What Puts a Crimp in Ventriloquist Figure Collecting??

Before I start with today’s blog, just a reminder…tonight, we’ll be interviewing legendary ventriloquist figure builder, Ray Guyll, on BlogTalkRadio….8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 5pm Pacific. For more information go to:



I love this country of ours. Freedom to do as we wish, say as we wish and live our lives in the manner to which we all choose. That being said we must help our country by paying our fair share to our good Uncle Sam.

I know what you are thinking, he takes too much from us but in reality it really isn’t. For the most part we all fall in the 17% category and for my way of thinking it is a small amount to pay to be able to live in this great land. The problem I have is that as a self employed person I must pay an additional self employment tax and I must pay my taxes quarterly rather than having an employer take them out each week so you don’t feel it. It is almost impossible to do it on your own as a self employed person.

So what has that got to do with buying ventriloquist figures you ask. Simple it seems that every time I find a really great figure to purchase it comes either right before, on or right after I have had to pay the quarterly and I find myself soooooo short on funds that it hurts. I do in fact work just like the rest of us every day and for the most part it is 6 days a week. As a constable we can’t serve court documents on Sunday or I would probably work that day as well. Please no disrespect to the church going crowd.

So to all your ventriloquist figure sellers please contact me in the off months rather than on the tax months so that I don’t feel the crimp when buying.

Of course I am just kidding contact me anytime especially if it is a Marshall.




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: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

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