A day to remember how lucky we are to live here in the United States of America…and in honor of the day, another look at the amazing flag created by the very talented Kat:A closer look and an explanation:A Mah Jongg – or should I say, a Kat – rendition of a Betsy Ross flag made from the casein blue backs of tiles, red casein tile faces, faces from bone and bamboo tiles and, finally, the stars are bone wind disc indicators. Thanks to Kat for this very special treat!
I wanted to pass along some photos of an unusual set I purchased recently. It came in a wooden box with a slip-in top. There is a brass name plate with “Harr Products, Inc.”, so I’m assuming it was produced by L.L. Harr. Mr. Harr also was responsible for Pung Chow sets, so why the different name, I’m not sure. I have seen that Pung Chow went out of business in 1925, and Mr. Harr passed away in 1931, so I’m at a loss on when, where and why this manufacturer produced sets.
It is a two tone (Ivory white fronts and cherry red backs) set that appears to be a Pyralin-like material. It has the flipping crane one bams that are common on Pung Chow sets, but the flowers are completely different.
I noticed your request for unusual set photos when researching the similarity between Coronet and Pung Chow graphics. I’m sure you’re aware the flipping crane one bam and flowers are almost identical between the two, but I can’t seem to find out why. If you have any information on this similarity, I’d love to hear.
Q. When we play in our home game, we just place our tile on our opponent’s rack, and exchange for their Joker. Or we put it on the table directly in front of them. We’re smart. We can figure out what they want. It’s the same with the new rule from the NMJL; why do I have to say “take,” when I want their discard if I am next in line for my turn. I don’t have to say “take” when it’s my turn to pick from the wall. Isn’t this the same thing? Isn’t this a bit much? Marlene