Policies & Guarantees

Shipping

Our rare antique pieces and unique American-made products ship directly from either of our two locations. Our trained staff prepare, package, and ship all items bought online or in-store. We package framed items securely and safely to avoid damage during the shipping process. Our shipping rates are inclusive of specialty packaging for these fragile items, such as art boxes, and insurance during shipping. If you find any issues with the way that the item(s) arrives to you, please contact us.
 
Our online store calculates shipping charges based on the size and weight of items. Given the unique characteristics of each of our rare items, we kindly ask that you contact us directly for a customized shipping quote for orders containing more than one large framed item.
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We are oftentimes able to accommodate in-store pick up from one of our two locations. Please contact us if you would like to pick your order up from our store rather than have it shipped.

Domestic Rates:
All shipping rates are listed in the table above. Items are shipped with Standard Ground via FedEx or UPS. Please allow 1-3 days for handling and 5-7 days for shipping time.
If you would like to request express shipping, please contact us directly at (202) 682-1812 and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
International Rates:
International rates are listed in the table above. Rates may be subject to adjustments based on size and location where items are shipped. Please be aware that additional fees may apply after the order is processed to accommodate international shipping insurance or handling, based on a case by case basis. The customer will be responsible for taxes and duties to be paid on the item upon its arrival in their home country.
Items are shipped with International Economy via FedEx or UPS. Please allow 1-3 days for handling. Shipping times will vary by destination.
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Questions?
Contact us to learn more about how we pack and ship your items.
(202) 682-1812
dcshop@great-republic.com

Company Guarantees

Old Collection Guarantees & LOAs: 

We at The Great Republic proudly stand behind our antique, one-of-a-kind offerings in perpetuity. We want your purchase to be made with confidence, primarily because our reputation is much too important to us to offer an item that has the slightest question regarding authenticity. Every antique item purchased from The Great Republic comes with a signed Letter of Authenticity that details the item’s history, its current condition including any conservation, binding, or framing work, and the item’s provenance. The Letters of Authenticity are priced valuations by our authentication specialists, who assure that items are original and unconditionally guaranteed as genuine for life. 

Build your Collection:

Looking to start a collection but don’t know where to start? We love working with individuals, families, businesses, and private and public institutions to source and curate antique collections, tailored specifically to your interests and budgets. Whether you're looking for signed first editions, WWII propaganda posters, or rare maps, let our trained team of experts assist you in building your dream collection. We know these items are important investments. From private sourcing, to archival framing or binding, and delivery, we will help you navigate the world of antiques to build your own private collection. Email or call us today to schedule a consultation.

Buy Back Program: 

At The Great Republic, we stand behind the authenticity and value of all of our antiques, in perpetuity. Should your collecting interests change or deviate, we offer to buy back from you any Great Republic antique, with the original sale price to be put toward any antique item in our collection of equal or greater value. Use this program to invest in rarer items and let your collection grow and evolve with you. Customers may trade in their purchased pieces for the value paid, less shipping charges and any repairs that may need to be made to the frame or the piece.

Returns:

Returns are only accepted on New Collection and Old Collection items within 30 days of purchase with a valid store or virtual receipt. After this time, Old Collection purchases will only be eligible for the Buy Back Program, and New Collection returns will not be accepted. The product is to be returned intact and in the same condition as it was purchased, unless due to product malfunction. Returns will be processed as a full refund in the form of the original payment method. Customers are required to pay return shipping charges, when applicable.

For Old Collection purchases, all condition issues are listed in the Condition Report. Customers are made aware of any condition issues upon purchase. This information is available on our website, from any of our company employees, and provided in writing in the Letter of Authenticity.

Once an item arrives to a client, either via delivery by shipper, hand delivery by one of our company employees, or taken by a client of our retail location(s), it is then the client's responsibility to uphold and maintain the quality of the item after it is in his/her possession. If an item arrives to a client damaged, the client is to notify The Great Republic within 30 days of receiving the package, with images to show the damage. Contact information for our team can be found here. If there is damage to the purchased item or its frame/case due to a delivery issue, The Great Republic will arrange for the item to be repaired, replaced, or the client can accept a full refund for the item.

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