Vulcan Horseshoe Safety Match Made in England Matchbook Sticker (MB518)

I really love the font on Safety Matches here.  Vulcan is the god of fire, and was worshipped as a measure to protect against harmful fires.  This is paired on this matchcover with the horse shoe, a symbol of luck.  One history of horseshoes say that their luckiness evolved from the idea that horseshoes are crescent shaped and therefore evoke moon goddesses who protect human beings from the evil eye.  Another is that a blacksmith actually caught the devil and nailed a horseshoe to his hoof, causing him staggering pain, making the devil unwilling to enter any dwelling that had a horseshoe on its threshold.  It’s said that the reason witches flee on brooms is because they daren’t get on horses, which are shod in those lucky, protective shoes.  So there’s lots of goodwill embedded in this matchcover!

The image you see is exactly what we use to produce your bespoke sticker.  All stickers are custom made.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith die-cut vinyl stickers are printed on glossy, premium, extra thick, WATERPROOF vinyl.  I’ve got the tailgate of my truck covered in stickers and I live on an island off the coast of Maine where the weather is harsh and they are fine. You can create beautiful, durable collages with our images, do a whole wall or ceiling or appliance or just a tin can.  You can recreate old postcards, design your own journals or scrapbooks, create wallpaper, anything!  If you do something amazing, send me a photo of your work; I’d LOVE to see it.  I, of course, think that EVERYTHING ought to be embellished!  My house is completely embellished.  If there is a bare spot here, it doesn’t stay bare long!  Our images are completely unique.  We seal stickers in clear laminate so that it will be particularly resistant to fading, water, or tearing.  We will only sell the absolute top end of any particular product on our site.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable and valuable as our magnet products.

Images used to make our stickers are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This sticker is exactly 2.2 x 1.546 inches OR 3.926 x 5.588 cm.

It ships in a photo-type mailer to prevent bending.

*We require a minimum purchase of $10 for sticker orders.  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


6 × .1 × 6 in