United States Civilian Conservation Corps Old Forge Company Matchbook Magnet (MM33)
Everything about this matchcover is wonderful – the serene expression of the Corps cadet, the colors, and all that it meant they did for us with their work all across the US. FDR said, as he began the Corps as a national project, “…this type of work is of definite, practical value, not only through the prevention of great present financial loss but also as means for creating future national wealth.” They planted 3 billion trees. The people working in that program were paid $30usd a month; they were permitted to keep $5 and required to send $25 home. People worked outdoors, mostly hard manual labor, and lived in tented camps similar to a military operation.
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.
10 × .3 × 7.5 in
500 in stock