Brimfield Antique Market for Ventriloquist Figures

Being an antiquer most of my life I have the best time when I attend the Brimfield Antique Market in Brimfield MA. It is one of the largest antique markets in the US and is held only a few times a year.

There was a time when I would go and stay there for an entire week. But now I go only one day.

It was at this Antique market that I found my very first Jack Coats figure which you can see here

So if you have the time and can make it I guarantee you will have a great time and see objects that you would never see anywhere else and maybe you will find the elusive Frank Marshall or McElroy figure.

Here is a link for the Market to give you the dates.


Have you seen the Frank Marshall Tribute DVD, click here


Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan 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. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to:

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4 Responses to Brimfield Antique Market for Ventriloquist Figures

  1. Lee Dean says:

    Have you found them at places like this? Tell us about some of the antique places that you went in and found an old figure.

    • Lee Dean says:

      Please disregard comment. I misread blog and missed reference to first Coats figure found there. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Austin Phillips says:

    Didn’t know you were going, Dan! I’ll see you there!

  3. George Boosey says:

    When we lived in Framingham, my wife, MJ Pearle, and I went to Brimfield every year, she looking for antique jewelry and finding it. I found lots of Bergen and McCarthy memorabilia. It was while driving to Brimfield one day, that we heard that Frank Sinatra, Old Blue Eyes, had died.

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