Two Authenticated Britannia Beanie Baby’s were sold in a bundle today on Ebay for $114.98. One of the Beanie Babies has the patch variation of the flag, one has the embroidered version, and both were made in Indonesia. Indonesian-made Beanie Babies are sometimes more desirable because of the fabric used in the product. For whatever reason, Ty’s Indonesian-made plush is rumored to be softer.
In the case of Britannia, the location where it was made has additional significance. Indonesian versions of Britannia had a flag that was sewn on as a patch. This is different than the plush toys made in China. Chinese-made Britannia’s had flags that were embroidered to the chest. At least that’s the conventional wisdom. It’s generally thought that the Indonesian production run was quickly ended. In the case of this auction, both Britannia’s were made in Indonesia. The one that has an embroidered flag, however, is a surprising find. That said, there are others on Ebay, so the distinction between how these Beanies were made in Indonesia and China is likely nothing more than rumors.
The most recent sale for Britannia is an authenticated Britannia marked of the same quality sold for $42.49. And, it appears, there are many listings of similar quality for Britannia’s that would have allowed the buyer to obtain almost identical versions of these two Beanies for $27 cheaper. It seems the buyer overpaid. Sometimes, I suppose, it pays to sell in twos.
We believe the buyer overpaid for these Beanies by 31%. Congratulations to the seller.