Hummel Figurines are showcased in many antique collectors cabinets. These porcelain figurines, based upon drawings by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, first became popular towards the end of the second world war. These porcelain ornaments were often gifted by soldiers in Germany to family back home in America. Although not an overly expensive item during this time, in today’s society Hummel Figurines have become greatly sort after antiques by keen collectors leading to a large price increase.
First Hummels Produced: 1935
Creator of the Porcelain Hummel Figurines: Franz Goebel
1) The Merry Wanderer #7
One of the most popular Hummel Figurines in a collectors cabinet is the ‘Merry Wanderer’. This porcelain figurine depicts a young traveller walking with a spring in his step (merrily walking) with a red umbrella and luggage bag.
Model Date: 1935
Expected Sale Price Today (depending on condition): $180 – $500
2) The Heavenly Angel #21
One of the first Hummels created is the ‘Heavenly Angel’ figurine. An angel wearing a long dress holds a candle in the wind. Made in Germany, this figurine was a popular Christmas ornament during the early 1900’s.
Model Date: 1925
Expected Sale Price Today (depending on condition): $100 – $500
3) Adventure Bound #347
This piece produced within the Hummel factory features seven boys setting off on an adventure. Adventure Bound is one of the more popular, larger Hummel figurines measuring eight inches long. Due to the detail in this particular Hummel, less were originally created making these pieces worth a small fortune to collectors.
Model Date: 1950, produced for commercial sale in the 1970’s
Expected Sale Price Today (depending on condition): Generally no less than $1000
4) Apple Tree Boy #142
The ‘Apple Tree Boy’ Hummel figurine is one of the more rare Hummels to find today within the collection. The young boy wears a blue jacket and red cap and is perched on the bow of a tree.
Model Date: 1956
Expected Sale Price Today (depending on condition): $100 (sells for a similar price to ‘Apple Tree Girl’ Hummel Figurine)
5) Apple Tree Girl #141
A similar figurine to the ‘Apple Tree Boy’, this figurine is of a young girl sitting on the branch of a tree. She is wearing a traditional dress, and her hair covered with a scarf. She is looking over her right shoulder into the distance. Often collectors like to have both girl and boy within their cabinets.
Model Date: 1970’s
Expected Sale Price Today (depending on condition): $100 (sells for a similar price to ‘Apple Tree Boy’ Hummel Figurine)
6) Ring Around the Rosie #348
The ‘Ring Around the Rosie’ Hummel features four girls in a circle playing ring around the Rosie (a popular game of the 1900’s). This is a large ornament being seven inches tall. Very detailed and dainty, this Hummel is a popular collectors item.
Model Date: Designed in 1957 but was not commercialised until 1960
Expected Sale Price Today (depending on condition): Upwards of $1000. In immaculate condition, these porcelain ornaments can sell for almost $6000.
7) Stormy Weather #71
Features both a young male and female keeping dry together under a large dark umbrella. Collectors often like pieces that contain more than one figurine making this a common Hummel collectors item.
Model Date: 1920’s
Expected Sale Price Today (depending on condition): Approximately $200