Chicago Loan Company

The City of Chicago was incorporated in 1837, and for several decades was the world’s fastest-growing city. A flourishing economy brought residents from rural communities and immigrants from abroad. Manufacturing and retail and finance sectors became dominant, influencing the American economy.

While, in 1871, the Great Chicago Fire decimated a large portion of the city, a rapid rebuild ensued. From the burnt remnants of the stockyards, railroads and buildings arose more modern structures of steel and stone, including the world’s first skyscraper, setting a precedent for worldwide construction.

Chicago Loan Company, formerly known as T. N. Donnelly & Co., was founded in 1881, making it one of the oldest family-owned jewelers in the United States, and arguably the oldest pawnshop.

With over 100 years in the industry, Chicago Loan Company understands that anyone can suffer from cash flow issues, and we are here to provide a solution. The process of obtaining a short-term pawn loan from us is simple, dignified and absolutely secure.

Why Choose Chicago Loan Company

  • No minimum or maximum to the amount we can lend or purchase
  • Receive cash for your items in minutes
  • Completely confidential
  • Precious collateral stored in vaulted security
  • Certified graduate gemologists on staff
  • Prompt and friendly service

Collateral We Accept:

  • Fine gold and diamond jewelry, including signed pieces by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Company.
  • Luxury watches by Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Hublot, Cartier and more.
  • Modern and contemporary works from artists with a strong secondary-market and auction history, such as Ruscha, Warhol, Hirst and Kaws.
  • Pristine Hermes Birkin and Kelly Bags and Chanel Flap bags.