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!

Boxed Cards and Single Packs

Baseball – Football – Desert Storm and more…

unopened boxes and single packs of sports cards at Bahouaks in Havre de Grace

It may be snowing out today… and a bit of a challenge to be thinking sports, unless maybe Winter Olympics!! But we have a number of unopened boxes of sport cards as well as single packs. Above (l to r) includes:

  • 1992 Top Stadium Club Baseball Cards
  • 1991 Upper Deck NFL Football Cards
  • 1991 Fleer Baseball Cards
  • 1991 Desert Storm Cards by Tops

So when you’re ready to step outdoors again, do stop by. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

 

We May Have March Snow, But …

It’s Spring Training Time for the Orioles!

Ed Smith Stadium is a baseball field located in Sarasota, Florida. The stadium was built in 1989 to replace Payne Park as a Spring Training and Minor League Baseball site. In 2010, the Baltimore Orioles began playing spring games at the ballpark.  from Wikipedia

Baltimore Orioles sports memorabilia at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace, MD

To celebrate Opening Day and Spring Training for the Orioles, we share a few Orioles Collectibles available at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. In this photo we have an 1960s Baltimore Orioles pennant, and a selection of glasses specific to the Orioles. So ‘get your game on’ and celebrate Spring with Baseball’s Spring Training!

If you’re feeling a bit down about the Orioles this year, check out this article that offers a bit of hope… then stay tuned as the Orioles get to work on their 2018 Season!

The Orioles have now supplemented their starting rotation with two veteran pitchers — more progress in less than a week of spring training than in the entire offseason — but the team is far from done in attempting to continue to upgrade its camp roster.  from Edwardo A. Encina for the Baltimore Sun

 

Bodt and Steiner Pierce Decoys

Nautical is our theme today.

This shelf offers fine decoys by local carvers such as Bryon Bodt and Steiner Pierce. Beautiful boat models with several by Tony Vincenti – yes, another local. Plenty of various nautical items like lamps with a duck base, various seabirds, mugs and glasses, and a wonderful selection of “Old Salts of the Sea” figures.

Nautical theme at Bahoukas Antiques include decoys, boat models, Old Salts of the Sea and more

Below are two beautiful sailboat models by Tony Vincenti. There’s is another large sailboat by Tony that is not in the photos. These beautiful boats sit on a Civil War Era dresser, walnut with a marble top and oval mirror. It’s an exquisite piece.

As always, we encourage you to stop in and browse. Think we don’t have anything you need or want? We encourage you to check the category 44 Days of Gifts or just browse the Blog. We’re pretty sure you’ll be surprised! And on that note, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

beautiful boat models by Tony Vincenti of Havre de Grace MD at Bahoukas Antiques

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 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 16 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

Baltimore Colts Leave in the Middle of the Night

Were you a Colts fan? If so, you might enjoy these tidbits from Wikipedia:

The Baltimore Colts were one of the first NFL teams to have cheerleaders, a marching band and a team “fight song” (along with the nearby Washington Redskins, forty miles southwest in the nation’s capital).

The Baltimore Colts were named after Baltimore’s 142-year-old annual “Preakness Stakes”, a premier thoroughbred horse racing event, second jewel of the famous “Triple Crown” championship series of the sport run at the historic Pimlico Race Course since 1873.

Baltimore Colts Memorabilia includes helmet clock, desk lamp, hat, 2-thermos insulated bag, Johnny Unitas signed photo, 1960s Christmas card, 1982 ticket stub, booster pin, 1980 schedule, beer mug, NFL Champions 1958, Ameche's ash tay w/Colt's logo all available at Bahoukas

Our Day 16 offers some really fun gift ideas for the COLTS FAN in your life (or maybe, just maybe, that’s you!). Some of the items we have include a helmet clock, desk lamp, knit hat, 2-thermos and insulated bag, Johnny Unitas signed photo, 1982 ticket stub, booster pin, 1980 schedule, Colts mug, NFL Champions 1958 pewter ‘First Sudden Death Play-Off’ ashtray, Ameche’s ash tray w/Colts logo.

 

Enjoy this great video about Johnny Unitas! ENJOY… then come visit us at Bahoukas Antique Mall and find the perfect gift for the holidays. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 9 – Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

WRESTLERS add fun to our 44 Days of Gift Ideas

Wrestling figures including Hulk Hogan, Hillbilly Jim, Junkyard Dog, Iron Sheik, George "The Animal" Steele

It may not look like a holiday gift, but to the wrestler enthusiast, it’ll make a fine gift. In the photo above, the figures (left to right) are: Hulk Hogan, Hillbilly Jim, Junkyard Dog, Iron Sheik, and George “The Animal” Steele. The photos behind the figures are (l to r): Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage and Elizabeth, and Ultimate Warrior.

These would make great stocking stuffers for the ‘big or small’ wrestling enthusiast on your list.

By the way, are you aware there is a Pro-Wrestlers Hall of Fame. Yep…. Click on that link and check it out. By the way, they’re working on updating their site… so keep checking back on their site.

Be sure to check out the continued 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas that we’ll be sharing throughout the holiday season. Then stop by our shop… ’cause we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 1 – Gift Giving Idea from Bahoukas

NASCAR Collectibles Seems Like the Perfect Start

During the next 44 days we’re going to offer some creative ideas to help you find the ideal gift for that very special ‘someone’ in your life. Your significant other, your kids, your grandkids, maybe a best friend or someone in the office. No matter, we’ll have a number of suggestions to help you discover the perfect gift.

With the NASCAR race tonight (11/10/2017) at the Phoenix Speedway, and the Grand Finale on 11/17/2017 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, it’s the perfect time to remind you of the NASCAR collectibles we have waiting for you to choose a few items for the NASCAR collector on your list – or maybe you just want to encourage someone to ‘start’ their collection.

Nascar Collectibles available at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace including Jimmy Johnson jacket and beer mug, Jeff Gordon License Plate, Richard Petty Pepsi (never opened), Nascar Pencils #20 Tony Stewart, Dale Jr flag #8 and coasters and #01 Army/American Hero model car

So enjoy the races and then pop in to Bahoukas to grab the NASCAR collectible and memorabilia that will complete your collection! They make perfect gifts as well. Stay-tuned. We have 43 more days to go. In the meantime, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Play Marbles with the Kids

When did you last play a game of Marbles!

Wonderful selection of marbles available at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace Maryland

Don’t remember how … or maybe just want to learn. CLICK HERE for the basics! Above is a wonderful selection that includes shooters, cat eyes and clear slag glass. We also have a much sought after collection of clay marbles.

Big Marbles including Bennington and End of Day at Bahoukas Antiques in Maryland

 

Above you’ll find the big marbles – shooters! The blue ones are Bennington, others are End of Day. So many choices!

Round dish of shooter marbles at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

This round tray of different shooters will entice any lover of marbles. Stop by and get your selection. Start sharing a fun game with your kids that requires no electricity or batteries. It does require thumbs!

If you need a refresher, here’s a glossary of terms. ENJOY!

There are plenty more choices available at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace, Maryland. We’ll be waiting to show them to you! Stop by soon!

Hunting Stamps – Maryland-Harford County

Migratory Birds Hunting Stamps – Maryland

Migratory Birds - Maryland Hunting Stamps

There are some beautiful, collectible, Maryland Hunting Stamps available at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace, MD. Above is a sampling of the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp and a Big Game Hunting Stamp for Archers.

Big Game Stamp for Archers - Maryland - at Bahoukas

 

 

 

Here’s a close-up of the Big Game Stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also have a nice selection of hunting licenses for Harford County Maryland. Do you collect them? Stop by and see what we might have to add to your own beautiful collection!

 

 

Anyone Ready for a Gamble?

Poker and Horse Racing = Fun!

Poker is a family of card games that combine gambling, strategy, and skill. All poker variants involve betting as an intrinsic part of play, and determine the winner of each hand according to the combinations of players’ cards, at least some of which remain hidden until the end of the hand. Poker games vary in the number of cards dealt, the number of shared or “community” cards, the number of cards that remain hidden, and the betting procedures.   from wikipedia

Beautiful sets for the Poker Play on your list available at Bahoukas

These are beautiful Poker Sets. The one on the right is in a beautiful leather box. It’s ready for a great card game! The one on the left is packaged in a heavy metal case. It’s a hefty set and will delight any serious Poker Player! You must stop in to see them to truly appreciate these beautiful sets.

Prefer a different type of game?

Check out this beautiful 1890 French Antique Horse Racing Gambling Game – Jeu De Course

1890 French Horseracing Game - at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

There couldn’t be a more perfect game than this Jeu de Course 1890 mechanical, French horse racing, game. With a city named by LaFayette, it seems the perfect gift for the gaming collector! A small flag is missing, but it otherwise runs perfectly! It was actually used for gambling in its heydey! Bets anyone!?!? The bottom section here is actually the lid to the box that keeps the entire game. It’s mechanical, so no repairs are needed. You can even play this game when the electric is out! (smiley face)

Here’s a closer look at the horses. Remember, this amazing piece is from the 1890s!

top of 1890 French mechanical horse racing game

Stop in soon and see these wonderful gaming pieces for yourself! They’d also make great and very unique gifts!

Ghosts, Dad’s Day, and Bahoukas

It’s Never Dull at Bahoukas Antique Mall!

Collectible Heddon Fishing Lure at Bahoukas

 

With Father’s Day weekend upon, we want to remind you that we have 9,000 sq. ft. of antiques and collectibles. We KNOW there’s a perfect gift for “dad” here!

 

Vintage tools - early 30s - BahouksFrom fishing lures to baseball memorabilia, Military items to coin collections, tools to toys!

Yes, dads have lots of memories of toys they played with as kids. Maybe a youngster wants to buy an old toy and have Dad play and share those stories – creating new memories!

 

 

 

We want to remind you that July 15th is the next night that the Dead of Night Paranormal Investigators will be here. We’ve had a new entity introduce himself. Reserve your spot and maybe this new spirit will share more about himself on July 15th!

Schedule for May 20, June 3 and July 15, 2017 paranormal investigators at Bahoukas

Have a wonderful Father’s Day Celebration!

Preakness and Bahoukas? You bet!

Unique Ideas for Celebrating the Preakness!

Of course, the obvious thing we think about is all the beautiful and fun hats the ladies wear! Well, here are a few from Bahoukas! Which one works for you?

George at Bahoukas checking out the ladies hats just in time for the Preakness!

(I think George is trying to decide between the pink and the white… although I know he really likes the Orioles one!)

Ladies Baltimore's Orioles wide-brimmed hat just in time for the Preakness - available at Bahoukas

Of course, the unique items available at Bahoukas for the Preakness don’tstop with just ladies’ hats! The 1940s stuffed characters shown below are are both fun and in excellent condition.
The horse and jockey would make a great addition to racing day decor at your party – or to share with a youngster who loves horses and racing.

Here’s a close up. Aren’t these just remarkable.

Close up of 1940s stuffed toys - horse and jockey - at Bahoukas

You are encouraged to drop by Bahoukas and see just what you might discover to make your Preakness Day Celebrations even more fun! We’ll be waiting for you!

Trading Cards Are Still Popular

Trading Cards may just be the perfect hobby for your kids.

trading cards - sports and non-sports - available at Bahoukas

Here, at Bahoukas Antique Mall, we have a wide variety of trading cards to start a collection, or to complete one. From nearly every sport to Disney and popular TV shows, it can be a great way to teach kids to set goals and work towards them, to wait for an item of value they really want, and to learn about ‘trading’ with others. Trading cards can be a great learning tool. Here’s an article that might encourage you to consider starting your youngster with the beginnings of a trading card collection – another perfect gift idea. Hurry in!!

 

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Winter Sleds For Christmas

The winter sled with runners that we are familiar with today was made popular in 1889 as a Flexible Flyer!

We have several wooden sleds available at Bahoukas, including a slightly older one that is not pictured here. These are great to use and perfect for decorating with. Do you know the history of sleds? They started round the time of the pyramids. Since then, they’ve become quite sophisticated. Check out this Popular Mechanics slideshow. You’ll appreciate sleds even more!

With the weather colder and months ahead probably bringing us some snow days, you just might want to hurry in and grab one of these for under your Christmas tree. Hurry… the countdown to the big day is here!

wooden winter sled at Bahoukas

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