Collectible Books

Beautiful Raggedy Ann and Andy Books

These familiar books still tickle the fancies of young ones. Yes, they are collectibles, but you can read to them and enjoy. These titles include The Tunnel of Lost Toys, Raggedy Ann’s Wishing Pebble, and Camel with the Wrinkled Knees.

very collectible big-little books featuring Woody Woodpecker, Buck Rogers, Chando the Magician and more
A wonderful selection of big-little books.

Titles that include Chando the Magician, Woody Woodpecker and the Meteor Menace, Buck Rogers – 25th Century A.D., Flying the Sky Clipper with Winsie Atkins, Jungle Jim, Tarzan, and more. These little books are amazing!

Of course, we have shelves of books that include a large selection of children’s stories, Golden Books, Encyclopedias, Cook Books, Military Books. Oh my, you’ll want to allow yourself a bit of time to browse if you love books.

Stop by soon. We’ll be watchin’ for ya, ready to point out the various locations of books – books – books!

Speaking of Books…

Bob Lackey is no stranger to Havre de Grace, having lived here for 23 years. He shares in his bio:

Robert Lackey is a native of Havre de Grace, Maryland, by way of Leonardtown, Maryland, and Mt. Airy, North Carolina, plus thirty-five other brief addresses in the U.S. and Europe. Robert has been a writer, soldier, photographer, and administrator, but always comes back to his writing.

He briefly explains on his website that he shares Havre de Grace’s history through the characters of Ben and Sonja Pulaski.

Maryland is a slave state, bordering the free state of Pennsylvania. The line between them is the Mason-Dixon line. Both Ben and Sonja grew up around that “peculiar institution” of slavery.  The Pulaski Saga follows them, as they awaken to the moral issues of slavery and are drawn into individual acts that become a commitment to helping runaway slaves escape to the north. 

from Robert Lackey’s Website

A “History Junkie…

with a vivid imagination,” Robert F. Lackey shares a bit of his journey with the Pulaski Saga in this interview with Barbara Evers. It can be found on her website.

Robert (Bob) Lackey keeps the adventure rolling in each of his 10-part series while giving us a great deal of Havre de Grace history in a most enjoyable way. Stop in soon and look over the series. A great idea for a gift for anyone who enjoys adventure and history – especially if they’ve been to Havre de Grace, MD.

Stop in soon. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Homeschool and Children’s Books

Back to school, whether at home or in the school building, means reading! Growing up, I’m sure many parents (and definitely grandparents) remember The Golden Book series. Here at Bahoukas Antiques, we have a wonderful selection of Golden Books and many other books for children and teens.

In October 2022, Golden Books will celebrate 80 years!

Golden Books – old and new
Everyone Loves Golden Books
More choices from Golden Books

Golden Books First Published in 1942

If by some chance you aren’t familiar with Golden Books, here’s great article about them.

Little Golden Books offers a fun unique appearance. Did you know a copy of The Poky Little Puppy bought today is essentially the same as one printed in 1942?

Both copies are readily recognizable as Little Golden Books. At the time of the series’ golden anniversary in 1992, Golden Books claimed that a billion and a half Little Golden Books had been sold. Could you imagine creating a product and selling that much of what you created?

from The Mommies Reviews

In the above Mommies Reviews , they suggest using Golden Books as part of your homeschooling lesson plans. CLICK HERE for some printable pages you can use with the Golden Books to encourage more reading among your young students.

October 1, 1942: Little Golden Books launch at 25 cents each, democratizing reading for young Americans. At this time, children’s books sell for $2 to $3 and are a luxury for many families.

from Little Golden Books website

Best-selling Little Golden Book

Best Selling …

The Pokey Little Puppy is the best-selling Little Golden Book of all time!

So, as the days grow shorter and the shadows longer, give your young students a great way to love reading. Stop by and pick out a few Golden Books to start their library. Remember, Christmas Holidays aren’t far away! And for sure, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Pez – Books – Kids

As we keep reminding you, we have something for each and every age, taste, and style! Now, we know there are adults that have Pez Collections (Just ask George about his!). But we’re sharing some fun items for kids this time.

PEZ

tiger-pez

Kids-of-all-Ages

… love PEZ collectibles. And George is our expert on All-Things-PEZ.

Do your kids have favorite characters from movies, cartoons, etc?

Bring them in to see if there are some PEZ items they might enjoy collecting.

CLICK HERE for more PEZ related posts on our website.

PEZ – PEZ – PEZ

books – Books – BOOKS!

Books for all ages and all interests at Bahoukas Antique Mall
Books for all ages and all interests at Bahoukas.

From classics to Dr. Seuss and everything in between, our shelves of books for children are sure to make a perfect escape on a rainy (or simply ‘too hot’) day! Bring them in and give them the opportunity to discover something of interest: Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Donna Parker, the Classics, and a great variety of Golden Books.

Assorted Golden Books and more delightful Children's books at Bahoukas

Of course, we have comics and puzzles, and other fun items for kids.

And don’t forget, we also have a wonderful selection of books and magazines for adults including the complete Pulaski Series by Robert Lackey that are historical novels that center on Havre de Grace beginning with our canal and lockhouse time period. In fact, he visited with his latest book of the series, #10 Pulaski’s Redemption.

CLICK HERE for more book posts on our website.

We’re here and waiting to say “Welcome to Bahoukas” – yep, we’re watchin’ for ya!

Rainy Day Books

…for unpredictable weather days!

A shelf of Bobbsy Twins Books at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
A shelf of “Bobbsey Twins” books!
Hardy Boys series available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD
A shelf of “Hardy Boys” and more…

Whether you loved the Bobbsey Twins or the Hardy Boys, we’ve probably got a number of your favs. Want to pass them on to your kids? We also have a couple Bunny Brown and Sister Sue books, Walt Disney’s “Annette”, “The Outdoor Girls on a Hike”, and several Donna Parker mystery books!

Rainy Days and Monday!

Collectible Literature - including Shakespeare, Browning, Plutarch - available at Bahoukas Antiques
Shakespeare, Browning, Plutarch and more…

Yes, we know the weather is unpredictable. Is it going to rain all day or just be a rumbling of thunder, 15 minutes of rain, and back to beautiful? If you carry a favorite read with you, you’ll never be bored or have your day ruined.

Mark Twain, Shakespeare, and more collectible books at Bahoukas
Mark Twain, Shakespeare and more…
Jane Cable, The Winged Horse, and Will Rogers are just a few more titles available in the many books at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace
“Jane Cable,” “The Winged Horse,” and “Will Rogers” are just a few more of our variety of collectible books.

Stop in today, while it’s pleasant weather, and grab a book or two (or three) to enjoy on a less than perfect day. We have wonderful coffee shops and restaurants to enjoy refreshments while making a perfect day of the rain! Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya (even on a rainy day)!!!

DC Star Trek Comics and more

What’s so funny about outer space? Thumb – and giggle – your way through these Star Trek ticklers and find out – as Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Sulu, Uhura and the rest of the Earthlings, Vulcans, Klingons and outworlders cut up and cavort through a universe of fun!

from the back cover of Trek or Treat

Trek or Treat is a gag book, composed of photographs from various Star Trek episodes with humorous captions added.

We recently received a box of DC Star Trek Comics and a few other books/magazines with Star Trek articles. They are in good to great condition. Here’s an interesting article about the series created in the late 1980s:

Although DC continued to publish solid Star Trek stories after 1989, the first run of these comics was an era of experimentation and fun. If you’re a Trekkie, you probably would have caught yourself smiling during every issue.

from TOR.com

Sampling of DC Star Trek Comics

Stop by today and peruse the latest Star Trek Comics for yourself or as a great holiday gift for someone special on your list. Yessirree… we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Did Alfred Hitchcock Write Kids Mysteries

The Three Investigators Series Challenged Us

We received this amazing selection of The Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Series, featuring The Three Investigators: Jupiter “Jupe” Jones, Peter “Pete” Crenshaw, and Robert “Bob” Andrews. The series is for young teens. But the plots and suspense are intriguing.

We have about 20 of these books. The series, written between 1964 and 1987 is made up of 43 books. But in doing a search, it was a bit challenging to determine Alfred Hitchcock’s role in these books. Below is a quote that might tickle your interest:

The boys’ ages are never explicitly stated, though a safe bet would place them around thirteen or fourteen. While their youth would seem to be a detriment to crime fighting, the series manages to avoid the Lord of the Flies syndrome. Hitchcock is always there with funds or information, and while they can’t drive, the investigators have convenient access to unlimited use of an antique Rolls Royce sedan, complete with a British chauffeur (a gift from a grateful client, via Deus ex machina Rent a Car).

Still, they never rely on grown ups to solve the mysteries. It’s always Jupiter’s ingenuity, Pete’s bull-headed muscle, and Bob’s penchant for research that save the day.

from ForeverYoungAdult.com

So did Hitchcock write these?

Well, NO! Evidently, he was paid for the use of his name on the books. In researching, the answer is a bit challenging to find. This quote may help:

The Three Investigators were created by Robert Arthur, who wrote the first few books and then oversaw and edited the rest of the series. It was he who had the brainwave of having Alfred Hitchcock as the patron of the team. Hitch introduced each case, and often called them in to set them off on their latest adventure. It was this intrusion of real life into a fictional world that cemented my relationship with the Three Investigators. Could these stories possibly be true … ?

from TheGuardian.com

This is just one example of the intriguing books you’ll find at Bahoukas Antiques. So stop in today and browse. Maybe you’ll find a book or two that will encourage your young readers at home. And, of course, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Father’s Day Meets Bahoukas

Coins to Tools for Dad

At Bahoukas Antique Mall, we can help you cater to Dad! From vintage tools to collectible coins and tokens, fishing poles to decoys and sailboats, or books and magazines on a variety of topics, we’ve got great ideas for you.

This is just a sprinkling of the many items in our shop just in time to create a beautiful gift for dad. Or maybe he collects:

  • Star Wars
  • PEZ
  • Brewmania
  • Cameras
  • Records and albums
  • Boardgames
  • Lighters
  • Military
  • and more….

It’s a beautiful weekend coming up. Stop in soon to pick a special item for that special “Dad” in your life! You bet, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Military Memorabilia 2

Canteens – Belts – Binoculars – Photos

We have an intriguing variety of Military Memorabilia that includes canteens, binoculars, photos, pictures, caps, leather bags, and more. If you’re a collector, you just might want to stop in and browse.

military binoculars - canteen - caps - music

We have some music albums, and even a set of leather bags, airplane model, and more.

Military memorabilia - airplane model - photos - books - music
Military hats - caps - photos - leather bags

Click this link for more Military Memorabilia

Please remember to take a moment to be still and honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for their country! Be safe in your travels. Remember – we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya. We look forward to seeing you this weekend.

Military Memorabilia

In Observance of Memorial Day

In keeping with this week’s theme, today’s post includes a few photos of various US Military Memorabilita.

US Military Memorabilia includes, letters, medals, glasses, photos, and more
Military Memorabilia available at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

We have photos, medals, newspaper articles, and various military pieces that may be of interest to the collector. Stop in and browse.

Plates, photos, posters, military memorabilia
Lighter, mess kit, ashtray, photos, books, belt, medals and more Military Memorabilia

We’re here and YES…

We’re watchin’ for ya. Hurry in and see our Military Collectibles. Remember those we’ve lost by observing a moment of prayer.

Remembering Those We’ve Lost

Military Books and Magazines

To start off our Memorial Day Observances here at Bahoukas Antique Mall, we will share a few of the books and magazines related to U.S. Wars and Military Stories, Articles, and more. We also have a number of Life Magazines that cover a variety of military events and stories.

You are encouraged to stop by and browse, not only our books but our vintage Military pieces. We’ll be sharing more over the next few days. Of course, we’re always watchin’ for ya!

What Toy Monkey is a Celebrity?

The Musical Jolly Chimp played a role as a security guard in Toy Story 3. We received one in excellent shape just this week. Ours is from the 70s and uses batteries. It works! Check out more details on the colorful, celebrity life of the Musical Jolly Chimp!

https://youtu.be/Ow8FuMvNT-E
We have a wonderful Musical Jolly Chimp – just like the crazy one in Toy Story 3

Did You Know?

This crazy monkey toy has been included in movies, books, and songs. Can you guess all of them before you read the following quote?

The cymbal banging monkey toy has appeared in the opening scene of Rebel Without a Cause in 1955, the 1977 Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the 1988 horror film Monkey Shines, the 1996 film Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders, the 2000 film How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film), the 2004 film Eurotrip, the 2007 film The Simpsons Movie, the 2010 Disney/Pixar animated film Toy Story 3 and the 2019 horror film Annabelle Comes Home.

It is also widely seen in the games Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, and features in horror writer Stephen King’s 1980 story The Monkey.

One also appears in the Wallace and Gromit 2008 short A Matter of Loaf and Death. A monkey with a bomb attached to its back features prominently in the Call of Duty franchise’s “Zombies” gamemode.

The 2006 Hot Chip song Over and Over references “a monkey with a miniature cymbal”.

The character Jinx from League of Legends has a big emotional connection to cymbal-banging monkeys. Other than explosions which give her happiness, cymbal-banging monkeys give her peace to her mentally ill mind. This connection can be seen in her starring 2021 animated series Arcane: League of legends.

from Wikipedia
We have a very collectible Musical Jolly Chimp available at Bahoukas!

A little creepy and very funny, stop by soon to see our Musical Jolly Chimp. Another great idea for a special Easter gift or to add toy our own Toy Collectibles! It’s a beautiful day to stop in. And you bet, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Military Collectibles

From Civil War to WWII and more…

Collecting military items has always been an interest at Bahoukas. From Civil War photos to various headwear, lead and plastic toy soldiers to invalid feeders. Stop by and browse. Take a minute to chat with George.

canteens and more
Canteens and other gear in our military section at Bahoukas

It’s amazing the variety of items we have. Along with the above canteens, belts, etc., Bahoukas also has currency (including WWII Japanese currency), military books, military DUI, and patches. CLICK HERE for posts related to our military category.

Stop in soon. We’re here… and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Lunch Boxes and School Desks

A bit of Lunch Box History

Dads carried metal tins with lunch to their jobs in the coal mines and factories. Of course, it wasn’t long before their children wanted to copy their dads.

… the first commercial lunch boxes, which resembled metal picnic baskets decorated with scenes of playing children, came out in 1902.

from Smithsonian Magazine

The first lunch box decorated with a famous licensed character was introduced in 1935. Produced by Geuder, Paeschke & Frey, it featured Mickey Mouse, and was a four-color lithographed oval tin, with a pull-out tray inside. It had no vacuum bottle, but did have a handle.

In 1950, Aladdin Industries created the first children’s lunch box based on a television show, Hopalong Cassidy. The Hopalong Cassidy lunch kit, or “Hoppy”, quickly became Aladdin’s cash cow. Debuting in time for back-to-school 1950, it would go on to sell 600,000 units in its first year alone, each at US$2.39. In 1953, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were featured on models introduced by American Thermos.

from Wikipedia
lunch boxes of metal and plastic at Bahoukas
Huge collection of decorated lunchboxes in plastic and metal

Many of the latest additions are complete with thermoses as well. Do stop in and check it out. They are a great last-minute gift for a child in your life – or your favorite collector. Remember, not just great for lunch, but fun for picnics, playing, keeping treasures, and more.

School Desks

Wooden school desk, cast iron base, lid lifts to a cubby for storing paper and books
Beautiful wooden and cast iron school desk.

The above desk is in beautiful condition. We also have another as pictured below:

wood school desk with cast iron base, lid lifts up for a cubby that can hold books and papers
Another beautiful wood school desk.

Another choice is this wood desk:

The front of the desk had the bench for the desk that sat in front of it

1881: The Fashion School Desk

The First Model

The first school desk was made in 1880 by John D. Loughlin in Sidney, Ohio. The desk, known as “The Fashion Desk,” proved to be extremely popular across the country. The practicality of the desks allowed for many to be put together in a one room schoolhouse, and the fashion aspect of it was aesthetically pleasing to those in the education industry. Loughlin’s marketing campaign also helped to sell these desks, which would eventually sweep the nation. The “Fashion Desks” were desks attached to one another and were big enough to seat two or three children. Usually, there was an inkwell so that the student could replenish his pen’s supply.

from TheClassroom.com

The Sidney School Furniture Company, located in Sidney, Ohio, began manufacturing the popular “Fashion” school desk in 1881. Advertising for the desk claimed, “No desk in the market is made with more care, nor of better materials than the ‘Fashion,’ and none has met with a more popular reception, or gives better satisfaction.” The desk featured a Patent T-head, which eliminated screws and bolts by joining the wood of the top, back, and seat to the legs, which were made of cast iron.

from EdTechMagazine.com
old wooden school chair with writing pad

Old School Chair

… with writing pad. These are solid and have a shelf on the bottom to place books and bags.

So whether it’s a lunchbox or a school desk, we can add a last-minute ‘surprise’ to your holiday gift-giving. Hurry in. We’re watchin’ for ya so that we can help you with your last-minute searches. Don’t forget, we DO CLOSE for Christmas Day and New Years Day. (Give us a call to be sure we didn’t leave early on the eve of both!) Happy Holidays!

Colorful Novelty Radios

These very collectible radios – and they ALL WORK – include a 1950s Baseball Player Radio, a Panapet 1970s Red Ball Radio by Panasonic, a 1970s Snoopy Radio, and a 1998 promotional Pepsi Cola Radio.

close-up view of the 1950s Baseball Player Radio
Baseball Player Radio – 1970s

The Panapet radio is a round novelty radio on a chain, first produced by Panasonic in the early 1970s to commemorate the World Expo in Osaka. Two chrome plated dials on the surface are for tuning and volume, and a tuning display is inset on the surface of the ball. The Panapet is AM band only – no FM. There is a jack for a mono earplug. The Panapet came in several colors including red, yellow, white, blue, purple and avocado green.

from Wikipedia
Pepsi Cola bottle cap styled radio 1998, 1970s Panapet Red Ball Radio, and a 1970s Snoopy character radio at Bahoukas
Novelty Radios – Pepsi Cola, Snoopy, and Red Ball

The Snoopy AM Radio, 1970s, by Determined Productions, Inc.

Connie Boucher, a pioneer in licensing cartoon characters who provided the inspiration for “Happiness Is a Warm Puppy,” a best-selling 1962 book about Snoopy, the “Peanuts” comic strip character, has died at age 72.

Ms. Boucher, who died here Dec. 20 of complications following heart surgery, was a window dresser for I. Magnin in 1959 when she grew dissatisfied with the quality of coloring books available for her two sons. With her husband, Jim Young, she created a Winnie-the-Pooh coloring book, using a character that was in the public domain. The book sold 50,000 copies.

Two years later she founded Determined Productions Inc. to develop other products based on licensing characters. One of her first efforts was a calendar using the characters in the Charlie Brown comic strip.

The Pepsi-Cola Bottle Cap Radio is vintage 1998.

1998 was also the 100th Anniversary of the Pepsi-Cola brand. CLICK HERE for a bit of history. Do you know what Pepsi was originally named before being branded in 1898: See bottom of this post

Whether you love very collectible novelty radios, early transistor radios, or truly vintage radios and phonographs, we have a wonderful collection. Stop in soon. We’re watchin’ for ya!

Answer: Brad’s Drink

Action Figures Fun

At Bahoukas we have a great assortment of Action Figures from movies and television shows including Star Wars to Star Trek, Sports with Starting LineUp and even bobbleheads!

Star Trek Action Figures
Star Trek Action Figures
Star Wars Action Figures
Star Wars Action Figures
Star Wars Action Figures
Star Wars Action Figures

Love Sports?

Starting Lineup Action Figures
A wide variety of sports are represented with our Starting Lineup Action Figures!
Starting Lineup Action Figures
Starting Lineup Action Figures
Starting Lineup Action Figures
Starting Lineup Action Figures

Along with a wide variety of action figures, we also have sportsbooks, bobbleheads, and more.

Sports Books, Bobbleheads, and more at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
Sports Books, Bobbleheads, and more

So if you enjoy Action Figures…

You’ll definitely want to stop by Bahoukas Antiques and browse through our collections. Whether you’re looking for a special one for your own collection, helping someone start a collection, or just want to play with some, we have a nice variety – many more that what we show here.

So yes, we’ll be watchin’ for you and ready to show you our Action Figures Collections!

Love Comics?

Another wonderful addition to our many, many collections just came in the door recently. A beautiful assortment of Classics Illustrated comics from the 1940s! Hurry in and see if you can find one that might be missing from your collection. Or maybe you’re ready to ‘start’ collecting!

Very collectible comics assortment of Classics Illustrated at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

Biographies to Books to Superheroes!

These are so much fun to look at from the amazing art work to the stories and more…

Just two samples:

Very collectible Classics Illustrated comic #50: The Adentures of Tom Sawyer by Samuel L Clemens at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace, MD

I know some folks see comics as ‘wasting time.’ But the Classics Illustrated series offers recognized books in comic form. Everyone can enjoy the classics! In Britain, they’ve created Classical Comics, founded in 2007, offering selections that include Shakespeare and Dickins.

Classics Illustrated is an American comic book/magazine series featuring adaptations of literary classics such as Les MiserablesMoby-DickHamlet, and The Iliad. Created by Albert Kanter, the series began publication in 1941 and finished its first run in 1969, producing 169 issues. Following the series’ demise, various companies reprinted its titles. Since then, the Classics Illustrated brand has been used to create new comic book adaptations. This series is different from the Great Illustrated Classics, which is an adaptation of the classics for young readers that includes illustrations, but is not in the comic book form.

from Wikipedia
Very collectible Classics Illustrated comic #47: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace, MD

Remember, you just never know what collections and items might arrive in our shop. So stop in often and find the perfect piece for your collection. Better yet, start a new one! We’re here and ready to say, “Welcome to Bahoukas!”

Need Ideas for the Guys?

Bahoukas has some fine choices!

motorcycle models
Motorcycle models

Maybe you can’t get him the ‘real’ one… but we have some models that would make perfect stocking stuffers!

Duck decoys

Our selection of duck decoys is limited but very interesting. Stop in to see what we have!

Pulaski Saga by RF Lackey
Bob Lackey is known by many in Harford and Cecil County and definitely by residents of Havre de Grace. We carry his books – the entire series. This is a great historical fiction series that starts in the canal days of Havre de Grace and is truly a wonderful way to get a feeling of what life was like in those years gone by.
huge collection of beer taps at Bahoukas Beer MuZeum in Havre de Grace, MD
Of course, our Brewmania collection… well stop in and see for yourself!

Bahoukas’ Beer MuZeum is amazing! Huge selection of brewmania for any man cave! Whether a collector or just adding to the ambiance, we have something that will work!

We have several slot machines and jukeboxes.

Stop by and check them out. Nope – won’t fit in a stocking, but just might be the perfect gift!

A variety of old tools useful still today at Bahoukas
Vintage tools are always of interest … stop in and see if we have something
that guy on your list can use – or to add a bit of interest to the decor!
We can help you with your choices.
Fishing Lures by Heddon - great collection - Bahoukas Antique Mall
Heddon Fishing Lures

The fisherman (or woman) in your life may be VERY familiar with these lures. Stop by and check them out. They are a collector’s dream Perfect extra thoughtful gift!

Of course, these gifts aren’t limited to the guys. And remember, we have over 9,000 sq ft of items to discover. When Thanksgiving is over, we’ll be ready to help you with your holiday shopping. Join us for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday… or ANY day that you’re in the mood to discover the perfect gift. (We promise not to tell you bought something for yourself while you were here!)

And yes, we’re here… and we’re watchin’ for ya! Happy Thanksgiving!