The Goebel Company, based in northern Bavaria, has been creating fine porcelain tableware and decorative items since 1871. While most famous for producing M.I. Hummel decorative pieces, Goebel’s offerings also include gifts, tabletop and home décor. Focusing exclusively on the Hummel line would be unfair to their many other quality, sought-after collectibles including Co-Boys and Redheads. This month we delve into the background of a few of Goebel’s more popular collections.
“Co-Boy” figurines are a popular series of gnome-like figurines made by the Goebel Company. In order to market the Co-Boys, Goebel created a fictional tale about gnomes who reside in Coburg, Germany. These cute gnomes were patterned after the town’s inhabitants, such as a doctor, cook, wine maker, butcher, etc. There are more than 60 different figures in this first series.
Co-Boys figurines are noted for their high quality, beautiful style and excellent handiwork. These vintage Goebel collectibles were produced between 1971 and 1987.
Next week we will enter the world of Goebel’s “Redheads”.
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