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Million Pound Pawn

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Million Pound Pawn

Series Synopsis

Pawnbroking is big business, every 24 hours pawnbrokers across the country buy, sell and loan against over a million pounds worth of our treasured possessions. And as the country emerges from a period of economic uncertainty the number of pawnbroking shops on our high street is rising. With assets ranging from 35 carat gemstones to designer watches and handbags, to classic cars,  train carriages and even horses, a new breed of 21st century pawnbrokers are reshaping this ancient industry.

This series lifts the lid on this fascinating fast moving business where no two days are ever the same. Featuring everything from the treasured, to the unwanted and from the familiar to the rare and unusual, we follow each transaction from beginning to end- plotting the route the brokers take to make sure that they get the very best from every deal, and with sometimes tiny margins they must negotiate hard to secure a profit. Whether it's a millionaire businessman in need of a loan, or a terminally ill grandmother looking to make memories with her family this series tells the real life story behind the valuables. With exclusive access to some of the nations most exciting dealers, unforgettable characters, heartwarming stories and an array of incredible assets this series reveals the emotional and financial stakes at play in the intriguing world of pawnbroking.