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Vintage 1950'S E.S. Lowe Bakelite Mah Jong Set - (152) Tiles W/Case & Racks

Item Condition: Used
Listed in: Toys & Hobbies > Games > Board & Traditional Games > Vintage Manufacture
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(Started at 10/13/2019 9:20:10 PM, Ended at 10/23/2019 9:20:10 PM)

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Seller: cdalephantom (1527 )
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Location:Clarksdale, Mississippi, US
Ship to:US
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Final bid: 199.95 USD
eBay Item No.: 174064354258
Item Specifics:
Game Type : Board Game Title : Mah Jong
Year : 1950 Brand : ES LOWE
Description* :
Vintage 1950's e.S. Lowe bakelite mah jongg set152 tiles completewith case and racks listed for auction is a 1950's e.S. Lowe bakelite mah jongg set. The tiles are in very nice condition with a nice light shade of butterscotch catalin color. Although the set probably dates to the 1950's, the tiles and the paint are in very nice condition. This set was produced by the e.S. Lowe company of new york and is believed to be from the late 1950's. The set comes with 152 tiles and all appear to be original to the set. There are two (2) original "mah-lowe" jokers and six (6) other flower tiles have been stickered as jokers to go with the two original jokers. The set is ready to play with current nmjl rules. The tiles measure 1 7/32" x 7/8" x 1/2". The colors are nice and bright with a little wear and are in an overall very nice condition. There is light evidence of the aging and change in the patina that comes with these old sets. This e.S. Lowe set has a nice smooth feel and would be great for play. This set comes from the pre-joker 1950's era. Please look closely at the photos and judge the condition for yourself. Included with the set are two vintage red translucent dice and two bags of vintage betting coins. There are four nice brown wooden vintage racks. The rack ends are in nice condition as is evidenced in the photos. Notice that the flippies are the older small & rounded design in nice condition and all work as designed. The case does show wear especially a couple of nicks on the top back and front edges. It has nice strong brass latches in nice working condition and a very nice & sturdy burgundy bakelite handle. The tile trays are original to the set and secure the tiles very well for storage or transporting. Overall the case is in nice working condition with obvious vintage wear characteristics. Please look closely at the photos of the case to help judge the condition. The photos are a very important part of the description. The set includes: (36) bamboo tiles 1-9 four... Read More

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