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 Softball Collection - Softball was invented quite by accident. On a cold Chicago day in 1887 alumni listened to the Harvard-Yale football game and one supporter picked up an old boxing glove and threw it at another who promptly tried to hit it with a stick. George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, envisioned a game of indoor baseball. He tied together the laces of a boxing glove for a ball and using chalk, marked off a home plate, bases and a pitcher’s box inside the Farragut Boat Club gymnasium, The first game ended with a final score of 41-40 and lots of enthusiasm. It caught on in Chicago, both indoors and outdoors. Hancock appended 19 special rules for the game, which were officially adopted by the Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League of Chicago in 1889. His game spread and flourished in Minneapolis thanks to Louis Rober, a Minneapolis Fire Department lieutenant, who wanted a game to keep his firemen fit during idle time. Using a vacant lot adjacent to the firehouse, Rober laid out bases with a pitching distance of 35 feet. His ball was a small sized medicine ball with the bat two inches in diameter. A tournament in conjunction with the ’33 World’s Fair in Chicago drew 55 teams, divided into 3 classes - fastballers, slow pitch and women. It is now a part of the Pan American Games as well as a women's sport in the Olympics. In the 1996 Olympics, more than 120,000 came to Golden Park in Columbus, GA where the USA won the first-ever gold medal in softball and repeated as gold medalists in 2000. Softball has found its place in the hearts and souls of the people who play, but also of those who watch it all over the world. Softball!