Each frame uses authentic US Postal stamps surrounded by a brief write-up and printed art, which embrace the subject or occupation.
A Perfect Gift
- Great for Birthdays, Retirements, Graduations, Achievements, Holidays, Or just to say thank you.
- Even great for your personal collection.
Ready To Hang
- 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 Coast Guard Collection - The Coast Guard, one of the country's five armed services, is one of the oldest organizations under the government. At the request of Alexander Hamilton, Congress, in 1790 authorized the building of "ten boats" to enforce tariff and trade laws, assist in the collection of customs and dues, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of the federal revenue, initially being called the Revenue Cutter Service or the Revenue Marine. As the nation grew many additional responsibilities were taken on, including aiding mariners in distress, enforcing laws against slavery, piracy and smuggling. It also was given the responsibility of protecting the marine environment. On January 28, 1915, Congress merged the Revenue Cutter Service with the US Life Saving Service forming the Coast Guard. In 1939 the Lighthouse Service was made part of the Coast Guard, as was the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation in 1942. This became a permanent transfer in 1946 and placed the merchant marine licensing and merchant vessel safety under Coast Guard jurisdiction. A 1941 amendment had stipulated that "the Coast Guard shall be a military service and constitute a branch of the land and naval forces of the United States under the Treasury Department in peacetime and under the Navy in time of war." The Coast Guard Academy is in New London, Connecticut. Its historic motto is still Semper Paratus, Always Ready. Coast Guard! According to swabs ...“Sir, the Coast Guard is that hard nucleus about which the Navy forms in time of war!” “I know what you fellows have done. The Coast Guard did a damn good job there!”Admiral William F. Halsey to Coast Guard patients of the Navy’s mobile hospital in New Zealand after the invasion of Guadalcanal.