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 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 Golf Collection - The Scots were the originators of what we know as golf, becoming so popular that in 1450, King James II encouraged Parliament to encourage the population to switch from golf to archery, a sport more important to defense. Disputes were settled by senior players until March 17, 1744 the town council of Edinburgh provided a silver club to be competed for annually, with the winner of the club becoming the Captain of Golf, and the arbitrator of all disputes. The rules of golf now are decided by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland (est. 1754) for most of the world, and by the USGA (est. 1894) for the United States. The first national golf championship occurred in Scotland in 1860, limited to professionals, but became the British Open (1865) when it was declared “open” to all. The South Carolina Golf Club was formed by British planters in Charleston, SC in 1776, and appears to be the earliest golf in the United States, disappearing in 1812. The St. Andrew’s Golf Club was formed by John Reid and Robert Lockhart near Yonkers, NY in 1888, and is still in existence. Specifically, on November 14, 1888, a handful of resolutions were recorded in the Minute Book of the Club, which became the Bible of American golf. WILLIAM H. TAFT (1860-1936) first golf addicted president (T. Roosevelt & McKinley not serious). His brother was member of St. Andrew’s, an early golf club. Taft is quoted “There should be no objection to playing golf on the Sabbath if one attends to his religious duties first. Church in the morning and golf in the afternoon is an excellent compromise.” John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) had a chronically bad back, but still played. Once after hitting an approach shot a few feet from the hole asked, “You’re not going to make me putt this?” His partner’s reply, “Go ahead and make it, it builds character.” JFK, “You’re right, but we’d better pick up the pace so I’m not late for my IRS meeting,” prompting “Oh, go ahead take it.” Although golf is the “Sport of Kings,”it appears Presidents are afflicted also. In addition to those mentioned above, President Nixon as Ike’s V.P. certainly was exposed to and knew about golf, while Gerald Ford, according to Bob Hope, was “The man that made golf a contact sport.” Ex President G.W. Bush’s grandfather George Herbert Walker, was president of the USGA and the man behind the Walker Cup name. FRANCIS OUIMET (1883-1967) The common man owes gratitude to his amazing victory in the 1913 U.S. Open. He won the Massachusetts Amateur and was asked to join the Open to round out the amateur field. His win broke the thinking that golfers had to be British or pros to compete. He tied the British pros in regulation play, then trounced them in the playoff. He never turned pro, preferring the amateur circuit, and served on nine Walker Cup teams. MILDRED “BABE” ZAHARIAS (1914-1956) Incredibly gifted as an all-around athlete, her nickname resulted from hitting homeruns a`la Babe Ruth. Under the tutorage of Tommy Armour, she started a winning streak of seventeen consecutive amateur events including the Women’s Amateur (1946) and the British Ladies Championships (1947). She helped found the Ladies Professional Golf Association and is a member of the LPGA Hall of Fame (1951), the World Golf Hall of Fame (1974), and the PGA Hall of Fame (1976). * One of the most famous, and expensive, golf shots was by Alan Shepard on one of the lunar flights, February 5, 1971. He used a 6-iron, which is now on display in the museum of the U.S. Golf Association at Far Hills, New Jersey. The shot was inspired by the antics of Bob Hope, who was doing a TV show from NASA. Alan watched as Hope held his club while wearing a weightless training harness. DWIGHT EISENHOWER (1890-1969) loved golf and was a member of the Augusta National Golf Club. A partner asked the club pro “How come the President carries an 18 handicap” He shouldn’t be that high.” The pro answered, “And just who is goingto tell him? ”FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1882-1945) had a golf ball cigarette lighter on his desk as he signed the Declaration of War. He supposedly bet someone he could hit a golf ball more than 300 yards, and waiting for winter, hit it on a frozen pond.WARREN HARDING (1865-1923) served on the governing board of the USGA, 1921-23 and presented Jim Barnes the 1921 U.S. Open trophy. The Harding Memorial Golf Course in San Francisco carries his name. Originally clubs were made of wood and the ball was made of untanned bull’s hide stuffed with feathers (feathery). Golf bags were not used until the 1870’s,and some players hired a “caddie” to carry their clubs. The mid 1800’s saw theintroduction of the “guttie” ball,made of the coagulated juice of thegutta-percha tree, that kept its shapewell, and was virtually indestructible. Indentations or dimples were added whenit was discovered they would make the ballmore controllable. The guttie was succeeded in1898 when a ball made of wound rubber was invented in the U.S.The hickory shafts of the clubs were gradually replaced with steel, and Sam Snead has the honor of bringing the new aspect of power to the game in the 1930’s.