Marshall Hands And His Figure Dating

Our friend Curtis Jones sent in a question about Marshall hands and asked if you can date his figures by looking at the hands.

The answer to that question is most certainly yes and I did in fact write up a blog with pictures showing the Marshall progression of his hands and in case you missed it here is a link to that posting with some very nice pictures.

The Hands of Ventriloquist Figure Maker Frank Marshall

Per Curtis’ suggestion I have also put the pictures of the hands on the Frank Marshall Figure Collection page as well.




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:

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2 Responses to Marshall Hands And His Figure Dating

  1. Colin Dymond says:

    Thanks for that Dan.
    Ray Alan was the vent that I grew up with. There’s very little of him on you tube. I’d love to see more.

  2. Curtis Jones says:

    Thanks, Dan!

    Great info and the website is one of the first places I check each day!

    Curtis Jones

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