How to Care for Your Antique Silver

How to Care for Your Antique Silver

October 24, 2018

Silver, used for decades in formal house decorating, is a unique precious metal that can hold its value over years. Most antique silver pieces have been passed along as family heirlooms or collected for their historic value. Antique silver is in its best state when it is regularly cared for-- that means combatting tarnish. We present a guide to silver care and storage in this week’s blog.

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Build Your Americana Collection

Build Your Americana Collection

October 17, 2018

Build an Americana collection, today! We showcase some pieces that can be considered the basics for a quality Americana collection. We compare these with the pieces that are more rare and sought-after by seasoned collectors. Read below to learn how to start out in the collecting world, and then how to build upon a growing collection!

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The Eagle Pen Company: Father & Son Pen Makers

The Eagle Pen Company: Father & Son Pen Makers

October 10, 2018

We sat down with Eagle Pen Company President Jeremy Piper to ask him about his company and their products. Started from a shared interest between father and son, Eagle Pens have become extremely popular amongst avid pen collectors and history enthusiasts alike. Eagle Pens are available at all locations of The Great Republic and on our website. Read through to learn more about the company and their unique pens!

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The History of American Football

The History of American Football

September 26, 2018

Various forms of 'football' have been played throughout Europe since antiquity. The history of American football may not be as old as European soccer or even rugby, but its impression is tremendous across the United States. Everyone can come together over the game; check out the impressive collection of football memorabilia available at The Great Republic!

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Gilbert Stuart's Washington

Gilbert Stuart's Washington

September 19, 2018

George Washington's portrait is one of the most recognizable images to date-- we have Gilbert Stuart to thank for that! Stuart's 18th century portraits of Washington established accurate and recognizable depictions of the nation's first president. This week's blog post highlights the portrait types that Stuart created of Washington and the stories behind them.

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Taking to the Skies: The Airline Industry Through History

Taking to the Skies: The Airline Industry Through History

September 12, 2018

Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright’s hard work finally paid off in 1903 when they officially flew the first powered and controlled airplane the world had ever seen. Here, we take a look at the airline industry through the ages, from early records of Wright experiments, to later airline advertisements that now evoke a sense of nostalgia.    

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The California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush

September 05, 2018

The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) began on January 24, 1848 when a small gold nugget was uncovered in the earth of Sutter’s Mill, California. Over 300,000 people across the world traveled to California in the seven years of the Gold Rush, bringing with them a myriad of cultures and traditions. Nevertheless, their goal was the same; to leave with full pockets and success after a bit of good luck. 

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How Helen Keller Redefined Education for the Blind and Deaf

How Helen Keller Redefined Education for the Blind and Deaf

August 29, 2018

Helen Keller was left deaf and blind after a childhood illness, which meant that normal means of communication were a severe challenge. Nevertheless, her determination and commitment to education allowed her to learn to read, write, and communicate with the world that surrounded her.

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Representing Native Identity: Native American Leaders in Art

Representing Native Identity: Native American Leaders in Art

August 22, 2018

Representations of Native American leaders were documented in literature, art, and numismatics during the 19th century, which created a rich portrayal of Native American culture and history. Take a look at some of the ways 19th century artists and authors interacted with Native American tribe leaders in this week's blog post!

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Must-Have Travel Accessories for the End of Summer

Must-Have Travel Accessories for the End of Summer

August 15, 2018

Check out some of the new travel accessories now available at The Great Republic! Take a look at this list of traveler items and discover what makes these products must-haves for your next trip.

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Proclaiming Freedom: Lincoln's Hand in History

Proclaiming Freedom: Lincoln's Hand in History

August 08, 2018

Abraham Lincoln was just a common man before becoming the 16th President of the United States of America and changing what it means to be 'free' for thousands. We celebrate all that Lincoln has accomplished and take a look at some representations of him in art in this week's blog.

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Celebrating Colorado's History

Celebrating Colorado's History

August 01, 2018

Happy Colorado Day! Today, we celebrate Colorado by featuring a beautiful 38-star flag, which currently hangs in our Colorado Springs shop. Then, we highlight the unique craftsmanship of the Vortic Watch Company, based out of Colorado.

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