The history of the music box is much more complex than one might think beginning with the Middle Ages.
Then in 1796, we learn of clockmaker Antoine Favre-Salomon:
1940s-1950s Handcrank music boxes
History and Collectibles
As we’ve learned here, some of the simplest collectibles have a unique and colorful history. If you delve into the music box history, you’ll also realize that they’re connected to Edison’s invention of the phonograph. (We have some old phonographs as well! Just in case you were wondering.)
The weather’s turning a bit cooler and it’s a pleasant time of year to browse our shops. So you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya.
We have a great collection of jewelry with some very special, recently acquired, sterling silver and 10k and 14k gold jewelry. Add to your own collection or consider a selection for a gift.
Sterling Silver and 10k/14k Gold Jewelry
This is one of those times when my photos don’t do it justice. But we encourage you to stop in and view our selection.
Jewelry – Jewelry – Jewelry
Don’t forget that we have jewelry in nearly every category: costume jewelry, “Crazy Nutz” necklaces, and even Cracker Jack’s rings! Yes, you’d be surprised. Just stop in and ask us to point you in the right direction. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
The most famous use of prizes in the United States (and the word “prize” in this context) is Cracker Jack brand popcorn confection. Prizes have been inserted into every package of Cracker Jack continuously since 1912. A familiar jingle to people who watched television in the United States in the 1960s and ’70s goes “Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize. That’s what you get with Cracker Jack!” Cracker Jack sales are not what they used to be, with much more competition in the snack industry and less creative prizes. The most valuable prizes found in Cracker Jack are the baseball cards distributed in 1914 and 1915. Although most of the prizes recently are just printed paper, in 2004, a complete set of 1914 Cracker Jack baseball cards — including the highly sought after “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb cards — was sold for a record $800,000.
On a day of snow, sleet, ice and hopefully clearing late, it seems the perfect time to share these “Crazy Nutz” hand-carved necklaces. A local person has a relative from out of the area who meticulously carves these little faces.
You have to admit that they are both funny and cute! And come on, be honest, can’t you picture the guy sitting in front of a tv watching his favorite show while periodically glancing down to carve one of these faces.
Give us a call to see if we’re in the shop today – Wed, Feb 20th. Then come on in and check these necklaces out. Truly unique. No two are exactly alike. They’d also be great on a key chain.
We normally like to post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But we wanted to get this post out there to pique your curiosity enough that you’ll stop in and see the variety of beautiful jewelry we have for that special “MOM” in your life.
These photos do not do justice to these trays of pins. There are some stunning pieces here. Stop in and see for yourself the beautiful bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more that we have in our shop. Prices start at just a couple dollars and up. Bring the kids to pick out something special for Mom and Grandmom.
Hurry in to discover the perfect, beautiful piece or two of jewelry that will delight Mom and fit your budget. Truly, these photos do not do justice to these pieces. And, of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Jewelry is a very much loved gift for many on our list. Have you ever considered an antique or collectible to fill that wish?
The above photo is a ‘mere sampling’of the many unique and fun pieces of jewelry we have available for you this year!
Have a techie in your group that still wears a tie – or maybe one who would love to place this on a scarf? Check out the little ‘robot man’ tie tack (toward the bottom of the photo by the wreath).
We have a variety of wonderful jewelry items in red to add that festive charm to your outfit or to give to someone on your list. Possibly a vintage ladies watch or pocket watch might brighten the eyes of someone you know.
Whether it’s fun and frivolous, or classic and stylish’…
…we have jewelry pieces for as little as 2-for-$3 to hundreds. We can help you find that perfect stocking stuffer, that beautiful piece that you know will be perfect, and even a silly gag gift – you know – just like ‘ugly sweaters’! Stop in to Bahoukas Antique Mall today… we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
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 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.