Paavo Nurmi authorised Oy Karl Fazer Ab, the leading Finnish confectionary company, to use his name in peppermint candy boxes. Paavo Nurmi candies were on the market between 1926 and 1939.
The brass boxes were made by the company G.W. Sohlberg Oy. The picture of running Paavo Nurmi was taken from a series of photographs published in Nurmi’s biography by Toivo T. Kaila in 1925. The boxes were designed to fit into a vest pocket.