Kids are back in school. The days are growing shorter. It’s the perfect time to purchase a few new books to read. We have something for everyone! From military and history books to Hot Rod Magazines (and others), from Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to a huge supply of Golden Books, novels and cookbooks to boating and the Old West!
Barbara, who is our resident organizer, has spent days rearranging and sorting all the books in the store. “No Small Task!” So check out the gallery photos. Then give yourself a couple of hours to come and browse the amazing selection of books, magazines, and comics in our store.
One of the joys of shopping in antique stores is finding some of those simpler toys where children play without electronics. Many love listening to a child playing “make-believe,” using their imaginations as they create their stories.
Although it’s been a while since we last posted, we have a wonderful assortment of books, games, and toys that encourage a child’s creativity while foregoing the screens and electronics! Many believe that a bit of boredom is actually good for a child’s development.
Here’s a gallery of some of the interesting children’s ideas available:
We encourage you to stop in and see if a book, game, or simple toy might be just what a youngster in your life might truly enjoy this summer!
And yes, we’re here and we’re ALWAYS watchin’ for ya! Stop by and we’ll help you find the items mentioned here! Happy Summer!
Easter and the Signs of Spring are all around us. Here at Bahoukas Antique Mall we have a few ideas for you for your Easter Baskets, Easter and Spring Decor. For instance, check out this gallery of the cutest bunnies and Easter eggs! They’ll bring a smile for sure!
Bunnies and Eggs
Whether you use these bunnies for table decorations, Easter Baskets or just little reminders of spring tucked on shelves or tables about the house, they are delightful. Hurry in and make your selection soon.
Books About Bunnies Kids Will Love
Sometimes a little book tucked into the Easter Basket is just the perfect addition! We browsed our shelves to give you a sampling! Of course, that Gift doesn’t have to be about bunnies. But they seem quite appropriate for Spring!
Remember, Easter is Sunday, April 9th. Add a bit of bunny fun to your decorations and baskets.
And don’t forget…
This Sunday Begins Daylight Savings Time
You don’t want to be late for church or brunch or any other activities this Sunday! Turn your Clocks ahead (yes – SPRING AHEAD) before you go to bed this Saturday.
And remember, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya. Stop in and say ‘hello.’
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
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!
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.
Along with a number of WWII History Books, Bahoukas has a selection of other history books and biographies.
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!
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:
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:
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:
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!
Don’t forget that we have a variety of toys and games from mini-furnishings for a dollhouse to metal trucks, Hot Wheels, and even a noisemaker or two!!!
Remember, they can take these outside and enjoy!
We have a variety of jars and bottles that are just perfect to add a bit of spring to your home decor while you await the coming burst of flowers. Or just add a daffodil or two and VOILA! you have a bit of cheer and color to brighten a room.
As we look forward to the coming warmer days and greener lawns, Bahoukas offers a variety of indoor and outdoor decor, tools and games, kitchen accessories and dishware, toys, and more. Put on your creative hat as you start your Spring plans and visit us. We just might surprise you with our variety of antiques and collectibles.
Of course, you already know we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The above desk is in beautiful condition. We also have another as pictured below:
Another choice is this wood desk:
1881: The Fashion School Desk
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!
Bob Lackey is no stranger to Havre de Grace, having lived here for 23 years. He shares in his bio:
He briefly explains on his website that he shares Havre de Grace’s history through the characters of Ben and Sonja Pulaski.
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.
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 First Published in 1942
If by some chance you aren’t familiar with Golden Books, here’s great article about them.
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.
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!
Bahoukas has just received an interesting collection of old newspapers.
Old newspapers can give us the feel of a particular time period, details of history from the news stories and editorials, and a good deal about life through their ads and human interest stories. So why do people collect them?
Well, often they’ve kept papers from a historical period – a war, presidential news, disasters, and such. Sometimes a newspaper may connect to a particular birthdate, death, a favorite sports team, and other more personal topics.
This 1927 newspaper is in good condition for coming out of someone’s attic.
Japanese Surrender – WWII
We have others in our recently acquired collection of old newspapers. It’s so interesting to read from the very day of these events. In many cases, these are complete newspapers giving you the opportunity to really get the atmosphere in our country surrounding these historic moments!
Why Would Anyone Collect Newspapers?
Sometimes, newspapers writing of historical events were tucked away only to be left in their hideaway for a later generation to discover. But there are collectors who save papers of historical significance. Others collect them for the feel of a particular time period, a birth or obituary, news of someone famous or notorious, and for an event in the family’s life.
There are even collectors who love to save the advertisements, whether for a particular product or brand, or just advertising in general.
Whatever the reasons, we have a rather wonderful collection that, if you love old newspapers, you may want to come in and take a peek. And you can be sure – we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
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.
… 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.
books – Books – BOOKS!
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.
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 Seriesby 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.
Maybe you can’t get him the ‘real’ one… but we have some models that would make perfect stocking stuffers!
Our selection of duck decoys is limited but very interesting. Stop in to see what we have!
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!
Stop by and check them out. Nope – won’t fit in a stocking, but just might be the perfect gift!
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!
Books are a great way to enjoy a rainy day … or just curl up and read for the fun of it. At Bahoukas Antique Mall we have a surprising number of books in nearly every category. Stop in and discover for yourself that book you’ve always wanted to read!
Don’t forget we carry the Pulaski Saga series by Robert F. Lackey. It starts with Pulaski’s Canal and the setting is our very own Susquehanna Lock House! Book six recently released: Serpent’s Compromise. And continues through book seven: Despot’s Heel, coming out in November!
And yes – we’ll be watchin’ for ya! Stop in soon and we’ll help you find a book you’ll enjoy at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum!
We recently joked about George and the Barbie Doll Collection. But that’s all not that’s arrived at the store in the past week or so.
Several of these comics, though not the 1st edition, are #2! We recently added more than 30 new comics to our collection. The ones pictured include Sinister House, Woody Woodpecker, E-man, The Flintstones featuring the GREAT GAZOO, and Underdog!
With temperatures heading up to the 90s this week, often it’s too hot for the young ones to be outdoors for too long at a stretch. We just might have a solution or two for you at Bahoukas Antique Mall.
We have a wonderful variety of Little Golden Books and more for the young readers to enjoy. Maybe you’d like to bring them in to pick one out – or surprise them with a selection when you need to bring them indoors for a bit of cool, quiet time!
Along with this wonderful selection of books, you’ll also find a nice selection of games that the youngest to the older kids may enjoy! Make a game or reading party to encourage the youngsters to enjoy a respite from the hot sun!
Stop in today… we’ll be open all week. Yes, we are OPEN on July 4th – and we’ll be open on Saturday – parade day! Yessireeeee… we’re always watchin’ for ya at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum.