Andy Warhol Collected Cookie Jars

What do Little Sprout, Nestle’s Toll House, and Wiley Coyote have in common?

Cookie jars!

Little Sprout, Nestle's Toll House, and Wiley Coyote are just a few of the wonderful collectible cookie jars available at Bahoukas.

Artist Andy Warhol amassed a collection of 175 ceramic cookie jars. These were in a multitude of shapes and figures. Most were purchased at flea markets. Warhol’s collection was featured in a prominent news magazine and sparked an interest in collecting cookie jars. When asked in the 1970s why he pursued the 1930s and 1940s jars, Warhol said simply, “They are time pieces.” At an auction of his apartment’s contents in 1987, Warhol’s collection of cookie jars realized $250,000.

The Brush Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio is generally recognized as producing the first ceramic cookie jar.
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This comment about cookie jars used for advertising product is interesting:

 Early on, American companies would fill cookie jars with their product and sell the entire container. It was an easy and popular way to promote their brand and product.

The above quote comes from a great article from Antique Trader. Read it for 9 other interesting tips about the history of cookie jars.

Of course, here at Bahoukas Antique Mall we have wonderful collection of cookie jars. Come to think of it, they’re just in time for our upcoming Easter and Spring celebrations. Brighten up your kitchen with a unique, collectible cookie jar. And yes, we’ll be watching for ya!

America’s Native Spirit

Did you know that about Jim Beam?

In 1964, under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, Congress declared bourbon “America’s native spirit”. Today, bourbon is recognized around the world as America’s native spirit, led by Jim Beam®, the world’s No. 1 bourbon.

Jim Beam Fox Collectibles at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

Jim Beam decanters and ‘go-withs’ are great collectibles. Most of these pieces have specific histories.

  • Left is the Clown Fox Paperweight Figurine Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey 1980 Regal China
  • Fox Hunt Jim Beam 11th Annual Convention Las Vegas,NV 1981 Die Dice Regal China
  • 1980 JIM BEAM Vintage Decanter Fox on a Dolphin South Florida Club Regal China
  • Vintage Cherry Valley Jim Beam Specialty Club 1979 Fox Girl Bottle 8″ Tall Happy Birthday Regal China
  • Rare Vintage 1980 Jim Beam Convention Sailor Fox Bottle 7″ Tall Regal China

Did you know that just because it’s ‘whiskey’, doesn’t make it ‘bourbon?’

Here are a few facts from their website:

  • Bourbon is kind of like whiskey’s “sweet spot.” Because corn is a sweet grain, the more corn, the sweeter the whiskey—and bourbon needs to be at least 51% corn.
  • In 1964, under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, Congress declared bourbon “America’s native spirit”.
  • The only thing that can be added to bourbon is water (and only to bring it down to proof).
  • By law, bourbon must be aged in NEW charred oak barrels.
  • It can’t say “bourbon” on the label if it’s not distilled and aged in the United States. It can’t be “Kentucky Straight Bourbon” unless it’s distilled and aged in Kentucky for at least 2 years. And it can’t say Jim Beam® unless it’s been made by seven generations of one family.

Check out their website for an interesting family business of seven generations. Beautiful story and some really remarkably beautiful decanters and ‘go-withs.’

Yep, stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum for more fascinating Jim Beam collectibles. We’ll be watchin’ for ya.

 

Airline Memorabilia at Bahoukas

Cards and Puppets to Model Planes and Transistor Radios

PanAm transistor radio plane, deck of cards, United Air Lines puppet, TWA pilot wings and more models

Airline Memorabilia is both fun and interesting. In front (l to right) is a Panam 747 friction plane model, a deck of cards, another PAN AM plane with a transister radio, a silverware set from American Airlines and one from United Air plus a TWA fork, pilot wings from TWA, North West, and American Air. In back is a battery-operated Pan Am plane and a United Air Lines puppet.

Tiki Statue from United Airlines Hawaii

 

Looking for even more unique pieces?

Check out the TIKI statue from United Airlines Hawaii.
This piece is in excellent condition!

 

 

Or maybe you love Air India…

‘We call him a Maharajah for want of a better description. But his blood isn’t blue. He may look like royalty, but he isn’t royal.’ These are the words of Bobby Kooka, the man who conceived the Maharajah.

This now familiar lovable figure first made his appearance in Air India way back in 1946, when Bobby Kooka as Air India’s Commercial Director and Umesh Rao, an artist with J.Walter Thompson Ltd., Mumbai, together created the Maharajah.  from The Air India Brand

This quote from the website for Air India shares a good deal of fun information on the development of their brand identities.

Maharajah of Air India

We also found this interesting site for anyone who may want to learn more about Airline Memorabilia. Enjoy!

Welcome to the World Airline Historical Society. We are dedicated to preserving the history of the airlines of the world. Our contributors are experts in all facets of airline memorabilia, and the WAHS sponsors the annual Airliners International™ convention, for over 40 years, the world’s largest airline collectibles show. Access to our current articles and archives is free, all we ask is that you register so we can keep you updated on Airliners International and special events. Welcome and ENJOY!   from World Airline Historical Society Online

As always, we encourage you to visit Bahoukas Antique Mall in historic, downtown Havre de Grace. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!