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Fine Watches – What is a Perpetual Calendar?

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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A complication on a watch refers to any function of the timepiece other than telling time, and with hundreds of different complications on fine watches, it can be difficult to know which functions work best for you. New York Loan Company is a collateral lending institution specializing in fine and complicated watches, with a unique understanding [...]

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A Brief History of Pop Art

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Beverly Loan Company, also known as the Pawnshop to the Stars, makes loans on many luxury items, however, one of the most interesting items they accept as collateral is fine artwork. Working exclusively with modern and contemporary art, the collateral lender sees many genres of art, particularly Pop Art. The “Pop Art” movement, as it’s called, [...]

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Magical Memorabilia Tour: Classic Rock Hits the Auction Block

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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In January, 32 NFL franchise owners met in Houston to decide which of three teams would be moving to Los Angeles—a decision with the potential to massively change two of four metropolitan economies (the Rams won, St. Louis lost). During a break in the haggling, Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, huddled with Paul [...]

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Ask A Specialist: What is the best (and worst) way to store my handbag?

By   /  June 17, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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After you purchase a handbag, it may be tempting to rip open the box, trash the tissue paper and lose the receipt, but it is important to keep all of these items together if you want the best resell value. Collectors can overlook rare and collectible handbags with substantial condition issues and missing items, making [...]

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US Gold Coins – What Are the Three Rarest Carson City Half Eagles?

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Of the three denominations of gold coins struck at the Carson City Mint, perhaps the most popular to collect by date are the half eagles. Of the 19 issues produced between 1870 and 1893, all are obtainable in reasonably high grades. But some of these are rarer than most collectors realize, and the Big Three are [...]

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The German giant – A. Lange & Söhne

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Deep in the heart of Saxony, lies the once-sleepy town of Glashütte. It was a town that was known for its silver mining, but later would become known as the very centre of the German watchmaking industry. The company that has had the most impact on the Germany watchmaking industry (and beyond) is A. Lange [...]

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How Rolex Became the King of Watches

By   /  June 8, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Play a simple word association game with anyone — say “watches” and the reply you get will most likely be “Rolex.” The Rolex brand is so ingrained in the minds of much of the world, it’s hard to believe watches even existed before Austrian national Hans Wilsdorf started the company in the early 1900s. It [...]

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The Cullinan Dream — one of the most exquisite diamonds on earth

By   /  June 7, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Extracted from the legendary Cullinan mine in South Africa in 2014, the Cullinan Dream is the largest Fancy Intense Blue diamond ever to be offered at auction. Leading the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction at Christie’s New York, the Cullinan Dream of 24.18 carats is the largest Fancy Intense Blue diamond to be offered at auction. Drawn from the Cullinan [...]

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