Here's what happened. We were at a meeting and the hostess gave the guest speaker a gift for speaking to the group. In the bag were 2 Hummels. She then gave him a large mallet and towel. The guest was told to go ahead and break them.
HUH? I was sitting there with my mouth hanging open, I couldn't believe what I was hearing. My father was born in Germany so our home, relatives and other German friends always had Hummels about. Even my own home now has several of the precious little statuettes. So watching one being intentionally broken was more than I could understand.
The guest refused to break the 2nd one and said whoever raises their hand first gets it. Man, my arm shot up very fast, so I was given this Hummel named TO MARKET.
There was a tiny little chip on the bottom but otherwise in fantastic condition. I researched it and decided to start an auction on eBay at $19.86. It sold for $20.36 with 25% going to American Heart Association. I figured I nearly had a heart attack when the 1st one was broken so is it was only appropriate.
An explanation was given why this person destroyed these very collectible children. I am thrilled to not only have saved it from it's demise but made a few bucks, donated some cash to a charity and passed it on to someone who will enjoy it.
The seller got it and has left glowing feedback. So for this one little Hummel it gets to live another day!! I hope in the future no more of these li