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1960's Goebel Hummel "Mail Is Here" Horses and Carriage Figurine - $1.5K VALUE

1960's Goebel Hummel "Mail Is Here" Horses and Carriage Figurine - $1.5K VALUE

$ 795.00

"Mail is here"
statuette 
by Goebel Hummel, 
circa 1960's


Item Description
This beautiful clay/porcelain statuette depicts a young mail atop his horse drawn mail carriage heralding the arrival of the mail by blowing his horn. This would be a great addition to your collection or a wonderful gift for a loved one. It is hand crafted and painted with great color and detail. The “M.I. Hummel” signature can be found on the bottom of the piece. This collectible figurine is in excellent condition, except for missing horn. The figurine is clean with no chips or cracks. It measures 4.50” height, 6.50" width, 2.75" depth . This figure was made between 1960 and 1972. The art piece comes with certification of authenticity and has a $1,500.00 insurance value.  

Hummel figurines (also known as M.I. Hummel figurines or simply Hummels) are a series of porcelain figurines based on the drawings of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, O.S.F. Hummel figurines have been referenced multiple times in popular culture. On the television series Gilmore Girls, a Hummel collection of Kyle's mother is broken during the fight between Dean and Jess (season 3, episode 20). In the web series Ask That Guy With The Glasses, Hummel figures are implied to be satanic. In a 2011 episode of "The Mentalist," human behavioral expert (and the titular "mentalist") Patrick Jane is surprised to learn "supercop" J.J. Laroche, a CBI chief, collects Hummel figurines when Jane visits Laroche's home for the first time. The Simpsons' sixteenth season episode "Home Away From Homer" reveals that Ned Flanders has a sizable collection of "Humble" figurines, a parody of Hummels. The Simpsons' also references Hummel figurines in the episode "Principal Charming" when Marge mentions that her sister Selma enjoys Hummel figurines. Etc.

 
                                                                                          

Specifications of Piece

Artist/Maker: Goebel Hummel
Title: "Mail is Here"
Dimensions/Size: Sculpture
Material: Clay/Porcelein
Circa-Period : Circa 1960's
Condition : Like-new, except for missing horn
Measurements: 4½"x 6½"x 2 ¾ "
Distinguishing marks: Signed "J.M.Hummel"
Appraised Value: $1,500.00



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