Hummel dating marks
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MI Hummel History, Trade Marks, and Dating The history behind Goebel’s M. Hummel figurines is short, and well-known by most porcelain collectors; Franz Goebel, of W. But what isn’t as well known is that what really gave M. These marks were used on all Goebel porcelain pieces, not just Hummel. The mark was used until about mid-1979, when they began to phase it out, completing the transition to the new trademark in 1980.
Goebel Porzellanfabrik, saw Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel’s artwork on a series of postcards, and recognized an opportunity. When the size of the figurine base allowed – the M. Generally the mark was placed under the glaze from 1972-1976 and over the glaze 1976-1979.
Boys and girls doing everyday duties from picking apples to delivering letters.
I remember the Hummel Figurines that were always on the shelf just out of my reach when I was a little kid running around grandma’s house.
Now you may want to find out the age of the Hummel Figurine you remember so fondly.
If you are looking for a Hummel value chart then read the M. Hummel Figurines and Collectibles Value Chart – Hummel Price Guide. See the Hummel date stamp chart below; every authentic M. Hummel figurine will have a Goebel stamp on its underside.
Condition and rarity will affect the value, however, so when buying a Hummel product look carefully for the two marks of its authenticity; the M I Hummel signature on the side of the base and the Goebel backstamp.To find out how old your Hummel is look on the underside of your Hummel Figurine and find the Goebel stamp or makers mark. Most of the known marks used over the years are shown here.Nevertheless, from time to time, a rare and undocumented variation may surface.Hummel Figurines have been a part of many peoples lives over the year.
There is a Hummel Figurine out there for almost every occasion; starting from “A Flower For You” to “Zealous Xylophonist”.
Identifying marks on the UNDERSIDE of Hummels tell the Hummel Model Number (HUM), the size indicator (Arabic and Roman Numerals), the year of release (usually the year after the production year), and sometimes the paint and/or painters code numbers (incised Arabic numbers or script initials). Also, during the third and fourth trademark periods (called Stylized Bee and three-line Bee, respectively, from 1957 to 1972), Trade Marks 5, 6, and 7 all used Goebel and W. TMK 5 (1972-79) was distinguished by being the last time the "V" and Bee were used in combination with Goebel and W. Then in 1991 up to the present, TMK 7 brought back the "Crown" which had been used for TMK 1 from 1935-1949.