Celebration Teddy (blue)
(Ty Beanie Baby prototype)
This prototype is referred to in the beanie world as Celebration Teddy blue. It is authenticated by Peggy Gallagher. The attached Advent Enterprise Corp. tag is dated May 22, 2003, Seoul, Korea.
This prototype bear has a gold nose and "Beanie Baby Official Club" emblem on its chest. This prototype has two ribbons around the neck. One ribbon is white with baby blue polka dots and white trim. The other ribbon is solid baby blue. It appears Ty was comparing the ribbons to see which would look better. There is also a Celebration Teddy prototype design in pink.
Photographs by Phyllis Miceli.