Even though the Bar Codes are all the same, Do NOT be fooled when looking for the 1st Edition. The 1st Edition Ty Princess Bear SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE THE FOLLOWING DETAILS Beautiful Royal Purple Polyester lush & plush fur with matching Purple Ribbon. Bright Green Stem and Bright White Rose Red & White PVC Tush Tag with Red Star IMPORTANT: PVC pellets were the first pellets! They were replaced with PE pellets.
Therefore the PVC Tush Tags were created first & were the first Princess Beanie Babies made. Sellers with PE tush tags are incorrect. Made In China indicated on the Swing Tag Size 9 Top of the ears to bottom of feet Retired December 1997 That's Correct... Extremely Limited Edition The China PVC issue is the very first Princess Beanie Edition. In December 1997 the PE pellets replaced the PVC pellets.
The second edition PE Tush Tag was created. The PVC Tush Tag came first & the PE Tush Tag came second. The Beanie Vendors received both PVC & PE bears for sale at the same time in January 1998. Ty knew that the PVC Princess Beanie Bear was so rare that they only allowed one PVC Bear 1st Edition to be included with eleven PE Bear 2nd Editions for each Beanie Vendor to sell. That's why there are so many PE Bears for sale & only a handful of PVC Bears for investment.
Ty Beanie Baby'Princess' the bear was announced on October 1997 & issued in December 1997 as a charity release for the Princess Diana of Wales Memorial Fund. All of Ty Inc's profits from the bear were donated to the fund.The Princess Beanie Baby was retired on April 13, 1999. The item "1997 Princess Diana purple beanie baby, RARE, collectible" is in sale since Monday, December 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty\Princess Diana". The seller is "lalaz_destanee" and is located in San Pedro, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.