Series: No. 1 Price Guide to M. I. Hummel Figurines, Plates, More...
Paperback: 614 pages
Publisher: Reverie Publishing; 10 edition (October 23, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.1 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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I have all, since the first publication, of Robert Miller's Price Guide to MI Hummel Figurines, Plates, Miniatures and More.Mr. Miller has all the knowledge one would expect & want to find in his books after much research and many trips to Germany to gain this knowledge. This is THE HUMMEL BIBLE! I highly recommend this book to all Hummel collectors or to anyone interested in the collecting of fine arts. Very well written with explicit details about Sister MI Hummel's life in Massing, Germany & her schooling. Each known Hummel is pictured & tells of the Master Artist who molded each three dimentional figurine from the drawings by Sister beginning in the 1930's to the present TMK markings. A great investment for Insurance purposes when appraising your figurines by The Hummelking!
Professional or novice Hummel collectors will find this price guide indispensable. Additionally, Mr. Miller will gladly give you personal advise. Simply call him.
Book is well done with high quality full color pictures of each piece. Recommend this book to others as a go-to Hummel reference guide.Unfortunately, prices have collapsed. Hummel pieces are selling on EBay for less than half of the values shown in the book. The book can tell you which piece is worth more than another - but the values shown are 3 or 4 times what you can buy the item for on EBay.Hummels make for a beautiful collection - but do not appear to be a great investment.
Overall, the ratings and illustrations are thorough and presented very clearly. The only reason I didn't give the price guide 5 stars, is Robert Miller's view on original boxes.He believes that boxes have no collector value, yet in every other collector market (e.g., toy trains, Avon, Hallmark, Star Wars charecter, etc.) the original boxes sometimes exceed the value of the object, and in virtually every case, the original box substantially increases the value of an item to a collector.This value of original boxes for Lionel, Marx and other toy train boxes is so great that the boxes are counterfitted.Mr Miller does a fine job, otherwise. I believe his view that boxes have no value is just a concept that he can't grasp because he's out of touch with collectors. His thinking is based on personal opinion, and has no basis based on real life collectors.Russ S.
Excellent guide book now with its 10th edition in color. Photos are large and clear with short histories of each Hummel displayed; the Hummels are listed in numerical order. There is also an index in alphabetical order giving the Hummel's correct mold number that a person can refer to as well. Hummel Club pieces are listed towards the back of the book and interspersed with the regular Hummels according to their mold numbers. A terrific book for anyone who collects anything be it Hummel figurines, bells or plates.
Excellent guide and most helpful as a reference tool. Color pictures provided are much better than the previous editions which were in black and white accurate descriptions with rare variations are an invaluable tool in accessing values of the figurines. Olszewski miniatures are also included A great value
I collect Hummel figurines and find this to be one of the best authoritative guides.
I like this book as a good easy reference book that tells you how to determine the age and value of your Hummels. My first book by Robert Miller was 15 years old so I bought a newer one. I wasn't concerned that it was the newest because prices don't change a great deal, also I am not interested in selling at this time.
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