Goebel Hummel titled "Prayer Before Battle Figurine #20 Boy & Horse. On the bottom of the figurine it has a large V shaped letter in blue with a bee above it. Below the V it says W - GERMANY. Above the V it has "20 imprinted into the clay/porcelain. To the right it says 5 in black ink.
It was a gift from my mother when I was a child. She told me it was very expensive and to take good care of it.
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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.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A vintage MI Hummel hand-painted porcelain "Prayer Before Battle" collectible figurine
made in West Germany by W. Goebels, bearing the TMK-3 mark in use from 1960-1963
Depicting a young boy with a toy rifle and horn, praying with his rocking horse; top of base inscribed MI Hummel and marked underneath; script "5" in underglaze black.
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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