Hotel Phoenix Arizona “In the Heart of the Bluegrass” Matchbook Magnet (MM66)

This two-color book with the momma and her colt is truly magnificent. It certainly paints a picture of the best of Kentucky.  The hotel had a huge impact on horse racing in Kentucky, hosting the first race in 1831.  The Phoenix was important enough to horse racing that they named a handicap in the sport after the hotel.  It’s pretty cool, too, that the hotel is the birthplace of the Kiwanis Club as well as the Kappa Alpha Order.  For 30 years WVLK-Am radio broadcast from the hotel.  My connection with this matchcover is more personal – my son uses the name Phoenix in his career as a gamer, so I’m quite keen on all the connections with this sweet old matchbook.

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.



1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock