Hummel Themes – Professions

          Some of the more popular Hummel figurines are those that depict a certain profession that the collector can relate to or is interested in finding for a family member or friend for that special occasion. This is a sampling of 43 Hummel Professional examples of what I was able to discover but can confidently say that there are many more to be found. This list begins with the lower number HUMs and increases as you scroll down. It is also, in some ways, an historical chronology of the plaques as they were created. Enjoy.

Note: Photographs and detailed information is being added as time allows.

Hummels as Professions

HUM 12 – Chimney Sweep

12/4/0 – 3″
12/2/0 – 4″
12 – 6″
12/I – 5½”

     Originally modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möller in 1935 and when first introduced in 1935 as part of the original group displayed at the Leipzig Fair, the figurine was called “Smoky”. There have been several minor changes over the years especially with the size. The small 4 inch was not added to the line until well into the 1950 and no TMK-1 Crown pieces are found in that size. For those who purchased the 1992 sampler, there was the usual membership discount and that years’ figurine, the Chimney Sweep and included a special ceramic chimney and rooftop display base of ruse with the figurine. In 1995, Goebel produced for German retail promotion a special edition of the Chimney Sweep with a gilded base limited to only 500 pieces.

 

HUM 15 – Hear Ye, Hear Ye (Night Watchman)

15/2/0 – 4″
15 – 7¼”
15/0 – 5″
15/I – 6″
15/II – 7½”
15/II CE – 7½”

     Originally modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möller in 1935 with the old name of “Night Watchman”, this figurine was one of the original 46 to be released by Goebel at the Leipzig Fair keeping this name until around 1950. Older models are usually incised as 15/2 instead of 15/II. The 6 inch size 15/I sold for $7.50 as shown in the 1955 price list. The small size 15/2/0 “Hear Ye, Hear Ye” was first issued in 1985 with a suggested retail price of $60. It has an incised 1984 copyright date. There are a number of variations with this model, such as, the time on the watch hanging from his coat showing various times, gloves with fingers (rare) may be found on older figurines or as mittens with no fingers. In January, 2002, QVC offered a special 1,000 piece limited edition Hear Ye! Hear Ye! progression set of HUM 15/0 consisting of three figurines, one in white-ware, one partially painted and one completed along with a wooden display stand with a commemorative porcelain plaque and authentic Goebel painter’s brush. A few sample pieces have been found decorated with bright colors and glossy finish of the “Faience” technique valued between $3,000 and $5,000. Sizes 15/I and 15/II were “Temporarily Withdrawn” from production in January 1999.

 

HUM 119 – Postman (Mail carrier)

119 4/0 – 3½”
119 2/0 – 4″ to 4½”
119 – 4¾” to 5½”
119/0 – 5½”

     Originally modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möller in 1939 with only one size, many other sizes have been created. Master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek, in 1970, gave the figurine a new textured appearance. Also, newer models have four letters in the mailbag while older models have five letters. The small version of “Postman”, 119 2/0 was released in 1989 with a suggested retail price of $90 modeled by Gerhard Skrobek in 1985 and has the incised copyright date of 1985 on it. The large size has been renumbered 119/0 and the old 119 is not classified as a “Closed Edition” (CE) due to this change. In the Spring of 2002, a “Postman” progression set was issued in a limited Edition of 1,000 sets worldwide. Each piece has the incised model number 119/0, the TMK-8 trademark and Special Edition – “ARBEITSMUSTER Series” on the bottom of each of the three figurines.

 

HUM 127 – Doctor

Height – 4¾”  to 5¼”

     This figurine was originally modeled by sculptor Arthur Möller in 1939 and joined the line about 1940. The figurine has been remodeled several times with many variations during the years since then with the older samples being slightly larger. The old name was “The Doll Doctor” but is now just called “Doctor”.  The legs of the doll at the feet of the figurine with the TMK-1 and TMK-2 sometimes protrude over the edge of the base and are prone to be easily broken off. Newer models now have the “textured” finish.

 

HUM 128 – Baker

Height – 4¾”  to 5″

     This figurine was originally modeled by sculptor Arthur Möller in 1939 and has undergone a few changes over the years. Some of the insignificant changes were the height of the figurine, slight color variations and the earlier TMK-1 Crown version had the eyes open. This makes it easier to spot the Crown version. The newer editions in the mid-1970s were found with the new textured finish. The little baker is holding a “Gugelhupf” round pound cake, a popular Bavarian treat.

 

HUM 129 – Band Leader

129/4/0 – 3½”
129 – 5¼”
129/0 – 5″ to 5¼”
129/II – ?
129/III – 13½”

     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möller in 1939 with some variation in sizes and color variations but otherwise, no significant mold modifications since. The old name for this was known as “Leader” and is one of several figurines that make up the Hummel orchestra. A new miniature size of 3½ inches was issued in 1987 with a suggested retail price of $50 to match the newly released mini plate series call the “Little Music Makers” with one each coming out every year for four years. This version is the fourth and last of that series with a copyright date of 1985. The miniature “Band Leader” is made without the music stand and was “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) from production on 31 December 1997 and was declared as a “Closed Edition” (CE) on 1 January 1999.  In the summer of 2002, the largest 129/III, 13½ inch version, was introduced as the fifth and final edition of the “Millennium Love” series. This size was in limited supply and had to be special-ordered through an authorized M.I. Hummel dealer.

 

HUM 132 – Star Gazer (Astronomer)

Height – 4¾”  to 5″

     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möller in 1939 and was modified with a slight redesign in 1980 by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek with the textured finish and added corners of the base what were rounded. A few of the earlier trademark TMK-1 Crown have a darker blue shirt and normal color on the later pieces has a lighter blue or purple shirt. There are also some variations in the color of the telescope. The straps on the lederhosen are typically crossed in the back and if there are no straps showing, the value is increased at about 20% more above the suggested normal retail price. A special edition was released in 1996  for sale to the U.S. military troops stationed in Bosnia. The inscription read “Looking for a Peaceful World” and is worth between $500-$800 each. The figurine was “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) from production on June 15, 2002.

 

HUM 143 – Boots (Shoe Cobbler)

143/0 – 5″ to 5½”
143/I – 6½” to 6¾”
143 – 6¾”

     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möller in 1940 and was available in only the 143 size. The smaller size 143/0 was issued in the mid-1950s and at the same time, the larger size was reissued with the incised model number 143/I. There were many size variations ranging from 5 inches to 5½ inches on the smaller 143/0 version and from 6 inches to 6¾ on the larger 143/I version. The old name of this was the “Shoemaker”. The smaller and larger sizes have been restyled with the new “textured” finish by master modeler Gerhard Skrobek in the late 1970s. Both sizes were permanently retired by Goebel in 31 December 1998 and will not be produced again.

 

HUM 154 – Waiter

154/0 – 5″ to 6¼”
154/I – 6½” to 7″
154 – 6½”

     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möller in 1943 and was produced in the 6½ inch size with the incised 154 only and had a gray coat and gray striped trousers. In the early 1950s, the colors were changed to blue coat and tan striped trousers and introduced in two sizes, 154/0 and 154/I. This has been produced with various names on the bottle with “Rhein-wine” or “Rhein Wine” being the more common. Other names used have been “Whisky” (from the Full Bee TMK-2 and is valued at between $960 and $1,200), “Hiher Mchie” and other illegible names. All are now labeled with “Rhein Wine”. The old names of the figurine have been cataloged as “Chef of Service” or “Little Waiter”.  Both sizes have been restyled with the new “textured” finish. The 154/I larger size was listed as “Temporarily Withdrawn” in January 1999.

 

HUM 171 – Little Sweeper (House cleaner)

171/4/0 – 3″
171 – 4½”
171/0 – 4½”

     This figurine was first modeled in 1944 by master sculptor Reinhold Unger and released in the mid-1940s in one size, 171. There is very little change between the older and newer models. The old name was “Mother’s Helper” and was restyled in 1981 by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek. The current production now has the “textured” finish and is slightly larger. A smaller size, 171/4/0 was introduced in 1988 as part of the four-piece series “Little Homemakers” with one each year being introduced for a four year period. This figurine is the first of the series and has an incised copyright date of 1986. The normal size is renumbered 171/0 and the old number 171 is now classified as a “Closed Edition” (CE) due to this change. The miniature size, 171/4/0 was “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) on 31 December 1997.

 

HUM 178 – Photographer

Height – 4¾” to 5¼ “

     This figurine was created by master sculptor Reinhold Unger in 1948 in this one size and is currently the only size found although there is some slight variation. It has been restyled several times due to the trademark changes with color and mold variations found but very slight and not an influence on the value of the pieces.  There are some color variations on the dog as well as the camera. The copyright date is incised as 1948.

 

HUM 226 – The Mail Is Here (Mail carrier)

Height – 4¼” to 6¼”

     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möller in 1952 and earlier known as “Mail Coach”.  Older models were slightly larger in size and usually have an incised 1952 copyright date on them. Some older examples have the M.I. Hummel signature show up as very faint while others have the signature painted on due to the light impression. There are no known major variations that might affect the value.

 

HUM 304 – The Artist

Height – 4¾  to 5¼

     This figurine was originally modeled by master sculptor Karl Wagner in 1955 and later restyled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1970. It was introduced in the U.S. market in 1971 and has an incised copyright date of 1955. It may be found in small quantities with earlier trademarks of TMK-2 and TMK-3 but these would be considered extremely rare. A known variation in the TMK-2 Full Bee has a small drop of paint showing on the base. In 1971, it was first introduced with TMK-4 at a price of $18. 

 

HUM 305 – The Builder

Height – 5½”

     This figurine was originally modeled in 1955 by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek and may be found in extremely small numbers in the TMK-2 trademark and is considered rare with this mark. It has the incised copyright date of 1955 and was introduced first in the U.S. market in 1963. It is listed as “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) from production in June of 2002. Other than the earlier trademark, there are no significant variations in the mold or finish affecting the normal values.

 

HUM 306 – Little Bookkeeper (Auditor)

Height – 4¾

     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möller in 1955 in the Full Bee TMK-2 trademark and those early examples are substantially more valuable than those made since. The incised copyright date of 1955 is found on the base. It is currently listed as “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) from production as of June 2002. Other than the earlier trademark, there are no significant variations in the mold or finish affecting the normal values. 

 

HUM 308 – Little Tailor

Height –  5¼” to 5¾”

     Originally molded by master sculptor Horst Ashermann in 1955, it was restyled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1972 and has the incised copyright date of 1955 or may have the year of 1972. It was first introduced in the U.S. in 1972. it was first produced in the Full Bee TMK-2 trademark but not placed in the line until 1972. There are a few of the Full Bee TMK-2 and Stylized Bee TMK-3 trademark versions but they are rare. There was a major mold redesign in the Last Bee TMK-5 trademark and the old and the new figurines may b found in that trademark but the old style is difficult to find. The older styles carry the 1955 incised copyright while the newer styles have the 1972. The figurine was “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) as a TMK-8 but reintroduced in 2009 by Manufaktur Rödental in a larger size as a TMK-9 figurine,

 

HUM 318 – Art Critic

Height – 5¾”

     This figure was initially designed by master sculptor Horst Ashermann in 1955 and produced in prototype during the Full Bee TMK-2 era but was not released until 1991. At least two of these figures with the Full Bee trademark have surfaced. These early prototypes are worth substantially more that anything released since. These carry an incised copyright date of 1955 with a “FIRST ISSUE 1991” backstamp originally selling for an issue price of $230. It is listed as “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) in January 1999.

 

HUM 320 – The Professor

320 – 5½” to 5¾”
320/0 – 4¾”

     This figurine was originally modeled in 1955 by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek and first introduced into the U.S. in the fall of 1991. The Full Bee TMK-2 have the mold number 320 with no size designator. These sample pieces are considerably larger than the production pieces and are worth considerably more. The 320/0 has an incised 1989 copyright date and “FIRST ISSUE 1992” backstamp. The original issue price in 1991 was $180. It is listed as “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) in June 15, 2002.

 

HUM 322 – Little Pharmacist

Height – 5¾”  to 6″

     This figurine was first designed by master sculptor Karl Wagner in 1955 and the early examples that have the TMK-2 Full Bee trademark are worth considerably more than the regular production pieces. There are several variations in the labeling of the medicine bottle in front of the figure. The version written in German was temporarily withdrawn from production as of 31 December 1984. One of the rarer pieces to find is the version with the Spanish version of “Castor Oil” spelled “Castor bil”. These bring prices of between $1,200 and $1,800 when found in the TMK-4 trademark. The figurine was restyled in the Fall of 1987 with a new base with a smoother surface and rounded corners and edges. It is slightly smaller with the eyeglass ear pieces disappearing into the hair and his bow tie has been straightened. The coat button tape runs along a curve rather than straight up and down, and the breast pocket has been added. On the back, there is a wider coat strap with two buttons instead of one. In 1990, a few pieces of the “Little Pharmacist” were accidentally produced in the new style with the German “Rizinusol” decal on the bottle and the English “Recipe” on the paper boy is holding. Only a few of these rare pieces have been found and have a higher value in response.

 

HUM 332 – Soldier Boy

Height – 5¾”  to 6″

     This figurine was first designed by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1955 and the early examples that have the TMK-2 Full Bee trademark with the incised copyright date of 1955 are worth considerably more than the regular production pieces. The older pieces are slightly larger and usually have a red ornament on the hat while the newer pieces have a blue one. Those with a trademark of TMK-4 can have either. On the older models, the “M.I. Hummel” signature is located on the side of the base while newer models have the signature on top of the base. Later models have a 1957 incised copyright date. A special commemorative edition was issued in 1994 consisting of the figurine, a small porcelain replica of the shack at Checkpoint Charlie of Berlin Wall fame and a wooden base with a sign and brass ID plate. The edition was limited to 20,000 pieces and priced at $330. The figurine was “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) in 1999.

 

HUM 349 – Florist

349 – 6¾”
349/0 – 5¼”

     First modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1957, it was remodeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in a small size, 349/0, in 1989 with an incised copyright date of 1990. Originally called “Flower Lover” on old factory records, but later changed to “The Florist” and finally just “Florist”. The small size was released in the U.S. market in the Fall of 2002. The original price was $300 in 2002. The larger size has been found in the TMK-4 trademark with a 4/62 painting date.

 

HUM 351 – The Botanist

Height – 4″ to 4¼”

     Originally modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1965 but it was not released until 1982. It was first known as “Remembering” as reflected on the old factory records, but later changed to “The Botanist” and finally to just “Botanist”. The figurine has an incised copyright date of 1972 and was offered initially for an issue price of $84 in 1982. There was one found earlier with a 1965 copyright date with the TMK-5 on it. Another was located with an even earlier TMK-4 trademark and the 1965 copyright date. One thing I have noticed is that the size of the flowers at the base appear to be different in size between the earlier trademarks and the more recent.

 

HUM 376 – Little Nurse

Height – 4″

     Modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in April 1965, this was one of two designs released in 1982. Although most exist beginning with the TMK-6, at least one has been found with the TMK-5 trademark and an incised 1965 copyright date. There are also early samples carrying the TMK-4 trademark and were first called “First Aid” according to old factory records but was changed to “Little Nurse”.  The original issue price was $95 in 1982. Due to the attack no the World Trade Center at this time, Goebel offered many figurines like this to the local chapters for raffles where the proceeds would go to the benefit the families of the victims. “Little Nurse” was a closed Edition, but in celebration of the figurine’s 25th anniversary in 2009, a commemorative edition was released with a 25th Anniversary backstamp and hang tag.

 

HUM 410 – Little Architect

Height – 4¾” to 5¼”

     Crafted by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1978 and released in 1993, the Little Architect was formerly known as Truant in the old factory records, bearing the mold number of 410/I. It carries the 1978 copyright date and the first year pieces carry the “First Issue 1993” decal. Earlier samples have come up with the TMK-5 trademark but the regular production began with the TMK-7 mark. The official issue price in 1993 was $290.

 

HUM 423 – Horse Trainer

Height – 4½”

     This figurine was modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1980 with an incised 1981 copyright date being first introduced in the U.S. market in 1990. The original issue price was $155 in 1990. There have not been any variations found that would affect the value.

 

 

HUM 556 – One Plus One (Mathematician)

Height – 4″

     This figurine was modeled by master sculptor Helmet Fischer in 1989 with an incised 1989 copyright date being first introduced in the U.S. market in 1996. This was a Members’ Exclusive Preview Edition for Club year 20 for members of the M.I. Hummel Club only with a TMK-7 trademark and not sold as an open edition bearing the inscription: “EXCLUSIVE EDITION 1996/97 M.I. HUMMEL CLUB” applied by a blue decal. The official issue price was $145 in the U.S. in addition to the member’s redemption card. They were also sold at authorized dealer promotions that were district manager promotions in the U.S. and Canada. These bear a special mark, “SPECIAL EVENT” backstamp to indicate they were part of the promotion. They sold for $115 at these events, were in regular production for a time and are now “Temporarily Withdrawn” (TW) from production.

 

HUM 667 – Pretty As A Picture (Photographer)

Height – 7″

     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1992, has an incised 1992 copyright date and is currently listed on factory records as a “Possible Future Edition” (PFE) to be released at some future date subject to possible minor changes. Pretty As A Picture is 7 1/8 inches tall, depicting a boy and a girl standing beside one another as the subject for an aspiring young boy photographer who kneels down to view the two through his camera, propped up on a wooden tripod. This one is very similar to the HUM 178 Photographer where the dog is replaced with the two standing children.

 

 

HUM 826 – Little Maestro (Conductor)

826 2/0 – 3½”
826/I – 5½”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1997 with an incised 1997 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark, this one has the “First Issue 2000 MILLENNIUM” oval decal backstamp produced in a Limited Edition of 20,000 pieces worldwide. It came with a FREE jointed, mohair, 5¼ inch Steiff Teddy Bear and a porcelain medallion. The bear had a consecutively numbered white ear tag and button-in-ear and wore a medallion at its neck that depicted the figurine image. It was first released in the U.S. market in the Fall of 1999

 

HUM 2011 – Little Landscaper

Height – 4¼”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1996 with an incised 1996 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “First Issue 2002” backstamp. It came with a “Bountiful Garden” HummelScape (a $75 value) with the official issue price of $250 in 2002. It was first released in the U.S. market on QVC television in the Fall of 2001 and later sold through normal retail channels for a price of $200.

 

HUM 2030 – Fire Fighter

Height – 4¼”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1997 with an incised 1997 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “First Issue 2000 MILLENNIUM” oval decal backstamp. It was sold in 1999 for an issue price of $205 which also included a FREE “To the Rescue” HummelScape (Mark #1020-D), a $75 value. “Fire Fighter was re-released in the Winter of 2013 in the “Innocent Reflections” series, a series of white ceramic figurines on which a glaze is fired to make it glisten. A coating of 21-karat gold is painted on certain details of each figurine, then fired for 3½ hours. This figurine is trademarked with the TMK-9. In the wake of the terrorist attacks no the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and the resulting American military effort, Goebel alerted its M.I. Hummel Club chapters that it would donate appropriately themed figurines to local chapters to be used as raffles prizes. Any proceeds from such fund-raising events would then go to benefit the families of the victims. 

 

HUM 2038 – In The Kitchen (Chef)

Height – 4½”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1997 with an incised 1998 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “First Issue 2000 MILLENNIUM” oval decal backstamp. It was sold on QVC in 1999 for an issue price of $250 which also included a FREE “Kozy Kitchen” HummelScape (Mark #1009-D), a $75 value.

 

HUM 2039 – Halt! (Police Officer)

Height – 4¾”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1997 with an incised 1998 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “First Issue 2000 MILLENNIUM” oval decal backstamp. It was initially sold in the Fall of 1999 in the U.S. market for an issue price of $250 which also included a FREE “Duck Crossing” HummelScape (Mark #1028-D), a $75 value. It is one of the figurines in the “Off to Work” series. In the wake of the terrorist attacks no the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and the resulting American military effort, Goebel alerted its M.I. Hummel Club chapters that it would donate appropriately themed figurines to local chapters to be used as raffles prizes. Any proceeds from such fund-raising events would then go to benefit the families of the victims.

 

HUM 2040 – One Coat or Two? (Painter)

Height – 4½”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1998 with an incised 1998 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “First Issue 2000 MILLENNIUM” oval decal backstamp. It was initially sold in the Fall of 1999 in the U.S. market for an issue price of $250 which also included a FREE “Painting Pals” HummelScape (Mark #1019-D), a $75 value.

 

HUM 2044 – All Aboard (Train Conductor)

Height – 5″

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1996 with an incised 1997 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “First Issue 2001” oval decal backstamp. It was initially sold in the Fall of 2000 in the U.S. market for an issue price of $250. Those pieces sold in the first year of production carry the “First Issue” backstamp which also included a FREE “Homeward Bound” HummelScape (Mark #1020-D), a $75 value.

 

HUM 2048 – Little Patriot (Soldier)

Height – 8″

     The Little Patriot is the second in the “Ambassadors of Freedom” series issued for the U.S. Military only in a Limited Edition of 3,000 pieces in the Fall of 2002. The military price was $228 plus a shipping charge of $6, about the same as the HUM 802 “Brave Soldier” in the series and approximately the same size.

 

 

 

HUM 2075 – Comfort And Care (Nurse)

Height – 4¼”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1998 with an incised 1998 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “First Issue 2000 MILLENNIUM” oval decal backstamp. It was initially sold in 1999 in the U.S. market as a part of the “Off to Work” series for an issue price of $250. Those pieces sold in the first year of production carry the “First Issue” backstamp which also included a FREE “Healing Hands” HummelScape (Mark #1027-D), a $75 value. In the wake of the terrorist attacks no the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and the resulting American military effort, Goebel alerted its M.I. Hummel Club chapters that it would donate appropriately themed figurines to local chapters to be used as raffles prizes. Any proceeds from such fund-raising events would then go to benefit the families of the victims.

 

HUM 2091 – Maid To Order

Height – 4¼”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1999 with an incised 1999 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “First Issue 2001” decal backstamp. It was initially sold in the Fall of 2000 in the U.S. market for an issue price of $250. Those pieces sold in the first year of production carry the “First Issue” backstamp which also included a FREE “Strudel Haus” HummelScape (Mark #1043-D).

 

HUM 2092 – Make Me Pretty (Hairdresser)

Height – 4¼”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1999 with an incised 1999 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “First Issue 2001” decal backstamp. It was initially sold in the Fall of 2000 in the U.S. market for an issue price of $250. Those pieces sold in the first year of production carry the “First Issue” backstamp which also included a FREE “Make Me Pretty” HummelScape (Mark #1045-D).

 

HUM 2100 – Picture Perfect (Photographer)

Height – 8¼

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 2000 with an incised 2000 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “25th Anniversary” commemorative decal backstamp. It was initially sold in the U.S. market for an issue price of $3,495. Picture Perfect was the 25th Anniversary Club Commemorative figurine for the M.I. Hummel Club members only. Produced in a sequentially numbered worldwide limited edition of 2,500 pieces, it came with a wooden base and porcelain plaque. A few Artist Proofs were also made. A companion piece is HUM 2132 Camera Ready.

 

HUM 2132 – Camera Ready (Photographer)

Height – 5½”

     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 2000 with an incised 2000 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and the “25 years 1977-2002” commemorative decal backstamp. It was initially sold in 2001 in the U.S. market for an issue price of $525. It was released in the Spring of 2001 in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the M.I. Hummel Club as an open edition available to the general public as well as Club members.

 

HUM 2180 – The Final Sculpt (Sculptors)

Height – 5¼”

     Modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 2001 exclusively for his North American Farewell Tour in the Fall of 2002. He visited only 37 cities, autographing his figurine and visiting with collectors and friends. The figurine is a self portrait of sorts, in the M.I. Hummel style of a young Gerhard doing his final sculpt and waving good-bye. It is a depiction of Skrobek’s fond memories at Goebel, recollecting his modeling of HUM 351 The Botanist. A copy of Gerhard’s book, “Hummels and Me – Life Stories” is at his feet. It has an incised 2001 copyright date along with the TMK-8 trademark and is limited to 8,000 sequentially numbered pieces worldwide with 7,500 for the North American market. The original issue price was $350 in 2002. Each piece was signed by Skrobek, has a special backstamp and includes a Skrobek silhouette commemorative medallion.

 

HUM 2343 – Little Lawyer

Height – 4¾”

     This figurine is considered a mixed media figurine of a boy with metal-framed glasses perched upon his head. It represents children imitating adult occupations, this one being a lawyer. Little Lawyer is a “First Issue” backstamp along with the TMK-9 trademark. The issue price of this 4¾ inch figurine was $199. 

 

HUM 2420 – Winner (Race car driver)

     Sculpted in 2019 by master sculptor Marion Huschka. The little racecar driver sits proudly in his silver-gray speedster and presents his winner’s plaque to show he is number one.

 

 

HUM 129 – Template

Height – 4¾” to 5¼”

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