Bakelite tiles are for the most part amber or butterscotch. Applejuice bakelite is translucent and may have cracks.
Catalin is a thermoset plastic very similar to
Bakelite. Tiles are buttercream color and also have a more shiny finish than Bakelite. I have some Catalin tiles that are aqua which was an interesting discovery.
Marblelite or Marblelike tiles are more colorful and the colors more saturated. I use primarly red, black, periwinkle, royal blue, pink and purple.
I have used two types of Celluloid - French Ivory and
Pyralin. The French Ivory Celluloid tiles have a surface design intended to look like real ivory, and the Pyralin tiles I have used have two layers of black and cream.
I also use Bone & Bamboo tiles. The two layers are dovetailed together, hand etched and hand painted. They are tiny works of art!
Alternate spellings and other names:
Mahjong, Mahjongg, Mah Jong, Mah Jongg, Mah-Jong,
Mah-Jongg, Ma Diao, Ma Cheuk, Mah Cheuck, Baak Ling, or