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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LADY LIBERTY COLLECTIBLES MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS

New York, NY (September 2012) - America's most recognizable symbol-the Statue of Liberty-shines brightly this holiday season as both a collectible ornament and must-have bookmark. Gateway to America 2012 is a two-dimensional ornament featuring the Statue against a rendering of the American flag in the shape of a starburst. The new Lady Liberty Bookmark is finished in 24-karat gold. Commissioned by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, both items are handcrafted and manufactured in Rhode Island by American artisans.

Gateway to America 2012 is the tenth in a series of limited edition Statue of Liberty ornaments. The back portion is finished in 24-karat gold and highlighted with red, white and blue epoxy ink. The image of Lady Liberty is plated in copper preserved from the Centennial Restoration of the Statue of Liberty, which will patina over time, with the Statue's detail enhanced by green epoxy ink. This exquisite ornament, measuring 2-1/2 inches wide by 3-1/2 inches high, can be hung by its gold cord and is presented in a copper-toned window gift box inscribed with the words "The Official Ornament of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation - 2012."

The Lady Liberty Bookmark features an etching of the Statue over a full-color American flag. Measuring 3 inches in length, it's perfect for clipping pages of books, magazines and catalogs. It's easy to ship, a great stocking-stuffer and the ideal gift for all the patriots on anyone's list.

Gateway to America 2012, available for $30, and Lady Liberty Bookmark, offered at $15, will be memorable additions for collectors of holiday or patriotic treasures and are sure to become cherished family heirlooms for years to come. Proceeds will help support the important work of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

To order, visit the Foundation's website www.ellisisland.org or call (212) 561-4588 weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET.

This holiday season, Gateway to America 2012 and the Lady Liberty Bookmark are the gifts to give and to keep!

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior. In addition to restoring the monuments, the Foundation created a museum in the Statue's base and the world-class Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor® and the American Family Immigration History Center®. Its endowment has funded over 200 projects at the islands.

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CONTACT:
Peg Zitko (212) 561-4517
pzitko@ellisisland.org
Elizabeth Oravetz (212) 561-4542



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