About Us  

We are the oldest continuously run family owned pawn shop in the U.S.A. Morris Forman started the business here in Philadelphia in 1938. His son Morton Forman continued on as the business thrived.

Over the years, we have seen it all. The extensive experience in the business and the skills passed on from generation to generation makes Forman’s what it is today – the best place to buy, sell or pawn items for a loan.

We’ve been in the same neighborhood here in Philadelphia for over 75 years. You can do business with us knowing we have a solid reputation and we are a part of the community. Pawn shops and “We Buy Gold” places come and go. However our longstanding business is a testament to our honest and dependable way of doing business.

When you do business with Forman’s you can rest assured that you will receive professional expert service from our friendly staff. We have experience with all types of items and our acute knowledge helps us determine the exact value of your item. We keep everything simple and straight forward. You’ll be dealing with an old school establishment, not some corporation.

So please stop by next time you’re in the neighborhood. Whether you need a loan, are looking to sell unwanted items, or you’re looking for a bargain on brand name pre-owned merchandise, Forman’s is the place to go.

Cameras & Camera Equipment

  • Digital SLR cameras
  • Brands like Lens Schneider, Bausch Lomb, Summicron, and Nikon
  • Equipment like flashes, LCD screens, lenses, viewfinders and more

Various Electronics

  • High End Audio Equipment
  • iPhones
  • Digital Cameras

Musical Instruments

  • Acoustic and electric guitars, saxophones, clarinets, violins and more
  • Brands like Taylor, Rickenbaker, Hagstrom, and Ibanez

Apple Products

  • iPhones, iPads, iPods
  • MacBooks & iMacs
  • Apple TVs
  • Apple Watches

Precious Metals

  • Gold, Silver and Platinum bars and bullion
  • 90% face pre-1965 Halves, Quarters and Dimes
  • Gold and Silver Coins including American Eagles


  • GIA certified experts and a GIA gemologist on-site, FREE diamond appraisals
  • Custom and one-of-a-kind designs
  • Brands like Simon & Veraggio, Mikimoto, Buccellati, David Yurman and more
  • Philadelphia’s largest selection of  investment grade diamonds, engagement rings and high end watches


  • Certified watch repair
  • Brands like Bulgari, Rolex, Omegaand Piaget

Artwork and Antiques

  • Pieces from artists like Andy Warhol, Peter Max and Picasso
  • Bronze scultpure

This is just the beginning of items that we will pay you cash for on the spot!

Stop in today and see how much you can get for your items or browse the diverse selection of items we have for purchase. You never know what your old or used items are worth or what you could find at our pawn shop!