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The History of M.I. Hummel Figurines

M.I. Hummel figurines are adored by collectors around the world for their unique beauty and charm. Here at The Prudent Collector we are glad to share the history of these beloved figurines with you.

Hummel figurines were a product of the artistic vision of Berta Hummel. Berta Hummel was born in 1909 in rural Bavaria and from an early age she displayed an incredible artistic ability. She was encouraged to develop her skills by her Catholic schoolteachers throughout her adolescent years. In 1927, she enrolled in the Academy of Applied Arts in Munich, Germany. She soon became friends with two Franciscan Sisters from the Convent of Siessen, a teaching order which emphasized the religious aspects of artwork.

In 1931, after graduation, Berta made the decision to devote her life and artwork to the service of God and entered the Convent of Siessen. As part of her conversion she took the name of Maria Innocentia Hummel. She continued to create beautiful works of art which soon came to the attention of the Goebel porcelain company. After receiving assurances that they would remain true to her vision Sister Hummel granted the Goebel company permission to turn her drawings into the M. I. Hummel figurines which would soon be famous around the world. They were introduced to the world in 1935 and their success was immediate as they quickly caught the eyes of European buyers. Over the next several years their popularity continued to grow in Germany and beyond as collectors around the world were enchanted by their beauty and charm.

Sadly, Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel died an untimely death in 1946 at the age of 37. Thankfully for Hummel collectors she left a collection of drawings which are still used to this day by Goebel to produce new figurines. The Convent of Siessen works with Goebel to ensure that Sister Hummel's vision is kept pure with each new creation and Hummel figurines continue to be one of the world's most cherished collectables.

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GOEBEL HUMMEL ANGEL BELL WHITE LOT OF 5 ~ 3  1977 and 2  1976  ORNAMENTS !!

GOEBEL HUMMEL ANGEL BELL WHITE LOT OF 5 ~ 3 1977 and 2 1976 ORNAMENTS !!

$18.99

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HUMMEL GOEBEL FIGURINE

HUMMEL GOEBEL FIGURINE "THE BAKER" #127 V BEE WEST GERMANY

$32.78

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Goebel Hummel |

Goebel Hummel | " For Father " | # 87 | TMK 5 | 5.5" Tall | Good Condition!

$80.00

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HUMMEL 1968 Musical FIGURINE Dancing Lady

HUMMEL 1968 Musical FIGURINE Dancing Lady

$17.00

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Goebel Bertha Hummel

Goebel Bertha Hummel "THE SURPRISE" figurine for Members only #12, Mint *

$68.98

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Goebel Hummel LITTLE HOMEMAKERS Miniature Plates Series  set 4 MIB

Goebel Hummel LITTLE HOMEMAKERS Miniature Plates Series set 4 MIB

$72.98

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Goebel Hummel  LITTLE SWEEPER Miniature Plate 1st edition 1988  NIB  RET *

Goebel Hummel LITTLE SWEEPER Miniature Plate 1st edition 1988 NIB RET *

$29.98

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Goebel Berta Hummel  I WONDER 486 TMK NIB nib, Club selection 1990/91

Goebel Berta Hummel I WONDER 486 TMK NIB nib, Club selection 1990/91

$63.98

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Goebel M.I. Hummel MERRY WANDERER #983, 7 inch, Hum 7/1 NIB

Goebel M.I. Hummel MERRY WANDERER #983, 7 inch, Hum 7/1 NIB

$375.98

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 Goebel Hummel 1st & 2nd Edition Annual Bells 1978 1979 #700 #701 in Box

Goebel Hummel 1st & 2nd Edition Annual Bells 1978 1979 #700 #701 in Box

$17.99

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HUMMEL 'CROSS ROADS' SPECIAL EDITION FIGURINE

HUMMEL 'CROSS ROADS' SPECIAL EDITION FIGURINE

$289.00

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**HUMMEL ANNUAL PLATE 1975 IN BAS RELIEF** GOEBEL  Boy on Sled

**HUMMEL ANNUAL PLATE 1975 IN BAS RELIEF** GOEBEL Boy on Sled

$10.00

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**HUMMEL ANNUAL PLATE 1972 IN BAS RELIEF**GOEBEL Boy with the Horn and Lantern

**HUMMEL ANNUAL PLATE 1972 IN BAS RELIEF**GOEBEL Boy with the Horn and Lantern

$10.00

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**HUMMEL ANNUAL PLATE 1973 IN BAS RELIEF**GOEBEL Boy Walking With Umbrella

**HUMMEL ANNUAL PLATE 1973 IN BAS RELIEF**GOEBEL Boy Walking With Umbrella

$10.00

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**HUMMEL ANNUAL PLATE 1974 IN BAS RELIEF**GOEBEL Girl Talking to Geese

**HUMMEL ANNUAL PLATE 1974 IN BAS RELIEF**GOEBEL Girl Talking to Geese

$10.00

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