What is a "Full Bee" Hummel?
The term "Full Bee" refers to the second trademark used by W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik, the sole manufacturers of the "M.I. Hummel" figurines (the first being the "crown"). Used between 1950 and 1957, it features a bumble bee flying high with a "V" (Hummel means "bumble bee" in German and the "V" stands for "Verkaufsgesellschaft" or distribution company). Early versions of this trademark were incised, or cut into, the figurine. Later versions were stamped into the material, usually in black or blue.
"Full Bee" Hummels are sought after by many collectors because of their age, scarcity and rich colors. A "Full Bee" in perfect condition is truly a treasure and a joy to own!