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Vintage Mahjong Set "Autumn Days" ~ Royal Depth Control ~ 160 Catalin Tiles ~ 5 Catalin Racks ~ Jokers & Extra Flowers!!

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"Autumn Days" is a Vintage Catalin Royal Depth Control Mahjong Set with 160 tiles and five pretty coloured racks from the 1940/50s.

This vintage mahjong set was manufactured in the 1940s to 1950s for the company Royal Depth Control. Paintwork and patterns are excellent. The set is in very good used vintage condition and is ready for all styles of Mahjong play.

Please view the photos carefully; with the information below, the photos are an important part of my description. If you have any questions, please email me prior to committing to purchase.

SET CONTENTS:
160 tiles in total:
• 4 sets of 1–9 numbered Bamboo tiles (36 in total)
• 4 sets of 1–9 numbered Character tiles (36 in total)
• 4 sets of 1–9 numbered Circle tiles (36 in total)
• 4 of each Red, White and Green Dragons (12 in total)
• 4 of each North, East, West and South Winds (16 in total)
• 4 complete sets of flower tiles, each set containing 4 tiles numbered 1 to 4 (16 in total)
• 8 stickered ‘joker tiles’

Five gently swirled colourful Catalin racks with yellow bakelite stoppers and brass coin holders; flippies in excellent condition.

A carry case with two matching lined trays for holding the tiles securely in the case, and individual rack sleeves made for this set.

A bettor, in green and yellow that is original to the set. Three dice and one wind indicator, new.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SET:

~ Tiles ~

The tiles in this set are sunny yellow with the beautiful RDC patterns and very good original paintwork. The 1-Bamboo tiles feature a parrot. The surfaces of the tiles are in excellent used condition, with only very light surface scratching consistent with use. There are no deep scratches or chips. The patina of the tiles is quite even across the set. All tiles including jokers are original to the set. The 8 stickered jokers are from incomplete flower bouquets original to this set.

~ Case ~

The case is sturdy and covered with green faux alligator print. The outside of the case shows signs of wear, predominantly on the corners and has minor surface scratching; all signs of wear are consistent with age and use. The handle is made from moulded white plastic. Case hardware is worn brass tone. The locks and hinges all work well but are a bit sticky. There are no keys for this case.

The case has been completely relined in a vintage Japanese silk with an autumnal print, and burgundy book cloth and yellow linen. The inside of the case lid is cushioned and covered in the soft Japanese silk, the base is lined in burgundy book cloth with the silk around the sides.

The tile trays are likewise recovered and lined. The covering is burgundy book cloth (to match the case base) and each tray is lined inside with yellow linen.

~ Racks, Dice and Bettor ~

The five Catalin racks are original to the set. Four racks measure 46 cm (18 ¼”) in length including coin holders and neatly hold 18 tiles each. The darker green rack is very slightly shorter in length, but is original to the set and still holds 18 tiles. The brass coating on the coin holders is reasonable condition, mildly worn from use and flippies all work very well.

The set comes with a five rack sleeves made new for the set to protect both the racks and the case lining. The sleeves are made from golden yellow satin with a pinky orange tinge depending on the angle of the light. Each sleeve has a cuff of vintage Japanese silk in the same autumnal pattern as the case lining.

The dice and wind indicator are patterned in swirled jewel green with gold to match the set, and the one-pip is represented by a peacock. The green and gold bettor is original to the set and in excellent condition.

The shipping costs listed for Australia, US and UK include insurance cover and tracking. Please message me for shipping costs not listed.

If you would like additional images of this set or are looking for something that you don't see listed, please request via Etsy messages or email me at em.thepickledpoet [!at] gmail.com
Thanks for looking!
"Autumn Days" is a Vintage Catalin Royal Depth Control Mahjong Set with 160 tiles and five pretty coloured racks from the 1940/50s.

This vintage mahjong set was manufactured in the 1940s to 1950s for the company Royal Depth Control. Paintwork and patterns are excellent. The set is in very good used vintage condition and is ready for all styles of Mahjong play.

Please view the photos carefully; with the information below, the photos are an important part of my description. If you have any questions, please email me prior to committing to purchase.

SET CONTENTS:
160 tiles in total:
• 4 sets of 1–9 numbered Bamboo tiles (36 in total)
• 4 sets of 1–9 numbered Character tiles (36 in total)
• 4 sets of 1–9 numbered Circle tiles (36 in total)
• 4 of each Red, White and Green Dragons (12 in total)
• 4 of each North, East, West and South Winds (16 in total)
• 4 complete sets of flower tiles, each set containing 4 tiles numbered 1 to 4 (16 in total)
• 8 stickered ‘joker tiles’

Five gently swirled colourful Catalin racks with yellow bakelite stoppers and brass coin holders; flippies in excellent condition.

A carry case with two matching lined trays for holding the tiles securely in the case, and individual rack sleeves made for this set.

A bettor, in green and yellow that is original to the set. Three dice and one wind indicator, new.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SET:

~ Tiles ~

The tiles in this set are sunny yellow with the beautiful RDC patterns and very good original paintwork. The 1-Bamboo tiles feature a parrot. The surfaces of the tiles are in excellent used condition, with only very light surface scratching consistent with use. There are no deep scratches or chips. The patina of the tiles is quite even across the set. All tiles including jokers are original to the set. The 8 stickered jokers are from incomplete flower bouquets original to this set.

~ Case ~

The case is sturdy and covered with green faux alligator print. The outside of the case shows signs of wear, predominantly on the corners and has minor surface scratching; all signs of wear are consistent with age and use. The handle is made from moulded white plastic. Case hardware is worn brass tone. The locks and hinges all work well but are a bit sticky. There are no keys for this case.

The case has been completely relined in a vintage Japanese silk with an autumnal print, and burgundy book cloth and yellow linen. The inside of the case lid is cushioned and covered in the soft Japanese silk, the base is lined in burgundy book cloth with the silk around the sides.

The tile trays are likewise recovered and lined. The covering is burgundy book cloth (to match the case base) and each tray is lined inside with yellow linen.

~ Racks, Dice and Bettor ~

The five Catalin racks are original to the set. Four racks measure 46 cm (18 ¼”) in length including coin holders and neatly hold 18 tiles each. The darker green rack is very slightly shorter in length, but is original to the set and still holds 18 tiles. The brass coating on the coin holders is reasonable condition, mildly worn from use and flippies all work very well.

The set comes with a five rack sleeves made new for the set to protect both the racks and the case lining. The sleeves are made from golden yellow satin with a pinky orange tinge depending on the angle of the light. Each sleeve has a cuff of vintage Japanese silk in the same autumnal pattern as the case lining.

The dice and wind indicator are patterned in swirled jewel green with gold to match the set, and the one-pip is represented by a peacock. The green and gold bettor is original to the set and in excellent condition.

The shipping costs listed for Australia, US and UK include insurance cover and tracking. Please message me for shipping costs not listed.

If you would like additional images of this set or are looking for something that you don't see listed, please request via Etsy messages or email me at em.thepickledpoet [!at] gmail.com
Thanks for looking!

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(28)
Reviewed by eclectic17
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 11, 2018
Beautiful. Being saved as a gift for a "Japanophile".
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5 out of 5 stars
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Just delightful and very well made. Highly recommend,
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Reviewed by terryann1010
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 24, 2018
Beautiful. Just what I wanted.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
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Refunds are only available for eligible items.

Eligible items are those that, for the purpose of loss or damage, are tracked and insured for shipping (refund is only provided via the insurance claim), or those that are not as described in the item description. There are no refunds if you choose to keep an item that is not as described.

Economy shipping (untracked and uninsured) is the default for all listings other than mahjong sets. The Pickled Poet will provide quotes for shipping with tracking and insurance prior to purchase. Please convo me.

**If you chose not to track the postage and insure your purchase for shipping, The Pickled Poet is not responsible for loss or damage as a result of transit.**

I will refund a complete mahjong set for change of mind as it is important to me that you are happy with your set. If you receive your set and change your mind, please contact me within 7 days. I will refund the purchase price only (minus a 20% re-listing fee), when the set is received by me in 'as sent' condition. Return shipping cost is at buyers expense and returned items must be tracked and fully insured for transit.

CUSTOM-MADE ITEMS:
Refunds/Replacements on custom-made items are conditional:
- I work hard to ensure custom-made items are to the exact specifications provided. It is the buyers responsibility to ensure precise and accurate measurements are sent.
- Refunds are only available for items not as described in the listing as all items are handmade according to provided measurements.
- Replacement items are possible but depend on fabric availability. The original item must be returned. Replacements are charged as a new item if the provided measurements were incorrect.
- Postage on returning items (for refund or replacement) is the responsibility of the buyer and all items must be tracked and insured for returning post.
- All returned items must be unused.
- Retained items are not refunded.

Shipping policies

Combined shipping is possible on most items. Larger items may not be eligible for combined shipping due to weight restrictions. Please contact The Pickled Poet for further information if you wish to combine shipping.

Delivery is via Australia Post.
Postage for items purchased from the shop will generally occur within 3 business days of payment (most are sent the next business day).

Custom orders are processed in order of request and priority. Depending on the current workload, custom orders can take anywhere from a couple of days to up to 6 weeks to make and post. Please enquire for current turn-around times, especially if your order is urgent. I pride myself on fast turnaround, but will not sacrifice quality of product or service by rushing.

A confirmation email will be sent when the item is shipped. International delivery is possible, but customs duties and taxes are the buyers responsibility.

If you are outside of Australia, please contact The Pickled Poet prior to purchase with your destination details. Insurance and tracking can be purchased as additional extras for shipping.

**VERY IMPORTANT**
Items can be sent with or without tracking, and with or without insurance. If you elect the cheapest shipping option, be aware that this is untracked and uninsured. If your item is damaged in transit or lost, The Pickled Poet is not responsible for its replacement or refund if you elect not to have tracking or insurance added to the base postal charges of your item.
Please evaluate what this item and the cost of it means to you, and if you are prepared to accept liability for that. If you are not, please contact me for the additional charges of tracking and insurance if they are not included as upgrades in the listing.

**If you chose not to take out tracking and insurance on your purchase, The Pickled Poet is not responsible for loss or damage as a result of transit.**
Combined shipping is possible on most items. Larger items may not be eligible for combined shipping due to weight restrictions. Please contact The Pickled Poet for further information if you wish to combine shipping.

Delivery is via Australia Post.
Postage for items purchased from the shop will generally occur within 3 business days of payment (most are sent the next business day).

Custom orders are processed in order of request and priority. Depending on the current workload, custom orders can take anywhere from a couple of days to up to 6 weeks to make and post. Please enquire for current turn-around times, especially if your order is urgent. I pride myself on fast turnaround, but will not sacrifice quality of product or service by rushing.

A confirmation email will be sent when the item is shipped. International delivery is possible, but customs duties and taxes are the buyers responsibility.

If you are outside of Australia, please contact The Pickled Poet prior to purchase with your destination details. Insurance and tracking can be purchased as additional extras for shipping.

**VERY IMPORTANT**
Items can be sent with or without tracking, and with or without insurance. If you elect the cheapest shipping option, be aware that this is untracked and uninsured. If your item is damaged in transit or lost, The Pickled Poet is not responsible for its replacement or refund if you elect not to have tracking or insurance added to the base postal charges of your item.
Please evaluate what this item and the cost of it means to you, and if you are prepared to accept liability for that. If you are not, please contact me for the additional charges of tracking and insurance if they are not included as upgrades in the listing.

**If you chose not to take out tracking and insurance on your purchase, The Pickled Poet is not responsible for loss or damage as a result of transit.**

Additional policies

If you have any questions regarding an item, please email The Pickled Poet before purchase. I prefer to answer a lot of questions and make sure you are happy with your purchase, than have an unhappy customer!

Items are described as accurately as possible, with images forming an important part of the description. Please look at the listing images closely and email The Pickled Poet if you would like more information than the images and the listing provides. This is especially important when considering the purchase of a vintage Mah Jong set as they are all different.

The Mah Jong tiles, racks, dice and coins sold here are vintage items. The vintage cases are sometimes re-lined inside with re-covered and re-lined tile trays to match the original case as close as possible - where this has occurred it is stated in the listing. The sets have surface wear, paint colour variations and wear from age and use, slight scratching, variations in patina across the set, as well as other quirks that are unique to vintage items. The vintage cases generally have some degree of external damage, consistent with use. The sets for sale here are up to 90 years old, some are very worn, have been loved and have character.

If you are looking for a perfect set, in perfect condition, these sets are not for you. I am happy to put you in contact with sellers of new sets.

If you are looking for craft tiles, please seen the Orphans section of this shop. I occasionally sell orphans at a very low price specifically for re-purpose. Complete sets in good condition are hard to find, and breaking a complete set for craft is against my philosophy.

Rack bags, tile bags, totes and coin/dice bags are new, hand-made items. I will occasionally list a case that I have made for a set where the original case was too damaged to re-use; this will be stated in the item listing.

Custom-made items are a specialty of The Pickled Poet, with items made to the measurements provided by the customer. I ask for precise and accurate measurements to enable me to make your items as perfect for your requirements as possible. If inaccurate measurements are sent, this is what an item is made for! Please measure your items carefully and ask any questions if you are uncertain. I prefer to spend a lot of time helping to get measurements correct than having to remake items!

Instruction books are new items, designed by The Pickled Poet, and printed here in Canberra by business to our specifications.
If you have any questions regarding an item, please email The Pickled Poet before purchase. I prefer to answer a lot of questions and make sure you are happy with your purchase, than have an unhappy customer!

Items are described as accurately as possible, with images forming an important part of the description. Please look at the listing images closely and email The Pickled Poet if you would like more information than the images and the listing provides. This is especially important when considering the purchase of a vintage Mah Jong set as they are all different.

The Mah Jong tiles, racks, dice and coins sold here are vintage items. The vintage cases are sometimes re-lined inside with re-covered and re-lined tile trays to match the original case as close as possible - where this has occurred it is stated in the listing. The sets have surface wear, paint colour variations and wear from age and use, slight scratching, variations in patina across the set, as well as other quirks that are unique to vintage items. The vintage cases generally have some degree of external damage, consistent with use. The sets for sale here are up to 90 years old, some are very worn, have been loved and have character.

If you are looking for a perfect set, in perfect condition, these sets are not for you. I am happy to put you in contact with sellers of new sets.

If you are looking for craft tiles, please seen the Orphans section of this shop. I occasionally sell orphans at a very low price specifically for re-purpose. Complete sets in good condition are hard to find, and breaking a complete set for craft is against my philosophy.

Rack bags, tile bags, totes and coin/dice bags are new, hand-made items. I will occasionally list a case that I have made for a set where the original case was too damaged to re-use; this will be stated in the item listing.

Custom-made items are a specialty of The Pickled Poet, with items made to the measurements provided by the customer. I ask for precise and accurate measurements to enable me to make your items as perfect for your requirements as possible. If inaccurate measurements are sent, this is what an item is made for! Please measure your items carefully and ask any questions if you are uncertain. I prefer to spend a lot of time helping to get measurements correct than having to remake items!

Instruction books are new items, designed by The Pickled Poet, and printed here in Canberra by business to our specifications.

FAQs

The Pickled Poet specialises in customisations and personalised orders. All items in the shop can be customised to meet your requirements - please enquire for fabric availability and cost. If you don't see what you want but have some ideas, send a convo and see what The Pickled Poet can do for you!
The Pickled Poet measures a STANDARD Mahjong rack as:
~ Length: 18¼" (46.3cm)
~ Height: 1¼" (3.2cm) at the highest point
~ Depth: 2½" (6.4cm) front to back
~ Circumference: 6½" (16.5cm) at the widest point of the coin end
All listings that are not for standard mahjong racks will have the measurements for the racks that will fit, if you need more information please ask!
~ A RACK BAG is one big pocket that all of your racks go in together, with a drawstring close. Rack Bags do fit in cases, but work best in Totes.
~ A RACK SLEEVE is a single sleeve; each sleeve fits one rack. Rack Sleeves are open at the top (no drawstrings) and fit into Mahjong cases and Totes. Theycan be used inside Rack Bags as well!

SLIPCASES are like four (or five) individual Racks Sleeves in one bag; each rack slips in to its own channel.
~ In OPEN SLIPCASES the racks slide in to their own channels, the tops stay open, and two bands (top & bottom) loop around the racks.
~ A DRAWSTRING SLIPCASE combines the above three; racks slide in to their own channels, and the slipcase closes with a drawstring at top and band at bottom.
The Pickled Poet's Tote is super versatile. It hold four standard mahjong racks and either: two tile trays (with or without sleeves) or two small tile bags (recommended if you prefer tile bags). One tile bag does fit at one end of the tote but you may find you like to add something at the other end for balance.

The tote has two nice long straps that can be tied in many places to provide you with whatever length handle you prefer.

Yes, it's sturdy!! It's not padded, simply because that means you can wrap it up as a 'parcel' using the long ties when it's not in use, then pop it in the cupboard for storage. Keeps sets very safe and secure.

I LOVE my tote, and the versatility & ease of use is the reason I designed this Tote system.
Em specialises in custom-made items and personalised service, what you see in the shop are examples of what The Pickled Poet can do for you. Em will spend hours in the background working on your items, and time working with you on designing, selecting fabrics, making sure all of the measurements are correct to get your items perfect for you, and that's before the pattern planning for customisations, cutting fabric and sewing even starts! What you are paying for are products that are designed by The Pickled Poet, expertly manufactured from premium fabrics with love and careful attention, personalised friendly service, and a LOT of time. If that's what you are looking for, you will find it at The Pickled Poet.
ABSOLUTELY!!! This is what Em at The Pickled Poet does best.
Em LOVES to make one of a kind items. If you have an idea of what you would like, or even if you don't, just send Em a message and we can work through some options for you.
Very important question - thanks for asking!
Rack Bags are bigger than the average wine bottle, but don't let this stop you! with a bit of padding in the top and around the sides, these bags make a perfect present for your hostess that doesn't have a rack bag, and loves a glass of wine.
Of course, if you'd just prefer a bag that fits a bottle of wine perfectly, send Em a message to have one whipped up!!
Other variations on this question I have had:
~ can you make me a music bag?
~ can you make me a bag like the tote but a bit deeper and with more pockets so I can use it as a simple nappy bag?
among others...
The answer is always YES! Happy to assist any way I can. If you love what I make enough to ask if I can do something special for you, I'm always going to jump in and design something nifty!!

Vintage Mahjong Set "Autumn Days" ~ Royal Depth Control ~ 160 Catalin Tiles ~ 5 Catalin Racks ~ Jokers & Extra Flowers!!

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