Day #9 – Gift Idea by The Good Habit Toy

Day #9 offers a Famous Brands Kiddy Chest by REMCO

Kiddy Chest by Famous Brands at Bahoukas

items inside the kiddy chest available at BahoukasMost of the pieces are in the box, you could add a few new ones if you like! And if you want to make it a great gift – add a trip to the New Jersey Museum. See the info in the next paragraph!

Did you know that REMCO is a NJ company?  Enjoy this article about a museum in New Jersey offering a toy exhibit from now until April 20, 2017! You can learn the history of many of our vintage and collectible toys. Enjoy!

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!

 

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#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!

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#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!

A Piece of Havre de Grace History!

Havre de Grace National Bank 1950s collectible Wild Wild West Bank1950s Wild West Bank!

George always gets excited when he finds any treasures representing Havre de Grace history!

This Wild West Bank c1950′s came from the Havre de Grace National Bank on St John Street. The building is now La Banque de Fleuve – a stunning, special events venue in historic downtown Havre de Grace. We’ll point you to their direction – just a block away – when you stop in for a visit.