Tag: Pawn Shop History


History Channel & Pawn Shops

The History Channel is one of the few free programming channels offering worth while content; Charlie Rose is another favorite of ours.

Among the series and specials in production and development by History.com comes:


It’s one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950’s, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. Now, the fascinating world and history of the pawn shop is revealed in the new character-driven series, PAWNING HISTORY. The 13 episode long series centers on the only family-owned pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men — grandfather, father and son — entertainingly clash while running the business together, using their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items their colorful customers bring in, objects ranging from the obscure to the truly historic. 13 episodes; Produced by Leftfield Pictures.