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The Mah-Jongg FAQs
1. "Mah-Jongg 101"
2. Which MJ Rules?
  7a. Types of Sets
  7b. Is It Complete?
  7c. What's It Made Of?
    7c2. Is It Ivory?
    7c3. One Word: Plastics
  7d. Bits And Pieces
  7e. Special Tiles
  7f. Playing Tables
  7g. How Old Is It?
  7h. How Much Is It Worth?
  7i. Cards... and Kards
  7j. Tips For Buyers
  7k. Where To Buy
  7n. Tips For Sellers
  7o. Cleaning & Restoring
  7p. Tell Me Anything
  7q. I Need Blank Tiles!
  7r. I Need Jokers!
  7s. Tiles 4 Sight-Impaired
  7t. DIY Joker Stickers
  7u. Manufacturers
11. History of MJ

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Notice: All trades or sales are private transactions between individuals--the Exchange is simply a listing point for those who wish to make such trades and is no way involved in any transactions, nor may it be held responsible for any problems.

Sets for Sale

BUYERS & LOOKYLOOS: Just scroll down and read the posts. Know what you want. Read FAQ 7.j. If you see a set you wish to buy or trade for, please contact the seller by email.
In February 2014, the U.S. instituted a ban on interstate sale of ivory items, and made it illegal to sell ivory items without a permit that can be obtained only by proving that the items were imported to the U.S. before the 1989 import ban. Consequently, this site no longer accepts any ads for ivory items.

SELLERS: Please write us an email describing the set(s) you have to sell or trade. Limit one post per seller (second post will result in deletion of previous post). Please describe your set as completely and accurately as possible. Be sure to note any missing or mismatching tiles.
Sellers are advised to be wary of buyers who place large orders, then send a check for considerably more than the purchase amount and want the surplus refund mailed to an alleged friend or relative. The check is no good. Read FAQ 7.n.
In February 2014, the U.S. instituted a ban on interstate sale of ivory items, and made it illegal to sell ivory items without a permit that can be obtained only by proving that the items were imported to the U.S. before the 1989 import ban. Consequently, this site no longer accepts any ads for ivory items.
Sellers: not sure if your set is ivory? See our What's It Made Of? page for assistance in how to tell ivory from bone.

Sellers: EMAIL YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT to or click the picture below to submit your Set For Sale post. In your email, you must provide a detailed description of the set you are selling (how many tiles, what accessories, overall condition, etc.). Entries that do not provide sufficient information about your set will not be posted.
Photos. You may include one photo maximum in your email. If you send more than one, one will be chosen, and it may be shrunk to 400 pixels wide. If you want visitors here to see more than one photo, you should get them hosted online somewhere, and include a link in your email. Click here to learn about how to post photos online, or Google it.
No shouting, please. Typing in all capital letters is considered "shouting." If any part of your post is typed in all capital letters, it will be converted to all lower case before going online.
No information you provide through this website shall be deemed confidential.

Click this picture, or email the address above, to submit your own announcement.


Mah-Jongg sellers and buyers take note! There are a lot of scammers out there and they check out boards like this one. Be advised that sometimes your "for sale" post can attract offers from scam artists who offer to buy your stuff (or sell you stuff) but are really trying to rip you off. Click here to see examples of actual scam emails received by the webmaster of this site. And don't fall for scams. We don't knowingly post any scams on these boards, but alert us if you run into any problems.


From: Sheila
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:46 PM
Subject: Set For Sale
Set For Sale:
# of tiles:
Color of tiles:
Material the tiles are made of:
Description of case:
Accessories included:
Overall condition of set:
URL where you can see pictures:
Make an offer if you want to buy it.
Not sure why there are sooooo many flower tiles.
Sheila Hatherill

["Why there are so many flowers in some sets" is discussed in column #509 - Webmaster]

From: Anna Rosen <>
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 6:48 AM
Subject: Mah-Jongg Q+A
My mah-jongg question or comment is:
Hi Tom
I would like to post a comment, if I may, on the Mah Jongg sets for the visually impaired available in the market today. As you may recall, my firm offered these sets for the first time many years ago long before any other vendor since I have been visually impaired since birth and saw the need for sets that could help those of us who have a problem with the regular tiles.
Over the years, we offered different types of sets to help those with visual problems but found some of them too heavy or too cumbersome to carry. Some of our customers were elderly with back problems and some of the sets made it difficult for them to carry their game.
Our current set has been overwhelmingly welcomed by customers nationwide because not only are the tiles larger and easier to see but they are thinner and lighter. We use regular racks with the metal ends and a soft burgundy case so the whole set weighs less than 9 lbs.
You can view our set at For questions, please call us directly at (561)308-1278 We have customers with macular degeneration and other low vision problems who have successfully used our set. Naturally, we cannot guarantee that everyone who is visually impaired will be able to use the set since the level of impairment varies from person to person.
Thanks, Tom and... Have a Great Mah Jongg Day!!
Anna Rosen

Mahjong Collector Magazine

>From: Katherine Hartman
>Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:52 AM
>Subject:The Mahjong Collector Magazine - Now Taking Subscription Orders
>For release February 2015
>The Mahjong Collector
>New print magazine
>Now taking subscription orders
>Contact information:
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>This publication is unique for it is the only periodical dedicated to a diverse group of people - Mahjong tile set collectors, be they also players, researchers or students of the game.
>Published by The Mahjong Collector Company Limited, The Mahjong Collector magazine will be composed of a range of in-depth articles and interviews, accompanied by high quality photographs, in glorious colour, of tile sets found in personal collections and museums.
>The authors are drawn from all fields of enquiry and creativity related to the tile set, such as origins, materials, language symbolism, cultural variations and the aesthetics of tile set decorations for example.
>This is a United Kingdom publication. Subscriptions: Subscription rates for four quarterly issues: UK 26.00, USA $56.00, all other mailing addresses please inquire at

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And might I add, there will be articles by me! (^_^)
Tom Sloper
湯姆 斯洛珀
Creator of the weekly Mah-Jongg column and the Mah-Jongg FAQs -- donations appreciated.
Author of "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," the definitive book on Mah-Jongg East & West.
Los Angeles, California, USA
March 2, 2015

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