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 hunter green 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 Plastic Surgery Collection - The terminology, plastic surgery, is derived from the Greek word plastikos meaning "to mold" or "give form," which is essentially what plastic surgery does; to mold and give form to patients' bodies. The actual workings of plastic surgery have changed and improved over time, but the main purpose has always been the improvement of one's physical appearance. In history, the most likely first use of plastic surgery probably was in 3,000 B.C. when Egyptians surgically treated facial traumas. Also, skin grafts were used for reconstructive surgery in India as early as 800 B.C. A prohibition of surgical procedures by Pope Innocent III halted advancements until the Renaissance. Progress was made during these times but truly dramatic advances were made due to the challenges of World War I with its injuries too tragic to mention. Physicians from all over the world took part in restoration efforts for the millions who were crippled or hideously deformed, often inventing ingenious and specialized treatments, especially for the faces, of the injured. After the war, two physicians immigrated to the U.S. and subsequently led to major advancements in the U.S. Dr. Gustave Aufricht convinced the City Hospital system in New York to establish the first plastic surgery division in a public hospital. Dr. Jacques Maliniac joined Aufricht to found the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 1931. Yet another tragedy, World War II, provided the impetus for advancements as plastic surgeons worldwide again helped the injured servicemen, and civilians. By 1950 plastic surgery was fully integrated into the medical community and in the 1960's plastic surgery was becoming a fixture in the public consciousness of Americans. Now there are board certified plastic surgeons offering a very wide variety of surgical procedures to patients around the world. Some early notable highlights: 1827 - U.S. Dr. John Peter Mettaur performs first cleft-palate operation in the New World. 1845 - Dr. Diffenbach of Germany describes surgical procedures for nasal reduction through external incisions. 1876 - American Dermatologic Association is formed. 1881 - Dr. Robert Talbott Ely in New York performs an otoplasty for protruding ears on a 12 year old boy. 1885 - Dr. Robert Weir performs a four stage total nose reduction. 1887 - Dr. John Orlando Roe performs, and publishes a report, of the first (his) intranasal rhinoplasty. 1891 - Dr. Roe speaks of the "value of cosmetic surgery." 1892 - Dr. Weir publishes "On Restoring Sunken Noses Without Scarring the Face," which describes "hump removal, nasal shortening, tip modification, and narrowing of the base through alar base wedge excisions," aptly named the "Weir Incision." 1914 - Dr. Joseph serves as director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery of the Charity Hospital in Berlin working to repair faces of German soldiers. 1915 - Cambridge Hospital opens at Alershot to treat soldiers with faciomaxillary injuries which soon was overcrowded. 1917 - Queen's Hospital opens to help the overflow from Cambridge. 1920 - French dermatologist, Dr. S. Noel, becomes world famous for her work in facelifting and blepharoplasty and publishes her book on "aesthetic" surgery.