Name My Collection, Continued

I wanted to just say thank you to all who made comments on this idea and I must say there are some very good suggestions and I am weighing every suggestion equally. I don’t want this to end with just one day so we will continue this blog for another day and see what else gets posted as comments.

We also had some great emails that came in as well and I would like to share those with everyone as well.


hey Dan

where do you find a bunch of dummies.

in our country its called the PARLIAMENT and in your neck of the woods they gather in the senate so is it not obvious where Dan’s Dumbos sit – the DAN WILLINGER”S SENATE of course or just THE SENATE -m LOGIC – smart guys do all the dirty work for the guys in the senate who keep changing – the changing FRONT as you see it – the actual workers are the SECs who are constant and they run the country anyway. Dummies cant.

Just my two bits because you ASKED.
he he just jesting

so have a good time with your senate mr. president – the biggest DUMMY OF THEM ALL he he – LOL just for laaaaaffffs.

at least this time you seem to have got yourself a smart young prez.
congrats for that and GOD BLESS…



From William Small



How about Willingers Winners. OH how bout offering a prize for the
winning selection like a McElroy figure. LOL. John Hopman


Please be creative and I am sure we will get the right name for my collection.



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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14 Responses to Name My Collection, Continued

  1. Curtis Jones says:

    Willinger’s Rest

    Dan’s Dummy Dock

    Dan’s Home for Former Performers

    Willinger’s HideAway

    The Cradle

    The Dummy Hall

    The Dummy Green Room

    Just a few ideas,


  2. Lee Dean says:

    …like “Basswood Station” or “Basswood Parlor”.

  3. Lee Dean says:

    or “Vent Parlor”.

  4. Bob Isaacson says:

    Willinger’s Wonderful Dummyland or Willingers Rest Home for Dummies

  5. Lee Dean says:

    or “Not For Sale”.

  6. Andrew Vondersaar says:

    How about “Dan’s Puppet Parlor”

  7. Bob Isaacson says:

    Willinger’s retirement home for dummies

  8. Dan Leighly says:

    I still like the TRIBUTE COLLECTION, but one thought that comes to mind is that all of your pictures, or most of them are taken on your Front Porch.
    Dan Willinger’s “The Front Porch VENT Collection” might work.

  9. Dan Leighly says:

    Hey, how about the Front Porch Vent Gang!

  10. scott Bryte says:

    I agree with David Pendleton. The collection already has a name, and a really good one too. It would be hard to improve upon “ventriloquist central”.

  11. Phil Grecian says:

    The name I wanted to suggest:
    The Vent Preserve
    Because that’s what it is, and that’s what it does.

  12. Colin says:

    You have such a wonderful collection; I don’t think a gimmick name would do it justice. How about ‘Willinger’s Classic Ventriloquial Collection?’
    Best wishes from your aussie mate,

  13. Larry Harris says:


    I would have to say ” Dan Willinger’s New England Museum of Ventriloquism figures of Past and Present.”

    Another one might be “Dan Willinger’s House of Ventrilquist Figures featuring the most complete collection of Frank Marshall Figures.”


    Larry Harris

  14. larry cole says:

    the great dummy haus.

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