This is a very nice vintage Lowe Mah Jongg set. The tiles for this set are made of bakelite catalin. The set has 149 tiles: 36 craks, 36 dots and 35 bams. They are numbered 1-9. There are 16 winds (4 each of North, East, South & West) and 11 dragons: 4 green, 3 red and 4 white. 11 random flower tiles: 1 #1, 1 #2, 3 #3's, 2 #4's, 3 #5's. The 2 jokers read 'MAH-LOWE JOKER on them, 1 red, 1 black. So 2 tiles missing are the 1 Bam and 1 Red Dragon.
The tiles measure 1 1/4 x 7/8 x 7/16 inches and are a butterscotch color. The paint on this set of tiles has come out of the details on alot of the tiles, although, they don't look like they have alot of wear to them. The jokers blend in very well. This is a terrific set of tiles.
This set has five maroon, dark red catalin racks with multi-color seperator pieces (including yellow & red swirl, dark red, dark green swirl and dark yellow). The coin trays are shiny with working flippies and posts and read 'E S Lowe, N.Y., Made in U.S.A.' The remaining accessories are a set of vintage counting coins and a vintage bettor that is yellow and green bakelite and works fine.
A faux alligator leatherette case that stores the set, has a bakelite handle and 2 matching tile trays. This case is in good vintage condition with a couple of corner tears, one small tear on an edge & only light wear overall. The handle is excellent and the mechanisms have light surface rust but are in working condition. There are even 2 keys included. This set weighs about 10 lbs. The case measures 9 x 19 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches.