don't forget Goebel's 1981 Dolly Dingle and friend series. You remember Dolly Dingle, designed by Grace Drayton. These are some of the cutest Goebel figures produced. They feature Dolly Dingle and her friend, dressed in costumes of Holland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Scotland and more.
Donít forget the DeGrazia figures designed by Ted DeGrazia in the 1960s. These children are based on Apache, Navaho, and Hopi Indians. This series is not large as some of the other Goebel lines, with approximately only 17 figures included, such as The Sunflower, The White Dove, Joseph and Mary and Jesus, Love Me, and We Three.
Goebel even produced a series of Norman Rockwell figurines. The 12 figurines and the display plaque were in Goebelís sales program from 19773 to 1986. While itís not known how many were actually produced, it couldnít have been many, with this limited time frame. These are sought after pieces.
Goebel also produced a number of pretty ladies in two different series: Beauty Around the World and Fashions on Parade. Beauty Around the World included ladies dressed in native costumes. This series was limited to 12. Then came Fashions on Parade, with 23 different ladies. Thereís a Demure Elegance, Fall in Paris, River Outing, The Cosmopolitan, and more.
Surprisingly enough, there are many Goebel lines not mentioned in this article. When you collect Goebel, you can collect for a lifetime and never run out of treasures to seek. Just remember that Goebel produced much more than just Hummels!