The Hummel name carries a lot of weight in the antiquing and collectors world when it comes to high-quality pieces. This is why you'll often find many products being mislabeled as being an authentic Hummel collectible. Regrettably, this also applies to the "Hummel Mother's Day Plate Series". Did Goebel Ever Release a Hummel Mother's Day Plate? All Hummel collectibles that have been released, were produced by the Goebel company, who used the artwork of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel as … [Read more...]
When it comes to Hummel plates, one of the most well known series for collectors, are the annual plates that were first released between 1971 and 1995, and then again between 2000 and 2004. Unbeknownst to some collectors, there are actually several plate series to collect. … [Read more...]
What’s The Difference Between Hummel and Goebel?
I get many questions about Goebel and Hummel Figurines. One that has been asked most frequently is “What’s the difference between a Hummel figurine and a Goebel figurine?” In this article I will go over what and if there is a difference between the two figurines. Defining Goebel and Hummel Goebel: A pottery company that first began during 1871. The Goebel company was originally well-known for their porcelain works of art. Prior to the introduction of Goebel's M.I. Hummel line, the … [Read more...]
The Hummel Manufacturing Process
M.I. Hummel figurines have been handcrafted in the same Rödental factory since 1935. The process they use, not only provides us with the gorgeous figurines that we see today. It is also the reason for why they are able to provide the high standards of quality and craftsmanship, that they have come to be known for. The Hummel manufacturing process - or Hummel Manufaktur as it is known in Germany - has not changed much over the decades. The same techniques and methods that were first used back … [Read more...]