The value of a Hummel figurine can be found at HummelPriceBook.com. The site notes that it includes a full inventory of Hummel figurines and the ability to access price guides from Greystone Publishing. The site also includes a library for identifying figurines.
In the 1930s, porcelain maker Franz Goebel became aware of the drawings of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel. The drawings, mostly of children and featured on cards that were popular in Germany, became the basis for Hummel figurines. Goebel's company first produced the figurines in 1935. After World War II ended, Americans stationed in West Germany began sending Hummels home to their familes, increasing the popularity of the figurines. Hummel figurines continue to be popular items with some collectors.