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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!

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Hummel Figurine "Chick Girl"

$15.99

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Crown mark Hummel 111/1 Roadside Harmony TMK-1 as is chips

Crown mark Hummel 111/1 Roadside Harmony TMK-1 as is chips

$21.00

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Hummel LATEST NEWS FIGURINE Latest News TM5 228994

Hummel LATEST NEWS FIGURINE Latest News TM5 228994

$104.95

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Hummel MERRY WANDERER FIGURINE Merry Wanderer TM2 3985771

Hummel MERRY WANDERER FIGURINE Merry Wanderer TM2 3985771

$124.95

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Vtg Goebel Hummel

Vtg Goebel Hummel "Let's Sing" TMK6 110/0

$35.00

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Vtg Goebel Hummel

Vtg Goebel Hummel "Happy Day's" TMK5 1972-1979 150 2/0

$35.00

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Hummel STREET SINGER FIGURINE Street Singer TM3 229444

Hummel STREET SINGER FIGURINE Street Singer TM3 229444

$54.99

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Goebel Hummel Vtg Figurine #184  Boy Reading Newspaper

Goebel Hummel Vtg Figurine #184 Boy Reading Newspaper "Das Allmeneste"

$39.75

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Goebel Hummel Vtg Figurine  #20

Goebel Hummel Vtg Figurine #20 "Praying Before Battle" Boy And His Toy Horse

$19.99

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Goebel Hummel Vtg Figurine # 374

Goebel Hummel Vtg Figurine # 374 "lost Stocking" Boy Wearing Only One Shoe

$21.50

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Hummel Goebel For Father 11

Hummel Goebel For Father 11" Vinyl Doll

$13.99

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Hummel Goebel Merry Wanderer 11

Hummel Goebel Merry Wanderer 11" Vinyl Doll

$13.99

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Hummel Goebel School Girl 11

Hummel Goebel School Girl 11" Vinyl Doll

$13.99

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Hummel Figurine--

Hummel Figurine--"Goose Girl"--# 47 3/0--W. Germany

$15.00

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E3479 HUMMEL CHICK GIRL FIGURINE 57/0 FULL BEE CROWN MARK

E3479 HUMMEL CHICK GIRL FIGURINE 57/0 FULL BEE CROWN MARK

$99.95

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