Hi thanks for looking at my rare beanie bear. This would make the perfect collectible item. I have had this from a child when my father got this for me, after speaking with my father and looking at the value of my bear now he has give me his blessing in letting this family air loom go as he always said this will go up in value when I was younger as he never let me play with it.I have marked as used as I have had this bear since Christmas 1997 the case has been opened to view the bear on several occasions but have never taken it out until now to photograph the bear for this purpose. The case may have wear and tear due to storage but the bear itself is in mint condition (see pictures).
Any questions please feel free to message me. Only serious buyers only please. THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM THE OFFICAL WEBSITE THIS IS FOR YOU TO JUDGE AND UNDERSTAND.In October of 1997 Ty Inc. Announced that a Princess Beanie Baby was on the way. It was a charity Beanie with all. Profits going to the Princess Diana of Wales Memorial Foundation. She first arrived in retail stores in mid December of 1997. Were PVC tush tags that were made in China. In late December 1997 to very early 1998 Princess began arriving in Canada & Europe. This version is the hardest to find because Ty discontinued manufacturing in Indonesia due to.
Quality issues & ceased using PVC pellets so there are far fewer of these than any other version. In early January 1998 Ty Inc. Began talks with Greenpeace to cease usage of PVC pellets & begin using PE pellets. This corresponds with the Princess timeline.
In early January of 1998 Patricia Roche of Ty UK wrote in a letter to retailers to please let collectors know that there would be plenty Princess Beanies available shortly. In the 1998 Ty Retailers Catalogue, given out at the beginning of the year, Princess Beanie Baby appears, and is listed on the order form. On Feb 9, 1998 Greenpeace protested at the New York Toy Fair to halt the usage of PVC in childrens toys, and they announced that Ty Inc. Would be using PE Pellets for all future products. Greenpeace had commissioned a study of PVC ending in late 1997 and Ty Inc.In mid to late February of 1998 some people claimed to have received Princess with PE pellets. It was never confirmed through photographic evidence. It never came from any reliable source. There is only one change to the swing tag other than the location they were made and that is on the last 4 lines of the inside right that refers to the Memorial Fund. Later versions had a space between the 2nd & 3rd lines of the reference to Dianas Memorial Fund. All versions prior to that had no space. In early May of 1998 collectors noticed yet another change. Beanies were showing up with red stamps inside the tush tag. It was first noticed on Peace and later confirmed on Princess. All Princess Beanies have a red star on the tush tag. Some say there was a change in color on the embroidered rose stem on Princess Beanies chest. This all goes to dye lot variations. You can line up Beanies all night and all day and youll find slight color differences. Its the dye lot, not an oddity or a mistake or a change. The item "RARE PVC 1997 TY PRINCESS DIANA BEAR BEANIE BABY. 20th Anniversary" is in sale since Tuesday, October 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Beanies\Ty Beanie Babies\Retired". The seller is "s-hilton21" and is located in Bedworth. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Antigua and barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, South africa.