Bertrand Island Lake Hoptacong, New Jersey Matchbook Magnet (MM18)

Lake Hoptacong became a very popular resort destination in part because it was the very tail end of the railroad route through New Jersey.  It became a playground for celebrities and boasted its own Miss America pageant, the one that produced Bette Cooper as Miss America.   If you wanted to take a really great roller coaster ride, Bertrand Island was the place to go, as it boasted an enormous amusement park.

This reminds me of my own days on the Great South Bay in my grandfather’s tiny motor boat the Flipperling. It’s a joyous image; I feel exhilarated whenever I see it. Plus it conjures all kinds of great visions of some fabulous little getaway in the Jersey backwoods.  It’s so wonderful when you’re smelling air and water and there’s so much wind – and the trail of froth behind the boat.  Lots to love about this.

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet. (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding. The surface is textured, so it does not scratch. We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China. It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product. Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE: This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING: This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days. We do not expedite shipping. Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.


1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock