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The pictured item is 1 1/2 inches tall by 5/8 inches wide. (Showing front and back.)


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#44 It’s a Billiken!Kraven 2019-08-08 18:49
Billikens are well known in Alaska.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billiken
#43 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!Eaglemaniac 2019-08-08 06:30
Maybe this company might know;
Los Angeles Court No 84 Royal Order Of Jesters
1255 Harbor Lake Avenue
Brea, CA 92821
Phone: (562) 945-5443
#42 Billikenphotojulie 2019-08-08 02:34
At 1.5" high, it wouldn't be a door stop or a gravestone, and if it were an artist's chop or a stamp, a decorative symbol on the underside would likely have been depicted. The letters depicted here wouldn't be a stamp, or they'd be backwards. It certainly looks like a Billiken, perhaps made to commemorate and event or an organization in LA in 1929?
#41 ROJ BillikenJace14 2019-08-08 00:06
This is a Shriners Royal Order of Jesters Billiken
#40 MsHerons 2019-08-07 22:36
It is the icon of the Royal Order of Jesters, a Shriners’ organization. Most likely used as a paperweight.

They were associated with that court room.
#39 Los Angeles Court 84Dbuckstopshere 2019-08-07 22:07
This figurine/souven ir represents the Freemasons Royal Order of Jesters, Los Angeles Court 84, with 1929 being the probable year it was made. You can google Royal Order of Jesters and find similar figures on items such as ashtrays.
#38 It is a Billikenjolov 2019-08-07 21:00
The Billiken is the mascot of St. Louis University. It was adopted many years ago because a popular coach at SLU was said to resemble the mythical Billiken - the god of "things as they ought to be."
#37 Biliken from Shriners/Masonssierrafriend 2019-08-07 20:46
The Royal order of Jesters is a Masonic organization. Court No.84 is in Los Angeles. This biliken is likely a giveaway possibly from a convention.
#36 whatsitwednesda ypsp370 2019-08-07 20:37
They look like pin cushions.
#35 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!Nguyotte 2019-08-07 20:07
It is a billiken marked with the info of a lodge of the Royal Order of Jesters in LA “The Royal Order of Jesters are a tax-exempt branch of Freemasons — specifically Shriners — that self-describe themselves as: “a fun degree, with absolutely no serious intent. The motto, 'Mirth is King,' is sufficient to give voice to the purpose of the organization.” Their mascot is the billiken. In research, there have been similar Billikens issued as bolo ties or lapel pins. I suspect this was given given as a good luck pocket charm to members.

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