In the beginning... 

For years I made stickers for my own sets and a few friends but I started making stickers and selling them because a dear friend contacted me looking for a tile to complete a bone and bamboo set that had been in the family for generations.  We could not find a tile and she asked me if there was anything I could do.  I thought about it and told her I could try and make her a sticker -

The first sticker looked fine but after considering it some more I thought there had to be a better way.  Many trials and many errors have led to what I make today.  I am very proud of these little works of art and pleased to be able to offer them to all my new friends and their friends as well.  I hope you all enjoy them.

I am very grateful to Persis Thomson of VA  for the inspiration!  Thank You.

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In researching and surfing the internet I came across a web site that described different hands in Japan.  The highest scoring hand in one set of their rules is called "13 Orphans".  I thought this was perfect for a service which basically helps place orphan tiles in new homes.

For those of you who are not familiar, I am a collector.  I am not a dealer!  From time to time I do get sets into my little orphanage that need some tender loving care, for example, tiles are missing, there are no dice, no money chips, racks are missing or broken.  I try to fix that. I never alter sets, and do try to keep as original as possible, integrity is very important to me and should be to every collector.

I also rescue sets from the drills which turn tiles, racks and every other pieces of bakelite into jewelry. 

Some of those sets I offer for sale at my cost!

CHarli

2011