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Difference Between Berta and M.I. Hummel Figurines

Since I have received so many emails with questions about types of Hummel figurines, I thought I would explain the difference between Berta Hummels and MI Hummels. There seems to be more confusion to this than what I had thought.

Berta Hummels are manufactured in the Far East under the strict supervision of Goebel. They are not actually manufactured by Goebel, but have to adhere to Goebel’s quality control procedures. They are made of bisque porcelain. Because of this they are able to bring these Hummels to you at reduced prices. Berta used to be Sister Hummel’s first name up until she graduated from the Academy in 1931. When she took her vows she also took the name of Maria Innocentia hence the name MI Hummel.

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Determining The Value of Hummel Figurines

The value of an authentic Hummel Figurine takes a lot of things into consideration. I receive many emails from people wanting to know what I think the value of their Hummel is. The truth is, the best way and most effective way of getting an accurate appraisal is by going to a certified appraiser. But….there are some things that can give you a rough idea and I will explain those below.

There are four very important factors in determining the value of Hummel Figurines. Firstmost, is the trademark. Second, is the mold number, third is the size of your Hummel and last but not least is the condition your Hummel is in. Since the explanations can get very detailed, I am just going to give you a short course so that you will have some idea.

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