Salud Amigos Plaza Hotels San Antonio Corpus Christi Matchbook Magnet (MM105)

I lived in San Antonio for 6 years – it has the prettiest river running through the heart of downtown.  This hotel was on the Riverwalk, and you paid $2 a night for a bathroom and a ceiling fan and a wrought iron balcony.  What’s cool is that when the place opened the orchestra played on the roof and broadcast on the AM radio station KTSA.  I have a particular relationship to that radio station.  When I was 13 my driver Mr. Addicks took me to and from school with another girl who lived nearby.  He was a dear, very, very old Mexican man who worked for my dad.  He drove us in his old Ford.  He listened to KTSA when he drove us and they used to have this promotion where you could win real gold if you called in or something.  Well, Mr. Addicks registered for that promotion and won gold.

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.



1.8 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock