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Special Freedom Edition of "Crossroads" w/Berlin Wall

  Lot # 004
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Special Commemorative Freedom Edition "Crossroads" No. 331 figurine that recognizes the achievements of the U.S. Military and honors their efforts in preserving freedom throughout the entire world that includes a porcelain replica of the dismantled Berlin Wall. This set was only sold through US Military Exchange stores and now only available on secondary market. Comes with  COA, wooden display base and box. Standing Figurine's base is inscribed “M.I. Hummel” and underside has the Goebel stamp TMK-5 known as the "Last Bee Mark", date, artist's markings and mold number. The Berlin Wall Replica 57 153 is numbered on bottom, 14450 of 20,000 with Crossed American & German Flags and has dedication written that reads "WITH ESTEEM AND GRATEFUL APPRECIATION TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY FORCES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE AND FREEDOM". Original military price was $260.00.

According to 10 Edition of Robert Miller's Value Guide this figurine has a value of $600.00-$750.00. 

The following is just additional information provided regarding the history of the Crossroads figurine: Master sculptor Arthur Moeller first made this piece in 1955. In 1990, Goebel issued a special edition of "Crossroads" to commemorate the demise of the Berlin Wall. Limited to 20,000 pieces worldwide, it is the same figure except the "Halt" sign on the post is placed at the base of the post as if it had fallen off or been torn down. The third variation is another edition created for the US Military forces and sold through military base exchange stores. This Desert Storm edition was a three-piece set. The figure is the regular production model with the sign on the post, but it has an American and German flag beneath the glaze under the base.

  • Condition Very Good
  • Size Approx. 7" x 4 1/2" x 3; Berlin Replica 3" x 4 1/2" x 2"; Base 1"H x 8 3/4 x 6"
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  • Lot # 004
  • System ID # 41663280
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