Little did you know, but the History Channel didn’t invent pawning. Before “pawn stars” like Big Hoss and Chumlee, there was another cast of characters in the pawn business going back 3,000 years, and included Patron Saints, British Kings, and Franciscan Monks. In this infographic, we take a look at the history of pawning from the first known transaction in 1,766 BC to the current day.
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