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Antiquorum Watch Auction Yields More than $10 Million in Sales

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article from forbes.com Just recently in Hong Kong, Antiquorum wrapped up a two-day watch auction.  Horological auction experts for more than four decades, Antiquorum regularly demonstrates that interest in special vintage watches is alive and well. The “Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces” sale of 732 fine, collectible watches over the course of two days fetched [...]

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Prepare for gold prices to plunge as low as $350

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  Gold Price  /  No Comments

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Original article on cnn.com A prominent gold forecaster predicts the yellow metal will drop to a mere $350 an ounce, a level unseen since 2003. It’s dramatically lower than what most experts are currently calling for. But Claude Erb’s prediction might have merit. Back in 2012, Erb, a former commodities trader at TCW Group, co-authored [...]

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What Wealthy People Know about Pawn Shops

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Collateral Loan, High End Pawn, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original Article from patch.com Pawn shops have surged in popularity in recent years, thanks to reality TV shows such as Pawn Stars and Hardcore Pawn, and the evolution of many pawn stores into “high-end collateral lenders.” According to The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA)’s 2015 Trend Survey, which assessed how changes in the U.S. economy have affected the pawn industry [...]

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Mega bling hits New York in new Met exhibition

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Featured Press, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original Article from mashable.com Have you ever wondered how it would feel to live like a 16th century Sultan? Head over to the Met and see for yourself. Until July 26th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is showcasing the splendor of the Deccan Sultans in an exhibition titled, “Sultans of Deccan India, Opulence and Fantasy: [...]

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Monte Carlo Summer Auction To Feature Boucheron, Cartier, Bulgari, Patek, Rolex And Breguet

By   /  July 20, 2015  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on forbes.com The Parisian auction house, Artcurial, will be holding its annual summer sale of luxurious collectibles in Monte Carlo, July 20 – 22. The 11 limousines and sport cars owned by famed opera singer Maria Callas and the 92 vintage Hermès handbags will share the podium with more than 800 lots of [...]

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Better Than ‘Jewelry’

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on wsj.com All along the Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix here, roughly a dozen “haute joaillerie” jewelers showed off their latest wares last week, hoping to reach the rarefied clients who were in town to see France’s haute couture fashions. The “high jewelry” business—the highest level of fine jewelry, where [...]

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Gold Price Falls To Within Site Of 5 Year Low

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Gold Price, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from mining.com On Wednesday, gold dropped to the lowest level since November last year after the US Federal Reserve said the world’s largest economy favours a rate rise this year. Futures contracts in New York with August delivery dates were priced as low as $1,141.90 an ounce down more than $10 from yesterday’s [...]

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Auctions. Sotheby’s Unveils a 100-Carat Perfect Diamond

By   /  July 12, 2015  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on yareah.com Sotheby’s unveils a diamond unlike any offered before: an extraordinary 100-carat perfect diamond in a classic Emerald-cut. The remarkable 100.20-carat, D color, Internally Flawless, Type IIa stone will highlight Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on 21 April 2015, when it is estimated to sell for US$19-25 million. At this impressive scale, diamonds of this [...]

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Gold Price Hits 3rd Lowest Weekly Close Since 2010 as Greek Deal Looms, China Stocks Rally Again

By   /  July 10, 2015  /  Gold Price, Pawn News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Original article found on bullionvault.com   GOLD PRICES fell in London on Friday, nearing a 0.7% loss for the week in Dollars and falling harder against the Euro as China’s stock market extended its bounce from July’s earlier plunge, and European shares rose on optimism a Greek bail-out deal  can be struck at the weekend’s key [...]

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How ‘third-party partners’ helped Christie’s record-breaking New York auction

By   /  July 7, 2015  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from theartnewspaper.com How times change. Christie’s once believed that private financial arrangements made before public sales had the potential to be “fantastically dangerous to the business itself”, as Christopher Burge, the former president of the auction house in New York, told the New York Times in 1990. Fast-forward 25 years and the auction [...]

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