Ty introduced Princess on October 29, 1997. In November 1997, Ty informed U.S. retailers they could only order 12 Princess Beanie Babies for delivery in December. This restriction caused many collectors and retailers to believe Princess would be a limited edition. The "limited edition" rumors caused a buying frenzy when Princess first shipped in December 1997.
Collector and speculator demand immediately drove the secondary market price for a Princess Beanie Baby to well over $200. When a different version of the Princess tush tag appeared, speculation about the variations caused even more confusion about Princess.
Much of the "true" production history for the Princess Beanie Baby is still a mystery. New collectors are misled into believing Princess is valuable by uninformed, dishonest or deluded sellers on eBay who frequently attempt to sell or auction Princess for prices ranging from hundreds to millions of dollars.
Contrary to all of the hype, misinformation and secondary market speculation, even a "first edition" version of Princess made in China is currently worth approximately $44. A "first edition" version of Princess made in Indonesia is worth approximately $50. This is a lengthy article. If you are only interested in the current value of Princess, refer to the value table below. Collectors interested in additional information about the history and value of Princess, should read the article that follows the "value table" section.
The one that I have for sale is the one made in Indonesia: Indonesia No space P.V.C. w/Canada customs tag valued at $80.
See website for more info: http://tycollector.com/the-scoop/princess-bear.htm
In excellent condition with original tag.