This item is the 1978 issue in the Hummel Christmas series from Goebel titled, "Happy Pastime". The plate is 7 1/2" in diameter by 7/8" deep at the upper rim and has a rub on the "7" and "8" in the date and a wear line below the birds beak. The decoration is a young girl in a black dress, white with yellow squares apron, and an orange scarf knitting by a tree singing to a bird. The plate is back marked, "HUM 271" and comes without issue box or paperwork and is the eighth issue in the series. The piece has no chips, cracks, or crazing. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to make an offer.