Identifying Vintage Figurines?

My grandmother has had these and we are trying to figure out what brand they are! Any help would be great!

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October 19, 20190 found this helpful

You have Erich Stauffer figurines. They are "Hummel like". They sell periodically for prices between $2-$15.

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October 19, 20190 found this helpful

They are some kind of Hummel knockoff. My Hummel lamp says Hummel on it. They are worth less than a real Hummel

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October 20, 20190 found this helpful

These are Erich Stauffer figurines and were typically called 'the poor man's Hummel" because they were copied after the Hummel figurines but sold for a lot less money.


Sadly these and even Hummel figurines are on the lower end of the market in today's world. Of course there are still some very valuable Hummel items but I have not seen any Erich Stauffer items sell for much more than $30 but occasionally one may sell for a higher price.
Most items are selling in the $6-$15 bracket which of course would be considered their current value.

Here is comment from one history page about Erich Stauffer.

"Erich Stauffer designed fake versions of Hummels and Kalk figurines for Arnart from 1953 to 1970 under the brands Arnart Imports, 5th Avenue, ArMark, Royal Carlton, Royal Chintz, and Royal Crown."

Here is a link to current listings on Etsy and eBay so you can look for your figurines or similar ones. These show asking prices which is really only the price a seller would like to receive for their items.


There is no way to tell how long these have been listed as some sellers leave listings up for months/years hoping they will sell.

Here is the link to figurines that have sold over the past several months and these show what is considered 'current value' because someone actually paid this amount of money. This will give you an idea of what people are paying for similar figurines.

I'm not sure about the numbering on your figurines but from research it shows their marking style changed often but I cannot find anything that really gives a history of dates or information on the numbers.

Here is a link that supplies a lot of information about this company and the artists. Probably more info than anyone wishes to know.

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