Who is pawnbroker Anthony Barnes? | The Sun

MILLION Pound Pawn has proved a big hit for ITV with its tale of high end pawnbroking.

The new series kicks off on ITV June 9, 2022, and with it comes Anthony Barnes.

Who is Anthony Barnes?

Anthony, 72, is a millionaire pawnbroker and antiques dealer who lives in Spain.

Born into the antiques trade and raised in London's Petticoat Lane in the East End, he learnt his trade from his family.

Keen to keep the business in the family, Anthony's two sons -Harrison and Thomas – work alongside him.

Speaking to theolivepress in 2016 he explained the importance of working with his sons.

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"You can run a family business and the kids don't want to know," Anthony said.

"But the business is in the blood, and sometimes you can't escape that… they are doing very well here and I want to teach them the eye of quality."

Where is Anthony Barnes's pawn shop?

Ex-pat Anthony opened Marbella, Spain's first ever pawnbrokers in the 1980s.

Called Anthony’s Diamonds, the shop is jewellers, a pawnbroker and an antiques shop, specialising in art deco figures.

With sons Harrison and Thomas, he has built an eclectic client base of movie stars and wealthy locals, and a reputation for buying, selling and loaning against almost anything.

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What is the Million Pound Pawn show about?

Pawnbroking is big business, every 24 hours pawnbrokers across the country buy, sell and loan against over a million pounds worth of our treasured possessions.

This series lifts the lid on this fascinating fast moving business where no two days are ever the same.

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Whether it's a millionaire businessman in need of a loan, or a terminally ill grandmother looking to make memories with her family this series tells the real life story behind the valuables.

Watch Million Pound Pawn every Thursday at 9pm on ITV

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