How do I identify my Hummel markings?
The 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).
How can you tell the age of a Hummel?
A Hummel figurine can be dated by the marking or trademark on the underside of its base. This mark is also referred to as the backstamp, stamp, or figure. This is very important as Hummel values are determined by age as well as scarcity.
What does R mean on Hummel?
The (R) is for registered only and has no other significance or added value. This bee can be dated from 1950 to 1959 with some variations in the mix. The Baby bees also came into play after 1955, and the stamped stylized bee also came in in 1957 and continued thru 1959.
Are Hummels still valuable?
Most used Hummels now sell for no more than $75 in shops, with prices likely to continue to fall as more Hummels reach the market. Other cute little figurines have suffered a similar fate. Precious Moments figurines, sold as collectibles, now have very little monetary value.
Are old Hummels worth anything?
Are Hummels still made?
Hummel figurines continue to be produced in the original factory in Rödental, Germany, where they have been made since 1935. They are still created with the strict oversight of the Convent of Siessen, where Sister M.I. Hummel lived and worked.
Are Hummels still being produced?
Hummel figurines continue to be produced in the original factory in Rödental, Germany, where they have been made since 1935. They are still created with the strict oversight of the Convent of Siessen, where Sister M.I. Hummel lived and worked. In September 2017 this company also declared bankruptcy.
How do I know if I have a real Hummel?
The first thing you need to do is look for the Goebel trademark, also known as a TMK, at the bottom of your Hummel figurine. Each Goebel-produced figurine is stamped with the company logo. Different logos were used in different periods, which makes it easy to identify how old your Hummel is.
How do I know if my Hummels are valuable?
Age – Vintage Hummels are usually more valuable. Age can be determined by the TMK marking style. Size and complexity – Bigger and more sophisticated models are usually worth more.
Why are Hummels so cheap?
The supply of Hummels just keeps growing as the generations that collected Hummels pass away, leaving behind thousands of their diminishing-value dust-collectors. Unlike the other collectibles mentioned above, Lladro figurines can start from a lofty price point.