A collection of 38 scripts from M*A*S*H and 20 from Trapper John, M.D. will go under the hammer on Saturday, November 7th as part of Heritage Auction Galleries‘ 2009 November Signature Music & Entertainment Auction #7011. The auction, which will run two days, includes a total of 1,450 items (714 of which fall into the Movie/TV Memorabilia categories). Here’s the description for the M*A*S*H and Trapper John, M.D. scripts:
M*A*S*H and Trapper John, M.D. Television Script Collection. A set of 38 final and revised final draft scripts for for the long-running sitcom M*A*S*H (mostly from the final two seasons), dated August 13, 1973 to August 25, 1982; plus 20 final and revised final drafts for the 1979-86 spin-off Trapper John, M.D., dated September 27, 1979 to January 24, 1984. In overall Very Fine to Excellent condition, with some duplicate copies. Estimate: $500 – up.
The opening bid is $250. Also up for auction in a separate lot is a copy of a revised final draft script for the M*A*S*H episode “Sometimes You Hear the Bullet” (originally broadcast January 28th, 1973). The script is dated December 4th, 1972 and includes an additional 34 pages of revisions from December 8th. The opening bid is just $1 and the script has an estimated sale price of $500 or more.