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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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 hunter green 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 Football Collection -FOOTBALL had its beginning November 6, 1869 when Rutgers and Princeton played a soccer-like game at New Brunswick, New Jersey (Rutgers 6 goals, Princeton 4 goals). Each team had 25 players, and the ball could only be advanced by foot, head or shoulder. Columbia and Yale joined and agreed on uniform rules in 1873. Harvard, however, continued to play its brand of the game which allowed running the ball. In 1876 the Intercollegiate Football Association was formed and adopted rules similar to rugby, but included ball handling, rushing, and kicking. Walter Camp, a freshman from Yale, became a major force in organizing the sport and in rule changes. He is called the "father of American football." In 1882 a system of 3 downs to make 5 yards was started, mainly to speed up the game and prevent Princeton's "block game" strategy. In 1883 a score changed from 1 point to 2, a goal after a score (touchdown) as 4, a goal from the field 5, and a safety as 1 point. The following year a touchdown was valued as 4 points, a goal after touchdown as 2 points (safety as 2). Amos Alonzo Stagg of the University of Chicago contributed greatly to strategy and wrote the first book with plays and tactics. When numerous injuries and deaths occurred, President Theodore Roosevelt met with the schools and the result was the Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1906 which banned many dangerous practices as well as legalizing the forward pass. In 1912 the field was fixed at 100 yards long, the end zone 10 yards, four downs were allowed to make 10 yards, and the touchdown was fixed at 6 points. The game has seen a steady progression of rule changes and improvements both on the collegiate level and the professional level. In the U.S. where the ball is mainly advanced by hand we call the game football. In other countries where the ball is mainly advanced by foot, they call it soccer. Whatever we call it, most would agree that playing football, or coaching the game, builds successful men who can go out and get a job done, no matter how big the task is. Football! Knute Rockne and Gus Dorais became the first widely acclaimed pass-catching pair in 1913 while at Notre Dame. Their skill helped beat a very powerful Army team that year and the forward pass became an exciting new weapon. Rockne went on to coach at Notre Dame where the "Four Horsemen" became a lasting football legend (Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley, and Layden). Jim Thorpe played at the Carlisle Indian School with a style that electrified the team. He also starred in the 1912 Olympic games. He played a memorable game with Army Nov. 9, 1912 where Eisenhower was described by The New York Times as "one of the most promising backs in Eastern football." Thorpe was going wild. Ike and a teammate "high-lowed" Thorpe, forcing him to leave the field. It looked good for Army until Thorpe came back and continued to score with abandon. The final score was Carlisle 27, Army 6. Injury ended Ike's playing career, but he went on to coach the junior varsity and in his military career constantly used football jargon; "pull an end run," "hit the line," "break through." He was quoted near the end of his life; "I believe that football, perhaps more than any other sport, tends to instill in men the feeling that victory comes through hard – almost slavish –work, team play, self-confidence, and an enthusiasm that amounts to dedication." John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy were both very enthusiastically involved in football. John (Jack) enrolled at Harvard in 1936 and devoted himself strenuously to athletics, and football in particular, although without any great success. He injured his back playing football. Robert left Harvard in 1944 to join the Navy, and upon returning joined the football team where he played end. Athletic games were a very important part of the entire Kennedy clan. John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison) was a graduate of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, played football, and made all-state fullback while on the varsity team.General MacArthur had a great enthusiasm for football playing varsity and managing the team at West Point.Ronald Reagan will forever be remembered for his role in the movie which included the "Win one for the Gipper!" line.