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What do the markings on German figurines denote?

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German figurine markings commonly denote the figurine's maker and year. German figurine manufacturers create individual markers to claim figurine ownership and advertise their brand. These brand markings change over time, and therefore can help date a specific figurine.

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The German figurine marking depicting a crown, W and sickle was the official Goebal and M.I. Hummel Factory German figurine marker from 1935 to 1949. However, from 1957 to 1960, Goebal and M.I. Hummel Factory's German figurine marker was a large V inside a double circle.

German figurines marked with these two symbols can therefore be dated and traced back to Goebal and M.I. Hummel Factory figurine manufacturers.

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