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One of my favorite Frank Marshall Ventriloquist dummies in my collection

 I just love the face on  this 1940’s Frank Marshall ventriloquist dummy. All original…  

A Frank Marshall Ventriloquist dummy from my collection

Here is a nice example of a Frank Marshall Ventriloquist dummy. Frank carved some of the most well known ventriloquist dummies in history including, Jerry Mahoney, Danny O’Day, Farfel and some even say Charlie McCarthy. Frank was responsible for creating the look that most people picture when they think of a typical wood carved ventriloquist dummy. This one was used by Jimmy Fitzgerald in the late 30’s until his retirement.  He is now in my […]

Bought a new antique dummy today

I am in Cartersville, GA. visiting an old friend of mine I grew up with as we have a couple of days down on the road. He took me to the local magic shop in town and we met Al the owner of Pranksters magic and supply shop! He was a super nice guy to talk with and as we left with a few items I asked if he had any old ventriloquist dummies. He […]

Here is a a photo of one of my most recent antique ventriloquist dummy additions…

Here is a a photo of one of my most recent antique ventriloquist dummy additions to the collection. This was built circa 1950 by Len Insull out of England. It is an extremely rare face that has over 6 mechanical movements in mint cond. Note the upper and lower moving mouth is made from leather…