Are Goebel egg cups more popular than Carlton Ware ones, or the other way around? I don't know, but I know that some of the Goebel models are absolute classics and must-haves in the world of egg cup collecting. The company, born in Türingen in 1871, is actually a reference name for collecting in general. Unlike Carlton, Goebel is still active, and it is still regularly bringing new models to the market - particularly with rabbits.
Details that collectors might find valuable: 1) this piece was produced between 1979 and 1986; catalog number is 81-120; marked "Goebel, W. Germany"; 2) Friar Tuck, registered as "E 95A", marked"Western Germany", this model, created by Wolf, was produced between 1965 and 1990 [eggcup1763]; 3) marked "Copyright by W. Goebel W. Germany, 1966, E128", this model was designed by Ebert [eggcup0769]; 4) bouhgt in 2000 [eggcup1726]; 5) model produced between 1964 and 1971, it exists also with other colours [eggcup2273]; 6) marked "Goebel, W. Germany, E121".
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