Highly collectible Goebel egg cup. Original box included. This is a cream colored egg cup embossed with 1978 under raised relief yellow chick. It measures approximately 2 3/4 inches high by 2 inches in diameter.
The eggcup has the Goebel Bee Trademark. In 1950 the Goebel Company made a major change in their trademark. They incorporated a bee in a V. It is thought that the bumblebee part of the mark was derived from a childhood nickname of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, meaning bumblebee. The bee flies within a V, which is the first letter of the German word for distributing company. Verkaufsgesellschaft. The mark was to honor M. I. Hummel, who died in 1946. The mark on this eggcup was used until about mid 1979, when it began to phase out, completing the transition to the new trademark in 1980. There are three minor variations in the mark. Generally the mark was placed under the glaze from 1972-1976 and is found placed over the glaze 1976-1979.
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