You have a split paragraph on the Heart Tag that you failed to match properly on this post. Princess Beanie Babies change hands frequently on eBay every month for less than five dollars each. Collectors frequently ask why an Indonesian Princess tends to be valued higher than a Princess from the first production period in China? Part of the reason we all obsessed over Ty Inc. Information about Princess in printed media and on the Internet has been copied, edited and recopied so many times it is difficult to separate speculation from truth. Indonesian Beanie Babies are reputed to have richer-colored and softer fabrics. As a person who spends more than half her paycheck on rent money alone each month, I had to know. He wanted to have Princess in stores before Christmas, but could not start producing them until he received approval from the Princess Diana Fund managers.
You send out a very strong energy in a wonder way and just wanted to thank you for making my day better. The swing tag on a counterfeit Princess can have several flaws including uneven width of the gold border around the tag, incorrect red color and incorrect or off-center spacing of the writing inside the yellow star. Some of these 6th Editions have 416 or 481 stamped inside the loop of the Tush Tag as well as other numbers. A shift of production like this from one country to another raises obvious questions. Ok i was wondering i have a ty beanie baby that i think is the 1st edition of princess diana bear it is in mint condition and the tag on its bottom has it is from china and has pvc pellets in it.
Tycollector was suddenly inundated with emails from Princess owners who wanted to know if it was true and also where they could sell the Princess they owned. I'm 99% sure I have the 1st edition Ty Princess Diana bear. He even lists the serial number of the one dollar bill and claims in the listing it is a one of a kind item. Was there any timeline break in production at the Chinese facilities? That's really up to the market at the time of sale. It seems like you know a whole lot about this topic so I wanted your opinion. I have been sorting through my old beanies and realised I had a diana bear but can't work out which one. She loves it but I'm not sure how to tell if it's just a replica or fake.
In either late December 1997 or some time between January and March 1998 existing accounts conflict with each other , Princess bears were discovered that had tush tags showing they were filled with P. I've added the number 401 to the list of mass produced numbered bears. I put as many tag protectors on as many as I could afford back then. The post states you have a 3rd Edition Bear. If you're anything like me, though, you eventually forgot all about your stash of once-treasured Beanie Babies, who ended up meeting a dreary fate buried in a box in the basement. We are truly sad so many peoples' hopes were mistakenly raised by reading a fraudulent article that suggested they might own a rare and valuable Princess Beanie Baby.
It isn't known how many different numbered stamps there are for Princess. When Ty stopped production in Indonesia, were unused fabrics, pellets and tags transferred to the Chinese factories? Your 40 million production guess is interesting. The Princess Beanie Baby was retired on April 13, 1999. Only the Princess Beanie Bear Buddy has the official Diana charity emblem or logo on the inside of the Swing Tag, all the Princess Beanie Baby Swing Tags do not. We do not include that particular version in the table above because there are so few documented sales of them. More information on the way Collectors generally acknowledge that the Chinese and Indonesian versions of Princess are slightly different because of the different Indonesian-made fabrics used in production. Hi Lyndy, I am hoping you can help me.
In recent years it has become a common practice for new sellers on eBay to copy existing eBay listings when they have something to sell. That was the only reason for the retailer limits of 12 Princess Beanie Babies in December 1997. All of the Princess Beanie Babies sent to retailers in December 1997 were filled with P. I am by no means a Beanie Baby expert, and I thought maybe you would be able to shed some light on this. Oh, by the way, it does have a bright green stem and it has the number 481 stamped inside the tush tag.
The 5th Edition's do not have the mass produced assembly line numbers on the Tush Tags. At the peak of the collecting craze, many believed the designs which had been 'retired' would rise in value. Nowadays hundreds of the cuddly toys are sold on sites such as eBay - but they are not always worth as much money as collectors would originally have hoped. It matches your tags exactly for the first edition description on the tush tag as well as the hang tag. This greedy seller must have tampered with the stamped Tush Tag of their 6th Edition mass produced bear making it totally worthless.
There are only two different Swing Tags. Please let me know if there is any other way to tell if it is the first i see alot on ebay with numbers on them mine does not have a number of a series. However, the Ty tag does not match any of the pictures. Princess Beanie Babies with these tags were destined to be sold by retailers in Canada. After reading over your site, I got such an energy burst from your inspiring site. She loves it regardless but it would be great to tell her when she's older the story behind it and make sure she takes care of it. They are now selling it on eBay, with a starting bid of £20,000 But the builder was stunned to find out that the bear was one of just 100 made around the world - and that another version is currently listed on eBay for £62,500.
I found it all extremely helpful. We have not seen any documented copies of the alleged laboratory test results. Please read all the comments as to why, I've answered this question several times. Those accounts should be discounted because they are never backed up by hard copy documents like a letter or email from the alleged Ty employee. The swing tag looks simaler to the second edition , but it has a double space between the poem and the memorial fund statment. Princess without a swing tag or a detached tag is worth only one or two dollars for souvenir purposes. Color variations can also be created based on the conditions under which Princess is displayed or stored after purchase.
Chinese factory workers may have accidentally or even intentionally used up the remaining P. During the past 12 - 24 months on eBay there has been an ongoing scam with various sellers attempting to fool novice buyers into believing all Ty swing tags with errors are highly valuable. When all is said and done, the value of a Princess Beanie Baby bear is an average of the the amounts willing buyers have paid to willing sellers in completed transactions over a three - six month period, with no incorrect or fabricated information about the items having been provided by the sellers. I was thinking about listing some of my beanies on Ebay and was shocked how much the Princess Diana beanie babies are going for. There were several different numbers denoting different assembly lines or factories where that Beanie Baby was made. I am curious if someone gave you this Beanie or if you bought it.