Planning a Wedding?

Looking for wedding decorating ideas?

How often do you think of your local antique shop for great ideas for wedding decor. Does the bride and/or groom collect something special that may be used in the decorations? Maybe you’re looking for unique serving dishes or goblets.

fun and funny collectible wedding toppers at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
Fun and Funny Wedding Topper Collectibles

Or consider ‘insulators’ for table decor:

Insulators at Bahoukas, let us help you start your collection
A variety of insulators

Here is a tea light holder made from a green glass insulator and a rusty bed spring. The two together have a great industrial  look that is really unique.

from pickledbarrel.com
from pickledbarrel.com - a beautiful example of creating a candle holder for wedding decor from an old glass insulator.
An old insulator and a rusty bed spring upcycled to a candle holder – easy wedding decor (or holidays)
Green and other shades of oil lamps at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

Other Wedding Decor Ideas

We have oil lamps of all shapes, colors, and sizes to add to centerpieces or highlight a particular area of your wedding reception.

Don’t forget that we also have vases of all shapes and sizes.

We have an array of glass ware …

pink depression glass
Pink Depression Glass – just a small sampling

Perfect for the bride’s table, special guests, or everyone, we have a wonderful variety of glassware you may enjoy incorporating in your wedding decor. Special cake platters, serving dishes, full sets of dishware, are available.

GIFT IDEAS

Don’t forget the our “Collection of Collections’ offers some pretty unique gift ideas for the bride and groom, or from the bride and groom. And don’t forget the children! Be creative if you have children in the wedding party.

Think out of the box for your wedding!

from bahoukas

And don’t forget, we’re here to help you find the perfect items. Yep, we’re excited for your big day and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog

Are you old enough to remember where you were when you heard that Elvis Presley had died? Do you have a favorite song? To coordinate with our post, we include the ‘title song’ here for your enjoyment!

Elvis Memorabilia

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He died aged 42 on August 16, 1977 but during his short life and since his death he has become one of the most well known cultural icons of modern times.

from Worldcollectors.net

If you’ve not visited our shop, you may not realize that we have a great selection of Elvis collectibles.

Elvis Memorabilia has it's very own section at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
Visit our ELVIS section!

For Elvis collectors, there is a mother lode of Elvis Vegas collectibles to be had, from menus (festooned with Elvis’ image), table cards, posters, postcards, matchboxes, dice and swizzle sticks. Krein says that ’70s memorabilia is another favorite he collects — pins, tour programs and posters, jewelry, belt buckles, lipstick cases.

from Centraljersey.com

You’ll definitely want to drop in and see the ELVIS collection at Bahoukas. We have figures, games, statues, pictures, recordings, and so much more. Don’t forget, if there’s an Elvis collector among your family and friends, it’s a great time to think ahead for Christmas. (Just sayin’!)

Elvis collectibles at Bahoukas that include a puzzle, decorative tins, a bust, and more
More…ELVIS!

In the meantime, you know we’re always watchin’ for ya!

Crabs and Oysters

The blue crab is a highly sought-after shellfish. Blue crabs live up and down the Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico and are caught by both commercial and recreational fishermen. Its scientific name—Callinectes sapidus—translated from Latin means ‘beautiful savory swimmer.’

Blue crabs are the most valuable fishery in the Chesapeake Bay. They are also major predators of benthic communities and are prey for many other fish species. Blue crabs are so treasured in the region that the blue crab is the Maryland state crustacean.

from Fisheries.noaa.gov
beautiful blue crab of the Chesapeake
beautiful blue crab

New to Eating Crabs?

Let us help you out!

Do you know what BABY OYSTERS are called?

SPAT! That’s right. Here’s a fun article: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chesapeake Oysters.

Have you ever wondered if eating oysters is really healthy? Check out this article:

“Yes, oysters are very good for you,” according to preventive cardiology dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD, LD. 

“In fact, you probably didn’t know that it’s hard to beat all the health benefits of oysters from a nutritional standpoint,” she says.

from ClevelandClinic.org
Oysters from the Chesapeake - YUM
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

New to Oysters? Watch this:

Along with a few crab mallets, we also have these beautiful oyster knives.

wooden handled oyster knives at Bahoukas
Oyster Knives

Finally – Maryland Skipjacks

Skipjacks in the Chesapeake and oyster drudgin’ are as much a part of Maryland culture as duck hunting and decoys. We couldn’t talk about crabs and oysters without a bit about skipjacks. And don’t forget to visit the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum and Havre de Grace Maritime Museum for local history.

SKIPJACKS

The Maryland State Boat has a colorful history. And you might find some items in our shop at Bahoukas to add to your Maryland collection.

The skipjack became the State Boat in 1985 (Chapter 788, Acts of 1985; Code General Provisions Article, sec. 7-327).At that time, the General Assembly noted that: “. . . Recent efforts to restore the environmental integrity of the Chesapeake Bay have rekindled interest and appreciation in the majestic estuary as not only an economic asset but also as the foundation for a way of life for many Marylanders; and . . . Nothing better represents the way of life of Maryland watermen than the historic Chesapeake Boat known as the Skipjack . . .”

Skipjack under sail on Chesapeake Bay. Photo by Marion E. Warren (Marion E. Warren Collection, MSA SC1890-BP7506, Maryland State Archives).

from MSA.Maryland.gov

We encourage you to stop in and see these items. We may have some oyster plates as well. And check out our book selections, you just might find a cookbook with ideal recipes for crabs, oysters, or perfect side dishes. Yep, we’ll be here and waitin’ for ya!

Helixophile? You?

Corkscrews have a long history.

Its design may have derived from the gun worm which was a device used by men to remove unspent charges from a musket’s barrel in a similar fashion, from at least the early 1630s

The corkscrew is possibly an English invention, due to the tradition of beer and cider, and Treatise on Cider by John Worlidge in 1676 describes “binning of tightly corked cider bottles on their sides”, although the earliest reference to a corkscrew is, “steel worm used for the drawing of Corks out of Bottles” from 1681.

In 1795, the first corkscrew patent was granted to the Reverend Samuel Henshall, in England. The clergyman affixed a simple disk, now known as the Henshall Button, between the worm and the shank. The disk prevents the worm from going too deep into the cork, forces the cork to turn with the turning of the crosspiece, and thus breaks the adhesion between the cork and the neck of the bottle. The disk is designed and manufactured slightly concave on the underside, which compresses the top of the cork and helps keep it from breaking apart.

from Wikipedia
intricately designed handle on a corkscrew

INTRICATE

This beautiful handle on this corkscrew
is beautifully crafted.

CARICATURES

Quite often corkscrews were created with various characters, symbols, or logos.

We don’t think this one is from Havre de Grace, even though the BOWMAN name is familiar here!

Just like all other items, a corkscrew was often great advertising. This one from Bowman Hotels is easily carried to be used anywhere. Picnic anyone?

Think you might be a helixophile

… or want to be? CLICK HERE for a fun article on this very collectible single-purpose tool from NOLA.com.

Might you be wondering about the most expensive corkscrew sold?

Wonder no more:

A heritage corkscrew. When the old London Bridge was demolished in the 1831, its surviving fragment was turned into a corkscrew, which was sold at an auction in Essex, UK for £40,000 (around $62,790), about 100 times its guide price.

from LUXURYLAUNCHES.com

So there you go … more than you ever wanted to know about the familiar corkscrew. But it just might put you on the path to being a helixophile. We’re here to guide you. And you bet, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

John Wayne – actor, director, producer, SINGER?

179…

Are you aware that John Wayne was in 179 film and tv productions? And he wasn’t always a cowboy! The above photo is from The Quiet Man movie – filmed in Ireland. The link below the following quote will take you to an interesting article regarding 100 of his movies.

Have you seen them all?

The controversial film star was most famous for his roles in Westerns, but also starred in war dramas, took on the role of an American boxer in “The Quiet Man,” and put himself on the other side of the camera as a producer and director. Wayne was nominated three times for Academy Awards, winning once for lead actor in 1969 when he played U.S. Marshal Reuben “Rooster” J. Cogburn in “True Grit.” He was even posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980 by Jimmy Carter.

from slacker.com
A lobby card for John Wayne and James Stewart for the movie, Who Shot Liberty Valence, in German
A lobby card (in German) for the movie “Who Shot Liberty Valence”
… available in our shop
John Wayne 18" Ensco chalk figure 19702

John Wayne

18″ Ensco chalk figure 1970s
available in our shop!

Do you know John Wayne’s birth name? (Answer at the bottom of this post)

John Wayne American Collector Watch
John Wayne American Collector Watch
John Wayne - Sheriff of Graham County Arizona - collector's piece
John Wayne Collector Figure
(both have dome covers)

… and a SINGER? Yep!

Another fun item is our selection of Collector Plates.

a number of John Wayne Collector Plates
A collection of beautiful Collector Plates: John Wayne

So if you, or someone you know, grew up loving everything “John Wayne,” stop in and have a peek at these great collector items. Yessireeeeee…. we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

John Wayne’s given name was Marion Robert Morrison! Did you guess it?

Snow White’s 7 Dwarfs

It’s Saturday and Saturdays just feel like a perfect day to enjoy a Disney Character or two! These 5″ funny friends of Snow White are actually ‘squeak toys’. They’re in excellent condition considering they’re from the 1960s! The dwarf in the back is from a different group and he’s 6″ tall.

Walk of Fame

Did you know that Snow White is one of a very view Disney Characters who was honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? It’s true.

Bahoukas celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
An older photo of a Snow White doll and her dwarfs!

The Queen and the Wicked Witch

Ever wonder about some of the voices behind the Disney Characters. Well, there’s a great fact regarding the voice behind the Queen and the Wicked Witch. CLICK HERE for the value of false teeth – or not!!!

Before it was completed, 750 artists drew more than two million sketches. The movie ultimately contained more than 250,000 separate pictures.

from Disney.com/movies

VISIT THIS PAGE for more mind-blowing facts about Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs movie!

Then stop by the store to see what other wonderful treasures are awaiting your discovery. And yes – we’re watchin’ for ya!

Action Figures Fun

At Bahoukas we have a great assortment of Action Figures from movies and television shows including Star Wars to Star Trek, Sports with Starting LineUp and even bobbleheads!

Star Trek Action Figures
Star Trek Action Figures
Star Wars Action Figures
Star Wars Action Figures
Star Wars Action Figures
Star Wars Action Figures

Love Sports?

Starting Lineup Action Figures
A wide variety of sports are represented with our Starting Lineup Action Figures!
Starting Lineup Action Figures
Starting Lineup Action Figures
Starting Lineup Action Figures
Starting Lineup Action Figures

Along with a wide variety of action figures, we also have sportsbooks, bobbleheads, and more.

Sports Books, Bobbleheads, and more at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
Sports Books, Bobbleheads, and more

So if you enjoy Action Figures…

You’ll definitely want to stop by Bahoukas Antiques and browse through our collections. Whether you’re looking for a special one for your own collection, helping someone start a collection, or just want to play with some, we have a nice variety – many more that what we show here.

So yes, we’ll be watchin’ for you and ready to show you our Action Figures Collections!

Odyssey 2 Video Game System

Grab Dad or Grandpa…

Picture of Odyssey 2 game controllers and keyboard from Wikipedia
photo from Wikipedia

They might remember playing on the Odyssey 2 system. by Magnavox! Released in 1978, the Odyssey 2 was unique in the home video game systems of the times:

One of the strongest points of the system was its speech synthesis unit, which was released as an add-on for speech, music, and sound effects enhancement. The area that the Odyssey 2 may be best remembered for was its pioneering fusion of board and video games: The Master Strategy Series. The first game released was Quest for the Rings!, with gameplay somewhat similar to Dungeons & Dragons, and a storyline reminiscent of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Later, two other games were released in this series, Conquest of the World and The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt, each with its own gameboard.

from Wikipedia
Photo of the box cover of the Odysses 2 ultimate computer video game system - available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
The Ultimate Computer Video Game System…by Magnavox – the Odyssey 2

We received a complete game system with a large variety of games recently. Enjoy ‘the good ole days’ and have fun with some of the earliest computer home game systems.

A photo of video games and controls that come with the Odysses 2 Video Game System available at Bahoukas.
A look at some of the items that come with the Odyssey 2 Video Game System

Looking for a ‘unique gift’ for Dad or Granddad?

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20th. Looking for a unique gift that you can all share and laugh about? This Odysses 2 Game Set just might be the perfect answer. Talk about bridging generations!!!

In any case, stop in and browse our shop. You know we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Do YOU Love Lucy?

Lucy Ricardo is the wacky wife of Cuban bandleader Ricky Ricardo. Living in New York, Ricky tries to succeed in show business while Lucy — always trying to help — usually manages to get in some kind of trouble that drives Ricky crazy. Their best friends are Fred and Ethel Mertz, who are also their landlords. Usually, Ethel becomes Lucy’s less-than-willing partner in crime. Ricky and Lucy welcomed little Ricky in 1953, whose birth was a national TV event. Later in the show’s run, the Ricardos (and the Mertzes) moved to Hollywood, where Ricky tried to become a movie star.

from Google search

The I Love Lucy Show ran from 1951 to 1957. Do you have a favorite episode? Many remember this scene:

We have some new I Love Lucy items that arrived in our store. Stop by and check them out.

I Love Lucy Vintage Board Game
I Love Lucy Collecibles - tin, Barbie doll

I Love Lucy Collectibles

A locking canister with different scenes on each side.

An I Love Lucy Sales Resistance Mattel Doll is straight from Season 2 Episode 45: “Sales Resistance” which aired January 26, 1953.

We just love the great items that cross our counter. Even better is when someone browses our shops and discovers the perfect item that they didn’t know they were looking for. Love it!

Stop in and visit. We’re here and ready to say, “Welcome to Bahoukas.” Havre de Grace offers so much for every interest. Need a bit of guidance, just “ask George” – he’ll point you to whatever it is you’re looking – inside the store or anywhere in Havre de Grace. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Are you still a laserdisc gamer?

Precursor to today’s CDs and DVDs…

Early optical Laserdisc technology was invented by David Paul Gregg in 1958. By the time Gregg had patented his transparent videodisc system in 1961 and again in 1969 he decided to sell the patents to electronics manufacturer Philips. Philips had already been working on a reflective videodisc system at the time and gaining ownership of Gregg’s invention helped them push technology forward. Philips’ main goal with the Laserdisc was to sell feature films on them to consumers, so they teamed up with MCA, an entertainment company that owned the rights to the largest catalog of films at the time, to bring the Laserdisc technology to market. Collaboratively, Philips and MCA demonstrated the technology in 1972 and made it available for consumers on December 15, 1978. Philips manufactured the hardware players and MCA made the discs. The format went by many names including DiscoVision, but most referred to it as Laserdisc.
from CultureandCommunication.org


A little more of the history…

DVA traces its beginnings to 1965 with the formation of Gauss Electrophysics, a company started by David Paul Gregg to pursue the storage of video information on optical disc media.  At the time, video information was stored on large reels of large-width magnetic tape.  Magnetic tape and the equipment used to read and record magnetic tape was expensive at that time, while VHS and Betamax tape systems were still years away from being created.

During the time that David Paul Gregg formed Gauss Electrophysics, MCA (the movie company) was interested in finding a suitable storage medium to mass market MCA’s large movie library to consumers to allow people to watch MCA’s movies in their homes.  MCA learned about the work being performed at Gauss Electrophysics and purchased the company in 1968.

from Discovision.com

Enjoy a news review:

1992 Review of LaserDisc Players

Japan – Anime – Games

The Laserdisc format was more popular in Japan than it was in North America because it was a big force in the anime market. Collectors of anime content helped drive the sales of the format in Japan.

The instant-seeking functionality of Laserdiscs allowed developers to create interactive video games for LD players. The most popular LD game was Dragon’s Lair and it used pre-recorded animated scenes to tell a story. A user would use a remote or joystick to command the story to move forward and make decision for the on-screen characters. Gameplay was similar to current RPGs.

Although Laserdisc is a dead format today, it was a major stepping stone for the industry to reach modern technologies such as the CD, DVD, and MiniDisc. Many of David Paul Gregg’s early patents were licensed by companies to create these formats we know today.

from CultureandCommunication.org
Laserdiscs and Player available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD
We have a laserdisc player and a number of fine movies available at Bahoukas

JAWS – The first LaserDisc title marketed in North America was the MCA DiscoVision release of Jaws on December 15, 1978. The last title released in North America was Paramount’s Bringing Out the Dead on October 3, 2000.

from LaserDisc – Wikipedia

Stop in and see the player and selection of laserdisc movies we have at Bahoukas! Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Need Ideas for the Guys?

Bahoukas has some fine choices!

motorcycle models
Motorcycle models

Maybe you can’t get him the ‘real’ one… but we have some models that would make perfect stocking stuffers!

Duck decoys

Our selection of duck decoys is limited but very interesting. Stop in to see what we have!

Pulaski Saga by RF Lackey
Bob Lackey is known by many in Harford and Cecil County and definitely by residents of Havre de Grace. We carry his books – the entire series. This is a great historical fiction series that starts in the canal days of Havre de Grace and is truly a wonderful way to get a feeling of what life was like in those years gone by.
huge collection of beer taps at Bahoukas Beer MuZeum in Havre de Grace, MD
Of course, our Brewmania collection… well stop in and see for yourself!

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!

We have several slot machines and jukeboxes.

Stop by and check them out. Nope – won’t fit in a stocking, but just might be the perfect gift!

A variety of old tools useful still today at Bahoukas
Vintage tools are always of interest … stop in and see if we have something
that guy on your list can use – or to add a bit of interest to the decor!
We can help you with your choices.
Fishing Lures by Heddon - great collection - Bahoukas Antique Mall
Heddon Fishing Lures

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!

While the boss was away…

the wife would play!

Well, that’s not exactly how it works. While George visited family in Montana, Barbara put her ‘shoulder to the wheel’ and began to clean and organize. The following photos don’t do the items justice (glassware is a bit challenging):

pink depression glass

Betty (one of our steady ‘volunteers’) wanted a bit of ‘pink’ near the counter. The above pink depression glass is much more beautiful when you stop by the shop to see it. We also had a great suggestion from one of our ‘regulars’ – the pink depression glass is stunning on a navy blue tablecloth!

beautiful leaded and art glass

These wonderful shades of green are absolutely stunning. There are some amazing pieces that are waiting for you! Just one could add a dash of class to your holiday decor.

glass serving trays and more

These glass plates can be used to serve nearly everything from delectable chocolates to a vegetable and dip. Wonderful macarons from Les Petits Bisous would be perfect!

Covered serving dishes and other items for your holiday decor
plus some mixers to help in the preparation.

The white covered serving dishes above would make a great dish for those yummy and much anticipated holiday dishes – mashed potatoes or a green bean casserole. YUM! There are many fine items throughout the shop to add a bit of eye appeal to your holiday festivities. Add your favorite recipes to fill the dishes and you’ll have some very happy family and visitors.

Stop by and see how many items have been brought to life with the elbow grease and determination of Barbara. She loves showing off the great collections at Bahoukas Antique Mall. of course, there’s no end to this task. So we encourage you to stop in frequently as more items are cleaned, shined, organized and readied for your holidays!

Be sure to stop by and say “hi” to George. Of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya.

Stereoscopes to Virtual Reality

Stereoscopes, Viewmasters, Nintendo, X-box and More…

Recently a young teen came into the shop sharing his love of playing albums on a record player vs mp3’s. We’re also seeing a re-birth of physical book stores. In that light, we thought we’d share these fun items that some of your kids (and adults) might enjoy and appreciate. 

Of course, it’s not too early to think unusual gifts for the coming holidays!

Many of us have seen the original stereoscope, although it might have been in a museum. But it’s effect on entertainment, education, and even culture was definite. It’s amazing to think that Underwood & Underwood was producing over 25,000 images a day for the stereoscope. (See the quote below)

stereoscope with view cards from 1880-1910, Sawyer Stereoscope Viewmaster from the 1950s, modern 3D Viewmaster

Claims that there was a stereoscope in every parlor in America came as early as the 1860s (Darrah, 2), but in their second wave of popularity in the 1880s-1910s, the availability of stereographs could be quantified: Underwood & Underwood, one of the three major stereographic companies in this period, produced over 25,000 images per day (Darrah, 47), and an estimated 300 million stereographs were issued between 1854 to 1920 (Wadja, 112). Selling at six for a dollar, most stereographs captured the interest of middle class consumers, but a few companies catered to the working class, providing similar views at 3 cents a piece or 85 cents per 100 (DeLeskie, 69). Found in drugstores, distributed through mail-order catalogs, given away as premiums by cereal and tea companies, and canvassed cross-country by college students (including a young Carl Sandburg), it is no wonder that many scholars consider the stereoscope as the first mass photographic medium prior to cinema or television (see Trachtenberg, Reading, 17).     from xroads.Virginia.edu

Imagine learning about the wonders of the world, feeling like you were there, as you viewed the scenes in a stereoscope! There was a lot of promise. But, as you know, progress moves on and photographs, movies, and television replaced these viewers. But many saw great promise in connecting humanity at the time!

IN HIS WRITINGS ABOUT the stereoscope, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was what we would now call a tech-utopian. He declared that the stereoscope would become “the card of introduction to make all mankind acquaintances.”   from BostonGlobe.com

The modern day viewmaster can still be fasinating to young children, although I’m afraid they’re now learning to ‘swipe’ rather than click the change lever. Here’s a link to a great history of our modern day view-masters.

If you’re curious as to how 3D-glasses work today (and in the movies), you may want to check out THIS LINK.

Electronic and Computer Consoles/Games

Then we moved to the beginning of electronic games in the 1970s. Many will remember their first Atari or Nintendo video games. and Sega games. In the 1990s Playstation was introduced along with the original X-Box. These links are all courtesy of Wikipedia.

NOTE: If you saw our FB question, the answer to SEGA is that originally the company provided coin-operated slot machines to U.S. bases that were called “Service Games,” later becoming SEGA! Who knew?

At Bahoukas Antique Mall you’ll be able to find some of the games for the above game stations. Stop in and see if we have one you’ve been looking for.

Atari, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Playstation and X-box games at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace, MD

Of course, if you’re a real techie, then you may want to visit the following article on CNET about Virtual Reality, 360 viewing, 3-D, augmented reality and more. ENJOY!

Stop in soon… yes we will be watchin’ for ya!

The Golden Age of Radio

Collecting Vintage Radios and more…

You may have grown up in the era when families gathered around their radio to listen to the President address the nation (especially Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt), or possibly listen to your favorite baseball team. Many still remember some of the early radio shows from Amos and Andy and Burns and Allen, The Shadow, Popeye, and even Gunsmoke was first a radio show!

The earliest radio programs of the 1920s were largely unsponsored; radio stations were a service designed to sell radio receivers. By the late 1920s, radio had reached critical mass and saturated the market, necessitating a change in business model. The sponsored musical feature soon became most popular program format. Most early radio sponsorship came in the form of selling the naming rights to the program, as evidenced by such programs as The A&P GypsiesChampion Spark Plug HourThe Clicquot Club Eskimos, and King Biscuit Time; commercials as they are known in the modern era were still relatively uncommon and considered intrusive. During the 1930s and 1940s, the leading orchestras were heard often through big band remotes, and NBC’s Monitor continued such remotes well into the 1950s by broadcasting live music from New York City jazz clubs to rural America.

from WIKIPEDI
1941 Philco – 1968 RCA Victor
1963 Arvin – 1940s Zenith

Maybe you remember Kate Smith, or Bob Hope, or even War of the Worlds!

beautiful ARVIN radio
1966 Kensington Solid State Transistor to a Traveler from 1948
and a Craig Radio & Cassette Player 1990s

The history of the radio is very much linked to our country’s history. Radios were used to help us through bad economic times, wars, and more. It was a time when the nation shared the same experience: gathered around their radios and listening to the same news and other programming.

We have floor model radios and a new selection of recently acquired table and portable models. Stop in soon and see how beautiful some of these are. And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya.

Art … and Movie Poster

Celebrating the HdG Art Show

It’s not quite the same – movie posters and art shows. But here at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum, we wanted to be sure to show our enthusiasm for the 56th Annual Havre de Grace Art Show sponsored by the Soroptimist International Havre de Grace!

Tropic Zone with Ronald Reagan
and Rhonda Fleming, 1953

Tropic Zone poster
, featuring Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming (1953)

Reagan’s character, Dan McCloud, is an American (described as a “soldier of fortune” in the publicity for the picture’s release who becomes the foreman of a Central American banana plantation. Learning that his employer, Lukats, is corrupt and trying to corner the market, McCloud joins with one of the smaller growers (played by Rhonda Fleming) to organize the workers and stop Lukats’ scheme.

from WIKIPEDIA

Rhonda Fleming was known as the “Queen of Technicolor” and is still loved by many cinephiles. If you’d like to view this movie, we’ve linked to it here.

Blood Alley with John Wayne
and Lauren Bacall is a 1955 film.

Blood Alley poster

A group of oppressed villagers ask a merchant skipper to guide their Chinese ferry to Hong Kong and freedom, but the skipper, a prisoner of the Chinese authorities, must first be sprung from captivity before he can ferry the stolen paddleship. Navigating the treacherous waters, the captain and his strange crew have a gun boat and a destroyer hot on their heels.

from Wikipedia

Tennessee’s Partner 1955 film features John Payne,
Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming and Coleen Gray

Tennessee’s Partner poster

A debonair gambler, Tennessee (John Payne), gets into some trouble in the rough-and-tumble mining town of Sandy Bar, Calif., and it takes the bold action of Cowpoke (Ronald Reagan) to get him out of it. Grateful for Cowpoke’s intrusion, Tennessee does him a huge favor and informs Cowpoke that his fiancée, Goldie (Coleen Gray), is a dastardly gold digger. Cowpoke isn’t pleased with Tennessee’s news and they fight. But Cowpoke comes to the gambler’s aid just when Tennessee needs him the most.

from Google Search

What’s interesting is this movie is actually based on a novel published in 1869!

Tennessee’s Partner is a short story by Bret Harte, first published in the Overland Monthly in 1869, which has been described as “one of the earliest ‘buddy’ stories in American fiction.” It was later loosely adapted into four films.

First printed in California in the Overland Monthly for October 1869, “Tennessee’s Partner” was reprinted the following month in Baltimore, in the New Eclectic Magazine. In 1870 the story was published in a collected volume of Harte’s short stories, printed in Boston, The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches. Reviews of the volume appeared in the Lakeside Monthly, the Atlantic Monthly, and in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, all giving particular mention to “Tennessee’s Partner”. In the same year the story was anthologized in London in George Augustus Sala’s A 3rd Supply of Yankee Drolleries: The Most Recent Works of the Best American Humourists. Thereafter it continued to appear in magazines, such as Boston’s weekly Every Saturday of Jan. 14, 1871, as well as in other anthologies and in collections of Bret Harte’s work.

from Wikipedia

So there you have our addition to this weekend of celebrating the arts. CLICK HERE for the weekend schedule!

Be sure to stop into Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum because you already know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Jazz & Jim Beam

Welcome to the Inaugural Jazz & Blues Fest!

We have a few instruments in our store that might be worth taking a look at. But we thought it might be fun to mention our Jim Beam collection! After all, consider this quote from Eddie Condon:

While your strolling the streets and enjoying the Jazz Festival, drop in and see what we might have in our ‘collection of collections.’ For instance, our Jim Beam collectibles might be of interest.

Jim Beam Collectible Decanters and Go Withs

From the 1980 JIM BEAM Vintage Decanter Fox on a Dolphin South Florida Club Regal China to the Clown Fox Paperweight Figurine Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey 1980 Regal China and more, you just might find the perfect collectible.

Jim Beam Collectible Decanters and Go Withs

Do enjoy our First Friday and our 3-day Jazz & Blues Festival. Between the exciting performances and films, be sure to stop into Bahoukas Antique Mall & Beer MuZeum. You bet, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Wednesday Surprise #10

Movies Anyone?

You know we try to find a unique box or bin for our Wednesday surprises. Every now and then, we’ll remember something tucked away underneath a counter, or spot a shelf behind a shelf, or something way up high. That’s what happened today. These were sitting high up on a cupboard.

old movie projectors

Have some old movies? Take a peek at these amazing old movie projectors. On the left is a 1940s Cinematic movie projector, all electric. On the right is a Keystone Movie Graph, electrified (meaning it uses an electric bulb rather than a candle) but hand operated.

Either of these would make a wonderful conversation piece among your collectibles. We encourage you to drop by today. If these aren’t what you’re looking for, stop in and see the many other collections we have. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Vintage Easter

…a few beautiful items for the collector in you

vintage Easter items including vintage paper

We have a few very special vintage collectibles that you might want to add to a collection…

Easter Eggs and Little Lamps

Here we have a couple glass/porcelain eggs and lamb decorations. Collectible and so cute!

Decorative Eggs Come in all Sizes

These very collectible decorative eggs might just be the perfect addition to a very special Easter basket or a unique Easter decoration.

So come on in and see if one or two of these wonderful vintage Easter collectibles is perfect for your celebration. Yep, you know we’ll be watchin’ for ya!