(August 27, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” Warner Bros. Consumer Products [WBCP], in collaboration with Stamps.com, has announced a special collection of “The Wizard of Oz” PhotoStamps, inspired by the classic film. Available starting September 4, “The Wizard of Oz” PhotoStamps sheets will sell for $19.99 at PhotoStamps.com, and all net proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Film fans and stamp collectors alike will enjoy this special collection, which will coincide with the debut of the exclusive The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection from WBCP and CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements - who have invited the world’s top shoe designers to reinterpret Dorothy’s iconic Ruby Slippers for modern times. The first set of stamps will feature 10 of the Ruby Slipper Collection designer sketches as well the 70th Anniversary The Wizard of Oz logo. “‘The Wizard of Oz’ is an iconic and timeless classic that continues to capture the hearts and imagination of people around the world,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are excited about this partnership and proud to honor ‘The Wizard of Oz’ with its very own PhotoStamps collection.” “The Wizard of Oz” PhotoStamps collection will be unveiled alongside The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue – in the famed Fifth Avenue windows - at a gala event on the evening of September 4 that serves as the official launch to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. A new set of PhotoStamps will be available quarterly through 2009 with all net proceeds going to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of this program with PhotoStamps.com,” says Pamela W. Barnes, CEO and President of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. “The story of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ demonstrates the power of positive thinking, and what can be accomplished by working together. The The Ruby Slipper Collection stamps can help change the world for the better. By purchasing these stamps, people will be helping children and families around the world by joining the fight against HIV/AIDS.” “When PhotoStamps.com learned of this opportunity with ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, we knew it was something we had to be a part of,” said James Bortnak, Chief Marketing Officer of Stamps.com. “‘The Wizard of Oz’ is such an iconic film, and we know people will enjoy participating in commemorating the re-imagining of Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers.” The first selection of stamps will feature sketches from The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection by the following shoe designers: A. Testoni, Betsey Johnson, Botkier, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Moschino, Sergio Rossi, Stuart Weitzman and Tibi. About “The Wizard of Oz” “The Wizard of Oz” is one of the most beloved and iconic motion pictures of all time filled with timeless sentiments and values cherished by multiple generations. Originally released in 1939, more than one billion consumers have experienced the classic story of Dorothy and friends in the Land of Oz. About Warner Bros. Consumer Products Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. About Stamps.com and PhotoStamps.com Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) is a leading provider of Internet-based postage services. Stamps.com’s online postage service enables small businesses, enterprises, and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a PC, printer and Internet connection, right from their home or office. PhotoStamps is a patented Stamps.com product licensed by the U.S. Post Office that enables customers to capture their favorite images, designs or logos on real U.S. Postage. Using advanced technology developed by Stamps.com, customers receive high-quality, adhesive-backed PhotoStamps allowing for a wide variety of personal and business uses.
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