Frank Marshall Figures in Ventriloquist Central Collection


I am constantly asked how many EXACTLY is the number of Frank Marshall figures that are currently in the Ventriloquist Central Collection.

I really had not counted in a long time because the number really didn’t matter to me but since I was being asked this so many times today I decided to do the actual count.

The exact number of Frank’s creations now stands at 65 1/2 figures. I know that sounds strange but I had to give Dizzy Duggin, Bob Neller’s original figure, a 1/2 count. You see that figure was originally a Marshall but was then converted to McElroy. The head is the original wood carved Head done by Frank but everything else is now by the brothers.

In this count I have 7 Tommy Knotts figures which are considered full working figures albeit small.

I have not counted any of the duplicarver heads or marionette heads or other wood carvings that are in the collection. This count is just for the figures themselves.



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:

Copyright 2012 by Dan Willinger

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