Collectible Fun for Everyone at Bahoukas

Toys, Games, Vintage Advertising, Vintage shoes

We thought we’d entice you to visit by sharing a variety of items in this post. Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, we have some nifty items. You can also find some Vintage Baltimore advertising pieces, a game, and more.

We believe this game is a 3D Tic Tac Toe but we don’t have any directions. Can you figure it out? We’ve seen similar online, but none exactly like this one. It’s our recent whozwhatsit!

Vintage Newsstand Advertisement Pieces

We have a variety of Sun Papers advertisements in the shop. (Not recent reproductions) Stop by and see if you might enjoy a couple to frame and have in your collection or decor!

Baltimore Sunpapers newstand baseball advertising - vintage
Vintage Sunday Sun Baltimore newstand advertising for TV Week
Above is a Sunday Sun (Baltimore) newsstand advertisement for TV Weekly – I believe this is one of Charlie’s Angels – Farrah Fawcett

On the left is a vintage Sunpapers (Baltimore) newsstand advertisement for ‘expert baseball coverage.’

Vintage Shoes and Boots

A variety of vintage women’s boots from the 1900s with one pair of 1880s.

These women’s boots are so unique. Maybe you’d like the whole set or just a pair to perk up a special place in your home.

Mens leather boots

Men’s Boots

This handsome pair of men’s leather, riding boots are wonderful, but the wooden boot trees are what make this item extra, extra special.

Skediddles

Do you know what a skediddle is? We weren’t sure until we did some research. But this Mickey Mouse Skediddle is pretty cool. It’s a 1968 Mattel toy.

Mickey Mouse Skediddler

This is just the cutest toy from 1968 Mattel. Check out the 1968 vintage commercial below.

Sometimes we have way too much fun…

With Easter in another week, it’s a great time to stop in and see what might work perfectly to fill a basket or decorate your home. No matter what, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Hats and Personalities

The hat you choose to wear reveals a lot about you. Headwear is not only functional, but a fashionable accessory that characterizes you. It also tells everyone your persona by the type or brand of the hat on your head.

from The Adair Group

Wonder what the mink fur hat and the green felt above might say about the wearer! Or the straw cloche or feathered pillbox below?

Beige straw women's cloche with green band and white flower and a yellow feathered pillbox - both available at Bahoukas
Straw cloche and feathered pillbox

How Many Styles of Hats?

In doing a little research, we found this site that lists 56 Types of Hats For Men and Women! So much fun. And do you wonder how many hats we might have right here at Bahoukas Antiques? Take a peek at this photo:

millinery display at Bahoukas - something for every outfit if you like
George at Bahoukas checking out the ladies hats just in time for the Preakness!

Hat Manners!

Yes, believe it or not, there are rules to wearing hats. I’m sure, many have been lost in the last few decades…

For Men…

Men should always remove their hats, including baseball caps and casual hats, upon entering a building.Hats should not be worn when inside, with an exception to areas related to public streets, such as corridors, lobbies, and elevators in public buildings. In public buildings, an elevator is deemed a public area, so the hat may be left on the head.

Men must remove their hats during the playing of the National Anthem, during the passing of the American flag, and for funeral processions, outdoor weddings, dedications, and photographs. Removed hats are clutched with the hands in a way so that only the outside of the hats are visible.

Hat tipping is a traditional gesture of politeness, having the same source as a military salute, which originated from the raising of medieval knights’ face visors to indicate friendliness.

from The Adair Group

For Women…

Women do not need to remove their hats when indoors, as often as men, with the exception of rain hats. Dress hats rarely need removal. This rule of protocol grew out of the function of women’s hats as ensemble-specific accessories. While men may have many hats to partner with a variety of outfits, women may partner only one hat to an individual outfit. Similarly, women’s hats worn specifically for warmth are to be removed when indoors.

Women may leave hats on during the playing of The National Anthem when indoors, unless the hat is unisex, such as a baseball cap. When wearing such a cap or hat, a woman must adhere to the same guidelines as for men.

from The Adair Group

There you have it – more than you ever wanted to know about HATS! So stop by and see what we might have that would suit YOUR personality. We’re here – and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Jewelry – gold and silver

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.

Just a few of our available rings.

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!

Wednesday Surprise Box #7

Patches – no, not for holes …

Our Wednesday Surprise Box is really a rolling cart of drawers filled with a variety of patches.

Yes, we have patches … and more patches…

George has a huge selection of Boy Scout patches – all new. Plus a wonderful selection of military patches and a few miscellaneous. Love looking for just the perfect couple of patches? Well, stop by and see what we have in our Wednesday Surprise! Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Eyeglasses

… a fun and stylish collectible

eyeglasses – for history or style!

From Benjamin Franklin’s spectacles to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s sunglasses, eyewear plays an important role in our perceptions of history and culture. While the first eyewear emerged in the 13th century Italy, it didn’t mesh with fashion until much later. In 1730, an English optician developed a pair of glasses with two attached rods that rested on the wearer’s ears. From that point, corrective lenses became wearable accessories.

From AntiqueTrader.com

Did you ever make the connection between the invention of the Gutenberg Press and the popularity centuries later of printing for the masses would create the need, and popularity, of eyeglasses! Before then, few average people owned books. But once available, people then needed eyeglasses to improve their eyesight for reading.

It wasn’t until the 15th century, soon after the advent of the movable-type printing press, that concave lenses were developed in Florence. Florentine spectacle makers were so advanced, they had lenses graded for every five years of eye-sight loss for the age 30 and onward, plus two different strengths of lenses for the near-sighted.

from CollectorsWeekly.com

Today, eyeglasses are common. Of course, we also have contact lenses and corrective eye surgery to improve our eyesight. But collecting eyeglasses has gained popularity among history re-enactors who look for period eyewear to complete their costumes. The theater has always been a great place for using vintage eyewear.

Even more fascinating are those who love collecting styles that were worn by celebrities and famous individuals. Nearly everyone can remember the styles worn by Jackie-O (wife of the late President John F. Kennedy).

Jackie-O in her famous sunglasses

Check out this post that shares some great examples of famous people and their eyewear.

This iconic vintage glasses guide will take you through the lives of 10 of the most stylish and famous ladies from Hollywood and beyond.  We’ve even matched the eyepieces of our favorite iconic glasses wearers with our own frames, which are updated for today’s trends, so you can steal the look!

from VintandYork.com

Okay, now you know a little more about eyeglasses. Stop in to Bahoukas and pick a pair for your historical costume, a theater costume, or to add a bit of pizzazz the next time you go out! Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Need a Pack Basket?

Basket Backpack – Adirondack

Basket Backpack

This unique basket backpack needs an owner.

It was sitting on a high shelf and we just realized it was up there. It has many possibilities:

  • Picnic Basket
  • Use when fishing
  • Trappers Basket
  • Foraging for Mushrooms
  • Gather produce from your garden
  • Even a Laundry Basket

Have an idea that might make this basket useful to you? Stop by and see it soon. We only have one! Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Wednesday Surprise Box #6

Hats…not a box exactly…

With the cooler (colder!) weather, covering our heads, ears and necks become pretty important. We have some wonderful hats for winter comfort. Since they don’t really do well being tucked into a huge Surprise Box, you’ll find these in a section of racks in our shop.

Hats – stylish and warm

We also have several beautiful hat boxes that would make the perfect gift wrap for a chosen hat. Surely there’s someone on your list who would love a wonderfully stylish hat to greet the cold days ahead.

Along with some stylish hats you may find a scarf or pair of gloves tucked on a shelf near by.

We are ready to show you where the hats are. Come on by, yep, you know we’ll be watching for ya!

Day 23 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

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:

antique and vintage tools for the craftsman

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.

Italian Anri wood-carved bottle stoppers at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Mechanical, wood-carved, Italian Anri bottle stoppers

Beer collectibles including bottles, cans, beer steins, at Bahoukas Beer MuZeum in Havre de Grace

Picture given to Kathryn Asher from Pabst for the

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.

Collection of Heddon Fishing Lures at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Maybe old bottles, coins or a special knife would be a better fit.

Vintage Kiehl and Kiefer blob top soda bottle, Lancaster PA             CHas. Zech Lancaster PA crown top vintage soda bottle available at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace Maryland             Coin Sets available at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Have you considered games, cameras, old phones, military items, or even scales?

Many varieties of scales at Bahoukas Antique Mall

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 20 – Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

BUCKLES – amazing belt buckles

We doubt you’ve considered Bahoukas Antique Mall as a place to find a unique belt buckle for a gift. But think again!

belt buckle is a buckle, a clasp for fastening two ends, such as of straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other. The word enters Middle English via Old French and the Latinbuccula or “cheek-strap,” as for a helmet. Belt buckles and other fixtures are used on a variety of belts, including cingula, baltea, baldrics and later waist-belts. from Wikipedia

Belt Buckles that include Southern Comfort, an Eagle, LAPD Police Dept, PlayBoy Bunny, Native American, Tall Ship, and a Wrecker Tow Truck plus a Batman Kid's Belt.

According to Wikipedia, belt buckles go back at least to the Iron Age, considered by many to fall between 1200 BC to 600 BC. Of course, our belt buckles aren’t quite that old!

Among our unique belt buckles consider the above: a buckle from Southern Comfort, a Police Dept Buckle that says Dieu ET Mon Droit (God and my right), a beautiful Eagle by Great American Buckle Co. 1988, LAPD police belt buckle, the infamous (or notorious) Playboy Bunny buckle, a handsome painted buckle of a wrecker/toy truck, a buckle with a Native American on it, and a Tall Ship belt buckle.

At the top of the photo is part of a Batman Kid’s belt – never work! (no buckle on this belt)

 

Collectible Eye Glasses

Civil War Shooters to ‘John Lennon’ Style…

Top: Civil War Shooter's glasses, 'John Lennon' style glasses / bottom: 1940s motorcycle/aviator glasses, eye glasses with case, cat eyes glasses

We have a wide variety of eye glasses at Bahoukas Antique Mall. On the top row (left) are a pair of Civil War Shooter’s glasses, and (right) are “John Lennon” style glasses. On the bottom row (l to r) are a pair of 1940s motorcycle/aviator glasses with leather frame and strap, eye glasses with case, and cat eye glasses – regular and sun glasses. What fun? Need a last minute item for your Halloween costume???

Circles and Squares glasses by Bachmann 1969

 

 

We also have the colorful and fun
Circles & Squares by Bachmann
from 1969.

Seriously, who can resist these fun glasses!

Stop in to Bahoukas Antique Mall.

We really do have something for everyone!

How Do You Carry Cash?

Money Clip? Money Belt?

Money Cclip, Army Money Belt, 200 year old money leather money belt

The money clip is an optional fashion accessory for the male wearer. It keeps paper money sorted and prevents it from being rumpled-looking in the pants pocket. There is a modicum of style attached to the use of this kind of clip. After all, if you are going out for a night on the town, it would not do to pay club cover charges with badly folded and crumpled up dollar bills. It is far more impressive to pull out a wad of neatly folded cash and hand the doorman the right change in the blink of an eye.
It is fair to say that the history of the money clip is directly tied to the history of non-coin currency.   … Peter Suchy Jewelers blog 
It was interesting to learn that Invented during China’s Han Dynasty in 118 BCE, original lightweight bank notes were made of leather. (from above post)
… an early precursor to the money clip is the drafts organizer of ancient Mesopotamia. Although it would be accurate to say that this clip is more closely related in function to a paper clip, it does factor into the money clip’s history by virtue of the items it secured. Back in 323 BCE, a clip would be used to hold notes detailing the storage of grain. The clips prevented loss of papers and helped with the easy distribution of the notes. A similar clip was used in Japan until about 300 CE for notes detailing rice storage.    … Peter Suchy Jewelers blog 
Interestingly, because most money clips are metallic, they are not necessarily as good a deal for travelers today. But …
… Although rare, carbon fiber money clips are starting to see market acceptance. Using advanced moulding techniques, the high strength and durability of carbon fiber make for ideal qualities. The carbon fiber allows the clamping surfaces to open beyond parallel, without the deformation of normal metal money clips. Also, being non-metallic they are ‘scanner proof’ which allows the user to pass through metal detectors without having to remove cash and credit cards.   from Wikipedia
Many guys will recognize the U.S. Army Money Belt which makes it easier and safer to carry money, important papers, etc. Money belts are described in Wikipedia:

Money belts are belts with secret compartments often worn by tourists as a precaution against theft. One form of money belt is a belt with a pouch attached to the front which is worn under a shirt to protect valuables from thieves and/or pickpockets.

Another form appears to be an ordinary belt when worn, but contains one or more hidden pockets on the inside, often closed with a zipper. Money belts are often worn by tourists as a precaution against theft.

Items typically placed in a money belt generally include such things as a passport, travel tickets, driver’s license, credit cards, cash, and jewelry. A significant problem is that scammers, pickpockets, beggars, and the like, know that the presence of a money belt brings a high likelihood of the bearer being a tourist, and therefore a high-value target, bringing more attention upon the wearer than desirable.   from Wikipedia

The most amazing money belt in our shop at Bahoukas Antiques is this 200 years old leather belt shown in the photo. It was from around 1800-1820 and was used by the lady’s great grandfather as he traveled west in a wagon train! WOW!

As you see, we have truly unique items in our store. We look forward to your next visit!

Crazy Nutz – a perfect Monday morning jewelry

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 NUtz" - jewelry carved from Brazil Nuts, Almonds or Pistachios by Robert Davis from Kansas available at Bahoukas Antiques in Maryland

“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.

Shoes at Bahoukas? Absolutely!

You Might Not Think of Bahoukas When You Think of Shoes …

Shoes - old, new, collectible, from around the world, at Bahoukas

But you also just might be surprised. Take a peek at this collection. Little leather shoes for the babies, oxfords – like new, and check out the high, lace-up ladies boot of yesteryear. The black lacquered GETA are Japanese, while the wooden clogs could be from several countries. The variety of clogs is rather astounding when we researched them. We also learned why they have the pointy toe curling up. Check out the link!

You see, you just never know what you might find amidst the 2200 sq ft of antiques and collectibles in Bahoukas Antique Mall! So stop in soon and plan to spend some time browsing – seriously browsing! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!