This marking is sometimes called the Three Line Mark and is TMK-4.

From 1972 to 1979 the mark was changed to the last and final mark to include the now famous bee. From 1979 to 1990 the V as well as the bee were removed from the design.

This mark is sometimes referred to as the Missing Bee Mark - TMK-6.

In 1990 the mark was revised to reflect the reunification of Germany. It once again incorporated the famous crown and is TMK-7.

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A Hummel figurine can be dated by the marking or trademark on the underside of its base.

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A Guide to Beswick ‘Stamps’ or Porcelain Marks Collectors of pottery figurines will be familiar with the huge range of marks used by manufacturers to identify their work.

Sometimes referred to as ‘stamps’ or ‘backstamps’, these marks are generally found on the base of the piece and will invariably include the name of the manufacturer.