New York New Haven Railroad Company Matchbook Magnet (MM92)

People flocked to rail travel early, and it evolved quickly, moving from horse drawn carts to cable carts and finally to electric rail.  This system in New York and New Haven was the first in the US to electrify its lines making for more efficient travel.  This is a hugely popular Cover – we used to laugh every time someone ordered it because for some reason I mislabeled it – so then there was always a frantic search for this file. You’d think, given how frequently I had to refind it, that I’d take the 60 seconds to rename the file properly – but for years I did not, which then became sort of a game for us. We never did, though, remember how I’d labelled it – some weird way that made sense to me at the time but made utterly no sense to anyone afterwards! It’s a very handsome cover which now has a proper name!

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