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Re: What to do with Hummels?

We have a local German restaurant that has remarkable displays of Hummels.  They add to the charm of the Bavarian atmosphere.

 

Don't know where you are or what might be in your area - this is  just "food" for thought.  Smiley Happy

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Re: What to do with Hummels?

I have been trying to deal with this for the last several months.  I don't have Hummels but have a very old set of Havilland that belonged to my great grandmother, flow blue dishes that my grandmother collected, various pieces of crystal, two sets of silverware, etc.  My daughter is not interested in any of it.  I have talked to several owners of antique stores and they all say the same - that people are not interested in china or crystal anymore.  I have various pieces on consignment with an antique store but except for some crystal pieces they have not sold.  I expect a call to pick them up.  I took a couple boxes to Goodwill of various pieces.  

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Re: What to do with Hummels?


@sidsmom wrote:

@momtochloe wrote:

@bonnielu wrote:

I have four daughters.  Sadly they want NOTHING.  I have Hummels, china, crystal, silver, paintings... I could go on and on.  No one wants anything.  And honestly it looks like the Hummels do not bring anything worth spending the time to list.  Of course Hope I Am Wrong.


@bonnielu I hear you . . . . Heart


I'm a pinch confused.

If they hold memories, why not keep them?


@sidsmom because I have to downsize from an almost 2000 square foot house to a two bedroom condo . . . I have to  donate a lot of furniture as it will no longer fit in where I am moving to,  I am will keep one of my mom's beloved figurines but again I was hoping to share the rest with those that would be interested.

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Re: What to do with Hummels?

I collected a lot of China and glassware, Hummel's, Lladro, Belleek and Waterford. I decided after much consideration that they were all becoming dust collectors and were just inanimate objects that I no longer cared about. The upkeep of caring for them was no longer something I enjoyed so I gave them to my church to auction off. 

 

I have never ever really been sentimental about mass produced stuff. I treasure the cards my children made for me and a few little gifts of jewelry from my husband but not things I display in my home. I prefer a lot of free space in our home...quite a change from the country style I so loved back in the 80's with lots of chintz and knick-knacks.

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Re: What to do with Hummels?

Can you approach it another way?  What about looking for a charity you admire that does an auction as a fund raiser and donating it to them?  I also think being a crazy lady that goes around periodically  leaving them in odd places for others to find would be fun.  You could leave a note with some kind of instructions. 

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Re: What to do with Hummels?


@persiflage wrote:

Can you approach it another way?  What about looking for a charity you admire that does an auction as a fund raiser and donating it to them?  I also think being a crazy lady that goes around periodically  leaving them in odd places for others to find would be fun.  You could leave a note with some kind of instructions. 


@persiflage . . . . GENIUS! . . .I have a charity that I adore and support but because of the way that I currently interact it never dawned on me . . . again, genius, thank you so much persilage I'll give them a call and see what we can do! . . . Heart

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Re: What to do with Hummels?


@momtochloe wrote:

@AuntMame wrote:

I've heard that the do sell pretty well on ebay, as there are still collectors out there. Although it's a hassle to list them all separately. Have you tried that route?


@AuntMame I have no clue in terms of ebay . . . I do appreciate this input and I will try and find someone that could maybe help me with this . . . thank you!


@momtochloeI believe there is a place in Bolingbrook on Remington that will help you sell on Ebay

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Re: What to do with Hummels?


@Mary Bailey wrote:

 


@momtochloe wrote:

@AuntMame wrote:

I've heard that the do sell pretty well on ebay, as there are still collectors out there. Although it's a hassle to list them all separately. Have you tried that route?


@AuntMame I have no clue in terms of ebay . . . I do appreciate this input and I will try and find someone that could maybe help me with this . . . thank you!


@momtochloeI believe there is a place in Bolingbrook on Remington that will help you sell on Ebay


Oh goodness @Mary Bailey is there any chance you could give me more information? Any clue as to what name I could Google? . . . Mucho thanks and whatever info you can supply would be greatly appreciated! . . . . Heart

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Re: What to do with Hummels?


@momtochloe wrote:

@Mary Bailey wrote:

 


@momtochloe wrote:

@AuntMame wrote:

I've heard that the do sell pretty well on ebay, as there are still collectors out there. Although it's a hassle to list them all separately. Have you tried that route?


@AuntMame I have no clue in terms of ebay . . . I do appreciate this input and I will try and find someone that could maybe help me with this . . . thank you!


@momtochloeI believe there is a place in Bolingbrook on Remington that will help you sell on Ebay


Oh goodness @Mary Bailey is there any chance you could give me more information? Any clue as to what name I could Google? . . . Mucho thanks and whatever info you can supply would be greatly appreciated! . . . . Heart


@momtochloe     Here you go      http://www.i-soldit.com/bolingbrook/

 

btw: my FIL has hundreds of Precious Moments, a lot signed by Sam Butcher - he knew her by sight when she went to his signings.  I think they have really lost value also.

 

Good Luck!

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Re: What to do with Hummels?

I'm sorry you have such lovely things that you can't find a good home for. When I was a child, things like this were treasured and passed down. I realize things are different now, but it doesn't change the fact that it is still sad.

 

The only suggestions I have would be

 

Selling on Ebay will be a lot of work, and many who buy won't be collectors loving them, but reselling them. So don't get fooled into believing it will be easy or they will find a good home right away.

 

You could put an ad on Craigslist or other such sites, and offer them free to someone who already collects them. You won't get money, but there is a chance they will get taken by someone that will treasure them. The  chance still exists someone will take them to sell and make a little money.

 

Unless there are some rare ones, they most likely aren't worth much money. Almost no collectibles are anymore. 

 

Is there family who might like just one each. Like matching the figurine and it's content to each persons hobbies, loves or personality. Say, give one with a boy and girl together, to a friend or relative with a little boy and girl? Or give one with a boy hiking to someone who loves to go hiking? They may not stay together, but perhaps relatives and friends may like just one piece that means something to them, but not an entire collection.