Original Patti the Platypus Beanie Baby. It seems that everyone online has the REAL & RETIRED Beanie baby?
The TRUTH is, most just see the news and list it at an expensive price without researching & knowing the facts. Pricing is based on its rarity and errors as well as condition & quality. This way I provide a price that shows the product that he/she bought is worth more than what he/she paid for.
Patti the Platypus Beanie Baby. Mint Condition with Mint Tag & tag cover (There are 19 Generations of Ty Tags/ 1st to 4th Generation are the rarest). This one has a fourth Generation Ty Tag that has an " l " instead of an " I " in the Word BEANIE (as shown in 4th & 5th Generation below). Over its lifetime, Patti Beanie Babies.
Were produced in four different colors, including magenta, fuchsia, maroon, and raspberry. Patti was first released in the magenta coloring, making this version the most valuable. No stamp on inside of tush tag. Red oval stamps 400, 401 or whatever number you have on the inside of the tush tag, ARE NOT RARE! Made in China (If made in Indonesia, it brings up the price even more).
Made with PVC pellets (PE pellets are not what makes it valuable). Stamping on the inside of tush tags are very common on retired beanie babies. See for yourself, check out your collection!Compiled pricing research from various sites (including Beanie Babies HQ & the Ty website) determines REALISTIC VALUE of these items. No space in the poem on the Swing Tag. Ran into Patti one day while walking Believe me she wouldnt stop talking Listened and listened to her speak That would explain her extra large beak! All rare TY beanies have a TY on the swing. The slimmer the TY, the more valuable it is. This indicates 1st & 2nd generation. BEWARE of this feature because you may mistake a Beanie Baby for a TY Attic Treasure. 3rd & 4th Generation are also very rare, especially where the 4th Generation differs with the 5th generation.
Capital is look like lower case Ls on the swing tag. No star on Tush tag (A plus if missing but could be overlooked if it is present due to having an abundance of errors or rarities as listed above /See #8 below). Name and style number in combination with all of the above 1-5 are the rarest beanie babies. Old face, usually slimmer than the new face beanie babies or eyes very far apart on the bears almost inline with the nose. Swing tag with star and original beanie babies are still rare depending on the year on the tush tag!
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If you have any doubts or feel that the listing isn't. The item "Original Patti the Platypus (RARE & RETIRED) Beanie Baby" is in sale since Thursday, June 30, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Beanbag Plush\Ty\Beanie Babies-Original\Retired". The seller is "jagsecure49" and is located in Netcong, New Jersey.
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