Western Union Telegram Matchbook Sticker (MB318)

You could actually wire money through Western Union in 1871.  They were actually offered the telephone patent by Alexander Bell, who had referred to the machine as the “talking telegraph”, but the company turned down the offer.  It was terribly costly to send telegrams.  If you sent 10 words, for example, in 1860, you’d be paying $2.70US, or about $70usd.  So it was crazy costly.  If you wanted to send a cable across the Atlantic Ocean, well, that was even more expensive, those ten words would have cost you $7.40US or about $250usd.  The first actual attempt at tossing language over great distances was of course via smoke and other earlier signaling, and the most common message, “Here Comes Trouble.”

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 vinyl.  We then seal the image in clear laminate so that it will be particularly resistant to fading 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 1.917 x 2.369 inches OR 4.870 x 6.016 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