Each frame uses authentic US Postal stamps surrounded by a brief write-up and printed art, which embrace the subject or occupation.
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- Great for Birthdays, Retirements, Graduations, Achievements, Holidays, Or just to say thank you.
- Even great for your personal collection.
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- Framed in a rich mahogany colored polystyrene frame.
- Double matted with a top mat and a hint of burgundy for the bottom mat.
- Complete with acrylic glass, a dust cover for the back, a sawtooth hanger and protective wall bumpers.
Unique Framed Gifts uses real United States Postal Service stamps surrounded by printed words that embrace the subject and enhance the work while surrounded by a dark blue top mat and a hint of burgundy for the bottom mat. The mahogany colored polystyrene frame comes ready to hang for all to view in an office, den, school or nearly anywhere. A truly unique and perfect gift created for the person, company or organization passionate about the story they closely relate to, while appreciating quality work by dedicated American art framers. Each stamp is pulled by hand and mounted onto the print with a spray glue mount, since most stamps are canceled no two stamps are exactly the same and the product you receive may vary slightly from the product image.
A Glimpse Of The Past Through The Basketball Collection - Basketball is the only major sport played in the United States that has uniquely American origins. In 1891 the faculty of Springfield College (Springfield, MA) desired to have a sport that could be played during the winter season and asked Dr. James E. Naismith, a physical education instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association in Springfield, to devise such a game. The result was basketball using genuine peach baskets hung at each end of a gymnasium. Originally the number of players varied from 5 to 15, and body contact was limited so as to "eliminate roughness, such as shouldering, pushing, and kicking. The ball was to be handled only with the hands. It could not be drawn into the body and thus encourage roughness." The first formal contest took place on January 20, 1892 with seven men on a side. This number varied until 1897 when five players on each team became the standard. Originally a "center jump" was used after every score which favored height advantaged people and eventually the jump was used only at the start of each half and true jump ball situations to determine possession. It became an Olympic game in 1936.