“Survivor” fans… Christmas has come a few days early.
The legendary reality TV competition series is offering up some artifacts of TV history.
The Blast got an exclusive look at the prop pieces up for sale from season one of “Survivor: Boreno.”
Items From Season 1 Of “Survivor” Up For Sale!
“On May 31st, 2000 CBS television premiered what would go on to become the most influential show in reality television history – ‘Survivor.’ Forty-three seasons later the show is still going strong and has created multiple generations of loyal fans,” survivorsale.com reports. “After airing its wildly successful second season in early 2001, ‘Survivor – The Australian Outback,’ CBS began a now long-standing tradition of donating game-used props to be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity. Many Survivor fans have been able to purchase a piece of the show’s history via those auctions which have been run by Auction Cause.”
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However, never in the history of “Survivor” auctions have pieces from season one been available for purchase… until now.
Per survivorsales.com, “When the first season of Survivor wrapped up production in Borneo in 2000 there was not any anticipation of the wild success that was to come. No Borneo props were donated by CBS for an auction and many of the now iconic items such as torches and flags were not brought back from the island. Fortunately, some items did make it back to Los Angeles where they sat in a warehouse while the show’s fame and success grew.”
This Is A Unique Opportunity To Own TV History
By late 2004, after the how’s ninth season, “a collector of memorabilia had the good fortune of being offered the opportunity to purchase a large assortment of Survivor props that had been accumulated over the seasons to that point. The Borneo items being sold now all come from that group of props that were accumulated by people affiliated with the show.”
Fans of the reality competition series have an extremely rare and unique opportunity to own a part of “Survivor” and TV history!
Three are three prop pieces are up for sale.
The “Voting Urn and Votes” are going for $325,000.00, while the “Immunity Necklace” is up for $175k.
The “Tagi Flag” is also for sale for $75k.
“This piece is so iconic that the Smithsonian Institute has made inquiry as to its availability to be put on display,” survivorsale.com reports. “Few pieces of memorabilia are as instantly recognizable and represent the origin of what has now become the most successful show of its genre.”
The asking price for all three pieces of memorabilia is $500k.
The sale is being managed by Eric Gazin, who has managed the sale of “Survivor” props since Season 17 of the show.
These Are Authentic Pieces From “Survivor”
“We have seen ‘Survivor’ become its own genre, much like items related to ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek,’ and other iconic franchises,” Gazin said in a press release. “With inflation at a forty year high, people are looking to invest in tangible assets, such as art and collectibles, especially from well established franchises.”
Gazin noted he’s done his due diligence in ensuring the items in this collection are authentic.
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“This collection comes from a collector who has been buying props directly from us for fourteen years. I have personal knowledge as to the source of the early Borneo pieces and have done extensive due diligence to establish their authentic provenance,” he noted.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Stand Up 2 Cancer, a disease which has touched many in the Survivor and collector community.
To see all three of these pieces available for purchase, please visit http://www.survivorsale.com. Upon completion of the sale, many more iconic props from Survivor will be available for purchase.