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  EASTERN - worn but lovable Price US$195.00  
Ref #342      
Tiles: 152        
Racks: 4        
Flowers: 8        
Jokers: 8   Other EASTERN games for sale  
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Description:

I am very pleased to offer this lovely vintage EASTERN game for adoption. This style of game is commonly referred to as the "soaring sparrow" style game and the style of one bamboo that is most assocated with this manufacturer.

The Eastern manufacturing company started producing games in the 1920's and appears to have made games for a number of different Mah Jong labels. You will see similarities between Eastern games, Piroxloid and even 10 Flowers.

This game is one of their earlier styles from the early 1930's. The game has 2 sequenced bouquets. 4 flowers numbered 1-4 and 4 barons numbered 1-4. The game would have originally come with 144 tiles. 8 tiles have been added from another partial Eastern game to bring the tile count to 152 for NMJL rule play.

The case is sturdy with the usual scuffs, primarily on the corners, from its years of use. It would originally have had a Bakelite handle but sadly this is missing. The game has 4 gorgeous original wood racks with cute small size butterscotch E's. Note the different style of flippy - instead of flipping it has a pressure point part way down the stem and the tokens click in place. Plenty of tokens are also included.

This game comes from the WBL (worn but lovable) section of my collection. The tiles have aged differently and there is some paint loss. I continue to strive to not to break up complete games and hope someone will be able to find this a great new home!

No matter the style of game you play (Chinese or NMJL) this game is ready for play right out of the box !

REMEMBER: Despite my age I have many more years of life left in me ... I may be a little more worn than some games on this website but I know someone will still find me lovable :)