Hummel dating marks

Because many of the most popular figurines stayed in production for decades, an understanding of the company's marks is essential for purposes of dating. The word “Germany” appears before the war, then from 1946 to 1948 the phrase “Made in the U. Zone Germany." In 1950, Goebel introduced its new “bee in a V” trademark.For pieces made between 19, look for a “WG” logo and the “M. (The bee is a visual pun upon Hummel, which means “bumblebee” in German.) Until 1957, the bee was naturalistic in appearance and flying in profile, then it was replaced with a stylized bee facing head on.

If you are not sure about something just leave a comment below and I will try to clear it up for you.When posting comment please make sure the comment is related to identifying the age of the Hummel.During World War II, Goebel turned to making insulators and mess-hall dinnerware, but in the '50s the figurines once again found their way into cabinets around the world.Figurines are identified by an incised HUM number on the base.There is a Hummel Figurine out there for almost every occasion; starting from “A Flower For You” to “Zealous Xylophonist”.

Boys and girls doing everyday duties from picking apples to delivering letters.

The business activity was continued by a new entity Goebel Porzellanmanufaktur Gmb H. There is a drop of boasting in gathering, as well as a desire to stop the magic that is hidden in old things used by the former generation.

Goebel Porzellanfabrik, saw Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel’s artwork on a series of postcards, and recognized an opportunity. Developed and occasionally used as early as 1970, this major change is known by some collectors as the Last Bee mark because the next change in the trademark no longer incorporated any form of the V and the bee.

In 1893 the company was already fully owned by William Goebel. Thanks to founder's grandson Franz Goebel in 1935 famous Hummel figurines were born.

In 1950s in Goebel collection appeared Walt Disney characters.

This refers to their listing in the factory's design journal. HUM 1, modeled by Arthur Moller in 1935, is called “Puppy Love” and shows two young street musicians either side of an attentive little dog.