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Have you ever heard of Berta Hummel? If so, then you probably know that she was the artist that inspired the figurines known as Hummels. When Berta Hummel was ordained as a nun, her name became Maria Innocentia Hummel (M.I. Hummel). Her art was later produced into Hummel figurines with permission by the Goebel company.
If you love Hummels you may want to consider looking into Hummel collectibles made for the Christmas season. One such collectible made exclusively for the Christmas store, Bronners, is the Silent Night Chapel Musical Hummelscape. This chapel modeled after the original Silent Night Chapel in Austria of which the song Silent Night was first sung in 1818 on Christmas Eve, is a wind up musical collectible that plays Silent Night. It is made of porcelain and is hand painted. It would make a beautiful addition to any Hummel collection.
You may also want to consider celebrating Christmas with Christmas ornaments featuring Hummel figurines on them. You can purchase a set of four Christmas ball ornaments with a Hummel scene featured on it. These Christmas ornaments are sure to dress up any Christmas tree with a fantastic Hummel feel!
There are also Hummel angels available from the Hummel Angel Bell collection that have the year listed. These ceramic angels bells are beautifully painted and then glazed to make a wonderful addition to your Hummel collection. These little angel bells are about two and a half inches tall and will brighten up your Christmas tree or can even be displayed throughout the year if you wish!
Hummel's are wonderful items to collect and you don't have to limit yourself to collecting Hummel figurines just for Christmas. There are Hummel's available for all sorts of occasions at sites such as Bronners.com.
If you've already been collecting Hummels for years or inherited some from family members, you might also be interested in their value. You should look for certain markings on the figurines to confirm they are authentic. There should be a mold number and Goebel stamp, along with a personal stamp of approval. Like any collectible, condition and rarity of a Hummel will affect its value. Check the Robert L. Miller Price Guide or with a legitimate appraiser to find out the value of your Hummel.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|