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American Pickers second season premiers June 7

NEW YORK – Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are once again searching the back roads, junkyards, and filled-to-the-brim barns in America for “rusty gold.” With an average of 3.8 million total viewers per episode in its first season, American Pickers, the No. 1 new cable series of 2010, returns for a second season with...

Pawn Stars makes an impression

We had a great time talking with Rick Harrison of HISTORY’s Pawn Stars last week. He gave us a new-found respect for the pawn business. Here’s part I of our interview with one of the co-owners of the Gold & Silver Pawn shop.

To pawn or not to pawn …

Before the credit card explosion in the 1950s, pawnshops were a neighborhood’s answer to easy credit with few questions. Pawnshops and pawn brokering have been around for thousands of years and it was an important aspect of the economic foundations of Chinese, Ancient Greek and Roman Empires. So if pawn broking has been around...

On Pawn Stars it’s all business

LAS VEGAS – Rick Harrison was playing Antiques Roadshow before Antiques Roadshow was cool. For the last 21 years, his father’s Las Vegas pawn shop saw all manner of quirky characters looking for some history and value behind their antiques, fine art and collectibles. This is Antique Trader's exclusive interview with Harrison as his show...