Introducing Capital Pawn’s Newest Location!

H & B Jewelry & Loan since 1948 The history of pawnbroking is centuries long, but in Oregon it is a mere 72 years old. Who holds the title of oldest pawn shop in the state? H & B Jewelry & Loan who was established in 1948 and has served...

Merry Christmas!

The Crew at Capital Pawn wishes you a very Merry Christmas! Several years ago, just before Christmas, we sold a Lego set to an incredible family. They returned after Christmas with the Lego set built into something amazing; the kids showed it off and we talked about how creativity is...

Why Capital Pawn Uses AI to Combat Fake Handbags

Authenticity is of utmost importance to Capital Pawn & Couture Capital Pawn & Couture is committed to authenticity in all avenues of their business. Excited about purchasing a Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Clutch, the client at our boutique counter explained that she'd been searching for this piece for months. She was...

How Pawnshops Work

A pawn is a collateral loan. Pawnbrokers lend money on items of value ranging from gold and diamond jewelry to musical instruments, televisions, electronics, tools and equipment, firearms, handbags, and more. The amount of the loan is based on the value of the collateral. Pawn loans are small-dollar safety net...

Capital Pawn’s History

Owner/Operators ~ Adam & Beth Adam and Beth both worked in service industries before starting Capital Pawn in Salem in 2011. Beth taught at the college level for 16 years while Adam started in construction before moving to the mortgage world. As 2010 came to a close, Adam realized that,...

FREE Authentication Event!

Have your luxury handbag authenticated for FREE! On December 12, 2020 in celebration with National Pawnbroker Day, we are offering to authenticate your handbag for free. This service is normally just $40. Capital Pawn uses a handheld device called Entrupy to take microscopic photos of the bag for authentication. You...

Facts about Pawnbroking

Nationwide, there are approximately 10,000 pawn stores, most of which are family-owned small businesses. They employ around 35,000 individuals and contribute about $3 Billion to the US economy. Independent pawnbrokers comply with local, state, and federal regulations and laws, and in most jurisdictions, provide local law enforcement with data on...

National Pawnbroker Day

Pawnbrokers have provided cash loans in exchange for valuable items for thousands of years. Each year on December 6, National Pawnbroker Day pays tribute to a centuries-old profession that provides a valuable service to their clientele. Whether they’re in need of short-term lending or a great deal on an item...

Customers are Capital Pawn’s First Priority

#CapPawn loves their customers Since the Covid mandates in March, the teams at all the Capital pawn locations have been working tirelessly to help customers make ends meet and purchase items for homeschooling and making life at home easier while in quarantine. As an essential business, it was important to...

Capital Pawn Wins Best Pawn Shop in The Willamette Valley 2020

Capital Pawn & Couture in Salem, Albany, McMinnville, and Beaverton were honored to earn the title of Best Pawn Shop in the Willamette Valley! They have worked diligently to be the best at everything they do; luxury handbags, firearms, jewelry, gold, bullion, and diamonds are their specialties. If you need...