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‘Pawn Stars’ Season 9, Episode 28

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Pawn Stars Season 9, Episode 28 airs tonight.

Saddle up with the Pawn Stars when a Gene Autry guitar struts into the shop. Will Corey and Chum pony up the money for the “Singing Cowboy” item, or will the deal be out of tune? Then, Rick starts clowning around when a Red Skelton portrait comes in. Will Rick be laughing all the way to the bank, or will he suspect some funny business? And later, when Chum decides to sell his shoe collection in the shop, Rick has other ideas. Will Chum’s business deal get up and running or will it cause a big stink?

Long before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family–grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey–jointly run the family business, and there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution. It’s up to them to determine what’s real and what’s fake, as they reveal the often surprising answer to the questions on everyone’s mind, “What’s the story behind it”? and “What’s it worth?”.

Pawn Stars Season 9, Episode 28 airs Dec. 18 at 9 pm EST on History Channel.

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