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Revealed! Highlights from Season 3, Episode 1 of Posh Pawn


From leisure helicopters and Lamborghinis to Louis Vuitton leather goods and luxury yachts, Channel 4’s Posh Pawn elevates the concept of pawnbroking to a whole new level.  With two successful series already on film, the team has signed on for another year of giving viewers a glimpse at the hidden world of high-end pawnbroking.


Want to know more? Read on for a sneak peek at what’s in store for episode one of the latest Posh Pawn season.


James and Steve cruise around Palma


Pawnbroking can be a tough gig, and the crew have earned the right to relax and unwind. Viewers will be green with envy as James and Steve cruise around idyllic Palma in a luxury sailboat.


Patrick and Rosie


The world of luxury leather goods can be seriously lucrative. Thankfully, the Posh Pawn team has armed themselves with on-trend individuals who can spot quality from a mile away. Episode one showcases some gorgeous Hermès and Louis Vuitton handbags that will have fashionistas swooning.


Lawrence and Angela’s Oasis guitar


Music memorabilia generates some crazy cash, especially when it’s associated with what’s widely regarded as the biggest Britpop band of all time. When Lawrence and Angela get their hands on an original Oasis guitar, they’re suitably excited! And a visit from Britpop expert Rob is the icing on the cake for this pair of Oasis fans…


Alicja’s dazzling diamonds


Diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend, so when Italian client Herbert brings in a dazzling bracelet Alicja is smitten. The piece is stunning and she decides that it’s worthy of a visit to diamond specialist, Ian Towning.


Office expansion


Prestige Pawnbrokers is growing and with this comes the need to expand the premises. Episode one sees James move into his very own office as part of his plans to take the business to new heights. Watch this space as season three will cover the transition, and is sure to feature some exciting new developments for the Posh Pawn team.


So far season three of Posh Pawn is shaping up to be full of sensationally high-end deals, and we’ve only seen snippets of episode one! As August rolls on, be sure to catch all of the action on Channel 4.



Prestige Pawnbrokers’ Posh Pawn set to make its Channel 4 return

James ConstantinouThe new series of hit Channel 4 show Posh Pawn is due to start on 26th August. If you’re a regular viewer, you’ll know the show offers a behind-the-scenes look at the pawn industry and its inner workings, with Prestige’s own James Constantinou advising shoppers on how to spot fake designer items. All manner of luxury items appear on the show, and viewers get expert advice on how to buy, sell and ultimately care for expensive items such as jewellery, clothing and even vehicles.


In recent years, more and more people have been turning to pawnbrokers to get instant credit. But Posh Pawn is not just about those trying to stretch their funds until the end of the month by selling off valuables. Prestige Pawnbrokers specialise in high-end pawn, from handbags worth thousands of pounds, to a helicopter with a £1 million price tag. All of this and more plays out in front of the cameras as we’re filmed every day discovering exciting new items, and helping customers buy and sell.

Want a sneak peak of episode one? Read on to find out more about us and what you can expect from the new series…


Who are Prestige Pawnbrokers?


Based in London, the Home Counties and across the UK, we provide loans against jewellery, gold and other collectables such as Hermès and Louis Vuitton handbags. As long-trusted high street pawnbrokers, we often give three times more cash than other lenders.


Viewers of Posh Pawn will be aware of the stunning pieces brought into Prestige Pawnbroker locations in Weybridge, Surrey and Hatton Garden in London. James Constantinou, the Prestige Pawnbrokers MD, is one of our pawn specialists and has seen it all, from grand antiques to Old Master paintings – he has even dealt with a mini submarine! The team has a range of expertise, and jewellery is taken to leading specialist Ian Towning of Bourbon Hanby Arcade, who deals with all things diamond including bracelets, necklaces and rings.


What’s on Offer?


Prestige’s eShop is full of items that would not be out of place on the Posh Pawn show. From exclusive watches to designer bags, art and other luxury items, the online store has something for everyone with a comprehensive range of stunning key pieces. Ideal for every season, items come at a fraction of the original designer price tag, making the site a great find for bargain hunters.


There is also a selection of one-of-a-kind collectible items for sale including solid silver tankards, a 1961 August Bank Holiday Brands Hatch programme and a letter signed by Peter Sellers.


The site even features some of the most memorable items shown on Posh Pawn, such as the German High Gothic style life-sized full armour for man and horse.


Posh Pawn


Items presented to James on Posh Pawn have included classic cars, a 40 foot American motor home, and jewellery from a reformed 1930s cat burglar. The show sees many people taking loans out against beloved items: one person approaches Posh Pawn for a £100K against his luxury yacht, and we meet a divorcee who wants to pawn a £185K necklace to pay her children’s school fees.


Have you seen Posh Pawn? What is the most unusual thing you have ever seen pawned? Let us know on social media, we want to hear from you!




Introducing the Prestige Pawnbrokers Team

Prestige_teamAs one of the UK’s leading pawnbrokers, Prestige Pawnbrokers specialises in providing short-term loans secured against high-value items. Like any successful business, it credits its success to a tight-knit team boasting expertise, passion and an unwavering eye for detail. Here they are!


James Constantinou


James, a serial entrepreneur, founded Prestige Pawnbrokers in 2009 and has held the position of Managing Director ever since. His expertise is vast and varied, encompassing vintage classic cars, property development, sales and marketing. According to James, “The business is driven by my ability and willingness to say yes when others would say no. I have a thirst for success and a desire to reach new boundaries.” He’s a passionate believer that the key to business success is an insatiable hunger for gain, as opposed to a fear of loss.


Jo Lawlor


As one of Constantinou’s oldest friends, Jo was a shoe-in for the position of professional pawnbroker. While she now makes a living trading luxury second hand goods, she has a 14-year background in the health and fitness industry. In fact, Jo is a qualified holistic therapist and a lady of many talents!


Delyth Du Plooy


Hailing from North Yorkshire, Delyth first discovered her interest in jewellery while studying Art and Design. Today she boasts qualifications from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and has travelled extensively in search of diamonds, gems and other rare stones. She considers pawn broking “an ancient trade that is just as relevant in society today as it was in Ancient Rome”.


Lawrence Pickett


Lawrence has racked up over 30 years of experience in the jewellery trade, with a particular interest in modern, urban and memorabilia pieces. He loves the people-oriented nature of pawnbroking, and gets a thrill out of helping clients turn trinkets into cold hard cash. As a self-confessed history buff, any item with a backstory immediately captures his attention. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that he’s a legitimate descendent of Henry VII!


Claudia Valentin


This haute-couture loving gal has an undying infatuation with high-end assets, including fine art, jewellery and luxury leather goods. She has a background in bespoke jewellery design and boasts an impressive personal network of contacts. Her eye for detail plays an intrinsic role in her success, and, for her, “appraising brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Hermès, amongst others, has become second nature”.


More about other members of the team in the future posts.




Posh Pawn Season 3 is Coming Soon!

Prestige Pawnbrokers_team Over the past few years the UK has become hooked on reality TV shows. And when it comes to quality, diversity and unique content, Channel 4 reigns supreme. The station has become synonymous with niche documentaries and Posh Pawn has emerged as one of its most popular shows. Featuring a colourful collection of characters, a continuous influx of luxury items and a cornucopia of on-site action, seasons one and two were categorical hits! Now, managing director James Constantinou has signed on for a third series, and it’s set to hit TV screens soon.


Unfamiliar with the world of Posh Pawn? Read on for an overview of the concept, the team and what to expect.


A team of pawn stars


While the show itself is titled Posh Pawn, it actually follows the everyday working lives of the Prestige Pawnbrokers team. Led by serial entrepreneur James Constantinou, the business has quickly grown into London’s most coveted pawn broking shop. Over the years he’s built up a killer team of individuals boasting expertise in an array of different areas. From high-end horology and gemstone specialists to vintage car buffs and leather goods aficionados, nothing gets past the hawk-like eyes of the Prestige Pawnbrokers crew.


Pawn for the rich and famous


While everyday Brits with lacklustre items head down the road, the rich and famous make a beeline for Prestige Pawnbrokers. Here, they can cash in anything with a price tag that’s likely to impress. From helicopters, mini-submarines and Lamborghinis to Cartier watches, platinum rings and Hermès handbags, the general consensus is that anything luxurious goes.


A sneak peek into the world of high end pawn


For those interested in what goes on behind the scenes of a high-end pawn broker shop, Posh Pawn season 3 is a must-watch show. As well as showcasing the items themselves, the programme also delves into the context of why owners are selling and how much they’re likely to receive. The film crew follow the valuation process, with the Prestige Pawnbrokers team often calling on third-party experts to help establish exactly how much an item is worth. Sometimes they’ll even venture off site to visit the residences of owners or take their latest finds for a spin.





James Constantinou Posh Pawn Series 3

The Prestige Pawnbrokers team are back for a third series Posh Pawn of this autumn. Headed up by entrepreneur James Constantinou the new series has been scheduled to air on Channel 4 in October.

We are looking forward to giving the public an even closer look at the behind the scenes day to day running of Prestige including new aspects of our business such as our new online eshop

James Constantinou

James Constantinou Director & Owner of Prestige

Since series 2 the business has grown and expanded with new staff members along with favourites such as the quick witted operations manager Jo Lawlor and Jewellery Experts Lawrence and Jamo.


Expect a series 3 to be the best Posh Pawn series to date!


Missed any of the previous Posh Pawn shows? Catch up now on Channel 4 On Demand

Prestige Pawnbrokers Hatton Garden

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Hatton Garden store in London’s jewellery and diamond quarter in EC1 Holborn.

Come and visit us in our new store as soon as you can, you may even get the chance to star in ‘Posh Pawn’ currently being filmed on location in Hatton Garden and across our other stores.

Call the Hatton Garden store on: 0207 405 6664

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New Posh Pawn Trailer

We are pleased to announce the first trailer for our new Posh Pawn series starting tonight on Channel 4 at 8pm!

Posh Pawn Returns!

Posh-Pawn-TVAfter a successful one-off documentary last year, we return for a full 6 part series.  Follow us and the fortunes of James Constantinou and team in Surrey and London.  There is a dedicated site to the show available


Check out the show tonight! 8pm Thrusday 17/04/2014 on Channel 4


Posh Pawn TV ShowAs notoriety of our brand has been growing it was not long before the press and media targeted prestige, this lead to the documentary Posh Pawn recently commissioned by Channel 4.


A frenzy of global interest in the brand followed leading to current plans of expansion. In September 2013 Posh Pawn was released on Channel 4 TV.  The documentary closely followed the day to day business of our high end pawnbrokers.


Since then we have been busy creating a dedicated site www.PoshPawn.TV where you will soon be able to find out exclusive news and behind the scenes action of our high end pawnbroking business.

Check out and remember to check back soon for exclusive information.

Channel 4: Posh Pawn

From helicopters to Lambourghinis and Hermes handbags, this documentary uncovers the hidden world of high-end pawnbroking

posh-pawnbrokers-channel-4James Constantinou introduces his upmarket pawn business based in Weybridge, Surrey


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