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  • Here’s Looking At You, Pawn

    You’re never too young to start working in a pawn store. Just ask David Schoeneman, the owner and president of Shane’s-The Pawn Shop, Inc.

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  • NPA 2018 Membership Anniversaries

    The NPA would like to recognize the following members who have reached milestone anniversaries with their NPA membership. We thank you for your contributions to the NPA and to the pawn industry.

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  • Bill Dawson: Carolina In My Mind

    To get a closer look into all the decisions that are made on how, when, or if you should expand your pawn business, we are featuring a series of articles on pawnbrokers who own multi-store operations.

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  • This San Diego Pawnshop Knows What Matters Most, And It’s Not What You Think

    By Sharon Rapoport Ever since Christian T. moved to the neighborhood, he had driven past the San Diego pawn shop countless times. He had even visited. However, he never thought of asking about the unique object he had pawned years ago. Since he was not able to retrieve it at the time, he figured it […]

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  • Young Pawnbroker to Watch: Lynden Miller

    For our latest feature on young pawnbrokers to watch for, we sat down with Lynden Miller from Iowa City.

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  • Thanks, Uncle Jimmy!

    “My mentor, who introduced me to the jewelry and pawn industry, passed away unexpectedly this past February. His name was James Martin (Uncle Jimmy to me) and was from Sarasota, FL, formerly of Crown Point, IN.”

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  • A Little Glitter Never Hurt

    Oregon is home to a number of recognizable names: Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Mount Hood, Pendleton, and a five-store pawn operation called All That Glitters Jewelry and Loans.

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  • Fieldstone Jewelry and Pawn: Georgia On My Mind

    Lisa Little recently earned her Certified Pawn Professional (CPP) designation and became the program’s first female recipient.

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  • “I’m a Store, Not a Shop”

    Reprinted from the Summer 1998 issue of National Pawnbroker

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  • South City Pawn: Wisdom from a West Coast Pawnbroker

    Dave Newman is both president and head janitor of his South San Francisco, CA, store, South City Pawn. Established in 1969, he and his brother took ownership of the store in 1989. They have been members of NPA ever since.

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  • Beverly Loan Company: Pawnbroking From Coast To Coast

    Jordan Tabach-Bank is the owner and chief executive officer of three, soon-to-be-four, pawn stores in the U.S., including Beverly Loan Company, which has been a member of NPA since 1990.

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  • Pawnbroking Around The World

    We talked with three of our international members to learn about the similarities (and the differences) of pawnbroking around the world

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  • New Money, New Challenges: Dealing with digital currency

    As we enter a new age of technology, it may be time for an overhaul of our currency system as we know it. For centuries, we have been selling and buying with some form of currency. Whether it was chickens and goats, gold coins or paper money, the world has transacted in one form of currency or another since just about the beginning of time.

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  • How to get the best deal for your diamonds

    Buying and selling diamonds has become a big part of Pawn Expo and other pawn industry trade shows. Below are some tips from both a buyer’s and a seller’s point of view on how to get the best deal for your diamonds.

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  • Never Give Up

    In the mid-1980’s, Roger Creet was working on his Ph.D. thesis at Great Britain’s University of Lancaster. His particular field of study was very specific: pawnbroking in Victorian London.

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