Collecting in the Ventriloquist Community

Collecting ventriloquist figures for the Ventriloquist Central Collection has been such a joy for me especially because of all the wonderful people I have met since I started. Everyone has been so nice and has given me such positive feedback on my quest.

I never would have expected this because in other antique fields that I previously worked in and collected, this type of friendship just didn’t exist. The jealousy was just so fierce that friendships were impossible. In the vent world everyone is so happy when you acquire another figure and this has just shocked me.

This is why this web site has grown so much. Everyone who comes to Ventriloquist Central has seen how much Steve and I have made available for you and then we are given material, from you, to share with everyone. It has been great and I want everyone to please continue send in this great ventriloquial material.

And…with the Vent Haven ConVENTion coming up we’ll continue to provide as much information as we can for you to enjoy.



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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One Response to Collecting in the Ventriloquist Community

  1. LeeDean says:

    I hope you locate one of those old ones, a McElroy-like but pre-McElroy, slot jaw, key controls, short control post. I saw photo once and can’t find it again on the net.

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