Southern Serves the South Southern Railway System Matchbook Magnet (MM115)
I married a man from a old Southern family, and I’m certain that people from his clan rode this railway. I love the big, fat font on this cover, as well as the elusive blue. I also love that “The Southern Serves the South”. The original Southern Railway System line was the longest in the US, running 136 miles between Charleston. South Carolina to Hamburg. South Carolina. The way they were able to run the trains at night, and they were the first to do this, was they loaded a railcar with sand, and then piles pine logs onto the sand. Then they lit the whole thing on fire and it shed enough light for the railcar to operate.
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.