1st Generation Beanie Babies

1st Generation Beanie Babies that have the 1st Generation Hang Tag can be worth money.  Those are some of the most rare Beanie Babies available on the secondary market and some can sell for hundreds of dollars even today.  The Beanie Babies with the 1st Generation Hang Tag were some of the very first Beanie Babies to be produced in early 1994. Many of the Beanie Babies on this page will continue to be made throughout the generations of Beanie Babies. The ones with the 1st Generation Hang Tag are worth the most, whereas versions with different tags can be almost worthless. The tags make a huge difference in the value of your Beanie Babies and be sure to look them over closely before you think you have a rare plush toy.

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1st Generation Hang Tag Faq:

  • 1st Generation Hang Tags are flat and do not open up like a book.
  • 1st Gen. Hang Tag Beanie Babies were made in either China or Korea.
  • Tags that are still attached to the Beanie Baby and in good condition are worth more.
  • Buyers of early Beanie Babies would often remove the tag. BB’s without tags are worth less.
  • 1st Generation U.K. Beanie Babies had a special tag. Those are ultra rare and hardly seen.
  • Many people get fooled thinking they have a valuable Beanie Baby, only to find out it doesn’t have a 1st Generation Hang Tag and was apart of another Generation that was mass produced.
  • The ‘Teenie Beanies’ distributed by McDonalds also had flat tags.
  • McDonalds Teenie Beanies are not considered apart of the 1st Generation family.
  • The McDonalds Beanie Babies are clearly marked ‘Teenie’ and are generally worth less.

Example of 1st Generation Hang Tag Value

1st Gwen Tag

Humphrey The Camel
1st Generation Hang Tag
1st Generation Tush Tag
Sold For: $395.00
Sold Date: May 30, 2013

 

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Humphrey The Camel
NO Hang Tag
1st Generation Tush Tag
Sold For: $99.89
Sold Date: March 22, 2013

 

1st Generation Tush Tags

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  • © 1993 Ty INC.  - OR-  © 1995 Ty INC. will appear on 1st Gen Tush Tags.
  • NOTE: Beanie Babies with a 1st Generation Hang Tag will only have: © 1993 Ty INC.
  • Not all 1st Gen Tags say “FOR AGES 3 AND UP” on them.
  • Not all 1st Gen Tags say “SURFACE WASHABLE” on them.
  • 1st Gen Tush Tags will say “HANDMADE IN CHINA” or “HANDMADE IN KOREA”.
  • Black lettering with White background.
  • More Information: 1st Generation Beanie Baby Tush Tags

 

List of 1st Generation Beanie Babies

Ally The Alligator
Original DOB: March 14, 1994
Retired: October 1, 1997
Style Number: 4032
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Love My Beanies: Ally the Alligator Information

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Blackie The Bear
Original DOB: July 15, 1994
Retired: September 15, 1998
Style Number: 4011
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Love My Beanies: Blackie The Bear

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Bones The Dog
Original DOB: January 18, 1994
Retired: May 1, 1998
Style Number: 4001
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Love My Beanies: Bones the Dog

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Cubbie The Bear
Original DOB: November 14, 1993 (Brownie)
Retired: December 31, 1997
Style Number: 4010
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Chilly The Polar Bear
Original DOB: February 22, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1996
Style Number: 4012
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Chocolate The Moose
Original DOB: April 27, 1993
Retired: December 31, 1998
Style Number: 4015
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Daisy The Cow
Original DOB: May 10, 1994
Retired: September 15, 1998
Style Number: 4006
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

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Digger The Crab (Orange)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: June 3, 1995
Style Number: 4027
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Flash The Dolphin
Original DOB: May 13, 1993
Retired: May 11, 1997
Style Number: 4021
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Goldie The Fish
Original DOB: November 14, 1994
Retired: December 31, 1997
Style Number: 4023
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

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Happy The Hipo
Original DOB: February 25, 1994
Retired: June 3, 1995
Style Number: 4061
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Humphrey The Camel
Original DOB: May 19, 1994
Retired: June 15, 1995
Style Number: 4060
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Inky Octopus (No Mouth Gray)
Original DOB: November 29, 1994
Retired: September 12, 1994
Style Number: 4028
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Legs The Frog
Original DOB: April 25, 1993
Retired: October 1, 1997
Style Number: 4020
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Lucky The Lady Bug (7 Felt Dots)
Original DOB: May 1, 1995
Retired: February 27, 1996
Style Number: 4040
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2

 

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Mystic The Unicorn (Brown Horn/Fine Mane)
Original DOB: May 21, 1994
Retired: 1995
Style Number: 4007
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2

 

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Patti The Platypus (Deep Fuchsia)
Original DOB: January 6, 1993
Retired: 1993
Style Number: 4025
Hang Tag Generations: 1
Tush Tag Generations: 1
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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pattiPatti The Platypus (Raspberry)
Original DOB: January 6, 1993
Retired: 1994
Style Number: 4025
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Peking the Panda Bear
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1996
Style Number: 4013
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Pinchers The Lobster
Original DOB: June 19, 1993 (Punchers)
Retired: May 1, 1998
Style Number: 4026
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Quackers The Duck (Wingless)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4024
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Seamore The Seal
Original DOB: December 14, 1996
Retired: October 1, 1997
Style Number: 4029
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4

 

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Slither The Snake
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: June 15, 1995
Style Number: 4031
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Speedy The Turtle
Original DOB: August 14, 1994
Retired: October 1, 1997
Style Number: 4030
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

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Splash The Whale
Original DOB: July 8, 1993
Retired: May 11, 1997
Style Number: 4022
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Spot The Dog (No Spot)
Original DOB: January 3, 1993
Retired: April 13, 1994
Style Number: 4000
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Squealer The Pig
Original DOB: April 23, 1993
Retired: May 1, 1998
Style Number: 4005
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Brown)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4050
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Cranberry)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4052
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Jade)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4057
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Magenta)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4056
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Teal)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4051
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Violet)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4055
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Trap The Mouse
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: June 15, 1995
Style Number: 4042
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Web The Spider
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1996
Style Number: 4041
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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50 Comments

  • joshua says:

    I have almost ALL (literally) of the beanie babies from 1993-1999, all in mint condition with hang and tush tags, also I have the ghost edition princes bear, troy aikman #8, ivan rodriguez #7, babe ruth #3, I hve half the set of mds ty beanie collection from 1993-1999, and also the platnium membership ty beani babie set with platnium cards coin and gift beanie bear.. looking to sell very cheap, whatever ure offerring price I won’t go up on the price, nothing ridiculous though.. u can contact me via email @championboi50@gmail.com or at my instagram @musicmakesme24

  • Joyce Elmore says:

    I have numerous beanie babies for sale. I have Some first generation ones and others. I have Chocolate the Moose, Princess Diana, Valentino and Valentina, Millenium,Spot (no spots) Legs, Fuzz, Curley, Peace, Derby, Quackers, etc. Some have pvc pellets. 95 percent have tags and all are in good condition. Over 500 beanies. and McDonalds tiny ones too. 408 386 1340 Will gladly ship.

  • Blake says:

    Hi, I have a set of beanies if anyone woul be interested…Bonnie the chicken, Glory the bear, rocket the blue jay, bongo the monkey, Daisy the cow, Fleece the lamb,Piccadilly 1st gen, Mystic the unicorn, Tracker the hound, Valentino, and1st gen Ramsey. And interested make an offer my # is 864-607-3447 will ship. All have tags and are in great shape! My email is blake_mills@aol.com thanks

  • denise says:

    i have a princess diana goes for 1000′s on ebay will sell for cheap email me at francodenise34@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous says:

    I have a moose with a 1993 Tush tag, hand made in Korea but no hang tag. Do you think that might be worth anything?

  • Louanne says:

    My relatives every time say that I am wasting my time here at web, however I know I am getting knowledge
    daily by reading thes nice posts.

  • Richard says:

    I have a lot of beanies not sure how much they are worth but have been kept in perfect condition, with all tags on them. Call me if your interested at 606 260 5050

  • Camila says:

    Hello! I have a little collection, and I found 2 errors, waves the whale(but in my beanie say “echo the dolphin”) and velvet the panther, in the tush tag say “stripes” have value? Please reply

  • Coleen says:

    Hi there, do you have a private email that I could send you pics of their tags, faces, etc.? I think you have mine, from me signing on to be part of this page? But if not, please let me know and I’ll send it to you. THanks again for your help! Coleen

  • annina suttle says:

    My name is nina my email is nina72966@gmail.com i have been a collector for 20 years i have tons. Of the of the mcdonalds sets and alsoi the very first addition to come out and also have about 400 regular ty beanie babies looking to sell all in excellent condition will sell fast need the money

    • chelsea says:

      Hello Nina, I love beanie babies and just recently began to collect them. I have three, one is the princess Diana, eggbert the chick, and hero the US army bear. I would love to buy your collection. My number is 304-458-1987 and email is wvwarner23@aol.com. You can contact me at either one anytime for the most part. Just wondering how many roughly do you think you have and roughly how much would you want for all of them. I will pay shipping if that helps. Thanks.

  • AmyLee says:

    I have a few beanies I need help placing value on. Princess w/ no hang tag, Tuffy w/ hang tag but has snort tush tag (mistake beanie), Patti w/ 5th gen tags (deep fuchsia), and Tabasco w/ hang tag that is unattached.

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello! The only one with maybe a little value would be the Tuffy with the wrong Tush Tag. There are a lot of mistakes with Tuffy, but to the right person it might be $5-10. The others are common ones that don’t have much collector value to them.

  • Coleen Rison says:

    Hello; I found a “DAISY” beanie at the local goodwill. She has no hang tag, :-( but her tush tag says: 1993, Oakbrook, Il, surface washable, all new material, polyester fiber & p.e. pellets, made in China. Is this anything of value? I just thought she was cute. :-) Thanks!

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello Coleen. Sounds like you have a 1st Generation Tush Tag Daisy: http://lovemybeanies.com/1st-generation-beanie-babies-tush-tag/ which is a nice find. Without the hang tag that does hurt any potential value. It could be either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Generation Hang Tag. As it sits, to the right person, maybe $10-30 or so? With the hang tag, if it was a 1st/1st, it could be worth $100 or more. A 2nd/1st might be in the $50 range. Despite it not having the Hang Tag it’s a nice pickup. If you ever see any with 1st Generation tush tags, it’s worth buying them if you see them at places like goodwill for cheap.

      • Coleen says:

        Well, thank you for the quick reply! I am quickly learning about ‘generations’, etc. I sure love your site and all of the valuable information. Thanks again!

        • Coleen says:

          Hi there; Over the weekend I found the following at a sale: GARCIA, with 1993 tush tag, PVC pellets, hang tag says with BD 8-1-95; MYSTIC, dated 1993 tush tag, PVC pellets, hang tag with BD of 5-21-94; and finally, TEDDY, with 1993 tush tag, PVC pellets and hang tag has BD of 11/28/95. All are in excellent condition with tags, bodies, etc. Do you think they are worth anything? Also, I’d be more than happy to pay you for your assistance/advice/time. Do you have a paypal account I could send you something? Thanks!

          • Love My Beanies says:

            Hello Coleen. Sorry it has taken me a few days to get back to you. Hopefully I can help you out:

            Garcia: These are a little hit or miss. Most sell in the $10 range, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. There are some quirks to some of them, the Poem can have an error saying “The Beanies use to follow” instead of “used”. One like that sold for about $50 recently. Check your poem to see if maybe you have that one. If the poem is normal, you are probably in the $8-15 range.

            Mystic: these are a little tough because there are so many different versions. See if you can tell me which Tush Tag it has.

            The ones that are worth the most will have either:
            1st Gen Tush Tags: http://lovemybeanies.com/1st-generation-beanie-babies-tush-tag/
            2nd Gen Tush Tags: http://lovemybeanies.com/2nd-generation-beanie-babies-tush-tags/

            If it doesn’t have one of those two tush tags, then it has minimal value. If you do have a 1st or 2nd Gen version, let me know and then I can give you an idea what the value might be.

            Teddy: Looks like you might have a new face version because of the 11/28/95 birthday. Does it have a 1st or 2nd Gen Tush Tag like the mystic one? Let me know on the tush tag with that one too. Also, what color is your Teddy?

            Thank you for your offer to pay for this :) But I enjoy doing this and it’s fun to help out where I can.

  • brian says:

    I have around 150 all dogs . would like to be able to get a good price for them. let me know how I can get the best price

  • Anita says:

    Todd, what sport promotion do you have. Show me a list
    thanks

  • Nicole M says:

    I have a collection of bears, PVC pellet beanies, most of the original 9 and about 100 others. I would like to sell them. All bears and original 9 have tag protectors and some are in cases. If anyone is interested in any/all please email me.
    nikki.marsh@hotmail.com

  • Anita says:

    does anyone have sport promo bears
    if you do pls email me

  • Anita says:

    best place to find them is on ebay

  • kirsten says:

    Ok call me

  • glenda white says:

    I have a princess diana benie in her case I’ll sell if your interested text me at 479-774-5708

  • kirsten scott says:

    hi my name is kirsten and i have 74 bieny babys if you want to trade or sell your bieny babys call me at 705 424 7094 or 705 321 9062 i have mc donilad ones and i dont have prisas dayana but if you have her call me and i am going to make a youtube video and i am a big fan of alpha and omega if you have alpha ang omega stuff call me and if you have ty stuff

  • Anita says:

    I have a lot to sell also looking for any oddity’s.
    email me :mytrueblueangel@sbcglobal.net or call me between 6pm and 9pm EST
    thanks

  • robert says:

    I have hundreds of beanie babies for sale, I’m sure I may have the one you’re looking for.
    E-mail rhoskin573@att.net

  • Anita says:

    Hi, ty has made many camels in different categories, attic treasures, classics and many more.
    Best to look at http://www.ty collector and look at each collection he has to see if you can find it.

  • amanda says:

    anyone have any idea what gen or what name the folowing could possibly be i know its a ty but it has a brown tag with no hang tag and its a camel with a blanket on his hump ??? any ideas

  • kirsten says:

    Hi I am currently living in South Africa I have about 400 babys from my childhood all in good condition I grew up in the UK so I have lots from there but also my relatives in canda sent me a few over the years x What’s the best way to get them verified? And to sell them ? Would appreciate your help thanks

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello Kristen! The best place to start with a collection that big is to see if you have any with a 1st Generation Hang Tag and/or a 1st Generation Tush Tag. Here you can find info on the 1st Gen Hang Tags: http://lovemybeanies.com/beanie-babies-hang-tag-generations-1-4/ if you find one with one of those tags, it will also have a 1st Generation Tush Tag: http://lovemybeanies.com/1st-generation-beanie-babies-tush-tag/

      The 1st Generation hang tags should be easy to spot as they don’t open like a book like other hang tags. If you find one of those, let me know which one you have and I can give you an idea what it might be worth.

      If you don’t find any 1st Generations ones, start looking for 2nd Generation versions. The 1st/2nd generation beanie babies are older and typically worth more, so it’s best to try and find the older ones first.

      Let me know if you need help after looking over what you have. eBay is the best place to sell beanie babies, but with you being in South Africa that might complicate things a little. See if you have any that are 1st/2nd Generation and then I can point you in the right direction if you are looking to sell.

  • Anita says:

    Does any one have M.C. Bear with brown nose or a Chef bear they want to sell and can show me a picture thanks

  • ashley says:

    I have quacker 1st get tags intrested

  • Jenn Petitmermet says:

    I have quackers annd quite a few other rare ones 5419215036

  • joe says:

    I have a lot of 1st n 2nd edition beanies for sale in mint condition ( museum quality ) all have both tags and all tag protectors, smoke free, pet free home, for a list please text or call j.c. At 724 993 0982.. Serious inquiries only please..

  • Valerie Adams says:

    I have most of those listed above as well as Princess Di beanie and many others. Looking to sell them to a good caring home. Please email me at vadams719@gmail.com Serious inquiries ONLY! Thank you

  • Ashley and Josh H. says:

    I have all the originals and all the first edition bears and the antique ones and minis… etc. I have approx 485. I no longer want them but I do want to get them to a good home since they were from my grandmother. I’d appreciate some assistance, you can reach me at af_rolander@yahoo.com. Thanks.

  • coleen says:

    I have almost all of these beanie babies, and lots more. I would love to know if mine are worth any money!

  • wayne says:

    I have some beanie babies, I want to get rid of! Some are worth a little money! Have about a hundred of tgem! My email is luvsdallas67@gmail.com!!!! Or call. Or text! 3168076831 wayne

  • Mildred PetersenBe says:

    I HAVE ALOT OF THE BEANIES WORTH MONEY. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT millievining@gmail.com or PLEASE CALL ME AT 251-545-8857. IN NEED OF MONEY

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