Maguire and Patterson Special Safety Match Dublin Rub Lightly Matchbook Sticker (MB83)

It’s so cool that this is an Irish Matchbox, but I truly enjoy the phrase “rub lightly” – it’s hilarious!  The man who owned this company is a complex hero – Maguire campaigned exhaustively in the 1900’s in Liverpool to make sure that the workers and people of his world were protected from poison.  The White Phosphorus Prohibition Act passed in 1908 for which he received special national commendation.  Maguire owned and raced horses, and his horse Workman won the Grand National.  But running alongside of this public life he enduring catastrophic addiction to alcohol which ultimately killed him.  Maguire is certainly a workingman’s hero.  It’s a beautiful box and I’m deeply connected to Ireland through my father, Dennis O’Malley, who also suffered and died from alcoholism.  I’ve never traveled to Ireland, though my husband has.  I’ve always been keen to go but when we plan travel it never seems to be quite the right time.  I keep thinking I want to see just how green it is – Nora Roberts’ novels, and the testimony of my husband tell me that Ireland is truly God’s country and dazzlingly green.

The image you see is exactly what we use to produce your bespoke sticker. All stickers are custom made. (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith die-cut vinyl stickers are printed on glossy, premium, extra thick, WATERPROOF vinyl.  I’ve got the tailgate of my truck covered in stickers and I live on an island off the coast of Maine where the weather is harsh and they are fine. You can create beautiful, durable collages with our images, do a whole wall or ceiling or appliance or just a tin can.  You can recreate old postcards, design your own journals or scrapbooks, create wallpaper, anything!  If you do something amazing, send me a photo of your work; I’d LOVE to see it.  I, of course, think that EVERYTHING ought to be embellished!  My house is completely embellished.  If there is a bare spot here, it doesn’t stay bare long!  Our images are completely unique.  We seal stickers in clear laminate so that it will be particularly resistant to fading, water, or tearing.  We will only sell the absolute top end of any particular product on our site.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable and valuable as our magnet products.

Images used to make our stickers are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE: This sticker is exactly 1.633 x 2.07 inches OR 4.15 x 5.299 cm.

It ships in a photo-type mailer to prevent bending.

*We require a minimum purchase of $10 for sticker orders.

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.








1.8 oz


6 × .1 × 6 in