Bit-O-Honey Candy GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnet
I love the man and woman smiling at one another over the cover of this matchbook. I’ll never know if the intention was to exude sweetness between people and connect that sweetness to the candy, but that’s what I see in this image. One of the many things I love about old advertising is its cheerfulness. As advertising matured, and companies got bigger, the focus of marketing shifted. But when this matchbook was originally produced, Bit-O-Honey was important to Schutter Johnson. In 1940 the candy sold for 5 cents each, and the package contained 6 pieces of the almond, honey candy. So the matchbook was intended to promote a little, tiny purchase.
We include 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. It’s interesting to see what the little matchbook looked like when it was discovered.
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.)