Hummel Magazines/Newsletters

       I was looking for an online index of all the articles published in the 184 (or so) Hummel Insights, Hummel Post and Postillon magazines but was unable to find a complete listing. Therefore, I decided to put together a single index with my current collection beginning with the first issue through todays current of these high quality magazines published by the manufacturer since the Spring of 1977. The magazines from April 2018 through January 2019, are also available from HummelGifts.com in Acrobat format and a link has been provided in the list as well so that you can read these on your digital device.  The index is almost complete thanks to the donation from fellow club members but is still missing a few issues. Check back soon as information is added periodically.

 

     The HUMMELE Express News was a subscription newsletter of about fifteen seasonal publications in total packed full of stories on the life of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel from a first hand experience from one of her child models, Sieglinde Schoen Smith. If you were lucky enough to have copies of this wonderful look into the behind-the-scenes of this wonderful artist, you may appreciate the index created for it as well. Click on the image to the right to gain access to this index.

     Mrs. Smith, born February 2, 1941 in Germany was the wife of Bill Smith of Carlisle, PA and passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at her residence. Her many stories in this newsletter stemmed from an early age due to being a child model of Sister Hummel for many of her sketches that were later transformed into several figurines, one of which you may have yourself. She enjoyed traveling around the United States giving talks to various Hummel clubs. Her stories bring you right in to the heart of the environment created by the gifted artist she knew so well. The newsletter is merely one of her many publications which included Mother Earth’s Quilt Sampler, Quilting Bee and God Did It with his magic! She and her husband were also instrumental in the creation of the Hummel Museum in New Braunfels, TX in 1993 which provided visitors with a view of some of the Sister’s original sketches, and a great many of the figurines brought to life from those very sketches.

      

     Use the search capabilities of your computer (Ctrl+F or Cmd+F) search function to find a certain article or a Hummel figurine photograph within these pages.

     Click the TMK-2 BEE above and to the left to return to the Publications page of M.I. Hummel.

     Thank you for your patronage of this wonderful way of collecting and preserving reminders of our childhood.

References

Hummel INSIGHTS (1977). Personal subscription collection 1977-current.

Smith, Sieglinde, (May 24, 2020). Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc. Sieglinde Smith Obituary – Visitation & Funeral Information. Retrieved on 24 September 2020 from https://www.aderholdfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Sieglinde-Smith?obId=14820749

Straach, Kathryn (February 1, 1993). Hummel Museum Opens in Texas. Orlando Sentinel Retrieved 24 September 2020 from https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1993-02-21-9302160328-story.html

The HUMMELE Newsletter Express (1998-2002) from a borrowed collection.