These Vintage Figurines Are Worth Tons Of Cash Now – But Their Origins Are Surprisingly Dark

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For certain generations, there’s a ton of nostalgia associated with Hummel figurines. After all, the intricate, beautifully sculpted porcelain dolls took off in the U.S. right after World War Two, and they’ve found a home among collectors in the decades since. But while that means their value has soared, the delicate figures started out in a decidedly darker place. This is one origin story you wouldn’t find in a comic book.