If you have $22,000 to spare, you can be the proud owner of the original prop teddy bear used on M*A*S*H as Radar’s unnamed teddy bear. The bear is currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $22,400 (discounted by 30% from $32,000). But you have to act quick. The 30% off sale ends in a little over three days. The fixed-price listing went live on August 11th. The bear is being offered for sale by James Pepper Rare Books, Inc.
The prop bear last sold at auction in March 2014 for $14,300 through One of a Kind Collectibles. The seller back then? None other than Gary Burghoff himself. The actor included a notarized letter explaining how the bear prop (which he secretly named Tiger) had gone missing in the early 1980s. Burghoff purchased the teddy bear in July 2005 when it resurfaced as part of the 22nd Profiles in History Hollywood Auction. It sold for $11,000.
The current listing on eBay includes the same notarized letter, as well as two black-and-white photographs. I’ll be keeping on eye on the listing to see if it eventually sells.