Courage the Dog – Ty Store

Theme: Beanie Babies
Subtheme: 9/11
Style Number: 04515
Colour: Brown
Swing Tag Generation: 9
Tush Tag Generation: 10, 11
Birthday: None
Release Date: 12/10/2001
Release Year: 2001
Retirement Date: 25/07/2002
Animal: Dog
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Description

Courage is made from a brown material with a lighter brown belly, muzzle, legs and light brown on the inside of his ears. He has black button eyes and a black nose with black stitching for his mouth. He has an American flag embroidered on his front right leg.

Poem

To honor our heroes
who lost their lives in the
national catastrophe that
took place on September 11, 2001.
We mourn for them and express our
deepest sympathy to their families.

God Bless America

Collectors note

Courage was released on 12th October 2001.

He is a German Shepherd/Alsatian breed of dog.

He was released in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11.

100% of the profits made from the original sale of Courage went to the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund.

This version of Courage was a Ty store exclusive with NYPD on the tush tag after his name.

There were also other retail versions of Courage. There was a version with the American flag on the right leg with a swing tag with either English or Japanese writing and another version with the flag on the left leg with English or Japanese writing in the swing tag.

He was released at the same time as a Dalmatian Beanie Baby called Rescue, who was also released in memory of 9/11 and to raise funds for the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund. The sale of both of these beanies raised over $1 million for the charity in their first six months.

Courage was retired on 25th July 2002.