Arrangement of Ventriloquist Central Collection

I have been thinking about rearranging the Ventriloquist Central Collection. I know you are asking yourself “Why?” and there is no exact answer but I have the figures all inter dispersed so as to break up the makers and mix them up but I am thinking that maybe it would be nice to arrange them by maker.

You know Frank Marshall figures together, Mack figures together, Spencer figures together ect ect..

What do you think? Should I do this? Then I could take pictures of collections of each maker. Give me your thoughts.



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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10 Responses to Arrangement of Ventriloquist Central Collection

  1. Bob Isaacson says:

    Dan…I think it would be good to put the same make figures together; then it would be easier to show them. Also, folks could see any similar or different looks by the same maker; as well as how a figure maker evolved his techniques.

  2. Lee Dean says:

    My first thought was leave as is but no, better to separate by maker and when made.

  3. Ony Carcamo says:


    Same maker for each section, in chronological order so we’ll see how the maker’s style developed through the years.

  4. Philip Grecian says:

    I agree with Bob. Group them by maker and, if possible, chronologically from left to right, so we can see that evolution.
    (Oh, and send any extras to me. I’ll pay postage. :-) )

  5. Lee Dean says:

    And maybe even put a duplicarver on a table to the left of the figure not duplicarved whenever first started using that and made figure next to it.

  6. Bill Smith says:

    But DAN! Isn’t that segragation???? HA! Just teasing. Sounds like a great idea!

  7. Colin Williams says:

    Yes, a great idea Dan to have them arranged in order of maker (also chronological). I personally would like to see the Mack next to the Marshall figures.

  8. Must be a slow week in Malden.

  9. Bob Carroll says:

    Why not just turn the pool table around?

  10. John Robinson says:

    Sounds great, Dan, and I second Colin William’s motion for the Macks right next to the Marshalls….and I think I just heard Sgt. Mack (my favored figure) say “amen”

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