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Are Beanie Babies Worth Money Without Tags?

Beanie Babies without tags are worth a lot less than Beanie Babies with tags. For collectors, while the condition of the Beanie Baby is paramount, the tag, itself, is an important factor in whether someone selling their collection will get full value. Often Beanie Babies without tags will fetch less than 30% of their tagged counterparts.

Beanie Babies without tags are worth a lot less than Beanie Babies with tags. For collectors, the condition of the Beanie Baby, itself, is paramount. But part of that condition is the tag. Keeping the tags in good condition is the only way a Beanie will sell for its full value.

Tags communicate a lot of information to Beanie Baby buyers. An old, 1st generation hang tag, is rare. Beanie Babies with these tags are old. They are uncommon by virtue of their age. They existed long before Beanie Babies became popular. For the collector, this means one thing: scarcity. 1st generation Beanies of all sorts are expensive. 2nd generation Beanies are expensive as well. But age isn’t the only thing that these tags can communicate. The tags are often used in authentication. While many counterfeiters will sometimes replicate Beanie Babies, counterfeiters get things wrong. Both the hang tag and the tush tag are often used to identify whether a Beanie Baby is legitimate.

It’s the 3rd generation where things start to overlap with the craze in the 90s. Collectors who purchased Beanie Babies early in the craze may have purchased 3rd generation animals. Some of these can be worth quite a bit. But most 3rd generation Beanie Babies with are nowhere near the price of Ty’s earliest animals.

It’s worth noting that the many of the earliest Beanie Babies were different than the later Beanies. Patty the Platypus, for example, was originally a magenta color. By the time of the craze, Ty had changed the color of the Platypus to a deep fuchsia. The difference is subtle. But the prices of the two Beanie Babies is very different. Likewise, Spot was originally released without a spot. The Spot with spot is worth quite a bit less than the original, ironically named dog.

82 thoughts on “Are Beanie Babies Worth Money Without Tags?

  1. I have a Valentino beanie bear 1993 with star on tag, PVC pellets brown nose bit unfortunately I lost the paper tag . How much is it worth. Good condition just missing tag

  2. Hello, I have lots of beanies that I think are worth money from what I looked up. The only thing is they do not have the TY tags on them. Can you tell me if they are still sellable? Any advice? I can really use the money.

    1. Sure. Post pictures. I can tell you what I think they’re worth.

      1. I also have some without tags like the millennium bear with a error mellennium spelt wrong

        1. It’s a common error and the bear is a common Beanie. It’s worth a few bucks with the tag. Without the tag, it’s worth very little.

      2. I have Peanut the Elephant. I read somewhere he is the rarest beanie baby. People will but him from around 8,000-2,000. But he has no tag☹️. How much money do you think he is worth?

        1. There are two versions of Peanut. There is a royal blue version and a light blue version. The royal blue version goes for between $800 and $1200 today. The light blue goes for $1-5. With no tag, both would be worth less. You might get $200 for the royal blue. Maybe $.50 for the light blue.

      3. I have the large TY Divine the Angel Bear plush. My daughter took the ear tag off, but the tushy tag is still on. I got it in 2001. It has the three gold roses in place of a halo (it came like that), and gold strings in her wings, and a gold ribbon around her neck. I don’t know how rare she is, and the large TY’s definitely are not as popular as the beanie babies, but just curious if there would be a market for her. Mahalo!

        1. She’s not rare. And it’s a beanie buddy, which are very different than the Beanie Babies. Most Beanie Baby collectors are not collectors of the buddy line.

  3. I have several beanie babies I’d like to sell but they do not have the TY takes on their ears only on their bottom (material rage) Are they worth anything?

    1. It depends on which beanies they are. Some are worth something without the tag. Most are worth very little.

      1. Is the pvc pellet princess Diana worth anything without tags?

        1. It might be worth a little. The thing is, there is enough on the market with the tags, it might be hard to convince people to buy one without the tag. You’re welcome to try. You might get $20 for it if it’s one of the valuable ones.

      2. I have a freckles beanie baby without the tag but it has the keychain with 7/28/96 and tag errors is it worth anything?

        1. Nope. Very very little. Maybe $.50.

          1. I have a 1996 Pouch Kangaroo. No tag. Is it worth anything?

          2. Not really. 1996 is the year that it was firstt made. That isn’t an indication of the year yours was made. And if it has no hang tag, it will be worth nothing.

  4. I have these berney babies

  5. Lots of berney babies w/0 tags. Make offer.

    1. Which Beanies are they?

      1. I have a greed beanie bear ERIN American tag on tush

        1. I love Erin. At one time, Erin was worth something. But today, she’s pretty darn common.

  6. I have a few rare ones they been in a plastic box always tags are great how can I sell them

    1. You can sell anything. 🙂 It depends on which Beanie Babies they are. List them if you can.

  7. Hi , I have the beanie baby gobbles without the tag. How much would that be worth ?

    1. A Gobbles with the tag is only worth a few bucks. Without the tag, it is probably worth less than $.50.



    1. I’d like to know if I can sell my beanie babies if they do not have tags on them. Thank you

      • T-REX – If it’s name is Rex, that can be decently valuable. You might be able to sell it for between $80 and $115. If it’s not Rex, it’s probably not valuable. If it’s Rex, but it’s a Beanie Buddy (big version of the Beanie Baby), it’s not worth much either.
      • BABY CHIP – If this is Chip the Cat, it’s not worth much. Probably only $2-$5.
      • HAPPY THE HIPPO – There is a gray version of Happy that is older. It might be worth between $50 and $300, depending on condition, if it’s been authenticated. If it’s purple, it’s not worth much.
      • CLAUD THE CRAB – Claude the Crab isn’t worth much more than $2-5.
      • GOBBLES THE TURKEY – Common Beanie. $2-5.
      • IGGY THE IGUANA – Common Beanie, $2-5.
      • RAINBOW IGGY – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • PATTY THE PLATYPUS – The depends on tag generation. Most Patty’s that exist were produced later on in the Beanie lifecycle. If it’s an early Patty, it might be worth a good amount. But based on the beanies you have here, I doubt it’s pre-4th generation.
      • HISSY THE SNAKE – Common Beanie, $2-5.
      • SLITHER THE SNAKE – Slither can be worth quite a bit. Are you sure you have Slither the Beanie Baby? Or do you have Slither the Teenie Beanie? If it’s the Beanie Baby it can be worth between $50 and $1000 depending on condition of the tag, generation of the tag, and the condition of the Beanie Baby.
      • SNORT THE BELL – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • FRECKLES THE SPOTTED TIGER – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • SMOOCHY THE FROG – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • CARDINAL – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • INCH THE WORM – Can be worth a little bit if it’s an older version. Maybe $50 or so. Most are common though and worth between $2 and $5.
      • THE PINK OSTRICH – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • STRETCH THE OSTRICH – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • PELICAN – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • TURTLE – Speedy can be worth a lot if it’s an older generation. Most of the time it’s a newer, 4th gen+ version. These are worth very little.
      • CHOCOLATE MOOSE – Chocolate can be worth a lot if it’s an older generation. Most of the time it’s a newer, 4th gen+ version. These are worth very little.
      • JAKE THE DUCK – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • COCKER SPANIEL DOG – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
      • EARLY THE ROBIN – Common Beanie, common error, $2-5.
  9. Hi,

    I have beanie babies without tags – Seaweed, Peace the Bear and Valentino Beanies. Will I be able to sell them?

    1. They are likely worth less than $1 without tags.


  11. I have hundreds of Beanie Babies about 85% with tags. Examples are Valentino, Gobble, Peace. How can I easily find their value? And also how do you find a buyer?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    1. Hey Kimberly. Most Beanies (Gobble, Valentino included) are worth $2-$15. Some versions of Peace can be pretty valuable. But most are worth a few bucks.

      You can certainly sell them on ebay.

  12. Hi could you tell me if these are valuable please?

    All have no tags

    Doby the dog – 1996
    Spunky the dog – 1997
    Bongo the monkey – 1995
    Blackie the bear – 1993
    Pouch the kangaroo – 1996
    Erin the Irish bear – 1997
    Scat the cat – 1999


    1. Doby was one of my favorites. And I loved the look of Spunky. When I was a kid I wanted a Cocker Spaniel. Unfortunately now, these are all fairly common after market beanies. Bongo can be very valuable if it’s the right one. But you probably have the main Bongo which is only worth a few bucks.

  13. Hi! I have Jake the Drake but he is missing his paper tags. Is he worth anything?

    1. Almost nothing. but he’s cute.

  14. Hi. I was wondering how I could contact you about valuing a bunch of beanie babies I have. Some have their tags, but others are without the ty tags. I am lost about trying to sell them with so much other info out there on the internet

    1. Hey Tricia,

      You can certainly post a picture here. I’m happy to look at them. Beanies are rarely worth any money. It’s fun when we find one that is. I’d happily look through an image.

  15. I have Mystic with iridescent horn and coarse mane without tag. Is it worth anything?

    Also, have Speckles without tags.

    1. Both are extremely common. With no tags, both would get less than $1.

  16. I have a couple Ty beaine babies without the tags and I might sell them I have Pugsly the pug the Valintines beanie then a panda ,then I have the Ty December Birthsone with tag and then a couple more can u

    1. Hey Leah, you can try selling them on Ebay. But they are worth peanuts at the moment. Those are commons and without tags, you’ll not be able to get more than $1 or $2.

  17. Hi, I currently have a 1998 Scorch Beanie Baby without the tag, and was wonder how much it could be worth. Thanks

    1. That was one of my favorite beanies. It’s worth $1 to $5. Not rare at all. But I love it.

  18. Hello.
    I have the 1999 fuschia Millenium* bear from Oakbrook, IL without the paper TY tag sadly. Is this worth anything without the tag?
    Thank you.

    1. Hey Heather, It’s a cute bear. But it’s worth almost nothing. And without the tag, it will probably get less than $1.

  19. I have the following Beanie Babies with tags, how much are they worth?
    TY 21C
    Peace Holiday Blue Bear
    Gift Peace
    Kicks (2)
    Signature Bear (2)
    Spangle (2)
    Holiday Teddy 1997
    Halo (2)
    The End
    Eggs 2007
    Peach 96
    Halo 11 2006
    DB Bear
    Sammy Bear

    and without tags
    Millennium (2)
    Princess Diana (2)

    Please let me know what the general worth is. Thank you.

    1. Every beanie baby on this list is worth between $1 and $5. The Princess might be worth a bit more, but that depends on its version. Based on the rest of the collection, I’d bet it’s a normal Princess.

    2. I have 32 beanie babies but with no tag can you tell me what there worth

      1. It depends on what they are. With no tags, most Beanies are virtually worthless. There are exceptions, however. If you can post a picture, I can tell you what you have.

  20. How about 1993 Zip” the kitty ..has pvc pellet no hang condition?

    1. A few things, “PVC” doesn’t matter in any Beanie Baby except Princess. It matters in Princess because it is a quick way to determine the generation of the Princess beanie baby. It’s generally accepted as truth that the very first one’s released were released with PVC pellets. Later ones had P.E. pellets. The presence of PVC in your Zip doesn’t affect it’s value. Being that there is no hang tag, the value of the piece will be much much lower. As to what it’s worth, it depends on which version of Zip the cat you own. Do you own a zip the cat with the old, white face? Do you own a zip the cat that’s all black with pink whiskers? Do you own a Zip the cat that is black with white paws and white ears and white whiskers? Most people own the last one. That one’s worth almost nothing. The other two are worth a little bit more.

  21. Hello, I have a some beanie babies i wondering if I could sell. (all without tags)
    – peace bear (1996 w/o tag)
    – bianca
    – cookie
    – whopper
    – surf
    – rainbow
    – ghoulie
    – batty
    – spooky
    – petunia
    – safari
    – wild
    – stripes
    – bamboo
    please let me know if any are worth anything!

    1. Hey Rae,

      Spooky is worth, maybe $5. Stripe is generally worth $1 to $5. THough the old version might go for up to $30. That said, with no tags, most of these, no matter how old they are, are probably worth less than $1.

  22. Hello,
    I have the Fuschia Millennium bear in excellent shape, but without the TY paper tag attached. I have the bear with the incorrect spelling of Millenium. Is this worth anything without the paper tag?
    Thanks, Heather

    1. Hey Heather, the Millennium bear with the misspelling is insanely common. It’s worth a few bucks. But not really any more. Keep it, enjoy it.

  23. I’ve got a few beanie babies without tags that i’d like to know the worth of!
    -peace bear (large)
    and -smoochy
    -fortune the bear
    please let me know!

    1. they only have the bottom tags ))

    2. There is no “large” Peace bear. That’s a Beanie Buddy. It’s big, and you might be able to sell it for $15-$20. Smoochy is a very common frog. It is probably worth between $1 and $5. Fortune is simililar to Smoochy.

  24. I have the mystic unicorn beanie baby without the has the iridescent horn,yarn hair and blue eyes. Is it worth anything?

    1. Not really. Especially without the tag. That’s the late version Mystic. Not worth much. There are tons on the market.

  25. I have an original “Halo” with brown nose but it’s missing the hang tag but still has the tag on the bottom. How much is it worth without hang tag?

    1. Nothing. And they all have brown noses. You might be able to sell it for a dollar to someone who wants it as a gift.

  26. I have 1996 Scoop with all tags attached
    1996 Jolly with all tags attached
    1996 Claude with all tags just not attached
    1999 Hippie with all tags attached with errors
    1998 Batty with all tags attached
    Do any of these babies have above average value?

    1. None of them are worth much. The articles about Claude being worth quite a bit are bs.

  27. Hello i have beanie babies CURLY NO tush tag is worth any money,thank you

    1. It’s probably worth about $.50.

  28. Hey I have some beanie babies but idk how much they’re worth
    -Halo 1998 no tag
    -KuKu 1997 with tag
    -Harry 2002 no tag
    -March 2002 no tag
    -Weenie 1995 no tag
    -Frankenteddy 2001 with tag
    -Signature Bear 1999 no tag
    -Diddley 2000 with tag
    -Chip 1996 with tag
    -1997 Teddy no tag
    -Tracker 1998 no tag
    -Neon 1999 no tag
    – 2002 Holiday Teddy no tag
    -Herald 2002 no tag
    -Millenium (exact spelling) 1999 no tag
    -Valentino 1993 no tag
    -Fortune 1998 no tag
    -Peace 1996 no tag

    Can u tell me if any of these r worth anything please?

    1. The only one of these that might be worth more than $5 would be the Peace. Peace bears, have a group of collectors that look for certain things. Pajama Peaces, for example, and bears that are made in specific places like Indonesia with a certain stamp inside the tag. More than likely though, all these are worth less than $1.

  29. I have a few beanies without the hang tag..slippery the seal. curly the bear .scoop the pelican. Fetcher.Beak.2001 holiday.and a few more just wondering

    1. Those are worth a few bucks each. Very little.

  30. Hi, I have a halo the bear with the tag, and the brown nose I was wondering how much there worth

    1. Probably between $1 and $5.

  31. Need help on a couple if you don’t mind as you are the most active/best source of info I could find after a bit of searching… Obviously, please ask me for any additional info/pics if it helps…

    My wife’s grandparents have been collecting these for years prob since they came out and has started giving them out one or two at a time to all their great-grandchildren which is how we have “obtained” them… While I am positive some they have handed out are rare, I can’t tell one generation from another really.. Long story short (or trying to be brief,) I never thought much of their worth until some family friend mentioned I should at least look them up… I strongly assume they are not worth much, but we figured it was worth a shot to consult an expert 🙂

    Anyways, here goes:
    – Goldie (hang tag bent but very intact, tush tag has star by logo, PVC pellets)
    – Patti (no hang tag, tush tag has star by logo, PVC pellets)
    – Doodle (no hang tag, tush tag has star by logo, PVC pellets)
    – Mac (no hang tag, tush tag has the holographic logo, P.E. pellets)

    Thanks in advance for any info you can give me on these…

    1. None of these are worth much. Goldie and Patti could be decently rare, buut you have 4th+ gen hang tags. Not rare at all. They’re worth a few bucks each. Mac and Doodle are later version beanies. Very common.

  32. I have a peace bear with no tag but the tush tag says it is from 1996 and an 18 inch peace bear with a tag. Both are in great condition. Are they worth much?

  33. Jake the duck (with tags)
    2001 Holiday bear (with tags)
    2002 signature bear (with tags)
    Coloso (with tags)
    Tubbo (with tags)

    Any of these work selling?

  34. Hello, I have a Peace beanie baby with no tags. How do I know if its patten is worth anything?

  35. Hi! I have a pounce the cat beanie baby without the ear tag. The butt tag says 1997 with a Star next to “ty”

    Is this worth anything and if so where could I sell?

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