Absolutely gorgeous vintage 1930's AP Games two tone bakelite mahjong set. Complete set of 144 tiles for Chinese play eight orphans would need to be sourced for American NMJL play. Beautiful butterscotch coloured tops with deep jammy plum coloured bottoms the tiles are incredibly tactile and an absolute joy to behold, the plum coloured bakelite has a beautiful translucent quality.
Tiles measure 31mm x 21mm x 11.5mm. Wonderful and distinctive AP Games one bams. Fab carving and vibrant colouring across the set 2 runs of flower tiles decorated with auspicious plants and flowers of China.
All tiles in lovely vintage condition with virtually no paint loss some expected colour variation across the tops as is common in these sets. Set comes with its gorgeous original matching bakelite bank, one matching original bakelite die and five original matching bakelite racks, all 5 racks have US patent numbers impressed into the ends of the bakelite. Bank holds original coin chips, (the coin chips on the racks do not fit into the bank), couple of tiny nibbles to the bank. The bakelite racks, bank and die all have the same beautiful translucent quality of the tiles. Original faux crocodile covered case in reasonable condition with signs of wear commensurate with age most notably a missing handle and a pen mark to internal quilted lid lining.
A lovely early example of these desirable and beautiful sets. Please see photos as part of condition report. Thanks for looking, please message me with any questions you may have. The item "Vintage 1930's AP Games Two Tone Mahjong Mahjongg Set Bakelite Racks, Bank & Die" is in sale since Monday, June 28, 2021.
This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Games\Board & Traditional Games\Vintage Manufacture". The seller is "cafeangel" and is located in dunkeld, Perthshire and Kinross. This item can be shipped worldwide.