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Floral, flowers, botanical, 8x10 photo mat frame featuring vintage postage stamps from around the world

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Are you a fan of flowers? Do you like to stop and smell the roses when you're traveling to a new place? This distinctive 8x10 mat will frame your favorite 4x6 photo or souvenir with six colorful flower-themed postal stamps from six different countries. These cancelled stamps were produced and used some time from the 1940s to 1960s... and their beautiful designs embody that mid-century feel, allowing you to own a little piece of history. Both your photo *and* your frame will be a conversation piece!

Each stamp is a miniature work of art. The stamps are carefully preserved using stamp mounts, which are then attached to the back of the mat using tape. Clockwise, from the top left:
- 1945 Switzerland stamp featuring an alpine rose
- 1960 El Salvador stamp featuring red poinsettias, "Flor de Pascua" (Easter flower)
- 1962 Philippines stamp featuring white orchids
- 1961 Japan stamp featuring cherry blossoms
- 1957 Indonesia stamp featuring purple orchids
- 1961 Cambodia stamp featuring oleander

Use this unique mat to frame:
* a picture of a loved one, special event, or special place
* a menu, tickets, other scrapbook item
* a favorite quotation
* a post card, an old letter or a family heirloom
* a special piece of art

This mat would make an excellent gift for botanists, flower enthusiasts, stamp lovers, travelers, historians, geography nerds, international workers, graduates, study abroad participants, students, newlyweds, service members, teachers, retirees, and more. Give a truly one-of-a-kind birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement, graduation, housewarming, or goodbye gift to that special person!

***NOTE: The outside dimensions of this mat are 8x10 inches, to fit into a 8x10 inch frame. The inside opening will fit a 4x6 inch photo.

Options:
- The mat can be placed and shipped in a simple frame for an additional $10. Please select "Mat with frame" in the dropdown box.
- I am happy to do custom orders! If you would like a different variety of flower stamps, featuring a different time period or different themes, please contact me and I'll see what I can do!

A bit of history: I handpicked these six stamps from a large collection of old stamps and used envelopes ("covers") that we inherited from my husband's great-grandmother Winnie. In the years after World War II, Winnie worked for the U.S. State Department and the precursor to USAID. She traveled around the world and saved stamps from her own correspondence as well as those from friends who passed theirs on to her. These stamps came to us all jumbled up in a large dusty old box, and I spent weeks geeking out over each new find that I pulled out of the chaos. It took a long time to sort through the stamps, categorize them by country and/or theme, and curate the selection of the six stamps you see here. This mat is truly a labor of love -- love of nature, love of travel, love of history, and love of design.
Are you a fan of flowers? Do you like to stop and smell the roses when you're traveling to a new place? This distinctive 8x10 mat will frame your favorite 4x6 photo or souvenir with six colorful flower-themed postal stamps from six different countries. These cancelled stamps were produced and used some time from the 1940s to 1960s... and their beautiful designs embody that mid-century feel, allowing you to own a little piece of history. Both your photo *and* your frame will be a conversation piece!

Each stamp is a miniature work of art. The stamps are carefully preserved using stamp mounts, which are then attached to the back of the mat using tape. Clockwise, from the top left:
- 1945 Switzerland stamp featuring an alpine rose
- 1960 El Salvador stamp featuring red poinsettias, "Flor de Pascua" (Easter flower)
- 1962 Philippines stamp featuring white orchids
- 1961 Japan stamp featuring cherry blossoms
- 1957 Indonesia stamp featuring purple orchids
- 1961 Cambodia stamp featuring oleander

Use this unique mat to frame:
* a picture of a loved one, special event, or special place
* a menu, tickets, other scrapbook item
* a favorite quotation
* a post card, an old letter or a family heirloom
* a special piece of art

This mat would make an excellent gift for botanists, flower enthusiasts, stamp lovers, travelers, historians, geography nerds, international workers, graduates, study abroad participants, students, newlyweds, service members, teachers, retirees, and more. Give a truly one-of-a-kind birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement, graduation, housewarming, or goodbye gift to that special person!

***NOTE: The outside dimensions of this mat are 8x10 inches, to fit into a 8x10 inch frame. The inside opening will fit a 4x6 inch photo.

Options:
- The mat can be placed and shipped in a simple frame for an additional $10. Please select "Mat with frame" in the dropdown box.
- I am happy to do custom orders! If you would like a different variety of flower stamps, featuring a different time period or different themes, please contact me and I'll see what I can do!

A bit of history: I handpicked these six stamps from a large collection of old stamps and used envelopes ("covers") that we inherited from my husband's great-grandmother Winnie. In the years after World War II, Winnie worked for the U.S. State Department and the precursor to USAID. She traveled around the world and saved stamps from her own correspondence as well as those from friends who passed theirs on to her. These stamps came to us all jumbled up in a large dusty old box, and I spent weeks geeking out over each new find that I pulled out of the chaos. It took a long time to sort through the stamps, categorize them by country and/or theme, and curate the selection of the six stamps you see here. This mat is truly a labor of love -- love of nature, love of travel, love of history, and love of design.

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Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Floral, flowers, botanical, 8x10 photo mat frame featuring vintage postage stamps from around the world

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage stamps, stamp mounts, mat frame, tape, glue
  • Gift message available

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