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 20 – Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

BUCKLES – amazing belt buckles

We doubt you’ve considered Bahoukas Antique Mall as a place to find a unique belt buckle for a gift. But think again!

belt buckle is a buckle, a clasp for fastening two ends, such as of straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other. The word enters Middle English via Old French and the Latinbuccula or “cheek-strap,” as for a helmet. Belt buckles and other fixtures are used on a variety of belts, including cingula, baltea, baldrics and later waist-belts. from Wikipedia

Belt Buckles that include Southern Comfort, an Eagle, LAPD Police Dept, PlayBoy Bunny, Native American, Tall Ship, and a Wrecker Tow Truck plus a Batman Kid's Belt.

According to Wikipedia, belt buckles go back at least to the Iron Age, considered by many to fall between 1200 BC to 600 BC. Of course, our belt buckles aren’t quite that old!

Among our unique belt buckles consider the above: a buckle from Southern Comfort, a Police Dept Buckle that says Dieu ET Mon Droit (God and my right), a beautiful Eagle by Great American Buckle Co. 1988, LAPD police belt buckle, the infamous (or notorious) Playboy Bunny buckle, a handsome painted buckle of a wrecker/toy truck, a buckle with a Native American on it, and a Tall Ship belt buckle.

At the top of the photo is part of a Batman Kid’s belt – never work! (no buckle on this belt)

 

Collectible Eye Glasses

Civil War Shooters to ‘John Lennon’ Style…

Top: Civil War Shooter's glasses, 'John Lennon' style glasses / bottom: 1940s motorcycle/aviator glasses, eye glasses with case, cat eyes glasses

We have a wide variety of eye glasses at Bahoukas Antique Mall. On the top row (left) are a pair of Civil War Shooter’s glasses, and (right) are “John Lennon” style glasses. On the bottom row (l to r) are a pair of 1940s motorcycle/aviator glasses with leather frame and strap, eye glasses with case, and cat eye glasses – regular and sun glasses. What fun? Need a last minute item for your Halloween costume???

Circles and Squares glasses by Bachmann 1969

 

 

We also have the colorful and fun
Circles & Squares by Bachmann
from 1969.

Seriously, who can resist these fun glasses!

Stop in to Bahoukas Antique Mall.

We really do have something for everyone!

How Do You Carry Cash?

Money Clip? Money Belt?

Money Cclip, Army Money Belt, 200 year old money leather money belt

The money clip is an optional fashion accessory for the male wearer. It keeps paper money sorted and prevents it from being rumpled-looking in the pants pocket. There is a modicum of style attached to the use of this kind of clip. After all, if you are going out for a night on the town, it would not do to pay club cover charges with badly folded and crumpled up dollar bills. It is far more impressive to pull out a wad of neatly folded cash and hand the doorman the right change in the blink of an eye.
It is fair to say that the history of the money clip is directly tied to the history of non-coin currency.   … Peter Suchy Jewelers blog 
It was interesting to learn that Invented during China’s Han Dynasty in 118 BCE, original lightweight bank notes were made of leather. (from above post)
… an early precursor to the money clip is the drafts organizer of ancient Mesopotamia. Although it would be accurate to say that this clip is more closely related in function to a paper clip, it does factor into the money clip’s history by virtue of the items it secured. Back in 323 BCE, a clip would be used to hold notes detailing the storage of grain. The clips prevented loss of papers and helped with the easy distribution of the notes. A similar clip was used in Japan until about 300 CE for notes detailing rice storage.    … Peter Suchy Jewelers blog 
Interestingly, because most money clips are metallic, they are not necessarily as good a deal for travelers today. But …
… Although rare, carbon fiber money clips are starting to see market acceptance. Using advanced moulding techniques, the high strength and durability of carbon fiber make for ideal qualities. The carbon fiber allows the clamping surfaces to open beyond parallel, without the deformation of normal metal money clips. Also, being non-metallic they are ‘scanner proof’ which allows the user to pass through metal detectors without having to remove cash and credit cards.   from Wikipedia
Many guys will recognize the U.S. Army Money Belt which makes it easier and safer to carry money, important papers, etc. Money belts are described in Wikipedia:

Money belts are belts with secret compartments often worn by tourists as a precaution against theft. One form of money belt is a belt with a pouch attached to the front which is worn under a shirt to protect valuables from thieves and/or pickpockets.

Another form appears to be an ordinary belt when worn, but contains one or more hidden pockets on the inside, often closed with a zipper. Money belts are often worn by tourists as a precaution against theft.

Items typically placed in a money belt generally include such things as a passport, travel tickets, driver’s license, credit cards, cash, and jewelry. A significant problem is that scammers, pickpockets, beggars, and the like, know that the presence of a money belt brings a high likelihood of the bearer being a tourist, and therefore a high-value target, bringing more attention upon the wearer than desirable.   from Wikipedia

The most amazing money belt in our shop at Bahoukas Antiques is this 200 years old leather belt shown in the photo. It was from around 1800-1820 and was used by the lady’s great grandfather as he traveled west in a wagon train! WOW!

As you see, we have truly unique items in our store. We look forward to your next visit!

Crazy Nutz – a perfect Monday morning jewelry

Sometimes a Sense of Humor Is Required

This Monday morning, as we watch the news to learn of the storm damage of Hurricane Irma, it seems a fine time to mention a unique jewelry item we have in the store. We hope these pieces will add a chuckle to your day. Stop by and grab your “Crazy Nuts” necklace. It’s sure to bring a smile to all those around you!

"Crazy NUtz" - jewelry carved from Brazil Nuts, Almonds or Pistachios by Robert Davis from Kansas available at Bahoukas Antiques in Maryland

“Crazy Nuts’ necklaces are created by Robert Davis of Kansas. He stopped by the store a while back and we just fell in love with these whimsical pieces. The silly faces are carved from Brazil Nuts, Almonds or Pistachios.

We might mention that Robert’s brother’s family also lives in Havre de Grace and they stop in to visit us every now and then.

Shoes at Bahoukas? Absolutely!

You Might Not Think of Bahoukas When You Think of Shoes …

Shoes - old, new, collectible, from around the world, at Bahoukas

But you also just might be surprised. Take a peek at this collection. Little leather shoes for the babies, oxfords – like new, and check out the high, lace-up ladies boot of yesteryear. The black lacquered GETA are Japanese, while the wooden clogs could be from several countries. The variety of clogs is rather astounding when we researched them. We also learned why they have the pointy toe curling up. Check out the link!

You see, you just never know what you might find amidst the 2200 sq ft of antiques and collectibles in Bahoukas Antique Mall! So stop in soon and plan to spend some time browsing – seriously browsing! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!