Black Hawk Andy Dehner Cigar Co. the Mild 5c Cigar Matchbook Sticker (MB12)

This Chief is incredibly beautiful. 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.  So 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.

The image you see is exactly what we use to produce your bespoke sticker.  All stickers are custom made.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith die-cut vinyl stickers are printed on glossy, premium, extra thick vinyl.  We then seal the image in clear laminate so that it will be particularly resistant to fading or tearing.  We will only sell the absolute top end of any particular product on our site.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable and valuable as our magnet products.

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

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

It ships in a photo-type mailer to prevent bending.

*We require a minimum purchase of $10 for sticker orders.  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.


1.8 oz


6 × .1 × 6 in