Two tokens and a weight

Digger RJ

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Short hunt after Church. Got two Odd tokens and a weight plus a little clad. The one Odd token has a date of 1908.
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you did ok
 

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You would have done better had the token been A REPUBLICAN lol
 
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Interesting selection of kinds. The good luck pocket piece (not a token) depicts the โ€˜Godโ€™ known as โ€˜Billikenโ€™.

Billiken is an imagined figure claimed to have been seen in a dream by the American art teacher and illustrator Florence Pretz of Missouri. She filed for copyright on 12th June 1908 (design patent #39,603, granted 6th October 1908) taking the name โ€œBillikenโ€ from Bliss Carman's 1896 poem โ€œMr. Moon: A Song Of The Little People.โ€

She then commercialized it, selling all manner of objects using the figurine design as a good luck totem via the Billiken Company of Chicago: chalkware figures, dolls, money-banks, jewellery, lucky tokens, postcards and other items. The chalkware figures were later sold with a throne that carried the motto "The God Of Things As They Ought To Be" around the base.

To buy a Billiken was said to give the purchaser luck, but to receive one as a gift would be better luck. The concept became a worldwide craze for several years and then faded into obscurity, although Billiken has been adopted as the official โ€˜Godโ€™ of the โ€˜Church of Good Luckโ€™.

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Interesting selection of kinds. The good luck pocket piece (not a token) depicts the โ€˜Godโ€™ known as โ€˜Billikenโ€™.

Billiken is an imagined figure claimed to have been seen in a dream by the American art teacher and illustrator Florence Pretz of Missouri. She filed for copyright on 12th June 1908 (design patent #39,603, granted 6th October 1908) taking the name โ€œBillikenโ€ from Bliss Carman's 1896 poem โ€œMr. Moon: A Song Of The Little People.โ€

She then commercialized it, selling all manner of objects using the figurine design as a good luck totem via the Billiken Company of Chicago: chalkware figures, dolls, money-banks, jewellery, lucky tokens, postcards and other items. The chalkware figures were later sold with a throne that carried the motto "The God Of Things As They Ought To Be" around the base.

To buy a Billiken was said to give the purchaser luck, but to receive one as a gift would be better luck. The concept became a worldwide craze for several years and then faded into obscurity, although Billiken has been adopted as the official โ€˜Godโ€™ of the โ€˜Church of Good Luckโ€™.

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Thanks Red-Coat! Thanks for the history and info,๐Ÿ˜
 

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Interesting political "token". Dem, donkey, my party on one side, GOP, elephant, my party on the flip side. I wonder what that is ?? A game token perhaps ?? Maybe a coin that you would flip to decide how to vote. Curious.
Nice finds. Congrats !!
 
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Interesting political "token". Dem, donkey, my party on one side, GOP, elephant, my party on the flip side. I wonder what that is ?? A game token perhaps ?? Maybe a coin that you would flip to decide how to vote. Curious.
Nice finds. Congrats !!
Itโ€™s listed as a vintage coin flip๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Maybe to help them decide ๐Ÿคฃ
Posted one I found online, just not much info about it.
 

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