“We have some interesting things come through the door,” said “Good Day Sacramento” appraiser Warren Anapolsky. “It’s amazing what people have just sitting around in boxes that they’ve either forgotten about or didn’t’ know were there.”
“Pawn Shop Insider” is CW31’s counterpart to “The Antiques Roadshow.” The crew began taking the show on the road last year in response to the tepid economy and the public’s growing interest in finding ways to dig up extra cash. So far, it’s been a huge success.
“Each time we’ve taken our ‘Pawn Shop Insider’ on the road, there have been no fewer than 100 people who show up to each location,” said Anapolsky, whose family has owned and operated California Loan & Jewelry in Sacramento for more than 100 years. “They come with all kinds of items.”
So what can people bring? According to Courtney Dempsey, anchor/reporter for “Good Day Sacramento” – just about anything. “People can bring whatever they can fit in their cars or trucks,” said Dempsey. “Warren and his associates will be doing all the appraisals for free. They might make an offer but there are no guarantees.”
And who knows? Someone’s tattered treasure might just turn out to be a diamond in the rough – literally.
“We’ve found some military medals that sell for six or seven hundred dollars,” said Anapolsky. “And one young lady found a 20mm bullet from 1943 that was worth about ten dollars.”
“Pawn Shop Insider” will be at the Brentwood Press & Publishing building, 248 Oak St. on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7 to 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information on the program, log onto www.gooddaysacramento.com.