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Andy Dehner Black Hawk Cigar American Indian GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnet

I love this matchbook partly because a descendent of the original owner of this company bought dozens of these for her family.  Her love for the matchcover and for her family was so sincere.  But, too, this Sauk warrior, Black Hawk, is beautiful, regal, commanding.  He was briefly captured by early Americans and then given what amounted to a royal tour.  He told his story to his captors/hosts which was then published as a book and became a bestseller, the first narrative of its kind.  Black Hawk’s father was Payesa, medicine man for his tribe.  Black Hawk was made leader not by birth, but by skill.  Though bigamy was the practice of his tribe, he married only one woman – her name was Singing Bird.  Before Black Hawk died he spoke on July 4th, 1838, saying in part,  “…I have eaten with my white friends. The earth is our mother… with the Great spirit above us; it is good. I hope we are all friends here. A few winters ago I was fighting against you…I liked my towns, my cornfields and the home of my people. I fought for it. It is now yours. Keep it as we did— it will produce you good crops.  I thank the Great Spirit that I am now friendly with my white brethren. We are here together, we have eaten together; we are friends; it is his wish and mine. I thank you for your friendship.”

I’d have been honored to know him.


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.)