ALL CAPS Beanie Baby Swing Tags!

The first production run of the May 11, 1997 Beanie Babies produced for Canada, as well as Claude and Tuffy for USA, had an error on their swing tag. The error on these 4th generation swing tags is the name of the Beanie is typed in all capital letters. It was...

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Asia Pacific Set’s Australia Beanie Babies

AUSTRALIA Australia – Flag The present Australian flag can be considered to consist of three main elements: 1. The Union Jack in the upper left quadrant denotes Australia's historical links with Great Britain. 2. The constellation of the Southern Cross, on the right...

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Asia Pacific Sets – Which Beanies Make a Set?

Quickly identify which Asia Pacific beanie babies go together as a set (in columns), and the country (in rows) with the chart below. This will help you determine the value and gain more knowledge about your beanie babies for when you are looking to sell your...

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How to Search Sold Listings on eBay

How to Search Completed and Sold Listings on eBay The information shared below can be applied to any Ty Product.  If you have a lot of beanie babies though, you are best to just save yourself the trouble and buy the Beanie Babies Price Guide with the work done for...

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Iggy vs Rainbow Beanie Babies

The Many Versions of Iggy and 2 Versions of Rainbow There are many variations of Iggy the Iguana and Rainbow the Chameleon and the 2 beanies often cause confusion. It is erroneously thought that they were mistagged, Iggy as Rainbow and vice versa, but in fact they...

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Need to Know Beanie Baby Facts

Need to Know Beanie Baby Facts Before Visiting Beanie Facebook Groups  by Facebook Moderator: Marlene Warner Seuffert The question of errors on Beanie tags comes up quite a bit in Beanie Babies Facebook groups, so we hope this is helpful to explain what are actually...

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Original 9 Beanie Babies

Facts About the Original 9 Ty Beanie Babies To understand about Beanie Babies BROWNIE, PUNCHERS, PATTI BEANIES, AND ORIGINAL 9 BEANIES, you have to go back in time to 1993 when it all began.  Here are questions that have come up over the years, together with their...

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Pre-1st Gen UK Beanie Baby Tags

Pre–1st Generation UK Hang Tag by Karen Boeker This is the rarest of all hang tags. Let’s go back 24 years to 1994. Ty Inc.’s very first shipment of “Original 9” Beanies arrives in the UK with regular 1st generation red heart hang tags, however they did not have the...

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Princess Beanie Baby Debated

Ty Beanie Babies 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 and to falsely inflate prices.  Many other sellers over the years have...

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Safe Payments

Safe Payments In this day and age you must learn to protect yourself from fraudulent online sellers. It can happen anywhere.  From online behemoth eBay to online mom & pop stores to semi-private Facebook groups. Consumers hold the power IF and ONLY IF they think with...

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Tag Generations

Hang Tag (a.k.a. Swing Tag) & Tush Tag Generations A Ty Beanie Baby has 2 tags. A Hang Tag (paper tag held on by the plastic attacher) and a Tush Tag (fabric tag sewn into the seam). Occasionally an extra tag is added for a special event or location. You can tell a...

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Tips For Spotting Fake And Counterfeit Ty Beanie Babies

Tips Spotting Fake / Counterfeit Ty Beanie Babies.  We will be adding a complete series on the various counterfeits in the near future. In the meantime, here are some basic guidelines. Old Face Teddies should ALWAYS have V shaped seams on the back of the head.  A...

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Ty Beanie Baby #1 Bear Fake vs Authentic Comparison

The Ty Beanie Baby #1 Bear is one of top Rarest Beanies on the market.  These bears were given to the Ty Sales Rep at the Ty Sales Conference in December of 1998. Below are pictures comparing the Authentic Ty #1 Bear Beanie Baby to a counterfeit #1 Bear, as well as...

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Ty Beanie Baby 5th Generation Swing Tags

Ty Beanie Baby 5th Generation Swing Tags Beanie Babies Values Errors Etc At the beginning of 1998 when the 5th generation swing tags were being introduced, the swing tag on several of the Beanie Babies had two spelling errors on them. On the front of the tag, inside...

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Ty Beanie Baby Bronty Fake vs Authentic Comparison

The Ty Beanie Baby Bronty Video - Fake vs Authentic shows the differences between a counterfeit Ty Bronty Beanie and a real one. Below the video are pictures of the Authentic Ty Bronty Beanie Baby and two different counterfeit Bronty's, as well as the hang and tush...

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Ty Beanie Baby Rex Fake vs Authentic Comparison

The Ty Beanie Baby Rex Video - Fake vs Authentic shows the differences between a counterfeit Ty Rex Beanie and a real one. Below the video are pictures of the Authentic Ty Rex Beanie Baby and a counterfeit Rex, as well as the hang and tush tags.  ...

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Ty Beanie Baby Steg Fake vs Authentic Comparison

The Ty Beanie Baby Steg Video - Fake vs Authentic shows the differences between a counterfeit Ty Steg Beanie and a real one. Below the video are pictures of the Authentic Ty Steg Beanie Baby and a counterfeit Steg, as well as the hang and tush tags.  ...

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Ty Error Tags, Beanie Baby Birth Dates, Values, Myths

Ty Error Tags Beanie Baby Birth Dates Values Myths Many old time collectors are amazed at the asking prices of certain Ty Beanie Babies on eBay.   Most know how it started but what we can’t believe is how many sellers are following the leaders.  Simply put, the...

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Where Do I Sell My Ty Beanies?

Where do I sell my Ty Beanie Babies and other Ty Products by Karen Boeker Facebook Groups There are several Ty themed groups on Facebook.  Most allow selling.  If you have something desirable people will buy.  If your items are common then people won’t.  It’s as...

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Which Ty Beanie is the Rarest?

The Rarest Ty Beanie Babies fall into different groups.       Rarest Ty Beanie Babies. Each group has its own rarest Beanies in it. Sometimes the rarest Beanie Babies are not the most expensive: popularity, appeal, and how intense a collector is as to whether they...

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Why Does My Beanie Have a Blank Hang Tag?

Why Does My Beanie Have an Extra “Blank” Hang Tag? We get asked about extra tags behind the regular Ty tag a lot, not meaning those that are obvious promotional tags with names like Knott’s Berry Farm on them.  Collectors are referring to either a completely blank...

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