Company History

In 1984, Dan Cunliffe Sr. embarked on an entrepreneurial journey by leaving his longtime job to delve into business. Initially focusing on selling coins, he soon diversified into jewelry, leveraging his extensive sales experience. With minimal overhead and a strategic approach, he began selling jewelry door-to-door, gradually expanding his enterprise. By 1985, with his wife Dot's support, Dan established Republic Jewelry & Coin, operating initially from a seasonal mall table. As business flourished, Dan's son, Dan Cunliffe II, joined the venture. Over the years, Republic evolved, incorporating collectibles & sports cards into its offerings and transitioning to larger premises to accommodate its expanding inventory. In 1992, Dan Sr. made a significant leap by constructing a purpose-built facility, housing Republic Jewelry & Collectibles at it's new and current location 212 Center St, Auburn ME. Today, Republic thrives on its reputation for low prices, excellent service, and a vast selection, relying primarily on word-of-mouth referrals. With a dedicated staff and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Republic continues to be a beacon of value and quality in its community, inviting all to experience its unparalleled offerings firsthand. In 2024, Republic celebrated their 40 year anniversary as a local, family owned and operated business in Maine. We want to thank all of our loyal customers for all of our success and look forward to seeing new, friendly faces in the future.