Welcome to The Prudent Collector where we we have prepared a guide showing you how to date and authenticate your Hummel figurines according to their trademark stamps.
A Hummel figurine can be dated by the marking or trademark on the underside of its base.
Around the same time, the name was changed to Westmoreland Glass Company to eliminate the confusion among consumers about what a “specialty” company might actually produce—“glass” made the company’s mission crystal clear.
Throughout World War I, the Westmoreland Glass Company manufactured and distributed intricately molded, candy-filled glass jars in the shapes of automobiles, trains, and even revolvers to newsstands and dime stores across the U. The jars were made of high-quality milk glass, or opal, a signature material that distinguished Westmoreland glass from its competitors.
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The letters "WG" below the crown stand for William Goebel, the founder of the Goebel company.
After the end of World War II the United States permitted Goebel to export figurines which had previously been prohibited for exportation.
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Later the engraving was "Steuben Aurene" and included the shape number.
Toward the end of the Carder era the signatures were often just "Steuben" and may or may not include the shape number.
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