Series: Luckey's Hummel Figurines & Plates
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications; 12th edition (March 2003)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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I was hesitant to purchase Luckey's 12th Edition Price Guide because I have always relied on Robert L. Miller's No. 1 Price Guide in the past. However, curiosity got the better of me and I'm glad it did. It's a great reference, and a very good companion to Miller's guide. The main advantage Miller's 10th Edition No. 1 Price Guide has is all figurines are now shown in color... but the images are smaller than in previous editions. Since Luckey's guide (updated by Dean Genth) is presented in a larger format, it has larger images and text, which makes it easier to read. It also displays more images of the older trademark figurines to show the differences between the older figurines and their current production versions a bit better. This was important to me because I generally prefer to collect the older, more rare figurines.Figurine pricing is now essentially the same between the two guides, which isn't surprising considering Dean Genth owns Miller's Hallmark in Eaton, OH, the home of Robert Miller.For the average collector, or one that usually tends to purchase the newer released items, Robert Miller's guide is now more up to date. However, for the truly serious collector, Luckey's guide has more or different information on some of the more rare figurines such as those made in white overglaze and sold only in Belgium in the early days. Since I own several of these figurines, I found the information contained in Lucky's guide very useful.Highly recommended for both the novice or serious collector... but don't forget to purchase Miller's book too.
I have a few Hummels that were my grandmothers and didn't know anything about heir history or worth. This book was extremely helpful in explaining all the marks on the bottom of each Hummel and also their origin ..I was very pleased with all the information ..and believe me there is a lot of information with pictures .
A absolute must have resource - well organized, descriptive, and easy to use. It has served me exceptionally well each time I have had to use it!
This book is very helpful if you are buying or wanting to know the retail price of a hummel or if there are any markings you should be looking for. Luckey's does give some extra information on some hummels that Miller doesn't have in his book. One thing that would be helpful is to have color pictures of the figurines since many times a figurine's color determines it's age.
We collected many Hummels, while in Germany 1980-83, serving in the USAF. Enjoy collecting them and appreciate all the workgoing in to make these fine little people ! They are so cute!Thank you and God bless everyone !Helene Meikle
I love this book, it is logical, has good pictures and descriptions, a big color section that illustrates some of the variations that are hard to verbally describe.I can see this book getting worn out.
I had just accumulated 30 some hummel figurines and not knowing the price, I was in a fix. I was worried that I might give more than they were actually worth. Now that I have the price guide, I found out that I made out like a bandit. I've learned a lot about the hallmarks and how to date some of the items. And a whole lot of knowledge that I didn't have before.
THIS BOOK IS JUST WHAT SOMEONE NEEDS TO ESTABLISH THE VALUE OF A HUMMEL ITEM THAT THAT PERSON IS LOOKING AT TO BUY OR SELL. IT IS EASY TO USE, AND FOR AN OLDER PERSON , HAS GOOD BOLD TYPE TO READ. THE PICTURE OF THE FIGURINES, PLATES AND PLAQUES ARE EXCELLENT. I WOULD RECOMEND THIS BOOK AS A GOOD REFERENCE OR LEARNING TOOL FOR SOMEONE NEEDING THIS KNOWLEDGE.
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