There is a lot of excellent literature written by some of the world’s experts on the subject of M.I. Hummel. There are even two books published by the lady herself as you can find copies for yourself below. The catalogs and price lists include not only the large number of figurines but also plates, crystal, cards, Christmas decoration, and many other items. Click on the links provided to access more details on the information you seek! Additional free copies of some of these may also be located on the Hummel Value/Prices page within this web site.
I have a nice collection of books, price guides, and brochures to help me learn more about this world-wide community built around the artistry of a talented nun from Germany. Much of the literature on this subject doesn’t change much but the price of the items has become quite volatile the last few years and having the correct information that is up-to-date is invaluable. When making a decision on whether to purchase a piece and how much you are willing to give for it, you need to have the proper information. These references can help you make an accurate, educated decision closer to what you are looking for.
The following is a quick reference to what I was able to locate online but is definitely not complete. The list will be updated periodically as new pertinent material is discovered. There is no preference given here, just a chronological and alphabetical list, otherwise. Most of the links refer to locations on Amazon but may be located on other sites for competitive prices. The magazines are free to download from HummelGifts.com, the online store where you can search for all current M.I. Hummel figurines. The table below is a list of some of the best examples where you will find the reference material you are seeking.
M.I. Hummel Books from the Author
|Berta Hummel||1939||78||Hui die Hummel! Bilder von Berta Hummel mit begleitenden Gedichten|
|Berta Hummel||1950||60||The Hummel Book|
|Eric Ehrmann||1976||259||Hummel: The complete collector’s guide and illustrated reference|
|This book may also be borrowed for free as an e-book for 14 days from Archive.org.|
|Eric Ehrmann & Robert L. Miller||1984||319||M.I. Hummel: The Golden Anniversary Album|
|John F. Hotchkiss||1981||256||Hummel Art II|
|Berta Hummel||1981||78||The Hummel|
|“||1970||64||The Hummel Book, 14th Edition|
|Maria Innocentia Hummel||1998||144||Hummel: The Original Illustrations|
|Robert L. Miller||1992||319||M.I. Hummel: The Golden Anniversary Album|
|Joan Ostroff, Eric Ehrmann
& Robert Miller
|1994||320||The M.I. Hummel Album|
|Kathleen Saal||1999||160||In the Land of Hummel: Traditional Bavarian Life|
|Gerhard Skrobek||1996||210||Hummels and Me: Life Stories|
|Insights Archive||Some of the many periodicals members have enjoyed over the many years in an Acrobat electronic format. A good enticement to join the club just for this magazine.|
|Postillion||Professional quality photography and excellent stories, history and fun articles. A large magazine with a wealth of information each season.|
|2019 Hummel Calendar|
|2018 Hummel Kalender|
|2016 Hummel Kalender|
This page will be update with much more information as time allows. I hope you will be able to find something of value within this immense amount of information.