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(9) Royal Order of Jesters Billiken Character Fraternal Organization Advertising Pins
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(9) Royal Order of Jesters Billiken Character Fraternal Organization Advertising Pins
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The picture below shows a larger view of all (9) Royal Order of Jesters Billiken Character Fraternal Organization Advertising Pins in this lot. All but one of these have the Billiken character. Two of these are unopened. In the order pictured, they are marked as follows:

(Pictures Billiken & Old Man of The Mountains)
ROJ 137
NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Pictures Billiken & Old Man of The Mountains)
ROJ 137
NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Pictures Billiken character with red stone eyes and a green stone belly button)

(Pictures Billiken & Old Man of The Mountains)
ROJ 137
NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Pictures Billiken & Old Man of The Mountains)
ROJ 137
NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Pictures wild boar)
SAHARA

(Pictures Billiken on the lens of a camera)
ROJ 137
NEW HAMPSHIRE
EMMY HEALD
DIRECTOR 1987

(Pictures Billiken on a beer mug)
1985
SUDS DUDS
ROJ 137

(Pictures Billiken with a staff and a bean pot)
BEANS MEANS BOSTON

(Pictures Billiken or Jester in a convertible car)
137
JACK MURRAY

All of these for one price! To judge the sizes the top center pin measures 1-3/8'' tall. They all appear to be in mint condition as pictured.

Below here, for reference, is some information about the Royal Order of Jesters:

Royal Order of Jesters
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Royal Order of Jesters is a male fraternal organization, allowing only Shriners in good standing to join. Admission is by invitation only.

Formation
The original meeting resulting in the formation was held on February 20, 1911, by Shriners in the Captain's office of the S.S. Wilhelmina on a pilgrimage to Aloha Temple, Hawaii. Noble A.M. Ellison of San Francisco, California, was responsible and the original cast included a Director and thirteen members. It was organized June 25, 1917, at an informal meeting.

About the organization
“Whereas most Masonic bodies are dedicated to charity, The Royal Order of Jesters is a fun “degree,” with absolutely no serious intent. The motto, “Mirth is King,” is sufficient to give voice to the purpose of the organization. The Royal Order of Jesters feel that there are times, after our hard work and dedication to family and mankind, when everyone should remember to laugh and appreciate the good work one has done.” The icon of the Order is the Billiken.

The order is very anti-publicity. For example, a website made by one of its members was removed after intervention of the National Court of the Order. The primary reason behind this was the desire of the Board to minimize the public exposure or public access to Jester information.

Membership
Local “courts” are limited to thirteen initiates yearly and membership is by invitation only. In fact, asking to join will almost certainly result in the individual never being accepted.

Museum
The Royal Order of Jesters owns a museum in Indiana. On display are items relating to the Order and some items related to William Shakespeare and other historical people who focused on humor in their works.

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(9) Royal Order of Jesters Billiken Character Fraternal Organization Advertising Pins


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