The creation of this website with its introduction in April of 2019 was out of necessity of my own desire to have quick access to centralized information on the M.I. Hummel figurines and the history behind their ongoing development. There are many books on the subject but very little has been written that I have been able to find for the current date since Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen’s 2013 2nd Edition of her Price Guide. There may be a new series of books on the horizon by a noted expert who has an in-depth knowledge of the Goebel archives as well as access to a world class collection of rare figurines, some of which have never been seen by the public. More later when the first book hits the streets.
This page was updated on 31 October 2023.
For simplicity and quick access in creating this website, I use a popular online editing tool. My background with web design dates to 13 March 1993 with the first published website as the webmaster of a prestigious university. I could include many additional features and make this a complicated site but prefer to keep it clean and uncluttered using only the simplest features to embody the content for computers, tablets and smart phones. There are more than 2,300 photographs and images on the 74 pages of this website but this number does not come close to showing the entire scope of what might be found elsewhere.
This site has gained popularity unlike any other website I have designed and that number has now surpassed three hundred and fifty. This is possibly due to some of the content not being found elsewhere on the Internet. There has been a resurgence of interest by the younger generation fascinated by the beautiful art and possible future potential for growth in its value. I take the time to find the best examples available on the Internet as well as from personal collections and remove the background with Photoshop so that the center of attention is on the figurine and there is nothing else that might distract attention from the prime subject. Here is a recent chart from Alexa.com that shows a 90-day growth in popularity with a lower score being more desirable. The site is breaking record popularity numbers almost daily from a beginning score of 14,893,932 on 1 May 2019 to 107,825 on 19 August 2021. I looked forward to the day when the score would be below 100,000. Regrettably, Alexa.com closed their doors on May 1, 2022 and I will have to find another means of measuring the the website’s rank amongst the millions of other sites on the Internet. Stay tuned and thank you for making this a very popular way of showing the world the beautiful art through the talent of a quiet nun.
Due to my own personal research and education on those that are rare and available for an affordable price, I’ve been fortunate to add many items to my own collection, most of which are holding their value and even increasing in perspective. There are many excellent deals yet to be discovered and this is a great time to add to your own collection. Enjoy your passion for the M.I. Hummel figurines from a company that makes the very best and strives to improve with each individual item they produce.
Here is a QR Code to make it easier to connect to the website with any QR reader, especially on smart phones. I used QR Code Monkey to create this image.
This site is dedicated to the beautiful Miss Hartig that I met in college long ago who introduced me to the wonderful world of M.I. Hummel. Her parents were of German heritage and cultured in the finer arts of Europe thereby exposing me to a world I would not have otherwise known. I hope you enjoy this result.