Protection from Fire Safety Match Without Phosphorus Ignites Only on the Box Lion Swedish Matches Matchbook Sticker (MB492)

This is SUCH a handsome matchcover.  I love the heavy black lines and the dense scrolling that looks almost monetary with the word safety.  You used to have to drag a sulfur match through dried phosphorus soaked paper to achieve ignition.  Phosphorus was eventually discovered to be significantly toxic, and banned as a match ingredient until Anton Schrotter von Kristelli discovered that when you expose white phosphorus to sunlight you make it into red phosphorus which has all of the good qualities but none of the toxicity.  Eventually matches were made without phosphorus, and only a little bit remained, but was embedded on the strikeplate, and not in the match itself.

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 2.3 x 1.599 inches OR 5.842 x 4.061 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