Long before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops and pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s. Even till today, pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet and this explains why the pawning business in Singapore still exists.
So what is Pawn Stars all about?
Well, Pawn Stars is an American reality television series, shown on History, and produced by Leftfield Pictures. It takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business and at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family; grandfather Richard, son Rick, and grandson Corey, jointly run the family business, and there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution. It’s up to them to determine what’s real and what’s fake, as they reveal the often surprising answer to the questions on everyone’s mind, “What’s the story behind it”? and “What’s it worth?”
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Rick Harrison, 48, has been in the pawn business for 28 years and is an expert when it comes to spotting anything fake or stolen; and Corey Harrison, 30, began working at the pawnshop when he was nine and is expertly trained in the art of appraisal.
As home to the Pawn Stars, History premieres Season 9 [starting 22 July] and Season 10, delivering all-new Pawn Stars episodes every Monday at 10pm for the remainder of 2013! The History channel is available on StarHub TV Ch 401 and HD Ch 455.
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If you’re a fan of the Pawn Stars, we have some great news for you!
The Pawn Stars are coming to Singapore from August 24 to August 27 and Singapore is the third stop in father and son duo, Rick and Corey Harrison’s, first trip to Asia. Other destinations include Tokyo, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi.
A meet-and-greet session with Rick and Corey Harrison is being organised by the History channel and it will be taking place on 25 August, Sunday from 12pm, at Star Vista. Fans can meet and interact with the Pawn Stars in person as they share more about the series and their passion for the pawning business. The Pawn Stars will also be on the lookout for great buys as they tour around some of the iconic sites of Singapore and sample the world famous culinary treats.
The Pawn Stars Asia Tour is brought to you by Singapore’s award-winning microbrewery restaurant, Brewerkz Restaurant & Microbrewery and if you would like more details on how to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet your favourite Pawn Stars, check out History Asia Tv’s Facebook Page!
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