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There must be a better way!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:51 pm
by Barticle
If you had a clean Japanese tile set with nice dovetailed bamboo backs and no Arabic numerals, why would you do this?! :shock:
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(currently listed on eBay by seller in Japan - for US$147!)

Re: There must be a better way!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:26 pm
by or2az
They could have at least been professional and used a nice red crayon.
Or used the blanks somehow with non-permanent ink.
(Isn't there a way to clean that up?)
I see Flowers. Maybe it's a Chinese set? Hong Kong?
Time for the Mahjong Police to make an appearance.
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Re: There must be a better way!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:26 pm
by Barticle
Yes, they could've used the spares with stickers or re-painted the 5 engravings and wiped excess - or made more of an effort to clean 'em for re-sale!

The only pics with text are too small to check the language but most likely it's just a Japanese set made before red fives became really popular. Even modern Japanese sets with red fives will usually still have the four seasons like this one.

I was actually looking for sets similar to one of mine - an old Japanese set (see thread) without red fives. (It has eight blank spares instead of seasons and flowers.)

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