This little porcelain figure looks like it might be a tape measure but it is actually an old novelty called Lord Poffy - The Little Smoker with 10 Magic Cigarettes or Cigars. The portly gentleman in formal attire has a little hole in the left side of his mouth. Inserted in the hole is a tiny brown “cigarette” which smokes when lit. Lord Poffy comes in his original gold paper covered, paper hinged box with the name on the lid. It also comes with a little plastic sleeve with 10 of the little cigarettes still packed in their cellophane envelope and the original paper instructions which are written in four languages. It was made in Western Germany.
The figure measures about 3” high and is in good condition with the exception that there is some discoloration around his mouth caused by the smoke. The box measures about 3 ¾” by 1 ¾” by 1 ½” and is in nice condition with light wear including a tear off the back as shown in the photo. The package of cigarettes and the instructions are in good condition with minimal wear.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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