Teach Thrift with Awesome Banks

We have a wonderful selection of banks available in the shop. These are just a few of the latest!

Make Saving FUN!

Metal True Value and CITGO trucks make great banks for your kids to save their change!

“Without a working knowledge of money, it is extraordinarily difficult to do well in life,” says Sam X Renick, co-creator of Sammy Rabbit, a children’s character and financial literacy initiative. “Money is central to transacting life, day-in and day-out. Where we live, what we eat, the clothes we wear, the car we drive, health care, education, child-rearing, gift giving, vacations, entertainment, heat, air-conditioning, insurance—you name it, money is involved.”

From FORBES
Beautiful metal banks featuring old-fashioned delivery trucks.

Teaching young ones to save and a great Holiday gift = 2 wins!

These beautiful metal banks are reasonably priced and fun to give.

Teaching kids how to save money may seem like a tough task.  It has even been said that parents are more likely to talk to their children about sex than about money.  

from WindgateWealth
Whoa – a youngster would love putting their coins in these Coca-Cola tractor trailers (metal).

A piggy bank can be a great way to teach your kids the importance of saving, while giving them an easy way to do it.  Tell your kids that the goal is to fill up the piggy bank with dollars and coins, until there is no room.

from WindgateWealth

The Coca-Cola bears metal bank helps a youngster learn to save!

We LOVE this unique Coca-Cola Bears bank. Don’t forget that once they fill up their bank, they can learn to open a bank account. A great beginning for financially savvy young adults in the near future. Such a fun way to get started.

So stop in today and pick out one of these great banks. We have others, too. But hurry, some of these will go quickly. And yessiree, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Milk Glass – beautiful pieces and interesting facts

The popularity of glass items, especially those made of milk glass, spurred the creation of many glass manufacturing companies in the United States, France, and England during the mid-1800s. These companies produced milk glass products that were used as tableware, bowls, covered dishes, specialty items, vases, and figurines.

A wonderful display of unique bowl designs in milk glassl
A wonderful display of unique bowl designs in milk glass.

Milk glass is an opaque or translucent milky white or colored glass, blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes.

Beautiful milk glass pieces, covered candy dish, and beautiful bowls.
A covered bowl – perfect for hiding those candies you love, plus several other milk glass pieces.

First made in Venice in the 16th century, colors included blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and the white – which lead to its popularity.

Beautiful milk glass goblets

How to clean White Milk Glass:

We found a great answer to cleaning the yellowed milk glass you may find during your hunt – denture cleaner. Yes – denture cleaner! Click on the link below to the easy how-to steps!

CLEAN YOUR MILK GLASS EASILY

Did You Know Jadeite is Milk Glass?

Jadeite, also known as Fire King Jade-ite, is a type of glass tableware made of Jade-green opaque milk glass, popular in the United States in the mid-20th century. A blue variety called “Azur-ite” was also produced for several years. Jade-ite and Azur-ite were both produced by Anchor Hocking.

from WIKIPEDIA

We also have a wonderful collection of Jadeite pieces.

Stop in and take a peek at these collections. They’re really wonderful. Of course, we’re here and we’ll be 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!

Bourbon and Cookies

What’s the connection between Bourbon and Cookies?

Two great collector pieces, that’s what! A really delightful decanter and a cookie jar for ‘space enthusiasts.’

Old Cabin Still 1969 Hillbilly Decanter

bottom label on Hillybilly 1969 Cabin Still Bourbon Decanter
Cabin Still Collector’s Gallery 1969 “Old Hillbilly” Decanter

Do you know what makes the difference between Bourbon and Whiskey?

…all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. 

What makes bourbon distinct from other whiskeys is the way it is manufactured and aged. All whiskey is spirit made from fermented grain and then aged in barrels. But the kind of grain and the kind of barrels determines the variety of whiskey. Per the American Bourbon Association, in order to be classified as bourbon, a whiskey needs to be distilled from a mixture of grains, or mash, that’s at least 51 percent corn. That corn gives bourbon its distinctive sweet flavor. 

from FOODandWine.com
Old Hillbilly - Old Cabin Still 1969
Old Cabin Still 1969 Kentucky Bourbon Decanter – Old Hillbilly

… and the cookie – Friendship 7?

This beautiful 2-pc black pottery McCoy cookie jar, shaped like the Mercury capsule, is from 1962, commemorating the “Space Era’ and the “Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule.” Do you want to know what’s really exciting about this piece? There is actually one in the collections at the National Air and Space Museum!

Friendship 7 McCoy Cookie Jar – 1962

This cookie jar shaped like John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Mercury capsule was produced by McCoy Pottery between 1962 and 1968. McCoy cookie jars in various novelty shapes were available for sale in “five and dime” stores and department stores such as JCPenney’s. The popularity of this Mercury capsule cookie jar was a part of the space craze of the early 1960s, an outpouring of public enthusiasm generated by NASA’s first human spaceflight successes.

from National Air and Space museum

Now you know, these are two unique collectibles that just might be the perfect gift for Christmas. It’s never too early to be gathering the perfect gifts for the special people on your list. Stop in and see these two pieces for yourself. And as always, you can bet we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

A Bit of Turtle Talk

Turtles and the Space Race

Did you know that 2 turtles actually were on voyages to the moon in September 1968? Check out this article on the ZOND 5.

… what really sets the Zond 5 apart from any other mission is its occupants: two unnamed Russian tortoises, or “steppe” tortoises as they are sometimes known. Along with samples of soil, seeds, and even some worms, the two reptiles were in space for a total of six and a half days as the capsule completed its circle of the Moon.

from National Space Centre – UK
collection of turtles - salt and pepper shakers, bank, jewelry  holder, more
Just a few from a recently acquired turtle collection

Longevity, Patience, Wisdom

These are just a few attributes given to turtles and their symbolism.

The dream of turtles is a sign of long life, health, and prosperity. It comes as an impulse to be patient, constant in actions, and to have long term vision. 

On the other hand, it could be a sign designed to make you cautious, move slowly, and don’t miss any details. Dreams about baby turtles signify that you will soon hatch some new ideas and should let go of fears. 

from Worldbirds-turtle Symbolism

No matter what draws you to a turtle, you might want to visit and choose one of these little guys for your collection or to give as a gift. From a huge soup tureen (not necessarily for turtle soup!!!) to one so tiny you could carry it in your pocket, we have a few choices to delight the turtle-lover.

Stop in soon. For sure, we’re here and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Do You Remember Schultz and Dooley?

Utica Club and their “spokesmugs”

Growing up in New York in the 1950s, I was one of the many television viewers in the Northeast who were introduced to the West End Brewing Company (WEBCO) “spokesmugs,” Schultz and Dooley, through a series of award-winning commercials for Utica Club beer. Unlike the ceramic Schultz and Dooley character steins now marketed by WEBCO, the original TV characters were made of wood. The renowned puppeteer Bill Baird is credited with bringing the steins to life, along with comedian Jonathan Winters, who supplied their voices, complete with German and Irish accents.

from Beer Stein Article

Can you still hear their voices in your head when someone mentions “Shultz and Dooley?” They were fun commercials. Did you know that Jonathan Winters was the voice for the characters?

We have a great set of Schultz and Dooley mugs that just arrived. Stop in and see them after you enjoy these fun commercials.

Great UC Commercials

Schultz and Dooley were the spokesmen … er…spokesmugs… for Utica Beer.

Literally hundreds of thousands of Schultz and Dooley series characters have now reached the marketplace, leaving little room for doubt regarding their continuing popularity with collectors…

Although generally unrecognized by collectors, the original Schultz and Dooley steins hold a place in steinmaking history, in that they were in all probability the very first character steins produced specifically for an American audience. By comparison, the original “Bud Man,” Anheuser-Busch’s initial character stein, did not arrive on the scene until 1976, some 17 years later. Moreover, the on-going series of companion steins is in itself a likely first in the history of steinmaking. Although there are several groups of character steins that might qualify as “sets,” there has never before been anything to compare in scope or staying power with the Schultz and Dooley series.

Another factor contributing to the popularity of these steins is that there are any number of people for whom Schultz and Dooley help to evoke fond memories of an earlier time in their lives. In a sense, this reaction to Schultz and Dooley is not unlike that of the many servicemen who did tours of duty in Germany and whose memories are recaptured through stein collecting.

Finally, the Schultz and Dooley series is just plain fun and also readily obtainable. The cartoon-like nature of the steins is appealing to people of all ages and they’re available at prices almost everyone can afford.

from Beer Stein Article

Visit Our Beer MuZeum

Of course, if you love Schultz and Dooley, you’ll most likely enjoy browsing the Bahoukas Beer MuZeum on the second floor of our building. Oh, and we should add this beer glass also arrived in our ‘latest’ finds, commemorating the 1982 Loyal Order of Moose 1982 National Convention MOOSEHAVEN & JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA JUNE 28- JULY 1 1982. Just an FYI – the 2023 International Moose Convention will be in Reno, Nevada!

souvenir beer class
Order of Moose 1982 National Convention beer glass
1982 Order of Moose Nat'l Convention beer glass

As summer winds down, there’s still plenty of time to stop in and enjoy browsing our shop. And yep, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Christmas in July

Yes, it is H-O-T! But we’re thinkin’ winter and Christmas. We have some delightful items in our Christmas collections for your own collection, for decorating, and even for creating your own crafts.

We look forward to your visit. Of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya. Stop by and check out our vintage Christmas collectibles. (Think winter and Christmas!)

Baseball – Hot Dogs – 4th of July

You can’t get more American than that!

We have half a dozen or so unique Classic Major League Baseball Board Games – travel size. Or… perfect for a picnic (or a rainy day)!

Test your trivia baseball knowledge and see if you can ‘win the game.’

back of the Classic Major League Baseball Trivia Board Game

“Classic Major League Baseball is a baseball knowledge game that is played in a very similar manner to the real-life game of baseball. The game has been developed so that virtually anyone from five years old to adult can play the game. The object of the game is to score more runs than your opponents by correctly answering questions.”

from the box cover

Do you collect baseball cards?

If you do, you just might enjoy these 2 variations of Baseball Trivia Board Games. These trivia games were manufactured for several years during the height of the sports trading card craze of the mid-90s, and came with a bunch of baseball cards. The cards are like standard baseball cards, but have four trivia questions on the back, labeled single, double, triple, and home run. The game proceeds like a game of baseball, but to determine the result of an at bat, the batter spins a spinner, which would say out, or one of the four hits. If they spun a hit, they would have to answer the question on the back of the cards to see if they got the hit. As with real baseball, there are three outs to an inning, and 9 innings. The player who ends with the most runs wins.

1990 Classic Baseball Major League Baseball Trivia Board Game
Classic Major League Baseball Board Game – Trivia

Be ready if there’s a rain-out this weekend!

Stop in soon and grab a game or two. Keep the fun in the weekend no matter what the weather may bring. Give those baseball trivia folks a challenge and enjoy the laughs!

Yep, we’ll be here and you know, we’re watchin’ for ya!

back view of Classic Major League Baseball Trivia Board Game
Back of the 1990s Classic ML Baseball Trivia Goard Game

3-D Tic Tac Toe

Give the family a challenge!

This 3-D Tic Tac Toe game is a bit more complicated. But no electronics required! Take it to the beach or add it to your board games collection. Here’s a video to show how you play!

Are you up to the challenge?

Tic-tac-toe is interesting to mathematicians, because its small grid and simple game play can be used to teach simple mathematical principles, such as probability. For example, did you realize that there are 362,800 unique ways to place Xs and Os into the grid?

from Wonderopolis

Now if you add 3-D to the mix… I wonder what mathematicians would guesstimate for probabilities!

Have you thought about Tic Tac Toe as Video or Movies?

It Was The First Video Game

In 1952, the EDSAC computer had a program called “OXO” which was a crude Tic-Tac-Toe game. This became the world’s first video game. 

It Even Made a Movie Better

Computer Tic-Tac-Toe was famously used in the 80s movie, War Games, to showcase the futility of fighting. 

from RealClear.com

Do you remember this movie?

Stop in to Bahoukas today. We have only one game! But it could be an interesting challenge! Yes, it’s a beautiful day in downtown Havre de Grace. 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!

Unique Tools from Estate

Ice Cutting Saw

This saw is from the Stirer Estate and is from the late 1800s-early 1900s.

Tools for Collectors

We also have a fireman’s ax.

Both of these items would make great additions for collectors of tools and implements.

Beautiful Crock

This beautiful 2 gal. salt-glaze crock is also from the Stirer Estate and is from 1870-1880s. You can see this in our front window.

Stop in soon and see these items for yourself! We’re here … and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Military Clothing

Military Duffel Bag, Jackets, and even a trunk

The previous 3 blog posts gave you a glimpse of our military memorabilia. There’s plenty to browse in our store. Below is a pic of a duffel bag and trunk.

As you prepare to enjoy the first long weekend that announces the promise of summer, don’t forget to take a moment to remember our Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. If you have an opportunity, attend a Memorial Day Ceremony or visit a cemetery.

In the meantime, enjoy safe travels. We look forward to seeing you and – yes – we’re 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!

Antique Mystery

Sterling silver ?

5-3/4 ” and telescopes to 9-1/4″

This whoZwhatsits is sterling silver, from the 1890s, and is part of the Stirer Estate (which we’ll be sharing soon).

Have you guessed yet?

This is a holder for opera glasses. It’s in amazing condition. And we had to really search to find out what it was. Then to learn that it telescoped as well – WOW!

As you can see, we always have fun with our ‘discoveries’ and encourage you to stop in soon. Discover your favorites at Bahoukas Antiques. And you know, we’re always watchin’ for ya!

Who Doesn’t Love Horses

With the amazing Kentucky Derby Race featuring the winner, Rich Strike, we thought we’d share a few of our horse-y collectibles today! Just to remind you of this amazing race (who didn’t even get picked to run until the day before the race!), here’s the video from NBC Sports.

We have a few wonderful Horse Collectibles

From a number of toy items to beautiful figurines, horses always seem to inspire. Do you have a youngster that’s saving for their first horse? Check out this latest addition to our horse category!

Beautiful cast iron horse bank!
Horse figures – from Jadeite to cast iron.

The above figurines are the latest entries to our horse collection – including plastic, ceramic, bronze, Jadeite, and cast iron. Also check out the TOY AREA for a few more great choices of horse figures.

CLICK HERE for one of our great posts from May 2018 – talkin’ ’bout horses!

It looks like a bit of rain off and on this weekend. If you’re ducking the raindrops, stop in and visit. We’ll be watchin’ for ya (and yes, we even have a few great umbrellas you can purchase)!

McDonald’s Character Glasses

The Great Muppet Caper

This set of 4 glasses is from 1981. Highly collectible! You can’t help but love Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog! Hurry in and check these out.

This collection is part of a wonderful addition of collectible character glasses to our store. Consider these:

complete set of 5 Peanuts Camp Snoopy McDonald's Glasses
Camp Snoopy McDonald’s Collector’s Glasses

The set is made up of 5 glasses (1950-1968) and includes Linus ‘’Struggle for Security,’’ Lucy ‘’Properly Prepared,’’ Snoopy ‘’Civilization,’’ Snoopy ‘’Morning People,’’ and Charles Brown ‘’Hard Work.” Excellent Condition!

Love “Garfield”

McDonald's 1978 Garfield set of character glasses
Delightful set of Garfield Character glasses by McDonald’s – 1978

This 4-pc set includes: “It’s not a pretty life” … “Easy to get along with” … “not one who rises to the occasion” … and “Use your friends wisely.” Again, these are in pristine condition.

Maybe the “Flintstones” are more your style…

1993 McDonald’s Flinstone glass mugs

This set of 4 mugs is beautiful as well as fun. Excellent condition. Must be seen to be appreciated.

Or “Batman Forever” series…

McDonald's Batmas Glasses - clear
1995 McDonald’s “Batman Forever” Set of 4 glass mugs

This beautiful set includes Batman, Robin, Riddler, and Two Face. Another collection in excellent condition.

These very collectible McDonald’s glasses and glasls mugs sets are in excellent condition. Stop by soon and pick your favorites to add to your collection!

Yes, we’re here … and we’re watchin’ for ya! See you soon!