Welcome to The Prudent Collector where we we have prepared a guide showing you how to date and authenticate your Hummel figurines according to their trademark stamps.A Hummel figurine can be dated by the marking or trademark on the underside of its base.
It's also important from the standpoint of authentication as you certainly want to be assured that you're buying a genuine figurine and not a fake or forgery.
In 1952 Beswick began it's Disney range with Mickey Mouse and later in 1968 produced a series of Winnie the Pooh figures. In 1969 Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton animals continuing produce new models but reducing the numbers of colours and withdrawing many pieces.
In 1989 the decision was made for all Beswick to be produced under the Royal Doulton backstamp, all the animals produced were issued with a DA backstamp, withdrawing grey and Palomino matt's from the horses colourways and only continued to be available in gloss.
The current trademark is TMK-8 which has been in use since 2000.
As you can see the famous Hummel bumblebee is back in prominent form!