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
Barbara has created several other mosaic gift items including holiday ornaments and wall hangings.
Video Selection – makes a great gift
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
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!
Yes, it’s raining… but we’re here!
It’s our final suggestion from our many collections in our shop. Just a few samplings to give you help with your last-minute shopping for Mom.
Many older moms loved Elvis. Would your mom love an Elvis Collectible? We have a great assortment for you to choose from.
We have a huge selection of jewelry – reasonable costume jewelry to some fine gold and silver pieces. Are the kids looking to find something special? Stop by and browse our aisles!
Dishware and more…
There’s no way we can show you all the dishware pieces that we have in the shop. But if you’re looking for just a special piece, we’ll help you find it.
This is just one example of our collection of silverware. This is a beautiful set.
Cast Iron Cookware
We have a collection of cast iron pans, kettles, and more. Would mom appreciate one of them? Stop by soon…
Okay, so this is veering a bit from cookware… but hey, we never know what YOUR MOM might like.
These are just 3 of hundreds of oil lamps available in our shop! You’ll be so surprised to see the variety we offer.
…and even more variety of choice
and we’re watchin’ for ya. We even have umbrellas should you need one! In the meantime, let us help you with your last-minute gift for MOM!
The history of the music box is much more complex than one might think beginning with the Middle Ages.
The first known music box was the carillon. This was very prominent in the Middle Ages mostly because it is what they called the very mechanism that told the people the time. It was also normally attached to a large bell which is struck by a hammer every hour to help tell time.from MechanicalMusic.co.UK
Then in 1796, we learn of clockmaker Antoine Favre-Salomon:
The clockmaker Antoine Favre-Salomon, a native of Geneva, invented a musical pocket watch in 1796. Since then he is considered to be the inventor of the music box, and Sainte-Croix became the world capital of mechanical music. Music automatons are still produced here.from Museum of Music Boxes and Automatons
1940s-1950s Handcrank music boxes
American soldiers returning home after the Second World War were the unwitting creators of a real trend by bringing music boxes back in their luggage, a symbol of victory and a new life about to begin. Thus, it was then that a keen interest developed for the little Swiss musical movements from the other side of the Atlantic that were fitted into all sorts of products.excerpted from Reuge.com
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!
and Wednesday Charms!!!
“A Prize in Every Box”
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.
Prizes in boxes, gum, cereals, machines – well, just about anything someone can tuck a tiny prize into – are always fun. Stop by and see our Wednesday Box Surprise – a huge case of charms.
Let us know how you use these tiny charms: jewelry, art, shadow boxes? Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya. After all, it’s the first day of Spring 2019!!
… for a day of
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
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.
And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Just in Time for Mother’s Day…
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!
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:
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.
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.
Maybe old bottles, coins or a special knife would be a better fit.
Have you considered games, cameras, old phones, military items, or even scales?
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 12 of Our 44 Days of Gift Giving
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!
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 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.