Hummel figurines

Hummel Figurine TMKs

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallHummel figurines are a three dimensional porcelain representation of the artwork of Maria Innocentia Hummel who, as a talented artist, drew charcoal and pastel characters of children playing near the German convent where she lived.   This page was created as a convenience for my own quick reference to see what the trademarks and prices are for all Hummel figurines. I hope you will find it to be as useful a tool for your own encounters with these cute and valuable collectables.  You might also find the Hummel Price page as a value suggestion of your favorite collection.

Mark Years Symbols

TMK 1

Crown

1935-1949

1935-1955

TMK 2

Full Bee

1950-1955

1956-1960

1957-1960

TMK 3

Stylized

1960-1963
1960-1972

TMK 4

Three Line

1964-1972

TMK 5

Last of
the Bee

1972-1979

TMK 6

Missing Bee

1979-1990

TMK 7

Small Crown

1991-2000

TMK 8

Big Bee

2000-2009

TMK 9

Yellow Bee

2009-Present

This is not a complete listing but rather a suggested reference to use on the fly (bee).

Don’t be surprised if you find two different TMK marks on the same figurine or plate. This happens when the item is in the transition period between the pouring of the mold and the painting of the Hummel. This example is the Hummel 91A Holy Water Font Angel Praying and is a good example showing the incised Crown TMK-1 and the Full Bee stamp TMK-2.

References

  • M.I. Hummel: The Golden Anniversary Album – 1984, p. 305
  • MIHummel.at

 

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