The history of money-lending dates back thousands of years. Long before the HISTORY hit series Pawn Stars, pawnbrokers helped people make ends meet by providing loans in exchange for personal items of value. There is no better example of today's pawnbrokers than the Harrison family's Gold and Silver Pawn shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas – the modern day Mecca for people in need of quick cash.
On the next episode of Pawn Stars, "Locked Up and Rail Roaded," items include a 1950s Chrysler Town & Country Newport; a cubist painting by New Zealand artist Louise Henderson; antique railroad locks from the late 1800s; an early-1900s self-heating gasoline iron.
Three generations of Harrison men clash with friendly camaraderie over items from classic cars to samurai swords. Here, everything has a history, and everything has a price. And you never know what's going to walk through the door.