1961 Hummel Figurine : "Schoolboys" (7.5" high) Model No.170/1

Here is a Hummel Figurine entitled "Schoolboys".

The Figurine stands 7.5" high.

Originally modelled in 1943 by Reinhold Unger as a 9.5" figure which he titled "Difficult Problems", it was re-modelled in 1961 as a 7.5" figure by Gerhard Skobek with the title "Schoolboys".

This Figurine has the 1961 stamp so is the very first of the remodelled article. This also has the Model No. 170/1 impressed in the base and also bears the MJ Hummel signature at the back.

THIS FIGURINE HAS DAMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Firstly a sliver of the base has come away by the left boot of the boy on the right. The repair is reasonable but could be improved with the latest invisible mending techniques if you want to go that route.

Secondly a petal of the flower in the foreground has broken off. This is an easy repair with Miliput.

Thirdly the feather in the hat of the boy in the centre has broken off. Another easy Miliput repair.

Fourthly THE HEADS OF THE BOY ON THE LEFT AND THE BOY ON THE RIGHT HAVE COME OFF AND BEEN PROFESSIONALLY REPAIRED. These repairs are very good but again can be improved.

I have researched this Figurine (I'm sure you can tell) and a Mint Condition example retails at $3200! Utter madness.

Bearing this in mind.................I'll
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