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 Phone Collection - Few inventions have so profoundly changed our lives as the telephone. Man has sped up communications with runners, smoke signals, drums, semaphore, pigeons, telegraph, and finally through a mechanical system of communicating by voice. Today we take it for granted to pick up our phone and talk to anyone no matter where they are. Alexander Bell illustrates how seldom genuine breakthroughs are made by the "professionals" or "experts. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1847, moved to Newfoundland in 1870 for health reasons, and became engrossed in helping the deaf through lectures on "speech" in the manner of his famous father, and founding in Boston the "School of Vocal Physiology". While helping two deaf children he drove himself night and day as a tutor and with electrical experiments with tuning forks which led to the "harmonic telegraph", a simple idea but technically daunting. Early in 1874 he met 20 year old Thomas Watson in William's Machine Shop, and Watson was adept at transforming Bell's mental images into working devices. On March 3, 1876 a patent was granted on his device which at this time was barely working. On March 10 Bell was working with a sulfuric acid method of turning sound into electrical signals in one room and Watson was working with a balky and malfunctioning armature in another room when he suddenly heard Bell's urgent voice perfectly, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want you!" He was startled, and, rushing to the other room he discovered Bell had splashed acid on himself. Watson's chance armature malfunction proved to be a significant piece to the puzzle, and the rest is history. "My late friend, Alexander Graham Bell, whose world-famed invention annihilated time and space, brought the human family in closer touch."Thomas Edison. The hyperactive personality ofAlexander Bell made possible the Bell System, Western Electric, Bell Labs, and was influential in the lives of many people: Helen Keller – met Bell at age seven, and Bell supervised her education with Annie Sullivan until she graduated cum laude from Radcliffe. Thomas Edison – was born within days of Bell, and shared his prolific inventing, but with completely different style. After Edison improved Bell's telephone making it capable of wide application, Bell's work on phonograph recording and duplication, Edison's invention became a popular commercial item. Edison shared interest with Bell in biology. Bell did major work with sheep improving wool and meat. His thorough record keeping and methods became invaluable references. President Garfield – when Garfield was shot in 1881 by an assassin, Bell attempted to produce a device to locate precisely the elusive bullet. The effort failed, but the resulting "needle probe", using telephone techniques, was very useful in field surgery in WWI. Samuel Langley – Bell met and became close friends with Langley after Langley's lecture at the National Academy of Science, thus reviving his interest in flight. Bell did pioneering work on kites for which he obtained a patent and formed the Aerial Experiment Association, a group including Glenn Curtiss of later aviation fame. Smithsonian – Becoming president in 1897, Bell brought new life to the National Geographic Society with his ideas, money and enthusiasm. He also founded Science, official publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Polio – When Bell's son died from a lung ailment, Bell was inspired to invent what has become known as the iron lung, used in treating polio.