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Charlie And Kienkie Have officially joined the family

We are so excited to welcome  Charlie, Kienkie and Charlie's doll Annabelle into our vent family. These two incredible characters were the partners of the Wonderful Ventriloquist Keith Ventress who performed extensively in Cape Town. Keith…

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Jack Beckitt's "The Drunk" and "The Indian" Talking Shoes

Jack Beckitt Website Updated

Jack Beckitt's "The Drunk" and "The Indian" Talking Shoes have been found and the website updated.

We SUPER HAPPY to have finally located and acquitted "The Drunk" shoe which has the utmost importance in Mr. Beckitts car…

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Welcome to the Life of a Vent Puppeteer Collector

3 Rare Maher Studios ( Lovik) Figures Have Joined The Family

A Wonderful addition of  3 figures (Randy Candy and Grandma) are family and they have

just joined ours thanks to our incredible friend and Renowned Ventriloquist Bob Abdou

aka Mr. Puppet.

All were purchased directly from Maher Studios .
Randy in 1972
Candy in 1979
Grandma 197…

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Special Thank You Jerome "Jerry" Goodspeed


There are quite a few super special people who have impacted my life and my journey into the art of ventriloquism and the love and passion for collecting and preserving the history and Jerry Goodspeed is one.

When I first started getting serious about the collecting part of…

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Harry Bowes Website Update

So excited about our latest updates to our site:

Harry was both well known and well loved and we are so honored to be a part of his story.



The Arrival of Harry and Harry Jr. "A Magical Story"

July 31st We bought this beautiful “Fred Tickner”  ventriloquist figure that we immediately fell in love with.

He was offered in a UK auction without the origin or history of the ventriloquist.


Listing Description:


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Facebook "LIVE" Interview with UK Ventriloquist Club

Had a great time chatting and sharing the history of some of our figures and the wonderful  

stories of how they were acquired. Tune in to our youtube channel for a peak.


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The Collections Within The Collection

Want to learn the history of the ventriloquists, builders and figures that are in our collection? We are happy to say that you can follow  some of the collections within our collection  on their own websites while we work to add and update more information on all of our figures.

Here are link…

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Official Launch of "The House Of Haunts" TV On Air 2020

Continually Searching and Continually finding.

The questions most frequently asked:

 Q: Why do you own so many figures?

A: My answer is simple. I don't own even one.

Q: How did you  find so many?

 A: Some I find and some seem to find me.

I know my answers sound elusive and  ma…

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Dorothy Rankin Collection is Now Part of our Story

Special Thank you to Peter Glidden (The Grandson of Dorothy Rankin) who has allowed this wonderful collection

of her life to become part of our family.  We are so extremely happy and honored.

We have developed a website in her name and we are constantly updating.


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Reworking The Website

Hi Friends, 

The Collection has officially grown and it is beyond time for us to update, and rework the website.

We've taken thousands of pictures of our new additions and past residents that we've never before shared.

There is Excitement in this house.




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Unboxing of a Super Rare Leonard Insull Figure

Our Guys Loves NetFlix!

NEW ADDITION! Welcome Gregory


Welcome Gregory


This little guy has joined the family this week.

His name is Gregory and his original partner was Lionel A. Hunt. 

During the “60’s” Lionel conducted children’s evangelism rallies across North America and Gregory worked along …

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My Passion

The stories of the lives of vents and their figures are my passion and my mission is to find, secure and preserve the collections and histories of the ventriloquists and figure builders who originally bought these great characters to life. 

My figures have been on the big screen in the past and …

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Meet Us Out At Vent Haven

We're heading to Vent Haven This Year to make new friends, connect with old friends and of course search for more vintage ventriloquial figures to join our vent family.

We're looking for Vintage/Antique Figures Only in any condition and this year (for the Vent Haven Convention Only) we are also w…

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Zauberklingl From the Alan Ende Collection Joins US

Those who know me know that I have admired this happy go lucky little fellow for years . He's a 1930's 11 movement Zauberkling of Austria, Vienna

and he was previously owned by my good friend and world renowned collector Alan Ende who described him as "an EXEMPLARY example of a VERY RARE an…

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First Episode of Facebook "LIVE" Now up on Youtube

In Pre-Production and Casting for "The Misfits"

"The Misfits" is based on a group of specialty characters whose mission is to teach others just how deceiving appearances really are. 


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