More for your Money Sears Roebuck and Co. Matchbook Magnet (MM113)

So one of two founders of the company, Richard Sears, had the very bad luck to be a wealthy child whose father lost all they had in the Great Depression and then had the poor manners to drop dead.  By the time Sears was an adult, he sought work on the railroads, working at a station in Minneapolis, Minnesota when he received and attempted to deliver a huge shipment of watches to a local dealer who refused the shipment.  Sears, the clever fellow, purchased that remaindered lot at a steep discount and started his own business selling watches to the people who needed them most – railway station agents!  Eventually that idea bloomed into the huge catalogue and then storefront business people know as Sears.

Everyone loves the skating Sears penguin. People buy this image from us all the time. Its adorable and happy and the little scarf around its neck is precious. We went to see penguins in South Africa and they are utterly precious in person. They waddle about and it appears as though they are in a funk because their little shoulders are always in a slump, but this is just how they are made. It’s actually very, very hard not to pet them because they are so, so impossibly cute.

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