How to Find Antique Ventriloquist Figures


In keeping with some past posts on how I find antique ventriloquist figures I have talked about antique dealers.

I was an active antique dealer for many many years and made many connections but you do have to outsource as well. One of my favorites was the use of an antique newspaper that was published weekly called the Newtowne Bee.

Not only did it give you news on antiques recently sold but covered antique shows and the back half of the paper covered antique auctions all across the country.

I would scour that paper looking for any ventriloquist figure that may be listed for sale. Although not many ever showed up a few did which I was able to log in my bids. A couple I won and some I lost. The nature of the antique auction game.

Today this same publication is now online and here is the link give it a look and maybe you to can use it to find ventriloquist figures or any other collectible that your heart may desire.

I have now given you one of my trade secrets!!



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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2 Responses to How to Find Antique Ventriloquist Figures

  1. Donald woodford says:

    Dan thanks for the tip. If I get a Marshall, I’ll send it your way.



  2. Bill Matthews says:

    Are you kidding??!! If I get a Marshall, I’m keeping it! :-)

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