Victory is our Business Seaboard Trains Matchbook Magnet (MM112)
Trains are enormously popular for us, and this cover is a huge favorite. The two diverging trains hurtling towards us is glorious – there’s a lot of energy in this image and the colors are splendid. The railroad began with horse drawn cars. The first pulled car route without horses was a 17 mile trip between Portsmouth and Suffolk Virginia. Seaboard became famous for calling itself an “air-line”. Eventually it was simply called the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. The term “air line” actually means the shortest distance between two points – so the idea was that if you rode a Seaboard Train you’d be traveling the “air line” or the very fastest route. It’s pretty adorable given how things have evolved since – the idea of an airline train is nifty to imagine.
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