Do You Have Any M*A*S*H Items on Display?

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Today’s topic is: Do you have any M*A*S*H items on display?

Is Your M*A*S*H Collection on Display?

Five months ago, we discussed our collections of M*A*S*H memorabilia. Today, as a follow-up discussion, I’m curious to know if anyone has any M*A*S*H items on display in their house or their office or anywhere, really. I shared my own collection of M*A*S*H memorabilia in April. One of my favorite items is a CBS poster commemorating the series finale. I purchased it on eBay over a decade ago. It arrived in its original shipping tube with a CBS sticker on it. After looking at it once, I put it back in its cardboard tube where it stayed until late last year when I finally decided to have it framed.

A picture of my framed M*A*S*H poster.

My framed CBS poster commemorating the series finale of M*A*S*H.

It cost several hundred dollars to have the poster professionally framed. That’s why I put off having it framed for so long. Rather than buy a cheap plastic frame and risk damaging the poster, I waited until I could afford a nice frame. I wish I had waited another few months because a family member received a 60% off coupon that would’ve saved me a lot of money. But the poster looks very nice in its poster, which is hanging above the couch in my family room.

In addition to the poster, I have a black-and-white CBS press photograph hanging in my office in a cheap frame. And a black-and-white CBS press photograph from AfterMASH. Also, I bought a frame to display some of my M*A*S*H trading cards, although I haven’t had a chance to set it up yet.

Let’s Discuss

Am I the only M*A*S*H fan with items on display in my house? Or do you have a poster hanging on your wall or an action figure sitting on a shelf? If not, are there any items you wish you had on display for all to see?

Hit the comments with your thoughts.

5 Comments

  • Larry P. says:

    Most of my M*A*S*H stuff I have put away or at least out of direct display. The only real exceptions I can think of are a M*A*S*H vodka dispenser box and sealed VHS copies of the movie and the first season, which I have as part of a menagerie of quirky things I’ve collected over the years. On top of the dispenser box is a small (somewhat battered) toy M*A*S*H chopper, and to the left of all that is a vintage ashtray that isn’t technically M*A*S*H, but still related: it says “Get well soon, your doctor just got drafted,” and has a caricature of an army doctor. No date but probably Vietnam-era, and since it’s lying flat, underneath it I put an early-1950’s “Pocket Guide to Korea,” which again, isn’t technically M*A*S*H but still fits.

  • BDOR says:

    I have something similar on my wall, I’m pretty sure I showed you guys before, I got from a memorabilia store – a mounted plague, the left side is an 8×10 glossy of the cast circa Season 8 out in front of the Swamp, the upper right corner is a card detailing the show’s broadcast history, timeslots, and cast, and the bottom right corner is a small photo of Alan, Wayne, and Loretta leaning over the hood of a jeep.

  • dhla says:

    I have 2 albums with all of my autographs organized with the story of the acquisition of each one – all of the regulars of M*A*S*H and AfterMASH. I have a poster which most of the cast signed – McLean wasn’t alive and Stiers doesn’t sign, but everyone else did – framed and on the wall.

  • David G. says:

    Most of my pieces are stored in boxes (…sadly…). But I do very proudly have hanged up in my living room a framed original painting of a cougar head (since a cougar was my high school mascot). And I enjoy asking people if they can make out the signature of the artist at the bottom corner. It’s “Loretta Swit”! (Got that on eBay at a stunningly low price just a few years ago, along with a few others of her paintings. Honestly, I paid more for -shipping- than I did on the actual framed paintings! For autographs alone, they were a bargain!)

  • Rosemarie says:

    Nothing on display, but I have the first three seasons on DVD, a copy of _The Complete Book of MASH_ and a Fr. Mulcahy action figure. I also used to have a set of MASH dog tags that they sold back in the early 80s. I may still have them somewhere but I don’t know where.

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