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The Best Pawn Shop & Auction Reality Shows

Updated January 14, 2021 391 votes 40 voters27 items

List RulesVote up your favorite reality shows about Pawn Shops & Auctions.

The most satisfying reality pawn shop shows are a mix of educational and enrapturing. It can be so interesting to learn about how auctions work and the ins and outs of pawn shops, but it can be just as interesting to see what weird old stuff people try to sell. From comic books to crammed storage sheds, pawn shop TV shows offer as many unexpected delights as the offerings of pawn shops themselves.

One of the popular types of pawn shop and auction series follow professional buyers or "pickers" who travel looking for cool old stuff and good deals, such as Storage Wars and American Pickers. Other series, like Pawn Stars and Comic Book Men, stay in one place and follow the day-to-day workings of the business. If neither of those types of shows are niche enough there are auction-based series like Shipping Wars - where independent truckers bid on transporting strange things across the country. Even Antiques Roadshow can be uniquely strange, offering a wide swath of things found in the attics of people all over the United States.

Get in the bidding mood and vote up the best reality pawn shop shows and vote down the series that aren't worth a dime!

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  • Pawn Stars1
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    Pawn Stars

    Rick Harrison, Richard Harrison

    Premiered2009

    Pawn Stars (History, 2009) is an American reality television series that chronicles the daily...  more

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  • American Pickers2
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    American Pickers

    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz

    Premiered2010

    American Pickers (History, 2010) is an American reality television series that follows antique...  more

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  • Antiques Roadshow3
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    Antiques Roadshow

    Bruce Parker, Angela Rippon

    Premiered1979

    Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various...  more

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  • Storage Wars4
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    Storage Wars

    Dan Dotson, Laura Dotson

    Premiered2010

    Storage Wars (A&E, 2010) is an American reality television series narrated by Thom Beers....  more

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  • Comic Book Men5
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    Comic Book Men

    Kevin Smith, Ming Chen

    Premiered2012

    Comic Book Men is an American reality television series airing on the AMC network. It is set...  more
  • Storage Hunters6
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    Storage Hunters

    Storage Hunters is a reality television series featuring a series of storage auctions, created...  more
  • Hardcore Pawn7
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    Hardcore Pawn

    Les Gold, Seth Gold

    Premiered2010

    Hardcore Pawn is an American reality television series produced by RDF USA and Richard...  more
  • Shipping Wars8
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    Shipping Wars

    Roy Garber, Jarrett Joyce

    Premiered2012

    Shipping Wars is a reality TV series on A&E that began airing on January 10, 2012. The show...  more
  • Container Wars9
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    Container Wars

    Container Wars is an auction show that takes place in a commercial shipping port. The show's...  more
  • Cajun Pawn Stars10
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    Cajun Pawn Stars

    Jimmie DeRamus, Peggy DeRamus

    Premiered2012

    Cajun Pawn Stars was an American reality television series on the History channel that debuted...  more
  • Baggage Battles11
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    Baggage Battles

    Baggage Battles is an American docu-reality, produced by The Travel Channel from 2012....  more
  • Pawn Queens12
    Pawn Queens is a reality TV series about female pawn shop operators, airing on TLC, which...  more
  • Antiques Roadshow13
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    Antiques Roadshow

    Mark L. Walberg, Simeon Lipman

    Premiered1997

    Antiques Roadshow (PBS, 1997) is an American reality television program based on the British...  more

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  • Toy Hunter14
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    Toy Hunter

    Toy Hunter is an American reality documentary television series on the Travel Channel that...  more
  • Buried Treasure15
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    Buried Treasure

    Buried Treasure is an American reality television appraisal series that debuted on the Fox...  more
  • Hardcore Pawn: Chicago16
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    Hardcore Pawn: Chicago

    Hardcore Pawn: Chicago is an American reality television series on truTV. A spin-off of...  more
  • Pawnography17
    Pawnography is an American game show broadcast by History. Hosted by comedian Christopher...  more
  • Bargain Hunt18
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    Bargain Hunt

    Tim Wonnacott, David Dickinson

    Premiered2000

    Bargain Hunt is a British television programme in which two pairs of contestants are...  more
  • Cash in the Attic19
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    Cash in the Attic

    Jennie Bond, Ben Fogle

    Premiered2002

    Cash in the Attic, also Cash in the Celebrity Attic, was a United Kingdom television show on...  more
  • Salvage Hunters20
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    Salvage Hunters

    Salvage Hunters is a British television program in which decorative salvage expert and dealer...  more
  • Storage Wars: New York21
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    Storage Wars: New York

    Storage Wars: New York is an American reality television series on A&E. It is a spin-off of...  more
  • Pawn Stars UK22
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    Pawn Stars UK

    Welcome to Regal Pawn, a local pawn shop on the outskirts of Chester. The stars of the show...  more
  • Pawn Stars Australia23
    Pawn Stars Australia is the Australian adaption of the American series of the same name. It...  more
  • Auction Hunters24
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    Auction Hunters

    Allen Lee Haff, Clinton 'Ton' Jones

    Premiered2010

    Auction Hunters is an American reality television series that premiered on November 9, 2010,...  more
  • Storage Wars: Texas25
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    Storage Wars: Texas

    Roy Williams

    Premiered2011

    Storage Wars: Texas is a reality television series on the A&E Network that premiered in 2011....  more