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This is a 1908 English hallmarked sterling silver Billiken charm or pendant. This Billiken bears hallmarks for Birmingham 1908. This hollow charm portrays Billiken in his typical seated posture.
The Billiken is a charm doll created by an American art teacher and illustrator, Florence Pretz of Kansas City, Missouri, for which she obtained a design patent in 1908. Billiken is known as "The God of Things As They Ought to Be." and that slogan is printed on the base of this charm.
To buy a Billiken was said to give the purchaser luck, but to have one given would be better luck.
The charm weighs 2 gr. It measures .75" tall and is a little over .5" on each side of the base.
Condition is good.
Who couldn't use a little luck and positive thoughts as is embodied in this little character.
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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver, Size: Free size
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English Sterling Silver 1908 Billiken Charm Pendant
$60 USD SOLD
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