Gluek’s Brewing Co. stained glass window, pre-1920. Before national prohibition, breweries owned the saloons that would only serve their beer and no others. This was known as a Tied house. Elaborate furnishings and eye-catching signs and even stained glass windows were used to attract clientele.
The Bonanza welcomes first-time vendor Jeff’s Great Junk!
Jeff Vick
Business name:
Jeff’s Great Junk
Live in/Business located:
Crystal, MN
Your style in three words:
Stuff: vintage, Americana, fun
Me: compassionate, creative, organized
On your junking bucket list:
Brimfield, MA
You knew you were a junker when…

…I dug antique bottles out of the ground while on vacation, Daytona Beach, FL., 1972. I was in third grade. I attended my first antiques show that same year.


Best all-time junking find:
my grandmother’s basement. I found an old ice auger built and used by my grandfather for ice fishing. Or 200 cardboard cases of returnable beer bottles, with a huge variety of labels from the 1930s to the 1960s. These came from an old-time driver from a beer distributorship.
This wooden box is circa 1907.

You wish you would never have parted with…
…As a dealer, the list is way too long. I am happy when buying and a little sad when selling , but always wearing a smile!
Bringing to the Bonanza:

Primitive “Eat Ice cream Daily” outdoor curved sign for an old-time soda fountain. Or a 12-foot porcelain “Pittsburg Paint” store sign with the letters in different colors. Or a paper mache ice cream cone from the 1930s. I am attached to it but I can’t keep everything.
You never junk without…
…my backpack with contents to help with any anticipated situation, including scorching sun or driving rain.
In your garage: cars or junk?

My garage was designed and built by my father to build race cars. he worked his way up to NASCAR. I do not have the talent to build race cars, but I have an uncompromising knack to acquire fine junk.
No one would ever guess you…
…provided the Miller Beer Bottles that were used in the movie “Pearl Harbor” starring Ben Affleck.

Go, Jeff, go! We can’t wait to see your fine finds at the Junk Bonanza!


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