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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- 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 camel 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 Charles Lindbergh Collection - One of the most phenomenal results of Charles A. Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic was the impact upon his life and upon aviation itself. After his triumphal landing near Paris, Lindbergh said that his life was "never the same," prompting him to reflect on his life up to that pivotal moment in 1927. Born in Detroit, Michigan, the family soon took up residence in Little Falls, Minnesota, where he had fond childhood memories of the farm; fishing and hunting, the spell cast by the Mississippi River, riding his motorcycle, and learning to drive the Model T Ford, "Maria". He began a college education in engineering at the University of Wisconsin in 1920, but poor grades and lack of interest put an end to formal education. He learned to fly at a flying school in Nebraska in 1922, and soon was barnstorming across the West and South, surviving numerous "crashes." Lindbergh graduated from the Army Flying School at Kelly Field, in Texas, and received a Second Lieutenant commission in the Army Air Service Reserve at age 23. By 1926 he was flying a St. Louis - Chicago mail route for Robertson Aircraft Corp., giving him ample time and experience with demanding flying conditions to think about attempting to win the Orteig Prize. Being the first to fly the Atlantic nonstop would mean $25,000, and Lindbergh interested a number of backers from St. Louis to fund the idea. The plane was designed by Donald Hall and built by Ryan Airlines of San Diego, according to Lindbergh's specifications, for about $14,000. The leading contenders for the prize appeared to be Commander Richard Byrd, Chamberlin, and the French aviators Nungesser and Coli. Since Lindbergh's plane was just nearing completion, it would probably be too late to attempt the flight before all the others. Then, Nungesser and Coli left Paris flying west and disappeared without a trace. The others experienced crashes, damages, crew problems, and other glitches that opened the door for Lindbergh. Byrd, who was very close to making his own attempt, came to the hanger and graciously offered Lindbergh the use of his runway at Roosevelt Field, and access to his weather data. Lindbergh had been ready to take off on Monday, May 16, but encountered bad weather. On Thursday he decided to take in the theater. On the way Lindbergh called the Weather Bureau and learned the weather over the Atlantic had unexpectedly cleared up. The flight was on. With almost no sleep for 23 hours he took off on Friday, May 20, 1927 at 7:54 am from New York, and landed 33 1/2 hours later at Le Bourget Aerodrome, Paris ... and his life changed forever. Two weeks later Chamberlin flew nonstop, landing in Germany. President Coolidge ordered the USS Memphis to pick up Lindbergh and his plane. Shortly after his return he visited Orville Wright in Dayton and later gave Henry Ford his first airplane ride. He arranged funding for Robert Goddard's pioneering rocket experiments and also served with Hap Arnold to reorganize the Strategic Air Command. He conducted tests at the Mayo Clinic on the physical demands of flying and also was promoted by Ike to Brigadier General. His actual plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, today is preserved at the Smithsonian Institution, and still provides untold inspiration to all who view it. Lindbergh's flying accomplishments promoted and refined the aviation world, and although he never expected it, his turned out to be a truly extraordinary life. In the end he died as he wished ... in Maui, Hawaii. Charles A. Lindbergh "Ten years spent as a pilot on an airplane is in value worth more than an ordinary lifetime."