Category: Collateral Loan

Abraham-Louis Breguet: The Wizard of Watchmaking

Abraham-Louis Breguet: The Wizard of Watchmaking

While the originators of many remarkable inventions are now lost to time, ironically, the watchmakers of today know exactly whom to credit with many remarkable innovations still in use. Abraham-Louis Breguet, founder of his namesake luxury watch company, was an incredibly prolific genius of horology whose work is the foundation of the most sophisticated timepieces … Continue reading Abraham-Louis Breguet: The Wizard of Watchmaking

Famous Celebrity Memorabilia: Elizabeth Taylor’s First Wedding Dress

Famous Celebrity Memorabilia: Elizabeth Taylor’s First Wedding Dress

She was only 18 at the time, walking down the aisle in a glimmering cream wedding dress, which was the first of many. By the age of 18, Elizabeth Taylor had already become a legendary actress and Hollywood star. She would marry Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, Jr. the same year, 1950, and divorce him after only … Continue reading Famous Celebrity Memorabilia: Elizabeth Taylor’s First Wedding Dress

The World’s Oldest Wine

The World’s Oldest Wine

The origins of wine predate written records, and archaeologists remain uncertain about the details of the first cultivation of wild grapevines. However, with the transition from a nomadic to sedentary lifestyle around 10,000 BC came agriculture, and later, the domestication of wine. There are many etiological legends about the first cultivation of grapes and wine production, including … Continue reading The World’s Oldest Wine

Introducing Chicago Loan Company: A Premier Luxury Lending Institution

Introducing Chicago Loan Company: A Premier Luxury Lending Institution

The oldest pawnbroker in the United States, Chicago Loan Company, has been catering to the personal and business needs of the everyman and the celebrity alike. Chicago Loan recently revitalized the original T. N. Donnelly & Company, which had been in operation since 1881, and continued the family-owned business tradition, providing concierge collateral lending services … Continue reading Introducing Chicago Loan Company: A Premier Luxury Lending Institution