Ventriloquist Central Collection Series – Conrad Hartz's Mandarin Head in a Box


Conrad Hartz as we all know has created some very fine ventriloquist figures over the years and they have that superb vintage feel and look being that they are all each carved by hand in basswood and hand painted. Many of Conrad’s figures are done in the Marshall style and he has captured that look.

Conrad also made some very fine novelty items and one of them is the Mandarin head in the box. The head is also carved basswood and painted to perfection.


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I am sure you will agree Conrad knows his way around a piece of basswood with a carving knife.

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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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One Response to Ventriloquist Central Collection Series – Conrad Hartz's Mandarin Head in a Box

  1. Lee Dean says:

    I think of the photo of this figure maker as a kid in the Kelly Asbury book, and ask where has the time gone.

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