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Friday, July 24, 2009

Three Golden Balls


Three golden balls are the traditional sign seen over a pawnbroker's shop.

These are not ancient but of very recent appearance over a jewellers on Market Street.

Another set can be seen a few doors down over the "Cash Generator" shop.

See them from the other side on Hyde DP Xtra.

10 comments:

Denise said...

I used to love seeing similar such signs portraying the type of business over a shop's doorway. I wonder why three balls over a pawn shop?

Sean said...

Possibly moving into better business times...

Bob Crowe said...

A pawnshop usually carries a sad note, something about a desperate person. This image makes it into an engaging abstraction.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Gerald!
Adorable angle in this picture!
Have a nice weekend!
Léia

Bonjour Luxembourg

Z said...

Interesting post. But, I'll second Denise's question.

"Cash generator"? Hmm, I think those days are over for the time being...

Shammickite said...

I once bought a really good camera in a pawn shop.... but that's the onlt time I ever set foot in one.

marga said...

One of the older pawnbrokers in Edinburgh still had their traditional sign until a few months ago. I always meant to photograph it.

Thank you, btw, for adding me to Around the World.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shot !! This is fantastic !!Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Mediterranean kiwi said...

so pawnbrokers are a common sight in small towns? if you had n't explained their significance, i wouldn't have realised what they were

marley said...

I bet their business is booming at the present time.

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