Hummel Themes – Hearts

           I was asked by a local M.I. Hummel chapter to come up with a list of the figurines that represented Valentine’s Day or those which displayed a heart. Little did we know there were so many. One of the larger themes of the M.I. Hummel figurines appears to be those “with heart”. Here are the majority of these with that idea in mind and if you have any number of Hummels, which I am sure you do, you might find quite a few that have a prominent red heart showing somewhere on the figurine. Here is a sampling of 42 figurines you might consider as a gift on that very special day in February for the one you love.

HUM 180 – Tuneful Goodnight, wall plaque

     Modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möeller in 1946. Recently restyled in 1981 by master sculptor Rudolf Wittman, a twenty-five-year veteran of the Goebel factory. In the restyled version, the position of the girl’s head and hairstyle have been changed, as well as the position of the horn which is no longer attached to the heart-shaped back. Old name: “Happy Bugler” plaque. Had been considered rare and was difficult to find but is readily available with the TMK-5 and TMK-6 trademarks. “Tuneful Good Night” wall plaque was “temporarily withdrawn” (TW) from production on 31 December 1989, but may be reinstated at some future date. Early “crown” TMK-1 also found made of porcelain instead of normal ceramic material, usually small in size.

Values for the Crown TMK-1 porcelain:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $900 to $1,200
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $900 to $1,200
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $540 to $720

HUM 352 – Sweet Greetings

     Originally called “Musical Morning” on old factory records, but later changed to “Sweet Greetings.” HUM 352 was registered in the U.S. Copyright Office as GF291 on September 9, 1965 and briefly described in the document by the name, “Girl Standing by Fence.” Further investigation by Robert Miller with the help of the Goebel Company uncovered a model of this piece in the company archives. The prototype shows a small, 4¼ inch girl standing in front of a rail fence holding a large red heart in front of her with both hands. A mascot bird perched on the post at her right seems to be chirping instructions to her vehemently. It has an incised copyright date of 1964 on the bottom and to date, no other examples have been located with older trademarks. If another authenticated sample were ever found, it would be valued in the mid four-digit range. When and if the Goebel Company decides to reclassify this from an “Assigned Number” to join the hundreds of other pieces currently offered for sale, these production pieces, while marked with the same copyright year, would be labeled with the current trademark in use at that time. The German name, Ein süsser Gruss means essentially the same as the English one – sweet greetings. The central figure in the original drawing published by Ars Sacra, postcard #5835, was probably the inspiration for this figurine.

Values for TMK-5:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $1,500 to $2,000
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $1,500 to $2,000
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $720 to $1,200

HUM 387 – Valentine Gift

     387 – 5¼ inches
     387/III – 13¼ inches
     Closed Edition (CE)
     This very special Limited Edition figurine was first introduced in 1977 for members of the Goebel Collectors’ Club only and not sold in Open Edition. The number produced did not exceed one for each first-year member of the Goebel’s Collectors’ Club. The Goebel Club says the membership was “over one hundred thousand” at that time. Despite that figure, there are many times that number who want the figure, with the result that it has been resold for five to eight times the issue price. Originally modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in July 1967, it has an incised 1972 copyright date along with the TMK-5 trademark. The design was registered in the U.S. Copyright Office on May 30, 1972, as GF829. A postcard, #5940 was published by Ars Sacra who own the original drawing. Translation of message on the heart is “I Love You Very Much” or “I Like You.” Several examples without the special inscription exist but with the TMK-4 trademark only have appeared on the market. Some have a 1968 or a 1971 copyright date and usually sell for between $2,000 and $3,000. The version with a bird sitting on the top of the heart commands a higher estimate of between $5,000 and $7,500. That is one expensive bird. The larger version does have a yellow bird to the left of the girl sitting on a flower on the ground.

Values for 5¼ inch TMK-4:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $2,000 to $3,000
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $2,000 to $3,000
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $1,200 to $1,800

Values for 13¼ inch TMK-9:
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $2,400

HUM 399 – Valentine Joy

     Height – 5¾ or 6¼ inches
     Closed Edition (CE)
     Originally modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek, it has an incised 1979 copyright date along with the TMK-6 trademark. The figurine was first introduced in 1980 for members of the Goebel Collectors’ Club only and not sold as an Open Edition. It bears the inscription, “EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITION No. 4 FOR MEMBERS OF THE GOEBEL COLLECTORS’ CLUB” applied in blue decal on the bottom. The original issue price was $95 in the U.S. and $105 in Canada, in addition to the member’s redemption card. Translation of the message on the heart is somewhat more restrained Valentine greeting I mag di, meaning “I Like You.” The early sample of this piece is larger in size, has a rounded base showing grass and has a bird at the boy’s feet. It has an incised 1973 copyright date along with the TMK-5 trademark. No registration of this number and assigned motif was found in the U.S. copyright records. The original drawing by Sister Hummel is owned by Verlag Ars Sacra who produce an exact replica of it as postcard #5939. The smaller size was selling for around $300 to $350 whereas the much more limited early sample with the bird at the feet could be found for $5,000 to $7,500.

Values:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $250 to $300
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $250 to $300
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $150 to $180

HUM 524 – Valentine Girl, doll

     Of the many dolls sold by the Goebel company, as one of the largest at 16-inch tall, the doll was created from 1998 through 1999 as a M.I. Hummel Club exclusive for that club year only. The Danbury Mint was credited with this creation. It features a glass wine bottle in a wicker basket, embroidered fabric heart and the Club backstamp. It is considered to be part of the seven Porcelain Dolls III created from 1996 through 1999.

Values:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $200 to $250
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $175 to $250
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $120 to $150

HUM 537 – Girl with Heart

     Height – 3¾”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     A small figurine at 3¾ inches high, in a green dress holding a large red heart looks very much like HUM 72 – Spring Cheer but with a heart instead of flowers. The figurine has a master painters date of May 1989 and was purchased from the M.I. Hummel Archive. The base has in inscribed number of 537 and an inscribed copyright date of 1988, a blue trademark of Missing Bee TMK-6, the artist’s initials and date of 5/89. This figurine was part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $450.00.

Values:
New item, not established yet.

HUM 559 – Heart and Soul

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmet Fischer in 1988, it has an inscribed copyright date of 1989 along with the TMK-7 trademark as the introductory piece. It was first released in the U.S. market in 1996 with a decal indicating “First Issue 1996” and “Goebel 125th Anniversary” on the bottom. This figurine was designed to be a companion piece to the HUM 761 – From the Heart as part of the “Cozy Companions” series. The initial price was $120 in 1996 and was withdrawn in December of 2005.

Values for TMK-7:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $140 to $150
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $135 to $140
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $90 to $135

HUM 573 – Will You Be Mine?

     This is an unusual figurine in that it has two names. Depending upon what is in her apron, if she has flowers in the apron, she is known as “Loving Wishes” and if she has instead a heart, she is known as “Will You Be Mine?”. Released in Europe in 2004, the “First Issue 2004” backstamp and an incised copyright date of 2002 identifies this version. It was later released in the U.S. in 2005 for $219. “Loving Wishes” was created as a numbered and limited edition of 10,000 along with the Hummelscape “Loving Letters” for the North American market with a copyright date of 2002 and a Special Edition and Bouquet backstamp and was available in the Spring of 2003 for $230.

Values for TMK-8:
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $219
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $219

HUM 574 – Rock-A-Bye (1994)

    Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1991, this popular figurine is the ninth in the Century Collection Series and has an incised copyright date of the same year and a Small Crown TMK-7 trademark on the bottom of the base. Introduced to the U.S. market in 1994 for one year only, a circular inscription on a blue decal shows, “M.I. HUMMEL CENTURY COLLECTION 1994 XX” along with the name of the figurine “Rock-A-Bye”. The initial issue price was $1,150 in 1994.

Values:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $1,400 to $1,600
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $1,400 to $1,600
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $840 to $960

HUM 618 – Basket of Gifts

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1990, it has an inscribed copyright mark of 1990 along with the TMK-8 trademark at a price of $375 when released in 2001. First released in 2001 in the fall with the blue backstamp indicating “First Issue 2002”. To commemorate the 40th year of the M.I. Hummel Club, A Basket of Gifts has been re-designed with a large bottle bearding a heart-shaped tag. A Basket of Gifts is reserved for Club members who have reached their 40th year anniversary milestone.

Values:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $375
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $375
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $375
HummelGifts.com – $450

HUM 698 – Heart’s Delight

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1996, this figurine has an incised copyright date of 1996 and was initially released in 1998 for $220. The chair the little girl sits upon is made of wood. After having been Temporarily Withdrawn (TW), it was reinstated in 2009 to celebrate its 10th anniversary and was exclusively on QVC. These figurines have the backstamp indicating this with the 10th Anniversary backstamp.

 

Values of the TMK-7 trademark:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $250 to $260
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $220 to $230
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $150 to $220

HUM 717 – Valentine Gift, plaque

     Offered for $250 plus an optional $20 for personalization to members of the M.I. Hummel Club exclusively, this was available from 1 March 1996 through 31 December 1996 with a special redemption form. This figurine was created in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the club, carries the inscribed copyright date of 1995 and has a diagonal inscribed MI Hummel signature on the back.

Values of the TMK-7 trademark:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $300 to $350
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $300 to $350
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $180 to $250

HUM 725 – Sweet Greetings, Kitchen Mold

     Of the seven kitchen molds I have listed in another document, this one never was issued for some reason. Very little is known about this item other than the fact that it was located on eBay from the seller poorartlover and the image to the left may be the only photograph available for this certain Hummel with the HUM mold number 725. The image was further researched and found the sketch with the Heart box HUM 686 – Sweet Greetings. This photograph was located on the Eagles of War website.

Values:
New item, not established yet.

HUM 732/I – For My Sweetheart

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Height – 5¾”
     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1992 and has an incised copyright date of 1993. Since then, the figurine prototype has been considered a Possible Future Edition (PFE) and made it’s debut in 2015 as part of the 80th Anniversary Celebration. Eighty pieces (worldwide) of this figurine were signed by Alfred Hummel, nephew of Sister Hummel with only forty pieces available in North America. It shows a little boy wearing long pants and a hat with a guitar hanging over his shoulder while he looks a a picked flower in his right hand. This is on the factory records as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) and may be released at some future date with subject to minor changes. Notice that this one has the larger size indicator “/I” to provide for a smaller version as well in the future. This one was found on the WorthPoint website.

Values:
HummelGifts.com – $260

HUM 737 – Valentine Joy, plate

     In celebration of the tenth anniversary of The Goebel Collectors’ Club, there was a series of four plates for the years 1986 through 1989, in relief, issued for the members of the club only. This plate, HUM 737 – Valentine Joy, represented the year 1987, second in the series. The other three included HUM 738 – Valentine Gift for 1986, HUM 736 – Daisies Don’t Tell for 1988 and HUM 735 – It’s Cold for 1989. It is interesting that the HUM numbers are in reverse chronological order by the year represented. The bottom of the plate has, in all capital letters, a blue decal with the phrases, “Second Edition in a Series of Four, Hum 737, Valentine Joy, Exclusively for members of the Goebel Collectors’ Club, Handpainted, Not to be used for food, Goebel, W. Germany, 1985”.

Values for the TMK-6 plate:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $50 to $60
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $40 to $50
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $50 to $60

HUM 738 – Valentine Gift, plate

     As with the plate above, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of The Goebel Collectors’ Club, there was a series of four plates for the years 1986 through 1989, in relief, issued for the members of the club only. This plate, HUM 738 – Valentine Gift, represented the year 1986, first in the series. The other three included HUM 737 – Valentine Joy, representing the year 1987, HUM 736 – Daisies Don’t Tell for 1988 and HUM 735 – It’s Cold for 1989. The bottom of the plate has, in all capital letters, a blue decal with the phrases, “First Edition in a Series of Four, Hum 738, Valentine Gift, Exclusively for members of the Goebel Collectors’ Club, Handpainted, Not to be used for food, Goebel, W. Germany, 1985”.

Values for the TMK-6 plate:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $50 to $60
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $40 to $50
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $50 to $60

HUM 751 – Love’s Bounty (1996)

     This 6½ by 8½ inch figurine is the 11th in the Century Collection Series and was released in the U.S. in 1996. Master sculptor Helmut Fischer modeled this in 1993 and has an inscribed copyright of that date on the bottom along with an inscription on a blue decal showing, “First Issue 1996”, “125th Anniversary Goebel”, “M.I. Hummel CENTURY COLLECTION 1996 XX” along with “1871 W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik 1996” and the name “Love’s Bounty” with the Small Crown TMK-7 trademark. It came with an oval wooden base and a brass plate inscribed with “1871-1996 – 125 W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik”. An earlier version had an incised “125” on the bouquet of flowers that the boy is holding and the later version had this as a decal instead. The initial price of this figurine in 1996 was $1,200.

Values for TMK-7:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $1,600 to $1,800
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $1,600 to $1,800
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $1,000 to $1,200

HUM 761 – From the Heart

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1993, it has the incised copyright of 1993, the TMK-7 trademark and was designed as a companion piece to HUM 559 – Heart and Soul as part of the “Cozy Companions” series. It was first released in the U.S. market in 1996 with a blue decal signifying “First Issue 1996” with “Goebel 125th Anniversary” as the backstamp. The official issue price in 1996 was $120 and was temporarily withdrawn (TW) in December of 2005.

Values for TMK-7:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $140 to $150
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $135 to $140
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $120 to $135

HUM 766 – Here’s My Heart  (1998)

     A 10¾-inch tall Here’s My Heart figurine was released in the U.S. market in 1997 as the 13th Century Collection Series and was produced in only the year of 1998. Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1994, it bears the copyright of that year as well as a circular inscription on a blue decal that reads, “M.I. HUMMEL CENTURY COLLECTION 1998 XX” and the name of the figurine, “Here’s My Heart” along with the Small Crown TMK-7 trademark. The original issue price was $1,375 in 1997.

Values:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $1,500 to $1,600
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $1,500 to $1,600
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $960 to $1,375

HUM 856 – A Heartfelt Gift

     A Limited Edition (LE), sequentially numbered worldwide issue of 7,500 (2,750 in North America), this figurine was released in the Fall of 2003 with an original issue price of $275. You may find an incised copyright date of 2003, the TMK-8 trademark and a backstamp showing “Limited Edition” on the bottom. It features a Swarovski crystal heart which is detachable. This is the first of the mixed media with the Swarovski crystals. Sold with a matching heart-shaped presentation tin box. Closely resembles the figurine HUM 352 – Sweet Greetings.

Values for TMK-8 trademark:
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $275
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $275

HUM 898 – Here’s My Heart, plate

     The 4-inch in diameter miniature plate series of the Century Collection Mini Plates reflected a motif of each of the “Century Collection” figurines shown within each. This HUM 898 – Here’s My Heart was introduced to represent the Century Collection piece of HUM 766 – Here’s My Heart as the next to last of the fourteen miniature plates in 1998. A special decal-on-relief technique provided the detail of each. The “Century Collection Mini Plates” were priced at $31.50 each on the 2004 Goebel NA suggested retail price list.

Values:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $30
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $30
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $30

HUM 2050 A – Messages of Love

     As part of a pair, master sculptor Helmut Fischer created HUM 2050/A and HUM 2050/B each in 1997 with an incised date of that year but the two were not released until the spring of 1999 with the TMK-7 trademark. The original issue price for each was $85 and included the backstamp “First issue 1999”. 

     Messages of Love was also used as a promotional piece for the “Miller’s Hummel Expo ’99” with a black bumblebee on her letter and “Miller’s Expo ’99” on the side of the base. The Miller’s Expo figurine is distinguished by the girl’s outfit as having a dusky orange dress, blue apron, and dark gray socks. This is the same outfit as worn by the figurine issued in the “Swiss” Collection with a Limited Edition (LE) of only 1,200 with a decorated base as to indicate this. The regular production of this figurine wears a different outfit with a blue dress, rosy pink apron and cream colored socks.

Value of the TMK-7:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $90 to $95
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $70 to $75
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $70 to $75

HUM 2050 B – Be Mine

     As the other part of the pair as illustrated above, master sculptor Helmut Fischer created HUM 2050/A and HUM 2050/B each in 1997 with an incised date of that year but the two were not released until the spring of 1999 with the TMK-7 trademark. The original issue price for each was $85 and included the backstamp “First issue 1999”. An alternative figurine was issued in the “Swiss” Collection with a Limited Edition (LE) of only 1,200 with a decorated base as to indicate this. The clothing is the same for both versions.

Value of the TMK-7:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $90 to $95
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $70 to $75
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $70 to $75

HUM 2102 A – My Heart’s Desire

     Modeled by Helmut Fischer in 2000, the original price of this 3¾-inch tall “First Issue 2002” on an oval backstamp figurine was $140. It has the incised copyright date of 2001 along with the TMK-8 trademark and is part of a pair including HUM 2102/B – Secret Admirer. A smaller version at 3¼-inches was released in 2004 with an original price of $59.50.

Value of the TMK-8:
2003 Lucky’s Hummel Figurines & Plates, 12th Edition – $140
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $140
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $104 to $140

HUM 2237 – Sunday Stroll

     One of four from the Heart of Hummel Collector’s set limited to 5,000 sets. There is a special backstamp showing a red heart next to the trademark. This figurine stands about 4½ inches tall. First released in July of 2006 with an original issue price of $199, bearing the (TMK-8) trademark. Worldwide (LE) Limited Edition of 5000, sequentially numbered. Just 1,500 “Heart of Hummel” Collection Sets are available with matching (LE) Limited Edition numbers on all four Hummels. The Collection Set features HUM 624 “Fresh Blossoms”, HUM 908 “Gone-A-Wandering”, HUM 2235 “Lucky Friend”‘, and HUM 2237 “Sunday Stroll” in a blue rectangular collector tin: set priced $795.

Values:
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $199
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $199

HUM 2240 – Heart of Hope

     Issued in October of 2006 for an initial price of $109, this figurine is the third in a set of the “Hope” series with a TMK-8 trademark. Goebel supports breast cancer awareness and research and this figurine is one that shows that support.

Value of the TMK-8:
2006 The No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines… – $100
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $100

HUM 2245 – Spring Sweetheart

     As part of the German “Sounds of Spring” May Day collection, this TMK-8 trademark M.I. Hummel Club exclusive year 31 figurine shows a young boy dancing with a vine hoop.  There are a total of twelve separate figurines that make up this collection which features a rotating dance floor with a May pole.

Value of the TMK-8:
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $125

HUM 2277 A – Follow Your Heart

     This plaque with a young girl holding a large heart is a companion to the HUM 227/B – With All My Heart that can be personalized and can be found either in a blank white heart with a red border or a snowflake background behind the heart with a red border with the words, “Happy Holidays” or “Tis the Season” with a stripe bow and a small evergreen branch.

Value of the TMK-8:
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $99 to $120

HUM 2277 B – With All My Heart

     This figurine is a companion to the HUM 227/A – Follow Your Heart that shows a young boy holding a large heart-shaped plaque that can be personalized. This plaque is found in either plain white heart with a red border, or a snowflake background behind the heart with a red border that shows the words, “Happy Holidays” or “Tis the Season” with a striped bow and a small evergreen branch.

Value of the TMK-8:
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $99 to $120

HUM 2288 – My Heart’s Desire

     A relatively new addition to the production line of figurines, the 3¾-inch tall HUM 2288 – My Heart’s Desire is available from Hummel Gifts for $130.

Value of the TMK-9:
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $125

HUM 2298 – My Lucky Heart

     The third in a series of three “Lucky Charm” figurines where a little girl holds a heart on a golden pole. This little girl served as the M.I. Hummel Club year 35 thank you gift.

Values for TMK-9 trademark:
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $55

HUM 2323 – Sweetheart

     A Limited Edition (LE) figurine, this one was limited to only 3,000 pieces and may be found Hummel Gifts for $180. As the eighth piece in the “Swarovski” Series, this young lad is holding a heart-shaped Swarovski crystal in his right hand while holding a yellow flower in his left. What precious gifts to give to your special someone! Master sculptor Tamara Fuchs modeled this 4¼-inch tall, numbered piece in 2010.

Values for TMK-9 trademark:
2013 The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide 2nd Edition – $179

HUM 2352 – All Yours

     Representing the 2013 Annual Angel, HUM 2352 – All Yours is a little 4½-inch tall cherub dressed in light green with three-leaf scrollwork, holding a red heart. This TMK-9 trademark angel has written on the base the words “2013 Annual Angel”. One source has an asking price of $220 for this little angel.

HUM 2363 – Swarovski – Key to My Heart

     This 6-inch tall figurine was modeled by Anette Barth in 2016. Available from Hummel Gifts for $385, this Limited Edition (LE) version was in production for only 1,999 pieces. Key to My Heart is part of a beloved figurine series that combines the ceramic artistry of M.I. Hummel with the crystalline beauty of Swarovski. Each figurine in the Swarovski Series is a unique and shimmering treasure.

HUM 2370 – Childhood Memories

     This 7-inch tall figurine is available from Hummel Gifts for $1,500, this Limited Edition (LE) version and was in production for only 999 pieces. Children head to the kitchen to find something tasty to munch on and someone special to talk to. The warmth and good feelings of the kitchen make it the heart of the home, and make this figurine a special gift for Mother’s Day, or any day you want to celebrate family memories.

HUM 2385 – Angel of Love

     Modeled by master sculptor Tamara Fuchs in 2018, this is the annual angel for 2018 with blue eyes. An inscribed copyright year of 2017 and the words, “Engel der Liebe, Angel of Love, Jahres engel 2018, Annual angel 2018”, with the TMK-11 trademark may be found on the bottom. Once a year, the Hummel Manufaktur produces a lovingly created angel, which not only enjoys great popularity with collectors. The ceramic heart is a special detail on this loving angel. This 5½-inch figurine is offered on the Hummel Gifts website for $225.

HUM 2418 – Heart of a Hero

     Modeled by master sculptor Marion Huschka in 2018, this little opera fan, while playing at home, became inspired by Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” and the legendary figure of the famous Swan Knight. He has folded a sheet of music to make a hat and if you try to read the music, you will discover that it is the tune of “Treulich geführt”. This famous wedding march accompanies the newly married couple Elsa and Lohengrin in Wagner’s opera as they enter the bridal chamber at the start of the third act. In this story, the wedding night is the beginning of the end for these two. Nevertheless, the wedding march, which starts with the lines “Treulich geführt ziehet dahin, wo euch der Segen der Liebe bewahr’!“, is very popular with couples getting married who choose it as the music for their wedding ceremony. But the little hero is unlikely to be interested in such details. He wants to be a brave knight and proudly holds up his wooden sword. But instead of Lohengrin’s swan, he has to make do with a clearly angry goose. These animals have the reputation of being belligerent – which many People experienced close up when they came in contact with this fowl. And this goose which is keeping our hero in check – or is it the other way round? – has every right to be angry: the little hero has simply used one of its feathers to decorate his hat. Hummel Gifts has the list price at $450.

Valentine Gift

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       This ¾ inch tall miniature of the HUM 387 – Valentine Gift, which was also the 1977 Hummel Club Exclusive #1, has the Goebel Miniatures Studio mark and was located on the website MiniatureCottage.com which had it listed for $100.00. The first year issue price in 1982 was $85 with a highest known price paid of $220 according to the Olszewski Studio website.

Valentine Gift (Pendant)

    248-P
    This ¾ inch tall figurine inside the gold colored cage is a miniature of the full sized HUM 387 – Valentine Gift, and cost $85.00 in the production year of 1983 when it was introduced. This is the first authorized, limited edition, miniature M.I. Hummel figurine and also the first authorized as a piece of jewelry. The inscription on the heart / valentine is a decal and reads in German “I love you very much”. This is a Closed and very Limited Edition and was available only with the redemption card available to the Goebel Collectors’ Club members who joined or renewed their club membership between 1 June 1983 and 31 May 1984. This one was located on Replacements.com for a price of $94.95 marked down from a much higher price of $259.95. The first year issue price in 1982 was $85 with a highest known price paid of $220 according to the Olszewski Studio website.

References

Hummel Gifts (2023). M.I. Hummel Gifts, The Official Shop. Retrieved from https://hummelgifts.com/

Luckey, C. F. (1997). Luckey’s Hummel figurines & plates: Identification and value guide. Iola, WI: Krause Publications.

Miller, R. L. (2003). The no. 1 price guide to M.I. Hummel: Figurines, plates, more. Cumberland, MD: Portfolio Press.

Miller, R. L., & Genth, D. A. (1998). The no. 1 price guide to M.I. Hummel: Figurines, plates, more. Huntington, N.Y: Portfolio Press.

Olszewski, R. (12 Nov. 2022). Olszewski, Dedicated to the Art of Miniatures. Retrieved from https://www.olszewskistudios.com on 30 January 2023

Von Recklinghausen, H. A. V. (2013). Official M. I. Hummel Price Guide, 2nd edition.

Updated 30 January 2023