Kelly’s Tires Kelly’s are Tough Smart and Thrifty! 1940 Platform Matchbook Magnet (MM75)

An early ad for Kelly tires says they’re “…not made so carefully merely to give them an air of distinction; it is mileage that is built into them so slowly and painstakingly by hand.”  It’s hard to be romantic about a tire, but they’ve done it here.  The company began in Ohio but move to Cumberland, Maryland where it spent most of its life.

I had so much trouble choosing which of these covers to save as the one with the little dog admiring itself is equally adorable. But in the end this plump hawker with his sharp striped pants won out. I LOVE the plaid backdrop on this cover.

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