Character Glasses are always fun!

Here at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum we have a delightful collection of character glasses.

Just a few of the characters include:

  • Looney Tunes Adventures
  • Warner Bros.
  • McDonald’s
  • Archie Jelly Jars
  • Preakness & Kentucky Derby Glasses
  • and others
Character Glasses Collections at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
Some of the Character Glasses available at Bahoukas

Decades before there were Happy Meals, Welch’s Grape Jelly was the mother of cross-promotion targeted to children.

For the past 62 years, a new jar of Welch’s Grape Jelly has held out the magical promise of turning an ordinary jar into a juice glass adorned with colorful, images of popular kid-culture characters — a bonus for consuming the sweet, purple yumminess within.

from New Hampshire Magazine from 2015

It started with “Howdy Doody”

The company sponsored the “Howdy Doody Show” in 1951 and three years later they issued their first of a series of “Howdy Doody” jars that when emptied became colorful, character-festooned “Howdy Doody” glasses. It was ingenious. The more jelly kids ate and the quicker they ate it, the more glasses they could collect. And as incentive to drink their juice in the morning (hopefully grape juice), a surprise stamp of a character’s face was imprinted on the bottom of the glass.

from New Hampshire Magazine from 2015

We look forward to welcoming you to our shop and to Havre de Grace as you enjoy the many activities over this weekend’s July 4 Celebrations. CLICK HERE for all the details. Then know that, yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!