Each frame uses authentic US Postal stamps surrounded by a brief write-up and printed art, which embrace the subject or occupation.
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- Great for Birthdays, Retirements, Graduations, Achievements, Holidays, Or just to say thank you.
- Even great for your personal collection.
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- 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 Thomas Jefferson Collection - Thomas Jefferson, third president of the U.S., is rightfully remembered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, as well as a philosopher, educator, naturalist, politician, scientist, architect, inventor, pioneer of scientific farming, musician, and writer. To this day he is revered as the foremost spokesperson for democracy. Illustrating his unbridled faith in popular rule, he said that he had "hostility to every form of tyranny over the mind of man." His goal was a government that would best assure the freedom and well-being of the individual citizen. Born in 1743 in Virginia, he was exposed early to Greek and Latin classics, history, literature, geography, and the sciences, before attending two years at the College of William and Mary. After five years studying with George Wythe, Jefferson practiced law. His enduring passion however, was his mountaintop estate, Monticello, near Charlottesville, which he designed and built in the architecture of the Greek classical style. As a member of the Virginia legislature, and as the revolution took shape, he evolved into the acknowledged author of patriotism in the colonies for his ability to articulate in words the core ideas. When Massachusetts appealed for support from the colonies against the Townshend Acts, the dissolved Virginia General Assembly met at the Raleigh Tavern. A pledge of action drafted by George Mason and introduced by George Washington was adopted, and signed by Jefferson and others. Joined by Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee and others, a committee of correspondence was established as the first step toward communication and joint action on grievances by all the colonies. In the wake of the Boston Tea Party, and Jefferson's Summary View of the Rights of British America, and the approval of the decisions of the First Continental Congress, Patrick Henry uttered his immortal "give me liberty of give me death" words that solidified the resolve to resort to arms against England. After Lexington and Concord, at the Second Continental Congress, a resolution ... "that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." resulted in Jefferson being selected to draft a "declaration to the effect of the said ... resolution." This draft was then edited by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted with the objective to justify American independence "in terms so plain and full as to command their assent." The Revolutionary War was imminent. In 1779 Jefferson was elected Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick Henry, and as a member of Congress in 1784 he proposed action for the political organization of the Northwest Territory. Largely based on this proposal, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, along with the Land Ordinance of 1785, established the public land policy for the next 75 years. Jefferson also suggested the adoption of the decimal currency system based on the Spanish dollar, along with the silver dime and copper cent. In 1785 Jefferson replaced Franklin as the U.S. diplomatic representative to France, and greatly valued the principles of the coming French Revolution. He wrote to James Madison that "A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth." That it should state the right of the people to "freedom of religion, freedom of the press, protection against standing armies, restriction of monopolies, the eternal and unremitting force of the habeas corpus laws, and trial by jury ...." Based on these suggestions, Madison proposed the Bill of Rights, consisting of the first ten amendments, which were added to the new Constitution in 1791. Upon Jefferson's return he accepted the post of Secretary of State. His deep philosophical differences with Hamilton soon surfaced. Jefferson believed the purpose of government was to assure the freedom of its individual citizens and that the "powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Hamilton believed that to preserve order and the alliance between business and government, the moneyed class and the wealthy aristocracy should hold all political power. This struggle shaped our country in every way and is still a major political implication. In 1796, John Adams became president, with Jefferson V.P. At the next election, and the ensuing constitutional crisis, Jefferson became the 3rd president, with Aaron Burr as V.P. March 4, 1801, Jefferson was the first president to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C. His first term included many reversals of Hamilton's Federalist programs. Albert Gallatin was appointed his Secretary of the Treasury and together they reduced the national debt and balanced the budget. Adams had appointed John Marshall as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. To protect American shipping in the Mediterranean, Jefferson sent naval warships to blockade Tripoli, in which action Stephen Decatur distinguished himself and the Navy. A crowning achievement for Jefferson was the Louisiana Purchase which gained the middle portion of our nation from France. Jefferson sent his secretary, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark to explore. They departed May 14, 1804 from Camp River Dubois, near the junction of the Missouri and the Mississippi rivers, on the now famous Lewis and Clark Expedition. With his love of literature, it is surprising that Jefferson sold his 6,500 volume book collection to the federal government in 1815 as the new beginning of the Library of Congress. He immediately started a new collection. Ironically, Jefferson and John Adams both died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826. Jefferson wrote his own epitaph: Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of Independence. Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom. And Father of the University of Virginia.