Identifying Vintage Figurines?

I have these little farmer and shopping girl figurines. She has a basket and blue dress with a black vest, and a little white dog by her feet. She is wearing brown shoes, yellow socks, with a black band on top of her socks. The sign says, to town. The little boy has a yellow hat, grey shirt, what looks like
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a white apron, blue pants, brown shoes, and is holding a pitchfork. He is standing looking at birds in a nest in a tree with some orange flowers on and near the tree. Their age is over 30 years. Since I have had them that long. I would like to know their value and age.
Thank you.

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These are Erich Stauffer Figurines! They were created as...my understanding...as an homage to Hummels. Sadly both these and Hummels have very little resale value at the moment.

Erich Stauffer Figurines average $3-$10 in sold prices.

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Sadly there are so many figurines available (even the Dollar Tree has similar figurines from time to time) that even most Hummel's have very little value.

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These are Erich Stauffer figurines but more specific; they are made by Arnart. This company did not have the best reputation and apparently produced several 'fake' versions of name brand figurines.
Apparently, many people believe the name 'Erich Stauffer" is fake and no one by this name ever existed.
Here are excerpts from a history website:

"Arnart is known by its crown and crossed arrow symbols on the bottom, some of which are printed with numbers in a series in porcelain or on a sticker. Erich Stauffer designed fake Hummels, which used a crown symbol.
Some people place Erich Stauffer figurines back to 1940 because of the United States ban on imports from Germany during World War II.
However, Arnart Creation was not founded until 1953, eight years after the end of World War II on August 15, 1945."

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Here is a link to that web site in case someone wishes to read their history. Article is from 2013 but it appears the value listed still holds true in today's market.

www.erichstauffer.com/.../erich-stauffer-figurines

You can check out the sold listings on eBay to see what people are currently paying for this type figurine.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Erich+Stauffer...

From all of this it would appear your figurines were made after 1953 and the value is probably approximately $5-35.

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If these were Hummel, they'd be worth a significant amount of money. They are made in the style and even colouring of Hummel, but the 2nd one maybe looks a bit sloppy and I can't make out the insignia on the bottom.

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Hummels tend to be more matte than glossy and be more precise in the paint job

For more info on Hummel, an Austrian collectible, visit here hummelgifts.com/

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On E-Bay they are worth about 18.00 a piece.

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You could go through different avenues to sale. Ebay and Etsy are selling these at $15 to $25 each with the right collector. There are so many online for sale ,right now!

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