Depicting rosy-cheeked children doing everyday activities, Hummel figurines are timeless classics that bring cheer to collectors around the world. The true value of a Hummel is owning a beautiful object that is meaningful to you and your family. However, the rarity and demand of some models have drawn high prices online and at auction.
How Much are Hummel Figurines?
History of Hummel Figurines
In the early 1930s, the artwork of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel started appearing on post cards throughout Germany and Switzerland. These images of children in pastoral settings caught the eye of Franz Goebel, director of the porcelain company W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik. In 1935, he negotiated a collaboration with Sister Hummel and started crafting figurines based on her drawings. Goebel debuted his new figurines at the Leipzig Trade Fair and the collectables started to become popular. However, his success was cut short by the second World War.
After the war, Goebel started producing the figurines again. They became especially popular with American troops stationed in West Germany, who sent Hummels to family members back in the United States. These rosy-cheeked figurines have been timeless collectables ever since.
General Guidelines for the Value of Hummel Figurines
Most Valuable Hummel Figurines
Some names of Hummel figurines have changed over time. So it is best to identify figurines by their identification number. To find this number, carefully flip your figurine upside down. You will find it imprinted near the top rim of the porcelain figure.
Hummel number: 347
Hummel’s estimated fair market value: $1,630.33
Suggested retail price: $4,900
Adventure Bound is the most rare and valuable Hummel figurine. This 8-inch figure depicts seven little boys heading out on an adventure. Models with the “Full Bee” stamp (also called the TMK-2) were created before 1959. These rare versions can go at auction for $6,000-$9,000, depending on the condition and if the box is still present.
Hummel number: 2100
Hummel’s estimated fair market value: $1,163
Suggested retail price: $3,495
In this Hummel, three children and a dog sit for their picture taken by an old camera. This piece is highly valuable because only 2,500 figurines were made.
Ring Around the Rosie
Hummel number: 348
Hummel’s estimated fair market value $1,063.67
Suggested retail price: $3,200
This adorable figurine depicts four little girls playing a game of ring around the rosie. Originally, this figurine was released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hummel. The original figurines are taller and more valuable than newer versions, ranging from 6¾-7 inches in height. Later versions are all a uniform height, 6¾ inches tall.