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  EASTERN - worn but lovable Price US$270.00  
Ref #355      
Tiles: 152        
Racks: 5        
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 styles from the early 1940's. It has the more complex style character symbols. The game has 2 sequenced bouquets. 4 flowers numbered 1-4 and 8 further flowers that can be stickered for jokers. 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 an alligator case in a burgundy brown color and still has its original Bakelite handle. It has some minor scuffs but in general it's a good strong case and does a great job of keeping the tiles safe.

The racks are the traditional sealed wood style in a darker color. The token holders come with a lot less tarnish than you often see. All the flippies are intact and working. The wood is scuffed in a couple of places - but in general they are totally great for playing with.

This game comes from the WBL (worn but lovable) section of my collection. The tiles have aged a little differently and there is some paint loss. A couple of the flowers look to have had joker stickers on before but this won't be an issue as they are likely the ones you will sticker again. 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 :)