Day #8 Gift Giving Idea – Space People!

Day #8 requires only a bit of ‘make believe’!

fun Space People by Archer Toys at Bahoukas

space people educational trading cards by Archer Toys 1952 - at Bahoukas


As you know, we’ve been offering 21 Days of Gift Giving Ideas between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This week we’re offering a variety of ideas fit for the creative child in your life!

Another collectible that will bring out the imagination of a child … I can hear the chatter now. These pieces are in great condition. They’re created by Archer Toys, 1952. It also includes educational trading cards on the back of the box. Keep in mind, they’re from the 50s!



#7 Idea for Kids – ranch hands

Day #7 of our Gift Giving Ideas for kids – Campbell’s Chuck Wagon Set

Campbell Kids CHuck Wagon Set - Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
This great collectible is still fun for kids with imagination! From AMSCO TOYS – 1955, there are two of all utensils. The Soup Cans are missing – I’m sure the goodies were eaten long ago, but you can add a few of your own.

Do you ever wonder who creates these toys? Well, D. Dudley Bloom worked for AMSCO and was very creative and forward thinking. For example this notation from Wikipedia: At AMSCO, Bloom expanded the company’s line of reality-based toys that eschewed traditional military themes for boys and encouraged children of both genders to imitate constructive adult roles.

A photo of what's included in the Campell kids Chuck Wagon set from Bahoukas

This set is ‘like new’ after all these years. Plus… if you browse our shop, I’m sure you’ll find other Campbell Kids items that may go along with it. Possibly you could find a mug for mom and dad. Pick this up today and surprise your young ranch hand during the holidays!



#6 Idea for Kids – Tractor Time

Day #6 of Gift Giving Ideas is one for the kids!

Ranch Trac chain driven pedal tractor available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

This fun tractor – a Ranch Trac Chain Driven Pedal Tractor – is going to make one little farmer, dreaming of his/her little plot of land, very happy! In spite of all the electronics, we still notice that kids will play with boxes the gifts came in, enjoy popping bubblewrap, love the sound of shaking a bag of chips, so this tractor is just as popular today as it was when it was first manufactured.

Stop in soon… it’ll go fast. Make a child very happy this holiday!

#5 Additional Cuteness for Holiday Decor

Day #5 of Gift Giving Ideas at Bahoukas…

miniature buildins perfect for the train set from Bahoukas

sno-globes at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace


… offers a few more ideas for decorating. The little buildings above would add a wonderful vintage look to your mini-village under the tree, on the mantle or with your train set. And of course, sno-globes are still popular and mesmerizing. Come see the collectible ones we have at Bahoukas.

Need an idea or two? CLICK HERE for some fun ways to rethink using your collections for the holidays. Then drop in to Bahoukas for just the perfect addition to your decorating theme!


#4 Decorating Ideas from Bahoukas

Tree Decorations – Santas – and oh, so much more

Santas, sno-globes and more at Bahoukas

Decorated tree at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Day #4 of Bahoukas gifting for the holidays is a little different. On Small Business Saturday we shift gears from our Thanksgiving celebration to thoughts of the coming holidays! Here at Bahoukas we have a variety of unique items for decorating your home. Upcycling with Santas, tree ornaments, serving dishes, wine glasses and so much more will give your holiday decorating your unique and very personal touch!

Did you know that Eddie Ross actually visited our shop to pick up a few items for the Better Homes and Gardens December 2016 issue? Well, he did! And George has his article posted in the store. So stop by and see the unique ideas presented by Eddie from simple items around the shop.


Giving Thanks

At Bahoukas, giving thanks means YOU!

signage that says "THANKS" for each of you who visits Bahoukas!

Thanksgiving is a time to step back, take a deep breath, look around you, and express gratitude for all that is good. Times may be challenging, some may be feeling a sense of loss, others may feel left out. But take a moment to pause, to reflect on a moment in time that you thought was perfect, and say “Thank You.”

To that moment, here at Bahoukas we wish to say a very special THANK YOU to each and every person who has stopped by, emailed, commented on facebook, or purchased via eBay. Not only do we appreciate your patronage, but it’s wonderful to continue to make new friends. Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving!



#3 Vintage Tools

Holiday Gifting #3 will bring a hug from the one who loves antique/vintage tools

Vintage tools - early 30s - Bahouks

Left to Right: Wood block Planer, Shoulder Drill – allows you to put more force into what you’re drilling, Pipe Wrench (Monkey Wrench) and a Draw Knife – used to take bark off trees to use the logs in building log cabins.

This is a beautiful selection of tools. They will surely make someone VERY happy that you found them. Whether it’s a collector who wants to display them or someone who wants to work with them, The receiver of this gift will warm you with hugs!




#2 Violin – copy of Stradivarius

Holiday Gifting #2 is perfect for the young musician on your list.

beautiful copy of a Stradivarius violin. Visit Bahoukas.

This 4/4 violin comes with bow and case. It’s a copy of the famous Stradivarius 1713 and has a label that says ‘adjusted in 2004’. It’s beautiful, covered with autographs, and might be the perfect first instrument for a musician on your list. It’s in excellent shape … well, as best as George knows (about violins). Don’t waste a minute. Stop in to look at this beautiful instrument.



From Gnomes to Ethan Allen

… with Viko Baumritter mid-century modern inbetween…

Viko was the Baumritter Corporation’s modern line, which was produced in the 1950s and 1960s. There were only around 150 pieces in the modern line. Many of the upholstered pieces had reversible cushions.*

Viko Baumritter mid-century modern chairs at Bahoukas Antique Mall
Viko Was The Modern Furniture Line of Baumritter Furniture, produced in the 1950s and 60s. Baumritter renamed themselves “Ethan Allen”. Baumritter’s goal was to reinvest their profits and by 1962 the company had 14 furniture factories out East. Later that year Baumritter acquired Kling Factories, Inc. with 3 factories near Jamestown, NY. Kling had a line of 150 steel-furniture pieces which supplemented the Ethan Allen line.*

If you love this furniture, you may appreciate the following information about the company:

Baumritter Corporation

Theodore Baumritter and his brother-in-law Nathan C. Ancell started a housewares company in 1932, making plaster gnomes, trellises and garden swings. Three years later, they paid $25,000 for a bankrupt furniture factory in Beecher Falls, Vermont, and began manufacturing furniture. In 1939 the company introduced a line of “Early American” furniture they called Ethan Allen.

By 1962, Baumritter and Ancell owned 14 furniture factories in the East. By the middle of the 1960’s, the Baumritter Corporation had the largest group of furniture in the world, with a 1,600-piece line to choose from. They also had stores by that time in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Australia, and Canada. In 1970, Baumritter retired, and Ancell took over the company. In 1972, The Baumritter Corporation officially changed its name to Ethan Allen Industries.*hassock fan by kenmore at Bahoukas


The hassock fan by Kenmore actually works. There’s plenty of info and even a few videos on youtube. It’s a perfect piece to go with your Viko Baumritter chairs!

*taken from and






Califone Still Exists

Rheem Califone 1430B

Rheem Califone 1430b 4-speed record player at Bahoukas AntiquesWe have another great record player to add to our list. If you’re following the trend, you may be interested in this gem. It’s a 4-speed phonograph player that was principally used in schools! That’s right – 4 speed – 33-45-78 and 16 rpms!!! And George has a 16 rpm record available!

It still works and came out of McCormick Elementary School in Baltimore County. Amazingly, this company, found in 1947, still exists. Here’s a bit of info from their website:

Califone International History

Califone® International, Inc. has been a leader since 1947 in the design, development and manufacturing of audio/visual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education and presentation settings. Simply stated, Califone is your powerful sound presentation solutions provider!…

Since its inception in 1946 as the educational products division of Robert Metzner’s Roberts Electronics – which manufactured state-of-the-art consumer audio components and, was the first U.S. company to offer a reel-to-reel tape recorder and solid state radio tuners to the general public – Califone has been on the leading edge of technology for educational applications. Over the years, Califone has received many engineering design patents for product innovations.

That’s pretty amazing. It also gives you an idea of the quality of their units.

In this article from 2015, we get a bit of insight as to why vinyl has found a new audience with millennials!

In an increasingly digital age, vinyl records can provide a deeper, tactile connection to music that resonates with some of the biggest fans,” said Friedlander, the association’s senior vice president of strategic data analysis.

So here’s an opportunity to add a fine vintage, working turntable to your shelf! Stop in and see what’s available in both record players and albums! See you soon!






Do You Wax Nostalgic?

Turntables and Albums Are Again Trending

Seriously, LPs – two-sided, needle-on-vinyl records – have come back into fashion and are a growing force in the music market. Sales of LPs and EPs grew at a much higher pace than all other formats in 2015. Contemporary artists are releasing vinyl versions of their work. Chances are, your teens and tweens will be asking for record players soon. ___ from

Beautiful oak Thomas Pacconi Classic Record Player at Bahoukas

This beautiful Thomas Pacconi Classics plays 33-45 and 78 rpm record albums. If you’ve been hiding those albums in the attic, you just might want to get them out again. It works wonderfully. So consider a beautiful gift for a special someone (or even yourself). Share your wonderful traditions once again. Did you dad put a Christmas Record on before you came down the stairs on Christmas morning?

Christmas Albums and more available at Bahoukas.

Speaking of Christmas Album,take a peek at this one.

There are many more available in just about every style of music.
We have 45s and 78s and one 16rpm just in case you want to try it out.

So stop in to Bahoukas Antique Mall and prepare for some fine listening pleasure next time your having a party!







1905 Anheuser Busch decorative plate

beautiful advertising tin plate of red headed lady with long wavy hair for Anheuser BuschRare, Original Anhheuser-Busch’s Malt-Nutrine St. Louis, Mo. Patented 1905 Tin Tray with a Lovely Partially Nude Portrait of a Lady. She has red, wavy hair. This collectible advertising piece was for Malt-Nutrine,

Anheuser-Busch Malt-Nutrine

A Tonic with Food Value
You will find in Malt-Nutrine valuable tonic properties of Saazer hops. You will also find the food value of more than 14 per cent of pure malt extract. The ingredients of Malt-Nutrine are carefully and properly chosen to constitute a real food-tonic and are combined through scientific processes under the direction of competent chemists.
Anheuser-Busch’s Malt-Nutrine is the recognized standard of medicinal malt preparations.
It is extensively prescribed by physicians as a food-tonic for nursing mothers, protracted convalescence from acute diseases, insomnia and many other conditions. Do not confuse it with cheap dark beers.
Pronounced by the U.S. Internal Revenue Department PURE MALT PRODUCT and not an alcoholic beverage.
At Meal Time —
To assist the gastric juices of the stomach in the necessary process of fermentation, which we call digestion, take a wine glass of Anheuser-Busch’s Malt-Nutrine
Your physician will tell you, and you will find by test in your own case, that malts with meals, in moderate quantity, not only increase appetite, or the desire to eat, but will aid materially in the digestion and assimilation of the food eaten.
Dyseptics, invalids and convalescents especailly are benefited.
Malt-Nutrine is a non-intoxicant; a scientific preparation of malt and hops that will give permanent benefit to both old and young. Physicians and nurses endorse it. Druggists and grocers sell it.
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass’n, St. Louis, U.S.A.

from:  Bonkers Institute

Stop in and see this beautiful piece – a perfect addition to anyone’s brewmania collection.




Holidays Approaching

serving-dishes-02Looking for the Perfect Serving Dish?

Stop in and Browse our shop at Bahoukas. From beautiful platters for cookies and cake to candy, the perfect deviled egg dish, to a variety of serving platters, bowls, teapots and more, we have an eclectic selection of serving pieces to create a beautiful and functional holiday setting.. If you’re into UPCYCLING, you’ll definitely want to check us out!

We have many styles, shapes, patterns and colors. Don’t purchase a new one until you’ve browsed the diverse items we have.

George is fairly certain he can help you locate the perfect serving dish to create just the atmosphere you desire for your coming holidays celebrations.

teapot, 3-tier tray, deviled egg platter all perfect for the holidays.