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 Land Surveyor Collection - The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza in Egypt, built about 2700 B.C., is so accurately square and so perfectly aligned to the cardinal points of the compass that it is a certainty the Egyptians used surveying. Clay Sumerian tablets from 1400 BC show land measurements, while other representations show two men in a field with what appears to be a cord with knots at regular intervals. Surveying is not new at all, just the methods used. Today surveying has become considerably more accurate because of the use of a network of orbiting satellites that allow measurements down to mere inches. Thomas Jefferson, our third president, was not only the owner of a large plantation with many holdings, he also was very involved with much of the surveying on the land, as was his father, Peter Jefferson. Benjamin Banneker was part of the surveying team appointed by Jefferson to lay out the plans for Washington and the District of Columbia. When the chief planner was dismissed, he left with all the plans. However, Banneker was able to reconstruct the plans from memory, and in fact improved on them. Today we owe a debt to the land surveyor, Benjamin Banneker for the layout of Washington DC. Robert Edwin Peary was working on surveys for a canal across Nicaragua in 1884 when he became interested in polar exploration while reading about the inland ice of Greenland. In 1886 he made the deepest charted penetration of Greenland, and he was hooked for life on exploration. He made trips to the Arctic in 1893, 1896, 1898, and 1905. Finally in 1909 he reached the North Pole along with Henson, four Eskimos and forty dogs. His love of surveying and knowing his position was a key factor in his successful expeditions. Rufus Putnam by middle age had been a millwright, farmer, militiaman and surveyor. In 1773 he was a member of a committee to inspect lands in Florida that had been granted to veterans of the French and Indian War. In 1785 he was appointed to survey the "Western" lands, eventually acquiring 1.5 million acres of land for veterans. In 1796 he was named the United States surveyor general. Henry Thoreau is noted for his literary classic Walden or Life in the Woods, but among other things he made at least part of his living as a surveyor.Daniel Boone was an explorer, Indian fighter, militia officer, and also surveyor. Taught to read and write by his Quaker parents, he learned enough mathematics to become a good surveyor. Where he learned the skills of hunting and trapping in the woods is anyone's guess, but he seemed to have a special knack for outdoor types of activities. George Washington, our first president, was a man of outstanding character. His early education came mainly from the local church sexton and later a schoolmaster named Williams. By age fifteen he had learned the basics of surveying and eventually he attained the position of public surveyor of Culpeper County, Virginia. Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, was used to hard work like splitting rails for fences. His resume also included working on river flatboats, running a country store, serving in the Black Hawk War, and postmaster. He was also an assistant country surveyor.