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1980 Goebel annual glass bell Sale
1980 Goebel annual glass bell
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Item no: GGK1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: H: 17 cm
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Hummel Mother's day plate from Goebel 1982
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Item no: HM1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Monthly Figurine December Girl with Christmas Tree and Presents Sale
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Item no: HMA12 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 13 cm x W: 7 cm x D: 7 cm
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Hummel Goebel Swedish Area plate with Västergotland Sale
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Item no: HSO06 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Annual Angel Figurine 2002 Angel with Roses Sale
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DKK 495.00
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Item no: HAF2002 Year: 2002 Measurement: H: 14 cm x W: 9 cm x D: 7 cm
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Hummel Annual plaquette 1989 Farm Boy, Miniature Plate Sale
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Item no: HAPL1989 Year: 1989 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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Hummel Annual plaquette 1977 Autumn, Miniature Plate Sale
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Item no: HAPL1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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Hummel Little homemakers No. 1 Girl with Broom Sale
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Item no: H1001 Year: 1988 Measurement: Ø: 10 cm
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Hummel Annual plate 1973 with boy wandering with umbrella Sale
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Item no: HA1973 Year: 1973 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Annual plaquette 1983 Postman, Miniature Plate Sale
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Item no: HAPL1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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Hummel Little homemakers No. 2 Girl Hanging the Laundry Sale
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Item no: H1002 Year: 1989 Measurement: Ø: 10 cm
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Hummel Annual plate 1995 with boy waving goodbye Sale
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Item no: HA1995 Year: 1995 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Monthly Figurine May Boy Running with Butterfly Sale
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Item no: HMA05 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 13 cm x W: 7 cm x D: 7 cm
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Hummel Goebel Wildlife plate with bird, Mallard duck Sale
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Item no: HWL06 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Goebel Wildlife plate with bird, owl Sale
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Item no: HWL03 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Annual Plate 1980 Girl with school bag on her way to school Sale
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DKK 79.00
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Item no: HA1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Complete Goebel  Centerpiece made of Charlot By plates and fittings etc. Sale
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DKK 589.00
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Item no: 9001 Measurement: H: 34 cm x Ø: 21 cm
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1975 Hummel Goebel Charlot Byj Christmas plate Sale
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Item no: GCBX1975 Year: 1975 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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1977 Hummel Goebel Charlot Byj Christmas plate
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Item no: GCBX1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Hummel Annual plate 1974 with girl with geese Sale
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DKK 295.00
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Item no: HA1974 Year: 1974 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Nina and Marco Nina with friend and Panda
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DKK 695.00
Item no: NM07 Measurement: H: 14 cm x W: 13 cm x D: 10 cm
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Goebel Janet Robson commemorative plate, Flight into Egypt, Sale
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Item no: GJR01 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Mother's day plate from Goebel 1981 Sale
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Item no: HM1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Monthly Figurine March girl with flowers Sale
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Item no: HMA03 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 13 cm x W: 7 cm x D: 7 cm
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Hummel Annual plate 1987 Girl feeding chickens Sale
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Item no: HA1987 Year: 1987 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Little Music Makers No. 2 Flute player
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DKK 195.00
Item no: H1006 Year: 1985 Measurement: Ø: 10 cm
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Goebel Hummel Monthly Figurine February Boy with Mask Sale
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Item no: HMA02 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 13 cm x W: 7 cm x D: 7 cm
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1979 Goebel annual glass bell Sale
1979 Goebel annual glass bell
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Item no: GGK1979 Year: 1979 Measurement: H: 17 cm
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Goebel Hummel Figurine of Girl with clogs by Lars Pagfeldt Sale
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Item no: S1119 Measurement: H: 15 cm x W: 5 cm x D: 6 cm
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Hummel Goebel Swedish Area plate with Skaane Sale
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Item no: HSO01 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Little homemakers No. 4 Chicken Girl
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DKK 195.00
Item no: H1004 Year: 1991 Measurement: Ø: 10 cm
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Hummel Annual plaquette 1986 Playmates, Miniature Plate Sale
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Item no: HAPL1986 Year: 1986 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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Hummel Little Music Makers No. 4 Conductor
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DKK 195.00
Item no: H1007 Year: 1987 Measurement: Ø: 10 cm
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1978 Goebel annual glass bell Sale
1978 Goebel annual glass bell
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Item no: GGK1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 16 cm
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Hummel Mother's day plate from Goebel 1980 Sale
Hummel Mother's day plate from Go...
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Item no: HM1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Mother's day plate from Goebel 1979 Sale
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Item no: HM1979 Year: 1979 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Sleepy from Snowwhite and the Seven Dwarfes Sale
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Item no: S1117 Measurement: H: 7 cm x W: 4 cm x D: 4 cm
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1973 Hummel Goebel Charlot Byj Christmas plate Sale
1973 Hummel Goebel Charlot By...
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Item no: GCBX1973 Year: 1973 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Hummel Mother's day plate from Goebel 1978 Sale
Hummel Mother's day plate from Go...
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Item no: HM1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Annual plate with girl with basket of apples. Sale
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Item no: HA1984 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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1974 Hummel Goebel Charlot Byj Christmas plate Sale
1974 Hummel Goebel Charlot By...
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Item no: GCBX1974 Year: 1974 Measurement: Ø: 22 cm
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Hummel Little Music Makers No. 1 Violinist
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DKK 195.00
Item no: H1005 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 10 cm
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Hummel Goebel Swedish Area plate with Smaaland Sale
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Item no: HSO02 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Four Seasons Winter Sale
Hummel Four Seasons Winter
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Item no: H1000 Year: 1996 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Monthly Figurine April Girl with Easter egg Sale
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Item no: HMA04 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 13 cm x W: 7 cm x D: 7 cm
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Hummel Friends Forever Plate nr. 2 For Father Sale
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Item no: HFF02 Year: 1991 Measurement: Ø: 18 cm
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Hummel Goebel Swedish Area plate with Halland Sale
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Item no: HSO04 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Hummel Annual Plate 1982 Girl under the cover of an umbrella Sale
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DKK 625.00
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Item no: HA1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Monthly Figurine January Girl Skating Sale
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Item no: HMA01 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 13 cm x W: 7 cm x D: 7 cm
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Hummel Annual plaquette 1988 Little Goat Herder, Miniature Plate Sale
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Item no: HAPL1988 Year: 1988 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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Hummel Annual plaquette 1981 Boy with Umbrella, Miniature Plate Sale
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Item no: HAPL1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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Goebel Hummel Annual Angel Figurine 2005 Angel with Candle Decoration Sale
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Item no: HAF2005 Year: 2005 Measurement: H: 14 cm x W: 8 cm x D: 8 cm
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Hummel Annual Bell 1978 Boy Playing the Accordion Sale
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DKK 99.00
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Item no: HAK1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 16 cm x W: 11 cm x D: 9 cm
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Hummel Annual plate 1994 The little doctor Sale
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DKK 349.00
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Item no: HA1994 Year: 1994 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Nina and Marco Soccer Player
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DKK 495.00
Item no: NM01 Measurement: H: 10 cm x W: 13 cm x D: 11 cm
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Hummel Annual Bell 1979 Girl sitting with basket Sale
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DKK 79.00
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Item no: HAK1979 Year: 1979 Measurement: H: 16 cm x W: 11 cm x D: 9 cm
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Hummel Annual plate 1972 with boy blowing horn Sale
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DKK 595.00
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Item no: HA1972 Year: 1972 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Goebel Hummel Monthly Figurine August Boy with Sheaf of Wheat Sale
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DKK 249.00
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Item no: HMA08 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 13 cm x W: 7 cm x D: 7 cm
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Hummel Annual plaquette 1991 Just Resting, Miniature Plate Sale
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DKK 175.00
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Item no: HAPL1991 Year: 1991 Measurement: Ø: 8 cm
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Goebel Janet Robson commemorative plate, Joseph, Mary and Christ Child Sale
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Item no: GJR02 Measurement: Ø: 19 cm
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Story of the Goebel Porcelain Factory

Göebel - founded by father and son

In 1871 Franz Detleff Göbel (FDG) and his son William (WG) lived in the ancient town of Öslau, situated in the german Thuringia-region - famous for its exquisite porcelain. FDG was a wholesaler in porcelain, pursuing ambitions to start his own production. By 1871 he founded the company together with his son.

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Determined to create porcelain

Slate pencils and childrens marbles was the starting point, as FDG could not yet finance a proper porcelain-production. Furthermore, the Duke of Coburg refused to permit a porcelain factory in town, since he had a big fear of a great fire in town. Nevertheless Franz D. Göbel was determined on creating a new porcelain factory.

Wisely he found Öslau, choosing it for its position by the Röden river, the surplus of labour and for the riches in natural resources of clay. Within a few years, FDG, now with the marble and slate pencil money to back him up, insisted that the Duke gave permission to build.

The Duke could hardly persist to refuse, and by 1876 the first building was raised.

Exports to the american market

Göbel's first porcelain burning took place in 1876. From the start most of the production included distinguished figurines and table service. As FG grew older, his son William took over.

William, born with the talent of trend-spotting, expanded the production and sent his 16-year old son Max Louis to America. WG was convinced about a significant potential in exports to the USA, and Max Louis was sent to spot the trends and report back to the factory, in order to start producing series of American products.

The beginning of the figurine production

Due to William Göbel, a figurine production was started - this is now the main line of business. Max Louis (ML) was an energetic and dymanic young man, who managed on his own in America. He worked with Marshall Field and other big american companies.

By 1911 ML was back in Öslau. Upon his fathers death, ML took over the family company with enough business know-how and energy to send the company into the 20th century.

Following the start of the 20th century, Europe was urbanized and the industrialization soared. ML was determined to produce to the taste and income of a new working class. Some of the finest sculptors of Europe was engaged by the Göbel studios, and Max Louis established friendships with contemporary artists. Popular artwork was used as the basis of producing decorative figurines.

Innovative in spite of crash and crisis

During the first world war many German companies were forced to close due to the enormous inflation. Göbel's however, survived, and the crisis never prevented the company from creating and innovating. By 1926 fine-grained earthenware was added to the repertoire.

The sudden death of Max Louis Göbel after 18 years of leadership and the simultaneous crash of the American stock market however rocked the Goebel Factory to the core. ML's death marked the end of a highly innovative era. Luckily Max Louis' son and son-in-law Franz Göbel and Dr. Eugen Stocke - two capeable businessmen, were ready to receive the baton.

With the crash of the American stock market, the whole world plunged into an economic crisis of proportions, and with the world, Germany - already badly hit by the roaring inflation. Goebel's tried his best to carry on business as usual, and their survival solely depended upon their innovation. Öslau is renamed Rödental.

Sensing the desires and trends

Just like his grandfather William Göbel, Franz Göbel was born with the talent of sensing the desires of his market. By the mid thirties FG felt that the factory needed a new product. By coincidence he came upon artcards with sweet little children in the most wonderful impression.

He thought and felt, that making these small characters as figurines, the sweetness, joy and innocense of the little children might bring a touch of comfort and encouragement to the needy German population - strugling with the crisis of the thirties in pre-war-Germany.

Sister Hummel & the Hummel figurines

The cards were based on the drawings of the young franciscan Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel (Born Berta Hummel in 1909). Franz visited the Sister and started negotiations with the Convent of Siessen. An agreement was made and an exciting period followed developing the Hummel figurines.

In cooperation with the artists at Göbel, Sister Hummel evolved a new colour-palette of glazes, suitable for the figurines. On January 9th 1935 an agreement was signed, granting Göbel monopol of production and sale of the Hummel-figurines.

This date was later determined as the Hummel-figurines' official birthday. During the Leipzig Spring Fair in March 1935, the figurines were presented for the first time, with immediate success.

Lucky to survive the WWII restrictons & bombs

Following the beginning of Hitler's war in 1939 all production of decoratives and artware was restricted, and Goebels were allowed to produce the figurines for export only - in order to guarantee Hitler foreign currencies. Simultaneously the factory was ordered to produce dinner sets for the German army. A lot of German factories were bombed during the war, but luckily nothing happened to Göbels.

The production of figurines for the homemarket was of course resumed immediately after the end of the war. The popularity never ceased during the war. In the war-settlement for Germany Göbel Porzellanfabrik ended up in the US zone. Now the American G.I.'s fell in love with the sweet children's figurines, and a lot were sold to American soldiers in Germany or exported to the United States.

Sister Hummels tragic passing

A tragedy hit the factory when Maria Innocentia Hummel passed away at only 37 in 1946. Luckily she left behind a treasure-trove of drawings - the basis of new figurines. The production never ceased. A new agreement was signed with the Convent of Siessen. The convent now had the right to refuse production of a figurine, if, in their opinion, the figurine did not radiate the style and quality of Sister Hummel's work.

The annual M.I. Hummel plate

The Göbel factory enjoyed considerable expansion and evolution during the post-war years, but the traditional handcrafting and handpainting was strictly maintained.

By 1971 a totally new collectible was born, when Göbel launched their M.I. Hummel annual plate, depicting the wonderful little characters of the Hummel-drawings. The plate won instant popularity by the people already loving the little figurines.

The M.I. Hummel Christmas Bell & Two little friends

The Göbel Collector's Club was founded in the United States in 1977. By 1989 the name was changed to The M.I. Hummel Club. By then the number of members were more than 300.000. From the 1970's the porcelain figurines became a more important part of the production of W. Göbel Porzellanfabrik.

Yet another novelty was introduced in 1993, when Göbel introduced the M.I.Hummel Christmas Bell. Due to the big demand, Göbel created the Nina & Marco figurines - two little friends - introduced in 1999.

Goebel with great versatility

By the turn of the millennium the future was looking bright, and the artists still had plenty of ideas for new figurines. The sixth generation of Göbel's is in charge of the company, represented by Wilhelm and Christian Göbel as well as Ulrich and Detlev Stocke.

Goebel's is a company of great versatility. For example the company was contacted by Daimler-Chrysler in 2003. The commission was to create a statue of "The Woman and the Two Eagles" originally the prize of "The Atlantic Crossing" in 1905. Now to be the prize of the "NewYork - Cuxhaven/Hamburg Race" in July 2003. The biggest regatta ever to hit Hamburg.

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