Day 18 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

Gifts for a Particular Year

Gift giving never has to be a challenge… instead think of it as a creative endeavor. Would a special person on your list appreciate a gift that shares some interesting history about the birth year, or the year you met, or another significant time in their lives? For instance an old magazine from their birthdate or birth year will most certainly create conversation as folks share stories that they remember.

Bianca Isofache

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Here, at Bahoukas Antique Mall, we have a number of old magazines that just might ‘fill the bill’ for that year you’re looking for. Or maybe it’s a childhood book that you find among our shelves that would be a real hit for a gift!

old Post and Life magazines at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Another unique item can be music from a given year. This, too, can bring a flurry of conversation… and quite often, dancing! And yes, we have record players if you need one!

Mr Cup / Fabien Barral

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Looking for a collectible plate with a certain year,

… or a toy from a particular era, or maybe a toy related to a tv show of years gone by are a few more ways a collectible can make a perfect gift. We highly recommend that if you give a collectible item to a younger person, encourage them to find the tv show, commercial, or other piece of info about the item by searching on the internet. That bridges the generations and also brings a collectible to life!

We have old board games,

…license plates, sports items including collectible cards, models and hot wheel cars, Angels of the Year figures, Barbie Dolls, and even World’s Fair memorabilia. So come on, put you’re thinking cap on and start remembering those ‘good ole days’ … because you just might find a gift that will not just be a box to unwrap, but will become the ‘life of the party’ as you all share memories – we consider this the perfect gift.

Visit our blog posts for 44 Days of Gift Giving if you need more ideas to tickle your imagination.

The countdown is on…. Christmas is definitely close… so stop in and let us help you find the perfect gift at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

 

Day 14 – 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

Black Friday and Elvis!

ELVIS memorabilia available at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

Rolling Stone magazine shared the following:

Elvis Presley was rock & roll’s first real star, not to mention one of the most important cultural forces in history, a hip-shaking symbol of liberation for the staid America of the 1950s. A white Southerner singing blues laced with country, and country laced with gospel, he brought together American music from both sides of the color line and performed it with a natural sexuality that made him a teen idol and role model for generations of cool rebels. He was repeatedly dismissed as vulgar, incompetent, and a bad influence, but the force of his music and his image was no mere merchandising feat. Presley signaled to mainstream culture that it was time to let go. Four decades after his death, Presley’s image and influence remain undiminished. While certainly other artists preceded him to the alter of rock & roll, he is indisputably The King.

Variety of ELVIS memorabilia

We have an entire section dedicated to ELVIS – THE KING including music wind-ups, Gold Records, Whiskey Decanters, telephone, collector plates & tins, AM Radio, dolls, figurines, stamps, puzzles, and shot glasses. If you loved ELVIS, or know someone who does, we can definitely help you find the perfect gift for your or their collection! Check out this awesome youtube video …. just in case you forgot how amazing ELVIS was!

 

Here are a few more photos of a small portion of our ELVIS COLLECTIBLES available at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. Stop by soon and pick up the perfect ELVIS collectible for you pleasure or to give as a gift this holiday. Don’t forget – we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Day 8 – Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

A Sampling of Different Ways to Listen to Music!

Different ways to listen to music - 78-33-and 45rpm vinyl records, 8-track and cassette tapes, wax cylinder record at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

In this photo we have a sampling of the many ways we’ve listened to music over 100+ years that include: vinyl records of 45 rpm, 33 rpm, and 78 rpm. The bottom right displays a cassette tape and an 8-track tape. We bet you learned how to use a pencil to rewind a tape that has gotten twisted and pulled out of its case! We also have many record players for sale. CLICK HERE for a post on record players and maybe you’d like to learn about a Caliphone.

The bottom left of the above photo is a wax cylinder record – very fragile (not for sale).

1903 Columbia AP Gramophone or amberola

In the photo above is a 1903 Columbia AP Gramophone.

Below is a larger image of the informative card in this display:

info about the 1903 Columbia AP Gramophone

CLICK HERE for a wonderful history of the Gramophone!

Nipper - the RCA Victor dog

Do you remember the name of the dog used in the RCA Victor logo?

NO? CLICK HERE for more information!

 

You many already know that Thomas Edison is known for the Blue Amberol Records. Here’s a bit of info from Wikipedia:

Blue Amberol Records was the trademark name for cylinder records manufactured by Thomas A. Edison, Inc. in the US from 1912 to 1929. They replaced the 4-minute black wax Amberol cylinders introduced in 1908, which in turn replaced the 2-minute wax cylinders that had been the standard format since the late 1880s. Blue Amberols can play for as long as 4 minutes and 45 seconds and have a surface layer of the “indestructible” plastic celluloid, which Edison tinted a trademark blue color. Edison brand phonographs designed to play Amberol cylinders were named “Amberolas”.

At Bahoukas, we have some surprising finds to make it easy for you to find the perfect gift. And you have 36 days left to complete your gift-giving shopping! Hurry in … and remember, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Musical Instruments – oh yes!

You’ve seen our posts for violins, dulcimers, and other musical instruments.

Now enjoy an electric chord organ, trumpet and trombone!

Are you ready to start your own band? We can help with that! In researching this Roxy Organ, it appears to be from the 1960s. It’s electric and is a table top model. It may have had legs for it at one time. It still plays and is quite an interesting piece! Stop in and let us hear you play!

Roxy Chord Organ 1960s and still plays available at Bahoukas Antiques Havre de Grace, MD

Below you can see the organ with the cover closed. Handsome piece of furniture.

Roxy Organ with cover closed - 1960s - available at Bahoukas

Below is a Besson trombone with case and a Holton (Leblanc) trumpet. Did we say we could help you start your own band. We most certainly can. These instruments all work and are waiting for someone who is ready to appreciate them to come in and adopt them.

Trombone with case and a trumpet are just a few of the musical instruments you might find at Bahoukas Antiques, Havre de Grace, Harford Co., Maryland

We’re always telling you what great and unusual finds you might discover when browsing at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. These are just a few items that you might not think of looking for here. Stop by today. Let us know what you’ve been searching for because we just might surprise you with what we have! We’ll be watching for you!

#19 Music-Music-Music

#19 Gift Giving Idea is perfect music for the holidays

Dulcimer, Violin, 3-string Guitar ... beautiful instruments at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Musical Instruments are a great holiday gift. We have 3 unique stringed instruments sure to entertain the musically inclined on your Christmas List!

We’ve even included some videos to help you imagine the instruments finding ‘life’ in your home! Though they are unique, if you search YouTube, youll find a number of popular songs being played on these older instruments.

Delight the musician in your family with one of these fine pieces. Or, if you must, give them – at the very least – a beautiful place to live in your home.

Stop in soon. Two weeks from today it’s all over but the unwrapping!

The Folkcraft Instruments Dulcimer is handmade in the U.S. Listen to this artist play one and learn a bit more about it.

The Balalaika is a 3-string Russian Guitar and has a wonderfully intriguing history going back to 1688. The link takes you to Wikipedia where you can read all about it. Below is a simple video for tuning. You can subscribe to this guy’s channel on YouTube to learn more (all free)!

The Bauer Bowl Mandolin is 8-strings. It’s a really pleasant sound. Check out the video below.

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#15 – Holton Trumpet (Leblanc)

A Student would absolutely love this trumpet!

Holton Trumpet by Leblanc that works - at Bahoukas

This Holton Trumpet by LeBlanc actually works (though you may not want to ask George to play for you!). It comes with its own case and a student book. What a perfect gift for the aspiring student!

We’ve learned that the Frank Holton Company has a long history and included several fine musicians using their instruments including Frank Holton himself – lead trombonist for the Sousa Band and Maynard Ferguson!

You just never know what’s available at Bahoukas until you stop in and browse. Leave some time, there’s lots to see!

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#2 Violin – copy of Stradivarius

Holiday Gifting #2 is perfect for the young musician on your list.

beautiful copy of a Stradivarius violin. Visit Bahoukas.

This 4/4 violin comes with bow and case. It’s a copy of the famous Stradivarius 1713 and has a label that says ‘adjusted in 2004’. It’s beautiful, covered with autographs, and might be the perfect first instrument for a musician on your list. It’s in excellent shape … well, as best as George knows (about violins). Don’t waste a minute. Stop in to look at this beautiful instrument.

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