Cloister Hotel Sea Island Beach Georgia Matchbook Magnet (MM35)

Many people in my family stayed at this place and love this cover. It’s a gorgeous matchbook with the handsome crest full of animals. Wonderful.  Howard Coffin who founded this hotel made his fortune creating Hudson automobiles.  Then he wanted to create a “friendly little hotel” on an island off the coast of Georgia so he hired Addison Mizner to create this glamorous, Spanish architecture.   I can practically smell the perfume on this image.   The coolest story about this hotel is that during the Depression when The Cloister ought to have gone out of business it stayed afloat because the entire island agreed to pay workers in “island” currency instead of dollars, so people who worked at the hotel could use that credit to buy gas and food.  Ultimately the hotel bulldozed its way through the Depression era on the back of gorgeous, communal grit.  Then the hotel was a new darling of the fancypants crowd including General Dwight Eisenhower and, very cool  – this hotel hosted the wedding of Winston Churchill’s daughter!

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