Today I'm sharing my collection of Hummels that I purchased when we went to Germany in 1982. We were able to acquire them at a fraction of what the cost was here at that time. I just read on a Hummel site that the Goebel company has discontinuing making them as of 2008.
I realize mine are not exactly vintage but the creator and artist are. Sister Maria Innocenta Hummel began sketching pictures of small children in the 1930's in Germany. Porceline maker Franz Gobel caught a vision to re-create her sketches into porceline and started making the figurines before WWII.
Here is one of Sister Hummels first sketches.
Here are the ones that I was able to collect:
Stitch in Time
We took a whole day and shopped for Hummels and when we got home my nephew JR, he was three at the time said "Aunt Ann here I have a Hummel for you" and hand me this figurine. He had got it at a little shop in Hieldeberg. Oh I was so honored to take this from him and he sets along side my Hummels in my china cabinet.
I'm linking with Suzanne @http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/ for Vintage Thingie Thursday.
Have fun collecting all of those fabulous one of a kind treasures.