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1st Generation Beanie Babies Tush Tags

1st Generation Beanie Baby Tush Tags are really straight forward and simple. They are black lettering on white background sewn into the tush area of the Beanie Baby. 1st and 2nd Generation Beanie Babies will have a 1st Generation Tush Tag. Some 3rd Generation Hang Tag Beanie Babies will have the 1st Generation Tush Tag.  Generally speaking, Beanie Babies with a 1st Gen Tush Tag can be worth money, especially if they also have a 1st Generation Hang Tag.  All 1st Generation Tush Tags will have the date 1993 or 1995 on them.




Most Common 1st Generation Tush Tag

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In the picture above you can see that it says the Beanie Baby was Handmade in China. There are some variations to the 1st Generation Tush Tags, and those are explored more in depth below.

Korean & CE Tush Tags

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Generally speaking the “Hand Made in Korea” Tush Tag is considered more rare and can at times command extra value. You’ll also notice that some of the 1st Gen Tush Tags will have the letters ‘CE’ on one side. These are sometimes referred to as the U.K. tag as they had to put the CE lettering to conform with local laws.

Rare Korean 4 Line Tag

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This 1993 Tush Tag is the very rare “4 Line” version. You can see that it has 4 Lines of text, and does not have the words ‘Surface Washable’ underneath the ‘Handmade in Korea’ line.  If you have a 1st Generation Beanie Baby with this 4 Line Tush Tag then you might have just hit the jackpot. A Punchers/Pinchers version sold on eBay for $1,800 in June 2013.

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kevin - 11 May, 2017

hi all, i have a blackie with tush tag dated 1993 white tag with red writing any ideas on the value? many thanks. kevin

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Danielle Driscoll - 16 December, 2016

I have a beanie whose name is Cheri. It’s just not have a birthday inside the Hang tag all it says is Ooh La La. It is a little grey dog with the maroon cap and bow tie in the tush tag is also maroon. The date on the tag is 1993 and the front of the hang tag is just the red heart with white letters “ty” and nothing else. I have looked and look for any information on this particular Beanie Baby and haven’t been able to find any if you could help me out I’d really appreciate it

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Montana - 16 December, 2016

I have a Peanut the Elephant beanie baby. it has both the hanging tag, as well as, the tush tag. My question is; i noticed in the pictures of the tush tag it had black lettering. The lettering on mine is red. Does that mean it’s fake?

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Brandi Welch - 12 December, 2016

Looking to sell about 25 beanies not sure the worth of them. Don’t believe any are first generation tho. I’ve been collecting since I was a kid. Don’t want to get rid of them but I am a single mother of 4 kids and I’m looking to sell so that my kids can have Christmas this year. If anyone is interested. My email is….. welchs.beautiful0814@gmail.com….
Please feel free to contact..thank you

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Jenna - 9 November, 2016

I have a derby with no star, coarse main, 1st Gen tush tag, a 2nd Gen hang tag, pvc pellets, no space between “3and” on the tush tag, and there is no poem in the tag, it just says the regular info on left side and then says derby with style number and then a to and from spot where someone would write in names as to give as a gift. Any idea what this is worth? Any idea why there is no poem? Thanks!

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Tammy Guyton - 5 November, 2016

I have a sparky the Dalmatian to beanie baby, with a spooky hang tag.is it worth anything? I also have a collection of about 350 beanie babies.who can I contact to get them authenticated?

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Jean jahelka - 8 October, 2016

enjoyed all the questions and answers.
Helps me know what to look for. I have quite a few “babies”

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Jean jahelka - 8 October, 2016

My Yellow/greenish hard TY bear has a green ribbon around his neck, no hang tag and a brown tush tag. (Tush tag reads1993 ty inc. surface washable, polyester and p.v.c. pellets,
reg. no. pa-1965 (KR) Oakbrook il.,U.S.A. He is all fuzzy with a sewn nose and black beady eyes. His snout is long and he has long solid arms and legs. CE
Could you please give me information on my bear. I have checked on the computer and found nothing close. Please advise.
Jean Jahelka

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Anonymous - 20 September, 2016

I have the giraffe and the colorful snake thingy what are they worth??

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LYNNETTE MILLIGAN - 6 September, 2016

Hello…I have 300 Beanie Babies and some Buddys.I started collecting in 1993 .I bought almost everyone out there.Ive had them stored away in perfect condition Mint with tags and I have A lot of good ones some with mistakes odditys..My Goal is to sell the WHOLE lot so I can get to florida and see my Mother whos sick but most are 4th generations and some with 2nd 3rd tags ILOVE MY BEANIES its killing me that after 24 yrs there not worth anything..people want 3-5$ for one Ill keep them before I go giving them away.for those prices.Ill sell individualy but if anyone is interested in 300 for 325$ that’s like a dollar a piece is a GREAT DEAL especially if you saw what I have Their all bagged Im not gonna take them all out and take pics but I can send u a list..BUT I DO have MY OWN Facebook Page with most ofhttps://www.facebook.com/llynnette125/?ref=bookmarks them on there and there not selling because im asking to much they say I think 10$ is fair on most..i can work on prcices no problem but if I have to ship that whats gonna cost but if you live in CT or NY that would be great..im so desperate right now I just need enogh money to fly to florida so im willing to sell them for practicly nothing…if interested please email me
https://www.facebook.com/llynnette125/?ref=bookmarks

I don’t know if this link will work the page is called Beanie Babies and other Bean Bag collections Thanks

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Stacy - 6 September, 2016

I have a Teenie Beanie Pinchers babie that has tag with tush tag 1993.
A Mystic Unicorn with yarn mane and irredessent horn and also A Millennium Bear with incorrect spelling and no stamp on inside of tush tag. Does anyone know if these are worth anything?

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Mary - 4 September, 2016

I just acquired a first generation princess beanie babies can you tell me the price

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    Love My Beanies - 5 September, 2016

    Technically, there aren’t 1st Generation Princess Bears, but I’m guessing you mean something else?

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Peggy Grubbs - 25 August, 2016

I have a peace bear, that has a hanging tag and a tush tag. The tag is white with red lettering on it. It also has a stamp inside. It is an oval with what looks like symbols and then another small oval with 115 inside. What do I have?

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Cindy Gafford - 23 August, 2016

I have at least 500 or more Beanies I would love to get rid of for more than $5. Trying to see what I have but looks like I might have a lot of 2nd generations in the bunch. There is one that I thought had the first generation tush tag but the info I found says it should be black and white letters. Mine is in red. Does that mean I have a fake one? Its Ally 1993 handmade in China. Can someone help me find out. Thanks in advance.

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    Love My Beanies - 25 August, 2016

    Ally has many Generations of tags and is probably not fake, it’s just not a 1st Gen Tush tag.

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Jacqueline - 23 August, 2016

I have a first generation orange crab. No hang tag but has tush tag. Is he worth selling? Also two legs the frogs 1st generation with tush tags but no hang tags. All 1993.

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    Love My Beanies - 25 August, 2016

    Would depend if the tush tag is 1st Generation or not.

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Melodye - 12 July, 2016

Hi I have a Ram with a1st. Gen tush tag Tag says 993 TY inc. Oakbrook Il.USA surface washable all new material polyester fiber & pvc pellets Regarding no PA-1965 (KR) under TY hart it says hand made in China and by TY hart is R in a circle Tush tag is dark brown. No hang tag also he is jointed. Is this a unusual? ? Is it worth any thing? Thanks Estate found I forgot to say

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maria - 5 March, 2016

Hello Love my beanies. Can you enail me. Please

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    Lynnettte Milligan - 6 September, 2016

    Are you looking to buy I have 300..all 4th gen tho but I have all from the early 90s..retired some mistakes I have ALOT of GOOD ones..selling individualy and I wanna sell the whole lot for $325 its like a dollar a piece and its killing me to get rid of them but I need to get a flight to fllorida to go see my mom whos really sick so im willing to sell them all if interested I have a FB PAG of my own called Beanie babies and other bean bag collections..or email me thanks Lynnette

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Anonymous - 9 February, 2016

hi i have 1st gen with hang up tag ROCKET THE BLUE JAY could he be worth something thank you sooooo much

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Susan - 23 November, 2015

I have “Hope” the praying Bear. I think it’s a 3rd or 4 generation, would it be worth anything? The Ty heart says Beanie Original Baby. Thanks very much, Susan

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    Lynn - 23 August, 2016

    Susan, was your “Hope” the praying Bear worth anything? I have the same one?

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sandie - 28 October, 2015

I have Patti with lst generation tush tag 5 lines hand made in Korea but it does not have the TY Heart Tag on it…..how do I find out what its worth without the tag?

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Matt - 19 October, 2015

Is valentine 1st generation worth anything

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    LYNNETTE MILLIGAN - 6 September, 2016

    Hello yes hes worth something but not what you would think..ts sad that people are asking ridiculous amounts of money like on ebay…so don’t go by that how much do u want for him?? ill give you 30$ if interested thanks

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S. McD - 7 September, 2015

I have a “Checkers” King Me with a very deep (dark) Tush Tag. It says: Handmade in China, 1993 TY INC. Oakbrook Il. U.S.A., Surface Handwashable, Polyester Fiber & P.V.C. Pellets, Reg. No.PA-1965 (KR) and CE. I haven’t seen this color tush on other Checkers. Any value?

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Hutch - 29 July, 2015

I have a TY inc black bear with a red ribbon and a thunderbird around the neck, the Tush tag is only 3 lines says copyright sign, TY inc, top line, OakbrookIL USA on 2nd line, SURFACE WASHABLE on the third line, since the ear tag is gone I have no idea what it’s name or DOB is .. any info you could give me on this bear would be greatly appreciated

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    Love My Beanies - 10 August, 2015

    What’s its name?

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      Anonymous - 12 December, 2015

      What are you stupid they just said tgey don’t have the tag or know its name….Smarten Up

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      LYNNETTE MILLIGAN - 6 September, 2016

      Blacki

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Shaquana Greene - 11 June, 2015

I have a about 200 beanie babies I’m looking to sell. My sisters and I used to collect them and now with them in their 30s and me in my mid 20s, we really have no use for them. Its was fun collecting them we always made sure to get multiples of each whenever we could. 1 for playing and 1 for our collection.
But alas it’s time to part ways with them. I was looking at a few other websites and I came across a list of retired babies and how much they normally go for. But some I was super confused with like Patti the Platypus, Mystic the Unicorn (brown horn and shiny horn) and a few more I can’t even place. Can you give me a run down of what collectors are looking for and where I could sell them.

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    Love My Beanies - 12 June, 2015

    Hello. Beanie Babies are valuable based on the tags they have. The most desirable versions will have a 1st Generation Hang Tag and a 1st Generation Tush Tag. It can be confusing pricing Beanie Babies without knowing the tags. A 1st Generation Patti the Platypus is probably worth a few hundred dollars. A 5th Generation Patti is worth .99 cents. They look exactly the same except for the tags.

    99.9% of Beanie Babies are worth about .50-$1. eBay is the only active marketplace for beanie babies. I would look through the ones you have to try and find 1st Generation versions.

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    Brian - 18 June, 2015

    If you have any beanies with either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd hang tag, I may be interested. Feel free to contact me at ishkibable at gmail dot com

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      Tanya Bronstad - 3 February, 2016

      Hi Brian, I just came across your post regarding interest in Beanie Babies. I have just come across around 400-500, all in mint condition, various ones along with the ones from McDonalds still in packaging and some in cardboard packaging. If you might be interested or can send me in another direction it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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      Anonymous - 20 December, 2016

      Brian I have a few I want to get rid of if you are interested plz email me at darthom3386@gmail.com

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Ruth Evans - 6 June, 2015

I have several beanie babys. I have Happy style 4117, Spangle don’t know what style, Peace, Try 2k, Derby, Strut. Is any of them worth anything? Thank you!

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Virginia - 2 April, 2015

I have a couple hundred beanies I was thinking to donate but now I’m going to go through them first and check out some tags, unless someone is interested in all? My children collected them now in their mid 20’s have no interest. Help

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    Mindy Inman - 16 April, 2015

    I am a kindergarten teacher in a poverty school and my students love these as a treasure chest prize. Every summer I scour yardsales and flea markets for people cleaning out their things. I am extremely interested in your beanies, but not for profit reasons.

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      Amie - 7 November, 2015

      Even if they are from mcds??

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      Anonymous - 26 February, 2016

      Where r u located? I am going through mine and donating them to the state police where I live. I would love to donate some to your class.

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        Mindy Inman - 15 August, 2016

        I am located near Pottstown PA. Let me know if we can work something out.

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      Beth Barden - 8 August, 2016

      I have some I can donate What town do you live in?

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    crystal - 23 April, 2015

    I might be interested in them! please email me!

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      joey - 6 December, 2015

      I have many 1st gen that mother collected and left when she passed away. like princess Diana ect

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        Anonymous - 27 August, 2016

        Princess Diana BEANIE could be worth more than$50,000 don’t just give it away

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        LYNNETTE MILLIGAN - 6 September, 2016

        Hey Joey I am INTERESTED in the 1-2-3 generation ones … but im sure uve seen the outrageous amounts of money people are asking especially on Ebay I Know BBs very well I work with people that know there stuff..if ur asking crazy amounts u probably wont sell them like u think but if u can email me a list of what u have maybe a list or pics of the ones That have the HEART TAG that says ONLY TY on it NO GOLD STAR those are 4th Generations im not interested in those but the ones that say Only TY im definetly interested thank you

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    Brian - 18 June, 2015

    If you have any beanies with either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd hang tag, I may be interested. Feel free to contact me at ishkibable at gmail dot com

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    Jamie - 12 July, 2016

    Hi, interested, do you still have them? – Jamie

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Branda Gasper-Mitchell - 10 February, 2015

I have a quick question I am going thru a lot of beanies and some may be 1st gen ones from my research on your site but the problem I am finding right now is the red hang tag is so brittle from being in these plastic cylinders and bags that some have cracked and no longer attached to the products. How can I put them back on or is it even possible? and does it devalues them now?

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    Love My Beanies - 27 February, 2015

    Hello – it’s possible to re-attach the tags using a Tagging Price Gun The tags being in rough shape would effect the value.

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Margaret McNamara - 6 January, 2015

My sister passed away in September and left a large collection of beanies. Any suggestions on how I find the value of the beanies? How expensive is it to send them to an expert for authentication and suggested pricing?

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    Love My Beanies - 13 January, 2015

    Hello Margaret! I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sister. If you have found some Beanie Babies with 1st Generation Tush Tags, see if you can determine which hang tag it has. It will either have a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Generation. A 1st Generation Hang Tag is easy to figure out because it does not open like a book like all other Beanie Hang Tags. The 2nd and 3rd Generation versions are different from the larger Ty logo found on the 3rd Gen versions.

    Here are some pictures of Tag Generations 1-3: http://lovemybeanies.com/beanie-babies-hang-tag-generations-1-4/

    The way Beanie Babie values typically work, is the closer you are to 1st/1st Tags – ie: Both Hang Tag and Tush Tag being 1st Generation. Those are worth the most. 2nd/1st – ie: 2nd Generation Hang Tag & 1st Generation Tush Tag are worth money, but typically not quite as much.

    If you find some with 1st Gen Tush Tags, try and figure out which Hang Tag it has. Write down the combinations and leave me a comment with the ones you have.

    Authenticating some of them could be worth it if you have the right tag combinations. Typically authenticating them could run you about $20 per beanie. It’s worth it if you have the right ones. I can point you in the right direction for authenticating them if you find some good ones. People typically use True Blue Beans, but there are other options as well.

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      Anonymous - 20 April, 2015

      I have a 3rd generation swing tag attached and a 1st generation tush tag Romeo beanie baby from 1997. Is it worth anything? It is in excellent condition.

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        Love My Beanies - 20 April, 2015

        Romeo is from the Ty Classics line and might have a value of about $5.

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    LYNNETTE MILLIGAN - 6 September, 2016

    Go to the web site Beckys True Beanies to get them Authenticated it costs 3$ to evaluate them and she will send them back with a certificate saying fake or real.. but im also interested in what you have for sale…im looking for 1-2-3 generation ones that just say TY on the HEART TAG NO GOLD STAR those are 4th gen thanks

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Ebiem - 20 December, 2014

Hi, I think I may have a rare Garcia bear. It has the well known misprint on the swing tag that reads “use to” instead of “used to.” Also there is no star on tush tag, neither does it have a stamp on the inside if the tush tag. It’s made in China with PVC pellets. Also, the capital letter “I” on the swing tag looks like the lowercase letter L. I’ve been getting mixed info about this so just wondering if its of any value.
Thanks in advance!
Ebiem

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Amanda - 3 December, 2014

I have Patti Rasberry color I believe s second generation with P.V.C. Pellets

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Anonymous - 24 November, 2014

have panda beanie with black tush tag it says hand made in Chinain

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Anonymous - 24 November, 2014

have panda with black tush tag how much does it worth

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Pat Albrecht - 5 November, 2014

I have a “Squealer” pig with 1st Generation tags… 4-line Korean tush tag (actually sewn into the seam of one leg!)… and 1993 copyright date on the hang-tag, where it also says “Handmade in Korea.” It is in mint condition, except that the tag has been creased at one time.
Sounds to me like it could be a really valuable. Any advice?

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    Love My Beanies - 6 November, 2014

    Hello! If it has a 1st Generation Hang Tag: http://lovemybeanies.com/beanie-babies-hang-tag-generations-1-4/ then I would start by comparing the quality of the Beanie to another one you might have, even if that other one is a worthless one. There were lots of counterfeit Beanies made back in the day, and generally the quality of the fake ones were poor.

    If things start to check out, then I would consider sending it in to be authenticated by someone like True Blue Beans: http://www.truebluebeans.com/ With all fees/shipping involved it costs around $25. If it’s an authentic 1st/1st Squealer with Korean Tags, it would be worth some decent money. Several hundred I would imagine.

    Look it over, and let me know if you have any other questions.

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Brittany Bottoms - 6 October, 2014

Hi;

I have a “Legs” the Frog, and I’m pretty sure with a 1st Generation Hang Tag, and a 1st Generation Tush tag. Any idea of the value?

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    Love My Beanies - 12 October, 2014

    An authenticated version would sell for over $100.00. Probably somewhere in between $100-$200, but they are hard to find and could go more. Anything under $100 would be a steal.

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Amy copeland - 26 September, 2014

Great information! I’m not certain what to make of my pig tush tag. Unfortunately, i no long have the hang tag. The tush tag has 5 lines as follows:
1993 TY INC.,
OAKBROOK IL. U.S.A.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
HANDMADE IN KOREA
SURFACE WASHABLE

The tush tag I saw on your site like this has the date 1995, not 1993. What do I make of this?

Thank you for your reply!

Amy

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    Love My Beanies - 26 September, 2014

    Hello! Thank you for contacting me.

    It’s a bummer you don’t have the Hang Tag because it is a nice find. The Beanie is a Squealer the Pig. There are two types of Korea tags, a 4-Line version and the 5-Line version like the one you have. 1st Generation Tush Tags can have the dates 1993 or 1995 on them. The hang tag would have been a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Generation.

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Sara - 22 September, 2014

So sorry, but I can’t find an answer anywhere else. I think my beanie has a second generation tag, but it looks like there is tape over the star? What does this mean? Can’t thank you enough, you run a great website, really spectacular, saved me so much time.

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Caitlin - 7 August, 2014

I have a few that have a few that have I believe 4th generation hang tags german. But they also have 2 tush tags one in the Ty tush tag the other is a thicker tag top like not to be removed until delivered to customer. One is a retired Derby. Would this be worth anything?

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    Love My Beanies - 19 August, 2014

    Hello Caitlin! It sounds like you have a Canadian Tush Tag, which were added to Beanie Babies sold in Canada. They are somewhat unique, but don’t necessarily add much value. For a 4th Generation Derby you’d only be looking at $3-8 or so.

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dotti - 4 July, 2014

i have a bessie the cow beanie baby..its tush tag is white with red letters and a hang tag has uk on it.. can u tell me if its worth anything. ty

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Joan kittrell - 22 June, 2014

Do some beanies come without hang tag

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    Love My Beanies - 23 June, 2014

    All Beanie Babies were originally sold with Hang Tags, but on the secondary market, many come without Hang Tags as they were often removed after the original purchase.

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Becky - 29 May, 2014

Can a fist gen tush tag be missing the comma after the period

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    Love My Beanies - 30 May, 2014

    It’s my understanding that every Ty 1st Gen Tush Tag was made the same way. If it is missing the comma or the period it is likely a counterfeit.

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