FW Woolworth Co. Lunch and Soft Drink Department Matchbook Magnet (MM138)

I did, literally, probably 18-20 versions of this cover trying to capture the perfection of it – the heavy gold, the nearly two-tone color – the wonderfully dense images and the checkers. Old lunch counters are so comforting and oh so compelling, and Woolworth’s is the iconic head of that old group.  If you ate at Woolworth’s you could order the Tulip Sundae which was 2 dippers of ice cream covered with crushed fruit or fresh fruits in season.  That would have cost you 0.25 cents.

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