Alaskan Billiken, Traditional Billiken, Good Luck Charm, Billiken Figurine, Made In Alaska, Lucky Billiken, Pewter Figurine


Having lived in Alaska for twenty years and being a maker of things, I finally had to create my own Billikens. I hope this happy pair will bring you smiles and luck.

I hand carved them in wax and then had them cast in lead-free pewter.

They are approx. 1 3/4" tall x 1" wide

To buy a Billiken is said to give the purchaser luck, but to have one given, even better luck. He is after all the God of Happiness, the God of Luck, the God Of Things As They Ought To Be.

Those who think the Billiken is only an Alaskan souvenir made by Eskimo carvers will be surprised to learn that it actually originated in Missouri— created in 1908 by art teacher and illustrator, Florence Pretz, who is said to have seen the mysterious figure in a dream.

In 1909, the Billiken began its appearance in souvenir shops of Alaska. An Eskimo carver by the name of “Happy Jack” copied a Billiken figurine brought to him by a merchant. Proving popular, many carvers began to include the Billiken in the collections of ivory figurines they created. The charming little fellow has since become one of the most familiar faces in Alaskan lore.

This listing is for the pair shown. If you would like just the male or the female please convo me.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Reviews (9)


Love these little guys and what they stand for!

The Billikens were perfect!!! Even the packaging and it being all wrapped up was great!!! Thank you, my grandma is going to love this!!!

Love them!! Came as described. They sit in my window.

Very nice, looks exactly like the photo. Delivery was fast. Thank you.

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