Hummel is an extremely popular brand for ceramic figurines. These are not any old ceramic statues as they are highly valuable. There are Hummel Rare figurines that hold a lot of value and are ultra special. You can find rare figurines of children as well as saints which are based on the drawings of a very special German nun named Saint Mary Innocentia Hummel. Franz Goebel once found these drawings and began to produce ceramic figurines of them. They are symbols of innocence as they often feature children. Boys and girls are playing and having fun and each one has its own story to tell.
Initially, these drawings were printed on post cards and they became highly popular. Sister Hummel approved of Goebel producing ceramic figurines based on her artwork. The figures that were produced in 1935 and the ones that were created afterwards are rare and original items. The signature of M. I. Hummel is on every piece as it shows her sign of approval. The rare items also have incised mold numbers as well as the Goebel trademark. If you have figurine with these signature markings, then you have an original and rare piece.