Q: This figurine of a boy carrying a ladder says “Goebel. W. Germany” on the base and is impressed “ M J Hummel.” The numbers pressed into the bottom appear to be “12 2/G,” but they’re difficult to read, so I'm not certain. Can you give me any idea of its value?
A: This Hummel figurine is called “Chimney Sweep.” It was first made in 1935 and has been made in four sizes, ranging from 4 inches to 6 3/8 inches. The mark on you figurine is “TMK-5,” also called “The Last Bee” because it was the last Goebel mark to use the stylized bee over the letter “V.” The impressed number is the mold number and is “12/2/0.” Value is about $25.