…well, here comes BIRD WARS!
You’d better sit down because you are about to see some of the most spectacular One Bams ever!!!
These tiles are all ivory, bone and bamboo, and bone and ebony tiles.
Next – get ready…
These tiles are resin, Chinese Bakelite, Chinese Catalin and French ivory.
All of these One Bams have something in common – they are all hand-carved. Wow!!!
And they are all part of the breathtaking collection – kept locked away in a secure location, of course – belonging to my dear friend, the wonderful, ethical, fantastic, and knowledgeable seller of vintage sets, Fracas1 – click on this link to see the beautiful vintage sets she has for sale on eBay.
But wait…there’s more!
These One Bams are all bamboo tiles, from 1920-1980, courtesy of my great friend, Tony. Double wow!
These come from the collection of Shirley, who has been known to save the day for readers of this blog with matching tiles from her incredible orphanage. Triple wow!
Thanks to Fracas1, Tony, and Shirley, for so generously sharing these fabulous and amazing One Bams with us!
And, before I close today, let me share a poem with the first two lines started by Joy and the second two lines finished in a completely different email by Diane – and I don’t believe they even know one another! This is so fabulous – thanks, ladies!
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.