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 Lighthouse Collection - Lighthouses today have a mysterious attraction. In early days they were merely fires lighted on hills on the shore, but performed a vital lifesaving function for sailors. The greatest was the Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, built about 300 B.C. No trace remains, but old records indicate it was about 300 feet tall, with a fortress at its base. The light, generated from wood fires and magnified by a giant mirror, was visible for 35 miles. Destroyed in the 14th century, "pharos" has become the name for “lighthouse” in the Romance languages The port of Rome had a large lighthouse about 45 B.C. and the Romans also built one at Boulogne, France that stood until the mid 17th century. Two Roman lighthouses were built at Dover, England, one of which is still standing today. The 1st in the U.S., Boston Light, was built in 1716 at Boston Harbor. The Colonies built at least a dozen, which were turned over to the government when Congress passed a law in 1789 to maintain lighthouses. Since 1939, this has been a Coast Guard function. The lights used have evolved steadily; simple wood fires, coal fires, large candles, fish or whale oil lamps, and finally electricity. The reflectors were made of silvered glass or sheet copper plated with silver. A great advancement for lighthouses was the development of the Fresnel lens, first used in the U.S. in 1841, which revolutionized lighthouse construction because it greatly increased the brilliance of the light and at the same time reduced the bulk and weight of the light generating mechanism. Stories abound concerning the heroics and sacrifices of the early builders who seemingly faced impossible building conditions, and of the lighthouse operators themselves, especially during wars when the strategic value of the lights proved so crucial. With the inevitable automation of most lighthouses, much of the romance unfortunately has also vanished, but many of the giant structures remain today as tributes to an historic past.