"What Would You
Do If Your Ventriloquist Figure Were Stolen Or Destroyed?"
Here's The Best Way To Protect Your Investment
From the Desk of Dan Willinger
Dear Ventriloquist Friend,
It has come to my attention
that there is a very real need for an appraisal service for the
ventriloquial society so it is with great pleasure that I announce I
will be offering appraisals on any and all ventriloquist figures
both old and new, those being used for performance and those that
You ask why do I need an appraisal?
The answer is simple. If you
have your figure damaged or even worse stolen and you do not have a
written appraisal with a stated value amount, you would then have
to put a claim in to your home owners insurance or your car
insurance. Both of these have deductibles and then the most you can
collect is limited (usually far below the value of your
If you use
a Selberg figure to perform with or even better a Marshall figure,
how will you ever get the money for repair or replacement?
You must have
My experience with antiques covers the past 40 years and I have been
collecting ventriloquist figures for over 10 years. I have also been
appraising antique clocks for the past 25 years.
Being versed in all
ventriloquist figures both old and new, I can give you the fairest
monetary estimations for your insurance appraisal needs.
It's an easy process for me to
do an appraisal for you.
This is what I will need from you to perform and accurate appraisal:
- Photographs of your
ventriloquist figure (2 to 4 color pictures-hard copies).
- A complete description done
to the best of your ability including the following:
- Size of the figure (length from head to toe)
- Material the figure is
made of (wood, wood dough - plastic wood, fiberglass,
composition, mannequin composition, latex, neoprene, plastic)
- What the body is made from, wood, cloth, fiberglass, plastic
- Functions in the head (
mouth, eyes, eyebrows etc..)
- Age of the figure (if
- Maker of the figure (if
Once you have this information, mail it to me at:
P.O. Box 29
Malden, MA 02148
That's it. It's just that
Once I receive your
information, I will do a thorough examination of the information
your send. Afterwards, you will be provided with a written
appraisal that you can use for insurance purposes.
The investment for this service
is very reasonable $50.00 per figure. You can send a check along with the
information (make check payable to Dan Willinger)or contact me to
make other arrangements.
Don't let your figures be at
risk contact me now and protect your investment.
P.S. If you've spent
hundreds or thousands of dollars for your ventriloquist figure,
doesn't it make sense to protect your investment. For only
$50.00 per figure, YOU CAN. Don't hesitate, do it now.
P.S.S. If you prefer, I
can do an in-depth examination and detail appraisal. This
would require you shipping the ventriloquist figure to me.
Contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and pricing.