Hummel figurines were first made commercially available. Subtle variations have been noted, but the illustration to the left is all you need to identify the trademark. Those subtle differences are of no important significance to the collector. The letters WG below the crown in the mark are the initials of William Goebel, one of the founders of the company. The crown signifies his loyalty to the imperial family of Germany at the time of the mark's design, around
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Hummel figurines is short, and well-known by most porcelain collectors: Franz Goebel, of W. Goebel quickly signed an agreement to produce porcelain figurines based on her artwork, and introduced the first M. Hummel figurines in General Store , that really gave M. Hummel figurines their start. The M.
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Genuine Unmarked Goebel Figurine Hi All This enquiry concerns a small about 5 inches , very modest Goebel figurine of a boy digging in the garden. It is marked NM , 0A. I purchased it from an elderly lady at a church bazaar many years ago here in the US.
When they were first created the figurine series designation or mold numbers had not yet been set up. When the Convent and Sister Hummel made the historic contract with Franz Goebel, it was agreed that her signature, her personal stamp of approval, would appear on every piece. It still does so today and the only exception is if figurines are without bases or do not have any adequate surface to display the signature. On the earliest figurines it was incised on the bottom of the base. Between and the company occasionally used a C inside a circle beside a W within a G mark, this was stamped or incised on the edge of the base.