Dating goebel hummel marks
There is a Hummel Figurine out there for almost every occasion; starting from “A Flower For You” to “Zealous Xylophonist”.
Boys and girls doing everyday duties from picking apples to delivering letters.
So ultimately, here is the information I seek: Does anyone know under what conditions and when the Goebel Company would not have put a stamped or incised mark one of their products? Pat Hi Pat Your article is perhaps the most exhaustive piece of research I have ever had on this China Chat forum in 10 years. Right off the bat, if I had seen this piece without your research, I would have also written it off as a Goebel type copy - likely from the Far East.
This is because Goebel were very clear and efficient at marking their wares. Not unless we get a clever contributor to solve this for us. First thing is, sometimes the Goebel crown is impressed (in the mould) and sometimes an ink stamp. The shape mark NM 572 is in the mould, so is on the piece anyway.
I then emailed Goebel in Germany and received this response:"In our model book your figurine is described as follows: NM 572/A (Boy) and /B (girl) "The little gardener"These figurines were produced in two sizes: /I and /01932 sculpted by our sculptor Reinhold Unger1933 market introduction1962 discontinued."Discontinued" means that molds and models were destroyed.