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'Pawn Stars': A Piece Of Mob History?

On "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on History) a would-be seller discovered that in the world of antiques and collectibles all good yarns have to be backed up with solid documentation.

He approached the Harrisons with an elaborate signet ring that he said had once belonged to mobster Lucky Luciano.

Rick Harrison wasn't going to just take the guy's word for it, so he brought in an expert to authenticate it.

When asked for the background of the ring, the seller told them that it had been given to his mother by "a person of authority who was connected to the Mob families."

Unfortunately, he didn't have any photos or written evidence to back up either his claim about the ring, or his mom's alleged involvement with organized crime.

The expert's verdict? "I just don't think we can conclude this is Lucky Luciano's ring." But he did agree that, "it's a great story."

"Pawn Stars" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on History.

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