Ride Into Christmas (HUM 396 2/0)
It's a tradition to visit the forest each year and search for a special Christmas tree. This young lad has found the perfect evergreen, with it resting in his basket, he uses his lantern to guide is way back home. Ride Into Christmas was first designed by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1970, but not released until 1972. Made in Germany.
Hum 396/2/0; Height: 4.25"
In 1982 the factory released a smaller version, Hum 396/2/0 (4.25 inches), which bears a copyright of 1981 while the larger a copyright of 1971. There are no significant production variations. It has been noted that Skrobek considers this piece one of his favorite designs of the hundreds he modeled during his many years at Goebel. Ride Into Christmas motif was used on the 1975 Annual Plate, Hum 268. This figurine was used to mark the "75th Anniversary" of M.I. Hummel. Only 75 hand-numbered figurines were released with a golden backstamp.