Hummels 56A and 56B - "Culprits" and "Out Of Danger
For the interested Hummel collector, a matching set of Hummels" Culprits" and "Out Of Danger." These are Hummel numbers 56/A and 56/B, both Trademark 3.Hummel 56/A - "Culprits", was modeled in 1936 by Arthur Moeller. The original names is "Apple Thief." It shows a boy up an apple tree, chased there by a dog. A fence is in the background. As several variations in height were made, I will note that this one is 6.50" in height. The piece is in EXCELLENT condition. There are no flaws of any kind (cracks, chips, crazings). The only reason the piece is not rated "Mint" is that I do not do so for any piece earlier than Trademark 7. Hummel 56/B - "Out Of Danger", was modeled by Arthur Moeller in 1952 It shows a girl up an apple tree, chased there by a dog (which has her shoe in its mouth). Again, a fence is in the background. As with "Culprits", this Hummel is 6.50 " tall. This piece is also EXCELLENT! There are no flaws (cracks, chips, crazings) at all. As with "Culprits" above", the only reason this piece is not rated as "Mint" is that I do not do so for any piece older than Trademark 7. These two pieces are very much like bookends to one another. For this reason I am selling them as a pair. The book value of "Culprits" is $450 - $500. The book value of "Out Of Danger" is also $450 - $500. They make a beautiful pair. Shipping will be through USPS Priority Mail, insured. Each piece will be carefully wrapped with a thick layer of etherfoam to prevent breakage.
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