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 camel 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 Marine Corps Collection - The Marine Corps was first established when the Second Continental Congress on Nov. 10, 1775 authorized the raising of two battalions of marines who served with John Paul Jones (one of the earliest supporters of the Marine Corps) in the Continental Navy, and also with the Continental Army on land at the Battle of Princeton. They were disbanded after the Revolutionary War and established again by Act of Congress, signed by President John Adams, on July 11, 1798, as a separate service within the Naval Establishment when the U.S. rebuilt its Navy. The Act also authorized musicians for the corps. This Marine Band played at the first presidential inauguration held in Washington in 1801, that of Thomas Jefferson. In has since played at every presidential inaugural. From this proud tradition has come the only armed service trained for integrated land-sea-air action in time of national emergency. Legends abound. They fought with George Washington in 1777 at Princeton. They fought in the battle between Bonhomme Richard and Serapis. The Marine hymn refers to actions in Tripoli when Stephen Decatur led his Marines into action against the Barbary Pirates. 206 Marines were with Com. Perry in the opening of Japan in 1832. The halls of Montezuma commemorates the capture of Mexico City in 1847 during the Mexican War. 86 Marines were under the command of Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee in the capture of John Brown at Harpers Ferry in 1859. Remember Iwo Jima in WWII, 1945, and don't forget Corregidor. Maj. John "Magnet" Glenn, who drew abundant flak while flying low and slow bombing runs, became the first American to orbit the earth in 1962 in his "Friendship 7" capsule, then a U.S. Senator. Marines have served with great pride in virtually every conflict the U.S. has been involved in. "Semper Fi," is used all the time by Marines. Meaning "Always Faithful," it is precisely what the Corps is. "Being a Marine is a state of mind that comes from an imbedded belief that he or she is, in fact, unique, a cut above. A Marine is part of an organization that demands a difference and delivers excellence beyond others in all it is and does. It's the strongest brotherhood in the world." Gen. Carl Mundy, Jr, USMC (Ret) For the really tough jobs ... call in the Marines! The Marine Hymn is thought to have been set to a popular tune taken from the opera Genevieve de Brabant by Jacques Offenbach. The original words were ..."From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli; We fight our country's battles on land and on the sea.First to fight for right and freedom and to keep our honor clean, We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine."