Freedom Marketplace offers 'Made in America' RNC merchandise

July 22, 2016

Watch the latest video at The Great Republic was featured as a vendor at the RNC Market Place this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Continue Reading →

For sale at the RNC: $2,450 pens and a $225,000 copy of ‘The Federalist’

July 15, 2016

Eddie Papczun loaded up his newly-purchased Mercedez Benz cargo van and set off to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention with a very American goal: to make money. “I tell people I’m not going there as a Democrat or a Republican,” said Papczun, owner of Great Republic, a store in downtown Washington that specializes in U.S. memorabilia. “I’m going there as a capitalist.” Stowed in the back of his van, and in a rented U-Haul trailer behind that, were historical documents, pre-Civil War flags and 200-year-old oil paintings Papczun plans to sell at next week’s convention. They include a copy of the Declaration of Independence printed in 1818 (price tag: $48,500), an autographed manuscript of the “Battle Hymn of the... Continue Reading →


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