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 Mining Collection - MINING is the extraction, from the earth or oceans, of minerals or other materials, and to give a sense of time perspective, artifacts such as flints, gold, and copper can be dated as being worked as early as 18,000 B.C. Bronze can be dated to around 4,000 B.C. History gives ages such as "Stone Age," "Bronze Age," and the "Iron Age," which tells of the advancement not only of the mining aspect but also the working of the metals involved. Iron is referred to in Egyptian writings of 3,500 B.C., although the "Iron Age" is considered to have begun around 1,200 B.C. Miner's picks of today bear a striking resemblance to those found in Israeli mines dating from the 11th century B.C. The Dark Ages put an end to mining until the Moors started gold and silver mining in Spain in the 8th century and in the 9th century Charlemagne restored mining in the Roman mines. When gold was discovered in Germany in 965, mining again became a vital industry. An authoritative work on mining was published in Germany in 1556, called De re metallica by Georgius Agricola describing almost all aspects of mining from ventilation, water removal, surveying and smelting in surprising detail. In the United States coal and iron mining started in the east of course, but the discovery near Lake Superior of iron and copper was a watershed event, precipitating the Erie Canal and the Soo Locks. The Louisiana Purchase and the explorations of Lewis & Clark opened up the western United States to the discovery of gold and silver resources of Colorado, Nevada and California. What should be noted is that mining was and is connected in vital ways to the development of the United States since it is so intricately connected with the development of other associated industries. Each advancement in mining of minerals or in the development of the machinery of industry contributes to the other in a symbiotic relationship. Our society is intricately related to our continuing and wise use of our natural resources. Mining is a basic cog in the wheels of industry in the United States.