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 Printing Collection - Printing in various forms has been known since very ancient times, but the breakthrough development that resulted in a literal explosion in printing all over Europe, and the world, occurred in Mainz, Germany, about 1450. Johann Gensfleisch zum Gutenberg combined the then current printing press ideas with moveable, and interchangeable type. Gutenberg had worked with a goldsmith, Hans Duenne, in Strasbourg and it appears his ability of casting metal into individual characters was the key to this development. That ability to change letters meant that the older method of actually carving entire pages from wood was almost instantly obsolete. Gutenberg's first major printing project was the Gutenberg Bible. Today's newspapers, magazines, books and brochures all stem from this important development as methods have progressed through hot metal casting machines, photo offset methods, and now the computer. They rely on Gutenberg's movable characters and graphics. The printing connection runs deep. Consider Edison, who at 15 bought a press and set it up in the baggage car on the Grand Trunk Railroad and printed his own newspaper. Horace Greeley, worked as a journeyman printer and then published the New Yorker magazine and the New York Tribune. Walt Whitman, who at age 12 was a printer. Joseph Pulitzer, who owned and operated the St. Louis Post Dispatch, among many others. Nathaniel Currier, who became famous as a lithographer. Gutzon Borglum, who started as a lithographer before creating the figures on Mt. Rushmore. Louis Prang, whose life in printing included Christmas cards. George Eastman, whose photographic advances have so profoundly impacted modern printing. And Adolph Ochs, who started as an office boy at the Knoxville Chronicle, and eventually owned the New York Times, where his credo was to print "All the News That's Fit to Print." Printing!