Loans against Rolexes: our approach

June 21, 2018

New Bond Street Pawnbrokers has over 60 years worth of experience brokering luxury assets. We offer discreet, professional pawnbroking and instant asset-based loans. If you are interested in a loan then a Rolex watch can be a valuable asset to release funds against. By accepting a loan with us you are unlocking the value of…


Loans against art: our approach

June 9, 2018

When you own a piece of rare and beautiful art, you may be faced with a dilemma. The item will most likely have a high financial value, and could make you wealthy if you ever chose to sell it. But if it has high sentimental or aesthetic value for you, or you believe that it…


How selling at auction can backfire

June 3, 2018

If you are looking to get rid of some old items and would like to get a fair price for them, then using an auction may seem like a good idea. However, you should be aware that it is not necessarily the best way to sell them. If you are inexperienced in the world of…


Hermes: The Story Behind an Icon

May 29, 2018

The story behind the iconic Hermes brand is not the story one might imagine. Old and August the fashion house may undoubtedly be, but its beginnings are steeped not in the glamour and glitz of high society, but the humble story of a harness maker. Family-owned for five generations, Hermes today represents the very epitome…


Cartier: the story behind an icon

May 20, 2018

Cartier is a brand that has become synonymous with the word luxury. They’ve since built a name for themselves as a innovative yet classic jeweller, with a range of iconic pieces designed and crafted over the years. The jewellers can boast an iconic history, starting as a jewellery shop in Paris and standing the test…


Banksy: the story behind an icon

May 13, 2018

Banksy is the most well-known graffiti artist in the world, selling millions of pounds’ worth of works and creating a household name. All while remaining hidden in a shadowy corner of the art world which began with political discontent and being “crap with a spray can.” We explore how this elusive (probably) Englishman came to…


Art and politics: the link between the two in 2018

May 3, 2018

In many ways, art is its own form of activism. It is a message, portrayed on a stage, that reflects back the viewer’s own ideas, opinions or views of the world. Where once Martin Luther printed and nailed a proclamation that changed the religious world, the impact of typeset still rails deep into our societies….


Warhol: the story behind an icon

May 2, 2018

When you think of Pop Art, one name springs to mind before any others: Andy Warhol. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that this American artist earned far more than his 15 minutes of fame. He became synonymous with an entire movement and is remembered across the art world as a daring pioneer…


The most famous pawnbrokers in popular culture

April 27, 2018

Pawnbroking is not a new trade. It has a long history and is often recognised as one of the world’s oldest professions with roots stretching back as far as the fifth century in China. In the UK, the first pawnbrokers came in during the 10th century with William the Conqueror, so it’s no surprise that…


The difference between collateral loans and bank loans

April 20, 2018

Bank loans allow the individual to borrow against their credit rating. A collateral loan, in contrast, allows the individual to borrow against the value of an item that they own. With a collateral loan the individual is staking their owned item against the borrowing and the most that can be lost is the agreed item,…


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