See This Amazing America Best go Greyhound Reservations may be made through Postal Telegraph Matchbook Magnet (MM56)

Carl Wickman moves to the US from Sweden, and tries to make his fortune selling cars, which he does poorly.  To earn money Wickman uses his 7 seater vehicle to carry iron ore miners from Hibbing Minnesota to Alice Minnesota and back again.  He charged the miners .15cents US per ride.  One of the drivers, early on, was watching his own bus as it passed by shop windows in town, and he thought that the reflection of the speedy, silvery thing looked like a sprinting greyhound dog.  The driver started calling the bus Greyhound.  It stuck.  This cover is a HUGE favorite of our customers. The bus is perfect on the cover, and the USA map, and then the cool reference to telegraphs. It’s a beautiful matchbook.

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