Montgomery Ward Ward’s Department Store Chicago Matchbook Sticker (MB486)

Arron Montgomery Ward worked for another large retailor when he was very young, and then took all the money he had with his partners, in 1872, $1,600USD, and opened a mail order business with a list of 163 items for sale on a sheet of paper.  He observed that rural people wanted “city” goods but that they could not get them except through tiny retailors who offered no security on their purchases, making those purchases risky for the consumer.   A powerful bit of his business plan was promising that the customer would receive all of their money back if they were not totally satisfied, which was at the time an new and compelling message.  Local retailors sensed the threat represented by Ward and tried to fight back by burning the catalogue publicly.  This of course had the reverse effect, and catalyzed the business.  Eventually his 1,000 page catalogues weighing 4 pounds each (1.8kg) offered barbed wire, saddles, windmills, and steam engines as well as a myriad of other more common items.

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 vinyl.  We then seal the image in clear laminate so that it will be particularly resistant to fading 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 1.430 x 2.305 inches OR 3.633 x 5.855 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