What Is a Hummel Value?

While Hummel figurines were very popular in the United States after World War II and commanded high prices into the 1970s, prices dropped drastically in subsequent decades. As of June 2014, Hummel figurines usually fetch less than 20 percent of the values ascribed to them in various price guides.

Antique HQ offers a free Hummel figurine price guide that cites prices ranging from $55 to $4,900, as of 2014, for figurines and Nativity set pieces. However, even this price guide acknowledges that the fair market value of each piece is less than one-third the retail price. According to Daily Finance, most Hummel figurines on auction sites sell for less than $50 each as of 2010, with some items not selling at all.