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Each year our dear friend Susan goes to a very small town in Maine for the summer. Yesterday she was out antiquing in a neighboring town and came across this delightful book from the 1920s. What a fabulous cover! Anybody else discover a great Mah Jongg find in the most unassuming places?


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Hidden inside this innocuous box is my newest Mah Jongg acquisition – with thanks to X for alerting me to its sale on the Internet – a Mah Jongg set manufactured by the Portland Billiard Ball Company of Portland, Maine. The tiles are thin pieces of colorful plastic/celluloid glued or somehow affixed to a hard and slightly curved black base made of…well, I really don’t know what the base of the tile is – perhaps some kind of very rigid plastic or is it wood? If you know, please contact me!

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