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Haute Bag: The Hermes Kelly

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Created by the iconic fashion house and luxury leather-goods manufacturer, Hermès, the Kelly bag was originally made to be a saddle holder. The first prototype, known as the “Haut à courroies,” was designed in 1892 as a simple and utilitarian carryall. In 1923, Emille Maurice Hermès, President of the brand at the time, redesigned the “Haut à [...]

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Little Known Rolex Facts

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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On a daily basis, Rolex watches are brought into Beverly Loan Company, a luxury pawn shop in the heart of Beverly Hills. As the largest single luxury watch brand in the world, it is admired by its fans for impeccable craftsmanship and quality movements. The company has made a name for itself by setting high [...]

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Spotlight on the 4 C’S – Diamond Cut and Shape

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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The cut of a diamond, one of the four aspects of grading that determine quality and rarity, is a characteristic that many collectors are somewhat familiar with. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) trained gemologists at New York Loan Company appreciate the importance of cut when evaluating a diamond for pawn loan or purchase. Part [...]

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The Tale of The Tennis Bracelet

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Spectators pay close attention to what professional tennis players where during the game – individual style has become a part of the cultural appeal of the sport over the years. From the racquet they use to play, to the watch brand they represent, down to the jewelry they wear, fans key into every detail. Female [...]

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Did you know there’s a 136-year-old pawnshop in Chicago?

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Illinois’ oldest pawnshop, and perhaps the nation’s, has been acquired by a Beverly Hills, Calif., pawnbroker looking to broaden its clientele. Loan Cos. bought T.N. Donnelly, which dates to 1881, renaming it Chicago Loan. Terms and revenue were not disclosed. Donnelly started out on Dearborn, moved to the Jewelers Building at 5 N. Wabash in [...]

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The Loan Companies Acquires America’s Oldest Pawnshop: Luxury Collateral Lender Now in Chicago

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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The Loan Companies has successfully completed its historic purchase of T.N. Donnelly & Company, a storied Chicago lender with the notable distinction of having been in continuous operation since 1881, making it America’s oldest operating pawnshop. Rebranded as Chicago Loan Company, it is the newest addition to The Loan Companies, joining New York Loan Company [...]

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Meet Jordan Tabach-Bank of Chicago Loan Company

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Jordan Tabach-Bank. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I am a third-generation pawnbroker; my grandfather, Louis Zimmelman, founded the first of three high-end financial institutions, Beverly Loan Company, in Beverly Hills, California [...]

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