Now you may want to find out the age of the Hummel Figurine you remember so fondly.If you are looking for a Hummel value chart then read the M. Hummel Figurines and Collectibles Value Chart – Hummel Price Guide. See the Hummel date stamp chart below; every authentic M. Hummel figurine will have a Goebel stamp on its underside.
In other words, this particular TMK 2 is as valuable as a Crown Edition TMK 1, because it is the first issue.
Generally, the value of a Hummel is influenced by the trademark year of release. Large Hummels are coveted by collectors, and especially the Century and Limited Editions command higher prices.
This is one of the largest Hummels produced as indicated by the Roman Numeral "II".
While Crown Editions and Full Bees (TMK 2) are highly prized, the Stylized Bee (TMK 3) is also very desirable.
Boys and girls doing everyday duties from picking apples to delivering letters.
I remember the Hummel Figurines that where always on the shelf just out of my reach when I was a little kid running around grandmaâ€™s house.
It was discontinued while in TMK 6 with a FINAL ISSUE in 1988.
The difference between TMK 2 (Full Bee) and TMK 3 (Stylized Bee) is determined by the position of the Bee's wings either flying over the "V" or the wing tips are exactly even with the top of the "V" to be distinguished as a Stylized Bee.
Hummels are porcelain figurines, plates, miniatures, lamps, bells, plaques and other distinctive collectibles which are made by W. Goebel is the exclusive manufacturer and worldwide distributor of Hummels.
Not all Goebel products are Hummels, but Goebel makes all Hummels.
TMK 8 was introduced late 1999 and now used for Hummels into the year 2000.