Aston Martin: the story behind an icon

February 16, 2018

The history of Aston Martin begins in 1913 when Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford sought to create their very own range of vehicles due to the fact that Martin was a keen racer at Aston Hills. Their first vehicle contained a four-cylinder Coventry-Simplex Engine with the chassis of a 1908 Isotta-Fraschini, and after great deliberation…


The history of collateral lending

February 9, 2018

Collateral lending – or pawnbroking – is one of the world’s oldest professions, and has been around in some form or another for centuries. From 5th Century China to the modern day, people have been using items as collateral for a loan for centuries. People with items of value to be used for collateral have…


A step by step guide to the pawnbroking process

February 2, 2018

Confused by the pawnbroking process? You’re not alone. Studies have shown that more people would pawn if they understood the process. Therefore, our aim with this blog post is to break down the process of taking out a loan with a pawnbroker step by step. Read on for our definitive step-by-step guide to the pawnbroking…


What is a pawnbroking loan?

January 29, 2018

If an individual needs to raise capital quickly, one option available is to take out a loan. Many people will decide to take out a traditional loan from a bank, but growing numbers of people are visiting their local pawnbroker to raise instant capital. But what is a pawnbroking loan? Read on to find out…


10 art exhibits to look forward to in 2018

January 19, 2018

It’s no secret that London is one of the world’s greatest cities for art exhibitions, and with so much going on all the time, you need to get planning for 2018. We’ve done some of the hard work for you, providing you with the details and background for 10 of the most exciting upcoming art…


Sales to look out for in 2018

January 12, 2018

London is the leading city in the United Kingdom for purchasing luxury assets. Whether it’s modern art, fine wines or diamond jewellery, attending one of London’s excellent auctions at high-end auction houses like Bonhams and Christie’s will put you in contact with some of the world’s finest luxury items. Below, we’ve compiled an exclusive list…


The top 10 fine art sales of 2017

January 5, 2018

At New Bond Street Pawnbrokers, one of the main types of luxury goods we accept is fine art. Because it makes up such a big part of our business, we like to keep an eye on what’s going on in the art market. Many art sales take place in secret, with the amount paid for a…


How to value fine art

December 29, 2017

For those looking to pawn fine art, there are many different things to think about. The aesthetic or sentimental value of a painting will need to be considered against its financial value, and the benefits for you as a seller which will come from art loans or sales. For this reason, it’s useful to get…


How to value antiques and collectables

December 22, 2017

Whenever you decide to loan against antiques, the first thing to consider is the value of the items you wish to pawn. At New Bond Street Pawnbrokers, we arrange loans against antiques every day, and it never fails to surprise us when a customer isn’t aware of how much their assets are worth. We would…


The Only Pawnbrokers in Mayfair

December 15, 2017

New Bond Street Pawnbrokers’ founder and director David Sonnenthal discusses how his business went from being a one of a kind to a trailblazer. In 2017, pawnbroking is just another part of the luxury goods industry in Mayfair, central London. That’s largely because of my business, New Bond Street Pawnbrokers. In 2017, we have a…


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