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Amicizia Statue of Liberty GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnet

I grew up in New York; I saw the Statue of Liberty as a tween, in 1976, when the US was celebrating its bicentennial and my mother took me out into New York Harbor for a massive water parade.  The word amicizia in Italian means friendship or fellowship.  The tablet in Libertas’ hand is inscribed with the date July 4, 1776.   American President Cleveland spoke when the copper statue finally got dedicated in 1886, saying, in part, this “stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man’s oppression until Liberty enlightens the world”.  With my whole heart, I believe liberty is God’s greatest gift to us.

People may not know that Libertas was the goddess of freedom in ancient Rome, and that she was worshipped by emancipated slaves.  Of course her tablet has that glorious sonnet, which concludes with:  “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,  I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”  That makes my heart sing.  So I had to make this little matchcover -and it was hard to choose.  I have about 3800 covers, and I could only make 134 to begin.

For all of our magnets we share with you the image of the original matchbook before we edited it for commercial production. I keep a scan of each matchbook in our collection. We have about 4000 matchcovers hand scanned as we collected them. I think it’s interesting to see what the little matchbook looked like when I pulled it out from the pile.

All prices include free shipping in the US.
Size: 46mm x 60mm


GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnets are exceptionally strong, double the strength of a regular fridge magnet.  They are made of PVC, and have texture on the surface.  They will not fade or scratch easily.  They are nothing at all like cheaper, smooth surfaced magnets that you find everywhere. These are GypsyFaith’s own designs; no one sells our magnets but us.  We developed our matchbook magnets over 4 years.  Our pricing is dependent on the shipping charges.  There is a lower cost for each magnet after the first one.

1st Magnet  – $10, free shipping to USA (plus tax)

2nd Magnet – $8.60, free shipping to USA (charge is $18.60 plus local tax)

3rd Magnet – $7.65, free shipping to USA + a free GypsyFaith Magnet (charge is $26.25 plus local tax)

ALL additional magnets – $7.30 each, free shipping.  Total charge depends on number ordered.  (For example, if you order a total of 4 magnets, you’ll receive free shipping, a free GypsyFaith magnet, and the total would be $33.55, plus local tax.  For each additional magnet you will pay the same price, $7.30, so you can determine the total cost yourself.)