Comet’s Giant Hotdog Matchbook Magnet (MM37)

Cuz it’s just too adorable not to.  I looked at this cover and I just saw it as a magnet instantly.  6 cents is great, too!  Hot dogs actually began in the mid 1800’s as “hot dachshund” sausages at a hot dog stand on Coney Island in New York.  Feltman, the owner, sold 3,684 sausages that year and, ultimately, wound up creating an absolutely staggeringly large beer garden that employed 1200 waiters. One of the staff at that huge place, a Polish immigrant named Nathan, sliced rolls there on his one day off.  He decided he’d make his own hot dogs, and, instead of the 10 cents they cost at that place, he’d charge 5 cents.  It worked.  Everyone loves hot dogs!   I mean, even President Franklin Roosevelt served them at a lawn party to King George and Queen Elizabeth.

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