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Artist Spotlight: Francis Bacon

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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One of the most important artists of our time, Francis Bacon, is known for his surrealistic and distinctive figurative art. Beverly Loan Company, coined “pawnshop to the stars” by the media, offers loans based on high-end collateral, including art by Francis Bacon. The now deceased painter held the record for a short period of time [...]

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Joins Pantheon of Record-Breaking Artists

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Twice a year, during the fall and spring, fine art usurps the daily headlines with announcements of multi-million dollar paintings breaking world record auction prices. Each season, the art world holds its breath to see how the titans of art history will perform on the open floor of bidding. Typically, artists that have already been [...]

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Part 2: Three More of the Most Expensive Coins

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If you read Part I of this post, you would have a better understanding of how expensive https://www.jewelrynloan.com/blog/buy-and-sell-collectible-coins-in-orange-county/ collectible coins can be, based almost solely on numismatic value. Below are three more of the most famous and pricey coins. 1933 Double Eagle The most valuable American coin ever sold at public auction was a 1933 [...]

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Part 1: Three of the Most Expensive Coins

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To coin collectors and aficionados, many coins are worth far more than their intrinsic platinum, gold or silver value and in some cases can demand millions depending on their rarity and condition. Below are just three of the most famous coins in the numismatic world. 1850-dated Liberty Head Double Eagle The Liberty Head double eagle, also [...]

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Famous Watches – Celebrity Owned and Inspired

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Luxury watch brands have been endorsed by actors, athletes, and prominent figures for decades. Unlike the standard celebrity and brand partnership, high-end watch manufacturers refer to their endorsers as “brand ambassadors”. Luxury watches, and celebrity endorsed watches, are consistently used as collateral for a pawn loan with New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s only high-end pawnshop. Some [...]

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Exploring the Worlds Most Expensive Wine

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One of the most unique and unexpected items that luxury pawnshop Beverly Loan Company accepts as collateral is fine wine. Specializing in such a rare form of collateral has even attracted media attention from Reuters and NPR. There are a few select wines that continue to top the list of the finest wines and these are the types of [...]

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Flying (and Diving) Into Darkness: Three New Breitling Blacksteel Watches

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Breitling goes “back to black” with three new line extensions of its Colt Chronograph Automatic, Navitimer 46, and Avenger II Seawolf models, all in cases made of “Blacksteel,” a metal with a layer of highly resistant carbon-based treatment that Breitling first starting using for its watch cases in 2012. Here’s what you need to know about all [...]

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Cartier, Boucheron, Bulgari and Van Cleef & Arpels are constantly reinterpreting their iconic motifs

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From figurative to abstract, full-pavé to skeletonised, Cartier’s panther motif might come in different shapes and forms, but the DNA of the French high jeweller remains essential in the designs. “Tradition is not the enemy of evolution,” says Pierre Rainero, Cartier’s director of image, style and heritage. “Evolution is part of our tradition.” The balance [...]

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The Graff Venus: a high-stakes heartbreaker

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Today Graff unveiled the record-breaking Venus, the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever certified by the GIA. Just as you thought another diamond record couldn’t be broken, Graff Diamonds in London has pulled out a trump card. And what a weighty one it is: the Graff Venus weighs an impressive 118.78 carats, making it the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever to be certified [...]

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Luxury watch auction round-up: Ronnie Peterson Heuer Carrera breaks record

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

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From a Heuer Carrera chronograph to a gold Breguet and a ‘Magician Box’ A Heuer Carrera chronograph was sold for more than ten times its estimate last month when it fetched SFr225,000 ($227,000) at Sotheby’s in May, making it the most expensive Heuer sold. The gold chronograph was originally a gift to the Swedish Formula [...]

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