Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York Matchbook Sticker (MB351)

So a rich guy gets mad at his auntie and to punish her he builds a ginormous hotel right next door to her mansion.  That’s pretty imaginative revenge.  He made her royally mad.  The palatial hotel was in the wrong part of town, and was snubbed by all in the social hierarchy as something far too costly to actually use for business and in the wrong location to boot.  It boasted a telephone in every room, a HUGE luxury at the time and was terribly costly to build.  So what does the clever William Astoria do to market his doomed palace?  He opens his hotel as a benefit to the darling charity of the very wealthy – Saint Mary’s Hospital for Children.  Of course that was a whopping success, raising the astonishing sum of 4.5 million US dollars in 1893.  Soon the Waldorf Hotel was built beside the Astor, and between the two hotels they created a walkway known as Peacock Alley so that the rich folk could walk from one to the other without getting mussed.

Kind of cool, other than this nifty feud founding story is that the maitre-d’hotel Oscar Tschirky was a celebrity host, and published a 900 page cookbook resulting from his more than 50 years at the hotel revealing dishes that were special to that place – including eggs Benedict, Thousand island dressing, and Waldorf salad.  AND!  This hotel was the first to ever welcome unescorted women into its rooms.  Kudos all around for this place.  I just LOVE a good hotel.

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 1.663 x 1.242 inches OR 4.226 x 3.155 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