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Vintage toys and games

We have a huge selection of vintage and collectible cars, trucks, toys, and board games. If you’re looking for something unique, check us out.

Selection of Jewelry in all price ranges

Jewelry is one of the many collections available at Bahoukas. Plenty of variety in style and price. Don’t forget to look at the vintage holiday pins we have.

Unique Hand-Crafted Mosaic Chessboard Table Top

handcrafted mosaic chess table
created by our very own in-house artist, Barbara – a perfect Christmas Gift

Barbara has created several other mosaic gift items including holiday ornaments and wall hangings.

Video Selection – makes a great gift

variety of movie videos
A selection of Videos

Along with movie videos, we have a large selection of phonograph records: Christmas albums, jazz, bluegrass, country, classic, and plenty of rock and roll.

A great selection of Vintage Big-Little Books

A Big Little Book was typically 3⅝″ wide and 4½″ high, with 212 to 432 pages making an approximate thickness of 1½″. The interior book design usually displayed full-page black-and-white illustrations on the right side, facing the pages of text on the left. Stories were often related to radio programs (The Shadow), comic strips (The Gumps), children’s books (Uncle Wiggily), novels (John Carter of Mars) and movies (Bambi). Later books of the series had interior color illustrations.

from Wikipedia
selection of vintage Big-Little Books
selection of vintage Big-Little books

Remember, George is the ‘collector of collections’ which means we have something for just about everyone. Stop in and find a great stocking stuffer, holiday gift, or an addition to your own collection. We’re here. We’re watchin’ for ya!

Action Figures and more

Benefits of Play with Action Figures

Benefits of Play
Play isn’t all fun and games — it’s also an important teaching tool!

Creative Skills — When imaginations run wild, kids form unique ideas and find solutions to challenges

Communication Skills — Play lets kids exchange thoughts and information by speech, signals and actions

Social Skills — Playing with others helps kids deal with group dynamics, collaborate and compromise

from ToyAssociation.org

Have you ever wondered how action figures are created?

From the art work to the 3-d prototype and seeing the final figure!

Of course, we have many more categories for you to choose a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift for the kids or the collector! We’re hear and we’re watchin’ for ya! Stop by today!

Tea to Tools

Syroco 1940s

These beautiful hand-carved wood figures would most certainly please a collector. One or two might also be a perfect addition to your holiday decor.

Yesterday we encouraged you to look UP and DOWN when you browse our shop. Today we want to point out the variety of items you might find.

Nautical and more

Just a few ideas for a nautical decor or gift including wood figures, decoys, and a duck-decorated lamp.

Vintage Cameras

Vintage cameras and accessories have always been popular items at Bahoukas. We don’t keep them long in many situations. Whether you collect them to display or you’re a photographer who loves to actually work with them, you’ll want to stop in on a regular basis to check our latest finds.

Pottery to Porcelain

Whether you’re looking for an unusual pottery piece, mini porcelain pitchers with wash bowls, or a beautiful pink-rose water pitcher, bowl, and chamber pot, we may have just what you’re looking for. As a unique gift or to add to your home decor, it’s worth taking a peek at what we have.

antique and vintage tools for the craftsman

So from Tea to Tools

We really do have something for everyone!

We look forward to pointing out the special items you might be looking for to complete your holiday gift-giving or to add a bit of spice to your decor. Stop in soon. We’ll be watchin’ for ya.

At Bahoukas, you must look UP and DOWN

Wall Art for nearly every style

From Holiday Decor to artwork/prints, wonderful wall items like the huge, folding fan or 3′ round wall art are just a few of the unique items you’ll find throughout the shop. When we say you need to spend some time browsing, looking UP and DOWN, we aren’t joking.

Quick example, a customer asked if he could take pictures of the PEZ collection to send to a friend. I responded, “Of course, but don’t forget to look up!” He looked up and said, “Oh my… I didn’t even see all those!” He was looking up at a shelf of PEZ at least 12′ long and probably 8′ up!

beautiful abstract flower burst print made up of 2 canvasses
This print sits on a chair…

Unique Maple Drawer and Shelf

23"high - 29" wide - 13" deep - beautiful maple draws with shelf unit
For a child or perfect for a crafter

This perfectly-sized, small maple chest of drawers with a shelf unit is often missed. Well-made and beautiful, it would make perfect storage for a young child, whether it be clothes or toys.

At 23″ high – 29″ wide – 13″ deep, the 6 drawers and the shelf section would also be perfect for a crafter. If you’re a DIY lover, you could even put casters on the bottom so that you could move it.

We encourage you to stop into Bahoukas Antiques and Beer MuZeum soon. And give yourself enough time to look UP and look DOWN. The ‘Collector of Collections’ truly does have something for nearly everyone! And you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Are You a Lover of History?

U.S. Military Collectibles and Books

Bahoukas Antiques has a decent section on U.S. Military History that includes items used by soldiers: canteens, some clothing, patches, insignia, and a unique set of saddle bags, etc.

Military Collectibles - mostly WWII - jacket - Saddle Bags
Military Collectibles
Shelf of Military History Books at Bahoukas
A selection of U.S. Military history books for WWII

Along with a number of WWII History Books, Bahoukas has a selection of other history books and biographies.

Shelf of Miiltary History Books at Bahoukas
A variety of History Books, autobiographies, etc.

People who love to read know that an actual book in their hands can never be lost if the power goes out and you can’t read via electronics. If you have a subject you love, stop by and see not only the Military Books but many different subjects for all ages. We have several areas for you to browse. They make great gifts and stocking stuffers from Golden Books for the kids, to cookbooks and novels, to our Military selection.

It’s time to get serious about your Holiday Gift List and we’re here to help. Yep, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Holiday Gifts and Entertaining Ideas

Currier & Ives

Just seeing the name “Currier & Ives” conjures scenes of winter and the holidays. This 4 pc canister set would make a stunning gift for someone special.

If you desire a wee bit more color – or a lot in this case, this 4 pc canister cornucopia set with fruit on the lids might be just the perfect gift or be great on your kitchen shelf.

beautiful yellow canister set, Lincoln BeautyWare
Ceramic Cornucopia 4 pc Canister Set with Fruit covered lid

Variety of Glass and Ceramic for Entertaining

cut glass salt cellars, candy dishes, candle holders, etc
cut glass salt cellars, candy dishes, small plates, candle holders

Add a bit of sparkle to your holiday decor with the cut glass candy dishes, candle holders, small plates for appetizers or desserts, and salt cellars. These also make great items to create a unique centerpiece or to gift as a hostess gift.

ceramic and porcelain dishes for great holiday entertaining and gifts
ceramic and porcelain holiday serving/decorating pieces

Whether you need a small tureen, candle holders, vases, and various serving dishes, here at Bahoukas we have a wide variety of items for your own holiday entertaining or to gift a special person on your list.

Perfect and beautiful drink set

Queens Lusterware Drink Set with Tray and Tongs
Queens Lusterware drink set with tray, tongs, and ice bucket

Relaxing by the fire or after a pleasant dinner, enjoy a drink using this beautiful vintage set. This beautiful mid-century Queens Lusterware drink set with tray, glasses, ice bucket, and tongs is a beautiful way to serve. Did you know it was seen in Don Draper’s office on Mad Men?

This is just a sampling of ideas for holiday gift giving or to brighten up your entertaining that can be found in our shop. Stop in soon because you KNOW we’re watchin’ for ya!

Amazing collection of Star Wars Miniatures

Several boxes of Star Wars Minis

As George moved things around to make room for the 5 – yes 5! – truckloads of dolls that needed sorting and displayed throughout the store for Thanksgiving weekend, this wonderful collection of Star Wars Miniatures w/Stat Cards was discovered. We meticulously went through them to match cards with figures and now have a large box with scores of these minis in excellent condition.

This is a beautiful collection. It’s hard to believe that there were so many different characters and themes in the Star Wars Series. Fascinating! We also found a book of RULES:

Star Wars Miniatures - Rulles booklet

If you have a ‘Trekkie’ that needs something unique for his/her collection, do stop in and take a peek! Yep, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Decanters – a change from ‘dolls’

Beer Tray

Or, a beer charcuterie board. Made of solid American Oak, this includes 6-12 oz beer glasses, a board with an area for your cheeses and other delicious munchies, and a recessed area to slide the glasses into securely. It also has antique English handles. It would make a beautiful gift. Add a gift certificate to one of our breweries and, well, someone who loves beer would be delighted to receive this!

Jim Beam Collector Decanters

Jim Beam Passenger Car Decanter - 3rd of a series
Beam’s Passenger Car Decanter

This genuine handcrafted, Regal China Porcelain Decanter is 3rd in the Beam Train Collectors Wheel Series.

JB Turner Jim Beam Railroad Decanter
JB TURNER – Jim Bean Railroad Decanter

This Jim Beam bourbon/whiskey decanter highlights the J.B. Turner locomotive in Regal China Porcelain of Antioch, IL. This is one of the finest decanters Beam ever made and is certain to please the most avid collector of vintage train replicas.

Check back tomorrow when we highlight a unique box of Star Wars items that George discovered when moving things around to fit the dolls in the shop. Until then, stop by soon. You know we’re watchin’ for ya!

Christmas Galore

Decorating Ideas and more

We have Christmas galore
Throughout our store.

With Santas and angels tucked here and there
And dolls of all sizes – well – EVERYwhere!

Stuffed bears and gift tins
Are waiting for you.
So stop in soon and
See what’s new!

Of course, you know, we’re watchin’ for ya and we have plenty of ideas to help you in planning your holiday and gift-giving!

Happy Thanksgiving and prepping for shopping

Celebrate with Gratitude

We first want to say how thankful we are for each and every person who has stepped into our store of collections! George – the ‘collector of collections’ – loves sharing his many finds and all the stories that go with them. We wish everyone a Thanksgiving filled with peace, love, and gratitude for all that we have. Remember, it’s not about quantity, but quality. Well, except for George – the collector! (chuckle)

It’s been George’s tradition to decorate the weekend following Thanksgiving. But this year, the hundreds of dolls he acquired meant that he had to move a lot of things around ASAP!!! So the windows are decorated a couple of days early – yes, thanks, Barbara. And Christmas can be spotted throughout the store.

25" tall Barbie in pink dress and long beautiful braid

Dolls – a 3.78 Billion Dollar Industry in 2021

So stopping by Bahoukas might just be worth your while. The dolls in the window are beautiful. The hundreds in our store – well, come see them. Check out the braid on this Barbie! WOW!

You won’t believe the dolls and doll furniture available. From tiny porcelain dolls to 2 ft + Barbies, baby dolls, and American Girl Dolls are just a few of the many waiting for someone to give them some love. Seriously, stop by and pick one (please). They are priced for the collector and to purchase for a special child in your life. Definitely something for everyone.

Add to this a wonderful selection of furnishings and accessories for your dolls that include well-made high chairs, table, rocking cradles, cribs, chairs, and more. Seriously this is one special collection.

Next add puzzles!

Here are a few of our very collectible puzzles. But we encourage you to check our TOY section for more.

Horses

What celebrates Holiday Gift Giving better than a horse figure? Here’s a sampling:

plastic collectible toy horse
My Favorite Horse - plastic collectible set of 4
plastic collectible toy horse

And for the ‘littles’ on your list

Fisher Price Tip To Turtle vintage toy
Fisher Price Tip Toe Turtle
Roly Poly Raccoon Fisher Price vintage toy
Fisher Price Roly Poly Raccoon

How About Ratatouille!

Ratatouille figure - Emile
Emile
Ratatouille Figure - Colette
Colette

Games – did I hear Games?

Well, we have a substantial selection of board games in our Toy Section plus these unique games for indoor fun:

Vintage Skill Ball Game
Skill Ball Game
Walt Disney Magic Kingdom vintage pinball game
Disney Pinball Game – Magic Kingdom

We are ready to help you with your Holiday Gift Purchases

Browse our blog for the hundreds of collections in the shop. Hopefully, this post gives you a glimpse of what’s available for the collector AND the kids on your list. We are here and, yessirree, we are excitedly waiting to show off our collections!

Remember, if you purchase $50 or more, you can fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to WIN a $100 HdG GIFT CARD – this weekend only!

Did We Mention Dolls?

Hundreds of Like-New Dolls Need Love

That’s right. George has acquired a huge assortment of dolls from the tiniest porcelain dolls to 25″ Barbies. Seriously, We do not know where he will put them all. Here’s a sneak peek at just the very tippy top of the iceberg of dolls-dolls-dolls!

That’s not all!

Some of the dolls have been put out on the floor. There are beautiful collectible dolls and dolls priced for kids to play with. And there are many more to come – hundreds!

In addition, by Thanksgiving weekend with “Plaid Friday” and Small Business Saturday, we’ll have Christmas Decor, wrapping paper, and even doll furnishings.

You just won’t believe what we’ll have. So stop in soon … then return as more dolls and Christmas decor gets put on the floor.

WOW – it’s most certainly beginning to feel like Christmas (and it’s not quite Thanksgiving yet)! You can be sure, we’ll be watchin’ for ya even if we are peeking over a box of dolls!!!

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!

Do We Really Outgrow Our Love of Dolls?

Dolls for Every Child (young or old)

Some will want to play with them while others will want to collect them and keep them on a shelf. No matter what you decide, we have some stunning dolls available.

There are many benefits to playing with dolls. These benefits include encouraging imagination, developing motor skills, fostering a sense of caring, boosting independence, teaching empathy, helping with social development, encouraging communication, providing a sense of belonging, creating opportunities for pretend play, and helping children deal with emotions. So if you’re looking for a toy that will promote your child’s development in multiple ways, consider investing in a doll. They will thank you later in life.

from AnnMarieJohn.com

Considering the many changes that have occurred since the pandemic, possibly a doll might be a perfect gift this year. Let’s encourage more child’s play and a little less screen time. Think of the benefits!

Dolls, of course, or great collectibles. You probably know someone who has a beautiful collection. And don’t forget that dolls can bring comfort to someone in a nursing home, especially those dealing with dementia.

No matter what the reason, we have a most wonderful selection of dolls. So look over your holiday gift list and see if someone might appreciate one of them. Maybe you? And yep, we’re here and we’ll be watchin’ for you. We would love to show you our collection of collections!

Beer Labels Collecting

Beer Labels and Brewmania

There are as many reasons one might collect beer labels as there are the number of different labels available to collect! Some are just simple text while others are beautiful works of art.

The quote below is a great example of a few of the reasons. Do you collect them? What’s your reason?

Beer isn’t just one of the world’s most popular beverage it is also an art form in many respects. That might sound a little over the top but beer is a very collectible industry with a lot of followers. Beer labels, in particular, are something many people love.

They have even attracted people who don’t even particularly like the taste of beer. Beer is a very versatile beverage in many respects and there is a lot of scope to what you can find on a beer label. Many beers have very colourful and creative labels which is why there are many keen collectors out there.

from lightdrinks.co/uk

List of Beer Labels

Here’s a list of the areas the latest label collection represents. We encourage you to drop by and browse the collection. And you know, we’re watchin’ for ya!

List of areas our latest beer label acquisition represents.

Prints by Edward Ghee – WCBM

WCBM radio

Like many radio stations, there’s a long history of changes. But these prints, we think, are from the 70s when WCBM was known for its contemporary music programming. After researching the artist, we realize how very valuable these illustrations are. Enjoy our research!

Bill Tanton illustration by Edward Ghee during the music days of WCBM radio in Baltimore
Bill Tanton – sports – WCBM radio Baltimore

Illustrator Edward Ghee

We’ve tried to do some research and believe that Edward Ghee is a well-known illustrator out of Baltimore, MD.

CLICK HERE for an amazing article on Edward Ghee and his granddaughter, Phylicia.

Video from Edward Ghee’s website

Larry Walton illustration by Edward Ghee of Baltimore - WCBM
Larry Walton of WCBM in Baltimore – illustration by Edward Ghee, Baltimore artist

We are so lucky to have these amazing illustrations created by a local artist. The 3 pieces are worn from the years, but in amazing condition considering…

Stop by and see them for yourself. They are amazing. And as we’ve shared, the illustrator, Edward Ghee, is even more remarkable.

Stop by Bahoukas today. You know we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Hen on Nest Collectibles

These pitchers and the deviled egg dish are awesome if you’re into chicken collectibles.

Do you love anything ‘chickens?’

There are at least 100 glass companies that have produced at least 250 forms or sizes of glass hen covered dishes over the past 150 years. These dishes are referred to as an animal dish, trinket box, hen in a basket and hen on a nest. The official name, according to Smith, originated from Westmoreland glass company in the 1930s. They coined the name “hen on a nest” which has been shortened to simply “hen on nest” by latter companies and collectors. Between 1890-1910 the glass hen dishes gained advertising and publicity when they were used to package condiments, mainly mustard.

from Community Chickens

Collectible chickens – especially ‘hens on the nest’ – are very collectible. Among the ‘homesteaders’ it’s easy to see why they might absolutely love anything ‘chicken’! But it seems that many collectors, as well as home decorators, love anything ‘chicken’!

hen on the nest collectibles

The variety of colors in these beautiful hens on the nest dishes is amazing. What’s your favorite?

varieties of Hens on Nest dishes

We have a very large selection of these dishes. Fill them with candies, a dish on your Thanksgiving table, or anything you might like. Add to a shelf of collectibles. No matter how you use them, we have an amazing collection.

Yes, we’re here. And we’re watchin’ for ya! Stop in soon and find those items you’ll desire for the upcoming holidays!

Old-Antique License Plates

Do you collect license plates? We have several milk crates full of old license plates. Whether you hang them on a wall in the barn, workshop, or garage, we have an interesting collection at Bahoukas Antiques, including ‘sets.’

Sets of Old-Antique License Plates

crate of vintage license plates

Did you know that if your antique car fits the criteria, you might be able to use a set of old license plates on your car? CLICK HERE for a great link that helps to explain the process.

CLICK HERE for direct info from Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration regarding use of vintage plates on historic and street rod vehicles.

collection of old license plates in a milk crate

We encourage you to stop in and take a peek at our vintage license plates. And you know it, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Duran-Duran or Elvis

Okay – so maybe it doesn’t matter

This Elvis Presley 1977 Concert Photo Album is beautiful.

Elvis Presley died in August 1977. This Concert Photo Album is a tribute album to his many concerts. It’s in beautiful condition. The gold box that it’s packaged in has certainly seen its wear, but considering that it’s 45 years old, it’s in decent condition.

It has 62 pages with plenty of large-color concert photos of Elvis. If you have an Elvis Collector on your Christmas list, you’ll want to come in and scoop this up.

Do you remember Elvis Presley’s first time on American television – the Ed Sullivan Show in October 1956?

Duran Duran Memorabilia

In recent weeks we acquired a wonderful collection of Duran Duran memorabilia – about 30-35 pieces. If you, or someone you know, has this group among your ‘favorites’ list, you’ll definitely want to check out our latest collection. Photos, posters, concert brochures, tickets, and more are available.

As we celebrate the weekend with the Havre de Grace Art Show, we figured it was a great time to highlight these new pieces added to our collectibles. Stop in before or after you stroll the Art Show! Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!