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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have a TY Beanie Baby Princess DI, that has always been in

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I have a TY Beanie Baby Princess DI, that has always been in a protective case. She has all the correct tush tags and ear tag that represents the !st. Generation. Perfect condition. BUT, her tag has The PE instead of the PVC on it. What is her value? will pay for info.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable.
Customer: How do I get the appraisal from you? pay pal or?
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: the beanie has the white flower with green stem and everything else the 1st edition has except like I said it says PE pellets instead of PVC pellets
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 7 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

What the bear made in China or Indonesia?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Appraiser JM yes made in China
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 7 months ago.

OK, on the heart hang tag, under the line "will be donated to the" is there a space before the line "Diana, Princess of Wales," or is it right on top of it with no space between the two lines?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No space
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 7 months ago.

OK, thanks. So what you have is the second edition of the Princess Diana. The first had the PVC pellets. TY switched to PE pellets during the period when the Princess Diana was first being produced.

The average value for this PE version from China is $16.

Please let me know if I can help further.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 7 months ago.

Thank you.

The true first edition bears had PVC pellets. That said, they are not nearly as valuable as people think--even though you may see astronomical eBay asking prices, they rarely sell above $50.

What you have is the second set, as Ty stopped using PVC pellets during the early production of the Princess Diana and switched to PE for environmental reasons. The average selling price is around $15.

Please let me know if I can help further.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 7 months ago.

I see you have not yet accepted or rated my answer. Do you have further questions on these items?

Sincerely,

Jennifer

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