In 2020 I have definitively stopped collecting and selling Mah Jongg sets. But I decided to keep Carli’s Mah Jongg Site in the air. It gives after all a good overview of what, from the early twenties on, was for sale. Having sold quite some sets, directly and by auctioning, my collection has been reduced by now from some 250 to about 50 items that are not for sale.
Because, unlike stamps, coins, baseball cards and such, there are no catalogs, collecting Mah Jongg is in fact never-ending. And that not only applies to those ‘exotic’ boxes from China. Little is known about the American and European sets with those curious names and made from all kinds of materials like wood, cardboard, Bakelite, celluloid and even stone or tin-plate.