Question: Are there any black Hummels?

Only one with the black child is known to exist today. Originally in the collection of Mrs. Viktoria Hummel, mother of Sister Maria Innocentia, its now owned by Robert L. Miller of Eaton, Ohio, reputed to be the worlds foremost authority on Hummel collectibles.

Are there any black Hummel figurines?

Based on the illustrations of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, M.I. Hummel figurines were first offered to the German public in 1935. Today, they are highly sought after by collectors. Now you can own one of these highly sought-after treasures with the African Wanderer Figurine.

What are the most rare Hummels?

Adventure Bound is the most rare and valuable Hummel figurine. This 8-inch figure depicts seven little boys heading out on an adventure. Models with the “Full Bee” stamp (also called the TMK-2) were created before 1959.

What is the most valuable Hummel plate?

Among the highest-priced Hummels are the early designs of the “Apple Tree Boy” and “Apple Tree Girl.” Occasionally sold as a matched set, these compositions feature a boy and girl respectively nestled in an apple tree. They are also recorded as Hummel mold number #142 and #141.

Are all Hummels stamped?

Hummel is incised on the base of almost every Hummel figurine. When the Convent and Sister Hummel made the historic contract with Franz Goebel, it was agreed that her signature, her personal stamp of approval, would appear on every piece.

Are Hummels still worth money?

Most Hummel figurines are worth $50-$75. Some models reach several hundred dollars. Special individual Hummel figurines can be sold for thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars.

Why are Hummels so expensive?

As more Hummel figurines were produced and countless special editions were created, the resale value of these ceramics began to sink. The supply of Hummels just keeps growing as the generations that collected Hummels pass away, leaving behind thousands of their diminishing-value dust-collectors.

Are signed Hummels worth more?

Linda Kruger of the Collectors Information Bureau, an Iowa trade association of limited-edition collectibles manufacturers, told us, Generally, artist signatures on Hummel figurines have not increased their value on the secondary market. An exception, continued Kruger, is if the Hummel is part of a limited edition.

Will Hummels ever increase in value?

The value of Hummel figurines saw a steady increase until the 1970s. There are a few rare Hummels that are worth significant value, but the most are worth around $50. The value depends largely on the age and demand for the piece.

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