Vintage 1940s Goebel Hummel Figurine. TMK-2 with STAMPED FULL BEE MARKING. Excellent condition, was shelf kept for it's entire lifetime by my Great Aunt who was the original owner.
The name Hummel in German means bumblebee and the V stands for "Verkaufsgesellschat" or Distribution Company. This new mark was called the Full Bee and was used until 1955. There are twelve variations of the Bee mark to be found on Goebel-produced M. Hummel items, but the differences between them are not considered particularly significant.The Full Bee mark, also referred to as TMK-2 or abbreviated FB is the first of the Bee marks to appear. The mark evolved over almost twenty years until the company began to modernize it. It is sometimes found in an incised circle. The very large bee flying in the V remained until around 1956, when the bee was reduced in size and lowered into the V. It can be found incised, stamped in black or stamped in blue, in that order. The item "Vintage 1940s Goebel Hummel Figurine #197 Be Patient TMK-2 STAMPED FULL BEE" is in sale since Friday, November 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Hummel, Goebel\Figurines". The seller is "jpento23" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russian federation, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat, Ukraine.