If you’ve already been bitten by the antiquing bug, you know how rewarding and challenging the hobby can be. If you’re looking for a new hobby, and are considering dabbling in antiques, you’re in for a fun, exciting, and occasionally time-consuming pastime. Antiquing, like any hobby, requires a willingness to learn, a passion for the items you’re searching for, and sometimes a significant time commitment. So what does antiquing have to do with pawnshops? Funny you should ask because we’re about to explain everything you need to know about antiquing at pawn shops.
What is Antiquing?
First things first, an antique is something that is generally defined as an old collectible item. Antiques include collectible items such as silverware, plates and dishes, typewriters, clocks, sculptures, games, watches, paintings, and more. Certain coins are also considered collectible antiques. Therefore, antiquing is the ongoing pursuit of searching, shopping, researching, identifying, and negotiating for antiques.
However, it’s important to note that not all old items are necessarily considered antiques. Moreover, it is a myth that in order for an item to be considered an antique it must be 100 years old. After all, there are plenty of antique cars that are nowhere near 100 years old. Instead, an antique is something that represents a certain era or period in human life. In other words, antiques demonstrate a degree of artisanship and frequently become family heirlooms passed on from generation to generation.
But, the most important characteristic to look for, when deciding what types of antiques to begin collecting, is your interest in that type of item. It doesn’t make any sense to begin collecting antique coins if coins bore you. On the other hand, if you’re interested in, or love old silverware, then you’ll likely enjoy collecting antique flatware and serving dishes as well. In sum, when it comes to antiquing, following your passion is the golden rule.
Shopping for Antiques at Pawn Shops
Pawnshops are excellent places to identify and purchase antiques. For example, at Azusa Pawn, our inventory of items is changing constantly, so even if you’ve visited before, you could return to find that none of the items you saw before are here. Instead, we have all new items for you to peruse. Indeed, we are proud to serve as a not-so-secret spot that antique dealers in Baldwin Park, Glendora, and Azusa turn to when searching for truly unique items.
Whether you’re a rookie or seasoned pro at antiquing, there’s a good chance you’ll find items of interest in our shop. After all, we get countless sellers visiting every week, who need to unload inherited items. We are happy to buy them because we know that our customers involved in antiquing will be on the hunt for them. Simply put, if you’re into antiquing, Azusa Pawn should be a regular stop on your search route.
Selling and Pawning Antiques at Azusa Pawn
When you need to quickly sell antiques, make sure we’re your first stop. We recognize the value of antiques and offer top value to sellers looking to unload antiques. Our staff is trained to identify items that the community wants, and if you have them, we want them! So bring them in, and let us make you an offer.
We’re also happy to consider some antiques as collateral for a pawn loan. Antiques of particular interest to us include:
- Art (ceramics, sculptures, paintings)
- Coins (American, Ancient, Commemorative, Rare)
- Flatware and Place Settings
- Serving Dishes
We are always willing to look at your unique items, so feel free to bring in what you have, and we’ll gladly take a look at it. If we are interested, we’ll make you an offer on the spot. All pawn loans come with a standard four-month repayment plan. Pawn loans will not impact your credit.
Pawning, Selling, and Buying Antiques at Azusa Pawn
Our goal at Azusa Pawn is to provide valuable, friendly, and professional services to the communities we serve. We do this by providing loans that do not impact your credit but help you through lean financial times. We also serve our communities by purchasing unwanted items for top dollar. Finally, we aim to provide the communities of Azusa, Glendora, and Baldwin Park with the items they are seeking, at great prices. This includes serving the antiquing community by providing an excellent venue for locating the antiques you’re on the hunt for.
Azusa Pawn has earned a terrific reputation as not only the fastest-growing pawnshop in the San Gabriel Valley, but also as the top-reviewed shop in the region. We have hundreds of five-star reviews online, and a loyal client base. We’d love to count you as a regular customer, too.
In addition to antiques, we carry a large selection of items in our showroom including:
- Camera accessories (lenses, tripods, microphones, etc.)
- Cameras (Nikon, Canon, Olympia, Panasonic, etc.)
- Camping Gear and Equipment
- Computer Accessories (monitors, speakers, printers, keyboards, etc.)
- Computers (Apple, HP, Sony, Toshiba, Lenovo, Dell, etc.)
- Designer Handbags
- Engagement Rings
- Film and Television Memorabilia (figures, dolls, plates, pictures, posters, etc.)
- Fishing Gear and Equipment
- Game Consoles (Nintendo Switch, Playstation, Gamecube, Xbox, etc.)
- Gold, Silver, and Platinum (coins, bars, charms, nuggets, etc.)
- Hunting Gear and Equipment
- Instruments (guitars, school band, DJ and recording equipment, etc.)
- Jewelry(rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces/chains, etc.)
- Sports Gear (hockey, football, soccer, baseball, snowboarding, etc.)
- Sports Memorabilia (cards, jerseys, autographs, etc.)
- Televisions (Sony, LG, Samsung, Philips, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, etc.)
- Tools (drills, saws, jackhammers, blowers, mowers, etc.)
- Watches (TAGHeuer, Rolex, Breitling, Movado, Gucci, Citizen, etc.)
- And More!
Whether you’re looking to make money from the items you own, splurge on a treat for yourself, or buy a gift for someone else, Azusa Pawn is your one-stop-shop. We are located near the 210 freeway and Azusa Avenue. We are easily accessible from Baldwin Park, Glendora, San Dimas, Covina, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, and West Covina. You can also follow us on Facebook to be the first to see new items when we get them.