News about Hummel
Royal Doulton, Hummel characters grace Jasper52 auction Sept. 18
NEW YORK – The drinking vessel called the toby jug dates to the 18th century when potteries in England produced them for export to the American Colonies. They are named for the character Toby Philpots in the song The Little Brown Jug. Production of these jugs, which typically depict a man holding a jug […]
In a fragile economy, Hummel re-enters figurine business
ROEDENTAL, Germany (AP) – Ceramics craftsman Udo Troeger labors on a porcelain figurine at the M.I. Hummel factory, working alone under low-hanging fluorescent lights. A blaring radio fills the silence amid rows of empty desks. That Troeger, or anyone, remains at work represents progress for Hummel. The 74-year-old line of sentimental porcelain figures popular with […]
Holabird serves smorgasbord of bargains, June 2-5
RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC will hold a four-day Minerals Galore & Western Americana Auction, June 2 through June 5, starting at 8 am Pacific time on all four days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Specialists of the South staging large estates auction April 22
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – An estates auction packed with more than 400 lots in a rainbow of collecting categories will be held on Saturday, April 22, by The Specialists of the South Inc. beginning at 8 a.m. Central Time (9 a.m. Eastern). Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.