8cm tall figurine, purchased in Berlin in the 1950s as my husbands father was an air traffic controller
Mrs June Knox
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Hummel figures were incredibly popular among collectors in the 1950s-1990s and there are a lot of them on the market, unfortunately with less demand than supply so it is quite rare for individual pieces to be worth more than $5-50 each, at auction. The value can occasionally be boosted if the piece retains its original factory packaging. Yours is a nice early example
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A vintage Hummel hand-painted porcelain "Wayside Harmony" collectible figurine
Made by W. Goebels, Germany, withTMK-2 mark in use from 1950-1955
featuring a child seated on a fence with a singing bird, marked underneath and impressed 111 3/0 6F
8 cm (3-1/8 inches) high
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired in Berlin in the 1950s, thence by inheritance
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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