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Goebel Christmas Time Part 2

Goebel Christmas Time Part 2

In 1978, goebel began an annual ornament series with the year of issue in relief somewhere on the figurine. Pictures # 12, # 13 & # 14 show the twelve years of ornaments. 1978 is Santa, 1979 an angel, 1980 Mrs Claus, 1981 a nutcracker. This nutcracker can also be […]

Goebel Christmas Time Part 1

Goebel Christmas Time Part 1

Since it is well into July and we are sweltering under the hot summer’s sun, what better way to cool off than to think about Christmas! So I am presenting you with many of the festive season’s products made by goebel. Picture #1 begins with figurines of that jolly ole […]

Goebel Whimsical Animals Part 2

Goebel Whimsical Animals Part 2

In pictures 11 and 12 we have the “Bavarian Bunnies” which have rabbits doing various sports and other human activities. Often we can find both boy and girl bunnies playing the same sport. Of course, they are always appropriately dressed. Most of these are quite hard to find and you […]

Goebel Whimsical Animals Part 1

Goebel Whimsical Animals Part 1

Last time we talked about various animal figurines. This month let’s look at more goebel animals, but of the cutesy variety. The first series is the eight piece goebel “Barnyard Band”. The numbers are 33 130 through 33 137. Picture 1 shows a big bear playing the bass. The elephant […]

Goebel Animals Part 2

Goebel Animals Part 2

The Goebel King’s Column produced for The World Collectors Net by Matt a.k.a. “The Goebel King” To make up for the mice, I present you with bambi, 522, his friend with no number, and a unicorn found in three different poses in picture eleven. Picture twelve presents you with a […]

Goebel Animals Part 1

Goebel Animals Part 1

Many people collect Goebel dogs, cats, rabbits or birds. I know a collector who has over 600 different Goebel items that are either cats or figurines with a cat on them, and there are hundreds more that she doesn’t even know about yet. Many of her pieces are functional pieces […]

Goebel An Introduction

Goebel An Introduction

The Goebel King’s Column produced for The World Collectors Net by Matt a.k.a. “The Goebel King” Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matt and I have been collecting Goebels for over 22 years. I began with Hummels until I had collected every one that I would ever possibly be […]

Obscure Goebel Series Part 2

Obscure Goebel Series Part 2

Now, bring on the clowns in picture #12 & #13. Most of the numbers are filled in with glaze, but I can make out 11-715-13 which would make them about 5 ½” tall. Pictures #14 & #15 are modeled after the artwork of Lisa Larson. They seem all to be […]

Obscure Goebel Series Part 1

Obscure Goebel Series Part 1

Many Goebel series are widely known and collected such as Hummels, Redheads (there is a book exclusively on goebel Charlot Byj items), Co-Boys (book on these also) and Friar Tucks. It makes no sense to rewrite what has already been written, so I am going to focus this article on series […]

Thunderbirds Christmas Rocket

Thunderbirds Christmas Rocket

  How does Father Christmas deliver presents in Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbids? Maybe the Thunderbirds Christmas Rocket. Well this Robert Harrop edition does deliver presents to the Coralville Children’s Hospital. This fun edition i sure to sell out fast. In an attempt to raise money for a new Solar Therapy Wing for […]