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Pawn Shops That Buy Fine China

fine china on tableDo you have fine china you don’t use anymore? Maybe you’re making an upgrade and buying a new set, or perhaps you’re moving and simply don’t have the storage. Regardless of your case, 1st United Pawn & Loan wants to take your fine china off your hands!

Because you can virtually buy dishes anywhere, most pawn shops don’t see much value in them. Dishes pawn shops do find value in are those that are rare, designer, or collectible items. It’s important to note that not every dish labeled “china” means that it’s an authentic fine dining item. For china to hold any value in a pawn shop, it needs to be made by designers that are in high demand. Brands of high-end china most pawn shops are interested in include:

  • Lenox
  • Wedgwood
  • Noritake
  • Mikasa
  • Villeroy & Boch
  • Spode
  • Royal Albert
  • Royal Doulton

If you own designer china, 1st United Pawn & Loan wants to buy it.  Depending on the condition of your china set, you could make a lot of money pawning it. Here’s how you can ensure your china plates, bowls, and cups are in optimal selling condition:

  • Make sure it’s authentic. If your china is from a significant designer’s collection, it helps to have paperwork proving its authenticity. This should include information like what series they’re from (if any) and the country of origin (if applicable).
  • Complete the set. Most often, expensive china will come with special holders to display them on. Bring any display materials with you when you bring your china to a pawn shop, including racks or wall mounts.
  • Keep it protected. Store and transport your fine china in some kind of padding. From paper towels to cotton wrapping, bringing your china to the pawn shop protected will help maintain the integrity of your set. If your china is significantly worn or damaged, the pawn shop will most likely decide not to buy it.

Not all pawn shops buy fine china, but 1st United Pawn & Loan does! Bring yours in for a FREE item valuation. A 1st United Pawn & Loan staff member can answer any and all questions that you may have.

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