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On Tuesday, April 15th, the Science Channel will air the program “How Do They Do It” at 11 a.m. ET. One of the features on that episode is how Mah Jongg tiles are made.

Here are two pictures of a master carver, the beautiful Didi Lee Gallo, as she is hard at work creating new masterpieces. For a closer look at what Didi can produce for you, go to her exquisite website at Red Coin Mah Jong.



The program segment should be fascinating – it will be so interesting to see how these artisans carve their beautiful tiles although I suspect none will be as magnificent as those produced by Didi.





The other day I wrote about Didi Lee Gallo, the very gifted artist who will restore tiles or carve new ones to match missing tiles from a set but I neglected to give you her contact information. Dee has a beautiful website showcasing her amazing artistry. You can reach her at http://www.redcoinmahjong.com/.

Also, the cover to my new book has been revised (thankfully) and now has the correct title and a credit to our wonderful photographer, Michel Arnaud:


The book is available at a special discounted price found at this link on Amazon.com. The book is also available on Goodreads.com at https://www.goodreads.com/user/rate_books?reg_path=true#art (with thanks to Ray Heaton for alerting me to this!).

We are so excited and honored by everyone’s response to the pre-order of the book – thanks so much to all of you!


I am quite fond of this lovely Chinese Bakelite set but am missing a few pieces to make the set complete. Perhaps there is someone out there who can match some tiles for me…

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I am missing a One Crak. It would be wonderful if there was a stray One Crak orphan out there somewhere. I do have two blank tiles and could use one of them to send to the amazing Didi Lee Gallo who would carve a new One Crak for me. By the way, her work is so incredible – if you ever need a tile carved, she is the source to seek.

I also need tiles for Jokers. If I send one blank tile to Didi then I would need 7 more tiles for Jokers as I could use the other blank for that purpose. Is there anyone out there who can help?

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