Hummel collecting has a long and storied history in author Heidi Von Recklinghausen's family. Both the New York native's mother and grandmother collect Hummel figurines, inspiring Heidi as a young girl to follow in their footsteps. An active member of the International M.I. Hummel Club, Heidi is serving her third term as a New York chapter advisory board member. Heidi has hundreds of Hummels in her personal collection and is always on the lookout for prized additions.