Salt and Pepper Clubs?

INTERNATIONAL?

Do you realize that there are over 40,000 members of Novelty Salt & Pepper Clubs? This organization was founded in 1983? Who would have thought! Many of us remember our moms collecting salt and pepper shakers during various summer trips. But it’s hard to imagine over 40,000 members collecting today – in 2018!

Here’s a sampling of salt and pepper shakers available at our shop. And we do mean – SAMPLING! So if you want to join the 40,000+ members of the Novelty Salt & Pepper Clubs, stop in soon.

Start your salt & pepper collection by checking out OUR collections at Bahoukas Antique Mall.

Below is a great video with Bill Geist of CBS attending a Salt & Pepper Shaker Collectors Convention. WOW!

And CLICK HERE for a great article from the Smithsonian!

Here’s a quote from the article!

Morton’s development may have been the beginning of the salt and pepper shaker, but it was the automobile that led to its becoming a collectible item, says Alex. “It was because people could travel more freely, either for work or on vacation that the souvenir industry came about. Salt and pepper shakers were cheap, easy to carry and colorful, and made ideal gifts.”

Then drop in by our shop and see how easy it is to begin or add to your very own collection. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Sun – Justify – Horse Lovers

Can we get another Triple Crown?

Baffert brought us American Pharoah and the Triple Crown, will he do it again with Justify? We can only excitedly wait and see.

Today, the sun is out and hopefully, our surroundings will dry up just a little! Everything is lush and green – a great day to get out and about.

In the meantime, we’d like to share a few items horse lovers may enjoy from our store. Stop in… we have other horse-y surprises as well.

Below is a unique print of Merry Monarch:

The Merry Monarch’s first race of 1846 was the Derby at Epsom. The build-up to the race was marred by reports of a plot to either lame or poison Old England, one of the favourites for the race, while another one of the leading contenders, The Libel, was allegedly drugged (“doctored”). Poor weather on the morning of the race did not deter the crowd, which was reported to be as large and unruly as ever. Ridden by the little-known Foster Bell, The Merry Monarch started at odds of 15/1 in a record field of thirty one runners. These official odds however, were offered jointly for The Merry Monarch and his stable companion Doleful: according to The Sporting Magazine, odds of 35/1 would have been more accurate reflection of the actual betting. The start of the race was delayed by almost an hour by a series of false starts and an incident in which one of the leading contenders, Alarm was kicked by The Libel. Alarm threw off his jockey, Nat Flatman, ran into a chain fence and then galloped loose down the course for several minutes before being caught. Both Alarm and Flatman were injured, but took part in the race when it eventually got under way. The Merry Monarch was among the leading group from the start, and was in fourth place at the turn into the straight, where one horse fell and several others were badly hampered. Approaching the final furlong, Bell sent The Merry Monarch to the front and he established a clear lead before staying on well to win “in clever style” by a length from Annandale, with Old England a neck away in third. The result was a major surprise to most observers, including, it was reported, the winner’s own connections, who had believed that their other runner, Doleful, had the better chance of winning.

 

—-from Wikipedia

Merry Monarch print 1845 won Derby at Epsom, England

Or maybe you just love collecting horse figures and such. Yep, stop in at Bahoukas Antique Mall.

horse collectibles and figures at Bahoukas Antique Mall

We have a  number of fun collectible horse figures. Stop in today and see what else you might discover as you browse our 9,000 sq. ft. of antiques and collectibles. You’ll love the hunt! Treasures are everywhere!

In the meantime, as Justify prepares to head to the Belmont Stakes, our excitement grows! And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Beautiful Jewelry

Just in Time for Mother’s Day…

We normally like to post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But we wanted to get this post out there to pique your curiosity enough that you’ll stop in and see the variety of beautiful jewelry we have for that special “MOM” in your life.

beautiful jewelry choices available for Mom on Mother's Day at Bahoukas Antiques

These photos do not do justice to these trays of pins. There are some stunning pieces here. Stop in and see for yourself the beautiful bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more that we have in our shop. Prices start at just a couple dollars and up. Bring the kids to pick out something special for Mom and Grandmom.

Pins, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more - all in time for Mothers Day - available in Havre de Grace, MD at Bahoukas

Hurry in to discover the perfect, beautiful piece or two of jewelry that will delight Mom and fit your budget. Truly, these photos do not do justice to these pieces. And, of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Just in Time for Picnics

Gifts for Mom and the Family

May, thoughts of outdoor picnics and barbeques, and great serving pieces make for perfect Mothers Day gift ideas. Below is a beautiful glass cake dish with a cover. Can you imagine the tasty dessert that will be served? YUM!

Beautiful covered cake dish - Bahoukas Antiques

Maybe you need a dish for your casserole. Well, check this one! A glass-covered, Guardian Ware serving dish. Perfect!

Guardian Ware covered serving dish

Has mentioned that she could sure use a few mixing/serving bowls? These stainless steel bowls below make it easy to mix your favorite salad, cover with plastic wrap and take directly to the picnic table. Those hungry kids will be so excited!

stainless steel bowls at Bahoukas Antiques

We absolutely love this circus-themed covered tin that’s just perfect for a batch of your favorite cookies and brownies. ooooOOOOOoooooo

circus themed tin for some favorite munchies

If you’re taking the cut-up veggies, a dip, maybe baked beans, these glass serving pieces with covers are perfect for the table and can go directly into the refrigerator/freezer afterward. Well, that’s if there’s anything left in them afterward!

glss covered serving/freezer dishes at Bahoukas Antiques

So if you’re thinking picnic, outdoor barbeques, or just a great gift for Mom this Mother’s Day, these pieces just might fill the bill. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Time to Think About Mom

Mother’s Day 2018 – Sunday, May 13

Of course, you ALWAYS think of mom. But with Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, we thought we’d help you out with a few gift ideas. Consider these beautiful Spode Blue Room Collection of Mugs – buy one or all six:

Spode Blue Room Collection mugs - beautiful - available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

OR….. maybe Mom would love an entire set of Spode Blue Room Collection Italian – service for 8. Seriously, stop in and see these beautiful dishes in perfect condition. Buy one or buy them all.

Spode Blue Room Collection Italian dishes service for 8 at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

And yep, we’ll we watchin’ for ya!

WOW… Busy Weekend Ahead

First Friday, Decoy Show and Warm Weather…

decoy memorabilia available at Bahoukas

Bahoukas has an interesting collection of Havre de Grace Decoy Memorabilia. Above are Decoy Show Pins from 1982-1991.

The mini black swan is by Bill Hickson, The larger black swan is carved by LM Bircham 1991. The mini-white swan (not signed). The Concord Point Lighthouse figurine is a 2006 edition. The Wood Duck Decoy is carved by Frank Townsend of New Jersey.

Stop in while you’re enjoying the weekend’s festivities. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Finally time for outdoor fun!

Check Out These Games

Beautiful Croquet Set - wood - at Bahoukas

This beautiful, collectible croquet set is in wonderful condition. Nice wood and heavy. Don’t ignore this amazing set.

Sports Combination Games available at Bahoukas

1960s indoor/outdoor game set available at Bahoukas

This 6-in-1 Champion Sports Combination game set is for indoor AND outdoor play. Come check this out. It’s pretty darn awesome. Fun for everyone and all ages. Hurry, it’s perfect for the coming warm days!

1950s Badminton set at Bahoukas Antiques

This 1950s Badminton Set has seen a lot of years and can give you even more.

We love that it’s time to really start enjoying the great outdoors. All of these games are perfect for the entire family. Drop by Bahoukas and check them out. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Beautiful Noritake Rosamor Dishes

Gray Roses, Platinum, Gray and Black Leaves

Noritake Rosamor serving pieces at Bahoukas

Noritake began selling dinnerware in the US marketplace in 1904. We have sold our products through numerous department stores, jewelry stores and specialty stores from coast to coast. In addition to our over 100 years of selling fine quality china and porcelain within the United States, we have also served US military personnel around the globe.  __from Noritake site

Noritake Rosamor sugar and creamer

Noritake has been a fixture in American military bases for years and many servicemen have delighted their families sending home beautifully crafted sets of fine china.   __from Noritake site

Plates and bowls of Noritake Rosamor pattern at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

The Noritake Rosamor pattern (5851) was very popular at US military PX facilities in Japan during the Vietnam War in the sixties and seventies. The china was sold in pre-packaged sets at attractive prices. __from Answers.Yahoo.com

Check out the deal George has on this Noritake Rosamor china set at BahoukasThis set of 95 pieces is stunning. It’s simple yet modern pattern is as beautiful today as when it was first made. Stop in and see it for yourself. Here’s our pricing. Chat with George. And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Typeset – Printer Drawers – Letterpress

an old Bata Shoe advertising plate for typesetting at Bahoukas

Print before we used computers, was a bit more tedious.

With the Chesapeake Printers Fair happening in Havre de Grace this Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 am until 3 pm, we thought you might enjoy a bit of background and some very collectible items available at Bahoukas Antique Mall.

To the left is a plate ready to print designed for a Bata Shoes advertisement.

 

 

 

This photo includes a variety of typeset letters,
numbers, special characters, etc.

 

 

typesetting drawers    

These printers drawers and shelves also make great shadow boxes.

Below is a video from 1959 teaching “How to Set Type”. ENJOY and appreciate as you enjoy the Chesapeake Printers Fair.

And just to add a bit more interest. Along with typesetting, we have some beautiful fountain pens and an artist’s pen set.

Fountain pens and artist's pen set

So, as you enjoy the Chesapeake Printers Fair and the Pyrex Fest both in historic downtown Havre de Grace from 10 am to 3 pm, be sure to stop by and see us at Bahoukas. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Metlox Poppytrail Pottery Dinnerware

mid-century modern metlox poppytrail dinnerware pieces available at Bahoukas AntiquesMid-Century Modern California Pottery

These beautiful pieces of Metlox Poppytrail include a butter dish, pitcher, creamer, sugar, and 2 different sizes of serving platters.

… the company expanded into dinnerware and began in 1932 to produce the “200 Series” line of dinnerware. This line was also called “Poppytrail.” The company garnered a great deal of positive response due to offering this dinnerware line.   __replacements.com

__from Wikipedia

The first line of pottery produced, “Poppytrail,” became well known for its brightly colored glazes derived from locally mined metallic oxides. Subsequent lines included “Nostalgia,” “Red Rooster,” “California Provincial,” “Colonial Homestead,” “Homestead Provincial,” and “Colorstax.”

In the 1950s Metlox introduced a line of modernist dinnerware featuring free form designs and squared plates using “blanks” that were then decorated with designs and colors. These were then marketed under the pattern names of “California Contempra”, “California Modern” and “California Freeform” names.

The company operated from 1927 until 1989.

Stop in and see this beautiful set. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Collectible Campaign Memorabilia

campaign button is a pin used during an election as political advertising for (or against) a candidate or political party, or to proclaim the issues that are part of the political platform. Political buttons date as far back as President George Washington. They have taken many forms as the technology to create an image and mass production has allowed. In the late 18th and first half of the 19th century they were sewn-on clothing buttons, whereas the modern forms typically have pins on the back and are therefore also called pin-back buttons.    ___Wikipedia

political/campaign pins available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace.

Above are a variety of campaign pins over the years. In this time of lots of political activity, be sure to save your campaign pins. It’s a perfect time to start your own collection.

The first photographic image on pins dates to 1860. Abraham Lincoln and his various opponents used the tintype or ferrotype photo process.

The first mass production of metal buttons dates to the 1896 William McKinley campaign for president with “celluloid” buttons with one side of a metal disk covered with paper (printed with the message) and protected by a layer of clear plastic.

Since 1916, buttons have also been produced by lithographing the image directly onto the metal disk. A celluloid-type button is fastened to a garment using a pin on the back side of the button (in recently produced buttons, the pin generally fits into a safety-pin-style catch). A lithographed button may fasten with a pinback or with a metal tab which folds over a lapel or pocket.  ___Wikipedia

1952 National Republican Convention tickets for Chicago available at Bahoukas Antiques.

We also have these interesting 1952 National Republican Convention Tickets – Chicago.

The 1952 Republican National Convention was held at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois from July 7 to July 11, 1952, and nominated the popular general and war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower of Kansas, nicknamed “Ike,” for president and the anti-communist crusading Senator from California, Richard M. Nixon, for vice president.

The Republican platform pledged to end the unpopular war in Korea, supported the development of nuclear weapons as a deterrence strategy, to fire all “the loafers, incompetents and unnecessary employees” at the State Department, condemned the Roosevelt and Truman administrations’ economic policies, supported retention of the Taft-Hartley Act, opposed “discrimination against race, religion or national origin”, supported “Federal action toward the elimination of lynching”, and pledged to bring an end to communist subversion in the United States.

The 1952 convention was the first to be televised nationwide!

__Wikipedia

So as you consider upcoming elections, you just might want to consider starting your collection.

 

 

It’s Finally Spring

… and we start thinking about boating

a huge Spanish galleon and a couple sailboat models - at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

We’ve shown this beautiful Spanish Galleon sailing vessel before, but it’s still waiting for the perfect home. It’s an absolutely stunning model. The little red sailboat in the foreground is ‘not for sale’ since we have a young boy ghost who plays among the shelves and gets mighty upset when we move his boat. The other sailboat in the background is for sale. Stop into Bahoukas and see these models. We’re sure they’re perfect for someone! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Old Vintage Photos

… offer some beautiful possibilities

This old photo includes an early Harley Davidson

Old photos always take us back to another time. Visually they help us see another era. But they also cause us to wonder about their lives. Sometimes you even ponder if there was a way you could create something with the photos that seem to touch you in some way. Speaking of how a photo may touch us, did you notice the vintage Harley Davidson in the front of the photo above? Well, now you see it!

vintage photo of a young man with his arm resting on an old rocking chair      vintage photo of an older woman

Do you ever fall in love with old photos you find in antique shops and wish there was a project so you could use them? We’ve included a wonderful link in this post that gives you 30 ideas. Once you look it over, I’ll bet your creative mind will be going in 100 directions, thinking of the gifts and unique items you might create for others as well as yourself. Stop in and see our many old photos.

vintage wedding photo, one of many at Bahoukas Antique Mall

This webpage gives 30 Creative Ways to Repurpose Repurpose Old Photos. It may, at first, feel like it wouldn’t work for anything you want. But as I perused the options, I was picturing all the beautiful black & white and sepia tone photos I’ve seen in antique shops. What if all those amazing bridal photos were used to create a lovely runner for the bride’s table. Just an idea. Now go create! Yes, we have lots of old photos and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

SPODE Jumbo Cups w/Saucers

from the Blue Room Collection

Spode Blue Room Collection of Jumbo Cups w/Saucers

The patterns, left to right, are Tower, Italian, Camilla, and Sunflower. These are huge cups and absolutely beautiful. Stop in and see them for yourself. Yes, they are for coffee or tea, but they make beautiful soup cups. Stunning.

We have a wonderful selection of SPOKE porcelain – over 100 pieces. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Vintage Postcards – hundreds!

Stunning Very Collectible Vintage Postcards

Beautiful Vintage Postcards at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

We recently received hundreds – yes, hundreds of beautiful, stunning, vintage postcards. Many of them are embossed. We have beautiful postcards for nearly every holiday and dozens of subjects. You have to see them to appreciate them. They are just stunning. Whether you add them to your collection, use them for decoupage, or frame them, these vintage postcards are a delight!

Hurry in and see them for yourself. If you love vintage postcards, you won’t be disappointed. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Just in time for the Beer Fest

Beer Collectibles for You

Plenty of beer collectibles at Bahoukas Beer MuZeum in Havre de Grace

This Saturday, April 14, 2018 from noon to five is the first ever Craft Beer and Wine Festival at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. We thought we’d share a few items for those beer lovers and maybe, just maybe, you’d like to have one of these unique steins or  choose a pewter tankard – also available at Bahoukas. Hurry in and choose your favorite.

Left to right pictured above include the Bartender battery operated collectible,  a double-handle German Beer Stein, a Dogfish Head Chicory Stout tap handle, a 1920s Chesapeake Brewing Co. beer bottle with the terrapin turtle, and a beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle Stein from Germany, limited edition.

Click here for the Lock House Craft Beer and Wine Details.

We’ll be watchin’ for you at the shop and be sure to say ‘hi’ at the festival!

Unique Medical Collectibles

Medical items to add to your special collection

Unusual medical collectibles available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

We do get some unusual items at Bahoukas Antique Mall. Above are a variety of medical collectibles. They include (l to r):

  • Peoples Quality Potassium Alum Lump from Peoples Drug Store
  • glass hypodermick syringe
  • a ceramic mug with Rx on it
  • Two varieties of mortar and pestle
  • a Tincture of Iodine bottle
  • and a Vintage BP Cuff

So if you’re a collector of medical items, you might want one or all of these for your bookshelf or shadow box. Stop in soon and choose your favorites to complete your collection. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Do You Remember Beatlemania?

First Fridays in Havre de Grace

… mean food, shopping, meeting up with friends, games, vendors, and MUSIC!! And we have the memorabilia to add to the fun!

Beatles memorabilia at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

Above are a number of fun Beatles items: a John Lennon figure, Beatles stamps, and a pink wallet and pencil case – all from the ’60s! Below are Beatles trading cards.

Beatles trading cards at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Beatlemania was the intense fan frenzy directed towards the English rock band the Beatles in the 1960s. The phenomenon began in 1963 and continued past the group’s break-up in 1970, despite the band ceasing public performances in 1966.
_from Wikipedia

So much of the music from the 1960s and 1970s is still loved today by all ages. So as you enjoy our First Friday, don’t forget to stop by Bahoukas and check out our Beatles, Elvis and more music memorabilia PLUS CDs, Records, and more. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!