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RARE PRINCESS DIANA Beanie Baby - 1st Edition (the real deal) Made in China, pvc Pellets, No Space in Poem, Collectible, Red Star, No Stamp

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T Y - B E A N I E - B A B Y - PRINCESS DIANA COMMEMORATIVE BEAR
Extremely Rare - Do your research. You will find...

w h a t - m a k e s - t h i s - t h e - r e a l - d e a l . . .
- 1st Edition
- No Space between 3rd and 4th lines of Poem
- Made in China
- PVC Pellets
- Red Star on front of Tush Tag
- No Stamp on the inside of Tush Tag

n o t - a - c o u n t e r f i t . . .
- Bright Green Stem on Flower
- Double Sided Satin Ribbon
(can send more detailed photos)

Condition: Mint with Mint Tag - MWMT
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT CONDITION
*Only one owner, stored in a closed container, from a smoke-free, pet-free home
*Please contact me for more pictures or questions
*Insured Shipping



MORE INFORMATION
"Princess is one of the most hotly debated Beanies that Ty has ever produced. This all stems from some enterprising individuals who attempted to change the facts to suit their needs. Many other sellers over the years have unknowingly followed suit.

In October of 1997 Ty Inc. announced that a Princess Beanie Baby was on the way. It was a charity Beanie with all profits going to the Princess Diana of Wales Memorial Foundation. She first arrived in retail stores in mid December of 1997. The retail stores received 12 in this shipment and ALL were PVC tush tags that were made in China.

In early January 1998 Ty Inc. began talks with Greenpeace to cease usage of PVC pellets & begin using PE pellets. This corresponds with the Princess timeline. In early January of 1998 Patricia Roche of Ty UK wrote in a letter to retailers to please let collectors know that there would be plenty Princess Beanies available shortly.

In the 1998 Ty Retailer’s Catalogue, given out at the beginning of the year, Princess Beanie Baby appears, and is listed on the order form. On Feb 9, 1998 Greenpeace protested at the New York Toy Fair to halt the usage of PVC in children’s toys, and they announced that Ty Inc. would be using PE Pellets for all future products. Greenpeace had commissioned a study of PVC ending in late 1997 and Ty Inc. listened to their findings.

In mid to late February of 1998 some people claimed to have received Princess with PE pellets. It was never confirmed through photographic evidence. It never came from any reliable source.
In late March of 1998 retailers started receiving shipments of all Beanies, including Princess, with PE pellets.

There is only one change to the swing tag other than the location they were made and that is on the last 4 lines of the inside right that refers to the Memorial Fund. Later versions had a space between the 2nd & 3rd lines of the reference to Diana’s Memorial Fund. All versions prior to that had no space.

In early May of 1998 collectors noticed yet another change. Beanies were showing up with red stamps inside the tush tag. It was first noticed on Peace and later confirmed on Princess.

All Princess Beanies have a red star on the tush tag.

There are also counterfeits of Princess on the market. One of the tell tale signs is a lighter green stem on the rose. This is not the only sign but one of them.

WRONG OR MISLEADING INFORMATION

PE was NOT the first version of pellets, PVC was – PE pellets weren’t used in any Beanie baby until 1998 AFTER Ty Inc. had talks with Greenpeace.

ALL Princess Beanie Babies have the year 1997 on their tush tags. The date on the tush tag is the date the name is copyrighted, not the date the Beanie baby was produced, so the date never changes, even on Beanie Babies that are produced for years.

ALL Princess Beanie Babies have the star on the tush tag. NO Princess Ty Beanie Baby has the official logo. Only the Beanie Buddy does."

http://beaniebabiespriceguide.com/
T Y - B E A N I E - B A B Y - PRINCESS DIANA COMMEMORATIVE BEAR
Extremely Rare - Do your research. You will find...

w h a t - m a k e s - t h i s - t h e - r e a l - d e a l . . .
- 1st Edition
- No Space between 3rd and 4th lines of Poem
- Made in China
- PVC Pellets
- Red Star on front of Tush Tag
- No Stamp on the inside of Tush Tag

n o t - a - c o u n t e r f i t . . .
- Bright Green Stem on Flower
- Double Sided Satin Ribbon
(can send more detailed photos)

Condition: Mint with Mint Tag - MWMT
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT CONDITION
*Only one owner, stored in a closed container, from a smoke-free, pet-free home
*Please contact me for more pictures or questions
*Insured Shipping



MORE INFORMATION
"Princess is one of the most hotly debated Beanies that Ty has ever produced. This all stems from some enterprising individuals who attempted to change the facts to suit their needs. Many other sellers over the years have unknowingly followed suit.

In October of 1997 Ty Inc. announced that a Princess Beanie Baby was on the way. It was a charity Beanie with all profits going to the Princess Diana of Wales Memorial Foundation. She first arrived in retail stores in mid December of 1997. The retail stores received 12 in this shipment and ALL were PVC tush tags that were made in China.

In early January 1998 Ty Inc. began talks with Greenpeace to cease usage of PVC pellets & begin using PE pellets. This corresponds with the Princess timeline. In early January of 1998 Patricia Roche of Ty UK wrote in a letter to retailers to please let collectors know that there would be plenty Princess Beanies available shortly.

In the 1998 Ty Retailer’s Catalogue, given out at the beginning of the year, Princess Beanie Baby appears, and is listed on the order form. On Feb 9, 1998 Greenpeace protested at the New York Toy Fair to halt the usage of PVC in children’s toys, and they announced that Ty Inc. would be using PE Pellets for all future products. Greenpeace had commissioned a study of PVC ending in late 1997 and Ty Inc. listened to their findings.

In mid to late February of 1998 some people claimed to have received Princess with PE pellets. It was never confirmed through photographic evidence. It never came from any reliable source.
In late March of 1998 retailers started receiving shipments of all Beanies, including Princess, with PE pellets.

There is only one change to the swing tag other than the location they were made and that is on the last 4 lines of the inside right that refers to the Memorial Fund. Later versions had a space between the 2nd & 3rd lines of the reference to Diana’s Memorial Fund. All versions prior to that had no space.

In early May of 1998 collectors noticed yet another change. Beanies were showing up with red stamps inside the tush tag. It was first noticed on Peace and later confirmed on Princess.

All Princess Beanies have a red star on the tush tag.

There are also counterfeits of Princess on the market. One of the tell tale signs is a lighter green stem on the rose. This is not the only sign but one of them.

WRONG OR MISLEADING INFORMATION

PE was NOT the first version of pellets, PVC was – PE pellets weren’t used in any Beanie baby until 1998 AFTER Ty Inc. had talks with Greenpeace.

ALL Princess Beanie Babies have the year 1997 on their tush tags. The date on the tush tag is the date the name is copyrighted, not the date the Beanie baby was produced, so the date never changes, even on Beanie Babies that are produced for years.

ALL Princess Beanie Babies have the star on the tush tag. NO Princess Ty Beanie Baby has the official logo. Only the Beanie Buddy does."

http://beaniebabiespriceguide.com/

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RARE PRINCESS DIANA Beanie Baby - 1st Edition (the real deal) Made in China, pvc Pellets, No Space in Poem, Collectible, Red Star, No Stamp

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