Black Hawk Andy Dehner Cigars Matchbook Magnet (MM12)

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 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