Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series – An Early Shaw Figure

This figure was made between 1890 and 1910 by a figure maker named William Henry James Shaw. He was from Victoria Missouri and was a mannequin and window display maker.




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This is all original but the tar baby paint has been touched up. The body, head stick and clothing are all original and period to this figure.

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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 Video Collecting Series – An Early Shaw Figure

  1. Fantastic. So enjoyed seeing him!

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