In the past month or so there have been some very nice antique figures that have been listed and sold on ebay. Two of them were Frank Marshall figures.
The first was one that the seller tried to compare to a Nosey ( NOT ) but it did sell for over $2300.00 and the the next was a very unusual face which sold for just over $1250.00.
I received many emails from all kinds of people wanting to know everything from , am I going to buy them to what do I think they are worth. I feel very privileged to be the one that everyone goes to, to find out this kind of information. I try to answer everyone as quickly and honestly as I possibly can.
I decided the first figure, which the seller compared to a nosey, was a face that I already had a couple very close examples of so I did not bid. I will say if I didn’t already have figures of kind, I would have pushed the price.
The second one which sold for just over $1250.00 I was actually the under bidder. It had a different face but was in need of a lot of restoration work so I decided what I would spend and put in my bid. I figured that if I got him great and if not I bid enough.
I was not overly upset at not wining because in recent days I have purchased two Mack figures a Ken Spencer Figure and another Marshall figure so not only was the price enough but my funds were low.
As much as I would like to purchase everything I just can’t but rest assure I see everything that is out there for sale.
Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 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: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2009 by Dan Willinger
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I search your for sale area frequently, as well as web searches and still did not see the two Marshalls for sale. How is it that I am missing those’ opportunities?
Den. aka Bubbles