Postal Service Puts Wrong Statue of Liberty on Stamp
A big oops from the US Postal Service. A new stamp was just released featuring the Statue of Liberty. The only problem is, the Lady Liberty featured in the photo isn’t the one that has spent the last 125 years in New York Harbor, rather it’s a 14-year-old replica which currently sits in front of the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In real life, the casino Statue of Liberty is only half the size of the original. However, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between the two in the photo on the stamp.
In fact, it wasn’t until an eagle-eyed stamp collector noticed that there were some subtle differences in Lady Liberty’s facial features that the Postal Service realized something was amiss.
The post office has no plans to replacing the stamp, so it isn’t likely to become a collector’s item. Read on for a few more famous postage stamp blunders.
The “Inverted Jenny” is the most famous of postal stamp errors. As you can see, the Curtis JN-4 airplane in the photo is upside down. Only 100 Inverted Jenny’s were ever printed, and the stamp is worth close to $1 million.