A Time Remembered

Circa: 1972
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Goebel/Made in W. Germany
This beautiful M.I.Hummel figurine, The Little Tailor, has the Goebel Bee or Last Bee Mark (TMK-5) on the bottom with the mold #308, #75 and 1972. My Hummel book, Lucky's Hummel Figurines and Plates Identification and Price Guide by Carl F. Luckey, says this mark was made from 1972 through 1979.
In 1934, Franz Goebel was searching for something new. Like his predecessors at the helm of W.Goebel Porzellanfabrik, Franz understood his market. He believed that in a world of political turmoil, customers would respond to a product depicting the gentle innocence of children. The artwork of a Franciscan Sister, Maria Innocentia Hummel, a gifted, academy-trained artist, came to Franz's attention. Her drawings of country children had been printed as art cards and were becoming quite popular. An enthusiastic Franz, with the approval of senior sculptors Arthur Moeller and Reinhold Unger, decided to pursue the creation of figurines based on the artwork of Sister M.I.Hummel. The new product line was launched in March, 1935, at the Leipzig Spring Fair a major show for the industry. The reception to the first M.I.Hummel motifs was enthusiastic. The line was an immediate success!
In very good + condition, without chips, cracks or fleabites he does have age crazing and he measures 5 1/2 inches tall.
An addition to any Goebel M.I.Hummel Figurine Collection.
SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions please contact me and thank you for looking.

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