Good luck! You're going to need it, because your tiles look very rare and hard to match.
May the tiles literally be with you.
Tom Sloper

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
June 5, 2013


From: Donna Lamm
Email: donnalamm23gmail.com
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 4:20 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: bakelite
Color(s): butterscotch
Dimensions: 1 3/16 x 7/16 x/ 13/16
Tile(s) wanted:
(1) 6 bam
(1) 8 crack
(1) 4 bam
(1) 3 dot
(1) east
(1) soap
(3) flowers


From: Toni Harlan
Email: th93101gmail.com
Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2013 9:54 PM
Subject: Pung chow tiles wanted
I just inherited a pung chow set.Is as I'd brand new- still has the piece of paper on top the tile. The box is cuvée shaped and covered with black fabric, I think it is a travel set as the celluloid on black tiles are very thin. I am looking for 8 tiles so I can play withit. Thanks.


Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 9:09 PM
From: S. Murrell
Email: smurrell50msn.com
Subject: Kelly Green Enrobed Met Tiles
Color(s): Kelly Green
Dimensions: 1-1/4" x 7/8" x 15/32"
Tile(s) wanted: 6 to be used as stickered jokers, Thanks

Subject: Burgundy Enrobed Met Tiles
Color(s): Burgundy
Dimensions: 1-1/4" x 7/8" x 15/32"
Tile(s) wanted: 6 to be used as stickered jokers, Thanks


From: Ken Bennekamper
Email: zachmangci.net
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 5:01 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: plastic
Color(s): blank white/offwhite.... similar to center photo below.
Dimensions: 1" x 1 3/8" x 3/4"
Tile(s) wanted: 6
URL (internet address) of online photos:

[Ken, it's recommended that you read FAQ 7Q and our FAQ on how to post pictures - Webmaster]


From: CDM
Email: cdm1950ymail.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:29 AM
Subject: I need 4 or more gold and white 1940 ish bakelite tiles
pictures attached
I need 4 or more gold and white 1940 ish bakelite tiles
thank you
d.dorsey

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From: Lynne Leslie
Email: lglesliebellsouth.net
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2012 11:12 AM
Subject: Tile to BUY!
I have a bright blue back and need an 8 crack.
Can you please help me?
Lynne
Dimensions:
Color: bright royal blue (one side) other side is white with 8 crack
Material the tiles are made of: plastic
URL where you can see pictures:


From: Kathy Rabin
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:23 PM
Subject: tiles needed
Hi there, Hope this finds you doing well.
-- By any chance do you have an orphanage?
I need three tiles- bone and bamboo
15/16 x 11/16
1/2 in thick and 5/16 bone to 3/16 wood (medium tan)
It is for a travel set I have and need to complete.
Thanks for your help in advance! :)
Kathy Rabin
Cell: 504-427-9630
*Please note that my new email address is krabin9173gmail.com


From: Lyla Kinsel
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2012 7:38 AM
Subject: replacement tiles
I received, as a gift, an older Mahjongg set that uses Symbols and no numbers. It is lovely, however there are no jokers. We play a couple of different kinds of Mahjongg and these will be fun for some. I would like to purchase JOKERS for our other games. The tiles are quite large. 1 1/4" long by 1" wide by 1/2" deep they are a creamy ivory color and are quite opaque. From the back side of a tile the image is not visible when viewed into the light. ( hope that makes sense...)
can you help me.....??
Lyla Kinsel
yaya12850tampabay.rr.com

[Lyla, you should read FAQ 7R. Click the FAQ 7R link above left - Webmaster]


From: mark weinstein
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 2:10 PM
Subject: kelly green enrobed tile needed!
I need any type of tyle in this style
doctormarkdchotmail.ocm
thanks,
Mark Weinstein


From: Terri Serein
To: "Webmaster
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 5:51 PM
Subject: Tiles wanted
Please list this message in your "Tiles Wanted" section. Thank so much!
I have a couple of Mah Jong sets that have missing tiles and need to find some matching tiles.
1. Royal Games 1940s- 1950s: Butterscotch - Pumpkin colored tiles. The original set came with two blanks and no Jokers. I would need six to eight matching tiles to sticker.
(If you had Worker tiles for this set, I would purchase those, as well! I know Worker tiles are very rare for this set...Just a shot in the dark!)
2. E.S. Lowe 1950s - 1960s: Butterscotch tiles Ashrack set. I need one or two matchng tiles to sticker. I currently have seven. This set came with two (two-color red and blue/black) Mah Lowe Jokers. I have five other stickered tiles that match pretty well but am looking for two more. If you have the original Mah Lowe Jokers, that would be even better!
Please send info to sereindptyahoo.com


From: David Barclay
Email: dav1djilltiscali.co.uk
Sent: Mon, September 12, 2011 10:23:05 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Ivory
Color(s): Cream
Dimensions: 2 cm x 3 cm
Tile(s) wanted: 9 Circles
URL (Internet address) of online photos: not available


From: Barbara
Sent: Sat, August 27, 2011 1:09:17 PM
Subject: Tiles For Sale
Tiles For Sale: (see attachment) I would like to buy 2 Big Jokers for this set. (Cardinal set circa 1950's)
Dimensions: (L) 31.3mm x (W) 22mm x (d) 12mm
Color: Yellowish
Material the tiles are made of: I think Bakelite
URL where you can see pictures:
Thank you,
Barbara Geddry
scorpioaz4cox.net


Subject: website post
From: Beth Wilkow
Email: beth911111aol.com
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:13:03 -0400
Please post the following to your website under "looking for tiles"
I believe that I have a vintage 10 Flowers Bakelite (light creamy butterscotch yellow) Mah Jong set that I recently obtained after my mother-in-law passed away. (I matched my tiles to the pictures on your website which has lead me to believe that this is the set that I have - the only tiles that look a little different are the dragon tiles.)
I am missing the following three (3) tiles:
- Five (5) Bamboo (Bam/Sticks);
- Six (6) Circle (Dot/Cash/Wheel/Ball);
- Eight (8) Bamboo (Bam/Sticks).
Is there anything that you can do to try to help me find replacement tiles. This set has some real sentimental value to me and I would rather not get ride of it (and get a whole new set.)
Any ideas that you may have would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Beth Wilkow
PS - I also seem to have four (4) extra tiles - a 1, two 2's and a 4 with pictures on them that don't match anything - and could easily trade them for the replacement ones.
Sent from the Wilkow Family IPad2.


Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:44:57 -0700
Subject: Tiles Wanted
From: Judy Singer
Email: jude♠hot-roses.com
http://www.sloperama.com/majexchange/id.htm
Material: Celluloid (French Ivory)
Color(s): warm, strong Ivory/bone
Dimensions: 1 4/32 x 13/16 x 13/32 inches (give or take a hair); or 2
cm x 3 cm x 1-1/5 cm
Tile(s) wanted: 2 bam, 4 dot
URL (internet address) of online photos:
http://www.sloperama.com/majexchange/id.htm (third picture from the
top is my set); here is a URL of the set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31633192@N06/5965063671/in/photostream
Thanks!


Subject: mj tiles wanted
From: Elisegk
Email: elisegkaol.com
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:50:50 -0400 (EDT)
Hi
My daughter brought me home a beautiful ox bone set from china and didnt' know it came without jokers :( so
Wanted:
Material: Ox bone
Quantity: 6 to 8 (minimum of 6, would take 8 if they were available)
tile dimension: 1 1/6 x 1 3/8 x 11/16 inches
I don't care what tile they are because I will be converting them to jokers - just need them to match my other tiles. I can email a picture to anyone who thinks they have tiles to sell me.
color - cream color (don't know if there are different colors of ox bone or not)
thank you


>From: Anne S
>Email: pawsforpraisegmail.com
>Sent: Wed, May 25, 2011 5:07:59 AM
>Subject: Tiles Wanted
>Material: Catalin
>Color(s): Butterscotch
>Dimensions: 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 15/32
>Tile(s) wanted: Jokers (4)
>URL (internet address) of online photos: http://www.mahjongtiles.com/ (Cardinal - CB120)
>I've emailed that site, and would appreciate any help you can offer. I have four jokers already, and would be willing to send photo, but I will not mail tiles away - sorry. If I cannot get jokers, I may try to get blanks.
>Anne


From: Andreatoysaol.com
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 19:59:23 EDT
Subject: Tiles wanted
Would you be kind enough to post this request?
Would like at least 4 tiles:
Manufacturer: MET ( between 1935 and 1945)
Color: sage green enrobed
Size: 7/8 X 1-1/4 X 15/32
Material: Bakelite
Thank you.
Andrea Chanzis
andreatoysaol.com


From: MSBREDE♠aol.com
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:52:02 EDT
Subject: Tiles For Sale
Tiles For Sale: Dimensions: Color: Material the tiles are made of: URL where you can see pictures:
I need a tile that got lost from my set. Attached is a copy of the tile and the color. Please advise if you have any of these tiles for sale? Thanks Carol
Attached: Mah Jongg Tile 002.jpg


From: stephane trovati
Email: chungfapaisfr.fr
Sent: Thu, March 17, 2011 6:30:51 AM
Subject: SOS Tuiles de MahJong
Bonjour.
J'ai perdu des tuiles mon Mah Jong et je cherche des tuiles blanches pour les refaires ou alors commander directement mes tuiles manquantes.
Je vous joint des photos de mes tuiles qui me manque :
2 x 5 caractères
1 x 6 caractères
1 vent d' Est
1 vent du Nord
1 fleur ou saison n° 2 ( noir )
Pourriez vous m'aider à les retrouver.
Merci
Cordialement
Stéphane

[Bonjour, Stéphane. S'il vous plaît, readez-vous le FAQ 7Q (le link c'est above gauche). Il probably would be un good idée to make any further enquiries en anglais! Oh, et sorry, mais nous ne post pas les photos pour vous. You can just email them to anyone who thinks il might be able to aid vous. - Webmaster]


From: Toni Harlan
Email: toniharlancox.net
Sent: Tue, March 8, 2011 1:23:41 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: chinese bakelite
Color(s): deep butterscotch
Dimensions: 1 1/4 X7/8 X 1/2 in thick
Tile(s) wanted: 18
These are chunky tiles with curved end edges but other wise sharp edges. It is the standing peacock style.
thanks
URL (internet address) of online photos:i do know how to send photos by email


From: Cwestmanaol.com
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:41:07 EST
Subject: RE Tiles
Material:
Color(s):
Dimensions:
Tile(s) wanted:
URL (internet address) of online photos:
I need Flowers and Jokers.. please advice..
Thanks Charlotte

[Please scroll up and read the information about vendors who sell tiles. Also read FAQ 7R, above left. Also look at the Tiles For Sale bulletin board -- Webmaster]


From: "FC Sims"
Email: fcsims@tampabay.rr.com
Subject: Tiles For Sale
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:41:47 -0500
I bought my set at the Dirt Market in Beijing 3 years ago. I have just started to play American Mah Jongg. I need 4 blanks for my set to go along with the 4 blanks that I have and sticker them as jokers. My tiles are much larger than most sets I have seen. I would like to buy 4 blank tiles.
Tiles to Buy: 4 blanks
Dimensions:W- 1 1/16 L- 1 3/8 and 3/4 or 11/16 thick
Color: Ivory
Material the tiles are made of: Unknown
URL where you can see pictures:

[You should read FAQ 7Q. Why is it that nobody ever reads the FAQ first! The FAQs are above left. - Webmaster]


Date: November 16, 2010
From: rae yew
Email: roseyedenyahoo.com
Subject: Seeking 4-plain wht tiles
From: Rae Rae
Email: roseyedennetscape.net
Seeking 4-extra tiles
Dimensions: 1 1/4 inch high, x 1 inch wide, x a bit under 3/4 inch thick.
Color: white, blank.
Material: the tiles are made of plastic-composite bought in Hong Kong about 20-yrs ago. I am happy to send you a sample of what I need, to match it.
--Regards, Sharon in Portland, OR

[Sharon, you should read FAQ 7Q. The FAQs are above left. - Webmaster]


Where can I get four ivory and bamboo tiles?

>Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 15:02:09 -0400
>Subject: Tiles For Sale
>From: Jane L
>Tiles For Sale:
>Dimensions:
>Color: Ivory
>Material the tiles are made of: ivory and bamboo
>URL where you can see pictures:
>I need four tiles like this. Please advise

Hello Jane,
I'm sorry but this makes me want to tell a story. It's a story I made up when I got your email.
Imagine I'm the Information Operator, and instead of an email, you called me on your cell phone. I'm "A" and you're "Q" (A for answer, Q for question):

Information. How can I help you?

I'm looking for the store that sells mah-jongg tiles.

No problem. What part of the 'net are you calling from?

I'm at the corner of Sloperama and dotcom.

Really. And you can't see the store?

Well, there are so many buildings here.

Which one are you in front of right now?

http://www.sloperama.com/majexchange/selltrade.htm

O... kay... and what direction are you facing?

Up. I'm looking at the top of a very tall building.

Okay, then. Lower your gaze and look lower.

Okay.

What do you see?

I see mahjongtiles.com and nationalmahjonggleague.org and charli.org and Pat Mead and...

Right. There you are!

Where I are?

There's a door in front of you. Walk through it.

I don't see a door. All I see is some underlined text.

Right. Click it.

Which one?

Pick any one to click first. See if the tiles you need are there. If they're not, then click any of the others. Click several of them and see if they have what you need. You can even compare prices!

Doh! You mean I was standing right in front of the address when I called you to ask directions?

Yep. Don't feel bad. Happens all the time. By the way, your tiles are bone, not ivory. Read Frequently Asked Questions 7c & 7c2. You can scroll up from here -- look for the blue and yellow flashing arrow (emblazoned "READ 1ST," like this ). Find the link to FAQ #7c and click it. Answers to all of the most frequently-asked questions about mah-jongg are found here on this website.

Okay, thanks!

You're welcome. Call again anytime.*

May the tiles be with you.
Tom Sloper
トム·スローパー
湯姆 斯洛珀
Author of "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," the definitive book on Mah-Jongg East & West.
Los Angeles, California, USA
October 28, 2010

* The phrase "call again" was given in the spirit of storytelling. Please do not telephone me with mah-jongg questions; email only, please.


From: "Ann Inman"
Email: ancinmanatt.net
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 8:49 AM
Subject: Set Wanted
> Set Wanted:
> Minimum # of tiles needed:
> Preferred color of tiles:
> Material
> the tiles should be made of:
> Type of case desired:
> Accessories that must
> be included:
> I am trying to get joker tiles for my 2 old mah jongg sets.
> I need 12 tiles that are: BNB . They should measure: 19/16 x 13/16 x 7/16
> Both sets are Bamboo backed and bone colored. One set is BNB-002 and
> the other BNB-009. I have studied the Mah Jongg Tiles website to figure
> this out. Mah Jongg Maven suggested that I contact you. I am trying to
> give my son one of these sets for a birthday in a couple of weeks. Can
> you help?
> Ann Inman
> 3 Bluff Ridge Court
> Greensboro, NC 27455
> 336-288-3153
> ASAP

[Ann, read FAQ 7R. The FAQs are above left. - Tom]


Need flowers, jokers, and blank tiles

From: Hanahou69aol.com
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 8:05 AM
Subject: Set Wanted
Set Wanted:
Minimum# of tiles needed: I have a set that has never been use and I think it is Bakelite it has no flowers or jokers. I would like to find them. I also have a Japanese set that needs 8 blanks. the tiles are small and also has never been used.
Preferred color of tiles:
Material the tiles should be made of:
Type of case desired:
Accessories that must be included:
Thank you for helping me. Georgeann Humphreys 623 474 3332 (Ltc Richard G Humphreys) husband

Georgeann,
Read Frequently Asked Question #7Q. Please scroll up and look for the blue and yellow flashing arrow, emblazoned "READ 1ST," like this ). Find the link to FAQ #7Q and click it.

Good luck! May the tiles be with you.


From: Jessica Wemer
Sent: Tue, March 2, 2010 10:42:55 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: bone bamboo 1923 set
Color(s): white
Dimensions: 1inch tall,1/2inch deep at the center and curves into 7/16 inch at outer edge
Tile(s) wanted four
URL (internet address) of online photo jtwemerhotmail.com white


From: Frances Theodocion
Email: ftheodocionbellsouth.net
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2010 7:26 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Bone and Bamboo
Color(s): Ivory
Dimensions: 1” X 3/4” X ½” thick
Tile(s) wanted: Jokers or blanks. Jokers have a turtle on them. I have 4 and need 4
URL (internet address) of online photos: Don’t know how to do that.


恭喜發財!
2010 is the Year of the Tiger!

(Click to see your New Year's card.)
Tom Sloper
February 14, 2010


From: John Lawson
Sent: Thu, December 31, 2009 6:51:49 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Bone and Bamboo
Color(s): Ivory and wood
Dimensions: L: 1 ¼ W: 7/8” D: 17/32 The Bone is 7/16 and the Bamboo is 1/8
Tile(s) wanted: 8 for jokers
URL (internet address) of online photos: glawsonbendcable.com


From: Mare142aol.com
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:48 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: CATALIN
Color(s): yellow with red, green and black carvings
Dimensions: 3/4" x 1 3/16" x 6/16"
Tile(s) wanted: 8 - 4 flowers 4 any other for jokers - I can always use stickers
URL (internet address) of online photos:
I have a manufacturer slip in the case -
TYL Manufacturing Co,
128 W 26th St Bet 6th & 7th Aves - New York 1, NY
Tel. WAtkins 4-1241
Hope you can help me.
Mary Ann Simmons
17 Florida Ave
Commack NY 11725
Tel 631-864-5215


From: BARBeDARBaol.com
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 2:36 PM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material:
Color(s):
Dimensions:
Tile(s) wanted:
URL (internet address) of online photos:
I need 8 tiles that are cream-capped, please respond to barbedarbaol.com


>From: Trout Sie
>Email: troutsiegmail.com
>Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 8:28 AM
>Subject: Tiles Wanted for two color chinese bakelite set
>Material: two color (wafer style, black back) hand carved chinese bakelite
>Color(s): black bakelite backs with yellow bakelite fronts
>Dimensions: 1-3/16 h x 7/8 w x 9/16 d (black portion = 3/16, yellow portion = 3/8, total depth of 9/16)
>Tiles Wanted:
>4-dot
>South wind
>flower (#4)
>4 add'l tiles for jokers
>or any 7 that match the color and dimensions listed above
>URL of online photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/troutsie/MahJongg?authkey=Gv1sRgCO2T-sClwN736AE&feat=directlink



From: Angela
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:30:36 AM
Subject: Tiles Wanted
Material: Bone and bamboo
Color(s): ivory colored with lighter bamboo backing, for me to put on joker
decals
Dimensions: 1 3/8"Long X 1/2" High X 3/4" Wide
Tile(s) wanted: 4 or 8
URL (internet address) of online photos:
At this time I have no photos, but am interested in same dimension tiles.
Angelsan863aol.com


I need 8 ivory jokers

>From: MaxineYaol.com
>Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 5:38 PM
>Subject: Tiles Wanted
>The set was bought last year in China, but appears to be old.
>Material: bone (or ivory) and bamboo
>Color(s): ivory
>Dimensions: 1 1/8" x 3/4" x 1/8" bone (or ivory, not sure); bamboo has same dimensions with a depth of 3/8"; dovetailed.
>Tile(s) wanted: 8 tiles, any, to use as jokers. I will put stickers on any tiles.
>URL (internet address) of online photos:

Hi Maxine,
You NEED to determine whether your tiles are ivory or bone. You do NOT want to pay ivory prices if your tiles are bone! Besides, it's going to be EXTREMELY difficult to find eight ivory tiles. Bone, not as hard.
Please scroll up and find the links to the Frequently Asked Questions (look for the blue and yellow flashing arrow, emblazoned "READ 1ST," like this ). Find the link to FAQ #7c and click it. You'll also want to read FAQ 7c2.

In addition to posting on our Tiles Wanted Bulletin Board, you ought to avail yourself of the links atop that board and the vendors who've posted on the Tiles For Sale Bulletin Board.

Lastly, as to your set's old appearance. I recommend you read FAQs 7g & 7m. There's information there about those old-appearing Chinese sets.

May the tiles be with you.
Tom Sloper
Author of "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," the definitive book on Mah-Jongg East & West.
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Autumnal Equinox, 2009

From: maxiney
>Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:14 AM
>Subject: Re: Tiles Wanted
>After checking your web site my tiles are definitely bone not ivory
>Sent from my iPhone

Well, there ya go, then!
It'll be much easier to find bone tiles than ivory tiles. Good luck 2U, Maxine!
May the bone tiles be with you.
Tom Sloper
Author of "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," the definitive book on Mah-Jongg East & West.
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
September 23, 2009


>From: Victor and Marilynn Troutman
>Email: vmtroutmancomcast.net
>Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:32 PM
>Subject: Tiles Wanted
>Material: plastic
>Color(s): Two toned, white and dark blue (white area ½”)
>Dimensions: 1” wide, 1 ¼” long, and 5/8” high
>Tile(s) wanted: 4 blanks
>URL (internet address) of online photos:

[Victor and Marilynn, you should read FAQ 7Q - the FAQs are above left. - Webmaster]


Frequently Asked Questions 7Q & 7R

>From: GROP1aol.com
>Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 12:17 PM
>Subject: Mah-Jongg Q+A
>My mah-jongg question or comment is:
>I bought a Mah Jongg set and it doesn't have enough blank tiles for the 8 jokers. I am in need of a 3 layer tile.
>Green bottom, pink middle, and white top.
>I will need as many of these tiles as somebody can spare.
>Please help me.
>Marilyn

Read FAQs 7q & 7r, Marilyn. The FAQs are above left.
May the tiles be with you. Literally.
Tom Sloper
Author of "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," the definitive book on Mah-Jongg East & West.
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
June 16, 2009


Frequently Asked Question #7R

>From: Gail
>Email: beng2cfl.rr.com
>Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 12:02 PM
>Subject: Mah-Jongg Q+A
>My mah-jongg question or comment is:
>I need 8 joker tiles to make my set complete. It was purchased in China in 1980
>The tiles measure 1/14in lg. x 1in wd. x5/8in dp. color, light ivory plastic .
>Where can I buy them? Thank you !

Hello Gail,
Read FAQ 7R. The FAQ links are above left.
May the tiles be with you. Literally! (^_^)
Tom Sloper
Author of "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," the definitive book on Mah-Jongg East & West.
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
June 5, 2009


Looking for North American manufacturers/wholesalers of blank mah jongg tiles

>From: Vic
>Email: ividiot at yahoo.com
>Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2009 8:08:24 AM
>Subject: Question for your Mah-Jongg Q & A Bulletin Board
>Dear Tom:
>First, thanks so much for your comprehensive site. I've learned a lot, and I just ordered your book.
>Would you be able to direct me to manufacturers/wholesalers of blank mah jongg tiles in North America? Or would you please post that I would like to hear from them? Please post my email address as ividiot (at) yahoo.com People who write should put "Mah Jongg" in the subject field, so I know they're not sending spam.
>BTW, I'm not chauvinistic about North America, I'm just environmentally-conscious and want to keep down the use of fuel for shipping.
>THANKS AGAIN!
>Vic

Hi Vic,
I am not aware of any North American manufacturers of mah jongg tiles. If I was, they'd be listed in FAQ 7Q (above left). If you want to keep down the use of shipping fuel, you might need to start your own plastics manufacturing company. (^_^) Or commission a North American plastics company to make tiles according to your specifications.
I'll go ahead and post this on the Tiles Wanted BB, at your request.
May the tiles be with you. Literally! And I hope you enjoy my book.
Tom Sloper
Author of "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," the definitive book on mah-jongg East & West.
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
May 3, 2009


I am coming up blank for blank tiles

>From: terri cullen
>Email: tac_fauxpas.1verizon.net
>Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 6:43 PM
>Subject: Tiles Wanted
>Material: ivory and bamboo (have original rule pamphlet with set and it describes the tiles this way)
>Color(s): soft white top, medium toned bamboo bottom
>Dimensions: 1/16” thick ivory over bamboo, totaling a thickness of 7/16”. Each tile measures ¾’’ by 1”.
>Tile(s) wanted: 4 to 8 blank tiles
>URL (internet address) of online photos: none
>Thank you!

Hello Terri,
Your Tiles Wanted announcement has been posted in the Tiles Wanted board, but it's also posted on the Q&A bulletin board because it contains an unasked question or two:

ivory and bamboo (have original rule pamphlet with set and it describes the tiles this way)
I'm guessing your rule pamphlet is Babcock's little red book. I'm further guessing that your rule pamphlet doesn't say in so many words, "this pamphlet is sold only with tiles made of genuine ivory." If you want to know if your tiles are ivory or not, read FAQ 7c and follow the link to the "Is It Ivory" FAQ (FAQ 7c2). Either way, you can assuredly buy bone and bamboo tiles and save yourself a lot of money. Ivory tiles would be much more expensive.

Tile(s) wanted: 4 to 8 blank tiles
You're making it impossibly hard on yourself if you insist on blanks only. Read FAQ 7Q.

May the tiles be with you.
Tom Sloper
Author of "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," the definitive book on mah-jongg East & West.
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
December 9, 2008


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