||Like many wooden sets, the quality of this one leaves a lot to be
desired. The pictures are painted with such light colors they seem to blend into the wood. It is entirely possible that the paint has faded over the years. After reading many ads in magazines and
newspapers from the 20s and 30s I have decided that many of these sets were promotional gifts; "open a bank account and get a free set" or "send this ad and receive your free set". There is no paperwork or booklet with this set and there are no identifying marks on the box, so our only clue is the designs on the tiles themselves. This set is identical (except for the box) to the "Ning Po" set made by Parker Bros. This set may have been made for
Mah Jongg Sales of America and sold before Parker Bros. purchased the company.
There are 144 wood tiles, numerous little colored wood betting sticks. The box is red cardboard with 4 drawers, one drawer is divided to hold some tiles and the betting sticks. I do not know if there
were ever any other accessories such as dice but it is possible. The outside of the box has two Chinese ideograms.
The tiles measure 1 1/4" x 7/8" x 7/16", the designs are embossed (lightly) and
painted. The box measures 8 1/8" x 5 1/4" x 3 ".