Odd Pawn Contest

California Loan & Jewelry is once again celebrating the weird and wonderful with its second annual Odd Pawn Contest. Having been in business for over 100 years, the staff at Cal Loan has certainly seen a lot – but they know they haven’t seen it all.Some people call them collectibles.  Others call them “conversation starters.” Maybe it’s that pocket watch from the 1930s that you inherited from Uncle Charlie. Or that collection of Pez dispensers you found at a garage sale in Salinas. Or a mechanical toy that somehow survived your childhood. If it’s weird enough, first place is worth $300!But get busy – the contest ends at noon, May 16.


The contest can only be entered by sending an email to oddpawncontest2014@hotmail.com. In the email, include a photo of the item and a description of it.Only one entry is allowed per email address. If multiple entries are received from the same email address ALL entries from that email address will be disqualified.Entries must be received by noon, May 16.Finalists will be notified of their selection via email by 5pm May 16. Finalists must agree to appear on the “Good Day Sacramento TV show on Tuesday, May 20. They must arrive — with their items — at California Loan & Jewelry (916 J Street, Sacramento) by 7am May 20.Items that will not be accepted include human body parts, stolen items, illegal items or profane items/pornography.Contestants are required to provide truthful information. Any entry that is found to be false or fraudulent will be disqualified.Contestants must be 18-years-old or older.Employees of California Loan & Jewelry and their relatives are ineligible.Any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements will be disqualified.All email entries become the property of California Loan & Jewelry; emails and photos will not be returned.


The winner will receive a check for $300.The winning entry will be chosen by how unusual or odd the item may be. The item does not need to be for sale or pawn.Judging will be done by Warren Anapolsky and the staff of of California Loan & Jewelry. The decision of the judges is final.By accepting the prize, the winner grants California Loan & Jewelry the right to use the winner’s name, voice, picture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all mediaCalifornia Loan & Jewelry reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.