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Early Flyers

Early Flyers

Early Flyers

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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 Early Flyers Collection - First Flight Dec. 17, 1903: “For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. My disease has increased in severity and I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money, if not my life.” Wilbur Wright, May 1900. The Early Flyers were a rare breed - part inventor, part thrill seeker, and always pushing the envelope as far as they could. Samuel Pierpont Langley - distinguished astronomer and director of the Smithsonian Institution who constructed his model “aerodromes,” and in 1896 produced a steam driven model that actually flew 3/4 mile. The Spanish American War brought interest from Congress and a $50,000 grant to build a full size machine. He had two successive failures in 1903, Oct. 7 and Dec. 8, to launch the 1st sustained, man carrying, heavier than air flight in history. Richard Byrd - graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, gained his wings at Pensacola during World War I, and then commanded the US Air Force of Canada. After being in the race to fly nonstop New York to Paris, won by Lindbergh, Byrd made the first flight over the North Pole. He is famous also for his book Alone, describing his five months alone in Antarctica. Charles Lindbergh - His May 20, 1927 solo Atlantic crossing from New York to Paris, acted as a catalyst to aviation. In one year, applications for pilot licenses went from 1,800 to 5,500, airlines doubled their mileage, tripled their mail business, and quadrupled the passenger count. Corporate stock in aircraft manufacturing hit $400,000,000 before the 1929 stock market crash. Within six weeks of Lindbergh's flight, two more planes had made the trans-Atlantic flight, one almost reaching Berlin. Elmer Sperry - developed the gyroscopic compass and stabilizer forming the Sperry Gyroscopic Company in Brooklyn in 1910. Its first practical trial on the USS Delaware in 1910, was quickly adapted by the Navy, and by 1913 gyroscopic stabilization for ships and aircraft was a reality. Glenn Hammond Curtiss - was the aircraft designer who invented the aileron. While the Wrights achieved lateral control by warping the wings, Curtis introduced ailerons, leading to litigation finally settled in 1911 with his patent on the aileron. He won the South American trophy for the 1st flight of one kilometer in the U.S. in his June Bug, and was most famous for his 5,000 training “Jennies.” He built successful seaplanes, pontoon and flying boats, and the retractable-wheel landing gear.

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