Day 34 – 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

SPACE – the final frontier…

Check out these amazing toys from the 1950s and 1960s available for the aspiring astronaut or space scientist on your gift giving list: The photo below includes an Ideal Space Helmet, a spinnter spaceship top from the 1950s that even whistles, Twiki the Buck Rogers robot of the 1960s, Ed-U-Cards on Astronomy (1960s) and a great Space Car.

Outer space toys are always great collectible gifts available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Twiki (pronounced twee-kee) is a robot sometimes referred to as an “ambuquad”, which refers to a specialized series of robots made for work in space mines, and used as Amulaory Transportation for their QuAd superiors / partners. Built by an ambuquad facility in New Chicago, his name, “Twiki”, is derived from the robot’s alphanumeric designation TWKE-4. His Serial Number is n22-23-t.  from BuckRogers.wikia

Inter Kozmoz battery operated old space car - toy available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Here’s a close up of the battery-operated, Interkozmos space car, made in Japan, 1950s.

Remember, only 10 days til Christmas, Hurry in and find that perfect gift for the special person on your list. We’re here to help. And we most definitely, will be watchin’ for ya!

 

Day 33 – 44 Days of Gift Giving from Bahoukas

Thrill a Reader on your List with a Collectible Book!


Collectible books available at Bahoukas include Cherry Ames, Trixie Belden and The Bobbsey Twins

Above we have Cherry Ames in Rest Home Nurse, Trixie Belden and the Black Jacket Mystery, and The Bobbsey Twins in The Secret at the Seashore! Below we have two in the Nancy Drew Mystery Series: The Quest of the Missing Map and the Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion plus Peter Potamus!

Collectible Books at Bahoukas Antique Mall include Nancy Drew and Peter Pottamus

But that’s not all…. consider these:

Three Muskateers, Roy Rogers and Wyatt Earp bring great reading in Collectible Books at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Above we have The Three Musketeers – a Whitman Book, Little Golden Books including this one about Roy Rogers, and another Whitman Book, Wyatt Earp. Below we have The F.B.I. from Random House with a forward by J. Edgar Hoover, The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey, and The House on the Cliff with The Hardy Boys!

Wonderful Collectible Books available at Bahoukas Antique Mall include The F.B.I., Zane Grey Novels and The Hardy Boys

While doing a little research, we discovered a great deal more information on Zane Grey.

Most of knew him as a highly read author of Westerns. Consider these:

  • His name was actually Pearl Zane Gray
  • He was an accomplished baseball player, earning a college scholarship
  • He went to the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a degree in Dentisty
  • His wife “Dolly” pretty much handled his affairs
  • His favorite sport was fishing and he held 10+ world records for big game fishing
  • Born Jan. 31, 1872 and died Oct. 23, 1939 in Zanesville, Ohio
  • He authored more than 90 books
  • His novels and short stories were adapted into 112, films, 2 TV episodes, and a series, Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater

What an amazing story! You see, we have much to share when you visit us at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. Remember, the countdown to Holiday Festivities in growing close. We’re here to help you find those unique gifts for the very special people on your list. Stop by … we’ll be watchin’ for ya.

Day 32 – 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

CRACKLE GLASS Adds Sparkle to the Holidays!

GLASS is the third most popular collectible in the world, preceded only by coins and stamps. We feel CRACKLE GLASS is the most beautiful. Have you ever seen CRACKLE GLASS in a window when the sun reflects off the glass? A window decorated with different colored crackle is truly breathtaking.

 

Crackle Glass is known by other names, such as CRAQUELLE GLASS, ICE GLASS, OVERSHOT GLASS.

It was the Venetian Glass Makers of the 16th Century, who invented this marvelous process. The glass was immersed in cold water while it was molten hot, thereby cracking the glass. The glass was then reheated and either mold or hand blown into the shape the glass blower desired. The reheating of the glass sealed the cracks. If you run your hands over CRACKLE GLASS, you can feel the cracks, but the inside is smooth to touch.

Glass makers from the 19th Century and even today are still using the same methods.

 

Some of the companies that produced CRACKLE GLASS are: Blenko Glass Company, Pilgrim Glass Company, Mt. Washington Glass Company, H.C. Fry Glass Company, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Hobbs, Bruckunier & Company, Cambridge Glass Company, Kanawha Glass Company. Some of these companies are still operating today, making CRACKLE GLASS.

 

from The Glass Museum website

A variety of small pieces of crackle glass available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace.

Pieces included in the above photo are Kanawha of Dunbar WV, Pilgrim Glass, in beautiful colors of amberina, green, amethyst, blue and amber. The beautiful little vases and pitchers are stunning on a window sill where they’ll beautifully reflect the the light.

Text with a bit of HIstory about Crackle Glass

Cover of book CRACKLE GLASS by Weitman

The above excerpt is taken from the book: Crackle Glass, Volume 2 by Stan and Arlene Weitman.

Well, you know the story… we have 44 Gift Giving Ideas PLUS! So stop by soon…. Christmas isn’t far off.

We’re ready to help. And yes… we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 31 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

Day 31 We Talk OYSTERS!

In our area, oysters are popular. An oyster platter is an appreciated gift – possibly a perfect hostess gift! We also have several tins from oyster packing firms. These items are very collectible!

Oyster Platters and several oyster tins for the collector available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

We also have this framed print “Unloading Oyster Luggers 1905” and the book Heavy Industries of Yester Year – Harford County’s Rural Heritage by Jack Shagena Jr. and Henry C. Peden, Jr. This book is available in our shop.

framed print "Unloading Oyster Luggers 1905"

Early French settlers designed small boats that would easily navigate the waters between ships and in Louisiana’s swamps.  These boats were called French canots; they had a rounded bottom and a small fin that allowed them to go in shallow water.  They became popular fishing boats and then oyster boats.  These canots eventually became known everywhere as New Orleans Oyster Luggers.

Click this link for more info.

Here’s a few tidbits about oysters and the Chesapeake Bay:

500 B.C.: The earliest evidence of oyster harvesting — shell deposits called middens — indicate that people living in the Chesapeake region were eating oysters and other shellfish as long as early as 2,500 B.C.

1600s: Early colonial settlers frequently remark on the size and quantity of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Oysters were likely harvested using boats, rakes and by wading into shallow water to simply gather them.

read more in the article in The Baltimore Sun

Yes, we have quite a variety of ideas in our 44 Days of Gift Giving. So come on in and visit us, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 30 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

KNIVES May Not Seem Appropriate

But a knife is a tool first and foremost. A pocket knife quite often will have more than one blade that will allow you to loosen/tighten a screw, or even open an envelope. Others can be used to whittle wood to create a toy or small sculpture, open a package, remove a splinter, and still others are used by hunters.

CLICK HERE for a great list of 101 Pocket Knife Uses

The photo below shows the following: at top is a Display Knife made for Jones & Company by Maxam. Below that are l. to r.: 1970s Buck Knife #317 with a black case – no longer made, a 1950s Boy Scout Knife “Be Prepared”, a pen knife by Imperial with 2″ blade and a Florida Souvenir Knife in sheath and it has a small compass on the handle. The bottom row is an advertising pocket knife with 3″ blade for P.K. Maurer & Scott Sales Inc. – says High Explosives Blasting Supplies and also IV. 3.0300 Phila. 27, PA, also a Johnston Mfg pearlized handled 2″ blade pocket knife, and a U.S. Military knife by Camillus 1977.

A variety of Knives available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace - Buck Knife w/black case, Boy Scout Knife 1950s, Imperial Pocket knife, a Florida souvenir knife with compass on handle, Johnston Mfg peralized handle knife with 2" blade, and a US Military knife by Camillus 1977

KNIFE SAFETY

… because YOUR SAFETY matters to everyone at Bahoukas. We’ve attached this short video to help guide you in using your knife. All kids should learn from someone with experience. Think safety first! ENJOY!

Okay… stop in soon with your gift list, we’ll be watchin for ya and ready to help!

Day 29 of 44 Days of Gift Giving from Bahoukas

Nativities Are Collected Around the Globe

We have a few very collectible Nativity Scenes that include a 1950s Italian Set made up of 12 pieces, a Plastic Nativity from the 60s, an ornament light that can fit over a bulb on a tree from the 60s, a U.S. Zone – Germany set from the 40s in fair condition considering it’s made with Papier-mâché figures. One of these just might make someone on your gift list very happy!

from Wikipedia:

Papier-mâché is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste.

Top is an Italian Nativity from the 1950s, a 60s Plastic nativity and an ornament to fit over a bulb on a tree - both from the 60s, plus a 1940s set made of paper mache from U.S. Zone - Germany ... all at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD.

You already know that here at Bahoukas Antique Mall we have some mighty fine ideas to help you with your gift giving. Let us know what you’re thinking about and we’ll do our darndest to help you find it. Hurry in… we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 28 of Bahoukas 44 Gift Giving Ideas

Everyone Needs A Santa or Two!

We have a delightful array of Santas available from silly and funny to a bank or a candle. The photo below includes a 1960s Santa-in-the-Outhouse, a Spaghetti Santa ceramic bank, a 1960s battery-operated animated Santa on a roof top, a stuffed Santa from the 1950s, in front is a plastic Irwin Santa, a small Santa mug, a rocking-chair Santa candle and a Santa Snow Globe (all from the 60s).

Fun choices of Santa collectibles at Bahoukas include 1970 Santa in the Outhouse, Spaghetti Santa ceramic bank, 60s battery operated animated Santa on roof top, stuffed Santa 1950s, Plastic Irwin Candy dispenser, 1960s Santa Mug, Rocking Chair Santa Candle and Santa Snow-Globe from the 1960s.

CLICK HERE for a great blog post that tells you how best to clean a spaghetti ceramic figure. It can really change an old piece to a real collectible.

Vintage spaghetti poodle dogs have so much charm and character. They come in a variety of colors and styles and can be found highly decorated with rhinestones, bows, glasses, hats, playing sports, chain leash with puppies, depicted as fireman, graduating students, band musicians, reading the daily newspaper, snooty, high fashion, smoking, brides and more!

 

Spaghetti Poodles were made from clay, porcelain, and ceramic; their “hair” was applied in various ways to form various textures to mimic an actual poodle’s hairdo. To accomplish the spaghetti look, decorators and designers would have different techniques like using tea strainers to push the material through it to form strands that were then affixed to the poodle giving it a pom-pom look or swirled onto to the poodle for a curly look. Spaghetti is very fragile and tends to break or chip during the years.    (this is discussing Spaghetti Poodles, but there are many ceramic items that use the ‘spaghetti’ technique) from Crazy4Me.com blog)

Whether you need a fun stocking stuffer, a new piece to add to your holiday decor, or just a cute little Santa for a bit of ho-ho-ho, stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace and see what we have to add to your holiday decorations and celebrations. Some of these pieces could also be added to a wreath for a special touch. So, as you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 27 – 44 Days of Gift Giving from Bahoukas

HERCULES is also celebrating an anniversary!

The Disney film from 1997 celebrates 20 years in 2017 – WOW! My how time flies when we’re having so much fun. Here’s a photo of a few of the HERCULES items we have in the shop. These are 5″ figures 1996 by ToyBiz Inc for Disney. They include Mole-Man, She-Demon, Mesomorph, Xena and Centaur. Great stocking stuffers for the young ones or for the ‘big kid’ who still collects them!

Hercules Collectibles at Bahoukas

We also carry X-Men, Star Wars, Star Trek, GI Joe, and other action figures. Hurry in to choose the figure you – or someone special you know – would like to have!

Below is the trailer for the original HERCULES movie from Walt Disney Pictures!

ENJOY! Then hurry in to Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace, MD. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 26 of Our 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas

SNOW WHITE and the SEVEN DWARFS
celebrate their 80th Anniversary!

If you’ve met George at Bahoukas Antique Mall, you already know that he loves Cinderella, PEZ collectibles, and so much more. He’s a big kid and enjoys sharing what he loves. Yep, that’s one of the big reasons for BAHOUKAS!

Bahoukas celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

In the photo above, we share a few of our Snow White collectibles: including l to r: Sneezy, Bashful, Happy Dopey, Doc, Grumpy and Sleepy. These are 5″ tall, made of pvc from the 1970s, (c)Walt Disney Production! The Snow White doll is a 1940s composition doll by Knickerbocker.

Bahoukas also has sheet music, an original book from the 30s, a Dopey Bank from the 60s – ceramic – 1937, a Dopey Lamp about 7″ tall, and a Snow White PEZ Dispenser!

Disney joined SAKS Fifth Avenue in NYC to unveil their holiday windows celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

Just in case you visit New York City for the Holidays, don’t forget to check out the beautiful holiday windows at SAKS Fifth Avenue Store. Created to celebrate 80 years of Snow White and our favorite little guys!

 

Stop in at Bahoukas soon. We can help you find that unique gift you’ve been searching for. Hurry… the count down is on. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 25 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas From Bahoukas

CARD GAMES make for family time

Variety of card games for holiday gift giving from Bahoukas Antiques!

We have a wonderful variety of card games  – the ones at the top were from the 70s when 3M was creating games. In the basket are a variety of card games for kids of all ages – flash cards to crazy eights and everything inbetween. Remember, you can turn off the electronics, gather around the table, and enjoy laughter and chatter and a bit of competition when you open one of these card decks. Don’t forget we have puzzles and board games and more.

Visit Bahoukas Antique Mall soon and grab a couple stocking stuffers before our selection is picked over. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 24 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

Entertaining Comes to Mind for This Gift-Giving Idea

Before Thanksgiving we mentioned some fine decorating ideas for  your holiday table. We were thinking white and gold.

But today we offer shades of Ruby Red.

Hobnail Ruby Glass place setting, candy dish, sugar and creamer plus Avon Cape Cod Collection candlesticks and Salt and Pepper set found at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

This sampling for festive holiday entertaining is a bit different from our white and gold that we posted earlier. Here we have Hobnail Ruby Glass place setting, candy dish, sugar and creamer, plus candlesticks and a salt & pepper set from the Avon Cape Cod Collection.

Entertaining should be fun and festive. Whether you’re looking for an entire set or just a few pieces, we have some wonderful items for you to choose from. We encourage you to hurry in to Bahoukas Antique Mall and pick out a few pieces to add to your holiday dining table, buffet table and mantle. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 23 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

Looking for a Unique MAN-ly Gift?

Sometimes that special guy in your life is difficult to find the perfect gift. Bahoukas would like to help you with some ideas:

Antique and Collectible Tools are a great idea for the wood worker in your life:

antique and vintage tools for the craftsman

Of course, our Beer MuZeum offers a wonderful variety for that ‘man-cave’.

Thinks like beer taps & mugs, Neon signs, mirrors, beer steins and more. We have a variety of brewmania to make the ‘man-cave’ perfect or to add to his collectibles.

Italian Anri wood-carved bottle stoppers at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Mechanical, wood-carved, Italian Anri bottle stoppers

Beer collectibles including bottles, cans, beer steins, at Bahoukas Beer MuZeum in Havre de Grace

Picture given to Kathryn Asher from Pabst for the

We have some fine men’s jewelry pieces

… that include watches, pocket watches, ‘girly stuff’ such as Playboy Cuff Links.

 

For the sportsman,

… we have Heddon fishing lures, Decoys, Nascar items, collectible sports cards to name just a few things.

Collection of Heddon Fishing Lures at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Maybe old bottles, coins or a special knife would be a better fit.

Vintage Kiehl and Kiefer blob top soda bottle, Lancaster PA             CHas. Zech Lancaster PA crown top vintage soda bottle available at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace Maryland             Coin Sets available at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Have you considered games, cameras, old phones, military items, or even scales?

Many varieties of scales at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Hurry in to Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum – let us help you find the perfect gift for the special guy on your list. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 22 – 44 Days of Gift Giving from Bahoukas

Boardgames – from Senet to Monopoly to Chess

Have you ever heard of Senet?

Senet (or Senat) is a board game from Predynastic and ancient Egypt. The oldest hieroglyph representing a Senet game dates to around 3100 BC.  The full name of the game inEgyptian was zn.t n.t ḥˁb meaning the “game of passing”.

from OriginalPeople.org

Nefertari playing Senet from originalpeople.org

Nefertari playing Senet. Painting in tomb of Egyptian QueenNefertari (1295–1255 BC). from OriginalPeople.org

Well, we don’t have a game of Senet in our shop … but we do have quite a variety of games. The following shows only a few of the many available: Beverly Hillbillies card game, Cootie, Password, original Master Mind, Backgammon, The Standard RADIO Game, and Cribbage. But these is merely a small sampling of the many games we have available for all ages!

Just a few of the many board games available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace including: Beverly Hill Billies card game, Cootie, and Password; as well as Master Mind, Backgammon, Radio and Cribbage!

We have a number of chess sets and many games for younger kids.

Ever wonder who invented board games? Here’s a great article:

People were playing board games earlier than we have any records. Probably the first board games were scratched into dirt. People played with stones or fruit pits for pieces. … About 400 BC people in China began to play a form of chess, and gradually people in India and Central Asia learned to play chess. Greater interest in board games led to the Indian invention of Parcheesi around 300 AD, and a version of Chutes and Ladders about 1200 AD.       from quatr.com 

Is your family no longer playing board games? Is everyone on their phones, iPads or glued to a computer game? Do you want to get back to some real family time again!

Consider this quote from an article on Scholastic.com:

Games don’t need to be overtly academic to be educational, however. Just by virtue of playing them, board games can teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. Board games can foster the ability to focus, and lengthen your child’s attention span by encouraging the completion of an exciting, enjoyable game. Even simple board games like Chutes and Ladders offer meta-messages and life skills: Your luck can change in an instant — for the better or for the worse. The message inherent in board games is: Never give up. Just when you feel despondent, you might hit the jackpot and ascend up high, if you stay in the game for just a few more moves.

Stop into Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, Maryland, soon. Pick out a game or two. Wrap ’em up and place them under the tree. Then when Christmas Day and Dinner begin to move into slow gear, bring out a game or two and enjoy your family and friends.

Day 21 – Gift Giving Ideas From Bahoukas

Havre de Grace Holly Jolly First Friday and Tree Lighting Ceremony

TODAY IS OUR TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 – we celebrate our Community Tree Lighting in historic downtown Havre de Grace. The Holly Jolly First Friday Celebration is from 4:30-8:30 pm with a parade at 6 p.m. It’s the absolutely perfect day to share our PEZ collection with you. We’ll also give you details to enter our PEZZ TREE CONTEST. Keep reading…

For gift giving ideas, we have the following variety of PEZ collectibles. Do you see one you wish you had for your collection? Or maybe you know someone who would love a PEZ collectible in their stocking. Well, Bahoukas has hundreds of PEZ from individual characters to a variety of specialty pieces.

 

PEZ Collectibles Top l to r: Star Wars. Barbie, large Charlie Brown, Disney's Frozen, (in front top) Pez A Saurus in Pez Car Candy Dispenser, PET PETS Penguin, (bottom l to r) PEZZ - KISS, PEZ Presidents, PEZ Tigger and Pooh

The fun PEZ collectibles above include: (top l to r), PEZ Star Wars – C3PO and R2D2, PEZ Barbie, large PEZ Charlie Brown Dispenser, PEZ Disney’s Frozen. Top row in front include (l) PEZ A Saurus in the PEZ Car Candy Dispenser, PEZ PETS Penquin. Bottom front ( to r) include PEZZ – KISS, PEZ Presidents of the United States, and PEZ Tigger and Pooh.

Anyone who knows George knows that he also has a personal collection of PEZ that are close to 1,000 pcs. In the store, easily another 1,000. There’s an entire case and several shelves. But during the Christmas Season, he loves to share his PEZ Christmas Tree and Wreath.

BAHOUKAS HOLIDAY FRONT WINDOW DECORATIONS:

Bahoukas Antique Mall front window - Holiday Decorations with the famous PEZ Christmas Tree and the Nativity on the other side!

 

Christmas Tree decorated with PEZ Dispensers in window at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

PEZ CHRISTMAS TREE CONTEST

Go ahead – guess!

How many PEZ are on the tree?

If you’re the winner, you’ll receive a
$25 Gift Certificate for Bahoukas.

ENTRY:
Fill out the entry form and place it
in the tin at the store.

DRAWING:
Friday Morning
December 22
between 10 a.m. and noon.

So there you have it. PEZ collectibles, a Community Tree Lighting and Parade during our Holly Jolly First Friday, a PEZ Christmas Tree Contest, and plenty of ideas from our 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas. 

Stop in during First Friday or anytime between now and Christmas. We’re here to help and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!