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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.

What you see here is a sampling of all the MI Hummel collectibles available on eBay - many rare and retired. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for use our site search to see even more items!

GOEBEL HUMMEL #13

GOEBEL HUMMEL #13 "MEDITATION" TMK-5- 4.5" GIRL HOLDING BASKET & LETTER FIGURINE

$15.95

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M.I. Hummel Club Lucky Fellow Figurine #174 Goebel 1992 Hum 560 New in Box

M.I. Hummel Club Lucky Fellow Figurine #174 Goebel 1992 Hum 560 New in Box

$18.99

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M.I. Hummel Club GARDEN TREASURES Figurine # 1222 Goebel 1996 Hum 727 New in Box

M.I. Hummel Club GARDEN TREASURES Figurine # 1222 Goebel 1996 Hum 727 New in Box

$19.99

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GOEBEL HUMMEL - 47/3/0

GOEBEL HUMMEL - 47/3/0 "GOOSE GIRL" TMK-5- 4" GIRL w/2 GEESE FIGURINE

$24.95

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GOEBEL HUMMEL - #57/0

GOEBEL HUMMEL - #57/0 "CHICK GIRL" TMK-5- 3.5" GIRL SITTING w/CHICKS FIGURINE

$24.95

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HUMMEL GOEBEL

HUMMEL GOEBEL " OKTOBERFEST" HUMMEL SCAPE #1000-D WITH HUMMEL# 935 7" TALL 43/4

$27.00

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GOEBEL HUMMEL - #56A

GOEBEL HUMMEL - #56A "CULPRITS" TMK3 - 6.5" BOY IN TREE w/DOG FIGURINE

$34.95

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Hummel #141 3/0 And 142 3/0

Hummel #141 3/0 And 142 3/0 "Apple Tree Boy,And Apple Tree Girl" TMK3

$38.50

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GOEBEL HUMMEL - #81/0

GOEBEL HUMMEL - #81/0 "SCHOOL GIRL" TMK3 -.5" GIRL w/BACKPACK FIGURINE

$17.95

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GOEBEL HUMMEL - #74

GOEBEL HUMMEL - #74 "LITTLE GARDENER" TMK3 -4.5" GIRL w/WATERING CAN FIGURINE

$14.95

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GOEBEL M.I. HUMMEL - #58

GOEBEL M.I. HUMMEL - #58 "PLAYMATES" TMK3 -4.5" BOY WITH RABBITS FIGURINE

$24.95

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GOEBEL HUMMEL - #69

GOEBEL HUMMEL - #69 "HAPPY PASTIME" TMK3 - 3.5" GIRL SITTING KNITTING FIGURINE

$19.95

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Goebel Hummel

Goebel Hummel "What Now" #422 TMK6 CV$240 MIB R12972

$44.99

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Goebel Hummel Goose Girl, Expressions Of Youth Series, 1991, 47/11, 7 1/2

Goebel Hummel Goose Girl, Expressions Of Youth Series, 1991, 47/11, 7 1/2"

$69.99

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GOEBEL HUMMEL FIGURINE CHICKEN-LICKEN #385 TMK 5-5

GOEBEL HUMMEL FIGURINE CHICKEN-LICKEN #385 TMK 5-5" Tall

$25.88

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