Attic Treasure Tush Tags

First, a quick introduction

Artist Tush Tag

Version 1A Tush Tag

no comma at the end of the first line

Version 1B Tush Tag

comma at the end of the first line

NO PVC pellets

version 2 tush tag

“PVC pellets”

version 3 tush tag

no comma at end on first line

“SURFACE WASHABLE”

with or without PVC pellets

version 4 tush tag

“USA” spaced to “U S A”

with or without PVC pellets

version 5 tush tag

Dakbrook Error

with or without period/commas

with or without PVC pellets

version 6 tush tag

Dakbrook Error corrected

No period/commas at all

with or without PVC pellets

version 7 tush tag

1993 TV Error

No period/comma after INC

with or without PVC pellets

version 8 tush tag

1993 TV Error

Period after INC returned

with or without PVC pellets

version 9 tush tag

1993 TV Error corrected

No period after INC

with or without PVC pellets

version 10 tush tag

1993 TV Error corrected

Period after INC returned

with or without PVC pellets

Version 1 Canadian tush tag

with or without PVC pellets

UK version of a Tush tag

with or without PVC pellets

Attic Treasure Tush Tags:

Everything you ever wanted to know and more

I will run through tush tag versions as chronologically as possible. Each attic does not travel through tush tag versions in the same order however I assure you this has been a exhaustive process.   With the permission of SalsAttic.com I have reassembled their meticulous work to create a very detail rich compendium.   The designers’ account of each attic’s chronology was enriched with data from copyright dates, Catalogs and order forms, invoices. I will highlight distinguishing changes that make each tush tag unique on this page. 

Artist Tush Tag

The Artist tush tag can be found on Fraser, Henry, Sara and Jeremy.

Artist tush tag “Ruth Fraser”

© 1992 TY INC.

OAKBROOK IL. U.S.A

DESIGNED BY 𝓡𝓊𝓉𝒽 𝓕𝓇𝒶𝓈𝑒𝓇

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The reverse reads:

ALL NEW MATERIAL

POLYESTER FIBER

PA. REG#  1965

HANDMADE IN CHINA.

Found on: Fraser, Henry

Artist tush tag “Linda Harris”

© 1992 TY INC.

OAKBROOK IL. U.S.A

DESIGNED BY 𝓛𝒾𝓃𝒹𝒶 𝓗𝒶𝓇𝓇𝒾𝓈

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The reverse reads:

ALL NEW MATERIAL
POLYESTER FIBER & PVC PELLETS
PA. REG#  1965
HANDMADE IN CHINA.

Found on: Sara, Jeremy

Version 1A Tush Tag

Front:

© 1992 TY INC.

OAKBROOK IL. U.S.A.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Reverse:

ALL NEW MATERIAL

POLYESTER FIBER

PA. REG#  1965

HANDMADE IN CHINA.

1A can be identified by the “ALL RIGHTS RESERVED” line and 

© 1992 TY INC.” has no comma as does 1B which reads 

“© 1992 TY INC.,”

1A “woolie” tush tag

the smallest tush tag, the second example is a bit bolder font but no significance has been noted.

Found on: Woolie, Tiny Tim, Tyler humpback, Clifford humpback, Super Reggie, Super Gilbert, Gilbert White, Sara, Jeremy, Dexter, Digby, and Nola.  UK: Gilbert White

1A “wide woolie” tush tag

A direct comparison to show the differences in the “Woolie” which is not as wide as the “wide Woolie” tush tag.  Both are considered 1A tush tags.

1A “Large” tush tag 

which is much larger and has a different font, the font varies in boldness.

Found on: Tiny Tim, Tyler humpback, Henry Brown, Gilbert Burgundy bow, Dexter, Fraser, Digby humpback, and Nola big feet and head bow.  This is the earliest tush tag to reach the UK as they did not receive attics until 1994.  Examples identified in the UK include Digby humpback and Nola

Version 1B Tush Tag

Front:

© 1992 TY INC.,

OAKBROOK IL. U.S.A.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Again note the comma a the end of “© 1992 TY INC.,

Found on: Tiny Tim, Tyler, Clifford, Henry Brown, Reggie, Gilbert, Gilbert White, Sara, Jeremy, Dexter, Fraser, Digby, Nola, Pouncer, Whiskers, Squeaky, Morgan, Oscar, and Grover.  UK: all noted above

1B variation

The font matches the Large 1A version above but is printed on the usual-sized tush tag and meets criteria for 1B with the comma.

Found on: Fraser, Sara, Jeremy, Nola, Digby straight back.

UK: Fraser, Nola

This tush tag does not increase the value of the attic treasure, only noted here for completeness, as it is uncommon most attics likely exist but have not been identified. 

version 2 tush tag

Front:

© 1992 TY INC.,

OAKBROOK IL. U.S.A.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Reverse:

ALL NEW MATERIAL
POLYESTER FIBER & PVC PELLETS
PA. REG#  1965
HANDMADE IN CHINA.
Later tush tag versions below noting PVC pellets are not as notable as it is only a matter of the attic containing them or not however all attics were released with 1B tush tags which specifically does not note PVC pellets.  For a while even attics that contain PVC pellets had 1B tush tags which did not mention PVC pellets as did several of the attics with 1A tush tags. 

Found on: Tiny Tim, Tyler, Clifford, Sara, Jeremy, Digby, Nola big feet brown nose, Emily big feet.  UK: all noted above

version 3 tush tag

the comma at the end of the first line is missing again, 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED is now 

SURFACE WASHABLE

©  1992 TY INC.

OAKBROOK, IL USA

FOR AGES 3 AND UP

SURFACE WASHABLE

Small font with or without PVC pellets, the designation of this tush tag noting pellets is not important as the corresponding attics either have PVC pellets or they do not. 

This is the last tush tag for: Clifford, Reggie, Nola big feet, Morgan, and Squeaky clear whiskers. 

 

 

Found on: Tiny Tim, Tyler, Clifford, Henry Brown, Reggie, Gilbert, Sara, Jeremy, Dexter, Fraser, Digby, Nola big feet brown nose , Nola small feet center head bow, Emily small feet center or side head bow, Pouncer, Whiskers, Squeaky clear and white whiskers, Morgan, and Nicholas. 

 

UK: Tiny Tim, Tyler, Clifford, Henry Brown, Reggie, Gilbert, Sara, Jeremy, Dexter, Fraser, Digby, Nola big feet brown nose , Emily small feet center head bow.  

version 4 tush tag

the comma at the end of the first line is missing again, 

“USA” is spaced out “U S A” 

SURFACE WASHABLE

Tilted, blotchy Script. 

©  1992 TY INC.

OAKBROOK, IL U_S_A

FOR AGES 3 AND UP

SURFACE WASHABLE

Found on current releases but importantly first run attics released on 11/5/1994 with 2nd generation “Beanie Baby Collection”  hang tags. This release of attics underwent changes as seen in the January 1995 Catalog.

 

The quick xerox and go style of this tush tag is kind of a snap shot for this transitional year at ty, Its this exact period of time that errors on tags at Ty Inc proliferated across all product lines. Several of the Ty plush classic line had errors and stickers (Rumpkin instead of Pumpkin, Whinny instead of Whinnie, Baby Lovie mistaken for Lovie, Baby Sparky with Elvis sticker, Sam with Sally Winny sticker, Charlie spelled Chariie) and Wee Willie was spelled Wee Wijjie. I believe the need for scrapping and reprinting corrected tags led to some attics missing out on a 3rd generation tag run.  Prior to this, errors were less common. 

Notable first run second generation attics with “Beanie Babies Collection” (BBC) tags: Rebecca first run only fabric, center bow (first run only), Wee Wijjie large bow first run fabric. 

 

Other members of the 1995 Attic Treasure Collection were: Mason, Purrcy, Benjamin, Shelby, Oscar, Malcolm, Abby, Cassie, Ivan, Cody, Checkers, Scooter, Murphy, Brewster, Madison, Penelopy, Lilly, and Grover Brown.

version 5 tush tag

version 5.1

Dakbrook error

with or without PVC pellets.

with commas and periods

©  1992 TY INC .

DAKBROOK, IL USA

FOR AGES 3 AND UP

SURFACE WASHABLE

The two examples show how  faint this can be.

version 5.2

Dakbrook error, 

with or without PVC pellets.

no period and commas

©  1992 TY INC

DAKBROOK IL USA

FOR AGES 3 AND UP

SURFACE WASHABLE

The difference between 5.1 and 5.2 is subtle however these versions have been noted as long as attics have been collected.   You might say, these versions are really one version, they just ran out of ink. I would agree however some attics appear to only come one way. Maybe time will tell us otherwise and for that reason I have at least settled them both under Version 5.

version 6 tush tag

Dakbrook error corrected

no commas or periods. 

©  1992 TY INC

OAKBROOK IL USA

FOR AGES 3 AND UP

SURFACE WASHABLE

rarely wide tush tags have been seen on Oscar, and Abby 2G

version 6 UK tush tag no  PVC pellets

version 6 UK tush tag, PVC pellets

version 6 UK tush tag, tack on

version 7 tush tag

Tags now dated 1993 and

“FOR AGES 3 AND UP” is gone

TV error, no period after INC

 

©  1993 TV INC

OAKBROOK, IL USA

SURFACE WASHABLE

 

Found on Whiskers with Woolie tag pink bow

version 7 UK tush tag

version 8 tush tag

TV error, period after INC.

 

©  1993 TV INC.

OAKBROOK, IL USA

SURFACE WASHABLE

 

Found on: Whisckers white ear burgundy bow, Whiskers Woolie tag burgundy bow

version 8 UK tush tag

version 9 tush tag

TV error corrected, no period after INC.

 

©  1993 TY INC

OAKBROOK, IL USA

SURFACE WASHABLE

 

 

Found on: 2G Fraser, 3G Grover, 4G Cody, and Tiny Tim,

version 10 tush tag

Tags now dated 1993 and

“FOR AGES 3 AND UP” is gone

TV error corrected, period after INC.

 

 

©  1993 TY INC.

OAKBROOK, IL USA

SURFACE WASHABLE

 

Found on almost any attic from 1995-1996

A few minor versions are shown below where the words were printed left right centered relatively on the tush tag. The second example has prominent punctuation, the last example the comma is lost in the K of OAKBROOK,

version 10.1

version 10.2

version 10.3

version 10.4

version 10.4 skinny version

Attic Treasure Canadian tush tag

All versions can have PVC pellets

 

Version 1 Canadian tush tag

Not to be removed until

delivered to the consumer

 

This label is affixed in compliance

with the Upholstered and Stuffed

Articles Act.

 

This article contains

NEW MATERIAL ONLY 

 

Made By  Ont. Reg. No.

92U3816.

 

Made in China

Content:  Polyester fibers/PVC Pellets

Ne pas eniever avant livraison

au consommateur

 

Certe etiquette est apposée

conformement a la loi sur

les articles rembourres

 

Cet erticle contient

MATÉRLAU NEUF SEULEMENT

Fabriqué par No. d’enreg, Ont.

92U3816

 

Fabrique en la Chine

Contenu: Fibres Polyester/PVC pellets

Version 2 Canadian tush tag

Not to be removed until

delivered to the consumer

This label is affixed in compliance

with the Upholstered and Stuffed

Articles Act.

This article contains

NEW MATERIAL ONLY

Made By  Ont. Reg. No.

92U3816.

Made in China

Content:  Polyester fibers

Ne pas eniever avant livraison

au consommateur

Certe etiquette est apposée

conformement a la loi sur

les articles rembourres

Cet erticle contient

MATÉRLAU NEUF SEULEMENT

Fabriqué par No. d’enreg, ont.

92U3816

Fabrique en la Chine

Contenu: Fibres Polyester

 

Version 3 Canadian tush tag

Not to be removed until

delivered to the consumer

 

This label is affixed in compliance

with the Upholstered and Stuffed

Articles Act.

 

This article contains

NEW MATERIAL ONLY

 

Made By  Ont. Reg. No.

92U3816.

 

Made in China

Content:  Polyester fibers/PVC Pellets

Ne pas eniever avant livraison

au consommateur

 

Certe etiquette est apposée

conformement a la loi sur

les articles rembourres

 

Cet erticle contient

MATÉRLAU NEUF SEULEMENT

 

Fabriqué par No. d’enreg, Ont.

92U3816

 

Fabrique en la Chine

Contenu: Fibres Polyester/PVC pellets

Version 4 Canadian tush tag

Version 5 Canadian tush tag