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Chinese Food Good Luck GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnet

The original matchcover’s Mandarin characters “wonderful food”.  I’ve changed the characters to read “good luck”.   I lived in China for several years and love it very much.  We stayed just across the border from Hong Kong in a gigantic city called Guangzhou.  I love Chinese art, and I have made a long, serious study of the Chinese philosophy called the I Ching.  One of the wisest things about Chinese thought is the idea of luck – that you cannot always control the events in your life, but if you accept the idea of good luck and bad luck you can look for balance.  In China luck is a critical part of life.  Luck plays into what colors you wear: (red), where you live: (NEVER the 4th floor because the word for 4 means death in Mandarin), and even when you conceive a child.  China is such a dense, wonderful treasure of a place, crowded, sprawling, but so solid, so very old.  Good luck is one of the oldest Chinese treasures.

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.)


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