My friend Em shared this photo of 10 different One Bams – I wanted you all to see it because I find it so amazing that each manufacturer of Mah Jongg games had a different way to stylize the One Bam. Even the size of the tiles are different. Clearly there was no standardization back then but that is what makes each of our vintage sets so unusual and so special.If any of you have other One Bams to share, please feel free to send them on to me. Here are a few more to enjoy:
That final peacock is incredible..I’ve never seen that one before
It is from a very strange and interesting set in my collection. One of these days I will photograph and then post some of the tiles from this set. xxo
I agree. That Peacock Bam is elegant!
I love them all and I think the owl is my favourite.
Your caption looks like the beginning of a poem:
Ten little birdies, all in a row,
Sitting on a Mah Jongg rack
Flew to a tree, made a show,
Rode the wind; didn’t look back
… sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
Oh how cute – I was anxious to see if anyone would add to it….thanks Diane. Love it!
I am SO loving this poem!!! Probably will blog about it tomorrow!