Hummel Figurines

Logo smallHummel figurines have been widely popular until the last few years. These tiny porcelain children have a history reaching back to the very first creations in 1935, based on the Catholic nun Maria Innocentia Hummel’s sketches. These have won the hearts of those who collect them with great enthusiasm and enjoy them daily where they look out from their curio cabinets.

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Berta or M.I. Hummel ? now sells the current offering and has published the following details of how these are made. “Hummel figures have stood for the highest manufacturing art for decades: each figure is handled up to 1,200 times to create the perfect “Hummel”. Each Hummel figurine consists of up to 40 individual parts. The production of a “Hummel” is done with the highest precision and without exception by hand.” I have a renewed respect for these expensive figurines after learning what is involved in their creation.

Be sure to check out the professional grade e-magazines full of great articles and color photographs from; Hummel Post/INSIGHTS and Postillion.

Hummel Related Articles

Antique Trader Weekly, (Nov 24, 2010). “Hummel: capturing hearts since 1935” – link

Automatic I.D. News, (1998). “Figurine manufacturer keeps tabs on the goods : High product value makes accuracy, not speed, important for Goebel N.A.; batch terminals provide a cost-effective method” – link

Corbett, Christopher, (20 Aug 1990). “Men who love Hummels too much” – link

Kehoe, Ann-Margaret, (Nov 21, 1994). “Goebel regains Hummel distribution” – link

New Catholic Encyclopedia, (2003). “Hummel, Maria Innocentia” – link

Stoddard, Maynard Good, (1990). “The immortal art of Sister Maria Innocentia” – link

Viator, Jane, (October 2008). “Farewell” to “The Merry Wandeder”: ending a 73-year-old tradition, Goebel recently announced its decision to cease production of M. I. Hummel figurines. The fate of Hummels provides lessons for any collectibles markets – link

Webb, Carla, (Oct 2001). Goebel draws from Snippets of life for new Hummel ads” – link

Here are some of the more popular and famous Hummel figurines:

Five Most Popular Hummel Figurines (
1. 7 & 11 – The Merry Wanderer
2. 21 – Heavenly Angel
3. 109 – Happy Traveler
4. 25 – Angelic Sleep
5. 347 – Adventure Bound

Five Most Popular Hummel Figurines (
1. 2000 – Worldwide Wanderers
2. 2230/A-P – Christmas Nativity
3. 71 – Stormy Weather
4. 347 – Adventure Bound
5. 574 – Rock-A-Buye

Seven Most Famous Hummel Figurines (
1. 7 – The Merry Wanderer
2. 21 – Heavenly Angel
3. 347 – Adventure Bound
4. 142 – Apple Tree Boy
5. 347 – Apple Tree Girl
6. 348 – Ring Around the Rosie
7. 71 – Stormy Weather

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