GERMAN SOUVENIRS — HUMMEL FIGURINE COLLECTION
Hummel figurines not only make the perfect gift, but they’re also a collector’s item that can be passed down between generations, just like our Black Forest cuckoo clocks. Hummels were created in 1930 by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel who studied at the Munich Academy of Applied Arts. Porcelain maker, Franz Goebel, fell in love with her designs and acquired the rights to turn them into figurines. They became popular during World War II when soldiers started sending them to their families. They soon became a collector’s item and an adored piece of German history. Dreaming of starting a Hummel collection? Take a look at our selection below.
Hummel figurines are hand-crafted and show what children of the 1930s looked like. Their innocent and adorable appearance is probably one of the reasons why the figurines became so popular and were ideal as gifts. Each figurine shows a child or group of children doing what children do — having a nap, singing, playing with animals, reading a book, or celebrating holidays — and you can find them dressed up in professional wear, like a postman, scientist, or doctor. There are even Christmas holiday sets of figurines. The manufacturing of Hummel figurines has declined, so you will find them priced differently based on both the style and when the figurine was produced.