Atlanta Biltmore Hotel GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnet
This was perhaps the first hotel where my husband’s newlywed grandparents stayed after their wedding in Athens, Georgia. It’s one of the original matchcovers in our collection. I found Grandma Alice’s matchbook collection from her honeymoon in the attic of our family farm in Athens, Georgia and used those covers to make our first magnets. What’s cool about the Biltmore is that they had a gigantic am radio tower atop the hotel; WSB radio program broadcast from the site and reached as far as overseas. The WSB program started with a cheerful, “Bee, boop, booop… This is your Atlanta Journal station, WSB in Atlanta Georgia.”
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.)